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>> reporter: flying to cuba just 90 miles south of the florida keys could be an easy flight again. the u.s. and cuba for the first time in 50 years signing the deal to allow commercial flights between the two countries. >> it represents a critically important milestone in the united states it's continued efforts to engage with cuba and normalize our relations. >> reporter: no longer requiring flights. ralphers can visit the once forbidden island just likeny other international destination. daily flights from the u.s. cos take off as early as this fall. >> we are committed to be able to trade with the two countries on a win-win situation. >> reporter: it's getting easier to do business. the treasury department allowing a u.s. owned tractor company to open a factory in cuba, the first since the revolution. but for the company's co-owner, it's personal. >> i was born and raised there. >> the cuban minister will meet with u.s. secretary of commerce later this morning for a second
more opportunities. the destination once closed for business opening a little more every day. serena marshall, abc news, washington. thank you so much, serena. i would love to go to cuba. >> it's such a beautiful country. i've been once. i can manuel a lot of people will be getting on planes down there in the fall and winter. we mentioned cj was best in show at the dog show at the westminster dog show earlier in our headlines. here's a show distinctly different sort. >> yeah, as opposed to the 140th westminster show, this is the west hamster show. it's a lot more fun, wouldn't you agree. >> it is fun. hamisters are given the chance to show off agility and coordination. some have more than others obviously. the hamster show was put together by our friends over at mashable. >> this is clever, come on. very creative.
second annual west hamster show? >> pretty low. >> jesse palmer will have full coverage of that. coming up, the toys of tomorrow unveiled today. our toy insider mom is here with fun for all ages. >> she's got good stuff i have to say. also ahead, the hollywood "a" listers playing superman and batman. their inside look at a superhero adventure. >> and secrets of the wwe exposed by a couple who have seen serious injuries firsthand. that is after our forecast map. beautiful 56 degrees in great falls. 81 in miami. if you have beyonce tickets for the miami show, i'm desperate. everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel. and no one wants that feeling to fade.
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you could actually see the water beneath. many turned out for the implosion waiting hours. and threw said it was worth the wait. >> do we have actual sound of what it sounded like? >> boom. is that good? >> i was hoping for a sound effect. no. >> something like that, kendis. >> there's some criticism this morning aimed at nfl commissioner roger goodell because of his earnings. the league's newly released tax documents say goodell was paid over $34 million in 2014. more than $26 million of that was a bonus that was negotiated the previous year, 2014 was a difficult year for the nfl as it dealt with a series of high profile misconduct cases. those obviously didn't affect the commissioner's pay. it's a big corporation. that's what they making. > okay. and turning now to another stunning headline from the world of sports, one of professional wrestling's biggest stars suddenly calling it quits over concussions. >> now daniel brian and his wife
they say needs to be public. abc's kayna whitworth has that story. >> reporter: former wrestling superstar daniel brian and his wife bre bell they're are speaking out after brian announced his retirement on stage last week. after a string of concussions. some of those concussions even leading to seizures. something brian tried to keep private. at first not even telling bre, a wwe total diva and pro wrestler herself. >> i was with him with one of his seizures after a concussion, and i mean, it scared me so bad, i lost it. >> i just implored her, please don't say anything to anybody. if i tell them if i have a concussion, they're not going to let me do what i do anymore. >> a lot of people think that pro wrestling is fake. is what you're doing in the rick real? >> it's not real and it's not fake. when you get slammed, you really get slammed. i'm helping him slam me. >> reporter: but you're getting injured? >> yes.
sidelined after having surgery on his neck. the wwe taking him off the roster. >> our referees are taught to look for signs our talent themselves are made aware of signs in themselves and in each other. >> reporter: as for brian and bella's future, they're hoping to start a family. for wwe fans that, might mean another retirement announcement. and soon. >> feeling and seeing everything he went through with his retirement, i just feel that it's time for me to hang up the boots. it's going to be hard on me, as well but that day is definitely very close. >> reporter: kayna whitworth, abc news, los angelesing. > we should note that the wwe tells abc news that lawsuit has no merit and they will contest it and fight it vigorously. >> you can just see when you watch the wrestling that it's intense and they do get a pounding. > absolutely. so we'll see how that all plays out. coming up, there are only 311 shopping days until christmas.
