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this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the militia standoff in oregon turning deadly. the group's spokesperson killed as the fbi moves in arresting the leaders of the movement. the full report straight ahead. >> setting the stage or not. donald trump definitively pulling out of the final debate before the iowa caucus. the reason? a fox news anchor, how she responded overnight. >> and new this half hour, growing concerns over the zika virus. >> the federal government issuing guidelines for pregnant women and the meeting last night with president obama in the situation room. it was a major event that has soon come to one of america's biggest concert venues. kanye west is reportedly set to premiere what he calls the best album of all time. full details ahead in "the skinny," it is wednesday, january 27th.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. >> we do say good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> >> we're going to begin with the breaking news out of oregon where one person has been killed in a shoot-out between the fbi and members of the armed group holding a federal wildlife refuge. >> we're getting word that the victim has been identified as robert lavoy finicum who had been acting as a spokesperson for this group. eight people have been arrested including the leader amman bundy. abc's alex stone has the late details. >> reporter: the take-down did not happen at the wildlife refuge where militia members where is holed up for three weeks. instead, oregon state police and federal agents moved in as group leader amman bundy and his followers were on the move apparently driving to a meeting with locals. police conducted a traffic stop
on oregon's highway 395, pulling over the vehicle bundy was riding in. law enforcement sources are telling abc news a person who died opened fire first and then was killed in the return of bullets. bundy and multiple other people who were with him were arrested. the arrests also took place elsewhere. immediately a local hospital was put on lockdown as a follower who was injured in the shoot-out got treatment there. alex stone, abc news. >> donald trump will not take center stage florida tomorrow night's debate on fox news. in fact, he's not going to take the stage at all. >> trump was demanding fox remove news anchor megyn kelly as one of the moderators. fox refused so trump says i'm out. he's been highly critical of kelly since a debate in august when she asked him about the disparaging words he used to describe women he didn't like. >> megyn kelly's really biased against me. she knows that. i know that, everybody knows that. do you really think she can be fair at a debate? >> i maintain it was a tough but
fair question and we agreed to disagree. >> trump's current rival in iowa, ted cruz is firing back at him for skipping the debe e and challenging him to a one-on-one debate on their own ahead of the caucuses. abc's tom llamas has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: senator ted cruz with a warning to his supporters this predictions about donald trump. >> if donald wins iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in new hampshire. if he went on to win new hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee. >> reporter: cruz and the super pac supporting him now unloading a barrage of 11th hour attack ads on the billionaire, using trump's own words to trash his new york values. >> i lived in new york city and manhattan all my life. so you know, my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa. >> what does trump think of iowa? >> how stupid are the people of iowa. >> donald trump, new york values, not ours. >> reporter: trump trying to
show his values actually do line up with iowa evangelicals. >> i hear this is a major theme right here. 2 corinthians. right? 2 corinthians. 3:17, that is the whole ball game. >> reporter: but a boost. trump scoring the endorsement of jerry falwell junior, the son of the late tv evangelist and the president of liberty university. and far from the trump, cruz show, a series of republican candidates gunning for third place, some confident. >> i'm very comfortable when it comes down to it, we're going to have a lot of those people make us their first choice. i feel good about it. >> new jersey governor chris christie snapping at a young woman asking why he wasn't back in new jersey managing storm clean-up. >> i have friends family calling me sending pictures, videos all over the state. >> all over the state? really? there's been one county that's flooded. i don't know where from all over the state since we have 21 counties where that's happened. second, i don't know exactly what you expect me to do. you want me to go down there
with a mop? >> christie now saying he was only joking. so what will trump do on thursday? he tells us he's going to host an event at the same time as the debate to raise money for veterans and he also wonders how many people are going to watch the debate if he's not there. tom llamas, marshalltown, iowa. >> i'm curious to see how many people will be watching. the debate. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is just barely edging out bernie sanders in iowa. sanders seemed shocked by the huge crowd in st. paul last night. so many people turned out, nearly 5,000 people were moved to an overflow room for the most part, sanders stayed on script calling for a political revolution. hillary clinton has been on the stump in iowa, as well, stepping up her criticism of sanders essentially calling him unelectable and at a town hall meeting clinton was asked if she would be open to nominating president obama to the supreme court. well, she lavender saying that question was a first for her, but said "it's a great idea."
