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making news in america this morning, next battleground after the photo finish in iowa. the presidential candidates taking jabs at each other in new hampshire. plus, an admission from donald trump, what may have hurt him in iowa. we're live with the latest. dangerous storms, overnight tornadoes forming in the south. the powerful system is on the move. plus, heavy snow falling right now. where it's all heading. new concerns about the zika virus. a case in the u.s. showing a new way the disease can be spread. and looming deadline. in just hours a $63 million lottery ticket will be a worthless piece of paper. who is holding it?
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well, good wednesday morning. we begin with the race for the white house and the battle for new hampshire. >> six days away from the next primary contest. the candidates are converging on the granite state, donald trump seen there still stunned from his surprise defeat from ted cruz admitting skipping the final debate may have cost him and marco rubio has new wind in his sails from his unexpected strong third place finish. >> on the democratic side hillary clinton and bernie sanders intensifying their efforts to break out of the virtual deadlock they left behind in iowa. clinton sending an army of 150 staffers from her headquarters to new hampshire. it's "your voice, your vote" and abc's bazi kanani joins us from washington. bazi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena, good morning, kendis. for the winners the focus is on building momentum and those who came in second are now expecting new hampshire to be their prize. for the victors in iowa, the celebration is short-lived. >> i am so thrilled that i'm
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coming to new hampshire after winning iowa. >> reporter: just a week before the next round of voting, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are hoping the iowa results will give them a boost. >> the political revolution continues next tuesday here in new hampshire. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: even clinton's inner circle acknowledges a win in sanders' own backyard will be tough. >> make no mistake, we are in a fight to the finish. >> reporter: on the republican side donald trump says he is more confident about his chances to win in new hampshire but defends his finish in iowa. >> there were 17 people when we started. now you have 11. i come in second. i'm not humiliated. >> reporter: for first place finisher ted cruz a sweet victory in a bitter contest. >> six weeks ago donald trump was saying every day that i was his friend, that he loved me, that i was terrific, that i was nice and now i'm an anchor baby.
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>> reporter: marco rubio is also defending had imself from a new round of attacks after a strong finish in iowa and is striking back. >> i think ted's been very calculated and will say or do anything to get a vote. >> reporter: donald trump is now admitting skipping that last debate before the iowa caucuses may have hurt him so we do expect him at the next republican debate on abc this weekend. reena, kendis. >> all right, it's going to be hosted by david muir as well as martha raddatz. bazi, thank you. and as they mentioned saturday night in new hampshire, that's what we'ring looking forward to on abc. coverage 8:00, 7:00 central. the other big story we're following, the severe storm system right now in the midwest. it is producing a blizzard, of course, to the north and tornadoes to the south. >> there were severe twisters in mississippi and western alabama yesterday. some buildings were damaged including the federal prison in aliceville. trees knocked down and minor
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injuries reported. >> it brought another blizzard to the plains, nearly a foot of snow fell in some parts and winds reaching 45 miles an hour. major highways closed partly because visibility was near zero and already today dozens of flights have been canceled in minneapolis and other airports. >> as you can see right here, the weather radar shows that system extending from the gulf coast right up to the great lakes and although it is moving east, it's not yet done with the middle of the country. the latest complete forecast from accuweather's paul williams. >> thanks, reena, kendis. snow covered roads with this snow impacting a good portion of iowa, going into wisconsin will be a travel just disaster along i-35 and 80 until the roads close. that same storm on the warm side causing additional travel delays throughout the mississippi valley region and ohio valley region because it will turn into yet another problem with the storm with 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts and heavy downpours.
