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>> announcer: frim abc news, this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> it was fun seeing the dog show the. >> the westminster show always fun. >> yes, it's been going on for 140 years. and as i read, next year will be the 141st. >> hmm. >> i'm glad that you do math. >> yes, exactly. >> have you heard of thee west hamster show. >> no, that's a funone, as well. >> we're going to talk about that one later. first to the severe storms. wild weather actually. a storm set to slam the west coast today and in the east, of course, the latest storm has moved on, but there's a new problem overnight. black ice. invisible slippery spots covered by water. >> that's whatt caused a bus crash in new jersey yesterday. luckilil there were only minor injuries. our coverage of the extreme weather begins with abc's gio benitez. >> in piladelphia, winds over
this tractor-trailer on the walt whitman bridge. the threat extending all the way south. a violent tornado captured o o camera in pompano beach, florida. wamp as this driver approaches a massive twister. the stre an obstacle course. security cameras catching the storm move in. planters and debris becoming projectiles endestroying that security gate. 25 tornados in 24 hours. near pensacola, a rescue. an elderly woman pulled from under the rubble after a tornado hit her home. e rescuers forming a human chain to get her out. >> hallelujah. >> just north of scranton, pennsylzania, a massive pile-up. eight tractor-trailers slamming into each other on black ice and crushing small cars. incredibly, only minor injurieie >> i'm shaken up. but from what i seen, it's a miracle.
rochcster, new york, nearly 18 inches of snow making for a harrowing commute. in the air more than 2500 flights canceled and cnting. more than 200 people stranded at the philly airport. including a high school band from michigan. but the real ncern is flooding because when those temperatures drop, we're going to have some icy roads and, of course, that is what causes all of those accidents. gio benitez, abc news, neg york. while it feels wintry on the east coast, it's the opposite on the west coast. >> there's a february heat wave in the los angeles with 90 degrees temperatures across the region. beaches have ever been busy but it will be a much different story for much of the west today. here's accuweather's paul williams. morning, paul. >> good morning to you too, kendis, reena. we have a mixedag of precipitation that's going to cause significant complications along i-5 as well as i-0. heavy rain is going to power its way into northern portions of california and transition into
and that's going to reach up into a good portion of oregon, northern and central portions of nevada and then scattered snow showers reaching a little bit further to the south and we're watching out for snow developing in the upper elevations between 6 and 12 inches there. >> thanks to paul. a major highway is closed this monk for at least another day in western colorado. it's a big deal. a rock slide in a deep and narrow canyon cut off interstate 70. get this. it's forcing a detour of almost 150 miles. the tractor-trailer rig was damaged in the slide but there were no injuries. plans are to reopen one lane tomorrow afternoon. drivers should expect some long delays. no injuries just inconvenience following an earthquake in california's sierra nevada. the 4.8 quake knocked items off store shelves in the big pine area. oneesident said it felts if a car hit his house. there were several aftershock
antonin scalia. on friday, justice scalia will court. a private funeral mass will be held saturday morning at a in washington. president obama plans to pick a replacement and says there's no excuse for republicans no the to vote on his nominee. >> in the race for the white house, donond trump enjoying a lead in the latest south carolina popo. trump continues to face heavy criticism from rivals and now president obama is chiming in saying that being president is a serious job. not hosting a talk show or a reality show. but he predicted that in the end, voters will reject trump. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have lot of faith in the american people. >> this man has done such a bad job. you set us back so far and for him to say that actually is a great compliment. >> well, the president hided the other republican candidates
views on muslims, immigration and climate change. for the democrats, it's a a tight race in nevada ahead of saturday's vote but hililry clinton is way ahead of bernie sanders in south carolina. holding an 1-point lead. he had both spent the day focusing on the crucial black vote. sanders addressing african-americans in south carolina and atlanta. and clinton making her pitch in new york. with more, here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: hillary clinton implying racism is behind the threat to block president obams supreme court nomination. >> some are even saying he doesn't have the right to nominate anyone. as if somehow he's not the real president. you know, that's in keeping what we've heard all along, isn't it? many republicans talk in coded racial language about takers and losers. they demonize president obama
