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by los angeles distribution and broadcasting, inc. tonight, breaking news -- the bombshell heat from the jury in the harvey weinstein trial. what the jury asked the judge, and how the judge responded. are they deadlocked on two charges, and have they come to agreement on the other three in dan abrams tonight on what this could mean. also breaking tonight, former new york city mayor michael bloomberg gives. after intense pressure on the debate stage from elizabeth warren and others what bloomberg decided about some of the women who signed the nondisclosure agreements. the other headline as we come on the airn't the u.s. intelligence believes the russians are not only trying to help donald trump but they're trying to help bernie sanders on the other side. tonight sanders' message to the
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russians just in. news on the kov. words from the cdc. they are preparing for a possible likely even spread in the u.s. mobs surrounding busses they thought were carrying patients with the virus. the arrest. tonight the mother of those missing children behind bars. her children have not been seen in months. what happened to them and what we've learned in the case. the deadly shooting right outside new york city. for the first time, the body cam. police arriving in under 40 seconds. your money tonight. news coming many in the massive settlement. the bank accused of opening up customer accounts and charging fees without the customers knowing and what they'll now be forced to pay. good evening, and it's great to have you with us here on a very busy friday night. several developing headlines os he come on.
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we begin with the note from the jury in the harvey weinstein trial. the note suggesting they might be deadlocked in the two most serious charges. and have they agreed on the other tree? the note sent to the judge, and what the judge said in response. erielle reshef and our dan ab m abrams and what this could mean. >> reporter: tonight with harvey weinstein shuffling out of the courthouse, his fate in the hands of the jury. late today, in a stunning turn, jurors asking the judge if they can be deadlocked on the two most serious charges. writing in a note, we the jury request to understand if we can be hung in one and or three and unanimous on other charges. weinstein is facing five felony counts including rape and sexual assault for alleged attacks on women. but the jury appearing an impasse on counts 1 and 3, predatory sexual assault, which also rely on the testimony of "sopranos" actress annabella sciorra.
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to convict on those counts, all 12 jurors need to believe one of weinstein's two accusers and sciorra, who described in graphic detail how weinstein barged into her apartment and violently raped her three decades ago while she fought back, punching him, kicking him. >> most believe she was the most persuasive witness called by prosecutors. but these jurors aren't supposed to convict just based on here account. i think those who presume that weinstein's been convicted on the three lesser charges and jury is just hung on the most serious charges are vastly overstating where we are today. >> let's goet to erielle reshef. she's live outside the courthouse. the judge ordering those jurors to continue deliberations? >> reporter: yeah, david, the jurors will pick up deliberations monday. the two most serious charges could put weinstein behind barer if life. he has pleaded not guilty. >> that's a lot of speculation. thank you. the other breaking headline tonight, the reversal from mike
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bloomberg tonight. bloomberg now says he's releasing some of the women, three women who signed those nondisclosure agreements. his decision comes after intense pressure on the debate stage from elizabeth warren and others. mary bruce tonight on the women who will be able to share their story should they choose to do so. >> reporter: under enormous pressure, tonight an about-face from michael bloomberg, announcing he will release some women who have filed complaints from their confidentiality agreements. bloomberg has been pummeled over the issue. >> mr. mayor, are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements so we can hear their side of the story? [ cheers and applause ] >> we have a very few nondisclosure agreements -- >> how many is that? >> let me finish. >> how many is that? >> none of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn't like a joke i told.
