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minutes before the shootings. the new headline about the zika outbreak, and pregnant women in the u.s. one giving birth to a baby with a deformed brain. the miscarriages as well. and the sudden explosion. the little girl grabbi the home cching fire. and the countdown is on. the oscars. is this matt damon's year for best actor? matt damon, right here tonight. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we have breaking developments in the workplace rampage. a possible motive. and a major turn in the race for president tonight. just hours after that knock-down, drag-out debate. marco rubio and donald trump unleashing blistering new attacks. worse than last night, if that's possible to imagine. and donald trump unveiling his newest weapon, chris christie, and the surprise endorsement. saying he's now behind trump for president. the debate last night.
both sides. many now asking, with trump ahead in nearly every state on super tuesday. where were the attacks from the opponents months ago? and are they too late? here's jonathan karl with the new fight playing out tonight. marco rubio, donald trump rolled out his biggest endorsement yet. >> reporter: new jersey governor, chris christie. >> i can guarantee you the one person that hillary and bill clinton do not want to see on the stage come next september is donald trump. they know how to run the standard political playbook against junior senators and run them around the block. they do not know the playbook with donald trump because he is rewriting the playbo. >> reporter: christie is also the guwho pummeled marco rubio in the abc news new hampshire debate and today he called rubio's new tough tone desperate. >> desperate people in campaigns do desperate things, flailing
losing campaign. there is no better fighter than donald trump. >> reporter: but it sure looked like rubio had trump on the ropes last night, mocking him for repeating simple talking points on health care. >> we should have gotten rid of the lines. we should have gotten rid of the lines around the states. we have to get rid of the lines around the states. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, no, no, no. i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago -- >> i saw you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago. >> reporter: and today rubio sounded like an entirely new candidate, launching trumplike attacks against trump. >> last night in the debate during one of the breaks, two of the breaks, he went backstage, he was having a meltdown. first, he had this little makeup thing applying, like makeup around his mustache, because he had one of those sweat mustaches. then, then he asked for a full-length mirror. i don't know why because the podium goes up to here, but he wanted a full-length mirror. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. i don't know. >> reporter: we asked trump about that. he actually suggested you were sweating backstage, that you
>> i'll tell you about backstage if you would like. i walked back there. he is with a pile of makeup, putting it on his face. i said, marco, easy with the makeup. you don't need that much. but, no, i heard he had some nasty personal comments. but i saw him backstage. he was putting it on with a trowel. >> reporter: later, trump performed an odd impression of that infamous moment when rubio reached for his water bottle on national television. >> it's rubio! >> reporter: rubio clearly incurred the wrath of trump after ripping into him on that debate stage. >> you're only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired some workers from poland. >> no, i'm the only one at this stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> in fact, some of the people -- >> and by the way -- i've hid and by the way -- i've hired tens of thousands of people over my job. you've hired nobody. you've had nothing but problems with your credit cards, et cetera. >> reporter: ted cruz chimed in too. >> when i was leading the fight
amnesty bill, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> reporter: prompting dennis rodman to tweet, "yes, ted cruz. donald trump did fire me on 'celebrity apprentice.' he's about to fire your [ blank ] too." cruz got under trump's skin. >> relax. >> i'm relaxed. you're the basket case. go ahead. don't get nervous. go ahead. >> donald, there's nothing about you that makes anyone nervous. >> reporter: but tonight it's clear. the race is now a battle between donald trump and a newly aggressive marco rubio. >> it's time to pull his mask off so that people can see what we're dealing with here. what we're dealing with here, my friends, is a con artist. >> the whiplash today, jon with us live from texas. you heard what we said at the top, people asking, where were these attacks months ago?
