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tonight, the deadly crane accident. crashing down in new york city. a construction crane plunging onto a busy street, killing a man. the race to save victims trapped in crushed cars. breaking news in new hampshire. the new polls on the eve of abc's big republican debate tomorrow night. is there a shift in the race? the deadly winter storm this friday. drivers losing control on the ice. hundreds of crashes. a foot of snow in some places. and tonight, the new storm we're tracking for the weekend. the major new concern. the zika virus now turning deadly. and the new warning tonight about the disease and sexual contact. a health emergency declared in parts of the u.s. and tonight, investigators now asking, was it a bomb hidden in a laptop that ripped a hole into that jet? a passenger blown from the plane. and tonight, with the super bowl nearly here, we ask, how much is "made in america"?
and good evening tonight from new hampshire. 24 hours until the big republican debate right here on abc. and the new poll numbers just out tonight. we'll get to that in just a moment. but first, the breaking headline today in new york city. the image of a deadly crane collapse not far from the world trade center. one person killed, several injured. people trapped in their cars. you're looking at live pictures from our station wabc in new york of the scene. the cab of that crane flipped over. first responders on the scene in seconds. buildings evacuated. gio benitez leads us off from the scene tonight. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: tonight, a crawler crane upside-down. the monster of a machine capable of lifting 330 tons, crashing down in 30 seconds of terror. that moment caught on tape. >> there it goes. he's moving fast now. dropping it really quick. >> whoa!
>> reporter: pure steel more than 50 stories tall. >> it's falling! >> reporter: suddenly collapsing right onto cars on the road. >> oh, it broke! holy -- >> oh. >> reporter: tmz video showing people nearby rushing to help that man inside. >> keep going. keep going! >> i saw the crane coming down and when it came down it made a loud noise and it hit. and we all ran to see if we could help out. >> reporter: at least three injured. but on the street, a 38-year-old wall street worker, david wichs, killed. officials say crane operators were trying to secure the crane because of wind and snow. >> this incident occurred literally as they were lowering the crane to secure it. >> reporter: from this fifth-story window, you can see the crane right there. it was being used to replace generators and air conditioners right on the roof of this building behind me. the crane sending debris everywhere. bricks scattered, and in this roof, a hole from a piece of equipment crashing through,
ending up here on a desk. for much of the day, a threat of gas leaks. the deadly crash follows one in 2008, killing seven people. sparking safety measures that will no doubt be looked at again. and david, the weather has since calmed down. but still, officials have ordered that all cranes in new york city be secured just in case. by the way, this crane was just inspected yesterday, and checked out just fine. david? >> gio, thanks. now to breaking developments in the race for 2016. 24 hours until our republican debate on abc, and the stakes could not be higher. republicans squaring off for the last time before new hampshire votes. donald trump, center stage. and on one side, ted cruz. on the other side of trump, senator marco rubio showing momentum in new polls. and the newest numbers, trump holding on to his lead in new hampshire, followed by rubio with 17%, and cruz and kasich with 13%.
here's tom llamas with the all-out push, even in the middle of today's snowstorm in new hampshire. >> reporter: donald trump tonight, snowed out of new hampshire. sending voters this video from trump tower in manhattan. >> the great slogan of new hampshire, live free or die, means so much to so many people. what a great slogan. congratulations, new hampshire. wonderful job. >> reporter: today, trump force one, grounded in new york. trump's new hampshire event, empty. the seats unfilled. on twitter, jeb bush snickering, tweeting, "my 90-year-old mother made it out to campaign." >> vote for jeb. >> reporter: and so she did, former first lady barbara bush at a new hampshire diner. a jeb sticker on her walker. still, trump tells me he's laser-focused on winning here. >> i am only worried about one thing, and that's new hampshire. we've got to win new hampshire. >> reporter: today, his team of volunteers going door-to-door. >> we just wanted to send out a
reminder and see if we could get your support for mr. trump on tuesday. >> reporter: and we are with them trudging through the snow. it's freezing. is it worth it? >> i think it's absolutely worth it. we've got to take back our country and can't let it continue to be in the wreck it's in. >> it's a nice day for campaigning. >> reporter: but trump's closest rival, ted cruz, has a ground army of his own. they're showing the type of dedication that helped cruz win in iowa. >> he and i walking around here, probably not going to change a lot of hearts and minds individually. but -- >> reporter: you never know. >> it's -- if it's one vote, it's worth it. >> reporter: especially worth it now that cruz and trump are feeling the heat from marco rubio. as the florida senator surges, his rivals on the attack. >> he is simply not ready to be president of the united states. >> his record of accomplishment is slim. >> he's willing to break his word to the voters and make deals with democrats. >> we know who the boy in the bubble is here. >> reporter: but rubio brushing it all off in an interview with our jonathan karl. >> are you ready for the onslaught? >> i think that's a good sign. i mean, it shows that our campaign is growing and that others are growing desperate. and it's fine. we'll be okay.
