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visionary events, llc. our co-workers with 16 cents. congratulations to the winners because it is going to be a very good morning for all of those people in california, tennessee, florida. they are at least three winning ticks in that biggest jackpot in world shift. >> and the california ticket was sold in chino hills. that's east of los angeles. check out the crowds. we were talking about. they've descended on the 7-eleven where the ticket was sold. hundreds of people chanting, high fiving the store manager. there should be free slurpees for everybody. >> the jackpot had been building for several weeks to nearly $1.6 billion. millions of us pooled our money or plunked down two bucks for a chance at an instant fortune. but here'sed got news folks. we've just learned saturday's jackpot is the now $40 million. >> and, of course, you have to remember there are winners of smaller prizes.
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34, the powerball is 10. advice on what to do next time, there's a megajackpot coming up later this half hour. >> of course, we'll have more on that, as well as you mentioned. but we want to get to the other big breaking news story coming from overseas. attackers is setting off a series of explosions in the indonesian capital of jakarta. >> one target was a busy downtown starbucks calf fair where attackers may have used grenades or suicide bombs to driger the blast 37 at least three civilians were killed along with three attackers. >> heavily armed gunmen entered a nearby police station triggering a gun battle that went on for hours leaving at least one officer dead. so far no one has claimed responsibility and it's unclear if but in recent weeks, police had warned that islamic militantsence were planning something big and because of indonesia indonesia's an large muslim population, it's become a huge
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>> the ten american sailors briefly detained by iran now released. military officials are calling this video apology staged. saying the sailors actions was an effort to defuse a tense situation and protect his crew. a navy spokesman says the priority now is finding how the sailors ended up in iran in the first place. >> >> reporter: tuesday evening, around 5:00 p.m. in the persian gulf, the capture. two american boats are surrounded and subdued as iranian navy cameras record the scene. and then, a few minutes later, the surrender. images of the ten u.s. sailors, kneeling, hands on their heads, the iranians in control. through the night, secretary of state kerry makes five calls to the iranians, demanding the americans be released, explaining it was a mistake. and those american sailors, nine men and one woman, spend a night in captivity. their passports are examined. a meal is served. and then, a mild, but pointed
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>> what problem, what matter that you penetrated in iran territorial water? >> it was a mistake. that was our fault. and we apologize for our mistake. >> reporter: asked if the boats were inside iran's territorial waters? >> i believe so. >> reporter: and how were they treated? >> the iranian behavior was fantastic while we were here. we thank you very much for your hospitality and your assistance. >> reporter: the americans are released. the boats head back into international waters. the pentagon suggesting one had engine trouble and drifted into iran's waters. the u.s. refuses to apologize, but sharp questions remain. >> why didn't they call for help? why wasn't there anybody there to help them? why didn't they tow themselves away? and why did they allow themselves to be taken hostage by the iranians without a fight? >> reporter: the white house says the quick release of the sailors is a sign of better u.s.-iranian relations after the nuclear deal. but others see an emboldened iran, challenging, even
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terry moran, abc news, bahrain. two new york college students and a u.s. health care worker died in a bus crash in honduras after carrying out a health mission for poorest dents. the bus was on its way to the airport when it veered off the road and fell down a roo ravine. 12 other americans on board were hurt. >> heading into tonight's republican debate in south carolina, donald trump speaking before a crowd of about 10,000 people in pensacola, florida, saying he has no problem being depickeded as angry trump hitting back at nikki haley after saying republicans should avoid the angriest voices in the party. speaking of republicans and ted cruz, he's on the defensive had morning after reports he financed his senate campaign with a million dollar loan from goldman sachs and failed to report the loan on federal fund-raising reports. a spokeswoman calling the failure a mistake, but here's the deal on this.
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rallied against big banks and wall street bailouts. speaking of the markets, the financial ones apparently aren't ready to turn the corner on the bad start to the year. the dow starts this trading day down 365 points. the sapp 500 lost about 2.5%. since the start of the year, the average 401(k) plan has lost nearly $7,000. the reasons remain worries about china's economy as well as those falling oil prices. there's a new health crisis for flint, michigan. an outbreak of legionnaires disease. authorities aren't sure if it's connected to the city's contaminated water supply. top priority now is getting the residents safe drinking water. alex perez is there. >> reporter: national guard troops called in to hand out water, an emergency move in flint, michigan. teams going door to door, dropping off bottled water and filters for taps. >> we need one up here. >> reporter: water contaminated by lead. especially dangerous for children.
