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welcome to "world news tonight" the secret interview with the most wanted drug lord. el chapo telling his story to sean penn. did the interview lead to his downfall? the actor's clandestine trip to a jungle hideout. also, we take you inside the sewer el chapo used to try to escape. what we found. $1 billion jackpot. the world's biggest lottery prize ballooning after no winner in last night's drawing. why the chances that someone will win may be growing. >> i feel lucky. >> clinton in trouble? bernie sanders closing the gap. could she lose the first two contests? and donald trump doubling down on ted cruz's birther dilemma. and a young woman accused of stealing $4 million in jewels now under arrest. a string of jewelry stores she
how the fbi tracked her down. >> good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. first up, the secret meeting in the jungle with a notorious drug lord. here he is, sean pen shaking hands with el chapo. he escaped from a maximum security prison just six months ago. tonight, he is behind yards and he may be sent to the u.s. to face justice. more from the city where it came to an end. >> reporter: that staged handshake, documenting sean dpen penn's credit meeting with the world's most wanted drug lord. and then this stunning video posted to "rolling stones" website. the video testimonial shot by
espn's co-star and pen pal, who he hoped would make a biopic about his life. amidst the squawking of roosters, el chapo was unrepent tant about narcotics trafficking. person quoting el chapo, acknowledging he has a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats. two of those planes, penn writes, were used to ferry the academy award winner to el chapo's hideout. he said the seven-hour conversation was consummated by tequila and facilitated by clandestine blackberry messages between the actress and el el chapo. but on friday, a very different photo op. el chapo arrested. his face twisted towards the cameras. but the narco who twice busted out of mexican super maxes, nearly esquaped eded eded again, squeezing into a drainage pipe as marines closed in on him, emerging hundreds of yards away, pulling up in this manhole. >> you see the m-4 with the rocket launcher the two of them
it's a little less than chest high in here. it is extremely claustrophobic in here. and you can see down there how far it goes. when they were about to pop-up through this manhole, they apparently left this, it looks like an m-4 rifle with a grenade launcher here and then carjacked a car right above and tried to get out to the highway. el chapo finally corralled on this road and spirited to a hotel for this iconic photo. they hope to keep him incarcerated by beefing up security at the prison he broke out of last year. and it's the fear of a third one of the reasons mexican authorities are now agreeing to him to the u.s. tom? away again. okay, matt, thank you. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas joins us now. pierre, did authorities you're interview led to el chapo's arrest? >> mexican authorities have suggested as much, the meeting helped them narrow down el el chapo's location.
important, sean penn's interview, in which el chapo allegedly admits that he shipped cocaine and heroin worldwide. that's precisely the case that u.s. prosecutors have laid out against him, tom. >> is sean penn in any legal trouble for interviewing an international fugitive? >> mexican authorities say they're investigating, but u.s. officials have not commented. penn said he was playing the none of the law enforcement officials i spoke to are suggesting that penn is in their crosshairs. they say he's a side show. they want el chapo. next to that extraordinary other development, the powerball drawing and no winning ticket in the $949 million jackpot. everyone, including myself, checking their tickets with the winning numbers. but no dice. the new jackpot, too big to even >> reporter: with no winner saturday night. >> the powerball is $1.3 billion. >> reporter: the lottery hopeful are already lining up again.
