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town, rising rival, senator marco rubio. >> we cannot have a commanander in chief that is not ready the first day in office. you can't just say, well, when i get there, i'll hire the smartest people and they're going to tell me what to do. >> reporter: but both senators struggliling to coete with the trump show. in aare interview is, the mogul's model wife, melania, describing what first drew her to the donald. >> his mind. amazing mind. i'm my own person, he's his own person. and i think that's very important. don't want to change him, he doesn't want to change me. >> and mitt romney calling for donald trump and the other candidates to release their tax returns. romney says he thinks there's a "bombshell in trump's tax returns cite nothing proof, romney says he thinks trump is not as rich as he claims to be or that he's given as much t charity as he says he has. trump called romney a fool and saying he's trying to act like a tough guy. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> new developments in the
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supreme court nominee. sources tell abc news he is considering a republican, nevada governor brian scan sandoval to replace the late justice scalia. he supports abortion rights. this is seen as an overture to the gop senator who's say they'll refuse any hearings on the president's nominee. >> my hope and expectation is that once there is an actual nominee, once this is no longer an abtraction, that those on the judiciary committee recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing. >> senate mority leader mitch mcconnell and judiciary chairman chuck grassley both agreed to meet with the president in the nomination. >> so last week we told you about a patent application from jetmaker airbus foror seats with storage underneath. now it's considering wider seats. take a look. this is what current economy class seats in airbus planes
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now the company has filed a patent for a reconfigurable passenger bench seat. >> they took the park bench. >> pretty much. this is a park bench. look at the little people. it could accommodate not only larger passengers but children, as well. detachable seat belts would be used for everyone. no matter their size. >> is there an inflatable sde thatlso comes out for the kids? >> kind of seems like a ride. but no more of tse extended seat belt things. >> oh, boy. >> just have the bench. >> all right. >> what, jacking? >> he doesn't like that. >> he's applying his filter to that one. a good study he on "world news now" and this one ranks withhe greatest ever. take some time and concentrate on this headline. pizza is addidictive. >> it is true. pizza is addictive. yes, that's a fininding of a study done at the university of michigan. > the wolverines who did the
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because it's made of dough, sauce, they're both packed with sugar and cheese and an ingredient that acts as an opiate during digestion. >> cured meats like pepperoni and sausage contain salt which improves the taste. for many, no wonder it's addictive. >> let's order a pie. >> let's do it. >> let's get on that. >> can you get on it. >>et a phone on the anchor desk. >> we should have a hot line. >> get some hot line bling but it's just for pizza. coming up in "the skinny," the most memorable movie lines of all time is your favorite on the list. there about it. scott kelly's year in space. what a record-setting astronaut loveves aboutis job and what he misses the most on earth. >> pizza probab. >> and erin andrews from "dancing with the stars" and her emotional day in court. whater father is saying about a stalker in a case getting
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a frightening scene caught on camera at a gas stati in kentucky. an e gret battery exploded in a man's pocket. josh hamilton was shocked when his pants suddenly burst i into the flames and he ran from the store in a panic. a clerk followed him with a fire extinguisher. he put out the flames. hamilton actually suffered some serious burns on his leg but is expected to be okay. if ever there was a poster board for not smoking, it would be it. >>nd then some. man. all right. good to know he's going to be all ritfter that. that is frightening.
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that ball band that you saw there, a man police in ohio are calling the regain bandit accused of stealing the hair growth drugging from shelves across the state. cops say it's likely he's trying to resell the stolen regain either online or at flea markets and they don't believe he's using it on himself. obviously it's not working. > was that in the police report? >> yeah, they don't believe he's using it himself. >> oh. >> yeah. >> two interesting videos. >> on to serious news, a court battle pitting erin andrews against her stalker and marriott hotel turned emotional yestererday. >> because her father took the stand and baking down in tears at times, describing how his daughter's life has been devastated. abc' ryan smith with the latest. >> the pain of his daughter's face. internet. i'm on the internet. i'm naked.
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tears in court as her father recounted her horror at being filmed through a peephole by michael david barrett who posted those videos online in 2008. >> i feared for her life. she wouldn't eat. she wouldn't bathe. she wouldn't talk. all she would do is cry. >> feeling she talked about on "good morning america." >> i remember my dad saying to me, you may have a stalker. and i just started saying dad, don't say that word. >> reporter: barrett serveded 2 1/2 years for talking, andrews suing him and the owner of the pairiot for $75 million. claiming the hotel intentionally placed barrett next door to the tv star. the hotel claims barrett is a criminal who tricked them into gaining access. as for andrews father, he says same. >> she's a shell of the person she was before this happened. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. testimony was pretty powerful from the daddy thought.
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this happened a long time ago. you can still see the emotional toll this is having on aaron andrews. >> you certainly can. next adele's big night in london as she's crowned queen of the britts. >> what's your favorite movie line? >> my favorite movie line? >> and can you guess what the top five movie lines are? we're going to tell you coming up.
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adele back 0 numbeber one on the billboard artist 100 charts. >> next to hollywood and the top 100 movie quotess of altime. >> so last month, the hollywood reporter polled 1600 industry insiders and their top five. >> starting with the wizard of oz. >> dorothy's iconic line as she stepped into a world bursting in techni color, toto, i have a feeling we're not in kansas anymore. >> number fr from a galaxy par far away, star wars, may the force be with you. >> number three from "jaws," boat. >> and number wo from casablanca and who doesn't remember there here's looking at you, kid. >> that brings to us number one. the top movie quote of all time. >> is -- >> rhett, where shall i go, what shall i do? >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> i thought it was going to be you had me at hello from jerry
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from "gone with the wind" the last words spoken by clark gable to vivian lee as she cling to the hope she can still win him back. she's still clingnging. and not winning. >> next to some big dollars paid for a film that hasn't even been seen yet. >> after shelling out $10 million for manchester by the sea at sundance, amazon secured streaming rights to woody allen's film for $15 million. >> that's thrhree tes what sony paid for his last movie "irrational man" which barely eked out $4 million. this stars is steve carell, stewart. about it. >> see, the internet does pay. >> it does. amazonon. more news coming up. can a toothpaste do everything well? this clean was like pow! it added this other level of clean tit. it j just kindlike...wiped everything clean. 6x cleaning
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i'm a rocket man, rocket man so we're t talking aut rocket men and one in particular who spent more time in space than any other human in known history. >> after more than 300 days aboard the international space station, our own david kerley got the chance to spepeak to lim about everything from missing home to possible travel to mars. >> commander kelly, are you ready to come home? >> i'm ready. it's not like i'm climbing the walls. i recognize the importancef what we're doing on the space station and i feel like it's a privilege but at the same time, i've been up here for a long time and it will be great to get back to earth. >> this was all a about seeing whether humans can go to martinez. can we make it to mars? can you do it? could another human do it? >> from a subjective perspective, i think absolutely. i feel great. bubut y know, there are challenges especially with
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martinez that we need to work on overcoming but it's something that i hope to see in m my lifetime. >> you told me you knew you would hit a wall. did you hit that wall? how did you get through it and how did you feel about getting through it? what got you through it? >> i really haven't hit a wall yet. i wted to get to the end of this with as much energy and enthusiasm that i had at the beginning. that's kind of how i still feel. if i don't hit the wall in the next six, seven days, i thihink i'm home free. >> lightning round, when you get home, bare feet in grass or sand? >> i think grarassould b my first choice. but i'll be in kazakhstan. so i it have to be sand. >> or dust. >> pizza or fay lay min gualeen obviously filet. you don't really miss food that much. i miss the experience more of sitting at a table with friends and family than i do actually
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that i've missed up here. >> cheers, cheers. >> commander kelly, thanks very much. congratulations. look forward to seeing you back here on the planet. >> david kerley, abc news, washington. thank you for that, david. that was fun. >> very cool. he tweeted about seven hours ago. countdown six days left and 96 sunsets left. >> open. >> it's very cool >> such a sense of -- oh. he said radiation. i'm nonot goi to mars. i'm telling you now and i love food. >> i will do it. i will take one for humankind. >> we'll send you up here. >> that's true. tang, ugh. >> this is abc's "world news
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decades. >> good morning. i'm reenana ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here's a look at the top sries
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"world news now." from deadly storms leaving a path of destruction. tornadoes killing at least four people in virginia alone. while nearly a foot of snow and blustering winds in the midwest cause flight cancellations and impassable roads. full coverage ahead. a new isis video threatens the lives of facebook founder mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey, the head of twitter. isis says it's responding to efforts by the two the tech giants t remove posts that incite violence and promote terrorism. >> a small colorado town is mourning the loss of a sheriff's deputy killed in a shoot-out. nate kerrigan, a 13-year veteran died while carrying out a high risk eviction. >> and planemaker airbus is considering replacing some seats with benches. the company's patent alication says the seatsts would be designed for larger passengers as well as children. those are some of our top
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february 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. we're going to start this half hour with the extreme weather rocking m much of the nationrom the midwest right to here, the east coast. >> this mornin virginia is under a state of emergency after tornadoes left a at least four people dead ands tos more injured. abc's linzie janis has details. >> reporter: those deadly storms barrelling up the east coast. tornado just came through, right on 460. >> reporter: a suspected tornado striking waverly, virginia, shredding homes and leaving at least three dead. in the last 24 hours, at least three dozen tornadoes tting the gulf coast. many striking at night, as people slept. >> you need to pull overer. >> reporter: in pensacola, florida, campbell garris and his girlfriend making it to their driveway, riding out the tornado in his pickup truck. >> oh, my god. >> all i could hear was it sounded as if i parked my truck
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>> reporter: the ef-3 tornado packing 155-mile-per-hour winds, damaging more than 100 homes here. these people didn't have very much time to react at all. >> very little. very little. >> reporter: including these apartments. look at this, the entire second floor of this apartment building ripped off. you can see right into people's living rooms. >> look at that thing coming in here like this. >> reporter: twisters claiming the lives of at least three others, inuding two at this louisiana r.v. park. where ashley east and her family were huddling together. what was it like going through that tornado? what were you thinking? >> just, god -- let us be okay. let us get throughgh this. >> reporter: it the tornado ripped through this neighborhood, destroying this home. but look. a stack of books still sitting on the piano and here the refrigerator still standing. linzie janis, abc nenews. quite a powerful storm system. the greater chicago metropolitan area is also facing a major
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of wet heavy snow created hazardous travel conditions. the storm forced the cancellation of nrly 1200 flights into and out of the chicago area airports. hundreds of snow plows tried eping up but many drivers found themselves trapped. conditions could be even more dangerous later on this morning with falling temperatures turning roadways into sheets of ice. >> checking today's forecast, the eastern great lakes and ohio valley can expect several inches of snow before the storm moves out. chilly in the north and rain in new england. trying out in the tornado zone in the deep southing. > 80s in la, 60s and 70s in seattle, new orleans and miami. 50s in great fafalls, montana and boston. 30s in chicago and detroit. well, fresh off his big win in nevada, donald trump is embroiled in yet another war of words. this time it is mitt romney, the former presidential nominee has challenged trump to show the
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romney sayays tt he believes trump is hiding a bombshell in those taxes possibly showing he's been lying about his net worth or donations to vets. trump hit back calling romney awkward and goofy saying he blew the 201 election. the republicans are taking the teenage in houston tonight for their final debate before super tuesday. and the three leading candidates are throwowing theost punches. yet, it's your voice, your vote. abc's bazi kanani is covering the campaign starting with the republicans. >> reporter: after celebrating a landslide victory in nevada -- >> i grab and grab and grab. you know, i get greedy. i want money money. now we're going to get greedy for the united states. we're going to grab and grab. >> reporter: a tamer donald trump before an audience of evangelicals in virginia. >> i've got to be a good person today, at least for the next hour. >> reporter: still trump couldn't hold back his mounting attacks on senator ted cruz. >> senator ted cruz gave us
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it's true. >> reporter: cruz and marco rubio coming in neck and neck for the second contest in a row are now lobbing the same criticism an the front runner. >> if doesn't became president, nobodies what he would do. >> doesn't hasn't outlines what he's going to do on any issue. >> trump picks up endorsements from twoembers of congress. hillarclinton gains the endorsement of senate minority leer harry reid. i want an electioning about real change that will make a difference in people's lives. >> reporter: with clinton heading into this weekend's south carolina primary with a dominant lead, bernie sanders is already looking ahead to e next contest on super tuesday. >> secretary clinton was the inevevitable candidate. she is not the inevitable candidate now. i think we've got a real shot to win it. >> reporter: voterin 12 states and one territory head to the polls on super tuesday. a crucial day for republicans and democrs.
