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this morning on "world news now," presidential hopefuls making their final pitch. >> the democrats taking the teenage last night, clinton and sanders energized in front of the iowa crowd while donald trump takes a break from the hawkeye state with less than a week to the caucuses. >> breaking overnight, more than a dozen rescued at sea as a yaut yacht sinks off the coast of florida. the coast guard jumping into action with the 100-foot boat taking on water. >> road rage caught on camera two drivers going at it with bats in the middle of the road. the scene playing out in traffic at the enraged strangers attack each other. and the super bowl match-up. the old guard versus the new. preparations under way right now for the big game. and the average price of a ticket just to see peyton versus
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cam, oh, and coldplay, as well and beyonce. it is tuesday, january 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, everyone. good morning. it is getting down to the wire. >> the super bowl is almost here. >> i wasn't referring to that, but you're probably right, too. >> the super bowl of politics. it is almost here. let's say maybe a week from today we might note from right now who have won the caucuses. remember four years ago, it took awhile before iowa decided the results with rick santorum. it is exciting. we've been talking about it for so long. >> looking forward to having chinese that night. >> why, is that a tradition? >> i always like to watch the night before, you know. it's going to be a long night for us. hunker down before we get to the broadcast. we'll have all the latest stuff. >> exactly. and some politicians might be eating some crow that night after the results.
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>> well, said. >> but like we were saying, six days and counting. it is crunch time for many of the candidates. and the first voters will be heheard in iowa next monday. >> last night the three democrats vying for support answered an their questions and made their final pitch. >> a new poll shows hillary clinton with 52% of the vote ahead of bernie sanders by double digits. he's at 38% while martin o'malley at just 2%. >> but clinton could lose in the first two contests and that could injure her long-term prospects. kenneth moton has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: with one week to go before they face the iowa caucus voters for the first time, the three democratic candidates for president appeared one by one at an iowa town hall hosted by cnn. some polls have bernie sanders edging out hillary clinton. >> establishment politics is just not good enough. we need bol changes. we need a political revolution. >> reporter: though statistically out of the running martin o'malley isn't breaking
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stride. >> i need the o'malley supporters out there to hold strong and move forward like iowa does. >> reporter: and clinton still the front-runner nationally but she needs every vote she can get in the hawkeye state. >> i've been on the front lines of change and progress since i was your age. i have been fighting to give kids and women and the people who are left out and left behind a chance to make the most out of their own lives. >> reporter: the gop front-runner had his attention on new hampshire. >> being. >> reporter: the granite state's primary is in two weeks. >> my new battle is with a gentleman named ted cruz. >> reporter: in iowa recent polls have him leading cruz. >> 177 hours. that's how long we've got till the iowa caucuses. >> the endorsements areal rolling in for the candidates. the most recent former texas governor and gop candidate rick perry endorses ted cruz. reena and kendis? >> thank you, kenneth.
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we'll get to breaking news right now coming from south florida where some 13 people have been rescued from a sinking yacht. the coast guard says the 106-foot boat started taking on water 13 miles off the coast. this is at fort lauderdale. all passengers were able to get aboard the coast guard ship to help. a mechanical problem may have caused the yacht to sink. >> more than 40 deaths reported from this weekend's blizzard. watch as the snow buries the cars in this northern virginia parking lot. we're talking 24 to 30 inches of snow fell in the region. schools are closed for another day in washington. baltimore as well as philly. and suburban communities. federal offices will again be closed today. themation's capital. but in new york city, roads in manhattan are mostly clear but other boroughs and suburbs still need work causing tempers to flair. >> this is not right. they're not doing anything. >> i didn't think it was going
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to be this bad. no transportation, really? not everybody has a car. >> it may be days before all public transportation is roing again. warmer temperatures over the next few days may help the cause there. so air travel is still a mess after the storm. hundreds of flights already canceled for today and more than 16 flights were canceled yesterday and 2,000 delayed. united airlines has the most headaches. it has hubs in newark and washington dulles airport. the problems in the east affect flights all across the country as planes and crews are stuck in the wrong places. >> there's a new ruling in the legal battle between detroit and its teachers. teachers protested outside the croom where a judge denied the request for a restraining order. strikes are illegal but teachers have staged several sickouts to draw attention to poor cans low pay. a new hearing is set for february. >> the governor of michigan may be forced to reveal more details about his handling of the water
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crisis in flint. governor rick snyder's e-mails and other communications have been subpoenaed as part of a class action suit. alex perez reports on how the investigation into the crisis is heating up. >> reporter: the michigan attorney general announcing an independent team is now leading an investigation into the mishandling of the water crisis in flint. water, he admits, remains unsafe. >> i would certainly not bathe a newborn child or a young infant in this bad water. >> reporter: a warning the family of 2-year-old sincere smith wishes they would have had sooner. that rash on the toddler's face, his mother says, caused by bathing in the lead-contaminated water. these heart breaking images. some children in tears, as they lined up with families to get and the anger here only growing as monthly water bills continue to roll in. >> we're paying for this water. and this water is poison. >> alex perez, abc news,
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chicagoing. > clean-up is under way in philadelphia after hundreds of gallons of home heating oil spilled in the skuk counsel river. the river runs through the center of philadelphia. more than 4,000 gallons spilled from a tank. about 200 gallons of red dye fuel went into the water. the city says there is no threat to the water supply. the two wildfires that burned in northern california last fall did at least a billion dollars in damage. this is according to the latest estimate from the state department of insurance. the price tag does not include damage to communities infrastructures and utilities. the valley fire destroyeded nearly 2,000 struck furpz the beaut fire burned about 00 homes and businesses. in the meantime, indiana's controversial religious objections law may have cost the state about $60 million in lost revenue all from a tourist industry group that says a dozen conventions picked cities other than indianapolis, all of that
