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good morning, i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following on this monday morning on "world news now." an uber driver is accused of a shooting spree that left six people dead in michigan. in between the seemingly random attacks, he picked up passengers. police say they don't yet know the motive. full details straight ahead. pope francis is calling for a worldwide ban on the death penalty. he's also urging catholic political leaders to not carry out executions this year. 40 passengers and a driver escaped safely when a mega bus traveling from chicago to minneapolis burst into flames. an investigation is under way into the cause of the fire. many on board lost all their belongings. and it was a photo finish in the daytona 500. denny hamlin in the number 11 car, edging out martin truex jr.
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by just inches. it was hamlin's first daytona victory after ten attempts. those are some of our top stories on this monday, february 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we're going to start this half hour with the shooting rampages in kalamazoo, michigan. hundreds of people attended a prayer service last night for the families of the six people who were killed and the two who were injured. >> one, a teen, is clinging to life. the suspect, an uber driver, is expected in court this morning for arraignment on murder charges. more now from abc's alex perez in kalamazoo. >> reporter: investigators in kalamazoo, michigan, on the hunt for answers after a deadly rampage leaves six dead. the suspect, jason dalton, now behind bars. >> shots fired. we have one confirmed victim right now. >> reporter: the chaos beginning at 5:42 p.m. saturday evening. a woman shot several times in the parking lot of this
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residential complex. she survives. but four hours later in this car dealership parking lot, a father and his 17-year-old son shot and killed. within minutes, the gunman opens fire outside a cracker barrel restaurant, killing four in their car, including former teacher, mary lul nye and wounding a 14-year-old girl. >> dispatch all units. suspect vehicle in a shooting. last seen at cracker barrel. >> reporter: just after midnight, police spot the suspect's vehicle and take him into custody without incident. the victims, police say, apparently selected at random. >> this is your worst nightmare. how do you go and tell the families of these victims that they weren't targeted for any reason other than they were there to be a target? >> reporter: 45-year-old dalton had no criminal record, and worked as an uber driver. his neighbors, in disbelief. >> it's scary.
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that could have been us. that could have been my daughter that got killed. >> reporter: authorities investigating whether the alleged gunman was taking fares in between shootings. matt mellon claims he was dalton's passenger just 70 minutes before the first shooting. he says he called 911 and feared for his life. because dalton was driving erratically. his fiance even warning others on facebook moments before the shooting. >> we were kind of driving through medians, driving through the lawn, speeding along. and then finally, once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> reporter: uber in a statement saying, we are horrified and heartbroken at this senseless violence. we have reached out to the police to help with their investigation in any way we can. investigators recovered a gun from dalton's vehicle. he is expected in court monday afternoon. alex perez, kalamazoo, michigan. a high-profile hearing gets under way in a connecticut courtroom. a judge is expected to decide whether some families who lost loved ones in the sandy hook shooting can sue companies that manufacture and sell the ar-15 rifle that was used in the massacre.
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firearms makers are generally protected from liability by a law passed in 2005, but this suit alleges that the makers of the ar-15 knew it was not sustainable for civilian use. >> and it really has been a rough weekend, an awful weekend in michigan. now a family of six there is dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. the sheriff in the town of fenton, just northwest of detroit, says the likely cause was a generator running in the basement. the family had lost power friday night. among the dead were the parents and their four children. the youngest only 2 years old. the victims were all found dead in their beds. isis has claimed responsibility for two deadly bombings in syria. more than 100 people died when bombs went off in damascus and homs. the attack occurred as secretary of state john kerry announced a tentative cease-fire agreement that could begin in the next couple of days, but he acknowledged, it's not finalized and all parties might not
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automatically comply. let's move on now to politics. the republican candidates are campaigning in nevada today after donald trump's sweeping victory in south carolina. first trump made a quick stop in atlanta to celebrate, vowing to win georgia and other southern states. second and third-place finishers, marco rubio and ted cruz, both criticized trump's strategy. >> surrounding yourself with smart people alone is not enough. >> donald devotes all of his time and energy, all of his money to attacking me. >> trump is now also questioning whether rubio is eligible to run. and winning two states, trump says he is not being treated fairly by the republican national committee. as democrats prepare for the south carolina primary on saturday, hillary clinton is leading in the polls. but bernie sanders is still very much in the running and trying his best to stop her momentum. abc's mary bruce is on the campaign trail. >> we just won nevada! >> reporter: hillary clinton is relishing her nevada win and looking ahead. >> hello, houston!
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is this a great night or what? >> reporter: celebrating with a late-night rally in texas. ♪ hold your head up high because victory ♪ >> reporter: with the momentum back on her side, her campaign is confident they see a clear path to the nomination. clinton held off bernie sanders' late rise to take nevada by five points. >> thank you very much. thanks for coming out. >> reporter: sanders, enjoying a strong second finish. >> you know, five weeks ago, we were 25 points behind in the polls. >> reporter: but the candidates argued over who really won the key latino vote. >> as i understand it, we actually won the latino vote yesterday, which is a big breakthrough for us. >> you know, that's just not what our analysis shows. >> reporter: clinton did win huge support from african-americans, whose vote will be critical in the next big contest in south carolina, as she discussed with b.e.t. >> from a strategic standpoint, who's the african-american voter that your campaign is targeting?
