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this is genuine eye care, in your neighborhood. this is pearle vision. breaking news tonight. at this hour, sarah palin is back. the event right now, revealing she's all in for donald trump. tonight, the palin factor, and why it matters. also breaking now, the stunning new poll out of new hampshire. not good for hillary clinton. the deadly greyhound bus crash on an american highway. the bus flipping onto its side. revealed. we are watching a major it could bring more than a foot of snow. several major cities along the possible track. and developing now, the latest on the toddler and the hundreds who have shown up to search in the brutal cold. stealing your money.
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telephone tax scam ever. calls in every state, demanding tonight, you'll hear from the victims and how to protect yourself. and, george clooney, speaking out tonight. what he's now saying to the academy, amid the oscar backlash. good evening. and it's great to have you with and we begin with the bombshell endorsement on the campaign trail. no matter where you stand on sarah palin, she is a force among conservative voters, and tonight, she's about to take the stage, right there in iowa, a short time from now, in fact, moments ago, she declared she is, quote, proud to endorse donald j. trump, throwing her conservative credentials behind the republican front-runner. it comes less than two weeks before the crucial state of iowa. and what now for ted cruz who once said of sarah palin, "she picks winners." abc's tom llamas is at the event in iowa, and he leads us off live tonight. tom? good evening.
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evening to you. at any moment, we are expecting donald trump to walk out with sarah palin. there is a lot of excitement in this room, surrounding this announcement. the candidate who has surprised us throughout the campaign trail surprises us yet again. tonight, sarah palin is back, shaking up the republican race with just 13 days to go before the iowa caucuses, declaring, "i am proud to endorse donald j. trump for president of the united states." crisscrossing iowa today, shaking hands, trump building the hype, promising a mystery guest tonight, refusing to confirm who it would be. >> i'm a big fan of sarah palin, but i'm not saying who it is. >> reporter: the two former reality show stars have been close for years. palin sitting down for new york pizza with trump in 2011, as she pondered her own run for the white house. >> how about a trump/palin ticket? >> that sounds exciting! >> reporter: trump recently appearing on palin's talk show, where she sang his praises. >> this is a movement. the trumpeters. the trumpservatives.
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called. everything about donald trump's campaign, it's avant-garde and he is crushing it in the polls. >> reporter: her endorsement now coming at a pivotal point for others attack his, quote, new york values. mr. trump, both rush limbaugh and senator ted cruz are warning voters you may not be a real conservative. >> well, i am a real conservative, and rush has been terrific to me. >> reporter: now, trump is counting on palin to rally republican skeptics, especially key evangelical voters. trump's big win today, a big blow to cruz. when he ran for senate, palin was one of his biggest supporters. >> you know what, she can pick winners. let me tell you something. i would not be in the u.s. senate today if it were not for governor sarah palin. >> reporter: in new hampshire today, cruz trying not to sound disappointed. >> regardless of what sarah decides to do in 2016, i will always remain a big, big fan of
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about to get worse. another surprise announcement -- iowa's republican governor, terry branstad, declaring he wants cruz to lose the caucuses. >> i believe it would be a big mistake for iowa to support him. and i know he's ahead in the polls, but the only poll that counts is the one they take on caucus night. >> and tom llamas back with us live as we look at live pictures from iowa. donald trump on the stage. sarah palin expected to follow shortly. and tom, the big question, is palin expected to hit the campaign trail for trump? >> reporter: she will, david. we know that she'll be campaigning with donald trump tomorrow here in iowa. and then both of them fly together to tulsa, oklahoma. in the past, sarah palin has worked very hard for the candidate she's endorsed. now, that said, a palin endorsement does sometimes come with drama, and there's no difference right now. just last night, we learned that sarah palin's 26-year-old son, track palin, was arrested in a domestic violence incident. so far, no word yet from the palin or trump camps. david? >> tom llamas live in iowa leading us off.
