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this morning on "world news now, >> this morning on "world news now," furious storms, killer tornadoes from the gulf coast to virginia and the snowstorm that canceled hundreds of flights in the midwest. the human toll and today's clean-up. >> speaking out, apple's ceo tim cooke reveals his side of the story as the justice department orders his company to unlock a terrorist locked iphone. it's an abc news exclusive. >> and new this half hour, astronaut scott kelly's record-setting year in space. it's almost over. >> what he loves about the space station. what he misses about earth and the food he cannot wait to eat. and later, adele treated like a queen at britain's version of the grammy awards. her performance and honors in "the skinny" on this thursday, february 25th. ♪
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this is "world news now." >> no audio problems as far as we know. >> no audio problems for adele. she was stunning. i was so glad to see her back on the horse again. >> she looked stunning, she sounded great. it was a good thing. we'll get to that, of course, a little bit later. i was looking for my thunder buddy last night. there was a lot of thunder through new york city and up and down the east coast. the eastern two-thirds of the nation facing a major clean-up today after those damaging storms. nearly a foot of wet heavy snow pounded the greater chicago area, forcing nearly 1200 flights to be canceled and with temperatures dropping overnight this morning's commute is likely to be dangerous. >> that same system also produced thunderstorms and tornadoes in the mid-atlantic leaving at least four people dead, dozens injured and buildings destroyed. abc's megan hughes begins our coverage. >> reporter: the deadly winter storm system moves north, bringing waves of rain and terrifying twisters. this one
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carolina. this time lapse shows the storm moving into charlotte, strong winds toppling trees into homes, cars and power lines there. in virginia, a state of emergency in effect. one suspected tornado shredded homes. >> we didn't know it was a tornado but we knew something was going on that wasn't good. >> reporter: this is the same system that spawned more than 30 tornadoes in the last 24 hours. >> god let us be okay and get through this. >> reporter: first tearing across louisiana, destroying this rv park. in pensacola, florida, an ef-3 tornado packing 155-mile-per-hour winds destroyed homes and apartment buildings. as the front side of this monster system continues triggering tornado warnings and watches an, the backside is creating blizzard conditions. >> we're asking people who don't need to make the trip, don't make the trip today. >> reporter: in parts of illinois and indiana, conditions are nearly whiteout. the snow coming down faster than plows can clear it or homeowners can shovel it. >> i'm trying to get some of i
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now and some of it later. >> reporter: even with school canceled, some kids couldn't get the day off. >> i'm like yeah, no school. i'm going over to my grandma's house. now i'm out here helping shoveling snow. >> i spent the last 30 years in houston, texas, this is different. >> reporter: megan hughes, abc news, washington. incredible images. checking today's forecast, that winter storm system dumped snow on the eastern great lakes and ohio valleys. heavy rain in new england, the south dries out after the tornado outbreak. mild in the west. >> '30s in minneapolis and detroit, 40s in kansas city and atlanta. 60s in seattle and dallas and 80s in los angeles and phoenix. a new isis video threatens the lives of facebook founder mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey, the head of twitter. the 25-minute video is too disturbing to show showing pictures of the two men covered in bullet holes.
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facebook is responding to remove posts that promote terrorism. reaction coming in now to al ceo tim cooke speaking out in an exclusive interview with abc news. cooke tells david muir that his company has cooperated fully with the fbi on the san bernardino shooting investigation. but cooke says apple won't help the bureau break into the iphone of syed farook. doing so they say would require software that would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable. >> the only way we know would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it. and that is what is at stake here. but a senior government official tells us the fbi wants apple to develop a way into the phone that will only be known to the company itself. and no one else. in his interview, cooke also suggested the government made a mistake in not contacting apple before
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password that's associated with the phone. >> fbi directed the county to reset the i cloud password. when that is done, the phone will no longer back up to the cloud. and so i wish they would have contacted us earlier so that that would not have been the case. a government official counters that saying whether it was a mistake or not, the fbi would still be asking for access to the phone. that's because the i cloud would not have provided access to all the data on the device. cooke also says he will be addressing the entire matter with president obama and that he's prepared for the case to go all the way to the supreme court apple has till tomorrow to file a legal response to the judge's order to help unlock the phone. the republicans are preparing to face off in houston tonight. their final debate before super tuesday. after winning, nevada, donald trump is now tangling with mitt romney and last night, marco rubio attacked trump by name, accusing him of not taking a strong enough stance on obamacare and the middle east
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llamas. >> reporter: fresh off. running the table in nevada, donald trump sounding like the nomination is already his. >> it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest, all right? will you come out here, pat? look at him. >> reporter: trump in virginia side by side with evangelist pat robertson. >> man, it's good to have you here with us. >> reporter: so confident, he's now revealing his priorities for a running mate. apparently the outsider candidate wants an insider v.p., someone able to help him cut deals in washington. >> i do want somebody that's political, because i want to get lots of great legislation that we all want passed, that's just sitting there for years and years and years. >> reporter: in nevada, trump scooping up more votes than his two top rivals combined. >> after a whole lot of months on the road, it is good to be home. >> reporter: senator ted cruz, in houston, endorsed by the texas governor and lashing out at trump.
