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this morning on "world news now," political punches on the republican stage. >> last night's republican debate and the nasty smackdowns between donald trump and ted cruz. the intensity on stage just weeks before the iowa caucuses. stay tuned for our extensive coverage. jackpot drama. the mysteries and hoax after the record powerball drawing. who is splitting the $1.6 billion prize. health alert. the frightening disease spread by mosquitos. the warnings going out to pregnant travelers from the cdc. >> and oscar outrage. the nominations and the controversy over who was left off the list. does h face a diversity issue? it's friday january 15th. >> announcer: from abc news
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this is "world news now". good morning, everyone on then busy friday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. yes, we have made it to friday. wow, what a fantastic thursday night it was watching the republicans go at it. >> i can't believe we're not too far off from iowa and new hampshire. >> just a little more than two weeks from the caucuses and then the primaries in new hampshire and you can get that sense last night with the six republican debate that thing are narrowing down. >> and seven candidates now making the primetime is taken in south carolina. ted cruz now jumping to second in the polls which means he's getting a lot of fire from front-runner donald trump. >> our coverage gets started right now with abc's bazi kanani. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and reena. even with fewer candidates on the stage, the debate was just as heated. donald trump even admitting he is going harder after ted cruz because cruz is doing better in the polls. the first gop debate of this election year began with across the board attacks on president obama. >> this guy is a petulant child.
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>> any nation that captures our fighting men and women will feel the full force and furrey of the united states of america. >> reporter: just seven candidates made the cut for the primetime showdown. ted cruz defending himself on two fronts from a new report that he didn't tell the federal election commission about a million dollar loan from wall street banks for his senate campaign. >> and yes i made a paperwork error disclosing it on one piece of paper instead of the other but if that's the best hit "the new york times" has got, they'd better go back to the well. >> reporter: then a sparring match with donald trump about his accusations that the canadian-born cruz might not legally be allowed to be as president. >> i mean you have great constitutional lawyers that say you can't run. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> i hate to interrupt this episode of court tv but the real -- >> reporter: trump claiming governor nikki haley actually paid him a compliment this week. >> i'm very angry because our
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country is being run horribly and i will gladly accept the mantle offing ander. >> cruz not backing down. >> not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. >> when the world trade center came down i saw thing that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully more humanely than new york. >> besides those personal attacks, the debate focused on terrorism, immigration and the economy. the democrats are south carolina next for their debated this sunday. >> thank you. let's bringing in abc deputy political director show shawna walsh to talk about all of this. >> good morning. >> a few big moments we saw in bazi's report including questions about ted cruz's birthplace. >> back in september, my friend donald said he had had his lawyers look at this from every which way. there was no issue there. there was nothing to this birther issue. >> the fact is there's a big overhang. there's a big question mark on
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your head. and you can't do that to the party. you really can't and you know -- >> this really was the showdown of the night. we were waiting for it because we haven't really seen ted cruz and donald trump go at it face to face before. because you know really ted cruz has had this kind of bear hug strategy and they haven't really gone head to head. tonight, of course that was over. you saw this lengthy back and forth over this birther argument. and ted cruz essentially saying that that donald trump was just playing politics that before he said it wasn't a problem, now that he's closing in on the polls, now it's a problem. >> who would have known the bromance would have ended over the birthers. >> the mere fak it was a topic means trump has made april packet there. the other moment that was trending ought night long the #new york values. take a look. >> but everyone understands that
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the values in new york city are socially liberal or pro abortion or pro gay marriage. not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. i'm just saying. >> new york is a great place. it's got great people. it's got loving people. wonderful people. when the world trade center came down i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, we rebuilt downtown manhattan and everybody in the world watched and everybody in the world loved new york and loved new yorkers. >> so really i mean this new york values as you said was trending. but inside this argument ted cruz really had a bit of a kind of an elbow to donald trump when he said that not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan because on the campaign trail, donald trump has been saying that there's not a lot of evangelicals that come out of cuba. of course, that's a reference to ted cruz's lineage.
