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boycotting the fox news debate, pushing ted cruz front and center. we're live in iowa. >> the alarming new warning about the zika virus. the head of the world health organization describing it as spreading explosively. how it spreads and how puck protect yourself and your family. and new it thi half hour, the new development in the case of that affluenza teen. >> ethan couch is back in the u.s. and set to face a judge this morning in fort worth, texas, the new punishment he's looking at now. >> arguablyyould be many people's woror nightmare right here. a stage full of donald trumps with two of them making out. the story behind this video ahead on the "skinny." it's friday, january 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we want to get right to it. our top story this morning, last night it's unusual republican debate.
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make their case. >> unusual because the front-runner donond trump did not takak center stage because, well, he just wasn'n'there at all. >> no, trump was a few miles away holding his own event after a standoff with the debate host fox news, he insisted megyn kelly be removed as moderator after she called him out at the first debate. >> the tru held his own show right around the corner. david wright has that story. >> before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> reporter: at this last iowa debate. >> it's not about t t donald trump. >> reporter: donalaltrump for once was not center the is taken. >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a little teddy bear to me. we always had such a loving relationship. >> reporter: but he was still very much the center of attention. >> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon.
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trump portion out of the way -- >> reporter: trump went rogue, holding his own event for veterans ten minutes away in des moines. >> fox has been extremely nice d the last number of hours acacally. >> reporter: and over on fox, the last gop debate minus the gop front-runner. but center stage this time was ted cruz who is now running second in iowa. >> chris, i would note that the last four questions have been rand, please attack ted. marco please attack ted, chris please attack ted. jeb, attack ted. >> trump's decision not to join his fellow candidates ostensibly because he doesn't like the moderator. the latest iowa polls show him slightly ahead but everyone's waiting for saturday when the des moines register relations its poll. >> it's one of the more fascinating campaigns i've watched. i don't think i've oo ever seen something like this on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: it's early to call just yet.
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>> we want to get more on this right now. brandi hitt was at the actual debate and joins us now from des moines in the early morning hours. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. >> what's the reaction there? was there a clear winner from last night, do you think? >> reporter: you know what, a lot o opeople are talking and a lot of analystss agree that marco rubio had a great night. rand paul who got loud cheers from the crowd because he had the most supporters there probably in the room. there's donald trump who wasn't even there but still possibly a big winner because not only was he the first issue discussed, his name came up so many times, he had his own rally and during the stretch of the debate, he was also one of the top candidates trending on google all night long. >> and britney, you're going to being there straight through the clean-up effort, as well going on behind you. but through the language haul. t do you get a sense that tonight's move hurt or helped trump.
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question. yes, we all come in like a big swathe of people and get the heck out of here quickly, right? when it comes to hurting or helping, trump supporters say he did account right thing by holding this rally. his opponents say this was a huge mistake. we don't know the till early poll numbers come out or possibly obviously when the caucuses happen on monday. he needs to convince all of those people who are supporting him to show up. this isn't likik a normal election. you have to show up at a verer specific time. where i'm from in california, you can go to the poll in the morning or evening or during your lunch break. here in iowa, you show up in the evening rn or shine. if he doesn't get account people to turn out for him, he's not going to get the turn out for him. >> we hear there could be snow. we look forward to her reports. >> hopefully she helps those as well. turning now to the other top
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remaining militia members at the wildlife refuge say they will leave if no one is arrested. ammon bundy urged everyone to go home. the fbi meanwhile released this video which shows lavoy finicum being shot by state place. they say he was killed after twice reaching for a loaded weapon. >> the world health organization meets monday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency over the zika virus outbreak which the head of the w.h.o. says ispreading explosivelel they have linked theellness to babies born with small or deformed heads. dr. besser filed this report >> reporter: fabiola takes me to her home in rio. she's a physical therapist, five months pregnant with her third child. uh-huh. to keep away the mosquitos? and now spending her hard-earned income on insect repellants. reapplying every two hours. she's most afraid for her unborn baby. zika may be linked to microcephaly. thousands of babies here in
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tiny heads that indicate severe brain damage. up to 1.5 million cacas of zika so far here in brazil. it's spreading in 23 areas across the americas. the world health organization expects 3 to 4 million cases overall, saying, the level of alarm is extremely high. in the u.s., at least 31 lab confirmed cases in 11 states. all people who traveled to affected areas and returned. and state health departments will be required to report all new cases to the cdc. there's no vaccine yet. no treatment. the brazilian government spraying for mosquitos. the only action people can take is to avoid getting bitten. our team here keeps applying repellant. as does fabiola. >> and for people who have traveled to zika affected areas, when you return home, if you have any symptoms at all, see your doctor and get tested. if a mosquito bites you, it
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dr. richard besser, abc news, rio de janiero. >> that's the news officials in rio want with the blocks coming up. connecticut and missouri have joined the list of states affected by a deadly listeria outbreak. one person died and at least 159 have been sickened after eating salad produce by produced by a dole foods facility in ohio. according to the springfield sun, inspection records show that facility did have proper procedures in place to prevent illness. well, it seems barbie isn't the only one getting a makeover these days. trix cereal is boosting a new brand mascot. >> to go along with its new marketing plan touting more natural flavors the company is using a more natural rabbit, a cinnabun. >> copyright infringement. the houston-based bunny zoomed
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contest beating out 7500 other rabbits to become the new trix rabbit. >> brian, our producer is saying cinnabu ni n. the other one is cinnabon. >> i think they still have a case. >> i like the old trix guy. >> he was fun. >> i don't know. >> cinnabon is for duts. the trix are for kids. >> yeah. coming up, what's next for the affluenza teen? how much more time he may have to spend behind bars. >> and to the football hall of famer who is behind bars. what a prominent neuropalgs is now saying about o.j. simpson, the disease he may be suffering from. you're watching wnds.
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they see the way you're dressed. they hear your music. they don't understand it. do parents have anything to worry about. >> i think so. their children are doing things that they didn't do and they don't understand. don't you want somebody to love >> do you believe that clip from 1967? a ast from the past. dick clark interviewing paul can'tner. he was one of the original members of the rock group jefferson airplane. can'tner died in san francisco last night from organ failure and septic shock. the guitarist and songwriter endured with almost every incarnation of that band and was behind such clacks as "white rabbit" and "somebody to love." he was 74 years old.
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you get to relive their music again, reexperience it. >> we've gotten to relive a whole lot of classic music this year of. >> the doctor who inspired the movie "concussion" says o.j. cte. dr. bennett omalu tells "people" magazine says it wouldn't be out of the question. in 2012, simpson actually considered arguing that he -- police searches a property near bloomington, indiana missing for more than four years talking about lauren speier. she was a student at the university of indiana and vanished after a night of partying. the new raid took place at the residence of a man arrested in august and who had numerous sex-related convictions. authorities say the search yielded nothing. there's a new development in the case of that so-called affluenza teen ethan couch.
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then in custody in mexico, back in the u.s.s in texas where he faces a judge this morning. so what kind of punishment does he face at this point? here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: ethan couch escorted into the very flee. a tarrant county jail. the millionaire's son, with the shaggy beard, bundled back to texas by mexican authorities. then escorted by two u.s. marshals after arriving in texas. >> i'm relieved for the victims, who continue to need somebody to represent them. those victims that need a voice. >> reporter: in 2013, the 16-year-old pled guilty to killing four bystanders in a drunk driving wreck. during sentencing, his legal team claimed he suffered from affluenza, too spoiled by his parents to know right from wrong. the judge gave him only probation, ten years. authorities say he and his mother skipped probation, crossing the border into mexico. in a hearing, the judge could
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locked up until his 19th birthday. he has already spent more time in detention since his flight to mexico than he ever did after killing those four people. >> matt gutman. >> when we come back, donald trump makes out with himself. >> and a lesbian screen writer firing back at the academy for getting the boot because she's the wrong kind of minority. interesting "skinny," next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. something you take. in fact there's only one way to get it. it has to be given to you. freely. it's consent. because sex without it... isn't sex. it's rape. consent. if you don't get it, you don't get it. it's on us to stop sexual assault.
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skinny, so skinny time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this donald trump. >> this is last night's episode of lip sync battle on spike tv and it featured what could be best described as a democrats' worst nightmare. josh gad dressed as donald trump performing you see there, it's the ode to self-love. that happened there. >> i touch myself.
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i don't know anybody else when i i think about you, i touch myself i touch myself i touch myself i touch myself >> oh, my god. >> that's right. that's the big bang theory's johnny galecki making out with josh gad and they soundly trumped the competition. kaley cuoco. >> just for the record, i was naming the title of the song. i wasn't asserting anything else. >> okay. >> this is entertaining. next, oscar outrage. >> you liked that one? >> the academy of motion picture arts and sciences taking steps to redress the lack of diversity in this year's class of oscar
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blowbacking from at least one lesbian c screen writer. patricia resnick who wrote 9 to 5" at the age of 27 starring dolly parton, lily tomlin and jane fonda. she worked as a consulting producer for "mad men" and written an open letter to the academy upset about the being replaced by younger members. she writes replacing sexism and racism with ageism is not the answer. the problem is with the motion picture business decisionmakers, not the members. >> she closes by saying "i'm angry and ashamed of the academy." a lot of angry people you don't think about that have come out talking about the situation and is this right way to approach redress the. >> i don't know if it is the right way to fix it. i mine, tyler perry's movie is going to be oscar nominated next year the way we're going because of this back flash. >> it will be an interesting night with chris rock.
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next, kim basinger is set to play another steamy role. >> she's been cast as the newest main character in the '50s "shades" franchise. hard to believe she's 62 years old. she will be playing the role of elena lincoln in the upcoming sequel "50 shades of darker," she's the protagonist of christian business partner and former lover. she's older than his 27 years. >> that said, there's been rockiness between the cast and crew from the first installment. things appear to be on tracking with jami dornen and dakota johnson set to appear in the sequel 50 shades darker set for release in february of next year. >> rt pa of the issue with hollywood they say there are not enough roles for older women. you get to a certain point, and that's great. >> they say are are not enough minority movies. you have "50 shades darker."
