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making news in america this morning, deadline looming. last-minute negotiations under way as we speak for the release of isis hostages despite opposition from the white house. who's the woman the terror group wants released? we're live with the latest. breaking overnight, new details in the airasia crash investigation. it turns out the captain was not flying when the trouble started in the cockpit. lucky escape. the pilot forced to ditch his plane in the ocean with a parachute talking about that terrifying moment, what he was thinking when the plane hit the water. and boston shoveler, the mystery man seen clearing off the marathon finish line during the blizzard comes forward.
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and good thursday morning to you all. we begin with what may be the final chance for two hostages at the mercy of isis. a last-minute deal as a new deadline approaches. >> isis is promising to free a japanese journalist and a jordanian pilot in exchange for the release of a convicted terrorist. there's word jordan has agreed but first wants proof that its pilot is still alive. the latest now from abc's susan saulny. >> reporter: hanging in the balance this morning the life of this tv correspondent and this jordanian pilot. a new video released by isis shows japanese journalist kenji goto shackled forced to read his own death sentence. he's holding a photo of the jordanian pilot. >> i only have 24 hours left to live, and the pilot has even less. >> reporter: despite u.s. opposition, two countries, japan and jordan, are maneuvering with the terror group to spare the lives of the hostages. in exchange for the pair, isis says it wants failed suicide bomber sajida al rishawi set free. she's an iraqi woman on death row in jordan.
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the authorities say she was a determined killer taking part in a 2005 attack in which 60 people were killed, many of them attending a muslim wedding. >> what isis wants is for people to treat them like a state. it's in jordan's interests not to treat them like a state. >> reporter: isis has set a new deadline today of sunset in iraq and the clock is ticking. the king of jordan has already given in to the demands for a prisoner swap. >> this is a diplomatic victory, a propaganda victory for isis. >> reporter: meanwhile, in france the government has mounted the first real counterstrike in the information war against isis. overnight they released this video designed to steer young people away from militant radical groups. it shows conflict and execution described as, quote, hell on earth. up to now isis has been winning the propaganda war. stopping that is a critical challenge for washington and the west. reena, t.j. >> susan saulny live in washington. susan, thanks so much. we want to turn now to our
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other big story we are tracking and thas aet's another snowmaker bearing down on folks who are already snow weary in the northeast. >> massachusetts is braving for the new system as residents still dig out from this week's blizzard. crews are working to restore power amid brutally cold temperatures. boston schools are closed again today, and another storm could make the monday morning commute miserable. they're digging out too on long island's east end where some areas got close to three feet. most of the schools are re-opening today after classes were canceled tuesday and wednesday. crews are working to restore commuter rail service to the area. yes, we're talking more snow in the northeast. we're talking rain coming to southern california. >> accuweather's justin povick is joining us with the forecast. justin. >> thank you, reena and t.j. and good morning. the northeast after a brief break between storms dealing with more snow and we're thinking the interstate 95 corridor will see a couple inches of snow from new york city to boston primarily late thursday and into thursday night.
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interior regions across the higher terrain of new york state, vermont, massachusetts and maine could approach half a foot. over the southwest not snow, it's rain. that's a good thing for the drought but not so great news for traveling around los angeles and san diego, phoenix and also flagstaff, i-10 and a little piece of interstate 5 could have some puddles and also some ponding. bigger storm also possible late this weekend over the nation's midsection. reena and t.j., back to you. breaking overnight in the airasia crash investigation, it looks like the pilot was not at the helm when things started to go wrong. indonesian investigators say the less experienced co-pilot was controlling the plane as it began to climb dangerously fast before stalling over the java sea. they believe the captain took over before they plunged into the water. there are new fear ss of another war between israel and lebanon. two israeli soldiers were killed yesterday when the lebanese militant group hezbollah attacked a convoy, its most severe attack on israel in eight years. hezbollah indicated the attack was in retaliation
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for a deadly israeli strike on its fighters in syria. israel and lebanon were last at war back in 2006. we're getting horrifying details this morning of the siege at an australian cafe. officials testified at an inquest that the cafe's manager was shot in the head by the gunman after being forced to kneel before him. that prompted police to storm the cafe and another hostage was killed by fragments of police bullets. the inquest will include an examination of police procedures. also new this morning a massive fire burned throughout the night in san francisco's mission district. one person was killed in this four-alarm fire that sent huge plumes of black smoke all over the area. the building home to dozens of families. six people are being treat eded for smoke inhalation and burns. meanwhile, investigators say that deadly fire at a maryland mansion was sparked by a faulty electrical outlet which caught the christmas tree on fire. they say the 15-foot-tall tree was likely dry since it had been cut down more than two months prior. the overnight fire killed the homeowners and four of their young grandchildren who were spending the night. well, to presidential politics now.
