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>> i think the next president needs to be a lot quieter but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interests of this country to get back in the business of creating a more peaceful world. please clap. [ applause ] >> oh, boy. no one said winning the voters would be easy. you've got to feel bad for him though. >> oh, my goodness. >> you've got to cue the clapping? >> oh, my goodness. poor jeb. poor jeb. wow. >> by the way, his twitter feed didn't mention the please clap reference on his twitter feed. >> i bet it doesn't. trump is going to have a field day with that whenever he gets around to it. >> i think you're right. if he wasn't aware of that, we just flagged it to the campaign there unfortunately. >> wow, wow. is that -- >> we like the slow clap around here. when you come back, we always give you the slow clap. >> but i never ask for it. >> no, that is true. >> that's the difference. >> you automatically get a slow clap which is what they're doing.
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woo! thank you. coming up, some other performances, but not all worthy of applause. >> they say it's one of the hardest songs to sing, but will "the star-spangled banner" be super at the big game this year? plus a little later -- >> tech contributor tina trinh with a valentine's day gift guide from personalized pillows to lights designed to set the mood. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex. mucinex. seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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>> dozens of american boats areo key west right now. they sailed out of cuba yesterday in what was called the largest american regatta since the u.s. and cuba restored relations. the 63 boats brought almost 500 americans to cuba, most for the first time ever. they are expected in key west on saturday. some ominous new developments in the spread of the zika virus here in the u.s.
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time in georgia and florida. they're declaring health emergencies in four counties. >> the red cross is also sending out a new warning this morning. abc's dr. richard besser has more from brazil. >> reporter: the zika epidemic continues to spread. florida now the first state that has the risky mosquito to declare a health emergency because of nine cases in four counties. just 24 hours after an alert about a new danger posed by travelers returning to the u.s. from infected areas. the latest case of zika in dallas was transmitted sexually, after a person infected with the virus traveled from venezuela to texas and passed the virus onto their partner. the risk from zika still primarily for pregnant women. at potential risk for babies with brain deformities. but now doctors seeing a rare, but alarming neurological complication in the general population. that may be linked to zika. guillain-barre syndrome, a type of progressive paralysis. in brazil, the rio olympic committee reassuring athletes
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but one of the world's most prominent ethicists is calling for brazil to cancel the olympics. >> i don't know that it's up to doing the olympics and epidemic control at the same time. >> reporter: this new case of sexual transmission has raised questions about how best to prevent zika infection. the recommendation that any man who has been to a country where it is transmitting use a condom for 28 days if his partner is pregnant or trying to get pregnant. 28 days is also how long the red cross recommends people defer donating blood. dr. richard besser, abc news, brazil. >> one of the things they're worried about in florida is the fact that these mosquitoes could bite someone who is infected and go on to transfer it and that's how quickly it could spread to other people. they've talked about genetically modifying mosquitos. it's just a scary sort of situation. they're wondering -- some communities are wondering, do you need mosquitos at all? what if you were to completely wipe out the mosquito population?
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held now what that would do. >> the scary part, too, is we're still learning about this virus, the way it's transmitted and just the effects of it. so much more to learn and scary situation. >> yeah. coming up, valentine's day is only ten days away. we've got some great gift ideas that are way cooler than those usual jewelry and chocolates. >> techie gifts your sweetheart will love. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now"
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that because you have all of these pictures on your phone and nowhere to put them. >> they make it super easy. next up are these pillows from snapbox. you can upload photos from facebook and instagram and make it into a pillow. >> cool. >> it's a nice, fun gift and it's personal. they're super soft and durable. and they have a special going on for valentine's day right now for 25% off and free shipping. > we'll take that. >> right? so these look like books, right? >> yeah. >> but they're actually phone chargers. i don't know why in tech gift guides you get phone chargers as a gift guide, but check this out. >> wow! >> they're the opposite of typical phone chargers, so they're not ugly. >> they're not. i would have a second use for them, when my husband's sleeping and i want to read in bed. >> so they're portable lights. these are sold at the museum of modern art. they're so pretty. >> that's great. it is pretty beautiful. >> the spines actually come off, so the charging ports are right in the middle of the spines right here.
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>> you can get four times more charge for your phone -- >> very cool. >> -- when you're on the go and you have a portable light, too. >> and a light, too. wow, that's genius. >> so next up are jewelry. you can never fail with jewelry for valentine's day. >> i was admiring your bracelet here. >> thanks. this is wisewear. it's basically a connected bracelet. it's smart jewelry. so it connects to your phone and whenever you get incoming texts or e-mails, calendar reminders, you get a vibration through the bracelets. they come in three different styles. really nice presentation, too. but the other cool thing about them is if you're ever in danger, you can tap three times and it will send a distress signal to your emergency contact. >> wow. that's great especially if you're hiking or doing something out with the kids and you feel threatened. that's great. >> really great idea for the girlfriend or wife in your life who is stylish and connected. >> cool. >> and then these are great, too.
