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call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now. we're staying on top of the breaking news from ferguson, missouri, this morning as protesters set fire to building,
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police cars and block major highways. >> you're seeing some of the latest pictures we are getting in from ferguson, missouri. you're seeing some of the aftermath going on for the past several hours since a decision was announced at 8:00 central time and you will see a lot and hear a lot of people talking about that decision. why, why, why announce this emotional verdict, whichever way it was going to go this emotional grand jury decision in the middle of the night, if you will, 8:00, and this was what ensued, yes, tear gas was used to try to disperse the crowd, violence broke out. we saw patrol cars set on fire and the unrest that many predicted hoped would not happen, in fact, did. >> and these images you're seeing came down at 10:00 p.m. eastern when the president addressed the public from the white house. it was kind of chilling to see on the cable networks, the split screen of the president of the united states calming -- calling for calm, reading again --
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re-reading a statement from michael brown's parents urging for calm and see the split screen image of the violence. >> these pictures here, this, you know, how people express themselves and get upset and angry but this is a lot of what people are talking about and many speculated many of these people aren't even from ferguson but looting. what does that have to do with you being upset about a grand jury decision so the looting is taking place. many businesses tried their best to board up but not immune from what we saw which many of it still continues throughout the evening. >> we continue to follow this story but we are going to turn to southern california where a dramatic chase played out over 65 five miles from where it began. >> hundreds of bystanders in harm's way as the car sped around 100 miles an hour and matt gutman reports for us. >> reporter: the ford explorer burst onto the busiest freeway threading cars at a blinding 100 miles per hour passing them as if they were at a standstill. popping up on retaining calls, the suv exits the highways. >> units -- >> seemingly on a grand tour of
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the swankiest neighborhoods and police losing it in beverly hills. the hours' long pursuit began 65 miles away. police initially tailing the suv because it was driving erratically. finally cornering it. two people fleeing the car, one woman arrested, another man skittering along this viaduct and disappearing behind the trees until he popped up on this roof. helping himself to water then stacking sender blocks against the stairwell door. at that high speed chase turning into a slow speed standoff. the lapd finally getting their man. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> driver was originally suspected of a dui. these police chases are constant. and they are huge rating getters for local television. >> do they ever get away? >> i've never seen anyone manage to get away. the same ending. people are riveted and continue to watch. >> yeah, it's the ultimate reality tv. >> it really is.
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i'm just so angry at the outcome of the situation and, you know, it's just real hard to take right now. >> reporter: dorian, for you, protests tonight, some of them have become violent. your thoughts about that. any message about the protests tonight. >> yes, i mean, i don't condone violence on no type of level. but like i said i do understand the anger. i feel the same anger that they're feeling. i just -- i feel like, you know, it could have been me that day. it could have been me shot in the street and my killer walked free and, you know, as bad as it is, the looting and the violence, it's just sending a message that we see everything and we do feel pain, we feel other's pains and they're just trying to show their pain through others. >> reporter: and so for you and many of the others who are protesting tonight, what happens next? >> definitely the fight doesn't stop here. we're going to continue hopefully everybody that showed up and protested tonight and all
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the other nights they'll still continue to support and help fight the cause and keep justice and bring peace back to the community that we need. >> peace back in the community. a lot of people wondering when that will return. >> remember right after the -- michael brown was killed august 9th those protests landed or lasted a full week afterwards much they were in the streets every single day and still protests have continued months afterwards. this has been a sustained moverment, frankly. and it hasn't erupted in violence as much over the past several weeks even but still protests have been going on this whole time. and maybe they will continue. maybe we will see something out of this and maybe change will come but to a great degree this has upset the community to a point they continue to stay vigilant and organized -- >> what we do know these unfolded in a powder keg type environment. the race of the police department overwhelmingly did not match the community they were serving, one of the biggest points people are frustrated and contending about.
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all right, welcome back. all right, welcome back. we still are seeing some of these pictures that continue to come in from ferguson, missouri where it erupted overnight. violence, we saw buildings burned. we saw police cars on fire. tear gas once again filled the air there in ferguson, as police terrorized to disperse crowds and gloria riviera is live in ferguson for us, hello to you. tell us where you are and set the scene here now several hours since we got the decision there's no indictment for officer darren wilson. >> reporter: that's right. we are several hours into the reaction from this community and the surrounding communities. on west florissant street. it's one of the main arteries that travels through ferguson and this is where you might recognize the ferguson market and liquor store shop that's
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been completely looted despite the fact that they boarded up their windows. it's a long stretch and towards the northern end of it now, there is still a police barricade. you're seeing fewer and fewer people on the streets in this particular area but the fires are still burning. the fires that shops and storefronts, we believe that one of the buildings that we spent time outside was a walmart, officers are also warning us saying there is consistent
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bring in those fire trucks to start putting out the fires. they're mostly in individual buildings, smaller buildings so in a sense they're in a controlled spot but we just saw -- it's nearly 1:00 in the morning now, we just saw three fire trucks come on to west floor sapts street and start to get to work. that was within the last ten minutes but it took them time to clear the area so there's sort of an art to the violence and the action that we've seen this evening and many say despite the huge police presence which we are seeing, you know, hundreds of officers in riot gear, in the initial hours after that announcement was made, there was quiet on the streets on the part of the officers. it wasn't as if the streets were flooded with officers and many indicated that may be one reason the protests became as robust as they did. >> gloria riviera, thank you. that's the news for this half hour. join us on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back. this morning on "world news
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this morning on "world news now," decision in ferguson. officer darren wilson accused of shooting an unarmed black teen was not indicted. the evidence released overnight including new pictures of wilson. and the missouri mayhem. demonstrators take their anger to the streets causing property damage targeting police and major highways. we'll take you there live. police are police for calm. the president's message to ferguson and the entire country after the decision this case. other major story, the snowstorm taking aim at millions of thanksgiving travelers in the northeast. the latest predictions from accuweather on this tuesday, november 25th. well, good morning to you all, i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. to the breaking news, violence overnight, protests after the grand jury decided the police
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officer who killed michael brown will not face trial. >> word of that decision not to indict. police released tear gases as shots rang out, buildings were set on fire. abc's steve osunsami in the middle of the crisis. >> reporter: anger explodes in the street. already gunshots ringing out feet from the police station and police cars destroyed. police fighting back with tear gas. a decision finally announced in this racially explosive case. >> the grand jury deliberated over two days, making their final decision. they determined no probable cause exists to file charges against officer wilson and returned a no true bill. >> reporter: darren wilson not
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indicted in the shooting death of michael brown. prosecutors releasing massive amounts of evidence including never before seen pictures and audio of wilson in the moments after the fight including the gun he used to kill brown. in his interview with police the day after the shooting he said i was guaranteed he was going to shoot me. that's what i thought his goal was. president obama even weighing in on the decision. >> the situation in ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. >> reporter: brown's mother who broke down into tears when she found out is now demanding an explanation. >> officer willing defended his actions saying he followed his training and followed the law. prosecutors made sure the grand jury looked like the county, nine white jurors and three black jurors. but in ferguson, missouri, where brown was killed about 68% of residents are african-american. >> the prosecutor talked a lot
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about the witnesses who claim to have seen brown with his hands up with officer wilson shooting him in the back. the prosecutors think that many of that testimony contradicted the physical evidence which shows that he was not shot in the back. the grand jury believing that. steve osunsami, abc news, clayton, missouri. >> prosecutor coming out even saying a lot of what we heard on social media in the early media reports were not true. >> they took a lot of time on that very topic. a lot of what you think is the case wasn't actually the case. even some witnesses he say came back around and said, you know what, i thought i saw that, i just kind of made it up -- >> let's get the latest on that unrest. abc's marci gonzalez is live in clayton, missouri. what have the police been doing to control the protesters? >> reporter: well, they had a plan in place and more than a thousand extra officers out
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tonight, the national guard, the fbi here to offer backup. as far as what they were able to do, you know, they were out there in force, we know that they did fire smoke canisters to try to disperse the crowd. that's when they fired tear gas to get the crowd under control. as you see from the images it didn't work in all instances. >> of course, marci, what was the logic in announcing the decision this evening? >> reporter: as with a lot of people asking, why did they wait until tonight, nightfall to make this announcement when they knew for most of the day that a decision was reached. we still have not heard a response or explanation to that. >> marci gonzalez there live for us in clayton, missouri. we appreciate you being with us this evening. we're going to check back in with you in a little bit. thanks so much. we'll check in with another reporter talking about the decision sparking protest in other american cities. >> that's right. josh haskell is tracking what's happening elsewhere. what are you seeing right now?
