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interstate 80 in nebraska. more than 200 miles were closed. this is what's left of the football coach's office here at the high school. the tornado ripped this roof clear off. and pulled out this air conditioner from this spot here. the national weather service now says the tornado that hit here was an ef-1 that traveled nearly three miles. steve osunsami, abc news, alamo, tennessee. not all avalanches are natural disasters. this one in southwestern colorado's back country was intentionally set off to prevent an accident later. san juan mountains are popular with skiers who sometimes
a snowmobiler was buried in a slide 100 miles away. it's better to have a controlled avalanche like this. >> julian sa a sang inside ecuador's embassy in london appears to be near its end. he will himself up to authorities tomorrow if a u.n. panel rules against his claims in a case that he's brought against both britain and sweden. he took refuge in that embassy three years ago to avoid extradition to sweden where he faces sexual assault charges. >> we already did the serious political news. we started the half hour. now for a lighter moment from the campaign trail. >> this is hard to watch. jeb bush has a town hall today at a middle school cafeteria in derry, new hampshire. no matter what happens there, it cannot be any worse than this event in hanover, yesterday. >> i think the next president needs to be quieter but sends a signal we're prepared to act in the national security interests of this country to get back in
please clap. [ applause ] >> oh, boy. winning the voters, no one said it would be eds. you got to cue the clapping? >> oh, my goodness. poor jeb. poor jeb. wow. >> by the way, his twitter feed didn't mention the please clap reference. >> oh, my goodness. >> on his twitter feed. >> i bet it doesn't. trump is going to have a field day with that whenever he gets around to it. >> i think you're right. if he wasn't aware of that, we just flagged it to the campaign there unfortunately. we like the slow clap around here. when you come back, we always give you the slow clap. >> i never ask for it. that's the difference. >> you automatically get a slow clap which is what they're doing. >> wow, jeb, whoo. coming up, thank you. coming up, some other performances but not all worthy of applause. >> they say it's one of the hardest songs to sing, but will
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of dozens of american boats are ledding from havana cuba, to key west right now. they sayed out of cuba yesterday in what was called the largest american regatta since the u.s. and cuba restored relations. the boats brought almost 500 americans to cuba, most for the first time ever. they are expected in key west on saturday. some ominous new developments in the spread of the zika virus here in the u.s. cases reported for the first time in georgia and florida. they're declaring health emergencies in four counties. >> the red cross is also sending
dr. richard besser has more from >>. >> reporter: the zik ca florida now the first state that has the risky mosquito to declare a health emergency because of nine cases in four counties. just 24 hours after an alert about a new danger posed by travelers returning to the u.s. from infected areas. the latest case of zika in dallas was transmitted sexually, after a person infected with the virus traveled from venezuela to texas and passed the virus onto their partner. the risk from zika still primarily for pregnant women. at potential risk for babies with brain deformities. but now doctors seeing a rare, but alarming neurological complication in the general population. that may be linked to zika. guillain barre syndrome, a type of progressive ive ive paralysis. in brazil, the olympic committee reassuring athletes they will be safe. but today, one of the world's most prominent ethicists is calling for brazil to cancel the olympics. >> i don't know that it's up to doing the olympics and epidemic
>> this new case of sexual transmission has raised questions how bet to present the infection. the british recommend that any man who has been to a country where it is transmitting use a condom for 28 days if his partner is pregnant or trying to get pregnant. 28 days is also how long the red cross recommends people defer donating blood. dr. richard besser, abc news, brazil. >> one of the things they're worried about in florida is the fact these mosquitoes could bite someone infected and go on to transfer it and that's how quickly it could spread 0 other people. they've talked about genetically modifying mosquitos. it's just scary sort of situation. some communities are wondering what do you need them at all. what if you were to wipe out the population. the conversation is what that would do. >> the scary part too, is we're still learning about this virus, the way it's transmied and just the effects of it.