impulses of the paranoid fringe. this kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country. >> reporter: clinton and bernie sanders with their eye on the same prize -- the african-american vote. >> you c c't just show up at election time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reperter: but her speech nearly derailed by a coughing fit that went on morthan four minutes. >> t t much to say. >> reporter: sand areas an attending a prayer breakfast in south carolina. >> if we didn't dream, does anybody here think that we'd have an african-americic as president of the united states today? but before south caroli, the primary this saturday in nev. clinton has has field offices on the ground there longer. she's gotten more volunteers than bernie sanders but her campaign is at thing me they are bracing for a very tight race and say it all comes down to tutuout. cecilia vega, abc news, new
apple has been ordered to help the fbi hack into the phone left by one of the san bernardino shooters. prosecutors say they've been unable to be access sayid farouk's device because they don't know its pass code. a federal j jge says apple must supply highly specialized software to get around a self-destruct feature. 14 people died in the isis inspired terror attack. an emotionol return last night in the paris. the american band eags of death metal finished its concert cut short by the terror@ attack in november. abc's alex marquardt was there. >> reporter: it was an emotional return to paris for eagles of death metal. three months after some 90 people were killed at their show at the bataclan theater, the band plaied to a sold out house outside the famous olympia concert hall, there were rows of tight security and streets blocked off. some did stay away.
but there were free tickets for survivors of the attack as well as therapists at the ready in case of panic. but it was a different venue this time. and no direct references were played to that deadly night. though the significance was lost on no one. >> let's take a moment to remember. >> reporter: for the eagles of death metal and many here, it was a moment to remember and try to move on. like for maureen berger who gave her november concert ticket to a friend who was killed. >>nd i wish she was here and i wish he was here instead of m but i felt so happy to be in the room surrounded by people. >> reporter: the band said they wanted to come back to paris to finish their concert. they did that and more, clearly a moment of closure for them and for so many here. alex marquardt, abc news, paris. >> mechanics at united airlines have rejected a contract offer
among the disagreements is a two tier pay scale which gives new workers less vacation and sick leave. there are several legal hurdles before a walk ute can happen. united ceo's is recovering from a heart transplant and is not closely involved in the talks. >> this is horrible news. current events seem to be having an impact on the export of russian vodka. those exports were down 40% last year and now at their lowest level in a decade. the overall decrease in sales across the west is most dramatic in ukraine where relations with russia are at an all-time low.% analysts say russian actions on the international stage have turned consumers off of its products. >> there's a lot of other good vodkas out there on the market. >> other than russian. >> titos down in texas. i'm obseed. >> the russians make such great vodka. we hope things normalize so they
>> what about bacardi. >> that's rum. >> you can always switch to rum. >> in the meantime, drink wine. on the night the oscars, we know that all the nominees will be heading home with hefty bags. >> the ladies will be getting something extra. a second gift bag worth about $22,000 each. among the gifts in there, a trip to a caribbean island. some saving cards and makeup and earrings. >> the celebrity gifting company that puts the extra bag together is also auctioning off one of them. the proceeds will go to a women's cancer charity. of course,he oscars will be february 28th right here on abc. >> i should point out quickly that one of the interesting items $275 toilet papers. >> is that like extra fluffy? >> yeah, it's cloud-like tissue is what it's described as. >> going to have to try some of that. >> for that much, there shoulul be somebody there to take care
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pope francis travels to the border with texas today in one of the highest profile moments of his week long visit to mexico. the streets of juarez have ever been packed with police and mexican soldiers ahead of e papal visit. pope francis is going to use a specially built ramp to walk up as close as possible to o e text border and offer a blessing to all ththe gathered on the texas side. a big moment for both sides. we're learning flu details about a new air scare by the pope's airplane pilots. >> newly released recordings from the airport show thelaep was struck by a ground based laser. >> reporter: the vatican flew from the jet carrying the pope after it landed in mexico. no sign of what happened just moments earlier. a warng to the pope's plane.
