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this morning on "world news now," extreme weather on both coasts. >> the tornadoes that slammed the south and the snow and ice storm that caused hundreds of accidents in the northeast. now there's a new threat today. details from accuweather. >> emotional concert. the american band on stage during a deadly terror attack in paris returns to the scene. the raw nerves as they performed last night. papal excitement. crowds await the pope's arrival in a city just south of the border as new details emerge about a scare on his jet. and later, top dog. the intense competition last night at the westminster dog show. the finalists and today's most celebrated canine in the country. it is wednesday, february 17th. >> announcer: frim
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>> good wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> it was fun seeing the dog show there. >> the westminster show always fun. >> yes, it's been going on for 140 years. and as i read, next year will be the 141st. >> hmm. >> i'm glad that you do math. >> yes, exactly. >> have you heard of the west hamster show. >> no, that's a fun one, as well. >> we're going to talk about that one later. first to the severe storms. wild weather actually. a storm set to slam the west coast today and in the east, of course, the latest storm has moved on, but there's a new problem overnight. black ice. invisible slippery spots covered by water. >> that's what caused a bus crash in new jersey yesterday. luckily there were only minor injuries. our coverage of the extreme weather begins with abc's gio benitez. >> in philadelphia, winds over 50 miles an hour knocking over this tractor-trailer on the walt
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south. a violent tornado captured on camera in pompano beach, florida. wamp as this driver approaches a massive twister. the street an obstacle course. security cameras catching the storm move in. planters and debris becoming projectiles endestroying that security gate. 25 tornados in 24 hours. near pensacola, a rescue. an elderly woman pulled from under the rubble after a tornado hit her home. the rescuers forming a human chain to get her out. >> hallelujah. >> just north of scranton, pennsylvania, a massive pile-up. eight tractor-trailers slamming into each other on black ice and crushing small cars. incredibly, only minor injuries. >> i'm shaken up. but from what i seen, it's a miracle. >> reporter: in further north in rochester, new york, nearly 18 inches o
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harrowing commute. in the air more than 2500 flights canceled and counting. more than 200 people stranded at the philly airport. including a high school band from michigan. but the real concern is flooding because when those temperatures drop, we're going to have some icy roads and, of course, that is what causes all of those accidents. gio benitez, abc news, new york. while it feels wintry on the east coast, it's the opposite on the west coast. >> there's a february heat wave in the los angeles with 90 degrees temperatures across the region. beaches have ever been busy but it will be a much different story for much of the west today. here's accuweather's paul williams. morning, paul. >> good morning to you too, kendis, reena. we have a mixed bag of precipitation that's going to cause significant complications along i-5 as well as i-0. heavy rain is going to power its way into northern portions of california and transition into rain and snow. and that's going to reach up into a good portion of oregon,
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nevada and then scattered snow showers reaching a little bit further to the south and we're watching out for snow developing in the upper elevations between 6 and 12 inches there. >> thanks to paul. a major highway is closed this monk for at least another day in western colorado. it's a big deal. a rock slide in a deep and narrow canyon cut off interstate 70. get this. it's forcing a detour of almost 150 miles. the tractor-trailer rig was damaged in the slide but there were no injuries. plans are to reopen one lane tomorrow afternoon. drivers should expect some long delays. no injuries just inconvenience following an earthquake in california's sierra nevada. the 4.8 quake knocked items off store shelves in the big pine area. one resident said it felt as if a car hit his house. there were several aftershock prfz funeral arrange 69s set for antonin scalia.
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>>e in repose at the trump continues to face heavy criticism from rivals and now president obama is chiming in sayingosng a reality show. but he predicted that in the end, voters will reject trump. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> this man has done such a bad job. you set us back so far and for him to say that actually is a great compliment. >> well, the president chided the other republican candidates expressing concern over their views on muslims, immigration
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for the democrats, it's a tight race inut hillary clinton is way ahead of bernie sanders in south carolina. holding an 1-point lead. he had both spent the day focusing on the crucial black vote. sanders addressing african-americans in south carolina and atlanta. and clinton making her pitch in new york. with more, here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: hillary clinton implying racism is behind the threat to block president obama's supreme court nomination. >> some are even saying he doesn't have the right to nominate anyone. as if somehow he's not the real president. you know, that's in keeping what we've heard all along, isn't it? many republicans talk in coded racial language about takers and losers. they demonize president obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe.
