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several states, homes destroyed. a dangerous night ahead from south carolina all the way up through new york. also breakingg night, the race for presidident, a donald trump, now marching to super tuesday. his landslide win in nevada. and the major republican now predicting a trump surprise. the abcews exclusive tonight. my one-on-one interview with apple's ceo, tim cook. for the first time, cook on why apple is refusing to help the fbi break into the iphone used by the san bernardino killer. new detailtonight on the pilot in that deadly chopper crash. what he was trying to do. and the famous sports reporter, the "dancing with the stars" host, erin andrew suing her stalker and a major hotel tonight. did they put the stalker right next door? her father tonight, breaking down. good evening tonight from
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and we are here for our exclusive interview with apple ceo timcook. for the first time, answering questions why apple will not help the fbi break into the iphone useby the gunman in san bernardino. but first tonight, the horrific scene playing out across several ates. deadly tornadoes and dangerous weather ahead this evening. from the carolinas, all the way up to the northeast, stretching across 1,000 miles already. an ef-3 ripping through this apartmtment compx in pensola, florida. in north carolina, sending scol children into the hallways. and in virginia, at least three people have been killed, just this afternrnoon,ecause of the weather. and behind all of this, blizzard conditions moving in, blowing this truck onto its side in indiana. more than 2,000 flights canceled, coast to coast. abc's linzie janis leads us off from the tornado zonone tonight. >> reporter: tonight, those deadly storms barrelling up the east coast. >> tornado just came through, right on 460. >> reporter: a suspected tornado
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shredding homes and leaving at least three dead. many striking at night, as people slept. >> you need to pull over. >> reporter: in pensacola, florida, campbell and his girlfriend making it to their driveway, riding out the tornado in his pickup truck. >> oh, my god. >> all i could hear was sounded as if i parked my truck next to a train. >> reporter: the ef-3 tornado packing 155-mile-per-hour winds, here. thespeople didn't have very much time to react at all. >> very little. very little. >> reporter: including these apartments. look at this, the entire second story of this apartment complex ripped off. living rooms. >> look at that thing coming in here like this. >> reporter: twister claiming the lives of at least three others, including two at this louisiana r.v. park. where ashley east and her family were huddling together. what was it like going through that tornado?
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>> just, god let us be okay. let us get through this. >> reporter: david, the tornado ripped through this neighborhood, destroyiying this home, but look. you can see a stack of books still sitting on the piano, and still standing. those storms now moving north. david? >> just incredible. thank you. let's get to rob marciano with the track of these storms and all. >> reporter: hey, david. what a wide-reaching tornado outbreak. the next several hours going to be critical. we have many tornado warnings that are posted now and watches that are posted through 11:00, as far north as new jersey. blizzard warnings remain up for illinois and indiana, two 2. i think there will be a squall line around the garden state parkway overnight. big winds as this slow-moving storm exits tomorrow.
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>> rob marciano at the weath wall for us. rob, thank you. next tonight, to the race for the white house, just six dames until super tuesday. a critical day, of course, in the campaign ahead. zonld donald trump winning the nevada caucuses. his third verdictry in a row now. and this time, getting nearly half of all the voters. senator marco rubio edging out senator ted cruz for second. an tonight, we're how hearing from trump's wife, melania, saying he doesn't get the credit he deserves. also, who would trump choose for vice president? and is there a bombshell to come on trump's taxes? abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight, fresh after ruing the able in nevada, donald trump sounding like the nomination is already his. >> it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest, right? will you come out here, pat? look at him. >> reporter: trump in virginia today, side-by-side with evangelist pat robertson.
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here with us. >> reporter: so confident, he's now revealing his priorities for a running meat. apparently the outsider candidate wants an insider v.p. someone able to help him cut deals in washington. >> i do want somebody ththat's political because i want to get lots of great legislation that we all want passed that's just sitting there for years and years and years. >> reporter: in nevada, trump scooping up more votes that his two top rivals combined. >> after a whole lot of months on the road -- it is good to be home. >>eporter: senator ted cruz today in houston endorsed by the texas governor andashing out atrump. >> we are not a people who are impressed by a lot of blustery rhetoric that's not backed up by truth. the time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears has passeded. > reporte but right across town, rising rival, senator marco rubio. >> we cannot have a commander in chief that is not ready the first day in office.
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get there, i'll hire the smartest people and they'll tell me what to do. >> reporter: but both senators struling to compete with the trump show. today, in a rare interview, the mogul's model wife, melania, deribing what first drew her to the donald. >> his mind. amazing mind. i'm my own person, he's his own person and i think that's very important. i don't want to change him, he doesn't want to change me. >> and tom llamas joins us le tonight. tom, donald trump now coming under fire for refusing to release his tax returns before super tuesday. and tonight, a former republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, speaking out? >> reporter: that's right, david. mitt romney saying he thinks there's liky a bombshell in trump's tax returns. romney says he thinks trump is not as rich as trump claims to be and he hasn't donated as much to charity as much trump has said. trump has responded with a tweet, saying that mitt romney is a fool, and trying toct like a tough guy. david? >> tom llamas with us tonight again. tom, thank you.