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>> you never read the book. >> set to make the return to the small screen, "house of cards." >> the frank underwood campaign doesn't kick off till march 4th but netflix is announcing its flagship original series will return in 2017 for season five. but there will be a major changing. > don't tell us, don't tell us. >> he dies. >> come on. season 5 apparently we are hearing it will return without the creator writer and show runner. bowe wilamond said it's time for him to move on with new endefrz. the producers have not yet announced his replacement. when you remove that piece of the puzzle, i hope it's still good to watch. >> i do have this spoiler alert for you.
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oh, it's friday. we've got that the loopy friday thing going on. time to hit the rewind button on this week's top stories. >> everything from a monster blizzard to a tiny virus and a surprise on the campaign trail. here now is our weekly "friday rewind." >> didn't expect to be caught in the middle of snowzilla, but it's really exciting. > i do not remember it ever looking this empty. i just took a picture of it myself because i want to remember how empty it is. >> so you've already shoveled this sidewalk what, four, five, six times. ten times. >> the explosive spread of zika virus to new geographical areas with little population immunity is another cause for concern. >> take a look at there map. that moss quit tote is founded in every country in the western hemisphere except for canada and chile. >> it's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. we don't arm up and rebel.
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it can't happen. harny county. >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it. believe. >> african-american quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen to. >> probably i won't be doing the debate. i'm gog have something else in iowa let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okaying? >> if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> to my mind, we will win here in iowa if the voter turnout is the high. >> you campaign in poetry, you govern in proez. and we need a lot more poetry in this campaign and in our country. >> they say trump analyst trum perrers are right winging better
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guns but he can kick isis ass because he commands fire. >> i hope nobody's allergic to nuts because we got a big one here. >> they did do a great job. >> absolutely. a busy week ahead coming up. of course, we have the caucuses on monday, pro bowl on sunday. we continue to monitor really big story. four people sitting in a truck in great falls, montana. >> you love your great falls. >> yes, hoping to outlast three other to win that right now, they're sitting there. >> come on, folks, just come home. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now."
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decades. good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now."
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candidates debated for the last time before the primary season kicks off on monday with the iowa caucuses seven of the top candidates were there. but front-runner donald trump boycotted the event. full coverage on both sides of the race just ahead. the four remaining militia members at the oregon wildlife refuge say they'll leave but only if they're not arrested. the group's leader has urged everyone to go home and end the nearly month-long standoff. the zika virus is spreading explosively in the america wiz could see up to 4 million caseses over the nexex year accordingngo the world health organization. there are at least 31 cases so far here in the u.s. all people who came down with the virus elsewhere. founding members of the jefferson airplane, paul kantner has passed away. the 74-year-old guitarist and singer had suffered a heart attack earlier this week and die died of organ failure.
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stories on this friday, january 29th. announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going to get started this half hour, of course, with the republican debate and the drama that was taking place behind the scenes. you had the seven candidates who showed up but donald trump was not there. >> and that gave everyone else a chance to shine unless the audience switched channels to trump's event. brandi hitt joins us from des moines. hey, brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there was clearly a different feeling during last night's debate with fewer attacks. trump making a point in not showinggup, yet still his name was mentioned several times. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> a republican showdown like no other florida iowa. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> i have not insulted donald personally and i don't intend to. >> reporter: front-runner donald trump boycotting the fox news debate.
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>> reporter: and instead holding his own rally for veterans at the exact same time. >> we raised overr $5 millionon in one day. okay? >> reporter: trump clearly still upset over his feud with comoderator >> ted cruz moved front and >> everyone on this stage is stupid. >> fat and ugly. and then you're a terrible surgeon, ben. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> cruz also came under attack as a flip-flopper on an and messty for illegal immigrants. >> i was for immigration. so was ted but now he says it wasn't so. that's not true. >> we led the fight against amnesty. >> the truth is you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes. >> stop the washington bull and let's get things done. >> reporter: the dueling events
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huckabee and rick santorum. shortly after their undercard debate, they went to the trump rally, reena a a kendis. >> incredible. thank you so much. the democratic candidates are in a bit of a frenzy, as well. >> most polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a statistical dead heat. so the clinton is unleashing the big dog and sanders is now baring his teeth. chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is on the trail. >> reporter: two for thehe price of one. >> you need to caucus for hillary. >> reporter: mrs. clinton is now saying she wants more debates starting next week. >> we have to agree that we're going to debate in new hampshire both the governor and i have agreed and we're waiting for the senator to decide to join us. >> reporter: we asked bernie sanders about that. >> i wanted more debates from day one.
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>> gee a couple of months ago, it wasn't the clinton people that were interested. i wonder what has happened now that t ty wantore debates. what do you think has changed? >> reporter: here's what change changed. sanders is surging. his campaign head quarters are so busy trying to score an upset iowa caucus win, this volunteer had no time for us. >> how is it going. >> i'm too busy to talk right now. i'm sorry. >> sanders released a doctor's note showing he's in overall good health. >> how healthy are you. >> thank god, you always want to knock on wood. >> it's a frenzy o o activity in wa, sanders with four campaign events. hillary clinton with three, and bill clinton looking like a candidate himself with four events all over the state. and now in the final stretch, it all comes down to the ground game which is especially challenging for bernie sanders because he is relying on younger
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been to a caucus before. as for hillary clinton, she got beaten in the ground gape by barack obama eight years ago and that campaign is bound and determined that that will not happen again. jonathan rl, abc news, des moines. >> u.s. offffials say that activity at a north korean missile testing facility could indicate the country is planning a potentially long-range missile test in the near future based on overhead satellite imagery of a satellite launching station on the western coast. north korea used it in december of 2012. >> iran is right now on a spending spree now thattings sanctions have been lifted. the iranian president was in paris yesterday for the sigigng of 20 new agreements including nine commercial deals. among them an order for 118 planes from airbus and a half billion dollar order frrd carmaker peugeot. but a lunch was canceled because the french president refused to yield to the iranian demand to
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>> our hero. >> francois hollande. "washington post" reporter jason redsian was celebrating his freedom back at the office at a ceremony that included the secretary of state, john kerry. he was emotional thanking everyone who helped secure his freedomrom a tehran jail. still defiant about his cap tors. >> for much of the 18 months i was in prison, my iranian interrogators told me that the "washington post" did not exist. that no one knew of my plight. and an that the united states government would not lift a finger for my release. >> rezaian added that the iranians' efforts to demoralize him just didn't work adding that no other country would do so much. kerry helpedd finalize the prisoner swap that freed rezaian and four other americans. >> very emotional day yesterday. a new stage until europe's refugee crisis.
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asylum plikszs of up to 80,000 migrants and deport them, nearly half of all refugees who requested asylum last year there. sweden has been one of the most welcomingnations. this announcement reflects a continent's refugee crisis. here in the united states, a senate investigation found that the health and human services department failed to protect trafficking. the six-month study found that the government was overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of border. still the findings angered senators from both parties. >> state workers in flint, michigan were given the choice to drinking from bottled water even as residents were being told their tap water was just fine according to some recently discovered e-mails. the switch at state office buildings was made in january of last year. it wasn't till the fallll 2015, that residents were told not to drink their water. and staying in michigan, the
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the school district tore what it calls deplorable conditions and demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglecting student and teacher safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sickouts forcing dozens of schools to close on any given day. >> classes canceled at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. at least 145 people were made sick in the leak yesterday. ryan owens reports frrts beaumont. >> reporter: for more than 100 students and staff at this texas middle school, their school day ended at the hospital. being checked out for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. >> they showed symptoms of nausea and headache, and some were vomiting. and, of course, ems treated and took the appropriate medical action. >> reporter: some students left on stretchers. others loaded into buses to a local hospital. >> everyone didn't really know how to, like, react to it, because there has never happened before. >> reporter: the fire chief in
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houston, believes the toxic gas was leaking from a boiler at marshall middle school. the leak was first reported around 10:30 this morning, when one child fell unconscious. all students are expected to be okay, but authorities are vowing no one will be alloweded in that school until they know it's safe. the fire chief says there were no carbon monoxide detectors inside of that school. so, the first time of trouble was when kids started getting sick. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. well, a sinkhole has forced the closure of a main highway in southern oregon. around noon. after an overnight storm dumped rain. it threatens to undermine all four lanes of the heavily traveled roadway. wow. i was just looking at video of that sinkhole. >> yeah. just manuel if google maps tells you to go that way. calgary flames defenseman
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suspended indefinitely pending a hearing after an incident wednesday night. what's up with this, dude? he comes from behind, knocks down a linesman. he says it was an accident claiming he was in pain and just trying to get out of -- get off the itisce. what's up with that? >> something else of questionable sportsmanship trying to distract a group of basketball players from missing free throws. >> so the fans really get into the it, especially at the arizona state home of the curtain of distraction is what they call it. night. a special guest, yes, that would be michael phelps doing his part as the sun devils took on the oregon state beavers, trying to distract them and i mean, not only was he wearing some of his 18 gold medals, he was in some shorts. look at that.
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>> this is like the chippen dales version. >> oh, my word. there is a little bit of a spray tan. >> looking good. apparently sun devils won, 86-12345068 i'm just looking at there michael phelps in. the speedos. >> there's a reason he's in such great shape. he's training for the rio games this summer. >> oh, really. >> he plans to work as an assistant swim coach at asu when he retires after the olympics. >> apparently he's clean and sober. it helps your abs. >> it helps your abs. >> great. >> coming up, consumer alert. over ticket fixing. why it's becoming virtually impossible for a regular fan to score a seat at acert or ball game at a decent price. rebecca jarvis will get us answers. >> why one of the nation's post powerful voting bloks it going door to door to get out the vote in iowa. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather,
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>> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> so by many accounts, that was the end of the excitement on fox. barely four minutes into last night's republican debate. most of what little fireworks there were were over the hot button issue of immigration. >> but it's the issue that's front and center with one voting bloc that's working overtime to get out the vote in iowa. ines day lacroix tara explains. >> christian is getting out the vote but not just any vote. he is part of the league of united latin american pen
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to mock caucus training, this year they're doing everything they can to get latinos to caucus. >> people understand the importance of voting but may not know how the to vote or know the caucus process. >> reporter: latinas make up just 6% of the total population here but he estimates that accounts for about 70,000 potential caucusgoers and that's a high number given that last cycle just 90,000 voter participated in the republican caucuses. >> we are unknown commodity here in iowa. >> reporter: it's a nonpartisan effort. he says their only goal is to get out the vote and make sure they understand how the caucus process works. many of the first time oop voters here don't have anyone in their families to show them the ropes. >> it's not like something they're used to. she doesn't know that much english sometimes. sometimes that's a barrier. she doesn't want to the go to these events and feel weird or left out. >> reporter: and while some
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[ speaking foreign language ] he says those that haven't made much of an effort with the iowa latinos may pay the price on caucus day and beyond. >> if you're not doing enough to reach out to latina voters in iowa, you're not going to do enough to turn them out for you in the general election. >> february 1st, a few days away. lew lack hopes latina voters will make up at least 10% of vote ares this year. abc news in des moines, iowa. >> des moines looks so warm warp at this time of year. >> our thanks to inness for that report. >> the growing problem of ticket fixing. > it's not your imagination. why is it becoming virtually impossible to get a decent seat at a concert or ball game at face value? we'll explain. you're watching "world news now."
