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those lost in the terror attacks last november. and ruff road. c.j., the top dog at the westminster dog show earning best in sh[w beating out a crowded field of favorites. his human companions overjoyed while c.j. just playing it cool. well, good wednesday morning. we begin with the countdown to the next crucial vote. a possible make-or-b-bak moment for several candidates. >> donald trump is now fending off criticism from president obama as he fires back. he's enjoying a commanding lead in the south carolina polls. ted cruz ia distant second trailed by marco rubio and jeb bush. the democrats in a tight race in nevada, but hillary clinton way ahead of bernie sanders in south carolina with a double-digit lead. >> and with just three days to go before votes are cast in two states, the republicans are trading more nasty insults.
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we get the latest now from abc's megan hughes in washington. good morning, megan. >> reporter: kendis, reena, good morning. all six remaining gop candidates will be in south carolina today where, as you mentioned, donald trump remains on top and on the attack. donald trump calls in on stephen colbert's "the late show." >> i can think off of the top of my head three things that you have said on air that this is true, cbcbwill not let me >> reporter: though he vowed to clean up his dirty language, that doesn't mean trump is playing nice. >> then bush, poor bush, he comes out. he goes, well, i don't think that donald trump can beat hillary clinton, but i can. i say, well, why aren't you beating me? why aren't you beating me? >> i don't care what donald trump says. the guy is a complete loser. >> reporter: jeb bush making news with a one-word tweet, america, with a picture of his n gun, his name printed on the barrel. "the new york daily news" going after bush this morning with the
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the latest cnn/orc poll in south carolina shows bush, rubio and cruz all trailing. trump wiwi a 16-point lead in the palmetto state. on the democratic side hillary clinton with a nearly 20-point advantage. both candidates appearing on nevada public television last night. >> you cannot ignore the impact of what wall street greed has done to this country, and no state, no state has been hit harder by that greed and illegal behavior than the state of nevada. >> i've spent a lot of time in nevada. it's one of the most diverse and exciting places in our country. >> reporter: sanders and clinton are battling for minority voters in both states. in south carolina african-americans are expected to make up more than half of the democratic vote. kendis, reena. >> abc's megan hughes in washington. megan, thank you s smuch. well, breaking overnight, apple will fight a landmark court order to help the fbi hack into an iphone left by one of the san bernardino shooters. prosecutors say they've been unable to access syed farook's
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its pass code. all the data on the phone will be erased. a federarajudge says apple must supply highly specialized software to get around that self-destruct feature. the u.s. attorney says the order is a potentially important step in the process of learning erything about the a aack in san bernardino. the first of its kind ruling could set a precedent between digital privacy and national security, but apple's ceo tim cook says his company won't hack into itswn users. he said such a move would undermine encryption. supreme court justicic antonin scalia will be laid to rest on saturday as the battle intensifies over filling his vacant seat. senate republicans still want the next president to nominate scalia's replacement, but president obama vowing to pipi the successor himself, and he says there's no excuse for the senate not to vote on his nominee.
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have here is w wve almost gotten accustomed to how obstructionist the senate's become when it comes to nominations. >> well, he was asked if he was leaning toward nominating a moderate to replace scalia. the president bluntly said no, but he promised it will be someone who is well qualified. and funeral arrangements for scalia is now set as the seat he occupied for 30 years is draped in black. on friday justice scalia will lie in repose at the supreme court where the public will be allowed to pay respects. a private funeral mass will be held saturday at a prominent roman catholic church in d.c. well, some dramatic moments for the pope in mexico. first an air scare as his plane was landing in mexico city last week. we learned it was hit by a laser. a newly released audio ground control can be heard warning the pilots about the strike. the worry, of course, is that the pilots can be blinded by the bright light, but the pope's plane landed wititut incident.