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30-day battery life which is what really sets them apart from other watches. and you can see right here, same idea here. incoming notifications. calls from your loved one. you get all of that on your wrist. you get a little bit of news. you can control your music. it's a super smart watch. >> very cool. >> 30-day battery life. you can't beat that. and then last but not least, i have customized macaroons and chocolate bars. >> who doesn't love a good macaroon. >> yeah, from a company called swallow my words. they're great. you can get a box of nine of these custom printed macaroons for only -- under 25. around $25. >> that's great. >> so a really great deal here and a really nice way to make your sweets for your sweet personalized. >> i like that, like the modern day smartie or something. isn't that what they call those? conversational hearts, that's
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>> exactly. happy valentine's day. >> great gift ideas. who needs roses when you can have tech ideas, huh? >> that's what i'm saying. >> abc's tech contributor tina trinh. thank you so very much. for a list of all these items, you can head over to our facebook page, wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." how about a macaroon? >> yeah. this is mineral build up it collects leaving gross germ-ridden stains. clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach is no match for that. but lysol power toilet bowl cleaner eliminates mineral build-up effortlessly and kills 99.9% of germs. to get your toilet truly clean, why choose anything other than the power of lysol? and to keep it that way for up to 4 weeks try lysol automatic toilet bowl cleaner. if you take multiple medications, a dry mouth can be a common side effect. that's why there's biotene. it comes in oral rinse, spray or gel
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>> lady gaga will be doing it on sunday at the super bowl. >> she will be part of a long tradition that has tripped up some of the best performers in the past. we are "up all nightline"" with abc's juju chang. applause applause applause >> reporter: she got plenty of applause as a pop star. >> reporter: but lately lady gaga has been showing the world a very different side. when the dog bites >> reporter: wowing the academy awards last year masterfully performing a "sound of music" medley. climb every mountain >> reporter: and teaming up with tony bennett to record an album, letting her fans know anything goes. anything goes >> reporter: now she's taking on america's anthem at its biggest game, singing "the star-spangled banner" at the super bowl p. and the rocket's red glare
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it was 20 years ago whitney houston belted out what is considered to be the best pregame performance. and the home of the brave >> reporter: securing her place as a legend. but plenty of singers have fallen flat. at super bowl xlv, christina aguilera forgot the words. what so proudly we watched >> reporter: steven tyler delivered this rendition before the 2012 afc championship. land of the free >> reporter: and who can forget roseanne barr's performance. and the twilight's last gleaming >> reporter: but something tells us lady gaga is on the edge of football glory. i'm on the edge of glory >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> you know, you can actually bet on how long it's going to take lady gaga to sing that
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>> really? >> yeah. >> what are the bets going for? >> 2:20. do you think she'll take longer than that or not? the over? why not milk it, right? good call. >> how come you guys aren't betting on my performance with "the star-spangled banner." >> that was beautiful.
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>> oh, that was a good one. this morning on "world news now," round two in new hampshire. >> both sides of the presidential race getting personal. clinton and sanders taking the stage overnight, pushing each other over a political label, while ted cruz faces heat over what others are calling a disgraceful tactic. and cruz's main detractor, donald trump, pulling no punches but having some problems with his private jet. engine trouble while making a detour from the granite state. emotions run high on capitol hill. the flint water crisis and the search for answers.
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committee members furious over the no shows. and qb cuties. the supposed science explaining why quarterbacks are so good looking. but plenty of football fans not buying it. the debate rages on. that's later in "the mix" on this thursday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. gibson. >> kendis a little under the weather today. thanks for filling in. >> always enjoy being here. >> i'm reena ninan. we're going to talk about the quarterback. you don't buy this. you're part of the group that doesn't buy the -- >> qb cuties. we'll get into that. they're attractive young men, good at what they do. i'll offer my opinion about that a little later. >> i can't wait. you're a big sports buff. we will begin with a new line of attack in the democratic race for the white house.ays away from the nation's first primary election contest. vermont senator bernie sanders put hillary clinton on the defensive over her progressive
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at a cnn town hall in derry, new hampshire, sanders slammed street, pro-business trade agreements and her 2002 authorization of the iraq war. >> clinton shot back saying that she was amused that sanders appears to have appointed himself the gatekeeper on who is meantime, some drama has been playing out on the republican side. texas senator ted cruz issued an apology to one of his challengers. >> and donald trump is heating up the war of words as another candidate makes a stunning announcement. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest from manchester, new hampshire. >> reporter: the republican field narrowing again. rick santorum dropping out and announcing on fox news, he's endorsing marco rubio. >> he's a tremendously gifted young man. >> reporter: rubio adding to the criticism of ted cruz after the cruz camp sent this e-mail to supporters on caucus day, suggesting dr. ben carson might be leaving the race. >> i thought it was unfair to
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>> reporter: donald trump accusing cruz of fraud over it, tweeting, ted cruz didn't win iowa, he stole it. >> he insulted ben carson by doing what he did. that was a disgrace. >> reporter: cruz apologizing to carson. >> it was a mistake for our team not to forward your subsequent statement. >> reporter: things starting to simmer on the democratic side, too. bernie sanders calling into question whether hillary clinton is really a progressive. >> some days, yes. except when she announces that she is a proud moderate. >> reporter: clinton calling it a low blow, saying she can overcome sanders' double-digit lead in the new hampshire polls. >> because if it's about our records, hey, i'm going to win by a landslide on tuesday. >> reporter: and clinton and sanders will face off in a debate. then the republican debate here in new hampshire is set for saturday, right here on abc. phillip and reena. >> thank you so much. and, again, the final republican debate before the new
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this saturday starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. moderated by our own david muir and martha raddatz. as for who will be on stage, abc will announce the final lineup later today. hopefully donald trump will make it to new hampshire for that debate, with or without his plane. his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in nashville yesterday after the pilot reported engine problems. there's no word on exactly what went wrong with the boeing 757. but trump did eventually make it to an event in little rock, arkansas, 90 minutes late. the faa is investigating the incident. though he's not in the running -- in the running for the office, president obama has taken on one of the campaign's more controversial issues. during his first visit to a mosque, the president tried to correct what he called a hugely distorted impression of muslim americans, saying that children have been bull idea and mosques destroyed he warned about the dangers of demonizing one group of americans. >> we're one american family. when any part of our family
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second class or targeted, it tears at the very fabric of our nation. >> the president also challenged hollywood to start casting muslims in roles that are unrelated to national security. there's a major setback for the peace talks for the syrian civil war. u.n. envoy has called a temporary halt to the negotiations saying they'll resume later this month. denies the talks have failed and each side accused the other of causing the interruption. secretary of state kerry says the syrian government would rather have a military solution than a political one. the governor of florida has declared a health emergency in four counties because of the zika virus. at least nine cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been detected in florida. health officials believe the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to effected countries. president of brazil says the virus has gone from a distant nightmare to a real threat against the brazilian people. major development in another crisis -- contaminated water in flint.