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>> reporter: there have been protests going on in a number of cities across the country. these have for the most part been peaceful. but because of these protests a number of police departments were placed on tactical alert. in los angeles, for example, people said that they were not surprised but disappointed. they said that they're no stranger to protest, comparisons have been made between the tensions in ferguson with those that led to the 1992 l.a. riots sparked after four lapd officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. and in oakland, a few hundred people lined the streets with banners and marched on the i-580 freeway. the california highway patrol is working to clear protesters from the freeway but no word on any arrests at this point. in seattle, demonstrators were joined by macklemore and also in chicago late monday, roughly 200 protesters marched on lake shore drive shutting it down following the announcement of the grand
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jury's decision. that protest in chicago did remain peaceful but we obviously cannot say that for the protests tonight and on monday night in ferguson, missouri. >> josh, i'm sure so many are wondering what's going to happen to their community tomorrow. any sense of what law enforcement have been told? any sort of federal mandate that they're suggesting law enforcement do? >> reporter: when police departments heard that this decision was going to be announced they automatically went on tactical alert because they were prepared. they knew that there would be protests, they knew that there was the chance that people would be upset about this decision. now, how long do these protests continue, are they going to get bigger, is the weekend comes, we just don't know at this point but what we do know for the most part there have been not addresses in other cities.
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they have been peaceful. although they have been chanting many of the things we've heard in ferguson hands up, don't shoot and that had been similar to what we've seen in ferguson. there have not been burning buildings or arrests or tear gas, anything along those lines thankfully. >> abc's josh haskell thank you as always. as these continue. lead prosecutor has taken a lot of heat for all he handled the case. we get more from abc chief legal affairs anchor dan abrams. >> reporter: they've been supporting the grand jury decision not saying that, saying he handed it off to the grand jury and refused all the evidence objectively but the way he sounded sounded as if he was backing up the grand jury. supporting them. in exactly what they decided and how they decided it and now we have this huge dump of information that they have now released to the public. very unusual to release all this grand jury material so in theory the public can decide for themselves and understand the prosecutor hopes, why some of the eyewitness testimony that we've heard so much about was contradicted. by the physical evidence. >> that's abc's senior legal analyst dan abrams.
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nobody wins in this. nobody. parents whose son died will never return and a white police officer who shot a black unarmed man who will live for the rest of the fact that he shot and killed someone. >> as we continue to show you live pictures we get of what's happening, yes, cars on fire, buildings on fire at this hour and to your point, reena, i was watching coverage closely and seems like for the past several hours what we have heard on television is mike brown and mike brown still an 18-year-old kid shot and killed in the streets in his hometown and his parents said this is not the way to honor him by doing some of what you're seeing on television now. this shouldn't be the legacy of mike brown. more should come out of it. >> well, coming up more coverage from the ferguson decision later in this half hour. the president's plea for calm and look for more live reports in our next half hour. our other major story this morning, the holiday snowstorm
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moving east at the worst possible time. it's hitting the midwest with much -- as much as 6 inches in some areas. overnight the wet slushy snow is freezing making driving treacherous. the storm is expected to reach the east coast on wednesday. the busiest travel day of the year. in the detroit area the problem isn't snow, it's the strong winds, nearly 200,000 customers are without power overnight. with gusts knocking down trees and a power line there were several electrical fires wadding to the damage and a sign fell on to a police car, the side of a building under construction collapsed. >> the update of the changing weather conditions before thanksgiving as major storm system impacts millions in the east and accuweather meteorologist justin povick is tracking it for us. >> the latest snowstorm could not come at a worst time dealing with the busiest travel day and some big-time traveling headaches. poor conditions expected all along the interstate 95 corridor
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from the carolinas into northern new england. in terms of storm totals, some could see over a foot of show impacting interstate 80, 95, the new york state thruway all the way into northern new england. t.j. and reena. chuck hagel is calling it quits. the pentagon chief and president obama had clashed over national security policies and the two leading candidates appear to be ash carter and michele flournoy. both with experience. >> 18 extraordinary americans have been honored now with the presidential medal of freedom. the highest civilian honor. among them ethel kennedy, tom brokaw, stevie wonder and meryl streep, the president praising her unmatched act to bring a character to life. well, stay with us here. we have an abridged version of "the skinny" coming your way and much more coverage coming from missouri. >> you're watching "world news now." we have an abridged version of "the skinny" coming your way and much more coverage coming from missouri. >> you're watching "world news
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take a look at your screen. these new take a look at your screen. they continue to come in. a shot of several buildings we know of that's been set fire this evening after violence and looting. rioting broke out in ferguson, missouri after the decision was announced not to indict officer darren wilson in the shooting of teenager michael brown. it led to widespread demonstrations. >> we've seen everything. some took anger to the streets. in's very big way. >> president obama stepped to the microphone after we heard about the grand jury decision. he appealed for calm and said the grand jury process must be respected. >> at the same time though he said the problems communities of color are describing are real and not jaws in ferguson. an excerpt. >> we are a nation built on the rule of law and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. there are americans who agree
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with it age there are americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. it's an understandable reaction and need to recognize the situation in ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. we have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the past several decades. i have witnessed that in my own life and to deny that progress i think is to deny america's capacity for change. these are real issues and we have to lift them up and not deny them or try to tamp them down. what we need to do is understand them and how do we figure out how to make more progress and that can be done and those who are only interested in focusing on violence and want the problem
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to go away need to recognize that we do have work to do here. and we shouldn't try to paper it over. >> all of a sudden weigh heard this -- >> whenever we do that, the anger may momentarily subside but over time it builds up and america isn't everything that it could be. >> what many people don't realize, t.j., when it comes to a grand jury, when you look at federal cases there are about 160,000 since 2010. do you know how many of them were actually indicted? >> there's -- from a grand jury a lot but when it comes to police officers, the police officers are a very different situation. >> because the public tends to trust that a police officer is using force for a reason. that there was some sort of security issue and that's why it's not very common that while grand juries do tend to indict when it comes to police officers they tend to be the exception. >> this is not something certainly an african-american community can begin to accept
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right now when you have the names of oscar grant and eric gardner and sean bell and the list just keeps going on and on and now michael brown. seems young african-american life is not valued when the shots ring out dead in the streets and seeps no one is held accountable for those deaths. that is the backdrop for what we are seeing and the president like he did after the george zimmerman verdict and explain to the nation why, why the african-american community is reacting in such a way and that it would say riots are the language of the unheard much that's what we're seeing play out. >> the violence so intense the faa getting involved in the skies. flights rerouted over the st. louis area because of the gunfire. we are obviously monitoring this incredible situation on the trees of st. louis. we'll be right back. we are obviously monitoring this incredible situation on the trees of st. louis
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♪ skinny so skinny well, what a busy morning. we want to give you skinny headlines starting with "dancing with the stars" is the finale and last night the final four were narrowed down to three. >> here's your winner, there he is, all right, folks. that guy alfonso ribeiro who bulled in a perfect score for two of his dances. even brought out some tap shoes.
