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. breaking developments tonight. the bomb theory and now the intercrepts from isis. u.s. authorities say the conversations specifically about a bomb. president obama just weighing in and tonight, security at airports here in america, with thanksgiving approaching. new details tonight about the officer who staged his own elaborate suicide. authorities said he's been stealing money and now questions about what his wife and son knew. the race for 2016, donald trump tearing into marco rubio for using a republican party charge card for personal use. home repairs? tonight, we have rubio and his response. the boy stolen from his mother 13 years later. how he discovers it himself. the incredible feat. it's a bird, it's a plane. no, it's two people flying
beside that jumbo jet. and native america is back tonight. something home ground is now making a lot of money. good evening and we begin tonight with the investigation into that russian jet that fell from the sky, breaking apart, killing everyone on board. and, tonight, counter intelligence officials focused in large part on terror intercepts. conversations between members of isis. those conversations came after the mid-erica tair /* catastrophe. president obamaing in saying there is a possibility this was a bomb. and u.s. authorities taking action in the next 24 hours at airports across this country, just as millions prepare to travel for thanksgiving. we begin with abc's chief investigative correspondent ryan ross. >> reporter: u.s. and british officials tell abc news, the
strongest etched it was a bomb comes from isis itself, from terrorists talking specifically about a bomb. tonight president obama weighed in for the first time. >> i think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board and, we're taking that very seriously. >> reporter: yet, there is still no hard evidence of just what happened to the russian jet and u.s. intelligence officials told select members of congress at a classified briefing that the bomb theory is still far from certain. >> well, i think it's going to take a forensic examination of the wreckage of the plane. examination of the bodies, and a full investigation at sharm el sheikh airport. and the focus tonight for u.s. and british intelligence is on security or the black of it. at the airport in sharm el sheikh and fears if it was indeed a bomb, isis had an insider here with access to a luggage hold. >> if isis has been able to do that at that airport, how many
other airports have they been able to infiltrate or working on right now. >> reporter: tonight thousands stranded as british flights were canceled. the head of security was reportedly removed or promoted. alex marquardt is at the airport tonight. >> reporter: p security is padding down little kids, everyone taking off their skew shoes. >> brian ross with us now. back to the intercepts, reportedly they heard conversations about a bomb? >> yes, they are trying to assess if they are boasting or gloating or knew what they were talking about and future attacks. >> and bob woodruff sat down with ash carter who also acknowledged it might be a bomb and bob asking, could it be isis? >> do you think there's a possibility isis could have been
involved in this? >> weather is always a possibility, and isis is me te sized around the world. but i don't have any information. it gives us an independent view. >> bob woodruff with the defense secretary. this, as millions of americans get ready to travel for thanksgiving. britain concerned because they take direct flights from that region. even here, there's word the u.s. is beefing up security in the next 24 hours. enhanced security for planes coming to america from other parts of the world. abc's david kerley covers aviation. >> reporter: tonight with airlines estimating more than 25 million americans will fly over thanksgiving. nearly a million more than last year, will they see changes at security after the egypt crash? >> the obama administration is reviewing a number of different steps that we can take to enhance security for commercial flights bound for the united states from certain foreign airports. >> reporter: a former homeland security official suggests tsa
is likely considering whether to send a security directive to airlines flying into the u-s specifically from the middle east to increase security. security there is often different than what americans see. in the usa, carry-on bags are screened. and in atlanta we watched checked bags heading to a special tsa underground screening room. each bag run through an explosive detection scanner. each day, more than a million checked bags in the u.s. are checked. >> but you can't stop everything, can you? >> you cannot stop everything. that's why we need a system of aviation security that is dynamic. >> reporter: gaps in tsa security were exposed this summer with inspectors hiding materials on their body were missed 95 percent of the time. the author of the report says progress has been made since then. the other concern "the insider" remember this case in atlanta. an airport worker using his i-d to get around security and allegedly help smuggle guns. atlanta now says the vast majority of workers are screened
but there is no standard although the tsa recently took action to improve security. david? >> david kerley with us, thank you, david. now to the stunning case the veteran officer who staged his own suicide but authorities are now calling the ultimate betrayal. tonight new questions here, what if anything did his wife and one much his sons know. that veteran p could, nicknamed g.i. joe, a father of four. his wife seen overcome after his death. and authorities now investigating that mother and one of their sons. and you're about to see some of the officers' own text messages. abc's alex perez is outside of chicago. >> reporter: tonight, our abc affiliate wls reporting police are investigating whether the widow and son of lieutenant joe gliniewicz in connection with the scheme to steal thousand of dollars from the police yoh program which he ran.