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marshals to hunt down the city's former emergency manager who failed to show up for a hearing on capitol hill. his attorney said his client wants to testify but wasn't given time to prepare. abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: frustration boiling over in d.c. >> this is not a third-world country! >> it's absolutely fundamentally and totally wrong. >> reporter: not just inside the congressional hearing but also outside. >> we want a new water system! >> reporter: where dozens of flint residents made the trip, including leeann walters, among the first to raise concerns in flint. >> now my home is known as ground zero. >> reporter: and now pleading for help from congress. >> my home used to be a place of comfort and safety for my family. that was taken from us. >> reporter: since flint switched water supplies in 2014 to save money, the city's water has been contaminated with toxic levels of lead, leaving thousands exposed. with state and federal environmental officials blaming each other, at least three
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filed. an fbi investigation launched and the mayor proposed replacing all the city's lead pipes leading to residents' homes. >> we can't get the governor of michigan at this hearing, that's a shame. >> reporter: some lawmakers are angry. governor rick snyder didn't testify and the former flint emergency manager he appointed ignored a subpoena from congress. well, as the hearing was going on, the governor did announce that he wants to spend $30 million to help the affected residents and pay their water bills. reena and phillip? >> thank you very much. the sexual assault case against bill cosby is moving forward. a judge refused to throw out the case against the comedian and allowed the current district attorney to remain involved. a former da who testified for cosby claimed he had granted cosby immunity in the case. the judge ignored that claim. cosby's attorneys say they will appeal the decision.
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the bad press could not. he's gotten the bad boy pharmaceutical exec to shut up. shkreli raised the price of life-saving drugs as much as 4,000% just to make a profit and then boasted about it. he gives interviews and posts on social media. no more, said attorney benjamin brafman. he also plans to plead the fifth at a congressional hearing today. those in the tax world say don't be an april fool, file your taxes early. don't bother filing your taxes overnight. the irs tax processing system has had a hardware failure and the system is offline till later today. the tax agency says it doesn't expect major disruptions in service or significant delays in processing refunds. thank god. but if you filed through a service, go ahead. the service will hold on to your return until the irs is ready for it. we got some good news and some bad news now from the food industry. we want to start with the bad news. subway has done away with the $5 foot long. >> yeah. apparently the meal deal with the super catchy jingle is no
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it's been replaced by, wait for it, wait for it, the $6 foot long. yeah, a buck extra. subway says the price hike has come down to economics. it says costs have gone up since the $5 foot long debuted nine years. i wonder if those costs include legal fees they've had to pay. >> that's a good point. jingle doesn't sound the same either. $6 foot long. $5 had a ring to it. >> we'll have to work on that jingle. what is that? sounds good? >> it's not as good. we've got some good news for you, though. ben & jerry's is out with four new frozen dessert flavors. now, they're called frozen dessert instead of ice cream or frozen yogurt because they're made from an almond milk base, which means they can be enjoyed by vegans. >> how come they haven't had one before? i would think vermont -- >> it's taken them so long but here they are. >> they'll be in stores over the next month or so. ben and they say more vegan friendly flavors will be rolled out in
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this is a great idea. i bet it tastes delicious. we should do an ice cream day next week in the newsroom. >> i'm down for that. growing number of vegans, like you said, it was just a matter of time. those flavors, chunky monkey, chocolate fudge brownie and two new ones, pb and cookies and coffee caramel fudge. >> i would enjoy every single one of those. >> chunky monkey is my favorite. we'll check it out. coming up, quarterbacks hot or not. >> a tough debate later in "the mix". >> were you a quarterback? >> i was not a quarterback. there you go. >> still hot. >> thank you, reena. also ahead, an even greater issue -- can you really have your pizza and eat it, too? meet the man who claims he lost over 100 pounds by eating a pie every day. but first, the latest in the murder mystery of a 13-year-old girl. the investigation into her death and why authorities are pointing to social media apps. you can weigh in on our facebook page. we would love to hear from you. wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn or #wnnfans. you're watching "world news now."#wnnfans.
