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tonight, donald trump's new charge. arguing ted cruz stole iowa with dirty tricks. up will hear from trump right here. plus, ted cruz going off on trump. >> he's losing it. >> all just three days before the big republican debate. plus, hillary clinton tonight, arguing she's now on bernie sanders' home turf, hoping new hampshire surprises her again. also breaking, a major storm hitting from florida to maine at this hour. at least six confirmed or the nay domes now. blizzard conditions and blinding rain. breaking news involving the zika outbreak. florida tonight declaring a health emergency. and in dallas, growing concern after person to person transmission after sex. the horror on board. the passenger pulled from a jet in midair after an explosion. the other passengers witnessing it all. and somewhere in the u.s., a
winner tonight. with just hours left to claim their $63 million. good evening. and we begin tonight with the new battle just six days before the new hampshire primary. tonight, donald trump blasting ted cruz, saying she stole iowa using, quote, dirty tricks. and then cruz, shooting back. donald trump saying cruz misled voters by hinting to them that ben carson might be getting out of the race, even though that was not the case. cruz charging back, surrounded by cameras today, saying that trump is, quote, losing it. even questioning his temperament. tonight, right here, how this all played out today, just three days before the big republican debate. abc's tom llamas, leading us off from new hampshire. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump accusing senator ted cruz of using dirty tricks to win the iowa caucuses. the accusation coming after team cruz spread word on caucus day that dr. ben carson might be dropping out.
>> he insulted ben carson by doing what he did to ben carson. that was a disgrace. >> reporter: on the day of the caucuses, the cruz campaign sending supporters this e-mail, stating the press is reporting that carson is taking time off after iowa and making a big announcement next week. it goes on to say, please inform any carson caucus-goers of this news and urge them to caucus for ted cruz. >> what he did is unthinkable. he said the man has just left the race and he said it during the caucus. >> reporter: carson today saying the cruz move cost him votes, describing what happened when his wife candy showed up at a caucus location. >> my wife went to a caucus and the cruz representative had spoken and told people that i was, in fact, not going to be continuing. and she obviously disabused him of that notion. >> reporter: cruz has now apologied to carson, but stands by his campaign's actions. will you fire or suspend anyone
in your campaign for putting out misinformation? >> no, we're not going to scapegoat anybody. and i would note that the news story that our team passed on was true and accurate. cnn reported it and ben did go to florida instead of new hampshire, or south carolina, and so -- >> reporter: dirty trick to confuse voters? >> is it a dirty trick to pass on your news stories? would you think it was a dirty trick if i was passing on an abc story? >> reporter: then, just moments after cruz said that, cnn, live on the air, saying cruz was trying to, quote, throw them under the bus. >> here are the facts. dr. carson's staff told us that he would return home to florida to quote unquote take a breath from the campaign before resuming his act fiveties on the campaign trail. >> reporter: cnn saying they never reported anything about a special announcement. trump now calling for an investigation. >> well, listen, it is no surprise that donald is throwing yet another temper tan trem, or if you let, another
trumper-tantrun. >> reporter: cruz taking it further. >> i don't know with anyone who would be comfortable with something behaving this way. we're liable to wake up one morning and trump would have nuked denmark. >> and tom llamas with us live, li in new hampshire. cruz's now apologized to ben carson. does dr. carson accept the apology? >> reporter: the carson campaign tells me that dr. carson does accept the apology. but earlier today, carson did imply that cruz staffers should be fired, only if cruz did not approve of their actions. david? >> tom llamas leading us off again tonight. tom, thank you. and with just six days now until had new hampshire primary, hillary clinton arguing she's now in a battle on bernie sanders' home turf. she's behind by double digits there. getting help there from gabby giffords. sanders saying tonight, there is still a home fight, saying the clintons have been campaigning
in new hampshire for years. abc's cecilia vega on the expectations game tonight. >> i'm going to be out here -- >> reporter: hillary clinton today taunting bernie sanders on what she calls his home turf. >> because if it's about our records, hey, i'm going to win by a landslide on tuesday. >> reporter: trailing by double digits here, she's now swinging. >> i have to tell you, i just could not ever skip new hampshire. i cannot even imagine not being here. >> reporter: the granite state might be in sanders' backyard, but this is clinton country. the place that moved her to tears back in 2008 -- >> you know, this is very personal for me. >> reporter: and embraced her husband, years earlier. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: but now? a new battle. >> let me rephrase it. when we win. >> reporter: the vermont senator asked if hillary clinton is really a progressive --
>> ah, some days, yes. accept when she announces that she is a proud moderate. >> reporter: hitting her where it hurts. >> it was kind of a low blow, because we've been fighting the progressive fight and getting results for people for years. >> and cecilia vega live with us, as well. in the beginning, bernie sanders wanted more debates. now it's hillary clinton and both now have agreed to several more? >> reporter: that's right, david. the dnc announcing today there will be six more debates, one right here tomorrow night in new hampshire, and now, one, also in flint, michigan, where as you know, david, they have been dealing with that water crisis. >> all right, cecilia vega, thank you. and tonight, just days before new hampshire, word that two candidates might soon be out of the race. rand paul says he is out. he will now focus on his re-election to the senate. and then rick santorum. he won iowa four years ago. tonight, he's expected to drop out of the race a bill later. let's get right to abc's jonathan karl. we do have one more question on
politics before we move on. this fight between trump and cruz over those messages suggesting ben carson was dropping out on the day of the iowa caucuses. is this going away, jon? >> reporter: absolutely not, david. and, you know, trump is now demanding that the iowa results be nullified. that's not going to happen. but if there is one thing that we have learned about donald trump, it's when he strikes a nerve, when he gets a rise out of one of his opponents, he continues to hammer and hammer and hammer away at it. he certainly has gotten a rise out of ted cruz on this. i don't think he lets go of this until either he or cruz is out of the race and, let me tell you, the person that likes this the best is marco rubio. the one who now sees the two people that came in ahead of him in iowa locked in a death match. >> all right, the debate stage looks good behind you, jon. thank you so much. of course, this all comes just three days before the republican debate, right here on abc. it is super bowl weekend, and the night before the super bowl. we hope you'll join martha raddatz and me as we moderate the debate, saturday night, 8:00 p.m. eastern, right here on abc.
