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already begun its investigation into the bombing. so far no one has claimed responsibility. a new poll showing donald trump may be starting to slip a little bit. national poll has ted cruz slightly ahead of trump in a statistical dead heat. marco rubio is in third place but hoping for a surge in saturday's primary after picking up the coveted endorsement of south carolina. governor nikki haley. trump was quick to take a jab. >> you know, nikki haley give a speech a couple weeks ago and said ha we, we, yeah, it's not good. she's very, very weak on illegal immigration. >> every day is a great day in south carolina. ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> at a cnn town hall in south carolina, rubio and cruz both disapproved of president obama's
cruz also responded to the cease and desist letter from trump over a campaign ad. he said he laughed out loud because the ad uses trump's own words. the democrats are also ruing ck a nec hiary intohas % an bern sanrs h 42% theye ea hopg toin me vors wn th appr tother nighat aown ll ent i vada whe the race is pretty tight as well. we get more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> i'm one of those mothers who met with her and was able to make it through. >> reporter: hillary clinton standing with the tearful mother of sandra bland, the chicago woman whose death in a jail cell sparked outrage. >> we need to face the reality of systemic racism. >> reporter: clinton and bernie sanders trying to woo minority voters. from the campaign trail -- >> what we have got to do is bring justice back to the criminal justice system. >> reporter: -- to the air waves. >> bernie sanders. >> hillary clinton. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: clinton's now facing the possibility she could
headquarters to speak with her campaign manager. >> we always anticipated that this would be a very close contest. >> reporter: what is bernie sanders doing in nevada that you are not? >> i don't know. you'd have to ask him what he's doing. we are executing on our strategy. >> reporter: a strategy that involves thousands of volunteers now focused on getting voters to caucus. clinton herself, now featured in "vogue," revealing this -- "i'm great at advocating for other people, but i'm not so good at really promoting myself. i just find it hard to do." and now word about what happens if there's a tie in these nevada caucuses. in iowa they did coin tosses. in nevada they're handing out decks of cards to every precincts. they come with strict rules. they have to be shuffled seven times before they're used. if there's a tie, there's a draw. and the highest card wins. cecilia vega, an abc news, new york. now another potential risk for women who waited until they're older to have kids. women who became pregnant at 40
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>> i know. dozens of accounts operated by marijuana businesses have already been shut down. facebook says those pages were removed, quote, for vie lating our community standards. many account owners say they've never sold one bit of pot online and say their business is suffering due to less exposure on social need media. >> on a side note, there are no more colorado facebook users this morning. a couple in pennsylvania wakes happy this morning because their golden retriever is safely back with them. the dog was stuck in that 15-foot deep hole for two nights. >> poor sky. the fire department's assistant chief climbed into the hole, got a makeshift harness around sky and his colleagues. they pulled sky to safety and once he was safe, sky wasted no time trying to run around again. >> the firemen think sky sensed that he was being saved during the operation and that he was develops cooperative. >> cute. >> very cute. coming up in "the mix" --
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teachers at some of the country's largest school districts staged walk-ins yesterday, such as this one in chicago. in chicago and dozens of other cities. the teachers were calling for more funding and less testing. the protests happened before the school day started. when the bells rang, the teachers walked in and took their places in their classrooms. the university of michigan is investigating a suspected outbreak of norovirus. nearly 100 students are suffering from gastrointestinal illness. most of them eat in the same dining hall. results won't be available for several days confirming what the illness is. the big 10 women's swimming and diving championships did begin last night on campus. in los angeles a computer virus sickened an entire hospital, paralyzing its entire computer network. >> the ceo of hollywood presbyterian medical center says
their computers. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: a hospital brought to its knees. hollywood presbyterian hospital's computer system sickened with a virus. the so-called ransomware turning data to gobbledygook. >> it was odd being at the hospital because all the signs said do not use the computers. i'm like, what's going on with the computers? they said we got hacked. >> so typically what they're doing in ransomware is not actually stealing data but doing something we call encrypting the data. >> reporter: and why bitcoins? expert say they're nearly united untraceable. this type of ransomware is new. >> they're using more sophisticated tactics but also demanding a much higher level of
>> reporter: the hospital leaving this message on its voice mail saying its functions are unaffected. >> we want to assure you that patient care has not been compromised as we continue to >> reporter: also on the case the fbi releasing this statement "we are investigating the compromise with lapd to determine person or group matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> so, they paid the ransom before alerting authorities, which is what some people are saying, why? apparently it was ten days. they found the malware february 5th and it wasn't restored till ten days later. >> that's so odd they waited to alert the authorities. i think it's an awful precedent. i can't believe they paid it. we'll see what ends up happening after this. coming up in our next half hour, a real life catch me if you can case in florida. take a look at this 18-year-old. he's now facing felony charges for brazenly opening up a medical practice inside a medical building and passing himself off as a doctor. how did he manage to get away with it? first america's newest multimillionaires.
