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and politically motivated. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> president obama is calling for speeding up research to diagnosis, prevent and treat zika virus. he met with the top health and secure officials yesterday in the situation room. officials financials suspect it is linked to a wave of birth defects in brazill. they have recommended praeg
craviaia and south america affected by the zika vice disease outbreaks. >> some companies are donating bottled water to flint, michigan, wal-mart joining coke and pepsi. the company says they will provide up to 6.5 million bot ols of water for flint's children. some music stars have also donated water. >> blake griffin apologizing this morning after breaking his hand following a fight with a team staffer. griffin hurt himself when he punched a member of the team's equipment staff outside a toronto restaurant. he is expected to miss at least four to six weeks. coach doc rivers says this sort of stuff shouldn't happen and the team may actually penalize griffin. we'll turn to baseball now. the strike zone may be getting a lift. commissioner rob manfred says major league baseball is looking whether to raise the bottom of the strike zone.
the kneecap to the top of the kneecap. that's where it was till ten years ago. it's only a couple of inches but offense has been slumping for the past 15 years or so. and there was a special wrestling match in the boston area, an undefeated high school wrestler against a special needs studio. the video getting a lot of attention. devin shoe cois one of the top high school wrestlers in massachusetts but now there's a las loss on his record but a victory for everyone else. >> devin just proved there that it's never wrong to do the right thing. >> if i had to lose to someone, i'd like to lose to andy. like it wassa win-win in my booking. > devin's opponent andy howland was thrilled with the victory. he's been wrestling competitively for seven years. this wasn't his first win either. great to see that. i love it. >> great attitude about it. >> all right. coming up, russia joins the
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leaders as opposed to president assad bashar al assad say they haven't decided whether to go accusing the united states of adopting unacceptable iranian and russian ideas on solving the conflict. police in denmark will now be able to seize valuables worth more than $1500 from asylum seekers to help cover their housing and food costs. while their cases are being processed. the united nations condemned the new law saying refugees deserved compassion. turning now to the heart of the crisis. the brutal civil war in syria and russia joining the fight in the war against isis aligning itself with syria's besieged leader assad. >> this morning in an abc news exclusive, terry moran is on the front lines with a rare view inside a russian armored personnel carrier. >> reporter: the vil of which now lies shattered after a battle two weeks ago.
we walk the streets past the ruins. for three years, rebels against the government of syrian president bashar al assad controlled this strategic village until russian air power arrived. so you came in on the ground and the russians were in the sky? >> yes. and now this is syria. >> yes. >> salma is ours. >> reporter: salma is yours. it's now in its fifth year, a quarter million people have been killed here. millions of refugees and in this chaos, isis was born. and now the russians are here. and they are all in. more than 200 russian air strikes boosted the syrian troops here and the battle continues. it's only been a few days since the is sir s troops took this town and we can still hear
those are the front lines a few miles away. in the three-months since russia joined the fighting, their forces have turned the tide of battle. massive air strikes have pulverized rebels and bolstered the assad regime. a close moscow ali. we went to sea on board a russian destroyers, sailed out into the mediterranean and saw how much firepower moscow committed to the effort. cruise missiles on board, it not only is supporting the russian campaign in syria, it's sending a signal to the rest of the world about the russian navy's modern capabilities. at the main russian air base in syria, jets are roorg day and night. the perimeter bristling with helicopter gun ships. this is the tip of the spear of russian air power in syria. the russians tell us they've thrown more than 5,000 sorties
the massive russian commitment here and the way it's rapidly shape add the battlefield stand in sharp contrast to president obama's years of caution. even after declaring -- >> that assad needs to go. >> reporter: but the u.s., britain and others say russia is helping the assad regime a lot more than they're fighting isis and they accuse their forces of is diskrim nat attacks that killed hundreds of civilians. we saw russians loading so-called dumb bombs, unguided munitions, very inaccurate, lots of potential for collateral damage. when i spoke with the russian general konashenkov, he scornfully dismissed the charge. >> what civilian facilities are you talking about? these are powerful groups of terrorists. one thing is clear. there is a new reality in the syrian war and it speaks russian. terry moran, abc news, salma, syria. >> fascinating. > i remember the white house
first launched this offensive as terry mentioned saying good luck. and things have turned around 180 degrees since they launch this had offensive at least for president assad's regime there. >> there's been such talk is he going to step down, and tuesday, the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov of rove had to fight off talk from reporters saying, no, there was a former chief of intelligence, there were some rumors he asked assad to step down. that. it's been such a long draw on this war over there. it's heart breaking, i think about the children all the time over there. >> can you believe it's been five years of the assault in syria. the flood of refugees continues though no matter where the tide is on that fight. >> so true. coming up, remembering a television legend. >> he's been a hollywood mainstay for more than 40 years. this morning we remember actor