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boy, a dramatic rescue caught on camera yesterday in port st. lucie, florida. at least two bystanders and two police detectives pulled a 73-year-old man out of his car after it crashed in a pond this front of city hall. he had been hit by another elderly driver, a 77-year-old woman, which sent his car careening right into that pond. luckily no one was hurt. the same can't be said for that car. there will be more testimony
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at a hearing to decide if a convicted murderer should get a new trial. the case of adnan syed was the subject of the first season of the popular "serial" podcast who was convicted in the 1999 murder of his former girlfriend. but the podcast raised questions about the case. on the stand yesterday, a witness claimed she saw him at a library during the time prosecutors claimed he was committing the crime. she also said a former prosecutor said the potential alibi was irrelevant. and real estate heir robert durst has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in new orleans. he's been in custody since last year just as an hbo documentary series was airing that detailed his links to several murders. in yesterday's deal, durst agreed to an 85-month prison sentence. if a judge approves the deal, it could clear the way for durst's extradition to california to face charges for the murder of a former friend. the 13-year-old girl from virginia whose body was found in a pond across the border in north carolina will be buried
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>> authorities are learning it was social media that linked her to one of the killers. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest. >> reporter: as the family prepares to lay their 13-year-old daughter to rest, authorities still trying to piece together the case. family and friends telling abc news, seventh grader nicole lovell was bullied at school, self-conscious about the way she looked after beating serious childhood illnesses. she had multiple social media accounts -- facebook, instagram, snapchat, kik. it was there police think she met david eisenhauer, the 18-year-old freshman, a former high school track star, charged in her murder. >> eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: nicole lovell's parents say they last saw her last tuesday night. she snuck out, pushing a dresser against her bedroom door, climbing out her window. saturday morning, police arrest david eisenhauer in his dorm at virginia tech. that afternoon, authorities find lovell's body 80 miles away in north carolina. the alleged accomplice expected
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both students still behind bars. family and friends will bury nicole lovell on thursday. eva pilgrim, virginia. >> such a sad case. you just think of -- you used to worry about your children being in the '80s being picked up in a store or something and kidnapped. now there's this whole thing that can happen inside your home and you don't realize what they're doing on their ipad or iphones. >> yeah, with social media. the thing that makes it so bizarre, the motive hasn't come out. why did they do this allegedly? apparently the investigator says this was planned weeks in advance. so there's obviously some sort of premeditation they believe happened. again, just a sad, sad, bizarre case. >> so feel for the parents and that family. coming up in our next half hour, bernie madoff is back in the news. he's serving a 150-year sentence. but a whistle-blower who was on his epic swindle back then, says there are many other ponzi schemes still going on first, how much would you
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meet a chef who says he's lost 100 pounds that way. so, how do you do it? we've got the details coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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norville shows us the intimate side of politics plus laugh it up with comedian vince morris thursday at 2 on valley view live. today on valley view live - ex-girlfriends, scandals and when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore >> just love pizza. >> i don't know. if you don't like pizza, you got to start to wonder about that person. >> you're right. it sounds impossible but apparently a new york chef has lost 100 pounds by eating pizza every day. like millions of us, it happens to be his favorite food. >> would it work for you? gio benitez tried it out and may be a convert. >> reporter: pasquale is a master in the kitchen, cooking meals. for years after moving to
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on a 6'6" frame ballooned to more than 370 pounds. >> i discovered the oreo. >> reporter: the oreo cookie gets you every time. >> like addiction. >> reporter: oreos, soda, fried foods. >> i didn't recognize me when i show myself in the mirror. >> reporter: he was so heavy, he couldn't even play with his son at the park. with his doctor warning of a heart attack, he needed to act fast. so, that's the moment where you knew, oh, my gosh, here i am. i have my son at home. and i could have a heart attack. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: that's when you said, i've got to change? >> i've got to change my life. >> reporter: so he turned to what he knew best, food from his motherland. a mediterranean diet and in italy, pasta and pizza are a staple. >> so i can build a diet that make me happy. doesn't give me the opportunity to give up. >> reporter: every day for lunch, he eats a homemade pizza margherita. it's not like the pizza you find on the street that's greasy and
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>> that's good. >> reporter: this is very different pizza. >> it's good, as well. but my pizza is something that comes from the mediterranean diet. >> reporter: with his size, he figured he could drop weight by cutting down to 2,700 calories a day. the pizza has less than 600 caories. that means he has about 2,100 calories left to enjoy. at night he doesn't touch carbs. the result, an incredible seven-month drop in weight of 101 pounds. the secret, he says, natural ingredients. >> i can tell you something. when i go to the grocery store, i always read the label. if i see more than ten ingredients, i give up. >> reporter: how simple are the ingredients? he takes us into the kitchen to find out. it takes just minutes and just a few steps to make his now famous pizza. i think i've got a new diet. gio benitez, abc news, new york. i am on board. >> yeah? >> i'm on board. >> i'm impressed that gio is converted because he always eats a protein shake usually in the morning. i always see him with a protein
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university of toronto says she specializes in nonbehavior and appearances. you boil it down to the evolutionary process. is this someone you can mate with or is this person going to kill me? matable because they're like the big man on campus. >> i think to be a quarterback, a successful quarterback, you have to have supreme confidence. and i think that the confidence is what people find attractive. >> yes, i think you're right. >> you carry yourself that way, then -- >> i don't know a quarterback that lacks confidence. you have to get in there. >> anyone who does is not a quarterback for too long. it's kind of the chicken or egg thing. my opinion is just that. that's exactly what's going on. >> you just nailed down what the researchers couldn't explain. >> that's just the best guess. because aaron rodgers, who we did show there, he's dating olivia munn. >> yes. >> yes. so, he said that 90% of being quarterback is the swag. >> did he really say that? >> yeah. basically, you've got to be
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like confidence. >> researchers, call phillip mena. >> when it comes to this qb cutie thing. >> swag. >> who knew? all right. so, your first day at work on an internship, you want to put your best foot forward, of course. well, we want to show you a guy who fell asleep on his first day at an internship. and then they goofed on him, gathered around, took this group photo here. and then, of course, put it on reddit, where it got even more attention and started creating memes of this. look at this, south park. cart man falling asleep. the company -- this poor guy is getting clowned on and now he's all over the place for falling asleep on his first day. but research has shown taking naps at work could be a good thing. it increases productivity. but, you think, that's too bad for him. >> sweet guy. >> yeah, sweet. yawning apparently is contagious.
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if you watch someone who yawns, they say women tend to be more prone to yawning than men. although the new study say the findings aren't universally accepted. they say more people who watch people who yawn, women tended to yawn more because they're sympathetic. >> that makes sense.