super tuesday, too late? >> reporter: that's one of the biggest questions of the entire campaign. for months, rubio didn't lay a glove on trump. while he built up a strong core of support.o te. >> jon, thanks. and now to the democratic side, four days until super tuesday. and south carolina tomorrow. hillary clinton in the state again this evening. bernie sanders returning today after concentrating on the super tuesday states. sanders team aware, showing clinton with a near-30-point gain. cecilia vega was there, and here's what they said. >> reporter: in their final push in south carolina -- tonight, bernie sanders and hillary clinton nearly coming
>> hello, south carolina state! >> reporter: both visiting historically black colleges right next door to each other. at the same time. this is the line for people waiting to see hillary clinton. she may have a double-digit lead here, but on these campuses, many young voters are split. are you leaning one way or the other? >> i'm in the middle. >> reporter: you're in the middle? >> yes. >> reporter: undecided. there's a big line waiting here to see bernie sanders, too. what is it about bernie sanders? >> he's consistent. >> reporter: hillary is not? >> no. >> reporter: clinton hoping momentum from a big win in south carolina will carry her into super tuesday. her strategy, covering virtually the entire state. clinton and her husband making 22 campaign stops here this week. while sanders is looking ahead, visiting eight other states from super tuesday and beyond. this morning in minnesota, sanders turning up the attacks. >> because maybe what you said behind closed doors is a little
saying to the american people. >> how are you? >> reporter: but clinton, pouring on the southern charm. unexpectedly crashing this bachelor party during a stop to a bakery. >> cecilia vega with us. after that republican brawl last night, hillary clinton saying tonight, she thinks it's going to be trump? >> reporter: she sure did, and already fund raising off of a possible trump nomination. writing in an e-mail to supporters, i promise you i will fight to make sure he won't become president. david, she said that donald trump is no joke. >> thank you. and stay with abc news for full coverage on super tuesday. special editions of "good morning america" and "world news tonight." we'll be on the air beginning 10:00 p.m. eastern, super tuesday.
and to the other developing story this friday night, the horrific workplace shooting in kansas. the gunman's own video discovered on his facebook page, showing an automatic weapon. the terror at the factory, three people killed, more than a dozen hurt. and that toll could have been much higher if not for a hero police chief, the first on the scene. here's clayton sandell. there tonight with the notice the gunman received just before the shootings. >> reporter: in this clip posted to facebook last september, 38-year-old cedric ford is firing an ak-style rifle. the same type sources say he used to gun down his co-workers late yesterday at this kansas lawnmower factory. it began at 4:57 p.m. police getting calls about a gunman randomly shooting a driver in the shoulder. not far away, shooting another, stealing his car. onto the excel lot six miles away, shooting one person outside. >> people are getting pushed, trampled.
to get out of the shooting. >> reporter: three excel employees are killed. renee benjamin, brian sadowsky and josh higbee. at 5:06, the first help arrives. it is heston's police chief doug schroede tr, confront ford in a one-on-one gun battle. by 5:24, the shootout is over. ford is dead. sergeant chris carter says what his boss did saved a lot of lives. >> if there's gunfire, we go to the gunfire. we have to stop it. if you're by yourself, you're by yourself. >> reporter: is that a hard instinct to fight? most of us run away from danger. >> absolutely not. we will run towards the gunfire. >> reporter: what caused ford to snap? police say just 90 minutes before the rampage, ford was served at work with a court order to stay away from an ex-girlfriend who alleges he was violently abusive. she wrote, "he is in desperate need of medical and psychological help." today, the president made yet another call to a mourning
>> the real tragedy is the degree to which this has become routine. >> reporter: david, right now, the factory is still shut down for the investigation. and the local sheriff is praising the police chief, saying he's a hero. had he not acted when he did, the death toll would have been certainly much worse. >> clayton, thank you. now to breaking developments overseas tonight. a ceasefire in syria, brokered by the u.s. and russia, tang but a fierce round of air strikes in the hours before. will it hold now? alex marquardt, from damascus. >> reporter: bombs pounded rebel areas today, just hours before the temporary ceasefire agreement went into effect. here in syria, there is little hope it can succeed. are you optimistic? >> not really. no. >> reporter: everyone agrees isis and al qaeda will still be targets for all sides. but here's the problem. the syrian regime and their
rebels as terrorists. meaning that only tiny pockets of syria will be spared more bombing. caught in the middle, civilians. aid agencies now hoping some peace will let them deliver much-needed relief to besieged areas. david, these next few days are a critical test after five years of war. this temporary ceasefire, if it can mostly hold, could pave the way for new peace talks in the next two weeks. david? >> alex, thank you. next, back here at home, to the new headline this evening on the zika virus and pregnant american women. the cdc revealing what's happened to nine women infected overseas. it's sobering. here's the report tonight. two with miscarriages, two chose abortions, one due to severe damage seen on an ultrasound. one born with abnormalities.
