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hillary clinton office in iowa. it's boots on the ground time in iowa. these hillary volunteers are armed with detailed information on every door they'll knock. >> sometimes you show up, at someone's door and they're on your list as a hillary or bernie supporter and they've switched over to trump. >> reporter: we're at rubio supporters, calling people to make sure they know where to go to caucus. >> this location is sergeant bluff community center. >> reporter: this volunteer is a student at iowa state. in addition to the visits and the calls, iowans have ever been bombarded with 60,000 campaign ads, 17,000 this month alone. >> marco rubio. just another washington politician. >> donald trump? new york values. >> clinton and bush. two names from the past. >> reporter: and then there's the junk mail. some iowans received this ominous envelope. election alert. voter violation. official public record stamped on the document inside. underneath, the person's voting
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recent elections. and information about their neighbors. caucus on monday to improve your score it says. warning of a follow-up notice after the vote. not a government document but a mailer from the cruz campaign. iowa's secretary of state denounced as deceptive. over at the diner, these folks are still truly undecided. >> had when are you going to make that decision? >> maybe 7:00 tomorrow. i don't know. >> the deciding factor in this race could be people who have never been to a caucus before. on the democratic side, bernie sanders and on the republican side, donald trump are counting on a big turnout, a first time caucusgoers to put them over the top. jonathan karl, abc news, des moines. >> and we want to remind you, live coverage from iowa copies in our next half hour as well as on "good morning america" with george ab-robin in des moines. look for more coverage on world news tonight and all night long.
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student has been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl. polices in blacksburg announced yesterday that natalie marie keepers has been charged in the case. earlier david eisenhauer was clashlged with first degree murder and abduction. investigators say he and the victim knew each other. >> based on evidence we have determined thattizen hour and her where are acquainted. he used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> both students are being held without bond. the investigationing is still on going. yesterday, a state police search and recovery team searched a pond on the virginia tech campus. >> all three of the southern california jail escapees are behind bars this morning. one surrendered on friday and the other two were captured saturday night thanks to an alert citizen. now authors are trying to determine who helped them. abc's matt gutman has the latest details.
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of the jail from the roof. but were hauled back in through the front door. with all three fudgetives now in custody -- >> >> we're actively investigating over suspects that may have helped. >> reporter: it was a citizen tip that helped with the capture of hussein nayairery in san francisco. police chasing nayeri. >> they navigated the tunnels behind their ward to the roof of this maximum security jail. nooshafarian ra vague gi they say provided them with maps. >> he's been described as a psychopath. is that something you would say is a fitting description? >> i think it is. >> the three are being held in a different part of the same maximum facility jail they broke out of. this one has a more modern layout. this time the three of them are
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matt gutman, abc news, santa ana, california. >> to the northeast now and a mystery fireball in the sky. the apparent white hot fiber ball was caught on dashcam video soaring across the heavens saturday evening. it was seen as far as away as the washington, d.c. area. there's no official word on whether it was a meteor. observers described the fireball as having colorful fragments and looking like it fell apart or exploded. >> the rival super bowl teams are spending their first night in california. >> yep and the first to land in san jose, the broncos led by quarterback peyton manning. they're playing in their second super bowl in three years. >> and an hour later, the carolina panthers arrived leaded by of course, cam newton. if you can look closely, he was rocking very, very wild versace pants. got to look closely for that one. >> i don't think he's come down quite yet. you'll see it sooner or later >> there you go.
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mated together for that outfit. but none of the players spoke to reporters there, saving that for the much anticipated media day which actually happens tonight. noward if he'll be wearing those pants or not. >> he can wear whatever he wants. he's cam newton. >> you're probably right. coming up "the mix," campaign humor and a fashion statement featuring who else but bernie sanders. >> also ahead, airlines cashing in as fuel prices keep dropping. when will passengers finally get a break when buying tickets. >> and diversity in the spotlight at the s.a.g. awards. performers from all races and backgrounds lashing out about the oscars controversy. >> and remember, find us on facebook wnnfans.com and
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experts are making one final attempt today to salvage that capsized cargo ship stranded off the coast of france. high winds and rough seas hampered efforts over the weekend. the ship has been adrift for five days and if today's attempt fails, the vessel will run aground tomorrow night. 22 crew members were evacuated by helicopter last week. high in the sky, frightening moments played out on a british airways flight. two hours into the flight, the boeing 747 had to return to be heathrow airport after two of the five sets of landing gear wheels broke. mid flight. it crippled the jet.
