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making news in america this morning, countdown to the caucuses. less than a week until the first major electoral event in the presidential race. the democratic candidates on stage overnight making their final pitch to the people of iowa. digging out, the blizzard of 2016 leaving behind a mess. schools and major cities still closed, and we're tracking another possible storm. plus, the serious situation caused by weather on the west coast. crumbling cliffs. caught on camera, a terrifying moment for a deputy thrown right under a semi truck. and top dog. the hound who just had to run joining a half marathon and placing in the top ten.
and we do say good tuesday morning, everybody. think about it. by this time next tuesday the results of the first presidential contest will be in. >> at least we hope so, right. >> yes. >> well, next monday, february 1st, we've got six days to go, iowa voters will gather at their caucuses. >> last night the democratic candidates appealed to iowa voters from the same town hall stage. >> a new national poll shows hillary clinton ahead of bernie sanders by double digits with martin o'malley trailing behind but clinton could actually lose the first contest there in iowa. abc's liz kreutz reports from des moines. >> reporter: overnight in snowy iowa, the race heating up. >> i'm trying to win our vote. leave me alone here. >> reporter: the democratic presidential hopefuls facing voters in a cnn town hall.
>> just to be clear, you are going to raise taxes to do this. >> yes, we will raise -- we will raise -- we will raise taxes, yes, we will, but also let us be clear, chris, we may raise taxes, but we are also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and for business. >> reporter: he also didn't hold back when asked about his opponent. >> now, this calls for a standing up response. >> okay. >> what do i think? let me just giver you a couple of examples. i voted against the war in iraq. hillary clinton voted for the war in iraq. >> reporter: later hillary clinton animated, energetic confronted with questions over her honesty and her e-mails. >> i've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you're dishonest. >> you know, look, i've been around a long time. people have thrown all kinds of things at me and i can't keep up with it. i just keep going forward. they fall by the wayside. they come up with these
outlandish things. they make these charges. i just keep going forward because there's nothing to it. >> reporter: but then a lighter moment when clinton was asked to respond to her opponent's new tv ad featuring simon & garfunkel. >> i think that's great. i think that's fabulous. i loved it. >> and she did add afterwards she loved the feeling behind the ad but believes that she is still the better choice. our thanks to liz in des moines. meantime, the next republican debate is thursday night and donald trump may be there. he's demanding moderator megyn kelly be removed but kelly's bosses at fox news are standing firm reminding trump even if he's elected, you don't get to pick the journalist. trump was on the attack last night taking aim at ted cruz. >> my new battle is with a gentleman named ted cruz because you got to speak the truth. you got to speak the truth. the canadian, the man from canada. >> and as ted cruz's numbers slip in the polls, his campaign released a new attack ad attacking trump, of course,
portraying the billionaire as more liberal than some voters might believe. we move on because schools are closed for another day in washington, baltimore, as well as philadelphia as well as some suburban communities. all of this as the mid-atlantic region continues to dig out from the blizzard of 2016. >> and don't bother calling the irs headquarters for tax advice today either. all federal government offices in washington closed again. okay, air travel is still a mess after the storm with hundreds of flights canceled today already. more than 1600 flights were canceled yesterday and 2,000 others delayed. the problems in the east affect flights all across the country as planes and crews are stuck in the wrong places. >> this weekend's blizzard is being blamed for more than 40 deaths, some of them heart attacks while shoveling snow. all that snow made fighting a blaze in baltimore last night a nightmare. the fire trucks couldn't get close because of snow, 24 to 30 inches of snow fell in the region, and many residents
aren't happy that their streets haven't been cleared yet. well, warmer temperatures today could help the cleanup but as you can see on the weather radar right there, another storm, it's moving in from the midwest, but does that mean more snow in the east? abc's rob marciano takes a look. >> slightly milder air coming in before another cold shot comes in later in the week and we'll be concerned about black ice then. we're also concerned about the potential for a late week storm. at the moment there's the chance of it getting closer to the east coast but we think the likely track is well offshore. if that happens then they'll be some light snow for eastern new england. >> winter has arrived. thank you, rob. on the west coast northern california has its own natural disaster that is brewing at this hour. the residents of this apartment complex in pacifica near san francisco have been ordered to evacuate as this cliff keeps falling into the ocean. the cause, weeks of heavy storms and high surf. it's not just the apartment building that's at risk. a nearby auto shop has lost most of its parking lot. >> in the last week probably
seven, eight feet at least, in the last 40 years, 100 feet. you either laugh or cry. that's about all you can do. >> well, it's happened before here, but a recent drone video caught a large chunk of the cliff falling off meaning this apartment building is in immeant danger. an extraordinary about-face for a grand jury in houston. they were weighing charges against planned parenthood after anti-abortion activists circulated video that seemed to show its executives trading in fetal tissue. instead they indicted two of the activists on charges of tampering with government records and purchasing human organs. no other details of those charges were released. >> now to michigan where the governor there may soon be forced to reveal more details about his handling of the water crisis in flint. governor rick snyder's e-mails and other communications hav been subpoenaed. this is all part of a class action lawsuit. it comes as a former prosecutor has been named to spearhead an investigation into the crisis.