>> we know the largest annual toy fair in the western hemisphere just wrapped up yesterday. toy insider mom will be along with this year's hottest offerings. (sounds of birds whistling) music introducing new k-y touch gel cr me. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes.
international toy fairs kicked off over valentine's day weekend giving us a sneak peek of this year's hot christmas gifts. toy insider mom laury schacht, good morning. >> if you take seven football fields fill them with hundreds of thousands of toys and drop them into the va javits center in new york city, that's what it's all about. that's a lot of toys. i have sneak peeks of favorites. those are all prototypes. cool tech for little ones. this is a drum sorter by kd group. now we've added some technology. we have noise. we have. >> select a game. >> put your shape in. and listen. the lion. >> so we have shapes, weise have colors. we have animals and music. we also have different modes of play. so you can just put it in. fleas quiz mode. now we're in music. go ahead and hit the drums.
>> so it's really a lot of fun. so this is from v tech. it's our touch and learn activity desk. it is a desk. i've taken the legs off on the table and it comes with a great little stool. >> how cute. >> whatever you touch, have you all kinds of different modes of play. it's not just that. look what happens. i open this up. this is going to be a chalk board. now we have a place to hang art. it's an art art studio and tons of storage. >> kids are going to love that one. >> so from the lion king which we all know, there's a new series on disney junior called "the lion guard." kion is the main character. he loves to leap and roar. >> well, so this is the leaping kion. he roars. he will also respond to all kinds of different gestures and of course, he's going to roar and to leave. >> okay. >> so now i want to introduce you to real cooke.
we have this set. we have cupcake sets, cake sets, cake pop sets and it comes with everything little kids need with tools that are just the right size. so we have bowls that have suction cups on the bottom. we have an egg cracker. it also comes with mixes. the only thing you need to add is the milk, butter and the oil. i want you to go ahead and start pipe. we'd have these great cupcakes and kids get all of this stuff. they get the frosting, decorations, the mix. so you get to make all of this. it is so much fun. >> it is a lot of fun. the kids could do it better than me. >> that's okay. we'll eat them afterwards. look at these beautiful finished products. >> they are beautiful. >> it's perfect for them. >> throw this on. they love to cooke. they feel so grown-up. >> it really is. and they're delicious. it's all natural. so lion nel is known for trains. train enthusiasts have been following them over 100 years. there's a brand flu system.
you can build this any way you want. you can twist the track. we have this cool way of attaching your vehicles to the track. it just snaps on. so now, we have our train. >> wow. >> so wherever we put this, it clamps on. you can put this anywhere you want. it's awesome. we could he have held this up and done it. it's really, really cool. kids are going to love it. now i want to talk to you about "star trek." everyone knows the "uss enterprise" but it has never flown before till now. this is our air whos "uss enterprise" which goes where no ship has ever gone before. >> whoa. that's incredible. >> isn't that gorgeous? >> look at it hobering. >> this is the first one that flew. >> like your own minidrone but inside your house. that's rackable. >> it is. let's see if i can land this prototype without crashing it. >> there you go!
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the two stars opened up about their intense training to abc's jesse palmer. >> reporter: it's a match-up of epic proportions. >> son of krypton versus bat of gotham. >> henry cattle, suiting up as superman for the second time facing off against a brand flud batman ben affleck. batman versus superman dawn of justice pitting the crusader against the man of steel or suits as cavill likes to call them. while mankind grapples with the hero it really needs. >> he has the power to wipe out the entire human race. >> why the bad blood? >> well, i mean, when supers turns up, when he shows himself, he makes a bit of a mess. i would say bruce is probably one of the few people who thinks i could probably find a way of stopping this guy if need be. and so i think it's out of just being careful. >> reporter: but superheroes aren't built in a day.
year before stepping into their suits. >> yeah, i saw the first movie he was in, it was kind of like wow. i don't know if i'm going to be in that quite good a shape. he definitely set a high bar but he has to be in that high bar because he's an alien. i figured i had a lower bar to reach. i'm just a man. you know, after all, but -- >> putting on about 20 pounds of muscle which was really hard to do. certainly at my advanced age. >> reporter: jokes aside, affleck admits there is some pressure to live up to fans' expectations. >> i really care about it and i wanted to do well. i feel like i got to work with really talented people. and it was -- i'm really proud of what we were able to do. >> reporter: jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> going to go see it. >> i'm going to go see it. jack? let me know. know how it goes. >> it opens march 25th. >> there's another character.
