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breaking news tonight. trump versus fox. donald trump, a no-show this evening. holding his own event up against the debate. and his fiery moment with bill o'reilly. >> i told you, up front, i said, don't ask me that question. >> taking aim at megyn kelly, too. fox saying, the show goes on without him. at this hour, authorities racing to the scene. that standoff with an armed militia. it comes after a deadly shootout already. the alarming new headline about the zika virus tonight. authorities say spreading explosively. dr. besser with what american families need to know right now, women in particular. how long does it stay in your system? the scare today.
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falling ill. a student unconscious. and the dramatic moments. the bank robber, the manager, trying to hold the door shut. how this ends. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and it is fight night for the republicans, but one fight began long before the debate stage. the one between donald trump and fox news. trump standing firm tonight, skipping the debate and holding his own event. this comes after trump's long-simmering feud with fox news over moderator megyn kelly, who maintains her questions, the last time he moderated, were fair. and without donald trump there tonight, ted cruz moves to the center of the stage. is he ready for what's coming? and one last attempt to get trump back into the debate from fox host bill o'reilly. it got heated. abc's tom llamas in iowa with how it played out. >> reporter: tonight,
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debate stage, could still steal the show. >> well, at this point, it does appear that donald trump is declining his last and best chance to speak to as many iowans as possible. >> reporter: that admission from megyn kelly, coming soon after fox news heavyweight bill o'reilly pleaded with trump to change his mind. >> in your christian faith, there is a very significant ten tenet, and that's the tenet of forgiveness. i think you should forgive not only journalists who come at you in ways you don't like, but i think you should be the bigger man. don't you think that's the right thing to do? >> it probably is. but you know, it's called and eye for an eye, i guess, also you can look at it that way. >> oh, no, no, no. that's old testament. >> bill -- you are taking it -- >> if you're a christian, the eye for the eye rule goes out. here is what it is. turning the other cheek. >> bill, let me tell you, are taking this much more seriously than i am. >> reporter: trump kept bashing >> reporter: and those trump kept bashing kelly -- >> i have zero respect for megyn kelly. i don't think she's very good at what she does. i think she's highly overrated.
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again. >> i want you to consider, all right? think about it. say, look, i might come back, forgive, go forward, answer the questions, look out for the folks. >> well, even though you and i had an agreement that you wouldn't ask me that, which we i will, therefore, forget that because i told you up front, i question, because it's an embarrassing question to you. and i don't want to embarrass >> but i'm not going to listen >> reporter: but trump won't budge. so, there will be no repeat of very first republican debate. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> no, it wasn't. for the record, it was well beyond rosie o'donnell. >> yes, i'm sure it was. >> reporter: now, trump's opponents, calling him out. >> donald trump is skipping the caucuses. why?
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questions. >> reporter: jeb bush tweeting, "if donald trump can't handle the fox news debate, what else will he not be able to handle?" trump one-on-one. do you think donald trump is afraid to debate you personally? people of iowa. he doesn't want to answer their he doesn't want to defend his record. >> reporter: and marco rubio, hoping to place in the top three in iowa to build momentum, knocking the circus surrounding tonight's showdown. >> oh, donald trump's not going to show up. ted cruz is challenging him to a one-on-one, mano a mano debate. this is not a show. this is serious. >> reporter: and david, tonight, trump's event being billed as a benefit for veterans, and two of his rivals are going to be there. mike huckabee and rick santorum both confirming they will be at the trump event. but they say, they're not going because of trump, they're going >> tom llamas, our thanks to you. let's get right to george stephanopoulos, who is leading our coverage of the iowa
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and george, first off, the trump campaign. they say they're not concerned about not being there, but is there a gamble here in not showing up? >> let's stipulate it. if trump were a normal candidate, this would be a dealbreaker. it would raise questions about temperament, is he afraid of a tough debate? but here's the real risk here. here's the calculation. what does he get in return? control. he controls the news cycle before the debate, controls it during the debate. controls a lot of it after the debate. he eliminates a risk, as well. a question that trips him up. a confrontation with a rival that draws blood. so, you can see a businessman looking at this and saying, that's a good bet. not there, they say they're going to remove the podium, that brings the candidates in and puts ted cruz front and center. fire tonight? >> he's going to get a lot of that could be an opportunity, he's lost a lot of momentum in the last couple of weeks. he needs to be center stage. if he handles those attacks well, and reminds people, those