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"barney miller." as the curmudgeonly detective fish. >> in an emergency you would be the first one i would call. >> you should call me first. i need time to put my teeth in. >> oddly, i have go da spent years fight urban legend he had already died. >> the rumor is that he died. >> abe is there in the control room? he is. >> reporter: that's him on david letterman's show in 1988. like his character in "the godfather." >> tell mike it was only business. he knew the end was coming. >> tom, can you get me off the hook? for old time's sake? >> can't do it. >> reporter: abe vigoda was 94. david wright, abc news, new york. >> quite a legend. >> he also performed on and off broadway, just really, really incredible man. >> all right. coming up, the countdown top valentine's day. >> oh. so if you've been looking for love in all the wrong places, could one of those places be the workplace? >> really?
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let's end this. all right, folks, we're now t minus 18 days away from the most romantic holiday of the year. the pressure's on. if you're bound and determined to get yourself a valentine, you got to work. >> but is it a good idea to look inside your own workplace? i see noll just disappeared. >> here's rebecca jarvis. >> that was nice to meet you, ben. >> reporter: office romance, even the interns can't escape it. >> see you later? >> love to. >> reporter: but all's fair in
these days many companies have courtships. what happens when the one is the one you sit next to every day. >> we worked together for just single soul. >> reporter: jaclyn smith and now husbander tile ear mcgee were together for four years when tyler took a job at her company where she no longer works, finding his desk right next to his girlfriend's. >> eight floors of a building, you didn't expect to be sitting 15 feet away from her. >> reporter: the couple choosing to keep their relationship private from coworkers. >> we were worried what people might think or say. >> reporter: the business insider editor says there were several steps they took to keep their work and personal lives separate. >> you should always check the company policy before you start an office romance. >> we weren't showing up and leaving at the same time. and to be frank, we rarely talked to each other. >> reporter: the couple also kept their lovey-dovey messages
another important consideration, keeping their love quarles out of the office. now, happily married for four months, jacqueline and tyler say their relationship is a testament to making an office relationship work. >> i ended up leaving the company and going to work somewhere else. and we stayed together and a few years later i proposed. >> yeah. >> the rest is history. . >> rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. so is it a good idea? >> well, you know, love is blind. >> what does that say? >> that means it can happen anywhere. actually, i see it happen a lot in the news rooms. >> yeah. >> especially late at night around this hour. just saying. > no. >> why did our floor director leave during this conversation? we're going to investigate. >> i don't know.
in morning on "world news now," sitting it out. >> donald trump saying he will not be participating in tomorrow's debate. the last before the first votes of the presidential election, but can he really resist? oo break is news from oregon. the standoff with militia men and the fer government turning deadly overnight. one of the leaders of the group killed. others arrested. the latest just ahead. on the edge, the california town teeter anning on a cliff and the residents forced out but some refusing to leave their homes even though they could fall into the ocean at any moment. >> and super commercials. the other people watch the super bowl. if you're not into football, then maybe this year's crop of ads will work for you. but will they be fun? we'l'l follow the tear jerker
it's wednesday, january 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> hey, everyone. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. >> do we remember last year's super bowl ads. >> i don't remember it being a tear jerker but i also fell asleep the first quarter. >> of the super bowl? >> when you're working a shift sometimes you fall asleep at inopportune moments. >> like just before the end of the fourth quarter of last year's super bowl. >> i there i woke up for that. >> we look forward to the super bowl ads this year. hopefully they go more fun than last year. >> fingersed crossed. >> it was not a fun night at news corp. fox head quarters. >> yeah. >> roger ailes and murdoch probably had a lot of fun conversations. >> would have been a good reality show. >> like what's happening behind the scenes? >> yes. >> it was supposed to be a big debate and it's now official. donald trump says he will definitely not take part in
>> trump's main problem? he says is fox news anchor megyn kelly who will be one of the debate moderators. trump says kelly is a "third rate reporter and says he'll hold his own event to raise money for wounded veterans." >> in the meantime, a new poll shows donald trump in the lead nationally among republicans with 37%. ted cruz with 21% and marco rubio with 11% but on the democratic side, the numbers are much closer. we're going to get the very latest on all of this right now. abc's brandi hitt on the case. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the next president of the united states, donald trump. >> i an bombshell from donald trump just days before the iowa caucuses. >> let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me. okay? >> trump's campaign now confirming he is bailing out of thursday's republican debate in iowa with the return of moderator megyn kelly who sparred with trump back in august.
