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and trump on his closest opponent. with a new charge. and major developments on the hunt for three fugitives considered armed and dangerous. one fugitive has been found. and now word a woman inside the prison was in on it. the zika virus. now four pregnant with it in the u.s. 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.
bombshell reveal from the state 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 it help solidify his lead? we have it all covered tonight. tom llamas leads it off from iowa. >> reporter: tonight, ted cruz reeling after the bruising to take him out, calling the canadian-born senator an "anchor >> 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. >> reporter: but trump is a hard >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. donald trump has chosen not to attend this evening's
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. and that's an authenticity 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
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. did you miss an opportunity to take trump out of the race in iowa? >> look, i think last night was a very clear moment for the 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
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 events. and while other candidates have spent weeks here, this will be his one of his longest trips in oiowa, 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 now being kept private. meantime, bernie sanders hoping to capitalize on young people, and their support in getting out the vote.
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 top secret 22 of the e-mails 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 is 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?
just three days before the iowa caucuses, clinton volunteers 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. >> reporter: he's urging 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 secretary clinton 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
>> 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? are they seeing numbers that they like? why a more compassionate tone? >> well, their internal numbers showing clinton has a slight edge here, and that's what they believe will happen on monday. everyone i've spoken to today believes this will be an extremely tight race. one source describing the mood as realistic. they're working the phones, 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 draws a huge crowd. and we've been talking about the ground game, that's what it will come down to. the number of people on their teams, and whether they can get the people out to vote.
>> 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, february 6th, 8:00 p.m. right 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. tying bed sheets into a rope to escape. 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
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, but still those other two 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
they are intensifying the search for nayeri and the third fugitive and think they 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, police opening fire as he 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 fighter jet flew within 15 feet of a u.s. air force reconnaissance plane. the incident happening in international airspace, over the black sea on monday. the u.s. saying the russian pilot flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner. now to a developing headline in the zika virus outbreak.
in the united states. now 36 cases in 12 states. four of those infected are pregnant. the viruses linked to a serious birth defect, babies born with their brain development interrupted. what can the mothers do now? dr. richard besser at ground zero in brazil. >> reporter: we leave rio de janeiro to 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. >> these are abnormal signs. >> reporter: 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: microcephaly, babies born with abnormally small heads. there are hundreds of cases here, and more than 4,000 in brazil. scientists suspect they're directly connected with mothers
for the doctors, but for the mothers. they were not expecting it at all. >> 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 in babies linked? outside, soldiers are going door to door today, trying to show brazilians how to get rid of mosquitos that carry the virus. using this powder to kill larva found in standing water. crews spraying in neighborhoods. >> so let's get right to dr. besser, joining us now from brazil. so much concern about pregnant women. but 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. that's why the focus is on the four pregnant women. they'll be monitoring babies to make sure they're developing normally.
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caucuses, and one already with a monster sink hole. here's rob marciano. >> reporter: this oregon road peeling apart. >> there it goes! >> reporter: watch again. >> whoa! >> reporter: from another angle, blacktop falling away. a monster sinkhole growing right before residents' eyes. >> it ran through a shopping center avenue and the entire road is gone. >> reporter: just feet from another sinkhole that opened up last month. now, both more than 50 feet wide and growing. el nino-fueled storms are to blame. hammering the west coast for weeks. officials say all the water overwhelmed the storm drain under the road. that stretch of nearby highway 101 now likely closed until spring. >> just incredible pictures. rob is tracking both systems, starting with the northwest. >> an atmospheric river of
california. and high snow levels, sinking and lowering. as the storm gets to the south. so cal gets it sunday morning, they need the rain, but i think they'll see debris flows from this. a big storm for the midwest on tuesday. severe storms in the south. blizzard conditions for the north. but i think iowa doesn't get the snow until after the caucuses on monday. >> monday night. caucus early. rob, thank you. and when we come back, news about the nfl and the number of concussions this season. coming amid a new theory about concussions and a possible link to o.j. simpson, it's making headlines. and michael phelps talking about this appearance at a basketball game, that did the trick. urgent diarrhea. now there's prescription xifaxan. xifaxan is a new ibs-d treatment that helps relieve your diarrhea and abdominal pain symptoms. and xifaxan works differently. it's a prescription antibiotic that acts mainly in the digestive tract.
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news tonight about the nfl and concussions. the league reporting 271 diagnosed concussions this season. that's the highest in four years despite raising awareness for head injuries. the findings reversing a trend, which saw concussions drop the two previous years. the other headline involving concussions tonight is a controversial one, involving o.j. simpson. the doctor who first discovered the connection between concussions and degenerative brain disease, revealing his theory that o.j. is suffering from the disease known as cte, saying simpson had thousands of hits to the head and brain during his football career. and has the telltale signs -- explosive impulsive behavior and impaired judgment. it's drawing a strong reaction online. and arizona state's secret weapon. michael phelps, popping out from behind the so-called "curtain of distraction" at the big game in a speedo, a bowtie and his gold medals. hoping to distract the player on the opposing team attempting a free throw. it worked, missing both of them. arizona state won. the curtain of distraction, a
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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. we nearly lost him. 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. >> buckle. >> 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,
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 afghanistan, helped by bob. 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
we have survived, and then some." bob, doug, lee, and all of the wounded who they've helped, we celebrate them all. i'm david muir. have a good evening. good night."you're watching kolo 8 news now at 6:30." tonight on kolo 8 news now... extremely high winds in washoe valley today... creating a dangerous situation for drivers. and, counterfeitting is a growing problem in northern nevada. now law enforcement is making a new push to fight back. plus... "depending upon enrollment, it could be as much as nine- million dollars." the nevada health insurance exchange is facing a new cost next year... and it could mean big changes to the
thanks for joining us. i'm noah bond. and i'm sarah johns. high profile vehicles like semis -remain prohibited from driving through washoe valley. chief meteorologist jeff thompson reports wind gusts ranged from 70 miles per hour in the valley, up to 125 miles per hour over the ridge tops. two trucks were tossed over by today's high winds. the drivers of this truck on the north end of the valley are from canada. unfamiliar with the area, they say they were looking for a sheltered area to pull over. but once they got into the valley there were no overpasses or anything to hide under. suddenly, it was too late. "it's very dangerous down here. and if the vehicles like this one aren't loaded they're even more susceptible to tipping over " in addition to the overhead signs: ndot and n-h-p troopers were in the area, trying to stop semis before they got into the open area. but even this truck, where the driver tried to use highway 395 alternate, didn't have enough weight to stay