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because of the uproar over the law. critics say the law makes it okay to discriminate against gays based on religious objections. >> even darth vader isn't all that bad. hard to believe? the villain and storm troopers delivered new hope to a 4th grader in nebraska. he was born without an arm but limitless technology, a non-profit organization arranged for replacement limb at no charge. >> very cool. so it was made with a 3-d printer. >> crazy, huh? >> darth was accompanied by members of the legions central garrison of storm troopers. you know them, of course. >> or course. >> and after the assembly, they and alvin showed off the arm to his classmates. i was reading some of the comments be this. some guy was like this is nice and all, but what about that black protocol droid? i guess that's not a common one. >> the droid over there. >> oh, i didn't even see that.
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>> is that a common one? i have no idea. >> that looks like cell la tore or something. are we going old school? >> you're going e man? >> i couldn't remember the show where that came from. >> e manndnd shera. >> there already 30-year-olds that are like what are they talking about. >> i have the power. >> my god. >> do you remember that? >> shera. >> folks, coming up in the mix breaking down the strangest laws that still exist. >> including why aren't we talking about thunder cats. that was a better cartoon. first the nurse accused of faking cancer going to great lengths to garner sympathy and money. the friend who held a fund-raiser for her shocked by what the police are saying. > another scene to be shocked by. two strangers attacking each other in a fit of road rage using weapons right in the middle of traffic. you're watching "world news now." they say when mr. clean saw all the
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a couple things about this. this is not a scene from he man and cell tore. nor is it from florida. a driver whipped out his camera and captured an ugly road rage incident in austin, texas. wow. video shows a man wielding a baseball bat confronting the driver of a pickup truck who grabs a pole. the two go at it like ninja warriors. the conflict seems to be winding down but it's a good thing they didn't resort to guns. >> this have been incredibly
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ugly. this would freak me out. freak me out. well, anyway, a georgia nurse is facing charges for faking a cancer diagnosis to scam donations. investigators in the county say that mary bennett used her medical training to convince potential donors she had stage 4:ovarian cancer and used the donations to fund trips around the southeast including one to new orleans to meet ventriloquist jeff dunnham. >> curt held a fund-raising dinner for bennett. >> i couldn't believe it. for days i still couldn't believe it. now i believe it. >> bennett has been charged with theft and forgery. >> okay, so in jail this morning, two would be carjackers in florida who tangled with the wrong victim. >> that amazing video last week was of a mom fighting off people trying to save her vehicle. she's telling her story with gio
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benitez. >> a trip to the gas station turning into a heroic moment for a florida mother. watch as she fights off two armed menace they allegedly try to steal her car while her children are still inside. >> he got in. >> she was traveling to miami with her 1-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son when she stopped to get gas. while at the pump, these would men juan carlos gonzales and nicolas rosato tried to carjack her. >> i was just thinking he's going to take it and the kids are in there. >> that's when she sprang into action. a security camera at the gas station capturing it all. the protective mother sprinting around to the driver's side door, diving into the car after one of the men pulling him out of the vehicle and stripping off his mask. the two would be carjackers are then seen running off camera, allegedly fleeing the scene in a getaway car. >> i didn't even think about the guns or what they were going to
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do to me. i just thought about getting the kids out. >> her son evan watching the whole thing from the back seat. >> my mom was yelling at him. saying get out of the car. get out of the car, get out of the car right now. >> reporter: the suspects spotted by police less than a mile from the gas station. authorities arresting the two men and their alleged get away driver identified by police as rebecca utria. the trio facing charges for attempted armed carjacking and eluding police. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> terrifying. one was as young as 17 years old. one of the tips, park in the center lane when you go to a gas station. it's hard are for them to get around. as a mom, i hope that i would have instincts. people say you shouldn't do this. your kids are in the back seat, you'll do anything to protect them. >> she ran on instincts. one of the suspects has been released from jail. a frightening encounter indeed there. do you leave your kid in the car
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when you go inside? >> i never do that. no. i don't go at night, too. just a personal thing. but they also happen during the day so. >> never know. >> coming up in our next half hour, the emergency playing out on the west coast. take a look at these cliffside houses teetering on the brink in danger of falling over the edge at any moment. where police have been going door to door telling residents to leave before it's too late. >> first, what's being called the super bowl for the ages. the young star up against an all-time favorite. will there be a fairy tale ending? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world ne
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so while the panthers and broncos practice for super bowl 50, san francisco drivers are practicing their patience. many streets in downtown san francisco are closed for construction of super bowl city abother preparations for the football championship. traffic will be a mess for the next two weeks. mind you, san francisco is something like 40 minutes away from where game is being played. carolina panthers fans can't get enough of the super bowl. some stores in charlotte opened up early yesterday morning so fans could guy championship gear and the people were out in force at 6:00 a.m., souvenirs for the very hot nfl team have been big sellers all season long. >> i would imagine so. going to the game won't be cheap either. see the geek says the average ticket price right now is more than $5300. that's almost two weeks before a super bowl in six years.
