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tonight, the deadly crane accident. crashing down in new york city. a construction crane plunging onto a busy street, killing a man. the race to save victims trapped in crushed cars. breaking news in new hampshire. the new polls on the eve of abc's big republican debate tomorrow night. is there a shift in the race? the deadly winter storm this friday. drivers losing control on ice. hundreds of crashes. a foot of snow in some places. and tonight, the new storm we're tracking for the weekend. the major new concern. the zika virus now turning deadly. and the new warning tonight about the disease and sexual contact. a health emergency declared in parts of the u.s. and tonight, investigators now asking, was it a bomb hidden in a laptop that ripped a hole into that jet? a passenger blown from the plane. and tonight, with the super bowl nearly here, how much is
"made in america"? and good evening tonight from new hampshire. 24 hours until the big republican debate here on abc. and the new poll numbers just out tonight. we'll get to that in a moment. >> but first, the breaking headline in new york city. the image of a deadly crane collapse not far from the world trade center. people trapped in their cars. you're looking at live pictures from wabc in new york of the scene. first responders on the scene in seconds. gio benitez leads us off from the scene tonight. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: tonight, a crawler crane upside-down. the monster of a machine capable of lifting 330 tons, crashing down in 30 seconds of terror.
that moment caught on tape. >> whoa! >> reporter: pure steel more than 50 stories tall. suddenly collapsing right onto cars on the road. >> oh, it broke! holy -- >> reporter: tmz video showing people nearby rushing to help that man inside. >> i saw the crane coming down and push in. when it came down it made a loud noise and it hit. and we all ran to see if we could help out. >> reporter: at least three injured. but on the street, a 38-year-old wall street worker, david wichs, killed. officials say crane operators were trying to secure the crane because of wind and snow. >> this incident occurred literally as they were trying to lower the crane and secure it. >> reporter: and from this fifth-story window, you can see the crane right there. it was being used to replace generators and air conditioners on the roof of this building behind me. the crane sending debris everywhere. bricks scattered, and in this roof, a hole from a piece of
equipment crashing through, ending up here on a desk. for much of the day, a threat of gas leaks. the deadly crash follows one in 2008, killing seven people. sparking safety measures that will no doubt be looked at it again. and david, officials are ordered that all cranes in new york city be secured just in case. this crane was just inspected yesterday, and checked out just fine. >> gio, thanks. and 24 hours until our republican debate on abc, and the stakes could not be higher. republicans squaring off for the last time before new hampshire debates. on the other side of trump, marco rubio showing momentum in new polls. and the newest numbers, trump holding on to his lead in new hampshire, followed by rubio
with 17%, and cruz and kasich with 13%. here's tom llamas with the all-out push, even in the middle of today's snowstorm in new hampshire. >> reporter: donald trump tonight, snowed out of new hampshire. sending voters this video from trump tower in manhattan. >> the great slogan of new hampshire, live free or die, means so much to so many people. what a great slogan. congratulations, new hampshire. wonderful job. >> reporter: today, trump force one, grounded in new york. trump's new hampshire event, empty. the seats unfilled. jeb bush tweeting, "my 90-year-old mother made it out to campaign." and so she did, former first lady barbara bush at a new hampshire diner. a jeb sticker on her walker. still, trump tells me he's laser-focused on winning here. >> i am only worried about one thing, and that's new hampshire. we've got to win new hampshire. i want to win new hampshire.
and then we go to south carolina. but let's see how we do. so far we are doing okay. >> reporter: today, his team of volunteers going door-to-door. >> we just wanted to send out a reminder and see if we could get your support for mr. trump on tuesday. >> reporter: and we are with them trudging through the snow. it's freezing. is it worth it? >> i think it's absolutely worth it. we've got to take back our country and can't let it be in the wreck it's in. >> it's a nice day for campaigning. >> reporter: but trump's closest rival, ted cruz, has a ground army of his own. >> hello. >> reporter: they're showing the type of dedication that helped cruz win in iowa. >> he and i walking around here, probably not going to change a lot of hearts and minds individually. >> reporter: but you never know. >> it's -- if it's one vote, it's worth it. >> reporter: especially worth it now that cruz and trump are feeling the heat from marco rubio. as the florida senator surges, his rivals on the attack. >> simply not ready to be president of the united states. >> his record of accomplishment is slim. >> reporter: but rubio brushing it all off in an interview with our jonathan karl.
