KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Cold weather continues to stretch across most of the east coast, covering a number of major cities in snow and ice and causing travel delays and car accidents.
More than 2,000 passengers were stranded overnight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Philadelphia International Airport was under a ground stop on Sunday afternoon. Delays and cancellations were reported from Salt Lake City to New York.
ABC's affiliate in Milwaukee, WISN, reported that a 30-car pileup was caused by quickly falling snow and icy conditions. More accidents have been reported in a number of state due to the icy cold weather.
Kalispell Police Department(MISSOULA, Mo.) -- The young newlywed who fell to his death at a Montana national park in July plummeted face first after his wife allegedly pushed him with both hands, according to attorneys prosecuting the case.
Jordan Graham, 22, is fighting for her freedom as she prepares to go on trial for allegedly killing her husband, Cody Johnson, at Glacier National Park, just eight days after their wedding. Graham's trial is scheduled to begin Monday in U.S. District Court in Missoula. Jury selection is expected to last one to two weeks, and dozens of expert witnesses are expected to be called.
Graham has pleaded not guilty, and her attorney says Johnson fell by accident during an argument with her that got physical.
Newly released legal briefs give a first look at how the two sides will make their cases.
"The defendant pushed Mr. Johnson in the back with both hands. Mr. Johnson fell face first to his death," prosecutors say in the documents.
This seems to contradict the defense's argument that Johnson fell by accident after Graham pushed his arm away during an argument.
According to charging documents in the case, Graham told a friend that she was having second thoughts about the marriage, and that she said that she wanted to talk about her issues with Johnson the night he died.
U.S. attorneys say they plan to prove that for nine days after Johnson's death, Graham went to great lengths to "hide her crime from friends, family, and law enforcement," even allegedly sending herself emails from a fake account she created named "Tony."
"Prosecutors have to prove that she intended to kill him that this was not an accident," legal analyst Ada Pozo told ABC News.
In their legal briefs, Graham's attorneys admit her "story changed over time," but maintain Johnson's death was an accident.
The defense also writes in its brief that despite expected testimony that Graham had gotten cold feet about the marriage, "witnesses thought the wedding was perfectly normal."
"This case is going to come down to whether the jury believes that she really regretted this marriage so much that she just pushed him off the edge literally," Pozo said.
Graham's attorneys revealed their plan to paint a starkly different image of her husband's lifestyle, which they call "reckless."
Johnson was reported missing on July 8, after he failed to show up at work.
When interviewed by authorities the following day, Graham claimed that she saw "a dark-colored car pulling out of the driveway" after receiving a text from her husband saying he was heading out with a friend from out of town, according to the affidavit.
Graham reported the discovery of Johnson's body to a park ranger on July 11, according to the affidavit. When the park ranger commented that it was unusual that she was the one to make the discovery, Graham allegedly said, "It was a place he wanted to see before he died."
Police had to use a helicopter to retrieve Johnson's body from the steep cliffs below the park's Loop Trail. His body was recovered on July 12.
Photodisc/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- They were set to depart on one of the world’s longest non-stop flights, from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, to Brisbane, Australia. Instead, passengers spent the longest night of their lives sleeping on a plane grounded by the weather.
Passengers on board Qantas flight QF8 were set to depart on Friday at 10 p.m., but because of weather conditions, the plane was forced to return to the terminal and park at the gate.
“The passengers were given the option to stay on the plane or to go around the terminal,” Qantas spokeswoman Sharna Rhys-Jones said in a statement. “Due to the congestion at the airport from other cancellations, many passengers chose to stay on board.”
Black ice affecting the roads surrounding the airport meant that authorities couldn’t transport passengers to the hotel rooms they had organized for everyone after the flight was cancelled.
Passengers were provided with blankets as well as catering and entertainment such as movies while they camped out on the Being 747, airport officials said.
“Qantas was able to obtain hotel rooms, but not transportation for its passengers,” airport spokesman David Magana said. “They offered to the passengers the option to stay on the plane if that was more comfortable for them. Doors remained opened, passengers could get in and out as they wished.”
Many passengers did go back and forth between the plane and terminal, according to a tweet from DFW Airport, and were able to go to the hotel once the roads reopened.
The airport also tweeted this afternoon that about 400 departures had been cancelled on Saturday. It said it is prepared for the coming ice storms with “de-icing equipment and top-of-the-line snow plows.”
The roughly 17-hour flight from Dallas to Brisbane was rescheduled for 11 p.m. Saturday.
As of Sunday morning, three runways were cleared and made operational. The number of passengers in the terminal was down from 3,000 to about 2,076. Still, about 400 more flights were cancelled for Sunday.
ABC(HOUSTON) -- Airline investigators are looking into how a man got left behind and locked onboard a United Airlines jet when everyone else left during a layover in Houston from Louisiana.
Tom Wagoner says he fell asleep on the plane and woke up in the pitch black cabin after the plane had landed at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the nation's fifth largest airport.
"I woke up and the lights were out. I was like, what's going on?" Wagoner told ABC affiliate KTRK-TV in Houston. "I thought maybe it was a layover, still on the same plane."
Wagoner says somehow everyone had deplaned and not noticed he was still snoozing in his seat. He said cabin crew locked the doors leaving him trapped inside.
"I called my girlfriend, and she thought I was crazy. I said, 'Debbie I'm locked on the plane.' I said, 'I'm telling you the truth; you better go somewhere and get me off this plane.'"
Wagoner's girlfriend then called the airline, which sent crew to the plane after more than half an hour. Wagoner says he told workers who came on board, "'Don't put the blame on me. I didn't do anything wrong here.' And then they were, like, try to hush-hush, keep it quiet."
The airline gave Wagoner a free Amenities package, which included items like a toothbrush and toothpaste, and put him up in a motel room for the night.
ExpressJet issued a statement on Saturday afternoon: "An ExpressJet passenger remained on board flight 4245, operating as United Express from Lafayette, La. to Houston on Friday, Dec. 6, after all passengers had deplaned. ExpressJet is investigating to determine how this occurred. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused for the passenger."
The airline said it had no idea how cabin crew missed Wagoner, even after a routine post-flight walk-through.
Wagnor said United did not refund his flight, but gave him a $250 voucher to help him reach his final destination in California.
"What if I had a medical condition or something? What if I had a heart attack and I was dead? You just shut the plane and leave someone on there? It's the way I look at it," Wagoner said.
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii) -- A ceremony was held on Saturday on the shore overlooking the memorial to the USS Arizona to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan, a sudden act of aggression that drew the United States into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the day "a date which will live in infamy."
Over 2,400 people were killed in the attack, and a great number of Navy ships and aircraft -- including the USS Arizona -- were lost.
On Saturday, thousands gathered at Pearl Harbor, including a number of World War II veterans. Ceremonies were also held aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City. A moment of silence was held at 7:55 a.m., the moment when the attack began in 1941.