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night at the westminster dog show. the finalists and today's most celebrated canine in the country. it is wednesday, february 17th. >> announcer: frim abc news, this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> it was fun seeing the dog show there. >> the westminster show always fun. >> yes, it's been going on for 140 years. and as i read, next year will be the 141st. >> hmm. >> i'm glad that you do math. >> yes, exactly. >> have you heard of the west hamster show. >> no, that's a fun one, as well. >> we're going to talk about that one later. first to the severe storms. wild weather actually. a storm set to slam the west coast today and in the east, of course, the latest storm has moved on, but there's a new problem overnight. black ice. invisible slippery spots covered by water. >> that's what caused a bus crash in new jersey yesterday.
our coverage of the extreme weather begins with abc's gio benitez. >> in philadelphia, winds over 50 miles an hour knocking over this tractor-trailer on the walt whitman bridge. the threat extending all the way south. a violent tornado captured on camera in pompano beach, florida. wamp as this driver approaches a massive twister. the street an obstacle course. security cameras catching the storm move in. planters and debris becoming projectiles endestroying that security gate. 25 tornados in 24 hours. near pensacola, a rescue. an elderly woman pulled from under the rubble after a tornado hit her home. the rescuers forming a human chain to get her out. >> hallelujah. >> just north of scranton, pennsylvania, a massive pile-up. eight tractor-trailers slamming
crushing small cars. incredibly, only minor injuries. >> i'm shaken up. but from what i seen, it's a miracle. >> reporter: in further north in rochester, new york, nearly 18 inches of snow making for a harrowing commute. in the air more than 2500 flights canceled and counting. more than 200 people stranded at the philly airport. including a high school band from michigan. but the real concern is flooding cause when those temperatures drop, we're going to have some icy roads and, of course, that is what causes all of those accidents. gio benitez, abc news, new york. while it feels wintry on the east coast, it's the opposite on the west coast. >> there's a february heat wave in the los angeles with 90 degrees temperatures across the region. beaches have ever been busy but it will be a much different story for much of the west today. here's accuweather's paul williams. morning, paul. >> good morning to you too, kendis, reena. we have a mixed bag of
cause significant complications along i-5 as well as i-0. heavy rain is going to power its way into northern portions of california and transition into rain and snow. and that's going to reach up into a good portion of oregon, northern and central portions of nevada and then scattered snow showers reaching a little bit further to the south and we're watching out for snow developing in the upper elevations between 6 and 12 inches there. >> thanks to paul. a major highway is closed this monk for at least another day in western colorado. it's a big deal. a rock slide in a deep and narrow canyon cut off interstate 70. get this. it's forcing a detour of almost 150 miles. the tractor-trailer rig was damaged in the slide but there were no injuries. plans are to reopen one lane tomorrow afternoon. drivers should expect some long delays. no injuries just inconvenience following an earthquake in california's sierra nevada. the 4.8 quake knocked items off
one resident said it felt as if a car hit his house. there were several aftershock prfz funeral arrange 69s set for antonin scalia. on friday, justice scalia will lie in repose at the supreme court. a private funeral mass will be held saturday morning at a prominent roman catholic church in washington. president obama plans to pick a replacement and says there's no excuse for republicans no the to vote on his nominee. >> in the race for the white house, donald trump enjoying a lead in the latest south carolina poll. trump continues to face heavy criticism from rivals and now president obama is chiming in saying that being president is a serious job. not hosting a talk show or a reality show. but he predicted that in the end, voters will reject trump. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> this man has done such a bad
you set us back so far and for him to say that actually is a great compliment. >> well, the president chided the other republican candidates expressing concern over their views on muslims, immigration and climate change. for the democrats, it's a tight race in nevada ahead of saturday's vote but hillary clinton is way ahead of bernie sanders in south carolina. holding an 1-point lead. he had both spent the day focusing on the crucial black vote. sanders addressing african-americans in south carolina and atlanta. and clinton making her pitch in new york. with more, here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: hillary clinton implying racism is behind the threat to block president obama's supreme court nomination. >> some are even saying he doesn't have the right to nominate anyone. as if somehow he's not the real president. you know, that's in keeping what we've heard all along, isn't it?