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him in the first place, it could help him a real lot. this could be the biggest night of the capable for him. >> all right, george, thank you so much. and see you on "good morning america" and a reminder, after tonight, the next republican debate is right here on abc. i hope you'll join martha raddatz and me, saturday night, february 6th, when we moderate the republican debate, after iowa and before the key state of new hampshire, right here. in the meantime, to the democratic side tonight, and just four days to go to iowa, as we've mentioned here, where it is a race to the finish. every night, a new poll, a new leader. tonight, the latest poll has hillary clinton on top, barely edging out bernie sanders in iowa. tonight, she's doubling down. former president bill clinton holding several separate events. trying to fight bernie sanders' last-minute push before the caucuses. abc's jonathan karl, one-on-one with sanders tonight. will he debate hillary before new hampshire? and what clinton is now saying about adding a new debate. >> reporter: two for the price of one. hillary clinton is bringing in bill for the big final push in
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hillary. >> great to see you! >> reporter: and in a reversal, mrs. clinton is now saying she wants more debates, starting next week. >> we have to agree that we're going to debate in new hampshire. both the governor and i have agreed, and we're waiting for the senator to decide to join us. >> reporter: we asked bernie sanders about that. >> i wanted more debates from day one. >> reporter: i know. >> gee, a upleonthago,t wasn thelint peoe wh re ieresd. wond whahas ppen now thathey nt me detes. whato yothinhas ange >> rorte hers wh's ange sands isurgi. ggermorenergic cwds. we stopped by his campaign headquarters today. they were so busy trying to score an upset iowa caucus win, this volunteer had no time for us. how's it going? >> going well. i'm a little bit too busy right now to talk though. i'm sorry. >> reporter: and today, the 74-year-old candidate released a doctor's note declaring he's "in overall good health." good humor, too. how healthy are you? >> i am, i am -- you know, thank
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want to knock on wood. here. >> reporter: it's a frenzy of activity in iowa today. sanders with four campaign events, hillary clinton with three and bill clinton looking like a candidate himself, with four events, all over the state. >> that sanders volunteer, too busy to talk to jon karl. i've never seen that happen. jon with us live from iowa tonight. and jon, we see how close this race is. they trade the top spot almost every night. this is all going to come down to their ground games. >> reporter: yeah, and the ground game is especially challenging for bernie sanders, because he's relying on young voters, some people that have they have to get out. beat in the ground game eight years ago. they are bound and determined not to get beat again. >> jon karl with us live again jon, thanks. we're going to turn now to breaking developments in the dead deadly militia standoff in oregon. heavily-armed police racing to the compound where the few remaining anti-government federal property.
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all of this coming after this week's deadly shootout, and word authorities now racing to the scene. abc's neal karlinsky in oregon for us again tonight. >> reporter: late today, a huge could be seen streaming into the compound. those last armed occupiers left inside had been sending out videos on youtube, ranting about the federal government. nobody dies. >> reporter: tonight, abc news has learned that authorities plan to release a videotape that lavoy finicum is killed by police. sources say finicum sped away from the police traffic stop that led to the arrest of his fellow occupiers, crashing into a snow bank. once out of his truck, they say he was told to put his arms up, but instead, brought them down and could be seen reaching for a weapon. that's when he was shot. now, the standoff that began 26 days ago, when heavily-armed ranchers took over this wildlife refuge, paralyzing a small community, appears to be almost
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>> we never wanted bloodshed. we verbalized this many, many times. and we continue to do so. >> reporter: tonight, the group's leaders each face up to six years in federal prison after a month of mayhem here. david? >> neal karlinsky with us again tonight. urgent new warnings this evening about the zika virus. the head of the world health organization saying it is, quote, spreading explosively. by one estimate, up to 4 million cases across north and south america in the next year. here in the u.s., at least 31 cases in 11 states, and late today, the first case in boston. all contracted before coming back to the u.s. and this map showing the parts of the country authorities say zika virus linked to a serious birth detect, babies born with shrunken heads. their brain development interrupted. so, the question, how long does it stay in your body, and does it affect future pregnancies? dr. richard besser is in brazil for us tonight.