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tonight, hillary clinton, picking up a key endorsement, senate minority leader harry reid choosing her, saying, it's time for the party to consolidate behind clinton. senator sanders, though, vowing to stay in until the long haul is over. speefking to enthusiastic crowds, lines to see him in kansas city today, wrapping around the blk. south carolina, of course, next for the democrats. clinton ahead by nearly 30 points in the pomes for south carolina. stand with abc news f full coverage on super tuesday with special editions of "good morning america" and "world news tonight." and george and the entire powerhouse political team on the air beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern, tuesday night. now, to an abcbc news exclusive, and the national conversation tonight. the debate over whether apple should help the fbi break into the iphone used by sigh yad farook, one of the san bernardinono killers. my exclusive interview with apple ceo tim cook, who is standing firm. saying this is not about one iphone. this is about hundreds of
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protecting everyone, american families, and the information they store on their phones. and he says, what the fbi is now asking would set a dangerous precedent. two polls just this week showing the country divided. so, we want you to listen tonight, and let us know what you think. as we sit here, you know some of the families of the victims unless san bernardino have now come out in support of the judge's order that apple help the fbi unlock that iphone. one family saying, we're angry and confused as to why apple is refusing to do this. what would you say to those families toght? >> david, they have our deepest sympathy. what they've been through, no one should have to go through. apple has cooperated with the fbi fully in this case. they came to us and asked us for all the information we had on this phone, and we gave everything that we had. but this case is not about one phone. this case is about the future. what is at stake here is, can
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write software that we believe would make hundreds of millions of 'causecustomers vulnerable around the world, including the u.s. >> and you'd have to write that system in order to unlock that phone? >> yes. the only way we know would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. we think it bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never writtenen it. and that is what is at stake here. >> the fbi, though, says it believes that syed farook used that phone to communicate with his wife, his accomplice, and i'm curious, do you struggle at all with the possibility that there could be information on that phone that could reveal other plots, other people who were involved in planning the san bernardino attack? >> david, if we knew a way to get the information on the p phone that we haven't already given, if we knew a way to do this, that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people's issues, would obviously do it.
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director, jameses comey, has said. it's about, quote, 14 people who were slaughtered and many more had their lives ined. maybe the phone holds the clue to finding more terrorists, maybe it doesn't. but we can't look the survivors in the eye and ourselves if we don't follow any possible lead out there. do you understand where he's coming from? >> i do understand where he's coming from. and this is an incredibly complex issue, to place a back door in the iphone. we believe it does put hundreds of millions of customers at risk. >> let me ask you this. you invited me to apple before. the stories are legendary about new products with blake dripry over them, the locked doors, the secrecy. any american company can keep a secret, it's ape. why didn'n't t fbi and apple team up in one of those secret labs and get this done and no one would have ever had to know about it >> well, i can't talk about the tactics of the fbi. th've chosen what they've done
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out in the public, for whatever reasons that they have. what we think at this point, given it is out in the public, is that weeed to stand tall and stand tall on principle. there's probably more information about you on your phone than there is in your house. our smartphones are loaded withh our intimate conversations, our financial data, our health records. they're also loaded with the location of our kids, in many cases, so, it's not justt about prove sip. but it is also about public safety. >> but in your quiet moments, do you have any concern that you might be able to prevent a terrorist attack by breaking into that phone? >> david, some things are hard, and some thingss are ght. and some things arare both. this is one of those things. >> and in this case, you believe there are some things that just should never be created. >> correct. >> but tim cook items us they talked to the fbi early on, giving them advice, he says, on
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information from that iphone. to plug it in, to back it up to the i cloud. did they do that? >> unfortunately, in the days, the early days of the investigation, an fbi -- fbi directed the county to reset the i cloud password. when that is done, the phone will no longer back up to the cloud, and so, i wish they would have contacted u earlier, so that they would not have been the casese. >> how crucial was that missed portunity? >> it's very crucial. >> the white house said this week that the fbi's request is, quote, limited in scope. limited in scope. do you agree with th, and have you talkeddo the president onn this? >> i have not talked to the president. i will talk to the president. do i think it's limited, no. >> you have talked to the president before, on these issues of privacy and security. >> yes. >> are you disappointed there wasn't more of a dialogue with the administration before this swift action from the justice department? >> yes. >> you wish there was more done? >> yes.
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been. this -- we found out about the filing from the press. >> i'm curious, tim, did you ever think that you'd find crucial national debate? >> no. thisis is -- this is not a position that we would like to be in. it is a very uncomfortable position. to oppose your government on something dsn't feel good. and to oppose it on something where we are advocating for several liberties, which they are supposed to protect, it is incredibly ironic. >> apple has until friday to respond to the judge's order that it assist the fbi. their legal team i is preparing. the full interview with tim cook on our website at abcnews.com, and then tonight on "nightline," i ask tim cook about donald trump's call to boycott apple.
