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making news in america this morning, southern battleground. the race for the white house makes a turn through south carolina. the republican field narrowing as hillary clinton hopes to gain ground. breaking overnight, the armed standoff in oregon. it's nearly over. the fbi moves in and makes more arrests. the militia protesters appearing to give up. also breaking overnight, enraged cruise passengers finally back on land. what they have to say about their frightening ordeal. and wieners on the go. the hot dog coming soon to your local drive-through but will one of the world's most popular burger chains truly relish this marriage of meats. well, good thursday morning. we begin with the next
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white house as republicans shift to the south. >> yeah, donald trump is still celebrating his big new hampshire victory and if this was even possible, he sounded more confident than ever last night as he was cheered on by thousands of supporters at clemson university in south carolina. he's facing a smaller republican field this morning with chris christie and carly fiorina dropping out of the race. and that means six candidates are still in the running. second place winner, john kasich has a new burst of energy and the others appear to be digging in for the long haul. gearing up to fight trump to the bitter end. >> and as for the democrats, bernie sanders is looking to build a momentum that he picked up in new hampshire reaching out to minority voters and hillary clinton's campaign is on the attack going after sanders' record on a string of issues. so that said with just nine days to go before the next votes are cast in south carolina and nevada, the pressure really is on. >> and the republican front-runner still enjoying his victory lap. it's "your voice, your vote."
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>> we may have to stage a phony protest. that's the only way they show the size of these crowds. this crowd is amazing. >> reporter: donald trump with even more spring in his step following his major win in new hampshire forcing two more candidates, chris christie and carly fiorina out of the race. and now trump says he's ready to take on democratic challenger hillary clinton. >> we're going to beat her. and honestly women don't like her. >> reporter: in new hampshire clinton lost female voters 44 to 50% and young people 16% to 83% but nationally clinton still has the advantage over bernie sanders who tells abc's cecilia vega he has work to do. if the election were tomorrow do you think you could win south carolina and nevada? >> no, fortunately for us the election is not tomorrow. >> reporter: another candidate great for for extra campaign time jeb bush who confirms his brother will join him on the
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fourth place finish in new hampshire. >> he is an entertaining person unless you are a woman, unless you're hispanic, unless you're a p.o.w., unless you're a disabled person. >> reporter: but second place winner john kasich says he's unlikely to go on the attack. >> so i'm not going to be a pin cushion or a marshmallow but i'm also not going to spend my time trashing other people. >> reporter: republicans will head to the polls in south carolina in nine days, but for democrats, it's a little bit more than two weeks before they'll head to the polls. however, the next face-off really is going to happen tonight at the democratic debate. reena, kendis. >> abc's lana zak live in washington. lana, thank you very much. well, another big day is on tap for ohio governor john kasich after his surprise second place finish in new hampshire. kasich expected to sign a bill to defund planned parenthood. the legislation targets money that goes to the organization through ohio's health department. the move may help kasich with conservatives leading some to
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now, to developing story that we've been watching overnight from oregon where the five-week standoff at a wildlife refuge appears to be almost over. the four remaining militia members still holed up in the office have agreed to turn themselves in this morning. the development came after federal agents surrounded the refuge and set up negotiations. among their demands the four want to meet with reverend franklin graham when they walk out from that ref fugit. another very many, bundy's son has been arrested after stepping off a plane in portland and faces federal charges related to the 2014 standoff at his ranch in nevada. bundy had come to oregon with plans to go to the wildlife refuge. instead he's joined his sons in the county jail. flags flying at half-staff to honor two sheriff's deputies who were gunned down in what's being called a targeted shooting. one was killed at a restaurant
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a senior citizen center. the sheriff says the two victims were killed because they were wearing a uniform. justice department is suing ferguson, missouri, the move came a day after the city tried to amend an agreement to overhaul its police department. ferguson came under scrutiny when the fatal police shooting of michael brown sparked widespread unrest. the city is accused of a pattern of misconduct that includes routinely violating the rights of residents. attorney general loretta lynch accused ferguson of racial bias calling the practices eegregiousegregious. a bill was sent to the family of tamir irs, the 12-year-old shot dead. the city wants the family to pay for the ambulance ride and medical services he needed. neither of the officers offered first aid and an attorney for the dying boy said this adds
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they consider this a form of harassment. some extreme weather on both ends of the country will start in the beach area in southern california where summerlike heat will continue with many people coming down for a dip. extra lifeguards being called in for a rare midwinter work shift. somehow we don't think anyone is complaining too much about this one or the heat in gin. and just the opposite extreme in the midwest. more snow expected this morning in the cleveland area. which would make for another enjoyable morning commute, the lake-effect snow across that region expected to continue for several days. look at that. and the tough winter weather doesn't look like it'll let up any time soon. >> for a look we turn to justin povick, good morning, justin. >> reena and kendis, thanks, good morning to you, as well. it's a cold start to the day and, well, it's going to be a good finish as well. we add the wind to the chill and a couple of snowflakes and snow showers, not concerned will accumulation unless you're close to the great lakes.
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later on saturday night, record low temperatures in jeopardy and some of these go way back into the 19 teens when we were down close to zero. reena, kendis, back to you. >> 2 degrees in new york city. >> always appropriate to wear below 10 degrees. >> you're in the kiefl mind-set. coming up, hot dogs coming to a drive-through near you. and the passengers of that cruise ship that gave them the home. what they had to say about that ircaptain. did you see this, image of an american servicemen aired on iranian television.
