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making news in america this morning, down and dirty in detroit. marco rubio and ted cruz team up to attack donald trump who opened the latest republican slugfest by boasting about his anatomy. >> if they're small, something else must be small. i guarantee you there's no problem. >> that moment getting lots of reaction overnight, and as the party looks past the primaries, new talk of a brokered convention after mitt romney's blistering assault on trump. we're covering it all live in washington. future plans. the current president putting lots of speculation to rest revealing where he'll live after the white house.
new evidence of aspirin's ability to fight cancer. should it be part of your morning routine? and if you can afford this boat, hopefully you can afford to fix it. well, good friday morning. we begin with the republicans who want to be president slinging nasty insults and hitting below the belt. >> a narrowed down field of four took to the stage in detroit last night for the latest republican debate. hours after mitt romney blasted donald trump, the front-runner was the number one target facing an all-out assault and dishing it right back. it's "your voice, your vote." abc's megan hughes has the highlights. >> reporter: fresh from his commanding seven victories on super tuesday, donald trump got no respect. >> if you're our nominee -- >> hold on. hold on. >> i'm talking. >> reporter: trump's rivals now teaming up against him. >> because he doesn't have answers, and he's asking us to
>> believe me -- >> reporter: ted cruz in second place is trying hard to make it a two-man race. >> donald trump has written checks to hillary clinton, not once, not twice, not three times, ten times. >> reporter: marco rubio again assailed trump's character. >> he has spent a career of convincing americans that he's something that he's not. >> reporter: all the taunting finally got a rise out of trump. >> this little guy has lied so much about my record. >> here we go. here we go. >> he has lied. he referred to my hands, if they're small, something else must be small. i guarantee you there's no problem. i guarantee you. >> reporter: the billionaire real estate mogul also fighting back. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> reporter: against a scalding attack from the 2012 gop standard-bearer, mitt romney. >> he was a failed candidate. he should have beaten president obama very easy. he failed miserably. >> reporter: this debate was also a rematch between donald trump and his nemesis, fox news anchor megyn kelly. >> hi. >> how are you doing? >> nice to be with you, megyn. >> great to have you here.
>> as are you. >> reporter: this weekend the republican slate faces voters in four states and puerto rico. with the detroit debate over michigan is still a political hot spot. democrats debate in flint on sunday. on tuesday, the state hosts an important primary for both parties. megan hughes, abc news, washington. >> quite a night, indeed. now, despite the explosive exchanges, all three candidates pledge to support trump if he is the nominee. but mitt romney's blistering attack on trump may be teeing up the gop for a fight at the convention. sources say he's urging republican voters to pick up candidates in an attempt to keep trump from securing the nomination outright. earlier we asked a member of abc's political team just exactly how all that would work out. >> so, what happens is that means that no candidate will get that magic number, 1,237 delegates, and so then it could go to the floor of the convention in july in cleveland,
so, the delegates become unbound on later voting, and they can vote for other candidates, or they could vote for somebody else, and that's what there was a lot of talk on thursday, is mitt romney riding in on his ride horse to save the party. >> well, a source close to romney says romney is definitely not running for president, but he just wants to make a difference by making the case against trump. well, also at last night's debate, marco rubio slammed democrats for politicizing the water crisis in flint, michigan. >> rubio also backed michigan's republican governor rick snyder who has now hired lawyers at state expense to assist with civil representation in the case. the residents of flint got some help from the federal government yesterday through expanded medicaid coverage, but a $200 million aid package is stuck in issues. and hillary clinton was keeping a close eye on the debate and having a little fun at the expense of the republicans. clinton fired off a string of
herself asking how many more of these do we have to sit through and in a caption under the candidates, she wrote unintelligible yelling. >> well, clinton is delivering a speech on the economy in detroit today as her husband campaigns on her behalf hundreds of miles away. former president bill clinton met with supporters in jackson, mississippi, telling them his wife is the best change agent he's ever seen. and bernie sanders campaigned in kansas ahead of tomorrow's caucuses there. sanders had overflow crowds in lawrence. that's a college town full of younger voters, and he talked about his free college tuition plan. sanders and clinton are both making stops in michigan today. okay, so the mexican government has given its first official response to donald trump's pledge to build a border wall and make mexico pay for it. the mexican treasury secretary saying emphatically and categorically under no circumstances would his country pay for such a wall. new developments in the escalating tensions with north korea overnight.
