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>> have a great wednesday. > king news in america this morning, next battleground after the photo finish in iowa. the presidential candidates taking jabs at each other in new hampshire. plus, an admission from donald trump, what may have hurt him in iowa. we're live with the latest. dangerous storms, overnight tornadoes forming in the south. the powerful system is on the move. plus, heavy snow falling right now. where it's all heading. new concerns about the zika virus. a case in the u.s. showing a new way the disease can be spread. and looming deadline. in just hours a $63 million lottery ticket will be a worthless piece of paper. who is holding it? well, good wednesday
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we begin with the race for the white house and the battle for new hampshire. >> six days away from the next primary contest. the candidates are converging on the granite state, donald trump seen there still stunned from his surprise defeat from ted cruz admitting skipping the final debate may have cost him and marco rubio has new wind in his sails from his unexpected strong third place finish. >> on the democratic side hillary clinton and bernie sanders intensifying their efforts to break out of the virtual deadlock they left behind in iowa. clinton sending an army of 150 staffers from her headquarters to new hampshire. it's "your voice, your vote" and abc's bazi kanani joins us from washington. bazi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena, good morning, kendis. for the winners the focuss on building momentum and those who came in second are now expecting new hampshire to be their prize. for the victors in iowa, the celebration is short-lived. >> i am so thrilled that i'm
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winning iowa. >> reporter: just a week before the next round of voting, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are hoping the iowa results will give them a boost. >> the political revolution continues next tuesday here in new hampshire. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: even clinton's inner circle acknowledges a win in sanders' own backyard will be tough. >> make no mistake, we are in a fight to the finish. >> reporter: on the republican side donald trump says he is momo confident about his chances to win inn new hampshire but defends his finish in iowa. >> there were 17 people whene started. now you have 11. i come in second. i'm not humiliated. >> reporter: for first place finisher ted cruz a sweet victory in a bitter contest. >> six weeks ago donald trump was saying every day that i was his friend, that he loved me, that i w w terrific, that i was nice and now i'm an anchor baby.
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defending had imself from a new round of attacks a strong finish in iowa and is striking back. >> i think ted's been very calculated and will say or do anything to get a vote. >> reporter: donald trump is now admitting skipping that last debate before theowa caucuses may have hurt him so we do expect him at the next republican debate on abc this weekend. reena, kendis. >> all right, it's going to be hosted by david muir as well as martha raddatz. bazi, thank you. and as they mentioned saturday night in new hampshire, that's what we'ring looking forward to on abc. coverage 8:00, 7:00 central. the other big story we're following, the s sere storm systst right now in the midwest. it is producing a blizzard, of course, to the north and tornadoes to the south. >> there were severe twisters in mississippi and western alabama yesterday. some buildings were damaged including the federal prison in aliceville. trees knocked down and minor injuries reported.
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to the plains, nearly a foot of snow fell in some parts and winds reaching 45 miles an hour. major highways closed partly because visibility was near zero and already today dozens of flights have been canceled in minneapolis and other airports. >> as you can see right here, the weather radar shows that system extending from the gulf coast right up to the great lakes and although it is moving east, it's not yet done with the middle of the country. the latest complete forecast fromom accuweatatr's paul williams. >> thanks, reena, kendis. snow covered roads with this snow impacting a good portion of iowa, going into wisconsin will be a travel just disaster along i-35 and 80 until the roads close. that same storm on the warm side causing additional travel delays throughout the mississippi valley region and ohio valley region because it will turn into yet another problem with the storm with 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts and heavy downpours. kendis, reena. >> thank you.
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searchor those marines killed in a helicopter crash off hawaii late last month. investigators say trace elements of dna may have been discovered while family members have been told the names of those identified have not been released. 12 marines died when their helicopters crashed during a training mission. well, there are new developments in the flint water crisis ahead of today's congressional hearing. michigan governor rick snyder today will propose $30 million to help city residents pay their water bills. the city's former emergency manager's refusing to testify before congress and state and federal environmental officials are accusing each other of mishandling the water crisis. the lead tainted water remains too dangerous to drink. >> bill cosby will likely be back in a pennsylvania court today as his attorneys resume their effort to have sex crime charges against him thrown out. a former district attorney testified yesterday that he made an oral agreement not to prosecute cosby in connection
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than a decade ago. the current d.a. says that deal is not binding because it wasn't in writing. a judge is expected to rule today whether the case against cosby can go forward. it is a busy week for the poster child for pharmaceutical industry greed. martin shkreli is in court today as part of the securities fraud case against him. he's hirir an attorney best known for defending celebrities like jay see then a congressional hearing on drug price hikes at which he plans to plead the fifth. shkreli became famous last year when he hiked the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000% gloating it was almost all profit. a southern utility company california has failed to report a father-in-law gas leak that sickened thousands. it's been gushing nonstop since october pumping out more than 2 million tons of methane.