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and let me just -- there's agreements between two parties that wanted to keep it quiet, and that's up to them. >> reporter: but several of the women who have signed ndas with bloomberg's company told abc news they are interested in telling their stories but fear the prospect of retribution. >> we are not going to beat donald trump with a man who has who knows how many nondisclosure agreements and the drip, drip, drip of stories of women saying they have been harassed and discriminated against. that's not what we do. >> reporter: it was clear elizabeth warren wasn't going to drop it. the senator taunting bloomberg, drawing up her own contract to release the women from these agreements. >> all that mayor bloomberg has to do is download it. i'll text it -- sign it, and then the women or men will be free to speak and tell their own stories. >> reporter: with another debate set for tuesday in south carolina, today from bloomberg
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an abrupt change in tone. the billionaire saying that after a lot of reflecting he recognizes nondisclosure agreements promote a culture of silence in the workplace and contribute to a culture of women not feeling safe or supported. he announced his company had identified three ndas with women to address complaints about comments they said i had made. and that those women would now be released from the agreements. bloomberg isn't even on the ballot here in nevada, and after the caucuses tomorrow all eyes shift to south carolina and the next debate. bloomberg's team is already preparing. this an admit he took a beating in the first debate and say he has to do better. >> mary bruce in nevada for us all week. mary, thank you. another developing headline late today. this one involving bernie sanders. tonight u.s. intelligence officials believe the russians are not only trying to help president trump get re-elected, that they were working to help bernie sanders on the democratic side as well. sanders was briefed weeks ago and pressed on this a short time
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ago. here's what he said tonight. abc's jonathan karl now. >> reporter: a stunning development in the heated democratic primary -- bernie sanders today acknowledged intelligence officials have warned him russia is trying to help his campaign as a way to create discord among democrats and help re-elect donald trump. sanders made it clear today he does not want russia's help. >> that is the ugliest thing they're doing is the are trying to cause chaos, they're trying to cause hatred in america. >> reporter: sanders hinted at this during the debate this week when he was asked about the online bullying of some of his more extreme supporters. >> all of us remember 2016. and what we meant -- what we remember is efforts by russians and others to try to interfere in our election and divide us up. i'm not saying that's happening, but it would not shock me. >> reporter: this comes one day after we learned the house intelligence committee received an briefing that russia was again trying to meddle in the election to help trump win. speaking in las vegas today, the president attempted to
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discredit that story by falsely saying democrats were behind it. >> they said today that putin wants to be sure that trump gets elected. here we go again. >> reporter: but this did not come from democrats. it came from top intelligence officials in his administration who gave that classified briefing to democrats and republicans in congress. the president was so angry about that briefing he ousted acting director of national intelligence joseph maguire, who today officially resigned. the president tapped rick grenell, a trump loyalist with no experience in intelligence, as maguire's >> a lot of news tonight. let's get back to jon karl and the breaking headline -- word that the russians are not only trying to help president trump with his re-election, but bernie sanders on the democratic side. and people are taking note of the very different reactions from bernie sanders late today, from the president 24 hours ago. >> reporter: very different reactions. the president called it all a
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hoax. bernie sanders on the other hand does not dispute russia may be trying to help his campaign. in fact he denounced those efforts and said they were not welcome. david? >> jon karl with us. thank you. next to the alarming new headline on the coronavirus in the u.s. the cdc saying they are now preparing for the possibly, even likely spread of the virus right here in the united states. it comes amid troubling images overseas. the angry mob surrounding busses they thought were carrying patients with the virus. ian pannell again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the global fear of covid-19, as cases around the world continue to grow. anger boiling over in ukraine as evacuees from china touched down for quarantine. protesters clashing with police after a false rumor a handful were infected with the new coronavirus. and tonight a somber reality check from the world health organization. although the number of cases outside china is still small, time to stop the spread of the
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virus may be running out. >> the window of opportunity is narrowing, so we need to act quickly before it closes completely. >> reporter: new clusters of the virus have grown in just the last few days. in northern italy, this hospital e.r. is now closed after a patient spread the virus to five doctors and nurses and others. restaurants and schools are also being closed down. in south korea a woman spread the virus to nearly 40 people at her church and beyond, with numbers there growing. the cdc tonight assuring americans the virus is not spreading in the u.s. right now, but warning it could. >> it's very possible, even likely, that it may eventually happen. you may be hearing about schools shutting down, businesses closing in countries in asia, to reduce the potential spread of this virus. the day may come when we will need to implement such measures in the u.s. communities. >> reporter: tonight in japan,