but we do move on tonight, and to that powerful winter storm from florida to maine. it already brought blizzard winds to south dakota, no match for that suv, spinning out. there is also word coming in now, more than a half dozen confirmed reported tornadoes. this damage from an ef-2 in alabama, meaning winds up to 135 miles per hour. abc's steve osunsami is in tennessee. >> reporter: in crocket county, tennessee, this surveillance camera at the high school shows the moment a tornado came crushing through classrooms. tonight, there's no power and school is closed. everybody was gone home. >> yes. >> reporter: and that saved lives. >> yes. no doubt. >> reporter: from tennessee to mississippi -- >> better get somewhere. here it comes. >> reporter: the twisters kept families up all night. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: the weather service is now saying that this one in western alabama was an ef-2. 23 homes were destroyed. >> i was grateful to god he brought us through it. >> reporter: the storm was supposed to be weaker today, but try telling that to drivers in the rain, who had to be rescued
from rising waters outside nashville and atlanta. >> the will to live kept her hanging on. >> reporter: there was even a confirmed tornado near columbia, south carolina. in the midwest, they're still digging out, finally reopening interstate 80 in nebraska. more than 200 miles were closed. this is what's left of the football coach's office here at the high school. the tornado ripped this roof clear off. and it pulled out this air conditioner from this spot here. the national weather service now says that the tornado that hit here was an ef-1 that traveled nearly three miles. david? >> steve, thank you so much. i want to get right to rob tonight, word is coming in of yet another possible tornado touchdown? >> reporter: yeah, we had one touchdown in northeast georgia, an hour ago just outside of savannah. that has since diminished. but the real threat going forward is going to be heavy rain. you see it streaming in. flood watches across the florida panhandle and in georgia, streaming all the way up to canada. the snow pack not helping the situation, especially in pennsylvania. another two to three, four
inches of rain in the east coast. kind of quiet in the next couple of days and then a cold shot coming in for the weekend. look at the numbers on tuesday morning. well below freezing in new england and the flow is such, we could see a snowstorm in new england on primary tuesday. we'll be watching that closely. >> they can handle it in new england. rob, thank you. we turn next to your health tonight, and to the breaking headline about the zika virus here in the u.s. florida now declaring a health emergency. at least nine cases and counting in that state. bringing the total to at least 50 cases now across 13 states. just as we learn more about the case in dallas. person to person transmission after sexual contact. now the warnings from authorities. dr. richard besser, again on this tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the zika epidemic continues to spread. florida now the first state that has the risky mosquito to declare a health emergency because of nine cases in four counties. just 24 hours after an alert about a new danger posed by travellers returning to the u.s. from infected areas.