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>> our thanks to bazi there in d.c..john kasich is apparently undeterred despite a dismal showing in nevada. the ohio governor is rejecting calllls from flow republicans to drop out of the race. kasich had a direct message about quitting. he said "forget about it." >> sounds very new york. president obama's c choice for the next supreme court justice has been a top issue on the campaign trail. an now there's a new development. >> apparently the president is said to be considering nevada's republican be governor brian sandoval as a possible choice. arlet sands is in washington wi the details. >> reporter: good morning. the democratic president may be eyeing a republican for the supreme court. a democratic source tells abc news, president obama is considering nevada governor brian sandoval 0 replace the late justice antonin alia. he is 52. the republican has served as
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prior to that, i was nevada's first hispanic federal judge. he was appointed by president george w. bush in 2005 and unanimously confirmed by the senate. sandoval is considered a centrist. he support supports abortion rights and impla memted a controversial part of the health care plan. floatinging a republican name could be an overture to gop senator who's refuse any hearings on the president's nominee. >> my hope and expectatationing that once there is an actual nominee, once this is no longer an abstraction, that those on the judiciary committee recognize that their job iso give this person a hearing. >> reporter: president obama is expected to make that pitch in person to top republicans. senanateajity leader mitch mcconnell and judiciary chairman chuck grassley both agreed to meet with the president in the coming weeks. >> all right. thank you.
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asked to vote on a supreme court nominee took trip to africa last week and got up and close and personal with some of the animals. senator jeff flake of arizona and some others were squarely in the sights of a charging pack of elephants during a boat ride. a hippo show off some teeth. the purpose of flake's trip was to learn more about wildlife poaching. you can say that will t.y.'s trip to africa was a lot smoother thann that. >> do you think they found t.j.? usually they run towards people. they ran the other way. >> they ran the other way. can you imagine? >> t.j.'s coming, run, run. >> you got to be chricled on instagram escaped from africa he. >> so much fun. i felt like i was actually a safari into goo tv. a different type of adventure for a group of vetens who lost limbs. they're attending a winter
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>> hitting the slope all this week. skiing and snow boarding all part of a week lockling event to put together by a group called achieve tahoe. >> incredible. and when they get to the bottom of the run, they get on snowmobiles for the ride back up to the top. the whole thing is meant to challenge them to do things they normally wouldn't do. impressive. they have to get on a ski lift. we've had so many reports of ski lift problems lately, there better off. >> impressive and inspireing. coming up, all the secity beforehe academy awards and how the oscar winners are kept secret. >> the major makeover for facebook users. yir like something when you can love thing? >> and the abc news exclusive, david muir's interview with apple ceo tim cooke. tough questions about a rrorist's locked iphone and demands from the justice
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have the number, number 2 train maybe? apple is digging in its heels in its standoff against the fbi's demand to help it break the iphone used by one of the san bernardino killers. >> abc's david muir sat down with apple ceo tim cooke who is saying that the issue is about much more than a single iphone. >> they have our deepest sympathy what they've been through, mo 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.
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what is at stake here is can the government compel apple to write software that we believe would make hundreds of millions of customers 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 softwarequiv lint of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it. and that is what is at stake her. >> reporter: the fbi says it believes that syed farook used that phone to communicate with his wife his accomplice. do you struggle with the possssibilityhat there could be information on that phone that could reveal other plots and people who were involved in planning the attack? >> david, if we knew aay to get the information othe phone that we haven't already given, if we knew a way to do this,
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of millions of other p people to issues, we would obviously do it. >> reporter: i want to get to what the fbi director james comey said. he said it's abo "14 people who were slaughtered and many more had their lives ruined." maybe we can't look the survivors in the eye and ourselves if we don't follow any possible lead out there. do do you understand where he's coming from? >> i do. this is an incredibly complex issue to pla a backdoor if the iphone. we believe it puts hundreds of millions of customers at risk. we need to stand tall and stand tall o principle. there's probably more information about you on your phone than there is in your house. our smartphones are loaded with our intimate conversations can, our financial data, our health records. they're also loadedith the location of our kids in many
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and so it's not just about privacy but it's also about public safety. >> but in your quiet moments, do you have anyoncern that you might be able to prevent a terrorist attack by breaking into that phone? >> david, some thingsre hard and some things are right. and some things are both. this is one of those things. >> and in this case, you believe therare some something that should never be created? >> correct. >> but tim cooke tells us they talked to the f fbi early on giving them advice, he says on other ways to guest get 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 directed the county to reset the i cloud password. when thais done, the flown no long erg back up to the cloud. d so i wish stleld contacted us earlier so that that would t have been the case.
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opportunity? >> very crucial. >> i'm curious, tim, did you ever think that you'd find yourself at the center of such a crucial national debate be? >> no. this 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 doesn't feel good. and to oppose it on something where we are advocating for civivil lirties, which they are supposed to protect, it is incredibly ironic. >> apple now has till friday to sond to the court's order the fbi in the san bernardino case. david muir, abc news, san francisco. we should point out tim cooke did say he plans to figight this all theay to the supreme court if need be. >> it was fascinating with the pollll numbers, a vast majority of
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fbi but support grew for apple among those who owned smart phones. so vided. >> but unifying, young and hold. republicans and democrats. coming up, a change, facebook is hoping you'll really like. >> maybe not just like but love like with the heart.
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the australian broadcasting corporation. well, instead of thumb's up, you can now give it a love or a wow or haa or even a sad or an angry. >> i don't think they like me very much. >> reporter: a feature that advertisers like chevy are ready looking to exploit. >> start loving. >> reporter: so far, love is the most popular oion. in general, that is. what's not to like about that? david wright, abc news, new york. interesting. i like the fact that they don't have a dislike button. >> i wish they did. there's so many comments. >> positive feelers out there. >> but there's so many things we would like to dislike that gets posted on our time line on our wall on facebook. don't you think? >> accentuate the positive.
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you feel that energy that is going on in the room? it is not because it's friday eve. it's because we're now three days away from hollywood's biggest night as oscar preps ck into high gear. >> it's exciting. you know, behind the glitz and glam is a highly specialized process of tabulating those votes surrounded by security as abc's brarandi hi shows us. >> reporter: they are the best secret keepers in hollywood. martha ruiz and brian cull nen are set to carry those famous briefcases again. >> and the oscar goes to. >> reporter: holding the names of this year's winners. >> has there ever been a mistake. >> no, there hasn't. >> reporter: for 82 years, plis waterhouse coopers has counted the oscar ballots
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this year on paper and online. >> we ctrol everything fro the time they go out indicated with security codes and those come back to us. we then have those in an induce closed location. >> reporter: inse that secret undisclosed location security is tight. there's a specialized alarm system, locks and no internet access where a small team counts all 24 categories by hand. >> it's up to brian and i to then consolidate everything, counting that and recounseling that. we will stuff the envelope, close it, seal it with the red. >> those 24 inwith envelopes and a duplicate set are load flood two briefcases like this one, both locked in a vault till oscar sunday when he ruiz and cull nen enter their code and take their briefcase, each traveling a different route escorted by los angeles police. >> no matter what happens, at least one of us will get there. >> do you feel likee 007? >> i an little bit.
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even carried a third briefcase used by host neil patrick harris and backstage they only hand the envelope to the presenter just seconds before the announcement. >> is this the hardest secret to keep? >> it's a big important secret. reality is there's a secret we keep forever and that is who got second. >> brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> interesting. >> who gets a police escort? abc is the place to be oscar night. live live coverage starting at 7:00 on sunday, 4:00 p.m. pacific time of course, tune in to "world news now" next monday for a complete wrap-up. >> it's going to be a fun night.
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>> yes, but this morning on "world news now," inside apple.
