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fires back at trump. air scare. smoke in the cockpit of a flight. forced to land moments after takeoff. passengers hospitalized. what exactly happened? and last laugh. taylor swift taking home the top prize at last night's grammy awards. her sharp message to her haters, including kanye. plus, adele's audio, what exactly went wrong? and lady gaga's stunning tribute to a rock legend. and good tuesday morning. it's the top concern for millions this morning. the severe weather in the east causing thousands of accidents already. >> at least four tornadoes touched down last night in the gulf coast states. destroying homes and businesses. still unknown. thousands of people are spending the night without power. >> hundreds of flights have been canceled tod because of the storm system.
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from tennessee to maine. bringing rain, snow, and ice to 17 states. >> and the snow coming in within the last few hours. there's a three-hour delay opening federal government offices in w whington, d.c., this morningng the weather is about to make a dramatic turnaround. we get more from abc's megan hughes. >> i was cleaning up the area in city hall so nobody slips and falls. >> reporter: up and down the east coast, slippery side walks made for wobbly walking. on the roads, the coating of ice left drivers scrambling. to get traction. in p pnsylvania, derek faiaiwas driving down route 29 in valley forge when he went off the road, just missing this tree. >> i'm trying not t hit the guy in front of me. i just kind of tried to turn. i just came off the road. >> reporter: north carolina's wintry mix caused more than 1500 car accidents in less than 24 hours. the 1200-mile-long winter r storm is also creating trouble at airports. red dominated the departures
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international. close to 1600 flights canceled monday. >> i'm done. i'm done. i'm done. i'm ready for summer. >> reporter: the snow, ice, and rain are madging north up the east coast. 17 states seeing winter weather alerts, , th a big warmup in many places by later tonight. the wild weather stretching into the south with reports of several tornado touchdowns. in mississippi, this house destroyed. this high school campus damaged. in louisiana, winds ripping apart this car wash and pizza hut, sending debris flying. >> i seen it, like, coming at me. whoo. it was scary. >> reporter: megan hughes,s,bc news, washington. this morning's other big story. a new wave of bitter attacks from donald trump heating up the campaign trail in south carolina. >> he's firing off at former president bush as he stumps for his brother. he's calling ted cruz unstable
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possible third party run. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest from lana zak. >> reporter: the man known as bush 43 was on the campaign trail trying to make younger brother jeb bush 45. >> we need someone to fix the and frustration. and that's jeb bush. >> reporter: and jeb needs the help. the south carolina republican primary on satatday could his last stand against front-runner donald trump, who owns a double-digit lead. in polls there. trump has been on the warpath against the bushes. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. remember that. i've heard for years, he kept the country safe after@9/11. what does that mean after? what about during? i loststriends in that buildldg. >> reporter: trump attacking ted cruz. >> i think ted is a very unstable guy. i have never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz.
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christian. >> reporter: cruz fired back. >> it's not a response simply to start yelling louder and louder liar, liar, liar, when somebody points to the candidate's own -- >> reporter: in michigan, a surging bernie sanders was met with huge lines and nearly 10,000 supporters. >> together, we're going to create an economy that works for the working class and the middle class, not just the 1%. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: lana zak, abc news, washington. as for the democrats, they're locked in a tight rara in nevada days before voters there head to the polls. hillary clinton had her husband take her place at a campaign rally in floridada remained in nevada, hoping to drum up last-minute support. she barked like a dog while mimicking an old campaign ad accusing the republicans of twisting the truth. >> the great recession was caused by too much regulation.
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you know? hi! >> the candates are making anototr push for the african-american vote today. clinton is speaking in harlem today and meeting with leaders sanders visits morehouse college in atlanta. and there is this. an embarrassing error for marco rubio's campaign. this new ad america. the stock footage is of vancouver in british columbia, canada, as in not atatll part of the united states of america. rubio's campaign learned of the mistake apparently when buzzfeed pointed it out. president obama could name a replacement for justice antonin scalia's seat by next week. the white house says the president's obligation to do so is quote ironclad. and at he's already deep into making a choice. the republicans control congress. so the nominee has little chance ofofeing confirmed. the position could remain vacant for more than a year.
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could tie on key decisions, making gridlock a real possibility. making news overseas in syria, hopes for a cease-fire set for next week have dimmed after a series of air strikes on hospitals and a school. at least 50 people died in the attacks. that included pediatric hospital and a maternity ward. doctors without borders blamed syria and russia, saying 40,000 people are now without medical care. last week, the u.s., russia, and other world powers had agreed to a pause in the fighting. pope francis with another busy day ahead in mexico. the 79-year-old looking tired last night, even limping a bit when he returned to mexico city. he stiti took time to bless the crowd. earlier, on a visit to chiapas state, he spoke out against exclusion. of the country's native population. he'll visit the u.s. border region tomorrow. let's move on to a completely dferent topic. it was a powerful night of music in los angeles.
