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this morning on "world news now," dangerous storms across 17 states. >> i from tornadoes across the south to heavy snow and ice. from the midwest to the northeast, the powerful storm system is taking a new turn today. fighting words. donald trump takes aim at ted cruz and jeb bush. and his powerful political family. how former president george w. bush is fighting back. >> canine competition. the new breeds competing for attention at the westminster dog show. we'll go behind the scenes. >> and the big winners at last night's grammy awards. the surprising moments and the color full tribute to david bowie. it is tuesday, february 16th. ♪
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this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. on a tuesday morning here, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. big grammy night. >> big night. it was a fun show. it was a long show. almost oscar length but there were a lot of headlines coming out of the big grammys there, big performance by lady gaga and a controversial one by adele. we're going to dig into all of it. >> great. >> but of course, we're going to start on a serious note with those severe storms in the eastern half of the country. for example, in alexandria louisiana, a tornado ripped the roof off of a car wash and threw it into a nearby pizza hut. some of it landed on a car with a woman inside. she wasn't injured. just shaken up. >> then another tornado struck along the florida alabama state line tearing down power lines and tearing down trees. for thor north a ice storm from tennessee to
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here's linsey davis. across north carolina, snow and ice are to blame for more than 1500 car accidents in less than 16 lawyers. 500 accidents in virginia. at least one person killed. police are asking drivers to stay off the road. further south multiple reports of tornado touchdowns, in mississippi this house destroyed. this high school campus damaged. in louisiana, winds ripped apart this car wash and pizza hut and sent debris flying. >> i seen it like coming at me. it was scary. >> reporter: the 1200 mile long winter storm is wreaking havoc at airports. and there were massive pile-ups more than 60 vehicles on both i-56 in indiana. >> when the weather starts changing people need to reduce their speed and didn't today. >> and i-78 in pennsylvania where three were killed. here in new york city, the snow is expect the to turn t
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making for a dangerous time on the roads. linsey davis, abc news, new york. well, is the storm has brought icy conditions to millions. >> now it's a flooding rainstorm with powerful winds to disrupt travel. our coverage continues right now with paul williams at accuweather. good morning. >> good morning to you. the storm that brought the misery in the form of freezing rain as well as snow, now it's going to bring just rain. and watching out for widespread flooding and not only that, but it's going to turn from dr. jek to mr. hyde. low pressure system will move to the north, increasing winds along the coast. we'll have winds accelerating 50 to 60 miles per hour. and then further inland at least 450 to 50 miles per hour. kendis, reena. >> jekyll and hyde. >> at least it's not frankenstein. >> jekyll and hyde. >> donald trump steps up his blistering attacks on jeb bush's family. big brother georg
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the campaign trail for his brother for the first time. without mentioning trump by name he told a crowd empty rhetoric and theatrics should not be mistaken for real strength. >> we need someone who can fix the problems that cause our anger and frustration and that's jeb bush. >> i've heard for years he kept the country safe after -- what does that mean after? what about during 9/11? i lost a lot of friends that were killed in that building. >> trump also took aim at ted cruz questioning his faith and called him unstable and outright nuts into on the democratic side, hillary clinton also turned to a famous family member to rally supporters. former president bill clinton took her place at a campaign event in florida and he used the opportunity to take a swipe at bernie sanders warning about moving the democratic party move to the left. clinton around in nevada where she's tied in the polls with sanders and then she barke
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campaign ad that accuses them o through a lot of their you know, their claims. >> we don't know. >> what was the barking for? >> i don't know. >> next story. >> who let the dogs out. sanders campaigned in michigan, by the way, after meeting with families affected by the flint water crisis. he was greeted by a crowd of nearly 10,000 supporters >> but nobody barked at that event. >> that we know of. >> president obama could choose a supreme court nominee as early as next week. the white house says president obama is deeply engaged in finding someone to succeed justice scalia who died over the weekend. that nominee will run into a political buzzsaw. abc's lana zak reports. >> we also have a big big deal issue this campaign now because of the passing of justice
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radical five justice liberal >> justice antonin scalia reverb brayed on the campaign trail. >> he dies. in one second after he's dead, they're fighting about politics. >> reporter: ted cruz appears to be the first with a political ad. >> we're just one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> reporter: he goes on to attack donald trump saying trump would appoint a nonpro-life jurist. trump calls that a lie ho though he hinted at a possible third party run if he didn't win the nomination. >> i signed a pledge but it's a double edged pledge and as far as i'm concerned, they're in default of their pledge. >> reporter: protests are braving the winter storm with signs reading fill this vto
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there is a certain irony in the debate about whether or not te in this case. the suspect was killed by police. a series of air strikes in syria destroyed hospitals it including a maternity ward and pediatric hospital. 50 people were killed. doctors without you borders blame syria and russia saying some 40,000 people have no access 0 medical care. last week the u.s., russia and other world powers agreed to a pause in the flight. >> eagles death metal front man jesse hughes has returned to paris saying he feels a sacred responsibility to finish the band's show that was interrupted by a error attack. the performance by the california based band is scheduled for tonight. hughes broke into tears saying he's been unable to control his emotions since that attack. >> i don't know why god picked us. to be the band, but i'm grateful for it.
