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on 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
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person that leads there. but we're seeing donald trump, as well. >> fascinating times though in the campaign cycle think. >> absolutely. >> the primary season about to kick into high gear. thank you very much. abc deputy political director 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. to the latest on the zika the head of the world health organization soundinin t t a arm explosively. and an emergency w.h.o. committee will meet monday to decide in the outbreak should be declared an international health emergencnc here in the u.s., at least 31 cases in 11 states and late last boston. all contracted before coming back to the u.s. this map showing the parts of the country authorities say are most vulnerable. the secretary of defense taking steps to make the
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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. he's directing the military services to expand the hours that military child care facilities are open. the detroit teachersnion is suing the school district for what it calls deplorable conditions. funding to 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 on any given day. classes are canceledoday at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a fauauy boiler. at least 145 people were made sick from the leak yesterday. they were treated at the hospital and then released. and a mystery solved this morning after the new york area
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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 isisnd mentioned this he felt it. military officials now say it was a series of sonic booms caused by fighter jets 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 velopment in that deadly militia standoff in oregon. what we're seeing this morning from the fbi. the video just released is
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out the front door. the manager just wouldn't let that door go. even when the masked man banged on the door with a semi-automatic handgun. the assailant quickly gives up, then he runs away and police are still looking for him. >> bang-bang into the room. >> yeah. well, a teacher h h 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.
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development this morning in thaha deadly militia standoff in the oregon. >> the fbi released video of tuesday's shooting death of the militia's spoke man countering claims the man did nothing to provoke officers. neal karlinksky has the latest. >> reporter: a huge convoy of heavily-armed police could be seen streaming into the compound. 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. >> police released a video that shows the moment armed rank rancher lavoy finicum is killed by police. sources 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
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>> we never wanted bloodshed. we verbalized this many, many times. and we continunuto do so. >> reporter: investigators out here are conducting a full investigation into exactly what happened. 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 n nt half hour, a major development in the case of the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch back in the u.s. this morning after weeks on the run in mexico. what kind punishment will he face now? >> rst, putting those virtual assistants to the test. siri versus core tan nab versus google.
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methods to determine whether a person is lyingng 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 for most consumers when apple 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 reaeay work? gio benitez put them to the test. >> it was supposed to be the future. >> library computer. >> background on actor anton ca riddian. >ut today it's the butt of hollywood jokes. >> siri, how do you perform cpr on a dogging? >> i found four places named ststbucks. >>. >> reporter: just about all of us have virtual personal assistants on our smartphones. apple has siri, google has
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fla. reporter brian chen created an experiment. he asked the virtual assistants to complete 16 tasks in categories likik music, productivity, travel and commuting, dining, entertainment and sports. >> 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. >> hey, siri, who was playing in 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 n e super bowl? >> so this basically came up
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>> 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 where your next meeting is or fire off a quick message to a friend and apple tells u u s si has gotten faster and smarter. >> gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> have a look. >> all right. good details. i didn't know though that you can use siri to beef up your calendar. yeah, i do. >> she heard you talking to her. >> siri, can i have lunch with gio benitez on december 1st, 2016? please put on my calendar. >> she's confused. >> hey, siri, why are you so mean? >> this is a stimulating use of 45 seconds of television. >> i love the fact right before the segment, you didn't know how to use siri. >> i set her up. hey, siri. yeah, all right.
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we'll see you monday. this morning on "world new now," the republican showdown in iowa. like no other. front runner donald trump boycotting the fox news debate, pushing ted cruz front a.d 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 the 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. >> 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.
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>> 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. seven candidates showing up to make their case before monday's's >> 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 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.
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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 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 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 n wa. >> 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
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iting 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. >> a fascinating debate. 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 cheeee 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 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
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>> and brandi, you're going to behere 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. yes, we all come in like a big 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 ll 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 ring your lunch breaea 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 andkendis. >> fascinatingng
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we look forward to her reports. 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 arrested. 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. twice reaching for a loadede weapon. >> the world h hlth 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.
