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TN WILDFIRE
The death toll from wildfires in Tennessee rising to seven -- with three more bodies found -- Sevier (pronounced like 'severe') County Mayor Larry Waters saying rescuers have saved three other people trapped by flames.  Heavy rains are giving some relief to the hundreds of firefighters there.

SOUTHERN TORNADOS
Five people died, 3 in Alabama, 2 in Tennessee, in the rash of tornadoes that swept through parts of the south.

CARRIER
President-elect Donald Trump and VP-elect Pence will be in Indianapolis to formally announce a deal with Carrier to keep more than a thousand jobs in Indiana...many of them had been slated to go to Mexico. The issue became a feature of Trump's presidential campaign.

TRUMP TRANSITION
Sources tell ABC News Sarah Palin is under consideration for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Trump and Palin have not yet had a meeting at Trump Tower.

OSU ATTACK
The FBI believes Abdul Razak Ali Artan may have been inspired by ISIS before launching a car and knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday -- Investigators are looking into an anti-US Facebook rant believed linked to the student - but he was not on their radar, and the post appeared shortly before the attack.  

VOTE 2016
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote.

FIDEL CASTRO
Fidel Castro's ashes are on a 500-mile journey around Cuba...an urn inside a small coffin...ahead of Sunday's funeral. On the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz lashed out at the late longtime dictator, and those who paid tribute to him.

COLOMBIA CRASH
Frantic radio calls from the pilot of the chartered plane that crashed Monday in Colombia indicate the plane was running out of fuel. That crash killed nearly all aboard, including members of a Brazilian soccer team.

SLAGER
A jury in South Carolina has begun deliberations in the murder trial of a white police officer who was videotaped killing a black motorist after a traffic stop. Michael Slager, who was fired from the North Charleston force, is charged with murder in the shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott.

CA MISSING MOM
Authorities in Northern California have released more information about the two women suspected of kidnapping Sherri Papini. The 34-year-old mother of two was found Thanksgiving morning after disappearing in early November. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko confirmed that Papini was branded by her captors - but he won't say where on her body or what it was of.  Papini is said to have told investigators the women spoke mostly in Spanish and tried to conceal their identities during her time in captivity.

SYRIA
Residents of the Syrian city of Aleppo are fleeing after warnings of "annihilation" from supporters of Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad. UN Ambassador Samantha Power says "The least the UN Security Council can do is support a 10-day pause" in the siege so civilians can receive food and medicine, or leave with UN help.

CARRIER
Senior level transition sources tell ABC News President-elect Donald Trump will head to Indiana Thursday to announce jobs with Carrier Corp that were bound for Mexico will remain in the U.S. after company leadership spoke with Trump in the weeks since his victory. Carrier confirmed the news in a tweet stating, "We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon." The event, which is slated to be held at Carrier's factory, will include remarks by Messrs. Trump and Pence along with Carrier leadership. It is unclear what exactly the deal entails.

TRUMP TRANSITION
President-elect Donald Trump had dinner Tuesday evening with Mitt Romney. House Speaker Paul Ryan will meet on Capitol Hill Wednesday with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus to continue discussing the transition. Former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin was tapped Tuesday as secretary of Treasury, and Georgia Rep. Tom Price was announced Monday night as Health & Human Services secretary. Mr. Trump also is expected to
nominate billionaire Wilbur Ross to run the Commerce Department.

OSU ATTACK
The Islamic State claims Monday's attack on the Ohio State campus was carried out by what it calls one of its soldiers. So far there's no evidence of any direct contact between ISIS and student Abdul Razak Ali Artan. The FBI is going through his phone records and computers in an effort to figure out what made him attack. Three of Artan's 11 victims were still in the hospital as of Tuesday night, according to the university.

TN WILDFIRE
Three people were killed and 14 injured by a wildfire that overwhlemed the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Monday night according to Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters. In a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Waters said rescuers were going house to house in search of victims and survivors. The entire city remains under evacuation orders while evacuation orders have been lifted for neighboring Pigeon Forge. Governor Bill Haslam says its the largest wildfire in Tennessee in 100 years.

VOTE 2016
Election officials in Wisconsin say they've received from Green Party candidate Jill Stein the roughly $3.5 million needed to fund a presidential election recount. Officials said the actual bill could be closer to four million after noticing an accounting error but they've decided not to charge Stein for now. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead over Donald Trump reached 2.3 million ballots on Tuesday.

TORNADOS
At least 23 tornadoes touched down from Louisiana to Tennessee overnight. In Northeastern Alabama, 3 people were killed in a trailer. Four children are in critical condition after a tornado destroyed a daycare center. In Mississippi, strong winds caused damage to structures.

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FIDEL CASTRO
A number of world leaders spoke at a memorial for Fidel Castro Tuesday night in Havana, including Cuba's current leader, Raul Castro, the late dictator's younger brother. On Wednesday, Castro's body begins its cross-country journey to Santiago, where his ashes will be interred. Cuba is in the midst of a nine-day period of mourning.

CA MISSING MOM
Disturbing, new information about the missing mother found alive weeks later in California, bound and left by the side of the road. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko says Sherri Papini was branded with some sort of message during the ordeal.

SYRIA
As Syrian Army and Kurdish forces continue to overrun Aleppo, the Pentagon on Tuesday released its findings from an investigation into an air strike on Syrian forces back in September. The report blames the allegedly mistaken air strike on human error, as the military thought it was hitting an Islamic State camp. The report says it took Russia nearly a half hour to find the proper U.S. military officer to inform them of the error and stop the air strikes.

POWERBALL
The "Tennessee 20"--a group of  co-workers in a manufacturing plant near Nashville--winning the0 420 million dollar Powerball jackpot--one of the biggest ever. The group says they have plans to give back to the community. 

SLAGER
Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager is on trial for the fatal shooting of a black man--took the spot Tuesday--breaking down during his testimony.

OSU ATTACK
--Authorities identify the man who plowed his car into a group of pedestrians and stabbed people with a butcher knife on the Ohio State University campus. Abdul Razak Ali Artan was a student at the school. He was a permanent US resident, born in Somalia. 11 people were injured before Artan was shot dead by an officer.
--Just three minutes before the first 9-1-1 call, Abdul Razak Ali Artan posted a message to Facebook, according to law enforcement officials, that says: "I can't take it anymore. America, stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah [Arabic translation: community]. We are not weak. We are not weak. Remember that." Authorities say Artan acted alone.
--The Department of Public Safety Director says the officer who confronted Artan just a minute after the attack began, did a "fabulous job." 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko started on the force in January of last year.

COLOMBIA CRASH
An official investigation has begun into a plane crash involving 72 passengers and 9 crew members, including members of a Brazilian club soccer team, that took place near Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Medellin, Colombia just before 10 p.m. Monday night.


TN WILDFIRE
Thousands in Gatlinburg, Tennessee have been ordered to evacuate ahead of wildfires burning in the Great Smoky Mountains. 

DEADLY ILLNESS
Health officials in Contra Costa County, California say eight people were hospitalized...three of them died over the holiday weekend. They're looking for the cause of the mystery illness, but think it may be linked to a community Thanksgiving dinner in Antioch.

VOTE 2016
--A re-count in Wisconsin.. could get underway as early as Thursday of this week... that is... if Green Party Candidate Jill Stein... is able to cough up the $3-and-a-half million dollars it's going to cost.. by end of business tomorrow. An effort is underway in Pennsylvania to force a recount there as well.
--Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant Monday evening, quoting several users -- including one who says he is a teenager -- who argued that he was being unfairly targeted for his voter fraud claims. 

TRUMP
The interviews for cabinet positions continue -- one of Donald Trump's favorite military leaders... Retired General David Petraeus.. said to be considered as a possible Secretary of State.

FIDEL CASTRO
More than 20 foreign dignitaries are confirmed to attend Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s funeral next weekend, according to the Cuban government.  Notables include Mexico’s Pena Nieto and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro… Representing Canada is the governor general… Not listed yet—anyone from the U.S.

PASSENGER BAILS
Shock onboard a United Airlines plane when a passenger pops the over wing emergency exit, jumps out, and runs after landing in Houston on Monday afternoon.  Houston Police deciding if the woman will be arrested or sent for mental help.  United says the plane's emergency slide did not deploy. 

SC SHOOTER
The trial of suspected Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof begins today. A judge has ruled he can act as his own attorney. 

ND PIPELINE PROTEST
North Dakota's Governor Jack Dalrymple issued an evacuation order for protesters camped out to oppose the Dakota Access oil pipeline, citing harsh winter conditions. No word yet on what action will be taken to enforce the order. Meanwhile, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, in a message that his office posted online, talks about the growing safety concerns surrounding the protests, as it gets colder...     

AIRPORT WORKER STRIKE
Airline workers in Chicago and elsewhere plan to go on strike, calling for higher wages. The job action including baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants.

CA MISSING MOM
Officials in Northern California.. learning more about what happened to 34 year old Sherri Papini, the mom who disappeared while jogging (near her home in Redding, CA) -- she was reportedly held captive for three weeks and then left chained up on the side of the road... where she was rescued Thanksgiving morning. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko says investigators.. interviewing her Monday, hoping for some new information.  They're still searching for two female suspects.. they say are armed and driving an SUV.

TULSA POLICE SHOOTING
A preliminary hearing Tuesday for an officer charged in the death of an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Officer Betty Shelby faces first-degree manslaughter charges for shooting and killing Terence Crutcher in September. Shelby has pleaded not guilty.

SYRIA
A wave of panic and flight is said to have swept over the Syrian city of Aleppo, after government forces captured a large portion of the opposition-held section of the city.

