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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. president trump now plans to address the nation in primetime tomorrow over his demands for a border wall. the government shutdown now in its 17th day. tsa workers calling in sick. and tonight, the pilot's association now saying this is effecting safety in the air. and your tax returns in the shutdown? news on that front, coming in tonight, as well. also this evening, actor kevin spacey in court, facing a charge of felony indecent assault and battery after a former tv anchor tearfully described what she says happened to her son. the major break in the case of a father camping with his two young daughters when he was murdered. tonight, a suspect now charged, and authorities say, he did far more. the winter advisory i fies
much of the northeast tonight. the entire family lost in a wrong way crash, on their way home from their holiday vacation. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years. terry moran live at the court tonight. and breaking news in the case that caused national outrage. the young woman serving life for murdering a real estate agent when she was 16. she argued she was forced into sex. tonight, what the governor has just done after pleas from kim kardashian and lebron james. good evening. and it's great to start another week with all of you at home. and we have a lot to cover tonight. we're going to begin with the government shutdown, day 17 now. 800,000 federal workers and their paychecks in the balance. other workers will not get back pay. tonight, a growing number of tsa workers calling in sick. and tonight, the pie lot's association now saying the shutdown is threatening safety in the air. late today, the president
revealing he now wants to deliver a primetime address from the oval office tomorrow night, calling it a national security crisis. but tonight, a key member of his team is asked about the number they've been putting out. they've been saying nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally. you'll see the fact-check, as it played out on fox news. our chief white house correspondent jonathan karl leading us off tonight. >> reporter: tonight, president trump is planning an all-out p.r. blitz to make the case for his border wall. a primetime oval office address tomorrow, and on thursday, a trip to the mexican border. the white house insists the president has already made a big concession. >> the barrier, of the wall, can be of steel instead of concrete, if that helps people. it may be better. >> reporter: but the democrats say they don't care what it's made of. it's not happening. >> the fact is a wall is an immorality. it's not who we are as a nation. >> reporter: the president repeatedly promised mexico would pay for the wall.
now he's demanding $5.7 billion in taxpayer money. meanwhile, some 800,000 federal workers are not being paid. ashaki robinson is one of them. >> ultimately, at the end of the day, there's not a lot i can do. i'm locked out of my job. i want to go to work. i want to do my job and i'm being prevented from doing that. >> reporter: with tsa workers set to miss a paycheck on friday, the agency is preparing for workers to call in sick. there's already been a slight increase. tsa says, though, it has had no impact on security. but tonight, in a letter to the president, the nation's largest pilot'sdownon saying the shutdown is adversely affecting the safety, security and efficiency of our national air space system. president trump says he can relate to furloughed workers struggling to pay the bills without pay. >> i can relate. i'm sure that the people that are on the receiving end will make adjustments. >> reporter: the white house
says they are trying to mitigate the impact, announcing today that unlike past shutdowns, irs workers will be ordered to process tax refunds. and the department of housing and urban development sent a letter to more than 1,000 landlords urging them not to evict tenants. the president says the pain is work it, arguing there is a national security crisis at the southern border. buff the white house has come under fire for exaggerating the threat. >> we know that rough ly -- nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally, and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border. >> wait, wait, wait. i know the statistic. i didn't know you were going to use it. but i studied up on this. do you know where those 4,000 people come -- where they're captured? airports. >> not always. >> at airports. >> certainly a large number. >> the state department says there hasn't been any terrorists that they've found coming across the southern border with mexico. >> it's by air, it's by land and it's by sea. it is's all of the above. >> very contentious moment playing out on sunday morning. jon karl with us live from the white house. and jon, the airline pilot's
association sending that letter to the white house, to the president, warning, as you said, that the shutdown is, quote, adversely affecting our national air space. >> reporter: the pilot's union is saying it is affecting the entire air space system. david, they say, for example, there are fewer safety inspectors on the job, and they are warning about the impact on the so-called essential employees that are required to go to work without pay, they're warning about the personal and financial stress on those employees. david? >> jon karl leading us off. jon, thank you. we're going to turn next tonight to actor kevin spacey, surrounded by cameras as he arrived for court in nantucket, charged after a boston tv anchor came forward more than a year ago, describing what she says happened to her son. abc's linsey davis from nantucket tonight. >> reporter: it was the much anticipated arrival. >> mr. spacey, is there anything you want to say? >> reporter: actor kevin spacey, wading through throngs of media
