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making news in america this morning, the first republican debate of the year just weeks before the iowa caucuses and the feistiest one yet. >> there's a big question mark on your head, and you can't do that. >> the candidates slamming each other and the democrats. we're live with reaction and analysis. extreme weather from coast to coast. rain and snow sweeping off the pacific, the nor'easter moving up the atlantic and a rare hurricane, the first in january since the 1930s. caught on camera, a rail driver slumped over asleep on the job. and growing mystery. powerball jackpot winners
winners of smaller amounts emerge including the preschool teachers cashing in. hey, everyone, good friday morning. we begin with the on stage showdown in south carolina increasingly sharp attacks last night especially between the two top republicans. >> a brutal bout and the five >> yeah, it was a brutal bout and the five other candidates getting in their as well aiming at president barack obama as well as hillary clinton. we're going to get analysis in a moment but begin with abc's stephanie ramos who is live for us in washington. stephanie, good morning. >> kendis, good morning to you and, reena, good morning to you, as well. this was one of the most feistiest gop presidential debates. most of the squabbles taking place between donald trump and ted cruz. seven presidential candidates and no lack of attacks. first up, president obama, fresh
address. >> president obama didn't so much as mention the ten sailors that had been captured by iran. >> on tuesday night i watched story time with barack obama. >> reporter: this debate had the of candidates on the main stage, a high-profile effort to persuade voters before the february 1st iowa caucasuses, the gloves coming off between donald trump and ted cruz, this bromance apparently over. a testy exchange between the two candidates about accusations cruz might not be able to legally serve as president because of his canadian roots. >> you have great constitutional lawyers that say you can't run. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> reporter: cruz also forced to defend a new report that says he didn't tell the federal election commission about a million dollar loan from wall street banks for his senate campaign. >> i made a paperwork error disclosing it on one piece of paper instead of the other. >> reporter: cruz then throwing
chief visit rival's conservative credentials by saying he represents new york values. >> not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. >> reporter: trump called the jab insulting and praised new york's response to 9/11. >> when the world trade center came down, i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york. >> reporter: democrats have their next debate set for sunday, also in south carolina, kendis and reena back to you. >> yeah, and speaking of south carolina, of course, we know the governor there, nikki haley, has been in a bit of a back and forth with the candidates. was she there in the room last night? >> reporter: she was definitely there, kendis. and she has had a couple of back and forth and more recently with donald trump. trump has come out swinging against haley, especially after she gave the gop response after the state of the union address earlier in the week. trump saying that haley actually paid him a compliment earlier in the week during her response.
quote, follow the siren call of the angriest voices referring to donald trump and his remarks. now, trump said last night that he is angry because the country so a lot of back and forth and trump definitely not holding back even on her home turf. showed up, as well. stephanie ramos live in washington for us this morning, thank you. well, ted cruz and donald trump appear to be the main combatants on stage. >> yeah, analysts say the debate was indicative of a republican primary fast approaching. there's just 17 days until the iowa caucuses but the big question, did the debate move the needle for any of the candidates? >> donald trump is very happy with his performance tonight. ted cruz may have some questions and looking forward to new hampshire, i think christie and rubio are very happy with their performances tonight. >> and overnight "the washington post" asked voters online, who won the debate? donald trump winning overwhelmingly with 82%.
media during the debate. the #gopdebate was popular, it was the top trending topic on twitter all night long. >> if you're wondering, here are the top talked about issues during the debate, iran, immigration and isis. also on facebook, donald trump topping the list of most discussed candidates followed by ted cruz and marco rubio. and stay with abc news for the latest on the debate. more expert analysis later on "good morning america." so, apparently getting the democratic presidential nomination no longer a cakewalk for hillary clinton. the former secretary of state has lost the huge lead in the national polls and right now trails bernie sanders in new hampshire. on "the tonight show with jimmy fallon" last night, she agreed it's a tight race between them but she denied that she was ever really that far ahead. >> that's really artificial. all of those early soundings and polls. once you get into it, this is a democratic election for our nominee, and it gets really close, exciting, and it really depends upon --
she also says that donald trump is a lot more obsessed with her than she is with him. but she admits a clinton/trump matchup would, quoting here, would be quite the showdown. so is today the day when we learn who the three winning powerball jackpot tickets, those winners are? well, what we do know about the winning tickets is where they were sold, at a 7-eleven in suburban los angeles, on florida's east coast and rural tennessee. the stores that sold the tickets get bonuses, $1 million in california, 100,000 in california and just 25,000 in tennessee. there were also eight $2 million winners and more than 70 who won 1 million. let's get to the developments in that terror attack at a starbucks in indonesia. police arrested three suspects in connection with the attack that left seven dead. now, two of the dead, a canadian and indonesian, they were the victims. the rest of the dead were terrorists.