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kendis, reena. >> thank you. we got new details in the search for those marines killed in a helicopter crash off hawaii late last month. investigators say trace elements of dna may have been discovered while family members have been told the names of those identified have not been released. 12 marines died when their helicopters crashed during a training mission. well, there are new developments in the flint water crisis ahead of today's congressional hearing. michigan governor rick snyder today will propose $30 million to help city residents pay their water bills. the city's former emergency manager's refusing to testify before congress and state and federal environmental officials are accusing each other of mishandling the water crisis. the lead tainted water remains too dangerous to drink. >> bill cosby will likely be back in a pennsylvania court today as his attorneys resume their effort to have sex crime charges against him thrown out. a former district attorney testified yesterday that he made an oral agreement not to
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prosecute cosby in connection with claims made by a woman more than a decade ago. the current d.a. says that deal is not binding because it wasn't in writing. a judge is expected to rule today whether the case against cosby can go forward. it is a busy week for the poster child for pharmaceutical industry greed. martin shkreli is in court today as part of the securities fraud case against him. he's hired an attorney best known for defending celebrities like jay see then a congressional hearing on drug price hikes at which he plans to plead the fifth. shkreli became famous last year when he hiked the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000% gloating it was almost all profit. a southern utility company in california has failed to report a father-in-law gas leak that sickened thousands. it's been gushing nonstop since october pumping out more than 2 million tons of methane.
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socal gas has paid more than $50 million to cap the leak and relocate more than 4400 families. to virginia where a yellow lab has been relocated in a dramatic rescue. the dog had apparently wandered on to this ice covered pond. this just south of washington, d.c. and fell through the ice. firefighter aaron lovell used a ladder to crawl out onto the ice but it cracked and he fell into the water. luckily the water was pretty shallow and he managed to grab hold of the lab. the dog is recovering this morning at a veterinary clinic. still ahead sent home before the big game. a denver bronco connected to a pross ki institution sting. getting new details in the investigation of a murder of a 13-year-old girl and the growing concerns about kik, a messaging app used by the victim and suspect. plus, midair scare, an explosion rocking a plane blowing a hole in its side. the dramatic video of panicked passengers.
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the denver broncos have sent a mell of their practice squad home from the super bowl after a run-in with the law. ryan murphy was questioned by police and then released in a prostitution ring at a motel six in california. his participation has changed. murphy's brother and a suspected prostitute were cited. the legal marijuana market is booming of u.s. sales expected to reach $6.7 billion. that's 25% more than last year.
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just in colorado adult use passed $100 million last year. the first legal recreational sales began in colorado only two years ago. more states expected to legalize sales this year. well, after all the illness outbreaks linked to chipotle no surprise the company had a terrible fourth quarter. the mexican chain said it plunged 44%. sales and revenue down significantly and chipotle isn't out of the woods yet and faces a difficult and expensive year restoring public confidence in its food safety. word is amazon has plans to open hundreds of new book stores. the company opened its first brick and mortar store last year in seattle and now according to the chief of a mall operating firm amazon is looking to open as many as 400 stores nationwide. no word from amazon itself about such a plan. and pizza hut has a special promotion to mark super bowl 50 on sunday, the chain is giving away 50 golden garlic knots
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well, a rare phenomenon off the coast of scotland. waterfalls running backwards. it happened during a severe storm that brought winds of up to 90 miles per hour to the isle of mull. this video viewed nearly 2 million types on facebook. >> here in the u.s. drivers will face heavy rain along practically the entire eastern seaboard. roads may still be slippery in the upper midwest as the blizzard winds wind down and wet roads likely in the northwest. if you're flying, airport delays in atlanta, charlotte, washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york city and san francisco. alarming new developments in the case of the 13-year-old girl from virginia allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a virginia tech student. >> autopsy results reveal she was stabbed to death the day she
