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health emergency. and in dallas, growing concern ter person to person transmission after sex. the horror on board. the passenger pulled from a jet in midair after an explosion. the other passengers witnessing italal and mewhere in the u.s., a winner tonight. with just hours left to claim their $63 million. goooo evening. and we begin tonight with the new battle just six days before the new hampshire primary. tonight, donald trump blasting ted cruz, saying she stole iowa using, quote, dirty tricksks and then cruz, shooting back. donald trump saying cruz misled voters by hinting to them that ben carson might be getting out of the race, even though th was not t t case. cruz charging back, surrounded by cameras today, saying that trump is, quote, losing it. even questioning his temperament. tonight, right here, how this all played out today, just three days before the big republican
abc's tom llamas, leading us off from new hampshire. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump accusing senator ted cruz of using dirty tricks to win the iowa caucuses. the accusation coming after team cruz spread word on caucus day that dr. ben carson might be dropping out. >> he insmlted ben carson by doing what he did to ben carson. that was a a disgrace. >> reporter: on t t day of the caucuses, the cruz campaign sending supporters this e-mail, stating the press is reporting that carson is takin time off after iowa and m ming a big announcement nexexweek. it goes on to say, please inform any carson caucus-goers of this news and urge them to caucus for ted cruz. >> what he did is unthinkable. he said the man has just left the race and he said it during the caucus. >> reporter: carson today saying the cruz move cost him votes, descring what happened when his wife candy showed up at a caucus location. >> my wife went to a caucus and
spoken and told people that i was, in fact, not going to be contntuing. and she obviously disabused him of that notion. >> reporter: cruz has now apologied to carson, but stands by his campaign's actions. will you fe or suspend anyone in your campaign for putting out misinformation? >> no, we're not going to scapegoat anybody. and i would note that the news story that our team passed on was true and accurate. cnn reported it and ben did go to florida instead of new hampshire, or south carolina, and so -- >> reporter: dirty trick to confuse voters? >> is it a dirty trick to pass on your news stories? would you think it was a dirty trick if i was passing on an abc story? >> reporter: then, just moments after cruz said that, cnn, live on thehe air, saying cruz was trying to, quote, throw them under the bus. >> here are the facts. dr. carson's staff told us that he would return home to florida to quote quote take a breath
resusung his act fiveties on the campaign trail. >> reporter: cnn saying they never reported anything about a special announcement. investigation. >> well, lten, it is no surprisehat donald is throwing yet another temper tan trem, or if you let, another trumper-tantrun. further. >> i don't kw with anynye who would be comfortable with something behaving this way. we're liable to wake up one morning and trump would have nuked denmark. >> and tom llamas with usive, live in new hampshire. cruz's now apologized to ben carson. does dr. carson accept the apology? >> reporter: the carson campaign tells me that dr.carson does accept the apology. but earlier today, carson did imply that cruz staffers should be fired, only if cruz did not approve of their actions. davi >> tom llamas leading us off again tonight. tom, thank you.
until had new hampshire primary, hillary clinton arguing she's now in a battle on bernie sanders' home turf. she's behind by double digits there. getting helel there from gabby giffords. sanders saying tonight, there is still a home fight, saying the clintons have been campaigning in new hampshire for years. abc's cecilia vega on the expectations game tonight. >> i'm going to be out here -- >> reporter: hillary clinton today taunting bernie sanders on what she calls his home turf. >> because if it's about our records, hey, i'm going to win by a landslide on tuesday. >> reporter: trailing by double digits here, she's now swinging. >> i have to tell you, i just could not ever skip new hampshire. i cannot even imagine not being here. >> reporter: the granite state might be in sanders' backyard, but this is clinton country. the place that moved her to tears back in 2008 --
>> reporter: and embraced her husband, years earlier. >> thank you verermuch. >> reporter: but now? a new battle. >> let me rephrase it. when we win. >> reporter: the vermont senator asked if hillary clinton is really a progressive -- >> ah, some days, yes. accept when she announces that she is a proud moderate. >> reporter: hitting her where it hurts. >> it was kind of a low blow, because we'veve been fighting the progressive fight and getting results for people for years. >> and cecilia vega live with us, as well. in the beginning, bernie sanders wanted more debates. now it's hillary clinton and both now have agreed to several more? >> reporter: that's right, david. the dnc announcing today there will be six more debates, one right here tomorrow night in new hampshire, and now, one, also in flint, michigan, where as you know, david, they have been dealing with that water crisis. >> all right, cecilia vega, thk you. and tonight, just days before new hampshire, word that
of the race. rand paul says he is out. he will now focus on his re-election to the senate. and then rick santorum. he won iowa four years ago. tonight, he's expected to drop out of the race bill later. let's get right to abc's jonathan karl. we do have one more question on politics before we move on. this fight between trump and cruz over those message suggesting ben carson was dropping out onn the day of the iowawa caucuses. is this going away, jon? >> reporter: absolutely not, david. and, you know, trump is now demanding that the iowa results be nullified. that's not going to happen. but if therere is one thing that we have learned about donald trump, it's when he strikes a nerve, when he gets a rise out of one of his opponents, he continues to hammer and hamr and hammer away at it. heertainly has gotten aise ouou of ted cruz on this. i don't think he lets go of this until either he or cruz is out of the race and, let me tell you, the person that likes this the best is marco rubio. the one who n seess the two ople that came inn ahead of him in iowa locked in a death match.
