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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, january 26.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i'll tell you, i needed a shower after watching "the bachelor." >> was it that -- >> you weren't the only one. >> don't you think, jack. >> exactly. it was a pretty saucy episode. and they say ben is boring? well, ben. he was hardly that. he knew how to party. >> when in vegas, you know. >> how can you be boring in vegas? >> exactly. >> even i would put my books down. >> and that anchorwoman, whoo. >> we're going to hear more about the anchorwoman. >> we'll hear more about the anchorwoman. >> you can take and chore woman to vegas and you never know if she'll come back. >> they get anchored there and just turn loopy. >> did they get to see j.lo.? >> i don't think she was there at the time. but i'm sure they saw some other shows. >> vegas doesn't have to deal with the blizzard clean-up. that we're dealing with on the east coast.
another day off for washington students, baltimore, philly and their suburbs. >> that's because so many streets are still not plowed and travel is limited. new york city schools will be open again. outside manhattan driving can also be a problem. mass transit is resuming but is still fairly limited. >> federal government offices are closed again today in washington. more than 40 deaths have been blamed on the storm from accidents, snow shoveling, heart attacks even carbon monoxide and hundreds of flights have already been canceled today. >> the problem for the airlines is that planes and crews that are needed in unaffected parts of the country may be stranded here. the hardest hit airline is united which has two hubs in the region, newark and washington dulles airport. washington is having trouble de-icing or digging out rather. more from abc's david kerley. >> reporter: after the blizzard, front end loaders, trucks, even a rail yard plow are still working to reopen the capital.
>> we are still in a snow emergency. >> reporter: washington looking like a ghost town. some highways, single-lane trenches. in the suburbs, officials say it could be wednesday before residents see a plow on their street. >> it's a mess. total mess. >> reporter: it has been a mess in the skies, too. more than 1,600 flight cancellations as planes started flying, and passengers returned to airports. in chicago, juan reyes' first flight was scheduled for saturday. >> that was canceled and they rebooked me on sunday, and that was canceled. >> reporter: some of the snow from the historic storm now being melted at reagan national. this is what that deserted airport looked like in the middle of the blizzard saturday. a day later, sunshine and heavy machinery. these crews are working to clear a foot and a half of snow from the equivalent of 200 miles of roadway to get aircraft like this back in the air. runways clear, but service will be limited for another day or two. so this city will come back to some life on tuesday with commuters coming back in to the
district of columbia, but don't expect it to be a smooth commute. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> thank you so much. all that snow is making it difficult for firefighters in baltimore last night. they had to slog through snow-covered streets to battle a raging row house fire. the narrow street in front of that house completely blocked by snow up to five feet deep. no way for fire trucks to get close. the house appeared to be destroyed and other homes nearby suffered smoke damage. >> it does seem as if the presidential campaign has gone on forever but next monday, the first voters will finally have their say at the iowa caucuses. last night, the three democratic candidates took part in a town hall in iowa. bernie sanders was asked a big question people have when they hear he is a socialist. >> but just to be clear, you are going to raise taxes to do this. >> yes, we will raise the -- we will raise taxes, yes, we will. but also let us be clear, chris. we may raise taxes, but we are
also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and for businesses. >> hillary clinton, this was kind of awkward, was asked about sanders inspiring new tv ads including the one that uses simon and garfunkels's wonderful song "america." here is her answer. >> you campaign in poetry, you govern in propose. we need a lot more poetry in this campaign and in our country so i applaud that. i love the feeling. i love the energy. i obviously respect senator sanders greatly and appreciate what he has done in this campaign. but i believe that i'm the better person to be the democratic nominee and to be the president and commander in chief of the country. >> that's what you called a pivot. martin o'malley is pitching himself as a candidate for the party's future, but if he doesn't get enough votes at next week's caucuses, his supporters will have to switch to one of the others.