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passengers had to get off one row at a time to avoid tipping the unstable aircraft. i've never heard of anything like this before. >> last year the major airlines cashing in on low fuel costs and bag kaj fees but despite discounts, fares keep going up. >> there are still bargains to be had. you have to do your homework. luckily for us, we've got rebecca jarvis with three ways to fly cheaper. >> reporter: airline profits are flying high. benefitting from the dramatic decline in oil prices. the cost of fuel down as much as 40% from last year. but if you're speccing to find your ticket, that's just pie in the sky. >> the consumers had their thumb on the scale for over a decade, now the airlines have their thumb on that scale. >> reporter: the airlines say the record profits are going back into the business. but overall, ticket costs are up 1.5% since last year. so, how do you get the best
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on your next trip? use airfarewatchdog.com. pick all the routes you fly regularly, and input them to the site. when a sale comes up, you get an e-mail. bingo, big deal. >> reporter: plus, even if you're traveling as a group, book seats individually. >> if there's one bargain seat, the search engine won't see it if you look for two. it's real easy. link them afterwards and then pick your seat assignment. >> reporter: finally, the closest airport may not be the cheapest. instead look for the popular airports, the hubs when you book your travel and you could save as much as 15%. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. great tips. >> coming through. coming up in our next half hour, we go from the air to the road with an american favorite, the drive-through being utilized by the emerging marijuana market. picking up your cannabis in your car. it's a growing trend across many states. >> first it, hollywood's biggest stars coming together and honoring each other but this weekend's s.a.g. awards were a very different affair than what
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now." . well, this past weekend, movie fans got another round, big round of clues on who will take home this year's oscars into the screen actors guild doled out plenty of awards with some surprises for those hoping to make oscar predictions. abc's chris connelly was there
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>> oscar so white, perhaps. >> queen latifah. >> viola davis. >> the s.a.g. awards yeah, not so much. >> welcome to diverse tv. >> not even nominated for an oscar. idris elba winning best supporting male actor for "beast of no nation" emblematic of the way s.a.g. actors only voters flip the script to reward a wide spectrum of work. >> you build your own botches. not people. knock that thing away. >> from queen latifah honored for hbo's "bessie" to "orange is the new black" winner of two awards. jason bateman presenting the best tv comedy male actor to the man who played his father on "arrested development" jeffrey tam bore on transparent." >> i'm going to stop shaking. >> for supporting female actor alicia vick candor awarded for danish girl winning meant
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>> i want to go out and celebrate. i'm going to sit on a plane and get really drunk by myself. and ask everyone in the cabin to dance with me. >> the cast of spotlight. >> game on with a win for outstanding motion picture cast, "spotlight" climbed back into the oscars best picture race. >> did you know this was something special you were doing. >> from the minute i read it, i felt in my heart it was a special thing that had to be shown and told. >> best male actor leonardo dicaprio recalled had his childhood. >> to my parents, thank you for listening to an overly ambitious slightly annoying 13-year-old kid. >> and for brie larson. her best female actor win for "room," a culmination. why is it right to come now in your life? >> i'm really grateful to have had so much life, are so many trials and tribulations. >> breadth of experience, the key to success for any actor. just ask how to get away with
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i four-time winner. >> from where do you derive that kind of power. >> i think when you observe life, you see so many things that you would not even expect. >> thank you. >> chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> carroll burnett was given a lifetime achievement award. >> yeah, and u zo an dub ba won comedy series. check out her date. she tweeted a picture of the guy who asked her to the high school prom. viola davis looked stunning. simply stunning. you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero.
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it features one of the candidates larry david. there it is. bernie sanders. that is him. look at that. all these bernie heads. this guy from iowa, he bought it and he wore it at a couple of rallies and lots of cameras around, of course. all his supporters is started retweeting it. that's the new fashion trend of the season. >> very cool. feel the burn and sport the burn. >> feel the burn. there you go. all the different emotions that bernie sanders conveys all there on a t-shirt. >> that's pretty funny. >> he came up and saw the shirt. you can tell he's like perplexed oh my god, my face is on the shirt. you can tell he thinks it's weird and like his photographer for the campaign like told me, he's like bernie thinks the shirt is really creepy. >> it's interesting. you know? >> yeah, it is. i guess it is kind of creepy if it's your face on it. i like it though. it's funny.
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we found the most patriotic tractor in america. of course, it's in iowa. take a look at this one. hand created. look at that. got the bald eagle and everything. that's gary loeffler of west des moines. he is a big backer of mike huckabee. he likes his positions on guns, abortion and god and believes huckabee is a man of god. so he created this tractor and he's kind of following around huckabee and you may remember, huckabee won the state in 2008. so he believes that huckabee is the one who can stand up to what he calls the clinton machine. >> okay. >> by the way, he also put a snake on there because he says that stands for isis will, al qaeda and the taliban. well thought out, huh? >> sure is. let's switch gears a little bit. we are going to show you a surfer that took on a little bit more than he could handle. they call it jaws, this huge wave in may which because it eats surfers up. look at that fall. 40 feet. >> whoa.
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to you because this is not faces of death. he did come out on top and he is okay. in fact, he said that he was going to ride it again the next day. >> very cool. >> there it is. >> talk about death defying. how about a slightly terrifying for me as a mom, a young kid got a loose tooth. what does he do? takes his race car toy. ties it up. and he pushes the button. >> everyone ready? >> we're ready. >> oh!
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>> oh, my this morning on "world news now," all eyes on iowa for today's caucuses with hillary clinton barely leading the democrats and a new poll showing donald trump as the gop front-runner. can we expect political surprises tonight?
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the deadly storm that slammed southern california is about to bring heavy snow to the middle today's warnings from accuweather. >> and new this half hour, drive up and drive away with pot. >> it's a new trend for recreational marijuana sellers. it's high time for a drive-through window. and later, big screen exposure for anthony weiner. the documentary about his scandal wins prestigious awards that's in "the skinny" on this february 1st >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, good monday morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. happy iowa caucus day. >> that's right. and groundhog's day eve, as well. you know, big decisions on the cusp, it's coming. some iowa voters might see their shadow. not get them confused we'll see. that is where we start. the presidential candidates face their first test at the ballot box in today's iowa caucuses.
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the tight race there was both parties at the candidates squeeze in last-minute rallies and events. >> on the republican side, donald trump has retaken the leaded from senator ted cruz with marco rubio in a distant third place. our coverage begins with abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: in iowa, donald trump and his family trying to close their biggest deal of all. >> he will be unbelievable. the best deal maker, the best master negotiator. >> reporter: shaking hands, signing autographs, even holding babies. an all-out push to turn poll numbers into real votes. >> i don't care if you're feeling horrible, you have a 104 cannot leave. it will be the end of you if you leave bed. you cannot leave. you will not be able to make it. get out of bed and caucus. >> reporter: the man who wants to win iowa, his wife melania by his side.