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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 re in brazil have been born with the 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 worlrlhealth organization n 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
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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 infection to other people. you'll needed to use repellents 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 peon died and at least 15 have been sickened after eating salad 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 makeoeor 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
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real long eared bunny named cinnabun. >> that's the best they c cld do, cinnabun. >> copyright infringement. to the top of the nationwide contest beating out 7500 other rabbits to become the new trix >> brian, our producer is saying this is cinnabun. the other one is cinnabon. bun and bon. i guess they thought that e 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 fooooall hall of famer who is behind d rs. what a prominent neuropathologist is now saying about o.j. simpson, the disease he may be suffering from. you're watching "world news
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this has been medifacts for delsym . >> 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 you want somebody to love >> do you lieve that clip from 1967? 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 seseic shock.
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endured with almost every incarnation of that band and was behind stuff classics 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. >> we've gotten to relive a whole lot of classic music this year. too many. >> the doctor who inspired the movie "concussion" says o.j. simpmon may be suffering from the degeneratate brain disease cte. dr. bennett omalu tells "people" magazine that he wouldn't bet his medical license on it but says it wouldn't be out of the 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 prorty 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. residence of a man arrested in
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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. >> that's because after weeks on the run and then in custody in 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? re's abc's matt gutmtm. >> 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 betweenwo u.s. marshals after arriving in llas. >> 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.
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probation, ten years. authorities say he and his mother skipped probation, crossing the border into mexico. in aearing, the judge cocod decide to keep ethan couch 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, 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: "w"wld news now"
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abc stations. 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 spike tv, and it featured what could be best described as a democrats' worst nightmare.
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performing you see there, it's the ode to self-love. that happened there. >> i touch myself.f. it's " "touch myself." i don't know anybody else when i think about you, i touch myself i touch myself, i t/uch 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.
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>> 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 blowback from at least one 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 r mbers. she writes replacing sexism and racism with ageism is not the answer. the problem is 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 h he come out talking about the situation and is this right way to approach
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>> 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. next, kim basinger is set to play another steamy role. >> the l.a. confidential a aress 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 partner 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 bot jamii dornen and co-star dakota johnson set to appear in the sequel. "50 shards darkerer" is set for
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>> part of the issue with hollywood thth say there are not enough roles for o oer 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. >> no, clearly not. >> it's set to make the return to the small screen, "house of cards." i love this one. >> the frank underwood campaign doesn't ki 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 change. > don't tell us, 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. beau willamon said it's time for him to move on with new endeavors. the show's producers have not yet announced his replacement. so you've got to stay tuned. when you remove that piece of the puzzle, i hope it's stiti just as good to watch.
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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 button on 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 geographihil areas with little population immunity is another cause for concern.
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that mosquito is found in every countnt 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. this can't happen anymore. 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. >> probably i won't be doing the 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
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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 clingers of our 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 mony, pro bowl on sundada 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, fofos, just come home. just come home. >> announcer: this is abc's
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're followg this morning on "world news now." the republican presidential ndidates debated fororhe last time b bore 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 leer has urged everyone to go home and end the nearlylyonth-long standoff. the zika virus is spreading explosively in the americas which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year, according to the world health organization. there are at least 31 cases so far here in the u.s. l people who came down with the virus elsewhere.