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out about a terrorist's locked iphone, privacy and why apple will not offer a quick fix. our exclusiveve ierview and response from the justice department. political demands. who is pushing donald ump to make public his tax returns? how mitt romney is getting involved and how trump is fighting back. powerful storms from the tornadoes that killed several people in the south to the heavy snowstorms that stopped travelers in their tracks. the latest from accuweather. and l later iide the oscars from the dazzling stage to the ncy diggs, backstage. we're getting a look at the academy awards venue even before hollywood's biggest stars are there. it is thursday, february 25th. >> aouncer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ood morning, everyone on this thursday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we're going to begin with apple's ceo tim cooke and his reaction to his exclusive
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>> cooke says helping the fbi to unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino attackers would be like creating a master key that c could impact hundreds ofillions of users, but a senior government officl says the fbi wants apple to develop a way into that phone which will be known only inside apple. >> abc's elizabeth hur has more. goodmorning, elizabeth. >> reporter: kendis and reena, good morning to you. right off t bat, tim cooke addressed the victims' filies of the san bernardino attacks saying that they have his deepepest symthy and no one should go through what they have been through. that said, cooke says this case is more than about just one phone. >> safety of our kids, safety of our f families very important. the protection of people's data is incredibly important. reporter: apple's ceo tim cooke explaining his decision exclusive to "world news now" tonight with david muir senator apple has cooperated with the fbi fully in this case this they
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the information we had on this phone and we gave everything that we had. >> reporter: a judge this lifornia ordered apple to unlock san bnardino terrorist syed farook's iphone and apple has stood firm that's not happening insisting at stake is the data security of millions of law abing people. >> the only way to get information at least currently the only way we know would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort off the software equivalent of cancer. that is what is at stake here. >> reporter: but in the name of public safety, attorney general loretta lynch is urging apple to comply. >> judges all over the country and on the supreme court have said that those parti must assist if it reasonably win their power to do so. >> reporter: the fight sending thousands across the country to rally in support o of apple. even though a new pugh poll finds 51% of americans believe that apple should unlock the
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>> if we knew a way to do this that would not expose hundreds of millis of other people to issues we would obviously do it. but agagain, this is not about one phone. this is about the future. >> reporter: apple has until tomorrow to file a response to the judge's order andndome legal expertrts say this is a landmark case that could reach the supre court. kendis and reena? >> our thanks to elizabeth there. we're going to hear more from tim cooke and our exclusive interview in our next half hour and all morning long. the latest clash between donald trump and a mainstream republican. just today after trump's landslide victory in nevada, mitttt romney called on the billionaire to release his tax returns saying they may contain a bombshell. romney the former gop esidential nominee suggests that either trump is not as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn't been paying the kind of taxes we wod eect him to pa >> i think the last time he was asked about his taxes he said
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look, people have a right to know if there's a problem in those taxes before they decide. >> trump fired bacack saying mitt romney who totally blewn election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool is now playing tough gu >> the hillary clinton camp is out in force looking to shore up support ahead of super tuesday. formrmer presint bill clinton made a couple of campaign stops in virginia to make the case for his we and accused republicans of demonizing muslims for political gain. hillary clinton spent her day shoring up support from the black community before the south carolina primary addressing the crisis. more than 9,000 people gathering here in tulsa, oklahoma, last night. 2500 of them couldn't get in. bernie sanders told supports he didn't think the there was any way he could lose oklahomaing. > the deadly storms that have
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are beginning to dissipate. a state of emergency in virginia where four people were killed. wind and thunderstorms knocked out power and left motorists stranded by flooding. the farming town of wavily was especially hard hit after a tornado touched down with almost no warning. >> glad you let us get through the this. >> among those killed were two adult men and a 2-year-old boy whose bods were found not fa are from a mobile home destroyed by the storm. >> it's a powerful system. you have wet heavy snow slamming much of th midwest especially around the greater chicago area. nearly 1200 flights have been canceled canceled. hundreds of snow plows were deployed but many drivers found themselves trapped. forecasters are warning temperatures are fling overnight creating dangerously icy road conditions can, as well.
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all the snow stirred up huge waves on lake michigan prompting a warning from the coast guard that those picture taker stay back at least 25 feet from the water's edge. the water is moving east. here's justin povick at accuweathe >> thanks and good morning to you. grgreat newshis morning. we are finished with the severe weather. all the tornado reports yesterday and on tuesday, and that storm system is now working its way well to the north and to the east. back behind it it, stitillome showers over the interior b but these are going to much lighter. in fact, the snow showers will not demicrosoft more than an inch or two on the grassy surfaces from detroit to pittsburgh tore charleston. as we jump ahead to the weekend, we're warming things back up. high pressure is in control. cold ker air bottled up to the north streaming all the warm air in. next week, looks like the colder air will make a quick return
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a new video showing how badly ancient ruins have been damaged by isis. the destruction at palmyra must worse than previously thought including monuments at the valley of the tombs, part of an cient roman city. this video was splulled out of syria and obtained by swedish tv. >> a cease-fire is set t to go into effect in that country saturday although isis and other groups are now covered by the agreement. there are growing calls to establish a so-called safe zone nep northern syria to protect syrians fleeing their homes. if the cease fire fails. secretary of state john kerry told top lawmakers would require up to 30,000 u. ground troops to maintain. >> in colorado, three sheriff's deputies shot while serving an eviction notice. last night a vigil was held in his honor south of denver.
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the homeowner opened fire on the buttons. he homeowner also died in the shoot-out. the oovictions has been considered high risk. a mystery at a federal office in the san francisco bay area. the customsen and border protection office in almeda was evacuated after an employee opened an informing containing white powder. thee people complained of feeling a sic but a search turned up nothing suspicious and the office was deemed safe. encouraging news from the cents for disease control. this year's flulu vacci is doing better than last year's. it is 59% efctive. that's a big improvement from last winter's vaccine, only about 20% effective. our flu seasonn has bee mild arer this year but it has not peaked as yet. a judge in new york city clear the way for salt warnings to be
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those distinctive w warnings must be posted bid large chain restaurants and fast food outlets by next tuesday. if they don't comply, the could be fined up to $600. ththe niol restaurant association challenged the warnings which will appear on items containing more than the recommended daily dose of sodium. >> michelle obama called it a bittersweet event an the white house last night. ththe final time the obamas were helping honor one of america's great musicians. >> the president paying tribute to the late ray charles who he said matcheds his piano playing with one-of-a-kind choice. usher raymond was among the artists performing "georgia on my mind." oh georgia, northern peace, no
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just an old sweet song, yeah, keeps georgia on my mind >> i very nice there. demi low ratto, yolanda adams and the band perry also performed. the event will broadcast on pbs tomorrow night. >> nothing like a little ray charles in the morning. president obama calling him having a rare ability to collapse our weightest emotions into a sickle note. so well said. >> so well put. ray charles passed away in 2004. still remembered. c coming "the mix," the most attraive jobs for men and women n accordin to tinder. >> our first look at the dazzling stage and luxurious backstage at the oscars of course, getting everything ready for suay night. and the woman accuses of a murder for hire scheme insists she never planned to have her husband killed.
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dakota would becomome the first state to enact such a law. similar legislation is also pending in at least 22 other states. and indndianapoli man has been convicted of blowing up a house for the insurance money. two next door neighbors were killed. dozens of people were hurt and more than homes destroyed in the explosion and fire as part of the testimony, jurors heard a tape recording as one of the victims begged for help in the last moments of hisis life. he eventually burned to death. the man found guiuilty bob leonard faces life in prison with no chance of parole. >> we turn to the dramatic murder for hire playing out in west palm beach, fl. dip lit tote is serving 20 years for allegedly hirinait man to kill her husband. >> now she's back in court testifying for the first time what police caught heroing on tape was an act. here's abc's linzie janis. >> dahlia dippolito is facing a
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kill h husband of six months. >> i was afraid. >> her 2011 guilty verdict was overturned due to a tainted jury pool snee threatened to hurt me and hurt my family. >> you know, he gets two in the ad. >> i'm positive. >> she says she was simply acting during this video from a ript that hlia, her then husband michael and former love muhammad had all written for an acting project they lan planned to post on social media. >> you can post it online so you can get publicity. >> on social media so we can try to get an acting job from it. >> so this is acting? >> yes. >> reporr: but prosecutors say that was no can the and allege she paid an undercover cop posing as a hit man $3,000 to kill her husband, the real act ininvestigats say was her reaction to these south fl
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>> i'm sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> no. >> but her lawyer claims the police were setting her up for an appearance on the reality show "cops." whether you like her or not, she's entitled to the same constititutionalights as you and i. this case is about a police department that tossed her under the bus for purposes of getting fame on a cops tv show. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new yo. coming up in our next half hour, the other high profile croom drama playiyingut in the naville, tennessee this week. the emotional testimony of the father of erin andrews and how his daughter as a stalker has devastated her life. >> as the clock ticks down to oscar sunday, preps kicking into high gear. we're getting a first peek
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"world news now." > it's getting exciting. three days away from hollywood's biggest night of the year. >> so the yards and yards of red carpet are being laid outside the dolby theater in hollood, but this morning, we're getting our first peek inside of the theater. and backstage. here's abc's george pennacchio. >> it's a bird's eye view of production as crews continually add more finishing touches to the red carpet. that's what's happening outde the dolby theater. but what's going on inside? this is derek mcclain's fourth year asroduction designer for the oscars. this year the set design celebrates '70s glam andhat takes lots of spark. using more than 200,0000
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the glittering stage will be eye popping for audiences both at home and in the dolby theater. >> of course, you want it to feel glamorous for the people in the room. this celebrates theirnight, their celebration but at the e me time so many more people are sing it on television that we try to be pretty disciplined about really paying attention to what we're seeing on the tv monitors and not with our naked eyes. >> the production team has a master plan but is not afraid to change thingss at the last minute. >> there's not a thing we don't look at and go how can we make that better. >> of backstage the green room. stars who need a little break from the hub bub can come here to relax and enjoy the l laid back atmosphere. >> there may not be any actual windows here but this is still a room with a view.. idea of this year's green room was inspired by the look and
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remember when president clinton s a big campaign issue. i didn't inhale. remember the whole thing? apparently it's not an issue for bernie sanders campaign. take a look at there paraphernalia stamped with its stoner accessories, marijuana pipes. you can feel the burn in a whole new way. it was created by a man out in portland wherere obviously smong up is totally legal. he tells the center for public integrity 10% of the proceeds go back to the bernie campaign. i'm not sure how legal it is to steal someone's campaign logo because it's not affiliated with the campaign. apparently he sold $3,000 worth of pipes. get your $300 from the kid. >> i'm sure bernie sanders is just fine with the support. >> he believes in the contributions from the little folks. apparently burn one for bernie. he has his own slogan. >> apparently stoneware company.com. >> there you go.
