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a school bus in north carolina nearly added more to the toll. it's the tornado watches and warnings overnight in texas, louisiana, mississippi that have southerners really worried. right now, you mentioned the southerners, the storm is sitting over the south, but as today progresses, it will move toward the coast, bringing heavy snow across appalachians and mid-atlantic region. the heaviest snowfall will be from northern virginia to southern connecticut. >> states of emergrgcy have been declared in tennessee, north carolina, virginia, maryland and pennsylvania, as well as parts of other states. the snow likely to shut down highways. amtrak will be operating on a modified schedule for the next few days. when you're talking about the air, airlines have already canceled more than 2200 flights today. the federal government offices in washington are shut down at noon. >> so many people are getting ready for the big storm. stocking up and already
here's abc's. >> reporter: millions of americans are preparing for a winter storm of epic proportion. this storm in chesapeake, virginia,,orced to limit the amount of snow supplies each customer could purchase. >> the faster thing has been snow shovels. we're down to the last few of them, which is like three or four. >> reporter: this d.c. trader joe's supermarket, only allowing ten shoppers in at a time. is it all too much? the director of the nation's weather forecasting agency said preparation is important to save lives. >> we're talking about a potentially paralyzing storm. >> reporter: it is a message that resonates with parents in north carolina, furious after a school bus filled with students nearly slid into a river. luckily, no one was injured. >> it started going side ways down the hill. i kind of screamed a little bit. my heart was a little bit in my knees, in my feet. >> r rorter: here in the nation's capital in what's predicted to be the heart of the storm, after wednesday's relatively minor snowfall caused major accidents, the stakes now are even higher.
now forecasters are predicting the possibility of tropical storm-force winds here in the nation's capital, threatening to bring all this traffic to a complete standstill. lana zak, abszc news, washington. >> it's a big, big concern. particularly in the district. the forecast is changing. i was watching some 11:00 newscasts last night from wjla down there. they are mentioning now that 2 feet, they'd be lucky if they only get 2 feet. >> that's a lot because it shuts down for whatever reason when it snows. you know this. >> absolutely. it shuts down on a regular day, on a rainy day. the city is shutting down. the metro is close down for 48 hours, which is unprecedented and a lot of people are hoping for the best. >> absolutely. we know one of our producers in the washington, d.c. bureau sent an e-mail yesterday afternoon saying his 25-minute commute to virginia took him something like 2 1/2, 3 hours.
2-inch snowstorm they had. you know, one good thing, there's a little silvlv lining, talking about the district to all these storm clouds, for the first time in decades sledding hill. >> oh, i didn't know you weren't allowed to do is that. >> yeah. apparently it was against the law. >> did they send someone out to regulate that? >> the capitol police. >> that's right. >> now they've been told not to enforce it. >> wow. and they said the change hasn't happened in washington, d.c.? >> there you go. >> change has happened. >> it did take an act of congress, literally -- >> to allow that. >> to instructions to the police force to look the other way, are included in an appropriateions bill. >> that's hilarious. that's great. democrats and republicans working together. >> there must be pork attached to that. someone is getting an airport in the middle of men pennsylvania.
