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pope, taking on another giant, apple. apple firing back. the showdown in nevada. hillary clinton and bernie sanders. and this evening, the early gift fofoclinton. inside the rescue, one passenger trapped. >and the dramatic fire whorls, the whipping winds in chago. >> your money tonight, are you passing up free money? and america remembering harper lee and her work, read by generations of american students. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we begin with the showdown just hours away in the race for president. and breaking developments on both sides tonight.
republican rumble, and the new poll. donald tmp at 28%, but his lead not as larges before. cruz five points behind. rubio in third, with 15%. and tonight, donald trump at the center of another headline. telling people to boycott apple until they help the fbi break into the terrorists iphone. we have it all covered. tom llamas leads us off from south carolina. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump with a new target. the billionaire now dedearing wawaon apple. >> how do you like it? i just thought it. boycott ape. >> reporter: trump fuming as the tech giant refuses to help investigators unlock the cell phone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. >> first of all, apple ought to give the security for that phone. okay? what i think you ought to do is, boycott apple until such time as they give the security number. >> reporter: tonight, senior apple executives telling abc
for terrorists. that they left their rights at the door. but this case is not about those terrorists. those e ecutives adding, thihiis not apple versus the governmnmt. this is the people versusuthe governmentnt saying they're out to protect their customers. apple, the second giant trump is trang -- tangling with this week. the first? pope francis, who suggested trump was not christian for wanting to build a wall on the mexican border. [ speaking foreign language ] >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. i'm proud to be a christian. >> reporter: but today, an olive branch from the vatican. the pope's spokesman saying his comments were "in no way a personal attttk or an indication of how to vote." trump's tone softening, as well. >> today, he was very nice. you probably heard. he put out a message that cleared things up. i will say the pope is great. he's a very nice man.
carolina front runner's problems don't end there. trump now under fire claiming he is the only republican candidate who opposed the war in iraq. >> i was against the war in iraq. i told the truth about iraq. we shouldn't have done it. we did it. i should get points for vision, because i was totallllagainst the wawain iraq. reporter: but today, trump confronted with this recording of a 2002 2 terview with howard d stern. >> are y for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: on the stump, the candidate trying to explain. >> the first guy that ever asked me about iraq was howard stern. i said, i don't know. yeah, i guess. then i started looking at it, before the war started, i was against that war. i was against that war. i don't go to iraq. i said it strongly, and i said it loud. >> reporter: but trump's campaign, unable or unwilling to produce a shred of evidence that he was ever a vocal opponent of the war before it began. on the other side of south carolina today -- senator marco rubio, surrounded
leaders. later tweeting this video on the plane with tim scott and nicki haley. do you feel a lot of pressure? >> it'sn god's hands tomorrow. but we have a great team. >> reporter: but tonight, cruz with some problems of his own. new lawsuits in at least six states challenging whether cruz's name can appear on the ballot because he was born in canada. >> all of this on the eve on south carolina. tom llamas live from that state. how is cruz responding to the lawsuits? >> the cruz campaign says it's
they have lawyers fighting back, saying he is an american because his mother was born in america. and in nevada, the neck and neck battle between bernie sandersnd hillary clinton. the latest poll showing a dead heat. and the national poll, clinton leading sanders, 53% to 42%. and on the eve of south carolina, hillary clinton getting a gift, a key endorsement. and bernie sanders confident, saying he was once made an honorary woman. cecilia vega from las vegas. >> reporter: tonight, the final push looks like this. >> how you doing? >> we're doing well. >> reporter: bernie sanders racing across the state. barely time for a pit stop with his wife.
large, very, very large voter turnout tomorrow. >> reporter: hillary clinton already looking ahead to the next state up -- south carolina. where today she got the boost she's been waiting for. that coveted endorsement from the state's most powerful democrat. congressman jim clyburn. >> my heart has always been with hillary clinton. >> reporter: clyburn saying nevada's neck-and-neck race pushed him to endorse now. >> i need you to caucus on saturday morning. >> reporter: here it is. a fight to the finish. clinton met with both boos and cheers in the final forum before tomorrow's caucus. >> senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. he doesn't know wh the last two democratic presidents did. well, it's true. it's true. you know it's true. >> reporter: sanders, drawing laughter after this. >> gloria steinem, one of the leading feminists in america, made me an honorary woman many years ago. i don't know exactly what that meant, but i accepted it. >> reporter: it all comes down to the ground game. clinton opened her first
before sanders. but he has more offices than she does. and is spending more on tv ads, too. but clinton's volunteers, 7,000 strong. sanders' team says he has more than 2,000. >> hi. >> hi. >> reporter: today i was there as clinton's army hit the streets. >> we've been knocking on doors since late august. going out seven days a race. >> reporter: so why is this race so close? >> i think it's expected. >> reporter: clinton, her eyes now on south carolina, hitting the airwaves there with this ad today. starring one of america's most famous voices, actor morgan freeman. >> she understands our country can't reach its potential, until we do. >> you were telling us, both of the campaigns acknowledged that this is very close.