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look at this. that was his second dance of the night. sadie robertson had the fan favorite performance of the night and the super mario video game and danced as princess peach and her partner mark was mario, of course. >> but after all the power packed performances, bethany mota, she and her partner derek hough had an industrial looking freestyle that ended a perfect score. tune in tonight, the big finale. >> to see alfonso win this. >> you have been championing him since the beginning of this. >> he's going to win. one of chef mario batali's restaurants is being sued for $10 million. did they serve some bad food? the trendy eatery babbo made difficult for one of its neighbors
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noisy air conditioners and garlicky smell. >> the suit claims batali promised the plaintiff that he would make sure the restaurant did not disturb its neighbors. apparently it was part of the deal for batali to gain a special commercial permit. >> he told the "the new york post" he can smell everything cooked including the chemicals to clean the exhaust. >> i'd love to everything else he cooks. kelly ripa back in the "skinny" for her parenting methods. you know how i love them. applauded by fellow parents who never get things like social media growing up. >> in an interview with "people" magazine, she discussed how her 13-year-old wants more privacy. her response, if you want to keep a diary instead of instagram you can have all the privacy you want. >> ripa has been honest about her parenting choices and how lola might not be her biggest fan right now. but kelly has got plenty of fans on her facebook page, so many of you reacting to this story on wnnfans.com. one of our favorite comments from brian c., if you can't buy your own toilet paper then you have no expectation of privacy. >> that's an easy way to sum it
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up. kids, forget privacy. all right. >> all right. there's an aprevious yachted -- an abbreviated "skinny." right back. stay with us. an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money,
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good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. top headlines we're following on "world news now." >> outrage in ferguson, missouri and beyond after a grand jury decides not to indict the police officer who shot and killed michael brown. the prosecutor saying statements from many witnesses were inconsistent with the physical evidence. >> violent protests erupted right after the announcement. protesters threw bottles and police used tear gas and squad cars and they raided businesses. chaos was around ferguson despite an appeal from the president. he said he understands some people may be deeply disappointed but he called on protesters and police to show restraint. live coverage ahead. the snow you see here in the midwest should reach the east coast at the worst possible time.
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tomorrow. the gateway day before thanksgiving -- the getaway day before thanksgiving millions will hit the road if they can get out of their driveways. those are some of our top headlines on this tuesday, november 25th. good morning to you. we begin with the breaking developments in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot michael brown. >> a lot of protesters in the st. louis area ignored pleas for calm. setting businesses on fire. looting stores. you're seeing some of the cars that were set on fire, as well. some people even fired gunshots in the sky prompting the faa to reroute flights. abc's marci gonzalez is in clayton, missouri, for us. good morning to you, marci. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. and reena. it was a chaotic night. no-fly zone went into effect because people were firing shots into the air and looting.
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other out-of-control reactions to last night's announce. officer darren wilson walking free. >> no probable cause exists to file any charge against officer wilson. >> reporter: more than three months after he shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown, a grand jury decided wilson will not face any charges. >> we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. but i join michael's parents in asking anyone who protests this decision to do so peacefully. >> reporter: but already the protests have turned violent with shots fired, a pizza shop and police cars set on fire. demonstrators throwing mol cough cocktails at police and officers responding with smoke bombs and tear gas to break up the crowds. law enforcement officials worry what we're seeing could continue to intensify and say they are prepared with a thousand extra officers on the streets, the national guard and the fbi also here ready to offer backup. >> unfortunately, the nonindictment has just set off some feelings that have been
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somewhat repressed for a long time. >> reporter: we're told brown's mother broke down in tears when she learned the grand jury's decision. the family attorney saying justice was not served. while officer darren wilson is still in hiding, now free if he chooses to continue working in law enforcement. and the evidence that the grand jury reviewed in reaching this decision was made public including a transcript of officer wilson explaining that he acted in self-defense. he says michael brown hit him repeatedly and tried to grab his gun. t.j. and reena. >> some, what's next for officer wilson? do we know anything? can he return back to work now? >> reporter: if he chooses to, he could return to work. we don't know what he's planning to do because he is still in hiding. we know that he was just married last month to another ferguson
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police officer. so he can just, you know, return as much as he can to normal life, whatever that may be for him at this point. there's also a federal civil rights investigation that is still ongoing that he could potentially face charges in that and the brown family still deciding if they will file a civil lawsuit against him. >> now, what is the plan tomorrow for ferguson? you talked to us earlier about this. a long time before they get back to normal but what is the plan for tomorrow, security plan even we know at least some schools will be out. >> reporter: right, schools here in the ferguson area will be closed today and for the rest of the week because of the thanksgiving holiday but did close schools for today in response to this announcement being made. as far as security, i think that police are planning to hold a news conference here hopefully we'll get an idea of what their plans are, what can be done differently to make sure there is not a repeat of what we saw here last night. >> abc's marci gonzalez reporting live from clayton, missouri, thank you so much. >> this decision sparking protests in many other american cities, as well. >> abc's josh haskell is tracking what's happening elsewhere.
