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>> well, new hampshire is an absolutely critical state. i really think that after the new hampshire primary, we'll see a win noticing of the field. it's a very different electorate than iowa. you're going to see the more establishment pick, usually the person that leads there, but as we're seeing, it's donald trump as well. >> fascinating times, though, in the campaign cycle, i think. >> absolutely. >> the primary season about to kick into high gear. thank you very much. abc deputy political director shushannah walshe. thank you for coming. >> any time >> after all this time, we're down to three days before the final votes get under way. let's move on now, thank you. now to the very latest on the zika virus. the head of the world health organization sounding the alarm saying it's spreading explosively. and an emergency w.h.o. committee will meet monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.
cases in 11 states and late last nishgts the first case in boston. all contracted before coming back to the u.s. this map showing the parts of the country authorities say are most vulnerable. the secretary of defense taking steps to make the military more family-friendly. ash carter saying that he will double the length of fully paid maternity leave to 12 weeks. carter also says that he intends to work with congress to expand time off for new fathers and for those who are adopting. he's also directing the military services to expand the hours that military child care facilities are open. the detroit teachers union is suing the school district for what it calls deplorable conditions. the union's demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglect. student and teacher safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sickouts forcing dozens of schools to close on any given day. classes are canceled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide
at least 145 people were made sick from the leak yesterday. they were treated at the hospital and then released. and a mystery solved this morning after the greater new york area was rattled by what felt like an earthquake. did you feel this? >> i didn't feel it. i was passed out at time. the shaking was felt from southern new jersey to connecticut and even some people in long island mentioned this he felt it. military officials now say it was a series of sonic booms caused by fighter jets conducting supersonic tests off the coast, which broke the sound barrier. >> as you can imagine, 911 operators were overwhelmed with calls and social media buzzing with all kinds of speculation. >> i guess i didn't realize that it's an unusual thing for you to it over land. >> yeah. but it happens daily. they do these flights all the time, but we just -- >> it's very customerary for it to happen over -- over the ocean, but, you know, for us to feel it and hear it so close to land, interesting.
neither one of us heard it? >> that just means our sleeping pills had kicked in, that's all. coming up, the new development in that deadly militia standoff in oregon. what we're seeing this morning from the fbi. the video just released is shedding new light on tuesday's shooting death of the militia spokesman. and what happened to this would-be bank robber in north carolina who showed up just as the bank manager happened to be looking his way. remember, folks find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and on twitter as well @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." u're watching "world news now." day. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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some bad luck for this would be bank some bad luck for this would-be bank robber in north carolina who showed up just as the bank manager happened to be looking out the front door. the manager just wouldn't let that door go. even when the masked man banged on the door with a semi-automatic handgun. the assailant quickly gives up, then he runs away and police are still looking for him. >> bang-bang into the room. >> yeah. well, a teacher has been arrested for providing material support to those three escapees from a southern california jail. nooshafarian ravaghi taught english as a second language at the jail, and she is now suspected of giving the inmates planning tools, like google maps. authorities released pictures of this stolen white van, and they say the ee escapees may be
>> i'm hap youot tsay e name nooafarn raghi. >> w. thers seral llabs iner me. >> l's cl henoosfor futu rea. we' seef itits her boing oto. farther north, there's a new deadly militia standoff in oregon. >> the fbi released video of tuesday's shooting death of the claims the man did nothing to provoke officers. >> reporter: a huge convoy of heavily-armed police could be seen streaming into the compound. those last armed occupiers left videos on youtube, ranting about the federal government. >> just drop the charges and nobody dies. >> reporter: police released a video that shows the moment armed rancher lavoy finicum is killed by police. authorities say finicum sped away from the police traffic stop that led to the arrest of his fellow occupiers, crashing into a snow bank. once out of his truck, they say
but instead, brought them down and could be seen reaching for a gun. that is when he was shot. now, the standoff that began 26 days ago, when heavily-armed ranchers took over this wildlife refuge, paralyzing a small community, appears to be almost at its end. >> we never wanted bloodshed. we verbalized this many, many times. and we continue to do so. >> reporter: investigators out here are conducting a full investigation into exactly what happened. meanwhile, out at the compound, we now have reports of perhaps as few as five militants left, raising hopes that this long siege may soon be over. neal karlinksky, abc news, burns, oregon. > incredible video. coming up in our next half hour, a major development in the case of the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch, back in the u.s. this morning after weeks on the run in mexico. what kind punishment will he face now? first, putting those virtual assistants to the test. siri versus cortana versus google.