several disprarnlging comments about women's looks. >> senator ted cruz saying the front-runner dropping out of the debate shows a lack of respect for voters and he issued this challenge. >> if he's unwilling to on the debate stage with the other candidates, then i would like to invite donald right now to engage in a one-on-one debate with me anytime between now and the iowa caucuses. >> reporter: still, the republican front-runner continues to pull in conservative endorse ps including arizona's famous tough talking sheriff joe arpaio even as his opponents attack. >> you don't think he's a christian. >> i don't know what he is. >> on the democratic side, both bernie sanders and hillary clinton's campaigns are energized. and also concerned about voter turnout next monday. >> we will win here in iowa if
>> if you go to the caucus on monday night and stand up for me there, i will work my heart out for you as your president. >> brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. we want to get to breaking news from oregon where there's been a deadly confrontation between armed militants and the fbi. gunfire erupted during a traffic stop outside the wildlife refuge where the militants had been localed up. killed in a hail of bullets was spokesman robert lavoy finicum. eight people were arrestete including the leader of the standoff ammon bundy. each will face a federal conspiracy charge. >> the fbi says it has broken up a terror plot in wisconsin which targeted a ma sonic temple. propers say sammy auy mohamed hamzeh hoped to show that nobody can play with muslims as well as spark more attacks. the arrest was a result of an
began last september. police in seattle this morning say two people are dead and at least three others wounded by gunfire, all of this taking place late last night at a homeless camp known as the jungle. the police chief believes the shooting was not random and that there are two persons of interest in the case. six cleveland police officers have been fired and six others suspended for their role in a police chase and shooting which left two unarmed people dead. officers fired a total of 137 shots during the incident backing in 2012. both occupants of the car were killed. the police union blast the decision calling it politically motivate the and insane. >> it's a terrible situation. it's a tragic situation. but we responded, we responded to the felonies that were being committed and don't let anybody tell you any differently. >> the chase began when officers standing outside the police head quarters mistook the sound of a beatup chevrolet malibu
now, to southern california where the reward for information about those escapees has now grown to $200,000. the three men all believed to be dangerous were awaiting trial for various violent felonies one of them even being compared to a famous movie killer. with more, ears abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: investigators taking to the roof trying to piece together how three alleged violent criminals became escape artists to see when they formed an alliance. the fugitives accused of violent crimes from murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and torture. nay jiri is accused of mutilating his victim's genitals. one calling him, diabolical, cunning, comparing him to the cannibalistic movie villain hannibal lecter. >> reporter: when you are accused of torture and genital mutilation, people are terrified you are on the run. >> sure, i can understand and i feel the same nervousness. i'm hoping that it's not a
>> reporter: just a short time ago, an authorities told us that the sheriff is very concerned about the length of time that these inmates were unaccounted for. they are reviewing the body count process and already making changes. kayna whitworth, abc news, santa anna, california. >> the founder of bikram joe ga will have to pay a massive penalty in a sexual harassment suit. a los angeles jury hit him with nearly $6.5 million in punitive damage to his former legal advisor. a day earlier the same jirl awarded her nearly a million dollars. however, the centric yoga guru testified he's nearly bankrupt now. so-called affluenza teen ethan couch could be back before week's end. he has decided to drop his appeal against deportation from mexico. he and his mother fled to mexico after video surfaced that appeared to show him at a party
would be a violation of his probation of a drunk driving accident that left four dead. >> the american pastor released by iran recently is now back home. sayid abedini arrived. his wife and children planned to meet him there but instead they've reunited in the midwest. he was jailed in iran for nearly four years presumably for preaching christianity. >> a decision on hospitality for the iranian president during a visit to rome is being ruled by ridiculous as the local press. italians afraid of offending the strict muslim decided to cover up the nude separate to yous. the iranian president is on a tour in europe to boost economic ties. the move has local politicians rolling on both sides of the aisle. italy chose not to serve wine because alcohol is, of course, forbidden for muslims. what happened to when in rome,