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there are lots of new apps and gadgets to show someone your love. here is tech contributor tina trinh. welcome. >> happy almost valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day. >> thanks. i have some ideas here for a digital upgrade to your valentine's day gifts this year. and i'm going to start off with a fun app called paper. it's really great because it lets you create a digital scrapbook of your relationship. and you can upload doodles and drawings that you have of your artistically inclined. you can upload photos and work with their templates and create a fun time line of your relationship and basically send it all to via e-mail or social media to your loved one and share it. touch. >> i wonder how to do that because have you all these pictures on your phone. >> they make it super easy. next up are these pillows from snap box. you can upload photos from facebook and instagram and make
>> it's a nice fun gift. you know? and it's personal. they're super soft and durable. and they have a special going on for valentine's day for 25% off and free shipping. > we'll take that. >> right? >> so these look like books. right? >> yeah. >> but they're actually phone chargers. i don't know why in tech gift guide you get chargers as a gift guide but check this out. >> wow. >> the opposite of typical phone chargers. they're not ugly. >> they're not. i would have a second use for them when my husband's sleeping and i want to read in bed shoo they're portable lights. these are sold at the museum of modern art. they're so pretty. >> it is pretty beautiful. >> the spines come off. so the charging ports are right in the middle of the spines right here. >> i see. >> you can get four times more charge for your phone. >> very cool. >> when you're on the go and you have a portable light. >> and a light, too. wow, that's genius.
you can never fail with jewelry for valentine's day. >> i was admiring your bracelet here. >> thanks. this is from wise wear. it's basically a connected bracelet. it's smart jewelry. so it connects to your phone and whenever you get incoming texts or e-mails, calendar reminders, you get a vibration through the bracelets. they come in three different styles. really nice presentation, too. but the other cool thing about them is if you're ever in danger, you can tap three times and it will send a distress signal to your emergency contact. >> wow. that's great especially if you're hiking or doing something out with the kids. >> really great idea for you know, the girlfriend or wife in your life who is stylish and connected. >> cool. and then these are smart watches from vector. 30-day battery life which is what really sets them part from other watches. and you can see right here, same
incoming notifications. calls from your loved one. you get all of that on your wrist. you get a little bit of news. you can control your music. it's a super smart watch. >> very cool. >> 30-day battery life. you can't beat that. and then last but not least, i have customized macaroons and chocolate bars. >> who doesn't love a good macaroon. >> from a company called swallow my words. they're great. you can get a box of nine of these custom printed macaroons for only under $25. around $25. >> that's great. >> so a really great deal here and a really nice way to make your sweets for your sweet personalized. >> i like that, like the modern day smartie or something. what do they call those, conversational hearts, that's what they are. >> exactly. happy valentine's day. >> great gift ideas. who needs roses when you can have tech ideas, huh. >> that's what i'm saying.
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with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes >> remember that? >> ouch. >> one of the worst versions of the star spangled banner ever. that is comedienne roseanne barr before a padres game in 1990. before. >> she was big back then. 12450e did whatever she waned. >> it was a tough song to sing. >> and to hear. >> lady gaga will be doing it on sunday at the super bowl. >> part of a long tradition that has tripped up some of the best performers in the past.
abc's juju chang. applause. >> reporter: she got plenty of applause as a pop star. >> reporter: but lately lady gaga has been showing the world a very different side. >> wowing the academy awards last year matterfully performing a sound of music" medley climb every mountain snee and teaming up with tony bennett to record an album letting her fans know anything goes >> now she's taking on america's anthem and its biggest game singing the star spangled banner at the super bowl. and the rocket's red glare >> the stakes are high. it was 25 years ago whitney houston belted out what many still consider to be the best pregame performance.
>> securing her place as a legend. but plenty of singers have fallen flat. at super bowl xlv, christina aguilera forgot the words. what so proudly we watched >> steven tyler deliver this had rendition before the 2012 afc championship. land of the free >> and who can forget rosanne barr's performance the twilight's last gleaming >> something tells us lady gaga is on the edge of football glory. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> you can actually bet on how long it's going to take lady gaga to sing that national anthem on sunday? >> really. what are the betts going for. >> 2:20. do you think she'll take longer than that or not? the over.
