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>> bye-bye. welcome to "world news." tonight attacked at home, the well known lawmaker stabbed, raced to the hospital, what we're learning about who police say targeted him. pay back time for the big banks. after millions of americans were hurt by that near banking collapse, tonight we ask how will the biggest fine ever for a bang actually help you. george zimmerman hauled back into court, what they've done with his gun and a special delivery he wasn't expecting from his angry wife. the famous lady in red at that moment 50 years ago, what she insisted she saw and heard, but did anyone listen. good evening on this tuesday night. diane has the evening off.
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we do begin with that bizarre and terrifying drama that unfolded today. a father and well known lawmaker stabbed a number of times, rushed to the hospital. doctors racing to save his life. creigh deeds, 55 years old, a democrat from virginia who stood shoulder to shoulder with presidents past and present. tonight who would target him? sadly, it turns out investigators aren't looking far beyond the home. here's abc's national correspondent jim avila. >> reporter: there were just two people in the house, the few profile virginia state senator creigh deeds who in 2009 was a democratic candidate for governor and his 24-year-old son gus. authorities believe an early morning fight in this home left the father and son battling for life. the elder deeds, 55, was stabbed multiple times in the head and chest. his son still alive when authorities arrived had been shot. >> we are looking into this as an attempted murder and suicide.
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>> reporter: still bleeding from his head and chest and his son dying in the house on the hill, senator deeds walked down that long driveway and then continued down toward highway 42, about 75 yards in all whereby happenstance he was discovered by a cousin on the road who took him to his house where 911 was finally called. the senator was air lifted to university virginia hospital about 90 miles away where he's in fair condition and has spoken to investigators. his son died of his wounds before he could be transferred. adding to the mystery of what happened here, the senator and his son were described as close. according to the richmond times dispatch, gus was the subject of an emergency custody order just yesterday which compelled him to submit to a mental health valuation. doctors wanted to hold him longer but the times dispatch was told there were no beds available in the entire western part of the state. mental health firps would not
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confirm that citing privacy concerns but said in general under no circumstances can a person be held beyond six hours involuntarily under an emergency custody order. state police were asked about the report late today. >> state law prohibits us from acknowledging any kind of emergency detention order or temporary detention order. >> reporter: the local sheriff told reporters he knew gus well. >> no problems at all with gus. he's a super nice kid. >> reporter: what police don't know or won't say what the motive behind this attack may have been. they have said from the beginning they are looking for no other suspects. david? >> jim, thank you. now to another case playing out tonight in front of the cameras. george zimmerman this evening a free man once again. acquitted in the murder of trayvon martin, he was hauled back into court today after yet another arrest. his gun taken from him by authorities. we learned of a delivery no one saw coming from his soon to be ex-wife. here tonight abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: george zimmerman walked out of jail this evening without his guns. this after he faced a florida judge once again.
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in shackles with sweat on his forehead, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend as heard on this 911 call. >> you just broke my glass table, you broke my sunglasses and you put your gun in my friggin face. >> reporter: prosecutors telling the court zimmerman allegedly choked his girlfriend last week and even considered suicide. >> the defendant indicated at the time he was going to commit suicide because he had nothing to lose. >> reporter: a hint of hopelessness in his 911 call on monday. police trying to push through a barricade he built in her home. >> the officers are up set. >> they're banging on the door and the window. >> you're not going to speak with them? >> i don't have anything to say. >> reporter: while in jail here another indignity for zimmerman. he was served with divorce papers. apparently his wife's attorneys were trying to find him for six weeks. it wasn't hard to find him here. since his acquittal for the
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killing of trayvon martin, it seems we've mostly seen him with run-ins with the laws. for the last 18 months it seems his life has been a pageant of mug shots. tonight jpmorgan has agreed to the biggest settlement in this country's history, paying back americans after the financial collapse that brought this country to the brink. we asked the attorney general will anyone go to jail for this and how much of that $13 billion settlement will american homeowners actually see. here now our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas one-on-one. >> reporter: tonight the justice department is accusing jpmorgan chase of helping trigger the financial meltdown of 2008. jpmorgan has admitted to packaging risky mortgages, ones that were likely to fail, selling them to investors as a good bet. when the loans weren't paid, they went south, igniting the housing market collapse. millions of families lost their homes.
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>> the debt kept getting higher and higher. >> reporter: thousands of investors were wiped out. >> when you lose all of it it's devastating. >> reporter: during the years of the housing bubble jpmorgan made billions. in 2008 as the economy tanked ceo jamie diamond made $19.7 million. >> i don't think there is any question that at least a part of the reason why the economy collapsed in the 2008, 2009 time period was as a result of the problems we had in the mortgage sector. >> do you think crimes were committed? >> we're still in the process of looking at this conduct. >> five years after the housing crises, not a single high ranking banging official has gone to jail. why is that? >> no institution is too big to be held accountable. we are going to be extremely aggressive. >> reporter: the massive $13 billion settlement triple the size of any in history does inflict a measure of pain on the bank with $4 billion going to directly help wounded homeowners.
