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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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everybody, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. we're going to begin with those clashes on stage at the republican debate. >> yeah, ted cruz taking heat from donald trump especially over those new york values. >> the seven candidates taking aim at president obama and hillary clinton. abc's bazi kanani is joining us with the details. good morning, bazi. >> good morning, reena. morning, kendis. even with fewer candidates on the stage, the debate was just as heated. donald trump even admitting at one point he is going harder after ted cruz on that birther issue because cruz is doing better in the polls. >> there's a big question mark on your head. and you can't do that to the party. you really can't. >> the constitution hasn't changed. but the poll numbers have. >> reporter: just seven candidates made the cut for the primetime showdown which largely focused on terrorism, immigration and the economy. the two front-runners donald trump and ted cruz, dominated much of the debate as they defended themselves from each other's personal attacks.
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cruz not backing down from his criticism of trump for having new york values. >> not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. >> when the world trade center came down, i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanly than new york. >> the debate comes two days after president obama delivered his last state of the union address. across the board, the republican candidates slammed the president. chris christie even calling him a petulant child. there were some lighter moments, as well. ben carson drew laugher when he unexpectedly forced himself into a crowded discussion. >> neil, i was mentioned to -- >> you were? >> yeah, he said everybody. >> marco rubio also tangled in this debate with both chris christie and ted cruz. the democrats are headed to south carolina next for their debate this sunday. kendis, reena? >> bazi, thank you so much. we will, of course, have more
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highlights and analysis from the gop debate in our next half hour and all morning long. >> let's get to another debate. who won the big powerball? reaction to this week's powerball drawing took all forms from people celebrating outside a store that sold a winning ticket to co-workers celebrating with a nursing home nurse. her son had just texted to say she had the winning ticket. but it was a joke. the family is now hiding overwhelmed by the attention. we're going to bet someone's allowance is now severely restricted. >> allowance is the least of the worries. geez, wow. the fact is, we don't know much about who actually won or the winners and where they were purchased is what -- that's the only thing we know. while we're wondering who share the stage with the $1.5 billion jackpot, we're overlooking other winners. with more here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: in suburban los angeles, on the eastern coast of florida and in small-town western tennessee, the rumors
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are flying. >> i think it would be someone local. >> can you imagine? >> reporter: no. >> a world record jackpot! >> reporter: not one of the three winners has come forward to claim their share of the largest u.s. jackpot ever. but that didn't stop thousands of neighbors from crowding this 7-eleven in chino, california, just in case the new multimillionaire showed up. >> i'm envious of the winner. i love it. >> reporter: instead, they found the store's owner who received a million of his own for selling a winning ticket. >> it's the land of opportunity. so, anybody come, you will achieve your dreams. >> reporter: each of those hot little pieces of paper is worth $528,800,000. most winners take the cash payout, which is now $327,835,000 before taxes. this week's winners are especially lucky. all three tickets were sold in states that don't tax lottery winnings or have no state income tax. north of memphis, the winning ticket was sold in a small town with one stoplight and fewer than 6,000 people.
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dana naifeh owns the mom and pop grocery store that sold it. >> my gut tells me it's a local person, because most of our lottery customers are local people. >> reporter: in melbourne, florida, this is the chaos outside the home of a family who swears they didn't win. but word on the street is that they did. for most of the day, they couldn't even get out of the house. in at least 26 states, there were plenty of consolation prizes. million dollar and $2 million winners who matched five out of six numbers, including a group of preschool teachers in kentucky, who rushed to collect their check. some who still owe student loans. more than 80 tickets were million dollar winners, or second place, as you might say. all of the big winners live in states where they have to be identified. steve osunsami, abc news, mumford, tennessee. >> the government may soon warn pregnant women about travel to certain caribbean and latin american countries because of an outbreak of the zika virus which has been linked to brain
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daniel in babies whose mothers got sick. the virus is carried by mosquitos. there's currently no vaccine, but the national institutes of health is working on one. and at least 14 people died when this tour bus crashed in central japan. the bus was on an overnight route to a ski area when it suddenly veered off the road and went down the mountainside. the two drivers who were taking turns behind the wheel were both killed in that crash. the city of chicago has reversed itself and released surveillance video of the fatal shooting of a black teen. the video from several sources is dark and blurry. lawyers for the cops say the video justifies the officer's actions. attorneys for the teen's family and community leaders say it shows abuse by the police. >> we've had enough, our voices are going to be heard. our young people are going to be on the street and we want justice and we want it now. >> cedrick chatman was suspected of a carjacking. officers say they thought he was
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pulling a gun on them but no weapon was found. no charges have been filed against the officers. two people are dead following accidents involving amtrak trains. a truck driver was killed in this collision near dallas. his truck burst into flames after being struck by the chicago bound train. then there's this. in jacksonville, florida, the driver of a chevy tahoe died after being hit by an amtrak train, as well. no passengers or crew were hurt in either accident. >> david bowie's family says funeral services for the late artist will be private. they posted a message on his website saying thank you for the overwleming love and support from around the world adding, "just as each and every one of us found something unique in david's music, we welcome everyone's celebration of his life." >> no word yet on funeral services for aker alan rickman who died yesterday after a bat with cancer. he was perhaps best known for his roles like the psychopath in "die hard," but he won over a generation of young people playing the antagonistic
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professor in the "harry potter" saga. even close friends were shocked that he had been ill. rickman was 69 years old. there's now a new miss washington usa. pageant winner stormy keffeler has resigned because she didn't disclose a dui conviction before the contest. police say that she was drunk and driving on two flat tires when stopped. she reportedly served her two days in jail after she was crowned. keffeler is also involved in another police investigation into the stabbing of a soccer star. okay. the national park service is celebrating a blessed event in southern california. two mountain lion kittens were discovered recently in a well hidden den. they were born early last month and already have tracking implants. >> those eyes are incredible. >> park service biologists are wondering who the kittens' father is. there's not enough genetic diversity in that population. because they're cut off by nearby freeways.