>> classes are canceled today in one indianapolis school district following the death of a veteran principal. susan jordan was struck and killed when a bus jumped the curb in front of her elementary school. two 10-year-old students were hurt but are expected to survive. jordan had been principal of the school for 22 years. let's move on now to the big digout after the blizzard of 2016. the federal government by the way in washington set to reopen today and so are schools there and in philadelphia but not in baltimore. slowly but surely life is returning to normal in the eastern u.s. we get more from abc's david kerley. >> reporter: take a look. a front end loader in queens needed to pull a sanitation truck out of the thick snow. part of the reason this recovery is so slow. residential streets from newark to baltimore and south remain a problem. for a third day outside of richmond, beverly wood is stuck. her street has not seen a plow. >> i can't get to work because i can't get out. >> reporter: in virginia, one in ten streets the state is responsible for still have not been plowed.
>> our crews are working as hard as they can. >> reporter: fire crews in baltimore had to work through an unplowed street to get to a rowhouse fire. this is what stranded residents up and down the east coast hope for. maybe not a perfectly plowed road but at least a pathway out of their neighborhood. it's not just plowing but removing snow. how much? look at this shot of yankee stadium from an nypd chopper. new york city crews could have filled it 66 times. >> very, very happy. finally. we waited 48 hours to get this thing done. >> reporter: some of those crews finally getting to that man's home in queens. he's one in the lucky ones. here in arlington, virginia, they are still waiting for this street to be plowed more than three days after the storm. david kerley, abc news, arlington, virginia. >> good news now about the housing market. home prices have risen 5.8% in november thanks to low mortgage rates, a shortage of homes on the market and solid hiring growth. prices rose fastest in portland, oregon, san francisco and denver.
all about 11% in all three. and portland is one of the hottest markets in the country right now with prices at an all-time high. i guess if you're a buyer, this isn't good news. >> i guess not. so an up and down day for weight watchers literally. shares of the weight loss company jumped 18% on the heels of a new add revealing that oprah winfrey has lost 26 pounds and claiming she eats bred every day on the plan. the struggling company also saw shares increase when the talk show queen joined the company last october and buying 10% of its stock. >> we were talking about this in the hair and makeup room yesterday when you weren't around yesterday because it's girl talk. >> i don't need to hear. >> and we were saying we know a lot of women who in the past couple months joined weight watchers and seen tremendous results. >> because of that. >> they feel it teaches them how to eat in a way that there's such a gym craze but people forget that eating is a huge part of it, too.
>> i think that's a starvation diet. >> i don't think so. they were saying they're eating pretty well. motor scooters are a popular way to get around southeast asia. definitely for humans. but apparently, we're not the only ones. >> so check this out. this die nam nick mick duo here. a man in thailand rolling with his best friend, the pup carrying umbrella in its mouth ready to guard his human companion against a sudden rainstorm. despite riding with no apparent safety harness or helmet for the dog, not too much other information but chuck it up to the internet gods blessing us with this story this morning. >> i don't think this is a blessing. i look at that dog and think if he were to get into an accident, he doesn't have a seat belt, he doesn't have a helmet. >> i think that's one way to look at it. i think he's just heading to the restaurant and that dog is no longer with us. >> oh. >> i don't know. >> kendis. >> all right. coming up in "the skinny," the growing controversy over whether the earth is really flat spills
over into the world of rap music. this is really a serious story. the rapper who is now taking on a celebrity astrophysicist. >> and an urgent new warning about the zika virus that's linked to serious birth defects. the rise in the number of cases here in the u.s. which states are now affected. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather, brought to you by zoolily.com. brought to you by zoo lilly.com. seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming.
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traveled overseas and came back already will infected. the travel industry is concerned with the latest news now prompting united airlines and carnival cruise lines to offer pregnant women refunds, credits, and exchanges on tickets to places where it is found. more now from abc's linsey davis. >> growing concerns about the spread of the zika virus. many pregnant women who have traveled abroad are rushing to doctors to get checked. they are getting cranial ultra sounds and eye exams if their mothers were possibly infected. >> we are getting calls every day, unfortunately. any patients with symptoms we are having them tested. >> reporter: the fear is a possible link between the virus and birth defects like microcephaly in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and linked to paralysis in adults. there's already a travel advisory in effect for pregnant women to avoid these 24 areas where the disease has been detected. including el salvador where officials are asking for women
to avoid getting pregnant until 2018. in brazil, the host country for this summer's olympics, the health minister says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading the virus. 18 cases in seven states have already been reported among travelers returning to the u.s. this mom to be relieved that her doctor found nothing to worry about. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> it's very frightening. >> yes, it is. >> we have another medical note about the health of your pets. >> highly contagious strain of doing flu is fredding across the u.s. the canine influenza has sickened thousands of dogs across 25 states. vets say most dogs recover within two to three weeks. >> if your dog has a persistent cough, sneezing, nose discharge or lack of appetite or energy, experts recommend taking him or her to a vet immediately. >> many of the vets are saying this morning, make sure that your dogs and your pets' vaccines are up to date.