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oh it was kind of almost like a two jabs in one. but in the end when donald trump said that he was very uninsulted by that statement, he seemed to have the upper hand. what's what you've seen with it trending. > cruz also we were waiting for this moment in many instances him to talk about that million dollar loan. >> we knew that was coming. he knew it was going to come. this is the big story going in today. and he essentially just blamed the media which, of course is a tried and true blast. mostly from republican candidates, but of course this cycle we're seeing it on both sides of the aisle. that's how he deflected by hitting "the new york times" and also hitting the moderator for even asking about it. of course, this was the big story today. of course they were going to ask about it. >> this was a long but really good debate. trump and cruz weren't the only candidates at it. at one point rubio and christie also went at it. take a look. >> i like chris christie but we cannot afford to have a
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president of the united states that supports common core. we cannot afford to have a president of the united states that supports gun control. >> i like marco too and two years ago, called me a conservative reformer that new jersey needed. that was before he was running against me. now that he is, he's changed his tune. >> you know it was interesting to see this because chris christie really kind of tried to turn marco rubio on his head by saying in another ing ining in debate you told jeb bush not to attack you because we were all on the same team. marco rubio didn't have a good response to that. christie was right. in a lighter moment the christie campaign took advantage of this and tweeted out a graphic that said hello marco, like the adele song. >> there's a part of me that would rather have six more months of college football and put the elections on hold. is that doable? >> no, i'm enjoying this. >> and now we're 17 days away.
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right? >> fun from the iowa caucuses. >> abc's deputy political editor shushannah walshe thank you so much. stay with abc news as we get more reaction in from the gop debate. we'll have much more later in our next half hour and on "america this morning." let's move on right now. so far we do not know who has the three winning powerball jackpot tickets but we do know it isn't a worker at this california nursing home. her co-workers celebrating her good fortune but it was actually a hoax. the nurse's son sent her a text message after the drawing she had a winning ticket but her family has been overwhelmed by the media attention that resulted in. what we know so far about the winning sixth where they were sold at a 7-eleven. suburban los angeles on florida's east coast and a rural tennessee the stores that sold the tickets get bonuses, $1 million in california $100,000 in florida and just $25,000 in tennessee.
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there were also eight $2 million winners and more than 70 who won $1 million. including a group of preschool teachers in kentucky. congratulations. >> i like hearing that. goldman sachs agreed to pay more than $5 billion to settle charges over sales of shoddy mortgages that led to the financial crisis of 2008. the penalty is the largest in the bank's history, but far less than what some of its wall street counterparts paid for during their role in the meltdown. the settlement will take a toll of fourth quarter earnings by $1.5 billion which sent shares down. after hours trading. three members i've gang who pulled off the biggest burglary in british history last easter were convicted. their haul included $20 million in gems and cash taken from dozens of safe deposit boxes belonging to london jewelerses. the case garnered a lot of attention partially because six of the seven thieves were older than 55. happening overseas new developments in that terror
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attack at a starbucks. polices in jakarta arrested three in connection with the attack that left seven dead. two of the dead a canadian and indonesian were the actual victims. of the rest of the dead were terrorists. police found a black sifs flag with one of the attackers. a health alert now. the cdc will soon warn pregnant women will to travel to corinthian countries because the zika vius has been linked to brain daniel in babies whose mothers got sick. it's carried by mosquitos. the national institutes of health is working on a vaccine. >> the oscar nominations now. for the second year in a row, nos african-americans are nominated in the four main acting categories and that really has sparked outrage on social media. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: the top three most oscar nominated films, all vying for best picture, are all about survival. "the martian."
