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this morning on "world news now," double trouble. the storm system sending tornadoes across the south and a punishing blizzard to the north. the dangerous conditions and today's warnings from accuweather. >> new hampshire momentum. can donald trump rebound and will bernie sanders walk away with the big victory? the political lessons learned in iowa. and new this half hour, a message from a man who hid millions of dollars in treasure. >> after a treasure hunter disappeared some warnings and some encouragement from the guy behind all the excitement. >> later on in "the skinny," speaking out, halle berry who made academy award history speaks her mind about the oscars. the oscars, hollywood and diversity. it's wednesday, february 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news,
this is "world news now." good morning on this busy wednesday. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. of course, it's a busy day. but we were debating halle berry's hair which we'll get more video of later on. >> i liked her hair. i thought it looked great. >> it was an interesting tina turner type look to it i guess. >> i did not see tina turner. i'll have to take a look at it again. >> we'll get to that, of course. we want to start on a serious note. a powerful storm system is making its way through the country. it's one part winter and one part summer. the worst of both seasons. >> from tornadoes captured on camera in alabama, mississippi tearing up property and sending people to shelters. to whiteout conditions from a blizzard that closed hundreds of miles of highways. our coverage begins with abc's michele franzen. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: several tornadoes hitting the south tearing across mississippi, causing injuries and property damage at a community college campus. the summer-like severe weather warnings posted in several southern states.
in nashville, gusty winds threaten construction sites. and on the other side of the powerful storm system, bluster from a blizzard. >> it got bad quick. the roads were covered. snow was coming down pretty hard. >> reporter: whiteout conditions closing highways from colorado to the dakotas. businesses and schools closed in minnesota because of the dangerous conditions. trucks in the ditch and cars getting stuck. >> it was just obvious he wasn't familiar with driving in the deep snow and i knew it would be a little push. >> reporter: a foot of snow is expected in wisconsin, some areas getting 2 inches an hour. salt trucks in milwaukee and chicago preparing for the worst and from the roads to the skies. airline hubs from denver to chicago dealing with thousands of cancellations and delays. >> keep our fingers crossed and hope it's not delayed too much longer. >> reporter: before another storm system hits the west just days from now. michele franzen, abc news, new york. and before it's over, this unusual storm could impact up to 23 million americans. >> the system covers a broad
area and accuweather's paul williams is tracking it for us this morning. how is it looking? >> thanks, reena, kendis. snow-covered roads with the snow impacting a good portion of iowa going into wisconsin, will be a travel just disaster along i-35 and 80 till it gets the roads closed. that same storm on the warm side causing additional travel delays throughout the mississippi valley region and the ohio valley region because this is going to turn into yet another problem with the storm with 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts and heavy downpours. kendis, reena. >> turning now to our other top story. the race for 2016 and the battle for the white house now being fought in new hampshire after a stinging defeat to texas senator ted cruz, donald trump rallied supporters in the granite state and admitted that he may not have spent enough time in iowa and he even admitted that skipping the gop debate on fox
may have ever been a miss calculation. >> i think some people were disappointed i didn't go in the debate. if i had it to do again, i would have done the exact same thing. >> okay. >> well, florida senator marco rubio is also hitting the campaign trail in new hampshire, riding the crest of his unexpectedly strong third place showing in iowa. but ted cruz isn't wasting any time and he's already hopscotched his way down to south carolina. >> in the meantime, both democratic candidates are intensifying their efforts in new hampshire. bernie sanders with a double digit lead in the polls right there in his backyard is calling this a political revolution refusing to concede after hillary clinton as razor thin victory monday night, and clinton is sounding confident despite having won in iowa by just a fraction of a point. >> i feel really great being back in new hampshire after winning in iowa and having a chance to come here. >> well, still despite his double digit lead in the polls, the sanders campaign refusing to become overconfident with
sanders himself saying they're taking nothing for granted. the campaigns are now taking a look at what worked and what didn't in the iowa race. abc's jonathan karl looks at some of the voting trends. >> i loved you people. >> reporter: there are some real warning signs for donald trump. first, ted cruz has found a line of attack that stuck. >> donald trump, new york values. not ours. >> reporter: more than 40% of iowa voters said values was their most important issue. most of those voters went for cruz. only 5% went for trump. so, the new york values attack -- >> yeah. worked. >> here in iowa, new hampshire, south carolina, nevada, everyone knows what new york values are. >> reporter: and while trump is a billionaire businessman who famously promised -- >> i will be the greatest jobs president that god ever created. iowa republicans iowa republicans actually thought marco rubio would do a better job with the economy. and they bought rubio's argument that he has the best chance to get elected president.