this morning on "world news now," round two in new hampshire. >> both sides of the presidential race getting personal. clinton and sanders taking the stage overnight pushing each other over a political label while ted cruz faces heat over what others are calling a disgraceful tactic. >> and cruz's main detractor donald trump pulling no punches but having some problems with his private jet. engine trouble while making a detour from the jan nit state. >> emotions run high on capitol hill. flint water crisis and the search for answers. the heartbreaking testimony in gront of front of congress. committee members fewer yoes over the no shows. and qb cuties. the supposed science explaining why quarterbacks are so good
plenty of football fans not buying it. the debate rages on. that's later in the mix" on this thursday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm phillip mena in for kendis gibson. >> he's a little under the weather. thanks for flying in. >> always enjoy being here. >> i'm reena ninan. we're going to talk about the quarterback. you don't buy this. you're part of the group that doesn't buy it. >> qb cuties. that he attractive young men. i'll offer my opinion about that a little later >> you're a big sports buff. a new line of attack in the democratic race for the white house. >> we're just five days away from the nation's first primary election contest. vermont senator bernie sanders put hillary clinton on the defensive over her progressive credentials. at a cnn town hall in derry, new hampshire, sanders slammed clinton over her ties to wall street, pro business trade
authorization of the iraq war. >> clinton shot back saying that she was amused that sanders appears to have appointed himself the gatekeeper on who is progressive. drama playing out on the republican side. texas senator ted cruz issued an apology to one of his challengers >> and donald trump is heating up the war of words as another candidate makes a stunning announcement. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest from manchester, new hampshire. >> reporter: the republican field narrowing again. rick be santorum dropping out. and announcing on fox news he's endorsing marco rubio. >> he's a tremendously gifted young man. >> reporter: rubio adding to the criticism of ted cruz after the cruz camp sent this e-mail on caucus day suggesting dr. ben carson might be leaving the race. >> i thought it was unfair to ben. >> reporter: donald trump accusing cruz of fraud over it tweeting ted cruz didn't win iowa, he stole it. >> he insulted ben carson but doing what he did.
>> cruz apologizing to carson. it was a mistake for our team not to forward your subsequent statement. >> reporter: things starting to simmer on the democratic side, too. bernie sanders calling into question whether hillary clinton is really a progressive. >> some days an, yes. except when she announces that she is a proud moderate. >> clinton calling it a low blow and saying she can overcome sanders' double digit lead in the new hampshire polls. >> because if it's about our records, hey it, i'm going to win by a landslide on tuesday. >> reporter: and clinton and sanders face off in a debate. then the republican debate here in new hampshire is set for saturday. right here on abc. phillip and reena. >> thank you so much. and again, the final republican debate before the new hampshire primary will be held this saturday. starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern moderated by david muir and martha raddatz. as for who will be on stage, abc will announce the final lineup
make it to new hampshire for plane. his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in nashville yesterday after the pilot reported engine problems. there's no word on exactly what went wrong with the boeing 757. but trump did eventually make it to avent in little rock, arkansas, 90 minutes late. the faa is investigating the incident. >> though he's not in the running for the office, president obama has taken on one of the campaign's more controversial issues during his first visit to a mosque. the president tried to correct what he called a hugely distorted impression of muslim americans saying that children have ever been bullied and mosques destroyed. he warned about the dangers of demonizing one group of americans. >> we're one with american family. when any part of our family feels second class or targeted, it tears at the very fabric of our nation. >> the president also challenged hollywood to start casting muslims in roles that are
there's a major setback for the peace talks for the syrian civil war. u.n. envoy has called a temporary halt to the negotiations saying they'll resume later this month and denies the fawkes failed. each side accused the other of causing the interruption. secretary of state kerry says the syrian government would rather have a military solution than a political one. the governor of florida declared a health emergency because of the zika virus. at least nine cases of the mosquito borne illness have ever been detected in florida. health officials believe the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to ached countries. president of brazil says the virus has carbon to a real threat against the brazilian people. >> major developments in another crisis. contaminated water in flint. chairman of the house oversight committee called on the u.s. marshals to hunt down the city's former emergency manager who failed to show up for a hearing