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that's it. very exciting. >> trump's sons at a shooting range sounding a lot like their dad. >> a poll came out where he's doing very, very well. i think you all saw that. >> trump. church receiving a blessing from the pastor. senator ted cruz also attending votes. >> senator, happy sunday. >> i prayed that god's will be done. or senator rubio? >> you know what, i actually did. >> i'm lifting up in prayers all the candidates who are running that god's blessing and peace and love be upon them. >> reporter: in the final days, cruz slipping under heavy fire from trump but another rival, senator marco rubio with the political play, an casting cruz as the favorite, setting expectations sky high. >> ted cruz is clearly the front-runner. >> he has 10,000 volunteers. he's spent millions of dollars here. >> reporter: rubio pulling in third place, hoping for a cruz
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with this promise. >> i will never embarrass you. you will never cringe and say i can't believe i voted for him. >> reporter: as for trump family, melania tells me she's excited the entire family stays here in iowa. as for the campaign itself, staffers are anxious but confident. one top level aide telling me few people have won the iowa caucuses. tom llamas, adair, iowa. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton's final push for votes has turned into a full-fledged family affair. both daughter chelsea and former president bill clinton hit up the crowds as candidate hillary clinton continued to downplay questions about whether she broke the law with government e-mails on her private server. yesterday, clinton traveled nearly 300 miles across iowa, nearly twice the ground covered by bernie sanders. by her nearest challenger, bernie sanders. >> the big question is will that be enough for clinton to outpace clinton at the polls. the latest poll in iowa shows clinton and sanders in a statistical tie, and yesterday, sanders appeared confident.
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land is my land >> sanders announced yesterday that his campaign has raised more than $20 million in january, asserting that he will continue to match clinton's considerable corporate resources. and stay with abc news all day long as george and robin begin our live coverage from iowa on "good morning america" and the entire political team reporting this evening on "world news now." -- world news tonight. look for an iowa caucus wrap-up on "world news now" tomorrow morning. >> big day. two virginia tech students are being held arrested after kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old girl. friends say they can't believe that the pair would be involved in such a brutal crime. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: two virginia tech students under arrest in connection with the death of 13-year-old nicole lovell. >> late saturday night, the investigation led us to
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charged with kidnapping and that he used that relationship to his advantage. eisenhauer is an engineering major and track star seen here in a profile by our abc affiliate in baltimore. a second student sophomore natalie keepers charged as an accessory, accused of helpingizen hour dispose of the body. lovell's parents say she disappeared after climbing out of her bedroom window. more than 1,000 volunteers searched for days. lovell had a liver transplant as a young child and needed daily medication. >> i didn't think that would happen to her because she was always the cutest little thing. >> reporter: saturday, police discovered her body 80 miles away. lovell's father breaking the news on facebook, devastated to learn that my daughter has been found dead. i'm so in shock. i know nothing more to say. i'm broken." both suspects are being held without bail. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> now, overseas to syria where triple bombings killed at least
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isis is claiming responsibility. the attack comes as factions are gathering for peace talks in geneva. those talks have yet to get under way. but there was some movement. a u.n. mediator met for the first time with the main >> the world health organization is meeting in emergency session today over ways to battle the growing zika virus outbreak. the group could decide to declare the virus a global health emergency which could speed up a coordinated response. the virus has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies mostly in south america. >> here at home, a major winter storm is developing in the southwest and moving across the country. strong winds toppled trees in southern california. killing at least one person in san diego. heavy rains flooded lanes on the 101 and pacific coast highways and to the east, snow has dropped up to nearly a foot of snow in parts of reno with more to come. accuweather's paul williams
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midwest. good morning, paul. >> thanks, phillip, reena. winter storm brewing with disruptive snow throughout utah, colorado, new mexico and arizona where dangerous cross winds and snow covered roads and treacherous travel. and then the blizzard evolves and it's on the move throughout the midwest hitting hastings and towards green bay by wednesday morning. we're looking at a combination of blowing and drifting snow, travel being very dangerous. road closures in abundance. so hold on to your hats. this is a real one. reena, phillip? >> okay, paul williams, thank you so much. something new coming to oregon. driver-through weed. yep. okay? hear this out. oregon is opening a pot store with a drive-up window kind of like a mcdonald's but for pot in the coastal town just across from the hospital. local officials are excited saying it will help boost so-called -- is that what they call this? green tourism.
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sounds like eco-friendly tourism but it's another word for pot. the drive through weed is also available in detroit and washington state. so you know where to go on your weed vacation. >> there we go. straight from there to the mcdonald's drive through. drive through before you go home. >> it's true. >> pampered pets in brazil have their own parade ahead of carnivale celebrations. which do kickoff later this week. >> and you had super heros. one of the dogs dressed as wonder woman. see that? another superman and in honor of the upcoming olympics, tiara an sporting the olympic rings were among the costumes. every dog gets its day. >> any excuse to dress up your pup, huh? they're all about it. they get their own birthday parties. now they have their own carnivale. it is certainly cute to look at. >> i absolutely love dogs. do you have a dog? >> i have a dog that his name is toby. he's a golden retriever. i don't like to dress him up. he's a boy. i don't know. but toby so, i don't know if i
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>> where is toby? all the time. >> he is in texas being well taken care of. >> you didn't tell abc as part of your deal that toby has to travel with you wherever you go? talk to the folks upstairs about that. there it is. >> thanks, toby. coming up in "the skinny," the personal tragedy just hours before last night's live tv musical of "grease." >> also in "the skinny," cindy crawford and what she's refusing to do. a big decision for the super model. >> later, unforgettable moments from the iowa campaign. it's been all pork all the time as both parties play up to down home voters. you're watching "world news now." voters. you're watching "world news now." i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything!