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>> uh-huh. this morning on "world news now," the criminal case against bill cosby moves forward. his defense failing to have a judge dismiss the charges. their courtroom argument just ahead. the numbers game. sanders putting the pressure on clinton in new hampshire last night and leading her in the latest polls, while the republican race gets ugly with more attacks and apologies. and new this half hour, making off like madoff. >> the dramatic portrayal of america's most notorious con artist shining a light on the possible ponzi schemes happening right now. and still furious after all
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reveal. the blockbuster franchise shifting into third gear and in it for the long haul. but after 20 years, will they need an oil change? that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm phillip mena. the political race keeps on heating up. a couple of republicans dropping out of the race, narrowing it and there's a lot going on. >> and we're going to find out later today, abc will winnow down who exactly will be in the debates coming this saturday. so we'll have a lot to look forward to. we want to start this half hour with bill cosby. the legendary comedian and his legal team will appeal a judge's decision to allow a sexual assault case against cosby to move forward. >> the decision wasn't the only bad news cosby and his attorney received in a pennsylvania courtroom yesterday. we get the details from christie ileto of our station in
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>> reporter: bill cosby kept quiet, only waving to fans outside the montgomery county courthouse after nearly two days of testimony and argument. judge steven o'neill denied a defense motion to throw out a sexual assault case against the 78-year-old comedian. >> how are you doing? what's your reaction? >> reporter: he's accused of assaulting andrea constand, a temple university staffer, in his home in 2004. cosby claims it was consensual. his attorneys argue that a 2005 verbal promise not to prosecute by then-district attorney bruce castor prevents the case from moving forward, and that the current d.a., kevin steele, is biased and used, quote, cosby as a political football in the fall to get elected and that, quote, cosby isn't asking for special treatment. he's asking for a prosecutor who abides by the rules. steele shot down the accusations saying, quote, this is a blatant attempt to pick your prosecutor and you don't get to do that. judge o'neill ruled to keep steele on the case, saying he found no professional
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>> you raped her! >> reporter: crowds flanking the courthouse sidewalks reacted to the judge's decision. >> i just don't believe it at all. >> it shouldn't have been brought up years later. since it happened years ago. it should have been bright up when it happened. >> reporter: a preliminary hearing is set for march 8th and that's when it will be decided whether there is enough to move forward with a trial. christie ileto, norristown, pennsylvania. turning now to the race for the white house and the two democratic candidates trading barbs last night in derry, new hampshire. bernie sanders was asked by a reporter whether he thought hillary clinton was a true progressive, to which he replied, some days, yes. it was a point on which the two sparred last night during a town hall meeting on cnn. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. that's just not progressive.
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that senator sanders set himself up to be the gatekeeper on who's a progressive because under the definition that was flying around on twitter and statements by the campaign, barack obama would not be a progressive, joe biden would not be a progressive. jeanne shaheen would not be a progressive. even the late great senator paul wellstone would not be a progressive. >> clinton did say she's proud of the campaigns both she and sanders are running, describing their differences as contrasting on issues, while the republicans, she says, are only contrasting on insults. the war of words among the republican candidates does appear to be getting increasingly biting. donald trump attacking texas senator ted cruz over what he calls dirty tricks to steal the iowa caucus through a campaign of misinformation. abc's tom llamas is in new hampshire. >> reporter: donald trump accusing senator ted cruz of using dirty tricks to win the iowa caucuses. the accusation coming after team cruz spread word on caucus day that dr. ben carson might be
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>> he insulted ben carson by doing what he did to ben carson. that was a disgrace. >> reporter: on the day of the caucuses, the cruz campaign sending supporters this e-mail, stating that the press is reporting that carson is taking time off after iowa and making a big announcement next week. it goes on to say, please inform any carson caucusgoers of this news and urge them to caucus for ted cruz. >> what he did is unthinkable. he said the man has just left the race and he said it during the caucus. >> reporter: carson saying the cruz move cost him votes, describing what happened when his wife, candy, showed up at a caucus location. >> my wife went to a caucus and the cruz representative had spoken and told people that i was, in fact, not going to be continuing. and she obviously disabused him of that notion. >> reporter: cruz has now apologized to carson, but stands
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will you fire or suspend anyone in your campaign for putting out misinformation? >> no, we're not going to scapegoat anybody. and i would note that the news story that our team passed on was true and accurate. cnn reported it, and, in fact, ben did go to florida instead of new hampshire or south carolina, and so -- you got to understand -- >> reporter: is it a dirty trick to confuse voters? >> is it a dirty trick to pass on your news stories? you're in the business. would you think it was a dirty trick if i was forwarding an abc story? or is it just a dirty trick to pass on cnn's story? >> reporter: but you didn't clarify. then just moments after cruz said that, cnn live on the air saying cruz was trying to, quote, throw them under the bus. >> here are the facts. dr. carson's staff told us that he would return home to florida to, quote/unquote, take a breath from the campaign before resuming his activities on the campaign trail. >> reporter: cnn saying they never reported anything about a special announcement. trump now calling for an investigation. >> well, listen, it is no