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>> as many as possible. >> of course. >> reporter: sanders courted those coveted votes with stops in south carolina. >> we need your help to help lead this country in a political revolution. >> reporter: joined by actor danny glover at his biggest event in the state so far. now, the clinton campaign is happy with a win here. but they acknowledge, not every state looks or votes like this one. they fully expect sanders to win some states on super tuesday. mary bruce, abc news, las vegas. bill cosby's wife camille must give a deposition in his sex assault case today after a judge refused to postpone it. her lawyers tried to argue she knew nothing about the sex allegations and that the only intent of the public deposition was to embarrass her and harass her. >> no wife wants to go into a deposition or a public forum and have to testify about her personal relationship with her husband. definitely not testify about his relationships with other women.
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>> today's deposition in massachusetts is for the lawsuit against her husband filed by several women who say he sexually assaulted them decades ago. cosby also faces a criminal case for sexual assault in pennsylvania. cosby denies any wrongdoing. now to a frightening story from miami. a young woman who found a roommate through craigslist is now in a hospital fighting for her life. 23-year-old danielle jones lived with a man named byron mitchell for a week before being brutally beaten and left for dead. mitchell has told police he was attacked by jones and acted in self-defense during the valentine's day incident. jones' mother says that she is showing some signs of improvement. >> i can see that she's moving a little bit as if she's uncomfortable. she starts to move her hand or she will choke on the tubes. >> mitchell is now facing attempted murder charges. jones' family says the case should serve as a warning that others should run background and an criminal history checks
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before taking a step like jones did. >> so scary. another town is confronting a water contamination crisis. the water in petersburg, new york, is contaminated with a chemical known as ffoa. the state is testing a nearby river both upstream and downstream from a plastics factory. >> we're going to move very quickly and put out there facts and science and make sure that the public is aware every step of our investigation. >> pfoa has been linked to kidney and testicular cancer as well as thyroid diseases and other serious health problems. okay. so, get this, a new study suggests having a cup of coffee isn't just for staying awake and alert anymore. it says coffee may reduce the risk of developing alcohol-related liver damage. how much? well, one cup a day was found to reduce the risk of cirrhosis by 22%. four cups every day is credited
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with a 65% reduction of risk, and more than 36,000 americans a year die from cirrhosis. >> you know, i had intelligencia coffee, a brand out west. it was very good coffee. we're particular about our coffee. it's a chicago brand, i'm told in the control room. very good. >> i had a bud light. well, we have to hand it to one girl scout and her aunt in oregon. they certainly know how to target their audience. >> they were selling their girl scout cookies over the weekend outside a marijuana dispensary in portland. their sign, satisfy your munchies. they said the girl scouts don't condone doing, it but that it's not against the rules. >> an employee at the shop said it was great to partner up and help the youngster's efforts. the goal was to sell 35 box on the day. and guess what? they made it. >> they even have like back orders right about now. >> i bet you're right. >> that's absolutely true. >> the spokesperson for the girl scouts of oregon in southwest washington said that they, quote, recommend that if any
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the state highway is blocked. there's no power in town. officials say reopening the road is taking longer than expected because of the huge boulders and trees you see there that's on the pavement. the roads are back into elk city but they're impassable this time of year because of the snow. this is so frightening to watch. >> and even for those guys that were recording it, i'm sure. police on new york's long island plan to resume their search for a man missing after this plane crash. three other men were rescued after the plane crashed into long island sound late saturday night. the small plane had a student pilot at the controls. police heard cries from the water and grabbed kayaks that were tied up nearby. their only light, from a helicopter above. well, we turn now to the tense standoff between apple and the fbi over accessing the contents of the iphone of the san bernardino shooters. >> okay. so, researchers say it is possible to hack into that phone without apple's help. and now one of america's foremost experts on cybersecurity is stepping up to the plate.
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here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: a proposal to break the stalemate between the fbi and apple over the government's demand the tech giant hack into the iphone of the san bernardino shooter. cybersecurity pioneer john mcafee offering to do it himself for free in three weeks. >> i guarantee, you give me the phone, i'll give you the data. >> reporter: mcafee defending apple saying the fbi's request to create a so-called backdoor into the phone's operating system puts hundreds of millions of iphone users at risk. his plan involves physically taking apart this phone and only this phone eliminating any risk to others. >> using social engineering plus the hardware and the software, we would perform our magic with the wands and it comes out. this is how it works. there are 10,000 hackers in the world who could easily do what i'm suggesting myself. >> reporter: but the government has said it needs apple's help to get into syed farook's phone. no word if the fbi is considering his offer, but
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mcafee is so confident in his ability to crack that phone, that he told me very colorfully, if he fails, he will eat his shoe on live tv. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> well, that's a throwdown, huh? >> i guess. researchers say hacking into the iphone is at least technically possible. so we'll see how this all plays out. maybe it will not make it to the supreme court but it sure is heading that way it seems. >> oh, boy, yeah. well, coming up, making the grade in a very big way. >> the two high school wrestling stars who are being praised for what they did for one man in distress. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world
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♪ where did i go wrong ♪ along the way and the bitterness ends ♪ ♪ i stayed up with you all night ♪ ♪ had i known how to save a life ♪ a high school wrestling team from utah was in provo for a state tournament last week when two of its members were put to a test. neither one of them could have possibly expected this. >> their quick moves off the mat helped save the life of a man from idaho. hailey higgins from our salt lake city station has the story. >> we were there for a reason and we did what we could. >> reporter: best friends devin
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english and allan madsen with five teammates and their coach when a woman screamed for help near their hotel room. the students quickly jumped into action. >> the first thing that popped into my mind was this woman was being attacked, and it kind of scared me who i was going to come up against or what kind of scene i was going to come to and what i would do about it. but what i came to was a lot worse. >> reporter: kent moser of preston, idaho, was having a medical emergency after undergoing back surgery. his wife kathy was panicking by his side. >> his head was tilted back and he was out of it. you could tell something was wrong. so, i'm sitting there, so i went straight for his neck, started feeling for a pulse. nothing. >> reporter: alongside their coach, english and madsen picked up his lifeless body from the chair and started cpr. they kept him alive until medical crews came. after our interview, kathy called and spoke to the boys for the first time.