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what are you seeing across the country? >> reporter: we've seen about a dozen protests in cities from los angeles to new york and most of those have been peaceful. but that wasn't the case in seattle where protesters and police clashed on a highway. now, in seattle that protest turned violent when marchers were throwing rock, bottles and large fireworks at police officers. who were trying to prevent them from walking on interstate a. police fired pepper spray's hurled flash bangs. macklemore joined the protests to be part of demonstrations. now in new york city at least 1,000 people marched from union square to times square to protest the decision. some of the signs that we're seeing in times square read black lives matter and no justice, no peace. at one point someone threw red paint at nypd commissioner bill bratton addressing protesters. no violence was reported. and in washington, d.c., outside the white house, several mostly
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college-aged students amassed on pennsylvania avenue in a peaceful but boisterous protest, some of the signs our producer noticed in front of the white house read "justice for mike brown" and "stop racist police arrests". >> okay. abc's josh haskell, thank you so much, josh. our coverage of the ferguson decision does not end here we're taking you back to the streets of missouri in a few minutes and a look for more reporting later on "america this morning." now to california fire crews are on alert in southern california because of gusty wind, high temperatures and dry conditions. red flag warnings are in effect from san diego to santa barbara and high temperatures could reach into the low 80s while the strongest wind gusts could hit 50 miles an hour. you know there's still almost four weeks until the start of winter. but northern wisconsin already seeing its first significant snowfall of the season. quickly turned heavy, forecasters say there could be as much as six inches on the ground by daybreak. a look at today's forecast. there will be winter-like conditions throughout the midwest and through the great
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lakes. there will be heavy rain in the northwest, possibly some flooding and thunderstorms in the southeast. it will be cool to cold for most of the country. even phoenix won't reach 70 today. 60 os on the gulf coast but below freezing in the upper midwest. >> stay with us. we're returning to our special coverage of the ferguson decision. >> we'll take you live to ferguson for the latest on the unrest. watching "world news now." hing "world news now." this is the time of the year when the flu starts to spread. before the first sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the first tissue, help defend with a wipe. and help prevent with lysol. to get ten times more protection and kill 99.9% of germs around the house. this season, help protect your family with lysol. start healthing.
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it's a legal decision going down in history. it's a legal decision going down in history. the decision not to indict officer darren wilson. you are looking at cars, burning in the streets. in ferguson. we are hearing reports of multiple fires throughout the city. we don't see many police officers. the streets of the st. louis area filed with violence. >> no doubt understatement really to talk about the anger
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of these protesters after seeing these images coming in this morning. the anger, of course, at that decision that the officer is not going to be held accountable in court at least at this point charged with the killing of michael brown. so many unanswered questions early this morning. we don't know where this violence will lead to, not just in ferguson but across the country. we also don't know where the national guard was. i haven't seen any images of them. >> there's a lot of talk of that state of emergency. they're supposed to be in place to make sure they protect precious infrastructure. didn't see any of that overnight. >> we have an overview of the reactions on the ground. let's check in with juju chang. >> reporter: in ferguson the pent-up fury spilling out on the streets. protesters shocked by the decision sparking clashes with heavily fortified police and federal officers. >> it's legal to killed unarmed
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kids, i don't care if it was 18, that was a kid fresh out of high school and that message to the world right now is that it's okay to kill us. >> reporter: clouds of smoke filling the air like a horror movie as tear gas canisters are lobbed at people on the streets much there were several reports of looting at the liquor store and pharmacy. hundreds of protesters at one point blocking a main artery, i-44 in st. louis. at least two police cars were set on fire. other cars overturned. this store front a little caesars pizza joint burned quickly. others shuttered. and across the country police took to the streets in sympathy from new york to philadelphia, from oakland to los angeles. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> we want to get the latest on the situation. our gloria riviera is there. what's the latest you're seeing? >> reporter: we're seeing authorities, police in riot gear, uniformed, equipped. large crowds trying to once and for all clear the streets. one of the things we're seeing is a lot fewer people on the street but still seeing fires
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burning. we're still hearing gunfire and we're still seeing officers on the streets trying to clear us out and check our ids not letting people go into certain areas. there's certainly still a number of hot spots in ferguson. >> and all this was set off, gloria, after that press conference that was held by bob mcculloch, the prosecutor, you were there when he was giving that press conference. what were some of reactions as you were sitting for him waiting for him what kind of stood out to you. he did a lot to try to explain why this happened and give his own opinions about even the media being involved in a role they played in some of these protests and unrest. >> reporter: that's exactly right. in fact, he took a moment to single out the media and one component that made it difficult for him to did his job and made it difficult for the grand jury to consider the evidence, the hard evidence he said the media passed on firsthand reports from witnesses that were then recanted by those witnesses, a different version of the story
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given but what struck me the most about his announcement was that he went back over and over again to the fact that the evidence would be made public and we know his office initially believed they needed to seek a judge's okay to release the testimony, the evidence, remember, he said 60 witnesses and more, 70 hours of testimony, it's hard to think of all of that being released but we were given hard copies, cds of the material to sift through after our team is doing and what stands out from there is officer wilson's testimony. that really had to be the first thing many people turned to to
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read what officer wilson had to say in his own defense when he testified for four hours in front of the grand jury without a defense attorney. and it comes down to a very detailed account of what happened that night and his belief that he had reason to believe his life was in danger, he, in fact, said those around him, he said he believed michael brown to be a threat that evening. that's what gave him, he believes, reason to believe he was justified in using deadly force. >> gloria riviera who was inside the courtroom and live in ferguson right now on the streets. thank you very much for your reporting. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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so americans looking for ways to cut down the cost this holiday season. so hard. it's not easy. outlet stores are a popular choice but there may be a reason you're not getting incredible deals. >> some lawmakers are calling for an investigation into outlets? abc's paula faris with the details. >> reporter: deep discounts draw savvy shoppers. but do customers really know what they're buying when they go to outlet store. >> a lot of these goods sold in outlets stores are made for outlet stores and are of lesser quality. >> reporter: already 11 class action lawsuits, some claiming words such as compared to and
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market price on outlet tags are deceptive business practices when some of the same items are not even sold at the traditional stores and now several members of congress including u.s. senator richard blumenthal asking the ftc to open an investigation. what have they done? >> the ftc, unfortunately, has done nothing. >> reporter: to see what we would find my producer and i shopped at an outlet mall in new jersey. >> can i return this to a regular saks? >> no. >> reporter: our first stop, saks fifth avenue. >> this line is actually produced for the off 5th stores only. >> reporter: it's a mission tur made for outlet and overflow from the regular store but from the neiman-marcus -- >> is this made for just this store or the -- they said their clearance stores receive overflow but last call studio stores are all made for outlet clothing. we brought the items we bout to textile professor dr. janesss
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devine. first wool sweaters. >> there's differencing in the seaming and finishing details right away apparent. you'll notice there's a slight puckering here in the seam of the one from the outlet and the one from the regular store there's just some of those finer details. >> reporter: check out where each is made. >> the one from the outlet is made in behind and the one from the regular store is made in italy. >> reporter: with the gap jeans she points out an easy way they're made for the outlet. >> the labeling with three squares denote the outlet. >> reporter: what about those compared to and market prices, a lot of outlet stores have on their tag. >> that's not clear from the price of what they're comparing it to. >> reporter: we asked neiman and saks to provide us with comparable items. they declined.