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this morning on "world news now, >> this morning on "world news
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virginia and the snowstorm that canceled hundreds of flights in the midwest. the human tollll and tod's clean-up. >> speakg out, apple's ceo tim cooke reveals his side of the story as the justice department orders his company to unlock a terrorist locked iphone. it's an abc news exclusive. >> and new this half hour, astronauaut sco kelly's record-setting year in space. it's almost over. >> what he loves about the space station. what he mimisses abo earth and the food he e cannot wt to eat. and later, ale treated like a queen at britain's version of the grammy awards. heperformance and honors in "the skinny" on this thursday, february 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> no audio problems as far as we know. >> no audio problems for adele. she was stunning. i was so glad to see her back on the horse again. >> she looked stunning, she sounded great. it was a good thing. we'll get to that, of course, a
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i was looking for my thunder buddy last night. there was a lot of thunder through new york city and up and down the east coast. the eastern two-thirds of the nation facing a major clean-up today after those damaging storms. nearly a foot of wet heavy snow pounded the greater chicago area, forcing nearly 1200 flights to be canceled and with temperatures dropping overnight this morning's commute is likely to be dangerous. >> that same system also produced thunderstorms and tornadoes in the mid-atlantic leaving at least four people dead, ze injured and buildings destroyed. abc's megan hughes begins our coverage. >> reporter: the deadly winter storm system moves north, bringing waves of rain and terrifying twisters. this one captured in north carolina. this time lapse shows the storm moving into charlotte, strong winds toppling trees into homes, cars and power lines there. in virginia, a state of emergency in effect. one suspected tornado shredded
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>> we didn't know it was a tornado but w knew something was going on that wasn't good. >> reporter: this is the same system that spawned more than 30 tornadoes in the last 24 hours. >> god letet us be oy and get through this. >> reporter: first tearing across louisiana, destroying this rv park. in pensacola, florida, an ef-3 tornado packing 155-mile-per-hour winds destroyed homes and apartment buildings. as the front side o of this monster system continues triggegeng tornado warnings and watches an, t backside is creang blizzard conditions. >> we're asking people who don't need to make the trip, don't make therip today. >> reporter: in parts of illinois and indiana, conditions are nearly whiteout. the snow coming down faster than plows can clear it or homeowners can shel it. >> i'm trying to get some of it now and some of it later. >> reporte even with school canceled, some kids couldn't get the day off. >> i'm like yeah, no school. i'm going over toy grandma's house. now i'm out here helping shoveling snow. >> i spent the last 30 years in
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>> reporter: megan hughes, abc news, washington. incredible images. ecking today's forecast, that winter storm system dumped snow on the eastern great lakes and ohio valleys. heavy ra in new england, the south dries out after the tornado outbreak. mild in the west. >> '30s in minneapolis and detroit, 40s in kansas city and atlanta. 60s in seattle and dallas and 80s in los angeles and phoenix. a new isis video threatens the lives of facebook founder mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey, the head of twitter. the 25-minute video is too disturbing to show showing pictur of the two men covered in bullet holes. facebook is responding to remo posts that promote terrorism. action coming in now to al ceo tim cooke speaking out in an exclusive interview with abc news. cooke tells david muir that his company has cooperated fully with the fbi on the san bernardino shooting
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but cooke says apple won't help the bureau break into the iphone of syed farook. doing so they say would require software that would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable. >> the oy way we know would be toto write aiece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it. and that is what is at stake here. but a senior government official tells us the fbi wants apple to develop a way into the phone e that wilonly be known to the company itself. and no one else. in his interview, cooke also suggesd the government made a mistake in not contacting apple before resetting the i cloyd password that's associated with the phone. >> fbi directed the county to reset the i cloud password. when that is done, the phone will no longer back up to ththe oud. and so i wish they would have contacted us earlier so that that would not have been the case.
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counters that sayingng whethert was a mistake oror not, thfbi would still be asking for access to the phone. that's because the i cloud would not have provided access to all the data on the device. cooke also says he will be addressing the entire matter with president obama and that he's prepared for the case to go all the way to the supreme court apple has till tomorrow to file a legal response to the judge's order to help unlock the phone. the republicans are preparing to face off in houston tonight. their final debate before super tuesday. after winning, nenevada, donald trump is now tangling with mitt romney and last night, marco rubio attacked trump by name, accusing him of not taking a strong eugh stance on obamacare and the middle east conflict. we get more now from abc's tom llamasas. >> reporter: fresh off. running the table in nevada, donald trump sounding like the nomination is already his. >> it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two
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right? will you come out here, pat? look at him. >> reporter: trump in virginia side by side with evanlist pat >> man, it's good to have you here with us. >> reporter: so confident, he's now revealing his iorities for a running mate. apparently the outsider candidate wants an insider v.p., someone able to help him cut deals in washington. >> i do want somebody that's political, because i want to get lots of great legislation that we all want passed, that's just sitting there for years and years anyears. >> reporter: in nevada, trump scooping up more votes than his two top rivals combined. >> after a whole lot of months on the road, it is good to be home. >> reporter: senator ted cruz, in houst, endorsed by the texas governor and lashing out at trump. >> we are not a people who are impressed by a lot of blustery rhetoric that's not backed up by truth. the time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears has passed.
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marco rubio. >> we cannot have a commander in chief that is not ready the first day in office. you can't just say, well, when i get there, i'll hire the smartest people and they're going to tell me what to do. >> reporter: but both senators struggling to compete with the trump show. in a rash interview, the mogul's model wife melania describing what first drew her to the donald. >> his mind. amazg mind. i'm my own person, he's his own person. and i think that's very important. i don't want to changeim, he doesn't want to change me. >> and mitt romney callingor donald trump and the other candidates to release their tax returns. romney says he thinks there's a "bombshell" trump's tax returns citing no proof, romney says he t thinks trp is not as rich as he claims to be or that he's given as much to charity as he says he has. trump called romney a fool and saying he's trying to act likeke a ugh guy. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> new developments in the
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supreme court nominee. source is tell abcbc new president obama is considering a republican. nevada governor brian sandoval to replace the late justice antonin scalia. sandoval is a former federal judge who supports abortion rights. this is seen as an overture to the gop senators who say they'll refuse any hearings on the president's nominee. >> my hope and expectation is that once there is an actual nominee, once this is no longer an abstraction, that those on the judiciary committee recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and senate judiciary chairman chuck grarassley bh agreed to meet with the president in the coming weeks over the n nominatio >> so last week we told you about a patent application from jetmaker airbus for seats with storage underneath. now it's considering wider seats. take aook. this is what current economy class seats in airbus planes look like.
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patent for a reconfigurable passenger bench seat. >> they took the park bench. >> pretty much. this is a park bench. look at the little people. it could accommodate not only larger passengers but children, as well. detachable seat belts would be used for everyone. no matter their size. >> is there an inflatable slide that also comes out for the kids? >> kind of seems like a ride. but no more of those extended seat belt things. oh, boy. >> just have the bench. >> all right. >> what, jack? >> he doesn't like that. >> he's applying his filter to that one. a good study here on "world news now" and this one ranks right up there with the greatest ever. takeome time andoncentrate on this headline. pizza, folks, is addictive. >> it is true. pizza is addictive. yes, that's a finding of a study done at the university of michigan. >> the wolverines who did the
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because of what it's made of, dougsauce, they're both packed withugar and cheese and an ingredient that acts as an opiate duringdy jegsz jegz. >> cured meats like pepperoni and sausage contain salt which improves the taste. for many, no wonder it's addictive. late phone up big nick's. let's order a pie. >> let's do it. >> let's get on that. >> can you get on it. >> get a phone on the anchor desk. >> we should have a hot line. we really should have a hot line to big nick's. >> get some hot line bling but it's just for pizza. coming up in "the skinny," the momost memorle movie lines of all time. is your favorite on the list? think about it. also ahead, scott kelly's year in space. what a record-setting astronaut loves about his job and what he misses the most on earth. >> pizza probably. >> and erin andrews from "dancing with the stars" and her emotional day in court. what her father is saying about a stalker in a case getting you're watching "world news now."talker in a case getting
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a frightening scene caught on camera at a gas station in kentucky. an ecigarette battery exploded in a man's pocket. josh hamilton was shocked when his pants suddenly burst into flames and he ran from the store in a panic. a clerk followed him with a fire extinguisher. he put out the flames. hamilton actually suffered some serious burns on his leg but is expected to be okay. if ever there was a poster board for not smoking, this would be it. >> and then some. man. all right. good to know he's going to be all right after that. that is frightening.
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that ball band that you saw there, a man police in ohio are calling the row gain bandit. he's accused of stealing the hair growth drugg from ore shelves across the buckeye state. cops say it's likely he's trying to resell the stolen row gain either online or at flea markets and theyon't believe he's using it on hihimself. obviously it's not working. > was th in the police report? >> yeah, they don't believe he's using it himself. >> oh. >> yeah. >> two interesting videos. >> on to serious news, a court battle pitting erin andrews against her stalker and marriott hotels turned emotional yesterdain nashville. that's because andrews' father took the stand and breaking down in tears at times, describing ho his daughter's life has been devastated. abc's ryan smith with the latest. >> reporter: the pain of his daughter's humiliation was etched on his face. >> she kept screaming i'm on the internet. i'm on the internet. i'm nad. >> erin andrews wiping away
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recounted her horror at being filmed through a peephole at a tennessee marriott by michael david barrett who then posted those videos online in 2008. >> i feared for her life. she wouldn't eat. she wouldn't bathe. she wouldn't talk. l she would do is cry. >> feelings she talked about on "good morning america." >> i remember my dad saying to me, you may have a stalker. and i just started saying dad, don't say that word. >> reporter: barrett served 2 1/2 years fortalking. andrews now suing him and the owners of that marriott for $75 million. claiming the hotel intentionally placed barrett next door to the tv star. the hotel claims barrett is a criminal who tricked them into gaining access. as for andrews father, he says his daughter hasn't been the sa. >> she's a shell of the person she was before this happened. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> testimony wasretty powerl from the dad, i thought. >> and so many years later.
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you can still see the emotional toll this is having on aaron -- erin andrews. >> you certainly can. >> next ale's big night in london as she's crowned queen of the brits. >> i got to ask you, what's your favorite movie line? >> my favorite movie line? >> and can you guess what the top five movie lines are? we're going to tell you coming up.
