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i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. tonight, the race for the white house and donald trump's bold prediction. the republican front-runner and what he said is coming, if he wins south carolina. just as his feud with jeb bush takes a new turn tonight. hillary clinton set to face off with bernie sanders, as they now battle for the south. get ready for the deep freeze. the arctic blast across more than 20 states. the dangerous commute already. it will feel well below zero across much of this country. tonight, the fbi ordering armed protesters to surrender. >> i'm a free man, i will die a free man. >> the standoff taking a dramatic turn, and we're there. the deadly gas explosion and now the charges tonight.
buildings leveled. and prosecutors this evening arguing, it was all because of greed. and we have breaking news involving bill cosby's wife. and gas prices dropping to 99 cents a gallon. is your town next? good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and we begin with a new turn in the race for president. on both sides, it is now a battle for the south. and donald trump now saying, if he wins in south carolina, he's going to, quote, run the table. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders set to battle tonight on that stage. many eyes on clinton. will she change her strategy after a bruising loss in new hampshire? abc's jonathan karl in south carolina tonight, where trump now says there is something you will not see from him. >> reporter: taunting his rivals, donald trump is declaring, if they can't beat him here in south carolina, they won't beat him anywhere.
run the table. if we win here, after winning so big in new hampshire, all of these characters are going to give it up. we're going to run the table and we will make america great again. that i can tell you, okay? >> reporter: the trump campaign says it's so confident, it's only going to run positive tv ads. >> he wants to make america great and that's what i want, too. >> reporter: but there's one candidate trump still can't resist attacking. >> you have a guy like bush, who has this big fund -- it's terrible. i'll be honest. the last thing we need is that i can tell you. >> reporter: we traveled to florence, south carolina, to meet up with governor bush. as he went into the venus restaurant, he seemed irritated by the mere mention of trump's name. are you going to be able to stop donald trump here. >> i hope so. >> reporter: why does he keep hitting you? >> he must be worried. >> reporter: inside, he hit back. >> do you want an entertainer in chief? someone who will say whatever he
all about him? insult people, divide people? basically just talk trash on his way to the republican nomination? >> reporter: south carolina presidential politics is known for its brass knuckle attacks. ted cruz is out with this video, ridiculing
trump. >> look, i got the trump action figure. >> no way, it's huge. >> what does he do? >> he pretends to be a republican. >> reporter: and today, marco rubio launched his own grenade at trump. >> donald trump has zero foreign policy experience. negotiating a hotel deal in another country is not foreign policy experience. >> reporter: rubio is still haunted by his bad debate. >> we're here to see marco robot roboto. is he inside? >> reporter: those mocking rubio robots following him to south carolina. but at a town hall meeting today, a vote of confidence. >> as far as the robot stuff, you haven't brought that up, but just keep in mind that the terminator was elected twice as governor of california. >> reporter: that won governor schwarzenegger, of course.
from columbia, south carolina, tonight, and job, n, there has been so much talk on the republican president george w. bush would be a help or not, if he campaigned for his brother, jeb. and they're about to give it a shot? >> reporter: the former president bush will be at brother in charleston on monday. it's the latest indication, david, that jeb bush, who started the campaign saying i am my own man, is now banking on the bush name to help save his campaign. >> jonathan karl in south carolina. jon, thank you. meantime, to major developments on the democratic side tonight. hillary clinton and bernie sanders, and the showdown this evening. they're in wisconsin now, their first debate since bernie sanders trounced hillary clinton in new hampshire. both now looking to nevada and south carolina. polls in that state have shown clinton with a lead, but sanders, of course, with new momentum. tonight, both courting black voters, and abc's cecilia vega, one-on-one with bernie sanders, asking, does clinton's ground game give her an advantage in
and here's what he said. >> reporter: tonight, a debate stage showdown. the first since bernie sanders' sweeping new hampshire win. and the first since the candidates' most heated clash. >> 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 -- let's talk about the issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> and so let's talk about issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> reporter: sanders and hillary clinton hunkered down all day, but their campaigns in overdrive -- rolling out key african-american endorsements with an eye towards the south carolina primary. in clun on the's in clinton's corner -- members of the congressional black caucus. georgia congressman john lewis slamming sanders, saying he wasn't on the front lines of the civil rights struggle. >> but i never saw him. i never met him. i was involved in the sit-ins, the freedom ride, the march on washington, the march from selma
i met president clinton. >> reporter: but sanders today, winning the support of another civil rights icon, superstar harry belafonte. >> i think he represents opportunity. i think he represents a moral imperative. >> reporter: all signs the campaign is moving to a new battlefield. the democratic vote, more than 90% white in iowa and new hampshire. but in south carolina, more than half of the democratic vote could come from african-americans. and in nevada, blacks and latinos could make up a third. but sanders acknowledging clinton has a head start. she's got the infrastructure, she's got the name, she's got the ground game. >> i agree. >> reporter: you bring? >> she's ahead of us. but we're moving quickly. she was ahead of us in iowa and new hampshire. but we caught up. >> and cecilia vega with us now live. cecilia, hillary clinton and bernie sanders both fighting hard for south carolina, and tonight, that state's most powerful democrat appears to be torn, choosing his words very carefully?
