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making news in america this morning, southern battleground. the race for the white house makes a turn through south carolina. the republican field narrowing as hillary clinton hopes to gain ground. breaking overnight, the armed standoff in oregon. it's nearly over. the fbi moves in and makes more arrests. the militia protesters appearing to give up. also breaking overnight, enraged cruise passengers finally back on land. what they have to say about their frightening ordeal. and wieners on the go. the hot dog coming soon to your local drive-through, but will one of the world's most popular burger chains truly relish this marriage of meats.
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well, good thursday morning. we begin with the next battleground in the race for the white house as republicans shift to the south. >> yeah, donald trump is still celebrating his big new hampshire victory, and if this was even possible, he sounded more confident than ever last night as he was cheered on by thousands of supporters at clemson university in south carolina. he's facing a smaller republican field this morning with chris christie and carly fiorina dropping out of the race. and that means six candidates are still in the running. second place winner, john kasich has a new burst of energy, and the others appear to be digging in for the long haul gearing up to fight trump till the bitter end. >> and as for the democrats, bernie sanders is looking to build a momentum that he picked up in new hampshire reaching out to minority voters, and hillary clinton's campaign is on the attack going after sanders' record on a string of issues. so that said, with just nine days to go before the next votes are cast in south carolina and nevada, the pressure really is
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on. >> and the republican front-runner still enjoying his victory lap. it's "your voice, your vote." abc's lana zak has the latest. >> we may have to stage a phony protest. that's the only way they show the size of these crowds. this crowd is amazing. >> reporter: donald trump with even more spring in his step following his major win in new hampshire forcing two more candidates, chris christie and carly fiorina, out of the race. and now trump says he's ready to take on democratic challenger hillary clinton. >> we're going to beat her, and honestly women don't like her. >> reporter: in new hampshire clinton lost female voters 44% to 50% and lost young people 16% to 83% but nationally clinton still has the advantage over bernie sanders, who tells abc's cecilia vega he has work to do. >> if the election were tomorrow, do you think you could win south carolina and nevada? >> no.
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fortunately for us the election is not tomorrow. >> reporter: and another candidate grateful for some extra campaign time jeb bush, who confirms his brother will join him on the trail hitting trump hard yesterday after his fourth place finish in new hampshire. >> he is an entertaining person unless you are a woman, unless you're hispanic, unless you're a p.o.w., unless you're a disabled person. >> reporter: but second place winner john kasich says he's unlikely to go on the attack. >> so i'm not going to be a pin cushion or a marshmallow, but i'm also not going to spend my time trying to trash other people. >> reporter: republicans will head to the polls in south carolina in nine days, but for democrats, it's a little bit more than two weeks before they'll head to the polls, however, the next face-off really is going to happen tonight at the democratic debate. reena, kendis. >> abc's lana zak live in washington. lana, thank you so much. well, another big day is on tap for ohio governor john kasich after his surprise second place finish in new hampshire. kasich expected to sign a bill to defund planned parenthood. the legislation targets money that goes to the organization through ohio's health
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department. the move may help kasich with conservatives leading some to question the timing of the bill. now, to a developing story that we've been watching overnight from oregon where the five-week standoff at a wildlife refuge appears to be almost over. the four remaining militia members still holed up in the office have agreed to turn themselves in this morning. the development came after federal agents surrounded the refuge and set up negotiations. among their demands, the four men want to meet with reverend franklin graham when they walk out from that refuge. and another development, a major one here, cliven bundy whose sons led the takeover, has been arrested stepping off a plane in portland and faces federal charges related to 2014 standoff at his ranch in nevada. bundy had come to oregon with plans to go to the wildlife refuge. instead he's joined his sons in the county jail. well, flags are flying at
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half-staff today in maryland to honoro two sheriff's deputies who were gunned down in what's being called a targeted shooting. one deputy was killed at a restaurant in abingdon, 9 the second die d outside a senior citizen center. the suspect was then killed, and they were killed because they were wearing a uniform. the justice department is suing ferguson, missouri, the move came a day after the city tried to amend an agreement to overhaul its police department. ferguson came under scrutiny when the fatal police shooting of michael brown sparked widespread unrest. the city is accused of a pattern of misconduct that includes routinely violating the rights of residents. attorney general loretta lynch accused ferguson of racial bias calling the practices egregious. in the meantime, in cleveland, the city there has sent a bill to the family of tamir rice. he's the 12-year-old shot dead by a police officer. the city wants the family to pay for the boy's ambulance ride and medical services that he received. neither the officer or his partner offered first aid to
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the dying boy. an attorney for the family said and i'm quoting here, this adds insult to homicide. the rice family considers this a form of harassment. some extreme weather on both ends of the country will start in the beach area in southern california where summerlike heat will continue today with many people coming down for a dip. extra lifeguards are being called in for a rare midwinter work shift. somehow we don't think that anyone is complaining too much about this one or the heat in general. and just the opposite extreme in the midwest. more snow expected this morning in the cleveland area, which would make for another enjoyable morning commute. the lake-effect snow across that region expected to continue for several days. look at that. and the tough winter weather doesn't look like it's going to let up any time soon. >> so for a look at the forecast we turn to accuweather's meteorologist justin povick. good morning, justin. >> reena and kendis, thanks, and good morning to you, as well. it's a cold start to the day and, well, it's going to be a good finish, as well. we add the wind to the chill and a couple of snowflakes and snow showers.
