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heart. larry: he truly is an icon. don't cry. it is a celebration of buster tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. president biden's new federal deadline to vaccinate more than 100 million american workers. the biden administration giving businesses with 100 or more employees until january 4th now to require workers to be fully vaccinated or face weekly testing, to turn the corner in this pandemic. bitzs faces fines if they don't help. republican leaders in 26 states vowing to sue. dr. anthony fauci defending the action tonight saying, quote, we know that vaccines absolutely save lives, and we know that mandates work. this, as children 5 to 11 line up across the u.s. tonight to get their first shots. new york city, for one, offering children $100 to get vaccinated. also tonight, the scare for american tourists in mexico. the deadly shooting outside a
resort. inside, those tourists and late today, reports of an active shooting at that hotel in cancun. guests and staff running for cover. some hiding in their rooms. tonight, the u.s. navy firing three top submarine leaders aboard the "uss connecticut, kws including the commander and executive officer. that sub crashing into an undersea mountain and martha raddatz standing by. >> pressure building tonight on house democrats to pass president biden's two bills. house speaker nancy pelosi pressed today, did failure to get at least the bipartisan inf infrastructure bill passed play into the republican victory on election night? and news tonight on paid family leave. rachel scott on the hill. also news this evening about the high profile trial of three white men charged with murdering ahmaud arbery in georgia. alarming evidence revealed tonight of a white supremacist plot to incite a racial civil war here in the u.s. abc news now obtaining chilling
video and audio of two members of a hate group accused of planning a deadly attack. pierre thomas standing by. tonight, police looking at these new images emerging. henry ruggs and that dead ly collision in vegas. we are also tracking tonight the coldest temperatures of the season moving in this evening, from new mexico up into the northeast. frost and freeze alerts tonight from texas to new england. and after our reporting on the children of southern madagascar, what the world food program told us today. we are overwhelmed by what you've done. good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. we have a lot to get to. that scare for american tourists, the deadly shooting outside a hotel in cancun. but we begin tonight with the
new federal deadline for tens of millions of american workers to get vaccinated. businesses with 100 workers or more must have workers get vaccinated by january 4th now. all in an effort to try to get out of this pandemic. more than 100 million workers effected. two-thirds of the american work force. president biden first announcing this was coming many weeks ago, but tonight, the deadline in clear focus. those businesses with 100 or more employees have until january 4th. workers must get the vax vaccination or be tested weekly. by january 4th, health care facilities that receive medicare or medicare funding must require all workers to be vaccinated with no option for testing. 17 million people work at these facilities. tonight, some businesses pushing back. retailers fearing they will lose workers in a time when it's before difficult to find them. and during this upcoming critical holiday shopping season. tonight, the debate here on both sides and dr. anthony fauci defending the action. what he said today. and, of course, it all comes as
thousands of children 5 to 11 now roll up their sleeves to be vaccinated. here in new york city tonight, offering children $100 each to get the shot. abc's whit johnson tonight leading us off. >> reporter: after weeks of protests against local vaccine mandates, tonight, a new federal deadline for two-thirds of the american workforce. the biden administration giving businesses with 100 or more employees until january 4th to require workers to be fully vaccinated or face weekly testing. the new rule also includes 17 million health care workers who do not have the option of testing. violators could face a $14,000 fine or potential loss of medicare and medicaid dollars. at a hearing on capitol hill today, dr. fauci defending the mandates. >> we know that vaccines absolutely save lives and we know that mandates work. >> reporter: in fact, in
new york city just days ago, front line workers protesting a vaccine mandate. hundreds of firefighters calling out sick. but now, more than 92% of the city cease workforce vaccinated. but with this new federal deadline impacting 100 million american workers, republican leaders in 26 states are vowing to fight in court. >> people should not be in a situation where they're faced with the jab or their jobs. >> reporter: ross mcgregor, who owns an auto manufacturing parts company in ohio says only half of his workers are vaccinated. >> to lose any of our people would definitely put us at a competitive disadvantage. >> reporter: this, as kids 5 to 11 across the country are lining up to get their first shots. in new york city, nearly a quarter of a million doses now available at vaccinate sites. the mayor even offering money. >> good news. kids are eligible for the $100 vaccine incentive. >> that got our attention today. whit with us tonight.