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>> i would just say to them that they mean the world to me. i don't know them personally. i don't even know all their names, but we love them dearly. >> reporter: kathy is convinced her husband wouldn't be alive without their help. she calls them heroes. the boys disagree. >> it's the right thing to do. you shouldn't think twice about something like that. you act upon it. you need to do it. >> reporter: and while they didn't bring home the trophy from the state tournament, the athletes tell me they did something a whole lot more important. in fact, in that phone call that we had with kathy, they thanked her for the life experience. here in hurricane, hailey higgins, good4utah. >> good group of guys. >> good for them. nice job on them. clearly a very large family is very happy. >> i think the theme of our broadcast has been learn cpr. >> that really has been a key. and it really is an important one. the american heart association recommends everyone to get trained. they do have lessons available on their website. and please do. >> there's always youtube here.
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for me it's this laundry room/coat closet that i don't know what to do with. so i call my friend and designer extraordinaire francesco to see if he can work his magic. >> francesco, i'm so glad you're here. >> how are you? trixie. >> hi, trixie. >> reporter: so this is my problem area. i know there's got to be more we can do in here but it's a mess. >> it is a mess. let's take your mess -- >> thank you >> to maintain. >> reporter: francesco's first tip for redesigning a space, think outside the box. >> i think what we can do here is turn this from a laundry room into a command center. >> reporter: tip two, find inspiration. >> we're going to look for something on pinterest to handle our storage needs and for some pretty stuff. >> reporter: tip three, shop your home. i gave him free reign of my apartment to find items i already owned.
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>> perfect. >> reporter: that could work in the space. after a little bit of heavy lifting, we checked the final tip off our list. >> tip four, add a few extras. now it's my favorite part. the clean-up. >> reporter: let the transformation begin. the final result, a functional space that doubles as a chic home office, and i'm ready to put it to good use. sara haines' command center. >> oh, go, sara! >> that is smart. i'm going to say that she kind of cleaned up before he got there. >> you think so? >> that didn't look that messy. what is a mess? >> but look at me. i'm even tidier with my shoes. my closet's even bigger. >> i mean, that closet right there -- >> my dream closet. >> -- only the ones devoted to your ma knoll low blahniks. >> oh, is that right? the jimmy choos have another wall for themselves. >> they have a whole other wall. >> what about the target brands? >> you go to target. >> i love target. there's nothing wrong with tar-jay. >> that's what she says >> that's what she says.
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this morning this morning on "world news now," demanding answers in michigan. >> police say an uber driver went on a shooting rampage, killing six people at random. why did he do it? the suspect is due in court today. campaign battle. the latest victories for donald trump and hillary clinton. the fight for votes as another critical week in politics begins. safety first on the ski slopes. the latest accidents and scares and what you can do to stay out of harm's way during your next winter vacation. and dream come true at the daytona 500. denny hamlin photo finish and the moment he's been waiting for since childhood. it's monday, february 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone on
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this monday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. our top story is the shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan. >> six people are dead this morning and two wounded by an uber driver, allegedly, who continued to take fares in between the apparent random shootings. >> jason dalton will be arraigned this morning on murder charges. right now investigators are looking for a motive. with more, here's abc's elizabeth hur. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: a community in mourning offering prayers not only for the victims, but also for the alleged gunman now in jail. >> very relieved that we have someone in custody. >> shots fired. we have one confirmed victim right now. >> reporter: the shooting spree started just after 5:40 saturday evening. the first, a parking lot where a woman walking to her car was shot several times. the second, four hours later at a car dealership. a father and son were killed
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here. the third minutes later outside a cracker barrel restaurant where four people were killed in their cars, including 60-year-old mary jo nye, a retired teacher. >> we have no reason to believe that there was more than one person involved in any of these incidents. >> reporter: the suspect, jason dalton, an uber driver, was taken into custody hours after the final shooting. matt mullen says he was one of dalton's customers saturday afternoon. the ride so frightening he called 911. >> we were kind of driving throughout medians, driving through the lawn, speeding along. finally once he came to a stop, i jumped out and ran away. >> reporter: in a statement uber says, our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime. it's a crime not just heart-breaking but baffling for police and dalton's neighbors. >> very unexpected. he was a quiet guy. stuck to himself. cops have never been out to his house before. >> reporter: uber says the 45-year-old suspect passed their
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background check. police confirm he has no criminal history. the motive remains under investigation. kendis and reena. >> our thanks to elizabeth there. what a horrible story out of michigan. there's another tragedy to tell you out of the state of michigan. this one an apparent accident. six family members died in the town of fenton of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. the sheriff there says a generator is believed to have caused the toxic fumes running in the basement because of a power outage friday night. the victims were found in their bedrooms by a concerned grandfather. >> just talking to the undersheriff, who was in the house and saw all of the bodies in the different rooms and, you know, no matter how long, no matter how many investigations you conduct, seeing a young children, an entire family wiped out, is just a very, very sad thing. >> fenton located just northwest of detroit. among the victims four children ranging in age from 2 to 9 years old. a very close call for a new