>> decision day coming around. meanwhile, republican donald trump is threatening to boycott thursday's debate on the fox network. the front-runner is demanding that anchor megan kelly be removed as a moderator. trump you'll remember tangled with kelly during the last fox date. he says she isn't fair to him. so far fox is holding firm reminding trump even if he's he's president, he won't get to pick the journalists. that is true. >> true. so a key law enforcement official in europe is warning that isis is planning other large scale attacks on european cities similar to the one in paris. the official said this was part of the terror group's new combat style capability to carry out large attacks. those attacks will focus primarily on soft targets because of the impact that it generates. and a top french official says isis has created a whole industry out of the production of fake passports. the french interior minister claims isis got blank passports
from its operations in libya, syria and iraq. last month, abc news reported that u.s. intelligence suspected isis had acquired thousands of blank syrian passports and at least one passport printing machine after taking over government offices in syria. now to the hunt for those dangerous escapees in southern california. sheriff's officials in orange county say they believe the three men are still in the area because of their close ties to local gangs. and they're pleading for anyone with information to come forward. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: the manhunt intensifying for those three escaped inmates. now on run. police say the three men cut through metal grates in their cell, making their way through plumbing pipes to the roof. there, they rappelled down the side of the jailsing that rope made from bed sheets. >> we think that it would be highly unlikely for someone else in there not to know what was going on. >> reporter: you can see in this surveillance video a shadowy figure and a flicker. they believe that's one of the men on the roof. the fugitives, accused of
violent crimes from murder to attempted murder, kidnapping and torture. they were last seen at the maximum security jail near dawn on friday, but weren't discovered missing until late that evening. once they escaped, they found themselves here. a densely populated area full of government buildings and neighborhoods. >> authorities saying they think the men are still somewhere in southern california. >> we feel that they may be embedded somewhere in the community. >> reporter: but authorities are worried that people in that community may be too fearful to come forward. kayna whitworth, santa ana, california. >> turning to sports, serena williams is heading to the semifinals of the australian open defeating maria sharapova in straight sets earlier today. 6-4, 6-1. >> the first set was neck and neck. williams breezed through the second. williams has won their last 1 matches. also note, in the last six times that williams qualified as one
of quarterfinal at the australian open, she's gone on to win the tournament. so we wish her good luck. >> she just needs they and three more. >> there you go. do the math for us. >> all right. so speaking of sports, the seventh place finisher at a half marathon in alabama never bothered to register before the race. ludivine somehow escaped her backyard and made her way to the starting line and ran the entire 13.1 mile course. look at the dog. >> there's good reason. the 2 1/2-year-old hound dog had no trouble keeping up with the pack. isn't that clever writing? her time was a little over an hour and a half and marathon officials awarded her a medal on a ribbon just like the other finishers. >> ah. how do you only come in seventh? >> seventh? i find seventh impressive. i would be grateful if i finished the marathon. >> well, that's true. but i would think that a dog would be faster than us. all right. coming up, a california city on edge.
take a look at this building right here. hanging off the side of the cliff. as the earth gives out to erosion. what's being done to try and prevent a disaster. >> and in "the skinny," sophia vergara suing a beauty company. what she's saying they did without her consent. but first, kendis, why don't you do the honors. >> there's no love for great falls today. >> there's rain in some parts. >> why did max take it off? >> we should go to orlando. 74. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex dm. mucinex dm. janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too. what? stop! don't pull me! spoiler alert! she doesn't make it! only mucinex dm relieves both wet and dry coughs for 12 hours with two medicines in one pill.