his military to be on standby for nuclear strikes at any time. the threats are part of a campaign of propaganda following tough new u.n. sanctions. yesterday north korea launched short-range missiles into the sea. well, breaking news overnight from southern california where a suspect is in custody for deliberately driving into a federal building in orange county. the fbi is investigating the incident as a vehicle assault. sources tell the "l.a. times" that the 45-year-old driver was motivated by hatred toward the government. a federal employee believed to be an investigator was injured and he was hit by the driver. well, winter shows no signs of easing up today with another blast from the mid-atlantic north into new england. that means at least a good dusting of snow along with plenty of rain, and it will be cold with windchills sending temperatures plunging into the teens and single digits. the obamas won't be going far when they leave the white house in january. president obama revealing that
in washington so that daughter sasha will be able to finish high school without transferring in the middle. the president's older daughter malia starts college this fall. well, still ahead, could tom brady still face suspension over deflategate? plus, an emotional week in the courtroom for erin andrews. a new phase in the trial getting under way today. and no germs here. the airplane bathroom that
while sliding down the highway. look at that. the man who posted the video says there were just minor injuries. also from washington state police say that driver likely fell asleep at the wheel before plowing into a gas pump and sparking a fire. he remained inside the truck for nearly a minute before escaping. two pumps were destroyed but there were no serious injuries. closing arguments begin today in erin andrews' lawsuit against her stalker and a hotel in nashville. defense attorneys called their final witness yesterday. andrews is seeking $75 million claiming the marriott show tell there didn't do enough to protect her from a stalker who booked a room right next door to hers and recorded video of her naked. well, could be weeks are 0 even months before we know if tom brady's deflategate suspension is being reinstated. the nfl asked for the four-game ban to be put back in place. it had been thrown out a week before last season started.
evidence a of ball tampering compelling if not overwhelming. six weeks left till filing tax returns. encouraging numbers coming, the irs reports more than 58 million returns have been filed so far. that, by the way, that's more than a third of what they're expecting. and for those receiving refunds they're getting an average of $3,053, an increase of $5 over last year. and good news for m&m fans. the candy is now available in three new flavors. coconut and honey nut and chilli i nut. they're asking us to vote which should become a permanent selection. >> the honey nut looks good. we'll see. when we come back, the important health alert about aspirin.
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commute very treacherous, especially between the carolinas and d.c. as well as across most of massachusetts, also watch out for snowy or wet roads around the great lakes and along the west coast. if you're flying airport delays are possible in washington, philadelphia, new york, boston and san francisco. well, experts are applauding the announcement by soccer legend brandi chastain that she will donate her brain to concussion research and the degenerative brain disease cte. >> they say it's especially important since so few female athletes have been studied for concussion risk. here's now abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: the soccer star known for that celebration at the world cup, coming forward about the dangers of the sport. 47-year-old brandi chastain announcing she will donate her brain to research on cte, the degenerative brain disease linked to concussions. >> brandi is such an iconic figure for a big chunk of our
focused on the concussion issue. >> reporter: as a college player chastain did suffer from two concussions, now a mom and a soccer coach, she's concerned about the damage all those headers may have caused. >> she is having no symptoms and she's living a normal life, but she is so well aware of what could be awaiting her. >> reporter: chastain telling "usa today" "but as you grow older, you sometimes say, gosh, am i losing my memory or did i used to forget when i went into a room what i went in there for?" adding she hopes the research will protect younger players. cte can only be diagnosed after death, and has been found in numerous nfl hall-of-famers and male soccer players but so far never in a female athlete. kayna whitworth, abc news, angeles. >> new research links aspirin to a reduced risk of certain cancers. doctors found that people who take low dose aspirin every day had a 19% lower chance of
they also found a 3% lower risk of cancer overall for those taking low dose aspirin at least twice a week but they warn aspirin is not a subty tut for colon cancer screening. in california they're now considering once again raising the smoking age to 21. the state senate expected to take up the bill now that the assembly has passed it. republican opponents say teens who are old enough to join the military and get married should be able to smoke if they want to. san francisco has already raised the age to 21. and a silicon valley jail was on lockdown for hours after a brawl broke out involving dozens of maximum security inmates. it was all caught on newly installed security cameras. they were bought and paid for by santa clara county sheriff lori smith earlier this week. smith put the nearly $800 tab on her personal credit card after being told it would take two years and up to $20 million going through normal budgetary channels. >> she showed them, huh?