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say they told no one they were holding onto a winning powerball ticket from the drawing in january worth a third of the record $1.5 billion jackpot. he even kept going to work, as an engineer at northrop grummon. >> the first day i arrived late to work, they all suspected i won. saying, more money, more problems. >> i lost over ten pounds, too. you know, it's a lot of pacing at night. they've been married since 1980 and moved to florida from new york. they didn't want to talk about children, but have put their one lump sum of nearly $328 million into a trust for their family. they won with numbers they've been playing regularly for 30 years. and couldn't feel more blessed steve osunsami, abc news, tallahassee. >> when we have these big powerball jackpots, those of us in media get very annoyed when
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>> so it's still a mystery at this point. >> still a big mystery. >> it's got to be wonderful living in that neighborhood right now. >> can you imagine? would drive me nuts. >> we say hello to the audience in that town. >> turn us up a little. >> because you're up right now with that noise. we celebrated c.j., the winner of best in show yesterday at the westminster dog show, but then the one that was really getting action online during the two-day competition was the leonberger. why? he was looking out for one thing, the snack that was inside of his handler's pocket. he just kept going after the snack. usually you don't see moments like these. these are very well trained dogs on the is taken but dario was looking out for one thing. >> all on the big stage. >> needless to say, dario did not win the competition. >> he just needs a little breakfast in the morning. he needs to be fed.
>> it's good that he didn't go a little further south. we could have had problems with that one. we've got to talk about girlfriend and her boyfriend. >> that would have been that noise. >> it's the alarm system going off. >> she decides her boyfriend decides that he's going to take a trip to i by za. she gives him a shirt. this shirt. it has a picture of her on his face. i'm not going to wear this in ibiza. apparently it says on the shirt that i'm taken. so for the girls to back off. i love my girlfriend abby. i hate the girls in ibiza so please stay away from me. she looks excited. >> clinger alert. beautiful video. two women who have been friends for 71 years. listen to their reunion. they've been besties for 75 years. >> we got them. >> you got to be 102 and you're about to be 100, and both of
this morning on "world news now," campaign crunch. latest polls showing razor thin this morning on "world news now," campaign crunch. latest polls showing razor thin leads in the republican and democratic races days before voters make critical choices in south carolina and nevada. who has an edge? emotional message. >> emotional message. the pope's final hours in mexico spent along the texas border. how he ventured into the middle of a sensitive american political issue. and new this half hour, it's an airport where weather delays are common during the winter. >> but this time it was a wild scene on the tarmac at this busy airport. the coyote interfering with air traffic. and later in "the skinny,"
that's going very public. where he lost his cool this time and who has leaked the video. it is thursday, february 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this thursday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. sorry. >> go ahead. >> you had something? >> no, i was just talking about kanye, crazy kanye. we'll get to that in a little bit. >> i thought we'd talk about the presidential poll. i foun than kanye, but -- >> some wild and crazy swings, of course. >> ted cruz overtaking donald trump in the latest poll, and it's fascinating to see exactly what's going to happen leading up to nevada. >> exactly. nevada is coming up on saturday for the democrats and south carolina on saturday for the republicans. a new national poll though, this is a game-changer apparently. cruz has inched ahead of trump by two points. making it a statistical dead
goes to marco rubio who is also enjoying a key endorsement. it's your voice, your vote. abc's lana zak is covering the gop candidates. >> reporter: there are just days until republicans vote in south carolina and governor nikki haley is hoping her endorsement could give a win to marco rubio. >> ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> reporter: south carolina's popular governor has enjoyed approval ratings of 81% and rubio pulling at 14% could use the boost. >> if we lose this election, we lose more than an election. i believe we lose the american dream. >> reporter: ted cruz throwing down the gauntlet with donald trump. >> so, donald, i would encourage you, if you want to file a lawsuit, challenging this ad claiming it is defamation, file a lawsuit. >> reporter: trump has been threatening legal action over this cruz ad released in the wake of justice scalia's death. >> i am pro-choice in every respect. >> we cannot trust donald trump with these serious decisions.