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her home in rio. she's a physical therapist, five months pregnant with her third child. uh-huh. to keep away the mosquitos? and now spending her hard-earned income on insect repellants. reapplying every two hours. she's most afraid for her unborn baby. zika may be linked to microcephaly. thousands of babies here in brazil have been born with the tiny heads that indicate severe brain damage. up to 1.5 million cases of zika so far here in brazil. it's spreading in 23 areas across the americas. the world health organization expects 3 to 4 million cases overall, saying, the level of alarm is extremely high. in the u.s., at least 31 lab confirmed cases in 11 states. all people who traveled to affected areas and returned. and as of today, state health departments will be required to report all new cases to the cdc. there's no vaccine yet. no treatment. the brazilian government spraying for mosquitos. the only action people can take
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our team here keeps applying repellant. as does fabiola. >> and so let's get right to dr. besser tonight, joining us now from brazil. and first, rich, let's tackle what people back here in the u.s. are concerned about. if a neighbor comes home from one of these regions with the zika virus, can they then pass it onto their neighbors? >> reporter: well, they can. if they come back and they're infected and a mosquito bites them, that mosquito can bite other people and infect them. that's why, if you have any symptoms when you return, see your doctor and use repellants so you don't get bit. >> and tell your family and the people around you to use the repellant, too. and you've also pointed out, rich, that pregnant women need to be most concerned. how long does the virus stay in the system and can it affect a future pregnancy? >> reporter: well, if you look at similar-type viruses, what they find is, when a person recovers from that infection, after about a week or so, and their symptoms are gone, the virus is out of their body. so, scientists don't believe that future pregnancies are
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you're infected. >> dr. besser on this again tonight. dr. besser, thank you. we turn now to a health scare out of texas we're following. an apparent gas leak at a middle school. more than 100 students and teachers evacuated. some taken out on stretchers. whisked to the hospital. one student unconscious. abc's ryan owens in dallas tonight, where there were no warning signs until students and staff began falling ill. >> reporter: for more than 100 students and staff at this texas middle school, their school day ended at the hospital. being checked out for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. >> they showed symptoms of nausea and headache, and some were vomiting. and, of course, ems treated and took the appropriate medical action. >> reporter: some students left on stretchers. others loaded into buses to a local hospital. >> everyone didn't really know how to, like, react to it, because this never happened before. >> reporter: the fire chief in the city of beaumont, east of houston, believes the toxic gas
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marshall middle school. the leak was first reported around 10:30 this morning, when one child fell unconscious. tonight, all students are expected to be okay, but authorities are vowing, no one will be allowed in that school until they know it's safe. the fire chief says there were no carbon monoxide detect inside that school. so, the first time of trouble was when kids started getting sick. david? >> all right, ryan owens from texas. thanks, ryan. and a major development in the case of ethan couch tonight. the so-called affluenza teen is now back in the u.s. in texas, after weeks on the run in mexico. but what kind of punishment does he face now? abc's matt gutman from texas. >> reporter: tonight, ethan couch escorted into the very place he allegedly tried to flee. a tarran the millionaire's son, with the shaggy beard, bundled back to texas by mexican authorities. then escorted by two u.s. marshals after arriving in texas.
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who continue to need somebody to represent them. those victims who need a voice. >> reporter: in 2013, the 16-year-old pled guilty to killing four bystanders in a drunk driving wreck. during sentencing, his legal team claimed he suffered from affluenza, too spoiled by his parents to know right from wrong. the judge gave him probation only, ten years. authorities say he and his mother skipped probation, crossing the border into mexico. in the hearing here tomorrow, a judge could decide to keep ethan couch here until his 19th birthday, and david, since his flight to mexico, ethan couch has already spent more time in detention than he ever did after killing those four people. david? >> all right, matt gutman in ft. worth tonight. thanks, matt. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the sonic boom mystery that had the ground shaking on the east coast today. so many asking, what was it? also, the dramatic video. the bank robbery here. the manager struggling to keep that door closed. you'll see how it plays out right on the video. also, what's happening? first, the hockey ref taken down on the ice, then, the
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vendors and more who really use any means they can, some legal, some illegal, are covers what's really a shadowy network. >> reporter: the majority of tickets go to presales and music insiders, leaving less than half reserved for the public. and even then, ordinary fans have to compete with resellers, some who may use special software known as bots to buy up blocks of tickets at lightning fast speeds, often marking them up to astronomically high prices on the resale market. >> and that's what we call a rigged system. >> reporter: and investigators say tonight that this is just the gunning of creating a level playing field in the ticket industry. they will be working with lawmakers next to target those bad actors, david. >> so, people aren't just imagining this. this is really happening. >> reporter: it's happening. >> all right, rebecca, thanks. when we come back here tonight, what happened 30 years ago today. also, the sonic boom mystery, causing the ground to shake in part of this country today. and then, look at this. the armed bank robber, stopped in his tracks. that's the manager there, fighting to keep the door
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tonight, abc's david wright on the bravery, the faces onboard the "challenger." >> liftoff of the 25th space shuttle mission. >> reporter: 30 years ago today, triumph turned to tragedy. like the families of those seven crew members, all of us watching were horrified. onboard the challenger was the first teacher headed to space, christa mcauliffe. who taught 11th grade social studies in new hampshire. >> complete disbelief. >> reporter: tammy hickey is one of many of mcauliffe's students who went on to become teachers. carrying on her journey of discovery, just as president reagan wished for. >> we will never forget them, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye, and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of god. >> reporter: david wright, abc news, new york. >> and we thank you for watching here on a thursday night. i'm david muir.
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week. good night. denver 7 news starts now. >> the storm that causes this destruction is headed here, we are talking a lot of snow coming up. >> you always think back wish you could have done more. we are hearing from first responders who tried to rescue three teenagers as they fell through the ice and a pond in parker. -- into a pond in parker. this neighborhood, adjacent to the du campus is barely lit up about when a woman was grouped it looks like this-- groped, pitch black. we alerted you of a woman
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