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home salesman in suburban oklahoma city. he smelled gas at this model home and was about to call 911 when it exploded and sent him flying. he was not hurt nor were the people inside. five other nearby homes that were damaged, as well. authorities believe it filled with natural gas after someone stole the gas stove from the kitchen. well, in syria, more than 100 people have died after two bombings. isis has claimed responsibility for the blast in the cities of damascus and homs. abc's jennifer eccelston has more. >> reporter: terror struck in quick succession in the syrian capital. multiple explosions ripped through a market at the height of rush hour. isis said its fighters, with suicide vests and a car bomb, were responsible for the bloodshed, targeting a neighborhood of damascus, home of one of shia's islam's holiest shrines. hours before in the city of homs black smock envelopes to the point where a pair of car bombs shattered lives. here, too, a neighborhood dominated by minorities within
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islam. the alawites and the shia. those reviled by the sunni radicals within the islamic state. here, too, isis took credit. as the violence rages, news of a possible cease-fire between rebel forces and government fighters, but not isis. secretary of state john kerry called it a provisional agreement. jennifer eccleston, abc news, london. and also overseas, some powerful language from pope francis as he calls for a worldwide ban on the death penalty. in his strongest words ever on the subject, he urged catholic political leaders to not carry out executions this year. the pope said the commandment, do not kill, holds absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty. the pope called not only for the abolition of capital punishment but also the improvement in prison conditions. ohio governor john kasich has officially stripped government money from planned parenthood in his state.
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republican presidential candidate signed the bill yesterday after a weak performance in the south carolina primary. state and federal law already prohibit taxpayer funds to pay for abortions. the legislation targets $1.3 million for planned parenthood receives mostly for hiv testing and cancer screenings. the other republican candidates are campaigning in nevada today ahead of tomorrow's gop caucuses there. as for the democrats, hillary clinton celebrating her victory while bernie sanders is still proving to be a major threat. it's your voice, your vote. abc's mary bruce with the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: from the victory rally -- >> when you win, it's beautiful. >> reporter: -- to the campaign rally. >> are we going to win georgia? >> reporter: donald trump back on the trail and flying high after his big win in south carolina. >> you think you have this nomination in hand? >> no, want at all.
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>> reporter: he's also getting heat for a message suggesting that ted cruz and now marco rubio are both ineligible to be president. >> i have 14 million people between twitter and facebook and instagram. and i retweet things and we start dialogue. >> reporter: rubio, who finished second in south carolina, responded. >> this is a game he plays. >> reporter: the florida governor then went after the gop front-runner on foreign policy. >> surrounding yourself with smart people is not enough. >> reporter: ted cruz took aim at trump's attack strategy. >> donald devotes all of his money to attacking me. >> reporter: the south carolina race claimed one campaign, jeb bush calling it quits. but john kasich and ben carson both vowing to stay in. >> thank you, nevada! thank you so much. >> reporter: for the democrats, hillary clinton hoping to gain ground after her big win in nevada, gave her victory speech and then flew to texas. >> is this a great night or what? >> reporter: bernie sanders went straight to south carolina after
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coming in a strong second place. he told cbs' "face the nation," he's now looking to super tuesday. >> we're in this race to win. and i think on super tuesday, for example, you're going to see some major, major victories. >> reporter: sanders also touted his support among latinos in nevada. but clinton won with african-american voters, a group that holds a large electorate in south carolina, where she holds a commanding lead. mary bruce, abc news, las vegas. in other words, the fbi director says apple owes it to the san bernardino shooting victims to unlock the shooter's iphone. on a legal issue site, james comey says the federal lawsuit against apple isn't about setting a precedent, just extracting information in this one narrow case with you a form national security agency chief says he supports apple on this issue. however, michael hayden says apple must show that cooperating in this case would not compromise iphone security in general. major developments in the
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sex assault lawsuit against bill cosby. his wife camille must give a deposition in the case later today. her lawyers had argued that mrs. cosby knew nothing about the sex allegations and that the only intent of the public deposition was to embarrass and harass her. the suit alleges bill cosby sexually assaulted several women decades ago. police in dallas say they could wrap up their investigation of quarterback johnny manziel this week. sources tell espn police now have video surveillance of the incident in which manziel's ex-girlfriend says he hit her and dragged her into a car late last month. he hasn't been interviewed yet by the authorities there and has not been charged with a crime. and fox sports reporter erin andrews will be in nashville today where a civil trial pitting her against a marriott hotel is getting under way. andrews is seeking $75 million in the case from an incident that took place eight years ago. she accuses the hotel of allowing a man to book a room
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next to hers, and then she claims he rigged peepholes and filmed videos of her changing clothes. the trial is expected to take about ten days. well, what must it be like to drive in the 500-mile race when it's over and you've lost by this much. >> just four inches. >> that's basically what went down yesterday at the daytona 500. four inches. >> that made the difference. okay. so pick it up onto the final lap. shall we? >> are you kidding me. >> denny hamlin in the number 11 car makes his move. and wins a drag race to the live -- look at those guys, the photo finish. oh, boy. >> edging out martin truex jr. by just those inches, as you mentioned. an incredible. >> pinnacle of my career for sure. you know, i haven't got a championship yet. and so this is obviously the biggest win for myself. >> yeah. wow. that was incredible be. >> okay.