FIDEL CASTRO
--Cubans will be gathering Monday at Havana's Revolution Plaza, to pay respects to Fidel Castro, who died late Friday at age 90. Castro's ashes will be carried around the island for several days, and a state funeral will be held next weekend. Cuban exiles and Cuban Americans have been celebrating the longtime dictator's passing.
--Many Cubans don't expect change in their daily lives because of Castro's death, but voice worry the incoming administration will negate President Obama's moves to restore relations and loosen travel restrictions to Cuba.
--Three US airlines are set to start flights to Cuba this week: American, United and Delta.

VOTE 2016
--Wisconsin's Election Commission will meet Monday to review the proposed timeline for a recount of the state's election results. Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed for the recount; she is also pushing for recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan -- the deadlines for filing are Monday and Wednesday, respectively. Hillary Clinton's campaign says it will participate in the process. President-elect Donald Trump narrowly won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and has a small lead in Michigan
--Does Trump return to the theme of a "rigged election?" His electoral college win aside, Trump scoffs at Hillary Clinton's roughly 2-million-vote edge in the popular vote, tweeting he would have won that, in too, but for all the "millions" who voted illegally. He cites no evidence for the claim. And he asserts there's "Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California."
-California's top election official Secretary of State Alex Padilla - who is a Democrat - called President-elect Trump’s allegations of voter fraud "unsubstantiated" and "absurd". In a statement, Padilla said "Mr Trump seems troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him" and that his tweets were "inappropriate and unbecoming of a President-elect."

TRUMP
Now back at Trump Tower after six days in Florida , Trump, and VP-elect Pence, are scheduled to meet Monday with eight more potential members of his administration. 
Much of the focus is still on who he’ll choose as Secretary of State – said to between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. Aide Kellyanne Conway was very critical of Romney on the Sunday shows, saying Romney went “very far out of his way” to hurt Trump during the campaign.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING
Cyber Monday was preceded by a strong cyber weekend for holiday shoppers, according to the National Retail Federation. The industry group's survey says while shoppers spent an average 3.5 percent less than a year ago over the 4-day weekend, there was an increase in online shopping.

POST-HOLIDAY WEATHER 
Thanksgiving travel continues with 2.64 million people expected to fly Monday but weather in many parts of the country may lead to delays. For drivers - snow, ice, rain and tornados creating treacherous driving conditions for holiday travelers. In the Midwest, four tornadoes touched down near Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday; nearly half a foot of snow fell on Flagstaff, Arizona; and heavy snow in the West shut down interstates in Nevada and provided early skiing opportunities in southern California. 

LA SHOOTING
Authorities in New Orleans still searching for the two men who allegedly shot up Bourbon Street early Sunday, killing one man (a 25-year-old tattoo artist from Baton Rouge) and injuring nine others when the bystanders got caught in the crossfire of the shootout between the two suspects.

ND PIPELINE PROTEST
A showdown is taking shape between federal authorities and opponents of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been told they have until December 5th to leave. The Army Corps of Engineers says all federal land north of the Cannonball River will be closed to public access on that date for "safety concerns." But the Corps says it has "no plans for forcible removal" of protesters.

CA MISSING MOM
Police in California are searching through surveillance video from traffic cameras, homes, businesses, and hotels in Redding and Yolo County as they investigate the abduction of a Northern California mother who was found early Thanksgiving morning. Sherri Papini had been missing for three weeks before she was found beaten and chained about 150 miles from where she had disappeared. They are also looking into Papini's past, including a previous marriage and searching her online activity, but say they "have no reason to disbelieve Ms. Papini's story."

SYRIA/IRAQ
Syrian State TV has been showing pictures of civilians - mostly women and children - being bussed to safety in Aleppo. They say the troops have taken a major neighborhood in the eastern part of the city ... and several smaller areas...putting much of the northern part of Aleppo under government control. The push was backed by thousands of Shi'ite militia from Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. Meanwhile the Iraqi government's effort to recapture Mosul from ISIS has sent a river of casualties, both civilian and military, to the main hospital treating trauma victims from the battle in Irbil.

ISRAEL
The Israeli Air Force says an overnight airstrike on the Syrian Golan Heights was a retaliatory strike against ISIS-linked jihadists. The IDF dropped 10 one-ton bombs on an abandoned outpost they say is being used for storing weapons. The reprisal comes a day after the first major mortar attack on Israeli soldiers on the Golan by jihadists directly linked to the Islamic State. An Israeli drone responded, killing 4 jihadists from the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army. Netanyahu is warning that Israel will not allow the Islamic State to open a new front on the Golan Heights.

BOX OFFICE
Tops at the box office: Disney's South Pacific animated feature Moana took in an estimated 81.1-million dollars over the long holiday weekend.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them finished 2nd, Doctor Strange in third.

FLORENCE HENDERSON
--Actress Florence Henderson -- the iconic matriarch of the TV series "The Brady Bunch" -- has died, her manager Kayla Pressman has confirmed. In a statement to ABC News, her family said Henderson died of heart failure with family and friends at her bedside. She was 82.
--Maureen McCormick, who played Henderson's on-screen daughter Marcia Brady, tweeted, "Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my [heart] forever. Love & hugs to her family. I'll miss u dearly #RIPFlorence."

MISSING MOM FOUND
She vanished November 2nd, and was found alive on Thanksgiving.  34-year-old Sherri Papini - described by friends as a "Super Mom," disappeared while jogging. Her phone and earbuds were found with hair tangled in them.  Now authorities in Shasta County California say Papini has been found alive after being released by kidnappers.  She was bound by restraints as she flagged down a driver in Yolo County.  Police are now looking for two armed women in a dark SUV.

TRUMP
President-elect Trump is expected to get back to trying to fill his cabinet. General James Mattis a favorite contender for Secretary of Defense. Secretary of State said to between Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.

KY SHOOTING
A Thanksgiving Day shooting leaves two men dead and four others injured at Shawnee Park in Louisville, Kentucky. It happened as hundreds gathered for an annual community football event, the Juice Bowl. The ATF, Homeland Security and FBI are investigating. The four people injured are expected to survive, according to Louisville police.

WV TEEN KILLED
"I just shot him. I felt my life was in danger," says a white West Virginia man who faces murder charges in the shooting death of an African American teenager. William Pulliam confessed to shooting 15-year-old James Means, saying he felt threatened when the two allegedly bumped into each other on the street.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING
The holiday shopping season...kicking off for many retailers on Thanksgiving... cranks up on Friday

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Tens of millions of Americans will be heading home all at once this holiday weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year.  The weather should cooperate most places around the country, except for parts of the West Coast.

CA JAIL ESCAPE
A manhunt underway in California for two inmates - after authorities say they were somehow able to cut their way through window bars at the main jail in Santa Clara County sometime Wednesday night. They then used bed sheets to repel down the side of the building

STOCKS
A half day of trading on Wall Street on Friday. The Dow begins the shortened trading day over 19-thousand.

PIPELINE PROTEST
Thanksgiving was a day of protest in North Dakota...Hundreds of opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated.

SYRIA
A US Serviceman has died after an improvised explosive device blew up in Northern Syria, where American troops just arrived a few months ago.

IRAQ
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Iraq that killed at least 60 people. Dozens more were injured in the attack - it happened south of Baghdad - officials say many of those killed were Shiite Muslims from Iran on a religious pilgrimage

HURRICANE OTTO
Hurricane Otto quickly weakened after plowing across Nicaragua with winds of 110 miles an hour.

NICARAGUA EARTHQUAKE
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Thursday about 100 miles off the shore of Nicaragua. It was felt throughout Central America ... just after dangerous Category 2 Hurricane Otto made landfall. No reports of damage or injuries.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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3.5 million people are expected along the parade route in New York City, for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Security will be tighter. For the first time in the parade's 90 years the police will block all cross-town traffic.  There's no specific threat but the change follows an ISIS propaganda message that featured a picture of the parade and a call to followers to use speeding vehicles to attack, like the one in Nice, France.  A battalion-sized contingent of 3000 officers will be on duty. 
--In a video message released to YouTube, Donald Trump says his Thanksgiving hope is for a healing of the divisions in the country after a "long and bruising" political campaign. President Obama's Thanksgiving themed weekly address will be released at 6am ET.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Did you make it to your family gathering on time?  Some long distance travelers are trying to get to grandma's house on Thanksgiving Day. For some...bad weather still may be a factor.

TRUMP
--President-elect Trump is said to have narrowed his choice for Secretary of State to either Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani. Two senior level transition sources tell ABC News that Trump is expected to pick billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary.
--The campaign for Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced that it’s gunning for a recount in three battleground states -- Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania -- to address concerns about the election before it is certified.
--The Trump family spends the Thanksgiving Holiday at the Trump estate in Mar-a-Lago.

MI OFFICER SHOT
Wayne State University confirms that a university police officer shot in the line of duty Tuesday night has died. Officer Collin Rose was patrolling an area off campus, in Detroit, when he was allegedly attacked by 31-year-old Deangelo Davis.

TN SCHOOL BUS CRASH
Police confirm a sixth child has died from injuries in Monday's school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Federal safety officials say the road where the crash happened was not on that bus's designated route...And drug and alcohol tests on the driver have come back negative. The NTSB Chairman says the bus did have video monitoring.

HURRICANE OTTO
Evacuations were ordered along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua because of Hurricane Otto. The storm is blamed for three deaths in Panama.

