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drawing into record territory. soaking storms pounding the west coast. rain triggered mudslides and flooded highways. a rescuer using a tractor to pull people to safety and another round of rain hitting today. caught on camera, a frightening moment for firefighters surrounded by flames and smoke and then falling through a roof. a rude interruption. move over, kanye west. there's a new stage crasher, this time at last night's people's choice awards. and we do say good thursday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm kayna whitworth. i'm in for reena ninan this morning. and if you were hoping you would be rich enough to quit your job, you are out of luck. unfortunately, nobody matched all of the winning powerball numbers in last night's drawing.
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billion dollars. but that means saturday's jackpot will be a monster. so far estimated to be about $675 million, the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. you saw these scenes all throughout the last day or so, people lined up until last night's deadline. the powerball players were on fire with lottery fever, you might say. most buying multiple tickets for a shot at financncial freem, but with t the odds about 1 in 292 million, they had a better chance at becoming president of the united states. those odds, by the way, are just 1 in 10 million. for the record, last night's numbers were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and the powerball, 17. all right. so now moving on to a serious weather situation that's developing on the westoast. >> and there's so many different things they're dealing with, flooding, tornadoes, mudslides and swamped highways all from a series of storms clobbering the coast. el nino slapping drought parched
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>> i have lived here about a yeyear, and is is about as crazy as it's gotten. >> overnight the pounding surf if san francisco causing concern in the high tide. raging waters surrounding a van north of los angeles. a man in a tractor coming to the rescue pulling two women to safety through the window. this morning in pasadena a large home on the verge of disaster. the soaked earth beneath it giving way as mud slides down the hillside. >> we already prepared everything so in case we have to leave. so far we still stay around, but it looks like we have more rain and i don't know if we'll be safe or not. >> the l.a. river normally looking like this from drought back to life and raging again. abc's matt gutman is there. >> reporter: this is the l.a. river, normally just a trickle of water in a concrete canyon but right now pushing 150 times its average amount of water. >> and near santa cruz buildings damaged from a rare tornado and off the coast of san dgo, twin waterspouts spinning over the pacific. some amazing images coming from southern california and the
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that rain is not letting up yet. a wave of storms nearly the entire length of the state of california is marching relentlessly etward with the heaviest rains today in the extreme southern parts of that state. well, there are widespread doubts about north korea's claim of a hydrogen bomb test. experts think it was another type of nuclear device but still has the international community upset with north korea. even china, its closest ally. more now from abc's lana zak. >> reporter: not likely a hydrogen bom that's the latest word from the intelligence community. [ speaking a foreign language ] this southorean lawmaker saying a hydrogen bomb should have registered at least 50 kilotons of power. >> it los like this was more around 6 or 7 kilotons. far too small to be even a failed h bomb. >> reporter: here's why, a hydrogen bomb is a thousand times more powerful than t
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hiroshima or nagasaki. it has never been used in war. still, north korea was celebratory on the eve of leader kim jong-un's birthday. [ speaking a foreign language ] the international condemnation has been swift. the united nations security council holding an emergency meeting and even their closest ally, china, rebukes north korea. the u.s. immediately launched nuclear sniffer and surveillance planes to help determine what was tested and howhe u.s. should respond. >> we will continue to work, believe it or not, with the chinese and the international community to continue to make it so that it becomes a an incrcreasinglyigher price for being the one nation in the world out of the world. >> reporter: but to be clear, even if this was a lesser device, it is still believed to be the fourth time since 2006 that north korea has tested a nuclear bomb. kayna, kendis. >> all right, lana zak reporting for us from washington, d.c., thank you so much. we do have the story that's breaking overnight.
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shutdown of china's main stock market this mornrning. the shanghai index was down more than 7%, not because of north korea, by the way, but because china's central bank again devalued the currency. investors see it as another sign of problems in china's economy. u.s. stocks are set to open sharply lower in just a few hours. breakin news frommupstate new york. 17 miners trapped underground in a salt mine in the town of lancing. firefighters rushing to the keen to rescue the miners stuck 900 feet down inside an elevator that malfunctioned. about 200 people work at the century old mine. 17 miners trapped overnight. arly a thousand feet underground at a salt mine in new york. more details on "gma." back-to-back earthquakes rattled oklahoma and nearby states last night. they were centered just south of the border with kansas and felt in that state, as wells texas coming 30 seconds apart. both measured 4.7 and 4.8.
