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welcome to "world news tonight." breaking news. you're hired. president-elect donald trump tapping rnc head, reince priebus, as his chief of staff. what that pick might mean. plus, is trump changing his plans for that border wall? and the new twitter feud from our next commander in chief. protests and hate. the nation divided. incidents of hate on the rise. how can trump unite americans? the fire starter? as dozens of wildfires scorch the southeast. the aspiring weatherman now charged with arson. what he allegedly confessed to police about the fire and facebook. no verdict. a mistrial declared after a jury deadlocks over a white police officer who fatally shot a black
the protest in the streets. what's next for this family demanding justice? and, twin killing? the yoga instructor wanted for allegedly driving off a cliff, killing her identical twin sister, now in custody. the new charge she's facing. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with breaking news, and a pivotal moment for donald trump. late today naming reince priebus as incoming white house chief of staff. controversial campaign ceo steve bannon will be chief white house strategist.
huddled in trump tower, working on that transition team in new york city, he took time to take on the "new york times" in a twitter rant. outside trump tower this afternoon, mirroring scenes from across the country. another wave of protest, as americans continue to debate tuesday's outcome. we begin tonight with mary bruce at the white house. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump's first major hire as president-elect. picking reince priebus, the chairman of the republican party to be his chief of staff. it's an establishment choice for the anti-establishment candidate. >> you probably heard me say it. drain the swamp. >> all: drain the swamp. drain the swamp. >> reporter: priebus stood by trump during the campaign, even when many within the party would not. >> i will tell you reince is really a star. and he is the hardest-working guy. >> reporter: republicans applauding the pick, and priebus' relationships with those in the party.
working alongside priebus will be steve bannon, the former head of conservative breitbart news and a fierce critic of the gop establishment. trump today naming bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor. in a statement, trump saying, "steve and reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. now i will have them both with me in the white house as we work to make america great again." the decisions come after a flurry of activity at trump tower. >> mr. trump is up there making a lot of important decisions, taking accounts of many people. i think he can't go wrong with the decision. >> reporter: top advisers coming and going as the future government takes shape. even top critic michael moore stopped by. >> they haven't stopped me yet. >> reporter: also buzzing today, trump's twitter feed. the president-elect gloating about the congratulatory phone calls he's received. and going after the "new york times." even as he tells "60 minutes" he's going to dial back his twitter habit. >> i'm going to do very
it's a modern form of communication. there should be nothing you should be ashamed of. >> reporter: with 68 days till inauguration, trump is racing to get his team in place. on the list of cabinet contenders, top supporters and politicians. and already there are signs trump is softening on key campaign pledges. >> we are not planning on erecting a deportation force. donald trump's not planning on that. >> reporter: now, trump says he'll focus on criminal undocumented immigrants. >> probably two million, it could even be three million. we are getting them out of millions of other undocumented immigrants? >> after the border is secure and after everything gets normalized, we're going to make a determination on the people that you're talking about, who are terrific people. they're terrific people. we're going to build a wall. >> all: build a wall, build a wall. >> reporter: now trump says part of that famous wall could be a fence. >> would you accept a fence? >> for certain areas i would.
