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making news in america this morning, debate day. with someone missing, the gop front-runner donald trump refusing to go on stage and still taking shots at moderator megyn kelly. plus, bernie sanders and his meeting with president obama. >> breaking overnight more arrests in the oregon standoff plus a new message from the group's leader to his followers who are still holed up on federal land. daring rescue. strangers banding together forming a human chain to save a driver with his truck on the edge of a cliff. and strange surprise for a woman waking up.
jungle in her bed. we say good morning on this thursday. we're going to start with the high drama in the race for 2016. >> three days before the iowa caucuses donald trump digging in his heels refusing to participate in the gop debate on fox news tonight. it comes as the latest poll shows him enjoying a wide lead ahead of his closest challengers, ted cruz and marco rubio. ray raimundi joining us now. >> reporter: the seventh republican gop debate will happen with swirling controversy. donald trump says he will be absent. his republican rivals seizing the opportunity. this as all candidates are pushing forward for the all-important iowa vote which is now just four days away. the fox news donald trump debate controversy continues this morning. both sides engaged in a high-stakes game of chicken. just hours before tonight's final debate.
>> i was pushed away. i'm not walking away. >> reporter: trump defending his decision to skip out on the debate on fox news. >> i was not treated well by fox. i have zero respect for megyn kelly. i don't think she's very good at what she does. >> reporter: and the gop front-runner republican counterparents pouncing on his decision to be a no show particularly senator ted cruz. >> if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say, you're fired. >> reporter: the texas senator also now challenging trump to a one-on-one debate, trump tweeting his response saying, okay, can we do it in canada? on the democratic side bernie sanders' meeting with the man he'd like to replace at the white house, president obama and sanders' long discussed meeting was a way to show neutrality in the close primary race. back in iowa, former president bill clinton stumping for his wife ahead of monday's caucuses
holding a fund-raiser for veterans in iowa at the same time of the fox news debate which is literally two miles away. reena, kendis, back to you. >> all right, wow, very close there. ray raimundi, thank you. breaking news overnight in that standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge. three more were arrested and turned themselves in. the arrests come after the group's leader ammon bundy and seven others were taken into custody yesterday. another member was shot and killed during a confrontation with authorities. bundy issued a statement, though his attorney is asking for an end to the standoff. >> i'm asking the federal government to allow the people at the refuge to go home without being prosecuted. to nose remaining at the refuge, i love you. let us take this fight from here. please stand down. please stand down.
this fight is ours for now in the courts. please go home. >> reporter: bundy along with six others arraigned in federal court. the judge denied bail calling the group a flight risk and a danger to public safety. well, new this morning what started as a routine traffic stop along a busy atlanta area highway ended in a deadly shooting. a georgia state trooper tried to stopping a speeding pickup truck but the driver took off triggering a ten-mile chase and a massive traffic backup. once the truck finally stopped, fired back. to the midwest now and the widow of a chicago area police officer who died in a staged suicide has been indicted by a grand jury.
for a trip to hawaii. the high-profile jail break in southern california. the orange county sheriff's office announced yesterday five people were taken into custody for helping in the escape. it's been nearly a week since three inmates described as armed and dangerous were able to rappel down the side of the jail to freedom. they are still on the run. new video released by authorities in mexico show another former escaped inmate drugking joaquin el"el chapo" guzman. it shows him arriving at that maximum security prison from which he escaped last july being fingerprinted and processed and footage showing the moment he robbed a car and escaped with it minutes before his arrest. >> happening in europe this morning police investigating the death of a woman from colorado as a possible homicide. lauren mann had been working in vienna as an au pair.