>> the $1.3 billion estimated jackpot is a new world record, making powerball, a powerful draw. >> people who don't usually play are picking up tickets. >> in places like texas, tickets were selling as much as 25,000 per minute. >> i drove three hours to get here. >> reporter: the jackpot is so big, thanks to last year's new rule that makes it harder to win. odds jumped from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. the odds of getting killed by an asteroid are a lot better. the massive jackpot is even bigger than the economic output of 18 countries, money that could make a big difference. >> $1.3 billion could build 9,000 apartment units for people who are homeless in los angeles. >> and, of course, many people have told us they would give a lot of money to charity. you can see the line here in hawthorn, california, is so long because this store is considered lucky. but take a look, they don't even have enough space there to list
sign. tom? all right, clayton, thank you so much. to politics now, and the race for the white house, it's tightening. the latest poll showing cruz edging past trump, but still error. but the bigger surprise right here, sanders closing in on hillary clinton in the hawk eye state. and that has her campaign admitting they are nervous. >> reporter: tonight in new hampshire, hillary clinton is playing catch-up. trailing bernie sanders in the granite state, clinton's campaign is sending panicked e-mails that the race is seriously tight. >> i think we're gaining steam here in iowa. i think we have an excellent chance to win here. >> reporter: now neck and neck with sanders in iowa, too, clinton is sharpening her attacks. >> to stop them, stand with her. >> reporter: in a new tv ad, clinton suggests she's the most electable candidate.
is tied with trump in new hampshire and loses to trump and rubio. sanders beats all three. >> the polls go up and down. i stay pretty focused. s a under pressure in iowa tonight, republican front-runner, donald trump. >> we're sort of, like, tied with ted cruz. >> cruz spent a week barn storming iowa by bus, and today he knocked trump's signature plan to deport millions of immigrants. >> i don't intend to send jack boots to knock on your door and every door in america. >> trump fired back for cruz being born in canada. >> is he a natural-born citizen? i don't know. >> reporter: the first gop debate of the year is later this week in south carolina. clinton and sanders face off tomorrow night on our sister network fusion as the white house says president obama won't endorse a candidate in a primary. tom? >> devin, thank you. the philadelphia area man accused of firing more than a dozen times a the a police officer facing a judge this weekend.
cameras. edward archer confessing to the attack you see there in the name of islam, arraigned and held without bond. the officer harvick struck three times but giving chase and wounding the attacker. in an interview, archer's mother said he had been hearing voices and felt he was targeted by police. overseas now, to germany where some refugees are being blamed for widespread assaults on new year's eve. tonight, the number of attacks reported is growing and so is the anger. many were sexual offenses against women. the attacks fuelling the debate over welcoming immigrants. chief foreign correspondent terry moran reporting from cologne. >> reporter: turmoil and rage in germany as anti-refugee protests this weekend in the city of cologne turned ugly. germans are furious about the mass attacks that took place here on new year's eve. hundreds of young men, most described by victims and police as appearing to be of arab or north african origin, targeting women, assaulting and robbing them.
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last week. and from florence, italy tonight, a murder mystery. police investigating the death of an american woman there. popular in her neighborhood and active on social media, we have more tonight with the clues. >> reporter: tonight, a mystery in the heart of tuscany. the state department confirming the death of american ashley olsen, found in her studio apartment. investigators say she had bruises and scratches on her neck. police, scouring the building in this upscale florence neighborhood. italian media reported she had a fight with her boyfriend a few days ago. after not hearing from her, he asked the landlord to let him in and found the body. he and several of olsen's friends have been questioned. so far, authorities say they have no suspects. >> i can't imagine a person who would hurt her. she's a gentle, a kind, a beautiful, friendly, lovely girl. and it's an awful shock.
of people, and everyone loved her. >> reporter: the bubbly 35-year-old from florida seen here modeling arrived in florence in 2012, reportedly to join her father and work in fashion. olsen was known in her neighborhood with an american often seen with her beloved beagle scout. her grandmother telling abc news, our lives have changed forever. she was our loving, smart and precious girl. the ex-pat community here in florence is stunned by olsen's death. italy's chief of police said today, they would devote maximum attention to solving this murder. tom? alex, thank you. back here at home, to the weather tonight. an ef-2 tornado. take a look. in cape coral, florida, the neighborhood ripped apart. tens of thousands of people losing power. to the north, freezing cold. everyone talking about the vikings and seahawks game. you could see their own breath. sub freerzero temperatures at kickoff.