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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 stories on this friday, january 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going 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 elsese chance to shininunless the audience switched channelslso trump's event. abc's brandi hitt was at the main is taken event and joins u 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
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>> a republican showdown like no other in iowa. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> i have not insulted donald personally a i don't intend to. >eporter: front-runner donald 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 raisis 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 terrle 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
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>> 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 huckabee and rick santorum. shortly after their undercard debate, they went to the trump rally, reena and kendis. >> incredible. brandi, thanks 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 clinton is unleashing the big dog and sananrs is now baring his teeth. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is on trail. >> reporter: two for the price of one. hillary clinton i i 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 rerersal, mrs.s.clinton is now saying she
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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 bebeie sanders about that. >> i've wanted more debates from day one. >> i know. >> gee a couple of months ago, it wasn't t e 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
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candidate himself with four evenen 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 been to a caucus before. 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
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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. >> our hero. >> 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
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kerry helped finalize the prisoner swap that freed rezaian and four other americans. >> very emotioiol day yesterday. >> a new stage in europe's refugee crisis. sweden says it may reject the asylum applications of up to 80,000 migignts and deport them,m, 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 difficult 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 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 thatheir tap water was just fine. this is according to some recently discovered e-mails. the switch at state office
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last year. it wasn't till the fall, 2015, that residents were told not to drink their water. and staying in michigan, the detroit teachers union is suing the school district for what it calls deplorable conditions and demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglectingngtudent 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. >hey showed symptoms s nausea and headache, and some were vomiting. and, of course, ems treated and took the appropriate medical
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>> 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. >> reporler: the fire chief in the city of beaumont, east of houston, believes the toxic gas was leakakg 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. well, a sinkhole has forced the closure of a main highway in southern oregon. the slide started on highway 101 around noon. aftetean overnight storm dumped nearly an inch and a half of rain. it now threatened to undermine all four lanes of the heavily
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i was just looking at video o that sinkholol itit incredible. >> yeah. just imagine if google maps tells you to go that way. calgary flames defenseman dennis wideman has been suspended as we predicted 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 ititas 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, somethihi else of questionable sportsmanship trying to distract a group of 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. it's kind of funny. a special guest, yes, that would be michael phelps doing his part as the sun d dils took on the oregon state beavers, trying to
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only was he wearing some of his 18 gold medals, he was in some shorts. look at that. >> and then speedos. >> this is like the chippendales version. >> oh, my word. 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 assistant swim coach at asu when he retires after the olympics. which is what he planso do. >> apparently he's clean and sober. he doesn't g g 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
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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.
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explains. >> 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 they're doing everything they can to get latinos to caucus. >> peoeoe 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 given that last cycle just 90,000 voters participated in the republican caucuses. >> we are unknown n mmodity here in iowa. >> reporter: it's a nonpartisan effort. lulac says their only goal is to get out the vote and make sure they understand how the caucus prpress works. many of the first time voters here, for instance, 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
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sometimes that'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 campaigns are trying -- [ 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 enough to turn them out for you in the general election. >> reporter: the iowa caucuses ll be held on february 1st. soust 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 impossible to get a decent seat at a c ccert or ball game at face value? we'll explain.
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we just want one to adele. >> but it's not so easy because apparently these hot tickets are very hard to get like you mentioned adele's american concert tour. it's completely sold out within a matter of minutes. >> you can probably get eddie money tickets pretty easily. 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 insiders, leaving less than half reserved for the public.
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have to compete with resellers, some who may use special software known as bots to buy up blocks of tickcks at lightning fast speeds, often marking them up to astronomically high prices on the resale market. >> and that's what we call a rigged system. >> reporter: investigators say is crack down is jususthe tip of the iceberg. they will continue to look into this question and talk to lawmakers about really crackg down on those bad actors who drive up tickeprices. rebecca jajais, abc news, new york. they said try, what is it? ticket nwork or stubhub? more legit places. >> i'm trying to get bieber tickets at the barclay center in brooklyn. not bad. some availability, 152 bucks. not bad. you just have to stomach bieber for an entire concert. >> you love youruriebs. >> 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
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well, time now for our "insomniac theater" checking out 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 ededrton 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 t 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.
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the film also starring ewan mcgregor is not going over well with critics. here's david jenkins of little white lies who writes, it's not even lightly spicic with ideas, circumspection, , teresting characters or basic logic. 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 fatheruddenly reappearing as they travel to a secret panda 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.
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the same conversation? >> probably. "kung fu panda 3" is scoring high. 80% on rotten tomatoes. danini eagen calls it tightly written and marvelously imaginative. and the hollywood reporter says 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 now, aren't they? >> they are. >> you prefer watching the tian-tiaiavideo cam. it's crazy. well, that's the news for this half hour. >> remember, folks to, follow us on facebook wnnfans.com.
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weekend. > this morning on "world news now," republican candidates last chance. 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 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 with militia members that turned dead flip. the latest on the situation on 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 doll getting a makeover, coming in all shapes and sizes. reactions on the look later in the mix" on this friday, january 29th.