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their kids tested for lead poisoning. this all starting in 2014, when the cash-strapped city of flint stopped paying for water from lake huron and began to process water from the nearby flint river, to save some $19 million. immediately, residents began to complain of bad-tasting, foul-smelling water. tests later revealing toxic levels of lead in the system, but it wasn't until more than a year later that authorities declared this drinking water unsafe. new concerns, could this dirty tap water be linked to a legionnaires outbreak. >> at least 87 cases, including ten deaths, in 2015. the city has switched back to lake huron water, but the river water damaged the pipe system, and lead levels are still not safe. and unlike bacteria and other problems, boiling water does nothing to remove the lead. the mayor here tells me, it could be months before the tap water here is safe to drink. alex perez, abc news, flint, michigan.
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presidential race heats up, one campaign foe is taking a more creative approach. >> want to have you take a look at this photo right now. this crowd in south carolina for donald trump and one detractor's sign, trump likes nickelback. now, if you're not familiar with these guys, they're a canadian rock band that had a few hits but known universally for shall we say being extremely uncool. >> the sign was con fis scaled by a staffer but it's not the first time the reference has been seen on the campaign trail. come on, is nickelback really that bad? >> yeah, they're generally regarded as just not cool. i won't use the term we would use for them. the coolest thing they have done, they tweeted out a few days ago, one of those photos ted cruz likes nickelback. and the caption with it was nickelback employee of the month. january 2016. so they actually kind of have a sense of humor. coming up, an ambitious
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spent on their tickets and the latest on the search for the reported winners across three states. and only three states so far, california, tennessee and florida. >> and no worries for a whole generation of new lion king fans. the epic story of simba continues right where it left off. check out our behind the scenes pics, lots of interesting things there, at abcwnn. we might have the powerball winner there. no, we don't. we'll check it out.
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police in bat more are looking for two leave its essed in hoodies who broke into a grocery store on december 28th. tore an atm from the wall and took off. the next day the two also dressed in hoodies were caught on camera using crowbars to pry an atm from another grocery store. they may have gotten away florida a dodge durango. even if the stock market is having anything but a happy new year, there is good news about the economy. federal reserve reports there is modest economic growth in most of the u.s. over the past six weeks, but the signals reported in the fed's beige book are plixed. the jobs market and consumer spending are improving. manufacturing is not. >> the economy may be the least of your concerns for the right six digit combination. >> as we've told you, at least
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night's nearly $1.6 billion powerball drawing. the winning tickets sold in one of them at this 7-eleven in california. one also sold in tennessee and florida. look at the scene there. officials say ticket sales yesterday were just off the charts. here's abc's lind a davis. >> reporter: tickets are selling at a frenetic pace. $1.3 million a minute. yes, a minute. >> the winner! >> the winner! >> the winner! >> that can't be the winner. we're getting the winner. >> this is the winner. >> reporter: even hillary clinton admitted she bought a powerball ticket. >> if you win? >> well, i'll fund my campaign. >> reporter: the number is so big, it doesn't even fit on billboards. but what would this historic jackpot of $1.5 billion look like in your bank account? accountants almost always advise taking the $930 million lump sum. investing the roughly $450 million after taxes can give you much more money than the 30-year
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>> if you invest in government bonds, you'll make about 4% a month. that's $600,000 after tax a month for the rest of your life. >> reporter: a $450 million windfall is enough to put about 3,000 american kids through college. the countless options of how to put that kind of money to good use also explain why canadians are flocking across the border. >> hopefully one of us will win. that would be nice. >> reporter: anyone from anywhere can play, as long as they're 18 years old. but the ticket has to be bought and claimed in one of the 44 powerball states. it's illegal to resell a lottery ticket, which is why you can't buy tickets legitimately online. though, that's not stopping brokers from selling tickets to customers as far away as china. one student who wants to remain anonymous boasting he sold 600 ticks to chinese buyers for
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linsey davis, an abc news, new york. can you imagine? at least three people across this country right now. >> raining money. >> yeah, it is. literally. like show you the scene inside the homes. it's raining. >> was that all that you won over the past three years? >> that was all of my earnings from abc in the last year. >> uh-oh. >> taking this back. >> coming up in our next half hour, oscar fever. we're waiting for the release later this morning of the list of the 2016 oscar nominees and with no clear front-runner, it could end up being 7:00 leonardo dicaprio versus matt damon. >> first simba is back with a baby. 22 years after the lion king comes the lion guard. we're behind the scenes of disney's latest tv series. you're watching "world news now." i guess we could go to flash dance after this. >> announcer: "world news now"