about 50 miles, we have a laser beam pointing to us. a green laser beam. >> i had the same something. >> reporter: the pope's airbus a-330 was following other aircraft right over downtown mexico city when a voice on th atc recording identifies himself as the pope's pilot says he was hit, too. >> we have a laser shining at us from our left about -- >>. >> reporter: the worry, these laser strikes can temporarily blind or disable a pilot. in this case, the landing was without incident. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> scary stuff. the british pilot's association wants these lasers to be considered an offensive weapon. pushing for that. trying to ban sales of them. coming up in our next half hour, a backlash over what's being calledorporate greed. >> who is boycotting carrier air conditioning after the company's decision to ship 1400 jobs to mexico. the warning donald trump is
140thestminster kennel club competition. jesse palmer reports on all the excitement. >> reporter: the contestants m`y be cute but the competition is always fierce. >> this is like the super bowl. it's like the world series for us. if you get here and you win, it's like nothing else in the world. >> reporter: i'm at the 140th dog show. there are over 3,000 dogs here competing for one thing only, best in show. like any pageant, the competitors' beauty routines are complex. >> this is hair not fur. so they have as many products as you would. >> he sits and shampoos for hour. then it takes five hours to force dry every cord to get it dry. >> reporter: there are plenty of divas on hand. >> this dog can not only look beautiful but he can take down a gazelle. >> reporter: he looks so sweet and gent >> she likes mjd's. that's her favorite.
>> plain cheese burgers and chicken mcnuggets. >> me@ too. >> reporter: there are also some newcomers in the crowd. seven in total. including the french bre jay bri card. >> we're about to jump out of our skins just being here. >> reporter: and a spanish waterdog into this is wire fox terrier. >> reporter: then there are the tried and true favorites. the wire toxterrier is often top dog and has won best in show 14 times. and this time around, classic german shepherd rumor is a crowd favorite. in the end, only one dog could be best in show. >> best in show dog tonight for 2016 is the german short haired pointer. >> reporter: the german short haired pointer cj. but i can safely say all the contestens are pretty adorable. >> this makes my day. >> reporter: i'm jesse palmar new york. >> great. there's going to a ticker tape parade for cj. >> not really.
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okay time now for "the mix." what if we changed the elections a little bit and allowed everyone on facebook? if we went by likes on facebook, how wou that break down? let's look at south carolina. you see the colors there? ben carson is in blue. he would take a majoriri, pretty much all of the state. the orange you see there is trump and those little hinter areas. >> all those counties. >> all those counties based on facebook likes. folks in south carolina seem to like ben carson and with a little splintering of trump. let's head over to nevada. big state. people focusing on that. >> i love how interactive. >> you push it down there.
and the blue is ben carson. and that little bit of purple is actually bernie sanders. isn't that interesting? these are again facebook likes. >> based onn facebook likes. okay. i think first of all, ben carson would like for us to change the way we vote basededn this. so i think this is a perfect excuse to make a trip to australia. take a look at these fantastic doughnuts. this is from a doughnut shop in brisbane, australia called doughn time. they're celebrating their one year and decided to invite 20 different bakers to come up with different con cooks. some of them are absolutely amazing. doughnut with chocolate in the shape of potato chip. mores. >> look at that. is that bananas? australian style. >> i did look it u` not to be a buzz kill.