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yet another temper tantrum, or if you like, yet another trumpertantrum. >> reporter: the carson campaign tells me that dr. carson does accept senator cruz's apology. carson many replied that cruz staffers should be fired only if cruz doesn't approve of what they did. tom llamas, abc news, nashua, new hampshire. now to the weather. there are reports of two more tornadoes in the southeast. the latest in southeast georgia. damaging some buildings and vehicles at an army base. no injuries were reported. it was the eighth tornado in the southeast this week. the administration building at a federal minimum security prison for women in alabama was damaged. brazil's president says the zika virus has gone from a distant nightmare to a real threat against the brazilian people. the government in brazil vaccine. but until one is ready, the president says preventing mosquitoes from breeding is the best defense. the virus has caused thousands of babies in brazil to be born with unusually small heads. despite those efforts being
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are growing calls for the olympics to be canceled. medical ethicist arthur kaplan says it would be irresponsible for brazil to host the summer games in the middle of a public health emergency. the u.s. olympic committee tells abc news, it's keeping a close eye on the situation. very scary, especially for women. i think it's sort of an unfair advantage for people who come in and, i think it puts a little more stress on women in particular, even if you're not pregnant, you know, but i -- i don't know. i wonder if they'll really consider. >> a bold move, though, to cancel the games. >> it would be very bold. probably the first ever. >> first we've heard of that. that other sporting event that everyone seems to be talking about, the super bowl, starting to come into sharper focus now that we're edging toward the weekend. carolina panthers' quarterback cam newton is getting plenty of attention for his wardrobe. >> he's not offering any bulletin board materials to the broncos saying he respects denver quarterback peyton manning, and every other person with the manning last name. manning had a light moment
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conversation he had a couple years ago with his doctor. >> i said, doc, i didn't ask you if i'm going to have a hip replacement. i didn't need to know that right here at age 37. but thanks for sharing. i look forward to that day when i'm 52 and have a hip replacement. >> manning also said he's not sure if he will face more surgery on his neck. he missed the 2011 season after a series of spinal fusion surgeries. and he turns 40 years old next month. so, when he says 52, that's only 12 years away. he's been playing for 18 years. tell you what, if he has a good game on sunday and they win the super bowl, they won't be talking about any of this again. all of a sudden, it will be peyton manning is great again. >> do you think if he has a good day on sunday night that he stays in the game? >> i don't actually. i think if he wins, he'll just ride off into the sunset a winner. i think if he loses, though, then i think he might be pushed me and peyton aren't boys. i don't know. i'm not sure. that's just my guess. well, coming up, steven
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violent threats. in "the skinny," the ballad of larry and bernie. the king of cringe set to play the presidential hopeful, but sanders doing some acting himself. but first, as the nation reveals the bernie madoff scheme that left so many in financial ruin, new concerns over others following in his foot steps. now take a look at today's forecast across the country. still sunny -- or not really. 79 in orlando. rainy. >> dallas? >> got to go to texas for a little sun seems like. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by omega red omega-3 krill oil.ou by omega red omega-3 krill oil. red omega-3 krill oil. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy.
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sthu no, parking spaces aren't that hard to find in l.a. one firefighter said he'd never seen anything like this before. both the car and the house suffered extensive damage. the driver was also injured as well. the all-clear has been given in the city of wisconsin following a bomb threat. police say the threat was phoned in by a man who made reference to, quote, getting justice for steven. that's believed to be steven avery, the convicted murderer who's the subject of the netflix documentary "making a murderer." the series suggests the possibility that local deputies plant evidence. no device was found. bernie madoff is back in the headlines because of a tv miniseries that debuted last night. he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars for running the biggest financial swindle in u.s. history. >> but one crime fighter says there are other ponzi scams going on right now, one even bigger than madoff. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: bernard madoff is in this federal prison in north
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prisoner 61727054, who once controlled billions of dollars, now works as a commissary delivery boy for less than a dollar an hour. >> bernie! bernie! >> reporter: but as portrayed by richard dreyfuss in the abc movie, madoff is considered a genius by his fellow criminals, for pulling off the biggest financial crime in american history. his former cellmate, j.d. winfield, in for bank robbery, is speaking publicly for the first time. >> i think he was glad to be caught. i think it was just, you know, tearing him up inside what was going on. i think he was glad for it to come to a close. >> reporter: the movie also depicts how the one person who figured it all out, harry markopolos -- >> i'm accusing him of running a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: -- was ignored by the s.e.c. for years. was it that obvious, that easy to figure out this was a ponzi scheme? >> it took about five minutes to know for sure that it was a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: markopolos, now running a private fraud detection business, told abc news there are more like madoff. >> there are still more today. i'm working at three
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>> reporter: including one, that markopolos says, could prove to be bigger than bernie madoff's. since the madoff scandal, and the s.e.c. says it has made reforms and cracked down on 61 other alleged ponzi schemes. and now when harry markopolos calls, the s.e.c. listens. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> so glad to hear that the s.e.c. is now listening to him. it's frustrating for people like us who aren't in the financial world. you always hear it's too big to fail or people coming forward talking about things and not really being heard by the higher-ups in the financial market, whether it's knowingly or unknowingly. >> "madoff" the movie airing on abc, part two is today. watched a little bit of that last night. i forgot a lot of the details of this. i forgot he was the chairman of nasdaq and, you know, $17 billion that he took from investors and nothing, not one trade. just incredible. richard dreyfus, by the way, doing a great job. >> he was really good.