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>> returning to our top story, today's iowa caucuses and all of the presidential candidates, they're working hard to get voters to show up. >> abc's brandi hitt is live in des moines this morning. and brandi, there must have ever been an overwhelming amount of campaign advertising, hu >> reporter: definitely. nonstop advertising. i mean, you live in new york. i live in l.a. we haven't seen any of this. when i arrived here in iowa last week, it's just been one ad after the next. no break from it. in fact, 60,000 advertisements are going to have aired leading up to today's caucuses. if you can believe that. 17,000 just in the run-up over the last few days. millions of dollars are being spent and most of these ads are negative. some very entertaining how
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>> brandi, have those ads helped sway voters? are many voters still undecided >> reporter: there are a lot of undecided voters. there's a new "des moines register" poll giving the latest numbers on who is leading. what i found interesting about this poll is when democrats and republican likely voters were asked who were going to be caucusing today, could you be your mind, 30% of democrats said yes. 45% of republicans said yes. so when they go into those caucuses today, that's a huge number that might say i'm voting for this person, but if you convince me and tell me more about this one on the day of, i may go the other way instead. >> and what's the deal? there's some controversy with ted cruz over these mailers. what's up with that? >> reporter: over the weekend, this came up leading to today's caucuses. there was a mailer that went out and the words voter violation and official public record were
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what people were finding were their names and their neighbors' names on this piece of paper. and it would grade you on your history of voting, giving you an "f" if you haven't been showing to the caucuses the last few years. election officials got mad about this. because they say that there's knows voting violation, there's no official violation that anybody can get. however, the ted cruz campaign did respond and said hey, we're just trying to encourage people to get out and caucus today. we weren't trying to disrespect anyone. it made quite a few people upset. >> we will see how that affects him today. ted cruz today. abc's brandi hitt reporting live this morning from des moines. brandi, thank you. thank you, brandi. coming up, a preview of next year's oscars. the best of the sundance film festival. >> and nature according to snoop dogg. "the skinny" is next. and nature according to snoop
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"the skinny" is next. skinny, so skinny >> all right. topping the "skinny" this morning, the best brand-new films being honored at the sundance film festival. >> taking the top two prizes this year are "the birth of a nation" earning both a grand jury prize and the audience award for drama, based on the 1831 slave rebellion led by nat turner. >> and the face of this year's lack of diversity at the oscars, the film's writer director and star nate parker said i made
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hope of creating change agents. the film was bought by fox searchlight for a record $17.5 million. >> wow. other notable mentions, the top documentary earning the grand jury prize "weiner" based on former new york congressman anthony wiener. >> and a film a lot of people were talking about "swiss army man" won for best director even though some audience members walked out over the film's subject. a flatulent corpse. >> all right. moving right along maybe. >> a little awkward. >> i don't know. i get why they walked out. that's all i'm saying. > latest live tv event delighting fans of the musical. this was a big night. >> we're talking about "grease," of course. it was the latest broadway favorite to get the small screen treatment. the reviews are still coming in for fox's version of the classic but so far, they've been pretty good. the production took some bold new moves utilizing multiple sound stages as well as a live audience. >> it seems like, you see right there, dancing with stars,
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there she is playing sandy and veteran broadway aaron tveit. sandy and danny. stealing the show was rizzo, played by vanessa hudgens. let's listen to her big number. shall i sing i don't steal and i don't lie but i can feel and i can cry a fact i'll bet you never knew but to cry in front of you >> boy, she just nails that and can you believe it, just hours before that, hudgens got the sad news that her father had passed away from cancer. just gives me chills. >> before the performance, hudgens tweeted out she was doing the show in his honor and no doubt would have made her father very, very proud. >> and "grease" was in good
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a hat. >> oh, who doesn't like a good panda? "kung fu panda 3" pulling in plenty of box office bamboo. they took the top spot in -- this weekend. the film industry thankful to get last weekend's blizzard behind it. >> the third installment of the saga pulled in $41 million with the reb nant trailing behind with a little over $12 million and "star wars" just shy had of 1111illion. >> in iowa, plenty of drama. >> the first votes in the 2016 race to the white house, but in iowa, they do things a little differently. that's the word that we keep hearing. caucus. so what is this really all about? well, with some clarity here is abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the hawkeye state. >> what's it like to be greeted by cake con. >> amazing. >> reporter: where toticians
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with a cow played of butter, take kids for a spin in their chopper. did we mention the pork chops? so many pork chops. >> pork chop on a stick. >> reporter: it's enough to make a politician scream. but it all comes to a head at those caucuses. we came to drake university. >> you're the caucus expert. >> reporter: to ask that burning question. what the heck is a caucus anyway? it's complicated. so they gave us a demonstration. for the democrats, groups gather to choose delegates who then go on to choose their party nominee. one side tries to convince the other to join their team or break a tie with food or -- >> rock paper scissors is one possibility. >> reporter: really? the republicans have it a lot easier. they write down a candidate's name on a slyp of paper and done. if it sounds like a bunch of song and dance, well, there is a caucus musical. >> reporter: but just remember, iowa launched presidential runs for jimmy carter, two george
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and they may just launch the next leader of the free world. cecilia vega, abc news, council bluffs, iowa. >> the leader of the free world with rock, paper, scisisrs. >> yeah. it's that easy. i'm curious to know if cecilia has tried the pork chop. >> for sure. >> she wouldn't have missed that opportunity. >> oh, don't miss our updates on
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facebook at wnnfans.com.snowfall forecast at 10. as the weak system moves off to the east tonight, we will see some areas of at least partial clearing. overall, we will be looking at a partly cloudy night. it'll be a cooler night as well, with winds out of the north, helping to push us back down into the low and mid 20s for lows. the start of the work week will be quiet for good morning. i'm phillip mena. in for kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." it's decision day in iowa as the presidential candidates face
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the iowa caucuses. the latest polls show tight races with trump in the lead and sanders and clinton in a statistical tie. full coverage ahead. in syria, a suicide attack has killed at least 50 people as peace talks may be moving forward in geneva. isis is claiming responsibility for the attack. in california, all three of those escaped inmates are behind bars this morning. one surrendered on friday and the other two were captured on saturday. now, authorities trying to determine who may have helped them. >> and what was that is mystery fireball in the sky? what appears to be a meteor streaking across the heavens on saturday evening. it was seen as far as away as the washington, d.c. area. those are some of our top stories on this monday, february 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. we begin this half hour with decision day in iowa. we've waited awhile for this. >> we have.
