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making news in america this morning -- messy storm ail 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. former president george w. bush fires back at trump. 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. her sharp message to her haters,
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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 light in the gulf coast states. 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 three 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. we get more from abc's megan hughes.
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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. in pennsylvania, derek fair was driving down route 29 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 150 car zepts 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: 17 states seeing winter weather alerts with a big warmup in many places by later
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the wild weather stretching into the south with reports of several tornado touchdowns. in mississippi, this house destroyed. this high school campus damaged. in la larks 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. the takes from donald trump heating up the campaign trail. >> 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. we ged the latest from lana zak. >> reporter: the man known as bush 43 was on the trail trying to make brother jeb bush 45.
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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. trump has been on the warpath against the bushes. >> the world trade center came down urg during your brother's reign. what does that mean after? what about during? i lost friends in that building. >> reporter: trump attacking ted cruz. >> 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. >> reporter: in michigan, a surging bernie sanders was met with huge lines and nearly
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>> together, we're going the 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 distorting the truth. >> it was caused by too much regulation. [ making barking noise ] >> clinton is speaking in harlem today and meeting with leaders from several black groups. in atlanta.
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marco rub yost's campaign. 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 came pain learned of the mistake when buzzfeed pointed it out. president obama could name a replacement for justice antonin scalia scalia's seat by next week. 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 real possibility. making news overseas in syria, hopes for a cease-fire set for next week have dimd after a series of air strikes on hospitals and a school. at least 50 people died in the attacks. doctors without bortders blamed
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people are now without medical care. last week, the u.s., russia, and other world powers has agreed to 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. he'll visit the u.s. border region tomorrow. let's move no a different topic the's powerful night of music in los angeles. the grammys were handed out. the big winners, kendrick lamar, taylor swift, ed sheeran. kendrick picked up five awards. >> meghan trainor was named best new artist while mark ronson and
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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 is being reopened. robert dear has been charged are murder. he calls himself a warrior for babies. he says he targeted the clinic performed there. and overin ohio, a restaurant reopened following a machete attack last week. 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 spoken publicly about a mote police.
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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. the tractors will be built for individual farmers. an agreement will be signed this morning to allow regularly scheduled airline service between cuba and the u.s. 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 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. the scare in the air. smoke streaming into the cockpit. talk about a quick delivery. the pregnant mom giving birth with very little warning.
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northern rockies. airport delays in washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, and boston. smoke in the cockpit on a flight out of reagan national airport. 16 minutes after takeoff, it was back on the ground at nearby dulles airport. >> they were 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 after his garbage truck fell down an elevated highway exit ramp. that fall more than 100 feet
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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. she's seen cursing at a police officer. the incidents are under investigation. a new study lynx popular heart burn 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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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 mom tried to get comfortable. she had one feeling that felt like a normal contraction. on the second push, cameron aprooichd 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 baig monday. oklahoma state and kansas. cowboys. beat the jayhawks earlier this season. kansas wouldn't forget. the block of olivier.
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time now for "the pulse." and much more from last night's yam grammy awards. >> taylor swift won her second song of the year award. >> lamar. >> rapper kendrick lamar won the most awards on the night, but couldn't break out of the rap category. a tearful meghan trainor took best new artist. >> and my mom and dad, for always believing in me. >> uptown funk. >> 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. >> reporter: but there were head-straching moments.
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the sirng hit rare sour notes. before you know >> reporter: and did we mention the tributes. more than ever this year. so many big famous dying recently. lady gaga's musical ode to david bowie perhaps the most memorable. this is ground control to major tom take it easy you will find peace of mind >> reporter: and stevie wonder and pentatonix honored earth, wind, pand pand fire's maurice white. >> 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 famous. 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 and the people who loved you. >> notice she didn't mention kanye's name? >> sometimes you don't have to name-drop. >> kanye has tweeted since. but he didn't address it. the tributes to david bowie started on the red carpet. lady gaga channeled ziggy
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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. looking at today's weather, heavy rain tapering off around seattle. dry and mild in the center of the country. heavy rain and some snow in the northeast.
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finally at the westminister dog show, several pampered pooches have been named best breed. >> tonight, the ultimate prize. best in show. seven new breeds in the running this year. >> 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 briget picard. >> we're about to jump out of our skins just being here. >> reporter: getting the dogs ready is no walk in the park. >> he sits in shampoo for an hour. he goes in the house, lays in front of fan for a day and half. >> reporter: that's a tough life. >> he has a very tough life.
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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 shitzus are best in breed. >> rumor, this german shepherd, the most popular of the night. >> the last german shepherd who won best in show was 1987. i'm still a big fan of the golden retriever. >> there you have the shihtzu. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> a's mentioned, stick around for "good morning america."
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randy: good morning. it's tuesday, february 16. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer. now. a hotel evacuated in newton. the flooding concerns that forced dozens of people out. randy: n in place. that has a revere neighborhood emily: warning to homeowners about pipes. and why today's warm-up means more issues. ahead. this is new video in overnight. snow, rain, freezing rain across much of the state overnight. it is not over yet. randy: cindy, what are we looking forward to this morning. cindy: well, it is icy out there.


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