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making news in america this morning -- messy storms all across the east. tornadoes damaging homes and businesses. ripping roofs clear off buildings. and further north, snow and ice threatening this morning's commute. fighting words. donald trump going after his republican rivals. with wuf talk for ted cruz and jeb bush. former president george w. bush fires back at trump. air scare. smoke in the cockpit of a flight. forced to land moments after takeoff. passengers hospitalized. what exactly happened? and last laugh. taylor swift taking home the top prize at last night's grammy
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her sharp message to her haters, including kanye. plus, adele's audio, what exactly went wrong? and lady gaga's stunning tribute to a rock legend. and good tuesday morning. it's the top concern for millions this morning. the severe weather in the east causing thousands of accidents already. >> at least four tornadoes touched down last night in the gulf coast states. destroying homes and businesses. the full extent of the damage still unknown. thousands of people are spending the night without power. >> hundreds of flights have been canceled today because of the storm system. as you can see here, it spreads from tennessee to maine. bringing rain, snow, and ice to 17 states. >> and the snow coming in within the last few hours. there's a three-hour delay opening federal government offices in washington, d.c., this morning. the weather is about to make a dramatic turnaround.
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hughes. >> i was cleaning up the area in city hall so nobody slips and falls. >> reporter: up and down the east coast, slippery side walks made for wobbly walking. on the roads, the coating of ice left drivers scrambling. to get traction. in pennsylvania, derek fair was driving down route 29 in valley forge when he went off the road, just missing this tree. >> i'm trying not to hit the guy in front of me. i just kind of tried to turn. i just came off the road. >> reporter: north carolina's wintry mix caused more than 1500 car accidents in less than 24 hours. the 1200-mile-long winter storm is also creating trouble at airports. red dominated the departures board at charlotte-douglas international. close to 1600 flights canceled monday. >> i'm done. i'm done. i'm done. i'm ready for summer. >> reporter: the snow, ice, and rain are madging north up the
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17 states seeing winter weather alerts, with a big warmup in many places by later tonight. the wild weather stretching into the south with reports of several tornado touchdowns. in mississippi, this house destroyed. this high school campus damaged. in louisiana, winds ripping apart this car wash and pizza hut, sending debris flying. >> i seen it, like, coming at me. whoo. it was scary. >> reporter: megan hughes, abc news, washington. this morning's other big a new wave of bitter attacks from donald trump heating up the campaign trail in south carolina. >> he's firing off at former president bush as he stumps for his brother. he's calling ted cruz unstable and dishonest and hinting at a possible third party run. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest from lana zak. >> reporter: the man known as bush 43 was on the campaign trail trying to make younger
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>> we need someone to fix the problems that cause the anger and frustration. and that's jeb bush. >> reporter: and jeb needs the help. the south carolina republican primary on saturday could be his last stand against front-runner donald trump, who owns a double-digit lead. in polls there. trump has been on the warpath against the bushes. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. remember that. i've heard for years, he kept the country safe after 9/11. what does that mean after? what about during? i lost friends in that building. >> reporter: trump attacking ted >> i think ted is a very unstable guy. i have never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz. and he goes around saying he's a christian. >> reporter: cruz fired back. >> it's not a response simply to start yelling louder and louder liar, liar, liar, when somebody points to the candidate's own --
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surging bernie sanders was met with huge lines and nearly 10,000 supporters. >> together, we're going to create an economy that works for the working class and the middle class, not just the 1%. >> reporter: lana zak, abc news, washington. as for the democrats, they're locked in a tight race in nevada days before voters there head to the polls. hillary clinton had her husband take her place at a campaign rally in florida. clinton, in the meantime, remained in nevada, hoping to drum up last-minute support. she barked like a dog while mimicking an old campaign ad accusing the republicans of twisting the truth. >> the great recession was caused by too much regulation. [ making barking noise ] you know? hi! >> the candidates are making another push for the african-american vote today. clinton is speaking in harlem today and meeting with leaders from several black groups.