what more do we know about this $100 offer for kids? and also, more on that new warning from the cdc director on the possibility of a tough flu season ahead? >> reporter: well, david, these are $100 debit cards that are being offered to kids 5 to 11 years old who get their first dose at city-run vaccination sites. it is similar to the incentives who have been offered to results. and the cdc director said today this flu season has the potential to be severe and is telling people it's very important to get vaccinated for covid and the seasonal flu. health experts say it is okay to do both at the same time. david? >> whit johnson leading us off tonight. thank you, whit. we're also following that developing headline out of mexico tonight. the scare for american tourists after a deadly shooting outside a hotel in cancun. late today, reports of an active shooter at that beachside hotel. guests and staff running for cover. some hiding in their rooms. abc's victor oquendo tonight with late reporting. >> reporter: the video shows
terrified hotel guests and staff climbing stairs and looking for hiding places throughout the resort after reports of an active shooter at the hyatt ziva cancun. the report opening approximately two months ago in september of this year. the man recording this video writing, "people are hugging each other and crying." jim is on vacation from atlanta. >> this is the pool that i was in when we heard the gunshots at 2:15 today. >> reporter: he and employees eventually taken out of hiding. >> we are all safe at this time. >> reporter: all gathering in the hotel lobby. police say that the shootout was between rival groups of drug dealers. two of them actually died on that beach. the hotel says that no guests or staff were injured. david? >> all right, victor, thank you. tonight, the u.s. navy has fired the top three leaders aboard the attack submarine the "uss connecticut" after that sub collided with an underwater sea mountain. our chief global affairs
correspondent martha raddatz back with us tonight. and they clearly believe this never should have happened. >> reporter: that's exactly right, david. it was the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine the "uss connecticut" that slammed into that unchartered sea mountain in the south china sea, injuring two sailors. but now, the three top leaders on that submarine have been relieved of duty, fired from command. the navy believes that even though the sea mountain was not on any charts, the accident was preventable. a u.s. official telling abc news that the submarine was going too fast in an area that was not well-charted. the three leaders will be reassigned within the navy, but david, their careers are essentially over. david? >> all right, martha raddatz with us tonight from washington. martha, thank you. and from capitol hill tonight, pressure building on house democrats to pass president biden's two bills. house speaker nancy pelosi pressed today, did failure to get at least the bipartisan inf infrastructure bill passed play into that republican victory in
virginia on election night? and this evening, we're learning paid family leave has been added back into that second bill, but will it survive? and when could there be a vote on either one? rachel scott on the hill again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a new sense of urgency from house leaders on capitol hill, scrambling to hold a vote on president biden's domestic agenda after tuesday's devastating election results. >> it was not a good night. >> reporter: house democrats under fire for failing to pass the popular bipartisan infrastructure bill. the president warning voters are looking for democrats to deliver. >> do you believe the house democrats in any way were partially responsible for what happened on tuesday? >> any sign of progress is always good for the public when they understand what it is, and i think they understand infrastructure pretty well. so it would've been better if we had. i don't know, because i haven't seen the data. i think there are other issues at work in that election. >> reporter: progressives have refused to pass the infrastructure bill without a
vote on is tthe president's sweg economic package. but today, a growing number of house moderates pushing back, calling for a vote on infrastructure first. they still have questions about the other bill. one key moderate senator insisting progressives have to face reality. >> we don't have the numbers that fdr had or that lyndon baines johnson had, in order to get some major, major legislation done. we don't have those. this is not a center left or a left country. we are a center, if hi, a little center right country and that's being shown and we ought to be able to recognize that. >> rachel scott back with us live on the hill tonight. rachel, there is also that news this evening on the proposal for paid family leave now back in the house bill. we know paid family leave is an issue that has support from democrats and in the past from some republicans, too. but there's been this debate among democrats on whether this should be included right now. >> reporter: that's right, david. and senator joe manchin, that key moderate holdout, he supports the issue, but he does not believe it should be
included in this package. house speaker nancy pelosi made it clear to me tonight that she believes it should be in. democratic leadership was hoping for a vote on the president's economic agenda by the end of today, but right now, it's unclear if they're going to meet that deadline. david. >> rachel, thank you. in kenosha, wisconsin, tonight, a injure in the trial of kyle rittenhouse, well, that injure dismissed after he told a court deputy a joke about the police shooting of jacob blake, which, of course, launched those protests. kyle rittenhouse on trial for killing two and wounding a third during the protests that followed blake's shooting. the judge asking the juror if he would be comfortable to repeat that joke. when he declined, he was dismissed. to georgia tonight. three white men on trial for murder in the shooting death of unarmed black jogger ahmaud arbery. tonight, just one black juror now on that jury. and what the judge said about this today.
