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this morning on "world news now," republican debate drama. >> donald trump refusing to appear at tonight's gop showdown because of the fox moderator. who's trying to convince him to show up asis rivals look for an edge. >> intense manhunt. the three prison escapees in southern california. new details and insight from investigators as they make several arrests. blizzard hero. a woman waiting for a kidney transplant gets good news from the hospital. it's time to operate. who saved the day during last weekend's snowstorm? >> and later, breaking bread with oprah winfrey. her weight loss success story that includes her favorite carb. it's thursday, january 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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we do say good morning on then thursday. i'm kendis gibson still checking to see if donald trump is out for tonight's republican debate. >> you're checking flights all night. >> there is that, too. >> what? out of the -- what do the flights have to do with donald trump? you know, i did have a little problem. you know, oprah was talking about how you can eat bread and be on a diet. i wonder how many people yesterday went home and at bread but didn't join weight watchers. i was like oprah is eating bread? i can eat it now. >> did you just pig out? was it like the last supper? >> i happened to go by italian shop and picked up fresh focaccia which is always very light. >> and the olive oil helps. >> it always helps, yeah. >> but speaking of bread, this has nothing to do with that. we're talking about the republican race and what a mess it is right now. >> 2016 widening rift between donald trump and fox news. it's still going to be an interesting night i think
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tonight into it will be interesting. it will be rival events taking place. the gop debate set for tonight with trump peeking out last night on fox news insisting he will not be there. and with the iowa caucuses now just three days away, the latest poll shows trump still enjoying a wide lead ahead of his two closest challengers. abc's stephanie ramos is covering the campaign. >> reporter: >> it's called an eye for an eye i guess. >> donald trump taking his fight with fox news to fox news. >> i agreed to do this show with you last week. i didn't cancel it. >> reporter: the gop front-runner could not be swayed to reconsider skipping out on the republican debate. >> i was not treated well by fox. i have zero respect for megyn kelly. >> at a rally in south carolina wednesday night, trump ignoring the debate and instead going after senator ted cruz. >> how does a guy run for the office of president when there's a very major possibility that he's not allowed to do it?
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>> cruz saying trump's decision amounts to skipping out on a job interview with iowa voters. >> if someone didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> the texas senator now challenging trump to a debate. one-on-one. trump tweeted his response saying, can we do it in canada? cruz took it a step further. he's already booked a venue in iowa. on the democratic side, new numbers show bernie sanders with a razor thin lead in the hawkeye state over hillary clinton. and just days before the first votes are cast, sanders points out she's not even there. in one of his most personal attacks yet. >> she is raising money from a philadelphia investment firm. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is responding saying she met with african-american minsters in philadelphia before the fund-raiser. clinton has one more fund raiser to go in new york city before making her way back to iowa.stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. >> in other news this morning,
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there were at least three more arrests at the oregon wildlife refuge poong, the scene of a militia standoff. ammon bundy issued a statement asking the government to allow the people to remain at the refuge to depart without being prosecuted, he's telling them to please stand down, go home and hug families. the fight he says is now in the courts. so please go home. jason patric is one of those still holding out hope. >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it. there's another man who left and was in arizona and he's in custody. they've said peace and resolution the whole time. it depends on what you believe. >> bundy along with six others have been arraigned in federal court. judge denied bail calling the group a flight risk and a danger to public safety. more arrests are expected in connection with that high profile prison escape in southern california. five people have been taken noose custody so far. it's been nearly a week since three men disappeared from a
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maximum security jail. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: abc news the first inside the maximum security prison, learning of arrests in the investigation into the dangerous inmate escape in orange county. the arrests not of the suspects themselves. and are these people that the justice system is familiar with already? >> yes. >> reporter: here's the roof where authorities say they cut through barbed wire and rappelled down, using that rope made from bed sheets. court documents obtained by abc news shedding new light on the elaborate escape. >> but he obviously was calculating a way to get out of this jail, now that we've seen what has happened. >> reporter: authorities say they sawed through a door to the plumbing system. then fashioned a rope sling so they could pull themselves up into the ventilation tunnels. how it happened without being noticed? still unexplained. hossein nayeri's alleged crimes of attempted murder and torture well documented. jonathan teiu and bac duong accused of murder and attempted murder, both with strong gang ties. the sheriff telling me that when
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this jail was originally built 50 years ago, it housed mainly lesser criminals. today, 70% of the inmates are accused of felonies. kayna whitworth, abc news, santa ana, california. >> to overseas in poland. a somber anniversary marked at one of the most notorious symbols of human war ii. dozens of holocaust survivors laid flowers at the wall of death located inside it the concentration camp at auschwitz. many wore blue and white stripes. the camp was liberated 71 years ago by the soviet army. and in arlington national cemetery, another day of remembrance this time by nasa. three decades after a disaster, and the agency will honor fallen astronauts in ceremonies today marking the 30th anniversary of the challenger space shuttle tragedy. in addition to the challenger, seven member crew, nasa will remember the three astronauts 0 who died on the launch pad in
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the "apollo 1" fire in 1967. >> this morning investigators are bafrled over why passengers on board an american airlines flight suddenly felt so sick, the pilot had to make an emergency landing. abc's david kerley reports. >> reporter: with a flight attendant collapsing in the aisle, then other crew members and passengers falling ill, the l.a.-bound american airlines flight returned to london to flashing lights and emergency vehicles. members of the band race the horizon were on board. >> she just literally fainted. she just stumbled literally within touching distance of me. it was crazy. i've never witnessed anything like that. >> reporter: that's when the others started falling ill around the band member. american airlines says two passengers complained, and london officials say four crew members were lightheaded. all were released. london fire crews checked inside the aircraft and all the luggage which was taken off the boeing triple 7. no hazardous substance was detected by the crews. so it is still a mystery why those people became ill on the flight.