and a crush of onlookers, on his way into court, charged with felony indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a then 18-year-old at a nantucket bar in july of 2016. the two-time oscar winner arrived in nantucket from baltimore on a private jet shortly before his hearing. his drive from the airport to court followed by helicopter. spacey exited the car and was swarmed immediately. crowds gathering during what is typically the quiet offseason on this massachusetts island. inside, spacey walked into a packed, standing room only courtroom. >> all rise. >> reporter: spacey's legal team entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. the judge ordering the 59-year-old actor to stay away from the alleged victim as they await trial. >> you'll be required to stay away and have no contact, direct or indirect, with the alleged victim. >> reporter: spacey nodded, but he did not speak during the brief hearing. this has been a long battle that began to unfold in late 2017
when, in front of the cameras, a former boston news anchor, heather unruh, said spacey had assaulted her son. >> kevin spacey bought him drink after drink after drink, and when my son was drunk, spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him. and i want to make it clear, this was a criminal act. >> reporter: spacey's team has already begun their defense, arguing in court last month that there is no sufficient evidence to charge the star, and saying the alleged victim told spacey he was 23 years old, even though he was just 18. abc news obtained a recording of a pretrial hearing, during which spacey's attorney questions the officer who took the testimony from the accuser. >> if we were to stand and count off three minutes, you would agree, trooper, that's an incredibly long time to have a strange man's hands in your pants, correct? >> i would agree with that, yes. >> reporter: while spacey has hardly been seen publicly, on christmas eve, the very same day he was charged, spacey broke his silence, posting this unusual
video online, where he appears to defend himself while in character as frank underwood, who he once portrayed on "house of cards." >> you wouldn't believe the worst without evidence would you. you wouldn't rush to judgment without facts would you? >> reporter: another hearing is set for march 4th. spacey does not have to appear. if he is ultimately convicted, he faces up to five years in prison. david? linzie, thank you. we're going to turn next to a mystery shooting of a father while his daughters were sleeping in a tent. the custody suspect is now in custody. abc's kayna whitworth with how they got him. >> reporter: tonight, this man accused in the series of campground shootings that killed a father of two young girls and terrorized a city. anthony rauda under restraints and a spit mask, in court last month, sentenced for a series of robberies. police now connecting him to the shootings in malibu creek pa. wf
attempted murder and one count of murder. >> he had a gun on him at the time. >> reporter: in june, 35-year-old tristan beaudette was sleeping in this tent with his daughters when he was shot and killed in the middle of the night. his girls, uninjured. >> they understand daddy didn't wake up, and there was a lot of blood when they woke up with a loud noise. >> reporter: a state of fear gripping the area in the two years those shootings took place. >> i just woke up to a stinging pain in my arm. i never used to think about humans as being part of the danger out there. >> reporter: david, the campground here has been closed since that father's murder, and it remains so, despite the fact that they have the suspect in custody. he could face life in prison if convicted. david? >> kayna whitworth in california. kayna, thank you. we're following that major storm that started in the west and now reaching all the way to the northeast tonight. it could be a tricky commu inth. snow halted traffic on i-80, this is california's sierra nevada mountains there. triggered mountains that shut
down part of the pacific coast highway. and in wisconsin, this light tower washed away by enormous waves kicked up by this storm. tonight, as i mentioned, winter weather advisories across the northeast. chief meteorologist ginger zee tracking it this evening. ginger? >> reporter: david, good evening to you. we just got new numbers in. that storm that took out the lighthouse in wisconsin has dropped up to a foot of snow in northern michigan. and now, it's headed to the northeast. look at the winter weather advisories on the map, from pennsylvania right through most of new york, up through maine. you have the chance of snow. i don't think it's going to be a foot, but it will make the roads icy, especially tomorrow morning and then again into wednesday. so, there are two rounds of this. it's going to be brisk. you're going to have lake effect snow behind it. the midweek could be missessy, . let's go to the west. they've got 6 0-mile-per-hour gusts tomorrow might into wednesday, and up to a couple inches of rain, which they don't need, at least, as quickly as it falls. david? >> yes, the conveyor belt