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an estimated billion and a half will be spent on loan forgiveness, another $2 billion goes to rate reductions and other financial support. millions more will be spent on improving blighted neighborhoods. for some who lost everything, this is all simply too late. david? >> pierre thomas live in washington. pierre, thank you. we turn to beirut this being where they are reeling from two deadly suicide bombs, both of them detonated in front of the iranian embassy. look at the images now emerging tonight, a by stander carrying one of the injured, children crying in the streets. alex marquardt on the scene tonight where balconies were ripped off buildings for blocks. >> reporter: cars engulfed in flames, more than 20 killed. the target, the iranian embassy. look at this. that's the guard tower of the iranian embassy. it's been completely blown out by those two massive blasts. if you look up there, every balcony and window for several blocks on those residential
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apartment buildings has been damaged. an al qaeda linked group quickly claimed responsibility. iran has enemies across the region. al qaeda and others are furious with iran for supporting the assad regime in the long brutal war next door in syria. today's attack is a sign that sectarian battle lines are deepening and the blood could be spreading. back here at home tonight and to the toll on president obama in the wake of the troubled obama care website. that "saturday night live" kit joking the president might need an anti depressant because of plummeting polls. tonight the poll part is increasingly becoming reality. his approval ratings at an all-time low. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl with a brand new abc news poll. these are numbers the president has been insulated, his personal traits? >> reporter: clearly the obama care troubles are the biggest
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factor here but we are seeing something different. for the first time in our poll the majority say they have an unfavorable view of obama personally. take a look at this. on the question of whether he was a strong leader, the majority say no. we have never seen that before. asked if obama was honest and trustworthy, again, for the first time the majority say no. we have never seen such negative reviews of obama's personal attributes. that may be the most troubling thing as the president faces that race against time that every second term president must confront. >> jon karl and the trouble numbers for the president. thanks. to another headline from washington tonight, after so much talk of the toronto mayor in trouble investigators are now pointing to an american politician behaving badly. congressman trey radel will appear in court tomorrow. a bulletin from the supreme court tonight. the justices have refused to block a text abortion law considered bun of the strictest in america.
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you'll remember wendy davis, the state senator now running for governor making headlines when she staged an 11 hour filibuster trying to block the bill. tonight that law moves forward. to a major development that affects anyone getting ready to fly this season. authorities focusing on a flight risk they say in the cockpit, examining how much a pilot weighs. why is that a risk to passengers? abc's david kerley tonight. >> reporter: overweight passengers have been kicked off planes. remember actor director kevin smith who says he's way fat being asked to the plane. tonight it's obese pilots who could be in jeopardy of losing their license to fly, not necessarily because of their weight, rather their lack of sleep. >> the science is pretty clear. when a pilot doesn't get enough sleep it really has the same physiological effects as drinking. >> reporter: it's not just pilots but air traffic controllers, too. all together that's nearly 160,000 people.
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it's estimated that three to seven percent may be obese and suffer apnea. that could be 5,000 pilots and controllers. this plan comes five years after a go airlines flight from honolulu to hawaii, a short flight, both pilots fell asleep and overshot the airport before waking up and landing safely. why? the captain's undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, according to the ntsb. a captain who was experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness and was obese. >> people with obstructive sleep apnea won't be feeling the restore atif sleep. in the morning when they wake up it's like they haven't gotten enough sleep. >> reporter: the flight surgeon says any pilot with a body mass index of 40 will have to see a sleep expert and if diagnosed with apnea will have to be treated before they can work. this is a major change and it's going to happen soon. what does a 40 body mass mean? if a pilot was my height, 6 feet, that's nearly 300 pounds.
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the flight surgeon says he's going to lower that standard down the road. >> david kerley live in washington for us. thank you. from concern about pilots not getting enough sleep to the rest of us. a major headline about americans who do not get enough sleep at night. you've sent us your videos, tossing and turning up all night. a new report finds a link between insomnia and depression and treating one would treat the other. here tonight abc's paula faris. >> reporter: we used to think that depression caused insomnia. researchers are now saying it might be the other way around. >> insomnia is important and it was the most important thing in predicting whether or not somebody responded to depression therapies. >> reporter: according to ground breaking research out of toronto, depression therapy was significantly more effective when coupled with insomnia treatment. sleep psychologist shelby harris. >> i hope this will at least get more people assessed for inso
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many na ya. >> reporter: the findings are based on a treatment called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia or cbti which has been around for decades. here's how it works. through a series of sessions doctors change your sleep schedule drastically at first, training your body that your bed is only for sleeping. get up when you can't sleep and don't try to force it. >> do you see this revolutionizing the way we treat depression. >> if we just start treating more insomnia patients, we'll see better outcomes over all. >> reporter: they claim a 40 percent decrease in depression symptoms. >> if the solution has been there all the time what does that say. >> sometimes the most obvious things are the things we don't see. >> reporter: cbti is affordable but not all insurance carriers reimburse. this is not a cure for depression but we are talking about remarkable improvement. to an image from overseas, caroline kennedy, the new u.s.