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thousands of iowans will caucus today in the first election test for this year's presidential candidates. candidates on both sides have shifted into high gear cramming in as many last minute events and rallies as they can. >> so on the democratic side, the newest poll from the "des moines register" has clinton three points ahead of bernie sanders. that's a statistical tie. cecilia vega kicks off coverage with the democrats. >> stick with me. stick with the experience. >> reporter: hillary clinton is fired up. >> please, come out and caucus, don't worry about the weather. >> reporter: bringing in reinforcements for the final push. >> please join me in welcoming, i hope, our next president, my mom. >> reporter: not just chelsea. the entire family, center stage this weekend. >> thank you, bill. thank you, chelsea. people need to feel the game is not rigged against them. the deck is not stacked. >> reporter: clinton feeling the love. >> opportunity to go as far as
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ambition will take them. >> reporter: and packing in the crowds. clinton traveling more than 300 miles in iowa. bernie sanders, clocking in nearly 200. sanders is confident. >> love you, too. >> reporter: on the stump, a message of unity. this land is your land, this land is my land >> reporter: but in the final hours, the vermont senator still on the attack, accusing clinton of smearing him. >> dismantle health care? i've spent my life fighting for universal health care for every man, woman and child. >> reporter: and clinton, still on the defensive over the bomb ell revelation that she had 22 e-mails on her private server, now deemed top secret. clinton on "this week" hinting it's a dirty trick. >> i just have to point out that the timing and some of the leaks that have led up to it are concerning. and i just want this matter resolved. >> reporter: and hillary
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about voter turnout, they held a dry run, a caucus rehearsal on friday. 2,000 volunteers showed up. volunteers are now also sending handwritten notes to voters trying to get them to caucus for her. bernie sanders' team knocked on more than 75,000 doors this weekend alone. every detail counts when the race is this tight. cecilia vega, abc news, council bluffs, iowa. on the republican side, donald trump has surged ahead of his closest challenger, senator distant third place. the whole trump family has been working overtime to close the billionaire mogul's biggest deal of all with wife melania at his side and daughter ivanka starring in a "how to"aucus video and trump himself pushing as hard as he can. >> i don't care if you're feeling horrible. you have 104 temperature. the doctor says you cannot leave. leave bed. you cannot leave. you will not be able to make it.
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okay. i love you. >> well, trump has also predicted many senators would soon endorse him rather than their texas colleague, senator ted cruz. our live coverage from iowa continues in our next half hour and on "good morning america" with george and robin in des moines. you can look for more coverage from iowa on world news tonight" and all night long. >> the other stories this morning including the arrest of two college students in the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl. investigators say david eisenhauer and the victim were acquainted before her disappearance last wednesday. he's charged with kidnapping the girl and killing her. the other student allegedly helped dispose of the body. >>embers of the two rival motorcycle gangs in n nver are blaming each other for a deadly shooting this week. one of the gangs iron order motorcycle club is made up mostly of police and military. attorneys say one of the club members fired a gun during the melee on saturday but it was in
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>> ip philadelphia, we may learn new details about that deadly amtrak crash in may. a report out today is expected to explain why the train streaked into a sharp curve at double the speed limit. it's the first significant development since investigators determined that excessive speed was a a y factor in the crash. eight people died in that crash and more than 200 others were injured. five restaurant coworkers have ever been killed in house fire near detroit. the victims all believed to be ininheir 20s were found in the basement of the home. the home is in novi, a northwest suburb of detroit. >> chicago firefighters spent the weekend delivering bottled water to the people of flint, michigan. high levels of lead have left the water from the tap unsafe to drink. abc's alex perez has the latest >> reporter: embattled michigan governor rick snyder is facing harsh criticism for the latest revelation in flint's ongoing water crisis. e-mails exposed by progress michigan reveal the state shipped bottled water to workers
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before residents were officially told the drinking water was unsafe. governor snyder's reply? >> i had no knowledge of that taking place. >> reporter: the e-mails included a department memo which said coolers will be provided as an option "as long as the public water does not meet treatment requirements." the city had warned the sick and elderly residents of potentially harmful chemicals in the water but reassured them it was otherwise safe to drink. the state defends their decision saying they only provided the bottled water to emploloes temporarily until that particular chemical threat was over. dangerous levels of lead were later found in flint water, and about 200 kids so far have tested positive. >> knowing that somebody did this to my kid, it's hard. i can't sleep at night. >> reporter: officials are warning the filters they handed out to residents may not be effective enough to keep their water safe. alex perez, abc news, flint, michigan.
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boston is thankful this morning for what appears to have been divine intervention that saved his life. doug goldmdm was cutting down a tree in the woods when it fell his legs. hours. he yellefor help and luckily, his prayers were answered by a nun who happened to be prayiyi in the w wds. >> the patient told us himself that he's been there for about two hours, it was lucky that somebody had heard him screaming for help. >> wow. fire officials say if it weren't for that nun running back to her nearby convent to call 11 for help, goldman would not have lasted through the night. he is now recovering this morning in the hospital. >> lucky guy. powerful winter storm is battling the southwest and it's set to move across the country. heavy winds knocked over trees in southern california killing at least one person in san diego. heavy rains flooded highwaysysnd nearly a foot of snow dropped over parts of reno. now that storm is taking aim on the great plains and midwest.
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morning, paul. >> thanks, reena, phillip. a blizzard is brewing throughout the midwest. by the time we get into monday night, we'll see the tail end of this blizzard d gin to evolve and move across kansas, nebraska and sliding across iowa and right into the green bay area by wednesday morning with road closures, near zero visibility, blowing and drdrting snow and dangerous travel. now, it won't necessarily be that way everywhere throughout the east coast and southeast, we'll have temperatures 10 to 20 degrgrs bob the norm for r is time of year. brief cooling will kick in for tuesday. then a good thing becomes a not so good thing. thanks to all that heat, greatest risk off severe weather from st. louis over to little lock rock down to new orleans with a chance of tornadoes in the memphis down to mississippi. >> all right, paul, thank you. gas prices continue their downward trend toward their lowest level in six years. the average price for a gallon
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that's down four cents from last week and down 25 cents since this time last year. the national a arage has been low $2 now for a monon because of increased supplies of crude oil. >> well, burger king set to roll out a new treat sure to delit burger lovers available nationwide today. the extra long buttery cheeseburger has got all the standards. you see bun, pattie, vegetable toppings but it's extra long and drenched in a buttery garlic sauce. the cheeseburger will be featured on the two for $5 menu. >> so you can be like i just had one burger. that's how you get around it. i see you working burger king. i see you working. all right, the countdown to the super bowl is on and the broncos and panthers are in cafornia and oh are cam newton's pants. >> the carolina qb making a bold fashion statement. in zebra pants. the pants are by versace. those images inspiring all sorts
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>> one tweet said cam newton wrestlemania. another one said cam newton, biz above and party below. that about right. >> biz above, party below. >> biz is on top, party on the bottom. now. he is so confident. he's probably going to be the mvp. he's wearing whatever he wants, and it shows. look at thth, whatever he wants.s. phillip. on set tomorrow. >> no way. >> if i cod throw a football like cam newton, i would be wearing versace zebra pants and they would sell out. that's the wayayt is. i'd like to see you do that on your next live shot. see if anybody notices. abc. i will wear them. wherever you want to send me. them. >> coming up from the pro bowl to the brand-new pro hockey mvp. it is almost time for sports with reena. >> i'm the pro. >> uh-huh.h can't wait for it.