police say no weapons were found at the scene and deepening this mystery, reports say her body was found in total darkness because all the lights in her apartment had been burned out. well, here at home president obama set to take aim at what vice president joe biden called a moonshot to cure cancer. mr. obama about sign a presidential memorandum creating a task force on cancer appointing 3w50idappoint ing biden no lead the panel. he wants to sdid this. it spawned a tornado and the twister tossed around cars and trucks, knocked down trees and damaged some rooftops there. at least one person was injured. the national weather service says the twister had winds estimated at 100 miles an hour. let's look at the radar, shall we? over south florida a thick line of storms, once again,
some storms could be severe around west palm beach, ft. myers, as well as miami and might include some damaging winds and even a threat for a few weak tornadoes. well, crews from the nfl are working hard to spruce up levi stadium for super bowl 50. >> their main focus cuss is the playing field which has been known to flood easily and you know you have the el nino storms brewing and keeping a close eye on the newly grown sod. coddling it like a newborn baby. >> and the break in the rain allowed them to spray paint the field. ten days from now. well, still ahead a super bowl sunday first, amazon will have a commercial. we've got the sneak peek. and banding together. strangers forming a human chain to save a driver, his truck teetering over a hillside. plus caught on control -- out of control there, a city
big events are reserved for the public. most are held by insiders and much of what is released ends up with brokers who resell at a tig markup. well, the lowly cable box may be due for anup grade. cable and satellite customers could purchase the devices they use to watch programming. right now nearly everyone must lease the box from their provider to the tune of about $230 a year. the proposal comes up for vote next month. facebook's profits continue to soar. the social network's quarterly profits top $1 billion for 9 first time. the results are largely due to their success at selling ads on mobile devices. for the first time more than 90% of monthly and daily active users were on mobile devices. a first for amazon. they are running an ad on the super bowl this year. >> all right, let's hear it. cheerleaders. >> cheerleaders. marino, again, i thought you were the expert at these parties.
featuring alec baldwin and dan marino, the two are getting help planning a super bowl party with the help of amazon echo, the retailers from virtual assistant. we'll have to see the rest super bowl sunday. when we come back, a plane forced to land after passengers and crew members get sick. what went wrong here? hero of the day, the three-legged dog saving a couple during a burglary. if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill.
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well, five days after that historic blizzard residents in baltimore say they feel like they've been forgotten in the big dig cleanup. local government says 98% of the city's roads have been plowed at least once but many residents are having a hard time believing that. officials urge the public to be patient and continue to report any blocked streets. okay, for a look at this morning's road conditions driving will be slippery across the upper midwest and great lakes areas and drivers will be dealing with flooding conditions in the pacific northwest and much of florida. if you're flying delays possible in miami. well, investigators are trying to figure out why passengers and crew on board an american airlines flight suddenly felt so sick. >> the plane was well into its flight from london's heathrow airport to l.a.x. in los angeles when the cockpit called for help from any doctors or nurses on board. passengers complained of feeling sick and one flight attendant
>> she just literally fainted. she just stumbled literally within touching distance of me. it was crazy. i've never witnessed anything like that. >> well, the pilot made an emergency landing. crews found no evidence of hazardous substances on board. aviation experts say the plane's airflow may have been compromised. well, health news and what's being called a game changer when it comes to understand schizophrenia. a new study finds a normal brain processes -- which process gets kicked into overdrive is a potential factory. the discovery could lead to better treatment and the potential for prevention. almost 1% of the general population will have their lives. now to a powerful image that is emerging in the wake of that monster norm this past weekend. complete strangers forming a human chain to save a truck driver's life. the big rig driver had lost control and swerved off the pennsylvania turnpike dangling over the edge of a hill. look at that.
trailer steady until they could pull the injured driver from the cab. >> all i kept hearing were the trees cracking. i didn't want to go down but i started smelling diesel fuel worried about catching on fire and next thing i know i got a guy up there breaking a limb for me and helping me get out. >> get these, these random strangers and rescuers ignored the fuel that was gushing everywhere and the smoke that was billowing from that truck. well, three-legged pit bull from wisconsin being called a hero after taking a bullet for his family. levi was home when a man with a gun entered their house. the gunman ordered the homeowners to lie on the floor and demanded money and drugs. that's when levi began to growl eventually scaring the guy off but not before being shot in the process. he's going to be okay. >> time now for sports.
>> here now with the highlights neil and stan at espn. >> he's stan, i'm neil. we do as we're told and we were told to do this. >> warriors looking for their 40th consecutive win at home. not this season, trying to get to 22-0. steph curry look like he was ready knocking down shots much to the delight of draymond green. he had 14 points, second fewest this season. no worries, though. klay thompson, 26 in the first half. third most in a half this season. he wound up with 45 for the game. 45, a season high, second most in his career. he hit shots from all over and then curry helped him out in the second half, warriors over the mavs, 127-107. if anyone last any idea what dennis wideman was thinking, the nhl will like to talk to you too.
