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making news in america this morning, another win for donald trump taking the nevada caucuses and winning big with large groups of voters. we're live in las vegas with the latest on the race for the white house. deadly storms tornadoes ripping across the south overnight. thunderstorms bringing hail and heavy rains. the system with more than 40 million people in its path. prison fight. president obama's plan to close guantanamo bay. the swift reaction from his opponents and the legal battle ahead. robotic moves. this two-legged android can do it all making its way through rough terrain and when the going gets tough, this bot stays on its feet.
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a good wednesday morning. we begin with another decisive victory for donald trump living up to expectations in nevada. >> trump won the nevada caucuses with a dominant lead over his rivals moving one step closer to the republican nomination. it is his third win in a row. in his victory speech he claimed to have won a broad spectrum including evangelicals and hispanics. >> marco rubio and ted cruz bratling it out for second place. the race still too close to call after a bruising week on the campaign trail. >> as the candidates count down to super tuesday trump is promising to pull off similar votes. "your voice, your vote," abc's lauren lyster has the latest from las vegas. >> reporter: reena and kendis entrance polls showing the caucuses were marked by new highs. they helped vault donald trump to victory. the top candidates spoking to their supporters last night. >> we love nevada.
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we love nevada. thank you. it's a great state and they have great people and i was so proud. you know i went to caucus. i was all over the place tonight. the people are amazing. the enthusiasm. we won the evangelicals we won with young, we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> we can't just elect someone that's angry. we have to elect someone that will make a difference and someone that will win and you know why we're going to win if you nominate me, because i will unify this party. we can't win if we're divided against each other. >> the role of the first four primaries historically has been to narrow the field and we have seen the first four states do exactly that narrow the field. you can choose between two washington dealmakers. or one proven consistent conservative. >> now, there were just 30 delegates at stake in nevada. up next for candidates is super
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tuesday, march 1st. 11 states will vote and nearly 600 delegates are up for grabs. reena and kendis. >> late morning there in las vegas where they're still counting some of the votes. our thanks to lauren there. the republicans are fanning out now. trump to virginia today. others to texas. >> as for the democrats, hillary clinton and bernie sanders looking to sway voters in the battleground state of south carolina. that's ahead of saturday's primary. >> the candidates did take part in a town hall event last night. we get the latest right now from abc's kenneth moton. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, shgs kendis and reena. hillary clinton was fired up after a federal judge ruled the former secretary of state's top aides should testify over her use of private e-mail but ahead of this weekend's democratic primary in south carolina the focus was on african-americans who make up more than half of the electorate. >> we must sustain and strengthen the historically black colleges and universities. >> racism along with economic
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issue, educational issues and all the rest have to be addressed. otherwise, you know we are never going to be the nation we should be. >> reporter: bernie sanders admitted he's got some work to do to connect with black voters. clinton got endorsements from black mothers who lost their children in high-profile killings and deaths. eric garner, trayvon martin, sandra bland. sanders also hit clinton on several issues involving wealthy donors demanding she release her wall street speeches but clinton said the real issue was having the best plan to crack down on wall street. reena and kendis. >> all right, abc's kenneth moton joining us live in washington thanks. stay with abc news throughout the morning for more political coverage including a complete wrap-up of the nevada caucuses results later on on "good morning america." well, now to the deadly weather sweeping across the south overnight as you can see in this radar, that severe storm system bringing thunderstorms, hail heavy rain and possibly more deadly tornadoes to the
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rehman. >> today the storm system sweeps up from the gulf coast into the mid-atlantic and the northeast. more than a dozen tornadoes were reported late yesterday. such as the one that tore through a trailer park in louisiana. at least two people were killed and dozens others injured. seven of them in critical condition this morning. several people are unaccounted for. rescue workers are searching through the night for more victims. >> a lot of debris is piled up in areas. some of it we just couldn't really get down into and we're hoping that's where the dogs and some of the teams with more equipment, we could get down into those piles and try to find people. >> not far from that this scene, a tractor trailer knocked over onto a car. a tornado brought these strong winds to pensacola and another mobile home resident killed in mississippi. president obama's new plan to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba facing strong opposition. the most controversial part
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would transfer some of the detainees to prisons here in the u.s. such a move is against u.s. law. but the white house hasn't rolled out executive action against the president. the rest would be sent to other countries. the white house and senate locked in another battle over replacing the late justice antonin scalia. a defiant majority leader mitch mcconnell with his strongest words yet ruling out any action on whoever president obama nominates. he won't even meet with the person. president obama is expected to name a nominee in the next few weeks. some new details this morning about the man accused of killing six people in kalamazoo, michigan, last weekend. jason dalton was a regular customer at a nearby gun shop and even stopped there just hours before his alleged rampage began. he didn't buy weapons or ammo on that visit, just a jacket the owner says the uber driver appeared to be in good spirits. police still do not have a motive. well, now to the showdown between apple and the fbi over a
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smartphone privacy rights. about 50 people showed up outside an apple store in san francisco. but that was one of the bigger crowds. the internet rights group fight for the future organized the protest and had hoped to support support for apple in its fight with the fbi over unlocking a phone used in the san bernardino massacre. apple said doing so would set a precedent. the fbi director says the bureau wants help in just this one case but in court documents apple says that's not true. the justice department is seeking similar help in about a dozen other cases but none apparently involve terrorism and most are for older ios phone software easier to unlock. coming up the new list of the best new cars on the road. a massive explosion levels this home sending debris flying into the treetops. what caused the blast. >> a special delivery a baby born on ang amtrak platform. apparently she just couldn't wait.