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gged system. >> reporter: investigators say this crack down is just the tip of the iceberg. they will continue to look into this question and talk to lawmakers about really cracking down on those bad actors who drive up ticket prices. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. they said try, what is it? ticket network or stubhub? more liuget places. >> i'm trying to get bieber ticks at the barclay center in brooklyn. some availability, 152 bucks. not bad. you just have to stomach bieber for an entire concert. >> you love your believes. >> i do. >> i haven't been to a concert since new kids on the block. >> wow. >> it's been awhile. >> so bush administration, number one. >> yeah. that's about right. >> you got the right stuff though. >> baby.liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't.
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well, time now for our "insomniac theater" checking out two movies opening this weekend. >> an action drama western. "jane got a gun," stars natalie portman as a woman who asks her ex-lover to defend her family against a gang of outlaws hell bent on revenge against her hubby. >> jane putting a bullet in your boyfriend. >> going to shoot me in the back like the coward you are? >> it appears she's left you once again, mr. frost. >> you so much as flinch and i will blow your head off. >> wow. >> i don't know. the film also starring ewan mcgregor is not going over well with critics. david jenkins of little white lies writes it's not even lightly spiced with ideas, circumspection rksz interesting
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he's bitter and anthony lane of "the new yorker" is even more direct saying, this is poor little movie fires blanks. >> oh. well, next up something much lighter. one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns to the big screen. kung fu panda 3 sees the long lost father suddenly reappearing as they travel to a secret panda paradise that is po must recognize from a villain. >> you look just like me but a baby. >> you're like me but old. you're like me but fatter. >> oh, yeah. >> you're like me about you, with a hat. >> this is a good one. who doesn't love aood panda story. >> do you think tian-tian has the same conversation. >> probably. it is scoring high. 80% on rotten tomatoes. daniel eagen calls it tightly written and marvelously madge native.
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their final appeal before the iowa caucuses. and donald trump keeping his promise to sit this one out. we have live team coverage and analysis just ahead. and the fbi releasing video from oregon of their standoff dead flip. thest on the situation on the ground including the leader telling everyone to go home. >> and later help me help you. testing out those virtual assistants that tech companies promise will changeour life. what each friendly voice is actual good at. >> and new year, new barbie. the doll getting a makeover coming in all shapes and sizes. reactions on the look later in the mix" on this friday, january 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, good morning. happy happy friday, everyone. we're going to get to our top story. last night's presidential debate. what did you think? >> it was interesting.
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policies and there was an actual debate that took place and not one candidate dominating. > imagine that. >> seven of the top eight candidates shared the stage for the final debate before monday's high stakes iowa caucuses. but the front-runner was not there. >> donald trump, a few miles away. his hastily set up event planet to raise money for wounded veterans and helping him counter program the cable debate. >> brandi hitt was at the main stage detainee and joins us from iowa. good morning to ow, brandi. >> good morning, reena and kendis. there was clearly a different feeling during last night's debate with fewer attacks. more debating. donald trump making a clear point to not show up yesterday and yet, still his name came up several times. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> a republican showdown like no other in iowa. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> i have not insulted donald personally and i don't intend to.
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trump boycotting the fox news debate. >> has anyone seen trump? where's trump. >> reporter: and instead holding his own rally for veterans at the exact same time. >> we raised over $5 million in one day. donald trump gave $1 million. okay? >> trump clearly still upset over his feud with comoderator megyn kelly. >> i'm not going to do the debate out of respect for myself. >> reporter: across town, tremp's closest competitor in iowa ted cruz move front and center on the debate stage. >> everyone on then stage is stupid, fat and ugly and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way ---ing. >. >> reporter: cruz also came under attack as a flip-flopper on amnesty for illegal immigrants. >> i was for amnesty. so was ted but now he said it wasn't so. that's not true. >> the truth is, throughout this campaign, you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes.
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xwae let's get things done! >> this was a healthy debate here last night. tonight's dueling events were apparently a little too much to resist for mike huckabee and rick santorum. they packed things up and ended up going to the trump rally, reena and kendis, and standing with donald on stage. >> it was kind of weird to see santorum standing near the trump sign in front of him. i guess it was a party they couldn't miss. brandi, any truth to what trump said that fox news made a last-minute effort to try to get him there? >> reporter: yeah, according to fox news in a statement they released yesterday, they had three conversations with donald trump leading up to last night's debate and according to the network, they claim that trump asked this em for $5 million to contribute to his charities for him to then show up. no. we can't do exchange money for you to show up to a debate. this is not going to happen and
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megyn kelly and think she did a great job last night, reena and kendis. >> bill o'reilly oo even offered milk shakes to donald trump and he said no. thanks a lot. we'll talk with you soon. >> of course the debate and rumph's boycott comes just four days before the iowa caucuses. >> so how did this play out for each of the candidates? abc's deputy political director shushannah walshe joining us now. what a fun night. >> yes, what a night, shush. >> it was a bit tamer than usual. the candidates bd were landing blows later in the evening instead of right out of the gate which we're used to with donald trump. >> with trump out of the way, ted cruz was the next candidate in the lead. how did he fare in the debate. >> it wasn't his strongest night. he's very close in the polls in iowa with donald trump. and he really needsed to land a blow on donald trump who wasn't there. instead, it was marco rubio who ok cruz on and even accused him of being able to do -- willing to do or say anything to
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so that was a pretty tough hit. >> now i secretly think jim gilmore is a dark horse in this race that's going to come back and get there. >> he was in the undercard debate. >> finally twitter went crazy. did any of the other candidates take advantage of the trumpless debate. >> i think marco rubio did. he was table to talk longer about foreign policy. the moderators showed some previous statements on immigration about ted cruz also. and, of course, immigration is a critical issue in iowa. >> sure is. speaking of iowa, does trump's boycott of this debate impact his iowa campaign? is there any signs of this? >> i think we're only going to know monday night. if he wins, we can a maybe it was a brilliant strategy. what donald trump is trying to do is trying to freeze the field. now, of course that isn't how time works. but if he's successful monday night, it may look like a good move. if not, people will say why did
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>> it was interesting to see him not there on stage. as for the democrats, sanders is hoping for a large turnout, as well, correct. >> yes. as is donald trump, they need the first-time caucusgoers to turn out. if you're seeing a large or larger crowd on monday evening, it may be a good sign for both bernie sanders and donald trump. >> that's so interesting. we've been talking so much about iowa.about right around the corner, next stop is new hampshire. what's really the key in new hampshire? what do we need to look out for here? >> new hampshire is a critical state. i think that after the new hampshire primary we're going to see a winnowing of the field. it's a very different electorate than iowa. you're going to see the more establishment, usually the person that leads there. but we're seeing donald trump, as well. >> fascinating times though in the campaign cycle i think. >> absolutely. >> the primary season about to kick into high gear. thank you very much.
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shu shanna walsh. >> after all this time, we're down to three days before the final votes get under way. let's move on now, thank you. virus. the head of the world health organization sounding the alarm explosively. and an emergency w.h.o. committee will meet monday to decide in the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. here in the u.s., at least 31 cases in 11 states and late last night, the first cases in boston. all contracted before coming back to the u.s. this map showing the of the country authorities say are most vulnerable. the secretary of defense taking steps to make the military more family friendly. ash carter saying that he will double the length of fully paid maternity leave to 12 weeks. carter also says that he intends to work with congress to expand time off for new fathers and for those who are adopting.
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services to expand the hours that military child care facilities are open. the detroit teachers union is suing the school district for what it calls deplorable conditions. the union's demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglect. student and teacher safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sick forcing dozens of schools to close on any given day. classes are canceled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. at least 145 people were made sick from the leakyesterday. they were treated at the hospital and then released. and a mystery solved this morning after the new york area did you feel this. >> i didn't feel it. the shaking was felt from southern new jersey to connecticut and even some people in long island mentioned this he felt it. military officials now say it was a series of sonic booms
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conducting supersonic defts off the coast which broke the sound barrier. >> as you can imagine, 911 operators were overwhelmed with calls and social media buzzing with speculation. >> i guess i didn't realize that it's an unusual thing for you to it over land. >> it happens daily. they do these flights all the time. >> it's very customary for it to happen over the ocean but you know, for us to feel it and hear it so close to land, interesting into you're not troubled neither one of us heard it. >> no, that just means our sleeping pills had kicked in. that's all. coming up, the new development in that deadly militia standoff in oregon. what we're seeing this morning from the fbi. the video just released is shedding new light on tuesday's shooting death of the militia spokesman. >> what happened to this would be bank robber in north carolina who showed up just as the bank manager happened to be looking his way.
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>> bang-bang into the room. >> yeah. well, a teacher has been arrested for providing material support to those three escapees from a southern california jail. noosh farrian ravaghi taught english as a second language at the jail and is suspected of giving the inmates planning tools like google maps. authorities released pictures of the stolen white van and say the escapees may be living in the white van. >> i'm laep you got to say the name. >> noosh farrian ravaghi. >> wow. there's several syllables in her name. >> let's call her noosh for future reads. >> we'll see if it fwits on her booking photo. farther north, there's a new development this morning in that deadly militia standoff in the oregon. >> the fbi released video of tuesday's shooting death of the militia's spoke man countering
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neal karlinksky has the latest. >> reporter: a huge convoy of heavily-armed police could be seen streaming into the those last armed occupiers left videos on youtube, ranting about the federal government. >> just drop the charges and nobody dies. >> police released a video that shows the moment armed rank rancher lavoy finicum is killed sources say finicum sped away from the police traffic stop fellow occupiers, crashing into once out of his truck, they say he was told to put his arms up, but instead, brought them down and could be seen reaching for a gun. that is when he was shot. now, the standoff that began 26 days ago, when heavily-armed ranchers took over this wildlife refuge, paralyzing a small community, appears to be almost at its end. >> we never wanted bloodshed. we verbalized this many, many times. and we continue to do so. >> reporter: investigators out here are conducting a full
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meanwhile out at the compound, we now have reports of perhaps as few as five milt tants left raising hopes this long siege may soon be over. neal karlinksky, abc news, burns, oregoning. > incredible video. >> coming up in our next half hour, a major development in the case of the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch back in the u.s. this morningfter weeks on the run in mexico. what kind punishment will he face now? >> first, putting those virtual assistants to the test. siri versus core tan nab versus google. the one that came out on top. you're watching "world news now."