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so by the way, this was the closest finish in daytona history and hamlin's first daytona 500 victory in ten attempts. it also ended a 23-year wait for team owner and all-around good guy, joe gibbs, whose last daytona win was back in 1993. >> well, gentlemen, start your engines, huh? >> and dreams do come true. the coolest part about this is mom tweeting late this sunday afternoon that this had been his dream since he was in elementary school. he wrote a letter when he was in elementary school saying, my wish is to win the daytona 500 and he says the reason for all of this is because i love racing. >> that's great. see, dreams come true. >> they do. >> got to believe in it and do it. coming up in "the mix," the once-in-a-lifetime thrill for a 106-year-old woman meeting one of the most famous couples in the world. what bernie sanders and donald trump have in common. it's something the voters are noticing at every campaign stop. and the scares and accidents on the ski resorts. the safety precautions so important now as spring breakers head to the ski slopes.
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no one, not the man and the two women nor the crew were injured. one person is dead and more than a dozen others injured after two avalanches this weekend. this is in british columbia. the fatality was a snowmobiler. another man is in critical condition after sunday's avalanche. both accidents happened near golden, british columbia. that's in the west of the province. about 150 miles west of calgary. the avalanche canada service has warned of unstable conditions over there. it's not just the snow that can be a danger while you're slushing down on the slopes. get up to the top as it risks that you take. >> there are many. and we had those twos recent chair lift accidents that are raising red flags with many skiers everywhere. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: for more than six terrifying minutes, this 11-year-old boy dangles from a chair lift with the safety bar up, he had dropped a ski pole and slid out trying to catch it.
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and then that dramatic moment, volunteer rescuers holding up a tarp and urging him to let go. he was not hurt. there are roughly 3,500 ski lifts in the united states. although chair lift accidents are rare, ski resorts are reminders riders this season about how to stay safe. >> you think you're going to drop something like a pole or glove, it's best just to let it drop. and then somebody can go back around and pick it up for you. >> reporter: but sometimes there are mechanical failures, like in west virginia. 25 people fell when the lift derailed, dropping 30 feet. 100 skiers left stranded. rescuers using harnesses to get them down. >> when it hit the ground, everybody that didn't have their safety bar down got ejected out. >> reporter: two needed extra medical attention for minor injuries. the timberline four seasons resort saying in a statement, all lifts undergo thorough and rigorous inspection and are in compliance with safety standards. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> they're saying make sure you don't have any loose clothing
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when you get off the chair lift because that can get caught. you don't think about it and you can get caught. >> these are all things you're taught when you go for your ski lessons. they tell you how to get on and get off many of those lifts. even as somebody who snowboards quite a bit, it's always frightening when you're up there and you're always worried, can these cables snap? can something happen? >> i'm always worried. i never go on them. i can't get my butt up fast enough to get on the thing. no, i would -- >> that's part of the thrill of it. >> i'm not quick enough. >> it makes it a game. >> not quick enough. >> looking at those who can't do it properly. >> that would be me. don't make fun of them. that's me. >> just sit in the shack. have your daquiri. coming up, the while swings in the weather have given birth to a bumper crop of potholes. drivers spend billions a year fixing damages from potholes. this morning, how you can get help paying for your next repair.
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but first, they come from opposite ends of the political spectrum, but donald trump and bernie sanders do have one thing in common. can you guess what it is? >> not the hair? >> no, close. next o it's the second leading cancer killer in the u.s. but, it is almost entirely preventable. most colon cancers start as polyps. and screening finds polyps, so they can be removed,
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before they even turn into cancer. if you're over 50, get screened for colorectal cancer. screening saves lives. well, with all the talk on the campaign trail about new york values, there's another very audible trait shared by two of the presidential candidates. >> yeah. donald trump and bernie sanders both hail from new york city, but it's when they talk the talk that you can really hear it. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> we're going to start winning again. >> reporter: if you're not from new york, you've probably noticed that donald trump and bernie sanders are. >> because of a huge voter turnout -- >> reporter: trump was born and raised in queens and wears it proudly and loudly. >> this is a huge room. but downstairs, they're filling up another one. >> reporter: the senator from vermont is a native of brooklyn.