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disappeared, the body of nicole lovell discovered in north carolina saturday. her mother breaking down as she recalled how nicole beat the odds surviving a liver transplant and cancer. >> nicole was very lovable person. nicole touched many people throughout her short life. >> david eisenhauer charged with murder and kidnapping and police say another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved than previously thought. natalie keepers will face the more serious charge of being an accessory before the fact to first degree murder. well, the young victim in this case apparently met her alleged killer through social media including kik. that's a messaging app that allows users to remain anonymous. many of these kind of apps, they're popular with teens and predators who can disguise their identity. kik tells abc news it is active in helping the fbi carry out its investigation. a worker at a day-care center outside orlando facing
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criminal charges after being caught on tape abusing a child in her care. the video shows 41-year-old kimberly reid battering a 4-year-old boy with stuffed animals and dropping him face down. reid tried to defend the behavior as rough play. reid was already on probation for a welfare fraud case and stealing from another day care. the cdc is expected to issue new guidelines now that someone in the u.s. has gotten the zika virus through sex. officials in dallas say the victim had sex with someone who had returned from venezuela and fallen ill with zika. it's rare but not heard of. the biggest threat remains for pregnant women who can give birth to babies with brain damage. a possible terror attack in africa this morning. a midair explosion ripping a hole in an airliner. take a look at the gaping hole just above the wing there, twisted metal pushed outwards. the blast happened shortly after
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takeoff from mogadishu's airport and the airbus turned around and made an religion landing in somalia. two passengers injured but that was during the evacuation. there are reports that one passenger was sucked out of the hole that was created by the blast. if it was a bomb no terror group has yet claimed responsibility. and a dramatic scene in hawaii. the pilot of a small plane landing right on the water because his landing gear had malfunctioned. the 68-year-old pilot was uninjured during the incident. experts say his water landing was perfect. and that they might use a video to train other pilots. the plane is still in that water. >> incredible scene. >> yeah. a little sully sullenberger there. in sports the carolina panthers and denver broncos began three days of practice today. ahead of sunday's super bowl. >> while we wait let's get some college hoops highlights from our guys at espn. >> good morning from los angeles. it's "sportscenter" with neil
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everett and stan verrett. we got some big-time college basketball. couple of all-mers to show you. >> oklahoma, number one in the country, buddy heald number two scorer. 17 in this one practiced a lot as a child. in his driveway. >> is that the key? >> that's it. >> ka deem lattin is a big shot blocker. jordan woodard. his buddy, not one on five but five on five. not just buddy. he had 14. isaiah cousins had 13 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists. it's a team game and oklahoma wins again, 95-72. they lit lsu up on saturday in the second half, came back. against ben simmons and company. simmons and company on the road at auburn. and simmons was in attack mode. he did it all.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> the 4:30 club, good morning. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui. it is february 3. now, meteorologist mike nicco? >> good morning, everyone. here is good news. live doppler hd showing it is dry. you can see how clear it is from the camera. we will have sunshine early this morning. temperatures are cooler in the 30s and 40s. clouds are increasing through noon. we will hang out in the mid-50 from 4:00 through 7:00 when the scattered showers move into our neighborhood. sue? it is light traffic-wise. we are not seeing many delays or issues on the roads. we have road work. we will update that if you
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travel across the san mateo bridge, it is light. 15 minutes drive. a beautiful shot of the eastern span of the bay bridge, no metering lights or delays into san francisco. the road work is ahead in a couple of minutes. >> c.h.p. is investigating a deadly crash involving several cars on southbound 880 last night. this happened north of washington avenue before 8:30 p.m. look, one person died. officers had to cut one person out of the car. they have not said how many other people were injured. the freeway was closed for more than two hours. >> days before super bowl 50, the prop coes sending player ryan murphy back to denver and he will not be near the game after being caught up in a recent constitution sting. we are if san jose. we need to stress the rookie wasn't arrested. >> yes, 23-year-old ryan murphy was not arrested but he was questioned as law enforcement
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connected a prostitution sting in the area. police traffic accidented a woman from the motel 6 to a car packed nearby and a source told abc7 that broncos practice squad safety ryan murphy were in a ford when law enforcement moved in. he was questioned and released. the woman was cited for prostitution. his brother, cited for trafficking. the gas station employee saw it happen. >> a bunch of them came over here and in 20 minutes to half an hour suddenly we had black vans, people in suits and all this kind of stuff. >> murphy left the scene this map stayed with the car and claim they are related and are both from oakland. murphy arrived with the team on sunday and because of the incident has been sent home. broncos head coach sent out this statement saying he was not cited we decided it was best pore the team to continue preparations

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