>> and tom llamas with us live from a cruz event. you heard rubio saying he's ready to brush off attacks and bracing for incoming fire, due to his new strength in the polls? >> that's right, david. we are waiting for ted cruz to take the stage at any moment. but i just got off the phone with the rubio campaign. they are expecting a lot incoming tomorrow night. but they said rubio will stick to his message, which is that he gives republicans the best chance in november. david? >> tom, thanks. meantime, on the democratic side, a fight to the finish. four days until the new hampshire primary. overnight, hillary clinton accusing bernie sanders of an artful smear against her. saying enough is enough. tonight, an eye-opening new national poll, showing clinton ahead of sanders by just two points. cecilia vega, one-on-one with clinton. asking do these numbers worry her? you're about to hear how secretary clinton answered that. >> reporter: the crowds so big
for bernie sanders today, they couldn't all fit inside. >> in the midst of a snowstorm, you can't get all of the people into the room. that's momentum. >> reporter: hillary clinton making a pitch directly to those supporters. >> particularly the young people who are supporting senator sanders. i know you may not be for me now. but i am for you. >> reporter: today, at her field office in nashua, i spoke with the former secretary. and asked her about those polls showing this race tighter than ever. i have to wonder if these numbers go through your mind and they bother you. and you think, maybe i'm just not doing something right. i haven't cracked it. >> no, not at all. i have every confidence that i will be the nominee, and i will be the next president. >> reporter: this, the day after the most heated exchange in this race so far. >> enough is enough. if you've got something to say, say it directly. >> reporter: clinton and sanders sparring onstage. >> being part of the establishment is in the last
quarter, having a super pac to raise $15 million from wall street. >> i think it's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks, and let's talk about the issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> reporter: clinton bristling at this suggestion. >> she has the entire establishment or almost the entire establishment behind her. >> i've got to just jump in here because, honestly, senator sanders is the only person who i think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. >> reporter: today, she's still on the attack. you are a former senator, you are a former secretary of state yet you don't want to be labeled establishment? >> well, my opponent's been in elected office for 25 years so it's a little bit amusing when i get this charge from someone who's been in public office a lot longer than i have.
>> cecilia vega with mrs. clinton today. cecilia now live from new hampshire tonight. the clinton camp has got to be concerned about that national poll, a near-tie now? >> david, they say they always expected it to be a close race here. but i spoke with hillary clinton, and i asked, do these numbers mean you're not doing something right in your campaign? she said she's sticking to her strategy, and feels good about it. david? >> cecilia vega, our thanks to you as well. we do have one more question before moving on. jonathan karl, here with me tonight. up on stage where the republicans will be standing tomorrow night. we're just hoping you could give us a lay of the land, where will folks be standing? >> david, i expect we'll see two debates tomorrow night. the first will be right here at center stage with donald trump and ted cruz. they've been locked in a blood feud here in new hampshire, this
is the first time they've gone face-to-face since cruz beat trump in iowa. the second debate, right here, featuring marco rubio. zooming to second place in new hampshire. i expect this will be rubio versus everybody else. especially the governors, jeb bush, john kasich, and chris christie. they all want to emerge from this debate as the primary alternative to the outsiders, trump and cruz. and the only way they can do that, is to knock down rubio. >> all right, we'll trade the posters for the real thing tomorrow night. jon, thank you. super bowl weekend is here, and so is the battle, the weekend before the big republican debate. i hope you'll join martha raddatz and me tomorrow night. 8:00 p.m. eastern, on abc. and to taiwan, a powerful 6.4 earthquake. at least two buildings collapsing. the quake hitting at night as many slept. images coming in at this hour. rescue workers pulling a woman from debris.