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has no place in our politics or our country. sanders with their eye on the same prize -- the african-american vote. >> you can't just show up at election time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reporter: but her speech nearly derailed by a coughing fit that went on more than four minutes. >> too much to say. >> reporter: sand areas an attending a prayer breakfast in south carolina. >> if we didn't dream, does anybody here think that we'd have an african-american as president of the united states today? but before south carolina, the primary this saturday in nev. clinton has has field offices on the ground there longer. she's gotten more volunteers than bernie sanders but her campaign is at thing me they are bracing for a very tight race and say it all comes down to turnout. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. apple has been ordered to help the fbi hac
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left by one of the san bernardino shooters. prosecutors say they' unable to be access sayid farouk's device because they don't know its pass code. a federal judge says apple must supply highly specialized software to get around a self-destruct feature. 14 people died in the isis inspired terror attack. an emotional return last night in the paris. the american band eagles of death metal finished its concert cut short by the terror attack in november. abc's alex marquardt was there. >> reporter: it was an emotional return to paris for eagles of death metal. three months after some 90 people were killed at their show at the bataclan theater, the band played to a sold out house outside the famous olympia concert hall, there were rows of tight security and streets blocked off. some did stay away. the wounds and the nerves still raw. but there were free tickets for survivors of the attack
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case of panic. but it was a different venue this time. and no direct references were played to that deadly night. though the significance was lost on no one. >> let's take a moment to remember. >> reporter: for the eagles of death metal and many here, it was a moment to remember and try to move on. ♪ like for maureen berger who gave her november concert ticket to a friend who was killed. >> and i wish she was here and i wish he was here instead of me but i felt so happy to be in the room surrounded by people. >> reporter: the band said they wanted to come back to paris to finish their concert. they did that and more, clearly a moment of closure for them and for so many here. alex marquardt, abc news, paris. >> mechanics at united airlines have rejected a contract offer and authorized a strike. among the disagreements is a two tier pay scale which gives new
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leave. there are several legal hurdles before a walk ute can happen. united ceo's is recovering from a heart transplant and is not closely involved in the talks. >> this is horrible news. current events seem to be having an impact on the export of russian vodka. those exports were down 40% last year and now at their lowest level in a decade. the overall decrease in sales across the west is most dramatic in ukraine where relations with russia are at an all-time low. analysts say russian actions on the international stage have turned consumers off of its products. >> there's a lot of other good vodkas out there on the market. >> other than russian. >> titos down in texas. i'm obsessed. >> the russians make such great vodka. we hope things normalize so they can export good vodka. >> what about bacardi. >> that's rum.
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>> in the meantime, drink wine. on the night the oscars, we know that all the nominees will be heading home with hefty bags. >> the ladies will be getting something extra. a second gift bag worth about $22,000 each. among the gifts in there, a trip to a caribbean island. some saving cards and makeup and earrings. >> the celebrity gifting company that puts the extra bag together is also auctioning off one of them. the proceeds will go to a women's cancer charity. of course, the oscars will be february 28th right here on abc. >> i should point out quickly that one of the interesting items $275 toilet papers. >> is that like extra fluffy? >> yeah, it's cloud-like tissue is what it's described as. >> going to have to try some of that. >> for that much, there should be somebody there to take care of it for you. coming up "the mix," raising the bar
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we'll show you the insane creations. >> also ahead, the pandemonium at the westminster dog show in the final round of competition and the dog taking home the prize. >> and the scare for the pope's airplane crew. new details about what happened as he flew into mexico. >> and be sure to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @arizona wnn or #wnn fans. you're watching "world news now." seriously? where do you think you're going? work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. jill and kate use the same dishwasher. same detergent. but only jill ends up with wet, spotty glasses.