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>> but i'm still alive. surprise! >> reporter: "mad max: fury road." >> survive. >> i'm not afraid of dying. i've done it already. >> reporter: and the academy showering "the revenant" with 12 nominations. among them, leonardo dicaprio for best actor. this marks his fifth acting nomination, but he's never taken a statue home. but the president of the academy says she is, quote, disappointed about the omission of african-american driven films. stars including will smith and idris elba were not nominated. jennifer lawrence, at just 25 years old, got her fourth oscar nomination for "joy." a record for an actor that young. >> that's who i am. >> reporter: and we all know who he is. 39 years after we first met rocky balboa -- >> show me something. >> reporter: sylvester stallone nominated for "creed," after
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just winning a golden globe. >> i want to thank my imaginary friend rocky balboa for being the best friend i ever had. >> reporter: he could soon have another friend named oscar. linsey davis, abc news, new york. the oscar does have a tint of goad. so there will be some minority some color in there on the stage. >> i think jimmy kimmel had the best line. he said you know it's bad when more black people are running for president on the republican ticket than were nominated. >> true indeed. coming up "the mix," the vip at a wedding that's stealing the attention from the bride and groom and it's a dog. also ahead, the search for a certain new york cop who helped a man running late for a job interview. the mystery and incredible act of kindness. >> from diehard" to harry potter the tributes are coming in for beloved actor alan rickman. >> look for us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn.
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michigan's governor asking president obama to issue a disaster declaration for the city of flint. he wants federal help because flint's water is contaminated. there's been toxic levels of lead after the city started drawing water from a river. but what you saw there was about 150 people who demonstrated in the michigan state capitol saying the state has not done
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enough. >> we hear a lot of stories about police on the hunt for suspects. here in new york an ex-con is on the hunt for a certain police officer. >> yeah so he wants to thank that officer for going way beyond the call of duty. wabc's darla miles has the story. >> i'm stuck. april the no cop doing that for james robinson. not james. the cops chased me for 11 years. >> reporter: a ride in the front seat of a police cruiser was a first for james roberts. >> i love this guy wherever he's at. i love this guy. >> reporter: the 5-year-old ex-con wants to break bread with the officer who gave him a lift to a job interview last month and helping him end a ten-year unemployment drought since he was released from prison. do you have any idea what his name might be? >> i said -- for sure his tag his name got an a and d in it. >> reporter: he was so excited about the shot at an airport
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time for "the mix." brides never want to be upstaged at their wedding. there's a doghat may have done that. take a look at this beautiful valerie and andrew got married. the beautiful dog is bella, a service dog. she helps valerie calm down. so she helps her when her heart rate gets elevated trying to distract her in order to calm her. she wantedler to be part. you see henry the other dog. they wanted them to be part of their wedding. these photos taking off because she helps a for valerie and they had her walk down the aisle in a tutu. >> it's very nice. you know the story about the vikings kicker blair walsh who blew it for the team this past weekend in the playoff bid. he got some love from some elementary school first graders where they sent him some wonderful cards with support and
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blair actually paid them back with a visit to the school. look at him there, just greeting the first graders. they were very happy to see him. he said thank you for your support. and the first graders were very happy. you know he still missed that kick. >> but i bet the kids won't forget this moment. polka ♪ >> monday's talking politics leah and her movie picks ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka business news from london town night line pieces ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance have some fun be a pal every anchor guy and gal ♪ ♪ do the world news polka ♪ ♪ football baseball tennis courts we stand up to bring you sports ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka
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this morning on "world news now," the nasty tone during last night's republican debate. the rivalry between trump and cruz and which candidates seemed to make the audience laugh the most. powerball mystery. so who are the three winners splitting $1.6 billion? the anticipation grows as a lottery hoax emerges. >> and new this half hour, the all-out search for the hipster bank robber. >> he's known for his crisp wardrobe, good looks and predictability. the latest clues from the fbi. >> later in "the skinny," the oddsmakers weigh in on the oscars and the criticism over lack of diversity in the nominations. it is friday, january 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning. we've made it to friday.

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