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his accent lampooned to delicious perfection by comedian larry david on "saturday night live." >> we're doomed! we need a revolution. >> americans are seeing that through the new york accent that these people really say what they mean. >> reporter: both sanders and trump have that classic new york dialect that's a staple of pop culture, also made famous by mike myers on "snl." >> welcome to coffee talk. i'm your host, linda. >> reporter: and in film. >> hey, i'm walking here. >> reporter: sanders and trump are walking and talking to voters. and a whole lot of them are listening. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> so matt in our control room says according to anthropologists, the new york accent could possibly die out in two generations. >> it takes two generations for it to get out of a family? >> because there's so many new ethnicities in new york, it's going away. it was a middle working class accent. >> i can definitely hear it obviously in bernie sanders. i don't hear it as much in
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for a full 12 hours. all night... or all day. and now it's time for "the mix." turning 100 is a big deal. turning 106 is even bigger. >> huge. >> right? >> huge. >> a woman turns 106 and all she wants to do is meet president and mrs. obama. isn't that incredible? you got to take a look at her. she is just a hoot. 106-year-old virginia mclorn. this was her dream to visit the white house and to meet president obama during black history month. you've got to listen to this gal. >> i thought i would never live to get in the white house. >> you are here. >> and i tell you, i am so happy. >> you are here. >> i am so happy. >> we are happy to have you. >> a black president. >> look at him. right there. >> a black wife.
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>> that's me, yes. >> and i'm here to celebrate black history. >> that's exactly right. >> yeah, that's what i'm here for. >> i do not believe she's 106. there's no way. there was a petition online that got her to get her to the white house. >> which is great. by the way, we should point out, when she was born, perfect taft was in office. >> oh, my. >> that's how long ago. >> if we all could be as sprightly as she is. >> lots of energy there. beautiful there. >> and some dance moves. >> that's great. i could look at her all day. we'll get to a video of a different sort. i'm going to brazil in a couple of months. we have a preview what i'll look like down there. this video of a drunk monkey. i won't necessarily be with the -- this is for real. a rum drinking primate seen there in brazil. >> with a knife? >> yes. it's on top of the roof on the bar.
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apparently he got hold of some of the rum in the bar, got drunk and this is what happens when you get drunk there. >> you know what, it's his own fault. he should have gotten the upper shelf -- >> he should have gotten top shelf. >> exactly. all right. apparently there are wrestling matches that are intergender. >> oh. who knew? >> so, a girlfriend and boyfriend ended up wrestling. look what happens. she goes to collect on the ref. but she kicks him to the head. right? and then goes to check on the poor ref. this is all a facade. you know why? because joey ryan, the guy on the ground, somehow from somewhere manages to do this. >> let's hear. >> talking about there so much, that i feel like this was the only way to surprise you. laura claire james, i love with you all my heart. >> yeah. >> so he proposes to her. we're not sure exactly how he hid the ring, but he proposes. >> but so much of wrestling is fake. is this part real?
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this morning on "world news now," political battle. this morning on "world news now," political battle. donald trump riding high from hi south carolina victory, attacks his rivals while the democrats take their fight for votes in a new direction. legal drama. bill cosby's wife fights an order to tell attorneys what she knows about serious sex allegations, but she loses. the testimony expected today. and new this half hour, it looked like a disaster on the side of the road. >> the frightening scene for passengers after two explosions on a megabus. what the driver did to make sure everyone was safe. and later in "the skinny," celebrating 30 years since "ferris bueller's day off," who is throwing a big party that could last for days. it's monday, february 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." hi, everybody. good morning on this monday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with donald trump taking a quick victory lap following his double-digit win in south carolina. >> trump addressing thousands of supporters in atlanta last night, predicting that he will win again across the south on super tuesday, but first, trump and his rivals are heading to nevada where republicans will cast their ballots tomorrow. more now from abc's jonathan karl. >> we had such an amazing victory yesterday. incredible. >> reporter: donald trump is now unmistakably on top. >> tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people just won. >> reporter: he was on such a high after winning in south carolina, he briefly turned over the mike to his camera-shy wife melania. >> he will be the best president. >> reporter: and his very pregnant daughter ivanka. >> the momentum since the beginning of this campaign has been unbelievable. >> reporter: trump's south carolina victory was a clean sweep.
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scoring all 50 of the state's delegates. he even came out on top with evangelical voters. >> you know, i didn't know i was going to win by that much. and we won by a lot, it was sort of record-setting stuff. >> reporter: with jeb bush calling it quits, the battle to become the trump alternative pits the two cuban-american freshmen senators against each other. marco rubio narrowly edged out ted cruz for second place in south carolina. and while both were beaten badly by trump, rubio sees reason for hope. >> we need to remember here, over 70% of republicans naeshl have basically said, we're not voting for donald trump. >> reporter: donald trump continues to say cruz is ineligible to be president because he was born in canada. and on "this week" george pressed him on something he retweeted that suggested rubio, who was born in the usa, is also ineligible. >> you're really not sure that marco rubio is ineligible to run for president?