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grenada say jessica colker was stabbed to death as she walked a beach and her husband was able to escape the attack. reports say a recently released ex-con is being questioned by police. >> back here at home, a crisis is playing out on the west coast as dozens of cliffside homes literally teeter on the brink of disaster. >> crashing waves and powerful rain from el nino are accelerating the erosion of a coastal wall in the neighborhood outside of san francisco. abc's neal karlinksky has the latest. >> reporter: el nino's fury putting lives at risk. a drone capturing that dramatic moment as part of this hillside outside of san francisco shears off, putting apartment buildings and homes in danger. >> people's houses are now on the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: weeks of heavy storms and high surf pounding the coastline here. the new worry as officials ask roughly 100 homeowners to move out, fearing their apartment
building could now be at risk, too. >> we've been losing four or five feet a week in the past couple of weeks here. >> reporter: one of the things they're trying to do to help these people is put boulders in place to gok block some of the waves and erosion but it's just not enough. many people who live in the apartments teetering on the edge are not at all happy about being asked to leave. neal karlinksky, abc news. >> pictures near san francisco. when we come back, the bachelor takes a detour inside a las vegas wedding chapel. our senior bachelor analyst will have a full rundown. >> "the skinny" up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
♪ skinny, so skinny topping our headlines this morning, week four of the bachelor takes a detour to las vegas. >> joining us with the details is "world news now" senior bachelor analyst, jack sheehan. >> hello. >> you out of breath? >> single rose this week. it's raining here. let's get right to it. 14 women started this week. vegas, baby, vegas. one-on-one date. jojo and our man ben, it didn't start off too well. the helicopter there blew over their table. but once they got going, they really got going. you know, a little helicopter ride around kind of thing.
folks, jojo is in it for the long run. jojo gets the rose. moving on. the group date. this was a talent show. maybe we should say lack thereof. there was dancing. there was cello playing. > nice. >> there was all sorts of other stuff going on. but olivia was the star, the unwilling star i would say. >> is that a talent? >> it was allegedly a talent. this was no doubt the most cringe worthy moment of the season so far. probably in like a decade or so of bachelor, bachelorette and "bachelor in paradise" material. this was absolutely horrible. there's no other way to say it. unfortunately, afterwards, she overcame a panic attack. olivia actually got the rose. moving on, becca one-on-one date with ben. they started out there in the
little white chapel. ben got down on one knee. >> no. >> just kidding. >> they -- he got down on one knee? >> he got down on one knee. he was in a tux. ben has been ordained so he can carry out these wedding things. that's what they did. it was really nice. becca we should say gets the rose. then the two-on-one date. you know that there are these twins. >> who doesn't like twins? >> emily and haley. they're actually from vegas. they took a limo out to see their mom. they had some time. they're talking to ben. you get the idea. the thing is, it was both of them in the limo on the way to mom's house. >> uh-huh, and? >> only one of them went back. >> that's cruel. >> haley thanks but no thanks. you get the idea. so now we're getting down to the nitty gritty. in the rose ceremony, excuse me, 11 women got roses. there was also obviously haley's
gone, amber didn't get a rose. better luck on "bachelor in paradise." rachel, she didn't get a rose. the kiss count, the kiss count stops at eight. >> wow. >> yeah. he was kissing women with the same regularity as carolina was scoring touchdowns. >> nice. >> tell you what. next up, vamos, mexico >> they go to mexico. >> analyst out. >> all right. >> got to get to mexico. he's got a week to figure it out. >> his lips were busy. even little ben got a kiss. >> good wrap-up. thank you so much, our senior bachelor analyst. >> next up, after all that, sophia vergara is suing a beauty company for $15 million. >> the "modern family" star filed a lawsuit against venus concept where she did receive a skin frightening massage in 2014 even posting a photo of herself
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making news in america this morning, countdown to the caucuses. less than a week until the first major electoral event in the presidential race. the democratic candidates on stage overnight making their final pitch to the people of iowa. digging out, the blizzard of 2016 leaving behind a mess. schools and major cities still closed and tracking another possible storm. plus, the serious situation caused by weather on the west coast. crumbling cliffs. caught on camera, a terrifying moment for a deputy thrown right under a semi truck. top dog. the hound who just had to run joining a half marathon and placing in the top ten.