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making news in america this morning, jumbo jackpot. no winner in last night's powerball pushing the next drawing into record territory. soaking storms pounding the west coast. rain triggered mudslides and flooded highways. a rescuer using a tractor to pull people to safety and another round of rain hitting today. caught on camera. frightening moment for firefighters surrounded by flames and smoke and then falling through a roof. a rude interruption move over kanye west there is a new
people's choice awards. and we do say good thursday morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm kayna whitworth in for rein for reena ninan this morning. if you thought you would be rich enough to quit your nobody, nobody hit all the numbers last night. >> wow, so weird to say half a billion dollars. that means saturday's jackpot will be a monster. so far estimated to be about $675 million, the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. you saw these scenes. people lined up until the last night's deadline. lottery fever. most buying multiple tickets but with the odds at about 1 in 292 million, they had a better chance at becoming president of the united states. those odds by the way are just 1
for the record, last night's numbers were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and the powerball, 17. all right. so now moving on to a serious weather situation that's developing on the west coast. >> and there's so many different things they're dealing with, flooding, tornado, mudslides and swamped highways from a series of storms clobbering the coast. el nino slamming california. >> i lived here about a year. this is about as crazy as it's gotten. >> reporter: the surf causing concern. raging waters surround a van. a man in a tractor coming to the rescue pulling two women to safety through the window. this morning, in pasadena a large home on the verge of disaster giving way as mudslides down the hillside. >> we already prepared everything so in case we have to leave. so far we stay around but it
i don't know if we'll be safe. >> the l.a. river back to life and raging again. abc's matt gutman is there. >> reporter: this is the l.a. river normally just a trickle of water in a concrete canyon but pushing 150 times its average amount of water. >> near santa cruz buildings damaged from a rare tornado and off the coast of san diego, twin waterspouts spinning over the pacific. some amazing images coming from southern california and the latest radar pictures showing that rain is not letting up yet. a wave of storms nearly the entire length of the state of california is marching relentlessly eastward with the heaviest rains today and the extreme southern parts of that state. well, there are widespread doubts about north korea's claim of a hydrogen bomb test. experts think it was another type of nuclear device but still has the international community upset with north korea. even china, its closest ally. more from lana zak.
that's the latest word from the intelligence community. this south korean lawmaker saying a hydrogen bomb should have registered at least 50 kilotons of power. >> it looks like this was more around 6 or 7 kelly ton ill kilitons. >> reporter: a hydrogen bomb bomb is a thousand types more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on nagasaki or here iroshima hiroshima. the international condemnation has been swift. the united nations security council holding an emergency meeting and even their closest ally, china, rebukes north korea. the u.s. immediately launched nuclear sniffer and surveillance planes to help determine what was tested and how the u.s. should respond. >> we will continue to work, believe it or not, with the chinese and international
so that it become s s an increasingly higher price for being the one nation in the world out of the world. >> reporter: but to be clear even if this was a lesser device, it is still believed to be the fourth time since 2006 that north korea has tested a nuclear bomb. kayna, kendis. >> all right, lana zak reporting for us from washington, d.c., thank you so much. we have the story breaking overnight. another automatic shutdown of china's main stock marc, the shanghai index was down more than 7%, not because of north korea, by the way but because china's central bank again devalued the currency. investors see it as another sign of problems in china's economy. u.s. stocks are set to open sharply lower in just a few hours. back-to-back earthquakes rattled oklahoma and nearby states last night. they were centered just south of the border with kansas and felt in that state, as well as texas.