account. as of now, it is only available for iphone users in the u.s. a new high-tech tool is proving to be invaluable to law enforcement enforcement it's called ocular based lie detection technology that uses infrared tracking to monitor eye behavior and the creator says it works more quickly and accurately than traditional methods to determine whether a person is lying during questioning. >> can you use it on your kids? >> you can use it on your hubby. >> okay. now we're talking, huh. it's been five years since sci-fi became science reality for most consumers when apple first bundled siri on its iphones. >> since then, some worthy contenders have been giving siri a run for her money. but how well do these digital assistants really work? abc's gio benitez put them to the test. >> reporter: it was supposed to be the future. >> library computer. >> background on actor anton karidian. >> reporter: but today it's the butt of hollywood jokes. >> siri, how do you perform cpr on a dog?
starbucks. >> reporter: just about all of us have virtual personal assistants on our smartphones. apple has siri, google has google, microsoft has cortana. and amazon has alexia. reporter brian chen created an experiment. he asked the virtual assistants to complete 16 tasks in categories like music, productivity, travel and commuting, dining, entertainment and sports. >> apple was really good at productivity things like calendar and e-mail. google is much better at commute related tasks like mapping. microsoft was actually pretty mediocre across the board. and alexa, which is really, really good at music. so despite them all claiming they're all pretty good at everything, they're all pretty focused and concentrated on certain tackles. >> reporter: so we decided to conduct our own experiment putting three virtual assistants up against each other with one super bowl.
the super bowl? >> super bowl 50 will be played on february 7th. >> reporter: but she didn't say who. so, now we're going to test cortana. who is playing in the super bowl? so, this basically came up with a search option. okay, google. >> denver broncos take on the carolina panthers. >> reporter: we got our answer. microsoft and amazon have not commented but google tells us it's great at answering questions about the best flights to your destination, finding out wh fire off a quick message to a friend, and apple tells us, sir shortstop i has gotten faster and smarter. >> have a look. >> all right. good details. i didn't know though that you can use siri to beef up your calendar. >> she heard you talking to her. >> siri, can i have lunch with 2016? please put on my calendar. >> she's confused.
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this morning on "world news now," the republican showdown in iowa. like no other. front-runner, donald trump, pushing ted cruz front and center. we're live in iowa. the alarming new warning about the zika virus. the head of the world health organization describing it as spreading explosively. how it spreads and how you can protect yourself and your family. and new this half hour, the new development in the case of that affluenza teen. >> ethan couch is back in the u.s. and set to face a judge this morning in ft. worth, texas, the new punishment he's
arguably could be many people's worst nightmare right here. a stage full of donald trumps with two of them making out. the story behind this video ahead on "the skinny." it's friday, january 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we want to get right to it. our top story this morning, last night's unusual republican debate. seven candidates showing up to make their case before monday's >> unusual because the front-runner donald trump did not take center stage because, well, he just wasn't there at all. >> no, trump was actually a few miles away holding his own event after holding a standoff with debate host fox news, he insisted megyn kelly be removed as moderator after she called him out although the first debate. >> so fox said no to that. so trump held his own show right around the corner. abc's david wright has that story. >> before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> reporter: at this last iowa
>> it's not about donald trump. >> reporter: donald trump for once was not center stage. he was a little teddy bear to me. we always had such a loving relationship. >> reporter: but he was still very much the center of attention. >> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is and, ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> reporter: trump went rogue, holding his own event for veterans ten minutes away in des moines. >> fox has been extremely nice and -- the last number of hours, actually. >> reporter: and over on fox, the last gop debate minus the gop front-runner. but center stage this time was ted cruz, who's now running second in iowa. >> chris, i would note that the last four questions have been rand, please attack ted. marco, please attack ted. chris, please attack ted. jeb, please attack ted. >> reporter: trump's decision