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activity in kansas and oklahoma to underground disposal of oil drilling wastewater, a by-product of fracking. there are no reports of damage. and you ght say there is a growing seismic shake-up inside the republican race for the white house. donald trump for the moment is shifting his focus away from the clintons and is now turning up the heat on his closest challenger, ted cruz. he's raising the same issue with the texas senator that he once did th president obama. his country of origin and his eligibility for office. >> he's talking about, you know, that you were born in canada, not criticizing it but saying that you could have problems with that. why do you think he's doing that? >> look, i'm not going to try to psychoanalyze donald trump. you know, my view, if others -- >>o you think he sees you as a threat? >> you know, you'd have to ask him that. >> that said, most legal scholars maintn that cruz is in the clear despite his canadian birthplace, but the issue isn't 100% settled as the courts have never definitively
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citizen really means. still ahead, another dramatic drop likely coming to the gas pump. and caught on camera, a firefighter climbing on a roof battling a blaze when suddenly the roof gives way. so, a plane packed with
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opening midflight. what you're looking at there is a potentitially cattrophic oversight in the sky. the gap in the door of an airplane in flight, the plane
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airline was en route from the philippines to south korea in the air for nearly 40 minutes 10,000 feet up before the crew noticed the door wasn't completely closed. the plane landed safely but some passengers reported feeling nauseous. that is terrifyingng. democrats are calling it political theater. republicans made it good on a campaign promise they made. they passed a bill repealing obamacare and defunding planned panthood but the bill is now headed for certain veto by president obama. neither t house nor the senate passed the bill by enough votes to override the veto. macy is planning big cuts. the country's largest department store chain is closing three dozen stores cututting 450jobs. it blames warm weather and the strong dollar for its disappointing holiday sales, down almost 5%. > and cuts are also reportedly coming to yahoo! a business insider says the tech
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10% of its workforce, more than a thousand employees. one major investor says top managers haven't turned around the company as promised. bad news for the oil indury but good news for you. crude oil prices plunged again yesterday, some hitting their lowest point since the recession. it was more because of a falling demand than any problems in the mideast. and analysts say the drop could mean another 10 cents a gallon less for gasoline. the national average this morning is right around $2. >> wow, all right. when we come back, their home on fire, a family makes a death-deing leap to safety from four floors up. and falling from the skyky, a
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delays possible in l.a. understandably understandably. phoenix, denver, minneapolis as well as new orans. now to florida. the staff of a hospital in tallahassee is under fire for tossing out a woman who desperately needed medical attention and later died. >> 57-year-old barbara dawson was begging to stay saying she couldn't breathe. but the hospital staff who had seen her many times before didn't think anything was wrong and the police officer who led her out reportedly said she was faking it as she collapsed to the ground in the parking lot. well, an autopsy found a blood clot in her lung. dawson's family is suing the hospital and the police department. repercussions in the meantime, for the texas state trooper in the middle of a controversial traffic stop. brian encinia faces perjury charges and the loss of his job. he's accused of lying about how he removed sandra bland from her car. bland was found dead three days later in her jail cell.
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bland's sister said encinia's indictment is good, but not good enough. how many thieves does it take to ststeal a sa? for these smash and grabbers five is not enough caught on camera seen here backing what turned out to be a stolen white pickup truck into the store of a texaco station in dallas. once inside all they could manage was to trash the place and then they ran away empty-handed. very close call for a firefighter battling a house fire in southern maine. he was on the r ridge pol of a three-story victorian when the roofingenea him gave way nearly engulfing him. amazingly he scrambled to safety without even a scratch with a lot of help from his ewmates who guided him on to the laer and away from danger. a much different story here for this family in quebec city. a raging fire broke out on the fourth floor of their apartment building. flames were so intense and moving so fast, the dad forced to drop his 10-year-old son out the window and then he and his wife also jumped. that is so scary.
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so their injuries were far less serious than they could have been. >> wow. a woman outside of jackson, mississippi, was shocked to see this. take a look. fall out of the sky and into her yard. both the army and the air force confirmed this is rt of a tail cone from a military plane that had been flyinoverhead. it's said to be made of fiberglass, but it's still heavy enough to have killed someone. luckily no one was injured. the military says the plane landed safely. okay, so nfl coaches who made it through black monday maybe felt their jobs were safe. >> yeah. i think they were probably thinking so. but there was a little bit of a shocker that took place. the tampa bay buccaneers firing its head coach lovie smith. one buc staffer says it came as a complete shock. smith just completed his second season with the team. as for last night's nba highlights, the fellows at espn. >> good morning, america. i forgot to button my jacket. he's stan, i'm neil. we're going to do sports. >> you go ahead and handle the
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grizzlies taking on the thunder, oklahoma city, looked like one of the possible challengers to the warriors. in the west because they got kevin durant and russell westbrook. they hook up there. thunde with the early lead against memphis. third quarter, westbrook in transition. check out durant. hit the glass hard. had 17 rebounds, that's a seon high. serge ibaka, air ball, durant with the finish, westbrook, 20 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, durant, 26 points to go with 17 boards. >> thunder. i'm going to do the spurs. they were 20-0 at home this season, even better than the warriors, okay, riley curry. tim duncan. >> are you really taunting a 2-year-old right now? >> that's a good point. i i feel sha. i feel much shame. the jazz were beaten by the spurs by nearly 40 earlier this season. the good news is this one was
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david west with a double-double. duncan with a season high 18. >> it's the little things, button your jacket. >> i'm also wearing white socks with dress shoes. how about that look. >> no one needed to see that. >> back to you. get t some lotn, man. >> i guess you can pull that off in california. i don't know. up next in "the pulse," no winner. the powerball jackpot gets even bigger. and bad dog.