racial language about takers and losers. they demonize president obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe. this kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country. >> reporter: clinton and bernie sanders with their eye on the same prize -- the african-american vote. >> you can't just show up at election time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reporter: but her speech nearly derailed by a coughing fit that went on more than four minutes. >> too much to say. >> reporter: sand areas an attending a prayer breakfast in south carolina. >> if we didn't dream, does anybody here think that we'd have an african-american as president of the united states today? but before south carolina, the primary this saturday in nev. clinton has has field offices on
she's gotten more volunteers than bernie sanders but her campaign is at thing me they are bracing for a very tight race and say it all comes down to turnout. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. apple has been ordered to help the fbi hack into the phone left by one of the san bernardino shooters. prosecutors say they've been unable to be access sayid farouk's device because they don't know its pass code. a federal judge says apple must supply highly specialized software toet around a self-destruct feature. 14 people died in the isis inspired terror attack. an emotional return last night in the paris. the american band eagles of death metal finished its concert cut short by the terror attack in november. abc's alex marquardt was there. >> reporter: it was an emotional return to paris for eagles of death metal. three months after some 90 people were killed at their show at the bataclan theater, the
outside the famous olympia concert hall, there were rows of tight security and streets blocked off. some did stay away. the wounds and the nerves still raw. but there were free tickets for survivors of the attack as well as therapists at the ready in case of panic. but it was a different venue this time. and no direct references were played to that deadly night. though the significance was lost on no one. >> let's take a moment to remember. >> reporter: for the eagles of death metal and many here, it was a moment to remember and try to move on. like for maureen berger who gave her november concert ticket to a friend who was killed. >> and i wish she was here and i wish he was here instead of me but i felt so happy to be in the room surrounded by people. >> reporter: the band said they wanted to come back to paris to finish their concert. they did that and more, clearly
for so many here. alex marquardt, abc news, paris. >> mechanics at united airlines have rejected a contract offer and authorized a strike. among the disagreements is a two tier pay scale which gives new workers less vacation and sick leave. there are several legal hurdles before a walk ute can happen. united ceo's is recovering from a heart transplant and is not closely involved in the talks. >> this is horrible news. current events seem to be having an impact on the export of russian vodka. those exports were down 40% last year and now at their lowest level in a decade. the overall decrease in sales across the west is most dramatic in ukraine where relations with russia are at an all-time low. analysts say russian actions on the international stage have turned consumers off of its products. >> there's a lot of other good vodkas out there on the market.
>> titos down in texas. i'm obsessed. >> the russians make such great vodka. we hope things normalize so they can export good vodka. >> what about bacardi. >> that's rum. >> you can always switch to rum. >> in the meantime, drink wine. on the night the oscars, we know that all the nominees will be heading home with hefty bags. >> the ladies will be getting something extra. a second gift bag worth about $22,000 each. among the gifts in there, a trip to a caribbean island. some saving cards and makeup and earrings. >> the celebrity gifting company that puts the extra bag together is also auctioning off one of them. the proceeds will go to a women's cancer charity. of course, the oscars will be february 28th right here on abc. >> i should point out quickly that one of the interesting items $275 toilet papers.
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pope francis travels to the border with texas today in one of the highest profile moments of his week long visit to mexico. the streets of juarez have ever been packed with police and mexican soldiers ahead of the papal visit. pope francis is going to use a specially built ramp to walk up as close as possible to the text border and offer a blessing to all those gathered on the texas side. a big moment for both sides. we're learning flu details about a new air scare by the pope's airplane pilots. >> newly released recordings from the airport show the plaep was struck by a ground based laser. >> reporter: the vatican flew from the jet carrying the pope
no sign of what happened just moments earlier. a warning to the pope's plane. >> yeah, for your information, about 50 miles, we have a laser beam pointing to us. a green laser beam. >> i had the same something. >> reporter: the pope's airbus a-330 was following other aircraft right over downtown mexico city when a voice on the atc recording identifies himself as the pope's pilot says he was hit, too. >> we have a laser shining at us from our left about -- >>. >> reporter: the worry, these laser strikes can temporarily blind or disable a pilot. in this case, the landing was without incident. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> scary stuff. the british pilot's association wants these lasers to be considered an offensive weapon. pushing for that. >> trying to ban sales of them. coming up in our next half hour, a backlash over what's
last night the german short-haired pointer took home the most prestigious canine award in the country at the 140th westminster kennel club competition. jesse palmer reports on all the excitement. >> reporter: the contestants may be cute but the competition is always fierce. >> this is like the super bowl. it's like the world series for us. if you get here and you win, it's like nothing else in the world. >> reporter: i'm at the 140th dog show. there are over 3,000 dogs here competing for one thing only, best in show. like any pageant, the competitors' beauty routines are complex. >> this is hair not fur. so they have as many products as you would. >> he sits and shampoos for hour. then it takes five hours to force dry every cord to get it dry. >> reporter: there are plenty of divas on hand.