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abc stations. >> i loved that movie. >> it was great. >> more than two decades since lion king roared onto the big screen delighting fans with that loveable lion cub who couldn't wait to be king. >> yes, and now we're feeling the love once again inside. but this time we're picking up where simba left off. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: 22 years after "the lion king" roared -- >> everyone scatter. >> reporter: comes a lion guard a squeal tv movie and now series from our parent company disney. makes me wonder when do grown-ups create cartoons for kids. >> my son came home and he plays
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every thursday. theyey have an imaginary super hero team that fights imaginary bad guys. that's when it hit me. we've put super heroes in the pride land, sort of the avengers meets the lion king. >> reporter: so the lion guard is simba's son and his multispecies posse keeping peace on the plains. we're behind the scenes. >> when you're on the freeway stuck in traffic is when you get a lot of ideas. >> jose is a so-called character creator a blend of hisrother and his boss. >> when you drive you have to imitate it. if he's upset, it comes out onto the paper. you put your acting into the character. >> i don't know if you know this about the cuckoo. a terrible parent. >> reporter: perhaps on the poster tacked to the office wall. >> we stand in front of and look at and elan being pretty tall, we would probably want to go with something smaller like a
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dikembe on a disney junior show. >> reporter: they do also consult school oses to get the animal behavior right apart from the fact they talk. on lion guard. >> what were you thinking? >> reporter: rob lowe. >> i see a stone. sarah hyland and some new guy. >> an exrated read is totally fine. >> number two here at 14 minutes. >> hey, our flowers. >> reporter: and my john wayne bush buck made it into the show. >> hey it, our flowers. >> the lion guard tv movie premiered in november with record ratings. so clearly these guys know what they're doing. >> i told you i couldn't do it. >> now i know you're lying to me. now i know you're lying to me. >> you were right on pitch. one more time. >> i hate you all. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in los angeles. >> i hate you all. >> he had a great impression.
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and now it's time for "the mix." we do know there is a winner florida, high home state. >> yes. >> and high hometown, tampa, florida. two wise guys really smart decided they were going to up their odds. what do they do? ryan and shane, they got over a pool of 270 participants to fork over each $500. >> wow. >> do you know the odds of winning just in general were one in 292 million roughly. they significantly increased their odds by about creating this pool. and he started back doing these jackpots when it was merely 400. enough people joined in to buy $15,000 worth of tickets. they were smart. so now we know there is a winner in florida. >> we don't know if it's those guys.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news. a series of deadly blasts in a starbucks cafe in downtown jakarta, the capital of indonesia. police investigating the apparent terror attacks. we'll have an update coming up. >> money matters. s. stocks continue to drop in january with most 401(k)s losing thousands as the country searches for the newest multimillionaires. the latest on the winning tickets in last night's powerball drawing. >> new this half hour, hillary clinton fighting back. >> on the offensive as she goes after bernie sanders. his campaign saying the tactic is backfiring. and how the rest of the clinton family is throwing their weight around. and twitter thrown into a tizzy. over the devastating reports that one direction's temporary hiatus may actually be a permanent thing.
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our full report ahead in "the skinny." it is thursday, january 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we begin with that breaking news from indonesia where explosions and gunfire have rocked an upscale neighborhood in downtown jakarta. police are treating the blast as possible terror attacks. >> one target of course, was a busy starbucks cafe. the moment of impact right there. witnesses say suicide bombers blew themselves up but there are other reports that indicate grenades were used in that blast. two other heavily armed attackers entered a nearby police station triggering a gun battle that left at least one police officer dead. >> at least three civilians were also killed but the death and injury tolls are still climbing. so far no one has claimed responsibility. but because indonesia is the largest muslim country in the world, it's a favorite recruiting ground for isis.
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morning.g. >> and we also are tracking another breaking story, this one a happy one. one that had millions of americans dreaming of what could be. >> there are a few who know what will be. there are several winners in the giant powerball jackpot that, $1.6 billion prize sold in tennessee, florida and here. we'll have all the excitement in california. the quiet los angeles suburb of chino hills. >> a huge crowd descending on the 7-eleven where it was sold. these people so happy, you think they would have won. >> we are here because we feel that we won. >> my dad called me and i was like what is going on. >> it's a lucky store. >> i'm very happy and very excited and very proud. we sell that big amount. >> do you think they at least bought a slurpee, these folks? the store's assistant manager
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there in the past few days. and clearly, the party is continuing. that store will get $1 million for selling the winning ticket. >> maybe they should be buying the slurpees for everyone. one round for everyone. >> or whoever the new chino had ion air is. >> there are winners of smaller prizes. check your numbers, it's 4, 18, 19, 27, 34, the powerball is 10. if you get the red number, the powerball number, you get a couple bucs. people. >> our staff did win. 25 people here will be winning 16 cents each. >> 16 cents. don't spend it all at the same place. from overseas. stock markets of course, the pain is increasing. asian markets are down across the board this morning after steep losses on wall street yesterday. >> it's the worst start to a year ever for the two main gauges an of u.s. stock market with more, here's abc's gio benitez.
