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igloo, it will be a while before anybody goes back into welcome to "world news tonight." bracing for impact. the monster snowstorm bearing down right now. millions in the path. high winds, bone-chilling cold. a danger commute, and blizzard watches from new york to boston, as winter refuses to give up. the health care blitz. president trump's big sell. amid fears americans will lose their coverage and criticism from his own party. can the president behind the art of the deal pull off one to replace obama care? the deadly hoverboard fire. a 3-year-old girl loses her life after the toy ignites. and then the firefighter killed responding to the blaze. so how many hoverboards still out there?
magic act. criss angel, performing the same trick that sent him to the emergency room one day earlier. tonight, the exclusive video. and, hacking your home. cars, baby monitors, tvs. the everyday devices vulnerable to an attack. how to protect your family. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday night. i'm rebecca jarvis, in for tom llamas. we begin with the major nor'easter taking aim, more than 60 million americans in its path. snow made for dangerous driving conditions in the south. forcing a temporary ground stop at the charlotte airport. bitter cold gripping much of the country. take a look at this home on lake ontario, completely encased in ice. but the big concern tonight, the heavy snow pushing east. winter weather alerts from the great plains to new england. blizzard watches from new york city to boston. the snow is starting to fall.
setting up for a dangerous monday morning commute in the midwest. the forecast from rob marciano in just a moment. but we begin with eva pilgrim on the winter that won't give up. >> reporter: tonight, nearly half the country in a winter blast. this, as another major snow storm is forming. parts of the southeast blanketed in snow. spring now on hold there. in tennessee, salt trucks trying to stay on top of the accumulation. bad visibility making for dangerous driving conditions, as temperatures fall. and now, over 60 million people in the northeast bracing for a nor'easter. blizzard watches from new york city to boston. more than a foot of snow possible. here in new york, they're already gearing up 440,000 tons of salt and countless workers standing by. michigan among the first to get hit. crews working around the clock already. the midwest expecting below freezing temps and heavy
snowfall tonight. this, as they are still cleaning up from wednesday's extreme wind. some still in the dark tonight. >> at nighttime, i curled up under five, ten blankets. >> reporter: one couple dying of carbon monoxide after trying to keep warm with a generator. another sign of the bitter cold, this home in new york, waves crashing, freezing right as they hit this house, coating it in ice. officials warn everyone in the storm's path to expect closures, delays, and cancellations, and asking you one the heavy snow starts to stay off the roads. >> thank you, eva. let's get right to rob marciano, tracking the storm. rob, what are you watching? >> reporter: we've got several ingredients that look like they're coming together. our confidence is increasing for a major storm in the midwest. it's already creating problems across the midwest. snow in minneapolis.
across the dakotas, northern iowa. detroit, 3 to 6 inches of snow possible. your first big snowfall of the season, it's been pretty quiet. and these two systems combine, by 9:00 p.m., we're looking for d.c. to see snow tomorrow night. increasing during the day on tuesday. that will be go time. jersey coast, long island, new england. winds 40, 50 miles an hour. blizzard conditions in spots, and heavy snow just off the coastline. this ends on tuesday night. but before it does, a wide swath of over 15 inches of snow, and a big swath of 10 to 15 as well. this could be the biggest snowfall on record for the month of march. rebecca? >> rob, thanks. and next tonight, to politics, a critical week at the white house. president trump trying to sell his obama care replacement. fending off fears millions may lose coverage. and criticism from some in his own party.
one senate republican saying house colleagues shouldn't walk the plank on a bill that won't pass the senate. and one more x-factor, the projection of how much the bill will cost, and how many it covers. that estimate could come as early as tomorrow. here's david wright. >> reporter: tonight, even as republican leaders make the case for their new health plan -- >> this is historic, and significant. if we don't act, the system will collapse. >> reporter: some members of that party do not buy it. >> i believe it will have adverse consequences for millions of americans and it won't deliver on our promises. >> reporter: republican leaders already bracing for poor revi s reviews. >> i love the folks in the cbo, but sometimes we ask them to do things they're not capable of doing. >> cbo will say not as many people will get coverage, because this is not a government mandate.