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the biologies have been tracking the mountain lions struggle to survive in an urbanized area. who you baby daddy? >> they're going to go amare to figure it out. coming up in "the skinny," from prison to the red carpet, a real housewife back in the spotlight. >> also ahead, a consumer alert about a celebrity endorsed lip balm. that one woman says gave her severe reaction. now there's a legal action pending. >> and the so-called hipster bandit known for his apparel and trendy appearances. bank holdups and the clues from the nba after today's forecast map. it is bitter cold in the midwest. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol wipes. human coronavirus... hepati- >>c virus. there are a lot of different kinds of yucky germs. but not all disinfecting wipes... are approved to kill the same number of them.
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the fbi is looking for that man right there. he's called the hipster bandit accused of robbing banks across southern california. he's become noteworthy for his clothing and sporting dark sunglasses while handing a threatening note to the teller demanding money. now investigators say he's changing things up a little bit, showing up for his last robbery in, well, that "star wars" t-shirt. >> in his previous robberies, he always seemed to be more tailored in his appearance. he was wearing a necktie, he was wearing college shirts. now he seems to be slipping. > well, the robberies started in july and repeated every two months. almost like clockwork. agents say they're closing in on his identity, but they welcome any help from the public. real fashionista there while robbing banks. >> the maker of a popular lip balm among celebrities that bills itself as the evolution of smooth is now facing a class
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action lawsuit. >> it comes after one woman claims that she had to seek medical attention after the lip balm turned her lips into this cracking burning bleeding nightmare. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: it's the egg shaped lip balm touted and pouted by celebrities from miley cyrus to kim kardashian and britney spears proclaiming their love for the product eos, evolution of smooth. but a proposed class action lawsuit by a woman alleging the product has caused consumers' lips to crack, bleed, itch, burn, flake and generate severe boiling and blistering. the lawsuit brought by rachel cronin who claims after using the product for the first time, she had a negative reaction. >> within 48 hours, my lips became extremely dry and irritated. they were flaking all around the outside. >> reporter: according to the lawsuit, she contacted eos who she says told her to seek
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medical attention. >> i couldn't fully open my mouth to eat because it would crack. i couldn't smile fully because it would crack and bleed. >> reporter: in the suit she claims after posting pictures of her lips on facebook, there was a frenzy of responses from individuals with similar experiences. >> the next step will be to collate all the people who have got the similar complaints similarly situated. we're assembly that as we speak. >> reporter: eos telling abc news we firmly believe this lawsuit is without merit. our products meet or exceed all safety and quality standards validated by rigorous testing. the health and well-being of our customers is our top priority, adding that they sold several million lip balms last month in the u.s. and received 40 consumer complaints, a complaint rate of .001%. the suit also alleges that there are no warnings about the
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ingredients in the lip baurnlgs ingredients the suit claims may cause potential side effects. but a dermatologist and medical experts we spoke with say the ingredients in this lip balm are not unusual. >> you can't be certain that the reactions are coming from the lip balm without further investigation. >> reporter: linzie janis, abc news, new york. we should tell you that eos also tells abc news that all their ingredients are safe and approved for use by the fda and the cosmetic ingredient review board without warning labels and they are in full compliance with all standards and guidelines regarding ingredient use and labelling. > that didn't sound very lawyered up at all. >> that was not from our -- >> legal standards on that. all right. when we come back, celebrity reaction to the oscar nominations. >> and the back street boy who is back in trouble with the law. "the skinny" up next. trouble with the law. "the skinny" up next.