the latest case of zika in dallas was transmitted sexually, after a person infected with the virus traveled from venezuela to texas, and passed the virus onto their partner. the risk from zika still primarily for pregnant women. and potential risk for babies with brain deformities. but no doctors seeing a rare, but alarming neurological complication in the general population. that may be linked to zika. guillain-barre syndrome. in brazil, the olympic committee reassuring athletes they will be safe. but today, one of the world's most prominent ethicists is calling for brazil to cancel the olympics. >> i don't know if it's up to doing the olympics and epidemic control at the same time. >> and dr. besser is with us again tonight. rich, you're well aware of florida declaring a health emergency now. and, of course, the case in dallas, person to person transmission after sex. so, what are the warnings tonight for americans when it comes to the zika virus? >> reporter: some are saying for additional prevention, men who have been to countries where
zika is transmitting can use protection for 28 days, if their partners are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. that will insure that the virus does not transmit. >> and in the meantime tonight, dr. besser, the red cross now taking action, as well, when it comes to donating blood here in the u.s.? >> reporter: again, the magic number is 28 days. the red cross is recommending that anyone who has been to a country where zika virus is transmitting, defer donating blood for 28 days. and the reason for that is uncertainty as to whether zika virus could be in the blood of donors. you know, as we've said, 80% of people who have this infection have no symptoms whatsoever. so, they want to make sure that our blood supply stays safe. david? >> all right, dr. besser with us again tonight. rich, thank you. we turn next tonight to new details in the murder mystery of that 13-year-old girl in virginia. tonight, social p authoriauthor media may have played a role. a former high school track star. here's abc's eva pilgrim from
virginia. >> reporter: tonight, as the family prepares to lay their 13-year-old daughter to rest, authorities still trying to piece together the case. family and friends telling abc news, seventh grader nicole lovell was bullied at school, self-conscious about the way she looked after beating serious childhood illnesses. she had multiple social media accounts, facebook, instagram, snapchat, kik. it was there, police believe she met the david eisenhauer, a former high school track star, charged in her murder. >> he used this relationship to his advantage, to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: nicole lovell's parents say they lasaw her last tuesday night. saturday morning, police arrested david eisenhauer in his dorm at virginia tech. that afternoon, authorities find lovell's body, 80 miles away in north carolina. david, the alleged accomplice expected back here in court tomorrow for a bond hearing. both students behind bars tonight. family and friends will bury
nicole lovell tomorrow. david? >> eva, thank you. next tonight, to bernie madoff, serving 150 years behind the biggest ponzi scheme in u.s. history. but this evening, as a new mini series brings new focus to madoff, one whistleblower says there are likely others out there, and one, he says, bigger than madoff. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: tonight, bernard madoff is in this federal prison in north carolina. prisoner number 61727054, who once controlled billions of dollar, now works as a commissary delivery boy for less than a dollar an hour. but as portrayed by richard dreyfuss in the abc muse vie, madoff is considered a genius by his fellow criminals, for pulling off the biggest financial crime in american history. his former cellmate, j.d. winfield, a bank robber, speaking publicly for the first time tonight.
>> i think he was glad to be caught. i think it was tearing him up inside. i think he was glad for it to come to a close. >> reporter: the movie also depicts how the one person who figured it all out, harry markopolos -- >> i'm accusing him of running a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: was ignored by the s.e.c. for years. was it that obvious, that easy to figure out this was a ponzi scheme? >> took about five minutes to know for sure that it was a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: markopolos, now running a private fraud detection business, told abc news there are more like madoff. >> there are still more today. i'm working on three multibillion dollar ponzi schemes today. >> reporter: including one, that markopolos says could prove to be bigger than bernie madoff's. the s.e.c. tonight says it has made reforms since the madoff scandal and in that time, it's come down against 61 alleged ponzi schemes. and now, david, when mark poe lus calls, the s.e.c. listens. >> brian ross, thank you. and we should remind everyone that "madoff" airs tonight and tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. eastern. brian, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight"
this wednesday. tonight, we remember one half of an american comedy duo. also, new details about that midair explosion. the passenger ripped out of a jet at 11,000 feet. and the other passengers now talking about it. we have breaking news tonight on bill cosby. what a judge has just decided about the criminal case against him. and all of that time spent waiting to buy lottery ticket t. well, get this. somewhere in america, there is a winner with just hours left to claim their $63 million. brian, check your pocket. we'll be right back. ." [turkey] gobble. [butcher] i'm sorry! (burke) covered march fourth,2014. talk to farmers. we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
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next tonight, new details about the mystery explosion at 11,000 feet. a hole blown right through the side of a jet. we now know a passenger was pulled from the plane as others watched in horror. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the explosive force, blowing that hole open, followed by rapid depressurization, may have sucked the passenger sitting next to the window out of the aircraft. one passenger is unaccounted for. a body was found on the ground.
other passengers weren't sure they'd survive. >> we saw a hole in the plane and the first thing you worry about is, you know, can we really make it? >> reporter: the airbus a-321 had just taken off from mogadishu, was at 11,000 feet when the fuselage was torn open. the pilot told abc news, and many experts believe, it was a bomb. the head of the tsa can't confirm that, but this is the scenario he is most worried about. >> everything we do is designed to prevent that from happening on an aircraft, either bound from the u.s. or in the u.s. >> reporter: even the pilot of this jet admits it might be hard to get answers. expert investigators may be unwilling to travel to the dangerous country. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> david, thank you. and when we come back here tonight, remembering a comedic legend. also ahead, $63 million tonight, up for grabs. there's breaking news about bill cosby. the judge tonight making a major decision. and then robert durst suddenly back in the news
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>> reporter: the store has wanted porters -- sort of. was it? you $63 million still unclaimed. the store might know who it is. whoever bought that ticket was filmed right here. but 7-eleven says it will only use video to confirm a winner. so, dig in those pockets and check under the couch cushions, because tomorrow that treasure will be just be another piece of trash. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> and they might have video of the winner? imagine. check your pockets tonight. thank you for watching on a wednesday evening. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. 63 million waiting. we'll see you tomorrow night. good night.
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