his attorney said his client wants to testify elizabeth hur has more. >> the truth, the whole truth >> reporter: frustration boiling over in d.c. >> this is not a third world country. >> it's absolutely fundamentally and totally wrong. >> reporter: not just inside the outside. >> we want a new water system. >> reporter: where dozens of flint residents made the trip include ing leeann walters among flint. and now pleading for help from congress. >> my home used to be a place of comfort and safety for my family. that was taken from us. >> reporter: since flint switched supplies to save money, the water has been contaminated with toxic levels of lead. with state and federal environmental officials blaming each other, at least three class action lawsuits have ever been filed. an fbi investigation launched and the mayor proposed replacing all the city's lead pipes
>> we can't get the governor of michigan at this hearing, that's a shame. >> reporter: some lawmakers are angry. governor rick snyder didn't testify and the former flint emergency manager he appointed ignored a subpoena from congress. as the hearing was going on, the governor did announce that he wants to spend $30 million to help the affected residents and pay their water bills. reena and phillip? >> thank you very much. the sexual assault case against bill cosby is moving forward. a judge refused to throw out the case against the comedian and allowed the current district attorney to remain involved. a former da who testified for cosby claimed he had granted cosby immunity in the case. cosby's attorneys say they will appeal the decisionings. >> martin shkreli's new attorney has done something all the bad press could not. he's gotten the bad boy he can ex-he can to shut up. celly raise the price of drugs
profit and boasted about it. he posts on social media no more said benjamin brafman. he. >> those this tax world say don't be an april fool. file early. today, don't bother filing your taxes overnight. the irs tax processing system has had a hardware failure and the system is offline till later today. the tax agency says it doesn't expect major disruptions in service or significant delays in processing refunds. if you file through a service, go ahead. the service will hold on to your return till the irs is ready for it. good news and some bad news now from are the food industry. we'll start with the bad news. subway has done away with the $5 foot long. >> apparently the meal deal with the super catchy jingle is no more replaced by wait for it, the $6 foot long. yeah, a buck extra. the price hike comes down to economics.
since the $5 foot long debuted nine years ago. i wonder if those costs include legal fees they've had to pay. >> that's a good point. jingle doesn't sound the same either. $246 foot long. $5 had a ring to it. >> we'll have to work on that jingle. sounds good? >> it's not as good. >> we've got good news for you though. ben & jerry's is out with four new frozen dessert flavors called frozen dessert instead of ice cream because they're made from an almond milk base which means they can be enjoyed by vegans. i would think vermont they would -- >> taken them so long. >> they'll be in stores over the next month or so. they say more vegan friendly flavors will be rolled out in the future. i love my almond milk. i bet it tastes delicious. we should do an ice cream day next week in the newsroom.
those flavors chunky monkey, chocolate fudge brownie and pb and cookies and coffee caramel fudge. >> i would enjoy every single one of those. >> chunky monkey is my favorite. >> coming up, quarterbacks hot or not. >> a tough debate later in the mix. >> were you a quarterback? >> i was not a quarterback. >> still hot. >> also ahead, thank you, reena. also ahead, an even greater issue. can you really have your pizza and eat it too? meet the man who claims he lost over 100 pounds by eating a pie every day. >> first the latest in that murder mystery of a 13-year-old girl. the investigation into her death and why authorities are pointing to social media apps. you can weigh in on our facebook page. wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn or #wnn fans.
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boy, a dramatic rescue caught on camera yesterday in port st. lucie, florida. at least three police detectives pulled a 73-year-old man out of his car. he had been hit by another elderly driver, a 77-year-old woman which sent his car careening right into that pond. no one was hurt. the same can't be said for that car. >> there will be more testimony today in a baltimore courtroom at a hearing to decide if a convicted murderer should get a new trial.