>> are you ready for the onslaught? >> i think that's a good sign. i mean, it shows that our campaign is growing and that others are growing desperate. it's fine. we'll be okay. >> and tom llamas with us live from a cruz event. you heard rubio saying he's brushing off attacks and bracing for incoming fire, due to his new strength in the polls? >> yes, i just got off the phone with the rubio campaign. they are expecting a lot incoming tomorrow night. but they said rubio will stick to his message, that he gives republicans the best chance in november. david? >> tom, thanks. meantime on the democratic side, a fight to the finish. four days until the new hampshire caucus. tonight, an eye-opening new national poll, showing clinton ahead of sanders by just two points.
cecilia vega, one-on-one with clinton. asking do these numbers worry her? >> reporter: the crowds so big for bernie sanders today, they couldn't all fit inside. >> in the midst of a snowstorm, you can't get all the people into a room. that's momentum. >> reporter: and hillary clinton making a pitch directly to those supporters. >> and i want to say a word to the young people, who are supporting senator sanders. i know you may not be for me now. but i am for you. >> reporter: today, at her field office in nashua, i spoke with the former secretary. and asked her about those polls showing this race tighter than ever. i have to wonder if these numbers go through your mind and they bother you. and you think, maybe i'm just not doing something right. i haven't cracked it. >> no, not at all. i have every confidence that i will be the nominee, and i will be the next president. >> reporter: this, the day after the most heated exchange in this race so far. >> enough is enough. if you've got something to say, say it directly.
>> reporter: clinton and sanders sparring onstage. >> being part of the establishment is in the last quarter, having a super pac to raise $15 million from wall street. >> i think it's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks, and let's talk about the issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> reporter: clinton bristling at this suggestion. >> she has the entire establishment or almost the entire establishment behind her. >> i've got to just jump in here because, honestly, senator sanders is the only person who i think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. >> reporter: today, she's still on the attack. you are a former senator, you are a former secretary of state yet you don't want to be labeled establishment?
>> well, my opponent's been in elected office for 25 years so it's a little bit amusing when i get this charge from someone who's been in public office a lot longer than i have. >> cecilia vega with mrs. clinton today. now live from new hampshire tonight. the clinton camp has got to be concerned about that national poll, a near-tie now? >> they say they always expected it to be a close race here. but i spoke with hillary clinton, and i said, do these numbers mean you're not doing something right? she said she's sticking to her strategy, and feels good about it. >> thank you. we do have one more question before moving on. jonathan karl, here with me tonight. we're just hoping you could give us a lay of the land, where will folks be standing?
>> i expect two debates tomorrow night. here with donald trump and ted cruz. they've been locked in a blood feud, this is the first time they've gone face-to-face since cruz beat trump in iowa. the second debate, featuring marco rubio versus everybody else. especially the governors, jeb bush, john kasich, and chris christie. they want to emerge from this debate as the primary alternative to the outsiders, and the only way they can do that, knock down rubio. >> thank you. super bowl weekend is here, and so is the weekend before the big republican debate. join us tomorrow, 8:00 p.m. eastern, on abc. and to taiwan, a powerful
6.4 earthquake. hitting at night as many slept. rescue workers pulling a woman from debris. the search for survivors coming in. at least five strong aftershocks felt already. back to the storm hitting, and the new one we're tracking for the weekend. whiteout conditions on i-95 outside boston. in new hampshire, cars and trucks spinning out, power lines collapsing under the weight of the snow. and a new storm coming. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: between downed power lines and icy conditions, some roads in the northeast doubled as obstacle courses today. making for treacherous, white-knuckle rides. >> my car kind of slid and did a 180. >> reporter: by late afternoon, connecticut state police
reported more than 400 crashes. in massachusetts, the speed limit on the turnpike lowered to 40 miles per hour. abc meteorologist indra petersons is in boston. >> the combination of heavy wet snow and wind is causing tree limbs like this one to snap, taking down power lines. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, a woman is dead and her husband hospitalized after a tree crashed through the roof of their home as they slept. roughly 100,000 customers in the northeast are without power. temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. refreezing the wet roads. >> let's get to rob marciano. >> reporter: hey, david. we're getting into an active weather pattern. already a blizzard watch up for the northern plains with the next system coming in. this is a clipper that will come down across the great lakes and then develop into a nor'easter off the coast of the carolinas monday and tuesday. unlike today's system, it has much colder air with it, so a
decent chance of snow from philadelphia all the way up to new england. could be significant snow at that. and significant cold air behind this. look at these wind chills thursday morning. minus-5 in pittsburgh. it'll feel like 4 degrees in d.c. and for manchester. so if snow does fall on monday and tuesday, it will stick. david? >> rob marciano, with us tonight. thank you. and there are breaking developments in the zika outbreak, turning deadly. and a new warning from the cdc about the risk of transmitting the virus through sex. here's linzie janis. >> reporter: tonight, a drastic new recommendation for expecting couples. the cdc saying men returning from zika-affected countries should use protection with their partner for the entire pregnancy, or abstain altogether. but mosquitoes are still the primary way zika is spread. lizzie morales, a houston mother, got zika over the holidays while visiting el salvador. >> you have no strength, no energy, to do anything.
not to even sit down. >> reporter: her symptoms subsided. but three deaths in colombia now blamed on zika. biologist matthew degennaro showing us a potential tool to fight the virus -- genetically modified mosquitoes. >> when you release the males, they go breed with females just of this species and render them sterile. >> reporter: so that knocks down the population? >> yes. >> reporter: david, in miami, they're spraying where there are confirmed cases of zika, hoping to get rid of mosquitoes. >> dr. richard besser is just back from brazil. i want to get to the recommendation from the cdc, leading to the question, do we know how long the virus stays in your system? >> once you're no longer sick, you can't find it in your blood with similar viruses. but the concern is that it may
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