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their hands on their heads. iran putting out the images. the americans needing and apologizing. tonight, how did they end up in iranian waters? and critics now saying iran is humiliating the u.s. breaking news, your money. the stock market and the deep dive today. tonight, what this means for your savings and your retirement. the escape from the economy. powerball fever tonight. we're just hours away now. $1.5 billion. and word this evening, the chinese buying powerball tickets, too. could they win this jackpot? she's the fast-rising republican star. tonight, donald trump taking aim at governorikki haley after her message to trump, as millions watched last night. and the water emergency. the national guard now called in this evening. how long was an american cit drking lead in its water? and who knew about it? good evening.
images of american sailors prominently displayed across television in iran. nine men, o onewoman, held bill the iranians. tonight, critics say iran has humiliated the sailors, amid questions about why they were in iranian waters in the first place. the ten american sailors on display, their hands on their heads as the cameras roll. the sailors are a askedf their vessels were in iranan's terrorial waters. you will hear one sailor's answer. and tonight, centcom is now saying the iranian staged the video, and that that sailor was trying to diffuse a tense situation. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is in bahrain. >> reporter: tuesday evening, around 5:00 p.m. in the persian gulf, the capture. two american boats are surrounded and subdued as iranian navy cameras record the scene. and then, a f few minutes later, the surrender. images of the ten u.s. sailors, kneeling, hands on their heads, the iranians in control. through the night, secretary of state kerry makes five calls to the iranians, demanding the
explaining it was a mistake. and those american s sailors, ne men and one woman, spend a night in captivity. their passports are examined. a meal is served. and then a mild, but pointed interrogation. that you penetrate in iran territorial water? >> it was a mistake. and we apologize for our mistake. were inside iran's territorial waters? >> i believe so. >> reporter: and how were they treated? >> the iranian behavior was fantastic while we were here. we thank you very much for your hospitality and your assistance. >> reporter: this morning, the americans are released. the boats head back into international waters. the pentagon suggesting one had engine trouble and drifted into iranan's water the u.s. refuses to apologize, but sharp questions remain. >> why didn't they call for he? why wasn't there anybody there to help them? why didn't they tow themselves away and why did they allow themselves to be taken hostage
says the quick release of the sailors is a sign of better the nuclear deal. but others see an 'em bold ped iran, challenging, even humiliating america. david? >> terry moran in the region terry, thank you. and we also have breaking news here at home tonight. wall street and another deep dive today. the dow closing down more than 364 points. too. what's been a brutal january alreready. so what does this mean now for americans a their retirement savings? abc's gio benitez from wall street tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a wall street nosedive. this is the worst january for stocks ever. all major markets down significantly. just look at these numbers. not only was the dow down nearly 365 points, the nasdaq down 3.4%, s&p, down 2.5%. what's dragging the markets down? oil. prices have been dropping and dropping.
the lowest prices since 2004. amid concerns of a slowdown in major economies like china. so, what does all of that mean for you? well, the average 401(k) of $92,000 has already lost nearly $7,000 in value since the beginning of the year. and david, there's an old saying here on wall street, as january goes, so goes the year for stocks. 70% of the time, that old sayingg is true. and we're already nearly halfway through januy. david? >> gio benitez, thank you. americans desperate from an escape for an uncertain economy are getting in line for powewerball. we are hours away from the drawing. $1.5 billion and counting now. and just look at the les across this country. from the border of nevada and california ther lines stretching for bcks tonight. out the door of so many gas stations and grocery stores. and after multiple drawings and no winner, tonight, there isn 85% chance that the winning ticket has already been sold. but to whom?