serial podcast. he was convicted in the murder of his former girlfriend. but the podcast raised questions about the case. on the stand yesterday, a witness claimed she saw him at a library during the time prosecutors claimed he was committing the crime. she said a former prosecutor said the potential alibi was irrelevant. and robert durst has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in new orleans. he's been in custody since last year just as an hbo documentary series was airing that detailed his links to several murders. durst agreed to an 85-month primp sentence. if approved it could clear the way for him to face charges for the murder of a former friend. the 13-year-old girl from virginia whose body was found in a pond across the border in north carolina will be buried today. >> authorities are learning it was social media that linked her to one of the killers. abc's eva pilgrim has the
>> reporter: as the family prepares to lay their 13-year-old daughter to rest, authorities still trying to piece together the case. family and friends telling abc news, seventh grader nicole lovell was bullied at school, self-conscious about the way she looked after beating serious childhood illnesses. she had multiple social media accounts -- facebook, instagram, snapchat, kik. it was there police think she met david eisenhauer, the 18-year-old freshman, a former high school track star, charged in her murder. >> eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: nicole lovell's parents say they last saw her last tuesday night. she snuck out, pushing a dresser against her bedroom door, climbing out her window. saturday morning, police arrest davidizen hour in his dorm at virginia tech. that afternoon, authorities find lovell's body, 80 miles away in north carolina. >> the alleged accomplice expected back here in court on thursday. both students still behind bars. family and friends will bury
eva pilgrim, virginia. >> such a sad case. you just think of you worry about your children being in the '80s being picked up at a store and kidnapped. now there's this whole thing that can happen inside your home and you don't realize what they're doing on their ipad or phones. >> with social media. the thing that makes it so bizarre, the motive hasn't come out. why did they do this allegedly. apparently investigator say this was planned weeks in advance. so there's obviously some sort of premeditation they believe happened. just a sad sad bizarre case. >> so feel for the parents and that family. in our next half hour, bernie madoff is back in the news. he's serving a 150-year sentence. a while blower says there are.other ponzi schemes still going on. first, how much would you lose eating pizza every day? meet a chef who says he's lost 100 pounds that way. how do you do it? we've got the details coming up
when the moon hits your eye like a pizza pie that's amore >> it's love pizza. >> i don't know. if you don't like pizza, you got to wonder about that person. >> you're right. it sounds impossible. apparently a new york chef lost 100 pounds by eating it every day. unlike millions of us, it happens to be his favorite food. >> would it work for you? gio benitez tried it out and may be a convert. >> pasquale is a master in the kitchen cookingquist meals. for years after moving to america from italy, his weight on a 6'6" frame ballooned to more than 370 pounds. >> i discovered the oreo.
>> like addiction. >> oreos, soda, fried foods. >> i didn't recognize me when i show myself in the mirror. >> he couldn't even play with his son at the park. with his doctor warning of a fast. >> reporter: that's the moment where you knew here i am. i have my son at home. and i could have a heart attack. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: that's when you said i've got change. so he turned to what he knew best. food from his motherland. a mediterranean diet and in italy, pasta and pizza are a staple. >> so i can build a diet that make me happy. doesn't give me the opportunity to give up. >> reporter: every day for lunch, he it's a homemade pizza margherita. it's not like the pizza you find on the street that's greasy and really heavy, right? this is a very different pizza. >> it's good, as well. but my pizza is something that comes from the mediterranean diet.
by cutting down to 2700 calories a day. the pizza has less than 600 cal pripz he has about 2100 calories left to enjoy and p. at night he doesn't touch carbs. the result a drop in weight of 101 pounds. ingredients. >> i can tell you something. when i go to the grocery store, i always read the label. if i see more than ten ingredients, i give up. >> how simple are the greens? he takes us into the kitchen to find out. it takes just minutes and just a pizza. >> i think i've got a new diet. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> yeah? >> i'm on board. >> i'm impressed geoconverted. he always it's a protein shake early in the morning. this is a big deal. >> that's a good point. the guy is in shape and knows what he's doing. >> so do you. you like your pizza.
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with or is this person going to kill me? you kind of i guess find them matable because they're like the big man on campus. >> i think to be a quarterback, a successful quarterback, you have to have supreme confidence. i think that the confidence is what people find attractive. >> i think you're right. >> carry yourself that way. >> you've got to get in there. >> anyone who does is not a quarterback for too long. my opinion is just that. that's exactly what's going on. >> you just nailed down what the researchers couldn't explain. >> that's just the best guess. aaron rodgers, he's dating olivia munn. so he said that 90% of being quarterback is the swag. >> did he really say that? >> beak you got to be supremely confident to and girls like confidence. >> researchers call phillip mena. >> when it comes to this qb cutie thing. >> swag.