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abc stations. periscope with a new live streaming feature allowing users to broadcast video in realtime directly to friends via their social network account. f now, it is only available for iphone users in the u.s. a new hi-tech tool is proving to be invaluable to law enforcement. it's called ocular based lie detection technology that uses infrared tracking to monitor eye behavior and the creator says it works more quickly and accurately than traditional methods to determine whether a person is lying during questioning. >> can you use it on your kids. >> you can use it on your hubby. >> okay. now we're talking, huh. >> it's been five years since sci-fi became science reality
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first bundled siri on its i phones. >> since then, some worthy contenders have been giving siri a run for her money. but how well do these digital assistants really work? gio benitez put them to the test. >> it was supposed to be the future. >> library computer. >> background on actor anton ca riddian. >> but today it's the butt of hollywood jokes. >> siri, how do you perform cpr on a dogging? >> i found four places named starbucks. >>. >> reporter: just about all of us have virtual personal assistants on our smartphones. apple has siri, google has google, microsoft has core tan fla. reporter brian chen created an experiment. he asked the virtual assistants to complete 16 tasks in categories like music, productivity, travel and commuting, dining, entertainment
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>> apple was really good at productivity things like calendar and e-mail. google is much better at commute related tasks like mapping. microsoft was pretty mediocre across the board and alexa which is really, really good at music so despite them all claiming they're all pretty good at everything, they're all pretty focused and concentrated on certain tackles. >> reporter: so we decided to conduct our own experiment putting three virtual assistants up against each other with one of chen's questions about the super bowl. the super bowl. >> super bowl 50 will be played on february 7. >> but she didn't say who. now we're going to test cortana. who is playing in the super bowl? >> so this basically came up with a searchern option okay, google. >> denver broncos take on the carolina panthers. >> we got our answer. microsoft and amazon have not commented but google tells us it's great at answering questions about the best flights to your destination, finding out
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we'll see you monday. this morning on "world news now," the republican showdown in iowa.
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front runner donald trump boycotting the fox news debate, center. we're live in iowa. >> the alarming new warning about the zika virus. the head of the world health organization describing it as spreading explosively. how it spreads and how you can protect yourself and your family. >> and new this half hour, the new development in that case of >> ethan couch is back in the u.s. and set to face a judge texas, the new punishment he's looking at now. >> arguably could be many people's worst nightmare right here. a stage full of donald trumps with two of them making out. the story behind this video ahead on the "skinny." it's friday, january 29th. ahead on the "skinny." >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we want to get right to it. our top story this morning, last night's unusual republican debate.
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make their case before monday's i ca wa caucus. >> unusual because the front-runner donald trump did not take center stage because, well, he just wasn't there at all. >> no, trump was a few miles away holding his own event after a standoff with the debate host fox news, he insisted megyn kelly be removed as moderator after she called him out at the first debate. >> so fox said no to that. so trump held his own show right around the corner. abc's david wright has that story. >> before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> reporter: at this last iowa debate -- >> it's not about donald trump. donald trump for once was not center the stage. >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a little teddy bear to me. we always had such a loving relationship. >> reporter: but he was still very much the center of attention. >> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald
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>> reporter: trump went rogue, holding his own event for veterans ten minutes away in des moines. >> fox has been extremely nice and the last number of hours actually. >> reporter: and over on fox, the last gop debate minus the gop front-runner. but center stage this time was ted cruz who is now running second in iowa. >> chris, i would note that the last four questions have been rand, please attack ted. marco please attack ted, chris please attack ted. jeb, please attack ted. >> reporter: trump's decision not to join his fellow candidates, ostensibly because he doesn't like the moderator. the latest iowa polls show him slightly ahead but everyone's waiting for saturday when the des moines register re-lees its poll. >> it's one of the more fascinating campaigns i've watched. i don't think i've ever seen something like this on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: so it's a little early to call it just yet. i'm david wright in new york.
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we want to get a little bit more on this right now. abc's brandi hitt was at the actual debate and joins us now from des moines in the early morning hours. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. >> what's the reaction there? was there a clear winner from last night, do you think? >> reporter: you know what, a lot of people are talking and a lot of analysts agree that marco rubio had a great night. you had rand paul who got loud cheers from the crowd because he had the most supporters probably there in the room. there's donald trump who wasn't even there but still possibly a big winner because not only was he the first issue discussed, his name came up so many times, he had his own rally and during the stretch of the debate, he was also one of the top candidates trending on google all night long. >> and brandi, you're going to be there straight through the clean-up effort, as well, that's going on behind you. but through the long haul. but do you get a sense that tonight's move hurt or helped trump? >> reporter: that's the big question.
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swathe of people and get the heck out of here very quickly, right? when it comes to hurting or helping, trump supporters say he did the right thing by holding this rally. his opponents say this was a huge mistake. we don't know the till early poll numbers come out or possibly obviously when the caucuses happen on monday. he needs to convince all of those people who are supporting him to show up. this isn't like a normal election. you have to show up at a very specific time. where i'm from in california, you can go to the poll in the morning or in the evening or during your lunch break. here in iowa, you show up in the evening rain or shine. if he doesn't get those people to go out and turn out for him, he's not going to win iowa, reena and kendis. >> fascinating. we hear there could be snow. we look forward to her reports. >> hopefully she helps those folks cleaning up behind there, as well. turning now to the other top headline this morning, the four remaining militia members at the oregon wildlife refuge say they'll leave if no one is
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the group's leader ammon bundy has urged everyone to go home. the fbi meanwhile released this video which shows group member lavoy finicum being shot by state police. they say he was killed after twice reaching for a loaded weapon. >> the world health organization meets monday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency over the zika virus outbreak which the head of the w.h.o. says is spreading explosively. brazilian officials have linked the moss quit tote born illness to babies born with small or deformed heads. our dr. david besser is in brazil and filed this report. >> reporter: fabiola takes me to her home in rio. she's a physical therapist, five months pregnant with her third child. uh-huh. to keep away the mosquitos? and now spending her hard-earned income on insect repellants. reapplying every two hours. she's most afraid for her unborn baby. zika may be linked to microcephaly. thousands of babies here in
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tiny heads that indicate severe brain damage. up to 1.5 million cases of zika so far here in brazil. it's spreading in 23 areas across the americas. the world health organization expects 3 to 4 million cases overall, saying, the level of alarm is extremelyigh. in the u.s., at least 31 lab confirmed cases in 11 states. all people who traveled to affected areas and returned. and state health departments will be required to report all new cases to the cdc. there's no vaccine yet. no treatment. the brazilian government spraying for mosquitos. the only action people can take is to avoid getting bitten. our team here keeps applying repellant. as does fabiola. >> and for people who have traveled to zika affected areas, when you return home, if you have any symptoms whatsoever, see your doctor and get tested because if a mosquito bites you, it could then spread the
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as will those around you. dr. richard besser, abc news, rio de janiero. >> that's the news officials in rio want with the blocks coming -- with the summer olympics coming up. connecticut and missouri have joined the list of states affected by a deadly listeria outbreak. one person died and at least 15 have been sickened after eating salad produced by a dole foods according to the springfield sun, inspection records show that facility did have proper procedures in place to prevent illness. well, it seems barbie isn't the only one getting a makeover these days. trix cereal is boasting a new brand mascot. >> yeah, to go along with its new marketing plan touting more natural flavors the company is using a more natural rabbit, a real long eared bunny named cinnabun. >> that's the best they could do, cinnabun. >> copyright infringement. the houston-based bunny zoomed to the top of the nationwide
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rabbit. >> brian, our producer is saying cinnabun. this is cinnabun. the other one is cinnabon. bun and bon. i guess they thought that one through. >> i guess they still have a case. >> i like the old trix guy. >> he was fun. >> i don't know. >> cinnabon is for adults. the other one. >> the trix are for kids? yeah. >> yeah. coming up, what's next for the affluenza teen? ethan couch is set to face a judge later today. how much more time he may have to spend behind bars. >> and to the football hall of famer who is behind bars. what a prominent neuropathologist is now saying about o.j. simpson, the disease he may be suffering from. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by
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>> older people worry. they see the way you're dressed. they hear your music. they don't understand it. do parents have anything to worry about? >> i think so. their children are doing things that they didn't do and they don't understand. don't you want somebody to love >> do you believe that clip from 1967? a blast from the past. dick clark interviewing paul kantner. he was one of the original members of the rock group jefferson airplane. kantner died in san francisco last night from organ failure and septic shock. the guitarist and songwriter endured with almost every incarnation of that band and was behind stuff cssics as "white rabbit" and "somebody to love." great hits that we all remember. kantner was 74 years old. >> so sad about the passing. you get to relive their music again, reexperience it.