TRUMP
--The President-elect defends his choice of Steve Bannon as chief strategist, and changes his tone on some signature campaign issues. Talking with the New York Times, Donald Trump signals he's less interested in prosecuting Hillary Clinton; he says there's "some connectivity" between humans and climate change; and his weekend sit-down with General James Mattis may have convinced Trump not to bring back torture.
--As a candidate Donald Trump led the charge against the Clinton Foundation for what he called "corruption."  Now, Trump's own foundation seems to be admitting wrongdoing.  In its latest tax filing, obtained by ABC News, the Trump Foundation checked "yes" on a form that asked whether it had transferred money to a disqualified person, a prohibited practice known as self-dealing.  The document also indicates the Foundation engaged in self-dealing in previous years.
--Trump and family are now in Florida for Thanksgiving. Trump's pick for chief of staff, Reince Priebus, was also seen at Mar-a-Lago.

MI OFFICER SHOT
At Wayne State University in Detroit, a campus police officer is out of surgery but remains in critical condition after being shot in the head Tuesday. The officer was on duty, but off-campus at the time. Several dozen armed officers from the Detroit police and Michigan state police were seen in the residential area of Woodbridge near campus. The president of Wayne State says the officer is in critical condition.

TX OFFICER KILLED
As authorities walked him past reporters, 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane apologized for shooting and killing San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi in an ambush late Sunday afternoon.

NC POLICE SHOOTING
Authorities confirm a Durham, North Carolina police officer was involved in a deadly shooting Tuesday.  It happened in  the city's largest public housing community. According to Police Chief C-J Davis, three uniformed officers approached a man, who made a sudden move for his waistband. Chief Davis says a struggle ensued, and one officer opened fire after hearing a gunshot.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Getaway day...Your trip to visit family and gorge on food may include some windy, wintry weather. There have been airport delays because of wind conditions in the New York area.

THANKSGIVING SECURITY
Thursday's annual Thanksgiving Day parade in New York comes with a new security enhancement in response to a threat from the Islamic State. For the first time in the parade's 90 years the police will block all cross-town traffic.  There's no specific threat but the change follows an ISIS propaganda message that featured a picture of the parade and a call to followers to use speeding vehicles to attack, ala Nice, France.  A battalion-sized contingent of 3000 officers will be on duty

TN SCHOOL BUS CRASH
--An evening vigil was held for the victims of Monday's school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Meanwhile, the NTSB says it will look at all factors in the search for a cause of the deadly crash. The 24-year-old bus driver faces several charges including vehicular homicide. The NTSB says driver Johnthony Walker acquired his operator's license in April. Police say he had an accident while driving a bus 2 months ago.
--The deadly crash reignites the debate over whether seat belts should be mandatory on school buses.
--Donald Trump tweeted condolences to the families of the young victims.

HURRICANE OTTO
Late season Atlantic hurricane activity. At least three deaths in Panama are blamed on Hurricane Otto, as it strengthens in the Caribbean, moving closer to parts of Central America.

ND PIPELINE PROTEST
The father of a protester badly injured during a violent clash Sunday night with police in North Dakota, over the construction of a pipeline, says his daughter nearly lost her arm-- and life. Law enforcement unleashed water, rubber bullets, tear gas and concussion grenades.

STOCKS
The US has never seen the Dow Jones industrial average this high - closing over 19 thousand Tuesday..... Some analysts think investors perceive a business-friendly, deregulating administration coming into the White House.

TN SCHOOL BUS CRASH
Grief counselors will be on hand at schools in Hamilton County, Tennessee, after Monday's horrific school bus crash that killed at least five students from Woodmore Elementary in Chattanooga. Chattanooga's police chief says responders worked "many hours" to remove children from the bus.  23 kids were transported to hospitals.
The bus driver 24 year-old Johnthony Walker has been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Police say speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash. The NTSB will deploy a go-team to Chattanooga.

TRUMP
--President-elect Trump's has had no speeches and no news conferences since the election 2 weeks ago, but Monday he released a video on social media. He outlines some of the themes of his campaign, including withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, and cancel what he calls "job killing restrictions on" American energy production.
--The President-elect and his team have held nearly 30 meetings over three days with potential cabinet picks. "His appointments will come out when he's ready, and not a moment sooner," says senior advisor Kellyanne Conway.

TX OFFICER KILLED
San Antonio Police have arrested the man they believe killed a 20-year veteran of the police force in an ambush style attack.  Police believe 31-year-old Otis McKane targeted Detective Benjamin Marconi simply because he was a police officer. McKane told reporters, "I've been through several custody battles, and I was upset at the situation I was in, and I lashed out at someone who didn't deserve it,"  The 50-year-old Marconi was sitting in his squad car writing a ticket when he was shot at point blank range.

POLICE KILLINGS
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.. says the officer killed in San Antonio is the 20th officer.. killed this year in an ambush-style attack...the highest officer death toll.. since 1995.

PA EXPLOSION
One man was injured after a package delivered to his home exploded when he tried to open it Tuesday morning in Philadelphia. Police say the package was thought to have contained medication but  don't know what caused the explosion or if it was intentional but the victim regularly received medication in the mail. The 62 year-old victim suffered injuries to his chest and hands but is in stable condition.

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE
Only small tsunamis were detected after a large 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Fukushima, Japan, the same area where a quake damaged a nuclear reactor in 2011. The utility reports no change in radiation levels at the plant.

STOCKS
A banner day on Wall Street Monday: all four major indices...the Dow, S&P, Nasdaq and Russell 2000...closed at record highs...the first time that's happened since December 1999. A jump in oil prices helped stoke stocks.

NYC TERROR
A Brooklyn man is under arrest for allegedly wanting to stage an attack like the last July in Nice, France, where a truck plowed through a crowd, killing more than 80. Court records said Mohammed Rafik Naji was talking with a confidential FBI source and expressed his support for staging a similar attack in Times Square.

WINTER WX
Some areas of central New York have surpassed two feet of snow.

OCTOMOM
Eight years after giving birth to octuplets, Nadya Suleman  claims she no longer wants to be known as Octomom. She sits down with ABC News' to open up about misconceptions and share her truth. 

KANYE WEST
Kanye West has reportedly been hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion and sleep deprivation. West was facing a backlash from fans over recent behavior and had abruptly cancelled his remaining 21 tour dates.

TRUMP
-- President-elect Donald Trump says after two days of job interviews for his administration, he says he's "met tremendous talent" over the course of about 20 meetings. Inauguration day is a little less than 2 months away.
-- President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to settle lawsuits over his Trump University real estate seminars for $25 million, saying he does not have time to fight the fraud cases in court now that he is headed to the White House.
-- Trump launched a Twitter tirade against the musical "Hamilton" this weekend, demanding that the cast apologize to V-P elect Mike Pence, who was called out when he attended the show Friday. They asked him to protect the rights of the diverse America they represent. Pence says he wasn't bothered by the comments, Trump called the hit musical "overrated" and said Pence was being "harassed".
-- Are there blurred lines between the Trump business empire and his transition into the presidency? The Trump Organization confirmed to ABC News that Trump met briefly last week with three Indian business partners involved with expanding Trump's real estate involvement in India. The organization downplayed the meeting as a "congratulatory exchange in passing," but the three men have expressed interest in expanding their partnership with Trump's organization, now that he will be president. This after Ivanka Trump, who is set to take over parts of the family empire after her father's inauguration, sat in on her father's first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

OBAMA
President Obama is back in Washington after his last foreign trip as president. After an APEC Summit in Peru, the President said he met briefly with Russia's President Putin and highlighted their "strong differences" on policies in Ukraine and Syria.

TX OFFICER KILLED
A cop killer on the loose in Texas is being called "extremely dangerous and a clear threat." San Antonio police say 50-year-old Detective Benjamin Marconi, a 20-year-veteran, was sitting in his squad car writing a ticket when a vehicle pulled up behind him, a gunman approached and shot the officer twice in the head at point blank range. It happened near police headquarters. Police released a surveillance image of a person of interest, and a reward of 10-thousand dollars is offered for info leading to an arrest. Investigators are trying to determine if there is link to an officer-involved shooting earlier in the day.  President-elect Donald Trump called the shooting "terrible, terrible."

OTHER POLICE SHOOTINGS
There were three other non-fatal police shootings on Sunday. 
- In St. Louis, Missouri: A police officer was shot while in patrol car in what they are describing as an "ambush". He's in the hospital and expected to survive. Police shot and killed the suspect after a manhunt.
- In Gladstone, Missouri: An officer was shot on the highway. The officer is in hospital recovering from his injuries. The suspect was also shot.
- In Sanibel, Florida: An officer was shot during a traffic stop in what was described as a "drive-by". He's been treated and released from hospital. The suspect in custody.

CHICAGO SHOOTING
Two teenagers were charged as adults Sunday in the fatal shooting of the grandson of Congressman Danny Davis, D-Chicago. Police Say 15-year-old Javon Wilson was fatally shot in his Englewood home Friday evening when the suspects came into the home and started an argument over gym shoes.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
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The travel industry group Airlines for America estimates more than 27 million people will take a flight during the Thanksgiving travel period, up 2.5 percent from last year.
--Janitorial employees at Chicago's O'Hare Airport have voted to strike for $15 an hour pay on the day before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year. The union head suggests there may be disruptions. Airlines and the airport don't expect serious issues.

YELLOWSTONE MINING
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be announcing plans to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park today as the Obama administration races to keep industry out of national parks and environmentally sensitive areas.The plan would prohibit mining claims on 30,000 acres north of the nation's first national park for at least two years while a long-term ban is considered. Interior officials blocked new oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean and cancelled 25 oil and gas leases in western Colorado and 15 in northwestern Montana last week. Republicans in Congress have vowed to roll back the restrictions.