history. the cold is sweeping across the east? >> actually, it's the system that brought the warm air and here's the key. the backside of the system, put it across the warm air across the lakes. 0 in indianapolis. not as bad in new york, 21. it's where we're supposed to be. it's january. >> so cold in the midwest. thanks so much. weather not a problem in arizona where the college football championship game is set for tomorrow night. the whole season coming down to this game between clemson-alabama. abc's jesse palmer with how the teams match up. >> reporter: tonight, the epic matchup. number one clemson 15-0, going against alabama, hoping for their 16th national championship. the tigers star quarterback deshaun watson hoping to lead the way. >> deshaun watson, touchdown, clemson. >> reporter: but they will have to get past the crimson tide's
henry. >> henry breaking free, heading to the end zone, touchdown! alabama. >> reporter: alabama, looking for redemption after just falling short of making it to the national title game last year. the coaches, two of the biggest personalities in college football -- clemson even dabo sweeney, known for those raucous post-game interviews. >> i can't give you guts. i can't give you heart and tonight it was byog, bring your own guts. >> and those moves. over in alabama, nick sabin. >> sabin with his third national championship at alabama. >> reporter: looking for his fifth national hit pl. >> and jesse joins us now from the university of phoenix stadium. and jesse, clemson is number one but they're not favored to win? >> that's right. not a lot of respect for the clemson tigers. they're the undefeated team here. it's actually alabama who's favored to win by seven points. that's a lot. but regardless of who the favorite is, i think this game
se, thank you so much. tomorrow we'll anchor "world college football's national championship tomorrow night, 8:30 eastern, only on espn. still ahead tonight, a crime spree targeting jewelry stores all across the south. this woman, a popular waitress taking whatever she wants. millions of dollars in jewelry. how police tracked her down. new details. was she living a double life? and later, a royal scandal.
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even broth bother to wear a mask is now behind bars. >> reporter: a brazen thief, this woman did little to hide her face. she hit six stores in five states, taking off with $4 million of jewelry. after a nationwide manhunt tonight, abigail lee kemp is behind bars. >> it's a real power rush for people who like to do this kind of thing. and it ultimately is their downfall. >> armed robbery just occurred. >> reporter: investigate sors say each heist played out much the same way. this video shows a hold-up. this man, her alleged lookout. court documents allege kemp held employees at gun point, zip tying them before emptying the display case. >> they've got them locked in the back. a white female with blondish brown hair, pony tail came in. she walked behind the corner. >> pings from cell phone towers near the stores along with tips from people who recognized kemp led them to this smyrna, georgia, home. >> we were like wait, are you
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hoping to find someone who might be a part of their past. in connecting the dots, the surprise of their lives. here's abc with their story. >> we have big noses, cheeks, dimples. >> two sisters who today can finish each other's sentences. >> and we smile a lot. >> we smile a lot and we laugh a lot. >> but not because they spent any time growing up together. in fact, tammy was abandoned by their parents as an infant. a newspaper told the story at the time. >> inside the box wrapped in a blanket was found a baby girl only a few days old. >> remarkably, 4 years later, a second infant girl was born and abandoned by the same parents. >> abandoned baby found in good condition. he discovered the baby just inside the door of the laundry room. >> reporter: both girls were adopted by local families. 50 years and a lifetime goes by. and then the internet. liz sent her dna to an online testing service.
found each other. >> we just had had that connection almost like twins. >> reporter: but one other connection from that newspaper story, the night that liz was found. >> she was wrapped in two new receiving blankets, a new kymono and training pants, according to patrolman george jansen. >> well, now george jansen is back in the picture, too. >> you're a lot bigger than the last time i saw you. >> just the other day in the same dawnry room where he found liz. this time with flowers to celebrate. >> there are times we call each other and it was like did that really just happen? >> yes, it did. and it's just really starting. >> i do see a family resemblance. >> reporter: abc news, washington. they do look alike. we thank john for that story. meet us right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york.