the epa says it will take over lead sampling in the city after blasting state and local officials for their handling of the crisis. the regional epa director who oversaw flint has resigned. in the meantime, officials in michigan say they're still unsure whether the contatanated ter is linked to a sudden increase in the number of legionnaires cases. the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in oregon may be coming to an end. the arm group's leader has started talking to the fbi about a way to resolve the sandoff. ammon bundy says the group will not escalate the situation. the occupation has been going on, as you know, for three weeks. shakeup in the democratic presidential race. bernie sanders has jumped eight points in a new poll of iowa caucus voters. clinton even admits she may be
cecilia vega is on the campaign trail. >> reporter: in the home stretch of iowa, hillary clinton acknowledging her stark reality, she could lose iowa and new hampshire, but she is not giving up. >> it's not whether you get knocked down. it's whether you get back up. and i can tell you, as long as there is work to do and people to help, i'm not going to quit. >> she also turned up the heat on bernie sanders. >> do you believe the american people are ready to elect a socialist as president of the yas? united states? >> it's up to the voters. i know a number of democrats, people i highly respect, are concerned and are expressing that concern to me, to journalists and others. >> reporter: from sanders, confidence. >> if we do well in both of those states, i think, my friends, we're looking at one of the great political upsets in modern history of the united states of america. >> reporter: the vermont senator also dropping this ad, a simon and garfunkel throwback to the
america and sanders just now came out swinging saying in a statement, quote, clinton's lead is evaporating here in iowa and we panicking. the gloves are off in this race. cecilia vega, abc news, vinton, iowa. >> we know where to get sweet corn there in vinton, iowa. stocks higher on wall street thanks to rising oil prices. the markets made up some of their losses. the dow jones industrial average was up, s&p about 10 points. crude prices moved above $30. the european central bank says it will review its monetary policy. average long-term mortgage rates fell for the third straight week. the average for a 30-year fixed rate loan wawa 3.81%. other mortgages were also lower. recruiting site says are the
you better polish off your computer skills. >> number four is engagement manager, which has nothing to do with weddings and everything to do with getting team members to work together. >> okay. >> third on the list is solutions architect. what does that mean? >> i don't know. >> sounds very complicated. number two is tax manager. obviously, you got to love numbers, so those of us in journalism are out. >> and according to glassdoor, the number one job right now is data scientist. >> so, tell your kids, focus on math and science. >> so, astronaut, rock star, ballplayer didn't make the list. >> you know what else didn't make the list? >> journalist. >> yeah. >> we didn't. >> that really surprised us. >> we're happy, aren't we? >> crickets. coming up -- we're getting geared up for a blizzard right here in our studio. >> nobody warned me about this one. >> i know. >> you don't want to miss this, apparently. but first, that shocking video a toddler in the middle of
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image from a police dash cam in oregon. that's a 2-year-old boy running down the middle the highway. the deputy able to pick up the boy just as that huge tractor/trailer comes by. wow, that's a close call. the toddler apparently slipped away during a family gathering. the parents had been frantically searching. there were no criminal charges filed and the sheriff's department released a video, not to are distracted while driving. >> how could the kid get a -- >> the toddler, they're young, not rationale, not thinking. it's every parents' worst nightmare. >> i'll put a hook on my kids. >> a leash? >> yeah. >> i did have one of those. i usually use them in airports. they're very good. people give you weird looks, though. >> they do. but you can understand why. thousands of child carseats are being recalled because of a safety hazard. britax is recalling more than
the handles can break. the b-safe 35 travel system made between october 2014 and july of last year. full details on our website, abcnews.com. we turn to an urgent health alert over the zika virus. >> it's a tarl danger to pregnant women as it's linked to a serious birth defect and the latest map shows the number of cases in the u.s. is growing. >> all of those cases were contracted while traveling to particular global hot spots. the cdc is now warning women to stay away y om. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest. >> reporter: the new warning about the dangerous virus leading to a flurry of concerned patients. >> monday morning we got about ten phone calls. >> reporter: lindsey mitchell traveled to mexico, one of 20 hot zones when she was 20 weeks pregnant before the cdc issued the warning, telling pregnant women to stay away.
on vacation, i've now put my baby at risk. >> reporter: doctors say the symptoms for most people, fever, rash, joint pain, are mild and pass without incident. the concern for an expecting mom, life-threatening brain damage in the baby. >> the results can be really catastrophic for a family, so that's why we are being so careful. >> reporter: there are no vaccines to prevent it and no drugs to treat zika virus infection. doctors say anyone who has traveled to the countries with the virus and has the symptoms should be tested. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> that's frightening for many parents and anybody traveling. it's been mild and only causes symptoms in one in five people. >> but it's so -- it's one of those fears you have when you're pregnant that something could go wrong like that. apparently disease specialists in brazil are saying this virus
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>> reporter: the world's hottest tee mail comedian, accused of stealing jokes from other funny women. take this new bit from her hbo special "live at the apollo". >> i'm old school. i think the guy should pay on the first day for sex. >> reporter: not unlike wendy's stand-up 20 years. >> maybe i'm old-fashioned but i like it when the guy pays for sex. i mean that. >> reporter: or this skit from schumer's comedy spral show about a new diet and exercise plan. >> they knock it out of your stupid mouth. >> reporter: compare that to kathleen madigan's stand up. >> you have enough money to pay a man to stand there and slap it out of your mouth before you put it in your mouth. >> reporter: wendy told us, i believe it was an honest mistake.