and tonight, two women are still in the middle of their pregnancies. and dr. besser with much more. this report was concerning. >> it is. and adds more evidence that zika may be causing these problems. these were all women who had symptoms of zika. it doesn't tell us about the many people infected without symptoms. or what part of pregnancy could be the most dangerous. >> in the meantime, you were telling me, a new alert involving anyone hoping to go to the olympics. >> they're saying pregnant women shouldn't go. avoid mosquito bites and to avoid sexual transmission for the entire pregnancy. >> dr. besser, thank you. next to the alarming headline from michigan, the stunning allegations in flint. the water crisis there. e-mails showing two lawyers urged them to stop using the water months before contamination concerns surfaced. one of them calling the river
it was not switched for another year after the warning. next to the lawsuit over invasion of privacy brought by erin andrews. she is suing a stalker and the hotel who booked him in a room next to hers. tonight, a stunning number here. the video he took of her seen nearly 17 million times. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: all eyes will be on erin andrews monday as the sportscaster and "dancing with the stars" co-host is expected to take the witness stand in her $75 million civil trial against a nashville marriott hotel. her testimony comes after the videos at the center of this case were played for the jury. videos taken by her stalker, michael david barrett, who used his cell phone to record her in her hotel room while she was changing through an altered peephole. an emotional andrews left the courtroom as jurors watched the video, which is estimated to have been viewed nearly 17 million times.
off. and doing continued research, people are still posting the video online. >> reporter: andrews is now suing barrett and the owners and of the hotel, claiming the hotel placed barrett next door to the tv star and failed to notice he removed and altered the peephole on her door. the hotel claims barrett is a criminal who tricked them into gaining access. jurors will see barrett's deposition by videotape next week. david? >> thank you. and there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the little girl that got out just in time. what caused this huge explosion in the kitchen of a family home? the entire home on fire, the moments after. and the "real money" team is back. just in time for leap day. major savings, including the department store offering one-cent deals. and you may have seen him in "the martian." the oscars this weekend. the big question, is this the
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>> reporter: and for matt damon, whose character was forced to spend nearly the entire movie alone, ridley was with him every step of the way. >> we knew we needed a moment where his armor cracks. >> about two minut left. how you doing? >> i'm good. >> the other actors had already wrapped. they'd gone home. ridley did something tricky. he put the sound of the other actors inside my helmet. it struck me, it was the firhe first time i had heard anybody's voice in almost two years. >> go. command. >> go. >> pilot. >> go. >> he said, i lost it. was that too much? i said, no, that was perfect. >> i just went, it surprised me. i don't think it surprised ridley. >> and robin's journey to the oscars tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. 9:00 p.m. central. and the oscars, sunday night, abc coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific.
good night. at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. i hope to see you monday. good night.some surprising new gaming numbers seem to suggest the often-criticized attempt to revitalize downtown las vegas may actually be working. downtown gaming is up... more than.... -7- percent.... but down.... nearly -9- percent on the strip.... from a year ago. 13 action news reporter.... michael burton is live downtown... with a closer look at the numbers. michael... tricia, what makes this so shocking is that january is a huge month for tourism on the strip - with new year's day and the consumer electronics show. on top of that - the strip is the undisputed gaming capitol of the world. is downtown stealing some of its' thunder? maybe. "you win more down here." "a little cheaper here." "it's it's not as crowded." - we
fremont who would rather play here than on the strip any day of the year. but i couldn't leave without stepping inside the d-hotel and casino to talk to owner derek stephens about the good news. "obviosly, i'm very excited about what's happening downtown. there's a lot of energy here." but he says downtown's high numbers for january are a little bittersweet. "i think one thing we have to remember though is that there's a big calender effect here." like the superbowl. in twenty fifteen - the game took place on february first which means much of the strip's casino action took place in this year - the big game was february seventh. " that does distort the numbers and sometimes one month isn't necessarily all that good of an indication. economic experts tell 13 action news another reason for the downtown uptick is probably because local employment numbers are getting stronger making local gamers more willing to venture into downtown casinos. "we've seen large infusions of capital in a few different places downtown and it's starting to really kind of come
people come out and take advantage of all of the things that we have to offer." economic experts say another cause for the dip in gaming revenue on the strip is the economic slowdown in china - which has held back several large players from taking trips to las vegas. reporting live downton - michael burton - 13 action news. new at -6- tonight... this dog.. rudy... shocked the valley.... when pictures taken at petland... in henderson showed him.... at a skinny -13- pounds... at three months old. it's a story... we've been following for several weeks... 13 action news reporter.... marissa kynaston joins us now.... with an update on his condition. marissa rudy was taken off the website-- and out of displays-- after people across the valley were concerned about his health. even a local veterinarian said-- he looked extremely underweight-- and unhealthy. now-- rudy is available again.