candidates, ostensibly because he doesn't like the moderator. the latest iowa polls show trump slightly ahead, but everyone's waiting for saturday when "the des moines register" releases its poll. >> it's one of the more fascinating campaigns i've watched. i don't think i've ever seen something like this on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: so it's a little early to call it just yet. i'm david wright in new york. >> it was a fascinating debate. we want to get a little bit more on this right now. abc's brandi hitt was at the actual debate and joins us now from des moines in the early morning hours. brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. >> brandi, what's the reaction is there. was there a clear winner from last night, do you think? >> reporter: you know what, a lot of people are talking and a lot of analysts agree that marco rubio had a great night. you had rand paul who got loud cheers from the crowd because he had the most supporters probably there in the room. there's donald trump who wasn't even there but still possibly a big winner because not only was
his name came up so many times, he had his own rally, and during the stretch of the debate, he was also one of the top candidates trending on google all night long, reena and kendis. >>, and brandi, you're going to be there straight through the clean-up effort as well, that's going on right behind you, but through the long haul. do you get a sense that tonight's move hurt or helped trump? >> reporter: that's the big question. yes, we all come in like a big swath of people and get the heck out of here very quickly, right? when it comes to hurting or helping, trump supporters say he did the right thing by holding this rally. his opponents say this was a huge mistake. we don't know till the early poll numbers come out or possibly, obviously, when the caucuses happen on monday. he needs to convince all of those people who are supporting him to show up. this isn't like a normal election. you have to show up at a very specific time. where i'm from in california, you can go to the poll in the morning or in the evening or
here in iowa, you show up in the evening rain or shine. if he doesn't get those people to go out and turn out for him, he's not going to win iowa, reena and kendis. >> fascinating. we hear it could possibly snow. zoo. >> reporter: yes. >> we look forward to her reports. >> hopefully she helps those folks cleaning up behind there, as well. turning now to the other top headline this morning, the four remaining militia members at the oregon wildlife refuge say they'll leave if no one is arrested. the group's leader, ammon bundy, has urged everyone to go home. the fb meanwhile, released this video which shows the group member lavoy finicum being shot they say he was killed after twice reaching for a loaded the world health organization meets monday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency over the zika virus outbreak, which the head of the w.h.o. says is
the moss quit tote born illness to babies born with small or deformed heads. our dr. david besser is in brazil and filed this report. >> reporter: fabiola takes me to her home in rio. she's a physical therapist, five months pregnant with her third child. uh-huh. to keep away the mosquitos? and now spending her hard-earned income on insect repellants. reapplying every two hours. she's most afraid for her unborn baby. zika may be linked to microcephaly. thousands of babies here in brazil have been born with the tiny heads that indicate severe brain damage. up to 1.5 million cases of zika so far here in brazil. it's spreading in 23 areas across the americas. the world health organization expects 3 to 4 million cases overall, saying, the level of alarm is extremely high. in the u.s., at least 31 lab confirmed cases in 11 states. all people who traveled to effected areas and returned. and state health departments will be required to report all new cases to the cdc. there's no vaccine yet. no treatment.
spraying for mosquitos. the only action people can take is to avoid getting bitten. our team here keeps applying repellant. as does fabiola. and for people who've traveled to zika-effected areas, when you return home, if you have any symptoms whatsoever, see your doctor and get tested, because if a mosquito bites you, it could then spread the infection to other people. you'll needed to use repellents as will those around you. dr. richard besser, abc news, rio de janiero. >> that's not the news officials in rio want with the summer olympics coming up. coming up, connecticut and missouri have joined the list of states effected by a deadly listeria outbreak. one person died and at least 15 have been sickened after eating salad produced by a dole foods facility in ohio. according to the springfield sun, inspection records show that facility did have proper procedures in place to prevent illness. well, it seems barbie isn't the only one getting a makeover these days.
brand mascot. >> yeah, to go along with its new marketing plan touting more natural flavors, the company is using a more natural rabbit. a real long-eared bunny named cinnabun >> that's the best they could do, cinnabun. makes me think of the cinnabon. >> copyright infringement. the houston-based bunny zoomed to the top of the nationwide contest beating out 7500 other rabbits to become the new trix rep. >> brian, our producer, is saying cinnabun. this is cinnabun. the other one is cinnabon. bun and bon. i guess they thought that one through. >> i think they still have a case. >> i like the old trix guy. he was fun. >> i don't know. cinnabon is for adult. the other one. >> but trix are for kids. >> yeah. coming up, what's next for the affluenza teen? ethan couch is set to face a judge later today.