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whole lot of classic music this year. too many. >> the doctor who inspired the movie "concussion" says o.j. simpson may be suffering from the degenerative brain disease cte. dr. bennett omalu tells "people" magazine that he wouldn't bet his medical license on it but question. in 2012, simpson actually considered arguing that he had a brain disorder when asking for a new trial on kidnapping charges nrns nevada. police searched a property near bloomington, indiana, looking for a sund missing for more than four years, talking about lauren speier. she was a student at the university of indiana and vanished after a night of partying. the new raid took place at the residence of a man arrested in august and who had numerous sex-related convictions. authorities say the search yielded nothing. there's a new development in the case of that so-lled affluenza teen ethan couch. >> that's because after weeks on
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mexico, couch back in the u.s. in texas where he faces a judge this morning. so what kind of punishment does he face at this point? here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: ethan couch escorted into the very place he allegedly tried to flee. a tarrant county jail. the millionaire's son, with the shaggy beard, bundled back to the u.s. by mexican officials. couch in coach. and later escorted between two u.s. marshals after arriving in dallas. >> i'm relieved for the victims, who continue to need somebody to represent them. those victims that need a voice. >> reporter: in 2013, the 16-year-old pled guilty to killing four bystanders in a drunk driving wreck. during sentencing, his legal team claimed he suffered from affluenza, too spoiled by his parents to know right from wrong. the judge gave him only probation, ten years. authorities say he and his mother skipped probation, crossing the border into mexico. in a hearing, the judge could decide to keep ethan couch locked up until his 19th birthday. he has already spent more time
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mexico than he ever did after killing those four people. matt gutman, abc news, fort worth, texas. >> when we come back, donald trump makes out with himself. a lip sync battle. >> and a lesbian screen writer firing back at the academy for getting the boot because she's the wrong kind of minority. interesting "skinny," next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues after this from our abc stations. something you take. in fact there's only one way to get it. it has to be given to you. freely. it's consent. because sex without it... isn't sex. it's rape. consent. if you don't get it, you don't get it. it's on us to stop sexual assault.
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skinny, so skinny time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, an entire stage full of donald trump. >> this is last night's episode of "lip sync battle many on and it featured what could be worst nightmare. josh gad dressed as donald trump performing you see there, it's that happened there. >> i touch myself.
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i don't know anybody else when i think about you, i touch myself i touch myself, i touch myself i touch myself >> oh, my god. >> that's right. >> that's "the big bang theory's" johnny galecki making out with josh gad and they soundly trumped the competition. big bang theory's kaley cuoco. >> just for the record, i was naming the title of the song. i wasn't asserting anything else. >> okay. >> this is entertaining. next, oscar outrage. >> you liked that one? >> the academy of motion picture arts and sciences taking steps to redress the lack of diversity in this year's class of oscar nominees. now, of course, it's sparking a
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lesbian oscar voter. screen writer patricia resnick who made a name for herself writing one of the decade's defining comedies "9 to 5" at the age of 27 starring dolly parton, lily tomlin, and jane fonda. she worked as a consulting producer for "mad men" and has written an open letter to the academy upset about the being replaced by younger members. she writes replacing sexism and racism with ageism is not the answer. the obleis with the motion picture business decisionmakers, not the academy members." >> and she also closes by saying, " i'm angry and ashamed of the academy." a lot of angry people you don't think about that have come out talking about the situation and is this right way to approach redress the -- >> i don't know if it is the right way to fix it. i mean, tyler perry's movie is going to be oscar nominated next year the way we're going because of this back flash. >> it will be an interesting night with chris rock. >> absolutely.
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play another steamy role. >> the l.a. confidential actress has been cast as the newest main character in the 50 shades franchise. hard to believe she's 62 years old. she will be playing the role of elena lincoln in the upcoming sequel "50 shades of darker." she's the protagonist of christian gray's business paner and his former lover. she also happens to be considerably older than his 27 years. >> so that said, there's been some rockiness between the cast and the crew from the first installment. but things appear to be on track with both jami dornen and co-star dakota johnson set to appear in the sequel. "50 shards darkerer" is set for release in february of next year. >> part of the issue with hollywood they say there are not enough roles for older women. you get to a certain point, and that's great. >> they say are not enough minority movies. you have "50 shades darker." isn't that a black movie? >> you never read the book. clearly, huh.
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oh, it's friday. we can feel it, right? we've got that loopy friday thing going on. time to hit the rewind buttoon this week's top stories. >> we've seen everything from a monster blizzard to a tiny virus and a surprise on the campaign trail. here now is our weekly "friday rewind." >> didn't expect to be caught in the middle of snowzilla, but it's really exciting. > i do not remember it ever looking this empty. florida fact, i just took a picture of it myself because i want to remember how empty it is. >> so you've already shoveled this sidewalk what, four, five, six times? >> around ten times. >> ten times? >> the explosive spread of zika virus to new geographical areas with little population immunity is another cause for concern. >> take a look at there map. in every country in the western hemisphere except for canada and chile. >> it's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. we don't arm up and rebel.
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this can't happen in america and it can't happen in harney county. >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it. so it depends on what you believe. >> i'm an african-american quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to. debate. i'm going to have something else in iowa let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okay? >> if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> to my mind, we will win here in iowa if the voter turnout is high. >> you campaign in poetry, you govern in prose. and we need a lot more poetry in this campaign and in our country. >> they say trump and his trumpeters are right winging bitter clinging, produced
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kick isis ass because he commands fire. >> i hope nobody's allergic to nuts because we got a big one here. >> they did do a great job. >> absolutely. a busy week ahead coming up. of course, we have the caucuses on monday, pro bowl on sunday. we continue to monitor this really big story. four people sitting in a truck in great falls, montana. >> you love your great falls. >> yes, hoping to outlast three others to win that right now, they're sitting there. >> come on, folks, just come home. just come home. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now."
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decades. good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." the republican presidential
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time before the primary season kicks off on monday with the iowa caucuses. seven of the top candidates were there. but front-runner donald trump boycotted the event. full coverage on both sides of the race just ahead. the four remaining militia members at the oregon wildlife refuge say they'll leave but only if they're not arrested. the group's leader has urged everyone to go home and end the nearly month-long standoff. the zika virus is spreading explosively in the americas which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year, accordininto the world health organization. there are at least 31 cases so far here in the u.s. all people who came down with the virus elsewhere. founding member of the jefferson airplane, paul kantner has passed away. the 74-year-old guitarist and singer had suffered a heart attack earlier this week and died of organ failure. those are some of our top
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29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going to get started this half hour, of course, with the republican debate and the drama that was taking place behindndhe scenes. you had ththseven candidates who showed up but donald trump was not there. >> and that gave everyone else a chance to shine unless the audience switched channels to trump's event. abc's brandi hitt was at the main is taken event and joins us from des moines. hey, brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there was clearly a different feeling during last night's debate with fewer attacks. trump making a point in not showing up, yet still his name was mentioned several times. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> a republican showdown like no other in iowa. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> i have not insulted donald personally and i don't intend to. >> reporter: front-runner donald trump boycotting the fox news debate. >> has anyone seen trump? where's trump? >> reporter: and instead holding
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>> we raised over $5 million in one day. donald trump gave $1 million. okay? >> reporter: trump clearly still upset over his feud with the comoderator megyn kelly. >> i'm not going to do the debate out of respect for myself. >> across town, trump's closest competitor ted cruz moved front and center on the debate is taken. >> everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> cruz also came under attack as a flip-flopper on amnesty for illegal immigrants. >> i was for legalization. so was ted but now he says it wasn't so. that's not true. >> we led the fight against amnesty. >> the truth is, ted, throughout this is campaign you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes. >> stop the washington bull and let's get things done. >> reporter: the dueling events were too much to resist for mike
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shortly after their undercard debate, they went to the trump rally, reena and kendis. >> incredible. the democratic candidates are in >> most polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a statistical dead heat. so clinton is unleashing the big dog and sanders is now baring his teeth. abc's chief white house on trail. >> reporter: two for the price of one. hillary clinton is bringing in bill for the big final push in iowa. >> you need to caucus for hillary. au need to help her get ready. >> great to see the you. >> reporter: and in a reversal, mrs. clinton is now saying she wants more debates, starting next week. going to debate in new hampshire agreed and we're waiting for the >> reporter: we asked bernie sanders about that. >> i've wanted more debates from
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>> i know. >> gee a couple of months ago, it wasn't the clinton people that were interested. i wonder what has happened now that they want more debates. what do you think has changed? >> reporter: here's what changed. sanders is surging. his campaign head quarters are so busy trying to score an upset iowa caucus win, this volunteer had no time for us. >> how is it going. >> it's going well. i'm a little bit too busy right now to talk though, i'm sorry. >> and the 74-year-old candidate released a doctor's note showing he's in overall good health. good humor, too. >> how healthy are you? >> thank god, you always want to knock on wood. >> it's a frenzy of activity in iowa, sanders with four campaign events. hillary clinton with three, and bill clinton looking like a candidate himself with four events all over the state. and now in the final stretch, it all comes down to the ground game which is especially challenging for bernie sanders because he is relying on younger voters many of whom have never
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as for hillary clinton, she got beat in the ground game by barack obama eight years ago and that campaign is bound and determined that that will not happen again. jonathan karl, abc news, des moines. >> u.s. officials say that activity at a north korean missile testing facility could indicate the country is planning a potentially long-range missile test in the future. the suspicions are based on overhead satellite imagery of-satellite launching station on the western coast. north korea used it in december of 2012. >> iran is right now on a spending spree now that sanctions have been lifted. the iranian president was in paris yesterday for the signing of 20 new agreements including nine commercial deals. among them an order for 118 planes from airbus and a half billion dollar order from carmaker peugeot. but a lunch was canceled because the french president refused to yield to the iranian demand to remove wine from the table. >> wow.