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we're not really concerned about accumulation unless you're very close to the great lakes. this is very concerning, though, later on saturday night, record low temperatures in jeopardy and some of these go way back into the 19 teens when we're down close to zero. reena, kendis, back to you. >> wow, 2 degrees in new york city. >> it's always appropriate to wear sleeveless on days when parts of the country are below 10 degrees. >> you're in the california mind-set. >> i am, you're right. coming up, hot dogs coming to a drive-through near you. and the passengers of that cruise ship that gave them the scare of their life returned home. what they had to say about their captain. and did you see this, an image of an american servicemen in distress aired on iranian television. the u.s. calling this propaganda.
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you're looking at a coast guard rescue not at sea but this is actually in the mississippi river. two boaters sent out a distress signal once their small boat began taking on water. the chopper safely took them to dry land. the u.s. is condemning iran after it released video of a detained american sailor who appeared to be crying broadcast on iranian tv. the sailor was among the group of ten briefly held last month after straying into iranian waters. the state department expressed disgust at the use of those images for propaganda purposes. some more automakers are recalling vehicles with those defective air bags. volkswagen, audi and bmw now recalling 1.7 million vehicles. they all have the takata air bags that can rupture and send shrapnel at people in the vehicles. we've put all the models on our
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website. so far, by the way, 24 million vehicles in the u.s. have been recalled due to these air bags linked to 11 deaths worldwide. well, it's tax season, and the irs once again grappling with identity theft. the agency says that hackers tried to claim tax refunds for more than 400,000 stolen social security numbers. authorities say a virus was found in the e-file system. the irs is notifying taxpayers by mail if their personal information was used. and hot dogs will be served at burger king. the chain says its national rollout of 100% beef flame grilled dogs will be the 23rd of this month. the new item easily makes burger king the biggest restaurant seller of hot dogs in the country. a classic dog will cost you $1.99. a chili cheese dog $2.29. the heartburn will cost you however much pepto-bismol is. >> yeah. when we come back, the hollywood a-lister portraying donald trump.
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dozens of cars, truck, semis all involved. nearly 20 people were injured. three of them critically. checking this morning's road conditions, more lake-effect snow for parts of ohio, pennsylvania and new york. snow also in northern new england, wet roads in the northwest, clear across the rest of the nation. okay, so it was not a quiet arrival as many passengers who endured a storm-battered cruise finally got back to dry land. royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" pulled into port in new jersey last night. the 6,000 people on board suffered through a strong storm which the captain claimed was more powerful than he expected. passengers said they feared for their lives. one of them even calling for drastic action. >> that guy should be thrown in jail right now. >> royal caribbean is backing the captain's actions and says it has already made changes to its storm avoidance systems. federal transportation officials are considering an investigation into that cruise. overnight, the u.s. olympic committee revealed that it will hire two
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infectious disease specialists to advise potential olympians worried about the zika outbreak in brazil, this after high-profile athletes like hope solo expressed concerns about going to the summer games and a top doctor tells lawmakers on capitol hill it could be the summer of 2017 at the earliest before a vaccine is developed. a new study finds that rates of dementia among white americans going down. researchers say the change is most likely due to decreasing rates of heart disease. the most common form of dementia is caused by damage to the blood vessels that carry oxygen to the brain. the study also found a link between higher education and lower risk of dementia. well, an 18-year-old florida student has been arrested after police say he carry a loaded gun on a school bus. students on the bus noticed the gun and texted a relative who then called 911. deputies stopped the bus and found a pistol, a magazine loaded with 12 rounds and a black ski mask. they later said that the gun had been stolen.