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meantime, on the democratic side tonight, a breaking headline, as well. the eye-opening new poll out of new hampshire tonight. bernie sanders beating hillary clinton by 27 points there. his biggest margin over clinton in any new hampshire poll yet. new hampshire has been good to secretary clinton before, but the smiles between these two candidates now being replaced by sharp words on the trail. coming quickly. abc's cecilia vega on the campaign for us. >> reporter: losing ground in iowa and new hampshire, hillary clinton now issuing this admission -- "there's a real possibility we could lose those contests." her desperate e-mail plea to donors, a stark contrast to this. >> bernie! bernie! >> reporter: a massive crowd for bernie sanders overnight. and today in iowa, the vermont senator gloating. >> today, the inevitable candidate does not look quite so inevitable as she did eight and a half months ago. >> reporter: that new poll especially damaging to clinton
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the offensive. dispatching her most powerful surrogates, from bill -- >> you need to talk to everybody in new hampshire and bring it home for her again. >> reporter: -- to chelsea. >> senator sanders wants to dismantle obamacare. >> reporter: but clinton has said she's prepared for the long fight ahead, saying, she's done it before. >> i want to win, but i have a very long view about this. look, i campaigned until june last time, as we all remember. >> reporter: tonight, the clinton campaign calling these polls meaningless. now, around this same time back in 2008, there were some polls that showed barack obama with a double-digit lead in new hampshire. david, we all know, hillary clinton ended up winning that state. >> cecilia vega with us tonight. cecilia, thank you. federal investigators were on the scene today of a deadly greyhound bus crash and late word coming in, the driver admitting he was fatigued. it happened in california, on highway 101 in san jose. at least two dead, nine injured. the bus traveling from l.a. to
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shoes strewn across the highway, passengers tonight describing the chaos. abc's david kerley tonight. >> reporter: the overnight trip with that drowsy driver ended with the greyhound bus on its side in san jose. >> it sounds like we're going to have patients including a few 1055s. >> reporter: that's the radio term for fatalities. two women dead. ejected from the bus. alex ellis was one of the 20 onboard, who said it sounded like a lightning strike. >> it was seesawing on the bee yan. >> reporter: crews raced to the scene, providing blankets on the cold, rainy morning. everyone on the bus was hurt. five taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. on average, there are 35 deadly bus crashes a year, with more than 53 deaths associated with those accidents. and fatigue is one of the biggest worries for safety investigators. >> the basic problem here is that most commercial transportation is 24/7, but humans are not. >> reporter: the ntsb is sending a full ten-member team to try and determine why a fatigued
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greyhound bus. david? >> david kerley tonight. david, thank you. tonight, our weather team is following a major storm brewing that could bring more than a foot of snow by the end of the week. here is one of the possible tracks. major cities including washington, d.c., philly, new york, boston, all bracing for a possible hit. rob has much more on that in a moment. but first, we're in the middle of a deep freeze, from the south to the mid-atlantic to the northeast, and in one tennessee town, it is hampering the search for one toddler, now missing for days. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: tonight, hundreds of searchers braving brutal cold, combing the woods for any sign of 2-year-old noah chamberlin, now missing for a sixth day in rugged terrain west of nashville. >> people have just been praying that this child will miraculously be okay. >> reporter: the toddler vanished on thursday afternoon while on a hiking trip with his grandmother. conditions so cold, authorities only allowing people to search for an hour at a time. officials say the search will go
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on the way. that snow already hitting omaha, nebraska, making driving near impossible. meanwhile, two-thirds of the country tonight shivering in bone-chilling cold. this morning in chicago, it was 2 below and felt like negative 13. at those temperatures, frostbite can set on exposed skin in just 30 minutes. david, tonight, drivers behind me face a chilly commute home, but it could turn into a very snowy commute later on this week, with a major snowstorm in the forecast. david? >> so, let's get to that storm. linzie, thank you. and rob marciano is here. tracking a couple of possible tracks for this thing. >> reporter: yeah, and two storms. i want to talk about the one that's going to hit tennessee, with winter weather, winter storm warnings posted for the ohio and mississippi river confluence there, with six to eight inches potentially. but a slick go from st. louis to nashville. now, to that storm that is plowing through the west.
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it's going to get over the rockies and by thursday, it's over louisiana. taps moisture from the gulf of mexico. it moves north into colder air, here is one of the possible tracks. hits the atlantic on saturday morning. intensifying with heavy snow, i think the heaviest snow looks to be baltimore, d.c., back through the carolinas. could see over a foot of snow there, but it's early in the game, david. boston and new york still in play. >> the tracks can always shift. rob, thanks. we turn now to michigan, and to the battle over lead in the water in the city of flint. and how long authorities knew about it. tonight, that state's governor will address the people of michigan, already conceding he has, quote, lost some of the public's trust. it's estimated nearly 9,000 abc's alex perez is in flint again tonight. >> reporter: today, protesters demonstrating outside the governor of michigan's home, and now, attorneys take filing a class action lawsuit against and state officials. >> they were silent. they sat on it. >> reporter: at least 500 flint class action so far, including melissa mays, who blames
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sooner. >> we tried everything we could to scream, yell and say, hey, this is wrong, and they lied, said the water's safe, the water's safe. >> reporter: rosie reeves and her husband now use bottled water for nearly everything, but they still get a water bill each month. recently released e-mails show officials waited nearly five months to warn the public of the toxic levels of lead created when they switched over to water from the flint river. governor synder set to deliver his state of the state address tonight, insists he acted as soon as he learned of a problem. meanwhile, flint's new mayor taking her battle for more funds to d.c., meeting with president obama late today, who has already declared a federal emergency in flint. and, david, that class action lawsuit also seeking to have residents' water bills reimbursed for all that time they have been unable to use the water. david? >> alex perez, we thank you for your reporting from flint. we have major developments tonight, after americans were released in that prisoner swap
