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will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. tonight, the showdown in the south just hours away now. donald trump after taking aim at the pope, taking on another giant, apple. telling people to boycott apple until they help the government break into the iphone. apple firing back. the showdown in nevada. hillary clinton and bernie sanders. the all-out battle for turnout. and this evening, the early gift for clinton. inside the rescue, one passenger trapped. the extreme weather coming
the dramatic fire whorls and whipping winds in chicago. >> your money tonight, are you passing up free money? the simple step, without even getting rid of your card. and america remembering harper lee and her work, read by generations of american students. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we begin with the showdown just hours away in the race for president. and breaking developments on both sides tonight. in south carolina, the republican rumble, and the new poll tonight. donald trump at 28%, but his lead not as large as before. ted cruz closing in. five points behind. rubio in third, with 15%. and tonight, donald trump at the center of another headline. 24 hours after taking aim at the pope, tonight taking on another giant. telling people to boycott apple until they help the fbi break into the terrorist's iphone.
tonight. south carolina. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump with a new target. the billionaire now declaring war on apple. >> how do you like it? i just thought it. boycott apple. >> reporter: trump fuming as the tech giant refuses to help investigators unlock the cell phone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. >> first of all, apple ought to give the security for that phone. okay? what i think you ought to do is, boycott apple until such time as they give the security number. >> reporter: tonight, senior apple executives telling abc news the company has no sympathy for terrorists. that they left their rights at the door. but this case is not about those terrorists. those executives adding, this is not apple versus the government. this is the people versus the government. saying they're out to protect their customers. apple, the second giant trump is tangling with this week. the first? pope francis, who suggested trump was not christian for wanting to build a wall on the
[ speaking foreign language ] >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. i'm proud to be a christian. >> reporter: but today, an olive branch from the vatican. the pope's spokesman saying his comments were "in no way a personal attack or an indication of how to vote." trump's tone softening, as well. >> today, he was very nice. you probably heard. he put out a message that cleared things up. i will say the pope is great. he's a very nice man. >> reporter: but the south carolina front runner's problems trump now under fire for republican candidate who opposed >> i was against the war in iraq. i said, it's going to totally i told the truth about iraq. we shouldn't have done it. i should get points for vision, because i was totally against the war in iraq. >> reporter: but today, trump confronted with this recording of a 2002 interview with howard stern.
>> yeah, i guess so. i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: on the stump, the candidate trying to explain. >> the first guy that ever asked me about iraq was howard stern. i said, i don't know. yeah, i guess. then i started looking at it, before the war started, i was against that war. i was against that war. i said don't go to iraq. i said it strongly, and i said it loud. >> reporter: but trump's campaign, unable or unwilling to produce any evidence that he was ever a vocal opponent of the war before it began. on the other side of south carolina today -- senator marco rubio, surrounded by the state's top republican leaders. later tweeting this video on the plane with senator tim scott and governor nikki haley. >> it's going to be a great night in south carolina. >> reporter: do you feel a lot of pressure? >> it's in god's hands tomorrow.
work we've put in. >> if we work together, we win. >> reporter: but tonight, cruz with some problems of his own. new lawsuits in at least six states challenging whether cruz's name can appear on the ballot because he was born in canada. >> all of this on the eve on south carolina. tom llamas live from that state. how is cruz responding to the lawsuits? >> the cruz campaign says it's no coincidence. that all the lawsuits are being filed around the time of the primary. they have lawyers fighting back, saying he is an american because his mother was an american when he was born. and in nevada, the neck and neck battle between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. the latest poll showing a dead heat. and the national poll, clinton
hillary clinton getting a gift, an early endorsement. that could be crucial in south carolina. and bernie sanders confident, saying he was once made an honorary woman. cecilia vega from las vegas. >> reporter: tonight, the final push looks like this. >> how you doing? >> we're doing well. how are you? >> reporter: bernie sanders racing across the state. barely time for a pit stop with his wife. >> but i hope we have a very large, very, very large voter turnout tomorrow. >> reporter: hillary clinton already looking ahead to the next state up -- south carolina. where today she got the boost she's been waiting for. that coveted endorsement from the state's most powerful democrat. congressman jim clyburn. >> my heart has always been with hillary clinton. >> reporter: clyburn saying nevada's neck-and-neck race pushed him to endorse now. >> i need you to caucus on saturday morning. >> reporter: here it is. a fight to the finish. clinton met with both boos and cheers in the final forum before
a democrat until he decided to run for president. [ applause ] he doesn't know what the last two democratic presidents did. [ booing ] well, it's true. it's true. you know it's true. >> reporter: sanders, drawing laughter after this. >> gloria steinem, one of the leading feminists in america, made me an honorary woman many years ago. i don't know exactly what that meant, but i accepted it. >> reporter: it all comes down to the ground game. clinton opened her first campaign office here months before sanders. but he has more offices than she does. and is spending more on tv ads, too. but clinton's volunteers, 7,000 strong. sanders' team says he has more than 2,000. >> hi. >> hi. >> reporter: today i was there as clinton's army hit the streets. >> we've been knocking on doors since late august.