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♪ ♪ skinny, so skinny and topping our headlines for "the skinny" this morning, the race for the oscars. >> las vegas bookies already taking on bets and the odds-on favorite to win best picture is the "spotlight." "spotlight" has won the best picture award in most festivals and shows but many of those were before the wide release of ""the
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revenant" which many bookers say is turning the betting into a two-movie race. >> yeah, but "the revenant" may get leonardo dicaprio his best shot at that elusive best actor oscar. right now, he's the odds-on favorite but generating a lot of buzz is matt damon in "the martian" which has decent odds for best picture, as well. >> brie larson is the odds-on favorite for best actress. she's won nearly every statue in this category this season including the golden globe, of course, for her role in "room." > clearly not pleased with this year's nominations is academy president sherrill boone isaacs responding to what she says is the glaring lack of diversity in this year's class. for the second year in a row, all 20 acting nominees were white. look at that. there was only one nonwhite nominee for director. and no women. i was talking to peter traverse from rolling stone yesterday about it and he was also saying he was surprised that johnny depp did not get a nomination for the movie "black mass."
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i reacted saying that problems if you have black in it, you're not going to get a nomination from the academy at all this year, two years in a row. >> two years in a row. big issue there. next to a jersey girl hitting the red carpet. >> less than a month out of federal prison, this is apparently what home confinement looks like. if you're a privileged reality tv star. "real housewives of new jersey"" teresa giudice attended the opening of melissa gorga's store in new jersey looking every inch the jersey girl from head to toe. >> a lot of us could use home confinement this month. >> giudice served a nearly year-long sentence for tax evasion and supposed to be serving out the remainder in home confinement. her husband joe will start his sentence this spring. >> another celebrity in trouble with the law once again. >> former back street boy nick carter arrested in key west, florida, allegedly for punching a bouncer at a bar. it's carter on the ground. police say he appeared highly
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intoxicated. both he and the bouncer face one charge of misdemeanor battery. >> before trying to clean up his image by nearly winning on "dancing with the stars," he was arrested for resisting an officer at a tampa nightclub in 2002 and got busted in 2005 for a dui in southern california. so he still has his ways. >> how about we talk about dietary news. >> okay, sure. actor chris pratt has announced on instagram for the next year, he's going to eat only wild game. he calls it his game plan. get it? >> that's clever. >> pratt says the only meat he will eat this year will be from animals killed, either himself or his friends killed. he'll be getting fiber, too. he'll also be eating veggies and fruit and other stuff, too. the ultimate paleo diet. >> yeah, it is a weird little diet. but if it works, coming up, the week in review. >> the stories that made the cut in our weekly "friday rewind."
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that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ time ♪ time is on my side, yes it is ♪ it has been a busy week from a mexican drug lord to the loss, of course, of two beloved british talents. it's been another week chalk full of newsmaker headlines. >> plus the historic address by the president and more heated words exchanged among those who hope to replace him. here now, our "friday rewind." [ speaking foreign language ] >> we'll let somebody else sort out what sean penn did and didn't do. el chapo is where he should be. >> if one of these american actors want to go fawn all over a criminal and drug trafficker in their interviews, they have a constitutional right to do it. i find it grotesque. >> we need to reject any politics, any politics that
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targets people because of race or religion. this is not a matter of political correctness. >> it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. >> we're getting into that period before the caucus that i kind of call the let's get real period. >> it could be that the inevitable candidate for the democratic nomination may not be so inevitable today. >> oh, would i love to run against bernie. i tell you, i would love -- oh, i mean, can you imagine fbi, please, go after hillary. i want to run against bernie. >> i'm so glad the rams are coming back, and it's been a long time, and trying to see where i'm going to be sitting here now. >> there weren't very many people early in the season that thought this team could do it and this team made a tremendous commitment to one another and did it together. >> today we're mourning the loss of an immense british talent.
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i mean, genius is an overused word but i think musically, creatively, artistically, david bowie was a genius. >> eva longoria and america ferrara aren't just beauful talented actresses. they're also two people who your future president, donald trump, can't wait to deport. >> i want to thank my imaginary friend rocky balboa for being the best friend i ever had. >> he sure was a good friend, huh? >> a good friend, absolutely. in the coming week, we have the nfl playoffs this weekend. mlk day is on monday. and the democratic debate this sunday. >> anything exciting in great falls? >> i was checking. i think the -- there might be another council meeting in great falls. >> don't miss our updates. facebook. >> we'll find out. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. c's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, the first republican debate of the year, just weeks before the iowa caucuses and the feistiest one yet. >> there is a big question mark on your head and you can't do that. >> the candidates slamming each other and the democrats. we're live with reaction and analysis. extreme weather from coast to coast. rain and snow sweeping off the pacific, the nor'easter moving up the atlantic and the rare hurricane, the first in january since the 1930s. caught on camera. a rail driver slumped over asleep on the job. and growing mystery. powerball jackpot winners waiting to come forward as winners of smaller amounts emerge including the preschool teachers cashing in.

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