WINTER WX
Winter is a month away, but parts of the nation's midsection have been getting socked by snow.

TERROR ARRESTS

French anti-terror police arrested seven men in the cities of Strasbourg and Marseille overnight on Saturday/Sunday. They are French, Moroccan and Afghan citizens, six were unknown to French intelligence services. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the investigation started 8 months ago, and they are connected to five people arrested back in June on June, believed to be part of a terror network. French terror alert remains at its highest level.

SYRIA
One of the latest aerial bombardments in the eastern section of the Syrian city of Aleppo leaves more dead...Local activists say multiple airstrikes hit residential buildings. It's unclear if the airstrikes are from Syrian or Russian fighter jets. The World Health Organization reports there are no working hospitals left in rebel-held eastern Aleppo...leaving 250-thousand people without health services.

GERMANY
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will seek re-election for a 4th term, despite her party’s losses in local polls due to anger over Germany’s refugee policy.  The 62-yea-old Chancellor became Germany’s first female head of government in 2005. She is often hailed as a stabilizing force in a post-Brexit Europe.

NASCAR
Jimmie Johnson makes NASCAR history, tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as a seven-time premier series champion. The 41-year-old won Sunday's Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Voted by fans, the 2016 American Music Awards celebrated music’s best and brightest, at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater. Those vying for the biggest prize, Artist of the Year, include: Drake, Justin Bieber, Adele, Beyoncé, 21 Pilots, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood.

KANYE WEST
Kanye West, who has garnered attention for a recent onstage rant about President-elect Trump, Jay Z and Beyonce, canceled his show at The Forum in Inglewood, California hours before it was set to begin Sunday evening, according to Ticketmaster. Fans at his Saturday night show in Sacramento say he abruptly ended it after about 30 minutes.

TRUMP
--Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been named National Security Adviser, according to senior Trump transition officials.
--President-elect Donald Trump held his first bilateral meeting with a world leader on Thursday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Trump Tower. Speaking to the press after the meeting, Abe wouldn't go into details but said he believes quote "I will be able to being a relationship of trust". He said quote "I am convinced that Mr. Trump is a leader with whom I can have great confidence in.”
--The Justice Department and the State Department now say they are in contact with the President-elect's transition representatives and will begin to brief them starting Friday. 
-- Trump and Mitt Romney will meet Saturday as the search to fill cabinet positions continues.  Sources confirm Romney is under consideration for Secretary of State.  During the campaign, Romney called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud"...Trump called the 20-12 Republican presidential nominee a "loser."   Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway indicated that announcements will come either before Thanksgiving or slightly afterwards.
-- Vice-president-elect Pence met with Speaker Paul Ryan. Afterward, Ryan saying with Republicans running two branches of government, their agenda is full steam ahead. 

OBAMA
--On the final stop of his last European tour, President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday and answered reporter questions very candidly at a joint press conference. He said he hopes President-elect Donald Trump doesn't take a "realpolitik approach" to dealing with Russia, saying he hopes Trump takes a constructive approach, finding areas where the U.S. can cooperate with Russia, but to stand up to Russia where they are deviating from U.S. values and international norms. The president will meet Friday in Berlin with leaders from England, France, Spain, and Italy.
--President Obama departs Berlin, Germany Friday for Lima, Peru.

WINTER WX
On Friday, the heaviest snow is expected in northwest of Minneapolis, from Montevideo to Alexandria to just northwest of Duluth. Locally a foot of snow is possible, and some areas could see a foot and a half of snow. Wind gusts are expected to reach 40-50 mph for western Minnesota, with whiteout conditions expected. The Department of Transportation has advised travelers to stay off the roads as they are covered in snow and very slick. Depending on how the weather progresses, I-94 from St. Cloud to Fargo could be shut down Friday morning. Minneapolis can expect 1-2” of snow Friday evening during rush hour. Right behind the snow, a blast of freezing cold air and wind chills approaching zero are being felt across Wyoming.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
- The National Safety Council is estimating as many as 437 people could be killed and 50,300 seriously injured in car crashes over the Thanksgiving weekend. That’s 12 percent higher than average number of fatalities that have occurred over the previous six Thanksgiving travel periods.
- On a positive note, this holiday travel season also brings bargains. Thanksgiving air fares are slightly higher than they were a year ago, but several carriers are offering special pricing for Christmas and New Year’s. And that’s likely to bring record-setting volume at the nation’s airports. Is the Transportation Security Administration ready for the rush?

CONYERS SON
Houston police say a 21-year-old University of Houston student who went missing Tuesday is safe. The confirmation that Carl Conyers is okay comes as a relief a day after family and friends made an emotional plea for his return. Conyers is the youngest son of Michigan Congressman John Conyers. The congressman's son was found early Friday morning and was briefly interviewed at a station downtown. He was then released to his family. Details are limited for now, but a sergeant said Conyers liked a tweet sometime during the search for answers in his disappearance, and that led police to find him.

AZ COP INVESTIGATION
A video posted to Facebook captures an Arizona police officer punching a woman in the face while attempting to arrest her. The video shows a woman repeatedly saying she did not do anything wrong and asking if there is a warrant for her arrest. "You cannot arrest me until I know that I have a warrant," the woman says, while two Flagstaff police officers continue with the arrest. Suddenly, one of the officers punches the woman in the face, while her acquaintance shoots the video. Someone is heard on the tape calling her "Marissa," saying, "Hey, you can't hit a girl like that.

MUMPS
A mumps outbreak at the University of Missouri continues to grow with 31 confirmed cases. The university also said Wednesday that there are another 27 probable cases of people who have been in close contact with someone with confirmed mumps showing symptoms for at least two days. The university says it's working with health officials to control the outbreak.

WA MISSING FAMILY
A Washington state couple and their two children have been found alive after they went missing in a rural area Tuesday.  Jason and Melissa McAlister was found in "good health" and told police they had planned to drive up to Mason County to go sightseeing with their two young children, according to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.  The McAlister family's car became stuck after they came across a dead tree on a logging road and tried to drive around it, police said.

NYC KILLING
A three-state investigation into the murder of a Connecticut man whose body was believed to be found in a shallow grave is focusing on what happened in the New York City apartment building where he was last seen over the weekend.  Investigators revealed Thursday that some sort of argument led up to the fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Joseph "Joey" Comunale, of Stamford. Police have arrested 25-year-old James Rackover and 28-year-old Lawrence Dilione, who are charged with second-degree murder, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Authorities said Comunale traveled to Manhattan Saturday, Nov. 12, and went out to the Gilded Lily nightclub.   That’s where he allegedly met the suspect and returned to the apartment for a party.   Police say at the apartment an argument broke out, and Comunale was stabbed 15 times in the chest.

LA AUTO SHOW
The LA Auto Show kicks off to the public and technology dominates this year.  Almost every major auto maker has a compact SUV and in car entertainment is also huge.

METALLICA
"Hardwired…To Self-Destruct," the long awaited next Metallica studio album that's the follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" will be released Friday. Two discs, nearly 80 minutes of music will be included. Metallica will then tour, playing their new songs and old.

TRUMP
-- Aides and allies insist President-elect Donald Trump's transition is going as planned, despite reports of infighting and turmoil. New Gingrich told reporters Wednesday that he expects a fuller picture to develop over the next two to three weeks. Trump policy advisor Stephen Miller said no names will be put forward for cabinet positions until the team is "absolutely sure". On Twitter, the president-elect says only he knows the names of the finalists.
-- Vice President-elect Mike Pence has forced all lobbyists off the Trump transition team, according to team officials.
-- Mr. Trump is expected to meet Thursday with Henry Kissinger, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

CLINTON
Hillary Clinton spoke about her disappointment over the results of the president election at a event Wednesday night hosted by the Children's Defense Fund. It was her first public speech since losing to Donald Trump. She admitted that showing up at the event was not easy, saying, "all I wanted to do is just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again." Mrs. Clinton said her campaign was never about one person or one election, but about "the country we love". She urged supporters to not lose heart.

SENATE
Senate democrats and republicans elected party leaders Wednesday in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky keeps his job for another term. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who is retiring, will be replaced by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Sen. McConnell says the focus next year will be on repealing and replacing Obamacare, comprehensive tax reform, and appointing a ninth justice to the Supreme Court. Sen. Schumer says Democrats are willing to work with President-elect Trump on issues where they disagree and, on issues where they disagree, Mr. Trump can expect "a strong and tough fight." Schumer also said his party has a close eye on Trump chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who's been labeled a racist by a number of Democrats including Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

MN POLICE SHOOTING
Family members of Philando Castile say they want tougher charges filed against St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed the black man during a traffic stop in July. Ramsey County Prosecutor John Choi says Yanez fired seven rounds into Castile's car, also containing his girlfriend and four-year-old daughter, after Castile told the officer he was armed and reached for his glove compartment to obtain his permits. Yanez was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter.

OBAMA
--President Obama is in Germany, the second stop of his final overseas tour as president. Mr. Obama had a private dinner Wednesday evening with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two will hold a bilateral meeting on Thursday before a formal dinner.
--President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel penned a joint op-ed in a German news magazine that reads like a prebuttal to President-Elect Donald Trump. "Simply put: we are stronger when we work together," Obama and Merkel write in the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, making the case for social responsibility in global trade and reaffirming the strength of the US-EU trade cooperation . “Today we find ourselves at a crossroads-the future is upon us, and we will never return to a pre-globalization economy,” they write. “Germans and Americans we must seize the opportunity to shape globalization based on our values and our ideas.”  More bilateral talks scheduled and a dinner this evening in Berlin.