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this is the worst start of the all major markets down significantly. just look at these numbers. not only was the dow down nearly 365 points, the nasdaq down 3.4%, s&p, down 2.5%. what's dragging the markets down? oil. prices have been dropping and dropping, hovering around $30 a barrel. the lowest prices since 2004. amid concerns of a slowdown in major economies like china. so, what does all of that mean for you? well, the average 401(k) of $92,000 has already lost nearly $7,000 in value since the beginning of the year. and there's an old saying here on wall ststet, as january goes, so goes the year for stocks. 70% of the time, that old saying is true. and we're now nearly halfway through january. gio benitez, abc news, new york. a navy investigation is under way to how those two --
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ended up in iranian captivity. after being released, the sailor sailors are now back with the american fleet. a military official says this video of an apology was staged in order to keep the crew safe. john kerry credits a critical role of diplomacy in ending the crisis peacefully. >> these are always situations which as everybody here knows, have an ability if not properly guided to get out of control. and i'm appreciative for the quick and appropriate response of the iranian authorities. >> as for the nuclear deal with iran, the international atomic energy agency is expected to announce tomorrow that all conditions have been met. that means a decades of sanctions on iran could be lifted as early as this weekend. >> and speaking about that incident, two republican presidential hopefuls are outraged over the entire encounter with iran. new jersey governor chris christie says the sailors temporary detention shows how
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for president obama. and marco rubio says they knew they could get away with it becauseppresident obama was in office. rubio vowed to get rid of the iran nuclear deal if he's elected president. >> well, the democratic race, hillary clintoto is stepping up her attacks on bernie sanders as polls actually show him gaining ground in iowa. the sanders campaign says the tactic is backfiring instead helping to raise millions in campaign funds. with more on the war of words, here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: with hillary clinton on the ropes in iowa and new hampshire, her family now out in force. bill and chelsea and hillary all over the airwaves. the target? bernie sanders. the new fight? over health care. >> senator sanders wants to dismantle obamacare, dismantle the chip program, dismantle medicare, dismantle private insurance. >> reporter: sanders outraged, saying his plan would do nothing of the sort. >> that is factually incorrect. and i hope the clinton campaign stops saying that. >> reporter: but on "gma,"
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>> that's exactly what he's proposed. okay, so, now, tell the american people how much that's going to cost them. >> reporter: clinton claiming it will mean a tax hike on the middle class. but team sanders digging into the vault, releasing this 1993 photo signed by clinton, thanking sanders for his commitment to real health care access for all americans. they also sent around this 2008 clip of clinton blasting her then-opponent barack obama. >> since when do democrats attack one another on universal health care? >> reporter: it wasn't that long ago that sanders was a challenger that clinton barely mentioned by name. now, she is not holding back. attacks that her campaign says we will see a lot more of. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. investigators in ohio now say a house fire and explosion that killed a family of four was arson. they've determined what caused the fire but they aren't offering any other details till
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investigation. neighbors say monday the blast shook homes throughout the area. the gas company says testing has confirmed there were no natural gas leaks coming from the home. emergency crews in idaho rescued two skiers after they got caught up in an avalanche. they had started their day at lookout pass, then moved to an area about five miles away. a spokesman from the local avalanche center claims the skiers ignored several warnings and triggered the snow slide. a helicopter airlifted them out. one suffered broken bones. a search is under way for a third person who may still be missing in all of that. the snow in the rockies isn't the own weather system that forecasters are watching today. >> many in the eastern half of the country are looking for relief from the freezing cold and accuweather's justin povick has the latest. good morning. >> thanks and good morning to you, as well. the cold is going to begin to ease its grip, its icy grips in the northeast over the coming g days. still some snow showers in the
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north and west of new york city, boston and into d.c. now, out west, we are concerned about some major snows over the higher terrain, but no big storminess in the central plains. notice along the gulf coast, there's going to be soaking showers from houston into southern louisiana. and then an even bigger storm system will come a aut later on this weekend one of which could produce heavy snow and also some heavy sleet into interior portions of central and northern new england. reena, kendis, back to you. >> thank you. portland, oregon is tired of being messed -- the mess left behind on its sidewalks by crows. so the city is going hi-tech way with a mobile device called a poop master 6,000. it's sort of like the zambonis that the hockey rinks use. >> except the problem that in the winter, birds like to roost in the trees and you know what that means down below. you'll find the poop master each weekday morning around 7:00 a.m. scrubbing the downtown transit mall.