so your first day at an internship you want to put your best pa foot forward, of course. we want to show you a guy who fell asleep on his first day at an internship and they gathered around, took this group photo here and, of course, put it on reddit where it got even more attention and started to create peoples of this. look at this, south park. cart man falling asleep. the company -- this boar guy is getting clowned on and now all over the place for falling asleep on his first day. but research has shown taking naps at work could be a good thing. it increases productivity. but you know, that's too bad for him. >> sweet guy. yawning apparently is contagious. they did a survey. if you watch someone who yuans, women to be more prone to yawning than men. although the new study say the findings aren'ten universally accepted.
this morning on "world news now," the criminal case against bill cosby moves forward. his defense failing to have a judge dismiss the charges. their courtroom argument just ahead. the numbers game. sanders putting the pressure on clinton in new hampshire last night and leading her in the latest polls, while the republican race gets ugly with more attacks and apologies. and new this half hour, making off like madoff. >> the dramatic portrayal of america's most notorious con artist shining a light on the possible ponzi schemes happening right now. >> and still furious after all these years, vin diesel's big reveal. the blockbuster franchise shifting into third gear and in it for the long hall. but after 20 years, will they
that's in "the skinny" on this be thursday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm phillip mena. the political race keeps on heating up. a couple of republicans dropping out of the race, narrowing it and there's a lot going on. >> we are going to find out later today, abc will winnow down exactly who will be in the debates coming this saturday. so we'll have a lot to look forward to. >> we want to start this half hour with bill cosby. the legendary comedian and his legal team will appeal a judge's decision to allow a sexual assault case against cosby to move forward. >> it wasn't the only bad news they received in a pennsylvania courtroom yesterday. we get the details from christie ileto of our station in philadelphia. >> reporter: bill cosby kept quiet only waving to fans outside the courthouse after nearly two days of testimony and argues, judge steven o'neil
out a sexual assault against the 78-year-old comedian. >> how are you doing? what's your reaction? >> reporter: he's accused of assaulting andrea constand in 2004. cosby claims it was consensual. his attorneys argue that a 2005 verbal promise not to prosecute by then district attorney bruce castor prevents the case from moved forward and that the current d.a., kevin steele is biased and used "cosby as a political football in the fall to get elected." and that "cosby isn't asking for special treatment. he's asking for a prosecutor who abides by the rules." steele shot down the accusations saying, "this is a blatant attempt to pick your prosecutor. you don't get to do that." the judge ruled to keep steele on the case saying he found no professional misconduct. >> you raped her. >> reporter: crowds flanking the court sidewalk, reacteded to the
all. >> it shouldn't have ever been brought up years later since it happened years ago. it should have ever been brought up when it happened. >> reporter: a preliminary hearing is set for march 8th and that's when it will be decided whether there is enough to move forward with a trial. christie ileto, norristown, pennsylvania. turning now to the race for the white house and the two democratic candidates trading barbs last night in derry, new hampshire. yesterday bernie sanders was asked by a reporter whether he thought hillary clinton was a true progressive, to which he replayed, "some days, yes." it was a point on which the two sparred last night during atown haul meeting on cnn. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. that's just not progressive. >> i was somewhat amused today that senator sanders set himself up to be the gatekeeper on who's a progressive because under the definition that was flying around on twitter and statements
would not be a progressive, joe biden would not be a progressive. jeanne shaheen would not be a progressive. even the late great senator paul wellstone would not be a progressive. >> clinton did say she's proud of the campaign both she and sanders are running describing their differences as contrasting on issues while the republicans she sayses are only contrasting on insults. >> the war of words among the republican candidates appears to getting increasingly biting. donald trump attacking texas senator ted cruz over what he calls dirty tricks to steal the iowa caucus through a campaign of misinformation. abc's tom llamas is in new hampshire. >> reporter: donald trump accusing senator ted cruz of using dirty tricks to win the iowa caucuses. the accusation coming after team cruz spread word on caucus day that dr. ben carson might be dropping out. >> he insulted ben carson by doing what he did to ben carson. that was a disgrace. >> reporter: on the day of the