OKC AIRPORT
Investigators believe Tuesday's deadly shooting at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City may have been some form of retaliation. The alleged gunman, Lloyd Dean Buie, was found in his vehicle dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in an airport parking lot after police say he murdered 52-year-old Michael Winchester. It's unclear if Winchester, a Southwest Airlines employee and father of Kansas City long snapper James Winchester, was involved in Buie's resignation from the company last year. Buie appeared drunk on the job and refused an alcohol screening.

FL WWII BOMB
Authorities in Tallahassee, Florida were forced to evacuate several hundred people in homes and office buildings after somebody located what appears to be a a World War II-era bomb. Explosives experts from nearby Eglin Air Force Base were called into assist. The bomb was unearthed a few blocks from Florida State's campus. It's unclear how the bomb got there.

AL BOMB THREAT
An elementary school in Alabama was evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious device containing wires and a digital timer counting down was found on the hood of a car in the school's parking lot. It happened in Trussville, about 20 minutes outside of Birmingham. A bomb squad used a robot to move the device into the woods, where it was disabled with a 12 gauge shotgun. The FBI and ATF are investigating.

DYLAN
The Nobel committee on literature said Wednesday that they received a letter from Bob Dylan informing them that he cannot make the awards ceremony in his honor. Dylan apparently says he is honored by has another engagement.

GRAMMYS
Musician Frank Ocean was expected to receive numerous Grammy nominations this year for his new album, Blonde, but he never submitted it for consideration. Ocean tells the New York Times that eh Grammys don't "seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from." He points out very few black artists have won album of the year and "I'd rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment or the Grammys than sit there in the audience."

TRUMP
--Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President elect Donald Trump on his tough campaign.  Different sentiments from outgoing Minority Leader Harry Reid who called on Trump to rescind his appointment of Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist, calling him "a champion of racial division." Trump’s team called Bannon a brilliant tactician.
--After a transition team shakeup, President-elect Donald trump's team is back on track to receive briefing materials from their Obama administration counterparts. The Trump team hit a roadblock after replacing the transition team lead from Chris Christie to Vice President elect Pence. Pence has now signed the memorandum required by law.
--Vice President-elect Pence is set to meet in Washington with Vice President Biden.
--Commenting on the election, former President George W. Bush tells an audience "People were sick and tired of the status quo" but "Anger shouldn't drive policy."

OKC AIRPORT SHOOTING
Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City is resuming operations after being on lockdown for more than six hours - -- this following the fatal shooting of a Southwest Airlines employee there Tuesday afternoon. Police found a suspect with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head inside the airport parking garage. 

OBAMA
--President Obama delivers a speech in Athens, before departing Greece for Germany.
--The president has visited the Acropolis. President Obama, wore a dark jacket, blue button down shirt, khakis, sensible shoes and sunglasses, walked through the Propylaia, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis. He was guided through the Acropolis by a tour guide -- Dr. Eleni Banou, Director, Ephorate of Antiquities for Athens, Ministry of Culture.

TERRORISM
--U.S. officials issued a somber warning Tuesday that the coming holiday season could mean "opportunities for violent extremists" to strike, especially as terror groups are squeezed abroad. "Though we know of no intelligence that is both specific and credible at this time of a plot by terrorist organizations to attack the homeland, the reality is terrorist-inspired individuals have conducted, or attempted to conduct, attacks in the United States," reads a bulletin posted online  by the Department of Homeland Security.
-- Authorities in New York City are taking extra security steps as they prepare for this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Police have visited some 135 truck rental locations to set up a kind of early warning system for anyone who might be planning an attack like the one in Nice, France.

HOME CONSTRUCTION INVESTIGATION
Is the new home you're buying really what you think? The ABC News' investigative team takes a look at issues some new home buyers are experiencing across the country.

ND PIPELINE PROTEST
More North Dakota pipeline protests...lead to 25 arrests. Demonstrators allegedly blocked railway tracks with a pickup truck and tried to set it on fire.

SOUTHERN WILDFIRES
Wildfires are still burning across both southern and eastern Tennessee, affecting the air quality in several areas.    More than 200 people have been hospitalized in Chattanooga for shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties related to the circle of wildfires surrounding the city, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

SYRIA
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In a television interview, Bashar al-Assad said Donald Trump could be a "natural ally" -- if he follows through on his promise to fight terrorism.
--The US State Department called Russia's continued civilian bombing in Syria a violation of international law.
--Russia's foreign ministry has denied claims that its aircraft have been striking the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying its aircraft are operating outside the city limits. Journalists and activists on the ground in Aleppo have reported intense airstrikes in the past 24 hours, the heaviest in months. Russia yesterday announced it was launching a major new air offensive over Syria, targeting groups in Idlib and Homs, but claiming the strikes were not hitting Aleppo.

DENVER POT
Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana at bars, restaurants and other public spaces such as art galleries or yoga studios.  The catch: Patrons could use pot as long as it isn't smoked and the locations would have to seek the approval of neighbors.

TRUMP
--President Obama says he's getting ready to 'turn over the keys'... to President-elect Trump. The President also told a White House news conference he can reassure allies of the US that his successor supports NATO.  Mr. Obama did not comment directly on Trump's choice of  businessman Steven Bannon to be his senior strategist and counselor. Bannon.. headed up Breitbart News, a controversial alt-right news website that many say is racist, sexist, anti-semitic, and anti-gay.  The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said "Bannon’s appointment is a cold slap in the face to those of us who are working to mend race relations in America."
--Since President Elect Trump has said he wants to deport as many as 2 to 3 million undocumented workers, some cities and states say they'll continue to offer them sanctuary.

DEMS
President Obama tells a Democratic conference call it's okay for them to mope a bit about the election loss, but: "Let’s learn our lesson. Lick our wounds, brush ourselves off then we’ll get back to work." .

OBAMA
--President Obama has arrived in Greece for his final state visit. Landing in Athens, Air Force One was greeted with a full military band and honor guard. The president was welcomed by the US Ambassador. A red carpet led from the plane to the motorcade. President Obama meets with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

THANKSGIVING SECURITY
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is next week... and ISIS... is calling on 'lone wolf' attackers.. to use more trucks as weapons at big outdoor gatherings and calling the Macy's parade.. an 'excellent target' in its new English-language magazine. But NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism John Miller says traffic is blocked.. from getting anywhere near the parade route.

GAS PRICES
The Energy Department is reporting in the past week the price of regular unleaded went down about 5 cents to 2-18 a gallon.  That's more than what drivers were paying a year ago at this time.

GA HOT CAR TRIAL
He left his infant son out in a hot car in the suburbs of Atlanta for roughly seven hours, and now Justin Ross Harris... guilty of malice murder and felony murder for killing the 22-month old. Harris said he forgot.. to drop his son off at daycare before heading to work that day  -- but prosecutors argued Harris, who investigators say was having affairs with multiple women, including a prostitute and a teenager, purposefully killed his son.. to escape family life. The malice murder conviction brings a life sentence, to be imposed December 5th.

SOUTHERN WILDFIRES
There are at least 42 large wildfires burning across parts of the Southeast from Arkansas to Virginia according to the US Forest Service. Smoke from wildfires in Georgia has made air quality in Atlanta "unhealthy." In Tennessee, open-air burning including campfires is banned in 51 counties. Governor Bill Haslam's burn ban declaration was issued in response to the ongoing drought and destructive wildfires throughout middle and east Tennessee.

NTSB MOST WANTED
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its so-called Most Wanted list of transportation safety improvements for next year. The NTSB says the list includes increasing implementation of technology aimed at avoiding collisions, ensuring the safe shipment of hazardous materials and reducing fatigue related accidents.

HOLIDAY AIR FARES
Shopping for the best air fare for holiday travel involves searching multiple sites over multiple days, without clearing the search history on your browser... so says a Consumer Reports expert.

TRUMP
--President-Elect Donald Trump is naming the first two members of his administration: Republican Party Chairman, Reince Priebus will be his Chief of Staff, and former head of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon tapped as his chief strategist. Priebus has strong ties to the Washington GOP establishment - Bannon has been a fierce critic. In a congratulatory tweet, House Speaker Paul Ryan does not mention Bannon: "I'm very proud and excited for my friend Reince. Congrats!" Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's spokesman tweets of Bannon: "White supremacists will be represented at the highest levels in Trump's White House."
--Holding signs reading things like "Here To Stay" and "Love In Action," people marched to Trump Tower in New York for a fifth day protesting the election results. More anti-Trump protests in other cities. Trump tells "60 Minutes" that Americans should not fear his presidency. “I would tell them don’t be afraid, absolutely.”

OBAMA
--President Obama will speak to DNC members around the country in a conference call to impart the message that there's still "more work to do."
--The President then holds his first post-election news conference, at the White House.
--Later in the day Mr. Obama departs on his final foreign trip as President, traveling to Greece to meet with Prime Minister Tsipris, to Germany and a meeting with EU leaders, and then to Peru for an APEC Summit.

IMMIGRATION
About 150 Border Patrol agents will be deployed to South Texas from Arizona, California and elsewhere to help process a spike in immigrants who have been apprehended after illegally entering the U.S. An activist group in Albuquerque is reaching out to local and national lawmakers in the face of President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises of mass deportations.

NZ QUAKE
A powerful 6.8 aftershock rocked New Zealand Monday, hours after a major earthquake struck the southern part of the island nation. At least 2 people were killed in the first quake, according to Prime Minister John Key. The quake centered near the city of Christchurch was felt more than a hundred miles away; damage was still being assessed.