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members of the rock group jefferson airplane. kantner died in san francisco last night from organ failure and septic shock. the guitarist and songwriter endured with almost every incarnation of that band and was behind such clafction as classics as "white rabbit" and great hits that we all remember. >> so sad about the passing. you get to relive their music >> we've gotten to relive a whole lot of classic music this year. too many. the doctor who inspired movie "concussion" says o.j. simpson may be suffering from the degenerative brain disease cte. dr. bennett omalu tells "people" magazine that he wouldn't bet his medical license on it but says it wouldn't be out of the question. in 2012, simpson actually considered arguing that he had a brain disorder when asking for a new trial on armed robbery and kidnapping charges in nevada. police and fbi agents with cadaver dogs smpbed a property
than four years. talking about lauren speier. she was a student at the university of indiana and vanished after a night of partying. the new raid took place at the residence of a man who was arrested in august and who had numerous sex-related convictions. authorities say the search yielded nothing. there's a new development in the case of that so-called affluenza teen ethan couch. >> that's because after weeks on the run and then in custody in mexico, couch back in the u.s. in tension texas, where he faces a judge this morning. so what kind of punishment does he face at this point? here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: ethan couch escorted into the very place he allegedly tried to flee. a tarrant county jail. the millionaire's son, now with the shaggy beard, bundled back to the u.s. by mexican officials, couch in coach. and later escorted between two u.s. marshals after arriving in dallas. >> i'm relieved for those victims who just continue to need somebody to represent them. those victims that need a voice. >> reporter: in 2013, the
drunk driving wreck. during sentencing, his legal team claimed he suffered from affluenza, too spoiled by his parents to know right from wrong. the judge gave him only probation, ten years. authorities say he and his mother skipped probation, crossing the border into mexico. in a hearing the judge could decide to keep ethan couch locked up until his 19th birthday. he has already spent more time in detention since his flight to mexico than he ever did after killing those four people. matt gutman, abc news, ft. worth, texas. >> when we come back, donald trump makes out with himself. a lip sync battle. and the lesbian screenwriter firing back at the academy for getting the boot because she's
donald trump. >> this is last night's episode >> this is last night's episode of "lip synch battle" last night on spiketv. and it featured what could be best described as a democrats' worst nightmare. josh gad dressed as donald trump performing -- you see it there. it's ode to self-love. that happened there. >> "i touch myself." it's "i touch myself." i don't know anybody else when i think about you i touch myself i touch myself i touch myself i touch myself >> oh, my god. >> that's right. >> that's "the big bang theory's" johnny galecki making out with josh gad and they
"big bang theory's" kaley cuoco. just for the record, i was naming the title of the song. i wasn't asserting anything else. >> okay. >> this is entertaining. next, oscar outrage. you liked that one, huh? >> yes. the academy of motion picture arts and sciences taking steps to redress the lack of diversity in this year's class of oscar nominees. now, of course, it's sparking a blowback from at least one lesbian oscar voter. screenwriter patricia resnick who made a name for herself writing one of the decade's defining comedies "9 to 5" at the age of 27 starring dolly parton, lily tomlin, and jane fonda. she worked as a consulting producer for "mad men" and has written an open letter to the academy upset about the being replaced by younger members. so she writes, replacing sexism and racism with ageism is not the answer. the problem is with the motion picture business decisionmakers, not the academy members. >> and she also closes by
ashamed at the academy. a lot of angry people you don't think about that have come out talking about the situation and ishis right way to approach redress the -- >> i don't know if it is the right way to fix it. i mean, i really tell you, that tyler perry movery is going to be oscar-nominated next year because of the way we're going with this backlash. ed >> it will be an interesting night with chris rock. >> absolutely. next, kim basinger is set to play another steamy role. >> "the l.a. confidential" actress has been cast as the newest main character in the 50 shades franchise. hard to believe she's 62 years old. she will be playing the role of elena lincoln in the upcoming sequel "50 shades of darker." she's the protagonist of christian gray's business partner and his former lover. she also happens to be considerably older than his 27 years. >> so that said, there's been some rockiness between the cast and the crew from the first installment. but things appear to be on track
co-star dakota johnson set to appear in the sequel. "50 shades darker" is set for release in february of next year. >> part of the issue with hollywood they say there are not enough roles for older women. you get to a certain point, and that's great. >> they say are not enough minority movies. you have "50 shades darker." isn't that a black movie? >> you never read the book, clearly, huh? >> no, clearly not. set to make the return to the small screen, "house of cards." i love this one. >> the frank underwood campaign doesn't kick off till march 4th but netflix is announcing its flagship original series will return in 2017 for season five. but there will be a major change. > don't tell us, don't tell us. don't tell us. >> he dies. >> oh, come on. season five, apparently we are hearing, will return without this guy, the creator, citer and show runner beau willamon.