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dollars a month to remove poop. >> but the residents say it is worth every cent . >> it's really a crappy situation for them. i understand. it's just, you know. >> we get it. >> it's the number two problem in all of portland. >> let's move on. dreaming of a better job. quitting all together, maybe last night's powerball winners will do just that. so who won the record jackpot and who went the greatest lengths for a chance at the $1.6 billion? >> and say it ain't so. 1 d on the outs? the rumors breaking hearst at the mere thought of a breakup. the sad news in "the skinny." >> you're really into 1 d. aren't you? >> i love my 1 d. >> yeah. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by resolve.d. >> yeah. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by resolve. (ugh.)
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oh, my god. >> well, this is newly released video showing a series of reckless maneuvers at a now closed madison, wisconsin driving school, including these pictures of a student driver slamming on the brakes, nearly ramming into a parked vehicle. told that student not to hit the brakes. the school was stripped of its license after a series of violations and complaints about instructors taking dangerous chances with students including using their personal cars for lessons. you won't pass with that one. >> no. >> so once again, if you bought a powerball ticket, you might want to check those numbers. >> ticket holders in at least three states have won last night's nearly $1.6 billion
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nnessee, and florida. here you see them, the lucky numbers. 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, the powerball is 10. yesterday's ticket sales meantime were described as being off the charts. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: what happens in vegas stays in vegas. unless you want a shot at the billion dollar powerball. it's the one indulgence you can't enjoy in sin city. so, people drive 40 miles from the strip to the lotto store at primm. it straddles the border between nevada and california. the bigger the jackpot -- >> keep the line moving, please. >> reporter: -- the longer the line. people have waited in this line for as long as five hours. it got so out of control that lottery officials had to send extra employees to help move it along. and everyone has big plans for their winnings. >> we're a a going to buy round trip tickets to the moon. >> i just heard hugh hefner's house, the playboy mansion is for sale for $200 million. >> reporter: okay. so many people hoping for luck, two bucks at a time. kayna whitworth, abc news, the
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so i did go to spend all of this on powerball. >> and how much is that? >> i don't know. quite a bit of singles. but what i didn't realize is that the cutoff was at 10:00 p.m. >> oh, kendis. >> i got there at 10:02. >> are you serious? >> yeah. >> so you didn't end up buying it? >> i didn't. >> you can look at it as your good fortune because nobody in new york won. >> well, true, but i could have won. >> you could look at it that way, as well. >> i'll go make some friends with these singles somewhere. >> when we come back, the countdown to this morning's release of the 2016 oscar nominations. >> big day. is there any truth to the rumor that one direction is taking a break? let's hope that's not true. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. and as a parent, it's even harder to hear that one in 5 of our kids struggles with hunger, especially when billions of pounds of good food are wasted every year.
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comedy or musical? it was neither of those. >> other favorites are the wall street documentary "the big short" and "spotlight" telling the story behind the boston globe's exposure of the massive child sex scandal and the cover-up within the boston catholic archdiocese. >> the nominations will be announced later this morning at 8:38 a.m. eastern time, 5:30 really pacific time. >> live on "gma." >> it will be live on "gma" and also live on abcnews.com streaming. > next tackling a new rumor about one direction. >> teenagers and even some adults, i'm not going to name any, have been freaking out all over twitter over rumors that the boy band sensation will be breaking up for good. 1 d had announced a hiatus in august and many of us didn't believe it. but yesterday, "us weekly" reported that breakup would be
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situation has told u.s. today there's no truth to that report. big board magazine also says nothing has changed since the hiatus announcement and that the band would comment soon. so stay tuned, folks. >> it's sad news coming three days after zayn's birthday, former boy band member there of 1 d. >> next big news for hip-hop. >> excuse me. i'm very excited. >> all choked up about it. >> they're widely accepted as one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time and yet, they've never won a single grammy. but that's about to change. run-d.m.c. is set to be honored this year with a lifetime achievement award at this year's 58th annual grammy awawas. cacayou rock it like thihi i can rock it like that >> those chains are off the hook. joseph "run" simmons, daryl "dmc" mcdaniels and the late
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will be honored for their contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. > also being given lifetime achievement awards is earth wind and fire and jefferson airplane. >> all well deserved, guys. >> and speaking of influential rap artists shaquille o'neal making headlines this morning or rather his son is. >> wait, did you hear that influential rap artist shaquille o'neal? >> you don't think he's a rap artist? >> well, maybe. >> the basketball phenom's son shareef has celebrated his 16th birthday party in style. he enjoyed a crazy sweet 16 thrown by his parents celebrity studded with 400 guests. >> the high point his two birthday presents a lamborghini a custotozed jeep wrangler. at 6'8", o'neal already has scholarship offers from major division i schools including ucla, baylor and usc. >> at 16, those are his wheels. >> yeah.