>> that would be the theory. as you look at that statue, there's not a lot to cover up. >> oh. kendis. >> i'm just saying. >> all right. >> but yeah. they did -- he did get a tour of one museum but yeah, they had to cover it up. see how the french deal with him in a few days. >> maybe they found out the most important bits. >> bits. >> coming up "the mix," two babies do very different things. one praying, the other bull fighting. > first over the edge as their homes edge closer to falling into ocean, some residents in this california town are refusing to leave. >> partial more teams than just the broncos and panthers. the ad weasles are bulging out all the stops. remember to find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter as abcwnn. you're watching "world news
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okay. so as you watch this time lapse video of the blizzard moving in and covering the national mall in washington, you may be struck but how many people were out in the park during the snow days. nothing else in the nation's capital seemed to be moving but this morning the federal government reopens albeit three hours late. the city schools also reopened today but most in northern virginia will not.
back to normal today. so far only 30 flights have been canceled compared to more than 700 yesterday and 1300 or 13,000 since the blizzard started. >> you know what's fascinating me i found the best story was tuesday morning in the senate, guess who showed up? >> the janitors? >> no, only women. in the entire senate. >> in the entire senate. >> only the women showed up. it was so fascinating me. from every level, from the senators to the pages, to -- it was actually senator lisa murkowski, she made a statement saying that you know, look around. the only people presiding officers are female, parliament therrian female, floor manager female, pages female. >> where was everybody else. >> the men were clearly at home with their feet up. >> as one would be. i think they were shoveling. > i don't think so because the whole city is paralyzed. unable to get to work. i don't think ong everyone is shoveling exactly. >> that's true.
>> kudos to the women of the senate. >> bravo. >> all around from every level. just the females showed up. >> what bills were passed? >> no bills were passed. the men didn't show up. >> okay. now we know. now that you've spoken your speech. >> i feel good about that one. >> when you're the guy on the set, all you have to do is be like you are so correct. oh, my god yes. >> you're not going to with inthat fight today. smart move, kendis. we turn now to the crisis unfolding on the pacific coastline in california into yeah, a coastal wall outside of san francisco is collapsing, threatening hundreds of homes and the families who are in them. neal karlinksky is there with the latest for us. >> reporter: el nino's fury ripping apart a chunk of the coastline. a drone video catches a huge slab falling away. police have yellow tagged an entire apartment building telling residents to get out while they still can. did you sleep with one eye open? >> yeah, alert. time to go. >> reporter: take a look at
this bluff in the city of pacifica battered by rough surf and pounding rains, leaving homes and businesses in danger of falling. just imagine if this was your balcony. underneath here, and the entire coastline continues to fall away with no end in sight. this home's patio is poking out with little support. pictures from before show the dramatic difference. despite the threat, some residents refusing to leave. >> you guys will have to physically drag me out. >> reporter: despite efforts to shore up the bluff, the people here know the danger is far from over. neal karlinsky, abc, pacifica, california. >> god, it's so scary. also the home values for these people who invested so much and now to see your house falling into the ocean. >> those are million dollar condos and apartments teet areaing right there.
cover all of that. officials have worked to preserve the delicate sandstone bluffs. >> putting boulders up. i don't know if that's enough. >> we'll see. coming up in our next half hour, big news from kanye west. the rapper is set to debut his latest album which is called swish in one of the most public of all venues coinciding with fashion week. >> first downing down to super bowl 50 on the field. there will be peyton manning versus cam newton but off the field, how about amy schumer versus steven tyler? you're watching "world news
>> announcer: " >> marsha, what happened? >> peter hit me in the knows with a football. i can't go to the dance like this. >> well, i'm sure it was an accident sweetheart. >> an eye for an eye. that's what dad always says. >> i never said that, honey. >> shut up. teach her a lesson. >> marsha, eat a snickers. >> why? >> you get a little hostile when you're hungry. better? >> better. >> marsha, marsha, marsha. >> jan, this isn't about you. >> it never is. >> it's really hard to manuel anything topping that one. that was my favorite commercial from last year's super bowl. >> just wait. madison avenue is charging full steam ahead for super bowl 50 after all. abc's chris connelly gives us a sneak peek of some of this year's hottest commercials. >> from date nights and websites, to bud lights. >> will you get the middle of my back. >> there is no middle.