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in atlanta. and there is this. an embarrassing error for marco rubio's campaign. this new ad stating it's morning again in america. the stock footage is of vancouver in british columbia, canada, as in not at all part of the united states of america. rubio's campaign learned of the mistake apparently when buzzfeed pointed it out. president obama could name a replacement for justice antonin scalia's seat by next week. the white house says the president's obligation to do so is quote ironclad. and that he's already deep into making a choice. the republicans control congress. so the nominee has little chance of being confirmed. the position could remain vacant for more than a year. the eight remaining justices could tie on key decisions, making gridlock a real possibility. making news overseas in syria, hopes for a cease-fire set for next week have dimmed after a series of air strikes on hospitals and a school. at least 50 people died in the attacks. that included a pediatric
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doctors without borders blamed syria and russia, saying 40,000 people are now without medical care. last week, the u.s., russia, and other world powers had agreed to a pause in the fighting. pope francis with another busy day ahead in mexico. the 79-year-old looking tired last night, even limping a bit when he returned to mexico city. he still took time to bless the crowd. earlier, on a visit to chiapas state, he spoke out against exclusion. of the country's native population. he'll visit the u.s. border region tomorrow. let's move on to a completely different topic. it was a powerful night of music in los angeles. the grammys were handed out. the big winners, kendrick lamar, taylor swift, ed sheeran. swift won album of the year for the second time. kendrick picked up five awards. for his breakthrough album, "to pimp a butterfly."
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new artist while mark ronson and bruno mars had the top record with "uptown funk." there were tributes to artists who passed away in the last year. lady gaga perhaps the best for david bowie. her outfit seemed to channel the ziggy stardust era and she ran through nine of bowie's most famous songs in six minutes. we'll have more on the grammys coming up in "the pulse." also, coming up, an alarming new study with a potential link between heartburn medications and an increased risk of dementia. what happened as this waste truck flipped completely upside
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the american band eagles of death metal returns to paris tonight to finish a concert cut short by the terror attack in november. 89 people died in the attack at the bataclan, which has remained closed. the band's frontman says he feels a sacred responsibility to finish the show. the colorado planned parenthood clinic where three people were killed last year has reopened. only part of the building is being used because repairs are still being done. robert deer has been charged with murder and other accounts in connection with the attack. he calls himself a warrior for babies. he says he targeted the clinic because of the abortions performed there. and over in ohio, a restaurant reopened following a machete attack last week. four people were hurt in the attack. the restaurant owner celebrating the reopening there. you see him there. he believes he was targeted because of his ethnicity. he's an arab from israel. the fbi in columbus has not
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the suspect was killed by police. washington has given the green light to the first u.s. factory in cuba in more than half a century. an alabama company hopes to build about 1,000 tractors a year in cuba. by this time next year. the tractors will be built for individual farmers. also the morning, an agreement will be signed allowing regularly scheduled airline service between cuba and the u.s. >> all right. let book. here's a diamond hard to believe. take a look. there it is. all 440 carats of it. it was found in a mine in the african country of angola. the biggest ever found there. the diamond is worth as much as $14 million. >> it almost doesn't look real, does it? >> it doesn't. it came one day late, two days late for valentine's. when we come back, the air scare forcing a plane to turn around after smoke streamed into the cockpit. talk about a quick delivery. the pregnant mom giving birth
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the pregnant mom giving birth with very little warning. life's short, talk is cheap. i'll be working while you sleep. still don't think i've got a brain? you think a resume's enough? who'll step up when things get tough? don't you want that kind of brain? a degree is a degree. you're gonna want someone like me. but only if you have a brain. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college, raised active twin girls, and trained as a nurse. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. p so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. r lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. p tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, p
