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tonight, right here, the bombshell endorsement. the presidential race turning personal. the new attacks leveled tonight. rubio going after trump. trump with blistering words about rubio backstage at the debate. and chris christie tonight, now saying it's time for president trump. breaking news, the motive in the deadly workplace rampage. the gunman's two stops before opening fire at work. the video now discovered, and the notice the gunman got 90 minutes before the shootings. the new headline about the zika outbreak, and pregnant women in the u.s.
the miscarriages as well. and the sudden explosion. the little girl grabbing her bag when a hoverboard ignites. in the family kitchen. the home catching fire. and the countdown is on. the oscars. is this matt damon's year for best a ctor? matt damon, right here tonight. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we have breaking developments in the workplace rampage. a possible motive. and a major turn in the race for president tonight. just hours after that knock-down, drag-out debate. marco rubio and donald trump unleashing blistering new attacks. worse than last night, if that's possible to imagine. and donald trump unveiling his newest weapon, chris christie, and the surprise endorsement. saying he's now behind trump for president. the debate last night. trump taking incoming fire from both sides. but with trump ahead in nearly
where were the attacks from the and are they too late? here's jonathan karl with the new fight playing out tonight. >> reporter: donald trump rolled out his biggest endorsement yet. >> wow, a lot of press. >> reporter: new jersey governor, chris christie. >> i can guarantee you the one bill clinton do not want to see on the stage come next september is donald trump. they know how to run the standard political playbook against junior senators and run them around the block. they do not know the playbook with donald trump because he is rewriting the playbook. >> reporter: christie is also the guy who pummeled marco rubio in the abc news new hampshire debate and today he called rubio's new tough tone desperate. >> desperate people in campaigns do desperate things, flailing punches in the last days of a losing campaign. there is no better fighter than donald trump. >> reporter: but it sure looked like rubio had trump on the ropes last night, mocking him
points on health care. >> we should have gotten rid of the lines. we should have gotten rid of the lines around the states. we have to get rid of the lines around the states. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, no, no, no. i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago -- >> i saw you repeat yourself five times four seconds ago. >> reporter: and today rubio sounded like an entirely new candidate, launching trumplike attacks against trump. >> last night in the debate during one of the breaks, two of the breaks, he went backstage, he was having a meltdown. first, he had this little makeup thing applying, like makeup around his mustache, because he had one of those sweat mustaches. then, then he asked for a full-length mirror. i don't know why because the podium goes up to here, but he wanted a full-length mirror. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. i don't know. >> reporter: we asked trump about that. he actually suggested you were sweating backstage, that you seemed -- >> i'll tell you about backstage if you would like. i walked back there. he is with a pile of makeup, putting it on his face. i said, marco, easy with the
you don't need that much. but, no, i heard he had some nasty personal comments. but i saw him backstage. he was putting it on with a trowel. >> reporter: later, trump performed an odd impression of that infamous moment when rubio reached for his water bottle on national television. >> it's rubio! >> reporter: rubio clearly incurred the wrath of trump after ripping into him on that debate stage. >> you're only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired some workers from poland. >> no, i'm the only one at this stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> in fact, some of the people -- >> and by the way -- i've hired -- and by the way -- i've hired tens of thousands of people over my job. you've hired nobody. you've had nothing but problems with your credit cards, et cetera. >> reporter: ted cruz chimed in too. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of eight amnesty bill, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> reporter: prompting dennis
donald trump did fire me on 'celebrity apprentice.' he's about to fire your [ blank ] too." cruz got under trump's skin. >> relax. >> i'm relaxed. you're the basket case. go ahead. don't get nervous. >> donald, there's nothing about you that makes anyone nervous. >> reporter: but tonight it's clear. the race is now a battle between donald trump and a newly aggressive marco rubio. >> it's time to pull his mask off so that people can see what we're dealing with here. what we're dealing with here, my friends, is a con artist. >> the whiplash today, jon with us live from texas. you heard what we said at the top, people asking, where were the attacks months ago? is the 11th hour, right before super tuesday, too late? >> reporter: that's one of the biggest questions for the entire campaign.