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david kerley, abc news, washington. >> a woman from colorado working as an au pair in austria has been pound dead in her apartment in vienna. the 25-year-old certified as lauren mann was found in a pool of blood. they are reportedly investigating her death as a possible homicide. reports say her body was found in total darkness because all the lights in her apartment had burned out. in mexico, we get new video release bid authorities slowing drug kingpin joaquin "el chapo" guzman arriving at the maximum security prison after recapture earlier this month. it shows him being finger printed and processed at the same prison from which he escaped last july and shows guzman after getting his head shaved being informed about the process for his extradition to the united states. >> interest rates will stay the same at least for now despite some economic slowdown with economic growth. however the federal reserve is pledging to keep a close eye on turbulence around the world and
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in the financial marks investors not too thrilled about the fed's decision to keep rates alone. the down 222 points. >> wendys is investigating a possible security breach. the fast food chain said it had gotten reports of unusual activity on cards that had recently been used at some of its locations. apparently fraudulent charges were showing up on cards after they had been used at wendy's. the lonely cable box may be due for an upgrade under a new proposal from the fcc, cable and satellite customers could purchase the device they use to watch programming. right now nearly everyone must lease the box from their provider to the tune much about $230 a year. is that how much we're paying? the proposal comes up for vote next month. >> just over a week away from super bowl 50 and ticket prices are now topping $5300 each. it comes as new york attorney general's office finds that the average fan these days has no chance of buying a decent seat
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to any popular event at face value. less than half the tickets for concerts sports and other events are reserved for the public but most are held by insiders. and much of what is released in the end by the brokers who resell, it's done at a significant markup. >> concert tickets are ridiculous now days. by the way, speak ago of the super bowl, just south of san francisco nfl crews are busy decking out levi's stadium for super bowl 50. >> it's the biggest issue is the stadium's playing field. making sure that el nino storms don't drench the newly grown sod. ground crew are cod ling that grass daily and they promise that it will be perfect on game dale. >> and scoreboards are also being tested every day and the 49ers' logos are long gone replaced by those of the denver broncos and the carolina panthers mostly. the big number 50 seen everywhere on super bowl signs, as well. those are there, as well. >> lots of preparations.
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>> yeah. coming up, it's national blueberry pancake day. and we're being served an amazing breakfast with an enticing twist. >> i should have saved my carbs for this morning. >> speaking of food and oprah, the success of weight watchers and how she's breaking bread and losing weight. >> the woman who is waiting for a transplant and got the call to go to the hospital except there was a blizzard. how a hero made it happen. >> check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram, abc wmn. you're watching "world news now." bulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic
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okay. so you're looking at surveillance video from philadelphia showing the moment that a van slapped into two vehicles and a house after both men in the vehicle had been shot. seconds later, video shows the two men who were shot fleeing the scene on foot. both men did survive. one had been shot in the face. police have made an arrest in that shooting but they're looking for other suspects who may have been involved in that scene. baltimore expects to have completely dug out of all of its streets by tomorrow. six days after that historic blizzard and things finally getting back to normal in newark, new jersey. kids back in school yesterday. but the clean-up not over yet while most roads are passable, giants snow banks block many side streets. >> as the snow melts and more people dig out, we're uncovering some incredible stories from the big storm. >> including one woman with a
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chance at a life saving transpla but little window of time. enter her very empathetic and brave knight in the shining armor. abc's has the story. >> melody got the news she had been waiting a year and a half to hear. >> when she called and said we have a kidney for you, i almost fell off the bed. >> now she would have to beat the clock and the weather to get to the stony brook university hospital. she had less than 24 hours tons to get on operating table. her knight in a shining ambulance pete amato. >> i think the realization was when i said to you one person's tragedy is another's miracle. >> he understood because a decade ago his own brother received a life-saving kidney transplant in the whiteout conditions barely missing multiple accidents along the way. >> my fear is we were going to get stuck. >> the pair made it rushing her into the 3 1/2 hour operation. this morning she and her new kidney are doing well.