says cruz is a liar. >> cruz said he's not pro-life. i said, i'm not? i'm pro-life. you can't lie about people like that. >> reporter: but the ad doesn't seem to be hurting trump's poll numbers in the first southern primary state. trump holds a 16-point lead over his nearest competitor ted cruz. in fact, even adding together the numbers for rubio, bush, carson and kasich, the total is less than the number that gives trump the lead. cruz seems to be challenging trump's lead and in what is now becoming increasingly common, the republican establishment seems to be on a campaign for anyone but trump. senator mike lee is going to be campaigning this morning with ted cruz and in the afternoon with marco rubio. reena, kendis? >> all right, lana, thank you. well, this morning the white house will announce that president obama is visiting cuba next month. he will be the first president to visit the island while in office since calvin coolidge long before the castro revolution. republican presidential hopeful
mistake and says he will not go to cuba while the castros are in power. >> a year and two months after the opening of cuba, the cuban government remains as repressive as ever, but now they have access to millions, if not billions, of dollars in resources that they didn't have access to before this opening. >> he also said it is part of the administration's policy of weakness and appeasement to america's enemies. apple is in a security showdown with the fbi refusing to help the agency hack the iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. despite a court order. the computer company says doing so would create a backdoor into the confidence information in every iphone. presidential hopeful donald trump is siding with the government. >> i think it's disgraceful that apple is not helping on that. i think security first, and i've always felt security first.
force them to do it. >> marco rubio weighing in on this too calling it a tough issue but he hopes apple will cooperate and be, quote, a good corporate citizen. john kasich says he doesn't think it's an unreasonable request. the pope is heading back to the vatican after a moving mass in mexico across the u.s. border. he capped off his visit by appealing to countries to open their hearts to thousands of migrants. abc's terry moran was there. >> reporter: he stood on the banks of the rio grande, head bowed in silent prayer, here at this troubled border. across the river, a few feet away in the united states, americans, including some undocumented immigrants, praying with francis, remembering the thousands who have died in the desert trying to get to the u.s. spiritually, there was no border here. joyous crowds on both sides, in juarez and in el paso, a hugely symbolic celebration, a message from the pope. this week, donald trump sent a message back, in an interview with fox business. >> the pope is a very political person. i don't think he understands the
we have with mexico. >> reporter: but mexico has embraced this pope. toppling him until he rebuked them. don't be selfish, he said. and at every step, francis has spoken out, blasting some businesses as slave drivers that exploit employees. and especially taking on the violence of the drug trade here in this city, once racked by thousands of murders. but now with juarez, with crime down manageable levels, proudly hosting the pope. for francis this isn't about politics. it's about taking in the stranger and welcoming the refugee. he would say, that's christianity. terry moran, abc news, with the pope in juarez, mexico. >> terry's been in iraq. so he got lucky. he got a boondoggle there to hang out with the pope. a los angeles hospital confirms it's been paid $17,000 in ransom to hackers who disabled its computer network.