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calls and voice mails from luxury car dealers. and they were always trying to sell me or have me test drive a like a ferrari or a lamborghini. >> then this voice mail. >> sir mix-a-lot's phone number. you get somebody calling you about they are snoop dogg. they really are. >> turns out his new digits once belonged to sir mix-a-lot the man behind baby got back. >> sir mix-a-lot talking about the cellular switch out. >> he's probably getting some insane pictures and photos and strange happy birthday songs and all kind of stuff. so if he's a lawyer, if he sifts through those calls, he will find clients, trust me. >> and offering an a solution. >> just to help him off load some of this pressure, he can always forward the ladies pics to me.
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." winners in at least three states have won in last night's record-breaking powerball drawing of an estimated $1.6 billion. those tickets sold in california, tennessee, and florida. full details in just a moment. and police in indonesia say several people are dead in what they say are a series of terror attacks in downtown jakarta. explosions went off in a busy starbucks cafe followed by a long gun battle at a nearby police station. asian markets are down this morning after a big drop on wall street yesterday. it's the worst start to a new year ever for u.s. markets. despite a report showing modest economic growth. and oscar frenzy is shifting into high gear as we await the
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nominees later this morning. it could end up being a match-up between leo and matt. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, january 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going to get started this half hour with the breaking news that's been developing overnight. at least three people will share that giant powerball jackpot. winning tickets, of course, we know were sold in california, tennessee and florida. >> i'm glad it's split up, not just one person getting a prize. collect your numbers folks, 4-8, 19, 27, 34, powerball 10. david wright tracking the lotto fever. >> jackpot is approaching $1.6 billion. >> reporter: millions of americans tuned in to see the powerball drawing of the century. it is the number ten tonight. >> momentstsfter drawing, california lotto officials tweeted we have a winner in california.
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tweeted out almost immediately that we had a winner here in the golden state and that that winning ticket was sold in this 7-eleven. in chino hills. people rushed to the 7-eleven. there are hundreds of people. you can barely even move inside the 7-eleven itself. keep in mind this store gets a million dollars for selling the winning ticket and whoever takes home that money gets a big chunk of it because there are no taxes lontry winnings here in the state of california. everybody, loud and proud. >> yeaea >> reporter: someone will be claiming or sharing that jaw-dropping $1.5 billion jackpot. the largrgt the u.s. has ever seen. making this a $2 ticket to the 1% club. in theory at least. we indulged our inner billionaires shopping for cars. >> i could get used to this. >> reporter: and condos. >> see this.
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>> reporter: plenty of others were dreaming, too. all across americaca- >> i feel 100% confident. >> reporter: -- powerball pandemonium. >> it's not normal. it's been like insane. >> reporter: aspiring billionaires lining up patiently dreaming of instant wealth. >> the winner. >> we're getting the winner. >> this is the winner. >> reporter: in reality, your chance of winning is pretty much the same whether you buy a ticket or not according to walter hickey of 538. >> they say you can't win if you don't play. do you think that's a fair statement? >> i think it's a factually correct statement. i don't know if it constitutes a strategy. i guess that you're marginally increasing your probability of winning from zero to .000000001. i think that's enough zeros. there might be one more. >> reporter: so assuming like me you didn't win, take heart. your odds of winning the powerball were slim to none. your odds of being happy anyway are much, much better.
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york. #things we tell ourselves we didn't win the lotto. >> without a doubt. i'd be completely happier, i can assure you, if i had won one of those tickets or one of the drawings there. oh, well. >> it's biggest in the world. pretty impressive. i have to say, kayna won the jackpot there of the audience. pretty impressive. i tweeted her e-mailed her this morning to say did you win because she was kind of circulating throughout california covering this big story. >> yeah, and i got to tell you inside abc stuff is that we had reporters on stand by at teterboro, new jersey, reporters on stand by in california, ready to fly to the location. little did we know that it would be right there in the l.a. suburb, one of the locations. of course, we have some other winners in florida and tennessee, as well. >> okay. turning now to the latest on those ten american sailors held by iran. the group now at a u.s. military facility in qatar where they're being questioned.