a shocking discovery by u.s. customs and border protection agents in california. they say this man was being smuggled into this country inside the partially modified gas tank of an suv. an image system first detected something that was unusual in the toyota sequoia and further inspection revealed he was hiding in the cramped compartment. the driver was arrested. police in south carolina are looking for this man who they say stole some meat from a walmart. then he took off. but it's what happened outside the store that's getting a lot of attention. you have he that there, while he was making his getaway, he stumbled and smacked right into the suv. he hit the ground but managed to recover quickly and got away with about $40 worth of meat. oh. to get to. a million dollar goes down the drain. this luxury yacht was being lifted but the harness on the
as you see, the shiny new yacht plunged into the water upside down. crews watched helpfullily as it slowly sank into the murky river. >> oh, boy. >> hopefully it's insured. after that failure let's see who had success on the hardwood last night. >> good one there. nba western conference highlights from our guys at espn. >> kevin connors, john anderson and after some discussion, i guess i will relent in the spurs do not have to be the first thing we talk about even though they're 59-9. >> the other team is 55-5. they did it again. they've still yet to lose at home this season. golden state beating oklahoma city for the second time in less than a week. look at steph curry on a string behind his back over kevin durant and serge ibaka. steph was only 5 of 15 from deep in this game. we're going to show you some of the ones he made, 11 of his 33
the golden state bench was outstanding and the warriors do it again. 55-5. let that wash over you, 121-10 of the final. he'd get some votes. >> might be the best choice at this point. spurs and pelicans. leonard and duncan, 52-9 bunch. go on a run in the fourth. kawhi leonard, lamarcus aldridge doing the work. the jumper there. leonard, his team down two, so smooth. and then five-point lead. let's make it eight and let's just finish this thing right here, spurs win it 94-86. they're now 29-0 at home this season. 29-0. that actually is better than the golden state warriors. >> who are still pretty good themselves at home. un undefeated as well. >> that's it for us. you watch either of those you're having a good morning. >> thanks, guys. up next in "the pulse," the new airplane bathroom that cleans itself. plus, i ain't afraid of no
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finally there are presidential primaries or caucuses in five states and puerto rico over the weekend, but there's no doubt this week's big political event was super tuesday. >> it gave the late night comics plenty of material. here now your friday funnies. >> donald trump and hillary clinton dominated their respective super tuesday primary races yesterday and each won seven states so it's pretty much down to the two of them which means america is about to make history or end history. >> even alien and predator are like, this is too scary to watch. >> rubio won only one state, minnesota, which is really exactly what he wanted. >> we just feel very optimistic. last night was not supposed to be my night. i never said super tuesday would be our big night. >> he never said super tuesday would be his big night. rubio was just asking voters if they wanted to see a movie this weekend. when they said no, he said, good, i didn't want to either. i hate movies. we have so much in common. want to go to the movies. >> are you prepared to make a
of all white supremacists? >> of course i am, of course i am. i mean, there's nobody that's done so much for equality as i have. >> there's got to be one person, right? rosa parks maybe off the top of my -- nelson mandela. >> chris christie stood right behind trump at his victory speech last night and a lot of people noticed that christie didn't look too happy about it. check this out. look at this. >> the virginia one was just a great win because it's a place that is just spectacular. >> at this point christie's face is basically america's face, it's like. is this really happening? >> looks like he saw the bottom of a supposedly bottomless pasta bowl in olive garden. he looks as though someone just told him butterscotch causes cancer. >> this is the face of a man thinking to himself, would it have killed me to keep two [ bleep ] open on the george
>> are we still on that? >> have a great weekend, everyone. let's stop fighting. >> he referred to my hands, if they're small, something else be small. i guarantee you there's no problem. >> i'll support donald if he's the nominee. >> things got heated and personal. but despite the attacks it does not appear the candidates will be swayed by mitt romney's national plea to shun trump. >> find out why these kinds of debates are sending mixed first, we have to talk to daryl orr. >> police looking for burglary suspects.