presbyterian medical center is defending the move, saying it was the most efficient way to get its system running again. the hackers demanded the ransom be paid in bitcoin because the online currency is difficult to trace. two veteran los angeles police officers are under arrest, charged with repeatedly raping four women while on duty. prosecutors say the two who worked as partners threatened the women with arrest if they didn't give into their demands. the officers are due in court later today to face more than a dozen felony charges. if they are convicted, they could face life in prison. bill cosby is now suing the woman whose complaint led to his sexual abuse arrest. the lawsuit says she, her attorneys and her mother and others broke confidentiality agreements. the comedian also claimed that an agreement to settle her civil lawsuit against him more than a decade ago shielded him from criminal prosecution. a judge has denied his request
boxer manny pacquiao's views about homosexuality will cost him his endorsement deal with nike. pacquiao is running for office a senate seat in the philippines and during an interview, he said gay people, quote, are worse than animals. nike called that abhorrent. and immediately ended its relationship with pacquiao. other companies and sponsors of pacquiao's upcoming fight could follow nike's lead. for many millions of americans a promise of warmer weather has arrived with the official opening of baseball's spring training. look at there. >> hey, boys. >> looks good in florida. by the end of the day, pitchers and catchers from 19 of the 30 major leagues will have reported in either florida or arizona. plenty of field players are already working out as well. spring training games start over the next ten days or so and the league's opening day is sunday, april 3rd. >> yep, and it will end with the nationals winning it all. >> you love your nationals. >> we'll see.
airplane maker airbus is to be believed, passengers could be in for more of a pinch than ever before. here's a company's diagram for an underseat storage compartment. to use it, you'd obviously have to stand up, turn around and open it. but it would also severely cut down on leg room for the passenger behind you. airbus on behalf of the flying public, we say, please don't. >> no, no, no. we'll give up the snacks before leg room. wait, we did give up the snacks. >> we lost with that. while we're talking about flying, check out this coyote in the circle there right in the middle of that scene there. it was running around yesterday morning on runways of milwaukee's airport. the unwelcome visitor delayed one flight briefly. the plane eventually made a safe landing. ground crews chased the coyote off, sending it back to where it came from. >> okay. glad it got home. >> it's wisconsin. weird stuff happens in
well, no matter how productive new technology is, can you always play games with it, so it shouldn't be a surprise that you can now play ping pong on your apple watch. >>, yeah the app is called a tiny game of pong and it is free. although for $1, you can get an artificial intelligence opponent. pong was a classic game on the early computer systems because it had such a simple display. so it should work well on a tiny device like a watch. >> it shows you my generational shift. i thought it was ping pong. you play ping-pong on an apple watch. but pong was before my time. was that before atari? >> i think it was. >> it was before the atari. coming up in the skinny, adele getting lots of love online, but not for something she did on stage. also, cutting-edge fabric that could revolutionize the way clothing is made. the breakthrough at new york's fashion week. and a teenager who posed as a doctor, even opening a busy medical practice.
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>> wow. well, facing some serious charges this morning, an florida who calls himself dr. love. >> he's facing felony charges for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. brazenly, opening up his own building. abc's matt gutman with the story. >> reporter: he had the lab coat and the stethoscope. >> they say you've been practicing medicine without a license? >> reporter: but police say this self-declared florida doctor lacked a medical license. just 18, malachi love robinson, was charged with seven counts including grand theft and fraud for allegedly practicing without a license. our west palm beach station wpbf was right there when he was arrested tuesday. >> i'm hurt because of the accusations and the allegations. >> reporter: last month, he proudly offered this tour of his office. >> this is the new birth and life medical center. >> reporter: saying he never claimed to be an m.d. but wpbf peeled back the tape on this sign, revealing those very
>> so many physicians, they speak to me and they are just in awe. it's not because i'm a great person, not because i'm some miracle from heaven sent, it's just because i have a passion for helping people. >> reporter: including an undercover sheriff's deputy. another patient, an 86-year-old, claims he treated her for severe stomach pain, paying him nearly $3500. his website says he treats people with phototherapy, as well as water, food and air. the halls of st. mary's hospital. >> they told me that he was a doctor and his name was >> reporter: st. mary's said he never came in contact with patients and he was never charged. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> how can you do that when you know these people are suffering? >> i'm amazed he was able to get away with it. a, how did he afford to pay the rent for his office there? and how did he get -- >> lots of questions will be answered this morning on "good morning america." he's going to actually be there this morning to talk about the situation. so i can't wait to see that interview. >> dr. love on "gma."