>> joe was my best friend, my world, my hero. >> reporter: the community embracing the officer's family amid the massive manhunt for his supposed killers. for two months, his widow melodie dismissed speculation it was suicide. >> there were things that were happening in our life that people who are going to commit suicide would never do. >> reporter: his son dj pointing to the dangers of the job. >> he's told me many times. he'd sit down in his car and be like i hope i go home. >> reporter: but yesterday, that revelation -- joe glienowitz had staged his own death, shooting himself twice in the chest, over and under his bulletproof vest. "s" he committed the ultimate betray betrayal. >> reporter: police say he thought the new city administrator, ann marrin, was about to expose him as a thief stealing thousands from that youth program he ran with his wife. in a text message to an unidentified person, glinowitz wrote -- "she hates me." and "she has now demanded a complete inventory of the
explorer program." today, investigators tell me he even looked into hiring a hitman to kill marrin. >> that he wanted to speak to this high-ranking motorcycle gang member to initiate a hit op the village manager. >> reporter: the hero police officer, once honored with signs around town, now a villain. and, david, an investigator tells me he can neither confirm or deny whether the lieutenant's family is part of the criminal investigation. so far, through their attorney, the family said they're cooperating with authorities. >> alex perez on the case tonight. we have new developments for the race of 2016 the two men leading the republican field, now under secret service protection. and it comes as trump getting ready to host "saturday night live" even after protesters hoped to stop him and trump in a war of words with marco rubio
over his personal finances and using a republican charge card for personal use. jonathan karl getting his response tonight. >> reporter: donald trump's limousine parked outside the snl studios today the candidate was deep in rehearsals. >> donald has promised for the whole show he is not going to brag or say he's the best at anything, right donald? that's right ceceily and i'm going to do the best job anyone's ever done not saying it. >> reporter: but now trump isn't just selling himself "onstage." he's also out with his first campaign ad. >> if the people of iowa vote for me, you'll never be disappointed. i don't disappoint people. i produce. >> reporter: and he's attacking the man who is rising in the polls, marco rubio. >> marco rubio has a disaster on his finances. he has a very bad records on finances. all you have to do is look at his credit card. >> reporter: he's talking about rubio's use of a state republican party american express card while he was speaker of the house in florida.
it was meant for republican party business expenses but rubio acknowledged using the card to pay for things like home repairs and a family reunion. rubio admits this was a mistake and tell us he always paid for personal charges out of his own pocket. >> every month the bill came to my house and i would review it and if it was something personal i paid for it and if it was something that was political the party paid for it. >> reporter: and on the trail rubio gave it right back to trump. >> i find it ironic that the only person running for president that's ever declared a bankruptcy four times in the last 25 years is attacking anyone on finances. and jon karl getting the one-on-one with rubio on his finances. did rubio tell you himself when he plans to release those charge card statements? >> he did. rubio tells me he plans to release all of the records of the american express card for the four years he was speaker of the house and had the republican party card. he said when he does that, he'll see all of the charges for personal experiences he paid for
himself out of his own personal pocket. >> thanks. and dr. ben carson making headlines of his own doubling down on. theory of the egyptian pyramids, used to store grain in aaron shebt egypt and not tombs for far rose. and also weighing in for transgender rights saying they should have separate transgender bathrooms saying it's not fair to make everybody else uncomfortable. we turn to a former president. and what he said about donald rumsfeld. a new biography giving a scathing review of his two sons' closest advisers while two he were president. today rumsfeld is taking aim at the elder president bush's age. here's martha raddatz now. >> reporter: it is a book of love, war and just plain gossip. according to "the new york
times" the elder president bush rips into the two men who hyped guide his son into the iraq war, calling dick cheney, just iron-ass, hardline, a man who built his own empire and former secretary of defense, donald rumsfeld an arrogant fellow who served the president badly. rumsfeld fired back saying the 91-year-old bush is getting up in years and misjudges but when talking about cheney's influence, father bush said it's the president's fault. the buck stops there. the younger bush responded today saying he was grateful for both cheney and rumsfeld for their good advice. >> and presidential candidate bush? >> i love my dad, he's a good guy. i think the book will be worth reading. i recommend it. >> all right. martha raddatz. the biographer used diary entries including things he wrote about his own wife. >> diary entries it talking
about tension between barbara bush and nancy reagan. nancy does not like barbara. simply put. >> we turn to the wild weather across the plains, 17 million in the storm zone. severe storm watches, flash flood watches and tornado watches. let's get right to rob marciano tracking the severe weather tonight. >> hey, we have a huge contrast in temperatures, snow in the east. ehave flash flood in missouri, and central texas. look at storms firing in austin. into louisiana. two to three inches of rain where they don't need it. and fueling this. heat in the east. temperatures feel like summer in d.c. and new york. all right. we've reported on the growing threat. thiefs it targeting the smartphones. tonight the video, serena
williams did when after her sprinting after the the theeft. he chose the wrong william. >> reporter: tonight a another victory for serena williams that's her on surveillance video in a san francisco restaurant, just watch what happens next. the man standing near her table casually reaches down swiping her cell from a chair. ok the wrong phone.mistakenly ds at.at her table in a minute was how's that for a grand slam? >> i am blown away because she's such a big star and i feel like she just acted like a pro. >> reporter: from this h cyclist's clean grab in a busy intersection to the subway. many people never even see it coming. one in ten americans falling victim but most not as fast as serena. they never get their foams back. her message on facebook, always
listen your superhero inner voice. always keep your things close. fight for what's right, stand for what you believe in. is from superstar to superhero. police say running after the thief is way too risky. best advice, don't leave your valuables out. up next the boy stolen from his mother 13rks years later. how he discovered it himself. he was just five years old at the time. here's the picture of him then. here's what he looked like tonight. the major clue it, how he figured it out. and diet headlines. one simple step, the things they put in your stomach. take a look at this. a bird, a plane? no. that's two people in the air flying next to that jumbo jet. we'll show you how they pulled this off, coming up. a type of irregular heartbeat
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