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>> the virus is carried by mosquitoes and here in the u.s., one texas woman describes its symptoms. here's abc's dr. richard besser. >> reporter: we head into the countryside to visit one of the many families here dealing with the zika virus. >> very nice to see you. the baby in this house is 3 months old. anna beatrice born with microcephaly, an abnormally small head. her ther tells us she contracted the zika infection when she was three months pregnant. >> reporter: when during your pregnancy did you know that there was a problem with anna beatrice? never. and this virir that took so many by surprise is on the move. nearly 40 cases reported in the u.s. lizzie morales a houston mother got see ca on a christmas visit to el sasaador. she developed a rash. >> it was all over my body. you have no strength, no energy to do anything. not to even sit down. >> reporter: she is not pregnant and her symptoms subsided. there e now four pregnant
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and a number of states in the south that are particularly vulnerable to mosquitos that carry the virus leading to questions how prepared we are to handle an outbreak in the u.s. >> it's a new phenomenon. the more relearn, the better we can gugue people and guide prevention and control efforts. >> reporter: back at her home, anna's mother is doing everything she can for her child. dr. richard besser, abc news. >> it's so heart breaking. they're also offering some advice for women in brazil to wait till as late as 2018 to have babies because they don't know exactly what could be happening with this disease. there's really nothing that i've heard of that you could take that would protect you from, give you immunity to this. i know a lot of women whore actually canceling trips down there because they're thinking of having children and don't want the risk. >> why would you want to even like you said, even risk that. i mean it's your child. and like 2018, that's a long time. >> sure is.
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but it is a scary thing. >>h-huh. well, coming up, convicted murderer steven avery hopipi for another chance. >> what his new lawyer is saying that might overturn his conviction.
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necessary that's forensically avavlable. >> reporter: the show putting the spotlight on his bizarre legal journey. charged for a rape he didn't commit only to be charged for the murder of 25-year-old teresa halbach and convicted. >> it's hard enough. you know, going to prison for something you didn't do and you got to do it all over again. >> reporter: now zellner tling abundance news she noticed something strarae yesterday. seven of her tweets about the former prosecutor and allegations an of planted evidence mysteriously deleted. zellner says she didn't delete them and she doesn't believe twitter did either tweeting so if the truth h hts, just delete it. zellner launching an independent investigation focusing on dna evidence found on halbach's rav4 that prosecutors said linked avery to the murder. the attorney even purchasing the same car model halbach owned. >> i want to examine what was not tested in the car that should have been tested. since 2007, there have ever been gnificant advances in forensic
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>> and even hinting that possibly someone eskilled teresa hall halbach. >> clearly there are other people we're looking at. that's always done in a case like this. >> reporter: eva pilgrimimabc news, new w rk. >> the series "making a murderer" is so popular right now. it's really put the spotlight on there. if you've watched et, there are a t of things that don't seem to add up. but at the same time, the filmmakers here have ever been getting a lot of criticism saying they left out some information, some things that prosecutors are pointing out it's unfair. time, you're like well, i don't know about that. >> you watch this. >> absolutely. interesting to see the resolution. coming up, sports with reena. my favorite. up, sports with reena. my favorite. your clever moves won't stop the cold and flu. but t sinfecting with lysosocan. because lysol wipes and spray are approved
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per bowl. buttast night all the great players who will not be playing enjoying island time at the pro bowl. apparently held every year in hawaii. the talent incredible. the defense almost nonexistentnt and the stakes, well, the game means absolutely nothing. seahawks qb russell wilson named the offensive mvp. who did he offend? >> what did he do? the speciaiazone where you get six points in that zone. if you total it up, that's 18. good job. don't forget tip your waiters and 20% there. >> i was told there would be no math. > they won 49-27. go, too many. yeah, those numbers get complicated, don't they? >> yeah. >> and earlier in the eving, there wawaeven more all-star action. this time on the i i. the nhl all-star playoffs and the captain of the pacific division john scott, this is an incredible story. you know why? because he was voted in by the fa as a joke. and the nhl tried to stop him from playing, even demoted him
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him not to play. but guess what? he said not going to have that. he ended up scoring two goals which isne shy of that hat thing that they do. the performance earning him the title of mvp. you go, john. >> who is laughing nowright? >> who is laughing now. from the ice to iceland. vikings taking on our boys on soccer field or pitch as they say. team usa scoring first with michael bradley kicking it to altidore for the goal. next time, look at this. iceland pulling a sneak attack. free kick. making a break toward the goal right there as bradley was arguing with a ref. boom, they score. take the lead. later the game tied at two and in the 90th minute, bradley look at that, bam, headbutts the ball into the goal. team usa wins 3-2 as they gear up for the world cup two years away in russia. it's going to be great. i'm looking forward to that. >> i'm looking forward to you calling another goal.
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caucus tomorrow morning. trump. >> trump. cruz, cruz, no goal. goal. >> i love that story though. that nhl story. that is so great. you know? there you go. he got the mvp. didn't even -- wasn't even supposed to be in the game. that's the story. >> very impressive. that's the news and sports for this half hour. >> nailed it. >> nailed it? hour. >> nailed.