the chinese are now buying up powerball tickets. we asked linsey davis how this works. >> reporter: tickets areelling at a frenetic pace. just this evening, powerball sales, $1.3 million a minute. yes, a minute. >> the winner! >> the winner! >> that can't be the winner. we have the winner. >> this is the winn. >> reporter: even hilla clinton admitted today she bought a ticket. >> if you win? >> well, i'll fund my campaign. >> reporter: the number is so big, it doesn't even fit on billboards. but what would this historic jackpot of $1.5 billion look like in your bank account? accountants almost always advise taking the $930 million lump sum. investing the roughly $450 million after taxes can give you much more money than the 30-year annuity. >> if you invest i government bonds, you'll make 4% a month. that's $600,000 after tax a
>> reporter: a $450 million wind fall is enough to put about 3,000 american kids through college. the countless options of how to put thahat kd of money to good use also explain why canadians are flocking across the border. >> hopefully one of us will win. >> reporter: anyone fromm ywhere can play, as long as they're 18 years old. but the ticket has to be bought and claimed in onef the 44 powerball states. it's illegal to resell a lottery ticket, which is why you can't buy tickets legitimately online. though, that's not stopping brokers from selling tickets to customers as far away as china. >> so, linsey, where is the japot at this hour? >> reporter: so, lottery officials arere saying that 85% of the combinations have been sold. this place behind me is packed, everybody who comes out swaerps they have the winning ticket. but if there's no winner
billion for the drawing for saturday. david? >> one can dream. linsey davis, thank you. in the meantime, back to reality tonight, and to the race for 2016. and the sudden war of words this evening between a fast-rising political star, governor nikki haley, and donald trump tonight. haley posted this image of herself, delivering the republican respsponse, aer the state of the union last night. a speech typically used to refute the president. but she also had wds aimed squarely at trump. abc's jonathan karl asking the governor tonight, why take on the front-runner of her own party? >> reporter: when president obama opened fire on donald trump -- >> that's why we need to reject any politics that tgets people because of racele of or religion. >> reporter: even paul ryan applded. from trump, a big yawn. th the speech ill underway, he tweeted, "speech is really boring, slow, lethargic. very hard to watch!" but what happened next certainly got his attention. >> good evening. >> reporr: south carolina's
conservative star who famously called for the confederate flag to come down, included an attack on trump in the official republican response to the state of the union. >> during anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angrieiest voice we must resi that tempmptation. >> reporter: the line caught conservatives, including rush limbaugh, by surprise. >> first time in my life i can remember the response to the state of the union not going after thehepresident,t, but rather, going after the front-runner of, in this case, her own party. >> reporter: big night last night. >> it was. >> reporter: today, i caught up with governor haley in gaston, south carolina. what is it that donald trump is saying that makes him one of these angriest voices? >> i mean, the one that got me, i think, was when he started saying ban all muslims. we've never, in the history of this country, passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion. let's not start that now. >> reporter: trump is hitting back. >> she's weak on illegal immigration and she certainly
campaign contributions. because over the years, she's asked me for a hell of a lot of money. >> reporteter: haley message to trump? relax. >> i consir mr. trump a iend. when i say it about my other friends that are running for president, they don't throw stones. and so, what i would say to mr. trump is, don't take it personally. >> and jon karl is with us from south carolina tonight. the republican candidates getting ready for their big debate tomorrow night and donald trump, once again, center stage. >> reporter: and there will be fewer candidates on that stage, because carly fiorina and rand pa didn't make the cut. that means, david, more time for the others to really mix it up. >> jon karl with us tonight. jon, thank you. meantime, on the democratic side tonight, a decidedly different tone now from hillary clinton. is it a clear sign she knows bernie sanders is on the move in the polls in iowa? and even nationallytonight, a new poll showing hillary clinton's lead over sanders is now just seven points, down from 20 points one month ago.