bernie sanders feeling very confident. saying if the turnout is good, he's going to win. >> and back in nevada, they flipped a coin previously. and you told us, they're going to use a deck of cards in nevada. >> they have them ready. >> cecilia vega, thank you. and as we reported at the top, donald trump taking on apple, calling for a boycott. and tonight, the justice department taking action as well. and changing the apple i.d. on the phone, saying once apple could help, it was too late. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: tonight, the justice department turning up the heat on apple, calling on a federal judge to compel the tech giant to hack into syed farook's iphone.
a federal court uld hold apple in contempt and issue hefty fines against the company if it does not comply. the fbi says opening farook's phone is urgent because it could hold critical clues about the san bernardino massacre, including whether others were involved. but senior apple executives suggested the government's filing has no legal merit and could set a dangerers precedent. tonight, those senior executives saying they plan to fight, because complyininwould create a master key that could unlock millioio of apple phones. the net effect, they say, of a nuclear bomb for software, making customers vulnerable to hacking. apple says if it complies, requests from law enforcement could come with another phone an hour later, opening a pandora's box. they pointed to a manhattan district attorney who says he has 175 iphones with potential evidence from serious crimes, including murder, that he cannot open. he's lashing out at apple. >> they are acting like teenagers, saying you can't te us what to do.
that right after the phone was recovered, someone reset the phone's applpli.d., making it even more difficult toetrieve information from that phone. apple claims it was in the hands of authorities at the time. the government says the change was made by farook's employer in the hours after the attack. >> and i want to get back to that point you made. apple saying authorities changed the apple i.d. on the phone while they had it? >> yes, they say they may have beenenble to recover the information had the password not been changed. and new images fro hawaii, the helicopter crash. hitting the water. strangers jumping in to help.
kayna whitworth is there. >> reporter: tonight, new details about the dramatic and terrrrying crash caught o o camera. >> when someone scamed, we turned and ran. di't have much time before it hit. >> reporter: seconds later, shocked bystanders plunging in to help. the water just ten feet deep, but murky. new video showing the confusion on the surface, nobody realizing that for three minutes that teenage boy was still trapped below. >> i could hear them say they have ahold of his foot but they couldn't get to him and they couldn't get him out. >> reporter: the teen was entangled in hiseat belt. bystanders using a knife and free.. where he's in critical condition tonight. three other family members are okay, but the pilot has had to undergo two surgeries.
in the water behind me, just a few feet away. the navy is expected to haul it up today so the ntsb can continue the investigation. and this isis leader, believed to be involved in two terror attacks, killed with does dozens of foreign fighters. and the flag-draped casket of justice scalia carried in today. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: former clerks, nearly 1000 of them, lining the casket. scalia's final journey into the
inside, father paul scalia led the casket in silence. on to the platform that once held abraham lincncn's casket. republican leaders said again today in the "washington post" that scalia's replacement should wait until after the presidential election. outside a makeshift memorial, one slamming the majority opinion as pure apple sauce. and another, likens to the horisms of a fortune cookie. >> and the president is working on his nominees?
working on that over the weekend, and he's also called senate leaders democrat and republican that he's begun the process. we'll move on to the powerful windstorms across america tonight. in missouri, the wind whipping flames into fire tornadoes. let's g g right to rob. the windsnd the warmup this weekend. >> chicago just got clobbered, over 100,000 without power in northern illinois. some of the debris in chicago will be blown around. this is all powering up a huge warmup. 77 in dallas. 56 in new york city. enjoy this weekend, because next weekend will have several systems.
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catholic church leading the republican race for president is sparking a debate about how religion and politics are interwined. during this week's visit to mexico, pope francis was asked if a good catholic could vote for donald trump. the pope said the ideas of "building walls" to keep out others... is not christian. i have a lot of respect for the pope. i think he's got a lot of personality, he's very different. he's very different kind of a guy, i think he's doing a very good job, a lot of energy. but i would say that, i think he was very much misinterpreted. jenna: trump also responded by accusing the pope of getting too political... and doing political bidding for mexico.
good evening and thank you u r joining us tonight im jenna rehnstrom titi and im tim seaean. as the nation finds itself 9 9 months out from electiti its next president, pope francis has propelled himself into the equation. jenna: but experts in the religious world say this isn't the first time religion has affected politics in the u-s. abc9's elisa raffa has more. elisa: tim, jenna, lines may occasionally blur when it comes to religion and politics. but religious experts here in siouxland say much like the election cycle we are witnessing... this pope is one like we've never en before. the pope hit headlines early this week, commentiti on donald trump earlier this w wk.... n modern history, absolutey. there's nothing like him, he's not afraid to speak up and to speak out on allllinds of issues...very free- wheeling, i'm sure the vatican press corp wonders what's he going to do next" says bishop r. walker nickless, dioceses of sioux city. social media bursting, after a proclaimed people's pope injecting his opinion on proposed policy coming from a the presidential candidates. throwing an already irregular election cycle for a loop "when you get information quick and you see a quick headline, or a tweet, or an email, you don't have much time to react and so there's going to be all kinds of fall-