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billboard artist 100 charts. >> next to hollywood and the top 100 movie quotes of all time. >> so last month, the hollywood reporter polled 1600 industry insiders and their top five. >> starting with the wizard of oz. dorothy's iconic line as she stepped into a world bursting in vibrant technicolor toto, i have a feeling we're not in kansas ymore. >> number four from a galaxy far away, star wars, may the force be with you. >> number three from "jaws," you're going to need a bigger boat. >> and number two from casablanca and who doesn't remember this, here's looking at you kid. >> that brings to us number one. the top movie quote of all time is -- >> rhett, if you go, where shall i go? what shall i do? >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> i thought it was going to be you had me at hello from jerry mcguire.
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i'm a rocket man, rocket man so we're talking about rocket men and one in particular who spent more time in space than any other human in known history. >> after more than 300 days aboard the international space station, our own david kerley got the chance to speak to him about everything from missing home to possible travel to mars. >> commander kelly, are you ready to ce home? >> you know, i'm ready to come home. it's not like i'm climbing the walls or anything to get out of here. i recognize the importance of what we're doing on the space station and i feel like it's privilege but at the same time, i've been up here for a long time and it will be great to get back to earth. >> reporter: long duration flight. this was all about seeing whether humans can go to mars. i know we don't have all the data but can we make it to mars? can you do it? could another human do it? >> from a subjective perspective, i think absolutely. i feel great. but you know, there are challenges especially with
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overcoming but it's something that i hope to see in my lifetime. >> reporter: you told me you were going to hit a wall. you knew you would hit a wall. did you hit that wall? how did you feel about getting what got you through it? >> i really ven't hit a wall yet. i wanted to get to the end of enthusiasm that i had at the beginning. that's kind of how i still feel. if i don't hit the wall in the next six, seven days, i think i'm home free. >> lightning round, when you get home, bare feet in grass or sand? >> think grass would be my first choice. but i'll be in kazakhstan. so you know, it might have to be sand. >> or dust. >> pizza or filet mignon? >> obviously filet mignon. you don't really miss food that much. at least i miss the experience more of you know, sitting at a table with friends and family than i do actually you know, all
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i've missed up here. >> cheers, cheers. >> commander kelly, thanks very much. congratulations. look forward to seeing you back here on the planet. >> david kerley, abc news, washington. thank you for that, david. that was fun. >> very cool. he tweeted about seven hours ago. countdown six days left and 96 sunsets left. >> oh. >> so it's very cool. >> such a sense of -- oh. he said radiation. i'm not going to mars. i'm telling you now ani love food. >> i will do it. i will take one for humankind. >> we'll send you up here. >> that's true. tang, ugugh. trueue. tang, ugh. >> this is abc's "worlnews nonow."
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"world news now." >> deadly storms leaving a path of destruction. tornadoes killing at least four people in virginia alone. while nearly a foot of snow and blustering winds in the midwest cause flight cancellations and impassable roads. full coverage ahead. a new isis video threatens the lives of facebook founder mark zuckerbg and jack dorsey, the head of twitter. isis says it's responding to efforts by the two tech giants to delete posts a and tha incite violen and promote terrorism. >> a small colorado town is mourning the loss of a sheriff's deputy killed in a shoot-out. nate kerrigan, a 13-year veteran died while carrying out a high risk eviction. >> and planemaker airbus is considering replacing at least some of its seats with benches. the company'patent application says the seats would be designed for larger passengers as well as children. those are some of our top stories on this thursday,
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. we're going to start this half hour with the extreme weather that is rocking much of the nation from the midwestight to here, the east coast. >> this morning, virginia is under a state of emergency after tornadoes left at least four peopleead and dozens more injured. abc's linzie janis has details. >> reporter: those deadly storms barrelling up the east coast. >> a tornado just came through right on 460 right now. >> reporter: a suspected tornado striking waverly, virginia, shredding homes and leaving at least three dead. in the last 24 hours, at least three dozen tornadoes hitting the gulf coast. many striking at night, as people slept. >> you need to pull over. >> reporter: in pensacola, florida, campbell garris and his girlfriend making it to their driveway, riding o out the tnado in his pickup truck. >> oh, my god. >> a i could hear was it
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>> reporter: the ef-3 tornado packing 155-mile-per-hour winds, damaging more than 100 homes here. these people didn't have much time to react at all. >> very little. very little. >> reporr: including these apartments. look at this, the entire second floor of this apartment building ripped off. you can see right into people's living roo. >> look at that thing coming in here like this. >> reporter: twisters 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? what were you thinking? >> jt, god -- let us be okay. let us get through this. >> reporter: the tornado ripped through this neighborhood, destroying this home. but ok. a stack of books still sitting on the piano and here the refrigerator still standing. linzie janis, abc news. quite a powerful storm system. the greater chicago metropolitan
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of wet heavy snow created some hazardous travel conditions. the storm forced the cancellation of nearly 1200 flights into and out of the chicago area airports. hundreds of snow plows tried keeping up but many drivers found themselves trapped. conditions could be even more dangerous later on this morning with falling temperatures turning roadways into sheets of ice. >> checking today's forecast, the eastern great lakes and ohio valley can expect several inches of snow before the storm moves out. rain in new england and chilly in the northeast. drying out in the tornado zone in the deep south. >> we are all jealous of l.a. 80s out there. 60s and 70s in seattle, new orleans and miami. 50s in great falls, montana and boston. 30s in chicago and detroit. well, fresh off his big win in nevada, donald trump is embroiled in yet another war of words. this time it is mitt romney, t the former republican presintial nominee has challenged trump to
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romney says that he believes trump is hiding a bombshell in those taxes possibly showing that he's been lying about lis net worth or donations to vets. trump hit back calling romney awkward and goofy saying he blew the 2012 election. >> well, the republicans are taking the stage in houston tonight for their final debate before super tuesday. and the three leading candidates are throwing the most punches yet. it's your voice, your vote. abc's bazi kanani is covering the campaign starting with the republicans. >> reporter: after celebrating a landslide victory in nevada -- >> i grab and grab and grab. you know, i get greedy. i want money mon. now we're going to get greedy for the united states. we're going to grab and grab. and grab. >> reporter: a tamer donald trump before an audience of evangelicals in virginia. >> i've got to be a good person today, at least for the next hour. >> reporter: still trump couldn't hold back his mounting attacks on senator ted cruz.
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it's true. >> reporter: cruz and marco rubio coming in neck and neck for the second contest in a row are now lobbing the same criticism at the front-runner. if donald became president, nobody knows what the heck he would do. he doesn't know what the heck he would do. >> donald hasn't outlined what he's going to do on any issue. >> trump picks up endorsements from two members of congress. hillary clinton gains the endorsement of senate minority leader harry reid. >> i want an election about real change that will make a difference in people's lives. >> reporter: with clinton heading into this weekend's south carolina primary with a dominant lead, bernie sanders is already looking ahead to the next contest on super tuesday. >> secretary clinton was the inevitable candidate. she is not the inevitable candidate now. i think we've got a real shot to win it. >> reporter: voters in 12 states and one territory head to the polls next week on super tuesday. a crucial day for republicans and democrats.
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>> our thanks to bazi there in d.c. john kasich is apparently undeterred despite a dismal single digit shohowing in vada. the ohio governor is rejecting calls from fellow republicans to drop out of the race. kasich had a direct message about quitting. he said "forget about it." >> forget about it. >> sounds very new york. president obama's choice for the next supreme court justice has been a top issue on the campaign trail. and now there's a new development. >> apparently the president is said to be considering nevada's republican governor brian sandoval as a possible choice. abc'srlette saenz is in washington with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the democratic president may be eyeing republican for the suprememe court. a democratic source tells abc news, president obama is considering nevada governor brian sanandoval toeplace the late justice antin scalia. sandoval is 52. the republican has served as
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years. first he was appointed by president unanimously confirmed by the sandoval is considered a centrist. he suprts abortion rights and implemented a controversial portion of the president's health care pl. issues his party opposes. floating a republican name could be an overture to gop senators who refuse any hearings on the president's nominee. >> my hope and expectation is that once there is an actual nominee, once this is no longer an abstraction, ththat thosen the jujudiciary mmittee recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing. >> reporter: president obama is expected to make that pitch in person to top reblicans. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and senate judiciary chairman chuck grassley have both agreed to meet with the presidt in the coming weeks. kendis and reena?
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one of the senators who would be asked to vote on a supreme court nominee took a trip africa last week and got up and close and personal with some of the animals. senator jeff flake of arizona and some others were squarely in thsights of a charging pack of elephas during a boat ride. a hippo showed off some teeth. the purpose of flake's trip was to learn more about wildlife poaching. you can say that t.j.'s trip to africa was a lot smoother than that. >> do you think they found t.j.? usually they run towards people. they ran the other way. >> they ran the other way. can you imagine? >> t.j.'s coming, run, run. >> you got to be chronicled on instagm escaped from africa. >> so much fun. i loved watching that. i felt like i was actually on a safari which i've alwaysys wanted to do. a different type of adventure for a group of veterans whoho lost lis. they're attending a winter sports camp in california's high sierra. >> hitting the slopes all is
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skiing and snow boarding all part of a week lon event to put together by a group called achieve tahoe. >> incredible. and when they get to the bottom of the run, they get on snowmobiles for the ride back up to the top. they say that the whole thing is actually meant to challenge them to do things that they normally wouldn't do. i would say, i couldn't even do that. pretty impressive. >> they have to get on a ski lift. we've had so many reports of ski lift problems lately, they're better off. >> impressive and inspiring. coming up, all the security before the academy awards and how the oscar winners are kept secret. >> also ahead, the major makeover foracebook users. why like something when you can love something? >> and the abc news exclusive, david muir's interview with apple ceo tim cook, tough questions about a terrorist's locked iphone and demands from
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have the >> is that the number two train maybe? apple is digging in its heels in its standoff against the fbi's demand to help it break the iphone used by one of the san bernardino killers. >> abc's david muir sat down with apple ceo tim cook who is standing firm saying that the issue is about much more than a single iphone. >> they have our deepest syathy what they've been through, no one should have to go through. apple has cooperated with the fbi fullin 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.