of joke-stealing are no laughing matter. >> they're self-policing sort of community of artists and your jokes are your currencies. >> reporter: schumer is defending herself online and on the air waves on the jim norton advice show podcast. >> i'm being accused of stealing jokes and i wanted to come and talk to you about it and clear my name, because i would never, ever do that. and i never have. >> reporter: she's even vowed to take a polygraph and air the results on her show. comedy doesn't usually depend on the cliffhanger, but this one might. david wright, abc news, new york. >> well, coming up, the kid who tried to call in their own snow days.
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this morning on "world news now," the blizzard moving in. more than 2 feet of snow set to dumpb on the mididtlantic region. and major flooding expected along the coastlines. schools closed today and government offices shutting down early. we're live with the latest storm predictions. the war of words heating up on the republican campaign trail. donald trump calling his nemesis a nervous wreck and ted cruz is suggesting that trump's priorities are all wrong. and new this half hour, flying while drunk. >> a former alaska airlines pilot has been arrested after landing his plane at an l.a. area airport. conviction on the charge could mean 50 years in prison. the full story straight ahead. and it's apparently official. miley cyrus and liam are now re-engaged after taking a break from each other for more than two years. those details straight ahead in "the skinny." it's friday, january 22nd.
this is "world news now." 75 million people are being affected by the powerful winter storm. you prepared? >> i'm almost rerey. i have to do some shopping. a lot of people are prepared. many of the shelves are empty. >> good luck. >> we'll have some images on that later on. in the nation's capital, of course, already reeling from wednesday night's mild snowstorm. well, it is now getting ready. the city government there promising to do a better job at clearing the streets but schools, well, they're out today in washington. and some of its suburbs as well. the metro system, it's not going to run this entire weekend. federal offices will close today at noon. >> here in new york city, they are ready to keep the big apple, 6,000 miles of roads open during the storm. the sanitation department already placing plows and salt spreaders around the city for a quick response. new york city schools are open.
until tomorrow morning. so many people are anxious. >> we talk about 75 million. it's a wide-reaching storm. many in the tennessee area that's going to expect a lot of snow as well. new jersey, by the way, is actually expected to get more snow than new york city. but also a major worry are flooding and beach erosion. you see this. there's a voluntary evacuation under way in at least one jersey shore community. crews have been building up the dunes to help keep them safe. >> this storm system already pounding the south with heavy rain and sleet. there are even tornado watches along the gulf coast overnight. >> it's going to be a miserable day to travel. we'll get more from abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: the storm everyone is watching on the east coast is frightening those in the south, with tornado watches, across texas, louisiana, and mississippi. >> we have two threats here. the first is the chance of severe weather.