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a spokesman for neiman said since the compared to price is an issue in the litigation, i cannot speak to that. saks told us market price is determined through an aggregate market comparison. off 5th stands behind both the quality and pricing of our product. is it a simple fix? >> it should be simply telling the truth. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new jersey. >> a lot of people don't know that, that outlets tend to have cheaper quality. it's not like you're getting the great deal from the regular stores put into outlets. >> okay. see, i always thought that's stuff they couldn't sell in regular stores. >> a lot of people think that. that's not the case. >> huh. but i don't mind it. >> you don't mind. you're okay. for staples i think it's great. i'm a huge outlet shopper. for the kid. >> paying 50%, 50% quality. a good deal. >> that's one. the tips they say sometimes going to the regular store just wait for the big sales. i'm a january shopper. well, coming up down to the wire, "dancing with the stars" finale under way. >> the ballroom all abuzz as season 19 is wrapping up. >> why are we still talking about this alfonso is going to
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classic style. the final three now have 24 hours to learn one more dance in hopes of taking home the mirrorball trophy tonight. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> i'm ready. big night tonight. big night tonight. >> don't even bother. >> you are all about alfonso. he is your guy, isn't he? >> we're still talking about this. >> now i am just wondering would you be willing to do the carlton on set if he wins? >> okay, if he wins, when he wins, i have no problem. >> really. >> i will do whatever move -- >> you'll do the carlton. >> whatever move -- i'll do this. he is going to win this thing. this is a wrap, y'all. >> you're very confident. >> alfonso, how -- >> a lot of viewers will be looking forward to you doing the carlton -- >> only with him, though. >> no, now you're changing. you can't backtrack. you just said you'd do it if he wins. >> yes, i will do it with him. he'll be in new york. >> this half hour. if he wins. >> yes, i will do it with him. he'll be in new york. >> this half nour.
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this morning on "world news now," decision in ferguson. the controversial move by a missouri grand jury. no indictment for officer darren wilson. >> no probable cause exists to file any charge against officer wilson. >> this as we see the first pictures of the officer taken after the shooting. >> that decision led to widespread unrest around the st. louis area and nationwide. we have extensive coverage on this tuesday, november 25th. >> good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. breaking news out of ferguson, missouri, explosive reaction to the grand jury's decision not to indict the white officer who shot and killed michael brown.
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>> police in riot gear using tear gas after angry protesters threw bottles and torched squad cars. you're seeing some of the melee. stores being looted. stores set on fire. several buildings up in flames. abc's marci gonzalez is in ferguson with the latest of the good morning to you. we've been watching these pictures for quite some time. does this scene continue now? >> reporter: good morning to you. such a tense night here. finally quieting down now here. police say they did everything they could to try to calm protesters as they reacted to last night's announcement. officer darren wilson walking free. >> no probable cause exists to file any charge against officer wilson. >> reporter: more than three months after he shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown, a grand jury decided wilson will not face any charges. >> we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make, but i join michael's parents in asking anyone who protests this decision to do so peacefully. >> reporter: but already the protests have turned violent with shots fired, a pizza shop
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and police cars set on fire. demonstrators throwing molotov cocktails at police and officers responding with smoke bombs and tear gas to break up the crowd. law enforcement officials worry what we're seeing here could continue to intensify, and they say they are prepared with a thousand extra officers on the streets. the national guard and the fbi also here ready to offer backup. >> unfortunately, the non-indictment has just set off feelings that have been somewhat repressed for a long time. >> reporter: we're told brown's mother broke down in tears when she learned the grand jury's decision. the family attorney saying justice was not served. while officer darren wilson is still in hiding, now free if he chooses to continue working in law enforcement. and the evidence that the grand jury reviewed in reaching this decision was made public tonight including a transcript of wilson
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describing what happened before the shooting. he says he acted in self-defense after he claims brown hit him several times and reached for his gun. t.j. and reena. >> what are you hearing, and how much talk will we hear down the road about the decision itself to announce this at 8:00 at night when they had this information earlier in the day, maybe do it during daylight hours, maybe hold it till tomorrow. what's the buzz about maybe this possibly could have been avoided to a degree at least if they'd announced it at a different time? >> reporter: yeah, a lot of people are asking that question this morning, wondering why they waited until nightfall to make that decision. why they didn't wait just a little bit longer. we haven't heard any answers or explanation on that. >> what can we expect? we know that this isn't just over. there is still a federal situation with this.
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we heard from attorney general holder today, isn't that correct? >> reporter: yes, there's still a federal civil rights investigation ongoing, and so there could be charges in that. the two investigations are completely separate. there's no link there. so that investigation is ongoing. >> last thing here -- what can we expect ferguson, missouri, to look like in the morning? we'll see the daylight pictures and some of the aftermath. are people expecting to get back to normal? we know there are some schools closed. >> reporter: yeah, schools in the ferguson area will be closed tomorrow because of the decision being announced and decided to close the schools and closed for the rest of the week for the thanksgiving holiday. as far as life getting back to normal, there's really no telling at this point. some of those businesses that were set on fire are still on fire at this point.
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they haven't been put out, the fire department hasn't been called out yet because there were so many gunshots in the area. it wasn't safe for them at the time. so there will be a lot of people adjusting to what life will be like tomorrow with these businesses closed and the fear renewed here in ferguson. >> the violence still ongoing this morning. thank you so much. we are learning more about officer wilson, the confrontation with michael brown. take a look at these photos of his bruised face, evidence released by the lead prosecutor last night. wilson told the grand jury that brown hit him in the face with his fist. in describing their struggle he said he felt like a 5-year-old holding on to hulk hogan. well, the decision sparked protests in many other american cities. >> the message to ferguson, we are with you, abc's josh haskell tracking this for us. josh, so much focus on what's happening in ferguson but a lot of cities getting involved. >> good morning, reena and t.j. we've seen about a dozen protests in cities across the country, people upset with the grand jury's decision in the michael brown case. but the majority of these protests have been peaceful. although police departments were put on tactical alert prepared for the worst. in new york city, we saw about a thousand people marching from union square to upper manhattan to protest the grand jury's decision. some of the signs that were seen in times square read "black lives matter" the and "no justice, no peace."
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at one point someone threw red paint on nypd commissioner bill bratton who was addressing protesters though no serious violence was reported. in south los angeles, protesters said they were disappointed but not surprised. a few protesters briefly blocked the 10 freeway but were removed. comparisons have been made between the tensions in ferguson with those that led to the 1992 l.a. riots sparked after four lapd officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. and in washington, d.c., several mostly college age students amassed on pennsylvania avenue in peaceful but boisterous protests. some of the signs read "justice for mike brown" and "stop racist police alerts." we'll have more on in the show. >> okay. abc's josh haskell, thank you so much, josh. of course, our coverage here
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grounded into that soil. so when the wind blows them and have embers on them they can start many fires. >> those gusty santa ana winds expected to be a threat at least through tomorrow. they're breathing a sigh of relief in the buffalo area. there were fears of flooding as huge snowdrifts melted. there were huge flooded roadways and surging rivers and streams, but the national guard came in and placed sandbags, so far disaster has been averted.