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the last if you hundred passengers and crew now expected to leave the stricken diamond princess with growing questions about the quarantine on board. tonight the u.s. embassy saying it's contacted all patients, telling them they have to test twice with a 24-hour in between before they can think about booking flights home. developments in the case of two missing children in idaho. just moments ago she appeared before a judge after being arrest in the hawaii. her children not seen in months. here's clayton sandell tonight. >> reporter: tonight, lori vallow appearing in a hawaii courthouse. arrested thursday on a warrant connected to the mystery of her missing children. >> lori, can you tell me where your kids are? >> reporter: vallow and her husband chad daybell moved from idaho to hawaii when police started asking questions about 17-year-old tylee ryan and
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7-year-old j.j. vallow. the siblings have not been seen since september. vallow facing multiple charges, including two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. the couple got married in hawaii less than three weeks after the death of daybell's previous wife, tammy. vallows' estranged husband charles was killed last summer by her brother, who then died in december. authorities say all three deaths are suspicious. family members say vallow is part of a religious group, and her husband writes books about the end of the world. they hope this is the break the case needs. >> that's our ultimate goal, is to get the children. and i think with this arrest that will hopefully happen sooner than later. >> reporter: a judge tonight just set her bail at $5 million, each of the two felony counts comes with up to a 14-year sentence in she is convicted. david? >> clayton, thank you. next, news that could affect thousand of u.s. troops a
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possible first step toward ending america's longest war. the taliban agreed to a seven-day reduction in violence started tonight in afghanistan and it could pave the way to a deal that could see significant numbers of u.s. troops coming home. let's get to martha raddatz on this. authorities are hopeful but very cautious about all this tonight. >> reporter: they are, david. >> while this is not a -- no roadside bombs, no rockets no suicide bombs and if those conditions are met, the taliban and the u.s. will sign a peace agreement in qatar on february 29th, and a phased withdrawal from american troops would begin. judging on what president trump said public will i, the troop numbers could initially be reduced from around 13,000 now in afghan stistan to 8,600, but official number has been given and critics worry the taliban has no incentive to abide by the
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deal. >> martha, thank you. next tonight a chilling new look into the deadly gun battle in new york city. security video showing the two armed suspects crossing the street. you've seen them before. but tonight, newly released body cam vote showing the officers arrive in under 40 seconds. authorities are calling it an act of domestic terrorism. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, terrifying new video of that deadly shooting rampage in jersey city. >> he's still moving. >> reporter: abc news obtaining police body cam video and 911 calls that reveal more grim details of the december attack on a kosher market. one officer even shooting from a classroom nearby. it all started when suspects david anderson and francine graham murdered police detective and father of five, joseph seals. security video shows them storming the market guns drawn, killing three innocent people inside.
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>> she shoot in the grocery four shots. then she came into the grocery. i ran out from the grocery. >> reporter: police responding in less than 40 seconds. >> the cops are here! they're shooting back and forth! >> reporter: the gun battle lasting more than two hours before an armored vehicle rams the front of that market. the suspects found dead. david, the fbi says the suspects were motivated by hate against the jewish community and against law enforcement. david? >> all right, gio, thank you. still much more ahead tonight this friday. the major settlement tonight. the bank accused. an opening accounts and charging fees without customers knowing. what they'll now be forced to pay. also tonight the amber alert for the toddler and new questions about why that was issued months after the child was reportedly last seen. the deadly wrong way crash. a driver attempted to swerve out of the way. now under investigation tonight. the bear scare going viral. the slow speed pursuit as a
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starting in 2002. senior executives knew about it, but didn't stop it until 2016. >> wells fargo traded its hard-earned reputation for short-term profits. >> reporter: david, the settlement includes a $500 million which will be distributed to investors. and tonight, the door is still open for additional charges against other executives. david? >> we know you'll stay on it. a toddler missing. why it took so long and a 400 pound bear right after break. thousands of women with metastatic breast cancer, which is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, are living in the moment and taking ibrance. ibrance with an aromatase inhibitor is for postmenopausal women or for men with hr+/her2- metastatic breast cancer, as the first hormonal based therapy. ibrance plus letrozole significantly delayed disease progression versus letrozole,
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the timing was wrong. i think the way we did it was completely uncalled for. >> we've moved on. we're looking for a new form of leadership. >> one day after oakland's police chief was abruptly fired, they are now looking forward of the. >> he was fired without cause yesterday after just three years on the post. >> in another twist, a new class of officers graduated today just one day after kirkpatrick was fired. >> very odd timing with the new graduating class and the firing last night. one thing that illustrates, it was a shooting incident two years ago