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breaking news tonight. with just three days until iowa, now, the bombshell development involving hillary clinton. the top-secret e-mails. also, donald trump and his debate no-show. will his gamble help or hurt? and trump on his closest opponent. with a new charge. the hunt for three fugitives considered armed and dangerous. and now word a woman inside the prison was in on it. the zika virus.
tonight, how long does it stay in your system for men and women? dr. besser, with your questions answered. two storms hitting this weekend. the dangerous moment on the highway already. and the new headline coming out of the nfl tonight on concussions. coming amid a controversial claim about o.j. simpson. good evening. we begin tonight with two major developments in the race for 2016. the two front runners on each side. three days to go now until iowa. hillary clinton, and the bombshell reveal from the statement department today. 22 e-mails from her private server have been labeled as top secret. and trump, a no-show last night. will he pay any price, or will
>> reporter: tonight, ted cruz reeling after the debate, and donald trump trying to take him out, calling the canadian-born senator an "anchor baby." >> now ted cruz may not be a u.s. citizen, right? but, he's an anchor baby. no, he's an anchor baby. ted cruz is an anchor baby in canada. >> reporter: and cruz refusing to return fire. >> he's welcome to say whatever he likes. i like and respect him. >> reporter: but trump is a hard candidate to ignore. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. donald trump has chosen not to attend this evening's presidential debate. >> let me say, i'm a maniac, and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> reporter: but without trump on that stage, it was cruz who became the number one target. >> he is the king of saying, "oh, you're for amnesty? everybody's for amnesty except for ted cruz." but it's a falseness.
problem. >> this is the lie that ted's campaign is built on. the truth is, ted, throughout this campaign you've been willing to say or do anything in order to get votes. >> reporter: cruz, a champion debater, at times sounding exasperated. >> chris, i would note that the last four questions have been, "rand, please attack ted. marco, please attack ted. chris, please attack ted. jeb, please attack ted." let me just say this. >> it is a debate, sir. >> no, no, a debate actually is a policy issue. but i will say this, gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question, i may have to leave the stage. >> reporter: this morning, the front page of today's "des moines register," "rough night for cruz." >> he got pummeled last night. i don't know what's going to happen to his poll numbers, but probably they're not going up. >> reporter: today, i asked cruz why he didn't hit trump harder.
voters to assess the candidates. mr. trump chose not to attend. that was his choice. >> reporter: onstage, sparks also flying between jeb bush and marco rubio, both competing to be the anti-trump. >> you used to support a path to citizenship. >> so did you. >> but you changed. >> so did you, marco. >> reporter: as for trump, no regrets about skipping the debate. >> i didn't something that was risky, and i think it turned out great. because i'm on the front page of every paper. >> reporter: and there's only one thing that could make trump happier. but he'll need his daughter's help. >> ivanka's going to have a baby in two weeks. i said, "ivanka, it would be so great if you had your baby in iowa. it would be so great. i'd definitely win." >> we'll see if they can time that out. tom llamas live from iowa. trump flew to new hampshire this morning, but he'll be back in iowa, right, for the caucus? >> yes, he lands tomorrow morning for several evets.
spent weeks here, this will be his longest trip, and he still has a slight lead here. david? >> i'll be joining you for the caucus as well. thanks, tom. and on the democratic side, clinton and sanders neck and neck in the polls. trading places at the top all week long. and this evening, hillary clinton dealing with a new headline from the state department. now saying nearly two dozen e-mails are now labeled top secret. and e-mails with the president being kept private. meantime, bernie sanders hoping to capitalize on young people, and getting out the vote. jonathan karl in iowa, on the clinton e-mails. >> i need you to come caucus monday night. >> reporter: hillary clinton is pleading for support to fend off a surging bernie sanders in iowa. >> bring a buddy to caucus. >> reporter: but as she rallies supporters here, a bombshell of bad news for clinton from washington. the state department declared
from the private account she used as secretary of state. >> the documents are being upgraded at the request of the intelligence community. >> reporter: none of the e-mails were marked classified at the time. but now, the state department are examining whether or not they should have been. today, the clinton campaign pushed back hard, denying the e-mails are truly top secret, saying in a statement, "this appears to be overclassification run amok." mrs. clinton, herself, had no comment. in fact, when we caught up with her before the e-mail news broke, she would not even answer this. secretary clinton, what is it going to take to win? what do you have to do between now and monday to win? just three days before the iowa were signing up supporters outside this rally in des moines. so for every person coming into this rally, the campaign will have their names, phone numbers, addresses, and more importantly specifically when they are willing to volunteer. as for bernie sanders -- >> thank you very much. we were told there would be a few people here.
volunteers to pull out the stops to get his supporters to the caucus. >> beg, borrow, kidnap. do whatever you have to do. is kidnapping illegal in iowa? >> a very tight race in the democratic side. jon karl, now with us live. back to the clinton e-mails, the state department said it would not release 18 e-mails between the secretary of state and the president? >> yes, these are e-mails directly between secretary clinton and the president. they were very careful to say they were not classified, but they're presidential records, and won't be released until years after president obama leaves office. >> jon, we'll see you soon. and i want to get to cecilia vega. one more question on this tonight. as clinton deals with a new e-mail headline, we've noticed a change in tone, clinton calling sanders a friend?
