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breaking news tonight. what donald trump just threatened to do. trump tonight saying he might sue ted cruz over being born in canada. and on the other side, bernie sanders is asked, is he standing in the way of history? the first woman president. how he answers. and a horrific machete attack at an american accident. and, temperatures not seen
silence broken. >> could you have prevented what happened to columbine? and tim tebow is here tonight. hard to imagine he had trouble at the prom. tonight, how he's helping thousands. good evening. great to have you with us on a busy friday night. breaking news in the race for the white house. donald trump's threat late today. the primary in south carolina, donald trump saying he may sue ted cruz himself because he was born in canada. jonathan karl leading us off. >> reporter: for a moment, it looked like we'd be seeing a kinder, gentler donald trump.
i'm just not going to do it. >> reporter: trump is now taking his feud with ted cruz to a new level, tweeting this threat. "if ted cruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, and doing negative ads, i have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen." cruz is pummeling trump with ads in south carolina featuring a woman trump tried to force to sell her home. >> vera coking's home was all she had left, but it stood in donald trump's way. >> reporter: what the ad doesn't mention -- the woman did not end up losing her home. >> there's more than a little irony in donald accusing someone of being nasty. >> reporter: cruz and trump's other rivals are now criticizing the billionaire's tendency to do this. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. she got [ bleep ], she lost. >> is anybody here worried about the front-running candidate shouting out obscenities in front of children?
>> reporter: jeb bush sounding off today during a forum at south carolina's most conservative christian university. there's a reason you're going to see four presidential candidates here talking to these christian conservatives here at bob jones university. in the primary here in south carolina, two-thirds of the voters here are expected to be evangelicals. we talked to folks on campus and found them more than a little concerned about trump's foul mouth. what about when you hear him swear? >> when he cusses or does dirty things that he doesn't, it just doesn't look christian. >> reporter: but today, here's something else for evangelicals to consider. hitting marco rubio? >> maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time. >> reporter: well, it turns out she's a porn star. cruz dropped the ad when he found out. >> and jon joins us from south carolina. another big debate tomorrow night. donald trump said he would stop swearing, tone it down, but tonight threatening to sue. >> reporter: yes, the stakes are
this is a state with a lot of the evangelical voters. he has to prove he's not just a one-hit wonder that can only win in iowa. >> jon, thank you. meantime, on the democratic side, a fierce battle as well. in particular, african-american voters. after the smiles last night, then the fireworks. senator sanders, asked by the moderators if he could be standing in the way of history in the country. the possibility of the first woman president. mary bruce in south carolina with how he answered. >> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton's new ad invokes the horrific church shooting in charleston, south carolina, using the husband of a victim. >> somebody called me on the phone. she said, reverend thompson? i said, yeah. she said, there's shooting around the church. and i just dropped the phone. >> reporter: reverend anthony thompson. his wife myra singleton thompson was killed that day. >> hillary is really committed
don't get into the wrong hands. >> reporter: bernie sanders is channeling the pain of another african-american family. >> i was able to see my dad die on national tv. >> reporter: erica, whose father, eric garner, was killed by police. >> we need to believe in a leader like bernie sanders. >> reporter: both candidates battling for key african-american votes. at last night's debate, something else. sanders asked if he's standing in the way of the first woman president. >> senator, do you worry at all that you will be the instrument of thwarting history as senator clinton keeps claiming? >> i think from an historical point of view, somebody with my background, somebody with my views, i think a sanders victory would be of some historical accomplishment as well. [ applause ] >> i'm not asking people to support me because i'm a woman. i'm asking people to support me because i think i'm the most qualified, experienced and ready
the commander-in-chief. [ applause ] and -- >> reporter: secretary clinton is convinced that wrapping her arms around president obama is a good strategy. but bernie sanders said he would be a better president with race. and life-threatening cold moving in for 65 million americans, from the plains to the carolinas, sub-zero temperatures expected to shatter records. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, the lake effect snow machine in full swing. some spots in western new york getting more than three feet in 24 hours. abc's indra petersons, in buffalo. >> reporter: it's been a relatively mild winter so far by buffalo standards, but that is about to change. a dangerously cold arctic air mass is moving in tonight. meaning by tomorrow morning we
>> reporter: in minnesota, firefighters already battling negative 10 wind chills. from the midwest all the way to north carolina, the national weather service warning conditions will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. the cold already causing damage. a burst pipe in scranton, pennsylvania, turning these homes into ice castles. in some places, it could feel like 40 below zero this weekend. and at temperatures like that, frostbite can set in in just minutes. david? >> linsey davis, thanks to you. let's get right to rob marciano in new york tonight. some temperatures not seen in 100 years? >> reporter: yes, we're going to have to protect life and proffer professor property. record-setting stuff. arctic air will be coming down, the peak of it will be sunday morning.