♪ this land is your land ♪ >> reporter: in iowa, bernie sanders showed hillary clinton a whopping 84% went for sanders. just 14% for clinton. but part of clinton's message worked with voters. >> i am proud of the progress we've made under president obama. i stand with president obama. president obama. >> reporter: the clear majority of iowa democrats want to continue obama's policies. and the vast majority who care about electability voted for hillary clinton. >> but in the iowa results, also something of an ace in the hole for donald trump. nearly half of republican caucusgoers said they wanted an outsider, and of those 46% went for trump. so if you are a republican and you really want an outsider, chances are donald trump's your guy. jonathan karl, abc news, des moines. should be an interesting night on tuesday. moving on now to what will be a busy week for the poster child for pharmaceutical industry greed. talking about martin shkreli who is in court today as part of the securities fraud case against him. then it's a congressional
hearing tomorrow on drug price hikes at which he plans to plead the fifth. shkreli became famous last year when he hiked the price of a life saving drug by 4,000%. gloating that it was almost all for profit. searchers in the rocky mountains north of santa fe, new mexico still haven't found a man who went missing weeks ago while searching for a treasure chest. art dealer and author forrest fenn says he hid the chest in 2010. he says there's been $1 million and $3 million worth of gems rare coins and jewelry inside. fenn says when it comes to searching for the chest, he just wants people to enjoy the journey. >> i want to get the kids out of e game room and away from their little texting machines and out in the sunshine and the mountains and the trees. we're not doing that anymore. >> he's right. texting machines, i like that one. fenn also wants those looking for the chest to do so during
the summer when conditions in the mountains are less harsh. >> okay. hey big spenders, they will be making their way to san francisco and the bay area this weekend for the super bowl, and here's one accommodation option that they can consider. >> it's at san francisco's fairmont hotel, a three-bedroom suite that's got its own kitchen, everything else a well-heeled fan could want. >> so the six people who will stay there, only six people, will have a chef au butler an open bar, of course, for four days. the whole deal also comes with 22 tickets to the game and a suite inside the stadium. the price tag. >> yeah, i'm waiting. > $1 million. >> come on. do you get tickets to the game too? >> yeah you get 22 tickets to the game. you get a suite. it's $1 million. by the way, $150,000 of that goes to your favorite charity. >> that makes me feel better. >> it kind of makes it a tax write-off at that point. man, who's got aillion bucks to spend on that. >> you'd be surprised in america. >> that's true. >> you would be surprised, kendis.
>> coming up in "the skinny," a promise to reunite the stars of "e.r." >> also ahead, the superstar quarterbacks of the nfl. newton versus manning, the veteran versus the newcomer at the super bowl. >> first, bill cosby's legal fight. what was revealed in court and what his attorneys hope to accomplish today. you're watching "world news now." complish today. you're watching an "world news now." [cough, cough] mike? janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too. what? stop! don't pull me! spoiler alert! she doesn't make it! only mucinex dm relieves both wet and dry coughs for 12 hours with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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million last year. the first legal recreational sales began in colorado only two years ago. more states expected to legalize sales this year. former super model stephanie seymour is back in the news for the wrong reasons accused of drunken driving and other violations after an accident last month in connecticut. the 47-year-old seymour is asking to enter a rehab program for drunken drivers. her attorney says the former victoria's secret and "sports illustrated" swimsuit model is embarrassed by her arrest. >> the former district attorney who chose not to the prosecute bill cosby more than a decade ago was in court yesterday as a key witness for the defense. >> cosby's lawyers hoped to use his testimony to have the sexual assault charges filed against the comedian dismisses. abc's elizabeth hur in pennsylvania with more. >> reporter: bill cosby entering court without answering questions from reporters is hoping to walk out of court free of sexual assault charges filed against him. testifying for the defense is
former district attorney bruce castor, explaining he did not believe there was a strong criminal case against the comedian back in 2004, citing red flags in the case including the fact that the accuser in the case first contacted lawyers, then waited a year after the alleged assault to go to police. so castor confirms a deal was made, an oral agreement that said cosby wouldn't be charged if he testified in a civil suit. but the current d.a. maintains because the deal was not in writ judge, that agreement is not binding. lawyer gloria allred in court in california for another civil case involving cosby calls the defense's arguments nonsense. >> i find it a bit ironic that mr. cosby would seek to exclude evidence that he, in fact, gave quaaludes to women when that was his testimony, does he want to exclude the truth?
>> reporter: it was last december, just days before the statute of limitations was set to expire the embattled comedian was charged with drugging and sexually assaulting former temple university employee andrea constand at his pennsylvania home. the prosecutors saying the charges stem from cosby's own deposition. cosby admitted he had a number of affairs, got quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with and gave constand pills at his home. of the dozens of women accusing cosby of sexual assault, this is the only criminal case filed against him. that cosby has denied all the allegations and this hearing in the meantime resumes first thing later this morning. kendis and reena? >> elizabeth, thank you. should point out on the same day yesterday, some separate civil charges against cosby were dropped by the youngest person and most recent of his five dozen accusers. but no reason was given by either side. >> interesting. coming up, "e.r.'s" biggest
voice to the oscars controversy. >> and really an important voice at that. it's the first time we've heard from her regarding the diversity debate. yesterday, berry spoke at the makers conference in california expressing disappointment no other black woman has won the best actress in a lead oscar since she broke that barrier 15 years ago for her performance in "monsters ball." look at her hair. >> this was such a moment, wasn't it? >> a great moment. >> she cited her acceptance speech when she said the door tonight has been opened but she explains "knowing that another woman of color has not walked through that door is heartbreaking. that was such -- this has to be one of my favorite oscar moments because you can see how she was overcome by such emotion. what a moment it was. it was really, really incredible that night. >> as part of that speech her saying this was more than just about me. she really was right at the time. little did she realize 15 years later, i can't believe it's that long, little has changed. >> yeah.