a black isis flag with one of the attackers. and defense secretary ash carter says this week's tiff with iran was our mistake. he tells our sister network fusion the sailors on two navy patrol boat s s made a navigational error. that brought them into iranian waters where they were taken prisoner. the american sailors were released the next day for which carter says he is grateful. well, more wet weather is on tap today for the west coast stretching from the san francisco bay area north to washington state. that means soaking rain and coastal areas and several inches of snow in the sierra, the cascades and rockies and just in time for the weekend, the other side of the country is bracing for a nor'easter. it's carrying heavy wind, rain and snow from florida to maine and there's also this about a hurricane in january? abc's rob marciano explains. >> this system, this nor'easter starts in the gulf of mexico. plenty of moisture to work with. watch as we time it out here. we'll stop the clock here midafternoon across the carolinas, heavier rain developing here.
a fast-moving system. that's the good news. by the tiem me saturday rolls around it's already off the coast of caped to. the playoff game in foxborough should be okay. about that hurricane, there it is. alex, a january storm 300 miles south of the azores. it will still be a hurricane when it crosses those islands. potentially doing some damage. this is the first hurricane to form since 1938 in january. >> january with hurricane season. >> no, not at all. incredible there. >> okay, our thanks to rob for that. still ahead, a nationwide shutdown for just one day. why chipotle is closing its doors. and health alert, the cdc preparing to issue a travel alert for pregnant women.
this is just one of two fatal accidents involving amtrak trains. a truck driver was killed in this collision. this is near dallas. his truck burst into flames after being hit by the chicago-pound train. then there's this one in jacksonville, florida. the driver of a chevy tahoe died after he was struck by an amtrak train. michigan's governor is asking president obama to declare a disaster declaration for flint. 150 people demonstrated in the michigan state capitol saying rick snyder has not done enough. toxic levels of lead after the city started drawing water from a river about two years ago. goldman sachs has agreed to pay more than $5 billion to settle charges it peddled toxic mortgages leading, of course, to the financial crisis in 2008. the penalty is the largest in the company's history but far less than what other big banks paid for their roles in the meltdown.
electric is selling its appliance division to a chinese appliancemaker called the haier group. it'll be chain's biggest acquisition of an overseas electronic company. haier has come a long way from making inexpensive refrigerators for college dorms. chipotle taking a drastic step. the restaurant chain will close all of its stores on february 8th to talk to employees about food safety. the closure is expected to last several hours. sales of the chains slid about 30% after the outbreaks which included salmonella, norovirus and e. coli. when we come back, stepping down, the pageant winner resigning amid a scandal. and the luckiest winner, a man taking home $2 million after stumbling on someone else's powerball numbers.
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charlotte, san francisco and salt lake city. the city of chicago has reversed itself and released surveillance video of the shooting of an unarmed black teen. >> lawyers for the cop say the video justifies the officer's actions in shooting 17-year-old cedrick chatman as he ran away. attorneys for the teen's dmamly and community leaders shows abuse by police. >> our young people will be on the street and we want justice. >> well, chatman was suspected of a carjacking. officers say they thought he was pulling a gun on them. but there's no weapon found. no charges have been filed against the officers. a health alert. the cdc will soon warn pregnant women about to travel to certain caribbean and latin-american countries because the zika virus has been linked to brain damage in mothers who got sick.