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saturday's game with a record jackpot estimamated to$675 million. if you happen to win your lump sum cash you would take home $413 million. >> okay, but kee in mind, more than 100 million of that would go to the federal government and once you do your income tax, expect to cough up another big chunk, as well, but we're not complaining. >> youou're a loery downer. >> it's too great. it's going to be fantastic. next to cashing in on a winner, the people's choice awards. amazing. >> yeah, the host of "the talk" were in the middle of their acceptance speech when this happened. is that kanye? no, it's not kanye. it's an unidentified man who shed t stage, grabbed the mike, trying to plug his new album but didn't get much out before sheryl underwood ripped the mike right out of his hand and then sharon osborne literally kicked him off. >> those ladies were going to have their moment. >> they were. >> good for them. >> and i love that she was like,
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she's like, no, there's no steve harvey moment going on. >> the swift kick. >> the highlight of the night, though, really came when "furious 7" star vin diesel accepted the award for favorite movie. he broke down over the loss of co-star paul walker and closing his speech, he sang a line from the movie's hisong. without you my friend and i'll tell you all about it en i see you again >> beautiful. >> his reaction. >>ou can absolutely hear it. it sends chills. that song is probably going to get an oscar nomination come next week, by the way. the latest internet sensation in the meantime, is not a kardashian or cute puppy, it is simply a puddle. at one point as many as 20,000 people were watching on periscope the #drummondpuddlewatch. >> so this isn't just any puddle. it'smack in the middle of an english town ten feet away. so, it's big and one of the residents just fascinated with
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this little lake. >> there we techniques. ohlook at that guy. apparently other people found it fascinating. like is he using a floatie to get across? >> yeah. >> it got half a million hits before the live stream -- >> a surfboard. >> that's amazing. >> by the way, if you want to be a part of it, they're selling water from t puddle on ebay. >> oh. also a dog in china who is anything but man's best friend at least not this, guys. that's all that's left of almost $600n chinese currency that the man had hidden away from his wife. >> the g golden retriever saw it. he thought it looked yummy and chewed it up. the wife thought it was funny. we can't tell what the guy thght. it's his friend's dog. the good news is it's his friend's dog so that dog is >> you don't hide money from your wife. >> so, that's the excuse right now., but i didn't think it was going to really happen. after one week of chantix, i knew i could quit. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking.
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experts don't think that was really a hydrogen bomb that north korea detonated. it wasn'n't powerf enough, they say, but many other countries are angry at north korea now, even its ally, china. california facing another day of heavy rains from el nino-fueled storms. some of the heaviest rain today will be in an extreme southern part of the state around san diego, which could see another inch. and looking at today's weather everywhere else, heavy mountain snow over the rockies and a wide ban of rain across the great lakes and the midwest and down south with snow showers over the upper midwest. well, it's not rain but ice and a lot of it finally this morning as we're getting a rare view inside a frozen world that many fear won't be frozen for much longer. >> this is a mission to protect the planet against the backdrop of some of the earth's most awe-inspiring landscapes. it's amazing. abc's amy robach takes us there. >> reporter: the immense forbidding ice sheets of iceland. we're making this extreme climb with these glacier scientists.
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bebearing the intense and dangerous elements meticulously studying how glaciers change over time. we are standing in the middle of the melting vatnajokull glacier and scattered all throughout this glacier are massive vertical sinkholes that are treacherous. they go hundreds, even thousands of feet into the earth where ice is melting faster and faster as water levels in the atlantic rise even more. on "gma" one of the scientists making the climb for us live. hey, guys, go for it. go ahead and start ice climbing. a firsthand look at this hidden world inside the ice. this is just remarkable. itooks like the climbers have made it. >> i'm surrounded by crystal clear black and blue ice. >> reporter:r: the lancape dadazzling, ngerous and disappearing fast. tracking the melting ice now melting at a foot a day here flowing down this path ending up in thehe sea. we're going to walk up that wall of ice. is it perfectly safe?
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>> he hesitated. ready to lock and load, it's my turn to attack the slippery slope. getting a small taste of how difficult, dangerous and exhilarating it all is. i got up. whoo! amy robach, abc news, iceland. >> that was so incredible. i feel like we learned a lot. both of us kind of gasped. >> yeah, it was fascinating. we know tv very well. i know this world, but that was fascinating tv. >> wow. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday."you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " elias: good morning iowa! i'm elias johnson... sabrina:
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