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you're really not sure? >> i don't know. i've never looked at it. honestly, i've never looked at it. somebody said he's not, we -- i retweeted it. we started dialogue. and it's very interesting. >> reporter: rubio laughed it off. >> this is a pattern, this is the game he plays. i'm going to spend zero time on his interpretation of the constitution with regards to eligibility. >> reporter: trump will have a chance to show even more momentum. on tuesday, republicans vote in in the nevada caucuses. the latest polls there show trump with a big lead. jonathan karl, abc news. >> so possibly a big day there. in the meantime, democrats are looking ahead to saturday's primary in south carolina after a strong second-place showing behind hillary clinton in nevada, bernie sanders got a little help from actor danny glover who introduced him at a campaign event. as they scramble for support from minorities, both candidates are arguing over who really clinched the latino vote. >> as i understand it, we actually won the latino vote yesterday, which is a big breakthrough for us. >> you know, that's just not
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what our analysis shows. >> thank you so much. >> clinton clearly won with african-american voters whose support will be critical in south carolina, but her campaign fully expects sanders to win some states on super tuesday. a man accused of killing six people in kalamazoo, michigan, on saturday will be arraigned on murder charges this morning. jason dalton appeared to choose victims at random in three separate attacks saturday. authorities don't know why. the 45-year-old uber driver had no criminal record and continued to take fares between the attacks. one of those passengers was so frightened, he called 911. >> we were kind of driving through medians, driving through the lawn, speeding along. and then finally, once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> none of those shot were his passengers. two other people were wounded. one gravely injured. the victims range in age from 14 to 74. a high-profile hearing gets under way later today in a connecticut courtroom. at issue is weather some
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families who lost loved ones in the sandy hook shooting can sue companies that manufacture and sell the ar-15 rifle that was used in the massacre. firearms makers are generally protected from liability by a law that was passed in 2005, but this particular suit alleges that the maker of the ar-15 knew it wasn't suitable for civilian use. a major legal setback for bill cosby and his wife camille in the section you'll assault case. a judge ruled last night mrs. cosby must testify about those very allegations. her attorneys had asked for a postponement. abc's linsey davis reports on the legal battle. >> reporter: cosby's wife of 52 years has been hoping to avoid answering any questions about her husband, citing marital privilege. but the attorney for seven of cosby's alleged victims who filed a defamation suit against the embattled comedian, says mrs. cosby would have relevant information because she served as his business manager for years.
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but mrs. cosby says she's had no involvement and her public testimony would create an unnecessary media circus that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her. >> no wife wants to go into a deposition or public forum and have to testify about her personal relationship with her husband. definitely not testify about his relationships with other women. >> reporter: more than 50 women have come forward claiming cosby sexually assaulted, drugged, or raped them. claims he has keptly denied. through it all, camille cosby is standing by his side. >> any comment, mr. cosby? >> reporter: only once making a public statement defending her husband, saying, he is the man you thought you knew. mrs. cosby still has the right to claim marital privilege and not answer questions about private conversations with her husband. linsey davis, abc news, new york. one investigation is under way looking into what caused a packed megabus to burn on its
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way from chicago to minneapolis. a driver and 40 passengers were on board when the bus caught fire. everyone got off safely with no injuries. passengers said it was a horrible scene and they fled toward safety. >> as i got off to catch my breath, i started walking down the highway, the bus blew up again and fire came from everywhere. >> terrifying. everyone exited the bus so quickly, most of their belongings were left behind. all the baggage under the bus was lost. passengers credited the driver with getting some luggage off before the smoke got to be too much. but look at the final wreckage of that. incredible. >> it's absolutely an inferno there. a couple in massachusetts is just starting their married life together and already have quite a tale to tell. darrell and annie strother were driving to their wedding ceremony saturday when their car burst into flames. it would end up on the sidewalk there. both of them jumped out but left their rings in the vehicle. they were recovered by firefighters, and then police escorted them to the church so
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they were on time for their wedding. congratulations to them. they have already made it through thicker. i think. it's only thin from here on out. >> you're right. but what were they doing? you're not supposed to see each other on the day of the wedding. you can't be riding in the same car together. >> you know, they have their different rituals. >> it's 2016. i get it. another wedding that took place over the weekend was kind of different. this one took place at an aquarium in atlanta. >> that was where justin and crystal reynolds said their i dos. while in the aquarium's 6.3 million gallon tank. some expert divers as well as their wedding party were down there with them. >> and, of course, they were surrounded by hundreds of fish, which is ironic because they met through the online dating site plenty of fish. >> that's pretty funny. >> you like that? >> i love we have the underwater version of "going to the chapel" and going to get married. >> i would have played "under the sea," right? >> true. it doesn't have a wedding theme.
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>> it doesn't, but it makes me happy every time i hear it. >> by the way, they got engaged in 2015 shortly after visiting the aquarium. >> i actually prefer this version of that. >> this version is fantastic. >> pretty good. pretty good. okay. coming up -- i got caught up in that -- in "the skinny," taylor swift trades in her concert costumes for a maid of honor's dress. we have a theme here. did she upstage the bride, though? this season's bumper crop of potholes and the costly repairs for drivers. why it's such a rough ride this year. and later, the 60-year-old stock clerk who collapsed at work at his supermarket. the long list of heroes rushing to his side after today's forecast map. it is national margarita day. >> of course you would know that. >> of course. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by head and shoulders. my son and i used to watch the red carpet shows on tv now, i'm walking them. life is unpredictable
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at least 21 people are dead in fiji after a monster cyclone this weekend. winds from the storm were clocked as high as 200 miles an hour. the strongest storm in the southern hemisphere on record. thousands are in emergency shelters after their homes were destroyed. more than 100 inhabited islands. distributing emergency supplies is a problem. and back in the states, strong winds and frigid temperatures on lake superior created this surreal sight. the stacking of sheets of ice along the shoreline of duluth. the wind pulls the ice out from the shore. the waves bring it back in. the photographer says this video was not sped up. the sheets of ice are anywhere from a quarter inch to three inches thick.