>> reporter: this bill drops the obama mandate, requiring americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty. a system designed to reduce everyone's premiums. instead, it offers tax credits and other incentives designed to give consumers more choice. >> you get it if you want it. that's freedom. >> how many will lose coverage? >> i can't answer that question. it's up to people. >> reporter: outside analysts who have reviewed the republican plan estimate 6 to 15 million people may lose their health care coverage. some republican critics worry this issue could end up costing them their majority. >> i would say to my friends in the house of representatives, with whom i serve, do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that will not pass the senate, and have to face the consequences of that vote. >> reporter: also, lawmakers are pressing for answers tomorrow on president trump's unsubstantiated claim that president obama bugged trump tower. part of a broader investigation
into russia's role in the 2016 campaign. >> there's a lot of aspects of this whole relationship with russia and putin that requires further scrutiny. so far, i don't think the american people have gotten all the answers. and i think there are a lot more shoes to drop from this centipede. >> david, president trump's son also in the news after appearing at a gop fund-raiser in texas last night with the president's former rival, ted cruz. >> reporter: who would have thought? don jr. is now in charge of the family business. legally, he's not supposed to talk to his dad about that. last night, he joked that ted cruz has more conversations with his father than he does. >> david, thank you. next tonight, new details about the california man who scaled the white house fence and nearly made it into the south portico. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: tonight, the white
house is the focus of a security breach investigation. after an intruder allegedly scaled the perimeter fence and got close to the southern entrance friday. court documents say the suspect was carrying a letter for the president that mentioned russian hackers, and reportedly told the secret service agents that he was a friend of the president. >> secret service did a fantastic job. he was a troubled person. very sad. >> reporter: also allegedly discovered on the suspect, two cans of mace, and one of president trump's books. this is the latest incident in a string of fence breakthroughs. launching a fierce debate about how to improve security at one of the most famous residences in the world. >> you literally have to build a fence that people couldn't climb over. if you do that, i think the concern is, this will look like a prison and not the white house. >> reporter: plans to raise the fence by five feet finally passed last month.
last year, president trump said, president obama understands that you build strong, tall, beautiful walls to keep people out who don't belong. tonight, the suspect remains in custody without bail. after a judge determined he's both a flight and safety risk. he faces possible charges of unlawful entry on monday. >> gloria, thank you. now to new developments in the deadly pennsylvania house fire ignited by a charging hoverboard. a 3-year-old died of injuries, and fire lieutenant dennis devoe killed while responding to the fire by a drunk driver. and the big question tonight, how many of these faulty and potentially dangerous hoverboards are out there? here's kenneth moton. >> reporter: tonight, a family in grief after this house fire killed little ashanti hughes.
her mother posting pictures on facebook. firefighters say the cause of her death, a hoverboard. >> my granddaughter. we can't replace her. the pain is so deep. >> reporter: this facebook video shows the moment firefighters arrive. the fire ripping through the harrisburg, pennsylvania, home, trapping ashanti and two little girls inside. >> we're getting reports of a child trapped. >> reporter: one child, forced to jump from the second floor. but both survived. tonight, they're in critical condition. >> she didn't know whether to jump or just sit there and burn in the house. it was that bad. >> reporter: another tragedy, a veteran firefighter was headed to the scene, when a suspected drunk driver hit and killed him. this is just the latest incident involving the motorized boards. this one captured on a home security camera. huge flams ripping through the home near chicago. >> it's on fire! >> reporter: this one, ignited on a sidewalk. another burning near a baby stroller.
defective battery packs to blame. at the height of their popularity, 40,000 hoverboards were coming into the u.s. a day. now, 500,000 of them recalled. in harrisburg, family and friends say they were trying to get to the girls, but just couldn't reach them. tonight, two families in mourning. rebecca? >> such a tragedy. kenneth, thank you. next tonight, two jewish community centers closed after receiving bomb threats. 300 people were inside the jcc in rochester, new york, when multiple e-mail threats were made, forcing the center to close. it later reopened when no explosives were found. the second time this jcc was targeted this week. and another threat also turning out to be a hoax. in california, a suspect will appear in court tomorrow to face charges after being caught on camera, motioning at a little girl, allegedly offering her a treat. here's matt gutman.
>> reporter: tonight, police say the man beckoning this 6-year-old girl is in custody. the arrest for child annoyance in riverside, california, came just hours after police released this video capturing every parent's worst fear. as the 6-year-old props open the bathroom door at a supermarket, you see the man beckon her to come to him. she hesitates, then heads into the bathroom. >> it scared me, made me angry. >> reporter: police say the man had been lingering there. that video led members of the public to spot him across from that same supermarket. police going through his car. according to the fbi, about 2,000 children are reported missing daily. less than a quarter of them are abducted by strangers. the vast majority are found alive. one thing to remember, the shoes your child was wearing.
a potential abductor can try to bundle up your kids. but as every parent knows, changing your child's shoes involuntarily, nearly impossible. >> matt, thank you. and in las vegas, the show must go on for criss angel, the night after being rushed to the hospital during a trick. marci gonzalez reports. >> reporter: criss angel, back hanging high above the stage in las vegas. seen here performing the same risky escape that left him unconscious. >> my attempt to do it put me in the hospital. >> reporter: in the straitjacket escape, he's hoisted up by his ankles, arms bound in a straitjacket. on friday, while he was suspended midair, something went wrong. >> he stopped flailing as much,
and kind of went limp. >> reporter: a team lowering him to the stage, rushing him to the emergency room. in a statement, a spokesperson saying he was evaluated and released, and is grateful for the outpouring of love and concern from his fans. just 24 hours later, angel showing no signs of the scare. and will be back performing the same stunt tonight. rebecca? >> marci, thank you. still much more ahead coming up on "world news tonight" this sunday. the devices in your house, making you easy prey for hackers. what you need to do to defend yourself. a fire rages through a house with several people inside. how a quick-thinking police officer saved their lives. and a heartwarming homecoming for an air force captain. how it was a milestone moment for his baby boy. heartwarming homecoming for an air force captain. to home. how it was a milestone moment
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