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we have breaking news tonight. bracing for impact. states of emergency. blizzard warnings already in effect. more than two feet of snow possible. icy roads already leading to multiple crashes. and the tornado watch, hundreds of flights already cancelled. the race for 2016 tonight, what donald trump is now saying about ted cruz. and our interview with cruz, his and sarah palin now fund-raising for herself. for a police officer convicted the grandmother that broke the
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in. new cases of a dangerous virus in america. why pregnant women are most at risk. dr. besser with the latest info. and, will smith on his oscar boycott. good evening. great to have you with us. 75 million americans are under winter weather alerts. blizzard warnings already. and the first test in washington, d.c., in the last 24 hours, was a disaster on the road. just an inch of snow on the roads. cars stretching to the horizon. the interstate turned into a parking lot. this is before the next major storm, bringing two feet of snow in some places. here's the storm track. marching up the east coast over the next couple of days.
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in the path. we begin with david kerley in washington, where it could be historic. >> reporter: tonight, with a major storm bearing down, an early test failed. all the spinning, sliding, smashing, turning the nation's capital into a nightmare. pedestrians, too. watch this woman. highways became parking lots. sitting in his car, will lee is powerless, as another vehicle comes sliding and slamming into him. not once, but twice. now, up to two feet of snow and blinding winds are hours away. that first snow was no surprise. it was forecasted, but many local didn't treat the roads. >> there's just crashes all over the place. >> reporter: slick roads and not enough snow crews working. leading to an embarrassed mayor
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>> we are very sorry for inadequate response. >> reporter: not reassure ing with this bigger blast approaching, expected to paralyze the region. which is why salt trucks are being loaded a full day before the big storm. and it's not just snow. the chief meteorologist at our station wpvi says this could be the biggest storm since sandy. >> for the delaware and jersey beaches, this will be the greatest test since hurricane sandy. major coastal flooding and inland, fierce winds, and blizzard, near-whiteout conditions. >> reporter: so, they're moving sand, creating a barrier to the coastal surge. the rush is on at hardware stores. >> this is eight. two more, that will make ten. >> reporter: lines too for water and food at stores.
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this storm could be a monster. possibly because of that disastrous response last night, it's already been announced that the metro rail and bus system will be shut down the entire weekend. a shutdown of that length is unprecedented. >> david, thank you. the storm already wreaking havoc in the south. before it even barrels up the coast. this crash in avery, south carolina, everyone survived. but accidents have turned deadly already. steve osunsami in atlanta on the driving and on the hundreds of flights cancelled already. >> reporter: tonight, the storm everyone's watching on the east coast is frightening families in the south, with tornado warnings and watches across texas, louisiana, and mississippi. >> we have two threats. the first, the chance of severe weather tonight. >> reporter: on the roads, people are getting hurt. in north carolina, several
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driver in the hospital. on the way home in the light snow wednesday night, two drivers died in crashes. and police don't think either were speeding. >> awful. >> reporter: parents are still furious that schools weren't closed after a bus nearly slid into a river. everyone is okay. >> i kind of screamed a little bit. it started to go sideways. >> reporter: the storms are already forcing airlines to scramble. 945 flights are cancelled tomorrow, and it could grow to 2,000. at least 200,000 passengers will have to figure it out over the next three days. tonight, most of the major airlines are showing a little sympathy for passengers. delta is allowing them to change their tickets for free, or offering refunds for cancellations. david? >> it's going to be a mess.
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let's get right to rob marciano, live in virginia tonight. with the newest track and the preps behind you. hi, rob. >> the number one weapon for battling snow and ice is salt. this dome has 22,000 tons of it, and they'll be loading it up rapidly tomorrow. sending 4,000 trucks out. that's just northern virginia. and let's look at the southern component of the storm. severe weather breaking out across louisiana. tornado watch for louisiana and mississippi for the next hour or two. and then it gets into colder air, some icing, especially parts of north carolina, the backside of this will bring snow and getting towards the coastline, we start to bring the winds in. cecily mentioned the coastal heaviest during the day an saturday, and that's where things will pile up. especially south of new york city. 6 to 10 in new york, 20 or better, d.c.
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this is shaping up to be an epic storm for the midatlantic. >> rob, thank you. we turn to the race for 2016. 11 days until iowa, and new numbers showing donald trump is in the lead. up by 11 points. as the name calling with ted cruz heats up. meanwhile, trump's new champion, sarah palin fund-raising for herself. and what she told us about her son, his ptsd, after she seemingly connected it to president obama. tom llamas on the campaign again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump saying that ted cruz has lost his mojo. >> ted is starting to go down. he's getting nervous. he had his moment and he blew it. >> reporter: today, cruz sitting down with george stephanopoulos. suggesting trump's priorities
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>> is donald trump the r candidate? >> i would suggest that the next commander-in-chief should focus on identifying our enemies, listening to the expert advice of generals and national security experts and doing whatever is necessary to keep this country safe. >> reporter: this week, cruz, blindsided by sarah palin's trump endorsement. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> reporter: but soon, cruz bringing out glenn beck to check trump. >> this guy, i believe, is dangerous. i believe he's dangerous. >> reporter: trump, not impressed. >> this dopey guy, glenn beck. he looks like hell. no. i watch him cry on television all the time. he's doing very badly. >> reporter: today, tweeting wacko glenn beck is a sad answer to the palin endorsement. but trump is now learning a palin endorsement can come with pitfalls.