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very cool. well, the winter's wild weather is creating dangerous display across america's highways. these are potholes we're talking about. >> yeah. the wild swings in temperatures has been creating extreme freeze/thaw cycles, costing drivers bls of dollars in repairs. we get more now from you abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: they are the craters on your commute, causing serious damage. cities and towns across the country are scrambling to fix the seemingly endless pothole epidemic. >> i hit a big one. i was scared that maybe i got a split tire. >> reporter: roller-coaster temperatures in part to blame. that freeze/thaw effect causing ruptures, especially in older roads. a new report from aaa found in the last five years, 16 million drivers have suffered pothole damage, on average, paying $300 to fix the damage. >> this will likely be out of pocket, yes. >> reporter: cars coming in for alignment repairs, bent rims, even axle damage.
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in washington, d.c., we took a bumpy ride with one road manager who called it an ongoing battle. >> even in this big truck, you can feel the road, the potholes underneath. >> yes, you can. >> reporter: his crews working seven days a week. >> we fill them and sometimes they come right back. >> reporter: you can't fill them fast enough. >> can not. >> reporter: if you do hit a pothole, you may be able to get reimbursed. experts say, find out if you were on a local or state road. reach out to that jurisdiction and document everything. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> good tips from gloria. i had no idea they would reimburse you. >> whoa. ow. oh. look at that scared look on reena's eyes. >> because look who is in the driver's seat. the man who takes the subway. >> exactly. apparently have you to -- you slow down to help improve your reaction time when it comes to all of that, but -- >> well, that's the problem. i always speed up. >> once you hit the pothole?
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nice little roller coaster ride for many of your kids. they also say stop tailgating. that's me. in dry weather you should be observing the two-second rule, apparently, as well. but it's really tough for many of these municipalities. i was in quebec over the weekend, which has had some wild temperature swings, and, really, it was like being on a roller coaster ride on their highways. when we come back, why chicago is planning a major hooky festival in honor of ferris bueller. and what comedian tom arnold is especially thankful for this mornin
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ hey, time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, wishing happy birthday to one of america's most iconic coming-of-age movies. >> in just under four months, of course, it will be 30 years since ferris sloan and cameron took the senior skip day that became a siren call for a generation. >> buehler? buehler? buehler? buehler? >> he's sick. >> oh. well, now the city of chicago where the movie took place is set to host ferris fest, a three-day 30th anniversary
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leisure weekend in may. and it features a variety of actives around the windy city, including a screening and the film and the reunion of some cast members. so mark your calendars and take off of school that day. >> we were doing the easy math and ferris would have been 48 years old this year. >> wow. >> so he would have already gone through his midlife crisis, you know, probably on his second starter wife by now. >> there you go. how many times have you seen this movie? >> i guess once. and we were betting whether or not you had seen it at all. i was shocked to learn that you are a pro at it. >> this is a classic. an american classic. this and "dirty dancing" if you have not seen -- >> there you go. all right. some scenes from chicago today. next up, the most special day on every woman's calendar, of course, the wedding day. >> it was on saturday in redding, pennsylvania, for britt
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maack, who just happens to be the best childhood friend of taylor swift, who acted as her maid of honor. as you can see right there. t. swift does not do dumpy brides maid dresses. >> both women looked fantastic there in dresses by one of swift's favorite designers reem acra. the bride wore a white capped sleeve lace a-line wedding gown with ka need ralg length veil. i wrote this. while the singer sported a blush gown with a sparkling embellished bodice. >> i've got to say that they look beautiful. the bride is just gorgeous. it's hard to stand next to taylor swift. she looks gorgeous in like a trash bag, right? >> but they look stunning. that's kind of cool it's her childhood friend. >> congratulations to the happy couple. britt maack and benjamin lamanna. >> and next up congratulationses in order for a certain hollywood couple welcoming a bouncing bundle of joy. >> the young man, 57-year-old tom arnold, and his 40-year-old wife ashley grossman have taken
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and forms, but one grocery store clerk in north carolina was lucky enough to have several heroes just when he needed them most. >> and one of them was one of the last he would likely ever expect. here's abc's john donvan. >> i was really, really gone. and here i sit. >> reporter: michael kitty knows he very nearly died that day. the 60-year-old collapsed here a supermarket in valdez, north carolina, where he was stocking shelves when his heart stopped. >> i need an ambulance. he's not breathing. i have a young man here he's trying to help us. >> reporter: this high school student, james, who is studying to be an emt, he was in the store and rushed over. he started administering cpr. >> i checked his respirations and his pulse. we didn't have anything. >> reporter: two nurses happened to be grocery shopping, too. they jumped into the rescue pushing on the chest of the man on the floor, who now looked lifeless. >> he was laid on the floor, purple. and he didn't have no pulse. >> no pulse, no respirations. >> he was dead. >> reporter: then the emt crew at the fire department, they got
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the call. >> food lion in valdese. cpr in progress. cardiac arrest. >> reporter: including this man, who didn't realize at first, that the life they were trying to save was his dad's. in the rush, he didn't get a good look at the face under the oxygen mask. >> it's a different experience once you realize it is a family member. >> reporter: well, you know how it ends because you've met michael kitty who is back out of the hospital now and thanking everyone who had a part in saving him. those that did their job, and those that just happened by and jumped in to help. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> i couldn't imagine. >> what an amazing story. >> i couldn't imagine. and the medical profession, i don't know where you would find the strength. i would be very emotional. >> first of all, i think more people need to learn how to perform cpr, which is fantastic that they all did. but his son was there on the paramedic staff. incredible. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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