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>> caucus goer. this morning onnow," today's iowa caucuses. >> after months of posturing, debates a a controversial comment, the republicans and democrats of iowa make the first decisions in the race for the white house.
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extensive coverage. tough questions about the southern california escapees. who helped the three men break out of the maximum security jails and how was one of the inmate's teachers involved? airline outrage. profits are up while the cost of fuel is down. why are ticket prices still so high? and later, diversity on stage at the s.a.g. awards. winners of all races and backgrounds speaking out about the oscaca controversy. it's monday, february 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." monday. i'm phililp mena. >> good to have you here. i'm reena ninan. you were saying -- we were starting up. big day in iowa, huh? >> everybody has been waiting for it. we've been talkingngbout it for months and months. today is the big day. >> they're saying it might be snowing. they're trying to push people to get out and vote and get there. it's the nation's first presidential nominating contest
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after months of hectic campaigning, the latest polls are really showing a tight race. it's your voice, your vote. our coverage begins in des moines with brandi hitt. morning to you, brandi. >> reporter: good morning reena and phillip. i agree with you. monday is finally here. we've been talking about if it for so long. the caucus day is finally here. we're in the media center where the vote totals will be slowly coming in much later this evening. as you mentioned, reenen weather could be a factor. but this weekend, man, these candidates have been so busy crisscrossing this state, stayinin up late, into the evening with their campaigns and still both races right now are too close to predict. in this final push for iowa >> thank you, bill, thank you chelsea. clinton and donald trump are their families. >> he will be ununlievable. master negotiator.
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trump's wife melania and clinton's daughter chelsea. >> so please join men welcoming, i hope, our next presididt. >> reporter: the latest poll shows trump leading the gop race, now five points ahead of ted cruz. >> i don't care if you're eling horrible, you u ve 104 temperature, get out of bed and caucus! >> reporter: on the democratic side, it's a tight race between clinton and bernie sanders. >> what our job is in the next 24 hours is to make sure thax there is a large voter turnout. >> reporter: sanders volunteers knocking on 75,000 doors this weekend alone. cruz attended church in iowa. >> did you pray for victory? i prayed that god's will be done. >> reporter: his rival senator marco rubio casting cruz as the favorite. >> ted cruz is clearly the front-runner. >> clearly the favorite. >> he has 10,000 volunteers. he spent millions of dollars. >> reporter: speaking of
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moines register" says all of these candidates have spent moree than $33 million combined right here in iowa on television ads. we have been seeing them nonstop here this weekend, reena and phillip. >> for anyone who needs a refresher, can you walk us through the caucus process? how does that work. >> reporter: it's complicated. bear with me as we go through this. at 7:00 tonight, yes, only at 7:00, you're going to see roughly 1600 what we would normally calling places open, these are caucus houses. a lot of them are public buildings, libraries. on the republican side f you're going to caucus on the republican side, you walk in, in a large group of people. you may hear pitches from the candidates at the last minute. then you either write down a name on a scratch piece of paper in somef these caucus houses or possibly a ballot, who you're going to choose. then you secretly drop it into a binn and that is your vote. the democraticside, though, it's much more different, much more public. you go to your caucus place. you decide to group with your
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sometimes 300 people there. and you must physically get into groups. if you're a bernie sanders supporter, you go into one area of the room. clinton, o'malley, in other areas of the room. if you don't have at least 15% support of that room in your group -- let's say o'm'mley only haha10%, it doesn't counun it's considered void in a way. so those people in the o'malley group can then decide in front of everyone, do i want to support sanders or clinton or nody. and then they cacajoin in. it's g gng to be a very fluid situation. that's why sometimes with these results, it's hard to know who is declared the victor or not for the state. >> it sounds like it could be a very long night for you, brandi hitt. >> reporter: it will be fun. i can't wait. >> she's so excited about this. we love it. brandi hitt reporting live from des moines. thank you so much. and abc's jonathan karl is also in des moines where he's
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getting voters to the caucuses. >> one of the many hillary clinton offices in iowa right here. >> reporter: it's boots on the ground time in iowa. these hillary volunteers are armed with detailed information on every door they'll knock. >> sometimes you show up at someone's door and they're on your list as a hillary or bernie supporter and they've switched over to trump. >> reporter: we're at rubio supporters, calling people to make sure they know where to go to caucus. >> this locatiti is sergeant bluff commununy center. >> reporter: this volunteer is a student at iowa state. in addition to the visits and the calls, iowans have been bombarded with 60,000 campaign ads. 17,000 this month alone. >> marco rubio, just another washington politician. >> donald trump, new york values. >> clinton and bush, two names dpr the past. >> reporter: and then there's the junk mail. some iowans received this ominous envelope, election alerted, votedr violation.
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score, whether they've voted in recent elections. and information about their neighbors. caucus on monday to improve your score, it says, warning of a follow-up notice aftererhe vote. not a government document but a mailer from the cruz campaign. iowa's secretary of state denounced it as deceptive. over at the ankenydiner, these folks are still truly undecided. when are you going to make that decision? >> maybe 7:00 tomorrow. i don't know. >> reporter: the deciding factor in this race could be people who have never been to a caucus before. on the democratic side, bernie sanders, and on the republican side, donald trump r counting on a big rnout of first-time caucusgoers to put them over the p. jonathan karl, abc news, des moines. >> our live coverage from iowa continues in our next half hour as well as on "good morning america" with george and robin in des moines. look for more coverage from iowa on "world n ns tonight" and call
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another major headline. a second virginia tech student has been arrestein connection)with the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl. police i iblacksburg announceded yesterery that natalie marie keepers has been charged in the case. earlier david eisenhauer was charged with first-degree murder and abduction. investigators say he and the victim knew each other. >> based on evidence collected to date, we have determined that eisenhauer and nicole were acquainted prior to her disappearance. he used this relationship to his advantagagto abduct and then kill her. >> both students are being held without bond. the investigation is sll ongoing. yesterday a state police search and recovery team searched a pond on the virginia tech campus. all three of the southern california jail escapees are behind bars this morning. one surrendered on friday and the other two were captured saturday night thanks to an alert citizen. now authorities are trying to determine who helped them. abc's matt gutman has the latest
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of the jail from the roof. but with a groan were hauled back to the front door. with all three fugitives now in custody -- >> we're actively investigating other suects that may have helped. >> reporter: it was a citizen's tip that helped to the capture of hossain nayeri in san francisco. police chasing nayeri. >> reporter: the three had a doggy door in this steel grating and then navigated the tunnels behind their ward to the roof of thisaximum security jail. noososfarian ravaghi they say provided them with maps. a source tells us the teacher who penned books also penned love letters. psychopath. is that something you would say is a fitting description? >> i think it is. >> reporter: the three have been they broke out o this one h h a more modern layout.