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linking president obama to her son's arrest for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. palin says her son now suffers from ptsd, and is pointing the finger at the president. >> it's a shame that our military personnel even have to wonder if they're respected anymore. it starts from the top, it comes from our own president. >> reporter: later doubling down in an interview with abc news in alaska. >> my family is no different from other families dealing with some of the ramifications of war, and i appreciate people that support our troops and make sure they're treated better than illegal immigrants, for one. >> reporter: the head of one leading vets' group tells us, ptsd is a serious subject that should not be politicized. or used as a political talking point. it's not president obama's fault
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now, palin's super pac asking for contributions so she can continue to travel and endorse anti anti-establishment candidates. >> i'm used to seeing you in iowa. tom, thanks. much more of george's interview with ted cruz, first thing in the morning on "good morning america." meantime, to the democratic side. and the new numbers for them as well. big trouble for hillary clinton in iowa tonight. sanders, now up by eight points. meanwhile, clinton on the trail, and pulling no punches with a new message of her own. cecilia vega in iowa tonight. >> reporter: in the homestretch in iowa. hillary clinton today. ook knowledging her stark reality. she could lose iowa and new hampshire, but she's not giving up. >> it's not whether you get knocked down.
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and i can tell you, as long as there's work to do and people to help, i'm not going to quit. >> reporter: tonight, she also turned up the heat on bernie sanders. >> do you believe the voters are ready to elect a socialist president of the united states? >> it's up to the voters. i know a number of democrats i respect are concerned, and are expressing that to me, to journalists and others. >> reporter: from sanders, confidence. >> if we do well in both states, i think we're looking at one of the great political upsets in the modern history of the united states of america. >> reporter: the vermont senator also dropping this ad, with the song "america." and sanders saying that clinton's lead is evaporating in iowa, and we understand why her
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david, the gloves are off. >> gloves off with 11 days to go. cecilia, thank you. we turn now to the stunning sentence to a former police officer in oklahoma city. convicted with assaulting several women, and the grandmother that cracked the case open. and tonight, how the judge ruled. now sentenced to 263 years behind bars. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: today, daniel holtzclaw was led to court in handcuffs, and receiving a sentence to fit his horrendous crimes. his eyes closed in court as the judge condemned him to 263 years in prison. bursting into tears, guilty of assaulting and raping eight women while he was a police officer. >> i was scared. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: that was until he abused this neighborhood
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stop this night. >> yes. >> reporter: the jury recommended the 263-year sentence, and the judge agreed, david? >> pierre, thank you. we move on to the urgent health warning about the zika virus. men and women coming down with the virus. but authorities say the real danger is for pregnant women, linked to a serious birth defect. and the c.d.c. now warning pregnant women to stay away from hot spots. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: the new warning leading to a flurry of concerned patients. >> monday morning, we got about ten phone calls. >> reporter: lindsay mitchell
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pregnant. before the c.d.c.'s warning to stay away. >> i just feel terrible, i've put my baby at risk. >> reporter: doctors say the symptoms for most people are mild and pass without incident. but the concern for an expecting mom, life-threatening brain damage in the baby. >> the results can be really catastrophic for a family, so that's why we're being so careful. >> reporter: there's no vaccine to prevent it, and no drugs to treat zika virus infection. doctors say anyone that has traveled to countries with the virus and has symptoms should be tested. david? >> let's get right to dr. what's the risk of this spreading in the u.s. right now? >> well, if someone is bitten by
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people. they need to be told to use repellents, and be tested. there could be small clusters here. >> thank you. and there's much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. and the deadly bank heist in the heartland. the gunman opening fire, taking a hostage, leading police on a wild chase. we'll tell you how it ended. there's also news about a missing toddler, vanishing last week in the brutal cold. hundreds searching for the little boy. and will smith, talking with the latest on his wife and his own oscar boycott. prevent heart disease? one. wishful thinking, right? you can take serious disease. pneumococcal pneumonia. if you are 50 or older, one dose of the prevnar 13 vaccine can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia, an illness that can cause difficulty breathing, in the hospital.
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walk into just about any mall in america, and you can smell it. i just follow the smell. this is the smell, "made in america." >> it draws you right in. >> it does. in fact, it's part of the strategy. rumor has it, the founders of the company knew the power of this aroma. >> oh, absolutely. >> cinnabon. the original recipe comes from a grandmother in seattle. what's better, the toy or the roll? 800 bakeries across the u.s. 4,000 employees. the first store in seattle, 30 years ago. >> those are beautiful. >> and there she is, the woman that perfected her grandmother's recipe. endless tweaking in the kitchen. there's the very first photograph. >> that's the cinnabon that was generated 30 years ago. >> they put me to the test.
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rolling it to an exact size. margarine, cinnamon. who knew? then right into the oven. >> careful. >> then, of course, the famous icing. uh-oh. they're going to know. a little extra icing. can we get a close-up of this one? that's talent. these poor folks are afraid they're going to get one of mine. the signature smell at the mall, with these three words in mind. >> "made in america"! >> what's wrong with a little extra icing? thanks for watching on a thursday night. never been more popular in the newsroom when we came back with hope to see you right back here tomorrow to end the week. until then, have a good evening.
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we're on top of breaking news right now on denver7. this video shows the sheriff's deputies and michael marshall in the denver jail and died after he had to be restrained and tonight rs we've learned none of the deputies will face charges. >> team coverage of this breaking story, jennifer kovaleski and lance hernandez are live. >> after seeing the video, marshall's family is outraged tonight. >> had some very strong words, let's go to denver7 reporter jennifer kovaleski now. jen. >>reporter: eric, marshall's attorney said that he video shows an overzealous and inappropriate use of force by deputies, marshal's niece said he did nothing wrong and believes the video shows he was brutally murdered. the family released some of the video late this afternoon. it


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