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and i hope everyone knows that. >> he was asked if the trauma that he and others experienced has changed his views on gun control. he says he believes everyone should be armed. >> the crisis over the zika virus in florida is growing. one new case has been confirmed bringing the state's total number of cases to 21 all of the cases acquired outside of the state and none involve pregnant women among those considered to be at greatest risks. potential vaccines said to be at least 18 months away. >> almost all of comcast's service has been restored. the outages appear to be scattered across account country. there's no word on how many were affected or what caused the problem. comcast has some 27 million customers so people actually spoke to each other for a little while
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the lincoln memorial in d.c. is getting a major renovation. the parks service is getting an $18.5 million donation fromfully lan throw pivot david rubenstein. the memorial draws more than 7 million visitors a year, the most visited attraction on the national mall. >> old dave deserves a good scrubbing. >> he looks pretty good. there was plenty of bling on display at last night's grammy award buzz nothing like this. there's a big number here. it looks like a chunk of ice. >> it involves a diamond. that big number 404 carats. the stone was found in a mine in the african nation of angola. here's whereas another big number comes into play. >> the exper se the diamond is worth as much as $40 million. it's the biggest diamond ever found in angola. >> i was trying to figure out the size exactly. to put it in perspective, about 7 centimeters about, that big. >> that's how big
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>> it looks much bigger on television. >> that's what they all saw say. roughly the size of alighter. so that's huge. >> that is pretty huge. put that lighter on my fingering? >> all that bling. >> coming up "in the mix" barbie's dream house goes hi-tech. but does she really need wi-fi? celebrating the best music actions at the grammy awards including this amazing tribute to david bowie. >> and the unusual breeds competing pore awards and attention at this year's westminster dog show. check out our behind the screens pics. you're watching wnds. "world news now." (ugh.) ♪ does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use.
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♪ this is ground control to major tom you really ♪ >> that was unquestionably one of the biggest moments of last night's grammy awards. lady gaga channeling the late great david bowie performing some of bowie's greatest hits, paying tribute to the revolutionary artist who died suddenly last month of cancer at the age of 69. >> she looks great, doesn't she. >> yes, and the effects that were in play during it were absolutely fascinating. > this year's
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jam packed with something for just about everyone. >> yes, from awards to performances, of course, to tributes and even i few throw backs. jason nathanson was there. >> reporter: the album of the year went to "1989," taylor swift the first woman to win that twice. semi said to all young women don't let others try to take credit for your accomplishments. >> you will know it was you. >> reporter: kendrick lamar won five awards but couldn't break out of the rap category. the performance was probably the most impactful. a fairful meghan trainor took best new artist. >> and my mom and dad for always believing in me. >> "uptown funk,". >> mark ronson and bruno mars. >> ed sheeran won his first two grammys monday night. >> thank you very
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>> reporter: but there were head scratching issues during adele's performance and the singer hit some rare sour notes. ♪ and did we mention the tributes? so many big names dying recently. lady cuba ga's ode to david bowie perhaps the most memorable. ♪ >> the eegs and jackson browne got together to remember glenn frey. ♪ take it easy ♪ ♪ you will find >> ab-stevie wonder and pen ta tonics honored maurice white. other awards on the country side, best album chris stapleton. he said swift gave lim a present before going on is taken. >> i'd like to thank taylor swift for glitter bombing me. >> louis ck took home best comedy album. backstage, jason nathan son,