so close? if you've been knocking on all these doors. >> i think it's expected. >> reporter: clinton, her eyes now on south carolina, hitting the airwaves there with this ad today. starring one of america's most famous voices, actor morgan freeman. >> she understands our country can't reach its potential, until we all do. >> cecilia vega with us live from las vegas. you were telling us, both of the campaigns acknowledged that this is very close. >> that's right. bernie sanders feeling very confident. saying if the turnout is good, he's going to win. a much more measured approach from hillary clinton. saying it's going to be close. >> and back in nevada, they flipped a coin previously. and you told us, they're going to use a deck of cards in nevada. >> they have them ready. david? >> we kid you not. cecilia vega, thank you. and as we reported at the
apple, calling for a boycott. and tonight, the justice department taking new action as well. but senior executives standing firm. saying that others changed the apple i.d. on the phone. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: tonight, the justice department turning up the heat on apple, calling on a federal judge to compel the tech giant to hack into syed farook's iphone. the potential legal threat, that a federal court could hold apple in contempt and issue hefty fines against the company if it does not comply. the fbi says opening farook's phone is urgent because it could hold critical clues about the san bernardino massacre, including whether others were involved. but senior apple executives suggested the government's new filing has no legal merit and sets a dangerous precedent.
saying they plan to fight, because complying would create a master key that could unlock millions of apple phones. the net effect, they say, of a nuclear bomb for software, making customers vulnerable to hacking. apple says if it complies, requests from law enforcement could come for another phone an hour later, opening a pandora's box. they pointed to a manhattan district attorney who says he has 175 iphones with potential evidence from serious crimes, including murder, that he cannot open. he's lashing out at apple. >> they are acting like teenagers, saying you can't tell us what to do. >> reporter: apple officials say that right after the phone was recovered, someone reset the phone's apple i.d., making it even more difficult to retrieve all that information from that phone. apple claims it was in the hands of authorities at the time. the government says the change was made by farook's employer in the hours after the attack. >> pierre is with us live. i want to get back to that point you made.
while they had it? >> yes, they say they may have been able to recover the information had the password not been changed. by the time they had access to the phone, they said it was too late. >> pierre, thank you. now to the rescue near pearl harbor in hawaii. the tour chopper plunging from the sky right boo into the water. strangers jumping in to help. struggling to cut loose a young passenger. kayna whitworth is there. >> reporter: tonight, new details about the dramatic and terrifying crash caught on camera. >> when someone screamed, we turned and ran. didn't have much time before it hit. >> reporter: seconds later, shocked bystanders plunging in to help. the water just ten feet deep, but murky. new video showing the confusion
that for three minutes, that teenage boy was still trapped below. >> i could hear them say they have ahold of his foot but they couldn't get to him and they couldn't get him out. >> reporter: the teen was entangled in his seat belt. bystanders using a knife and taking turns cutting the boy free. he was rushed to the hospital where he's in critical condition tonight. three other family members are okay, but the pilot, ryan roner, a former marine, has had to undergo two surgeries. david, the helicopter is still in the water behind me, just a few feet away. the navy is expected to haul it up today so the ntsb can continue the investigation. david? >> kayna, thank you. overseas tonight to libya. u.s.-led air strikes targeting an isis training camp.
likely killed, along with dozens of foreign fighters at the camp. and the flag-draped casket of justice scalia carried in to the court today. president obama and the first lady paying their respects. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: justice scaliea's former clerks, nearly 100 of them, lining the casket. the sharpest and most quotable supreme court voice. inside, father paul scalia, his son, led the casket in silence. on to the platform that once held abraham lincoln's casket. scalia's nine children and 38 grandchildren were there. the president and first lady offered a silent prayer. republican leaders said again
that scalia's replacement should wait until after the presidential election. outside a makeshift memorial, including items invoking scalia's colorful dissents. one slamming the majority opinion as pure apple sauce. and another, likened to the mystical aphorisms of a fortune cookie. >> and the president is working on his nominees? >> yes, the president's staff has given him materials of several potential nominees. and he's called senate leaders democrat and republican that he's begun the process. >> jon, thank you. we'll move on to the powerful windstorms across america tonight. in missouri, the wind whipping flames into fire tornadoes. look at this, powerful gusts in chicago blowing over an entire row of bicycles. let's get right to rob.
>> chicago just got clobbered, 60-plus-mile-per-hour winds. over 100,000 without power in northern illinois. detroit, cleveland, lansing, gusty winds tonight. some of the debris in chicago will be blown around. this is all powering up a huge warmup. look at the numbers for saturday. 77 in dallas. 56 in new york city. enjoy this weekend, because next weekend will have several systems. going to be busy. >> storms coming back. rob, thanks. much more to come on "world news tonight." a stunning demand at an american airport. shape up your security, or you're out. and are you passing up free money? the simple step without even getting rid of your card tonight. look at this, the close call on the school bus. students watching helplessly, as their bus is nearly hit by that speeding train. unbelievable. and the big changes coming in from sea world. the move they hope will help bring families back to the park
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video we took today. the fire burned near highway 148. they shut down the road for firefighters toco their jobs. the -- to do their jobs and they can't help these things from happening. >> and the wins right now, we ask that people -- and sparks or flames. >> reporter: there were about 60 firefighters out here today is. the fire was out by 2:00. they don't have a cause yet, % but firefighters will be investigating the next few days. this warm weather has been nice. it's time we get moisture. >> and is there any rain or snow? >> a little bit and not a lot. it's coming later in the weekend. the winds havv lightened up a bit ann temperatures are mild across the state. and we're in the mid-60s today. and as warm as the low 70s for southeastern colorado. we'll talk about the 148 miles