plus movie stars with picachou and tyler, too. the ads slated for super bowl 50 shape up to be another elite group and they'd better be with 30-sec spots on the telecast said to be going for as much as $5 million, major impact is a must have. >> there are very few places advertisers can go to get a lot of people in one shot. and the super bowl is it. last year, the super bowl had a record 114 million viewers. that sort of opportunity simply doesn't exist in this day and age. >> reporter: steven tyler walking this way for skittles. website creator square space nabbing key and peel. >> starring in the incomeparable liam neeson. >> liam neeson representing for lg electronics. abu wambach sings the mini-cooper praise is. amy schumer and seth rogen are
miller will have his modesty on tap. >> it's going to be the greatest super bowl commercial of all time. do you understand? >> while they're different shots by amateurs clips are competing for doorry toe is is 30-second slot eager to get your attention the way budweiserer's lost puppy did at super bowl xlix last year. oh soent go away. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> i like that one. >> yeah, it was a really really good one. here's the deal. viewership is probably going to be way up this year for the super bowl. the afc championship game this past sunday had 53 million viewers. second largest audience on record. completely. so it bodes well for the actual big game itself. >> apparently for commercials cbs will get $5 million for 30 seconds worth of ad time. the first super bowl 1966, it was about $310,000. >> even that seemed expensive. i asked them we should do a comr
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we're going to start "the mix" with a little bit of controversy that is brewing overseas in spain because this bull fighter francisco rivera ordonez, he put up this picture. can you see what's in his left arm there? >> is that really a baby. >> that is really a baby. his 5-month-old daughter is in his left arm. when he posted to instagram, a lot of people were like what the hell. >> we're sure she wasn't photo shooped. >> this is him during a practice run bull fighting there. >> oh, my gosh. >> so a lot of people were upset by this and commenting about this. but francisco then posting another photo showing this is a family tradition. he's a fifth generation bull fighter and that's him on the left with his dad doing it.
it's not during a real bull fighting match or whatever. but just for a practice run. >> i bet you anything mama was out for day when this was taken. put money on that one. you know crabs, i feel bad for them crabs, lobsters you throw hem into the pot. they don't get a chance to fight back really. >> they taste so good really. >> in brazil, one crab fought back. this is an actual knife and it's a restaurant in brazil that shows this knife wielding, yeah, exactly. going to head into the shower any second now. >> oh, man. you got to give him props. >> the people who saw this photo were equipping apparently he was protecting himself from the dangers of brazil and drug violence remains a problem. that's what some people are saying. > we took it to that level. >> people very amused by all this saying he's stabbing fish and stealing pearls because he's always high on that seaweed. >> all right. the things that they come up with for that crab. i hope the crab did survive.
a lot of families have their tradition of they put their kids to bed and prayed with their kids at night. so does this south carolina family. very cute here. these parents rush their kid to bed sunday night because they wanted to see the end of the carolina panthers game. >> yes? >> and then they starred hearing noises from the baby monitor. >> okay. >> and thank you all my babies and all my babies and santa claus. >> their 2-year-old daughter praying. >> that's precious. >> it is. >> see, kids like routine. like you brush your teeth. you say your prayers. you read a storybook. you go to bed. you take them out of that. >> you wet your bed. >> what a beautiful family and what a sweet, sweet baby shoo very cute. and luckily for them, the panthers are making it to the super bowl.