beautiful but he can take down a gazelle. >> reporter: he looks so sweet and gent. >> she likes mjd's. that's her favorite. >> reporter: what's the order? >> plain cheese burgers and chicken mcnuggets. >> me too. >> reporter: there are also some newcomers in the crowd. seven in total. including the french bre jay bri card. >> we're about to jump out of our skins just being here. >> reporter: and a spanish waterdog into this is wire fox terrier. >> reporter: then there are the tried and true favorites. the wire toxterrier is often top dog and has won best in show 14 times. and this time around, classic german shepherd rumor is a crowd favorite. in the end, only one dog could be best in show. >> best in show dog tonight for 2016 is the german short haired pointer. >> reporter: the german short haired pointer cj. but i can safely say all the contestens are pretty adorable.
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okay time now for "the mix." what if we changed the elections a little bit and allowed everyone on facebook? if we went by likes on facebook, how would that break down? let's look at south carolina. you see the colors there? ben carson is in blue. he would take a majority, pretty much all of the state. the orange you see there is trump and those little hinter areas. >> all those counties. >> all those counties based on facebook likes. folks in south carolina seem to like ben carson and with a
let's head over to nevada. nevada is going to be a really big state. people focusing on that. >> i love how interactive. >> you push it down there. and again, the orange is donald trump. and the blue is ben carson. and that little bit of purple is actually bernie sanders. isn't that interesting? these are again facebook likes. >> based on facebook likes. okay. i think first of all, ben carson would like for us to change the way we vote based on this. so i think this is a perfect excuse to make a trip to australia. take a look at these fantastic doughnuts. this is from a doughnut shop in brisbane, australia called doughnut time. they're celebrating their one year and decided to invite 20 different bakers to come up with different con cooks. some of them are absolutely amazing. doughnut with chocolate in the shape of potato chip.
mores. >> look at that. is that bananas? is that like a boston cream pie australian style. >> i did look it up not to be a buzz kill. >> that looks delicious. >> 2,000 calories apiece. >> it's okay. >> why not. >> we'll split it four ways. 500 apiece. 500 apiece. that's nothing. that's nothing. but do they deliver? that's the big question. >> hopefully. we'll try to make it work out. >> i'd love that. apply day's coming up in april. >> there's a man to likes to ride a bike 40 miles a day. see darth vader? this is the pag he took around. this is what an app his gps app creates the doodles. he's gone around. this is a cyclist. >> that takes a lot of work. >> he rides around and got the cool drawings based on an app.