>> topping our look at "the skinny" this morning, kanye west had an epic meltdown even for kanye back is taken at "saturday night live." >> according to multiple reports, he went ballistic on "snl" 30 minutes before last saturday's show. it was over last minute change to his set. tmz reports their kanye sources reported he threatened to walk. his audio in which he compared himself to stanley kubrick and apostle paul as in saint paul and picasso. >> bro, by 50%, stanley kubrick. apostle paul. picasso and escobar, i am 50% more influential than any other human being. don't [ bleeped ] with me. don't [ bleeped ] with me. don't [ bleeped ] with me. by 50%, dead or alive. by 50% for the next thousand years.
>> sources tell tmz west did eventually speak calmly with "snl" executive producer lorne michaels who decided to put the set back together. crisis apparently averted but -- >> thank god. >> the meltdown continues. >> who knows what that guy was capable of. >> i don't know what he was -- that was crazy. >> next claims of justice averted. gwyneth paltrow saying she's very upset over the acquittal of her alleged stalker. >> a jury in los angeles found 66-year-old dante soiu not guilty of all charges without any prosecutors say dante soiu upset paltrow by sending dozens of unsolicited letters and gifts in recent years. >> it was the second case in which he was accused of stalking the actress. in the first he was committed to a mental institution but was eventually released. >> the jury foreman tells tmz they saw no evidence that he meant to cause paltrow any harm and they felt it would have ever been worse if they convicted an
was sending love letters. of love letters for adele on social media. >> it's good to see so many people reaching out. the ten-time grammy award winner was spotted over the weekend with partner simon treating their son angelo to a day at disneyland. but take a close look there. you see him there? see who he's dressed up as? his favorite character from "frozen," princess anna. >> there he is in the stroller sporting the blue and yellow dress complete with black ballet flats. it's earning her countless cool points for bending gender norms and for being the kind of mom who lets her kids wear whatever makes them feel best. >> i love that. and to another celebrity photo that's turning heads this morning. >> yeah. most of us cringe at the idea of having to show our driver's license or passport photos, but prince tweeted out his new passport photo that's worthy of a magazine cover.
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rail-thin runway models, there's a new kind of fabric that could revolutionize the way clothes are made. here's abc's tina trinh. >> reporter: it's new york fashion week, and designers flora gil and alexa adams are gearing up for their big show. knitwear is their specialty. this season they're adding a different material to the mix. 3-d printed plastic. >> basically starting with a string with knitting and then creating a fabric out of it. this is a really similar process where you're working with kind of a line of plastic. >> reporter: but that plastic, it's typically rigid and hard. >> we had to think about ways to make something soft and flexible and malleable using hard units. >> reporter: the designers partnered with microsoft and 3-d printing company shapeways. >> this is their frosted ultradetail plastic. one of the things i love about it, it's transparent and has this sorted of rubbery feel, which is really interesting. >> reporter: by interlocking smaller pieces together, the designers essentially created a
take ideas from traditional chain maile. >> reporter: the really cool thing here is that it actually has a little bit of give in it, right? >> yeah, it definitely has stretch in it and it can be very malleable. >> it's going to fit to each body of the model to fit her personally, which will be really nice. >> we're combining it with a more old-world technology, crochet around the edge. >> reporter: that old world meets tech world approach makes for unlimited possibilities. >> i think the next revolution in 3-d printing will be more materials. eventually they will be able to use plastics and polymers that are completely soft. >> the only way it will get better and, like, really progress is if people use it. >> reporter: it's fashion 2.0, and this season, it's ready to wear. tina trinh, abc news, new york. >> very interesting. >> do you like it? >> i do. but i'm also wearing a spider web today, so -- >> is it made of plastic and polymers?