>> that's this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the militia standoff in oregon turning deadly. the group's spokesperson killed as the fbi moves in arresting the leaders of the movement. the full report straight ahead. >> setting the stage or not. donald trump definitively pulling out of the final debate before the iowa caucus. the reason? a fox news anchor, how she responded overnight. >> and new this half hour, growing concerns over the zika virus. >> the federal government issuing guidelines for pregnant women and the meeting last night with president obama in the situation room. it was a major event that has soon come to one of america's biggest concert venues. kanye west is reportedly set to premiere what he calls the best album of all time. full details ahead in "the
january 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. >> we do say good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> >> we're going to begin with the breaking news out of oregon where one person has been killed in a shoot-out between the fbi and members of the armed group holding a federal wildlife refuge. >> we're getting word that the victim has been identified as robert lavoy finicum who had been acting as a spokesperson for this group. eight people have been arrested including the leader amman bundy. abc's alex stone has the late details. >> reporter: the take-down did not happen at the wildlife refuge where militia members where is holed up for three weeks. instead, oregon state police and federal agents moved in as group leader amman bundy and his followers were on the move apparently driving to a meeting with locals. police conducted a traffic stop on oregon's highway 395, pulling
riding in. law enforcement sources are telling abc news a person who died opened fire first and then was killed in the return of bullets. bundy and multiple other people who were with him were arrested. the arrests also took place elsewhere. immediately a local hospital was put on lockdown as a follower who was injured in the shoot-out got treatment there. alex stone, abc news. >> donald trump will not take center stage florida tomorrow night's debate on fox news. in fact, he's not going to take the stage at all. >> trump was demanding fox remove news anchor megyn kelly as one of the moderators. fox refused so trump says i'm out. he's been highly critical of kelly since a debate in august when she asked him about the disparaging words he used to describe women he didn't like. >> megyn kelly's really biased against me. she knows that. i know that, everybody knows that. do yououeally think she can be fair at a debate? >> i maintain it was a tough but
disagree. >> trump's current rival in iowa, ted cruz is firing back at him for skipping the debate and challenging him to a one-on-one debate on their own ahead of the caucuses. abc's tom llamas has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: senator ted cruz with a warning to his supporters. this predictions about donald trump. >> if donald wins iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in new hampshire. if he went on to win new hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee. >> reporter: cruz and the super pac supporting him now unloading a barrage of 11th hour attack ads on the billionaire, using trump's own words to trash his new york values. >> i lived in new york city and manhattan all my life. so you know, my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa. >> what does trump think of iowa? >> how stupid are the people of iowa. >> donald trump, new york values, not ours. >> reporter: trump trying to show his values actually do line
>> i hear this is a major theme right here. 2 corinthians. right? 2 corinthians. 3:17, that is the whole ball game. >> reporter: but a boost. trump scoring the endorsement of jerry falwell junior, the son of the late tv evangelist and the president of liberty university. and far from the trump, cruz show, a series of republican candidates gunning for third place, some confident. >> i'm very comfortable when it comes down to it, we're going to have a lot of those people make us their first choice. i feel good about it. >> new jersey governor chris christie snapping at a young woman asking why he wasn't back in new jersey managing storm clean-up. >> i have friends family calling me sending pictures, videos all over the state. >> all over the state? really? there's been one county that's flooded. i don't know where from all over the state since we have 21 counties where that's happened. second, i don't know exactly what you expect me to do. you want me to go down there with a mop?
only joking. so what will trump do on thursday? he tells us he's going to host an event at the same time as the debate to raise money for veterans and he also wonders how many people are going to watch the debate if he's not there. tom llamas, marshalltown, iowa. >> i'm curious to see how many people will be watching. the debate. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is just barely edging out bernie sanders in iowa. sanders seemededhocked by the huge crowd in st. paul last night. so many people turned out, nearly 5,000 people were moved to an overflow room for the most part, sanders stayed on script calling for a political revolution. hillary clinton has been on the stump in iowa, as well, stepping up her criticism of sanders essentially calling him unelectable and at a town hall meeting clinton was asked if she would be open to nominating president obama to the supreme court. well, she lavender saying that question was a first for her, but said "it's a great idea." >> classes are canceled today in one indianapolis school district following the death ofof veteran
susan jordan was struck and killed when a bus jumped the curb in front of her elementary school. two 10-year-old students were hurt but are expected to survive. jordan had been principal of the school for 22 years. let's move on now to the big digout after the blizzard of 2016. the federal government by the way in washington set to reopen today and so are schools there and in philadelphia but not in baltimore. slowly but surely lifefes returning to normal in the eastern u.s. we get more from abc's david kerley. >> reporter: take a look. a front end loader in queens needed to pull a sanitation truck out of the thick snow. part of the reason this recovery is so slow. residential streets from newark to baltimore and south remain a problem. for a third day outside of richmond, beverly wood is stuck. her street has not seen a plow. >> i can't get to work because i can't get out. >> reporter: in virginia, one in ten streets the state is responsible for still have not been plowed. >> our crews are working as hard as they can.