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you're looking at a coast guard rescue not at sea but this is actually in the mississippi river. two boaters sent out a distress signal once their small boat began taking on water. the chopper safely took them to dry land. the u.s. is condemning iran after it released video of a detained american sailor who appeared to be crying broadcast on iranian tv. the sailor was among the group of ten briefly held last month after straying into iranian waters. the state department expressed disgust at the use of those images for propaganda purposes. some more automakers recalling vehicles with defect defective air bags. volkswagen, audi and bmw recalling 1.7 million that all have the takata air bags that can rupture and send shrapnel into people in the vehicles. so far by the way 24 million vehicles in the u.s. have been recalled due to these air bags linked to 11 deaths worldwide.
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the irs once again grappling with identity theft. the agency says hackers tried to claim tax refunds for more than 400,000 stolen social security numbers. authorities say a virus was found in the e-file system. the irs is notifying taxpayers by mail if their personal information was used. and hot dogs will be served at burger king. the chain says its national rollout of 100% beef flame grilled dogs will be the 23rd of this month. it easily makes burger king the biggest restaurant seller of hot dogs in the country. a classic dog will cost you $1.99. a chili cheese dog $2.29. the heartburn will cost you however much pepto-bismol is. the hollywood a-lister portraying donald trump. >> and kobe, there you go, kobe and lebron, hugging it out as
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pennsylvania and new york. snow also in northern new england, wet roads in the northwest, clear across the rest of the nation. okay, so it was not a quiet arrival. as many passengers endured a storm battered cruise finally got back to dry land. royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" pulled into port in new jersey last night. the 6,000 people on board suffered through a strong storm which the captain claimed was more powerful than he expected. passengers said they feared for that their lives. one even calling for drastic action. >> that guy should be thrown in jail right now. >> royal caribbean is backing the captain's actions and made changes to its storm avoidance diss. systems. the u.s. olympic committee said it will fire two infection disease specialists to advise potential olympians worried about the zika outbreak in brazil after high-profile
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expressed concerns about going to the summer games and a top doctor tells lawmakers on capitol hill it could be the summer of 2017 at the earliest before a vaccine is developed. a new study finds that rates americans going down. researchers say the change is most likely due to decreasing rates of heart disease. the most common form of dementia caused by damage to the blood vessels that carry oxygen to the brain. the study also found a link between higher education and lower risk of dementia. well, an 18-year-old florida student arrested after police say he carry a loaded gun on a school bus. students on the bus noticed the gun and texted a relative who called 911. deputiestoed the bus and found a pistol, a magazine loaded with 12 rounds and a black ski mask and later said that the gun had been stolen. okay, so police here in new york have a little bit of a mystery on their hand looking for a man who showed a gun during a live broadcast on tv.
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the background here appearing to wave a silver gun before running away. detectives say they're treating the incident very seriously. indiana man is behind bars for passing out during an attempted robbery. that's according to police. gentlemen rhone johnson doesn't remember anything. police say that johnson forced his way into the house and once inside he fainted. johnson says he woke up with police surround the house. he's now charged with burglary. >> i'm sure he'll remember his time in prison. so many of the world's best golfers are in california. today's the start of the famous pebble beach pro-am tournament. sunny skies expected throughout the event. stars you'll recognize in the action. details from espn. good morning, welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. he's neil everett. who goes first, warriors or kobe/lebron james.
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checking our top stories, the republican candidates are off age running in south carolina. donald trump playing to thousands of support is while the democrats are battling over minority voters. the five-week standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge appears to be at its end, the remaining militia members agreed to leave the office this morning providing certain conditions are met. thousands of passengers who endured a storm battled cruise are back on dry land. royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" must be cleaned up before its next departure saturday. cold across the east with snow in new england and lake-effect snow around the great lakes. warm for most of the west. some rain in the northwest, as well. well, the federal government has just moved to redefine what it means to be a driver by green lighting google's self-driving cars. >> okay, so this morning we're meeting passenger one, a blind man who's the first person to
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here's kgo's jonathan bloom. >> reporter: for steve mayhan lives two miles from the nearest bus stop and relies on the vta's paratransit. >> i have to make arrangements the day before. >> a required he took three years ago is so magical. for the first time since he became blind he sat in the driver's seat and that's about all he did. >> the vehicle was the driver. the car was the driver. >> reporter: but california rules say autonomous cars still need a licensed driver. steve can't get a driver's license. >> if it is required to have a licensed human driver in the car it means i could not go anyplace in that vehicle without someone accompanying me. >> reporter: it would throw on the brakes for google's next project. >> isn't that cute? >> reporter: cars without regular controls. >> no steering wheel. >> reporter: but now in a letter to google federal regulators made a key clarification where the law refers to a driver, that
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>> is this a green light for autonomous vehicles? >> i think it's the absence of a yellow light. >> reporter: paul safos says it doesn't clear up other requirements. robotic cars still have to have mirrors. >> it was unnecessary for me. the side mirrors were unnecessary for me. >> reporter: if california follows the federal government's lead it means people like steve could have more independence. >> i love this. >> he doesn't miss the pedals or staring wheel one bit. >> it's like riding with a fabulous driver. >> anybody who spends five minutes in frfk will realize the danger of the humans personally i can't wait for the robots to start driving. >> reporter: in san jose, jonathan bloom, abc news. >> you know, i'm a florida girl, i hate driving in snow. this could be life changing. >> you would like something like that. >> what a deal.
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