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pope francis travels to the border with texas today in one of the highest profile moments of his week long visit to mexico. the streets of juarez have ever been packed with police and mexican soldiers ahead of the papal visit. pope francis is going to use a specially built ramp to walk up as close as possible to the text border and offer a blessing to all those gathered on the texas side. a big moment for both sides. we're learning flu details about a new air scare by the pope's airplane pilots. >> newly released recordings from the airport show the plaep was struck by a ground based laser. >> reporter: the vatican flew from the jet carrying the pope after it landed in mexico. no sign of what happened just moments earlier. a warning to the pope's plane. >> yeah, for your information, about 50 miles, we have a laser
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a green laser beam. >> i had the same something. >> reporter: the pope's airbus a-330 was following other aircraft right over downtown mexico city when a voice on the atc recording identifies himself as the pope's pilot says he was hit, too. >> we have a laser shining at us from our left about -- >>. >> reporter: the worry, these laser strikes can temporarily blind or disable a pilot. in this case, the landing was without incident. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> scary stuff. the british pilot's association wants these lasers to be considered an offensive weapon. pushing for that. >> trying to ban sales of them. coming up in our next half hour, a backlash over what's being called corporate greed. >> who is boycotting carrier air conditioning after the company's decision to ship 1400 jobs to mexico. the warning donald trump is firing off to the company. >> but first, the top dog this year. what we're finding out abo
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best in show at last night's westminster kennel club competition. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ >> it wasn't really a hound dog but this morning america is waking up with a brand-new top dog. >> that is one of my favorite elvis presley's song. >> that dog's name is cj. last night the german short-haired pointer took home the most prestigious canine award in the country at the 140th westminster kennel club
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competition. jesse palmer reports on all the excitement. >> reporter: the contestants may be cute but the competition is always fierce. >> this is like the super bowl. it's like the world series for us. if you get here and you win, it's like nothing else in the world. >> reporter: i'm at the 140th dog show. there are over 3,000 dogs here competing for one thing only, best in show. like any pageant, the competitors' beauty routines are complex. >> this is hair not fur. so they have as many products as you would. >> he sits and shampoos for hour. then it takes five hours to force dry every cord to get it dry. >> reporter: there are plenty of divas on hand. >> this dog can not only look beautiful but he can take down a gazelle. >> reporter: he looks so sweet and gent. >> she likes mjd's. that's her favorite. >> reporter: what's the order? >> plain cheese burgers and chicken mcnuggets. >> me
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newcomers in the crowd. seven in total. including the french bre jay bri card. >> we're about to jump out of our skins just being here. >> reporter: and a spanish waterdog into this is wire fox terrier. >> reporter: then there are the tried and true favorites. the wire toxterrier is often top dog and has won best in show 14 times. and this time around, classic german shepherd rumor is a crowd favorite. in the end, only one dog could be best in show. >> best in show dog tonight for 2016 is the german short haired pointer. >> reporter: the german short haired pointer cj. but i can safely say all the contestens are pretty adorable. >> this makes my day. >> reporter: i'm jesse palmar new york. >> great. there's going to be a ticker tape parade for cj. >> not really. but it's fak. >> it's a really big moment. a lot of people love it, especially
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okay time now for "the mix." what if we changed the elections a little bit and allowed everyone on facebook? if we went by likes on facebook, how would that break down? let's look at south carolina. you see the colors there? ben carson is in blue. he would take a majority, pretty much all of the state. the orange you see there is trump and those little hinter areas. >> all those counties. >> all those counties based on facebook likes. folks in south carolina seem to like ben carson and with a little splintering of trump. let's head over to nevada. nevada is going to be a really big state. people focusing on that. >> i love how interactive. >> you push it down there. and again, the orange is donald trump. and the blue is ben carson.
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actually bernie sanders. isn't that interesting? these are again facebook likes. >> based on facebook likes. okay. i think first of all, ben carson would like for us to change the way we vote based on this. so i think this is a perfect excuse to make a trip to australia. take a look at these fantastic doughnuts. this is from a doughnut shop in brisbane, australia called doughnut time. they're celebrating their one year and decided to invite 20 different bakers to come up with different con cooks. some of them are absolutely amazing. doughnut with chocolate in the shape of potato chip. have you doughnut with some mores. >> look at that. is that bananas? is that like a boston cream pie australian style. >> i did look it up not to be a buzz kill. >> that looks delicious. >> 2,000 calories apiece. >> it's ok
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>> we'll split it four ways. 500 apiece. 500 apiece. that's nothing. that's nothing. but do they deliver? that's the big question. >> hopefully. we'll try to make it work out. >> i'd love that. apply day's coming up in april. >> there's a man to likes to ride a bike 40 miles a day. see darth vader? this is the pag he took around. this is what an app his gps app creates the doodles. he's gone around. this is a cyclist. >> that takes a lot of work. >> he rides around and got the cool drawings based on an app. steven lund. you can see his doodles on gps.doodles.com. here's best in show. this cute doggie. that goes a ball. no, wait, wait, i'm just distracted. i'm just going to roll around here and wait for it. there's a camera.
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this morning on "world news now," south carolina battle with hillary clinton and donald trump leading in the polls, which candidates are promising political surprises before the primaries? the latest bombshells from the campaign. courtroom drama. the notorious suspected serial killer now on trial in california. the investigation going back decades leading up to the case. and new this half hour, the scary scene at a famous ski resort. >> the 11-year-old boy dangling from a chair lift. what led up to this heart stopping scene and what happened next. >> and later ronda rousey's personal battle. the champion fighter shares something very private and emotional on national tv. the tearful moments in "the skinny" on this wednesday, february 17th. >> announcer: from abc news,

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