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ruth madoff. we should say the whole miniseries is based on our very own brian ross's book about the madoffs. fascinating take. >> that's what i'll be doing tonight, watching part two. >> very good. when we come back, bernie sanders as a comedic actor? yes. we'll show you. and j.lo as we've never seen her before. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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i don't even have a backpack. i carry my stuff around loose in my arms like a professor, you know, between classes. i own one pair of underwear. that's it! >> nailed it. oh, it was really funny. but it was pretty good. >> he's great. i love it every time. i could watch that all day long. >> did you know bernie sanders once performed in a low-budget comedy? >> did not. >> in "my ex-girlfriend's wedding reception," he plays a rabbi -- we're not making this up, folks -- a rabbi who tends to go off the rails while delivering the blessing. >> here's proof. >> just one quick thought. by the way, that free agency, free agency crap, that really gets me. $2 million here, they spend $12 million there. what's so free about that free agency? i can't take that anymore. okay. >> hey, bernie. if the presidential thing doesn't work out, you know, maybe acting could be plan "b." >> yeah. incidentally, larry david did a
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saturday. a lot of people jumping for joy with that and hopefully there will be more bernie sanders impersonations on the way. >> so good. >> absolutely. there will be a lot of disappointed people if he doesn't. stars of the music world will gather in l.a. for the gram grammys, but the cast of broadway's hottest property will be performing live from new york. "hamilton," the hip-hop interpretation of the founding of america. on grammy night, the performance will be broadcast live from the show's own broadway theater. >> "hamilton" is up for a grammy and its cast album had the highest debut sales in half a century. it's nearly impossible to get a ticket, too. the show plans a chicago run for the fall. and the national tour begins in san francisco next spring. the grammys will be on monday, february 15th. >> i know you're a big fan. >> the only time i've ever bumped show tunes in my headphones in my life. we know jennifer lopez as a glamorous singer and actor. a stunner on the red carpet. remember her at the golden globes? she's also a beauty on stage including her new show in
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>> reporter: gwyneth paltrow and chris martin making a very conscious decision to put the family first. the actress and entrepreneur now sharing how they successfully co-parent after their conscious uncoupling. >> for chris and gwyneth, conscious uncoupling was about being conscientious of their circumstances, of the kids, of what they were going through. and they've really practiced what they've preached with that term. >> reporter: paltrow recently opening up to "glamour" magazine, saying, if you can't st be that you could still be family? >> they spend holidays together, weekends. occasionally they'll sleep over at each other's houses. >> reporter: the academy award winner and the coldplay frontman staying a strong family unit with their kids, apple, 11, moses, 9. paltrow telling "glamour" we're not living together but he's whenever he wants and vice versa. i sleep in his house in malibu a lot with the kids. we're still very much a family even though we don't have a
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he's like my brother. the biggest concern mom paltrow has these days about her children? following in their parents' footsteps. they're natural so i feel like my mother whenever i said i wanted to be an actress, she said, oh, no, don't. paltrow creating her own definition of family. >> she said we really didn't have a personal example of what it was like to stay friends. so she's kind of just creating this path as she goes along. >> reporter: linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> good point. if your parents aren't divorced, it's a difficult path to kind of make it work. the fact they're trying to be a family for their kishgsdz i think it's great. i applaud that. >> raising children after divorce extremely difficult and can be challenging. they figured out something that works for them. so, good for them. >> i don't know. i don't know if i would stay in my ex's house though, would you? >> that's -- again, that's -- >> that's putting your kids first in a big way. >> that's the whole point of this. they are absolutely doing all this for the children. but you're right. it's going to be hard to explain to the new girlfriend or the new
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insomniacs for two decades. good morning. good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." just five days away from the new hampshire primary, the gloves are coming off as bernie sanders accuses hillary clinton of being out of sync with true progressives. and donald trump accuses ted cruz of stealing the iowa caucus. full coverage ahead. a top lawmaker has asked federal marshals to hunt down a former flint emergency manager who failed to show up at a congressional hearing.
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want to testify, but he wasn't given time to prepare. the leader of that standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge and several others have ever been indicted by a grand jury. details about what charges they face expected to be released later today. the irs says its do it yourself tax e-filing site isn't available right now. the computer system had a hardware failure. the irs hopes to have it back up and running later today. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hello, everyone. we begin this half hour with the presidential candidates turning up the heat in new hampshire. >> can't believe we're just five days away from the nation's first primary election. vermont senator bernie sanders taking a new line of attack on hillary clinton, saying she's out of step with the progressive wing of her own party. abc's liz kreutz has the highlights from the latest town hall in new hampshire. >> reporter: good morning, reena and phillip. bernie sanders is feeling pretty
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he has that solid double digit lead. it was a late night here. in new hampshire. sanders and clinton did not share a stage but they went head to head. overnight, bernie sanders and hillary clinton making their pitch to new hampshirites. clinton fielding questions at a cnn town hall about foreign policy. >> can you assure me that as president you would not expand our military involvement abroad? >> no, i can't, michael. >> reporter: those speaking fees >> did you have to be paid $675,000? >> well, i don't know. that's what they offered. so -- >> reporter: and even that famous old theory from the '90s. >> do you still believe there's a vast right-wing conspiracy? >> don't you? >> reporter: sanders asked about veterans. >> have you ceded the support of veterans to the republicans? >> it's easy for politicians to give speeches. but what my work in the senate has been involved is to making sure that veterans in this country get the best quality health care possible. >> reporter: and those taxes. >> i'm wondering if you raise my
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>> so you're going to pay a little bit more in taxes, but you're no longer going to have to pay private health insurance premiums. >> reporter: both candidates even opening up about their faith. >> my spirituality is that we are all in this together. >> i read a treatment of the prodigal son parable. there was a line in it that became just a lifeline for me. and it basically is practice the discipline of gratitude. >> reporter: but the biggest debate, who has the most progressive chops. >> she can't be a moderate and a progressive. they are different. >> i was somewhat amused today that senator sanders has set himself up to be the gatekeeper on who is a progressive. >> reporter: stakes are high now just five days from the first in the nation primary. and the dnc says there will be six more democratic debates between now and may including one in flint, michigan. reena and phillip, it looks like this primary will not be ending any time soon. >> abc's liz kreutz in manchester. thank you so much.
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clinton and sanders is looking downright polite compared to the sparks igniting among republicans. donald trump accusing senator ted cruz of fraud for stealing the iowa caucus after team cruz spread word on caucus day that dr. ben carson might be dropping out. votes. cruz apologized to carson but stood by his campaign tactics and launched his own attack on trump. >> i don't know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way, having his finger on the button. we're liable to wake up one morning and donald, if he were president, would have nuked denmark. >> trump, however, not letting the matter drop. he's calling for an investigation into cruz's actions up to and perhaps including a do-over of the iowa caucus all together. the republican presidential field is continuing to thin out. former pennsylvania senator rick santorum has dropped out of the race. announcing he's now endorsing third place candidate marco rubio.