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>> francois hollande. "washington post" reporter jason rezaian was back at the office celebrating his freedom at a ceremony that included the secretary of state you see there, john kerry. he was emotional thanking everyone who helped secure his freedom from a tehran jail. but still defiant about his cap tors. >> for much of the 18 months i was in prison, my iranian interrogators told me that the "washington post" did not exist. that no one knew of my plight. and that the united states government would not lift a finger for my release. >> rezaian added that the iranians' efforts to demoralize him just didn't work adding that no other country would do so much. kerry helped finalize the prisoner swap that freed rezaian and four other americans. >> very emotional day yesterday. >> a new stage in europe's refugee crisis. sweden says it may reject the
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80,000 migrants and deport them, naets that's nearly half of all the refugees who requested asylum there last year. sweden has been one of the most welcoming nations. this announcement reflects a icult term in the continent's refugee crisis. >> meanwhile, here in the united states, a senate investigation has found that the health and human services department failed to protect migrant children from human trafficking. the six-month study found that the government was overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of children crossing the southern border. still the findings angered senators from both parties. >> state workers in flint, michigan were given the choice to drink from bolted water, this is even as residents were being told that their tap water was just fine. this is according to some recently discovered e-mails. the switch at state office buildings was made in january of last year. it wasn't till the fall, 2015, that residents wer to drink their water. and staying in michigan, the detroit teachers union is suing
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calls deplorable conditions and demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglecting student and teacher safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sickouts forcing dozens of schools to close on any given day. >> classes are canled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. at least 145 people were made sick from the leak yesterday. abc's ryan owens reports from beaumont. >> reporter: for more than 100 students and staff at this texas middle school, their school day ended at the hospital. being checked out for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. >> they showed symptoms of nausea and headache, and some were vomiting. and, of course, ems treated and took the appropriate medical action. >> reporter: some students left on stretchers. others loaded into buses to a local hospital. >> everyone didn't really know how to, like, react to it, because this has never happened before. >> reporter: the fire chief in
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houston, believes the toxic gas was leaking from a boiler at marshall middle school. the leak was first reported around 10:30 this morning, when one child fell unconscious. all students are expected to be okay, but authorities are vowing no one will be allowed in that school until they know it's safe. the fire chief says there were no carbon monoxide detectors inside of that school. so the first sign of trouble was when kids started getting sick. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. the closure of a main highway in southern oregon. the slide started on highway 101 around noon. nearly an inch and a half of rain. it now threatened to undermine all four lanes of the heavily traveled roadway. i was just looking at video of that sinkhole. it's incredible. >> yeah. just imagine if google maps tells you to go that way. calgary flames defenseman dennis wideman has been
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indefinitely pending a hearing after an incident on wednesday night. you saw this, this is painful to watch. what's up with this, dude? he comes from behind, knocks down a linesman. he says it was an accident claiming he was in pain and just trying to get out of -- get off the ice. but still, what's up with that? >> next, something else of questionable sportsmanship basketball players from missing free throws. >> so the fans really get into it, especially at the arizona state home of the curtain of distraction is what they call. so take a look at what happened last night. a special guest, yes, that would be michael phelps doing his part as the sun devils took on the oregon state beavers, trying to distract them and i mean, not 18 gold medals, he was in some shorts. look at that. >> and then speedos. >> this is like the chippendales version.
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there is a little bit of a spray tan. >> tan, looking good. apparently sun devils won, 86-68. >> i'm just looking at michael flefls in the speedos. >> there's a reason he's in such great shape. he's training for the rio games this summer. >> oh, really. >> he plans to work as an assisiant swim coach at aswhen he retires after the olympics. which is what he plans to do. >> apparently he's clean and sober. he doesn't get the munchies anymore so it helps your abs. >> it helps your abs. >> great. >> coming up, consumer alert. over ticket fixing. why it's becoming virtually impossible for a regular fan to score a seat at a concert or ball game at a decent price. abc's rebecca jarvis will get us some answers. >> why o o of the nation's post -- most powerful voting blocs is going door to door trying to get out the vote in iowa. you're watching "world news
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>> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> so by many accounts, that was the end the excitement on fox. barely four minutes into last night's republican debate. most of what little fireworks there were were over the hot button issue of immigration. >> but it's the issue that's front and center with one voting bloc that's working overtime to get out the vote in iowa. abc's es de e qatar ra exexains. >> christian is getting out the vote but not just any vote. he is part of the league of united latin american citizens and from door knocking to mock caucus training, this year
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can to get latinos to caucus. >> people understand the importance of voting but may not know how to vote or know the caucus process. >> reporter: latinas make up just 6% of the total population here, but lulac estimates that accounts for about 70,000 potential caucusgoers and that's a high number givevethat last cycle just 90,000 voters participated in the republican caucuses. >> we are unknown commodity here in iowa. >> reporter: it's a nonpartisan effort. lulac says their only goal is to they understand how the caucus process works. many of the first time voters here, for instance, don't have anyone in their families to show them the ropes. they're used to. she doesn't know that much english sometimes. sometimes s at's a barrier. she doesn't want to the go to these events and feel weird or uncomfortable or left out. >> reporter: and while some
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[ speaking foreign language ] he says those that haven't made much of an effort with iowa latinas may pay the price on caucus day and beyond. >> if you're not doing enough to reach out to latina voters in iowa, you're not going to do enoughgho turn them out for r u in the general election. >> reporter: the iowa caucuses will be held on february 1st. so just a few days away now. lulac says it hopes latina voters will make up at least 10% of voters this year. abc news in des moines, iowa. >> des moines looks so warm this time of year. >> our thanks to inez for that report. >> the growing problem of ticket fixing. > it's not your imagination. why is it becoming virtually at a cononrt or ball game at face value? we'll explain. you're watching g orld news now." "world news now" continues
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but it's not that so many fans really are snapping up all those tickets at once. it's more about insiders who are rigging the system. abc's rebecca jarvis explains. >> reporter: from adele to bruce springsteen. dancing in the dark >> reporter: -- thousands of frustrated fans shut out or forced to pay as much as $9,000 a ticket to their shows. the new york attorney general says the system is rigged against the consumer. >> middlemen, brokers, ticket vendors and more who really use any means they can, some legal, some illegal, our report uncovers what's really a shadowy network. >> reporter: finding the majority of tickets go to presales and music insiders, leaving less than half reserved for the public. and even then, ordinary fans have to compete with resellers, some who may use special software known as bots to buy up blocks of tickets at lightning fast speeds, often marking them up to astronomically high prices on the resale market. >> and that's what we call a
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>> reporter: investigators say this crack down is just the tip of the iceberg. they will continueueo look into is question and talk to lawmakers about really cracking down on those bad actors who drive up ticket prices. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. they said try, what is it? ticket network or stubhub? more legit places. >> i'm trying to get bieber tickets at the barclay center in brooklyn. some availability, 152 bucks. not bad. you just have to stomach bieber for an entire concert. >> you love your biebs. >> i do. >> i haven't been to a concert since new kids on the block. >> wow. >> it's s en awhile. >> so bush a ainistration, number one. >> yeah. that's about right. >> you got the right stuff though. >> baby. though. >> baby.liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't.
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two movies opening this weekend. >> so first up, let's start with the an action drama western. "jane got a gun," stars natalie portman as a woman who asks her ex-lover played by joel edgerton to defend her family against a gang of outlaws hell bent on revenge against her hubby. >> jane? putting a bullet in your boyfriend. >> going to shoot me in the back like the coward you are? >> it appears she's left you once again, mr. frost. >> you so much as flinch and i will blow your head off. >> wow. >> i don't know. the film also starring ewan mcgregor is not going over well with critics. here's david jenkins of little white lies who writit, it's not even lightly spicic with ideas, circumspection, , teresting
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he's bitter and anthony lane of "the new yorker" is even more direct saying, this poor little movie fires blanks. >> oh. well, next up something much lighter. one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns to the big screen. "kung fu panda 3" sees po's long lost father suddenly reappearing as they travel to a secret pandada pair dries that po must rescue from a villain. >> you look just like me but a baby. >> you're like me but old. you're like me but fatter. >> oh, yeah. >> you're like me but with a hat. >> this is a good one. who doesn't love a good panda story. >> do you think tian-tian has the same conversation? >> probably. "kung fu panda 3" is scoring high. 80% on rotten tomatoes. daniel eagen calls it tightly written and marvelously
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it refuses to panda to the lowest common denominator. you get it? panda? >> oh, very nice. >> i'd go see that one. >> good panda jokes. i'll pass. >> really? >> i don't do the cartoons. >> but there's a little bit of something for everyone. there's good humor for adults too pandas are big n n, aren't they? they are. >> you prefer watching t t tian-tian video cam. it's crazy. well, that's the news for this half hour. >> remember, folks to, follow us
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this morning on "world news now," republican candidates' last chance. >> overnight, the republican white house hopefuls making their final appeal before the iowa caucuses. and donald trump keeeeng his promisisto sit this one out.t. we have live team coverage and and the fbi i leasing video from oregon of theirirtandoff dead flip. the ground including the leader telling everyone to go home. and later, help me help you. >> and later help me help you. testing out those virtual assistants that tech companies promise will change your life. what each friendly voice is actual good at. and new year, new barbie. the dodo getting a makeover, coming in all l apes and sizes. reactions on the look later in the mix" on this friday, january 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hey, good morning. happy, happy friday, everyone. we're going to get to our top story, last night's presidential debate. what did you think? >> it was interesting.
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debate that took place and not one candidate dominating. > imagine that. >> i know. seven of the top eight candidates shared the stage for the final debate before monday's high-stakes iowa caucuses. but the front-runner was not there. >> donald trump a few miles away, hastily set up event to raise money for wounded veterans and helping him counterprogram the cable debate. >> brandi hitt was at the main stage and joins us from iowa. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. there was clearly a different feeling during last night's debate with fewer attacks. more debating. donald trump making a clear point to not show up yesterday and yet, still his name came up several times. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> reporter: a republican showdown like no other in iowa. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> i have not insulted donald personally and i don't intend to.
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debate. >> hasasnyone seen trump? where's trump? >> reporter: and instead hololng his own rally for veterans at the exact same time. >> we raised over $5 mlion in one day. donald trump gave $1 million. okay? >> reporter: trump clearly still upset over his feud with co-moderator megyn kelly. >> i'm not going to do the debate out of respect for myself. >> reporter: across town, trump's closest competitor in iowa, ted cruz, moved front and center on the d date stage in iowa. >> and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly, and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> reporter: cruz also came under attack as a flip-flopper on amnesty for illegal immigrants. >> i was for amnesty. so was ted, but now he said it wasn't so. that's not true. >> the truth is, throughout this campaign, you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes.