in north carolina, several ambulances responded to this accident on a slippery highway that put at least one driver in the hospital. on the way home in the light snow wednesday night, two drivers died in crashes. and police don't think either of them were speeding. >> awful. almost wrecked. >> reporter: parents are still furious that schools weren't closed after a school bus filled with students nearly slid slew a river. everyone is okay. sideways down the hill. bit. my heart was a little in my knees, in my feet. >> reporter: the storms are already forcing airlines to scramble. 945 flights are canceled today. that number could grow to 2,000. at least 200,000 passengers will have to figure it out over the next three days. most of the major airlines are showing sympathy for passengers. delta, for example based here, is allowing passengers to change their tickets for free and offering refunds for
are delayed. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> you rarely see airlines doing that when weather is the reason for delays. >> when it's this much of an impact, they've got to do it. >> who gets how much will depend exactly on which path the storm follows. >> let's get the latest from accuweather justin povick joining us live right now. good morning, justin. >> good morning to you. this is a very, very intense storm. a dangerous storm that is already starting to convert. we are concerned more in the short term about severe weather and heavy rain but later on this afternoon, later on this evening, it starts to creep up the coast. d.c., richmond, we'r'rnow concerned about heavy snow, especially as we get toward the latter half of the day. as you can see on the snow map, we're talking 1 to 2 feet. again, this could be a system that rivals the '96 blizzard, rivals the super storm of '93, at least in some areas, in
those will be quite severe as well. some of the most severe impacts we have seen since sandy. >> justin, it does seem as if the models are changing a little bit or coming into fine-tuning. it seems as if the impact on the nation's capital could be bigger than we expected at the start of this week. >> you know, that's right, exactly. we are looking at a storm system that will be feeding off the really warm atlantic waters and throwing back a ton of moisture from richmond to d.c. again, i would not be surprised if somebody receives over 2 feet of snow before it's all said and done. that's gridlock, enough to shut down many areas. >> that's incredible. justin povick at accuweather. we really appreciate it. thank you so much. he will keep us posted again in our next half hours. it's really remarkable. there's always a joke saying, don't eat the yellow snow. >> yeah. >> apparently they're saying, don't eat the white snow, too. >> what's in white snow? >> little do you know. scientists say there are a lot of exhaust fumes from cars that
and can actually be, you know, impacted -- affect the snow you eat. so they're telling children, don't go out and eat the white snow. some people do that. they like to do that. >> this is an important health alert. >> that's why we keep you up at night. give you the health alerts everyone else misses. >> i just got done eating the yellow snow and now you're telling me i can't do the white snow either? >> and also there's pink snow. seriously, pink snow is red algae in the environment that goes in and they said it can actually -- how can i put this politely. give you the runs. you should never. it causes diarrhea. any sort of colored snow, red, white or yellow, do not eat or consume. >> boy, you're a buzz kill. next you'll say white castle does that to me, too. how about a war of words between two bffs we know so well, donald trump and ted cruz. it sounds like a trash-talking match at a wrestling game.
moment and now he's going down. the latest polls back that up, actually, showing trump still holding a solid lead. but cruz is firing his own shots suggesting to our george stephanopoulos that trump's priorities are all wrong. >> is he qualified to be commander in chief? >> that's a determination the american people are making. i would suggest the next commander in chief, instead of living or dying by the daily polls or latest twitter storm, should focus on identifying our enemies, lisisning to the expert advice of generals and admirals and national experts and doing whatever is necessary to keep this country safe. >> you can hear more from george's interview with cruz later on "good morning america." well, the department of homeland security is making major changes to the visa waiver program, cracking down on
countries -- iran, iraq, sudan and syria. under the new rules, europeans who have dual citizenships with one of those countries or have visited in the last five years will be under increased scrutiny. the changes prompted by the paris attacks. former pilot has been arrested for flying a plane while drunk. david arntson has been released on bail and ordered back to court next month according to court documents, he was randomly tested for drugs and alcohol when he landed in orange county. he has since retired from the airline. conviction on this charge could mean 15 years behind bars. federal officials say a record number of airline passengers were caught last year trying to take guns on planes. most of the weapons were loaded. the tsa says more than 2,600 firearms were found in carry-on bags. that's a 20% increase over the previous year. dallas/ft. worth airport led the
>> wow. and here's something every beginning musician's parents can relate to, the first recital. it's music to their ears, right? but this boy brings something special to. >> look at this kid and listen to him there. you got to love that. you know, however he sounds. he's like, i owned that. yes! on top of that, he makes a good exit off stage. >> this is awesome. >> then what happened was -- >> no. oh, my goodness. >> we don't know who the kid is, but it is starting to go viral. >> it's like, i love the confidence. >> the confidence. >> it's like, fist pump. now! michael jackson moonwalk, moonwalk. >> and then face plant. >> oh! >> i assume the kid is okay. >> i know. >> his ego, not so much right now. >> that's the horrible thing about social media, that video will be there foer.