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there still is a state of emergency in western new york along the -- along with heavy winds. high winds the weather story in detroit. nearly 200,000 homes and businesses are without power overnight. the winds heavily knocked over trees but the front of a building under construction. many power lines are down including this one which started a fire that destroyed a streetlight overnight. the winds should die down. meanwhile, a snowstorm is moving toward the east coast likely to arrive at the very worst time as millions of you heading out for your thanksgiving weekend. the storm has already left its mark in illinois. take a look at this dumping as much as half a foot of snow now turning to ice as temperatures drop overnight. this could be the scene in the northeast by wednesday. the busiest travel day of the year. meteorologist justin povick at accuweather has the latest. good morning to you, justin. >> reena and c.j., the first widespread winter storm of the season is picking the busiest travel day of the year on
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wednesday. big-time travel impacts expected from washington, d.c., to philadelphia to new york city to boston and right on into the midcoast of maine. further inland west of interstate 95 corridor is where we will see heavier snow amounts starting off wednesday morning over eastern maryland, over the poconos and eastbound into the overnight time frame. thanksgiving day itself, very cold throughout the east. showers continuing over the ohio valley but the worst of the snows will have pressed out off to the north and east. meanwhile in the short term, santa ana winds continue with fire danger over southern california. t.j. and reena. >> thank you so much. take a look at what mother nature whipped up. this monster tornado blew across a field in south africa over the weekend. it was the second twister to hit that country in a week. as big as this one is, you can see people standing out in the open watching. fortunately no one was hurt. more than 20 homes were hit. president obama in search of
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a new different secretary. chuck hagel, the current pentagon chief, resigned yesterday under pressure. he will stay on until the replacement is named. hagel and the president said to have clashed over middle east policy among other issues. the two leading candidates appear to be michele flournoy and ash carter. both with long defense department experience. more fallout from the health care scandal at the veterans' administration. the director of the v.a. phoenix center has been fired. sharon helman is the name. she and two other high-level officials had been on administrative leave. an investigation found 40 patients died while waiting for appointments at the hospital but it was not clear that the delays in treatment led to their deaths. well, stock market opening in record territory this morning but just barely. the dow jones industrial average gained only a few years points. it's a short trading week with not much activity expected on wall street. investors are waiting to see what happens at the meeting of oil-producing countries on thanksgiving and what's in store on black friday. many of those investors and traders are already hitting the road for the holiday weekend and
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are bullish at the what they're seeing at gas stations. the energy department says the national average is $2.82 a gallon. about half a buck cheaper than thanksgiving week a year ago. prices have now fallen every day for two straight months and gas hasn't been this cheap in more than four years. coming your way we're returning to our top story, the unrest in ferguson, missouri, tonight. >> we are staying on top of the protests in the st. louis area and hearing from those close to the victim, michael brown. you're watching "world news now." ws now." of this year's superstar... (coughs) coughing can really be disruptive. with a record breaking fifty million votes, your superstar is... that's why there's delsym. delsym helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours with an advanced time release formula
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latest pictures we are getting in from ferguson, missouri. you're seeing some of the aftermath going on for the past several hours since a decision was announced at 8:00 central time and you will see a lot and hear a lot of people talking about that decision. why, why, why announce this emotional verdict, whichever way it was going to go this emotional grand jury decision in the middle of the night, if you will, 8:00, and this was what ensued, yes, tear gas was used to try to disperse the crowd, violence broke out. we saw patrol cars set on fire and the unrest that many predicted hoped would not happen, in fact, did. >> and these images you're seeing came down at 10:00 p.m. eastern when the president addressed the public from the white house. it was kind of chilling to see on the cable networks, the split screen of the president of the united states calming -- calling for calm, reading again -- re-reading a statement from michael brown's parents urging for calm and see the split screen image of the violence. >> these pictures here, this, you know, how people express themselves and get upset and
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angry but this is a lot of what people are talking about and many speculated many of these people aren't even from ferguson but looting. what does that have to do with you being upset about a grand jury decision so the looting is taking place. many businesses tried their best to board up but not immune from what we saw which many of it still continues throughout the evening. >> we continue to follow this story but we are going to turn to southern california where a dramatic chase played out over 65 five miles from where it began. >> hundreds of bystanders in harm's way as the car sped around 100 miles an hour and matt gutman reports for us. >> reporter: the ford explorer burst onto the busiest freeway threading cars at a blinding 100 miles per hour passing them as if they were at a standstill. popping up on retaining calls, the suv exits the highways. >> units -- >> seemingly on a grand tour of the swankiest neighborhoods and police losing it in beverly hills. the hours' long pursuit began 65 miles away. police initially tailing the suv
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because it was driving erratically. finally cornering it. two people fleeing the car, one woman arrested, another man skittering along this viaduct and disappearing behind the trees until he popped up on this roof. helping himself to water then stacking sender blocks against the stairwell door. at that high speed chase turning into a slow speed standoff. the lapd finally getting their man. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> driver was originally suspected of a dui. these police chases are constant. and they are huge rating getters for local television. >> do they ever get away? >> i've never seen anyone manage to get away. the same ending. people are riveted and continue to watch. >> yeah, it's the ultimate reality tv. >> it really is. lasted four hours. well, coming up we got
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asking that is going on and continues to go on for several hour, the top story, the decision in ferguson. ting case.
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you're watching special coverage from th you're watching special coverage from the st. louis area where protesters went on a rampage after the grand jury decision on the ferguson shooting case. >> the pictures of fires, roads closed and clashes with police have been pouring in for the past several hours. we continue to get new pictures and, of course, michael brown wasn't alone when he was shot by officer wilson. he was walking on that street with his friend dorian johnson. >> dorian testified during the grand jury and abc alex perez caught up with him just a short while after the verdict came down. >> reporter: you were with mike just minutes before all this unfolded. so right now after hearing no indictment what's going through your mind? >> i'm very disappointed. angry. but not, you know, to where i can't contain it where i can't control myself.
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i'm just so angry at the outcome of the situation and, you know, it's just real hard to take right now. >> reporter: dorian, for you, protests tonight, some of them have become violent. your thoughts about that. any message about the protests tonight? >> yes, i mean, i don't condone violence on no type of level. but like i said i do understand the anger. i feel the same anger that they're feeling. i just -- i feel like, you know, it could have been me that day. it could have been me shot in the street and my killer walked free and, you know, as bad as it is, the looting and the violence, it's just sending a message that we see everything and we do feel pain, we feel other's pains and they're just trying to show their pain through others. >> reporter: and so for you and many of the others who are protesting tonight, what happens next? >> definitely the fight doesn't stop here. we're going to continue hopefully everybody that showed up and protested tonight and all
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the other nights they'll still continue to support and help fight the cause and keep justice and bring peace back to the community that we need. >> peace back in the community. a lot of people wondering when that will return. >> remember right after the -- michael brown was killed august 9th those protests landed or lasted a full week afterwards much they were in the streets every single day and still protests have continued months afterwards. this has been a sustained movement, frankly. and it hasn't erupted in violence as much over the past several weeks even but still protests have been going on this whole time. and maybe they will continue. maybe we will see something out of this and maybe change will come but to a great degree this has upset the community to a point they continue to stay vigilant and organized -- >> what we do know these unfolded in a powder keg type environment. the race of the police department overwhelmingly did not match the community they were serving, one of the biggest
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points people are frustrated and contending about. the tinder was waiting for the match in many cases and what you're seeing right now is just how explosive it got. >> stay with us on "world news now."