glove on trump. while he built up a strong core of support. with super tuesday four days away, it may be too late. >> jon, thanks. and now to the democratic side, four days until super tuesday. and south carolina tomorrow. hillary clinton in the state again this evening. bernie sanders returning today after going to the super tuesday states. sanders team aware, showing clinton with a near-30-point gain. cecilia vega was there, and here's what they said. >> reporter: in their final push in south carolina -- tonight, bernie sanders and hillary clinton nearly coming face-to-face. >> hello, south carolina state! >> reporter: both visiting historically black colleges
this is the line for people waiting to see hillary clinton. she may have a double-digit lead here, but on these campuses, many young voters are split. >> i'm in the middle. middle? undecided. to see bernie sanders, too. >> he's consistent. >> reporter: hillary is not? >> no. >> reporter: clinton hoping momentum from a big win in south carolina will carry her into super tuesday. her strategy, covering virtually the entire state. making 22 campaign stops here this week. while sanders is looking ahead, visiting eight other states from super tuesday and beyond. this morning in minnesota, sanders turning up the attacks. >> because maybe what you said behind closed doors is a little bit different than what you're saying to the american people. >> how are you? >> reporter: but clinton,
bachelor party. during a stop to a bakery. >> cecilia vega with us. after that republican brawl last night, hillary clinton saying tonight, she thinks it's going to be trump? >> she sure did, and already fund raising off of a possible trump nomination. writing in an e-mail to supporters, i promise you i will fight to make sure he won't become president. she says he's no joke. >> thank you. and super tuesday, special editions of "good morning america." and "world news tonight." we'll be on the air beginning 10:00 p.m. eastern, super tuesday. see you then. and to the other developing story this friday night, the horrific workplace shooting in kansas. the gunman's own video discoverd on his facebook page, showing an automatic weapon.
killed, more than a dozen hurt. and that toll could have been much higher if not for a hero police chief, the first on the scene. here's clayton sandell. there tonight with the notice the gunman received just before the shootings. >> reporter: in this clip posted to facebook last september, 38-year-old cedric ford is firing an ak-style rifle. the same type sources say he used to gun down his co-workers late yesterday at this kansas lawnmower factory. it began at 4:57 p.m. police getting calls about a gunman randomly shooting a driver in the shoulder. not far away, shooting another, stealing his car. by 5:04 p.m. ford is pulling onto the excel lot six miles away, shooting one person outside. inside, 14 more. >> people are getting pushed, trampled. it was just, everyone was trying to get out of the shooting. >> reporter: three excel employees are killed.
and josh higbee. at 5:06, the first help arrives. it is heston's police chief doug schroeder, racing inside to confront ford in a one-on-one gun battle. by 5:24, the shootout is over. sergeant chris carter says what his boss did saved a lot of lives. >> if there's gunfire, we go to the gunfire. we have to stop it. if you're by yourself, you're by yourself. >> reporter: is that a hard instinct to fight? most of us run away from danger. >> absolutely not. we will run towards the gunfire. >> reporter: police say just 90 minutes before the rampage, ford was served at work with a court order to stay away from an ex-girlfriend who alleges he was violently abusive. she wrote, "he is in desperate need of medical and psychological help." today, the president made yet another call to a mourning community. >> the real tragedy is the degree to which this has become routine. >> reporter: david, right now,
for the investigation. and the local sheriff is praising the police chief, saying he's a hero. had he not acted when he did, the death toll would have been so much worse. >> clayton, thank you. now to breaking developments overseas tonight. a cease fire in syria, brokered by the u.s. and russia, taking effect just a short time ago. but a fierce round of air strikes in the hours before. will it hold now? alex marquardt, from damascus. >> reporter: bombs pounded rebel areas today, just hours before the temporary ceasefire agreement went into effect. here in syria, there is little hope it can succeed. are you optimistic? >> not really. no. >> reporter: everyone agrees isis and al qaeda will still be targets for all sides. but here's the problem. the syrian regime and their russian backers see almost all rebels as terrorists.