endeavors. the show's producers have not yet announced his replacement. so you've got to stay tuned. wow, when you remove that piece of the puzzle, i hope it's still just as good to watch. >> i should point out, i do have the spoiler alert for you. in season fo -- >> no, come on! i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to
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>> the explosive spread of zika virus to new geographical areas with little population immunity is another cause for concern. >> take a look at this map. that mosquito is found in every country in the western hemisphere except for canada and chile. >> it's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. we don't arm up and rebel. this can't happen anymore. this can't happen in america and it can't happen in harney county. >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it. so it depends on what you believe. >> i'm an african-american quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to. >> probably i won't be doing the debate. i'm going to have something else in iowa. let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okay? >> if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say?
>> to my mind, we will win here in iowa if the voter turnout is high. >> you campaign in poetry, you govern in prose. and we need a lot more poetry in this campaign and in our country. >> they say trump and his trumpeters are right winging bitter clinging, produced clingers of our guns, but he can kick isis ass because he commands fire. >> i hope nobody's allergic to nuts because we got a big one here. >> they did do a great job. >> absolutely. a busy week ahead coming up. of course, we have the caucuses on monday, pro bowl on sunday. and we continue to monitor a really big story. four people sitting in a truck in great falls, montana. >> you love your great falls. >> yes. hoping to outlast three others to win that. right now, they're sitting there. >> come on, folks, just come
good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." the republican presidential candidates debated for the last time before the primary season kicks off on monday with the iowa caucuses. seven of the top candidates were there. but front-runner donald trump boycotted the event. full coverage on both sides of the race just ahead. the four remaining militia members at the oregon wildlife refuge say they'll leave but only if they're not arrested. the group's leader has urged everyone to go home and end the nearly month-long standoff. the zika virus is spreading explosively in the americas, which could see up to 4 million
that's according to the world health organization. there are at least 31 cases so far here in the u.s. all people who came down with the virus elsewhere. founding member of the kantner, has passed away. the 74-year-old guitarist and singer had suffered a heart attack earlier this week and died of organ failure. those are some of our top stories on this friday, january 29th. find somebody to love your eyes >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going to get started this half hour, of course, with the republican debate and the drama that was taking place behind the scenes. you had the seven candidates who showed up but donald trump was not there. >> and that gave everyone else a chance to shine unless the audience switched channels to trump's event. abc's brandi hitt was at the main stage event and joins us from des moines. hey, brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. there was clearly a different feeling during last night's debate with fewer attacks.
showing up, yet still his name was mentioned several times. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> reporter: a republican showdown like no other in iowa. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> i have not insulted donald personally and i don't intend to. >> reporter: front-runner donald trump boycotting the fox news debate. >> has anyone seen trump? where's trump? >> reporter: and instead holding his own rally for veterans at the exact same time. >> we raised over $5 million in one day. donald trump gave $1 million. okay? >> reporter: trump clearly still upset over his feud th the comoderator megyn kelly. >> i'm not going to do the debate out of respect for myself. >> reporter: across town, trump's closest competitor in iowa, ted cruz moved front and center on the debate stage. >> everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and, ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald
>> reporter: cruz also came under attack as a flip-flopper on amnesty for illegal immigration. >> i was for legalization. so was ted but now he says it wasn't so. >> we led the fight against amnesty. >> the truth is, ted, throughout this campaign you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes. >> stop the washington bull and let's get things done. >> reporter: the dueling events were too much to resist for republican candidates mike shortly after their undercard debate, they went to the trump >> incredible. brandi, thanks so much. candidates are in a bit of a frenzy as well. >> most polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a statistical dead heat. so clinton is unleashing the big dog and sanders is now baring his teeth. correspondent jonathan karl is on the trail. >> reporter: two for the price of one. hillary clinton is bringing in bill for the big final push in iowa.