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the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. anti-flu? go antiviral with tamiflu. well, it sure doesn't look like winter in northern california. temperatures are 10 to 20 degrees warmer than usual. skies are clear. not everyone is happy with the great weather. trees are blossoming. that's starting allergy season early. and northern california could really use some rain right now to replenish their reservoirs. >> hey, but they're dealing with a wind chill of 80. drivers will see rain in
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northeast. roads may be slippery in the northern rockies. airport delays in washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, and boston. well, smoke in the cockpit caused a scare on an alaska airlines flight out of reagan international airport. 167 people were on board going to seattle. 16 minutes after takeoff, it was back on the ground at nearby dulles airport. after the pilots reported smoke. >> they were actually forced to put on oxygen masks. by the time the jet was landing, it seemed as if they had an idea what happened. >> we don't have any fluid or anything dripping. it seemed to be kind of an oily smoke. so, it was, i think, one of the motors. >> no word yet about the exact cause of the smoke. all six crew members on board the plane were treated at a hospital and have been released. no passengers were injured in that. a truck driver is in serious condition at a miami hospital after his garbage truck fell
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ramp. that fall more than 100 feet from the roadway into the ground. a park. no one on the ground was hurt. more trouble for university of missouri professor who was suspended last fall after a confrontation with a student journalist. melissa click was suspended with pay and performed community service after that incident that took place during a protest following racially charged incidents on campus. now, police have released video from a month early. in which click is seen cursing at an officer during a protest that interrupted a parade. click say plying for tenure at the school. the administration says the incidents are under investigation. a new study links popular heartburn medications, brands like prevacid, finding people 75 and older who regularly took those medications had a 44% increased risk of dementia. researchers caution there is just a link.
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other. a rhode island mom delivered her third son at home. not by choice. baby cameron arrived in the middle of the night ten days early. as his monument tried to get comfortable on the recliner in her living room. mom says she had one feeling that kind of felt like a normal contraction contraction. on the second push, cameron arrived. he cried right away. he was already breast-feeding in the ambulance. >> a little overachiever. time for sports. this morning, college basketball. we're about a month away from the start of this year's march madness. >> as for last night's action, we get highlights from espn. good morning, it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. i'm stan verrett. college basketball had the spot light on a big monday. a couple of big conference games. oklahoma state and kansas. cowboys. beat the jayhawks earlier this season. kansas wouldn't forget. diallo with a block of chris olivier.
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mutombo style. graham, the crossover and pullup. wayne selden jr. put them on the line as well. jayhawks roll. 94-67 to get the win over oklahoma. then beat oklahoma state on monday. n.c. state and virginia. virginia not over the loss to duke. one fan says n.c. state travelled less miles than grayson did on the game-winner. malcolm and london opened the game in the second half. brogdon with the jumper. he had 22 this game. ferrantes with great job. barber averages 24. he had just 14 in this game as virginia wins it, 73-53. that's it from here. back to you. coming up, adele's lackluster performance due to technical difficulties. and taylor swift strikes back to kanye west. "the pulse" next. swift strikes back to kanye west. you next in "the pulse." doctor and
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time now for "the pulse." and much more from last night's grammy awards. >> taylor swift won her second album of the year award. this time for "1989." we're going to have more on her acceptance speech in a moment. first, more from jason nathanson. >> kendrick lamar. >> reporter: rapper kendrick lamar won the most awards on the night, but couldn't break out of the rap category. his performance was probably most impactful. >> reporter: a tearful meghan trainor took best new artist. >> and my mom and dad, for always believing in me. >> "uptown funk." >> reporter: record of the year went to bruno mars "uptown funk." ed sheeran won his first two grammys monday night. >> wow, wow. thank you very much.