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tonight now, one speaking out. for his fellow marines, revealing what happened at the iranian air space. and, late today, new images of another prisoner and his first hours of freedom. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: finally, something to laugh about for "washington post" reporter jason rezaian. in the first video of him as a free man, released tonight, he over a joke that poked fun at his iranian captors for claiming he was a spy. it was also a great day for another of the freed americans, 32-year-old amy hekmati, eager to tell the world, iran did not break him. >> i feel alive for the first time. it's like being born again. and i just really feel proud to be an american. >> reporter: hekmati said he and the three other released americans so mistrusted the iranians, that they did not relax until their swiss air force plane cleared iranian air
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>> champagne bottles were popped. >> reporter: hekmati was held for more than four years at iran's notorious evin prison, where his family says he was tortured. >> my name is amir mirazy hekmati. >> reporter: and forced to make this false confession video, after which he was sentenced to death for being a cia spy. a former marine, hekmati said today, it was his regard for his fellow marines that kept him going. especially after some of them organized an online hunger strike to support him. >> i didn't want to let my fellow marines down, so, i tried my best to, you know, keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me, some of which were very inhuman and unjust. semper fi to all the marines out there. >> powerful to hear from them now. brian ross with us tonight. and about the american left behind, the family of bob levinson talking to you right here last night. what are they saying now? >> reporter: well, today, the mystery of the american left behind only deepened as the
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is no longer in iran. the white house says it's long had that belief, but the levinson family today said they were surprised to hear that statement. >> all right, brian ross, you'll stay on that for sure. we're going to turn now to the oscar backlash over the lack of diversity in the nominees. tonight, george clooney is now weighing in. abc's linsey davis tonight. >> reporter: george clooney, now one of the hollywood heavyweights weighing in, telling "variety," magazine, "i don't think it's a problem of who you're picking, as much as it is how many options are available to minorities in fill. ." >> the academy has a problem. david oyelowo blasted the >> for 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color, to be missed last year is one thing. for that to happen again this year is unforgivable. >> reporter: and now, a growing number vowing to boycott this year's oscars, including jada pinkett smith.
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awards and i won't be watching. >> reporter: spike lee. >> we need to have serious discussion about diversity and get some flavor up in this. >> reporter: and oscar-winning director michael moore, also a member of the academy, planning to be a no-show this year. last night, the academy's president vowed to make big changes. >> what we all need to do now is actually take some action. >> reporter: the academy president knows there's a long road ahead, with the academy at last check 93% white and just 2% black. david? >> linsey, thank you. and director spike lee will be weighing in first thing in the morning on "good morning america." in the meantime, there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the new and concerning health headline. a virus dangerous to unborn babies now confirmed in two pregnant women in america. also, the irs calling it the biggest telephone tax scam ever. threatening calls in every state, and in state demanding you pay taxes you don't even know. how do you protect yourself
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outside one famous actor's home. and then, the stunning moment on final "jeopardy!". all three contestants get it -- a 1957 event led to the creation of a national historic site in this city, signed into law by a president whose library is now there, too. that was my best alex trebek. we'll be right back. your body was made for better things than rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to a biologic, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma, and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts, and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz, and monitor certain liver tests.
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telling you to pay up or less. >> within the next hour, they will be at your doorstep and put you behind bars. >> reporter: tonight, the government launching a new campaign, warning you to be on high alert as tax season begins. melissa degen says she was conned out of $15,000. >> i was just like, well, what can i do to fix this? there's no way i can be arrested. >> reporter: 5,000 victims losing more than $26 million. the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator received a call. >> at the end, i had the joy of telling them, your day is coming. >> reporter: you called the wrong guy? >> you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: so, how do you know the call is fake? it's not the irs if? >> if they tell you that you don't pay money immediately, you're going to be arrested. >> reporter: the real irs never threatens. and, if they need to reach you, they always send a letter first. and david, these scammers are changing their game as people become more aware. but what hasn't changed, these threatening calls. if you receive one, report it. but first, just hang up. david? >> great advice.
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>> let's see what mike lost. >> reporter: strike three. all three contestants bet and lost it all. the answer? little rock, arkansas, home of the clinton library. an embarrassing game show fail. there have been plenty of others. >> name an animal with three letters in its name. >> alligator. >> name a yellow fruit. >> orange. >> i have the wine by johnny cash. >> that is not correct. >> reporter: tonight, a clean slate on "jeopardy!." no returning champion. >> so, sorry, folks. >> reporter: don't forget the "what is" format. david wright, abc news, new york. >> thank you for watching here on a tuesday night. i'm david muir. and i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. from all of us here at abc news, have a good evening.
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a scandal us tweet comparing a teach tore male genitals has school board members fired up and fighting back. why the group that runs the twitter account isn't taking responsibility. sunshine and 50s but there are more snow in our forecast the denver fire chief stabbed in his suv right outside fire headquarters it happened in downtown denver just a few hours ago. % >> we learned he's doing okay and expects to be released from the hospital. liz police tell you they have a suspect in custody. >>reporter: a woman is in custody accused of stabbing fire chief eric tade inside his suv. it happened in the middle of this busy stretch of colfax right near spear call causing
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