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ri all right, welcome back. we still are seeing some of these pictures that continue to come in from ferguson, missouri where it erupted overnight. violence, we saw buildings burned. we saw police cars on fire. tear gas once again filled the air there in ferguson, as police terrorized to disperse crowds and gloria riviera is live in ferguson for us, hello to you. tell us where you are and set the scene here now several hours since we got the decision there's no indictment for officer darren wilson. >> reporter: that's right. we are several hours into the reaction from this community and the surrounding communities. on west florissant street. it's one of the main arteries that travels through ferguson and this is where you might recognize the ferguson market and liquor store shop that's been completely looted despite the fact that they boarded up their windows.
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it's a long stretch and towards the northern end of it now, there is still a police barricade. you're seeing fewer and fewer people on the streets in this particular area but the fires are still burning. the fires that shops and storefronts, we believe that one of the buildings that we spent time outside was a walmart, officers are also warning us saying there is consistent gunfire and that's something to be very, very careful about in this area. >> gloria, we knew that the police were really preparing for this moment. communities across the country were preparing for this moment of we are seeing fires from all across the county here. why aren't we seeing any firefighters putting these out? can you explain how widespread they are. >> reporter: it appears to me, you know, when you ask the officers where the fire
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department, it appears to me and they will say we wanted to clear the streets first before they bring in those fire trucks to start putting out the fires. they're mostly in individual buildings, smaller buildings so in a sense they're in a controlled spot but we just saw -- it's nearly 1:00 in the morning now, we just saw three fire trucks come on to west florissant street and start to get to work. that was within the last ten minutes but it took them time to clear the area so there's sort of an art to the violence and the action that we've seen this evening and many say despite the huge police presence which we are seeing, you know, hundreds of officers in riot gear, in the initial hours after that announcement was made, there was quiet on the streets on the part of the officers. it wasn't as if the streets were flooded with officers and many indicated that may be one reason the protests became as robust as they did. >> gloria riviera, thank you. that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," decision in ferguson. officer darren wilson accused of shooting and killing an unarmed black teen was not indicted. the evidence released overnight including new pictures of wilson. pleas for calm. the president's message to ferguson and the entire country after the decision in this case. other major story, the snowstorm taking aim at millions of thanksgiving travelers in the northeast. the latest predictions from accuweather on this tuesday, november 25th. well, good morning to you all, i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. to the breaking news, violence overnight, protests after the
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grand jury decided the police officer who killed michael brown will not face trial. >> word of that decision not to indict. police released tear gas as shots rang out, buildings were set on fire. abc's steve osunsami in the middle of the crisis. >> reporter: anger explodes in the street. already gunshots ringing out feet from the police station and police cars destroyed. police fighting back with tear gas. a decision finally announced in this racially explosive case. >> the grand jury deliberated over two days, making their final decision. they determined no probable cause exists to file charges against officer wilson and returned a no true bill. >> reporter: darren wilson not indicted in the shooting death
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of michael brown. prosecutors releasing massive amounts of evidence including never before seen pictures and audio of wilson in the moments after the fight including the gun he used to kill brown. in his interview with police the day after the shooting he said i was guaranteed he was going to shoot me. that's what i thought his goal was. president obama even weighing in on the decision. >> the situation in ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. >> reporter: brown's mother who broke down into tears when she found out is now demanding an explanation. >> officer willing defended his actions saying he followed his training and followed the law. prosecutors made sure the grand jury looked like the county, nine white jurors and three black jurors. but in ferguson, missouri, where brown was killed about 68% of residents are african-american. >> the prosecutor talked a lot about the witnesses who claim to
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have seen brown with his hands up with officer wilson shooting him in the back. the prosecutors think that many of that testimony contradicted the physical evidence which shows that he was not shot in the back. the grand jury believing that. steve osunsami, abc news, clayton, missouri. >> prosecutor coming out even saying a lot of what we heard on social media in the early media reports were not true. >> they took a lot of time on that very topic. a lot of what you think is the case wasn't actually the case. even some witnesses he say came back around and said, you know what, i thought i saw that, i just kind of made it up -- >> let's get the latest on that unrest. abc's marci gonzalez is live in clayton, missouri. what have the police been doing to control the protesters? >> reporter: well, they had a plan in place and more than a thousand extra officers out
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tonight, the national guard, the fbi here to offer backup. as far as what they were able to do, you know, they were out there in force, we know that they did fire smoke canisters to try to disperse the crowd. that's when they fired tear gas to get the crowd under control. as you see from the images it didn't work in all instances. >> of course, marci, what was the logic in announcing the decision this evening? >> reporter: as with a lot of people asking, why did they wait until tonight, nightfall to make this announcement when they knew for most of the day that a decision was reached. we still have not heard a response or explanation to that. >> marci gonzalez there live for us in clayton, missouri. we appreciate you being with us this evening. we're going to check back in with you in a little bit. thanks so much. we'll check in with another reporter talking about the decision sparking protest in other american cities. >> that's right. josh haskell is tracking what's happening
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elsewhere. what are you seeing right now? >> reporter: there have been protests going on in a number of cities across the country. these have for the most part been peaceful. but because of these protests a number of police departments were placed on tactical alert. in los angeles, for example, people said that they were not surprised but disappointed. they said that they're no stranger to protest, comparisons have been made between the tensions in ferguson with those that led to the 1992 l.a. riots sparked after four lapd officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. and in oakland, a few hundred people lined the streets with banners and marched on the i-580 freeway. the california highway patrol is working to clear protesters from the freeway but no word on any
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arrests at this point. in seattle, demonstrators were joined by macklemore and also in chicago late monday, roughly 200 protesters marched on lake shore drive shutting it down following the announcement of the grand jury's decision. that protest in chicago did remain peaceful but we obviously cannot say that for the protests tonight and on monday night in ferguson, missouri. >> josh, i'm sure so many are wondering what's going to happen to their community tomorrow. any sense of what law enforcement have been told? any sort of federal mandate that they're suggesting law enforcement do? >> reporter: when police departments heard that this decision was going to be announced they automatically went on tactical alert because they were prepared. they knew that there would be protests, they knew that there was the chance that people would be upset about this decision. now, how long do these protests continue, are they going to get bigger, is the weekend comes, we just don't know at this point but what we do know for the most part there have been not addresses in other cities. they have been peaceful. although they have been chanting many of the things we've heard in ferguson hands up, don't shoot and that had been similar to what we've seen in ferguson.