CA DEPUTY KILLED
A California man suspected in the execution style killing of a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy is in custody. David Machado was captured in Tulare County following a manhunt by law enforcement.

WILDFIRES IN THE SOUTHEAST
Dozens of wildfires on the Georgia-North Carolina border continue, spewing thick smoke and prompting evacuations in three states. The largest wildfire has burned 13,300 acres so far, m

JULIAN ASSANGE
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being questioned today by British officials in London's Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been hiding out since June 2012. Assange is facing sexual assault charges in Sweden. 

GA HOT CAR TRIAL
Deliberations continue in the Ross Harris hot car death trial. Harris' trial lasted 22 days, with 70 witnesses, before jurors began their deliberations last Tuesday.

TWIN DEATH
A woman from Hawaii has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of her twin sister in May. Maui police have issued an arrest warrant for Alexandria Duval, who was located at a resident in Albany, NY. She's now in the Albany County Jail and waiting extradition to Hawaii.

BOX OFFICE
Doctor Strange scored the top spot at the box office for a second weekend in a row. An estimated 43 million bucks for the Marvel movie, which is closing in on half a billion dollars worldwide.

November 11-- Today’s Top Stories from ABC News

TRUMP
--Anti-Trump protestors marched for a second night in several cities, including  Portland, Philadelphia, New York and Minneapolis. Police arrested 27 protesters in Portland. The president-elect tweeted Friday morning, "Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!" In a tweet last night, the president-elect said demonstrators were "professional protesters" before adding, "Very unfair."
--" Really good meeting, great chemistry," Donald Trump tweeted Thursday night after he visited Washington for the first time as President Elect and met with President Obama. The President called their 90-minute meeting at the White House "excellent."
--After his meeting with President Obama, Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.  Former presidential rival, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, tells ABC News: "Give him a chance."

STOCKS
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high Thursday while broader markets were mixed. NASDAQ, for example, closed down 42 points.

TRUMP UNIVERSITY
At a procedural hearing in San Diego, Donald Trump's attorneys told a federal judge Trump is open to settlement talks in the case in which he is named a defendant involving his now defunct Trump University.  A settlement would stop the trial from going forward - if a trial does happen the President Elect is expected to testify.

CLINTON EMAILS
Some lawmakers aren’t giving up their investigations into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. At least four House and Senate committees with active investigations plan to continue their probes.

IL CONGRESSMAN
His bright red Capitol Hill office was said to have been modeled on the set for "Downton Abbey," and now former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R) has been indicted on 24 counts by a federal grand jury for lavish spending while in office.  The Department of Justice alleging Schock defrauded the federal government and his campaign committees for "personal and financial advantage" covering it up with false and fraudulent statements, claims and invoices.

VETERANS DAY
President Obama hosts a breakfast to honor veterans and their families, then participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

IRAQ
Iraqi security forces are preparing to advance toward Mosul airport on the city's southern edge to increase pressure on ISIS militants fighting in eastern districts. Officers say they plan to resume their advance north, up the western bank of the Tigris River towards the city's airport. Satellite pictures released by intelligence firm Stratfor show ISIS has caused considerable damage to the Mosul airport by digging deep trenches in the runways and destroying buildings to ensure clear lines of sight and to prevent advancing forces from using hangars or other facilities.

DROUGHT
Warm and dry conditions in the Southeast ... fueling what's now being labeled as an "exceptional drought". Some places have been waiting for rain for over a month...and the Northeast is waiting for moisture, too.   Experts say expect more of the same this winter ... with a La Nina weather pattern keeping the South unseasonably hot.

GA HOT CAR TRIAL
No verdict yet after day three of deliberations in the Ross Harris hot car death trial. Harris' trial lasted 22 days, with 70 witnesses, before jurors began their deliberations Tuesday morning.

OH POLICE SHOOTING
Jurors continue deliberations in the murder trial of Ray Tensing, a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate in Ohio.

SC POLICE SHOOTING
The murder trial of an ex South Carolina police officer charged in the death of a black motorist. Former North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager is charged in the shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott as he ran from a traffic stop in April 2015.

LEONARD COHEN
Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen has died... He was 82. Cohen was in both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the American Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. One of his signature songs is the talk-singing Hallelujah from 1984.

VOTE 2016
--Donald Trump pulled off a stunning upset Tuesday night after capturing the presidency from Hillary Clinton by grabbing key battleground states and even snatching traditional Democratic strongholds from the former secretary of state. The victory by the political novice against the experienced stateswoman, who has spent decades in public service, stunned observers and ran contrary to late polling, which showed Clinton with a slight lead going into Election Day.
--President-elect Donald Trump took the stage at the Hilton Midtown in Manhattan just before 3 a.m. Wednesday to celebrate his victory, telling his supporters that Hillary Clinton had called to congratulate him.
--In a turn of events that reflects the election's unpredictable results up and down the ticket, Republicans will hold onto control of the U.S. Senate despite predictions that they would at least narrowly lose their majority in the upper chamber of Congress. With ABC News' projection of the Pennsylvania Senate race going to incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, the party achieved at least a 51-seat majority, removing any chance Democrats had to capture enough seats to split the Senate 50-50, a scenario that many political observers had expected.
--Three state initiatives approved raising the minimum wage, in AZ, CO, WA
--California, Massachusetts and Nevada have voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana use, ABC News projects based on vote analysis.

STOCKS
Markets like predictability, and  results have been anything but predictable. Global markets, predicting a Clinton win for sometime now, were caught flatfooted. The markets became jittery just before 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday night, as it became clearer that Florida might break for Donald Trump. Over the next few hours as Trump's chance to clinch the presidency become more probable, investors' screens began flashing red in a scene reminiscent of the massive sell-offs that followed the United Kingdom's shock vote on June 23 to leave the European Union -- a vote known as Brexit. Investor around the world scrambled to re-calibrate positions taken under the presumption of a Clinton victory.

WORLD REACTION
The Prime Minister said  “I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated businessman Donald Trump on his victory…the Kremlin saying   "Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address pressing international issues and search for effective responses to challenges concerning global security,"  the Kremlin said in a statement.  Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull of Australia tweeted “Americans have no stronger ally than  Australia.” And New Zealand’s PM also tweeted a congratulations.

OH POLICE SHOOTING
Closing arguments are set in the murder trial of a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations following closing arguments Wednesday in the case against Ray Tensing, who was fired by the University of Cincinnati after the July 2015 shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose near campus.

SC POLICE SHOOTING
Prosecutors in South Carolina are still presenting their case for murder in the trial of a white ex-patrolman who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. But Michael Slager's defense team is already trying to show that the state bungled the investigation. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott, who was unarmed as he tried to run from his car in North Charleston. A bystander recorded Scott's death on a cellphone video that has been viewed millions of times.



 

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VOTE 2016
--Finally upon us: Election Day!  After voting, both major party candidates will await the vote results in New York. Hillary Clinton at the Javits Center, Donald Trump at the NY Hilton.
--The First Family and the stars were out for night-time rallies for Hillary Clinton, including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Jon Bon Jovi, who warned a crowd in Philly about the stakes in this election: "The world is watching."
--Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton "the face of failure." He visited 5 states on election eve, sounding confident:  "This is not the sound of a second place finisher, that I can tell you."
--The latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll has Hillary Clinton ahead 47-43%

STOCKS
After Wall St. learned the FBI cleared Hillary Clinton, stock futures started rallying, and by the end of Monday's trading, the Dow closed 371 points higher, its best day in 8 months. And the S&P snapped a nine day losing streak.

SC WOMAN KIDNAPPED
Authorities in Spartanburg County, South Carolina say they've found a third body on the property where a missing woman was found chained up in a metal container.  After being charged with the kidnapping of the woman, the suspect Todd Kohlhepp allegedly confessed to killing four people 13 years ago in a South Carolina town.

NYC SUBWAY
One person is dead and a person of interest is in custody after authorities say a woman pushed another person onto the subway tracks in Times Square Monday afternoon. The 49-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at the scene. NYPD Transit Chief William Aubry said the woman suspected of doing the pushing was taken into custody after several people who witnessed the incident flagged down officers.

SYRIA
As US-backed Syrian rebels and Kurdish forces try to take a so-called capital of ISIS in Syria, a Pentagon spokesman says "We do not underestimate the hard work ahead for the local forces that will carry out the fight for Raqqa."

IRAQ
Iraqi special forces with the Counter Terrorism Service, alongside units from the 16th Division continue heavy urban fighting in neighborhoods on the east side of Mosul city. Iraqi forces claim to have destroyed an anti-aircraft cannon position and killed around two dozen ISIS militants in the Sadah neighborhood and outlying northern village of Bawiza on Monday. The US military is now sending inhelicopter gunships to provide close fire support for Iraqi Army forces advancing on the ground.


OH POLICE SHOOTING
A white former police officer on trial for murder is expected to take the stand any day to tell jurors that he feared for his life when he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop in Ohio. Some police officers testified for the defense Monday that they found 26-year-old Ray Tensing looking shocked and scared after the July 2015 shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose near the University of Cincinnati campus

ROYALS
Kensington Palace has confirmed that American actress Meghan Markle is his girlfriend, issuing a strongly worded statement accusing the media of harassing her. In the highly unusual statement, Harry says he is worried about her safety and "is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her." \

CLINTON EMAILS
--FBI Director James Comey releases a letter Sunday saying that based on the latest review of Hillary Clinton emails, there is no reason to change the decision of July ... not to prosecute the former Secretary of State. Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri says "We're glad that this matter is resolved." Donald Trump asserts the FBI review of emails didn't happen. "You can't review 650,000 emails in 8 days."
--It's not over for Congressional Republicans. They will seek more info and want all documents preserved for a possible further investigation after the election. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley called Comey’s announcement “vague.” House Speaker Paul Ryan says voting for Clinton would produce "four more years of their scandal and baggage."