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police in south florida releasing this surveillance tape of two women they say drugged and robbed two men. the suspects and their alleged victims met at a bar and went back to one of the victim's homes. the women allegedly made the men a drink. they woke up the next morning to find their rolex watches missing along with five other watches that were supposedly kept in a safe. >> wow. well, add one more hollywood a-lister to the growing list of critics taking aim at what necessity in this year's class of oscar nominees. >> actor will smith sat down with our own robin roberts saying he will honor his wife's call for a boycott of this years academy awards. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: will smith, known for smashing box office records is now using his stardom to shake up hollywood. >> it's a systematic bias that needs to be addressed across the industry. >> reporter: smith says his decision to not attend the oscars this year isn't about his
"concussion." in fact, he told robin roberts he initially didn't know his wife jada pinkett smith posted a video saying she planned not to attend. >> i will not be at the academy awards. >> this is not about a couple not going to a party. you know, this is about children that are going to sit down and they're not going to see themselves represented. >> reporter: smith says the all-white acting nominees up for oscars for the past two years is the by-product of nearly all white executives at the major hollywood studios. >> there's very few people of color in the room when the decisions are made for what films get the green light. >> reporter: the academy plans to meet next week to discuss what measures to take in response to all the criticism. linsey davis, abc news, new york.
for the movie that's coming out this halloween, "boo! a madea halloween" by tyler perry. tyler perry movie could get a nomination. best makeup? >> oh. you know, it's such a serious issue. to the heart of the matter, a lot of people criticize stars like george clooney who have come out, been very vocal speaking out against this but also said, is it possible you could stand up a little more and maybe, you know, tell hollywood, let's do this role with a minority in the lead as opposed to somebody who's white. but at what point can you really push that? is that something -- >> will and jada have a lot of money, have a lot of influence and they have their own production company, so why not make some quality movies? >> i don't think people realize how hard it is, though, to get to that level. even though they are at that level to push and get things into theaters. >> they have a lot of money. >> you think money buys
topping our headlines this morning, the wedding back on for miley and liam. >> after weeks of speculation, the rumors have been confirmed. miley cyrus and liam hemsworth are officially engaged again. the couple hasn't exactly gone public but they were spotted together as australia music festival over the holiday. since then, cyrus has been seen wearing the engagement ring that she and hemsworth co-designed back in 2012. that face, though. >> they called off their engagement back in september of 2013 after dating since early 2009. a source tells e! online miley never got over liam and hopes they can pick up right where they left off. we wish them good luck. >> yeah, good for them. wedding bells, not wrecking balls, will soon be ringing for mariah carey.
described fairytale romance, she is now engaged to billionaire william packer. no date has been set but we're hearing her engagement ring weighs in around 35 carats. that's roughly the size of a ping pong ball, kendis. >> wow. the couple has been dating for about a year they first met at a movie premiere in aspen. this will be the third marriage for both of them. their blended family will have five children. >> wow. a lot of christmas stockings. >> that's a lot of carat from them. good for her. >> wish her good luck. jennifer lopez kicked off her headlining las vegas residency. >> she's been preparing it for a month at planet hollywood resort and casino. she performed before a sold out star-studded crowd that included
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headline we're following on "world news now." >> resident of the east coast between washington and new york are bracing for a monster snowstorm. more than a foot of snow expected in some parts, as well as high wind, coastal flooding and beach erosion. full details ahead. more than 20 dead in somalia. gunmen of al shabab had taken over a beachfront restaurant in mogadishu. and stormed the restaurant. bernie sanders charging ahead of hillary clinton in the polls, he's touting his sweeping, no deductible, no co-pay health plan. clinton says he's out of touch with reality. gop front-runners exchange barbs. donald trump says cruz is going down cruz says trump is too much twitter, not enough policy, all while republicans argue over which candidate would inflict less harm on the party. those are some of our top
22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. we begin this half hour for preparations for the blizzard of 2016. washington, d.c., mayor, promises the city will do a better job of snow removal and keeping the roads open than they did the other night. >> she's saying this because this was the scene with only 1 1/2 inches of snow. this is in a suburb of d.c. there. it was a mesall around there. more than a foot of ay. >> schools in washington and suburbs will be closed today. most area schools expect students to log in and keep up with their studies. federal offices close at noon and the city's metro system won't operate saturday and sunday. i can't remember the last time they did that. >> it's been a while. as you can see from the radar, there are some strong storms coming into the entire eastern
there are tornado watches along the gulf coast and a mix of precipitation moving north. >> we're talking tens of millions of americans keeping an eye on the weather. with more, here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: with a major storm bearing down and early tests failed. all the spinning, sliding, smashing, turning the nation's capital into a nightmare. pedestrians, too. watch this woman. highways became parking lots. sitting in his car, will lee powerless as another vehicle comes sliding and slamming into him. not once, but twice. but now up to 2 feet of snow and blinding winds are hours away. that first snow was no surprise. it was forecasted, but local governments didn't treat many of the roads. our local station got stuck. >> there's actually kind of a sheen of ice down here.