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there have not been burning buildings or arrests or tear gas, anything along those lines thankfully. >> abc's josh haskell thank you as always. as these protests continue, the lead prosecutor has taken a lot of heat for all he handled the case. we get more from abc chief legal affairs anchor dan abrams. >> reporter: they've been supporting the grand jury decision not saying that, saying he handed it off to the grand jury and refused all the evidence objectively but the way he sounded sounded as if he was backing up the grand jury. supporting them. in exactly what they decided and how they decided it and now we have this huge dump of information that they have now released to the public. very unusual to release all this grand jury material so in theory the public can decide for themselves and understand the prosecutor hopes, why some of the eyewitness testimony that we've heard so much about was contradicted.
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by the physical evidence. >> that's abc's senior legal analyst dan abrams. nobody wins in this. nobody. parents whose son died will never return and a white police officer who shot a black unarmed man who will live for the rest of the fact that he shot and killed someone. >> as we continue to show you live pictures we get of what's happening, yes, cars on fire, buildings on fire at this hour and to your point, reena, i was watching coverage closely and seems like for the past several hours what we have heard on television is mike brown and mike brown still an 18-year-old kid shot and killed in the streets in his hometown and his parents said this is not the way to honor him by doing some of what you're seeing on television now. this shouldn't be the legacy of mike brown. more should come out of it. >> well, coming up more coverage from the ferguson decision later in this half hour. the president's plea for calm and look for more live reports in our next half hour. our other major story this morning, the holiday snowstorm moving east at the worst
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possible time. it's hitting the midwest with much -- as much as 6 inches in some areas. overnight the wet slushy snow is freezing making driving treacherous. the storm is expected to reach the east coast on wednesday. the busiest travel day of the year. in the detroit area the problem isn't snow, it's the strong winds, nearly 200,000 customers are without power overnight. with gusts knocking down trees and a power line there were several electrical fires wadding -- adding to the damage and a sign fell onto a police car. the side of a building under construction collapsed. >> the update of the changing weather conditions before thanksgiving as major storm system impacts millions in the east and accuweather meteorologist justin povick is tracking it for us.
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>> the latest snowstorm could not come at a worst time dealing with the busiest travel day and some big-time traveling headaches. poor conditions expected all along the interstate 95 corridor from the carolinas into northern new england. in terms of storm totals, some could see over a foot of show impacting interstate 80, 95, the new york state thruway all the way into northern new england. t.j. and reena. chuck hagel is calling it quits. the pentagon chief and president obama had clashed over national security policies and the two leading candidates appear to be ash carter and michele flournoy. both with experience. >> 18 extraordinary americans have been honored now with the presidential medal of freedom. the highest civilian honor. among them ethel kennedy, tom brokaw, stevie wonder and meryl streep, the president praising her unmatched act to bring a character to life. well, stay with us here. we have an abridged version of "the skinny" coming your way and much more coverage coming from missouri. >> you're watching "world news now." ouri. >> you're watching "world news
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take a look at your screen. they continue to come in. federal ferguson, another shot of several buildings we know of that's been set fire this evening after violence and looting. rioting broke out in ferguson, missouri after the decision was announced not to indict officer darren wilson in the shooting of teenager michael brown. it led to widespread demonstrations. >> we've seen everything. some took anger to the streets. in's very big way. >> president obama stepped to the microphone after we heard about the grand jury decision. he appealed for calm and said the grand jury process must be respected. >> at the same time though he said the problems communities of color are describing are real and not jaws in ferguson. an excerpt. >> we are a nation built on the rule of law and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. there are americans who agree with it age there are americans
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who are deeply disappointed, even angry. it's an understandable reaction and need to recognize the situation in ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. we have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the past several decades. i have witnessed that in my own life and to deny that progress i think is to deny america's capacity for change. these are real issues and we have to lift them up and not deny them or try to tamp them down. what we need to do is understand them and how do we figure out how to make more progress and that can be done and those who are only interested in focusing on violence and want the problem to go away need to recognize that we do have work to do here. and we shouldn't try to paper it
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over. >> all of a sudden weigh heard this -- >> whenever we do that, the anger may momentarily subside but over time it builds up and america isn't everything that it could be. >> what many people don't realize, t.j., when it comes to a grand jury, when you look at federal cases there are about 160,000 since 2010. do you know how many of them were actually indicted? >> there's -- from a grand jury a lot but when it comes to police officers, the police officers are a very different situation. >> because the public tends to trust that a police officer is using force for a reason. that there was some sort of security issue and that's why it's not very common that while grand juries do tend to indict when it comes to police officers they tend to be the exception. >> this is not something certainly an african-american community can begin to accept
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right now when you have the names of oscar grant and eric gardner and sean bell and the list just keeps going on and on and now michael brown. seems young african-american life is not valued when the shots ring out dead in the streets and seeps no one is held accountable for those deaths. that is the backdrop for what we are seeing and the president like he did after the george zimmerman verdict and explain to the nation why, why the african-american community is reacting in such a way and that it would say riots are the language of the unheard much that's what we're seeing play out. >> the violence so intense the faa getting involved in the skies. flights rerouted over the st. louis area because of the gunfire. we are obviously monitoring this incredible situation on the trees of st. louis. we'll be right back. ouis. we'll be right back. we are obviously monitoring this
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♪ not he brought the turkey -- a not he brought the turkey -- a lighter focus on thanksgiving. >> it's the holidays. you cooking? >> no. not so into the bird but cooking on thanksgiving, you know, helping someone to cook. i'll be someone's sous chef. ready, we definitely want to you watch this if you are anywhere near the kitchen. >> you may have heard the term life hacks, the way to make things quicker and simpler. abc's rachel smith shows us how to work smarter not harder. >> reporter: it's the part of thanksgiving we're not show thankful for, the sweat, tears,
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the fears, that your family size feast won't come together just right. >> be here all day. thankfully we've got some hacks compliments of sur le table. starting with this diy roasting rack. >> important it's not sitting on its own juices. >> hack number two, ice the turkey breast for 30 minutes to evenly cook the white and dark meat. >> freezing the white meat will allow you to cook it at the same rate as dark. >> go picasso. >> third hack, marinate it with yogurt to make it more tender. for a tearless onion experience, try hack number four. >> wet napkin. put it in your mouth. >> are you kidding me. >> but leave a little hanging out. when you cut your onion the gases actually hit the napkin before your eyes. >> no fair. >> hack number five tackles
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making news in america this morning -- rage and violence in ferguson. >> crowds erupted in anger after a grand jury's decision in the michael brown shooting. >> no probable cause exists -- >> no evidence found to charge officer darren wilson. >> protesters burning and looting buildings. and the governor calling in more national guard members. >> the protests spreading overnight in new york city, chicago, los angeles and other cities. >> we ain't going nowhere. >> live team coverage right now covering all angles. the burning buildings and cars, the looting and the unrest unfolding right now.

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