VOTE 2016
--(Poll embargoed til 11/7 7am ET): The race is still close and the candidates still unpopular as the campaign enters its final hours. It's a 47-43 percent race between Clinton and Trump, with both remaining the least popular major party candidates in polling back decades. 60 percent see Trump unfavorably and 56 percent feel that way about Clinton. There is a bright side in one result: Eight in 10 weary but likely voters say they'll accept the election's outcome as legitimate.
--The candidates and their surrogates have been on a multi-state blitz as the campaign winds down.  Trump will hold events in FL, NC, PA, NH and MI. Clinton will be in MI, NC and two stops in PA.
--Meanwhile, Russia is saying that there will be wide-spread rigging in the US elections

JANET RENO
Former US Attorney General Janet Reno died early this morning in Miami, age 78. She was the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration. Reno's goddaughter, Gabrielle D'Alemberte, says Reno died from complications of Parkinson's disease. Reno faced criticism early in her tenure for the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas. In the spring of 2000, the Miami native felt the wrath of her hometown's Cuban-American community by authorizing the armed seizure of 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez from the home of his relatives so he could be returned to Cuba with his father.


SC WOMAN KIDNAPPED
Investigators found another body Sunday buried at the South Carolina property where a woman was found chained in a metal container.  Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said human remains were uncovered in one of the two places that Todd Kohlhepp pointed out as gravesites. A judge has denied bond for Kohlhepp, the man charged with a 2003 quadruple slaying and more recently holding a woman captive on his property.

SYRIA
US-backed militia groups in Syria say they have begun an operation to take a city important to ISIS. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the fight to retake ISIS’ self-declared capital of Raqqa is expected to take some time. Meanwhile, Iraqi troops are now getting bogged down in the street fighting of Mosul since they entered the city proper just last Friday. Peshmerga troops that had surrounded and isolated a village called Bashiqa, to the northeast of Mosul when they swept through two weeks ago, started moving in this morning and are battling ISIS fighters as they try to take control of the place

YEMEN
Rebels who control Yemen's capital Sanaa have released an American who'd been held for more than a year. Wallead Yusuf Ptts Luqman had been teaching English in Yemen when he was abducted by rebels last year as he and his family were fleeing that country's civil war.

BOX OFFICE
The Marvel movie "Doctor Strange" was tops at the box office, with an estimated weekend take of 85-million dollars.

Nominations Needed For

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION BOARD

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners are accepting nominations to appoint four members to serve a four year term on the Montgomery County Recreation Board. The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners adopted a Parks & Recreation Ordinance that became effective October 10, 2016. The ordinance authorizes for a Montgomery County Recreation Board to be established to oversee the operations of the Recreation Department and the Recreation Director. The Board of Commissioners are seeking parents, stakeholders and members of the community that desire to be active and participating members of the Recreation Board. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please download, print and complete a nomination form from the County’s website:

www.montgomerycountyga.gov. Also, nomination forms will be available at the Board of Commissioners’ Office located at 310 West Broad Street, Mount Vernon, Georgia. Instructions on submitting the form will be on the nomination form. For questions or additional information, you may contact County Manager, Brandon Braddy, by phone at 912-583-2363 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Commissioners will stop accepting applications at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The meeting date and time to appoint the board members will be announced later.

Frank Brantley, Chairman

Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

VOTE 2016
--Polls indicate the race is tightening but Hillary Clinton still has a lead in enough states to win the White House. Clinton's last rally of Thursday included Bernie Sanders and Pharrell Williams.
--“Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough,” says the wife of Donald Trump. In her first solo speech on the campaign trail, Melania Trump promised to focus on ending cyberbullying if her husband is elected.
--(Poll embargoed til 11/4 7am ET): A hint of momentum for Hillary Clinton has produced a 3-point race in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll results, with wide leads for the Democrat in trust to handle the economy and health care among likely voters focused on those two issues. The poll finds a 47-44 percent race between Clinton and Trump in a four-day average among likely voters.

CLINTON EMAILS
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Sources tell ABC News that the FBI is churning through those Clinton related emails on a computer shared by Aid Huma Abadin and her husband Anthony Weiner. Using software to see if there's anything new or classified.   So far theres no conclusion whether any material is significant. 
--State Department officials have released more of Hillary Clinton's emails. The Department says they were ordered by the court to process 1,850 pages...but was releasing only 1,250 because a number were exact duplicates

JOBS
October unemployment figures are released. Last month's data revealed that the unemployment rate was 5% in September while total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in October. 

SYRIA
Russia and the Syrian army have told rebel forces in Aleppo to leave the city by this evening. The Russian Defence Ministry said they would be allowed to leave unharmed and with their weapons via two special corridors, while six other routes would be opened for civilians, the sick and the wounded.

SC WOMAN CHAINED
Authorities in South Carolina say they've arrested a convicted sex offender after finding a woman chained up "like a dog" inside a metal storage container on his property Thursday morning. The 30-year-old woman - along with her boyfriend - had been missing since August, and upon being rescued, she told investigators that her captor could have up to four bodies on the property. The woman's boyfriend is still missing.

HARVARD SOCCER
Harvard is suspending its men's soccer team for the rest of the season, after a review found that members had been creating vulgar and sexually explicit reports on the incoming women's soccer recruits  --   rating them on things like their sexual appeal and physical appearance.  The findings prompted the athletic director to cancel the rest of the team's season and remove them from an potential postseason games.

CA TOWER
"Buyer Beware doesn't cut it" says San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who has announced that he's suing the developers of the sinking Millennium Tower. He says the builders' own engineers predicted the building would settle no more than 6 inches over its lifetime, but it had sunk that much before condos were offered for sale...and he says it's now sitting 16 inches lower.

CHICAGO CUBS
It's a party they've waited for... for 108 years. The World Series champs Chicago Cubs will be honored with a procession from Wrigley Field to Grant Park.


 

WORLD SERIES
A World Series for the ages! The Chicago Cubs have won their first World Series since 1908 defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 inning. Game 7 featured timely hitting, a Cleveland comeback and a rain delay, all before the Cubs got the final out to put an end to the longest drought between championships in Major League Baseball. The Indians now have that distinction.  They last won the World Series in 1948. 

VOTE 2016
--Donald Trump urges supporters to vote...and urges himself to stay on message: "Stay on point Donald, stay on point. No sidetracks Donald, nice and easy."  He warned against complacency: "Pretend we're slightly behind." Hillary Clinton sees a different outcome: "Not only is he gonna lose on November 8th, but he and his friends, his billionaire friends are gonna start paying their fair share of taxes."
--The focus on battleground states continues for the candidates and their surrogates: Donald Trump has more appearances in Florida Thursday; he then goes to North Carolina. Hillary Clinton holds two events in North Carolina.  President Obama will campaign for Clinton in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida. Melania Trump makes her first speech of the general election on behalf of her husband.  Sources tell ABC News Mrs. Trump will talk about her family and her husband to an audience in suburban Philadelphia.
--(Poll embargoed til 11/3 7am ET): Likely voters divide 47-45 percent between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll. Profound rifts among groups lie beneath the close presidential contest, underscoring the country’s fundamental political divisions not only by race, gender and education but also by factors ranging from religious belief to residential area.

CLINTON EMAILS
In a hacked and unverified email, the State Department appeared to coordinate what they'd tell the public just before reporters revealed Mrs. Clinton's private email server. State Spokesperson John Kirby says that communication isn't unusual "particularly when we're trying to be accurate about something." Kirby says the State department did not coordinate talking points with the Clinton campaign.

MS CHURCH FIRE
A hate crimes investigation has been opened in Greenville, Mississippi, where a historic black church Tuesday night  was burned and vandalized. Spray painted on the side of Hopewell Methodist Baptist Church are the words "Vote Trump".

IRAQ
Intelligence agencies are still verifying the authenticity of a new voice recording from ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which called on residents of Mosul to resist invading forces and encouraged ISIS supporters and sympathizers to attack neighboring Turkey. If authenticated the recording would be the first released by the ISIS leader in nearly a year and would confirm that he hasn't been killed, as previously rumored.

ND PIPELINE
Another confrontation between officers and people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline near the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota. Protestors trying to get on private land owned by the pipeline developer were hit by pepper spray and tear gas.

IA POLICE OFFICERS KILLED
President Obama sent his thoughts and prayers to the families of Des Moines Police Sergeant Tony Beminio and Urbandale police officer Justin Martin. The president has been touch with local officials in Iowa and the Justice Department is monitoring the investigation into the ambush killings. Suspect Scott Greene had been in court before the ambushes of two officers.   Court records say Greene "committed elder abuse" against his mother, with whom he lived, by "physically hitting and financially exploiting" her.  A judge had ordered him to leave her home and pay her ten thousand dollars. 

SC POLICE SHOOTING
A jury was seated in the murder case of former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager. Mr. Slager, who is white, faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted in the 2015 shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. Jury selection wrapped up Wednesday morning after just under three days. Opening statements are expected Thursday at a Charleston County court.

IMMIGRATION
A Pew research study explores undocumented immigrants' in the American workforce. Most impacted industries: agriculture, construction, leisure, restaurant and hotel industries.