i'm just distracted. this morning on "world news now," south carolina battle with hillary clinton and donald trump leading in the polls, which candidates are promising political surprises before the primaries? the latest bombshells from the campaign. courtroom drama. the notorious suspected serial killer now on trial in california. the investigation going back decades leading up to the case. and new this half hour, the scary scene at a famous ski resort. >> the 11-year-old boy dangling from a chair lift. what led up to this heart stopping scene and what happened next. >> and later ronda rousey's
the champion fighter shares something very private and emotional on national tv. the tearful moments in "the skinny" on this wednesday, february 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hi, everyone. good morning on this wednesday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with the latest appeal on the campaign trail. candidates scrambling for support before voters in two states ahead of the polls. >> first up, hillary clinton is holding a commanding lead over bernie sanders in south carolina, but the race is much closer in nevada and donald trump is at the top of the republican field. take a look at the latest numbers. ted cruz a distant second followed by marco rubio and jeb bush. abc's lana zak is covering the candidates on both sides. >> we have come a long way here in south carolina. i think we're going to surprise
>> reporter: for republicans and democrats, it was back to their bases on the campaign trail. >> you can't just show up at election time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reporter: democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton battling over the african-american vote. while the republicans were focused on the second amendment and the military. >> as president, you know, you can talk a good game. every word is listened to, but if you don't have a military to back it up, it's dangerous. >> reporter: bush tweeting this photo of a gun with his name printed on it along with one word, america. the gop candidates also lobbing rhetorical grenades at one another. marco rubio taking on ted cruz. >> ted vote ford rand paul's budget which reduced defense spending. i'm not going to do that when i'm president. >> reporter: ted cruz taking on donald trump. >> when radical islamic terrorists waged jihad on the united states of america, the answer is not to tweet insults at them. >> reporter: donald trump taking on everyone, including president obama who said this earlier. >> i continue to believe
and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> this man has done such a bad job. he has set us back so far, and for him to say that actually is a great compliment, if you want to know the truth. >> reporter: the biggest bombshell on the campaign trail came from donald trump. he fanned the fire of some conspiracy theorists by suggesting that the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia may have been caused by foul play. >> lana, thank you. >> speaking of supreme court justice antonin scalia, he will be laid to rest on saturday as the political bickering intensifies up over his replacement. the seat scalia occupied for 30 years now draped in black. scalia will lie in repose at the supreme court friday and a private funeral mass will be held the next morning. senate republicans still want the next president to nominate a replacement, but president obama isn't backing down.
to present them to the american people, to present them to the senate. i expect them to hold hearings. i expect there to be a vote. >> reporter: when he was asked if he was leaning toward leaning toward a moderate to replace scalia, the president bluntly said no. but he promised it will be somebody who is well qualified. new signs of the growing tension between north and south korea and a show of force. four american f-22s stealth fighters have flown over south korea. north korea is expected to view the arrival of the planes as a direct threat. tensions between the two countries boiled over after the north fired a long-range rocket earlier this month. and we're learning this morning that the obama administration had a fal back -- fall back plan if the iran nuclear talks fell through. according to "the new york times," the u.s. had an elaborate cyberattack planned. nitro zeus as it was called would have disabled iran's air defenses. communications, even the power grid and it would have given president obama alternatives to war if the talks had not been
>> a coast guard hearing into the sinking of the el faro cargo ship resumes this morning in florida. the ship went down last october with 33 people on board. during yesterday's testimony it was revealed that the captain had e-mailed superiors asking whether he should change routes because of the storm. the hearing is expected to last two weeks. >> now under way in los angeles, the trial of a notorious murder suspect known as the grim sleeper. lonie franklin junior is accused of killing ten women. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: in court today, the prosecution claimed the bespectacled lonnie franklin was something other than an affable l.a. auto mechanic. >> evidence in this case will tell a story. a story of a serial killer who stalked the streets of south los angeles. >> reporter: he's accused of violating then murdering ten women since 1985. he is now allegedly linked to six more deaths. he has pleaded not guilty. between 1988 and 2002, the