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the big winners, kendrick lamar, taylor swift, ed sheeran. swift won album of the year for the second time. kendrick picked up five awards. for his eakthrough album, "to pimp a butterfly." >> meghan trainor was named best new artist while mark ronson and bruno mars had the top record with "uptown funk." there were tributes to artists who passed away in the last year. lady gaga perhaps the best for david bowie. her outfit seemed to channel the ziggy stardust era and she ran through nine of bowie's most famous songs in six minutes. we'll have more on the grammys coming up in "the pulse." also, coming up, an alarming new study with a potential link between heartburn medications and an increased risk of dementia.
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the american band eagles of death metal returns to paris tonight to finish a concert cut short by the terror attack in november. 89 people died in the attack at the bataclan, which h s remaineded closed. the band's frontman says he feels a sacred responsibility to finish the show. the colorado planned parenthood clinic where three people were killed last year has reopened. only part of the building is being used because repairs are still being done. robert deer has been charged with murder and other accounts in connection with the attack. he calls himself a warrior for babies. he says he targeted the clinic because of the abortions performed there. and over in ohio, a
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machete attack last week. fourureople were hurt in t t attack. the restaurant owner celebrating the reopening there. you see him there. he believes he was targeted because of his ethnicity. he's an arab from israel. the fbi in columbus has not spoken publicly about a motive. the suspect was killed by police. washington has given the green light to the first u.s. factory in cuba in more than half a cenry. an alabamamaompany hopes to build about 1,000 tractors a year in cuba. by this time next year. the tractors will be blt for individual farmers. also the morning, an agreement will be signed allowing regularly scheduled airline serve between cuba and the u.s. >> all right. let book here's a diamond hard to believev take a look. there it is. all 440 carats of it. it was found in a mine in the african country of angola. the biggest ever found there.
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>> it almost doesn't look real, does it? >> it doesn't. it came one day late, two days late for valentine's. when we come back, thee air scare forcing a plane to turn around after smoke streamed into the cockpit. talk about a quick delivery. the pregnant mom giving birth with very little warning. the pregnant mom giving birth with very little warning. life's short, talk is cheap. i'll be working while you sleep. still don't think i've got a brain? you think a resume's enough? who'll step when things getetough? don't you want that kind of brain? a degree is a degree. you're gonna want someone like me. but only if you have a brain. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college, raised active twin girls, and trained as a nurse. but i couldn't bear my
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trees are blossoming. that's starting allergy season early. and northern california could really use some rain right now to replenish their reservoirs. >> hey, but they're dealing with a wind chill of 80. drivers will see rain in washington state and the northeast. roads may be slippery in the northern rockies. airport delays in washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, and boston. well, smoke in the cockpit caused a scare on an alaska airlines flight out of reagan international airport. 167 peopleleere on board going totoeattle. 16 minutes after takeoff, it was back on the ground at nearby dulles airport. after the pilots reported smoke. >> they were actually forced to put on oxygen masks. by the time the jet was landing, it s smed as if they had an idea what happened. >> we don't have any fluid or anything dripping. it seemed to be kind of an oily smoke. so, it was, i think, one of the motors. >> no word yet about the exact cause of the smomo.
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the plane were treated at a hospital and have been released. no passengers were injured in that. a truck driver is in serious condition at a miami hospital after his garbage truck fell down an elevated highway exit ramp. that fall more than 100 feet from the roadway into the ground. a park. no one on the ground was hurt. more trouble for university of missouri professor who was suspended last fall after a confrontation with a student journalist. melissa click was suspended with pay and performed community service after that incident that took place during a protest following racially charged incidents on campus. now, police have released video from a month early. in which click is seen cursing at an officer during a protest that interrupted a parade. click say plying for tenure at the school. the administration s ss the incidents are under
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a new study links popular heartburn medications, brands like prevacid, finding people 75 and older who regularly took those medications had a 44% increased risk of dementia. just a link. there's no proof one causes the other. her third son at home. not by choice. baby cameron arrived in the middle of the night ten days early. as his monument tried to get comfortable on the recliner in her living room. mom says she had one feeling that kind of felt like a normal contraction contraction. on the second push, cameron arrived. he c ced right away. heheas already breast-feeding in the ambulance. >> a little overachiever. time for sports. this morning, college basketball. we're about a month away from the start of this year's march madness. >> as for last night's action, we get highlights from espn. good morning, it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. i'm stan verrett.
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light on a big monday. a couple of big conference gagas. oklahoho state and kansas. cowboys. beat the jayhawks earlier this season. kansas wouldn't forget. diallo with a block of chris olivier. they wag the finger dikembe mutombo style. graham, the crossover and pullup. wayne selden jr. put them on the line as well. jayhawks roll.l. 94-67 to get the win over oklahoma. then beat oklahoma state on monday. n.c. state and virginia. virginia not over the loss to duke. one fan says n.c. state travelled less miles than grayson did on the game-winner. game in the second half. brogdon with the jumper. he had 22 points in this game. ferrantes with great job. barber averages 24. he had just 14 in this game as virginia wins it, 73-53.