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for the first time on his trip, he publicly showed signs of irritation when some overeager fans nearly toppled him. the pope looked annoyed, and he said in spanish, quote, don't be selfish. well, today he travels to the u.s. border in one of the highest profile momomts in his trip to mexico. the streets of juarez have been packed with police and mexican soldiers ahead of the papal visit. he will,also visit a prison. overseasome new signs this morning of the growing tension between north and south korea. f-22 stealth fighters have flown over south korea. north korea is expected to view the arrivals of the planes as a direct threat. an ameririn general says the u.s. maintains an ironclad commitment to the defense of south korea. and the obama administration reportedly had a fallback plan if the iran nuclear talks fell through. according to "the new york times," the u.s. had an elaborate cyberattack plan. nitro zeus, as it was called,
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power grid. it would have given president obama alternatives to war if the talks had not been successful. at its height planning efforts involved thousands of american personnel spending tens of millions of dollars. well, the last few days have been glorious in california, but it's n going to last long. a storm rolling in from the pacific ocean n ll bring drenching rain and heavy mountain snow to central and northern california with some rain reaching into the south. well, coming up, the new hershey's kiss flavor just in time for spring. also, the blame game as thousands of american jobs move to mexico. the company blames the government. and check out this joyri that turned into a police chase. a backhoe letting the spspks fly. if you're looking to save money on your
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there's a major delay driving across western colorado after a rockslide shut down interstata 70. drivers face a four-hour detour, about 150 miles. it will be at least a month before i-70 is completely re-opened. officials hope to have one lane opened by tomorrow afternoon to allow traffic one direction at a time. although some vehicles were damaged in the slide, there were injuries. well, a company y ames the obama administration for its decision to move 1,400 jobs to mexico. carrier claims that it never got more than the $5 million it had been promised as part of the president's stimulus plan. the clean energy tax credit was awarded two years ago. the heating and air-conditioning company announced last week that it will close its indianapolis plant. nearly every major u.s. airline plans to apply for
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countries have signed an agreement restoring commercial travel. it allows 110 daily flights although travelers will need a reason other than tourism. regugurly scheduled flights to cuba ended nearly 60 years ago. right now only more expensive charter flights are available to that country. mechanics at united airlines have rejected a contract offer and auththized a strike. disagreements include a two-tier pay scale in which new hires are paid less and get fewer benefits. complicating the negotiations united's ceo is still l coveringng from a heart transplant and hasn't been closely involved in the talks. well, coming soon to a store near you, a new type of hershey a kiss just t time for easter. cake kiss, and hershey says a white chocolate base. the carrot cake kisses will be sold exclusively at wawaart, and i hope to o in line for the first batch. >> that is one way to get your kids to eat carrots. >> i didn't think of it that way.
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coming up, a heart-stopping moment on a mountainside. a child dangling from a ski lift. the incredible group rescue. and taking the stage solemn and triumphant, eagles of death metal playing in paris months after the terrorist attack. the terrorist attack. the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctororight away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're
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old empty bridge can only mean one thing, implosion. residents say this bridge east of tulsa was no longer safe. there were holes in its deck. you could see the water beneath. many turned out for this implosion even waiting several hours. the replacement bridge opened last month. driving in oklahoma and most of the country should be pretty good this s rning. the exceptions are the west coast where roads will be wet. they will be slippery in the western mountains and western new york and pennsylvania areas, as well. if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in san francisco. well, an emotional return to paris last night. >> the california band eagles of death metal l s back to finish a concert cut short by terror. the band was on stage at the bataclan theatre in november in paris when the terrorists stormed it. pundreds of survivors were among those who packed the show last night. ononwoman gave her november concert ticket to a friend who was killed.