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this morning on "world news now," south carolina battle with hillary clinton and donald trump leading in the polls, which candidates are promising political surprises before the primaries? the latest bombshells from the campaign. courtroom drama. the notorious suspected serial killer now on trial in california. the investigation going back decades leading up to the case. and new this half hour, the scary scene at aamous ski resort. >> the 11-year-old boy dangling om a chair lift. what led up to this heart stopping scene a`d what happened next. >> and later ronda rousey's personal battle. the champion fighter shares something very private and emotional on national tv. the tearful moments in "the skinny" on this wednesday,
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hi, everyone. good morning on this wednesday. i'm m ndis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with the latest appeal on the campapan trail. candidates scrambling for support before voters in two states ahead of the polls. >> first up, hillary clinton is holding a commanding lead over bernie sanders in south carolina, but the race is much closer in nevada and donald trump is at the top of the republican field. take a look at the latest numbers. ted cruz a distant second followed by marco rubio and jeb bush. abc's lana zak is covering the candidates on both sides. >> we have come a long way here in south carolina. i think we're going to surprise people here. >> reporter: for republicans and democrats, it was back to their bases on the campaign trail.
elececon time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reporter: democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton battling over the african-american vote. while the republicans were focused on the second amendment and the military. >> as president, you know, y can talk a good game. every word is listened to, but if you don't have a military to back it up, it's dangerous. ( >> reporter: bush tweeting this photo of a gun with his name printed on it ong with one word, america. the gop candidates also lobbing rhetorical grenades at one another. marco rubio taking on ted cruz. >> ted vote ford rand paul's budget which reduced defense spending. i'm not going to do that when i'm president. >> reporter: ted cruz taking on donald trump. >> when radical islamic terrorists waged jihad on the unitededtates of america, the answer is not to tweet insults at them. reporter: donald trump taking on everyone, incncding president obama who said this earlier. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be presiden and the reason is because i have a lot of faithn the american people. >> this man has done such a bad job.
for him to say that actuatly is a great compliment, if you want to know the truth. >> reporter: the biggest bombshell on the campaign trail came from donald trump. he fanned the fire of some conspiracy theorists by suggesting that the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia may have been caused by foul play. >> lana, thank you. >> speaking of supreme court justice antonin scalia, he will be laid to rest on saturday as the political bickering intensifies up over his replacement. the seat scalia occupied for 30 years now draped in black. scalia will lie in repose at the supreme court friday and a private fufural mass will be held the next morning. senate republicans still want the next president to nominate a replacement, but president obama isn't backing down. >> i intend to nominate somebody to present them to the american people, to present them to the senate. i expect them to hold hearings. i expect there to be a vote.
if he was leaning toward leaning scalia, the president bluntly said no. somebody who is well qualified. new signs of the growing tension between north and south fighters have flown over south korea. north korea is expected to view the arrival of the planes as a tensions between the two countries boiled over after the north fired a long-range rocket earlier this month. and we're learning this morning that the obama administration had a l back -- fall back plan if the iran nuclear talks fell through. according to "the new york mes," the u.s. had an elaborate cyberattack planned. nitro zeus as it was called would have disabled iran's air defenses. communications, even&the power grid and it would have given president obama alternatives to war if the talks had not been successful. >> a coa guard hearing into the sinking of the el faro cargo ship resumes this morning in florida. the ship went down last october
during yesterday's testimony it was revealed that the captain had e-mailed superiors asking whether he should change routes because of the storm. the hearing is expected to last two weeks. >> now under way in los angeles, the trial of a notorious murder suspect known as the grim eeper. lonie franklin junior is accused of killing ten women. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: in cot today, the prosecution claimed the bespectacled lonnie franklin was something other than an affable l.a. auto mechanic. >> evidence in this case will tell a story. a story of a sial killer who stalked the streets of south los angeles. >> reporter: he's sccused of violating then murdering ten women since 1985. he is now allegedly linked to six more deaths. he has pleaded n/t guilty. between 1988 and 2002, the alleged serial murderer went dormant, earning the moniker "the grim sleeper." monique alexander was only 1x when her father last saw her walk to the store. >> why couldn't she come home?
