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while c.j. just playing it cool. well, good wednesday morning. we begin with the countdown to the next crucial vote. a possible make or break moment for several candidates. >> donald trump is fending off criticism from president obama as he fires back enjoying a commanding lead in the south carolina polls. ted cruz is a distant second trailed by marco rubio and jeb bush. >> the democrats in a tight race in nevada but hillary clinton way ahead of bernie sanders in south carolina with a double-digit lead in with just three days to go before votes are cast in two states the republicans are trading more nasty insults. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest now from abc's megan hughes in washington. good morning, megan. >> reporter: kendis, reena, good morning. all six remaining gop candidates will be in south carolina today where as y y mentioned donald trump remains on top and on the
donald trump calls in on stephen colbert's "the late show." >> ian think off the top of my head three things you said cbs will not let me repeat. >> reporter: though he fouled edvowed to clean up his dirty language. >> poor bush, he comes out. he goes, well, ion't think that donald trump can beat hillary clinton but i can. i say, well, why aren't you beating me? >> i don't care what donald trump says. the guy is a complete loser. >> reporter: jeb bush making news with a one-word tweet, america with a picture of his own gun, his name printed on the barrel. the new york daily news going after bush with the headline dolt .45. the latest poll shows bush, rubio and cruru all trailing. trump with a 16-point lead inn the palmetto state. on the democratic side hillary clintowith a nearly 20-point advantage. both candidates appearing o
>> you cannot ignore the impact of what wall street greed has done to this country and no state, no state has been hit rder by that greed and illegal behavior than the state of they have d >> i've spent a lot of time in nevada. one of the most diverse and exciting places in our country. >> reporter: sanders and clinton are battling for minority voters in both states, in south carolina african-americans are expected to make up more than half of the democratic vote. kendis, reena. >> abc's megan hughes in washington, thanks so much. breaking overnight apple will fight a landmark court order. prosecutors say they've been unable to access syed farouk's device because they don't know its pass code. all the data on the phone will be erased. a federal judge says apple must supply highly specialized software to get around that self-destruct feature. the u.s. attorney says the order
in the process of learning everything about the attack in san bernardino. the first of its kind ruling can set a precedent between digital privacy and national security but apple's ceo says timhat he won't do that. such a move would undermine encryption. supreme court justice antonin scalia will be laid to rest on saturday as the battle intensifies over filling his vacant seat. senate republicans still want the next president to nominate scalia's replacement but president obama vowing to pick the successor himself and he says there's no excuse for the senate not to vote on his nominee. >> part of the problem that we have here is iss we've almost gotten accustomed to how obstructionist the senate's become when it comes to nominations. >> well, he was asked if he was leaning g ward nominating a moderate to replace scalia.
but he promised it will be somemee who is well qualified. funeral arrangements for scalia is now set as the seat he occupied for 30 years is draped in black. on friday justice scalia will lie in repose at the supreme court. a private funeral mass will be held saturday at a prominent roman catholic church in d.c. dramatic moments for the pope in mexico. first an air scare as his plane was landing in mexico city last week. we learned it was hit by a laser. a newly released audio ground control can be heard warning the pilots about the strike. the worry, of course, the pilots can be blinded by the bright light but the pope's plane landed without incident. and then this moment yesterday for the first time on his trip, he publicly showed signs of irritation when some@ overeager fans nearly toppled him. the pope looked annoyed and said
he travels today. the streets of juarez have been packed with police and mexican soldiers ahead of the papal prison. new signs of the growing korea. in a show of force four american f-22 stealth fighters have flown over south korea. north korea is expected to view the arrivals of 9 planes as a direct threat. an american general says the u.s. maintainsn ironclad commitment to the defense of south korea. the obama administration reportedly had a fallback plan if the iran nuclear talks fell through. according to "the new york times," the u.s. had an elaborate cyberattack plan. nitro zeus as it was called would d ve disabled iran's air defenses, communications and power grid. it would have given president obama alternatives to war if the talks had not been successful. at its height planning efforts involved thousands of american personnel spending tens of millions of dollars.