good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." apple is refusing to comply with a court order. the fbi wants apple to break the encryption on the iphone of a terrorist. apple says that would violate privacy rights. the disagreement is becoming a major political battle. we've got full details ahead. cruising to the top for the first time, ted cruz has overtaken donald trump in a national poll, but it's still a statistical dead heat. marco rubio came in third as he picked up an endorsement from the south carolina governor nikki haley. pope francis is calling on leaders to welcome migrants with
the pope celebrated his final mass in mexico just across the texas border. thousands watched from a stadium in el paso as he prayed for those who died trying to reach the u.s. and america's newest multimillionaires are stepping forward to claim their share of last month's historic powerball jackpot. they won with numbers she has been playing for every week for the past 30 years. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, february 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. we're going to get started this half hour with apple's battle with the federal government. it involves the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. >> the fbi believes that it contains important information about the terror attack. but that data is encrypted and apple does not want to break that code. here's more from abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: the fbi and apple in a titanic clash between personal privacy and national
>> need assist now. i have shots fired. >> reporter: since the bloody end of the san bernadino attack, the deadliest since 9/11, the fbi has been helplessly staring at syed farook's cell phone, an iphone 5c like this one. >> we still have one of those killer's phones that we have not been able to open. it's been over two months now. >> reporter: a federal judge now siding with the fbi, ordering apple to find a way to hack into the iphone used by farook. apple is refusing, saying if they break into the phone, it slope. >> if you design a backdoor for one phone, you have to design it for all phones. >> reporter: the fbi suspects the phone may hold critical clues about who farook was communicating with, and where he and his wife, tashfeen malik, may have traveled. the problem? they don't have farook's four-digit password. the fbi believes that farook used apple's security option, basically a self-destruct mechanism that renders all data on the phone permanently inaccessible if the proper code isn't entered after ten tries.
possibilities, the fbi knows cracking the code is nearly impossible in just ten tries, and so it wants apple engineers to design software to break into the phone. in an impassioned statement, ceo tim cook said, the government is asking apple to hack its own users. adding that the software is, quote, something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. the fight exploding on social media with presidential candidates weighing in. >> who do they think they are? no, we have to open it up. >> reporter: but apple is standing firm, arguing if they foubd a way to break into is that phone, they'll be able to break into any phone, which could put the private data of millions of users at stake. manhattan's chief prosecutor tells us he alone is trying to open more than 150 encrypted iphones in cases ranging from murder to sex crimes. and a robbery. it's an epic legal battle that could go all the way to the u.s. supreme court. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. the trial of a man accused
under way. abdul melik abdul kareem is accused of being the mastermind of an attempt to disrupt an exhibit of anti-islam cartoons in texas. two islamic militant gunmen were killed. prosecutors say he trained them and bankrolled the attack. he denies knowing about the plan until after the attack. president obama will not attend funeral services for supreme court justice antonin scalia. the white house says the president and first lady will pay their respects tomorrow at the supreme court where scalia will lie in repose. vice president biden will attend the funeral mass on saturday. >> meanwhile, retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor siding with president obama. o'connor who was appointed by ronald reagan says the president should get to nominate scalia's replacement. well, police in southern california say a distracted driver was killed after being crushed by a transformer.
passing by a previous rain-related accident scene and then smashed into a power pole. that crash brought down the transformer which caused the fire. smoking grass fires disrupted the evening commute in wichita last night, seriously hampering visibility and causing delays. strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures sparked a red flag warning in effect for most of kansas. windy, warm and dry conditions continue today in the plains. record highs are expected along with an increased fire danger. downpours from san francisco to seattle. heavy snow in the esera nevada and rocky mountains. chilly in the northeast. a warmup in the midwest. >> 30s in boston and detroit. 40s in minneapolis and chicago. 50s in great falls and portland. 60s in memphis, l.a., as well as 70s in kansas city and dallas. next semester opens at the university of texas in austin. some students will legally be able to carry a concealed handgun into classrooms. that's a result of a new state law. those carrying guns must be 21.