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matt gutman, abc news, santa ana, california. to the northeast now and a mystery fireball in the sky. theeaerpt white hot fiber ball was caught on dash cam video soaring across the heavens saturday evening. it was seen as far as away as the washington, d.c. area. there's no official word on whether it was a meteor. observers described the fireball as having colorful fragments andnd looking like it fell apart or exploded. well, the rival super bowl teams are spending their first night in california. >> yep. and the first to land in san jose, the broncos led by quarterback peytononanning. the broncos are playing in their second super bowl in three years. >> an hour later the carolina panthers arrived headed by,f urse, cam newton. if you can look closely, folks, he was rocking some very, very wild versace pants. got to look closely for that one. >> i don't think he's comeown quite yet. you'll see it sooner or later. >> there you go.
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mated together for that outfit. but none of the players spoke to reporters there, saving that for the ch-anticipated media day, which actually happens tonight. no word if he'll be wearing those pants or not. >> he can wear whatever he wants. he's cam newton. >> you're probably right. coming up in the miction"the mix," campaign humor and a fashion statement featuring who else but bernie sanders. also ahead, airlines cashing in as fuel prices keep dropping. when will passengers finally get a break when buying tickets. and diversity in spotlight at the s.a.g. awards. performers from all races and backgrounds lashing out about the oscars controversy. >> andemember, find us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news
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experts are making one final attempt today to salvage that capsized cargo ship stranded off the coast of france. high winds and rough seas hampered efforts over the weekend. the ship has been adrift for five days. and if today's attempt fails, the vessel will run aground tomorrow night. 22 crew members were evacuated by helicopter last week. high in the sky, frightening moments played out on a british airways flight. two hours into the flight from london to chicago, the boeing 747 had to dum full and return heathrow airport after two of the five sets of landing gear wheels broke midflight. it crippled the jet.
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passengers had to get off one row at a time to avoid tipping the unstable aircrcrt. i've never h hrd of anything like this before. >> last year the major airlines reported record profits, cashing in on low fueue costs and baggage fees, but despite discounts, fares keep going up. >> there are still bargains to be had. you have to do your homework. luckily for us, we've got rebecca jarvis with three ways to fly cheaper. >> reporter: airline profits are flying high. benefiting from the dramatic decline in oil prices. the cost of fuel down as much as 40% from last year. but if you're e eecting to find similar savings in the price of your ticket, that's just pie in the sky. >> the consumers had their thumb on that scale for over decade. now the airlines have their thumb on that scale. >> reporter: the airlines say the e cord profits are goioi back into the business. but overall, ticket costs are up 1.5% since last year. so, how do you get the best
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candidates, larry david. there it is. bernie sanders. that is him. look at that. all these bernie heads. this guy from iowa, he bought it and he wore it at a couple of rallies and, you know, lots of cameras around, of course. all of his s sporters started retweeting it. that's the new fashion trend of the season. >> very cool. feel the burn and sport the burn. >> feel the burn. there you go. all the different emotions that bernie sanders conveys all there on a t-shirt. >> that's pretty funny. >> he caca up and saw the shirt. like, you can tell, he's like, perplexed. like, oh, my god, my face is on this shirt. you can tell he thinks it's weirir and, like, hishotographer for the campaign, like, told me, he's, like, bernie thinks the shirt is really creepy. >> it's interesting. you know? >> yeah, it is. i guess it i ikind of creepy if it's your face on n . i like it, though. it's funny. from t-shirts to tractors.
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of course, it's in iowa. take a look at this one. nd-created. look at that. got the bald eagle and everything. that's gary loeffler of west des moines. he is a big backer of mike huckabee. he likes his positions on guns, abortion and god. he believes huckabee is a man of god. so he created this tractor and he's kind of following around huckabee. and y y may remember huckabee won the state in 2008. so he believes that huckabee is the one who can stand up to what he calls the clinton machine. >> okay. >> by the way, he also put a snake on there because he says that statas for isis, al qaeded and the taliban. >> all-american. >> well thought out, huh? >> sure is. let's switch gears a little bit. we are gng to show you a surfer that took on a little bit maybe more than he could handle it. they call it jaws, this huge
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look at that fall. 40 feet. >> whoa. >> thankfully we're showing this to you because this is not faces of death. he did come out on top and he is okay. in fact, he said that he was going to ride it again the next day. >> very cool. >> there it is. >> talk about death defying. how about a slightly terrifying for me as a mom, a young kid got a loose tooth. what does he do? takes his race car toy. ties it up. > oh, no way! >> and he pushes the button. >> everyone ready? >> we're ready. >> oh!
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>> oh.snowfall forecast at 10. as the weak system moves off to the east tonight, we will see some areas of at least partial clearing. overall, we will be lking at a partly cloudy night. it'll be a cooler night as well, with winds out of the north, helping to push us back down into the low and mid 20s for lows. the start of the work week will be quiet for making news in america this morning -- first vote. an official kickoff to the primary election season. the pivotal iowa caucuses. the candidates' late-night push sweeping across the hawkeye state. we're live in des moines. extreme weather.
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