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drivers face a four-hour detouru about 100 miles. it will be at least a month re-opened. officials hope to have one lane opened by tomorrow afternoon to allow traffic one direction at a time although some vehicles were damaged in lhe slide, there were no injuries. well, a company blames the obama administration for its decision to move 1400 jobs to mexico. carrier claims that it never got more than the $5 million it had been promised as part of the president's stimulus plan. the clean energy tax credit, was awarded two years ago. the heating and air-conditioning company announced last week it will close its indianapolis plant. nearly every major u.s. airline plans to apply for flights to cuba now that the two countries s ve signed an agreement restoring commercial travel. it allows 110 daily flights although travelers will need a reason othererhan tourism. regularly scheduled flights to
now only expensive chartered flights are available. a contract offer was rejected and authorized a strike. two-tier pay scale and new hires are paid less and get f ewer benefits. complicating the negotiations united's ceo is still rovering from a heart transplant and hasn't been closely involved in the talks. >oming soon to a store near you aew type of hershey a kiss just in time for easter. this is called a carrot cake kiss and hershey says there's an orange coating and white chocolate base. the carrot cake kisses will be sold exclusively at walmart and i hope to be in line for the first batch. >> that is one way to g g your kids to eat carrots. >> i didn't think of it that way. >> i guess. coming up, a heart-stopping moment onn a mountainside. a child dangling from a ski lift. the incredible group rescue. >taking the stage solemn and triumphant eles of death metal
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the replacement bridge opened last month. driving`in oklahoma and most of the country should be pretty good this morning. the exceptions are the west coast where roads will be wet. they will be slippery in the western mountains and western new york and pennsylvania areas, as well. flying, airport delays likeliest in san francisco. an emotional return to paris last night. >> the california band eagles of death metal was back to play a concert cut short by terror. the band was on stage at the theater when terrorists stormed it. one woman gave her november concert tiet to a friend who was killed. >> wish she was here and i wish she was here instead of me but i felt so happy to be in the room surrounded by people. >> last night a concert was the a different concert venue but
therapists were on hand inn case of panic. they asked for 81 seconds of silence. the trial of the grim sleeper is now under way in los angeles. lonnie franklin jr. is accused of abusing and killing ten women. the youngest just 15 years old. most were prostitutes with cocaine in their systems. the bobies were dumped in alleys. details revealed yesterday were so graphic that some relatives of the victims began crying and walked out. also in los angeles, a hospital held hostage by hackers. the computers at hollywood presbyterian medical center were shut down by a virus. hackers are demanding a nearly $4 million ransom in order to get the machines going again. the fbi joined lapd trying to figure out who is behind this attack. the hospital sayay patients' records were not compromised. and this south florida teen seen here who police say has posed as a physician for months will make a court appearance
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the charges include grand theft backhoe. >> grand theft backhoe. who knew there was such a char. now you know, kendis. >> yeah. >> lots of college basketball teams chasing their places in this year's march madness. >> here's how some did last night thanks to espn. >> good morning. welcome to our. >> reporter: "sportscenter" set in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. big 12 basketball on super tuesday. we got two battles between ranked teams from the conference. let's start with iowa state and baylor. johnathan motley. and the block.k iowa state doesn't call a time-out. tries to pull up and misses eventually gets the rebound and bucket but official waves the shot off and went to overtime. just a minute to go and baylor up. ismail wainwright.
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time for "the pulse" and, of course, we'll start with a big winner at the annual westminster dog show. >> best in show last night going to c.j., a german shorthaired pointer, krmg is 3 years old, picked for the top honor over 2700 other dogs. >> c.j.'s grandmother also won best in show at westminster. itit the 18th time in his brief career that he's won a top show prize. on c.j.'s agenda, a visit to "good morning america." the traditional winner's lunch at sardi's restaurant. >> i wonder if there will be dog treats at "good morning america." i'm slightly oessed about this because you have to take care of the dog. >> i'm sure there will be a red carpet. >> special doggie bowl. ronda rousey is sharing how tough it was to deal with defeat. >> rousey broke down on "ellen" saying she was so devastated she
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top stories now breaking ovovnight, app says it will fight a judge's order to hack into a phone belelging to one of the san bernardino shooters. precutors have not been able to access the phone because of eneryption technology. pope francis travels to the u.s. border to celedrate mass in one of the most highly anticipated events during his visit to mexico. the pope will also visit a mexican prison where he'll speak to inmates and their families. today we learn who b bght a winning ticket to last month's nearly $1.6 billion powerball lottery in florida. three winners we sold. a couple from tennessee has already claimed their share. looking at today's weather, normal temperatures in the northeast today with some snow inland but strong storm system moving into the west. and finally this morning a dramatic arrest in texas and you wouldn't believe the crime.
at his houston home and hauled him off in handcuffs apparently over an unpaid student loan he says he wasn't even aware of. kristine dobbyn of our houston station reports. >> reporter: paul acre says last thursday he got the shock of his life at his southwest side home. >> walk out slowly with my hands up. i'm here. >> u.s. marshals surrounded his home and arrested him. he had no idea why. it wasn't until the ride to jaiai he finally got an answer. an outstanding student loan. >> what? all those guys a a all those guns for a student loan? how much? the judge will tell you. >> reporter: aker says he had two previous l lns he paid off for engineering and did not know he owed $1500 and rolled out a list of notices since 2006 that aker says he did notot receive. he said he was cuffed and taken before a federal judge. >> he asked me am i in the habit
i said, no, sir. >> reporter: the u.s. marshal service said "on thursday, february 11th two deputy u.s. marshals made contact with aker outside of his residence. when they attempted to arrest him aker resisted arrest and retreated back into his home. the situation escalated when aker verbally said to the deputies he had a gun." he said he was never offered a phone call, never told he could ntact an attorney before paying $1200 and a payment of $200 a month in accrued interest >> firepower to say we can't miss this guy. we must take him down and when you get me you celebrate as if you've taken down el chapo. you know, i am appalled. >> reporter: he says it took him hours to shake off what happened. more than anything he's glad his family wasn't home. >> got a good dense of humor.
>> he's el debt. that's what's making news in america this morning. ririt now at 4:30 picking up the mess. people all around south florida pick up this morning after twister trouble. a water main break sends sewage into the streets. the warning now being issued. and an investigation into possiblee corruption in ft. lauderdale city hall. local 0 investigates. good wednesday morning, south florida.i'm eric yutzy. >> i'm jacey birch. we're so glad you're with us. it was a rough day yesterday. we're hoping for some calm weather after all of that mess. let's talk to julie durda. can we have some relief. >> we definitely have seen the relief
the front finally cleared. the twin tornadoes that we had yesterday, winds anywhereetween 90 to 100 miles per hour. we all saw the damage. just want to give you some updates from the national weather service as it is confirmed an ef-1 tornado in pompano beach. starting at 7:10 too 7:16. we had it live here. i b bke in during "good morning america" to warn you about that. we also broke in live as a team during our 7:50 outin at 7:51 and 7 in:59. very large span. that was an ef-1 tornado with winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour. we have a lot of structurur damaged in pompano beach. that causing all of the delays on the roadways. we have 37 reports of damage across broward