well, new details in that huge manhunt for escapees in southern california. officials in orange county say they believe the three men are still in the area because of their close ties to local vietnamese gangs. they are pleading for anyone in the community to come forward with information. last week's escape wasn't noticed for 16 hours. something the sheriff's department says is being addressed. okay, let's add a new job title for the president. call him shoveler in chief. president obama cracking a joke after emerging from the white house for the first time since the blizzard. >> i shoveled all this stuff. >> sure, you did, mr. president. the president joking that he cleared the south lawn pointing towards the section where his helicopter lands. >> i'd love to see that video. >> yeah, of him doing it. yeah. well, still ahead, the average price of super bowl tickets. any guesses? >> 100 bucks. >> no. >> 50 years ago. breaking overnight a rescue at sea. a yacht sinking with passengers on board.
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make the call to the veterans crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. well, here's a close call in the waters off south florida overnight. 13 people had to be rescued from a sinking yacht. the coast guard says the 106-foot boat started taking on water 13 miles off the coast of ft. lauderdale. all passengers were able to get on board the coast guard ship that arrived to help but appears a mechanical problem may have caused the yacht to sink. all day breakfast at mcdonald's is really sizzling. the burger giant had better than
expected earnings last quarter, up more than 5.5%. mcdonald's began offering all day breakfast in october. it's part of the company's turnaround plan, and it seems to be working. >> everyone loves an egg and cheese biscuit any time of day. hash browns. forget about an easy commute proximity to parks or good schools the right supermarket nearby may be the key to a home's value. a new study finds that homes within a mile of a trader joe's or whole foods are worth twice as much as the national average. within two years of them opening nearby homes surged 10%. >> say you're planning to go to the super bowl, it is not going to be cheap. seat geek reporting the average ticket price right now is more than $5300. that, by the way, is the most at two weeks before a super bowl in six years. in fact, the highest was less than $4,000, but prices usually drop as the game approaches. but not always. >> so get your tickets now. is that what you're saying?
>> well, you never know. you could wait and see. >> it's a gamble. >> yeah. when we come back, creepy-crawly and there's a lot more in your home than you think. the new study on bugs. >> enjoy your breakfast. and caught on camera, courtroom chaos, a man just found guilty going after the district attorney. soup and sandwich and somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good, and sandwich and soup and inside jokes, and dan is back! good, clean food pairs well with anything. the clean pairings menu. 500 calories or less. at panera. food as it should be. eric's gotten used to the lingyep, he's gone noseblindoom he think it smells fine, but his guests smell this... sfx: ding, toilet flushing sfx: music begins
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it's actually been there since friday night when it broke down, and that means other plows can't get in to clear the street. roads in northern virginia down to the gulf coast could be wet today and on top of ice, that's a dangerous combination as you know. a small midwest snowstorm could make roads slippery there and roads will be wet in washington state. if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in houston and new orleans. well, tragedy this morning for an atlanta couple on vacation in the caribbean. officials on the island of grenada say jessica colker was stabbed to death as she walked along a deserted beach. her husband was able to escape. friends in atlanta say colker was a physician's assistant at a children's hospital where her husband was a doctor. an ex-con is being questioned by police. well, heart disease is different in women than in men. experts have known that for years but the message isn't getting through to women or the health professionals who treat them. so the american heart association has published its first comprehensive scientific
statement on gender differences in heart attack patients. women may be more likely to have unusual symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting and back or neck pain and the organization hopes to raise awareness and improve outcomes. back to georgia where a nurse is facing charges for faking cancer to scam donations. investigators in forsyth county say mary bennett used her medical training to convince potential donors that she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. she received $25,000 in donations using that to fund trips around the southeast including a trip to new orleans to see a ventriloquist. kirk mcconnell held a fund-raising dinner for a benefit. >> i couldn't believe it. i couldn't believe it. for days after i talked to them i still couldn't believe it but now i believe it. >> and bennett has now been charged with theft and forgery. in austin, texas, take a look at this. a strange road rage incident
caught on camera. the video shows a man wielding a baseball bat confronting the driver of a pickup truck who then grabs a pole. the two of them go at it like ninja warriors in the middle of a street. the conflict seems to finally wind down as a photographer drives off. it's a good thing they didn't have guns or they didn't resort to the guns that they might have. >> it was definitely not a lightsaber. a dramatic scene inside a new mexico courtroom. a man who just had been convicted of a sex crime suddenly attacked the prosecutor. court officers and others quickly responded and the prosecutor wasn't seriously hurt. the man now faces more serious charges in connection with the attack. well, a terrifying close call for a sheriff's deputy in ohio as a tractor trailer hits him and runs him over. he was directing traffic after a minor accident because of the backup. the truck had paused too close to the railroad tracks and was hit by a train. the officer is mostly all right. a couple of gashes on his head and a broken hand. okay, so you may think you