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time now for "the pulse." and much more from last night's grammy awards. >> taylor swift won her second album of the year award. this time for "1989." we're going to have more on her acceptance speech in a moment. first, more from jason nathanson. >> kendrick lamar. >> reporter: rapper kendrick lamar won the most awards on the night, but couldn't break out of the rap category. his performance was probably most impactful. >> reporter: a tearful meghan
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>> and my mom and dad, for always believing in meme >> "uptown funk." >> reporter: record of the year went to bruno mars "uptown funk." ed sheeran won his first two grammys monday night. >> wow, wow. thank you very much. >> reporter:r:ut there were head-scratching moments. audio issues during singer adele's performance. the singer hit rare sour notes. before you know >> reporter: a a did we mention the tributes? there were more than every ever this year. so many big names dying recently. dy gaga's musical ode to david bowie perhaps the most memorable. this is ground cocorol to major tom >> reporter: the eagles and jackson browne got together to remember glenn frey. take it easy you will find peace of mind >> reporter: and stevie wonder and pentatonix honored earth, wind, & fire's maurice white. other awards on the country side, best album to chris
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taylor swift gave him a present before going on stage. >> i would like to thank taylor swift for glitter-bombing me before. >> reporter: backstage at the grammys, jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. now to the new shot fired in the testy relationship between kanye and taylor. last week, kanye dropped a new album including a ng called famous, where he takes credit for making taylor swift famous. in the lyrics, he called her the "b" word. >> she gave a subtle shot back during an empowering pep talk to other women. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. but ififou just focus on the work, and you don't let those people side-track you, some day when you get where you're going, >> notice she didn't mention kanye's name?
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name-drop. >> i guess so. kanye has tweeted since. but he didn't address it. let's talk abo fashion. the tributes to david bowie started on the red carpet. dy gaga channeled ziziggy stardust. in this bright blue coat dress. '70s' do and blue eye shado >> zendaya went gender-bender, too. chrissy teigen, no confusing her for r ything but a woman. her baby bump shown off in this form-fitting gown. meghan trainor going from blond to red head. more news after this. her for anything but a woman. intimidating. doing something simple... meant enduring a lot of pain. if ra is changing your view of everyday things orencia may help. orencia works differently by targeting a source of ra early in the inflammation process. for many, orencia provides long-term relief of ra symptoms. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra
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checking our top stories, a severe storm system brought tornadoes to the gulf coast. rain, snow, and ice from tennessee to maine expected. federal agencies in washington are opening three hours late today because of icy roads. the war of words is intensifying among the republicans. as former president george w. bush joins brother jeb on the campaignrail for the first me. and donald trump doubled down on his criticism of bush over 9/11
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president obama is hosting a summit of ten asian leaders in southern california. during the visit, he announced that he'll visit veetietnam in the spring. looking at today's weather, heavy rain tapering off around sesetle. dry and mild in the center of the country. heavy rain and some snow in the high temperatures later today. finally at the westminster dog show here in new york, several pampered pooches have been named best breed. >> tonight, the ultimate prize. best in show. and this year, seven new breeds are in the running. jesse palmer is there with a behind-the-scenes look. >> reporter:r:ver 3,000 dogs competetg at the 140th westminster dog show. >> this is like the super bowl. like the world series. >> reporter: and 197 breeds and varieties. including seven new breeds, more than ever before. like jango. he may look like a mop, but he's a spanish water dog. another new dog on the block, the berger picard.
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our skins just being here. >> reporter: getting the dogs ready for the spotlight is no walk in the park. >> he sits in shampoo for an hour. and then it takes five hours to force-dry every cord to get it dry. he goes in the house, lays in front of fan for a day and half. >> reporter:`that's a tough life. >> he has a very tough life. >> reporter: as for jango, he's already a champion. winning best in his breed. giving him a shot at another first, best in show. jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> all right, thank you to jesse there. he's going to be at the show again today for "good morning america." but, that's always a wonderful thing to see. >> it's a big thing in new york. germrm shepherds and shihtzus are sort of breast of breed. >> yeah. so this german shepherd, i believe, that we're looking at, called rumor, was arguably the biggest fan favorite of the night, apparently.
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turn in the ring. >> the last german shepherd who won best in show was 1987. i'm still a big fan of the golden retriever. which apparently is not -- >> there you have the shihtzu. >> off the shampoo. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> as i mentioned, stick around fofo"good morning americica." have a great day.. have a great day. cedadarapids schools say they are on trara for their equity program despite firing a consultant who was a part of the work. iowa bills have a deadline to stay alive. lawmakers have until the end of the week to pass them in committees. the c-d-c is recommending that women who drink alcohol be on birth control. doctors are warning against fetal alcohol syndrome. good tuesday morning! its 430
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more t tn halfway through the month now. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on light snow to graze the area today. only a dusting is likely in many areas with locations south of i-80 possibly getting a half inn. overall, we will melt more snow than we will gain today. plan on highs yet again in the 30-35 range. moving chance of precipitation moving forward through next tuesday. the big story will be the warmer air by thursday , with even warmer temperatures still likely for friday and saturday. at this time, widespread 50s are likely both friday and saturday. snow pack will be gone. fire up the grill!today: chae of

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