continues. ginger, thank you. we move on tonight, and we've been following the case of that 7-year-old girl in houston killed in a drive-by shooting while riding in a car with her mother and h sisters.ymous ow ln arrest. abc's marcus moore in houston. >> reporter: tonight, eric black jr. is being held would bond, charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 7-year-old jazmine barnes. authorities originally investigating jazmine's death as a possible hate crime, after jazmine's family told them they saw a red truck, and this white male in a hoodie at the scene. but now authorities say that description was a case of mistaken identity. >> we believe now that that red truck and the driver is most likely just a witness. >> reporter: thanks to a tip, first shared with activist shaun king, investigators now believe black and another suspect opened fire on jazmine's family's car, mistakenly thinking it belonged to someone they had gotten into a fight with at a club the night before. >> it's incredibly tragic, and i look forward to going and being able to pursue justice on her
be-hatch, because no 7-year-old deserves this. no family deserves this. >> reporter: and david, prosecutors say they have recovered the .9 millimeter handgun they believe was used in the shooting at black's home. jazmine's funeral is set for tomorrow. david? >> marcus, thank you. we're going to turn next to u.s. troops in syria. just two and a half weeks ago, the president said isis was feedthat u.s. troops were after the president'swords, the pentagonav the ti wial, 30 days, but tonight, are our troops coming home after all? that's the president's national security said something very different. here's abc's ian pannell now. >> reporter: tonight, president trump's national security adviser, john bolton, on the world stage, appearing to contradict the commander in chief about pulling american troops out of syria. just last month, president trump claimed, in a white house-produced video, that isis was defeated, and american troops would be coming home. >> we have won against isis. we've beaten them and we've beaten them badly.
we've taken back the land and now it's time for our troops to come back home. >> reporter: the pentagon initially saying the president's order would be carried out in 30 days. the day after that surprise announcement, defense secretary jim mattis resigned in protest. but now, bolton says that withdrawal will only happen if certain conditions are met. the protection of u.s. allies in the region and the complete defeat of isis. bolton stressed there is now no timetable for removal of the 2,000 troops. and the president saying there was never a deadline. >> i never said we're doing it that quickly. but we're decimating isis. we're pulling out of syria, but we're doing it, and we won't be finally pulled out until isis is gone. >> and ian pannell joins us live tonight. ian, you've often reported from syria for us. so, this would seem to be a different timeline tonight than the one we heard after the president's taped message and word from the pentagon just a few weeks back. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. these statements make it clear the troops will not now be home
within that 30-day deadline, which was due to expire next week. staying, instead, to fight isis. but that could take months, if not years. david? >> ian pannell with us tonight. ian, thank you. and a rare sight at the supreme court today. oral arguments taking place without justice ruth bader ginsburg, for the first time in her 25 years on the high court, as she now recovers from surgery to remove two cancerous lesions from her lung. let's get to terry moran. and a court spokesperson says the justice is working from home? >> reporter: and chief justice john roberts noted justice justs ginsbe ginsbeagainsginsburg absence, a that she will vote. justice ginsburg, 85 years old. she's been recovering for two weeks from that cancer surgery and three broken ribs she suffered earlier in the month. this is the first time she's ever missed oral arguments. but one sign she plans to continue full steam ahead, she's
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. live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> america needs california. this is our charge that our calling. now let's get to work. >> california has a new governor. gavin newsom took the oath of office just hours ago. good afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm dan ashley, and i'm ama daetz. >> anchor larry beil is also here joining us live from levi's stadium where just an hour or so, it will be kickoff for the college football play-off championship. >> that's right. we have team coverage led by larry in just minutes. first, though, we want to get to that inauguration. >> that's right. new governor. abc reporter laura anthony is in sacramento and was at the inauguration today. laura? >> well, hi, dan. thanks to the threat of rain, this ceremony was held in the giant tent behind me on the steps at the base of the west capitol. it was not the rain as it turned out that t ceremony. instead, it was a little boy. >> we will be bold.
we will aim high, and we will work like hell to get there. >> california's new governor is expected to be more brash, more aggressive than his predecessor. moments after being sworn in, gavin newsom set the tone. >> the country is watching us. the world is waiting on us, and the future depends on us. and we will seize the moment. we will offer an alternative to the corruption and the incompetence in the white house. >> i object! >> newsom's swearing in was briefly interrupted by a protester. >> house matters and children. >> but it was his own son, 2-year-old dutch who stole the show while he was up on stage. among those in attendance many big political names with deep roots in the bay area, including house speaker nancy pelosi and san francisco mayor london breed. >> going to work with the mayors