the search for survivors under way. at least five strong aftershocks felt already. back to the storm hitting here at home, and the new one we're tracking for the weekend. the first system barreling up the east coast. a dangerous commute for millions. whiteout conditions on i-95 outside boston. here in new hampshire, cars and trucks spinning out, power lines collapsing under the weight of the snow. 100,000 without power at this hour. and now, the new storm coming. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: between downed power lines and icy conditions, some roads in the northeast doubled as obstacle courses today. making for treacherous, white-knuckle rides. >> my car kind of slid and did a 180. >> reporter: by late afternoon, connecticut state police reported more than 400 crashes. in massachusetts, the speed limit on the turnpike lowered to 40 miles per hour. abc meteorologist indra petersons is in boston. >> the combination of very wet,
heavy snow and wind is snapping tree limbs like this, and taking down power lines. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, a woman is dead and her husband hospitalized after a tree crashed through the roof of their home as they slept. roughly 100,000 customers in the northeast are without power. even though the snow has stopped, the commute home could stil be dangerous. temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. refreezing the wet roads. and making for some very slick surfaces. david? >> thank you. let's get to rob marciano with the track of the next system. >> reporter: hey, david. we're getting into an active weather pattern. already a blizzard watch up for the northern plains with the next system coming in. this is a clipper that will come down across the great lakes and then develop into a nor'easter off the coast of the carolinas monday and tuesday. unlike today's system, it has much colder air with it, so a decent chance of snow from philadelphia all the way up to new england. could be significant snow at that. and significant cold air behind this. look at these wind chills thursday morning. minus 5 in pittsburgh. it'll feel like 4 degrees in
d.c. and 4, manchester. so if snow does fall on monday and tuesday, it will stick. david? >> rob marciano, with us tonight. thank you. and there are breaking developments in the zika outbreak, now turning deadly. and a new warning from the cdc in this country about the risk of transmitting the virus through sex. here's linzie janis. >> reporter: tonight, a drastic new recommendation for expecting couples. the cdc saying men returning from zika-affected countries should use protection with their partner for the entire pregnancy, or abstain altogether. but mosquitoes are still the primary way zika is spread. lizzie morales, a houston mother, got zika over the holidays while visiting el salvador. >> you have no strength, no energy, to do anything. not to even sit down. >> reporter: her symptoms subsided. but three deaths in colombia now blamed on zika. biologist matthew degennaro showing us a potential tool to fight the virus -- genetically modified mosquitoes.
>> when you release the males, they go out and breed with females just of this species and render them sterile. >> reporter: so that knocks down the mosquito population? >> yes. >> reporter: david, in miami, they're spraying where there are confirmed cases of zika, hoping to get rid of mosquitoes. david? >> linzie janis, thank you. dr. richard besser is just back from brazil. i want to get to the new warning from the cdc, recommending protected sex between couples for up to nine months. leading to the question, do we know how long the virus stays in your system? >> what we know from similar viruses, once you're no longer sick, about a week or so later, you can't find it in your blood. but the concern is that it may be transmitted through contact for longer.
so, they're recommending abstaining from sex. of course, the main push is going to continue to be mosquito control. >> rich besser, thank you. there are also new developments after the deadly explosion. a jet in midair. the fbi now on the scene in somalia. a hole blown right through the side of the plane. a passenger pulled from the jet. investigators suspect it may be a bomb smuggled in a laptop. the leading suspect, al shabaab. but they're not yet ruling out isis. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. major concerns about a well-known quarterback in the nfl. his family speaking out. also, the dramatic shootout. the couple on the run. the so-called bonnie and clyde wanted in four states. did the suspect use her as a human shield? you will see the standoff, right after the break. >> >> also, the erupting volcano. the new concern just miles away. and as you know, the super bowl is here. a question for you at home. how much of what you'll see is "made in america"? can you come up with a list?
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turns out, a lot. starting with the venue. 300 iron workers working to construct levi's stadium. with 23,000 tons of steel. milled in arkansas. both teams vying for this trophy, made in rhode island by tiffany and company. but before they get their hands on it, they have to handle this, a wilson football. remember our trip to ohio? inside, 140 workers stitching them together. husband and wife team mark and donna work on the line. what do their children think about their job? >> they think it's awesome. getting to see that ball on the field just like we do. >> "made in america"! >> and how about the players? 90% of the helmets you see on the field, "made in america." and many made in illinois, 750 workers, even making the helmet for cam newton. and finally the ads, the ones that make us laugh, and the ones that make us think. remember weathertech floor mats?
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>>. sky 7 hd captures last minute preparations amid security. live team coverage to a safe super bowl is next. and inside of the good year blimp to see what it takes to keep it floating in the air, plus... >> hiking to where they have been for centuries. abc7 news takes a look at the difference a half century of super bowls has made to america. check it out. a super bowl sneak peek less than an hour ago, we watched coldplay rehearse the half time show for super bowl 50. >> and today it was lady ga ga practicing her rendition of the star spangled banner.
>> and security hits a high level tonight. i'm ama daetz. we're live just blocks from super bowl city. >> here is a live look if the visa everywhere cam. tonight, one republic will begin on the stage, fire works will go on after that. >> let's begin our live team coverage with david louie at levis stadium to see what impact the game is having, david? >> reporter: ask any visitor about where they're spending money, most will tell you san jose and san francisco. local businesses say they're being slammed because they're not getting very much money and revenue. and they're being helped by some the temporary workers here at levis. ever since new road blocks went up monday, shop owners say customers disappeared, unable, or unwilling to find the backway in. the business has been replaced by a