more appropriate. i'm very good at this, it's called construction. >> and mary joins us live. we're hearing from hillary clinton, speaking out about what she thinks may have contributed to her big loss? >> reporter: clinton has told her supporters she's heartbroken, and placing come of the blame on james comey. killing some of her campaign's momentan tom? >> mary, thank you. americans across the country are marching in a fifth day of protest, this was the scene in los angeles. one city where the demonstrations against the president-elect continued today. like the election itself, americans remain bitterly divided, with some trump supporters pushing back. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: in indianapolis, police clashing with anti-trump
in portland, oregon, they used pepper spray on protesters, one person shot and wounded by another civilian. >> someone got shot! >> reporter: all across the county they turned out by the thousands. and today, another large gathering here in new york city. >> i need everybody to know that this is not just politics. this is life and death for me and my friends. >> reporter: since election day there have been daily protests here in new york city, this one starting outside the trump international hotel across the demonstrators heading to trump tower. where donald trump lives. this protestor admitted he didn't even vote. >> no, i didn't vote out of principle. >> reporter: and the principle was what? >> the principle was the working class has to organize itself independently. >> reporter: but you're unhappy with the result of the election you didn't take part in? ride? >> yeah. >> reporter: polling data show that in some key states, many people who did cast ballots skipped voting for president. in wisconsin, 45,000 more people voted for senator than for
trump won by 27,000 votes. trump supporters on twitter are responding to the ongoing protests with #dearliberals. wrote one, what exactly are you protesting? trump hasn't even taken office yet. the demonstrations, which have led to hundreds of arrests, showing no signs of ending. >> i would say to protesters and those they've supported have the responsibility to come together for and in the name of the world's greatest democracy. >> reporter: tom, protesters accusing the president-elect of hateful rhetoric. vowing to keep coming out until they're heard. trump supporters on social media answering back that these protests are what's dividing the country. >> ron, thank you. and there's also reported
and growing calls for the president-elect to address them. here's jim avila. >> reporter: in jacksonville, florida, high school administrators are investigating the posting of two signs over water coolers. one saying colored, the other saying whites only. there were flashes of hate during the campaign, signs of trouble. now that donald trump has won, some of his followers have taken the southern poverty law center, tracking more than 300 hate incidents. almost all immigrant, black, and gay victims. with less than 10% against trump supporters. 300 in less than a week, three times higher than the average week. in connecticut, these two men arrested for assaulting a man waving a sign in support of donald trump.
with racial images. nadia browning was one of the targets. >> i opened the chat, and there was a lot of derogatory name-calling and a lot of hurtful things. >> reporter: penn alumni have called on president-elect trump to end his "disturbing silence." and condemn these hate crimes. tom? >> thank you. white police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man during a traffic stop. gloria riviera on the deadlocked jury, and what's next for a family still seeking justice. >> sam dubose. sam dubose. >> reporter: tonight, outrage and disbelief filling the streets of downtown cincinnati. >> we have to eventually fight back as black men. >> reporter: ray tensing, a white police officer, faced two counts of murder after he
motorist sam dubose at a 2015 traffic stop that went wrong. >> why did you pull me over? >> again, the front tag. >> reporter: the jury unable to decide if tensing's actions were warranted. >> stop! stop! >> reporter: tensing claims it was self-defense. >> i remember thinking, "oh, my god. he is going to run me over and he is going to kill me." >> reporter: but prosecutors argued tensing was a racist, wearing a confederate flag t-shirt under his uniform that day. a detail tensing dismissed. dubose's family heartbroken but intent on pursuing justice. >> there are a lot of people in that room that are apparently blind to justice because the video didn't lie. >> reporter: the prosecutor must now decide whether to press for a retrial, to pursue lesser charges or to drop the case altogether. that decision is due november 28th. tom? >> gloria riviera, thank you. overseas tonight in the u.s.
after violence in afghanistan. four americans, two u.s. service m members and two contractors killed, and 17 injured after a suicide blast during a veterans day road race. and the earthquake rattling new zealand. the 7.8-magnitude quake, hitting just after midnight, blowing out windows, knocking items from shelves and triggering a tsunami warning. here's jennifer eccleston. capturing the terrifying 7.8-magnitude earthquake. the massive tremor striking just after midnight on new zealand's south island, killing at least two people. dramatic video revealing flattened homes. landslides blocking a major coastal highway. overnight, frightened residents taking refuge in the streets. the tremor's impact so violent, roads cracking open. supermarket shelves emptied.