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ah, little trina christina stokes just couldn't wait to get here. she was born on a train platform north of baltimore. mom was riding amtrak from north carolina to philly, that's when she went into labor. the baby was actually due march 4th. thankfully everybody is fine. >> wow, trinity was a little bit early. the train was on time. federal health officials are investigating more than a dozen reported cases of sexually transmitted zika virus in the u.s. all the cases involve men who visited areas with zika outbreaks and may have infected their female sex partners. according to the cdc, that suggests sexual transmission is more likely than previously thought. well a jury says
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johnson must pay $72 million for a woman's death from ovarian cancer. the alabama woman had blamed her illness on years of using the company's baby powder and shower to shower products. johnson & johnson's faces hundreds of lawsuits saying it fail eded to warn consumers a talc based product could cause cancer. the alabama woman filed the suit before she died last fall. "consumer reports" is out with its annual rankings of the best new cars. the top five include also luxury cars. audi followed by subaru, lexus, porsche and bmw. the top ranging domestic brand is buick at number seven. "consumer reports" considers performance and reliability while compiling this list. and the robot makers at boston dieynamics are at it they have introduced a new series of their atlas robot. it walks around on two legs and can operate indoors and outdoors, it's light, not as
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tall as earlier versions of the atlas and can bend down, lift ten-pound weights and place them on shelves. >> look at that. >> look at that, see. >> it can also help you move. >> who needs movers now? >> exactly. nice job. >> if only they could do dinner too. it's be set or the laundry. i would take just laundry. coming up trapped in the air, workers caught on the side of a new york city skyscraper. how they managed to get to safety. and the teenager behind a viral sensation now the target of a s.w.a.t.'ing attack. those details just ahead. attack. those details just ahead. this is tecfidera. tecfidera is not an injection. it's a pill for relapsing ms that has the power to cut relapses in half. imagine what you could do with fewer relapses. tecfidera may cause serious side effects such as allergic reactions pml, which is a rare brain infection that usually leads to death or severe disability and decreases in your white blood cells. the most common side effects
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destruction in livingston, louisiana, after tornadoes strike hitting the baton rouge suburb. what may be pieces of aluminum siding are strewn around like crumped aluminum foil. power lines and trees are down, yet nearby homes appear untouched. >> that storm system is going to make really wet roads in the eastern third of the country and some flooding in the southeast. roads likely to be slippery from st. louis to chicago and in michigan and the dakotas. if you're flying, airport delays are likeliest in atlanta, charlotte, washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, boston, chicago, big list, and detroit. the legal saga involving kennedy cousin michael skakel is back in court this morning in the connecticut supreme court. prosecutors want to reinstate the murder conviction against skakel for killing his neighbor, martha moxley, when they were in their teens in 1975. he was found guilty of her murder in 2002 but granted a new trial in 2013.
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he's been free on a $1.2 million bond ever since. and several top figures of a polygamist sect in utah will make court appearances today to face fraud and money laundering charges. they were taken into custody yesterday at their compound along the utah/arizona border. among those arrested were two brothers of sect leader warren jeffs in prison for child sexual assault. federal prosecutors say the suspects tried to defraud a food stamp program and hid the proceeds. more testimony today in the $75 million lawsuit by sportscaster erin andrews, at issue those naked videos of her that were posted online. the "dancing with the stars" co-host was in a nashville court tuesday. andrews blames a hotel manager for not keeping her safe by allowing the man who eventually pleaded guilty to stalking her to stay right next door. >> they cannot step into her shoes and understand the humiliation that can come from the violation of a standard of
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care. it's not in their dna to understand it. >> the attorney for the hotel companies andrews is suing told jurors that while the incidents were terrible, andrews' stalker is the only one to blame. the friend of a california teenager who found instant fame with a viral video has become the victim of a dangerous prank. the so-called damn, daniel video about a high school freshman's outfits has been retweeted over 300,000 times. well now the teen who made the video has been targeted in a s.w.a.t.'ing incident. police swarmed his home after someone made a hoax call to 911 saying he had killed his mother. the family told police they've been receiving strange calls since the video went viral. well, a seattle area couple has died after a powerful explosion ripped apart their mobile home. the blast in port orchard was so powerful, it sent debris 30 feet into the air. people up to eight miles away from shaken by the explosion.