david. congressman jim cliborn saying that he is undecided in this race. his own family is split. his daughter is for hillary, his grandson is feeling the bern. and listen to this. he says, quote, my heart and head are in different places right now, but we will see. a sign of the tough road ahead for hillary clinton. >> all right, we'll let the viewers interpret that one. cecilia vega with us tonight. cecilia, thank you. to the polar vortex and the arctic air sinking south tonight. the deep freeze on the way for 65 million americans. sub-zero temperatures. 20 states, in fact, bracing for record cold and extreme wind chills. images already coming in tonight. dangerous roads outside cleveland. pipes bursting. a water main break in scranton, pennsylvania. even florida, that car window in melbourne, covered in frost. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all, and rob, you were saying, the wind chills with this, going to make it really rough. >> reporter: it's going to be dangerous. weevil been jammed we've been jammed up in this pattern that's going to release even more cold air. heat, record-breaking heat to the west.
the great lakes. saturday, daytime highs, 3 in minneapolis, 11 in chicago. then overnight saturday into sunday morning, the core of the cold air gets to the northeast. it will be 0 likely in new york. if that's the case, that's the coldest we've seen since '94. minus 22 sunday morning in new york. 36 below in albany. that is dangerous cold, david. try not to go outside too much. certainly protect your pets and >> check on the neighbors. in the west tonight, a dramatic end to the armed standoff in oregon. the fbi with bull horns and you're about to hear what the protesters were shouting back. all of this in a town taken hostage over a fight over government land. abc's neal karlinsky in oregon tonight with the audio from the final stand. >> reporter: the final hours of the standoff playing out live over an open phone line. >> you're going to come out with your hands up. >> no, we're not! >> reporter: a surreal end to a bizarre standoff that began over government control of land in the west.
>> the right >> reporter: three of the final four holdouts finally surrendering this morning. >> sandy and sean both have their hands up in the air. sean's holding an american flag. >> reporter: but inside the federal compound, occupier david fry wouldn't budge. >> unless my grievances are heard, i will not come out! for liberty than it is to die for it. don't be a coward like that. a coward. >> reporter: his list of grievances varied, from taxation issues to this -- >> all i needed was marijuana. you guys wouldn't even let me have my marijuana. >> reporter: but little by little, activist krisanne hall got through to him. >> if everybody says hallelujah, i'll come out. i'm walking towards them right now. >> can i just cry now, gavin? >> reporter: tonight, those final four are now part of a group of 16 people now under federal indictment after 41 days that wreaked havoc out here. david? >> neal karlinsky on the scene from the start.