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she was here instead of me but i felt so happy to be in the room surrounded by people. >> last night's concert was at a different concert venue but still some people stayed away. there were thehepists on hand in case of panic. a member of the band asked for 89 seconds of size in memory of the 89 people who were killed that night. the trial of the grim sleeper is now under way in los angeles. lonnie franklin jr. is accused of abusing and killing ten women, the youngest just 15 years old. most were prostitutes with cocaine in their systems. their bodies were dumped in alleys. details revealed yesterday were so graphic that some relatives of the victims began crying and walked out. also in los angeles, a hospital held hostage by hackers. the computers at hollywood presbyterian medical center have been shut down by a virus. hackers are demaing a nearly $4 million rananm in order to get the machches going again. the fbi joined lapd trying to
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attack. the hospital says patients' records were not compromised. and this south florida teen seen here who police say has posed as a physician for months will make a court appearance today. he's 18-year-old malachi love-robinson and was arrested yesterday and is accused of trying to practice medicine without a license. he had his own office, even a website for his fake medical practice. he routinely wore personalized lab coats. he claims he has a passion for helping people and that's why he wants to be part of the medical field. well, new recommendation this morning in the effort to detect autism early. a leading u.s. advisisy panel has concluded there's no need to screen all children between 18 and 30 months old. the independent group of experts say more researcis needed to assess the benefits and harms of universal screening, but parents are advised to keep an eye out for the early signs of autism. and there's new concern about the drug iced to treat
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a new study shows adderall abuse is on the rise. adderall use without a prescription has 67% in young adults and emergency room visits linked to the drug jumped more than 156% mostly caused by combining adderall with alcohol. illicit drugs and many young abusers use it as a ststy aid believing it can actually provide an agocademic advantage. an amazing rescue in british columbia. take a look at this video carefully. an 11-year-old was dangling from a chair lift 30 feet off the ground. you see his feet right there beneath the chair lift. reaching for o of his ski poles, that's when all of this happened. the question thinking operator shut down the lift and grabbed a tarp and there you have it. on the count of three he let go and was caught. he wasn't injured. in fact, we're told he was smiling. no word, though, if the driver of this backhoe that you're going to see here was smiling as he led sheriff's
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florida keys. he not only damaged a major bridge on u.s. 1 but also used the backhoe to dump boulders on the road and charged at the deputies. they managed to stop him after an hour an a half and placed him under arrest. the charges include grand theft backhoe. >> grand theft backhoe. who knew there was such a charge. >> yes. >> now you know, kendis. >> they created it that day, yeah. there's lots of college basketball teams chasing their places in this year's march madness. >> here's how some did last night thanks to espn. >> good morning. welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. big 12 basketball on super tuesday. we got two battles between ranked teams from the conference. let's start with iowa state and baylor. johnathan motley and deondre burton with the block. abdel nader with the rebound. iowa state doesn't call a time-out.
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to pull up the misses and eventually gets the rebound and bucket but the official waves the shot off and went to overtime. just a minute to go and baylor up two. ismail ishmail wainright. three ball helped a lot. they lost three straight at home in conference play. 100-91. west virginia and texas, both ranked as well. shaka smart said he wanted more emotion from his team. isaiah taylor. lambert hit three of texas' ten triples. 12-point lead and texas up 13. to lambert. quick pass to prince ibeh and he'll throw it down. texas, 85-78. they sweep the mountaineers. texas with a third win against a top ten team of the season, so ghe longhorns working on that tournament resume. that's it from here. now baba to you. >> thanknkou, sir. cocong up, the dog of all dogs. meet c.j. picked best in show at last night's westminster dog
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light & fit feel free to enjoy. time for "the pulse" and, of course, we're going to start with the big winner at the annual westminster dog show. >> best in show laststight going to c.j., a german shorthaired pointer. c.j. is 3 years old. he was picked for the top honor over 2,700 other dogs. >> c.j.'s grandmother also won best in show at westminster. it's the 18th time in his brief career that he's won a top show prize. on c.j.'s agenda today, a visit to "good morning america," the traditional winner's lunch at sardi's restaurant. >> i wonder if there will be dog treats at "good morning america." i'm slightly obsessed with this because you have to take care of the dog.