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what is at stake here is can the government compel apple to write software that we believe would make hundreds of millions of customers 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 eqvalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it. and that is what is at stake here. >> reporter: the fbi says it believes that syed f farook us 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 n bernardino attack? >> dav, if we knew a a way to get the information on the phone that we haven't already given, if we knew a way to do this, that wou not expose hundndreds of millions of other people to
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>> reporter: i want to get to what the fbi director james comey said. he said it's not about a slippery slope. it's about "14 people who were slaughtered and many more had their lives ruined." maybe itt holds the cl, 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. this is an incredibly complex issue to place a backdoor in the iphone. we believe it puts hundreds of millions of customers at risk. what we think at this point given it is out in the public, is we need 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 with our intimate conversations, our financial data, our health records. they're also loaded with the location of our kids in many cases. and so it's not just about
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publicic 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 things are right. and some things are both. this is one of those things. >> and in this case, you believe there are some things that should never be created? >> correct. >> but tim cook tells us they talked to the fbi early on giving them advice, he says on other ways to best get information from that iphone to plug it in, to back it up to the icloud. >> d they do that? >> unfortunately, in the days, the early days of the investigation, fbi directed the county to reset the icloud password. when that is done, the phone will no longer back up to the cloud. and so iish they would have contacted us earlier so that that would not have been the case.
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>> it's very crucial. >> i'm curious, tim, did you ev think that you'd find yourself at the cecenter of ch a crucial national debate? >> no. this is -- this is not a positition that would like to be in. it is a very uncomfortable position. to oppose your government on something doesn't feel good. and to oppose it on something where we are advocating for civil liberties, which they are supposed to otect, it is incredibly ironic. >> app now has till friday to respond to the courts order to assist the fbi in the san bernardino case. david muir, abc news, san francisco. we should point out tim cook did say he plans to fight this all the way to the supreme court need be. it will likely end up there. >> it was fascinating with the poll numbers that a a vast
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support the fbi but support grew for apple among those who owned smarartphones divided. >> but unifying, young and hold. republicans and democrats. coming up, a change, facebook is hoping you'll really like. >> maybe not just like but love
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the australian broadcasting corporation. well, instead of thumb's up, you can now give it a love or a wow or ha-ha or even a sad or an angry. >> i don't think they like me very much. >> reporter: a feature that advertisers like 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. interesting. i like the fact that they don't have a dislike button. >> i wish they did. there's many comments. >> positive feelers out there. >> but there's so many things we would like to dislike that gets wall on facebook. don't you think? >> accentuate the positive. >> you do. i'm just negative nellie over
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you feel that energy that is going on in the room? >> sure do. >> it is not because it's friday eve. it's because we're now three days away from hollywood's biggest night as oscar preps kick into high gear. >> it's exciting. you know, hindhe glitz and the glamour i a highly specialized process of tabulating those votes surrounded by s security as abc's brandi hitt shows us. >> reporter: they are the best secret keepers in hollywood. martha ruiz and brian cullininen are set to carry those famous briefcases again. >> and the oscar goes to. >> reporter: holding the names of this year's winners. >> has there ever been a mistake? >> no, there hasn't. >> reporter: for 82 years, price waterhouse coopers has counted the oscar ballots. 6,261 sent out to voting members
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>> we control everything from the time they go out indicated with security codes and those come back to us. we then have those in an undisclosed location. >> reporter: inside that secret undisclosed location security is tight. there's a specialized alarm system, biometric locks and no internet access where a small team counts all 24 categories by hand. >> it's up to brian and i to then consolidate everything, make sure we're going through their piles, counting that and recounting that. we will stuff the envelope, close it, seal it with the red. >> those 24 winning envelopes and a duplicate set are then loaded into two briefcases like this one, both locked in a vault till oscar sunday when ruiz and culinen enter their code and take their befcase, each traveling a different route escorted by los angeles police. >> no matter what happens, at least one of us will get there. >> you dole a little bit like 007? >> a little bit. >> last year as a spoof, they
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used by host neil patrick harris and backstage they only hand the envelope to the presenter just seconds before the announcement. >> is this the hardest secret keep? >> it's a big important secret. the reality is, there's a secret we keep forever, and thats who got second. >> brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> interesting. >> who gets a police escort? abc is the place to osc night. live coverage starting at 7:00 on sunday, 4:00 p.m. pacific time of course, tune in to "world news now" next monday for a complete wrap-up. >> it's going to be a fun night.
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>> the company's ceo speaking out about a terrorist's locked iphone, privacand why apple will not offer a quick fix. our exclusive interview and response from the justice department. political demands. who is pushing donald trump to make public his tax returns? how mitt romney is getting involved and how trump is fighting back. powerful storms from the tornadoes that killed several people in the e south tohe heavy snowstorms that stopped travelers in their tracks. the latest from accuweather. and later inside the oscars from the dazzling stage to the fancy digs backstage. we're getting a look at the academy awards venue even before hollywood's biggesstars are there. it is thursday, february 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone, on this thursday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we're going to begin with ape's ceo tim cook and his
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interview with abc news. cook says helping the fbi to unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino attackers would be like creating a master key that could impact hundreds of millions of users, but a senior government official says the fbi wants s apple toevelop a way into that phone, which will be known only inside apple. >> abc's elizabeth hur has more. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: kendis and reena, good morning to you. right off the bat, tim cook addressed the victims' families of the san bernardino attacks saying that they have his deepest sympathy and no one should go through what they have been through. that said, cook says this case is more than about just one phone. >> safety of our kids, safety of our families is s very imptant. the protection of people's data is incredibly important. >> reporter:pple ceo tim cook explaining his decision
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>> 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 them all that we had. >> reporter: a judge in california ordrdered apple to unbloc san bernardino terrorist syed farook's iphone and apple has stood firm that's not happening, insisting at stake is the data security of millions of law-abiding people. >> the only way to g information at least currently the only way we know would be to wre a piece of software that view as sort off the software equivalent of cancer. that is what is at stake here. >> reporter: but in the name of public safety, attorney general loretta lynch is urging apple to comply. >> judges all over the country and on the supreme court have said that those parties must assist if it's reasonably within their power to do so. >> reporter: the fight sending thousands across the country to rally in support of apple. even though a new pugh poll finds 51% of americans believe
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phone. >> if we knew a way to do this that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people to issues, we would obviously do it. but again, this is not about one phone. this is about the future. > reporte apple has until tomorrow to file a response to the judge's order. and some legal expertsay this is a landmark case that could reach the supreme court. kendis and reeeena? >> our thanks to elizabeth there. we're going to hear more from tim cook and ourur exclusi interview in our next half hour and all morning long. turning to politics and thehe latest clash between dlt trump and a mainstream republican. just a day after trump's landslide victory in nevada, mitt romney cacalled on e billionaire to release his tax returns saying they may contain a bombshell. romney, the former gop presidtial nominee sugges that either trumps not as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn't been paying the kind of tataxes we wld expect him to
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>> i think the last time he was asked about his taxes, he said, well it's going to be months. look, people have a right toto ow if there's a problem in those taxes before they decide. >> trump fired back saying mitt romney who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool is now playing tough guy. the hillary clintonon camp is out in force looking to shore up support ahead of super tuesday. former president bill clinton made a couple of campaign stops in vginia to make the case for his wife and accused republicans of demonizing muslims for political gain. hillary clinton spent her day shoring up support from the black community before the south carolina primary addressing the gun violence and the flintater crisis. and it was another huge crowd for bernie sanders. more than 9,000 people gathering here in tulsa, oklahoma, last night. 2,500 0 of them uldn't even get in. bernie sanders told supports he didn't think there was any way he could lose oklahoma. the deadly storms that have
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are begning to dissipate, but not before taking a heavy toll. a state of emergency in virginia where four people were killed. wind and thunderstor knocked out power and left motorists stranded by flooding. the farming town of waverly was especially hard hit after a tornado toued down with almostt no warning. >> glad you let us get through the this. >> among those killed were two adult men and a 2-year-old boy whose bodies were found not far from a mobile home destroyed bit storm. >> it's a powerful system. you have wet, heavy snow slamming much of the midwest, especially around the greater chicago area. nearly 1200 flights have been canceled. hundreds of snow snowplows were deployed but many drivers found themselves trapped. forecasters are warning temperatures are falling overnight creating dangerously icy road conditions can, as
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the blustery wind that came with all the snow stirred up huge waves on lake michigan prompting a warning from the cst guard that those picture takers stay back at least 25 feet from the water's edge. that system is moving east but without the same intensity. here's justin povick at accuweather. good morning. >> reena, kendis, thanks. great news this morning. we are finished with the severe weather. all the tornado reports yesterday and on tuesday, that storm system is now working its way well to the north and to the east. back behind it , still some showers over the interior but these are going to be much lighter. in fact, the snow showers will not be more th an inch or two on the grasscy surfaces from detroit to pittsburgh toto charleston. as we jump ahead to the weekend, we're warming things back up. high pressure is in control. colder air bottled up to the north streaming all the warm air in. next week, looks like the colder air will make a quick return. reena, kendis, back to you.