both measured 4.7 and 4.8. scientists have linked seismic activity in kansas and oklahoma to underground disposal of oil drilling wastewater, a by-product of fracking. there are no reports of damage. you might say there is a growing seismic shake-up inside the republican race for the white house. donald trump for the moment is shifting his focus away from the clintons and is now turning up the heat on his closest challenger, ted cruz. he's raising the same issue with the texas senator that he once did with president obama. his country of origin and his eligibility for office. >> talking about, you know, that you were born in canada, not criticizing it but saying you could have problems with that. why do you think he's doing that? >> look, i'm not going to try to psycho analyze donald trump. my view, if others -- >> he sees you as a threat gentleman. >> you know, you'd have to ask him that. >> most legal scholars maintain cruz is in the clear despite his
100% settled as the courts have never definitively defined what natural born citizen really means. on the other side of the aisle, vice president joe biden having regrets about not running for president. he said he regrets that decision every day. but in the end it was the right decision for him and for his family. asked to weigh in on the democratic race he would only say of sanders and clinton, we've got two good candidates. still ahead another dramatic drop likely coming to the gas pump. >> and caught on camera. a firefighter climbing on a roof battling a blaze when suddenly the roof gives way. also a plane packed with passengers, the door suddenly opening midflight. sfx: rocket blasting off (ding)
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what you're looking at there is a potentially catastrophic oversight in the sky. the gap in the door of an airplane in flight, the plane operated by a low cost korean airline was en route from the philippines to south korea in the air for nearly 40 minutes 10,000 feet up before the crew noticed the door wasn't completely closed. the plane landed safely but some passengers reported feeling nauseous. that is terrifying. democrats are calling it political theater. republicans made it good on a campaign promise they made. they passed a bill repealing obamacare and defunding planned parenthood but the bill is now
neither the house nor the senate passed the bill by enough votes to override the veto. macy's is planning big cuts. the country's largest department store chain is closing three dozen stores cutting 4500 jobs. it blames warm weather and the strong dollar for its disappointing holiday sales, down almost 5%. and cuts are also reportedly coming to yahoo! a business insider says the tech company will lay off at least 10% of its workforce, more than a thousand employees. one major investor says top managers haven't turned around the company as promised. bad news for the oil industry but good news for you. crude oil prices plunged again yesterday, some hitting their lowest point since the recession. it was more because of a falling demand than any problems in the mideast. and analysts say the drop could mean another 10 cents a gallon less for gasoline. the national average this morning is right around $2. >> wow, all right. when we come back, their home on
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inches. officials warn that many areas are at high risk for mudslides and flooding in wildfire burn areas. well now a look at your morning road conditions. another day of wet roads across california and into arizona, new mexico, as well with significant snows over the rockies. roads will be wet and slippery across the nation's midsection from the great lakes to the gulf coast. if you're flying airport delays possible in l.a. understandably understandably. phoenix, denver, minneapolis as well as new orleans. now to florida. the staff of a hospital in tallahassee is under fire for tossing out a woman who desperately needed medical attention and later died. >> 57-year-old barbara dawson was begging to stay saying she couldn't breathe. but the hospital staff who had seen her many times before didn't think anything was wrong and the police officer who led her out reportedly said she was faking it as she collapsed to the ground in the parking lot. well, an autopsy found a blood
dawson's family is suing the hospital and the police department. repercussions in the meantime, for the texas state trooper in the middle of a controversial traffic stop. brian encinia faces perjury charges and the loss of his job. he's accused of lying about how he removed sandra bland from her car. bland was found dead three days later in her jail cell. her death ruled a suicide. bland's sister said encinia's indictment is good, but not good enough. how many thieves does it take to steal a safe? for these smash and grabbers five is not enough caught on camera seen here backing what turned out to be a stolen white pickup truck into the store of a texaco station in dallas. once inside all they could manage was to trash the place and then they ran away empty-handed. very close call for a firefighter battling a house fire in southern maine. he was on the ridge pole of a three-story victorian when the
nearly engulfing him. amazingly he scrambled to safety without even a scratch with a lot of help from his crewmates who guided him on to the ladder and away from danger. a much different story here for this family in quebec city. a raging fire broke out on the fourth floor of their apartment building. flames were so intense and moving so fast, the dad forced to drop his 10-year-old son out the window and then he and his wife also jumped. that is so scary. they landed though in deep snow. so their injuries were far less serious than they could have been. >> wow. a woman outside of jackson, mississippi, was shocked to see this. take a look. fall out of the sky and into her yard. both the army and the air force confirmed this is part of a tail cone from a military plane that had been flying overhead. it's said to be made of fiberglass, but it's still heavy enough to have killed someone. luckily no one was injured. the military says the plane landed safely. okay, so nfl coaches who made it through black monday maybe felt their jobs were safe. >> yeah.