dormant, earning the moniker "the grim sleeper." monique alexander was only 18 when her father last saw her walk to the store. >> why couldn't she come home? who kept her from coming home? >> reporter: what finally led police to franklin's suburban door was dna, but not his own. his dna was not in databases, but his son's was. so, investigators trailed franklin until they got a sample. >> slice of pizza, i think a fork, there was a napkin. >> reporter: when they raided his home in 2010, they found pictures of hundreds of other women. cold case investigators say that among the women he photographed were several others he's suspected of killing. now police have managed to identify some of those women but not all o o them. if convicted, franklin faces the death penalty. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. it appears the sexual assault case against bill cosby is going to proceed. a suburban philadelphia judge has denied the comedian's appeal
dismiss the case. cosby's lawyers insist he had a promise from a previous district attorney that he would never be charged. cosby could get ten years in prison if he's convicted. a new recommendation this morning in the effort to detect autism early. a leading u.s. advisory panel has concluded that there's no need to screen all children between 1 and 30 months old. the group of experts say more research is needed to assess the screening. but parents are advised to keep an eye out for the early signs of autism. and despite all the attention the tap water in flint, michigan still isn't safe. recent tests show lead levels in hundreds of homes are twice as high as hazardous waste and investigators warn that may be too high for filters to handle. flint residents have ever been paying the highest rates in the country for their unsafe water. for some folks in florida
another winner of last month's massive powerball jackpot. the jackpot gret to just under $1.6 billion for the january 13th drawing. today we're going to learn the identity of the second of three winners. whoever it is, stands to claim more than $528 million. in the meantime, john and lisa robinson of tennessee were the first to claim their share of the jackpot. their check said nearly $529 million. but they took the lump sum which came into $328 million. john robinson tells us their lives have been chaotic since going public. he says they've received lots of letters asking for money. robinson says he's looking forward to do some traveling, buying a farm and a horse for his daughter. >> it was really moving when they came forward because they said they're going to live in their same house. i believe they said their daughter had a lot of student loans that they wanted to help
earth. >> i think the loans will be just fine. >> there's a new best in dog at the nation's most prestigious dog show, cj beat out more than 2700 other dogs to claim the title. this by the way is the 18th time in his career he's won a top show prize. >> winning runs in his family, grandma carly was one of two previous german short-haired pointers to win at the westminster kennel club and cj will be on "good morning america" this morning and also have the traditional winner's lunch at sardi's right here in new york. >> maybe he could go to disneyland. >> i didn't know that's on the -- i'm curious to know at "good morning america" if they have doggie treats. what do you have in the glean room when the big dog comes? >> and who picks up his poop over there, as well. >> didn't think of that one. interview interrupted, unforgettable moments. involving ryan reynolds and hugh jackman. >> also ahead, oprah winfrey's diet plans and her secret weapons. it is not weight watchers.
can't wait for this one. the latest uproar involving the carrier air conditioner plant leaving indiana for mexico. the lost jobs and the political outrage after today's forecast map. we should tell you that jack's "bachelor" update has now received nearly 2,000 views. >> very good. nice going, jack. going, jack. human coronavirus... hepati- >>c virus. there are a lot of different kinds of yucky germs. but not all disinfecting wipes... are approved to kill the same number of them. lysol wipes are approved to kill more types of germs than clorox. don't pick just any wipe. try that one! this cold and flu season
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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. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. so somehow, a young boy ended up dangling from a chair lift at the whistler ski resort
and as terrified onlookers watched, he was slipping out of his clothes getting closer -- it's frightening. >> the tiny feet. >> boom, falls down 30 feet to the ground. the operator shut down the lift. he and others grabbed a tarp just in time to catch the 11-year-old boy. thankfully he wasn't injured. in fact, he was smiling. which is something i would not have ever been if it was me or my child. >> oh, no, not at all. i'd be so terrified. >> this is why i don't skiing, kendis. >> that's the reason? >> it was this and one of the kennedys who had an unfortunate accident on the slopes and then there was sonny. remember sonny? >> wow, you're such a downer about it. well, thank you for that uplifting note this morning. opening arguments begin today in a trial related to the huge gulf oil spill nearly six years ago. a former rig supervisor faces a pollution charge for the millions of gallons of oil that poured into the gulf of mexico. prosecutors say that he and
blowout. charges for the 11 workers who died were withdrawn. >> now to another operation in the crosshairs over a theme resonating across the campaign trail. >> carrier is facing a growing list of companies and individuals boycotting the 102-year-old company over its decision to move 1400 jobs to mexico. abc's clayton sandell with the latest. >> reporter: it is the moment hundreds of indiana factory workers learn they're losing their jobs. >> it became clear that the best way to stay competitive and to protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> reporter: recorded and posted on facebook by an employee of heating and air conditioning company carrier being told they're just too expensive. our people make a little bit better than $20 an hour on average. the wages they're going to pay in mexico is $3 an hour.