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>> we are not a people who are impressed by a lot of blustery rhetoric that's not backed up by truth. the time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears has passed. >> reporter: but right across town, rising rival, senator marco rubio. >> we cannot have a commander in chief that is not ready the first day in office. you can't just say, well, when i get there, i'll hire the smartest people and they're going to tell me what to do. >> reporter: but both senators struggling to compete with the trump show. in a rash interview, the mogul's model wife melania describing what first drew her to the donald. >> his mind. amazing mind. i'm my own person, he's his own person. and i think that's very important. i don't want to change him, he doesn't want to change me. >> and mitt romney calling for donald trump and the other candidates to release their tax returns. romney says he thinks there's a "bombshell" in trump's tax
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returns citing no proof, romney says he thinks trump is not as rich as he claims to be or that he's given as much to charity as he says he has. trump called romney a fool and saying he's trying to act like a tough guy. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> new developments in the battle over the president's supreme court nominee. source is tell abc news president obama is considering a republican. nevada governor brian sandoval to replace the late justice antonin scalia. sandoval is a former federal judge who supports abortion rights. this is seen as an overture to the gop senators who say they'll refuse any hearings on the president's nominee. >> my hope and expectation is that once there is an actual nominee, once this is no longer an abstraction, that those on the judiciary committee recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and senate judiciary chairman chuck grassley bot
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president in the coming weeks over the nomination. >> so last week we told you about a patent application from jetmaker airbus for seats with storage underneath. now it's considering wider seats. take a look. this is what current economy class seats in airbus planes look like. now the company has filed a patent for a reconfigurable passenger bench seat. >> they took the park bench. >> pretty much. this is a park bench. look at the little people. it could accommodate not only larger passengers but children, as well. detachable seat belts would be used for everyone. no matter their size. >> is there an inflatable slide that also comes out for the kids? >> kind of seems like a ride. but no more of those extended seat belt things. >> oh, boy. >> just have the bench. >> all right. >> what, jack? >> he doesn't like that. >> he's applying his filter to that one. a good study here on "world news now" and this one ranks right up there with the grte
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on this headline. pizza, folks, is addictive. >> it is true. pizza is addictive. yes, that's a finding of a study done at the university of michigan. >> the wolverines who did the research say it's addictive because of what it's made of, doug, sauce, they're both packed with sugar and cheese and an ingredient that acts as an opiate duringdy jegsz jegz. >> cured meats like pepperoni and sausage contain salt which improves the taste. for many, no wonder it's addictive. late phone up big nick's. let's order a pie. >> let's do it. >> let's get on that. >> can you get on it. >> get a phone on the anchor desk. >> we should have a hot line. we really should have a hot line to big nick's. >> get some hot line bling but it's just for pizza. coming up in "the skinny," the most memorable movie lines of all time. is your favorite on the list? think about it.
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in space. what a record-setting astronaut loves about his job and what he misses the most on earth. >> pizza probably. >> and erin andrews from "dancing with the stars" and her emotional day in court. what her father is saying about a stalker in a case getting widespread attention. you're watching "world news now." talker in a case getting widespread attention. you're watching "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. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert.
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serious burns on his leg but is expected to be okay. if ever there was a poster board for not smoking, this would be it. >> and then some. man. all right. good to know he's going to be all right after that. that is frightening. so check him out. that ball band that you saw there, a man police in ohio are calling the row gain bandit. he's accused of stealing the hair growth drug from store shelves across the buckeye state. cops say it's likely he's trying to resell the stolen row gain either online or at flea markets and they don't believe he's using it on himself. obviously it's not working. > was that in the police report? >> yeah, they don't believe he's using it himself. >> oh. >> yeah. >> two interesting videos. >> on to serious news, a court battle pitting erin andrews against her stalker and marriott hotels turned emotional yesterday in nashville. that's because andrews' father took the stand and breaking down in t
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how his daughter's life has been devastated. abc's ryan smith with the latest. >> reporter: the pain of his daughter's humiliation was etched on his face. >> she kept screaming i'm on the internet. i'm on the internet. i'm naked. >> erin andrews wiping away tears in court as her father recounted her horror at being filmed through a peephole at a tennessee marriott by michael david barrett who then posted those videos online in 2008. >> i feared for her life. she wouldn't eat. she wouldn't bathe. she wouldn't talk. all she would do is cry. >> feelings she talked about on "good morning america." >> i remember my dad saying to me, you may have a stalker. and i just started saying dad, don't say that word. >> reporter: barrett served 2 1/2 years for stalking. andrews now suing him and the owners of that marriott for $75 million. claiming the hotel intentionally placed barrett next door to the tv star. the hotel claims barrett is a criminal who tricked them into gaining access. as for andrews father, he says his daht
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same. >> she's a shell of the person she was before this happened. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> testimony was pretty powerful from the dad, i thought. >> and so many years later. this happened a long time ago. you can still see the emotional toll this is having on aaron -- erin andrews. >> you certainly can. next adele's big night in london as she's crowned queen of the brits. >> i got to ask you, what's your favorite movie line? >> my favorite movie line? >> and can you guess what the top five movie lines are? we're going to tell you coming up. >> i'll have to think about that one.