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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. they actually talked a lot of policies and there was an actual debate that took place and not one candidate dominating. > imagine that. >> i know. seven of the top eight candidates shared t stage for e 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 cououerprogram the cable debate. >> brandi hitt was at the main stage and joins us from iowa. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis.
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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. >> reporter: front-runner donald 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? >> 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 debate stage in iowa. >> and everyone onhis stage is stupid fat and ugly, a a ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> reporter: cruz also came
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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. >> stop the washington bull and 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 rickckantorum. shortly after their undercard debate, 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. said that fox news made a last-minine effort to try to get him there? >> reporter: yeah, according to fox news, in a statement they released yesterday, they had
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trump leading up to last night's debate, and according to the network, they claim that trump asked them for $5 million to contribute to his charities for 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. thanan 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 cruzas sort of the next candidate in the lead. how de fare in the debate? >> it wasn't his strongest
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he's very close in the polls in iowa with donald trump. and he really needed to land a blow on donald trump who wasn't there. instead, it was marco rubio who took cruz on and even accused him of being able to do -- willing to do or say anything to 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. >> finalal. 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.
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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. but if he's successful monday night, it may look like a good move. if not, people will say why did he decide to skip it? >> 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. so, if you're seeing a large larger crowd on monday evening, it may be a good sign for both bernie sanders and donald ump. >> that's so i ieresting. we've bebe talking so much abobo 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 a win noticing of the field. it's a very different electorate th iowa. you're going to see the more
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person that leads there, but as we're seeing, it's donald trump as well. >> fascinating times, though, in the campaign cycle, i think. >> absolutely. >> the primary season about to kick into high gear. abc deputy political director thank you for coming. >> any time >> after all this time, we're down to three days before the final votes get undedeway. let's move on now, thank you. now to the very latest on the zika virus. the head of the world health 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. this map showing thehearts of the cocotry authorities say y e most vulnerable. the secretary of defense
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military more family-friendly. ash carter saying that hehe will double the l lgth 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. he's also directing the military 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 neglectct 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 cancelededoday 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. they were treated at the hospital and then released. and a mystery solved this morning after the greater new
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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 caused by fighter jets conducting supersonic tests off the coast, which broke the sound barrier. >> as you can imagine, 911 operators 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 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
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the bank manager happened to be looking out the front door. the manager just wouldt let that door go. even when the masked man banged on the door with a semi-automatic handgun. the assailant quickly gives up, then he runs away and police are still looking for him. >> 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. nooshafarian ravaghi taught english as a second language at the jail, and she is nowow 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.
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development this morning in that deadly militia standoff in oregon. >> the fbi released video of tuesday's shooting death of the militia's spokesman, countering claims t t man did nothing to provoke officers. neal karlinknky has the latest. >> reporter: a huge convoy of heavily-armed police could be seen streaming into the compound. 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: police released a video that 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 refugeparalyzing a small community, appears to be almost
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>> we e ver wanted bloodshed. we verbalized this many, many times. and we continue to do so. >> reporter: investigators@out investigation into exactly what happened. 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. burns, oregon. > incredible video. coming up in our next half hour, a major development in the case of the so-called affluenza teenen ethan couch, back in the u.s. this 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"
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facebook is taking on periscope with a new live streamingfeature. it allows users to broadcast video in realtime directly to friends via their social neork 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
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infrared tracking to monitor eye behavior and the creator says it works more qckly and accurately than traditional methods to determine whether a person is lying duri 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 for most consumers wn apple first bundled siri on itit iphones. >> since then, some worthy 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 ohollywood jokes. >> siri, how do you perform cpr on a dog? >> 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 cortana. and amazon has alexia.
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experiment. he askededhe virtual assistants to complete 16 tasks in categories like music, productivity, travel and commuting, dining, entertainment and sports. >> apple was really good at productivity things like calendar and e-mail. google is much better at commute related tasks like mapping. micrcroft was actually 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. >> hey, siri, who is playing in the sur bowl? >> super bowl 50 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 camamp with
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