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let's get things done! >> reporter: there was a health qul healthy debate last night. tonight's dueling events were apparently a little too much to resist for mike huckabee and rick santorum. shortly after their undercard debate, they packed things up and ended up going to the trump rally, reena and kendis, and ststding with donald on stage. >> it was kind of weird to see ntorum standing near the trump sign i ifront of him. i guess it was a party they couldn't miss. brandi, any truth to what trump said that fox news made a last-minute effort to try to get him there? >> reporter: yeah, according to fox news, in a statement they released yesterday, they had three conversations with donald trump leading up to last night's debate, and according to the network, they claim thahatrump asked them for $5$5illion to
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him to then show up. and fox news' roger ailes said, no, we can't exchange money for you to show up to a debate. this is not going to happen and they copied to say they stick by megyn kelly and think she did a great job last night, reena and kendis. >> bill o'reilly even offered milkshakes to donald trump and he said no. thanks a lot. we'll talk with you soon. >> of course the debate and trump's boycott comes just four days before the iowa caucuses. >> so how did this play out for each of the candidates? abc's deputy political director shushannah walshe joining us now. what a fun night. >> yes, what a night, shush. >> it was a bit tamer than usual. the candidates were landing blows later in the evening instead of right out of the gate which we're used to with donald trump. >> with trump out of the way, ted cruz was sort of the next candidate in the lead. how de fare in the debate? >> it wasn't his strongest night. he's very close in the polls in iowa with donald trump. and he really y eded to land a blow on donald trumpmpho wasn't there. instead, it was marco rubio who took cruz on and even accused him of being able to do --
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get elected. so, that was a pretty tough hit. >> now, i secretly think jim gilmore is the dark horse in this race that is going to come back and get there -- >> he was in the undercard debate. >> finally. twitter went crazy. did any of the other candidates take advantage of the trumpless debate? >> i think marco rubio did.. he was able to talk longer about foreign policy. it wasn't a great night for him. the moderators showed some previous statements on immigration about ted cruz also. and, of course, immigration is a critical issue in iowa. >> sure is. speaking of iowa, does trump's boycott of this debate impact his iowa campaign? are we seeing anything? is there any signs of this? >> i think we're only going to know monday night. if he wins, then maybe we can say it was a brilliant strategy. what donald trump is trying to do is trying to freeze the field. now, of course, that isn't how time works. buif he's successful monday night, it may look like a good move. if not, people will say why did
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>> it was interesting to see him not there on stage. as for the democrats, sanders is hoping for a large turnout, as well, correct? >> yes. as is donald trump, they need the first-time caucusgoers to turn out. , if you'reeeing a large or larger crowdwd on monday evening, it may be a good sign for both bernie sanders and donald trump. >> that's so interesting. we've been talking so much about iowa, but right around the corner, next stop is new hampshire. what's really the key in new hampshire? what do we need to look out for here? >> well, new hampshire is an absolutely critical state. i really think that after the new hampshire primary, we'll see it's a very different electorate than iowa. you're going to see the more establishmhmt pick, usually the person that leads there, but as we're seeing, it's donald trump as well. >> fascinating times, though, in the campaign cycle, i think. >> the primary season about to kick into high gear. thank you very much. abc deputy political director
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thank you for coming. >> anyime >> after all this time, we're down to three days before the final votes get under way. let's move on now, thank you. now to the very latest on the zika virus. the head of the world health organization sounding the alarm saying it's spreading explosively. and an emergency w.h.o. committee will meet monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. here in the u.s., at least 31 cases in 11 states and late last nishgts the first case in boston. all contracted before coming back to the u.s. th showing the parts of the cocotry authorities say y e most vulnerarae. the secretary of defense tatang steps to make thehe military more family-friendly. ash carter saying that he will double the length of fully paid maternity leave to 12 weeks. carter also says that he intends to work with congress to expand time off for new fathers and for those who are adopting.
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services to expand the hours that military child care facilities are open. the detroit teachers union is suing the school district for what it calls deplorable conditions. the union's demamaing immediate fundininto fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglect. student and teacher safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sickouts forcing dozens of schools to close ny given day. classes are canceled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. at least 145 people were made sick from the leak yesterdrd. they were treated at the hospital and then released. and a mystery solved this morning after the greater new york area was rattled by what felt like an earthquake. did you feel this? >> i didn't feel it. i was passed out at time. the shaking was felt from southern new jersey to connecticut and even some people in long island mentioned this he felt it. military officials now say it was a series of sonic booms
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conducting supersonic tests off the coast, which broke the sound barrier. >s you can imagine, 911 erators were overwhelmed with calls and social media buzzing with all kinds of speculation. >>&i guess i didn't realize that it's an unusual thing for you to it over land. >> yeah. but it happens daily. they do these flights all the time, but we just -- >> it's very customerary for it to happen over -- over the ocean, but, you know, for us to feel it and hear it so close to land, interesting. >> you're not troubled that neither one of us heard it? >> that jt meaea our sleeping pills had kicked in, that's all. coming up, the new development in that deadly militia standoff in oregon. what we're seeing this morning from the fbi. the video just released is shedding new light on tuesday's shooting death of the militia spokesman. and what happened to this would-be bank robber in north carolina who showed up just as the bank manager happened to be looking his way. remember, folks find us on
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>> yeah. well, a teacher has been arrested for providing material support to those three escapees from a southern california jail. nooshafarian ravaghi taught english as a second language at the jail, and she i i now suspected of giving the inmates planning tools, like google maps. authorities released pictures of this stolen white van, and they say the ee escapees may be living in that white van. >> i'm happy you got to say the name. >> nooshafarian ravaghi. >> wow. there's several syllables in her name. >> let's call her noosh for future reads. >> we'll see if it fits on her booking photo. farther north,h,here's a new dedelopment this morning in that deadly militia standoff in oregon. >>he fbi released video of tuesday's shooting death of the
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provoke officers. neal karlinksky has the latest. >> reporter: a huge convoy of seen streaming into the those last armed occupiers left inside had been sending out videos on youtube, ranting about the federal government. >> just drop the charges and nobody dies. >> reporter:r:olice released a video t tt shows the moment armed rancher lavoy finicum is killed by police. authorities say finicum sped away from the police traffic stop that led to the arrest of his fellow occupiers, crashing into a snow bank. once out of his truck, they say he was told to put his arms up, but instead, brought them down and could be seen reaching for a gun. that is when he was shot. now, the standoff that began 26 days ago, when heavily-armed ranchers took over this wildlife refuge, paralyzing a small community, appears to be almost at its end. >> we never wanted bloodshed. we verbalized this many, many times. and we continue to do so. >> reporter: investigators out here are conducting a full investigation into exactly what
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meanwhile, out at the compound, we now have reports of perhaps as few as five militants left, raising hopes that this long siege may soon be over. neal karlinksky, abc news, burns, oregon. > incredible video. cominin up in our next half hour, a major development in the case of the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch, back in the u.s.his morning after weeks on the run in mexico. what kind punishment will he face now? first, putting those virtual assistants to the test. siri versus cortana versus google. the one that came out on top. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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abc statioio. facebook is taking on periscope with a new live streaming feature. it allows users to broadcast video in realtimeirectly to friends via their social network act. account. as of now, it is only available for iphone users in the u.s. a new high-tech tool is proving to be invaluable to law enforcement enforcement it's called ocular based lie detection technology that uses infrared tracking to monitor eye behavior and the creator says it works more quickly and accurately than traditional methods to determine whether a person is lying during questioning. >> can you use it on your kids? >> you can use it on your hubby. >> okay. now we're talking, huh.
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sci-fi became science reality for most consumers when apple first bundled siri on its iphones. >> s sce then, some worthyhy contenders have been giving siri a run for her money. but how well do these digital assistants really work? abc's gio benitez put them to the test. >> reporter: it was supposed to be the future. >> library computer. >> background on actor anton karidian. >> reporter: but today it's the butt of hollywood jokes. >> siri, how do you perform cpr on a dog? >> i found four places named starbucks. >> reporter: just about all of ususave virtual personal assistants on our smartphones. apple has siri, google has google, microsoft has cortana. and amazon has alexia. reporter brian chen created an experiment. he asked the virtual assistants to complete 16 tasks in categories like music, productivity, travel and commuting, dining, entertainment and sports. >> apple was really good at
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calendar and e-mail. google is much better at commute related tasks like mapping. microsoft was actually pretty mediocre across the board. and alexa, which is really, really good at music. they're all pretty good at focused and concentrated on certain tackles. conduct our own experiment putting three virtual assistants up against each other with one of chen's questions about the super bowl. >> hey, siri, who is playing in the super bowl? >> super bowow50 will be played on february 7th. >> reporter: but she didn't say who. so, now we're going to test cortana. who is playing in the super bowl? so, this basically came up with a search option. okay, google. >> denver broncos take on the carolina panthers. >> reporter: we got our answer. microsoft and amazon have not commented but google tells us it's great at answering questions about the best flights to your destination, finding out where your next meeting is or
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>> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> the big moments of the night, winners and losers, we're live in iowa. new this morning, under arrest in the investigation of three men escaping from a southern california jail, a woman accused of helping the inmates, her connection to that jail. monster sinknkle swallowing part of the highway. the hole widening and the collapse caught on camera. and going viral, wearing a speedo and his medals, why did michael phelps show up to a basketball game like that? hey, everyone, good friday morning. let's get right to the top story here, that unusual republican debate just three days until the highghtakes iowa caucuses and the front-runner, wewe, he wasnsn there. >> yeah, so seven top candidates agreed to show up and be quizzed by fox news moderators, but
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moderators, megyn kelly. >> so, who did that decision help and who did it hurt? abc's lana zak joins us from des moines with "your voice, your vote." good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, reena, and good morning, kendis. yes, you know, donald trump wasn't even on the debate main stage, but there was stiti plplty of memorable momemes, however, most of them were about donald trump. it was the final debate before the first votes are cast in iowa and the national front-runner was absent. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. still, donald trump's influence was felt. >> everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> reporter: but ted cruz's jokes soon turned tense. >> chris, i would note that the last four questions have been, rand, please attack ted, marco, please attack d, chris, please attack jeb, jeb, please attack jeb. let me say this --
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>> if you guys ask one more mean question, i may have to leave the stage. >> reporter: setting marco rubio up for the first of several applause lines. >> don't worry, i'm not leaving the stage no matter what you ask me. >> all: usa, usa. >> reporter: just a few miles awaw trump held his own n ent. >> i didn't want to be here, i haha to be honest. i wanted to be about five minutes away. >> reporter: and said he raised millions for veterans. >> will i get more votes? will i get less votes? nobody knows. >> reporter: while back at the debate without trump, the candidates took on issues from abortion. >> let's get rid of planned parenthood funding. >> reporter: to immigration. >> you used to support a path to citizenship. >> so did you. a wild card, the debate moderators were actually prepared for the possibility at trump could arrive even i have to tell you, nothing like this has happeped in recent years in iowa, and it really led to a very memorable evening. >> yeah, we didn't know what was going to happen. >> reena, kendis. >> it was very interesting.