live alone or with just your family members. but you're right. a new study finds that humans share their homes with hundreds of species of bugs, flies, spiders, beetles, lice and more. a study of 50 homes near raleigh, north carolina, found more than 100 species per house. the good news is that most of them the researchers found are benign, so sleep tight, enjoy your breakfast. time now for sports and some nba action. is that the lice? >> the lice or the mice or whatever it is. here now are the highlights and our guys at espn. good morning. welcome to our "sportscenter" set in los angeles. he's neil. i'm stan. we've been waiting all season for it after the start to the season of the warriors and spurs had. >> you're talking about the kings/hornets game, right, because that was a good one, wasn't it? this game was the one we thought was going to be good. it was good if you're a warriors
fan. that was the first of many wow moments for steph curry who wanted the foul. didn't get it. the spurs just -- they got run. curry had 37. draymond green did all -- draymond green just absolutely shut lamarcus aldridge down. he had two buckets. tim duncan did not play. it did not matter. the warriors won by 30. neil mentioned the hornets and killings. damarcus cousins, 48 his last game career high against the pacers saturday. but he decided why not go for more. hitting threes. driving to the hole. finishing on alley-oops and then getting 56 points, a new career high, nba season high and a kings franchise record but troy daniels off the hornets' bench had 28. that's a career high for him. hit eight threes, and the hornets win it, 129-128. that's all we have from here.
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wizards behind the scenes at "snl" were able to re-create it. isn't that impressive. >> look at them. they're at work trying to make it because they couldn't even get the jacket. >> i thought these were safety pins stuck together. >> that's exactly what it looked like. >> clearly it's more than just that. >> nice job. an enterprising guy from brooklyn spent his snow day on a construction project. he shoveled and that's what he came up with. the blizzard snow and made an igloo then he listed on airbnb as a boutique winter igloo for two. the price, $200 a night. >> that doesn't include breakfast in the morning. right? >> that could be a deal. >> okay, well, airbnb eventually removed the listing but here's the good news, they offered him $50 for his next air bnb rental and had good humor about it. they suggested he choose a place with running water, electricity and a roof that doesn't melt because heat something a problem. >> right about now with temperatures above freezing there is plenty of running water. >> bring your electrical blanket. you'll be fine. >> yeah.
and as we count down to the super bowl, check out these winning tattoos. >> winning. >> winning being sort of an operative word. one optimistic arizona cardinals fan getting one indicating that the cards won super bowl 50. >> from the other side of the country another tattoo from a confident patriots fan. sadly for these folks, of course, neither team is even in the big game. >> i guess you've got to be a die-hard fan to do this. >> you got to believe. and the seventh finisher at a half marathon in alabama actually didn't look like that but never bothered to register before the race. ludivine, take a look, somehow escaped her backyard and made her way to the starting line and ran the entire 13.1-mile course. >> for good reason. the 2 1/2-year-old hound dog had no trouble keeping up with the pack, even though her owner says that she's lazy. her time was a little over an hour and a half and marathon officials awarded her a medal on a ribbon just like the other finishers. she did way better than i could
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> another day of this? this is not how drivers in downtown san francisco wanted the week to start as super bowl detours turn into a challenge. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui. >> it will be this way for three weeks. >> cannot believe it. we will check with the weather in a second but, first, we start with traffic and sue. >> it is light. good morning, reggie and natasha the embarcadero it is quiet but if yesterday is any indication, battery and washington street and third street coming in from 80 and 101...if that is the
normal commute expect delays. there are a lot of folks helping you traffic navigators to help you at every major intersection but expect delays. back in a second with road work this morning and now, mike. >> fog. 30 minutes to get from broadway to the bay bridge but everyone was nice. quarter-mile visibility in napa and fairfield. we have fog forming in the north bay and central valley. that will blow into our neighborhoods. expect the fog to spread through the morning. at golden gate bridge, foggy this morning. look at the day planner, 40 to 50 and cooler. nearly 60 with hazy conditions at noon. high clouds and sun. low 60s at 4:00. at 7:00, low 50s. natasha and reggie? >> hope you have a book on tape. new changes this morning so it is likely to get worse. amy hollyfield is on howard between third and fourth with a
new closure. amy? >> yes, natasha. howard will be closing today here in front of moscone. it is open now. if you need to get through now is the time. it is going to be shutting down. it will be an already bad situation much worse. especially in the afternoon. that is when the super bowl closures cause the most pain yesterday. check out the gridlock. people were stuck in this southbound embarcadero now closed. so is market between beale and stewart. >> google map said it will take 35 minutes to go to oakland and it took 20 minutes to go 200 yards. >> this is can. they are building super bowl city at herman plaza and it will be a prefan experience put