license. guns generally remain banned from dorms. the school's president, many students and faculty as well as gun rights activists say it's critical for self-defense. the suspect accused of last murders in washington, d.c. will be in court tomorrow to face murder and other charges. police say 35-year-old daron wint killed an executive, his wife and their young son as well as a housekeeper and then set the house on fire before fleeing. he was linked to the crime scene by dna found on a pizza crust, investigators say, and he faces life in prison if convicted. newly released dashcam video shows the terrifying moments when an ordinary traffic stop in south carolina ended with one officer injured and the other shot to death. abc's clayton sandell has details. >> reporter: what looks routine is about to turn deadly. >> just relax. just relax.
in cayce, south carolina, questioning demetrius bryant, 21-year-old, over marijuana and an expired car registration. >> this is a little misdemeanor, okay? >> reporter: but then bryant pulls a gun, shooting an officer in the leg. the sergeant fires back. and kills bryant. >> suspect's down. >> reporter: the shootout captured on police cameras, now becoming as common as flashlights. today 76% of all departments use some type of camera. then there is citizen video. recording moments like last year when another south carolina officer shot and killed walter scott as he ran away. that officer now charged with murder. >> cameras cut both ways. they either can justify someone's behavior or not. we've seen plenty of police shootings in the recent past where they showed bad police behavior. >> reporter: with the help of this video, this week both officers were cleared and are now back to work.
denver. a mysterious flag that suddenly appeared in lubbock, texas, is sparking controversy. the flag with arabic writing and a heart popped up on a downtown building this week. but the mayor was so alarmed that he asked the city manager to contact the fbi and homeland security. but the message on the flag actually translated to the words, love for everyone. >> when you don't have all the information at the beginning, you should always on the side of caution. because it's better to be safe than sorry. >> officials say the situation has to be taken seriously in light of current national and international events. >> if they thought it was isis or something, isis usually doesn't put a bright red heart in the middle of their black flag or whatever. >> why not just get it translated first? >> maybe they couldn't find the google translate button.
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around the trunk. and if you hit it at high speed, it can be a deadly thing. here's abc's neal karlinksky. with the danger sign. >> hit the jump. hit it! hit it clm! >> reporter: a father and son back country ski outing turning to a heart-pounding fight for seconds as 15-year-old ethan goss disappears amidz the trees. >> are you all right? >> reporter: he's fallen out of sight in the tree well. >> ethan? >> reporter: winston goss digs his son out. the boy fighting suffocation. >> here we go. here we go. i got you. >> i need to breath. >> reporter: the video now viewed more than a million times online as this father uses his close call to warn others calling it the most frightening experience he's had as a parent. >> i remember sitting there watching the video with him and my leg was shaking just a bit. it was pretty emotional afterwards. it was a true moment, you know,
>> i had a near-death experience. >> yeah. >> you never expect something like that to happen to you, but once it does, it's kind of shocking. >> reporter: it's hard to see until you're right here up close. but these branches block so much snow. one step down there you sink another six feet at least. a safety video put out by the northwest avalanche institute shows just how paralyzing it can be. a staggering 90% of skiers who fall in tree wells fail to get themselves out without help. accounting for 20% of all ski fatalities. in this dramatic video posted on live leak in 2012, a snowboarder is buried while his friend's camera rolls. once he's partially dug out, you can see how helpless and contorted he was, legs and one arm stuck above him like cement. >> it can be really scary. because if you hit the tree, you can knock a lot of the snow that's on the tree off and that can pile on top of you as well.