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lana, language you so much. >> it truly has been exciting. it does appear at this hour that donald trump's decision to skip the debate might be paying off a little. >> experts say that this debate was a front-runner's easiest win yet. without trump's presence there was no obvious standout candidate. and according to abc political consultant matthew dowd -- >> i ihink the biggest winner of this politically was donald trump. i think you pick somebody on stage, i think rand paul actually did the best. i thought marco rubio won the first haf the debate but faded in the second half, but if you had to pick somebody that did well and seemed to do best without donald trump there, it was rand paul. >> and if you're looking for concrete numbers, an important poll will be released tomorrow fromomthe des moines register." dowd says if trumpmpolds a lead in t tt poll, he'll likelylyin the iowa caucuses come m mday. okay, and get this, last night trump still dominated the chatter on social media. >> during the debate he was the most talked about candidate on twitter and the most searched on google.
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talked about issues, immigration topped the list followed by isis and islam and muslims. and, folks, stay with abc news for complete coverage of the debate. more analysis later on "good morning america." >> and we should note that the next republican debate will be right here on abc, saturday, february 6ththn new hampshire momorated by "world news tonight" anchor david muir and "this week" co-anchor martha raddatz. >> and in case you haven't had your fill of debates yet, the democrats add one more, hillary clton and martin o'malley have agreed to another debate before the new hampshire primary on february 9th. that's a reversal for clinton who originally tried to keep them at a minimum. now she says she's waiting for sanders to agree. abc's jonathan karl asked sanders what's up. >> i wanted more debates from day one. >> reporter: i know. >> gee, a couple of momohs ago the clinton people weren't interested. i wonderhat has happened now that they want more debates? what do you think has changed? >> well, what's changed is that clinton used to be the clear front-runner.
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debates can be risky for anyone so, stay tuned to this one. a teacher has been arrested for providing material support southern california jail. english as a secononlanguage at ththjail. she's suspected of giving the inmates planning tools like google maps. authorities also released the photos of this van. it was stolen, and they say the escapees may be living in. the four remaining militia members still at the oregon wildlife refuge say they'll leave if no one is arrested. the group's leader, ammon bundy, has urged everyone to go home. the fbi, meanwhile, released this video which shows the group member lavoy finicum being shot by the state police. they say finicum was killed after twice reaching for a loaded weapon. the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch is in a texas juvenile detention center this morning. couch and his mother fled to mexico in december after a video surfaced appearing to show him at a party where people were drinking alcohol. that would be a probation violation for his 2013 drunk
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bad luckk for withh woululbe baba robber who ran into the bank manager at the front door. that manager who would not let go of the door even when the masked man banged on the door with his gun but he quickly gave up and ran away. police there in north carolina still looking for him. the latest on the zika virus. the head of the world health organization sounding the alarm explosively. here in the u.s. at least 31 cases in 11 states all contracted before coming back to the u.s. the mosquito-borne virus is linked to birth defects. dr. richard besser is in brazil where the first cases in this current outbreak surfaced last summer. >> if you're looking at similar type viruses what they find, when a person recovers from that infection after about a week or so and their symptoms are gone, the virus is out of their body.
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future pregnancies are going to be at any risk at all, just the current one when n u're infected. >> ememeency w.h.o. committee will be convened on this nalional health emergency. cirit city coming back. once the biggest big box technology retailer, the company went bankrupt eight years ago and now the new circuit city plans to open as many as 100 stores by next year. the stores will sell small electronics with wider inventory online and market their own brand of inexpepeive computer accessorors and cables just like another defunct brand, radio shack. mcdonald's is testing the mcgriddle. it saw its biggest quarterly sales jump in years after it launched alt day breakfast in october. now rolling out the mcgriddle and biscuit all day long at 72 restaurants in tulsa, oklahoma, if they can figure out how to
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well, traffic along oahu's north shore has been crawling all week thanks to what may be the biggest swell of the season attracting surfers from all over. even veterans of big waves have been challenged by these 30 to 40-footers. look at that. amazing. >> very nice. hang ten and then some. here on the mainland watch out f s se possible road flooding as a a new storm moves into the west, especiallyc%@d in the northwest also plan on some slippery conditions from the great lakes into the atlantic coast. if you're flying, san francisco is the only spot where weather-related delays are possible. well, classes are canceled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. >> at least 145 were made sick and somemetudents left onontretchers, others loloed on to buseseso a hospital. they were treated and released. all the students are expected to be okay and authorities are
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that school until it's deemed safe. a massive sinkhole has forced the closure of a main highway in southern oregon. pictures you have to see. the slide started on the freeway, the 101, around noon after a storm dumped nearly an inch and a half of rain. the owner of a nearby diner capturing it all. take a listen. >> it really moved. >> well, the sinkhe has now undermined all four lanes of the heavily traveled 101. well, the doctor who inspired the movie "concussion" says o.j. simpson may be suffering from a degenerative brain disease. dr. bennet omalu telling "people" magazine he strongly suspects simpson is susuering from cte. the disease can lead to a we range of behavior problems and ledo untimely deaths of many former players. in 2012 simpson actually considered arguing that he had a brain disorder when asking for a
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kidnapping charges in nevada. one of the original members of the psychedelic rock group jefferson airplane has passed away talking about songwriter, singer, guitarist paul kantner. he passed away in san francisco last night after suffering from organ failure and septic shock. kantner was behind suchh classics as "white rabbit and "somebody to love" that you hear there. kantner was 74 years old. a mystery solved this morning after the greater new york area was rattled by what felt like a major earthquake. reports of the ground shaking stretched from southern new jersey to connecticut and even long island. military officials now say it was a series of sonic booms that were caused by fighter jets conducting supersonic tests off the coast which broke the sound barrier. it was very scary for some people. >> yeah, it was. well, from the ground shaking on one coast to a mess-upy the ground crew for the super bowl. they're fixing a mistake this
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stadium field in santa clara and you can see the broncos end zone way off in the distance but you see the closer end zone, it was also painted with t t broncos logo at one point. >> oh, comon. they forgot to paint a panthers end zone and scrubbed one of them and repainted it with the panthers logo. >> so there will be no confusion come super bowl sunday. >> yeah, but the middle they they painted super bowl 49 so they have to do that -- i'm kidding. >> well, time now for sports and some college basketball. >> with the highlights here's neil and stan at espn. it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. neil everett, stan verrett and >> yeah, let's go maryland and iowa. this was a good game. it was on television.
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fear the turtle, 17 points, 5 assists, that big kid who scores all the points for iowa, he dn't score a lot. he had nine. he was 2 of 13. mark turgeon, former oregon assistant coach. big win for his club. maryland by a six-pack. how about michigan state and northwestern. denzel valentine, leading man, way out there. and that worked once. why not try it again? and then valentine, he's got no conscience, but he's got range. 4 for 4 in threes in the first half. michigan state up by 12 in the first half and then freshman matt mcquaid took over. give him a screen and three more. he had 17, valentine had 19, michigan state wins it, 76-45. they had 16 threes in that game, a season high for them.
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time to check "the pulse" and first up, america's changing and now so is barbie. mattel unveiling three new body types for the doll that has shaped so many american girls' idea of beauty. alongside the original impossibly thin model there are now tall, , tite and curvy >> barbie will come in a variety of skin tones, even hairstyles. mattel started making changes two years ago amid falling sales. they're for sale online and in stores starting march 1st. and i love that >> that's a major change. barbies are really pricey. not thth i know but they canane. crowd fired up. but he wasn't wearing much while doing it. >> no, he did have a bow tie. >> he did. phelps is supposed to be focused on olympics training but state's basketball team and the curtain of distraction.
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to distract opponents' free throws and it worked. the player misseth free throws. i mean, seriously, if you had michael phelps with some of his 18 medals in a speedo. >> training is going just fine r micicel phelps there. >> you're saying the body is -- >> the body is on fleek as the young people call it. >> very nice. the outfit is on flick. >> oh, it's flick, notleek? >> that's okay. >> would you wait in line for days for a pair of shoes? i mean, we're not talking jimmy shoes here. take a look. there are some fans here who are camped out in chicago waiting for the chance to buy air jordans hitting the shelves tomorrow. one guy has been there since early monday morning. >> the limited supply air jordan 2 retro has quilted sides, suede detailing d the price tag, $650. >> wow, is there gold with that? >> i would think so. right? but many people in line say that they intend to resell the shoes for triple that. >> which is what a lot of people do.
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helping three southern she's charged with providing material support including google maps to the inmates. the fbi has released video of a militia member, lavoy finicum, being killed by state police near the federal wildlife refuge in oregon. agenen say finicum was reaeaing for a loaded wen he was shot. and taking a look at today's weather, stormy in the west, sunny and warm across the south. light snow and some rain from lakes. windy but dry in the southeast. well, finally from us, th night comics take on the news of the week. >> here now are your "friday funnies." >> democrats held a presidential forum last night on cnn where candidates were interviewed individually. candidates were asked questions like, what would you do about the wage gap? do you plan to raise taxes and how did you get in here? >> this was his big moment during the "q" and "a" porti.
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i have to take off my jacket and stand up, and he rolled up his sleeves and showed off his body. it's like magic martin. >> i would like to hear from you on why yououeel the enthusiasm isn't there. >ake a look at him. his response to the question. >> donald trump can't possibly really want to be president. it's the hardest job in the world. he knows that the presidency, if it can do this to barack obama in eight years, imagine what donald trump will look like. >> donald trump announced that he is not going to participate in the fox news debate tomorrow night. >> i have to believe jeb bush is excited. it's like when the bully stays home sick from schchl, you get one day of not getting beat up. >> i iould stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot t somebody, and i wouldn't lose any voters. okay. it's like incredible. >> it doesn't sound like he was complimenting the loyalty of his supporters. he sounds like he's complaining about a clingy girlfriend. i could shoot people on fifth avenue and she would text me heart emojis at 2 a.m.
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trump would have shown up in iowa tonight with a mask and a folding chair and just started beating everyone over the head. >> they're still trying to get people excited about the debate, so even going out without donald trump, i don't know if this is working. have you seen this commercial? watch. >> thursday night it's the fox news republican debate, sure, donald trump won't be there, but that doesn't mean this debate won't blow your f/xing mind. we still got a bush that won't be tamed. >> we have a lot more fodder over the next week. >> can you imagine after the caucuses? >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great friday and an even better weekend, everybody. bye-bye. making news in america this morning, gop debate without the front-runner. donald trump wasn't there, but
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