baltimore had to work through an unplowed street to get to a rowhouse fire. this is what stranded residents up and down the east coast hope for. maybe not a perfectly plowed road but at least a pathway out of their neighborhood. it's not just plowing but removing snow. how much? look at this shot of yankee stadium from an nypd chopper. new york city crews could have filled it 66 times. >> very, very happy. finally. we waited 48 hours to get this thing done. >> reporter: some of those crews finally getting to that man's home in queens. here in arlington, virginia, they are still waiting for this street to be plowed more than three days after the storm. david kerley, abc news, arlington, virginia. >> good news now about the housing market. home prices have risen 5.8% in november thanks to low mortgage rates, a shortage of homes on the market and solid hiring growth. prices rose fastest in portland, oregon, san francisco and denver. all about 11% in all three.
hottest markets in the country right now with prices at an all-time high. i guess if you're a buyer, this isn't good news. >> i guess not. so an up and down day for weight watchers literally. shares of the weight loss company jumped 18% on the heels of a new add revealing that oprah winfrey has lost 26 pounds and claiming she eats bred every day on the plan. the struggling company also saw shares increase when the talk show queen joined the company last october and buying 10% of its stock. >> we were talking about this in the hair and makeup room yesterday when you weren't around yesterday because it's girl talk. >> i don't need to hear. >> and we were saying we know a lot of women who in the past couple months joined weight watchers and seen tremendous results. >> because of that. >> they feel it teaches them how to eat in a way that there's such a gym craze but people forget that eating is a huge part of it, too. >> i think that's a starvation diet. >> i don't think so. they were saying they're eating
motor scooters are a popular way to get around southeast asia. definitely for humans. but apparently, we're not the only ones. >> so check this out. this die nam nick mick duo here. a man in thailand rolling with his best friend, the pup carrying umbrella in its mouth ready to guard his human companion against a sudden rainstorm. despite riding with no apparent safety harness or helmet for the dog, not too much other information but chuck it up to the internet gods blessing us with this story this morning. >> i don't think this is a blessing. i look at that dog and think if he were to get into an accident, he doesn't have a seat belt, he doesn't have a helmet. >> i think that's one way to look at it. i think he's just heading to the restaurant and that dog is no longer with us. >> oh. >> i don't know. >> kendis. >> all right. coming up in "the skinny," the growing controversy over whether the earth is really flat spills over into the world of rap music.
the rapper who is now taking on a celebrity astrophysicist. >> and an urgent new warning about the zika virus that's linked to serious birth defects. the rise in the number of cases here in the u.s. which states are now affected. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather, brought to you by zoolily.com. brought to you by zoo lilly.com. seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion.