what the sanders team has pulled from her past to answer back. abc's cecilia vega, covering the campaign. >> reporter: with hillary clinton on the ropes in iowa and new hampshire, her family now out in force. bill and chelsea, and today, hilly all over the air waves. e target? bernie sanders. the new fight? over health care. >> senator sanders wants to dis dismantle obamacare, dismantle the chip program, dismantle medicare, dismantle private insurance. >> reporter: sanders outraged, saying his plan would do nothing of thesort. >>hat is factually incorrect. and i hope the clinton campaign stops saying that. >> reporter: but this morning on "gma," clinton not backing down. >> that's exactly what he's proposed. okay, so, now, tell the amecan people how much that's going to cost them. >> reporter: clinton claiming it will mean a tax hike on the middle class. but today, team sanders digging
1993 photo signed by clinton, thanking sanders for his commitment to health care access. they sent around this 2008 claim of clinton blasting barack obama. >> since when do democrats attack one another on universal health care? >> reporter: it wasn't that long ago that sananders w a challenger that clinton barely mentioned by name. now, she is not holding back. attacks that her campaign says we will see a lot more of. davi >> as we inch closer to iowa. cecilia, thank yoyou. weurn now to the extreme weather tonight. bone-chilling cold and know already. this evening, our team tracking a major nor'easter on the way. the last 24 hours the whiteout conditions outside syracuse, new york. that looks like the hometown. and down the thruway in buffalo tonight, a similar scene. rob marsciano is here tonight. >> reporter: a lot of cold weather across warm water of the great lakes.
the flow is strong for seweryracuse and buffalo. stillitterly cold for some of the big cities. 16 for a wind chill in pittsburgh. 20 in philadelphphia. minus 6 in caribou. here we go saturday. friday night into saturday. rachb event for the carolinas. stop it at noon on saturday. mostly rain for t the bigger cities. but we've got potentially another system on sunday, david, more details on that nor'easter tomorrow. >> all right, thanks, rob. we turn now totaly tonight, and to what could be a major development in that murder mystery in florence. the young americaca woman living abroad, found dead in her apartment. authorities say she was strangled. and investigators coaching through surveillance now for clues. tonight, what they found in those images. abc's alex marquardt on the case again this evening. >> reporter: tonight, reports that italian police are closing in on a man who they believe killed 35-year-old american ashley olsen. analysis of hundreds of hours of video from cameras like this one on her street have authorities narrowing in on a suspect,
spotted walking olsen home and then going inside with her. according to italian dia. this bar is the last place olsen was seen. these photos from dailymail.com. it's just down the street from her apartment. she's believed to have left around 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. friday morning. her body was found in her studio apartment on saturday, naked with scratches and bruises around her neck. the autopsy revealed she had been strangled by a cord or a chain. investigators were back in the apartment today, reportedly wrapping up the forensic search. olsen's father has put out an emotional statement, saying the family is devastated and heartbroken over their loss. david? >> alex marquardt with us tonight. thank you, alex. back here in this country now, and to the growing outrage this evening, and the growing fear in flint, michigan. tonight, the national guard mobilizing, officials going door to door there, delivering bottled water, after it was revealed the tap water is con
been for more than a year now. and now word of something else. a spike in a deadly disease, and the question, is it all lilinked? abc's alex perez in flint tonight. >> reporter: tonight, national guard troops called in to hand outwater, an emergency move in flint, michigan. teams going door to door, dropping off bottled water and filters fortaps. water contaminated by lead. especially dangerous for children. worried parents here now having theirrids tested for lead poisoning. this all starting in 2014, when the cash-strapped city of flint stopped paying for water from lake huron and began to process water from the nearby flint rir, to save some $19 million. immediately, residents began to complain of bad-tasting, foul-smelling water. tests later revealing toxic levels of lead in the system, but it wasn't until more than a year later that authorities declared this drinking water unsafe.
could this dirty tap water be linked to a legionnaire's outbreak? at least 87 cases, including ten deaths, in 2015. the ci has switched back to lake huron water, but the river water damaged the pipe system, andd lead lels are still not safe. and, david, unlike bacteria and other problems, boyg water does nothing to remove the lead. the mayor here items me it could be months before the tap water here is safe to drink. david? >> alex perez in flint forus. thank you, alex. and there is still much more ahead on "worlnews tonight" this wednesda new developments. the mystery houseexplosion, the family trapped inside. that home gutted by flames in one suburban american town. what investigationors are safing about the cause. it was not gas. this was something else. also, the young american woman emerging from this coma, and why her message on facebook has hundreds of thoands reading about her story tonight. and car sales in this country hitting an all-time high. but why do so many owners regret it the second they drive off the
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