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in iowa on monday, and after finishing in fifth place in iowa, with 4.5% of the vote, kentucky senator rand paul has also dropped out of the race. the syrian peace talks are on hold with each side claiming that the other side doesn't want an end to the fighting. one thing is clear, five years of civil war has taken its toll on the country as video taken by a drone in homs shows right here. block after block of the city completely in ruins. once the third largest city in syria, homs has seen fierce fighting between the russian-backed governmnmt forces and the rebels. this drone video was taken by a group with ties to the kremlin. all too often mideastern refugees drown while trying to cross the mediterranean into europe. so, this rescue, 11 people off the coast of greece. this is especially uplifting they were saved bit italian coast guard. last year more than 3700 migrants died while crossing the sea. they came from kurdish iraq,
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just devastated by the violence. now to that frightening explosion on board a jetliner over somalia. the pilot says a bomb blew the hole in the aircraft but officials have not confirmed that was the cause. the body of a man who might have been blown out of the jet was found on the ground not far away. if it was a bomb, no group has claimed responsibility. back here in this country, a powerful winter storm is producing tornadoes in the southeast. at least two more were reported last night even as residents were cleaning up from six the day before. the tornadoes aren't the only weather problem in the south. here's more from steve osunsami. >> reporter: in crocket county, tennessee, this surveillance camera at the high school shows the moment a tornado came crushing through classrooms. there's no power, and school is closed. >> everybody was gone home. >> reporter: and that saved lives. >> yes, no doubt. >> reporter: from tennessee to mississippi -- >> better get somewhere. here it comes. >> reporter: -- the twisters
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>> go, go, go! >> reporter: the weather service is now saying that this one in western alabama was an ef-2. 23 homes were destroyed. >> i was grateful to god he brought us through it. >> reporter: the storm was supposed to be weaker, but try telling that to drivers in the rain, who had to be rescued from rising waters outside nashville and atlanta. >> the will to live kept her hanging on. >> reporter: there were even tornadoes near columbia, south carolina, and this near savannah. in the midwest, they're still digging out, finally reopening interstate 80 in nebraska. more than 200 miles were closed. this is what's left of the football coach's office here at the tornado ripped this roof clear off and pulled out this air conditioner from this spot over here. the national weather service now says the tornado that hit this area was an ef-1 that traveled nearly three miles. steve osunsami, abc news, alamo, tennessee. not all avalanches are natural disasters.
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colorado's back country was intentionally set off to prevent an accident later. the san juan mountains are popular with skiers who sometimes trigger avalanches. a day earlier a snowmobiler was killed when he was buried in a slide about 100 miles away. it's better to have a controlled avalanche like this with no one in the way. wikileaks founder julian assange inside ecuador's embassy in london appears to possibly be near its end. he says he will give up himself to authorities tomorrow if a u.n. panel rules against his claims in a case that he's brought against both britain and sweden. three years ago to avoid extradition to sweden where he faces sexual assault charges. well, we already did the serious political news. we started the half hour. now for a lighter moment from the campaign trail. >> this is hard to watch. jeb bush has a town hall today at a middle school cafeteria in derry, new hampshire. no matter what happens there, it cannot be any worse than this event in hanover yesterday.
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needs to be a lot quieter but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interests of this country to get back in the business of creating a more peaceful world. please clap. [ applause ] >> oh, boy. no one said winning the voters would be easy. you've got to feel bad for him though. >> oh, my goodness. >> you've got to cue the clapping? >> oh, my goodness. poor jeb. poor jeb. wow. >> by the way, his twitter feed didn't mention the please clap reference on his twitter feed. >> i bet it doesn't. trump is going to have a field day with that whenever he gets around to it. >> i think you're right. if he wasn't aware of that, we just flagged it to the campaign there unfortunately. >> wow, wow. is that -- >> we like the slow clap around here. when you come back, we always give you the slow clap. >> but i never ask for it. >> no, that is true. >> that's the difference. >> you automatically get a slow clap, which is what they're doing. >> wow, jeb. woo! thank you.
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dozens of american boats are heading from havana, cuba, to key west right now. they sailed out of cuba yesterday in what was called the largest american regatta since the u.s. and cuba restored relations. the 63 boats brought almost 500 americans to cuba, most for the first time ever. they are expected in key west on saturday. some ominous new developments in the spread of the zika virus here in the u.s.
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they're declaring health emergencies in four counties. >> the red cross is also sending out a new warning this morning. abc's dr. richard besser has more from brazil. >> reporter: the zika epidemic continues to spread. florida now the first state that has the risky mosquito to declare a health emergency because of nine cases in four counties. just 24 hours after an alert about a new danger posed by travelers returning to the u.s. from infected areas. the latest case of zika in dallas was transmitted sexually, after a person infected with the virus traveled from venezuela to texas and passed the virus onto their partner. the risk from zika still primarily for pregnant women. at potential risk for babies eformities. but now doctors seeing a rare, but alarming neurological complication in the general population. that may be linked to zika. guillain-barre syndrome, a type of progressive paralysis. in brazil, the rio olympic committee reassuring athletes
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but one of the world's most prominent ethicists is calling for brazil to cancel the olympics. >> i don't know that it's up to doing the olympics and epidemic control at the same time. >> reporter: this new case of sexual transmission has raised questions about how best to prevent zika infection. the recommendation that any man who has been to a country where it is transmitting use a condom for 28 days if his partner is pregnant or trying to get pregnant. 28 days is also how long the red cross recommends people defer donating blood. dr. richard besser, abc news, brazil. >> one of the things they're worried about in florida is the fact that these mosquitoes could bite someone who is infected and go on to transfer it and that's how quickly it could spread to other people. they've talked about genetically modifying mosquitos. it's just a scary sort of situation. they're wondering -- some communities are wondering, do you need mosquitos at all? what if you were to completely wipe out the mosquito population? there are conversations being had now about what that would do. >> the scary part, too, is we're
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