and it didn't stop. >> reporter: nearly two hours after the first jolt, tsunami sirens urging coastal residents to get to higher ground. that tsunami threat now receding, but already, more than 50 aftershocks shaking the region. and more are likely. tom? >> jennifer, thank you. back here at home, to the wildfires scorching the southeast. more than 40 fires, including this one, the party rock blaze from alabama to west virginia. authorities say one fire was set by a man who wanted to be a weatherman and allegedly went to an extreme. here's rob marciano. >> reporter: tonight, 43 wildfires in the southeast burning across 8 states, investigators saying some of those fires were intentionally set and already making arrests. including 21-year-old johnny mullins, who allegedly confessed he set the fire in
attention to his facebook page. >> got some forest fires here. >> reporter: the aspiring weatherman, seen here warning people to be aware of flames, now facing a felony arson charge. smoke from the fires fanning out hundreds of miles. spreading a haunting haze across the southern sky. >> the smoke almost blocks out the sun. >> reporter: in lake lure, north carolina, this brush fire engulfing the entire hillside, forcing some families to flee their homes. >> it's devastating and heartbreaking. any rain on the way for the south? >> there is some rain in the southeast, but not for the fire zone. take a look at the radar. it's close, in the carolinas, but the fires are in the dry air. it's going to go up the east coast, and tomorrow, along the i-95, not a lot of heavy rain. but some rain, nonetheless. but through the next five or eight days, not much rain coming for at least a week for the fire
also tonight, new details about the woman rescued after spending months in a storage container. the first responders describing that horrifying moment as police continue to connect new murders to the suspect. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: seven murders tonight. a suspected serial killer behind bars. >> i am so sorry that it was my son that hurt them. >> reporter: regina tague in shock. >> i think we all saw a lot of things that day that are going to stay with us. >> reporter: detective whitfield was among the first officers to find kala brown on kohlhepp's property inside a shipping container, chained up like a dog. she told authorities she saw kohlhepp kill her boyfriend, charles david carver. >> she just looked at me and she said, thank you so much for finding me. >> reporter: authorities expanded their investigation to other states.
dropped that bombshell, allegedly confessing to four murders in 2003 and showing authorities where two more bodies were buried on his property. meagan and johnny coxie, missing since december 2015. >> there are details that the public does not know and if all the details are made available it will be shocking to the public. >> reporter: kohlhepp now has a public defender serving as his attorney. he hasn't entered a plea in any of these cases. tom? one-year anniversary of the terror attacks that killed 130 people. the french president leading a tour of the seven terror sites, reciting the names of the dead. starting at the national stadium and ending at the bataclan. so much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday night.
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say she intentionally drove her suv off a 200-foot cliff in hawaii, killing her sister, anastasia, in the passenger's seat. duval's attorney calling it an accident. >> allison did not intend to harm herself or the person she was closest to in this world. >> reporter: investigators say they found evidence that the ford explorer accelerated just before the crash and witnesses described seeing a struggle behind the wheel. >> she was angrily arguing. >> reporter: alexandria was pulled from the wreckage with minor injuries. her arm still in a sling in june when she first appeared in court, where a judge dropped the charges. the case then going to a grand jury, which two weeks ago indicted duval on a second degree murder charge. >> they have sought this, so they obviously think that they have the evidence to convict her. >> reporter: tonight, she's in jail in albany, new york, being held on $3 million bail and awaiting extradition to maui.
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he's been through open heart surgery multiple times already. >> the toughest part for me is just living a normal life, playing sports, we're waiting for a new heart, and he really needs one. >> reporter: and yet that grin is always there. >> he wakes up and says, i'm going to play every sport today, and he will. >> reporter: that grin was really there when he met the ball players of assumption college who are part of a program called team impact that grants wishes to kids with chronic medical chales him. yeah, it's kind of make-believe right now but not for ari. so how cool was this, huh? >> wow, cool. >> reporter: here's what ari's waiting for now, a heart transplant. the next chapter for this future ball star who has so much heart already. john donvan, abc news. >> we salute ari schultz for being so tough and for being "america strong." i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening.
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