here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: there are people watching this tonight who say this is another example of what happens in south georgia. of the 12 jurors seated in this racially sensitive case, only one of them is african-american. and this is a county where nearly a third of the residents are black. the judge in this case blamed racism. >> this court has found that there appears to be intentional discrimination in the panel. but that doesn't mean that the court has the authority to reseat. >> reporter: there aren't many people who live down here, about 85,000 in the whole county, and they had a hard time finding potential jurors to choose from. so many were turned away because they personally knew either the defendants or the victim. and tonight, defense lawyers are accused of using their strikes to show all but one of the potential black jurors who were left the door. ahmaud arbery was killed last february after he was stopped by gregory mcmichael, his son travis mcmichael and their neighbor william roddie bryan
jr. the three all face murder and other charges. they have pleaded not guilty. they told police they thought arbery was the person seen on surveillance videos visiting a home construction site in the neighborhood, but police report that he never stole anything. >> no justice! >> no peace. >> reporter: demonstrators rallied at the courthouse today. and the victim's family says they're not surprised the jury is mostly white. >> i wasn't surprised. that's just some of what we've already been facing in this case. just another part of the injuses that we see here in glynn county. >> reporter: the special prosecutor fought the removal of eight black potential jurors in this case, but she lost. this trial begins in earnest tomorrow morning. david? >> steve osunsami from georgia tonight. steve, thank you. we're going to turn next here tonight to the alarming evidence now emerging in the case of two men accused of what could have been a deadly plot. a hate-filled plan that was set to unfold in virginia. authorities say the men belonged to an extremist group that
espouses racial hatred and anti-semitism. you're about to hear the fbi recordings right here. the two men are heard planning a deadly attack in the u.s. here's our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: the fbi says these men, fueled by racist hate, plotted mass murder. >> the time for violent revolution is now. >> reporter: patrick jordan matthews and brian mark lemley jr. are admitted members of the white supremacist group, the base. here is mathews wearing a gas mask, calling for a race war. >> if you want the white race to survive, you're going to have to do your [ bleep ] part. >> reporter: abc news has obtained this newly released video, as well as audio evidence from the case. the men had been under investigation for possible domestic extremism, but in december 2019, the fbi obtained a court order, allowing them to secretly place a surveillance camera and microphone in the men's delaware home. >> we need to go back to the days of [ bleep ] decimating
blacks and getting rid of them wherever they stand. >> reporter: the two were arrested in january 2020, just before the fbi claims they intended to launch their civil war by attacking a gun rally in richmond, virginia. >> while the virginia situation is happening, make other things happen. derail some rail lines, shut down the rest of the roads, you know? you can kick off the economic collapse of the u.s. within a week. >> reporter: the fbi believes the men, who both had military training, had the means to carry out the plot, discovering 1,500 rounds of ammunition, firearms and tactical gear. both men pleaded guilty to gun charges in june and were each sentenced to nine years in prison last week. david, the threat of white supremacy is rising. fbi director christopher wray testified this year that the number of domestic cases has tripled since he became director in 2017. david? >> all right, pierre thomas reporting tonight. thank you, pierre.
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finally tonight here, a note of thanks. after our reporting on the children of southern madagascar, the hunger, what you've done. we traveled to so many remote villages in southern madagascar. the children, the families, in desperate need of help. the u.n. warning they're on the brink of the first climate change famine. the children and their resill yeps. the unexpected smile, the little girl in the dress. and the boy so many of you remember, quietly capturing the drops of water from a jug in his hand, not letting a drop go to waste. tonight, the world food program says after our reporting, they've received $1.8 million in donations. more than 11,000 donors and counting. a husband and wife saying, it was the little girl with the extended belly and the beautiful, soufl elful attentio. please use this gift to help the
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this is abc 7 news. this is abc 7 news. >> it is such a unique opportunity to publicly thank so many people that helped me good here, helped me stay here, and helped me fulfill the lifelong dream. kristen: grace and gratitude. buster posey is saying farewell to baseball and the san francisco giants, after an amazing career both on and off the field. good afternoon, i am kristen sze. larry: i am larry beil and you are watching abc 7 news at 4:00 right here on abc seven, hulu live, and wherever you stream. kristen: less than one hour ago, buster posey announced he will leave the major leagues after 12 years with the san francisco giants. larry, what a career let's give them some highlights. larry: three times world series champ, seven times all-star national league m.v.p., rookie
of the year, golden globe awards -- i mean, batting title, there are so many accolades and everything on the field. we are waiting on our reporter j.r. stone to get set up. . he asked a great question about buster's relationship with the fans that we will get to in a moment here, but a funny moment as short time ago where the director of baseball operations started to talk. he looked down at buster and his wife and said, are you sure, are you really doing this? [laughter] any possibility you might change your mind for a moment? but no, this is happening. buster actually mentioned that after more than a decade in northern california, that his wife and therefore kids are most likely moving back to georgia, where they are both from, to be closer to family. so there are a lot of changes in store for