looks good behind you, jon. thank you so much. of course, this all comes just three days before the republican debate, right here on abc. it is supup bowl weekend, and the night before the super bowl. we hope you'll join martha raddatz and me as we moderate the debate, saturday night, 8:00 p.m. eastern, right here on abc. but we do move on tonight, and to that powerful winter storm from florida to maine. it already brought blizzard winds to south dakota, no match for that suv, spinning out. there is also word coming in now, more than a half dozen confirmeme reported tornadoes. this damage from an ef-2 in alabama, meaning winds up to 135 miles per hour. abc's steve osunsami is in tennessee. >> reporter: in crocket county, tennessee, this surveillance camera at the high school shows the moment a tornado came crushing through classrooms. tonight, there's&no power and sczool is closed. everybody was gone home.e. >> yes. >> reporter: and that saved lives. >> yes. no doubt. >> reporter: from tennessee to mississippi -- >> betteret somewhere. here it comes. >> reporter: the twisters kept
>> go, go, go! >> reporter: the weather service is now saying that this one in western alabama was an ef-2. 23 homes were destroyed. >> i was`grateful to god he brought us throughdit. >> reporter: the storm was supposed to be weakeketoday, but try telling that to drivers in the rain, who had to be rescued from rising waters outside nashville and atlanta. >> the will to live kept her hanging on. >> reporter: there was even a confirmed tornado near columbia, south carolina. in the midwest, they're still digging out, finally reopening interstate 80 in nebraska. more than 200 miles were closed. this is s at's left of the football coach's office here at the high school. the tornado ripped this roof clear off. and it pulled o this air conditioner from this spot here. the national w wther service now says that the tornado that hit here was an ef-1 that traveled nearly three miles. david? >> steve, thank you so much. i want to get right to rob tonight, wd is coming in of yettnother possible tornado touchdowow >> reporter: yeah, we had one
an hour ago just outside of savannah. that has since diminished. but the real threat going forward is going to be heavy rain. you see it streaming in. flood watches across the florida panhandle and in georgia, streaming all the way up to canada. the snow pack not helping the situation, especially in pennsylvania. anothet two to three, four ches of rain in the east coast. kind of quiet in the next couple of days and then a cold shot coming in for the weekend. look at the numbers on tuesday morning. well below freezing in new england and the flow is such, we could see a snowstorm in new england on primary tuesday. we'll be watching that closely. >> they can handle it in new england. rob, thank you. we turn next to your health tonight, and to the breaking headline a aut the zika virus here in the u.s. florida now declaring a health emergency. at least nine cases and counting in that state. bringing the total to at least 50 cases now across 13 states. just as we learn more about the case in dallas. person to person transmission after sexual contact. now the warnings from authorities. dr. richard besser, again on
>> reporter: tonight, the zika epidemic continues to spread. florida now the first state that has the risky mosquito to declare a health emergency because of nine cases in four counties. just 24 hours after an alert aboutt a new danger posed by travellers returning to the u.s. from infected areas. the latest case of zika in dallas was transmitted sexually, after a person infected with the virus traveled fromm venezuela too texas, and passed the virus onto their partner. the risk from zika still primarily for pregnant women. and potential risk for babies with brain deformities. but no doctors seeing a rare, but alarming neurological complication in the general population. that may be linked to zika. guillain-barre syndrome. in brazil, the olympic committee reassuring athletes they will be safe. but today, one of the world's most prominent ethicists is lling for brazil to cancel the olympics. >> i don't know if it's up to doing the olympmps and epidemic control at the same time. >> and dr. besser is with us
rich, you're well aware of florida declaring a health emergency now. and, of course, the case in dallas, person to person transmission aftersex. so, what are the warnings tonight for americans when it comes to the zika virus? >> reporter: some are saying for additional prevention, men who have been to countries where zika is transmitting can use protection for 28 days, if their partners are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. that will insure tt the virus does not transmit. >> and in the meantime tonight, dr. besser, the red cross now taking actiti, as well, when it comes to donating blood here in the u.s.? >> reporter: again, the magic number is 28 days. the red cross is recommending that anyone&who has been to a country where zika virus is transmitting, defer donating blood for 28 days. and the reason for that is uncertainty as to whether zika virus could be in the blood of donors. you know, as we've said, 80% of people who have this infection have no symptoms whatsoever. so, they want to make sure that our blood supply stays safe. david? >> all right, dr. besser with us
rich, thank you. we turn next tonight to new details in the murder mystery of that 13-year-old girl in virginia. tonight, social p authorityauthorities say social media may have played a role. a former high school tracstar. here's abc's eva pilgrim from virginia. >> reporter: tonight, as the family prepares to lay their 13-year-old daughter to rest, authorities still trying to piece together the case. family andnd friends telling abc news, seventh grader nicole lovell was bullied at school, self-conscious about the way she looked after beating serious childhood illnesses. she had multiple social media accounts,, facebook, instagram, snapchat, kik. it was there, police believe she met the david eisenhauer, a former high school track star, charged in her murder. >> he used thi relationshippo his advantage, to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: nicole lovell's parents say they lastsaw her last tuesday ght.