so, vehicles probably didn't realize that and there's just crashes all over the place. >> reporter: slick roads and not enough snow crews working, leading to an embarrassed mayor. >> we are very sorry for inadequate response. >> reporter: not reassuring with this even bigger blast, a blizzard, quickly approaching the mid-atlantic. expected to paralyze the region. which is why salt trucks were being loaded a full day before the big storm. and it's not just snow. the chief meteorologist at our station wpvi in philadelphia says this could be the biggest storm since sandy. >> for the delaware and jersey beaches, this will be the greatest test since hurricane sandy. 65-mile-an-hour winds, 20-foot wave the creating coastal flooding. inland, blizzard, near whiteout conditions. >> reporter: in belmar, new jersey, heavy equipment moving sand, creating a barrier to the coastal surge. >> anybody need cell phones? >> reporter: the rush is on at hardware stores. lines for shovels and snow melt. are you set now? >> that's eight. two more coming, that will make ten.
the warning is out. this storm could be a monster. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> how much of a monster will this storm be? >> that's the question many people are asking. accuweather accuweather's justin povick is on the line with the answer and the forecast. how is it looking? >> good morning. this is already a monster. as you can see on the radar, some very, very dangerous thunderstorms crossing through far northwestern. the 73-mile-an-hour wind gusts most recently reported in pensacola. as we shift north and eastbound we're starting to get reports of sleet, also mixing with ice toward charlotte. it's just a matter of time before we start to see those big impacts around d.c. we expect those later on this afternoon. significant snowfall amounts. we're talking storm total amounts of 1 to even 2 feet of snow. but then we have to talk about the impacts at the coastline. again, 20-foot waves. a serious storm surge. this will rival the impacts felt from sandy.
precipitation and the wind. again, this system covering a lot of real estate. >> accuweather's justin povick with the forecast. we appreciate it. thank you so much. >> the real question is, how much food do you need at this point? a lot of store shelves are empty at this point. >> yep. >> did you stock up? >> i sur ugsth for my slow er. i stocked up with marshmallows and chocolate chips and graham crackers to make s'mores and the thencked up the liquor cabinet. >> so the kids will have a sugar high and you'll have a certain buzz. so, that's the costco right there in arlington, virginia. >> wow. >> and it is quite busy with traffic. and this is basically how d.c. is approaching this storm right now.k at thishos of -- >> oh! milk and bread, that's really all you need.
>> and some eggs. >> you could do french toast, you can do grilled cheese. >> seriously, i've seen so many photos from d.c. area, philadelphia area, who will be hit hard as well, and the stores are fairly buried so far. >> you're the single guy in the city, i'm the mom with two kids in the suburbs and i've gone grocery shopping every day this week. >> i haven't yet. >> every day out of fear. i'm curious to know, this week to total up people's grocery bills because it's apocalyptic for everyone. >> it's a good thing for the stores. >> that's true. >> let's move on right now. we should say it is a happy homecoming for one of the recently freed americans held in iran. former marine amir hekmati greeted a crowd of well wishers in flint, michigan. he made a brief statement saying he would share most of his experiences later. >> i'm standing here, healthy, and with my head held high. so i'm glad to be here. i appreciate everyone's support once again. >> convicted by an iranian court
in 2012, he was later retired a lesser charge. he spent more than four years in prison before being freed last weekend. >> a l ootf excited people to see him come home. greece's coast guard says at least 21 people have died in two separate sinkings of boats smuggling migrants. off two greek islands overnice. dozens have survived. a search and rescue operation is under way for more potential survivors. at least five children were among the dead. officials say two human smugglers were arrested right after the drowning. macedonian authorities reopened their borders to migrants and refugees heading north to wealthier european countries but they were only letting in people who stated final destinations were germany or austria. about 1,700 people were stranded for up to two days in freezing temperatures at greece's northern border with macedonia. an oklahoma judge is showing no mercy to a former police
women he was supposed to protect, handing down a sentence of 263 years to be served con connecticut sectively. it's a small measure of justice for the victims, including the grandmother who turned him in. abc's pierre thomas has the details. >> reporter: form officer daniel holtzclaw led to court in handcuffs, and inside receiving a sentence to fit his horrific crimes. his eyes closed in court as a judge condemned him to 263 years in prison. this is holtzclaw when he was first convicted. >> the defendant is guilty of the crime. >> reporter: bursting into tears, guilty of assaulting and raping eight women during his patrols as a cop. the attacks had gone on for months, with many of the victims poor and black, with criminal records, afraid to come forward. >> i was scared. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: that was until he abused this neighborhood grandmother. >> he picked the wrong lady to stop that night. >> reporter: it was a jury that recommended the 263-year sentence. the judge agreed, showing no mercy.