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the highest was less than $4,000 but prices usually drop as the game approaches but not always. do you get them now, later? i guess if you're going to go, you need to get your ticks. >> yeah, or you could wait around and see. all of that just to see code play. amazing. > come on. >> when the denver broncos face off against the carolina panthers in less than two weeks, it will be a match-up that will bridge like two generations together. >> the two quarterbacks facing off against each other, a young star and a favorite. here is ryan smith. >> denver wins it, heading to super bowl 50. >> reporter: super bowl 50 will be a game for the ages. >> they take him down. >> reporter: 39-year-old peyton manning, the oldest quarterback ever to start in a super bowl. >> here comes cam. >> reporter: taking on 26-year-old cam newton, making his debut there. newton only adding to his superman reputation with an y inspiring game. >> he's in for the touchdown! >> reporter: and manning surviving an epic nailbiter
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against legendary rival tom brady. >> this is a sweet day, a sweet victory. >> reporter: but manning may be feeling his age. espn has seen firsthand how excruciating it is for manning just to take off his equipment. >> after games, he's often in so much pain that someone is helping him sort of yank his cleats off one inch at a time. >> that led to talk this super bowl may be manning's last game with his son marshall as his side. >> just a few minutes. >> and silently stealing the show, manning wouldn't predict his future. but a win in the super bowl could make for a storybook ending on football's greatest stage. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> and some time for some analysis right now from reena. >> i didn't know. >> with the game. >> it's going to be a good game. they're going to have good commercials and the opening act is going to be amazing. >> the opening act?
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. all right. everyone, it's time for "the mix." a university in illinois compiled across the nation the wildest craziest loss still on the books. take a look at this one. in maine, it is actually illegal to keep your christmas decorations up after january 14th. >> that should be a crime. >> january 14th. you're right. martin luther kick, we moved onto the next holiday. >> yes. >> and my home state florida, you know i love my florida. >> what you got. >> if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, you still got to pay the parking fee. just as if it was a vehicle. we're big on our elephants. go big or go home. >> what if it's an em 1992 now that's a different type of regulation. didn't go that far into the books. in connecticut, a pickle cannot legally be a pickle unless it
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bounces. it's too cool in connecticut. those folks have too much time on their hands. >> who knew there were pickle laws. we were talking about the big super bowl match-up involving the patriots versus the cardinals in san francisco in two weeks. oh, wait. that's how these guys thought it would be. this one fan patriots fan burke o'connell decided is he would get a tattoo before the championship game on sunday. saying the patriots win be super bowl 50. >> no. >> and then there's jose. the cardinals fan. yeah, super bowl 50 with the cardinals. that can't be undone. >> oh, it can be. >> it can be undone but it's a little embarrassing. those. >> it's like you're jinxing your team, folks. it could be their fault they didn't make it. >> exactly. >> i would not. >> it wasn't the kicker's fault for patriots fans.
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it was that guy burke. >> you know, airbnb has very interesting properties. have you ever used that site? >> absolutely. >> apparently, there reinforce an igloo. they had 27 inches in new york, right? but in brooklyn in particular, there's a group of guys, 2-year-old art director patrick horton built an igloo and put it up on airbnb, $200 a night. apparently they must not have had a good heating system because airbnb bounced them saying it had to be removed from the search. >> it would have been accepted if it was in williamsburg, brooklyn but it wasn't. >> check this out. it's so cute. this kid from childbirth nearly, he's had this little ducky beaker with him. he's now become part of the family. dad bought beaker when one day when he went out to go get food. look at that. >> i want a beaker now. >> so much a part of th
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this morning on "world news now," blizzard blockage. days after the big storm, plenty of residents and travelers still stuck. streets unplowed, flights canceled and schools and offices shut down. we're going to having an update with the latest. >> back to back, hillary clinton and bernie sanders making their case for the white house overnight. the iowa town hall as the primary race narrows. >> new this half hour, brink of disaster. >> the california town in crisis, cliff erosion threatening to send buildings into the ocean. residents literally on edge. and fresh drama for week 4 of "the bachelor," which takes a detour through las vegas with ben standing at an altar in a tux. what will really went down and who's the new front runner? we'll have a full report in "the skinny." it is tuesday,

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