why a more compassionate tone? showing clinton has a slight edge here, and that's what they believe will happen on monday. everyone i've spoken to today extremely tight race. as realistic. calling people to see if they need rides to the caucus. bill clinton will be a huge part of this weekend. they're hoping he drew -- draws and we've been talking about the come down to. the number of people on their teams, and whether they can get the people out to vote. david? >> cecilia vega, thank you. we'll have coverage throughout the weekend from iowa on "good morning america" and "world news tonight," live from iowa, and then on the big day right there. and we hope you'll join martha raddatz and me when we moderate the next republican debate, one week from tomorrow, saturday,
here on abc. in the meantime tonight, breaking news on the manhunt for the three escaped convicts. one is under arrest, turning himself in not far from the jail he broke out of. meanwhile, the other arrest tonight, a woman working as a teacher inside the jail, who authorities say was in on it. providing maps. as they plotted their escape. matt gutman, reporting in tonight. >> reporter: that's one of the fugitives in the distance, bac doung, whose capture was as simple as his escape was elaborate. 20 minutes earlier, he had materialized outside this mechanic shop. >> he came in, and he wanted to turn himself in. we called the police, and they came to arrest him. that's all i know. >> reporter: duong faces charges including attempted murder. he allegedly stole this white van just after their escape. we watched police still scouring the area for it this afternoon. officers have been searching this entire area. right now, they're focusing on those containers with k9 units,
inmates remain missing. one of them, nayeri, allegedly enlisting the help of his jailhouse english teacher, who authorities say supplied -- >> a google earth image on paper that showed an image of the entire central jail complex. she played a significant role in the planning. >> reporter: 44-year-old nooshafarin ravaghi had security clearance at the jail. and apparently a deepening relationship with nayeri, both of whom shared iranian roots. authorities describe the relationship as more personal than it should have been. they are intensifying the search and think the fugitives are somewhere here on the streets of california. >> thank you. now to the standoff in oregon. the fbi releasing video. the suv careening into the snow, the protester with his hands up,
appeared to reach for a gun in his pocket. four are still holed up on federal property. despite their group leader urging them to surrender. overseas, word of a near miss between american and russian military planes. the pentagon claiming a russian jet flew within 15 feet of the u.s. air force reconnaissance plane. saying the russian pilot flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner. now to a developing headline in the zika virus outbreak. late word about the victims here in the united states. 36 cases in 12 states. four of the cases are pregnant. the viruses linked to a serious
their brain development interrupted. and what can the mothers do now? what a top u.s. health official is saying about the risk here at home. dr. richard besser at ground zero in brazil. >> reporter: we travel three hours north by plane. up to the place believed to have the highest concentration of zika cases in the world. we put on repellent to protect from mosquitos. here at the medical center, they're treating more and more patients. >> first, we were shocked to find a high amount of babies with microcephaly. >> reporter: babies born with abnormally small heads. scientists suspect they're directly connected with mothers infected with the zika virus in pregnancy. >> it was a surprise not only for the doctors, but for the mothers. >> reporter: elena has difficulty hearing, but does well in vision tests. little is known about the zika virus. scientists trying to answer the big question here, how closely are the virus and brain damage and babies linked? outside, soldiers are going door
brazilians how to get rid of mosquitos that carry the virus. using this powder to kill larva in standing water. crews straying in neighborhoods. >> so let's get right to dr. besser, joining us now from brazil. we do know that women and men can contract the virus. how long does the virus generally stay in your system? >> only for one or two weeks, and the infection is mild. but it's different for babies. make sure they're developing normally. >> dr. besser, thank you. to the economy back at home this evening. closing up near 400 points. but stocks still down for the month of january. still much more ahead on "world news tonight." the major headline coming out of the nfl. it comes amid another
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finally tonight, we will never forget what happened ten years ago today. woodruff and cameraman doug vogt had been injured in iraq. but we didn't know how badly hurt at the time. ten years later, they're celebrating their tenth alive day. and both wanted this story to be about the others that have triumphed. tonight, the people they've now helped. our persons of the week. ten years ago today, our colleagues and friends, bob woodruff and cameraman doug vogt in iraq. bob's final dispatch, recorded. but before it could even air, their convoy hits an ied. bob suffering shrapnel wounds to the head.
doug in surgery, too. we learned early doug would survive. and we waited for bob. 40 days in a coma, he wakes up, his wife lee right by his side. his children and the long wait. for their dad to come home. >> it's so great to be home. >> and it was his children who would bring him back. >> belt buckle. >> belt buckle. you taught me. >> ten years later, bob is as hungry as ever. reporting from all over the world. tonight, marking what's called his tenth alive day. the bob woodruff foundation, helping so many of the wounded. sergeant michael boothby, wounded by an ied outside baghdad in 2006. bob has been there. his rehab. and tonight, michael, with a message for us. >> the biggest thing since my alive day is just seeing my kids and being there for my kids. it's just such a blessing for me. >> there's staff sergeant mike kacer, too, his arm lost in
telling us tonight, his initial fears. >> the first thought i had was, "will i ever be normal again?" >> now, training for the paralympics. hoping to become a full-time phys ed teacher this fall. and althea raiford, back on the family farm. surviving the struggle that came after serving. she, too, helped by bob. >> happy alive day. >> tonight, bob and his wife lee leading the charge. and lee writing to her husband, "this photograph of your boots is my gift to you today. it reminds me that a decade later, like so many military families in this country, we are all still standing. we have survived, and then some." bob, doug, lee, and all of the celebrate them all. i'm david muir. have a good evening.
denver 7 news starts right now. >> a storm is headed toward colorado. it already slammed the pacific northwest.>> we saw the change of high winds across the front range. fielded grass fire and smoke could be seen from highway before firefighters could knock down the flames. luckily the fire station was close by across the fields from the high school. stacy is in for mike and this windy weather is signaling a change. >> you cannsee it gearing up. hour winds have been gusting between 20 and 30 miles per hour and at this point they''e died down across the front range but we are expecting breezy