arrested david eisenhauer in his dorm at virginia tech. that afternoon, authorities find lovell's body, 80 miles away in north carolina. david, the alleged accomplice expected back here in court tomorrow for a bond hearing. both students behind bars tonight. family and friends will bury nicole lovell tomorrow. david? >> eva, thank yoyo nextttonight, toernie madoff, serving 150 years behind the biggest ponzi scheme in u.s. history. but this evening, as a new mini series brings n focus to madoff, one whistleblower says there are likely others out there, and one, he says, bigger than madoff. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: tonight, bernard madoff is in this federal prison in n rth carolina. prisoner number 61727054, who once controlled billions of dollar, now works as a commissary delivery boy for less than a dollar an hour. but as portrayed by richard
madoff is considered a genius by his fellow criminals, for pulling off the biggest financial crime in american history. his former cellmate, j.d. winfield, a bank robber, speaking publicly for the first time tonight. >> i think he e s glad to be ught. i think it was tearing him up inside. i think he was glad for it to come to a close. >> reporter: the movie also depicts how the one person who figured it all out, harry markopolos -- >> i'm accusing him of running a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: was ignored by the s.e.c. for years. was it that obvious, that easy to figure out this was a ponzi scheme? >> took about five minutes to know for sure that it was a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: markopolos, now running a private fraud detection business, told abc news there are more like madoff. >> there are s sll more today. i'm working on three multibillion dollar ponzi schemes today. >> reporter: including one, that markopolos says could prove to be bigger than bernie madoff's. the s.e.c. tonight says itt has made reforms since the madoff scandal and in that time, it's ponzi schemes.
lus calls, the s s.c. listens. >> brian ross, thank you. and we should remind everyone that "madoff" airs tonight and tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. eastern. brian, thank you.u. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. tonight, we remember one half of an american comedy duo. also, new details about that midairexplosion. the passeer ripped out of a jet at 111100 feet. and the other passengers now talking about it. we have breaking news tonight on bill cosby. what a judge has just decided about the criminal case against him. and all of that time spepe waiting to buy lottery tickets stickets. well, get this. somewhere in america, there is a winner with just hours left to claim their $63 million. brian, check your pocket. we'll be right back.."
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here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the explosive force, blowing that hole open, followed by rapid depressurization, may havav sucked the passenger sitting next to the window out of the aircraft. one passenger is unaccounted for. a body was found on the ground. other passengers weren't sure they'd survive. >> we saw a hole in the plane and the first thing you worry about is, you know, can we really make it? >> reporter: the airbus a-321 had just taken off from gadishu, was at 11,000 feet when the fuselage was torn open. the pilot told abc news, and many expertbelieve, it was a bomb. the head of the tsa can't confirm that, but this is the scenario he is most t rried about. >> everything we do is designed to prevent that from happening on an aircraft, either bound from the u.s. or in the u.s. >> reporter: even the pilot of this jet admits it might be hard to get answers. expert investigators may be unwilling to travel to the dangerous country. david kerley, abc news,
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goodight.you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at 6. all cedar rapids high schools students will get a chance to take an extra class beginning next fall. it's because of a scheduling change the district is making, in part, to save money and avoid cututcks. the district hopes to save about a million dollars a year by not hiring new teachers and asking curent teachers to eh take on another class. cedar rapipi schools anticipate e a one and a half to two million dollar budget shortfall in fiscal 2017, based on discussions at the legislature for schl funding. the schedule change would eliminateteost of the budget gap without cutting as many staff members or programs. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman joins us live from
dave, how do teachers and students feel about a schedule change? beth, one teacher here told me there's mixed reaction. for teachehe an extra clala means more work although that might be balanced by fewer students in each class. students, though, seem intrigued with the idea of taking a new elective or trying something they neverad time for before. to squeeze in an extra class ach school day takes some tinkering with the schedule.sot/ nat for instance, the regular day will begin a half hour earlier at 7:45 each current class will get immed by a few minutes. and suddenly, you have seven periods a day instead of six. some students are already thinking about whato do with the extra class time. " some times we can't take the electives we want cause of how full are schedules