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mitt romney sounding even more like he'll be a candidate in 2016. in mississippi last night romney attacked a likely democratic rival in the race. he accused hillary clinton of being soft on russia when she was secretary much state calling her clueless. he also said that clinton wouldn't be able to provide economic opportunities since she doesn't know where jobs come from. even though officials say there is no credible threat against sunday's big game, the super bowl security is ramping up in the phoenix area. more than 4,000 private security personnel will be deployed on game day along with thousands more police officers. special tactical teams will also be there to provide warnings about nuclear or biological threats. the department of homeland security is relaunching its well-known public awareness campaign. >> this revitalized "if you see something, say something" effort is really part of what we believe to be a larger effort public engagement. given how some of our homeland security challenges are evolving, we think that public participation in our efforts is
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all the more important. >> the faa is calling the game a no-drone zone telling fans to leave that drone at home and are also being reminded not to bring other items including fireworks or brooms. still ahead the measles outbreak getting worse and no signs of slowing up. and the parachuting plane we showed you. the doomed aircraft splashing into the ocean. now we're hearing from the pilot about the ordeal. he has a new catchphrase, i'm here so i won't get fined but marshawn lynch may still have to pay up for something he's wearing.
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well, it hasn't been a very good week on wall street. the dow has lost nearly 500 points since monday after closing at 17,678. it will open below 17,200. yesterday's drop happened after the fed hinted a rate hike is still possible this year. mcdonald's sales are down so its ceo is out. the fast food giant is suffering it's worst slump in more than a decade reporting a sharp decline in sales and earnings last week. don thompson has been with mcdonald's for 25 years but its ceo for less than three. he is retiring at 51. mcdonald's problems include changing tastes, health concerns and supply problems in asia. the air force is sticking with boeing for the next air force one. the current air force one jets, there are two of them, are older boeing 747s. the new ones will be 747-800s, 747-800s. okay, that's an interesting number but won't be ready for eight years. they'll get all sorts of
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special modifications first. and facebook is doing even better than expected thanks to growth in two areas. the social network says more than two-thirds of its ads revenue now comes from mobile devices. more than half a billion facebook users only use mobile devices to access the site. facebook also says it now has about 3 million video views a day and, again, about two-thirds of that is from mobile devices. well, trying to decide where to buy a house, look for a starbucks. zillo's research finds that over a 15-year period the value of homes near those coffee shops rose 96%. the national average only 65%. it's not that having a starbucks nearby improves a home's value, but starbucks has a knack for picking locations. it's a good little tip. >> it is, go where starbucks is. >> there you go. >> simple enough. when we come back, though, the veteran versus the rising star. a dramatic match overnight at the australian open with serena williams taking on a 19-year-old. and drink up, how drinking beer could ward off alzheimer's.