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the travel industry is concerned with the latest news now prompting united airlines and carnival cruise lines to offer pregnant women refunds, credits, and exchanges on tickets to places where it is found. more now from abc's linsey davis. >> growing concerns about the spread of the zika virus. many pregnant women who have traveled abroad are rushing to doctors to get checked. they are getting cranial ultra sounds and eye exams if their mothers were possibly infected. >> we e e getting calls every day, unfortunately. any patients with symptoms we are having them tested. >> reporter: the fear is a possible link between the virus and birth defects like microcephaly in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and linked to paralysis in adults. there's already a travel advisory in effect for pregnant where the disease has been detected. including el salvador where officials are asking for women
2018. in brazil, the host country for this summer's olympics, the health minister says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading the virus. 18 cases in seven states have already been reported among travelers returning to the u.s. this mom to be relieved that her doctor found nothing to worry about. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> it's very frightening. >> yes, it is. >> we have another medical note about the health of your pets. >> highly contagious strain of doing flu is fredding across the u.s. the canine influenza has sickened thousands of dogs across 25 states. vets say most dogs recover within two to three weeks. >> if your dog has a persistent cough, sneezing, nose discharge or lack of appetite or energy, experts s commend taking him or her to a vet immediately. >> many of the vets are saying this morning, make sure that your dogs and your pets' vaccines are up to date. when we come back, the big
from kanye west. >> according to ticketmaster, the rapper is set to launch the world premiere of his seventh album. in its entirety on february 11th in new york's madison square garden. it is called "ways," and west is referring to it as the best album of all time, not his best album, mind you, the best. >> the event by the way is dubbed yeezy season 3, and it's set to coincide with new york fashion week and presumably the debut of some of kanye's new couture offerings, as well. >> next to a growing scientific controversy spilling over into the world of hip-hop. >> this is really big news and really serious. it started out as a twitter spat between rapper b.o.b. and astrophysicist neil degrasse tyson over flat earth theory. the rapper tweeting out pointing out questions about the lack of proof that the earth is round. but tyson was less on facts and more on ridicule. so beverage o.b. set it to
why is nasa part of the department of defense they divided up the seas into 33 degrees better be careful what you read flat line >> oh. >> but not to be outdone tyson released his own rap response. i'm not sure what it was that really made you think that you could disrespect a tyson and your ship won't sink i mean whoa, can't fool the people, bob, they know what's up, i'm in the hayden planetarium getting shoulder rubs. i think it's very clear that bobby didn't read enough and he's believing all this conspiracy theory stuff >> pretty good. >> his nephew did that. >> b.o.b. isn't the first celebrity to question the paradigm joining tila tequila. he may not be the last. so tyson's track may not be the last word. it really is a serious issue. so from that debate to something that is definitely round. >> where are we going here? >> j.lo's booty. >> barely a week into her
j.lo is already making headlines. >> the 46-year-old singer suffered a major wardrobe malfunction over the weekend as she bowed for the crowd after performing her hit on the floor. that's when her sparkling sequinned jumpsuit couldn't take it any more and it split here her behind. oh, apparently there's only so much pressure that spandex can take and still, jenny from the block took it all in stride. >> thank god for the internet. >> oh, man, and those iphones i tell you. finally, we have a bit of celebrity baby news. >> we're talking about hollywood power couple john krasinski and emily blunt expecting baby number two. the actress confirming through her rep to us weekly. >> blunt and "the office" alum tied the knot at george clooney's home in italy back in 2010 after two years of dating and they welcomed that cute little thing, that's hazel in, february of 2014. big congratulations to that happy couple. >> cute couple. >> coming up, the action
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well, it's true, the true story of one of the most daring rescues in coast guard history and it's set to hit theaters this weekend. >> it stars casey affleck who opened up to us about the grueling shoot and his big brother ben. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: "the finest hours" is a film that can finally be made. >> i want you to go up on deck and have a look. >> reporter: because movie technology can now make this look real. >> it's a real story. >> may day, may day. do you copy. >> two gigantic oil tankers
storm. >> every fellow here wants to live. the only way that happens is if we run her aground. >> reporter: affleck plays an engineer on board the stricken s.s. pendleton and chris pine boson of the tiny coast guard cutter sent to rescue them against unbelievable apparently insurmountable odds. >> you've got about five seconds, boys. >> some guys, i won't mention who, chris pine, ben foster, guys like that, they wore wet suits and dry suits and complained all the time. i never did any of that. >> affleck is baby brother to ben. >> who is that? >> that is bruce wayne. >> when i said i didn't want to do batman, there was a little bit of tension, you know, but i'm glad that he got the job after all. >> if they can't get casey, they take ben. >> reporter: casey is also bffs with joaquin phoenix. they met on "to die for."
sister, summer. >> matt at the time was up for the joaquin phoenix part. >> if he got that part, you may never have married your wife. >> that's right. >> reporter: he's a director, producer, indie film kind of guy. why did you decide to do this? >> i guess i was drawn to this because of the sort of old fashioned heroics of it. >> reporter: i'm surprised very few of us have even heard of this story before. >> it's incredible. i had never heard of it. i grew up in massachusetts and never heard of it. it's one of those things that someone finds it and thinks this is incredible. let's call casey. >> nick watt, abc news, hollywood. humor. >> he does. he's so incredibly talented. than ben. nominee before and interesting >> and don't miss our updates on >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing