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breaking news tonight. the travel chaos a a this hour. a deadlyy mix off snsn, ice and rain. more than 2,000 accidents. major travel delays. and at least six tornadoes reported, as this major system moves through, winter alerts from georgia, all the way up to maine. trump's tirade, taking aim late today at jeb bush and his brother, the former president, who was out on the trail for the first time. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. >> and what donald trump is now threatening to do. and epic battle under way over the supreme court. the death of justice antonin scalia, and now, the fight over his successor.
the passenger jet headed to new york, 252 people onboard. and the emergency in the cockpit. and, going to the dogs. seven new breeds competing at the westminster dog show tonight, and we'll take you right there. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and it's a good thing for millions of americans this was a day off from work, because at this hour, a dangerous mix of snow and freezing rain is making driving treacherous. a storm 1,200 miles long, from the south, all the way up to the northeast. a pileup in pennsylvania on i-78. fedex trucks and cars manageled outside lebanon. 17 states under winter weather semitruck jackknifed outside more than 2,000 accidents today alone. and there are several reports of tornadoes at this hour. this image of a funnel cloud in mississippi. there is also a bug change
begin with abc's linsey davis tonight live in new york. linsey, good evening. david. over my shoulder, an accident minutes. those that did venture out on the roads are making their way home slowly tonight. the roads are already icy, and only expected to get worse in the next few hours. just messy, but downright to get traction on the icy across north carolina, snow and ice to blame for more than 1,500 car accidents in less than 16 hours. 500 accidents in virginia. at least one person killed police asking drivers to stay off the roads. further south, mtiple reports of tornado touchdowns. in mississippi, this house, destroyed. this high school campus, damaged. in louisiana, winds ripping apart this car wash and pizza hut and sent debris flying. >> i seen it, like, coming at me.
>> reporter: the 1,200-mile long winter storm is also wreaking havoc at airports. abc's mary bruce is in charlotte. >> here at charlotte airport, more than 100 flights cab selled, more than 1,000 across the country and growing. >> reporter: this new storm moves in after a weekend that saw cold records shattered from new york to boston. a harrowing rescue scene in new hampshire sunday. 48 people trapped in two tram cars in sub-zero temperatures, some for nearly three hours. among them, an 8-month-old. and there were massive weekend pileups. more than 60 vehicles on both i-65 in indiana -- >> when the weather starts changing, people need to reduce didn't do that today. >> reporter: -- and i-78 in pennsylvania, where three were killed. here in new york city, it's been snowing much of the afternoon, sticking. and this is only expected to david? >> yeah, very dangerous mix tonight. linsey, thank you. let's get to rob marciano.
popping up at this hour. >> reporter: yes, david. we have a storm in alabama, and these storms will roll east into georgia. the pink areas, charlotte to richmond to philadelphia, that is ice. the icy mix north of new york overnight. by tomorrow morning, well above freezing, but in buffalo and cleveland, could see a foot of snow. in same areas in the snow and ice tomorrow night could see thunderstorms. a remarkable warmup in temperatures. a 30 degree swing from yesterday morning's record-breaking cold, 57 degrees tomorrow afternoon. >> run unbelievable. rob, thank you. we turn now to the race for 2016, and donald trump late today, up leashing on his opponents. on ted cruz, calling him a liar, quote, unstable, a basket case. and trump continued to take aim at jeb bush and now his brother, the former president. george w. bush. e and former first lady laura bush joining jeb bush on the trail just moments ago there. tonight, what trump is now
former president, and also threatening to run as an independent again. abc's tom llamas in charleston tonight. carolina, it's big brother to e rescue. >> thank you for your hard work for jeb. thank you for what you're going on saturday. >> reporter: former president george w. bush, right there, autographs. his wife, laura, beside him. a jeb sticker on his lapel. donald trump. >> his brother is coming into town, which is, of course, lovely. ever ask yourself why his brother went silent for all these years? no, don't ask yourself that. >> reporter: trump and the bushes locked in a southern brawl that spilled onto the debate stage. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. and i'm proud of what he did. he's had the gal -- >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. remember that.
further. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. and they knew there were none. there were no weapons of mass destruction. >> reporter: today, the billionaire amplifying his attacks on the former president. >> i heard for years he kept the country safe after 9/11. what does that mean, after? what about during 9/11? i was there. i lost a lot of friends that were killed in that building. the worst attack ever in this country. it was during his presidency. mocked jeb bush for bringing his mother to campaign in new hampshire, he's also accused him of running from the bush name. i asked him about that today. you attacked jeb bush for coming out with the jeb logo and yet no >> i'm not the first. i said from the beginning, >> reporter: what does that tell you about jeb? have been better than an exclamation point. he's jeb bush. i think he should have used his
proud of the family. >> reporter: but jeb bush not trump's only target today. his feud with senator ted cruise now exploding. trump even questioning cruz's faith, calling him, quote, unstable. >> you're willing to lie about anything and then you hold a bible. it's no good. i've never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz. and he goes around saying he's a christian. >> reporter: is senator ted cruz really the dirtiest politician you've ever come across? >> not the dirtiest. he's the biggest liar. >> reporter: cruz today says trump is cracking under pressure. >> it's not a response, simply to start yelling louder and louder, liar, liar, liar, whenever abody points to the candidate's own record. truth matters. and we're not in grade school where you just get to say "liar, liar, pants on fire" and not respond to the subje. >> and tom llamas live from charleston, south carolina, tonight. tom, trump threatening to sue ted cruz himself, saying he's
also, taking aim at the rnc, trump bringing up the notion of running as an independent again? >> reporter: that's right, david. this goes back to this weekend, when trump was getting booed at that debate. he claims the rnc is stacking the deck against him, putting people in the audience who are against his campaign. tonight, the rnc saying every candidate got an equal number of tickets, and there were only ten donors in the audience. and just behind me, david, george w. bush making the case for his brother and taking jabs at donald trump tonight. >> the former president behind you, tom, thank you. meantime, this evening, on the democratic side, nevada is next. tonight, new signs hillary clinton is feeling the bern in nevada. could senator sanders be closing the gap? meanwhile, former president bill clinton facing tough questions about his relationship over the years with mr. trump. abc's cecilia vega is in florida tonight, one op one with bill clint top, and how he answered those questions about trump. >> i need your help on saturday. >> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton in nevada -- >> i'm hoping to get your
saturday. >> reporter: bracing for yet another embarrassment in a state she can't afford to lose. hillary clinton was supposed to be here in florida today. instead, she stayed in nevada. this is who showed up in her place. >> we keep rewarding people who tell us things they know they can't do, because it pushes our hot buttons. >> reporter: bill clinton going after bernie sanders and coming under fire himself from this trump supporter. >> you liked his money. you took his money. >> i certainly did. >> reporter: the former president, firing right back. >> i took his money for my foundation, where used it to better than he's using it now, i guarantee that. >> reporter: later, i asked clinton an nevada. you seem like you are nervous in nevada right now. should you be? >> it's a caucus. any time you have to caucus, it's more unpredictable. >> reporter: sanders feeling so confident, he's leapfrogged ahead to michigan, where he was
10,000 supporters, all feeling the bern. >> and cecilia vega with us live. you were telling us the clinton campaign signaling it is closer than they'd like in nevada. what are they seeing in south carolina? >> reporter: well, they see a much more positive outlook there, and they are banking on support from african-american voters. and hillary clinton seems to be starting that push early, meeting with community leaders, including al sharpton in new york city. >> cecilia, thank you. now to the other battle brewing tonight over the supreme court, after the sudden death of justice scalia. the hearse carrying his casket arriving in virginia, amid a fierce debate over who will replace him, and who will choose his replacement. republicans vowing to block anyone president obama nominates. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tonight, with who the president might nominate, and if they have any chance of getting confirmed. >> reporter: the flag is at half staff today at a snowy and
beginning. 79-year-old scalia had been on a weekend quail hunting trip at this ranch in texas, when he was discovered in his bed. >> he was totally peaceful. he's a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> reporter: even before scalia's family in court announced his death, senator ted cruz fired off this tweet. " "justice scalia was an american hero. we owe it to him and the nation for the senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement." within an hour, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell drew the battle lines, declaring, "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." then, president obama weighed in, paying tribute to scalia, but making it clear, he's ready to fight to replace him. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor, in due time. >> reporter: the drama jolted the campaign. the republican candidates taking the debate stage just minutes after the president spoke.
president should appoint someone. >> it's called delay, delay, delay. >> reporter: now, republicans suggest they may not even hold a hearing on president obama's nominee, no matter who it is. and today, hillary clinton signaled she's ready to make that a campaign issue. >> i'm hoping that we'll get somebody nominated that everybody will say, hey, the only rean to block this is pure partisanship. and so, do your duty. >> reporter: the list of possible nominees including her rick garland, a moderate who has won praise from republicans. circuit court judge jane kelly, well liked by fellow iowan. and sri srinivasan, confirmed 97-0 just three years ago. >> and jon karl with us from the white house. jon, is there precedent here? when was the last time the president nominated a supreme court candidate in the last year of his term and got that nominee
>> reporter: well, election year supreme court vacancies are extremely rare. the last president to nominate and confirm a justice was fdr, back in 1940. and there was a big difference, david, back then the democrats, fdr's party, controlled the senate. >> all right, jon karl with us tonight. jon, thank you. and as jon pointed out there with justice scalia's absence, just eight justices remain. look at the makeup of the supreme court with scalia. five conservative justices, four liberal justices. in some cases, the court splitting 5-4. now, an evenly split court now. and so, abc's terry moran tonight, who has covered the supreme court for years, on scalia's legacy, in life and in law, and his unlikely friendship with one of the most liberal justices on the court, ruth bader ginsburg and her words tonight. >> reporter: to friends, justice antonin scalia was first a family man, a happy family man, as he noted when he was sworn in back in 1986. >> maureen, who is an
whom i wouldn't be here or if i were here, it wouldn't have been as much fun along the way. >> reporter: they raised nine children together, five boys, four girls, and dozens of grandkids call along. on the court, scalia's loss is incalculable. in some of the biggest cases on the docket, the justices are now likely deadlocked, 4-4, and that means no ruling. so, lower court decisions remain standing, likely handing huge victories to public unions, representing teachers and other government workers. they now will likely get to keep millions of dollars in mandatory fees from workers that were being challenged. and on voting rights, a republican effort to change how electoral districts are drawn, now expected to fail without scalia. beyond the cases, there is the personal loss for stices. especially ruth bader ginsburg, their friendship so evident when they were together. >> we do also have a different style.
opinions as rather dull, boring. yours are really jazzy sometimes. >> jazzy. >> reporter: in a heartfelt statement, justice ginsberg saying, he was a jurist of captivating brilliance and wit, with a rare talent to make even the most sober judge laugh. >> and terry moran with us live tonight, and terry, if we don't have a new justice until the next president takes office, more, has this happened before, and what does the court do in the meantime? happened, david. back in the 1950s, justice jackson died, and the court basically kept on with its work. they do have the option of what you might call a do-over. they can rehear a case, but basically, the bottom line here is, it's not a great situation, but the court, on most cases, doesn't need to decide the issue tomorrow. david? >> terry moran with us tonight from the court. rry, thank you. overseas tonight, and to syria, and just days after the u.s. and russia announced a deal that would pause fighting there,
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u-s supreme court justice antonin scalia passed away at his home in texas. jenna: that's lead to a controversial battle in washinton over who should appoint his successor. tim: scalia who was appointed by president ronald reagan in 19-86, has sat on the highest bench in the land for thirty years a perhaps most famous for writing several scathing dissents during his tenure as supreme court justice. jenna: scalia's impact has been felt across the nation... even here in siouxland tim: abc9's elissa raffa has reaction from two legal professionals speaking on the supreme court justice's legacy. "he was kind of viewed as the rock star of the court" says kyle irvin, attorney at corbett anderson law. a great loss for the justice system over the weekend as supreme court justice antonin scalia passed away in texas. siouxland lawyers and judges are remembering him as a man who cared about not only his career, but the legal system overall attorney klye irvin says scalia stuck by the constituion, and wasn't afraid to use colorful words to do it. calling scalia's