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a new video showing how badly ancient ruins have been damaged by isis. the destruction at palmyra much worse than previously thought, including monuments at the valley of the tombs, part of an ancient roman city. this video was smuggled out of syria and obtained by swedish tv. >> s speaking of syria, a cease-fire is set to go into effect in that country saturday, although isis and other terror groups are now covered by the agreement. there are growing calls to establish a so-called safe zone in northern syria to protect syrians who are fleeing their homes if the cease-fire fails. secretary of state john kerry told top lawmakers that such a zone wld require up to 30,000 u.s. ground troops to maintain. in colorado, three sheriff's deputies have been shot while serving an ee conviction notice. one of them died. last night a vigil wasas held in
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nate kerrigan, a 13-year veteran, was killed when the homeowner open fire on deputies. the homeowner also died in the shootout. the evictions has been considered high risk. a mystery at a federal office in the san francisco bay area. the customs and border protection office in almeda was evacuated after an employee opened an envelope containing white powder thee people complained of feeling a sick but a search by hazmat teams turned up nothing suspicious and the office w deemed safe. encouraging news from the centers for disease control. this year's flu vaccine is doing better than last year's. it is 59% effective. that's a big improvement from last winter's vaccine, only about 20% effective. health officials say our flu season has been milder this year, but they do warn it has not peaked as of yet. a judge here in new york city has cleared thehe way f salt warnings to be placed on many menus over the next couple
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those distinctive warnings must be posted by large chain restaurants and fast food outlet says by next tuesday. if those eateries don't comply, they could be fined up to $600. the national restaurant association challenged the warnings which will appear o on ems containing more than the recommended daily dose of sodium. first lady michelle obama called it a bittersweet event at the white house last night. the final time the obamas were helping honor one of america's great musicians. >> and yeah, and it was a really great musician. the president paying tribute to the late ray charles, who he said matched his piano playing with a one-of-a-kind voe. usher raymond was among the artists performing, singing "georgia on my mind." oh georgia
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just an old sweet song yeah keeps georgia on my mind >> very nice there. demi lovato, yolanda adams and the band perry also performed. the event, by the way, will broadcast on pbs tomorrow nig. >> nothing like a little ray charles in the morning. i love ray charles. so good. president obama calling him having a rare ability to collapse our weightiest emotions into a single note. so well said. >> so well said. so well put. ray charles passed away in 2004. still remembered. coming up "the mix," the most attractive jobs for men and women according to tinder. also ahead, our first look at the dazzling stage and luxurious backstage at the oscars, of course, getting everything ready for sunday night. and the woman accused of a murder-for-hire scheme insists she neveplanned to have her husband killed. wait until you hear her
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ifhe bill is signed, south dakota would become the first state to enact such a law. similar legislation is also pending in at least 22 other states. an indianapolis man has been convicted of blowing up a house for the insurance money. two o next dooneighbors were killed. dozens of people were hurt and more than 80 homes destroyed in the explosion and fire as part of the testimony. jurors heard a tape-recording as on of the victimsegged for help in the last moments of his life. he eventually burned to death. the man found guilty, bob leonard, faces life in prison with no chance of parole. we turn to that dramatic murder-for-hire playing out in west palm beach, florida. she's s serving 2 years for alallegedly hiring a hitman to kill her husband >> now she's back in court testifying for the first time. what police caught her doing on tape was an act.
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reporter: dahlia dippolito is facing a retrial for hiring a hit man to kill her husband of six months. >> i was afraid. >> reporter: her 2011 guilty verdict was overturned due to a tainted jury pool. >> he threatened to hurt me and hurt my family. >> you know, he gets two in the head. >> i'm positive. >> reporter: she says she was simply acting during this video from a script that dahlia, her then husband michael, and former lover muhammad had all written for an acting project they planned to post on social media. >> you can post it online so you can get publicity. >> on social media so can try to get an acting job from it. >> so this is acting? >> yes. >> reporter: but prosecutors say that was no act and allege she paid an undercover cop, posing as a hit man3,000 to kill her husband. the real act investigators say
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her this lie. >> i'm sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> no. >> reporter: but her lawyer claims the police were setting her up for an appearance on the reality show "cops." >> whether you like her or not, she's entitled to the same constitutional rights as you and i. this case is about a police department that tossed her under the bus r purposes of getting fame on a cops tv show. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, the other high-profile. courtroom drama playingngut in the nashville, tennessee, this week. the emotional testimony of the father of erin andrews and how his daughter's stalker has devastated her life. as the clock ticks down to oscar s sunday, pps kicking into high gear. we're getting our first peek behind stage. and you're watching "world news now."
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abc stations. it's getting exciting! three days away from hollywood's biggesest night the year. >> so the yards and yards of red carpet are being laid outside the dolby theater in hollywood, but this morning we're getting our first peek inside of the theater and backstage. here's abc's george pennacchio. >> reporter: it's a bird's-eye view of production as crews continually add more finishing touches to the red carpet. that's what's happening outside the dolby theater. but what's going on inside? this is derek mcclain's fourth year as production designer for the oscars. this year the set design celebrates '70s glam and that takes lots of sparkle. using more than 200,000 swarovski crystals and all the
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the glirting stage will be eye-popping for oscar audience both at home and in the dolby theater. >> of course, you want it to feel glamorous for the people in the room. this celebrates their night, their celebration but at the same time so many more people are seeing it on television thatat we try to be pretty disciplined about rereally payg attention to what we're seeing on the tv monitors and not with our naked eyes. >> reporter: the production team has a master plan, but it is not afraid to change things at the last minute. >> there's not a thing we look at where we go, hmm, how can we make that better? >> reporter: backstage the green room, this year designed by rolex, stars who need a little break from all the hubub can come to relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. there may n be any actual
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room with a view. idea of this year's green room was inspired by the look and feel of the late 20th century home high in the hills of hollywood. ththis is gege pennacchio reporting for abc news. >> geez, i'd like to move in. >> abc is the place to bon oscar night. live coverage starts sunday 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific. tune into "world news now" next monday morning for a full and entire wrap-up. >> do you know who the most nominated person is? >> merril? >> no. the composer of "star wars." he's had a few more nominations. you know who has the most? walt disney. >> oh. >> 59. >> uncle walt. well deserved. >> important message for residents age 50 to 85. you write e down thinumber now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit
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remember when president clinton was a big campaign issue, i didn't inhale? >> yes, yes. >> remember thwhole thing? apparently it's not an issue for bernie sanders' campaign. take a look at there paraphernalia stamped with its stoner accessories, marijuana pipes. you can feel the burn in a whole new way. it was created by a man out in portland where obviously smoking up is totally legal. he tells the center for public integrity 10% of the proceeds go back to the bernie campaign. i'm not sure how legal it is to o steal someone's campaign logo because it's not affiliated with the campaign. apparently he sold $3,000 worth of pipes. bernie sanders, getet your $3 from the kid. >> i'm sure bernie sanders is just fine with the support. >> he believes in the contributions from the little folks. >> burn one for bernie. >> burn one for bernie. he has his own slogan.
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anywhere you can make money for campaign, i'm sure bernie would be fine with that. so, you know tinder, if you swipe to the right, then you've had success, you like that person. so they did a survey of the professions that most garner swipes to the right. can you guess what they are for men? >> no. >> pilot. >> pilot. >> you notice that somebody's a pilot, you're more likely to swipe right. other men ones founder entrepreneur, firefighter, doctor and tv personality. >> oh. this is why you love the tinder. >> seriously, number four. the tinder. the tinder. for women, by the way, physical therapist is number one. interior designer. >> okay. >> and founder erfounder/entrepreneur as well. >> but not tv personality. >> not tv personality. why is that? >> they're a dime a dozen. >> they're a dime a dozen. >> you won't go near them. >> they're not dateable material. . >> oh, man, not even for the night. anyway -- >> i like you always give me your tinder update.
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feel i know the tinder now. how about moving on to caring is sharing. apparently some panda bears didn't quite get that. >> oh, that's cute. >> having a little bamboo root snack. the little guy trying to get in on the snack but the big guy sticking his foot up. trying to block him. from getting in. >> give me some. i want some. >> what goes up. >>o, no, no. going to smack him away. there you go. not at all. not sharing. this great dane has a way with cameras. so he's just known for his personality. for all these funny faces he makes when they're taking pictures of him. >> absolutely. >> or tinder.
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in the east leave thousands without power overnight and communities in the south are stunned by the deadly destruction as the midwest is hit hard by whiteout conditions. we have the latest on the storm track. privacy fight. ceo tim cook telling abc news that apple is standing firirm against the government despite that order to access a terrorist's iphone. >> this is not about one phone. this iabout the future. >> the abc news exclusive interview just ahead. fighting the flu in the depths of the season. some encouraging news about this year's vaccine. why you should consider getting one you haven't. and, oh, boy, pants on fire. a small explosion in a store caught on security camera, and, no, that is not money burning a hole in his pocket. well, good thursday morning.
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hammering the eastern two-thirds of the country. >> along the mid-atlantic, virginia is under a state of emergency this morning where tornadoes and thunderstorms have leftt least four people dead. tens of thousands are still without power, and roadways are flooded. >> and in the midwest blizzard-like conditions left a huge mess. nearly a foot of wet, heavy snow blanketed roads and knocked out power. drivers p planningo h head out this morning need to be careful of dangerously icy conditions created by frigid temperatures overnight. >> the impact, nearly 1,200 flights in and out of chicago airports have been canceled so far, which is likely to impact air travel across the country today. and on the ground the full effect of the devastating storms and the massive cleanup ahead are just starting to unfold. overnight, millions of americans hit hard as a deadly winter storm continues its march north. torrential rains flooding the mid-atlantic to the northeast.
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floods, washing away cars and creating a mess for the d.c. area. >> i thinknking like i called god toto help mend prayed. >> reporter: in new york heavy winds overturned this truck on the george washington bridge. this time lapse shows the storm moving into charlotte, north carolina. strong winds toppling trees, homes and power lines there. more than 160,000 people without power across 7 states. it's the same system that spawned terrifying twisters. in virginia, a state of emergency in effect. a deadly tornado shredding homes, among the victims, a young child. >> the only thing we heard was a 2-year-old baby was found in the woods. >> reporter: that baby and two others pronouncedead. >> this is devastating. >> reporter: across the region more than 30 tornadoes in the last day alone, first tearing across louisiana destroying this rv park. >> god let us be okay. let us get through this. >> reporter: and on the back
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blizzard conditions across the midwest. >> if you don't needed to makehe >> reporter: in parts of illinois and indiana, nearly whiteout conditions making travel extra difficult. and that area, by the way, is in for more snow today. take a look, but it's not expected to be quite as heavy with the snow showers continuing around the gat lakes and temperatures will move back up into the 30s. >> in the mid-atlantic and northeast plan on mostly dry conditions although temperatur will be a bit cooler. well, to politics now, the republicans preparing to face off in houston tonight. their final debate befo super tuesday. >> after his landslide victory in nevada, donald trump is now tangling with mitt romney over his tax returns, but he's also trading jabs with the other gop candidates who are struggling to catch up. >> is "your voice, your vote." we get the latest from abc's kenneth moton. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. it is a case of irony.