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head-scratching moments. audio issues during singer adele's performance. the singer hit rare sour notes. before you know >> reporter: and did we mention the tributes? there were more than every ever this year. so many big names dying recently. lady gaga's musical ode to david bowie perhaps the most memorable. this is ground control to major tom >> reporter: the eagles and jackson browne got together to remember glenn frey. take it easy you will find peace of mind >> reporter: and stevie wonder and pentatonix honored earth, wind, & fire's maurice white. other awards on the country side, best album to chris stapleton and traveller who said taylor swift gave him a present before going on stage. >> i would like to thank taylor swift for glitter-bombing me before. >> reporter: backstage at the grammys, jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. now to the new shot fired in the testy relationship between kanye and taylor.
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album including a song called famous, where he takes credit for making taylor swift famous. in the lyrics, he called her the "b" word. >> she gave a subtle shot back during an empowering pep talk to other women. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. but if you just focus on the work, and you don't let those people side-track you, some day when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you. >> notice she didn't mention kanye's name? >> sometimes you don't have to name-drop. >> i guess so. kanye has tweeted since. but he didn't address it. let's talk about fashion. the tributes to david bowie started on the red carpet. lady gaga channeled ziggy stardust.
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'70s' do and blue eye shadow. >> zendaya went gender-bender, too. chrissy teigen, no confusing her for anything but a woman. her baby bump shown off in this form-fitting gown. meghan trainor going from blond to red head. more news after this. her for anything but a woman. intimidating. doing something simple... meant enduring a lot of pain. if ra is changing your view of everyday things orencia may help. orencia works differently by targeting a source of ra early in the inflammation process. for many, orencia provides long-term relief of ra symptoms. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra due to an increased risk of serious infection. serious side effects can occur including fatal infections. cases of lymphoma and lung cancer have been reported. tell your doctor if you're prone to or have any infection like an open sore, the flu, or a history of copd, a chronic lung disease.
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checking our top stories, a severe storm system brought tornadoes to the gulf coast. rain, snow, and ice from tennessee to maine expected. federal agencies in washington are opening three hours late today because of icy roads. the war of words is intensifying among the republicans. as former president george w. bush joins brother jeb on the campaign trail for the first time. and donald trump doubled down on his criticism of bush over 9/11 and iraq. president obama is hosting a summit of ten asian leaders in southern california. during the visit, he announced that he'll visit veet ietnam in the spring. looking at today's weather, heavy rain tapering off around seattle. dry and mild in the center of the country.
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northeast. high temperatures later today. finally at the westminster dog show here in new york, several pampered pooches have been named best breed. >> tonight, the ultimate prize. best in show. and this year, seven new breeds are in the running. jesse palmer is there with a behind-the-scenes look. >> reporter: over 3,000 dogs competing at the 140th westminster dog show. >> this is like the super bowl. like the world series. >> reporter: and 197 breeds and varieties. including seven new breeds, more than ever before. like jango. he may look like a mop, but he's a spanish water dog. another new dog on the block, the berger picard. >> it's our first time. so we're about to jump out of our skins just being here. >> reporter: getting the dogs ready for the spotlight is no walk in the park. >> he sits in shampoo for an hour. and then it takes five hours to force-dry every cord to get it dry. he goes in the house, lays in front of fan for a day and half.
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>> he has a very tough life. >> reporter: as for jango, he's already a champion. winning best in his breed. giving him a shot at another first, best in show. jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> all right, thank you to jesse there. he's going to be at the show again today for "good morning america." but, that's always a wonderful thing to see. >> it's a big thing in new york. german shepherds and shihtzus are sort of breast of breed. >> yeah. so this german shepherd, i believe, that we're looking at, called rumor, was arguably the biggest fan favorite of the night, apparently. drawing loud ovations during his turn in the ring. >> the last german shepherd who won best in show was 1987. i'm still a big fan of the golden retriever. which apparently is not -- >> there you have the shihtzu. >> off the shampoo. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> as i mentioned, stick around
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have a great day. have a great day. take a look at this a water main break floods 13 homes. >> the surgical tech who might have exposed thousands of serious diseases still on the run. and we learned he got busted long before he came to colorado. good morning thank you for being here today.


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