now, to a breaking headline tonight from georgia. a major prison scandal. officers raiding this prison, more than 40 current and former guards under arrest at this hour. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas on what they are accused of doing while in uniform to avoid getting caught. >> reporter: georgia state prison guards are the ones wearing handcuffs today, busted in an fbi sting, accused of taking bribes from inmates and drug dealers. they allegedly helped up mates get drugs into the prison and helped them transport the drugs through the state, while wearing their uniforms, so that the police would be less likely to stop them. >> allegations range from smuggling in contraband, but also using their official capacity as officers to protect what they believe to be drug transactions and drug shipments. >> don't overlook anything. >> reporter: raids like this coming as the fbi and state officials vow to clean out compromised guards and illegal activity inside prison walls. the arrests, the latest example
more than 130 inmates, guards and outsiders charged just since september. >> and pierre thomas with us live tonight, as well. pierre, so, these officers are accused of staying in uniform to go undetected and the inmates had cell phones to run their deals? >> reporter: david, it's stunning. 19 georgia corrections officers have been charged with protecting inmates who were using cell phones for outrageous scams, including posing as law enforcement officials and demanding demand ing victims pay fines. >> pierre thomas again tonight. pierre, thank you. now, to a case we've been reporting on right here. a massive and deadly gas explosion that brought down three buildings here in new york city. it caused a seven-alarm fire. buildings were reduced to rubble. two people were killed. well, tonight, four people are now charged with manslaughter, and prosecutors say it was all because of greed. abc's ron claiborne from the scene tonight. >> reporter: it began with a fiery explosion. flames engulfing three apartment buildings. and in just a few hours, all of it gone.
displaced. today, the building's owner, her son and two contractors were arrested and charged with manslaughter. accused of tampering with gas lines in their rush to rent apartments for up to $6,000 a month each. >> when greed guides the decisions and the respect for human life doesn't, this is the result. >> reporter: nearly one year later, the two people who died are still remembered here at the site. prosecutors say the contractors illegally rigged the gas lines twice. first, with dangerous flexible supply gas to the apartments above. and later, allegedly tapping into the gas lines of the neighboring building and hiding it all from inspectors. they say the day of the deadly fire, the owner's son and the lead contractor went to investigate the odor of gas in >> they smelled the gas and then they sprinted out of the building, without alerting people in the restaurant. >> reporter: minutes later, the gas ignited.
had already failed one inspection, and the owners wanted to get those renters in as soon as possible, and not wait for the next inspection. david, those four suspects accused of manslaughter, they pleaded not guilty today. >> ron claiborne live right here in new york tonight. ron, thank you. this evening, the u.s. coast guard is now inspecting that royal caribbean cruise ship, back at port after sailing straight through hurricane-force winds. tonight, the passengers now describing the horror. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: for passengers onboard this rough and tumble cruise that had some fearing for their lives -- >> this is crazy. >> reporter: -- renewed meaning has finally come in. i'm alive. this is insane. >> reporter: finally on dry told our robin roberts, anthem of the seas in that storm sunday night felt like being inside a washing machine. like, robin. it was absolutely terrifying. we were on the third floor with an ocean view and we literally
by. >> reporter: as to why the captain thought it would be safe to sail with those warnings in the forecast, royal caribbean could only apologize, saying, "what happened this week showed that we need to do better." >> we're going to figure out what exactly happened and make sure doesn't happen again. >> reporter: while the coast guard has yet to comment on its inspection of the ship, in a tweet today, royal caribbean called the damage minor and confirmed anthem of the seas will set sail again on saturday. david? >> linsey davis, thank you. now, to the economy tonight, and a wild day on wall street. the dow on a roller coaster ride yet again. at one point, plummeting more than 400 points. then, leveling out somewhat, closing down 254 points. abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis tonight on the markets rocked by lower oil prices, while, at the same time, that's leading to 99 cents a gallon in parts of this country. rebecca? >> reporter: david, 9 out of 10 stations around the country tonight are selling gas below $2
and it's expected prices will continue to fall from here. and take a look at this. it's a station in kansas, now selling gas for 99 cents a gallon. experts predict there is more where that came from, especially in the midwest, where prices could fall in coming weeks below $1 a gallon. this is great news for consumers, now paying the lowest amount for gas in more than a decade, but it has been a big problem for energy companies and energy jobs, and we have seen the ripple effect into stocks, as well. david? >> rebecca jarvis with us tonight. rebecca, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the investigation tonight. you're about to see the irs agent caught up in an fbi sting. authorities saying this video appearing to show him taking bribes. the moment, and what he said, leading to his arrest. we also have breaking news this evening on bill cosby's wife. and you're about to see a rescue unfold. firefighters battling their way
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