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that we've seen of an apology staged in an effort to keep the sailors safe while in iranian hands. we get more now from abc's karla barguiarena. >> reporter: first broadcast on iranian tv, this video released by the same shows the terrifying moments the u.s. sailors endured while in iranian custody. you can see iranian soldiers boarding the u.s. boats. the american sailors with their hands up, their firearms being inspected by the iranians but they are safe and back florida -- and back in american custody. >> i also want to thank the iranian authorities for their cooperation and quick response. >> reporter: the quick response came 24 hours after two small boats piloted by the sailors allegedly drifted into iranian waters. they were traveling from kuwait to bahrain when the iranians say the navigation equipment on one of the boats failed, resulting in what they called "an
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>> it was a mistake that was our fault and we apologized for our mistake. >> these are always situations which, as everybody here knows, have an ability if not properly guided to get out of control. and i'm appreciative for the quick and appropriate response of the iranian authorities. >> reporter: the navy saying there are no indications any of the ten had been harmed while in custody. the quick resolution defused what could have been an international crisis. in just days, iran is expected to meet the terms of a nuclear deal created last summer with world powers in which $100 billion worth of sanctions could be lifted. karla barguiarena, abc news, new york. >> three americans on a humanitarian mission to honduras have been killed in a bus crash. two of the victims were students at columbia university in new york. the other was a nurse practitioner at the university
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the bus was taking the group back to the airport when it veered off a road down a ravine. images after the crash show the bus's tires appearing to be very worn. to flint, michigan now where residents are getting clean drinking water but there are new health concerns. the national guard is now going door to door offering residents bottled water or filters for their tap water. the city water supply has unsafe amounts of lead. however, that may also be responsible for an outbreak of legionnaires disease last year that killed ten people. the mexican actress who brokered sean penn's interview with el chapo is speaking out for the first time. the newly uncovered text messages show kate delcastillo had been communicating with el chapo for some time, even flirting with him. delcastillo sent out a text thanking fans for their support and not to believe everything they read. she added she will be sharing her story very soon. olympic gold medal skier, picabo street was arrested in
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charged with domestic violence assault. police say street called police after getting into a fight with her father. she claims he pulled her hair so she retaliated by pushing him down the stairs and locking him in the basement. police add this all took place in front of her three children. buffalo's impromptu moment to its severe winter weather is gone. the car completely frozen in lake water became a social media sensation. it's now being -- that was awesome, wasn't it? leaving behind parts of its icy shell, the crew used 350 pounds of ice melter to help break free the mitsubishi lancer and tow it away. looks pretty impressive. this belongs in aaron dale. true aaron dale. real life aaron dale. >> it is. hopefully it's not totaled. it looks like there may be some relief for those facing that bitter cold.
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accuweather meteorologist justin povick povick. morning to you, justin. >> reena, kendis, good morning to you, as well. we are tracking more cold. it's going to start to ease gradually throughout the northeast. snow showers continuing. we could see an inch or so especially well removed from the interstate 95 corridor. now heading in toward the south plains, concern for soaking showers and even some thunderstorms with travel delays from houston eastbound toward new orleans. reena, kendis, back over to you. >> justin, thank you. television newscasters these days us included a a full of reports about the frigid winter weather. they include shots of cars, skidding on icy roads, snow removal skiing and advice. there's only one thing we really need to know about this chicago reporter, kind of summed it up. >> it's dangerously cold. it's about 5 degrees right now. windchill about 15 to 20 below. don't be stupid. back to you. you want a full report.
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>> don't be stupid. >> yeah, that was nancy lu. they gave her a standing "o." you see there? the morning show anchors robin and larry on wgn. >> and she just pointed out this one cold person. but i would think one of the stupidest things that happens during cold, cold reports are reporters out there in the cold talking about the cold. >> they say that was her shortest report ever. yeah. >> no doubt. it's cold out here. back to you. all right. coming up, going to california. football fans experiencing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. it just depends on which city you live in and could there be other teams making the move to l.a.? >> but first, buyer beware as gas prices stay low and auto sales increase, could there be hidden issues with your new the new survey showing some unhappiness. you're watching "world news now."
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a dramatic scene as residents had to be rescued from a raging fire in prince georges county, maryland. witnesses say the blaze spread incredibly fast from one floor of the condominium complex to the next. two residents and two firefighters were hurt. everyone is expected to be okay. general electric is leaving the suburbs for the big city, the nation's biggest industrial company is moving headquarters from here in fairfield, connecticut to boston. massachusetts is offering tens of millions of dollars in incentives but ge also chose boston because it wants to become more digital and sees a better talent pool in that city. the move will only affect a few hundred workers. but one move that will impact hundreds is here at al jazeera america where it's going to be the end of the era. the cable news channel will go
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after two and a half years of operation, the company says its business model wasn't working. it never really found an audience and it says al jazeera says it will concentrate on expanding its digital news presence in the u.s. despite car sales in america coming off a record year, a new survey finds new car buyers are setting their own record. >> a new survey finds that 70% of those new car owners, well they're pulling out of the car lots with apparently buyer's remorse. here's abc's clayton sandell.