CMAS
The biggest night in country music did just what was promised: break country music history. The Country Music Awards opened up with a nearly ten minute medley celebrating the 50 years with country's legends including Vince Gill, Reba, and a special appearance from Randy Travis - his return to the stage since suffering a massive stroke. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the night and once again with lots of laughs, songs, and interactive moments. Beyoncé took the stage in a performance with the Dixie Chicks



 

IA POLICE OFFICERS KILLED
Two police officers have been shot and killed in an apparent ambush attack in the Des Moines, Iowa area. State officials have launched a manhunt for the suspect or suspects, although police right now say they are working with very few details other than a vehicle description, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek of the Des Moines police. The first officer responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 1 a.m. local time in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale and was shot and killed while sitting alone in his patrol car. The second officer came in to assist in the initial incident and was also shot and killed.

WORLD SERIES
History is in the making as the Chicago Cubs who haven't won a World Series since 1908 are trying stave off elimination and push for a game seven.  The Cleveland Indians - however - are on the cusp of winning their first World Series since 1948.

VOTE 2016
It’s a sprint to the finish, and in a close election, there are just so many states one can visit, yet so little time remaining.  As the candidates zip around the country in one final flurry of activity, we’ve got them covered, coming and going.  Trump spent Tuesday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two states where Clinton is leading, but he’ll return to razor-close Florida on Wednesday.  Clinton was in Florida, heads to Arizona, another toss-up state that looks to result in a photo finish.  

CLINTON EMAILS
ABC News has confirmed that, according to a source familiar with the situation, after a regularly scheduled national security meeting at the FBI Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch pulled FBI Director James Comey aside for a “one-on-one” discussion. They talked about “the seriousness of the ongoing matter” and cooperation moving forward, and Lynch wanted to personally check in to see how he’s faring, the source said. The conversation was described as “cordial,” and it was the first time the two had spoken in person since the latest controversy erupted. The Attorney General still has confidence in Comey to manager the Clinton email matter, the source said. 

POLL (EMBARGOED TIL 11/2 7AM ET)
For the first time in the campaign Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in being seen as more honest and trustworthy, possibly indicating fallout from renewed FBI scrutiny of Clinton-related emails. This according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll which finds six in 10 likely voters disapprove of how Clinton’s responded to the issue. For all that the race is a dead heat - with 46 percent support for each candidate

WARMER WX
A large portion of the country began November with temperatures running well above average. More daily record highs were tied or broken Tuesday afternoon from Texas up to Ohio. The ABC News Weather Team says records will not be threatened from Washington to New York, however a brief but notable warmup is coming on Wednesday/Thursday before much cooler air returns on Friday.

NJ BRIDGE
Jurors concluded their first full day of deliberations in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case Tuesday without reaching a verdict, but not without causing some heated exchanges between lawyers for both sides. The panel's questions reflected a possible division over the indictment's top two counts - whether Christie's former deputy chief of staff and his top appointee to the authority that runs the bridge conspired and then put into action a scheme to punish a mayor for not endorsing Christie in 2013. Jurors asked whether they could convict Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni of deliberately causing traffic jams if they acquit them of conspiring to do so. They also asked about the nature of the conspiracy charge and the alleged political retaliation motive behind it.

AL PIPELINE FIRE
A deadly explosion that sparked a geyser of fire has shut down a vital pipeline supplying gasoline to millions of people across the Southeast, raising fears of another round of gas shortages and price increases after the pipeline's second accident and shutdown in two months.  Continuing fires in the drought-stricken area of central Alabama hampered officials' efforts to fully assess the damage Tuesday afternoon, and firefighters built an earthen berm to contain the burning fuel.  The accident happened when a dirt-moving track hoe struck the pipeline, ignited gasoline and sparked a blast Monday, killing one worker and injuring five others

RUSSIA
Russia held the largest civil defense drills this month since the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The drills involved 40 million people.  State media broadcast instantly recognizable Soviet imagery, showing school children tying on gas masks and urging viewers to find the nearest bomb shelter “before it’s too late.”     But while these reports fuel Western fears of a new Cold War, ordinary Russians don't seem too worried. Concerns about an unwanted confrontation with Russia have played heavily into President Barack Obama's reluctance to engage militarily in Syria's civil war.

BALTIMORE BUS CRASH
At least six people were killed after a school bus and a commuter bus collided in Baltimore Tuesday morning, police said. There were no children on the school bus. Police say the crash occurred around 7 a.m. when a school bus struck the rear of a Ford Mustang, then a pillar and veered into oncoming traffic, striking a Maryland Transit Administration bus. The entire driver's side of the MTA bus was torn off, Baltimore Police Spokesman T.J. Smith said at a news conference this morning. Police said there were at least five fatalities on the MTA bus. The driver of the school bus was also killed. There were 13 people on the MTA bus and two on the school bus

GA HOT CAR TRIAL
As her second day on the witness stand wrapped up in ex-husband Justin Ross Harris' murder trial Tuesday morning, Leanna Taylor had harsh words for the man accused of leaving their 22-month-old son to die in a hot SUV in June 2014.  When asked during re-direct by the defense about how she now felt about Harris, Taylor said: "He ruined my life. He destroyed my life. I'm humiliated. I may never trust anyone again the way that I did. If I never see him again after this day, that's fine."  Harris is accused of murdering 22-month-old Cooper, who was pronounced dead on June 18, 2014, after spending about seven hours in a car seat in Harris' locked SUV in the Atlanta area. 

BILL COSBY
Bill Cosby's lawyers pressed a judge Tuesday to keep the comedian's damaging deposition in a decade-old lawsuit out of his sexual assault trial, saying Cosby agreed to answer questions under oath after being assured he wouldn't be charged with a crime.  The defense has insisted Cosby had an oral promise from the district attorney at the time that he wouldn't be prosecuted over a 2005 sexual encounter with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University basketball manager. The judge previously refused to dismiss the charges on those grounds, but is now being asked to disallow the deposition when the case goes to trial in June.  A new district attorney had Cosby arrested last year, after the deposition was unsealed and dozens of new accusers came forward.

CLINTON EMAILS
--The Justice Department says it'll dedicate all needed resources to quickly review emails that may relate to the Clinton case.  ABC News has learned the FBI has made a copy of the data from the hard drive of a laptop, and begun separating emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedi from the hundreds of thousands that belong to Abedin's estranged husband Anthony Wiener. Clinton on the campaign trail says she's confident authorities will come to the same conclusion as before: "There is no case here." Donald Trump hopped on the news: "We're going to be tied up in court for the rest of our lives with this deal. She's not going to win the election."
--A former Justice Department spokesman believes FBI Director James Comey violated agency protocol by revealing that the agency discovered a new batch of emails potentially connected to Hillary Clinton's private email server less than two weeks before the election. "I don't think he's trying to swing the election to Trump, but I think he decided to do this and didn't care if it would have an impact on the election," said Matt Miller, a Democrat and former DOJ spokesman.

POLL (EMBARGOED TIL 11/1 7AM ET)
The latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll shows Strong enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton has ebbed since the renewal of the FBI’s email investigation, and she's now a slim point behind Donald Trump...46 to 45 percent.

VOTE 2016
--Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the day ahead. Hillary Clinton holds three rallies in Florida.
-- President Obama travels to Columbus, Ohio Tuesday, to speak at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton.
--VP Biden predicts "[If] we win Pennsylvania, Hillary wins the election. We lose it, Hillary loses the election. It's that basic."  Biden also tells a labor audience "I've had it up to here with Donald Trump and all the tripe he keeps spouting out there."
--His spokesman tells ABC News John Kasich voted by absentee and wrote in John McCain for president

OBAMACARE
Will Americans worried about rising health insurance premiums sign up or stay away? The Affordable Care Act's open enrollment begins again Tuesday and it's open to anyone with or without health insurance.

NJ GAS TAX
New Jersey residents say goodbye to some of the nation's cheapest gas. A new gas tax takes effect in the Garden State Tuesday, adding an extra 23-cents a gallon.

AL PIPELINE FIRE
One person is dead and several others were injured when a gasoline pipeline erupted into flames in Alabama. The Colonial  forcing a shutdown.

IRAQ
Iraqi forces are engaged in heavy clashes with ISIS Tuesday around the industrial neighborhood of Gogjali, on Mosul's eastern outskirts. ISIS militants are reportedly using sniper fire and fast moving car bombs to try and halt the advance. Iraqi commanders say they are aiming to take the old Mosul TV building on the eastern bank of the city.  US-led coalition aircraft have begun targeting ISIS positions inside Gogjali as fighting intensifies on the ground and local TV is showing images of civilians fleeing through Iraqi lines to escape the clashes.

COSBY
Bill Cosby's lawyers will argue Tuesday that prosecutors are reaching back to the "casting couch" era to round up women accusers and build a "stale" sexual assault case against the entertainer. And they will take a Pennsylvania judge through a time warp to prove their point, challenging sexual misconduct claims that spanned the freewheeling 1960s, patriotic 1980s and gender-bending 21st century. Prosecutors will ask the judge to let 13 other women testify at the scheduled June trial that they were drugged and molested by Cosby in a "signature" fashion.

GA HOT CAR TRIAL
Justin Ross Harris' ex-wife, Leanna Taylor, grew emotional on the stand at his murder trial Monday as she looked at one of the last photos taken of their son, Cooper. The defense then played a handful of home videos of Cooper. Taylor teared up as she watched the videos play on the screen. Testimony then became very tense Monday afternoon when prosecutors began to cross-examine Taylor. When prosecutors asked why it took her so long to file for divorce after she found out about his affairs, she said, "I didn't know what to believe."

WORLD SERIES
It's do or die for Chicago, as the World Series returns to Cleveland Tuesday for game six. The Indians lead the Cubs three games to two.