>> next up, another actor who has spoken out about hollywood's diversity deficit. talk about george clooney. well he was appearing last night on "jimmy kimmel live"". >> looking good. they promised an "e.r." reunion buunfortunately nobody else showed up. at least from "e.r.." >> clooney needing to operate and kimmel did get help from another former tv doctor, hugh laurie of "house." but they apparently weren't prepared for jimmy's ailment. >> well, let me see what we have here. >> oh, oh! oh. >> wow. >> my. >> wow. >> god. >> oh, that's bad. >> that looks terrible. >> something wrong? >> not wrong exactly. >> no, but -- >> it's just that i don't do microsurgery. >> oh. >> something went wrong during the procedure and kimmel needed to be revived. so what did he do?
he utilized a musical method. >> performing chest compressions while rapping to the sugar hill classic "rapper's delight." kimmel survived and thanked hip-hop for saving his life. >> clooney looks so good in that white medical coat. >> that's awesome. >> well, turning now to another big star. helen mirren starring in a new super bowl ad. >> one with an important message about drinking and driving. you can see the actress sitting in a restaurant booth with a big burger and fries that you know she's probably not going to eat actually but accompanied by a nice cold budweiser and she delivers a most eloquent diss. >> if you drive drunk, you simply put, are a short sighted utterly useless oxygen wasting human form of pollution, a darwin award deserving selfish coward. if your brain was donated to science, science would return it. so stop it.
now the chances are. >> oh, she's right though. nearly half of all traffic-related fatalities on the super bowl, super bowl sunday, they're related to drunk driving, and the ad is anheuser-busch's first anti-drunk driving super bowl commercial in over ten years. and they did it mastly. really well. >> and so proper. thank you. >> proper british. >> speaking of the super bowl, we now know finally who will be singing the national anthem before the big game. >> and that honor goes to, there she is, lady gaga. the six-time grammy winner and recent golden globe winner will sing the star spangled banner with oscar-winning actress marlee matlin. look at her, wow, performing in american sign language. >> but that's not all for gaga. later this month she'll perform a tribute to david bowie at the grammy awards. she's often spoken about her love of bowie and his obvious influence on her artistry. >> it's going to be a good one. >> we were talking about, i really think she'll nail the national anthem. >> i think so, too.
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let's end this. ♪ some might argue this years's super bowl quarterbacks are a study in contrasts. you've got the brash young upstart beginning to make his mark versus the veteran putting the finishing touches on his storied career. >> but cam newton just may have more in common with peyton manning than you might thing. here's abc's juju chang. >> the carolina panthers are nfc champions. >> denver wins it heading to super bowl 50. >> reporter: they're both at the top of their game, the seemingly unstoppable cam newton of the carolina panthers. >> can't wrap him up, he's still going. >> reporter: and the living legend and grizzled veteran of the denver broncos, peyton manning. super bowl 50 will feature a quarterback match-up of epic
proportions. but these two athletes have very different styles literally. newton is not afraid to take fashion risks. he rocks these $850 versace pants. manning is a little more classic. he's a suit and tie kind of guy. they both get plenty of tv work. manning for nationwide. >> chicken tastes so good. >> reporter: while newton is fired up about dannon greek yogurt. >> this greek nonfat yogurt packs 15 grams of protein punch. >> when it comes to "a" list friends, cam's friends include drake, manning derek jeter and his brother eli. on the field cam newton's nickname is superman inspired by one of his signature celebration moves while peyton manning is the sheriff, laying down the law for his offense. newton made this dance move the dab into a viral sensation. manning has a catch phrase instead. omaha. omaha. omaha. >> reporter: a play call he's been known to use over 40 times during a game. they do have a few similarities. for one, they both have plenty
of hardware. peyton is a super bowl champion, 14-time pro bowler and the nfl passing yards leader while cam is a heisman trophy winner, former rookie of the year and is generating a lot of mvp buzz. perhaps their most important commonalities, a mutual respect. >> he's played awesome football. >> peyton manning will always be an all-time great. >> reporter: and a love of the game. juju chang, abc news, new york. so who do you think? >> i'm not going to weigh in. >> okay. >> well, then the challenge that you got from jack, make a little slogan. peyton manning is so -- >> so -- > sports with reena is real deep. >> there you go. i like that one. >> it's going to be a big night monday morning. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, next battleground after the photo finish in iowa. the presidential candidates taking jabs at each other in new hampshire. plus an admission from donald trump, what may have hurt him in iowa. we're live with the latest. dangerous storms overnight tornadoes forming in the south. the on the move. plus heavy snow falling right now. where it's all heading. new concerns about the zika virus. a case in the u.s. showing a new way the disease can be spread. and looming deadline. in just hours a $63 million lottery ticket will be a worthless piece of paper. who is holding it?