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okay, so police here in new york have a little bit of a mystery on their hands. they're looking for a man who showed a gun during a live broadcast on tv. you can see the smiling man in the background here appearing to wave a silver gun before running away. detectives say they're treating the incident very seriously. an indiana man is behind bars for allegedly passing out during an attempted robbery. that's according to police. jerome johnson says he doesn't remember anything. police say that johnson forced his way into the house and once inside he fainted. johnson says that he woke up with police surrounding the house. he's now charged with burglary. >> i'm sure he'll remember his time in prison. all right, so many of the world's best golfers are in california. today's the start of the famous pebble beach pro-am tournament. sunny skies expected throughout the event. and as for last night's nba action, some stars you'll recognize were in the action. details now from espn. >> good morning. welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. he's neil everett. who goes first, warriors or
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kobe/lebron james? >> warriors. come out and play. listen, they're looking to go, what, 48-4, and unless you -- unless all of a sudden we start showing a bunch of suns making baskets, you can guess the warriors did, steph curry had 26, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, his splash brother klay thompson, 24 points and 5 steals. the warriors are 48-4 at the all-star break. kobe bryant, final time on the court in cleveland, he's retiring after this season. tyronn lue's former teammate with the lakers. won a couple of championship together, of course, lebron james there. kevin love left in the second half, left in the first half, didn't play in the second half, has a stinger. expect him to be okay. lebron was more than okay.
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17 for bryant and a fond farewell from the folks in cleveland. cavaliers won the game, 120-111. those two will face off one more time in los angeles next month. >> oh, really? >> yeah, the final game between lebron james and kobe bryant. >> you got tickets? >> no. >> ground pass. >> i can probably make that happen for you. >> press pass. >> we'll talk about that after we toss it back. back to you. >> thank you, guys. coming up next in "the pulse," swimsuit revolution. the iconic "sports illustrated" issue now getting a makeover. the older and curvier women making a very bold statement this morning. and meet iron boy, the special young hero called upon by ironman himself to help save a city and live out his dream. cn bridal and fashion, i have drawn my inspiration from around the globe.
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♪ time now to check "the pulse" and a new role for johnny depp, donald trump. >> comedians at funny or die released a shock mockumentary based on trump's book "the art of the deal." we see a 1980s version talking about new york city of the '80s. >> new york should be a place where everyone no matter their race, religion, creed, color can be priced out of the wrong neighborhood. >> that's no way -- it doesn't even look like johnny depp. remarkable. >> transformative. >> you know, they were able to actually keep this project secret for months until trump won the primary in new hampshire then they made their big announcement. >> they had a lot of star, henry risk ler in it. i think even alf, christopher
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning at 4:28. boy, it early. i am regular. >> the 4:30 club. i am natasha zouves. now, the weather and traffic. we start with mike nicco. >> step outside we have high clouds. that is it. on live doppler hd. it has kept us a degree or two warmer and probably not noticeable. today, 43 to 53 at 7:00. at noon, partly sunny. 64 to 66. we are going to be warmer-than-average at 4:00, 64 to 70. and this evening, up to 60. >> sue? >> if you have to be up at 4:28, the traffic is flowing nicely with a beautiful span of the eastern span of the bay bridge, everyone at the limit. no delays at the toll plaza.
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no metering lights. roads are green. that is always good. we have road work out there. we will update you in a few minutes. guys? >> right now the santa clara county sheriff is investigating the discovery of human remains, and it is raising the question, again, could this be connected to missing teen sierra lamar? the remains were found near gavilan college a golf course south of gilroy. matt keller is there for us. matt? >> good morning, reggie, a sheriff deputy came to me and said he was sent here to watch the area. another sheriff's car is down the embankment off of castro valley road. i has the lights on a specific area. we have confirmed with the sheriff that human remains were found south of gavilan college at castro valley road. it is not known if they are male or female. when something likeike this is found, thoughts turn to sierra
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lamar missing in 2012 while walking to her school bus stop, a man was charged with kidnap asking murder but she has never been found. investigators say they found her hair and dan in his car. the trial is scheduled to start in april. we contacted sierra's sister and she said authorities have not reached out to the family about the fining. we expect to learn more from the sheriff later today. >> thank you, matt. happening right now, president obama is waking up in the south bay ahead of a pair of fundraisers for the democratic party. air force one landed at must field just after 7:00 last night and the president's motorcade whiffed him away and this morning he attend a fundraiser in palo alto and at 1:15 another fundraiser in agent -- agent torn. this means big traffic. the president is stay


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