experts say you should try to keep a hand in front of your face to clear a place to breathe. hug the treat if possible and use it as leverage to push yourself out. and finally and most importantly, always ski with a buddy and keep each other in sight. that's what saved ethan. >> my throat hurts right now. i was trying so hard to get snow away from my face, but it just kept coming down. >> you might hear of somebody that was in a well. but it doesn't touch home until you have someone that, you know, well, like a loved one fall in. >> reporter: neal karlinksky, abc news, snoqualmie pass, washington. >> i've got a long list of ski dangers i like to recite. but that i never even thought of. >> i love all that fresh powder. that's what i was thinking. coming up, mail carriers are no stranger to danger. >> traditionally it's the occasional nasty dog. but in a new jersey community, it was wild turkeys. that's next.
wait, oh, yes, wait a minute mr. postman, wai wait oh yes wait just a minute mr. postman >> postal carriers are lauded for their adherence to their unofficial motto. >> yes, neither snow, nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these carriers from their swift completion of their appointed rounds.
about wild turkeys. >> some people hear roosters. around here we wake up to gobble, gobble. >> reporter: it seems wild turkeys rule in this picturesque cul-de-sac in hillsdale. if you shoo them they leave, right? >> no, they don't run. >> reporter: which is why we were here in the first place. >> i think that's ridiculous. it's silly. >> reporter: helen is talking about what happened after wild turkeys -- yes, we found them -- surrounded a letter carrier's truck on tuesday. he was so upset, couldn't get out and called his boss for help. the postmaster dialed 911. >> police. >> reporter: this is the actual call. >> you're not going to believe this, but i got a carrier being attacked by wild turkeys. won't let him deliver the mail. >> reporter: on he wasn't actually being attacked, rather, surrounded. word is that mail carrier was a substitute. and while folks here got a really good laugh about this, they do admit the birds can be intimidating. >> i don't want to --
>> i don't want to judge anybody, especially if you're not used to it. >> i don't want to judge we're used to it. we see them every day. >> reporter: helen watches from her window. >> summer we don't see them. they're out there swimming. >> reporter: to be clear, this isn't a 100% positive i.d. the gang we just spotted may not be the same one that stopped the mail carrier in his tracks. my gut tells me it is. >> my truck is in the driveway. they always peck at it. they don't peck at the metal part, just the tires they don't like. >> reporter: something tells me that mail carrier will proceed with caution next time he's here. in hillsdale -- >> we've got loads of deer here also. >> reporter: we'll get to them next week. kimberly richardson, eyewitness news. >> that's a cute story. >> it is very cute. i love, we have loads of deer here as well. but they can be scary, those wild turkeys. >> they can, but you have a way >> yeah, with a little gravy. >> dinner is served. >> you do. >> a little wild turkey with a bottle of wild turkey.
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"extreme weight loss," celebrity trainers heidi and chris powell in and pursue a healthy lifestyle. >> come on. there you go. >> reporter: now the couple married for 5 1/2 years are inspiring people in a new way. >> with three people that are willing to put the kids first and our egos last, we've come up with this incredible dynamic that has resulted in four wonderfully happy kids, and, consequently, three happy adults. >> reporter: heidi posting this family portrait on instagram of her ex-husband culleding with their two older kids and the two younger ones she shares with chris, along with the the #lovemyblendedfamily. the picture generating lots of positive buzz with comments like truly amazing example how to rock a blended family. >> early on, derek and i spent time alone so we could talk to each other about parenting plans, et cetera, and who i could be for his children. it was so important for me to
he is their father. he will always be their father. it's not my job to step in and try to be their dad. i'm their stepdad. >> reporter: the powells joining the growing ranks of blended families, from tom brady and gisele, hanging with his ex, bridget moynahan to will and jade jada pinkett smith and his ex. >> you want your children to have a safe haven whether they are with one parent or the other. and their health, their well-being and their self-esteem stay intact as much as possible at all times. >> reporter: although heidi admits it hasn't always been smooth sailing, they're all committed to making it work. >> i'm not telling everyone they need to be best friends. i do think so much positive can come when you're just kind to somebody else. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> it's a good example. >> it is. they really need to be better looking though. >> that's a good-looking family. that's the news for this half hour. remember to follow us on
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