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>> so many people have to sign the back of their license and donate especially if you die. what do you need your kidney for? >> eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> she's right. >> good advice. >> so important. >> she had been waiting for 18 months. >> that driver's license so key to be a doaner. >> coming up in our next half hour, hoping for a cure for a different ailment. and the miracle drug pamela anderson says saved her. our reporter confronting the politician sanding in the way of others who need the same treatment but can't afford it. >> but first, oprah's midas touch turning tweets into gold. dropping pounds while eating bread every day. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news
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♪ everybody's got a hungry heart ♪
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♪ everybody's got a hungry heart ♪ >> well, it's the story of weight loss inspiring millions not just millions of people but millions of dollars. >> we're talking about oprah winfrey, the weight watchers pitch woman and company investor is revealing her success and also cashing in at the same time. >> and eating bread. >> here's abc's abbie boudreau. >> my favorite breakfast because i love bread. >> reporter: and her love for bread not slowing down her diet. oprah now announcing her 26-pound weight loss while never depriving herself of her favorite thing. >> i don't deny myself bread. i have bread every day. >> reporter: no denying her long-time struggle with her weight trying for years to stay slim. >> it is amazing to me that i can't lift it but i used to carry it around every day. >> now she's turning to weight watchers and it's cally counting point system to finally lose the
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weight and keep it off. she says it's working. tweeting this week to her 30 million followers eat bread, lose weight. what? #come join me. but eating bread every single day? >> the grainiest nuttiest seed bread. >> nutritionist maya feller says it is possible to lose weight while eating bread but warns not to get carried away. >> don't be afraid of carbs. just know what you're eating. when you pay attention to portion size, you can lose weight. >> she says read the label. anything with the words whole grain or whole wheat is best for weight loss. the queen of talk now hoping her new weight loss message will inspire others. >> if not now, when? i feel that way and i know millions of other people feel that way. >> reporter: abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> okay. so what better way to celebrate all of oprah's success than with
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some carbs. >> uh-huh. >> let's do it. >> national blueberry pancake day. and all the good folks at driscolls you see here, have hooked us up sending us chef david bonham with a variation of the breakfast treat. wow, look at there. >> the whipped cream has melted. it has no points because it's national blueberry pancake day. >> this is like 500 weight watcher points. zero. >> what is -- because i love to make my kids pancakes on the weekend. what's the secret to a really good pancake florida. >> getting your kids involved for one and putting blueberries is a great way. we do a lemon ricotta blueberry pancake. we use ricotta and milk and then we beat the egg whites and fold it in so they get nice and light and fluffy into they do he what exactly? >> make it light. makes it puff up more. gives it a delicate texture. >> get rid of the yolk. >> no, it's there, as well. you beat them so they get all
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fluffy. >> would it be good? >> you can definitely add bourbon to that. >> i would put bourbon and maple syrup together. you don't need maple syrup. i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything!
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and i enjoy it. feel the difference with k-y ultragel. now it's time for "the mix." so a minnesota basketball girls basketball team, was told over the weekend, guess what, girls, you guys are too good. we're not going to let you play florida our northwest suburban basketball league anymore. >> what? >> can you believe that? the weekend was a three on three showcase tournament for the high school girls. suddenly their coach and parents and them found out they have new rules. they're so good, their skill level is not good for the club. they're going to pull them out of the league. apparently the coach is like wait a minute. he's going to plead his case to officials on monday. they're hoping to get back in. >> that's never happened to the brooklyn nets. never will. okay so take a look at golfer thomas peters. has good layer.guy. a young guy.
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this is what he actually looks like. then the pga got involved and decided you know what, you need a haircut. so they photoshopped. this is his official pga photo there on the left of the screen. and then that's what he normally looks like. he put it out there and said, this is really what i look like, folks. the side by side. >> i like him with longer hair senator yeah, it's more bad boy. oh, well. >> all right. don't let them photoshop your hair, folks. that's the lesson of that story. >> actually, i have long hair. >> well, a former manchester united forward shinji conga wa takes on 30 school children in a really interesting, look at him. versus the 30 school children. it's a bizarre sort of football game and they score. look at that. can't keep up with him. >> i can't believe that he scored on them. >> he did score on them. >> that's not nice. >> he celebrated scoring past that child.
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>> all right. so this is my favorite thing of all time. you know i have this period little obsession with great falls, month. >> you do. >> yes. and happening in great falls, montana right now and since monday, something called living it to win it. >> okay. >> so these are four people, three guys, one woman, they're all in this dodge ram and they're going to live there and try to outlast each other to see who will win this $38,000 truck. >> what? >> yes. so this is earlier today. do we have the live picture of right now? oh, they just turned the lights out. but this is stimulating right now, folks. s in life in great falls, montana. they just turned the lights out within the last few seconds. i should point out, the last person that did this last year, stayed in it for more than 390 hours. roughly 16 days. >> you've got to go to the bathroom. what do you do? >> get a ten-minute break pre two hours. i'm sure there's a bottle in
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there. >> there's a
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this morning on "world news now," defiant donald trump. he's refusing to take the stage at tonight's gop debate. his dispute with fox news and how he's speaking out overnight. >> january twisters. the frightening storms flipping cars, ripping through property, tearing up a college campus. the survival stories and the threat today. and new this half hour, turning breast milk into art. >> jewelry created by a mom for other moms. finding beauty in a very unusual concept. would you buy it? and later, who is playing michael jackson in an upcoming movie? there's controversy over this role because the actor is not black. that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, january 28th. >> announcer: from abc news,


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