sending supporters this e-mail, stating the press's reporting that "carson is taking time off" after iowa and "making a big announcement next week." it goes on to say, "please inform any carson caucus-goers of this news and urge them to caucus for ted cruz." >> what he did is unthinkable. he said the man has just left the race and he said it during the caucus. >> reporter: carson saying the cruz move cost him votes, describing what happened when his wife, candy, showed up at a caucus location. >> my wife went to a caucus and the cruz representative had spoken and told people that i was, in fact, not going to be continuing. and she obviously disabused him of that notion. >> reporter: cruz has now apologized to carson, but stands by his campaign's actions. will you fire or suspend anyone in your campaign for putting out misinformation? >> no, we're not going to scapegoat anybody. and i would note that the news
was true and accurate. cnn reported it, and, in fact, ben did go to florida instead of new hampshire or south carolina, and so -- >> reporter: is it a dirty trick to confuse voters? >> is it a dirty trick to pass on your news stories? you're in the business. would you think it was a dirty trick if i was forwarding an abc story? or is it just a dirty trick to pass on cnn's story? >> reporter: then, just moments after cruz said that, cnn, live on the air, saying cruz was trying to, quote, throw them under the bus. >> here are the facts. dr. carson's staff told us that he would return home to florida to quote unquote take a breath from the campaign before resuming his activities on the campaign trail. >> reporter: cnn saying they never reported anything about a special announcement. trump now calling for an investigation. >> well, listen, it is no surprise that donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum, or if you like, yet another trumpertantrum. >> reporter: the carson campaign tells me that dr. carson does accept senator cruz's apology.
approve of what they did. tom llamas, abc news, nashua, new hampshire. >> there are reports of two more tornadoes in the southeast. the latest in southeast georgia. vehicles at an army base. no injuries were reported. it was the eighth tornado in the southeast this week. the administration building at a federal minimum security prison for women in alabama was damaged. brazil's president says the zika virus has gone from a threat against the brazilian people. the government in brazil scrambling to start developing a vaccine. but until one is ready, the president says preventing mosquitoes from breeding is the best defense. the virus has caused thousands of babies in brazil to be born with unusually small heads. despite those efforts being made against the virus, there are growing calls for the olympics to be canceled. medical ethicist arthur kaplan says it would be irresponsible
games in the middle of a public health emergency. had the olympic committee tells abc news, it's keeping a close eye on the situation. very scary, especially for women. it's an unfair advantage for people who come in and i think it puts more stress on women in particular even if you're not pregnant, you know, but i -- i don't know. i wonder if they'll really consider. >> a bode move to cancel the games. >> it would be very bold. probably the first ever. >> first we've heard of that. that other sporting event that everyone seems to be talking about, the super bowl, starting to come into sharper focus now that we're edging toward the weekend. carolina panthers quarterback cam newton is getting plenty of attention for his wardrobe. >> he's not offering any bulletin board materials to the broncos saying he respects denver quarterback pay the and manning and every other person with the manning last name. manning had a light moment yesterday revealing a conversation he had a couple years ago with his doctor. >> i said doc, i didn't ask you if i'm going to have a hip replacement. i didn't need to know that right
but thanks for sharing. i look forward to that day when i'm 52 and have a hip replacement. >> manning also said he's not sure if he will face more surgery on his neck. he missed the 2011 season after a series of spinal fusion surgeries. and he turns 40 years old next month. so the when he says 52, that's only 12 years away. he's been playing for 18 years. tell you what, if he has a good game on sunday and they win, they won't be talking about any of this again. all of a sudden, it will be peyton manning is great again. >> do you think if he has a good day on sunday night that he stays in the game? >> i don't actually. i think if he wins he'll ride off into the sunset a winner. i think if at the loses though, then i think he might be pushed to come back. me and peyton aren't boys. i don't know. i'm not sure. that's just my guess. >> coming up, steven avery's supporters latest violent threats. >> in "the skinny" the ballad of larry and bernie. the king of cringe set to play the presidential hopeful, but
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well. the all clear has been given in the city of manitowoc, wisconsin following a bomb threat. police say the threat was phoned in by a man who made reference to "getting justice for steven," believed to be the convicted murderer of the subject of the netflix documentary making a murderer". the series suggests the theory that local deputies planted evidence. no device was found. bernie madoff is back in the headlines because of a tv mini series. that debuted last night. he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars for running the biggest financial swindle in u.s. history. >> one crime fighter says there are other ponzi scams going on right now one even bigger than madoff's. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: bernard madoff is in this federal prison in north carolina. prisoner number 61727054, who once controlled billions of dollars, now works as a commissary delivery boy for less than a dollar an hour. >> bernie! bernie!