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developers from the atf have joined the search for a cause. the house was heated by propane and one fire official said leaking fuel could have caused the blast. excuse me. two workers found themselves stuck on a scaffold more than 60 feet above the streets of midtown manhattan. they were replacing glass panels when the weather got nasty, so they decided to come in and the scaffolding didn't move and they were stranded for an hour. firefighters cut a hole in a window to bring them to safety. the scaffold's operator said the rescue was not necessary. okay, so once again let's return to the safety of the studios and terra firma for some sports highlights. >> also again we get those from our guys at espn. >> he's stan, i'm neil. he has an nba highlight. i have a college highlight. >> we got the rockets and jazz currently battling for that eighth spot in the western conference. top 18 make the playoffs, of course. less than 20 seconds left in overtime. derek favors on the offensive glass puts the jazz up by three.
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last chance for the rockets. trevor ariza gets a look. no, sir, rebound out to jason terry, can't hit it from the corner. james harden had 42 points. his eighth 40-point game tied stephen curry tied for the most in the nba, but the jazz got a little from everybody. five jazz players with at least 15 points and they win it by three. what if i told you i got a cat making a 70-foot shot? is that something you'd be interested in? >> oh, yeah. >> vanderbilt on the road at florida. cue up the commodores. >> oh, that's awesome. >> josh henderson just whipped it, look at it, just boom. i mean, stan and i tried half-court shots. they were hard and look that kid didn't even jump. strong like ox. vanderbilt got the win too. >> they needed that win too. >> yeah. >> trying to get into the ncaa tournament like a lot of teams at this time of year.
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♪ time for "the pulse" and we're going to get started with an emotional return to the stage for celine dion. it happened last night in las vegas. her first concert since the death of her husband last month. >> the show started with a written message and a video collage of their moments through the years. after dion sang her first song she talked about missing her partner of 21 years and that she is sure he still hears her then dion paused and told the fans shaefs hearing him saying quote, zip it and start singing. at least she has a great sense of humor. such a huge loss for her? she showed some heart last night. next up lego is calling its newest attempt to stay in tune with the world around us. yeah you see these part part of lego's city set. >> on the far left mom with a baby bottle but dressed for the office there in the middle a bearded dad doing the mr. mom thing, pushing a baby carriage.
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>> by the way you see the character on the right. it's a child in a wheelchair who also has a guided dog, not pictured there but the dog's part of the set. i love this. >> advancing, all right, very cool. this video is actually hilarious, budding artist in australia you might say going viral. okay so the little girl managed to turn her sister into a zebra using permanent marker before being caught in the act. >> oh. mom is an artist so she obviously understands a creative impulse and doesn't seem too upset. come on, this video is so cute it was viewed more than 10 million times. you got to give it to the sister. baby brother does look a little like a zebra. >> she was saying she wants to do a zebra and the little australian accent, it was very cute. >> it was very cute. i'm hoping this isn't a sharpie because bathtime may have been super difficult. scrubbing all that marker down. >> all right. more news after this.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning at 4:28. i have an unusual amount of energy. >> i am so glad. >> i am reggie aqui. >> i am natasha zouves with the 4:30 club. it is wednesday. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking possible record breaking wet. >> we were close yesterday we will be close today. live doppler hd shows it is bone dry. the flags are blowing and another warm day. >> waking up at 7:00 with temperatures in the 50s. in the 60s at noon. into the afternoon hours nearly 70 degrees with a couple of areas of construction. >> 680
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between san ramon and danville and both directions of 680 and no road work looking good at 880 to 101 and golden gate bridge is a breeze with hardly a well follow that zipper truck and updade the rest of the road work still in the lanes. >> police and sheriff deputies are sending a neighborhood in milpitas after a burglary at a gun store. our reporter is at the scene with what we now know. matt? >> yes, i spoke with milpitas police. they have a suspect trapped inside the downtown shop and target rain behind the milpitas misdemeanor and he came to the door with a gun in his hand and dropped it when police commanded him to do that. now they have the visual and are not sure what is going to happen. three others are already in custody for the burglar call
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that came in around 2:00 a.m. with the latest arrest half an hour ago on north able street and north milpitas wearing shorts and shoes and possibly stripping off the clothes to avoid watching descriptions and covered in a substance on his body and face. sheriff deputies in san jose are helping on the scene with in word on what was stolen from the gunshot but obviously a big concern because necessity have a lot of access to firearms. one suspect they have a visual on was amended but only briefly. it could take a while. they do not want to take chaps because he has access to so many firearms in the gun shop but they are hoping since he followed their command to drop the when he will follow their command to come out and be arrested. >> we will check with matt through the morning. developing news in the east bay fremont police are working to identify a woman whose headless torso was found just south of the eastern


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