positions are about to join a two-decade manufacturing exodus that's seen 1 million jobs move south of the border. >> i want to be clear. this is strictly a business decision. >> reporter: that decision is now drawing fire from the campaign trail. >> we're going to tax you when those air-conditioners come so stay where you are or build in the united states. >> carrier says it's offering benefits, severance packages, even money for college trying to soften the blow. >> i'm just trying to support my family. you know, i'm just trying to survive. >> reporter: for workers who starting next year will be phased out. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> sad story for so many of these people. when we come back, why ronda rousey broke down in tears on tv. >> and why vanessa hudgens is now under criminal investigation. "the skinny" is next. hudgens is now under criminal
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about killing myself and in that exact second, i'm like i'm nothing. i'm like, what do i do anymore. no one gives a [ bleeped ] about meanymore. to be honest, i saw my man travis standing there and i looked up at him and i was just like i need to have his babies. i need to stay alive. >> rousy continues to recover from her injuries and is expected to return to the octagon in november. and she tells ellen that i want to fight holly. i want to beat her and make everything right again. >> you don't think about how serious these athletes take their sport and suicide, that's very serious. >> i've got to tell you. she posted a photo of her appearance on "ellen" on instagram and i was looking at some of the 3,000 comments. people are hateful. there was a lot of hate against her. >> she was on "ellen." ellen handled that so beautifully. >> they both did. next to a couple actors
>> ryan reynolds crashed hugh jackman's press junket for eddie the eagle grabbing the interview area's chair and, of course, asking only the most important questions. >> do you ever age? >> not since 2009. >> you're gorgeous. >> you're a two-time tony winner. you're an oscar nominated actor. how much of hugh jackman's immense success is raw talent and how much is just advantageous bone structure? >> thank you. coming from sexiest man alive 2012? >> 2010. >> we all age. >> we're the old. >> who is hotter? >> it's a tie. it's a tie. >> come on. >> no, it's a tie. but i am partial to hugh jackman. >> he's your hall pass. the two former sexiest man alive title holders continue to gush over each other, and who wouldn't? in recent weeks, they've engaged in their public feud over their
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i'm every woman it's all in me i can read your thoughts right now >> that's the chaka khan version or the whitney version? >> i think it's whitney. >> was that whitney or chaka? i think it's whitney. i don't know. anyway, we've seen the commercials, oprah showing off her stunning weight loss dropping 26 pounds on weight watchers. she says while still enjoying bread. >> i love that. i love that. but now she says meditation was also a big help. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: oprah winfrey wowing us in a red dress on
her weight loss efforts showing big results. >> i lost 26 pounds and i have eaten bread every single day. >> reporter: oprah joining spiritual guru and author of "super genes" deepak chopra on a 21-day meditation challenge called shedding the weight, mind, body and spirit, a method some claim can help with weight loss. >> we're also introducing the idea of shedding emotional baggage which frequently is the cause of weight gain. >> reporter: according to oprah, this discovery program has helped her gain insight into her struggle with weight loss saying i have learned that weight can affect more than just our physical being. researchers continue to study the link between meditation and weight loss and while there is some evidence that meditation can help people lose weight, it's still too early to make solid conclusions. yet deepak chopra claims there's a connection and it works. >> meditation decreases the
stress hormone. when you have stress, then you accumulate belly fat. >> reporter: many nutritionists also say losing weight must include serious changes in diet. meditation alone will not take off the weight. it's really important to pay attention to the types of food that one is eating, the portion and then you can really, really focus on weight loss. >> reporter: still, anyone can meditate, and this the tenth meditation from chopra and winfrey will be sure to add inspiration to those trying to shed the pounds. >> let's let 2016 be the year of our best bodies. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i'm on board, 2016. i love their meditation. a girlfriend of mine -- it's a good one. >> i've been doing it for weeks and i haven't lost a single pound. >> oh, really? even with your buddhist monk outfit on? >> that's a true picture of me meditating.
it, only that. only that making news in america this morning, pulling ahead. the primary race showing trump and clinton in the lead among south carolina voters with the president weighing in saying trump will not be president. we're live in washington with the latest. the pope in a rare moment scolds people grabbing him telling the crowd not to be selfish while he gets ready for a big day on the border. emotional encore. eagles of death metal play again in paris. friends and fans remembering those lost in the terror attacks
and c.j., the top dog at the westminster dog show earning best in show beating out a crowded field of favorites. his human companion overjoyed while c.j. just playing it cool. well, good wednesday morning. we begin with the countdown to the next crucial vote. a possible make or break moment for several candidates. >> donald trump is fending off criticism from president obama as he fires back enjoying a commanding lead in the south carolina polls. ted cruz is a distant second trailed by marco rubio and jeb bush. >> the democrats in a tight race in nevada but hillary clinton way ahead of bernie sanders in south carolina with a double-digit lead in with just three days to go before votes are cast in two states the republicans are trading more nasty insults. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest now from abc's megan hughes in washington. good morning, megan.