an oklahoma bank president has been shot to death during a robbery attempt. officials say a man walked into patterson. another employee was injured. he was later killed in a shootout with troopers. scary moments for workers at the los angeles zoo. one employee fell into the on a sprinkler system. he was later rescued by the fire department. zoo officials say the four gorillas were in their bedrooms and the worker was never in any danger. so, people on the streets here in new york city did more than a few double-takes when they saw a cow on the loose in queens. >> is this real? >> the runaway bovine -- yeah -- must have sensed impending doom, escaping from a local meat market. it avoided capture for q a whuntil police managed to corral it inside a parking
nypd selfie. >> oh, i hope he escaped. i hope he doesn't have to -- >> that he's not dinner yet. poor guy. >> maybe he just didn't have enough milk for the snowmageddon coming this weekend. >> but how about that selfie? a slightly more dangerous critter rattling a florida family -- of course it's florida -- waking up to find a crocodile in their swimming pool. >> what's wrong with that? >> so, the homeowners had just moved from -- south from pennsylvania, not realizing they had a squatter. it languished in the pool until wildlife workers came to remove it and return it to its native habitat. >> it's a crocodile. us florida folks, they just came to say hello. just keep a healthy distance, that's all. >> i would be moving back immediately. >> it is scary but it happens very often in florida, i will say as a resident floridan all my life. >> let's be honest. a whole lot of crazy stuff happens in florida. >> i know.
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start of the season. the patriots are getting out of new england for tomorrow's game in denver. or for sunday's game. the pats are always pretty intense in their game prep, but especially so for this qb. >> there's no player off our team that i have any more respect for than peyton manning. so, you know, his preparation, his consistency, his skills, i would never, ever underestimate him under any circumstances. >> coach belichick is pumped about it. but manning has had arm trouble all season. he missed six games and has thrown 17 interceptions. compared to just nine touchdowns. it should be a classic match-up between manning and brady. their 17th time going at each other. the nfl is also making some historic news off the field with a woman breaking through the grass ceiling and becoming the league's first full-time nfl female coach. >> i'm super psyched.
the female athlete. >> and 2016 is the year of the male athlete. no? >> no. >> kathryn smith is doing great. her promotion comes after more than a decade of really dedicated work in the league and dross her high praise. here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: the nfl making history. the buffalo bills tweeting the revolutionary news. breaking: kathryn smith is the bills' new special teams quality control coach. the first full-time female nfl coach. the new coach started as an intern for the new york jets in 2003. spending 12 seasons with the team, working her way up to be an assistant to head coach rex ryan. ryan sending smith his well wishes saying, kathryn smith is going to do an outstanding job, based on her knowledge and strong commitment. i'm excited and proud for her with this opportunity. smith is the latest woman to make strides in the world of sports. just last year, the nfl breaking down boundaries by bringing the first ever female ref, sara
>> put your guard up. put your guard up. >> reporter: the nba making huge strides in 2014 when they hired becky hammon, the first female assistant coach in the league's history. >> i'm just incredibly grateful, obviously, for the organization. >> reporter: as for kathryn smith, football and female fans alike all seem on board. with tweets reading, love this and, about time. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> look forward to the day this isn't news and it's just the norm. >> that's absolutely right. also for women who don't -- who aren't really into the nfl, i would watch these games now just to see her. i'm quite curious. coming up, breaking the century barrier. >> meet the man who has been cutting hair professionally since before the great depression and he's still going strong. that's next. you don't want to miss it. >> announcer: "world news now"
abc stations. why don't you get a haircut and get a real job so, over the years we've done a lot of amazing stories on senior citizens remaining active well into their 90s and beyond. but wait until you meet anthony mancinelli, who has been named the oldest working barber in the world. >> he lives an hour north of new york city and he's been on the job since calvin coolidge was in office.