morning, the big announcement from kanye west. >> according to ticketmaster, the rapper is set to launch the world premiere of his seventh album. in its entirety on february 11th in new york's madison square garden. it is called "ways," and west is referring to it as the best album of all time, not his best album, mind you, the best. >> the event by the way is dubbed yeezy season 3, and it's set to coincide with new york fashion week and presumably the debut of some of kanye's new couture offerings, as well. >> next to a growing scientific controversy spilling over into the world of hip-hop. >> this is really big news and really serious. it started out as a twitter spat between rapper b.o.b. and astrophysicist neil degrasse tyson over flat earth theory. the rapper tweeting out pointing out questions about the lack of proof that the earth is round. but tyson was less on facts and more on ridicule. so beverage o.b. set it to music.
♪ why is nasa part of the department of defense they divided up the seas into 33 degrees better be careful what you read ♪ ♪ ♪ flat line >> oh. >> but not to be outdone tyson released his own rap response. ♪ i'm not sure what it was that really made you think that you could disrespect a tyson and your ship won't sink ♪ ♪ i mean whoa, can't fool the people, bob, they know what's up, i'm in the hayden planetarium getting shoulder rubs. ♪ i think it's very clear that bobby didn't read enough and he's believing all this conspiracy theory stuff ♪ >> pretty good. >> his nephew did that. >> b.o.b. isn't the first celebrity to question the paradigm joining tila tequila. he may not be the last. so tyson's track may not be the last word. it really is a serious issue. so from that debate to something that is definitely round. >> where are we going here? >> j.lo's booty. >> barely a week into her las vegas concert residency and
j.lo is already making headlines. >> the 46-year-old singer suffered a major wardrobe malfunction over the weekend as she bowed for the crowd after performing her hit on the floor. that's when her sparkling sequinned jumpsuit couldn't take it any more and it split here her behind. oh, apparently there's only so much pressure that spandex can take and still, jenny from the block took it all in stride. >> thank god for the internet. >> oh, man, and those iphones i tell you. finally, we have a bit of celebrity baby news. >> we're talking about hollywood power couple john krasinski and emily blunt expecting baby number two. the actress confirming through her rep to us weekly. >> blunt and "the office" alum tied the knot at george clooney's home in italy back in 2010 after two years of dating and they welcomed that cute little thing, that's hazel in, february of 2014.
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♪ well, it's true, the true story of one of the most daring rescues in coast guard history and it's set to hit theaters this weekend. >> it stars casey affleck who opened up to us about the grueling shoot and his big brother ben. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: "the finest hours" is a film that can finally be made. >> i want you to go up on deck and have a look. >> reporter: because movie technology can now make this look real. >> it's a real story. >> may day, may day. do you copy. >> two gigantic oil tankers
splitting in half, both of them at the same time in this huge storm. >> every fellow here wants to live. the only way that happens is if we run her aground. >> reporter: affleck plays an engineer on board the stricken s.s. pendleton and chris pine boson of the tiny coast guard cutter sent to rescue them against unbelievable apparently insurmountable odds. >> you've got about five seconds, boys. >> some guys, i won't mention who, chris pine, ben foster, guys like that, they wore wet suits and dry suits and complained all the time. i never did any of that. >> affleck is baby brother to ben. >> who is that? >> that is bruce wayne. >> when i said i didn't want to do batman, there was a little bit of tension, you know, but i'm glad that he got the job after all. >> if they can't get casey, they take ben. >> reporter: casey is also bffs with joaquin phoenix. they met on "to die for."
now casey is married to his sister, summer. >> matt at the time was up for the joaquin phoenix part. >> if he got that part, you may never have married your wife. >> that's right. >> reporter: he's a director, producer, indie film kind of guy. why did you decide to do this? >> i guess i was drawn to this because of the sort of old fashioned heroics of it. >> reporter: i'm surprised very few of us have even heard of this story before. >> it's incredible. i had never heard of it. i grew up in massachusetts and never heard of it. it's one of those things that someone finds it and thinks this is incredible. let's call casey. >> nick watt, abc news, hollywood. >> he's got a great sense of humor. >> he does. he's so incredibly talented. actually probably maybe more than ben. he's actually been an oscar nominee before and interesting movie. >> and don't miss our updates on facebook wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, the oregon standoff turning deadly. shots ringing out between authorities and the group occupying federal land. the group's leader arrested. the breaking details coming in. trump's boycott. refusing to take part in the next gop debate over his feud with fox news. the other candidates reacting overnight. survival story. days after the blizzard, a woman is found in snow covered car alive. and no one likes the doctor's visit. the viral video of a dog taking a vet for a ride. well, good wednesday morning. breaking news in