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theraflu. serious power. oh, it's been a rough winter for many of us including this burmese mountain dog named quinn. he's 5 months old which could explain his attempt to run across the ice. that didn't go too well. quinn's owner shot the video during a walk around their new hampshire neighborhood. we have a look now at morning road conditions a wet smut in the southwest from phoenix to vegas. snow mats in the four corners region. a slippery ride in parts of the northeast from philly to new england. if you're flying just a couple of airports to watch out. the weather-related delays possible in detroit and phoenix. well, police in dallas are taking some extraordinary steps to combat a rash of atm thefts. >> yeah there have been at least 20 attempted atm robberies this month alone primarily at convenience stores during early morning hours. robbers got away with two of those atms. one was found a little later after it was emptied of its
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cash. dallas pd created a new unit and a special task force to help catch the thieves. a fugitive treasure hunter behind one of the richest hauls in u.s. history has been captured in florida after two years on the run. back in 1988 tommy thompson found $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th century shipwreck after south carolina but thompson was accused of duping investors and failed to show up for a hearing two years ago. he was arrested in an upscale hotel in palm beach county. the measles outbreak linked to disneyland in california has grown to 95 cases. health officials say 79 infections are in california and 52 can be linked directly to disney parks. most of those affect eded had not been vaccinated. and at one southern california high school 70 students have been told to stay home through the end of next week because they may have been exposed to measles and are not vaccinated. well, another health headline here. hops, which are in beer, could
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be the secret to warding off brain disorders. an ingredient in hops has been shown to protect the brains of mice from cell damage. that same ingredient is also known to fend off cancer and viruses. the researchers behind the study are surprisingly recommending that you drink all the beer you want. no excuse me actually they just say a daily intake, just have a beer maybe. >> thanks for that. >> sorry. we are now hearing from the pilot who ditched his brand-new plane in the middle of the pacific. we showed you this video. the plane going down about 250 miles from hawaii equipped with its own parachute. the pilot managed to capture some of it on video. he was guided down by the coast guard and picked up by a cruise ship. still, he was there and there were some anxious moments. >> there's a lot of things that could have gone wrong. if i get my pant leg or shirt leave caught on something or there's so many different things or just i get a huge tide or swell or something that cascades over the aircraft. >> luckily none of that happened and he survived without a scratch. he even got his first ever
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cruise out of it, but he says next time he's on a cruise, he hopes he doesn't have to drop in. all right, turning to some sports now. we start down under at the australian open. this was a good one. serena williams battling a cold these day, she says, but it didn't stop her from defeating madison keys and reaching her final australian open final since 2010. keys had defeated serena's older sister venus in the quarterfinals. next up for williams is saturday's women's final against maria sharapova. that is going to be a good one. well speaking of colds patriots quarterback tom brady showed plenty of evidence of being a little bit under the weather yesterday while talking to reporters. brady said he should be 100% for the showdown with the seahawks and he's admitted relying on old remedies like garlic and rest to get better. >> i'll try that right now. also in arizona, tiger woods teeing off just past noon local time at the phoenix open. his first official tournament since pulling out of the pga championship last summer. >> as for last night's
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excitement in the nba we get our highlights from our guys at espn. kevin connors, jay harris, no lebron james on wednesday night so the cavs had no chance, right? >> yeah, right, they had a kyrie irving. they had a good chance and kyrie irving did work against the blazers. lebron watching. sprained wrist. he's out. kyrie irving red hot. third quarter, quick pullup three. cavs up 7. fourth quarter, cavs down 3. irving off the screen. another three. game tied at 92. irving now with 50 in the game. 10 seconds left. tied at 94. kyrie over nicolas batum, yes, and that face. the cavs go on to win 99-94, 11 threes and lebron loving it on the bench. the cavs red hot but nobody in the nba hotter than the atlanta hawks trying to make it 17 in a row. kyle korver off a screen.