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news and from washington tonight, a new development in the standoff over the supreme court. two top republicans now agreeing to meet with president obama to discuss nominees. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and chuck gaszley. yesterday, both said they would take, quote, no action, on anyone the president named. to be continued. and we're learning new information tonight about the pilot in that deadly chopper crash near pearl harbor. the family on board, last night, their teenage son passing away. he had been trapped under water. rescuers cutting him free. well, tonight here, why the pilot now says he steered that helicopter right into the water. abc's david kerley covers aviaiation. >> reporter: the pilot of this troubled tourist helicopter now tells investigators, he had to make a sudden change, just before ending up in the waters of pearl harbor, with bystanders onboard. bull was this dramatic move in an effort to save lives? the pilot says he felt a vibration, heard a grinding sound, followed by a loud bang. he plans an emergency landing on
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he see people on the lawn. quick little turns the chopper left, hoping to land on the shoreline. but the helicopter falls suddenly into thes what er water. >> i saw people running and screaming and took off my shirt and dove in the water. >> reporter: but they had trouble freeing a 16-year-old boy, part of a family of four from his seat belt. he was the only fatality, with the focus of the investigation on the mechanical issue and how the pilot reacted. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> david, thank you. thehere is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday from california. breaking developments. the deadly police shootout. three deputies ambush eded. the new details coming in at this hour. and then, tonight, the $72 million verdict. a very popular store brand. the family blaming the product for their mother's cancer. and, to the famous sports reporter, the "dancing with the
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next tonight here, erin andrews' courtroom battle. the sports reporter and "dancing with the stars" host, suing her stalker and the hotel she blames for putting him in the room next door. ryan smith on her father's tearful testimony today. >> reporter: the pain of his daughter's humiliation was etched on his face. >> she kept screaming, i'm on the internet, i'm on the internet, i'm naked. >> reporter: erin andrews today wiping away tears in court, as her father recounted her horror being filmed through a peephole at a tennessee marriott by michael david barrett, who then posted those videos online in 2008. >> i fearered for helife. she wouldn't eat, she wouldn't bathe, she wouldn'tt talk, all she would do is cry. >> reporter: feelings she talked about on "good morning america." >> i remember my dad saying to me, "you may have a stalker." and i -- i just turned to him, "dad, don't say that.
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>> the greatest builder is me. and i would build the greatest wall you have everseen. >> reporter: winter is trumping. it was originally produced f the australian broadcasting corporation. well, instead of thumb's up, can you give it a love, or a wow, or ha-ha or even a sad or an angry. a future that advertisers lik chevy are already looking to exploit. >> start loving. >> reporter: so far, love is the most popular option. in general, that is. what's not to like about that? david wright, abc news, new york. >> thank you for watching. a beautiful night here in the bay area. i'm david muir. i hope to see you from new york tobrad/wx wall weather adlib: we have had a lot of clouds around this week, but sunnier and warmer days are coming! we will still have to deal with clouds tonight and part of tomorrow through. look for mostly cloudy skies again tonight with a few snow showers out west early on and some flurries possible here later. temperatures will fall back into the 20s, but the winds will still be pretty strong, so it will feel like the 10s. thursday will be a mix of sun and clouds
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those nw winds will still keep our temps down a bit again with highs in the mid 30s expected. friday is really turn around in sunshine expected by here along with some only gets better from being the pick of the week! it looks like we will start off cool saturday morning, but then have a sunny day 60s for central iowa weather will continue into sunday morning, but a cool front will hold us back in the afternoon, so highs will be back in the 50s, which is still real nice! there could be a few " she was adamant that mr. fazzino murdered her daughter" jack: testimony starts in a murder case involving a young iowa mom. witnesses are laying out what they think happened the night emily fazzino died. jack/2shot: good evening and welcome to local 5 news, home of we are and welcome to local 5 news, home of we are iowa dot com. i'm jack miller. stephanie/2shot: and i'm stephanie angleson. stephanie: more than half a dozen people took the stand inside the winneshiek countycourtroom to shed more light on what happened after emily fazzino was found dead inside her family's home four years ago. jack: local 5 is covering this court case that all started back in 2012, when emily's husband, alexander fazzino, was accused of drowing emily fazzino in the family's bath tub while their
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today, witness testimony from boone county paramedics, police, and other officials today told jurors what exactly happened after emily was found dead. stephanie: one of the witnesses also on the stand today was emily's friend and nanny for the family, who gave us the first look inside emily and alex fazzino's difficult relationship. local 5's claire powell is live outside the winnishiek county courthouse to tell us first hand what happened on the second day in court for tonight's big story. claire? claire: day two of the fazzino trial started bright and early. with the state prosecution showing two lengthy demonstrations and calling seven witnesses to the stand. more ems and police highlighted their efforts to save emily fazzino that january night- in cpr demonstrations and bath tub recreations. most described alexander fazzino's rollercoaster behavior in great detail. later on, a detective detailed a february 2012 search warrant- where they discovered a packed back pack

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