6 in boston. and look at the windchills, minus 21 in new york. what we don't need is a storm coming, that's what we'll get on monday and tuesday. it will start as snow in the big cities, but will change over to rain. but first, we need to get through the cold of the weekend. >> rob, thank you. in the meantime, breaking develops after a terrifying machete attack in ohio. law enforcement saying he was known to the fbi. alex perez with the 911 calls tonight. >> somebody pulled out a machete and started stabbing people. >> reporter: tonight, investigators trying to figure columbus, ohio.
>> one seriously, hurt very badly. >> reporter: about 6:00 p.m. thursday night, at nazareth restaurant. the attacker, storming in with a machete in hand. >> i was on the ground, and i just thought to myself, at any moment i'll get a knife in my back. >> reporter: the attacker went table to table. authorities say he took off in a car, eventually tracking him down and shooting him dead. the attack leaving four people injured, including one critically. the fbi working with investigators trying to figure out a motive. law enforcement says he was known to the fbi, but was not
an alarming development, tonight, new fears of a possible link to miscarriage with the zika virus. two women suffering miscarriages when coming home. and tonight, new word of a new test you can take to check for the zika virus. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, a new concern in the fight against zika. the cdc confirming two pregnant american women, traveling abroad, contracted the virus, then miscarried when they returned home. >> our goal really is to protect pregnant women. that's the key priority right now. >> reporter: researchers already seeing a strong link between zika and birth defects of the brain. now the cdc is looking at whether zika causes miscarriage. samantha mejia was pregnant when she visited her husband's family in hondura before the travel warning. >> the biggest thing was knowing that i was pregnant and hearing all the different studies come out. >> reporter: when samantha came home, she tested positive for zika. she miscarried at nine weeks.
positive for zika. >> and his sister is pregnant right now, so we're very concerned for her and her baby. >> reporter: david, this latest finding from the cdc really know about the zika researchers say they're learning more every day. david? >> eva, thank you. let's get right to dr. besser. there's no confirmed connection to the miscarriages, right? >> it's not proven, but it is suggestive. it's likely, if it can cause some birth defects, it can cause others. >> and there's a new test? >> yes, it will allow us to follow pregnant women and identify those at risk, and
and now to a shooting in glendale, involving two teenagers. the school on lockdown. students in shock. the girls were found dead, and a gun was recovered by their bodies. both were 15 years old. it's unclear who fired or what the motive or plan was. the aerial pictures of the apparent parents and students evacuating are all too familiar. it was 17 years ago at columbine high school, and tonight, for the first time ever, dylan klebold's mother is breaking her silence. here's diane sawyer with her
helicopters were going over. and i remember thinking, if this is true, if dylan is really hurting people, somehow, he has to be stopped. and that -- at that moment, i prayed that he would die. that god, stop this, just make it stop. don't let him hurt anybody. >> reporter: and so her quest begins. she says, she goes back over every year of her life with a magnifying glass. looking for the path of her son's descent and the clues that she missed. >> sometimes he would seem -- you know, distant or quiet. and i remember asking him, are you okay? are you sure you're okay? you seem so tired. and he'd stand up and say, i've got a lot of homework. i just, i need to go to bed. >> reporter: and you let it go. >> and i let it go. and that's the difference. if it were me today, i would dig and dig and dig. i felt that i was a good mom. that he would, he could talk to me about anything. part of the shock of this was
what i believed and how i lived and how i parented was an invention in my own mind. that it was a completely different world that he was living in. >> reporter: she says not a day goes by she doesn't think of the victims and their families. >> i just remember sitting there and reading about them. all these kids and the teacher. and i keep thinking -- constantly thought how i would feel if it were the other way around and one of their children had shot mine. i would feel exactly the way they did. i know i would. i know i would. >> and diane is with us now. why now? >> she says it took a long time to stare the truth in the face.
understand how she missed what she missed. and she's been talking to experts to try to make sure there may be something useful for another parent. >> a special edition of "20/20," a diane sawyer exclusive. silence broken, a mother's reckoning, tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here. up next, consumer investigation, a warning about something that could be in your garage right now. our cameras under cover at discount stores. could it be doing harm to your car? also, the new headline involving the turf used by so many young athletes. and tim tebow is here tonight, putting football dreams
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>> i didn't think anything was different from any of the brands. >> reporter: glenn says it's not just dollar general selling obsolete oils. we go undercover to other stores. out of eight other retailers, half were selling oils that glenn considers obsolete. experts say if you want the most current oil, look for this starburst seal on the bottle. older formulations don't have it. as for dollar general, it told us their products meet not only our standards for quality and value, but contain obvious and unambiguous language regarding the products' intended and appropriate use. the company also takes issue with the term obsolete, saying these oils can be used in the millions of cars on the road built before 1988. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> thanks. when we come back, a surprise for one of our correspondents from the pope. and major news on barry
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prepare for dangerously cold temps this holiday weekend. plus a chance for snow tonight. a full breakdown of your 9 first warning forecast straight ahead. an elderly woman is dead.. nearly two months after a complaint was filed against her caregiver. could it have been prevented? president bill clinton arrives in the queen city.. stumping for hillary. what he says voters need to know before heading to the polls. this is 9 on your side at seven. now at seven... it's a cold night across the tri-state.and temperatures will fall through the night.