>> reporter: what finally led police to franklin's suburban door was dna, but not his own. his dna was not in databases, but his son's was. so, investigatorortrailed franklin until they got a sample. >> slice of pizza, i think a fork, there was a napkin. >> reporter: when they raided his home in 2010, they found pictures of hundreds of other women. cold case investigators say that among the women he photographed were several others he's suspected of killing. now police have managed to identify some of those women but not all of them. if convicted, franklin faces the death penalty. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. it appears the sexual assault case against bill cosby is going to proceed. a suburban philalelphia judge has denied the comedian's appeal of the judge's refusal to dismiss the case. cosby's lawyers insist he had a promise from a previous district attorney that he would never be charged.
prison if he's convicted. a new recommendation this morning in the effort to detect autism early. a leading u.s. advisory panel has concluded that there's no need to screen all children between 1 and 30 months old. the group of experts say more research is neneed to assess the benefits and harms of universal screening. but parents are advised to keep an eye out for the early signs of autism. and despite all the attention the tap water in flint, michigan still isn't safe. recent tests show lead levels in hundreds of homes are twice as high as hazardous waste and investigators warn that may be too high for filters to handle. flint residents have ever been paying the highest rates in the country for their unsafe water. for some folks in florida life will never be the same when the florida lottery introduces another winner of last month's massive powerball jackpot. the jackpot gret to just under $1.6 billion for the january
today we're going to learn the identity of the second of three winners. whoever it is, stands to claim more than $528 million. &in the meantime, john and lisa robinson of tennessee were the first to claim their share of the jackpot. their chececsaid nearly $529 million. but they took the lump sum which came into $328 million. john robinson tells us their lives have been chaotic since going public. he says they've received lots of letters asking for money. robinson says he's looking forward to do some traveling, buying a farm and a horse for his daughter. >> it was really moving when they came forward because they said they're goingngo live in their same house. i believe they said their daughter had a lot of student loans that they wanted to help pay off and seemed very down to earth. >> i think the loans will be just fine. the nation's most prestigious dog show, cj beat out more than 2700 other dogs to claim the
this by e way is the 18th time in his career he's w a top show prize. >> winning runs in his family, grandma carly was one of two previous german short-haired pointers to/win at the westminster kennel club and cj will be on "good morningl america" this morning and also have the traditional wier's lunch at sardi's right here in new york. >> maybe he could go to disneyland. >> i didn't knowowhat's on the -- i'm curious to kn at "good morning america" if they have doggie treats. what do you have in the glean room when the big dog comes? >> and who picks up hipoop over there, as well. >> didn't think of that one. interview interrupted, unforgettable moments. involving ryan reynolds and hugh jackman. >> also ahead, oprah winfrey's diet plans and her secret weapons. it is not weight watchers. and it does not involve exercise or food. can't wait for this one. the latest uproar involving the carrier air conditioner plant leaving indiana for mexico.
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11-year-old boy. thankfully he wasn't injured. in fact, he was smiling. which is something i would not have ever been if it was me or my child. >> oh, no, not at all. i'd be so terrified. >> this is why i don't skiing, kendis. >> that's the reason? >> it was this and one of the kennedys who had an unfortunate accident on the slopes and then there was sonny. remember sonny? >> wow, you're such a downer about it. well, thank you for that opening arguments begin today in a trial related to the huge gulf oil spill nearly six years ago. a former rig supervisor faces a pollution charge for the millions of gallons of oil that poured into the gulf of mexico. prosecutors say that he and another supervisor missed signs of trouble before the well blowout. charges for the 11 workers who died were withdrawn. >> now to another operation in the crosshairs over a theme resonating across the campaign
>> carrier is facing a growing list of companies and individuals boycotting the 102-year-old company over its decision to move 1400 jobs to mexico. abc's clayton sandell with the latest. >> reporter: it is the moment hundreds of indiana factory workers learn they're losing their jobs. >> it became clear that the best way to stay competitive and to protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> reporter:r:ecorded and posted on facebook by an employee of heating and air conditioning company carrier being told they're just too expensive. our people make a little bit better than $20 an hour on average. the wages they're going to pay in mexico is $3 an hour. >> reporter: 1400 carrier positions are about to join a two-decade manufacturing exodus that's seen 1 million jobs move south of the border. >> i want to be clear.