bombing. caught in the middle, civilians. aid agencies now hoping some peace will let them deliver much-needed relief to besieged areas. david, these next few days are a critical test after five years of war. this temporary ceasefire, if it can mostly hold, could pave the way for new peace talks in the next two weeks. david? >> alex, thank you. next, back here at home, to the new headline this evening on the zika virus and pregnant american women. the cdc revealing what's happened to nine women infected overseas. it's sobering. here's the report tonight. two with miscarriages, two chose abortions, one due to severe damage on an ultra sound. ies and two have been born healthy. this report was concerning. >> it is.
may be causing these problems. these were all women who had symptoms of zika. it doesn't tell us what part of pregnancy could be the most dangerous. >> in the meantime, you were telling me, a new alert involving anyone hoping to go to the olympics. >> they're saying pregnant women shouldn't go. avoid mosquito bites and to avoid sexual transformation for the entire pregnancy. next to the alarming headline from michigan, the stunning allegations in flint. the water crisis there. e-mails showing lawyers urged them to stop using the water months before contamination concerns surfaced. one of them calling the river downright scary. it was not switched for another year after the warning.
erin andrews. she is suing a stalker and the hotel who booked him in a room next to hers. tonight, a stunning number here. the video he took of her seen nearly 17 million times. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: all eyes will be on erin andrews monday as the sportscaster and "dancing with the stars" co-host is expected to take the witness stand in her $75 million civil trial against a nashville marriott hotel. her testimony comes after the videos at the center of this case were played for the jury. videos taken by her stalker, michael david barrett, who used his cell phone to record her in her hotel room while she was changing through an altered peephole. an emotional andrews left the courtroom as jurors watched the video, which is estimated to have been viewed nearly 17 million times. >> i know of no way to get it off. and doing continued research, people are still posting the
>> reporter: andrews is now suing barrett and the owners and managers of this nashville marriott claiming the hotel placed barrett next door to the tv star and failed to notice he removed and altered the peephole on her door. the hotel claims barrett is a criminal who tricked them into gaining access. jurors will see barrett's deposition by videotape next week. david? >> thank you. and there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the little girl that got out just in time. what caused this huge explosion in the kitchen of a family home? the entire home on fire, the moments after. and the "real money" team is back. just in time for leap day. major savings, including the department store offering one-cent deals. and you may have seen him in "the martian." the oscars this weekend. the big question, is this the year for matt damon and best actor? right here with robin roberts, as we continue tonight. from diabetes?
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>> we knew we needed a moment where his armor cracks. >> about two minutes left. how you doing? >> i'm good. >> the other actors had already wrapped. they'd gone home. as we started to do the scene, ridley did something tricky. he put the sound of the other actors inside my helmet. it struck me, it was the first time i had heard anybody's voice in almost two years. >> go. command. >> go. >> pilot. >> go. >> he said, i lost it. was that too much? i said, no, that was perfect. >> i just went, it surprised me. i don't think it surprised ridley. >> and robin's journey to the oscars tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. and the oscars, sunday night, abc coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. i hope to see you monday.
this one will make anyone with kids just plain angry. a trusted bus driver has been arrested for driving drunk. >> tonight we learned told police he took several cold medications and topped it off with a beer at lunch. calling to the -- according to the breathalyzer he was under the legal limit. >> reporter: that is orrect, the .04 limit for bus drivers but she failed the field sobriety test after he admitted that he had taken this bag full of flu medications along with the beer at lunch. michael hobbs made it to his
the school. according to the sheriff's report, another bus driver but wasn't able to stop him before he took up with 30 kids on the bus. he was arrested at his first stop. we found out more about the alcohol in his system when a blood test came back -- we will find out more about the alcohol in his system when a blood test comes back in a couple of weeks. we spoke to a man who was on the bus but he didn't want to show his face on the camera. he said he was one of the kids favorite drivers. >> he sang songs and was very playful. in the end, that doesn't seem to matter that much.>> reporter: he is just happy that everyone made it out okay. now administrators will meet with him to determine whether or not to file any disciplinary action. he is next expected to appear in court april 28.