but there was a little bit of a shocker that took place. the tampa bay buccaneers firing its head coach lovie smith. one buc staffer says it came as a complete shock. smith just completed his second season with the team. as for last night's nba highlights, the fellows at espn. >> good morning, america. i forgot to button my jacket. he's stan, i'm neil. we're going to do sports. >> you go ahead and handle the jacket. i'll handle the highlights. grizzlies taking on the thunder, oklahoma city, looked like one of the possible challengers to the warriors. in the west because they got kevin durant and russell westbrook. they hook up there. thunder with the early lead against memphis. third quarter, westbrook in transition. check out durant. hit the glass hard. he had 17 rebounds, that's a season high. serge ibaka, air ball, durant with the finish, westbrook, 20 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, durant, 26 points
>> thunder. i'm going to do the spurs. they were 20-0 at home this season, even better than the warriors, okay, riley curry. tim duncan. >> are you really taunting a 2-year-old right now? >> that's a good point. i feel shame. i feel much shame. the jazz were beaten by the spurs by nearly 40 earlier this season. the good news is this one was much closer, they only lost by 25. david west with a double-double. duncan with a season high 18. >> it's the little things, button your jacket. >> i'm also wearing white socks with dress shoes. how about that look. >> no one needed to see that. >> back to you. get some lotion, man. >> i guess you can pull that off in california. i don't know. up next in "the pulse," no winner. the powerball jackpot gets even bigger. and bad dog. a money hungry mutt finding his
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okay, time to check "the pulse," stories you'll be talking about today. we're going to start with what else but the powerball lottery. >> nobody matched all of the winning numbers in last night's drawing so it rolls over to saturday's game with a record jackpot estimated to be $675 million. if you happen to win your lump sum cash you would take home $413 million. >> okay, but keep in mind, more than 100 million of that would go to the federal government and once you do your income tax, expect to cough up another big chunk, as well, but we're not complaining. >> you're a lottery downer. >> it's too great. it's going to be fantastic. next to cashing in on a winner, the people's choice awards. amazing.
were in the middle of their acceptance speech when this happened. is that kanye? no, it's not kanye. it's an unidentified man who rushed the stage, grabbed the mike, trying to plug his new album but didn't get much out before sheryl underwood ripped the mike right out of his hand and then sharon osborne literally kicked him off. >> those ladies were going to have their moment. >> they were. >> good for them. >> and i love that she was like, no, we are not having it. she's like, no, there's no steve harvey moment going on. >> the swift kick. >> the highlight of the night, though, really came when "furious 7" star vin diesel accepted the award for favorite movie. he broke down over the loss of co-star paul walker and closing his speech, he sang a line from the movie's hit song. without you my friend and i'll tell you all about it when i see you again >> beautiful. >> his reaction. it sends chills.
get an oscar nomination come next week, by the way. the latest internet sensation in the meantime, is not a kardashian or cute puppy, it is simply a puddle. at one point as many as 20,000 people were watching on periscope the #drummondpuddlewatch. >> so this isn't just any puddle. it's smack in the middle of an english town ten feet away. so, it's big and one of the residents just fascinated with all of the different ways that people were trying to get over this little lake. >> there were techniques. oh, look at that guy. fascinating. like is he using a floatie to get across? >> yeah. >> it got half a million >> a surfboard. >> that's amazing. >> by the way, if you want to be a part of it, they're selling >> oh. also a dog in china who is anything but man's best friend at least not this, guys. $600 in chinese currency that the man had hidden away from his wife.
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it's not rain but ice and a lot of it finally this morning as we're getting a rare view inside a frozen world that many fear won't be frozen for much longer. >> this is a mission to protect the planet against the backdrop of some of the earth's most awe-inspiring landscapes. it's amazing. abc's amy robach takes us there. >> reporter: the immense forbidding ice sheets of iceland. we're making this extreme climb with these glacier scientists. they're out here every day bearing these intense and dangerous elements meticulously studying how glaciers change over time. we are standing in the middle of the melting vatnajokull glacier and scattered all throughout this glacier are massive vertical sinkholes that are treacherous. they go hundreds, even thousands of feet into the earth where ice is melting faster and faster as water levels in the atlantic rise even more. on "gma" one of the scientists making the climb for us live. hey, guys, go for it.
a firsthand look at this hidden world inside the ice. this is just remarkable. it looks like the climbers have made it. >> i'm surrounded by crystal clear black and blue ice. >> reporter: the landscape dazzling, dangerous and disappearing fast. tracking the melting ice now melting at a foot a day here flowing down this path ending up in the sea. we're going to walk up that wall of ice. is it perfectly safe? >> yes. >> he hesitated. ready to lock and load, it's my turn to attack the slippery slope. getting a small taste of how difficult, dangerous and exhilarating it all is. i got up. whoo! amy robach, abc news, iceland. >> that was so incredible. i feel like we learned a lot. both of us kind of gasped. >> yeah, it was fascinating. we know tv very well. i know this world, but that was fascinating tv. >> wow. that's what's making news in america this morning.