rob nelson has his story. >> reporter: every barber shop or salon is a community. but not every community has an elder statesman like anthony mancinelli. >> hours don't matter to me. i don't get tired really. just -- i keep going. >> reporter: you're looking at the snips and clips of a barber who's been at this since the age of 12. in just in just a few weeks he'll turn 105. what are you going to do on the day of your birthday, march 2nd? how are you going to celebrate? >> come to work. >> reporter: his mind and eyes still sharp, his smile still wide. his hands still steady. >> does a professional job. he's a master barber. >> reporter: it's his work at fantastic cuts in new windsor that gives anthony purpose and peace. his 79-year-old son watching on. >> it's amazing. it's hard to believe he's still going. he's in better shape than i am. >> reporter: he's already been recognized by the state and by
records as the world's oldest barber. anthony still works at least five days a week. still drives, lives alone and still cuts his own hair. >> i cut it last night. how is it? >> beautiful! >> reporr: for more than 90 years and through generations of customers, anthony has relied on his hands. as for retirement, he relies on faith. >> the only one that holds the secret is the man above. >> reporter: the styles and tools of the trade, of course, have all changed, but anthony's simple grace remains timeless. >> oh, working, keeps you young. i says, it keeps you young. >> reporter: rob nelson, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> all right. what a wonderful story. we should point out rob nelson joins us with more on this. rob, you say he's been cutting hair since the 1920s? since grace coolidge was first lady?... it's easy for me cause look at her.
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it is time now for insomniac theater. we are all pumped about the movies, two new movies opening at the box office this weekend. >> rob is going to remain silent. he doesn't want to voice his opinion for the segment. >> just look pretty. >> we'll start off with the "fifth wave" starring 16-year-old casey sullivan trying to survive in a world devastated by several waves of an alien invasion. >> looks real. >> the odyssey satellite received images of an object moving past mars. >> it's right over us. >> i want to see. >> i didn't know it then, but that was the last normal day of my life. >> we have reason to believe there's an imminent threat to this locations. >> stay with your sister. >> the waves have begun. >> start coordinated attacks on
>> rotten tomatoes giving it a splat. only 29%. variety's eddy cockrell calls it an effective decent post-apocalyptic young adult world in the balance survival guide. >> that's not bad. >> harry windsor wasn't impressed writing another week, another plucky teenage girl with the fate of the world on her shoulders, buffeted by smoldering glances from two strong yet sensitive young men. >> wow, he's bitter. and speaking of young men, up next, zac efron takes his abs on a raunchy road trip with robert de niro in "dirty grandpa." he stars as jason, days before his wedding who is tricked into driving his grandpa, a perverted army general, to florida for spring break in his fiancee's pink mini cooper. >> can you take my car? i need the suv for the wine. >> now, let's get in that giant lady you drove up here in and get out of here. >> you're in daytona beach? >> we're just driving through.
if you marry her, you'll be sleep walking through your life. >> the way i see it, this is our last stand. >> looks funny. "dirty grandpa" wasn't released for reviews. which may have been a good blessing based on just the trailer. even millenials aren't impressed. sarah writes in chicago-based consequence, boomers deserve better than having their lives reduced to post-midlife crisis jokes. and doug norrie of cinemablend says it looks borderline at best and cringe-worthy at worst. so, wh- iat do you thinugh. ot en ver snowkend >> iove e thun gh.