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million to cap the leak and relocate more than 4400 families. to virginia where a yellow lab has been relocated in a dramatic rescue. the dog had apparently wananred on to this ice covered pond. this just south of washington, d.c. and fell through the ice. firefighter aaron lovell used a ladder to crawl out onto the ice but it cracked and he fell into the water. luckily the water was pretty shallow and he managed to grab hold of the lab. the dog is recovering this morning at a veterinary clinic. still aheadt home before the big game. a denver bronco connected to a pross ki institution sting. getting newetails in the investigation of a murder of a 13-year-old girl and the growing concerns about kik, a messaging app used by the victim and suspect. plus, midair scare, an explosion rocking a plane blowing a hole in its side.
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passengers. the denver broncos have sent a mell of their practice squad home from the super bowl after a run-in with the law. ryan murphy was questioned by police and then released in a prostitution ring at a motel six in california. his participation has changed. murphy's brother and a suspected prostitute were cited. the legal marijuana market is booming of u.s. sales expected to reach $6.7 billion.
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just in colorado adult use passed $100 million last year. the first legal recreational sales began in colorado only two years ago. more states expected to legalize sales this year. well, after all the illness outbreaks linked to chipotle no surprise the company had a terrible fourth quarter. the mexican chain said it plunged 44%. sales and revenue down significantly and chipotle isn't out of the woods yet and faces a difficult and expensive year restoreing public confidence in its food safety. word is amazon has plans to open hundreds of new book stores. the company opened its first brick and mortar store last year in seattle and now according to the chief of a mall operating firm amazon is looking to open as many as 400 stores nationwide. no word from amazon itself about such a plan. and pizza hut has a special promotion to mark super bowl 50 on sunday, the chain is giving
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c * well, a rare phenomenon off the coast of scotland. waterfalls running backwards. it happened during a severe storm that brought winds of up to 90 miles per hour to the isle of mull. this video viewed nearly 2 million types on facebook. >> here in the u.s. drivers will face heavy rain along practically the entire eastern seaboard. roads may still be slippery in the upper midwest as the blizzard winds wind down and wet roads likely in the northwest. if you're flying, airport delays in atlanta, charlotte, washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york city and san frfrcisco. alarming new developments in the casee of the 13-year-old girl from virginia allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a virginia tech student. >> autopsy results reveal she was stabbed to death the day she
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carolina saturday. her mother breaking down as she recalled how nicole beat the odds surviving a liver transplant and cacaer. >> nicole was very lovable person. nicole touched many people throughout her short life. >> david eisenhauer charged with murder and kidnapping and police say another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved than previously thought. natalie keepers will face the more serious charge of being an accessory before the fact to first d dree murder. well, t t young victim in this case apparently met her alleged killer through social media including kik. that's a messaging app that anonymous. many of these kind of apps, they're popular with teens and predators who can disguise their identity. kik tells abc news it is active in helping the fbi carry out its investigation. a worker at a day-care center outside orlando facacg criminal chargesfter being caught on tape abusing a child
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the video shows 41-year-old kimberly reid battering a 4-year-old boy with stuffed animals and dropping him face down. reid tried to defend the behavior as rough play. reid was already on probation for a welfare fraud case and stealing from another day care. the cdc is expected to issue neneguidelines now that s seone in the u.s. has gotten the zika virus through sex. officials in dallas say the victim had sex with someone who had returned from venezuela and fallen ill with zika. it's rare but not heard of. the biggest threat remains for pregnant women who can give birth to babies with brain damage. a possible terror attack in africa this morning. a midair explosion ripping a hole in an airliner. take a look at the gaping hole just above the wing there, twisted metal pushed outwards. the blast happened shortly after
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and the airbus turned around and made an religion landing in somalia. two passengers injured but that was during the evacuation. there are reports that one passenger was sucked out of the hole that was created by the blast. if it was a bomb no terror group has yet claimed responsibility. and a dramatic scene in hawaii. the pilot of a small plane landing right on the water because his landing gear had malfunctioned. the 68-year-old pilot was un uninjured during the incident. experts say his water landing was perfect. and that they might use a video to train other pilots. water. >> incredible scene. >> yeah. there. in sports the carolina panthers and denver broncos began three days of practice today. ahead of sunday's super bowl. >> while we wait let's get some college hoops highlights from our guys at espn. angeles. it's "sportscenter" with neil
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we got some big-time college basketball. couple of all-mers to show you. >> oklahoma, number one in the country, buddy heald number two scorer. 17 in this one practiced a lot as a child. >> is that the key? >> that's it. >> ka deem lattin is a big shot blocker. jordan woodard. five on five. not just buddy. he had 14. isaiah cousins had 13 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists. it's a team game and oklahoma wins again, 95-72. theyit lsu up on saturday in the second half, came back. against ben simmons and company. simmons and company on the road at auburn. and simmons was in attack mode.