though there's no vaccine the national institutes of health is working on one. there is now a new miss washington, usa. pageant winner stormy keffeler has resigned because she did not disclose a dui conviction before the contest. police say she was drunk and driving on two flat tires when she was stopped. she reportedly served her term two days in jail after she was crowned. keffeler is also involved in another police investigation into the stabbing of a soccer star. a light rail driver in houston is going to have to do some explaining when he gets to work. he was caught on camera seemingly asleep at the controls of his train for at least ten minutes. that is until someone knocked on his window. the train was stopped at a station so passengers weren't in danger. his bosses say they're investigating the incident. the spurs consider last night's big win, one of the biggest for the season. >> for jimmy butler it was the
details from our friends at he pen. good morning, it's "sportscenter" in los angeles. kenny mayne along with stan verrett. a couple of great nba games. >> it's a good league. basketball right at you. cavs and kawhi leonard against the spurs in san anton. lamarcus aldridge, spurs up eight, danny green and a launch of three, no good. but leonard is right in there. throwing it down. great anticipation, people. 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists. a minute left, tim duncan, and that's good with bank. spurs win 99-95. bulls and sixers, jimmy butler doing over this game. see what i mean. butler says, give me that. and you take this. reverse layup.
let him throw it down, 36 points after three quarters. the rest of the team had 41 so 36-3 and comes back for 17 after that. 53 points for butler, they lose 115-111 to the bulls. >> look at your paper or turn back to espn. turn it on. >> thank you. up next in "the pulse," oscar controversy. what's missing among all the top nominees? and going viral. what a mom knitted a life-size
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hey there, time to check "the pulse" and some of the other winners. >> match all five numbers without the powerball but with a $1 add-on. his prize is $2 million. maybe not a billion and a half but nothing to sneeze at. >> the twist is he didn't actually pick the numbers. someone else did and no one knows exactly who. >> the real twist of this is that he found a play slip that he used to purchase that ticket through a series of fortunate good luck, fortunate good happenings. he's $2 million richer. >> yeah, congratulations, kid. the 19-year-old is one of eight $2 million winners across the country. it was the first time that frederick walker had even played powerball. there are more than 70 who won $1 million including a group of preschool teachers in kentucky. >> i bet the preschool teachers will do best with their money.
the other winners in this drawing are the three stores that sold the jackpot winning tickets anywhere from $1 million in california to 25,000 in tennessee. >> those tennessee clerks got robbed. okay, so let's call it oscar outrage after yesterday's academy awards nominations. >> yeah, for the second year in a row all 20 spots in the lead and supporting acting roles went to white actors. >> will smith and idris elba were not nominated and "straight outta compton" was passed over for good picture. >> some are putting their hopes on the outspoken chris rock who's the host on the february 28th event to put things right. >> so there will be some color on the stage. the presidential candidates by the way could learn something about kindness from a new york police officer who went out of his way to help a down on his luck ex-con. >> after ten years of unemployment james roberts was interview.
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our top stories on this friday, donald trump, ted cruz delivering their harshest attacks yet during last night's republican debate. the two top candidates clashed over cruz's citizenship and trump's conservative values. there are just 17 days until voting in iowa. there have been three arrests in connection with that terror attack on a starbucks in jakarta. isis claimed responsibility and an isis flag was found at the scene. get this, the first january atlantic hurricane to form since 1938 churning right now toward the azores. though it's likely to weaken as it moves toward cooler waters. looking at today's weather, stormy in the west, colder in the midwest, nor'easter bringing rain and snow from florida to maine.
always a good time right now. the late night comics' take on the news of the week. >> here now are your friday funnies. >> earlier tonight there was another republican debate and this morning, the oscar nominations were announced. here are the nominees. "the big short," "bridge of spies," "the revenant," "the martian" and "mad max: fury road." >> if you ask me, the best picture of the year hands down was this, this is the best picture of the year. >> one of the actors nominated was leonardo dicaprio for his movie "the revenant." apparently dicaprio prepared by wrapping up a victoria's secret model in a bear rug and having a tickle fight with her. >> each of the best picture nominees. i will be playing all the parts because every nominee this year
ready, ready. "the revenant", ." aaagh. >> the academy award are so white this year they're being held in the organic fruit aisle in trader's joe. >> as chris rock, the host said, this is going to be fun. not one black actor. >> you know it's bad when there are more black people in the running for the republican nomination for president, than for the academy awards. >> so sylvester stallone is up for best supporting actor. stallone said today it was an honor to be nominated. or he said it's an awkward denominator. impossible to know. hey, i will be nominated. [ mumble ing ] >> seth is still going by the way during that impression. that's what's making news in