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criticized in 2012 about his own tax returns but now he's making similar attacks against billionaire donald trump. hours before severe weather ripped through virginia overnight, donald trump was on the ground rallying supporters, talking running mates. >> i do want somebody that's political because i want to get lots of great legislation that we all want passed. >> reporter: trump was a no-show fofor a repuican town hall on fox news hosted by megyn kelly who had a very public feud with the gop front-runner. the candidates lined up as they worked to take down trump. >>e are not going to allow the conservative movement to be defined about i a nominee who isn'n't a consvative. >> reporter: all four promise e to release tax returns this week after mitt romney called on them to do so. the 2012 gop nominee even said he believes there's a quote bombshell in trump's taxes. >> when people decide they don't want to give you their taxes it's ually because there's something they don't want you to see. >> reporter: trump went on the atck and tweeted mitt romney who totally blew an electi that should have been won and
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like a fool is now playing tough guy. >> well, hello. alpha kappa alalpha. >> reporter: fewer fireworks from the democratic side. hillary clinton made her case at the sisters of aka ahead of saturday's south carolina primary. bernie sanders who is struggling with black voters there moved on to super tuesday states drawg 9,000 peoplele to his lly in tulsa, oklahoma. as for trump's taxes he says there is no bombshell other than he pays a lot. the republicans will debate tonight on cnn in the super tuesday state of texas where the governor just endorsed his senator, ted cruz. reena and kendis. >> all rit, it's coming down to the wire definitely for them. abc's kenneth moton live in washington for us this mornining, thankou. new developments this morning now in the standoff over supreme court. sources tell abc news the president is considering a repuican. nevada governor brian sandoval as the nominee.
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federal judge who supports abortion rights. his nomination could be seen as an overture to republican lawmakers who vowed to block the esident's choice. top senate republicans will meet with the president next week. and access to abortion clinics may soon be limited in louisiana. a fedel appeals court has refused to block a new law which advocates say will force clinics in the state to close. that law requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles. a group susupportingbortion rights ss it will take the case to the preme court. mong overseas now to syria where a cease-fire in the civil war is set to ke effect saturday morning. it allows aid to reach remote areas. here at home there are growing calls to establish a so-called safe zone in northern syria if the cease-fire fails. john kerry told top lawmakers
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those charging elephants in africa were chasing arizona senator jeff flake and some others during their trip to africa. last week during a boat ride a hippo showed off teeth. the purpose of hisis tri was to learn mo about wildlife poaching. well, new details in kesha's legal battle. abc newsas obtained video denying that she ever had sexual relations with music producer dr. luke. kesha is suing claiming he sexually abused her and she wants out of her recording contract. the video was taken during a deposition five years ago. a judge ruled friday that kesha must follow through on the contract but she doesn't have to work w with dr. ke. kesha has garnered support from other top singers including taylor swift, lady gaga and just last night adele. well, emional testimony from the father of sportscaster erin andrews. andrews choked up as her dad
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hi daughter was a shell of her former self. he said all she did was cry after discovering a stalker had posted videos of her online. andrews is suing david michael barrett and the marriott for $75 million. they're mouing a loss of nate kerrigan, a veteran law enforcement officer who died while carrying out a high-risk eviction. two other deputies were hurt which killed the homeowner. it was considered high risk after that homwner posted online rants against the police. and in austin, texas, a police sniper who shot and killed an armed suspect will not be charged. newly released video from a year ago shows 27-year-old sawyer flash repeatedly firing at a police helicopter as it hovered over his house. that's when the officer moved in and shot him in the head. his two young daughters were sleeping inside. well, the u.s. is no longer home to the most billionaires in
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that distinctionow goes to china now. according to a newly released annual list, 90 new chinese billionaires moved to china -- ved china into first place by a margin of 33 billionaires. ijing is the city with the most billionaires with 100. that's five more than new york. >> see, donald trump is going to say, i w right all along. it's china. >> china. well, when we come back, the exclusive interview with apple's ceo tim cook arguing thatheir battle with the fbi isn't just over privacy, but security, as well. and promising new information regarding this season's flu vaccine. what y you need know. to pay a mortgage, and i've also got a brain. life's short, talk is cheap. i'll be working while you sleep. still don't think i've got a brain? you think a resume's enough? who'll step up when things get tough? don't you want that kind of brain? a degree is a degree. you're gonna want someone like me.
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so, a passenger on board a plane captured this dark image of turbulent storm clouds swept up by a tornado that hit louisiana. the twister was part of that bigger deadly storm that's been tearing up parts of the south and mid-atlantic states. that same system is creating dicecey condions for this morning's commute. watch out for icy or wet roads from the great lakes stretching south to northern tennessee. and if you're flying, likely to find airport delays today in detroi and boston. well,, now to that abc news exclusive. apple's ceo tim cook's first interview. cook tells david muir that doing so would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable to hackers. >> yes. the only way we know would be to write a piece of software that
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equivalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it, and that is what is at stake here. >> the fbi though says it believes thatyed farook used that phone to communicate with his wife his accomplice and i'm curious, do you struggle at all with the possility there could be information on that phone that could reveal other plot, other people who were involved in planning the san bernardino attack? >> david, if we knew a way to get the information on the phone that we haven't already given, if we knew a way to do in that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people to issues, we would obviously do it. >> i want to get to what the fbi director jameses comey sasaid. he said it's not about a slippery quote but 14 were slaughtered and many more had their lives ruined. many the phone holds the clue but we can't look the survivorses in the eye or
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possible lead out there. do you understand where he's coming from >> i do 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. there's probably more information about you on your phone than there is in your house. our smartphones are loaded with our intimate conversations, ow financial data, our health records, they're also loaded with the location of our kids in many cases and so it's not just out privacy, but it's also about public safety. >> but this yourr quiet moments do you h have any concern that you might be able to prevent a terrorist attack by breaking to that phone? >> vid, some things are hard and some things are right and some things are both. this is one of those things. >> and in this case you believe there are s some things that just should never be created. >> correct. >> apple has until tomorrow to file its legal response to t case.
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the senior government official tells us the fbi wants apple to develop a way into the pne that will only be known to the company itself and no one else. as for cook's suggestio congress resolve the dispute the official claims that would take too long. now to some encouraging news about this year's flu vaccine. it's doing better than lt year's vaccine. preliminary information from the centers forisease control finds it is 59% effective. a big improvement over last year's results showing only 20% effectiveness. health officials say that we've had a milder flu season this year, but they warn it has not peaked as yet. to a frightening scene caught on camera at a gas station in kentucky. an e-cigarette battery exploded in a man's pocket. josh hamilton was shocked when his pants burst into flames as he ran from the store in panic. a clerk followed him with a fire extinguisher and put out the flames. hamilton suffered serious burns on his leg, but he is expected
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>> astronaut scott kelly is wrapping up his visit to the internatnal space station and returns to earth next tuesday. >> okay, so among the insights he shared with our david kerley who covers transportatioion for us the monotony of being cooped up day after day, but there are the incredible nsets and he doesn't mind the food but misses sitting down at a table to eat. he also talked aut the possibility of a trip to mars. >> think absolutely i feel -- i feel great, but, you know, there are challenges especiaially with radiation between the earth and overcoming but it's something i hope to see in my lifetime. >> i love his passion. by the way, nasa scientists are exploring the possibility that lasers could shorten the trip to days. >> wow, very cool. when kelly lands he and his twin brother mark of course, a retired astronaut will face a battery of tests to see how
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months of space compared to mark who's been down here on the ground. >> it'll be a huge homecoming > reactionng to reactions getting used to the n button options. >> those are them. the social media giant has completely revamped its feedback system revamping its like button and expanding by adding the ability to love and you can also use a series of emojis including ha, ha and wow and sad face and what is sure to be the new favorite one, an angry reaction. >> i'm just glad there's no dislike button. i like the positivity than the negativity. there are some suggestions floating around ever since facebook made the move like this one that apparently says you are insufferable. >> you make me want to puke. >> how about cringe. this would work well for some of the things i see on my feed evy day or how about simply drunk. >> drunk. >> i've been drinking. somebody's been drinking with that one.
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i lo 26 pounds and i have eaten bread every single day. taking a look at our top story, donald trump firing back at mitt romney after romney challenged him to releasaseis tax returns. romney believes there may be a
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the republicans debate tonight in houston. a new isis video threatens mark zuckerbg and jack dorsey, thhead of twitter. isis says it's responding to anti-terror efforts by the two tech giants. nasty storms leave a path of destruction. tornadoes killing at least four people in virginia while nearly a foot of wind and sw cause flight cancellations and impassable roads in the midwest. looking at today's weather, dry and warming up in the west. snow showers around the great lakes. mostly dry in the east and deep down in the south it looks like it's going to be kind of nice. >> not bad at awe. finally this morning as we count down to sunday night's oscars we take a glimpse behind the scenes. >> and when it all comes down to it it revolves around what's in the envelope. brandidi hitt. >> reporter: they are the best secret keepers in hoywood. martha ruiz and brian cohen set
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>> and the oscar goes to -- >> r reporter: holding the names. has there ever been a mistake. >> no. >> reporter: price waterhouse coopers has counted the oscar ballots. 6,261 sent out on paper and online. >> we control erything from the time they go out indicated with security codes and those come back to us. we then have those in an un undisclosed location. >> reporter: inside that secret un undisclosed location security is tight. there's a specialized alarm system by joe metyoejoe bmetric locks, no internet access and they're counted by hand. >> we make sure we're going through their pile, counting that and recounting that. we will stuff the envelope, close it, seal it with the red. >> reporter: those 24 winning envelopes and a duplicate set are then loaded into two brief briefcases like this, both are locked i a vault until oscar
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their code and take their briefcase. each then traveling a different route to the osc red carpet escorted by los angeles police. >> no matter what happens, at least one of us will get there. >> reporter: do you feel like 007 a little bit? >> i little bit. >> reporter: last year as a spoof they carried a third briefcase used by host neil patrick harris and backstage they only hand the envelope to the presenter just seconds before the announcement. is this the hardest secret to keep? >> it's a big important secret. the reality is, there's a secret we keep forever andhat is who got second. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> very intriguing. abc is thelace to be on oscar night, sunday at 7:00 eastern makingng news in america this morning, double edge storm.
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in the east leave thousands without power overnight and counities in the south are stunned by the deadly destruction as the midwest is hit hard by whiteout conditions. we have the latest on the storm track. privacy fight. ceo tim cook telling abc news that apple is standing firm against the government despite that order to access a terrorist's iphone. >> this is not about one phone. this is about the future. the abc news exclusive interview just ahead. fighting the flu in the depthsf the season. some encouraging news about this year's vaccine. why you should consider getting one if you haven't. and, oh, boy, pants on fire. a small explosion in a store caught on security camera, and, no, th is not money burning a hole in his pocket. well, good thursday morning.

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