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watch him grab the rebound here. his coach said want to play rebound, dishes it to craig victor from st. augustine high school. simmons in transition, big finish, 21 points, 13 rebound, 7 assists and nearly messed around and got a triple-double and tigers, 7-2 in the s.e.c. >> big recruiting day for lsu too. >> uh-huh. >> told me about it. >> national signing day is today. >> yeah. >> that's it from here. back to you. >> thanks. up next in "the pulse," lottery mystery, a $63 million winning ticket about to expire. the ultimate weapon in a snowball fight. i thought activia wasn't for me. until i realized how much our digestive systems handle during winter. 90 stressful days juggling hectic schedules. over 40 meals of heavy comfort foods like baked mac & cheese. no wonder after all that our digestive systems can act up. so try the activia two week challenge!
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time to check "the pulse" and a countdown to a $63 million ticket. it was purchased what is august at this 7-eleven outside of bur bank, california. but the deadline to cash in that ticket is tomorrow night. >> so, here's the deal. if no one steps forward it would be the largest unclaimed lottery prize in california history. the money would then be redirected to support the state's public schools. so it's not a bad deal if no one steps forward. >> yes. >> only a bad deal if that person who realized they were the winner finds out on friday >> can you imagine? ouch. well, next up, something you'll likely see on sunday's super bowl broadcast but it isn't some attemo sell you a new car or chips. >> a public service announcement against drunk driving from anheuser-busch. famous spot features dame helen mirren sitting in a restaurant bud. the legendary actresss her point across eloquently and
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>> if you drive drunk, you simply put are a shortsighted utterly useless oxygen wasting human form of pollution, selfish coward. if your brain was donated to science, science would return it. so, stop it. now, the chances are -- >> she is so good. she calls herself a frank uncensored british lady and proves it. >> she does. ef on the losing end of a snowball fight, one thing to do, escalate it. build yourself a snowball machine gun. that's what mark roeber did using a leaf blower and pvc pipe and fires a batch of snowballs one after another and when you run out you can plug in another 15-snowball clip. that is cheating. >> genius. >> why he works at nasa. >> those poor guys.
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checking our top story, the race for the white house shifts to new hampshire after no grand slam winner in iowa. all the candidates are redoubling their efforts to sway voters in the granite state. six days before the primary. the marines say trace dna elements have been found in the search for remains following that helicopter crash off hawaii last month. the identities have not been made public. the blizzard in the upper plains states should be ending this morning leaving behind pies of snow, slick roads and canceled flights. same storm system spawned drds in the south. today's weather, heavy rain moving into the east, no more significant snow in the west, just showers and rain from northern california all the way up into the canadian border. okay, so we know the super bowl is now just four days away and among those going to the big game, a handful of super fans. >> so these gentlemen have
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the past 49 years and reporter mike schuman from our san francisco station introduces us to one of those football fanatics. >> reporter: 76-year-old larry jacobson was one of the first super bowl volunteers to check out his official uniform. >> i'm ready to get to work right now. >> reporter: larry is spending this week helping tourists ss find their way around san francisco, sunday he'll be at levi stadium watching with an exclusive club. how many original members of the never miss a super bowl club? >> we had five. >> five. >> now we're down to three. >> reporter: larry started as a die-hard 49er fan and had season tishgs for 64 years then in 1967 he decided to take a date to los angeles to see the first super bowl. >> it was a $100 investment including tickets and airfare and rent a car and food. but she wasn't impressed with football and wasn't impressed with me. >> reporter: larry gave up on the woman but not the game and developed a special talent.
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don't know a thing about football. i know how to get tickets. that's pie thing. >> reporter: 50 years later his house is full of super bowl memorabilia. you have all the programs here. >> yeah, this is super bowl xvi. >> reporter: i may have a super bowl ring but larry is one-up on me. this is the first official super bowl 50 ball handed to him straight off the press at the factory in ohio. and then larry jacobson. got your own name on a football. i don't even have that, larry. he first met the other men who never missed a super bowl 16 years ago. now they get together and swap stories every year. >> this is number 50. this would be a good number to wrap it up, say, hey, i'm done. >> well, no, you know what, the nfl is treating us so well for super bowl 50 i'm now aiming for 100. >> good for you, larry. >> very cute story there. good for them.
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