hillary. you need to help her get ready. >> great to see you. >> reporter: and in a reversal, mrs. clinton is now saying she wants more debates, starting next week. >> we have to agree that we're going to debate in new hampshire. both the governor and i have agreed and we're waiting for the senator to decide to join us. >> reporter: we asked bernie sanders about that. >> i've wanted more debates from day one. >> reporter: i know. >> gee, a couple months ago it wasn't the clinton people that were interested. i wonder what has happened now that they want more debates. what do you think has changed? >> reporter: here's what changed. sanders is surging. bigger, more energetic crowds. we stopped by his campaign headquarters, so busy trying to score an upset iowa caucus win, this volunteer had no time for us. how's it going? >> it's going well. i'm a little bit too busy right now to talk though, i'm sorry. >> reporter: and the 74-year-old candidate released a doctor's note declaring he's in overall good health.
how healthy are you? >> thank god, you always want to knock on wood. >> reporter: it's a frenzy of sanders with four campaign events. hillary clinton with three, and bill clinton looking like a candidate himself with four events all over the state. and now in the final stretch, it all comes down to the ground game, which is especially. challenging for bernie sanders voters, many of whom have never been to a caucus before. as for hillary clinton, she got beat in the ground game by barack obama eight years ago and that campaign is bound and determined that that will not happen again. jonathan karl, abc news, des moines. well, u.s. officials say that activity at a north korean missile testing facility could indicate that the country is long-range missile test in the future. the suspicions are based on overhead satellite imagery of a satellite launching station on north korea's western coast. north korea used the facility in december of 2012. staying overseas, iran is now that sanctions have been
the iranian president was in paris yesterday for the signing of 20 new agreements including nine commercial deals. among them an order for 118 planes from airbus and a half billion dollar order from carmaker peugeot. but a lunch was canceled because the french president refused to yield to the iranian demand to remove wine from the table. >> wow. >> our hero. francois hollande. washington post reporter jason rezaian was back at the office celebrating his freedom at a ceremony that included the secretary of state, you see there, john kerry. he was emotional thanking everyone who helped secure his freedom from a tehran jail. but still defiant about his captors. >> for much of the 18 months i was in prison, my iranian integ intergators told me that "the washington post" did not exist. that no one knew of my plight. and that the united states
finger for my release. >> rezaian added that the iranians' efforts to demoralize him just didn't work, adding that no other country would do so much. kerry helped finalize the prisoner swap that freed rezaian and four other americans. >> very emotional day yesterday. a new stage in europe's refugee crisis. sweden now says it may reject the asylum applications of up to 80,000 migrants and deport them. that's nearly half of all the refugees who requested asylum there last year. sweden has been one of the most welcoming nations. this announcement reflects a difficult turn in the continent's refugee crisis. meanwhile, here in the united states, a senate investigation has found that the health and human services department failed to protect migrant children from human trafficking. the six-month study found that the government was overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of children crossing the southern border.
senators from both parties. state workers in flint, michigan, were given the choice to drink from bottled water, this is even as residents were being told that their tap water just fine. this is according to some recently discovered e-mails. the switch at state office buildings was made in january of last year. it wasn't until the fall 2015 that residents were told not to drink their water. and staying in michigan, the detroit teachers union is suing the school district for what it calls deplorable conditions. the union is demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglecting student and teacher safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sickouts forcing dozens of schools to close on any given day. classes are canceled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. at least 145 people were made sick from the leak yesterday. abc's ryan owens reports from beaumont. >> reporter: for more than 100 students and staff at this texas middle school, their school day
being checked out for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. >> they showed symptoms of nausea and headache, and some were vomiting. and, of course, ems treated and took the appropriate medical action. >> reporter: some students left on stretchers. others loaded into buses to a local hospital. >> everyone didn't really know how to, like, react to it, because this has never happened before. >> rorter: the fire chief in the city of beaumont, east of houston, believes the toxic gas was leaking from a boiler at marshall middle school. the leak was first reported around 10:30 this morning, when one child fell unconscious. all students are expected to be okay, but authorities are vowing no one will be allowed in that school until they know it's safe. the fire chief says there were no carbon monoxide detectors inside of that school. so the first sign of trouble was when kids started getting sick. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. well, a sinkhole has forced the closure of a main highway in southern oregon.