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time now for "the skinny," and topping our headlines this morning, another big night for adele. >> the pop sensation scooped up four brit awards in london last night. those included best british female solo artist, album of the year and single of the year for "hello." >> and see if you can figure out who sponsored the awards. and a special honor, the global success award recognizing her achievement overseas presented to her appropriately enough from the international space station by british astronaut tim peek. >> and congratulations to the incredible adele. she's taken the world by storm
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and is a true global icon. i really wish i could be there in person to present your award. do rest assured that we're all huge fans up here. so congratulations once again. >> pretty cool. last week's grammy awards pushed adele back to number one on the billboard artist 100 charts. >> next to hollywood and the top 100 movie quotes of all time. >> so last month, the hollywood reporter polled 1600 industry insiders and their top five. >> starting with the wizard of oz. dorothy's iconic line as she stepped into a world bursting in vibrant technicolor toto, i have a feeling we're not in kansas anymore. >> number four from a galaxy far away, star wars, may the force be with you. >> number three from "jaws," you're going to need a bigger boat. >> and number two from casablanca and who doesn't remember this, here's looking at you kid. >> that brings to us number one. the top movie quote of all time is --
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>> rhett, if you go, where shall i go? what shall i do? >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> i thought it was going to be you had me at hello from jerry mcguire. from "gone with the wind" the last words spoken by clark gable to vivian leigh as she clings to the hope she can still win him back. she's still clinging. and not winning. >> next to some big dollars paid for a film that hasn't even been seen yet. >> after shelling out $10 million for "manchester by the sea" at sun darngs amazon has secured north america and streaming rights to woody allen's yet untitled film for $15 million. >> that's three times what sony paid for his last movie "irrational man" which barely eked out $4 million at the u.s. box office. this stars is steve carell, blake lively and kristin stewart. as of now, that's all we know about it. >> see, the internet does pay. >> it does.
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whether humans can go to mars. i know we don't have all the data but can we make it to mars? can you do it? could another human do it? >> from a subjective perspective, i think absolutely. i feel great. but you know, there are challenges especially with radiation between the earth and mars that we need to work on overcoming but it's something that i hope to see in my lifetime. >> reporter: you told me you were going to hit a wall. you knew you would hit a wall. did you hit that wall? how did you get through it and how did you feel about getting through it? what got you through it? >> i really haven't hit a wall yet. i wanted to get to the end of this with as much energy and enthusiasm that i had at the beginning. that's kind of how i still feel. if i don't hit the wall in the next six, seven days, i think i'm home free. >> lightning round, when you get home, bare feet in grass or sand? >> i think grass would be my first choice. but i'll be in kazakhstan. so you
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sand. >> or dust. >> pizza or filet mignon? >> obviously filet mignon. you don't really miss food that much. at least i miss the experience more of you know, sitting at a table with friends and family than i do actually you know, all the different types of food that i've missed up here. >> cheers, cheers. >> commander kelly, thanks very much. congratulations. look forward to seeing you back here on the planet. >> david kerley, abc news, washington. thank you for that, david. that was fun. >> very cool. he tweeted about seven hours ago. countdown six days left and 96 sunsets left. >> oh. >> so it's very cool. >> such a sense of -- oh. he said radiation. i'm not going to mars. i'm telling you now and i love food. >> i will do it. i will take one for humankind. >> we'll send you up here. >> that's true. tang, ugh. true. tang, ugh. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two deca
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making news in america this morning, double edge storm. heavy winds and torrential rains in the east leave thousands without power overnight and communities in the south are stunned by the deadly destruction as the midwest is hit hard by whiteout conditions. we have the latest on the storm track. privacy fight. ceo tim cook telling abc news that apple is standing firm against the government despite that order to access a terrorist's iphone. >> this is not about one phone. this is about the future. >> the abc news exclusive interview just ahead. fighting the flu in the depths of the season. some encouraging news about this year's vaccine. why you should consider getting one if you haven't. oh, boy, pants on fire. a small explosion in a store


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