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ambassador to japan in tokyo, a ritual driven by horse drawn carriage. kennedy tweeting out what a memorable day. all of this comes as we remember her father assassinated 50 years ago this week. when we come back, a mystery in dallas, so many conspiracy theories, we focus on the lady in red, the school teacher who said she knew what happened that night. later take a close look, can you spot the penguin imposter? the fake from the real? the penguins themselves can't. you're about to get a view you haven't seen before. back in two minutes. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you
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government isn't telling the truths about the kennedy assassination. a brand new abc news "washington post" poll out tonight shows 62 percent believe more than one person was involved. abc's byron pitts on the school teacher convinced from the very start that investigators got it wrong. >> something has happened in the motorcade, i repeat something has happened in the motorcade route. >> reporter: november 22, 1963, jean hill, the dallas school teacher would become known as the lady in red. there she is captured in the zapruder film standing just 20 feet from the president when the fatal shot hit. hours later she was live on the air with local abc affiliate. >> he grabbed his chest and he pitched forward onto her lap. >> reporter: even though the official version of events is found only three gunshots fired, from then until the day she died, hill kept insisting she heard up to six shots, adding she saw a second gunman above
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the grassy knoll. hers would be the first of countless conspiracies. today some 50 years later we met her daughter and granddaughter on that very same spot. >> she heard four to six shots. that's what she believed that day and said it for the rest of her life. >> reporter: this is the 6th floor of the texas depository. it's here that authorities believe lee harvey oswald took dead aim at president kennedy. 50 years later questions still linger. worldwide 500 books have been written on other conspiracies, the main one, the soviet union of the cubans planned it. lee harvey oswald was a communist spy. jack ruby killed oswald to cover it up. all those theories have been discredited over the years by federal investigators. >> one or more conspiracy theorists have accused 42 groups, 82 assassins and 214
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people by name of being involved in the conspiracy. it's all nonsense. >> this destroys the single assassin theory right there. >> reporter: that hasn't stopped street venders from petaling those theories to this day. it's hard to fathom how one lone man could cut down a president so young and wounding a nation so deeply. byron pitts, abc news, dallas. >> our thanks to byron. when we come back here on "world news," they captured america's hearts. remember the mccaughey septuplets? we're not going to believe tonight what they look like now and we'll show you right after the break. they look like right now. we'll show you after the break. goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people.
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now there is this. it may look and move like a penguin but the others are skeptical. they're called an ma tronic penguins, essentially glorifying spy cams, capable of giving us a bird's eye view of these winged yet flightless birds. give me an example of something we would have never seen if it were not for these cameras. >> we saw the moment the egg came out and the tail flipped around and saved it from the ice. >> reporter: as a result of these imposter paparazzi, we also see this egg cam stolen by a hungry predator, giving us the first ever aerial view shot by a bird. then there is, a penguin couple that lost their own chick, attempts to stage a chick napping. they get us up close and personal as they take the 60 mile journey to the breeding grounds. >> the world's most caring parents.
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that's what i feel having watched them go through that whole process. >> reporter: we watch as these birds slip and slide and stumble their way through seemingly endless challenges and in the process it's the viewer who just may fall head first for these black tie birds. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> can't get enough of that. penguins waddle all the way on a mystery witness comes forward a doctor who spotted a missing hospital patients days before she was discovered dead in a stairwell. >> pockets of rainfall pushing through parts of the bay area, we'll have a look in just a
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moment. >> let me see your face so i can put it on camera. >> did police go too far handling this man? >> and police reach a deal to restore their pay cut. why the city may still have trouble keeping them on the >> here is a live picture where commuters are battling elements. first significant rainfall making for a slippery and slow drive home. good evening, i'm dan ashley. iets not a big storm, but forcing drivers to use wipers. take a look. this is highway 101 in marin county. >> here is a shot from the east bay. >> this from civic center where light sprinkle brought out the umbrella brigade.
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>> well, things started getting more active now just hours ago, most rain moving down into the south bay and peninsula and mainly light. but we've got pockets of rainfall into the north bay. so right now, pockets of heavy rain from guerneville to santa rosa. let's take a look around winsor. and shifting our focus south ward, you can see we do have wet weather spreading across the peninsula this, is light at the moment but expected to intensify later. we have just very light snow in higher elevations but do expect it to pick up there overnight. we have a winter weather advisory in effect for this area of the sierra snow levels above