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more than 17 million new cars depreciates by about 11%, just as sooooas you drive it off the lot. so, consider buying used. but here's what's apparently not a mistake, buying a car in a bright or unusual color. the experts tell us, they're cheaper and they hold their value longer. clayton sandell did, abc news, littleton, colorado. >> and you get laughed at by all of your friends going what are you doing with a canary yellow car. >> i would go for the orange one though. >> i'm sure your driving habits are fantastic. >> why do you say that? >> i don't know. yoyojust seem like a woman. >> i'm a good driver. >> who drives to work every day. >> i'm a good driver.
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>> pretty much. i would not allow her to be my uber driver. >> i don't think i've had a speeding ticket in years. >> really? yeah. i've had children. i shaped up. coming up, a big shake-up though in the nfl. >> after a two-decade drought, l.a. might soon be home to two teams. reaction from fans next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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hello again to los angeles. and they may soon be followed by the san diego chargers but fans are none too pleased. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: the rams are heading back to los angeles. a homecoming l.a. fans have been waiting for when the team packed its bags after the 1994 season and moved to st. louis. >> the great wrong perpetrated 21 years ago has now been righted. >> reporter: with two dueling l.a. stadium proposals also involving potential moves by the san diego chargers and oakland raiders, nfl owners approved the rams' move to this billion dollar inglewood stadium. >> that had the facilities that would really bring a new kind of fan experience to the nfl and to los angeles. >> reporter: leaving fans heart broken in st. louis. >> it hurts. >> it's just depressing to see a team that i loved and poured all my sundays into for years just leave. >> reporter: st. louis's mayor even accusing the nfl of putting greed above loyalty. >> fans are commodities to be
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suit the league's purposes. >> reporter: as part of the deal, the chargers now have the option to relocate to los angeles, too. >> we have a fresh start. and let's talk about that. >> reporter: if san diego doesn't leave, the door then opens for the raiders to possibly move to l.a. either way, the rams have a new home in 2016 likely playing at the coliseum till the new stadium is built. that new stadium is expected to open in 2019. if the chargers and raiders stay put, the nfl is promising each team $100 million to improve their current stadiums. reena and kendis? >> the stadium's already under way now in inglewood. >> it is under way. that's right near the airport. it will be the biggest thing to happen to that part of l.a. since the lakers moved down to the staples center. but hoping the chargers stay in san diego. >> you want them to stay. >> it would be great. does california have more rams than missouri? that really should be the big debate. >> it doesn't matter.
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ditch the misery. let's end this. okay. we're t-minus 30 days away from v day, the most romantic day of the year. >> who knew there was a countdown to it. >> there always is. >> if you're already feeling left out because you don't have a valentine as yet, take heart. there's still time to get your game on. abc's kayna whitworth now on some tips for snagging a sweetheart. >> reporter: standing out in the crowd of more than 40 million people in the u.s. who are currently dating online might seem impossible. but 25-year-old makeup artist lauren seems to have cracked the code. >> i was receiving around 35
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>> deemed the most messaged new york women on okay cupid, she chronicles dating woes and wins in her new book "popular." >> i still don't get texts returned but i get a lot of people asking me how do i get more messages. >> reporter: now she's revealing her tried and true formula for the most eye catching profile pictures. tip one, use a selfie. >> lighting is everything when you're taking a selfie. the best angle is a little above your eye line and make sure you're looking into the camera. >> tip number two, post a photo that can start a conversation. >> not only do i have a picture wearing like a hockey jersey but i write it in my interests. so a lot of guys can relate to that. >> reporter: for tip three, her secret weapon. a dating app called the grade which she is a paid spokesperson for actually rates your photos. >> as you set a photo as your main picture, it will gather actual data that shows you what the response rate is for that photo.
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it comes to love online, this pro says stay true to yourself. >> you should just go in being you and just don't take it too seriously. >> reporter: kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. > well, when you look like that, it's easy. >> she is beautiful. you're right. she is. yeah. >> just apply a lot of filter to your photos and it works. >> or don't do it all like me. send people postcards. snail mail. >> i don't know that it will work. >> on my dating sites, i use t.j.'s photo and hope that will help better than this one. >> no, you don't. no, you don't. >> no success. >> it is kind of hard in this digital era dating online. you've got to get the right photo down, the right moments captured on instagram. too much pressure.
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