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news, los angeles. what a fun night. >> it was a fun night. thanks to jason pore that report. should mention also, they have the main awards that are given out earlier in the day. and former president jimmy carter. >> that was cool into won his second grammy award pore best spoken word album. >> he wasn't singing though, right? >> yes. i think he's very talented. >> he is. i don't know about the spoken word. >> he's very talented after leaving office. >> our next half hour, we're going to take a look at some of the night's biggest moments and some of the fashions that turned our heads and our stomachs. >> first vying for the best in show at westminster. seven new breeds at the nation's most prestigious dog show. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ it is certainly awards season and by that, we mean even dog award season. the nation's biggest dog show is taking place right now. the westminster kennel club, taking place in new york. >> more than 3,000 dogs are greating in a litany of competitions from show hounds to the toy breeds. this year, seven new breeds are vying to be top dog. here's abc's jesse palmer >> reporter: over 3,000 dogs competing at the 140th westminster dog show. >> this is like the super bowl, it's 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 berger picard. >> it's our first time, so we're
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just being here. >> reporter: getting the dogs ready for the spotlight is no walk in the park. >> he sits in shampoo for an hour, and then it takes five hours to force dry every cord to get it dry. then he goes in the house and lays in front of a fan for a day and a half. >> reporter: sounds like he has a tough life. >> he has a very tough life. >> reporter: and as for jango? he's already a champion. winning best in his breed, giving him a shot at another first, best in show. jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> ah. jesse getting some love from the dogs. >> i no he. >> should point out to the this day, the beagle remains the most popular dog in westminster history. >> there you go. you know all about that. that's not a beagle though, is it? >> it's a very frightened dog i'll tell you. >> it looks sort of like an ewok to me. >> dog's about to bite. >> there's been a
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now it's time for "the mix." we're still a few years away from regular folks getting a fully connected house. we're talking about smart house. apparently barbie's beat us to the pupunch. >> she's alreadyot one. >> this was the international toy fair in new york city just happening over the weekend and right now on going. and barbie's, this is the dream house. there's an elevator that can go down to the first floor. there are lights there that are voice activated. there's wi-fi enabling devices. voice recognition. kind of like siri. so there's a virsal oven. you can get breakfast started and you can even have a mood set for the lighting. if there's a party, you go down the slide. the stairs turn into a slide. >> it's an the size of a new york apartment. it's probably like a good $5,000
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>> the rent's a little bit cheaper on this one. $299 for the barbie connected dream house. >> sounds like a steal. in asia, they have developed new smart chairs. i want to show you video. these are called intelligent office chairs that automatically park themselves around conference room tables. it's part of a new nissan thing and with just a subtle clap, the conference room chairs automatically align themselves. they think they're ahead of the game but here at abc we've been doing it for years. show them one of our -- just clap and it will start moving. look at that. >> wow. how did you do that? >> it's amazing. >> wait. what are you doing? >> is that floss dental floss? >> it's magic. >> you died dental floss to that chair? pooh we could use it now into all right. that's pretty impressive.
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pokes. >> very impressive. >> that was really good. that was pretty good. i would have ever been impressed. i'm just trying to get them to upgrade these laptops. >> the technology we have here. >> that's pretty impressive. so there's a museum in spain that uses the ocean floor to turn it into an art gallery. take a look. >> the ocean floor? >> isn't that cool? it's europe's first underwater contemporary art museum. still in the first faces. you see the sculptures there in the canary islands in spain. so it's accessible to snorkelers, drivivers. >> they paid tribute last night to benny king. there's a saxophonist doing it, as well. he has a really good rendition you have "stand by me." >> ♪ ♪ darling, stand by me whoa stand by me ♪
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this morning on "world news now" is, political battle. former president george w. bush fights for his brother jeb while donald trump lashes out. how the campaign is intensifying for both parties. february fury from tornadoes in the south to a storm packing a powerful punch. today in the north, the travel dangers in the hours ahead. and new this half hour, an early and easy delivery for a surprised mom. >> just two pushes right there at home on the couch and a baby boy was born ten days early. wait till you hear the rest of this story. >> later in "the skinny," the music acted dazzled the grammy awards and the red carpet. and why adele was not too happy about her performance. >> it's tuesday, february 16th. ♪

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