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he had five threes in the game and then later in the fourth, korver, the block and then jared jack to korver to mike scott. hawks have won 17 in a row 113-102. >> for more highlights and super bowl coverage, catch a live "sportscenter" on espn. >> for jay harris, i'm kevin con conners. have a great thursday. up next in "the pulse," boston strong. we're hearing from the man who cleared hallowed ground, the marathon finish line in the middle of a blizzard. also it turns out the nfl likely found another way to fine marshawn lynch for his now famous super bowl media day appearance. let me get this straight... [ female voice ] yes? lactaid® is 100% real milk? right. real milk. but it won't cause me discomfort. exactly, no discomfort because it's milk without the lactose. and it tastes? it's real milk! come
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♪ time now to check "the pulse" with a mystery solved after a moving symbol of boston strong emerged in the middle of this week's blizzard. >> he took it upon himself to clear the iconic finish line of the boston marathon as two feet of snow covered the city's streets. now, he got a huge response and a lot of praise on social media. everybody wondering who this guy was. we now now it was him, a local bartender named chris. he says he did it because, of course he just loves his boston and everything it stands for. >> it's very special to me and the city and i didn't think it deserved to be covered under all that snow. a really special place. not just because of you know everything that happened in 2013 but the boston marathon is my favorite event, my favorite time of the year. >> he is an avid runner and as a thank you he's been offered a
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coveted spot to race the mar honor. >> he took it upon himself to do that. >> a special moment. >> that's when you always have to take care of your bartenders. they are good folks. >> and the kind that dig you out. seattle seahawks star marshawn lynch i'm just here so i won't get fined taking a minimalist approach to the media. >> conducted another short interview session in which he said quote, you know why i'm here in response to all but one question. meantime sources tell espn the nfl could fine him for another reason. because of some attire. you see that hat he's wearing. that symbol on the top is a symbol for his nickname beast mode wore it at super bowl media day. players cannot wear brands that conflict with league partners during official league events so any decision on a possible fine will be made after the super bowl but a lot of people say they're just picking on the guy but this is a rule. this is a rule. >> i would have given him an
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issue -- violation for that backpack. it's a funky backpack. >> you know how expensive that backpack probably was. >> maybe i'm just envious. >> let's turn to a local tv weatherman who kept his cool when his map pretty much melted down. it gets warm in phoenix but it doesn't get this warm. you see some of those temperatures in there. >> that man right there, cory mcenclose ski didn't miss a beat as he read some of those high temperatures. >> frankly, wickenburg is a total loss. you might as well just get out of anywhere along the area. very warm. surprise starting to heat up at 1300 degrees so the safe spots seem to be -- >> if the an authorizes weren't laughing you wouldn't know. he was cool as a cucumber. his advice to residents of those suburb get out while you can. maybe take whoever made the map with you too. >> i mean this is technology. sometimes it goes a little wacky. we have to give him a lot of
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good thursday morning. it is 4:28. january 29. we will start with live doppler 7 hd. good morning everyone. we are seeing a few high clouds. a little bit of fog in the spots. we have haze this afternoon in the east bay hills. like yesterday. a lost sun. warmer-than-average weather. low-to-mid 60's at the cost and mid-to-upper 60's for the rest us. it is not a "spare the air" day. >> how is the traffic, leyla? >> pleasant. on this thursday morning we will look at the san mateo bridge with clear conditions both directions. we do not have accidents. this is nine minutes from
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hayward to foster city. the richmond-san rafael you could see flashing lights. no one is at the toll plaza but for maybe one car. that is it. leyla, thank you. >> it has been ten hours since a deadly fire ripped through a mission district apartment building and firefighters are still in on the scene looking for hotspots. they are trying to figure what started the fire. amy hollyfield is in san francisco near the scene. >> they are still restrictive about the area. no one is allowed on 22nd street. they were combative when we tried to reach out to the firefighter in charge roping where we are standing, a block away. they have the ladier up. several firefighters are still here. it is an active scene. the fire is out. it was huge.
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check out the images of what firefighters were up against at mission when the fire started at 6 pock last night. a man died in the fire six people were hurt. this was a three-story building a mix-used building with businesses on the first and second floors. ed third floor was residential. some living up there had to use the fire escape to get out. >> around 6:30 i heard someone screaming on the second floor. there are kids up there that run around and about five minutes later i saw the fire trucks pull up on mission street and they looked at us. >> the six people taken to the hospital suffered burns and smoke inhalation. a firefighter was one of the injured. it took so much water to fight the fire it created

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