decision. >> reporter: that decision is now drawing fire from the campaign trail. >> we're going to tax you when those air-conditioners come so stay where you are or r ild in the united statete >> carrier says it's offering benefitstsseverance packages, even money for college trying to soften the blow. >> i'm just trying to support my family. you know, i'm just trying to survive. >> reporter: for workers who starting next year will be phased out. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> sad story for so many of these people. when we come back, why ronda rousey broke down in tears on tv. >> and why vanessa hudgens is now under criminal investigation. "the skinny" is next. hudgens is now under criminal
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no one gives a [ bleeped ] about meanymore. to be honest, i saw my man looked up at him and i was just like i need to have his babies. i need to stay alive. >> rousy continues to recover from her injuries and is octagon in november. and she tells ellen that i want to fight holly. i want to beat her and make everything right again. >> you don't think about how serious these athletes take their sport and suicide, that's very serious. >> i've got to tell you. she posted a photo of her appearance on "ellen" on instagram and i was looking at some of the 3,000 comments. people are hateful. there was a lot of hate against her. >> she was on "ellen." ellen handled that so beautifully. >> they both did. next to a couple actors making headlines. >> ryan reynoldsrashed hugh jackman's press junket for eddie the eagle grabbing the interview area's chair and, of course, asking only the most important
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spiritual guru and author of "super genes" deepak chopra on 21-day meditation challenge called shedding the weight, mind, body and spirit, a method some claim can help with weight loss. >> we're also introducing the idea of shedding emotional baggage which frequently is the caususof weight gain. >> reporter: according to oprah, this discovery program has helped her gain insight into her struggle with weight loss saying i have learned that weight can affect more than just our physical being. researchers continue to study the link between meditation and weight loss and while there is some evidence that meditation can help people lose weight, it's still too early to make solid conclusions. yet deepak chopra claims there's a connection and it works. >> meditation decreases the levels of cortisol which i ia stress hormone. when you have stress, then you accumulate belly fat.
also say losing weight must include serious changes in diet. meditation alone will not take off the weight. it's really important to pay attention to the types of food that one is eating, the portion and then you can really, really focus on weight loss. >> reporter: still, anyone can meditate, and this the tenth meditation from chopra and winfrey will be sure to add inspiration to those trying to shed the pounds. >> let's let 2016 be the year of our best bodies. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i'm on board, 2016. i love their meditation. a girlfriend of mine -- it's a good one. >> i've been doing it for r eks and i haven't lost a single pound. >> oh, really? even with your buddhist monk outftf on? >> that's a true picture of me meditating. i am still -- it's just to cover all the extra body fat.
it, only that. only that making news in america this morning, pulling ahead. the primary race showing trump and clinton in the lead among south carolina voters wi the president weighing in saying trump will not be president. we're live in washington with the latest. the pope in a rare moment scolds people grabbing him telling the crowd not to be selfish while he gets ready for a big day on the border. emotional encore. eagles of death metal play again in paris. friends and fans remembering those lost in the terror attacks last november. and c.j., the top dog at the westminster dog show earning best in show beating out a crowded field of favorites.
while c.j. just playing it cool. well, good wednesday morning. we begin with the countdown to the next crucial vote. a possible make or break moment for several candidates. >> donald trump is fending off criticism from president obama as he fires back enjoying a commanding lead in the south carolina polls. ted cruz is a distant second trailed by marco rubio and jeb bush. >> the democrats in a tight race in nevada but hillary clinton way ahead of bernie sanders in south carolina with a double-digit lead in with just three days to go before votes are cast in two states the republicans are trading more nasty insults. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest now from abc's megan hughes in washington. good morning, megan. >> reporter: kendis, reena, good morning. all six remaining gop candidates will be in south carolina today where as y y mentioned donald trump remains on top and on the