around noon. after an overnight storm dumped nearly an inch and a half of rain. all four lanes of the heavily traveled roadway. >> wow. that sinkhole. it's incredible. >> yeah. >> just imagine if google maps tells you to go that way. calgary flames defenseman dennis wideman has been indefinitely pending a hearing after an incident on wednesday night. you saw this painful to watch. what's up with this, dude? he comes from behind, checks and knocks down a linesman. he says it was an accident claiming he was in pain and just trying to get out of -- get off the ice. but still, what's up with that? next, something else of questionable sportsmanship. trying to distract a group of basketball players from missing free throws. >> so the fans really get into it, especially at the arizona state home of the curtain of
so take a look at what happened last night. it's kind of funny. a special guest. yes, that would be michael phelps doing his part as the sun devils took on the oregon state beavers, trying to distract them. and, i mean, not only was he wearing some of his 18 gold medals, he was in some shorts. >> look at that. >> and -- and then speedos. >> this is like the chippendales' version. >> oh, my word. there is a little bit of a spray tan. >> tan, looking good. apparently sun devils won, 86-68. >> i'm just looking at michael phelps in the speedos. >> there's a reason he's in such great shape. he's training for the rio games this summer. >> oh, really? >> yeah. he plans to work as an assistant swim coach at asu when he retires after the olympics. which is what he plans to do. >> apparently he's clean and sober. he doesn't get the munchies anymore so it helps your abs. >> it helps your abs. great. coming up, consumer alert over ticket fixing.
impossible for a regular fan to score a seat at a concert or ball game at a decent price. abc's rebecca jarvis will get us some answers. and why one of the nation's most powerful voting blocs is working overtime, hitting the pavement, going door to door, trying to get out the vote in iowa. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by zulily.com. lilly. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress.
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>> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and, ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> so by many accounts, that was the end of the excitement on fox. barely four minutes into last night's republican debate. most of what little fireworks there were, were over the
>> but it's the issue that's front and center with one voting bloc that's working overtime to get out the vote in iowa. >> reporter: christian is getting out the vote, but not just any vote. he is part of the league of united latin american citizens. and from door knocking to mock caucus trainings, this year they're doing everything they can to get latinos to caucus. >> people understand the importance of voting but may not know how to vote or know the caucus process. >> reporter: latinos make up just 6% of the total population here, but lulac estimates that accounts for about 70,000 potential caucusgoers, and that's a high number given that last cycle just 90,000 voters participated in the republican caucuses. >> we are unknown commodity here in iowa. >> reporter: it's a nonpartisan effort. lulac says their only goal is to
process works. many of the first-time voters here, for instance, don't have anyone in their families to show them the ropes. >> it's not like something they're used to. she doesn't know that much english sometimes. sometimes that's a barrier. she doesn't want to the go to these events and feel weird or uncomfortable or left out. >> reporter: and while some campaigns are trying -- [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: lulac says those that haven't made much of an effort with iowa latinos may pay the price on caucus day and beyond. >> if you're not doing enough to reach out to latino voters in iowa, you're not going to do enough to turn them out for you in the general election. >> reporter: the iowa caucuses will be held on february 1st. so just a few days away now. lulac says it hopes latina voters will make up at least 10% of voters this year. abc news in des moines, iowa. >> des moines looks so warm this time of year. >> our thanks to inez for that report.
won't you pack your bags and leave tonight i've got two tickets to paradise >> who wants two tickets to paradise when we just want one to adele. >> but it's not so easy because apparently these hot tickets are very hard to get like you mentioned adele's american concert tour. it's completely sold out within a matter of minutes. >> but you could probably get eddie money tickets pretty easily. but it's not that soany fans really are snapping up all those tickets at once. it's more about insiders who are rigging the system. abc's rebecca jarvis explains. hello from the other side >> reporter: from adele to bruce springsteen. dancing in the dark >> reporter: -- thousands of frustrated fans shut out or forced to pay as much as $9,000 a ticket to their shows. the new york attorney general says the system is rigged against the consumer. >> middlemen, brokers, ticket vendors and more who really use
some illegal, our report uncovers what's really a shadowy network. >> reporter: finding the majority of tickets go to presales and music insiders, leaving less than half reserved for the public. and even then, ordinary fans have to compete with resellers, some who may use special software, known as bots, to buy up blocks of tickets at lightning fast speeds, often marking them up to astronomically high prices on the resale market. >> and that's what we call a rigged system. >> reporter: investigators say this crack down is just the tip of the iceberg. they will continue to look into this question and talk to lawmakers about really cracking down on those bad actors who drive up ticket prices. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> they said try. what is it? ticket network or stubhub, more legit places. >> those work? i'm trying to get bieber tickets at the barclay center in brooklyn. not bad. some availability, 152 bucks.
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