richard dreyfuss in the abc movie, madoff is considered a genius by his fellow criminals, for pulling off the biggest financial crime in american history. his former cellmate, j.d. winfield, in for bank robbery, is speaking publicly for the first time. >> i think he was glad to be caught. i think it was just, you know, tearing him up inside, what was i think he was glad for it to come to a close. >> reporter: the movie also depicts how the one person who out, harry markopolos -- >> i'm accusing him of running a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: -- was ignored by the s.e.c. for years. was it that obvious, that easy to figure out this was a ponzi scheme? >> it took about five minutes to know, for sure, that it was a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: markopolos, now running a private fraud detection business, told abc news there are more like madoff. >> there are still more today. i'm working at three multibillion-dollar ponzi schemes today. >> reporter: including one, that markopolos says, could prove to be bigger than bernie madoff's.
the sec says it has made reforms and cracked down on 61 other alleged ponzi schemes and now when harry calls, the s.e.c. listens. brian ross news, new york. >> so glad to hear that they're now listening to him. it's frustrating for people like us who aren't in the financial world. you always hear it's too big to fail or people coming forward talking about things and not really being heard by the higherups in the financial market, whether it's knowingly or unknowingly. >> "madoff" the movie airing on abc. part 2 is today. watched a little bit of that last night. i forgot a lot of the details of this. i forgot he was the chairman of nasdaq and you know, $17 billion that he took from investors and not one trade. just incredible. richard dreyfuss doing a great job. >> he was really good. blythe danner, as well who plays ruth madoff. the mini series is based on brian ross's book about the madoffs. fascinating take.
morning, more fast and furious coming at you. franchise producer and star vin diesel with the big reveal on instagram. >> diesel giving a few clues along with a series of images in a car with a skate board. then finally releasing dates for three more movies from 2017 to 2021. ten films in 20 years overall. >> that first "fast and furious" hit made it to the big screen in 2001. >> the action centered around illegal street racing and heists. worldwide. very popular, isn't it. >> very successful. >> comedian larry david got raves for his hilarious sanders on "saturday night live." you remember this. >> i don't have a super pac, you don't even have a backpack. i carry my stuff around loose in my arms like a professor, you know, between classes. i own one pair of underwear. that's it.
oh, it was really funny. but it was pretty good. >> he's great. i love it every time. i could watch that all day long. >> did you know bernie sanders once performed in a low budget comedy? >> did not. >> in "my ex-girlfriend's wedding reception," he plays a rabbi who tends to go off the rails while delivering the blessing. >> here's proof. >> just one quick thought. by the way, that free agency, free agency crap, that really gets me. $2 million here, they spend $12 million there. what's so free about that free agency? i can't take that anymore. okay. >> hey, bernie. if the presidential thing doesn't work out, you know, maybe acting could be plan b. >> yeah. incidentally, larry david did a great job on that too, will host "snl" this saturday. a lot of people jumping for joy with that and hopefully, there will be more bernie sanders impersonations on the way. >> so good.
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well, finally this half hour, gwyneth paltrow famously described her separation from husband chris martin as consciously uncoupling and now she calls their relationship coparenting. >> paltrow is opening up to glamour magazine saying she now loves martin like a brother. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: gwyneth paltrow and chris martin making a conscious decision to put family first. the actress and entrepreneur now sharing how they successfully
after their conscious uncoupling. >> for chris and gwyneth, conscious uncoupling was about being conscientious of their circumstances, of the kids of what they were going through. and they've practiced what >> reporter: paltrow recently opening up to glamour magazine saying if you can't stay married, wouldn't the idea will be that you could still be a family? >> they spend holidays together, weekends. occasionally they'll sleep over at each other's houses. >> the cold played front man and actress remaining a strong family unit with their kids. paltrow telling glamour" we're not living together but he's more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants and vice versa. i sleep in his house in malibu a lot with the kids. we're still very much a family even though we don't have a romantic relationship. he's like my brother. the biggest concern mom paltrow has these days about her children? following in their parents' footsteps.
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