>> he checked the linesman. obviously you can't do that. afterwards wideman said it was an accident. videotape tells the truth. that's when the people will be talking about thursday and friday in the nh lchltl talking about that right now. >> i think the nhl is looking at that videotape. >> yeah. >> that's it for us. back to you. >> okay, watch the next game to see what happens. >> yeah, i think he'll be suspended. up next in "the pulse," quite the surprise. a woman wakes up to find this sleeping on her chest. and impressive feat. squatting nearly 900 pounds. you won't believe his age. this is the joy for me. i love bread! i love bread. i now just manage it, so i don't deny myself bread,
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time now to check "the pulse" starting with the bizarre casting choice to play michael jackson in a tv movie adding fuel to the fiery debate over race. >> british actor joseph fiennes will star in that role as part of a comedy special set to air on british tv later this year. despite all the jokes about his light skin, the choice of fiennes has unleashed an uproar chastising producers for not casting a black man. even fiennes was shocked. >> a lot saying there aren't any good roles for black actors. here's a good one at least for half of michael jackson's life. professional golfer from belgium got a haircut in take a look at his head shot there of thomas pieters. how he looks on the right but the one on the left is how his
shorter, not so curly. >> well, pieters posted it with a hashtag, where are my curls. the pga later admitting the photoshop went too far in they have some guidelines they would like to put out there. >> long hair is not a thing. >> yes. >> okay. >> do something. >> let's hope not. also going a bit too far from its native home of the rain forest of south america was this guy. it is a kinkajou and it ended up in south florida, where else. >> yeah, so a 99-year-old woman woke up to this. finding this actually napping on her chest. >> the lady is sound asleep and she feels something on her chest and she slowly wakes up and realizes there is an animal curled up sleeping on her chest.
i guess her first impression was that might be a cat but when they both got a look at each other, they both freaked out. the lady screamed. the kinkajou took off and went into her attic. >> she was 99. i'm glad she didn't have a heart attack. >> thank the lord she's still with us. >> that's pretty impressive. how did a kinkajou get into the country? the little guy turned out to be somebody's pet. he was reunited at a miami veterinarian's office. >> clearly donald trump was right. we have an immigration problem. the kinkajou is a member of the raccoon family. they're usually peaceful but they can be extremely, extremely dangerous and scary in the middle of the night. finally an american teenager is already one of the strongest men in the world. >> yeah, this video, joseph pena is going everywhere this morning. you see him right there, he's squatting 875 pounds. here's the catch. he's just 17 years old. >> wow, this is at a weight lifting competition in san antonio.
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been waiting for what seemed like forever for a kidney transplant then got a call that a perfect match had become available. sounds like a happy ending. >> except her life-saving surgery was almost derayed by last weekend's blizzard. it virtually shut down all of the east coast. eva pilgrim has details. >> reporter: a blizzard shutting down the city after this -- >> she said we have a kidney for you. i almost fell off the bed. >> reporter: she would have to beat the clock and weather to get to stony brook university hospital on long island. she had less than 24 hours tops to get on the operating table. her night in a shining ambulance pete amato. >> the realization was when i said to you one person's tragedy is another person's peeral. >> reporter: amato understood because a decade ago his brother received a life-saving kidney transplant. in whiteout conditions barely missing multiple accidents along the way. >> my fear was somebody was going to crash into us or we
>> reporter: the pair made it rushing her into the 3 1/2 operation and this morning she and her new kidney are doing well. >> they have to sign the back of their license and really have to donate especially if you die, what do you need your kidney for. >> reporter: eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> i like how she had her sense of human sfler good advice from her. there was another story from the big storm. actually some great picture, as well. >> a couple outside philadelphia celebrating the ultimate white wedding. look at that. joanna and ryan trotman. made the best of the blizzard. so did the bridal party. they refused to cancel their special day. >> beautiful pictures with the winter wonderland. their photographer captured the perfect wedding day pictures. only half their guests were able to show up but they got some great pictures to remember their big day. congratulations to them. >> they can get through anything if they can make it through that. >> absolutely.