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>> i'm sure there will be a red carpet. >> special doggie bowl. fighter ronda rousey is sharing how tough it was to deal with the agony of defeat. >> the former ufc champion broke down on "ellen" saying she was so devastated after the fight tha she actually considered suicide. >> i was literally sitting there and like thinking about killing myself and at the exact second i'm nothing, i'm like, what do i do anymore and no one gives a [ bleep ] about me anymore without this, and to be honest, i looked up and i saw my man travis wasastanding there and i looked up at him, and i was like, i need to have his babies. i need to stay alive. >> put a positive spin on a very serious topic and having been knocked out in the past herself, holmes, she emphasized with rousey saying it feels like the end of the world sometimes and rousey s still recovering from her injuries expected to return to the ring in november. clearly she's got that fight still in her.
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treatment to check your kidneys. if you have kidney problems a lower dose may be prescrcred. side effects may include upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and headache. for help lowering your blood sugar talk to your doctor about januvia. top stories now breaking overnight, apple says it will fight a judge's order to hack into a phone belonging to one of the san bernardino shooters. prosecutors have not been able to access the phone because of encryption technology. pope francis travels to the u.s. border to celebrate mass in one of the most highly anticipated events during his visit to mexico. the pope will also visit a mexican prison where he'll speak to inmates and their families. today we learn who bought a winning ticket to last month's nearly $1.6 billion powerball lottery in florida. three winners werereold.
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already claimed their share. looking at today's weather, normal temperatures in the northeast today with some snow inland but a strong storm system moving into the west. and finally this morning, a dramatic arrest in texas, and you wouldn't believe the crime. >> deputies tracked down a man at his houston home and hauled him off in handcuffs apparently over an unpaid student loan that he says he wasn't even aware of. kristine dobbyn of our houston station reports. >> reporter: paul aker says last thursday he got the shock of his life at his south west side home. hands up. i'm here. i'm here. >> reporter: u.s. marshals surrounded his home and arrested him. he says he had no idea why. he finally got an answer. an outstanding student loan. >> what? all the guys and all those guns for a student loan? how much? the judge will tell you. the judge wants to see you. >> reporter: aker says he had two previous loans he paid off
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at prairie view a&m and did not ow he owed $1,500. they rolled out a list of notices since 2006 that aker says he did not receive. he said he was cuffed and taken before a federal judge. >> he asked me%am i in the habit of stealing from the government? i said, no, sir. >> reporter: the u.s. marshal service released a statement reading in part, "on thursday, february 11th two deputy u.s. marshals made contact with aker outside of his residence. whenenhey attempted to arrrrt him, aker resisted arrest and retreated back into his home. the situation escalated when aker verbally said to the deputies that he had a gun." aker says he was never offered a phone call, never told he could contact an attorney before agreeing to reimburse the government $1,258.68 for arresting him and a payment plan of $200 a month in accrued interest. >> so much firepower to say we can't miss this guy. we must take him down and when
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you've taken down el chapo. you know, i am el-palled. >> reporter: he says it took him hours to shake off what happened. more than anything he's glad his family wasn't home. >> he's got a good sense of humor. he does. he's el-palled. >> new verb. >> he's el're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . law enforcement aested 5 people e connection to the shooting death of a 14-year-old vinton girl last year. a farm in cedar rapids is hoping to attract more visitors. now, plans are in place to make the more than 100 year old farm a prime place to visit. a a bate between republicans and democrats has focused on the recently open supreme court seat. an iowa senator gave his opinion. ggd wednesday morning!g!t's
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first, metetrologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a decent february day with an overall partly cloudy sky. the sky will be clearer the farther northeast you go. highs will range from 30 northeast to around 37 south. this weather pattern continues to look like it'll take a turn for milder weather with widespread 40s likely tomorrow. whileethis will come along with some wind, it's still 40s. mild and windy weather is likely on friday with highs going well into the 50s. iowa city and points south may briefly touch 60, though the gusty winds may make it feel a few degrees cooler than that. there are no major systems at all over the nenet 10 days, ith a cool-down likely xt week. however, with the arctic shut off and no snow pack left by that time, we really won't be able to get that cold. before you know it, it'll be march! today: partly cloudy high: 31-37 iow: 36tonight: partly cloudy winds: se 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 29tomorrow: 42-48


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