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this morning in america. making news in america this morning, political punches. the attacks between donald trump and hillary clinton getting personalal. what some are calling a vicious verbal attack from the republican front-runr, the overnight comment causing a new firestorm. we're live in washingt. severe storm on this first full day of winter. heavy snow and gusty winds causing damage as millions get set to hit the road for the holida where it's all heading. historic landing. a big step towards space travel, the huge aomplishment during a late night launch. and you better not cry. video of kids and their reaction to old saint nick going viral. good tuesday morning. there is no sign of a christmas
front-runners. >> not at all. during a late night rally, donanald trumpent after hillary clinton in personal terms hours after a very blunt response from the clinton camp to his demand for an apology. >> abc's kenneth moton is covering it all for us. he's in wawashingtonive. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, reena anand kendis yes, this is definitely not the first me clinton and trump have been at each other, and it certainly won't be the last. hillary clinton versus donald trump, the top contenders' war of words got downright nasty overnight. the gop front-t-runner ud a vulgar term to describe clinton's 2008 loss to president obama. >> she was favored to win and she got [ bleep ]. she lost. i mean, she lost. >> reporter: trump at a rally in michigan called out clinton for taking a bathroom break during the abc news democratic debate. >> i know where she went. it's disgusting. >> reporter: trump's latest attack sparked by this claim from clinton. >> he is becoming isis' best
they are going to people showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. >> reporter: trump called that a lie and demanded an apology. clinton's campaign said, quote, hell no and clarified clinton's claim on msnbc. >> these comments are being aired across the middle east and isis is pointing to them on social media. known isis sympathizers are linking to the remarks donald trump has made and it's making us less safe. it's farcical to suggest from hillary clinton should apologize to h him. >> reporter: instead, clinton got creative. >> together they shout with great grinchy zeal. >> r reporter:he released this christmas featuring the, quote, grinches in gopville. >> we'll send them back to gopville where they all belong. >> reporter: clinton's campaign chair we on a twitter rant saying she will never back down from calling out trump. also, there is one less gop
carolina senator lindsey graham has dropped out of the race. he says trump can't beat a democrat like clinton without some major changes. reena and kendis. >> hillary clinton with another rally today. we will see if she reacts. kenneth, thank you. and we move on now to some new details about the deadliest against u.s. forces in afghanistan in more than three years. six americans were killed. among them was new york city police detective joseph lemm, a member of the air national guard. the suicide attack by the taliban was another setback in afghanistan for the u.s. where a key province is in danger of falling to the taliban. the woman accused of that deadly crash along the las vegas strip is in jail and on suicide watch. this morning investigators say she was feeling stress over trying to find a place to park her car and sleep p before ming down pedestrians. abc's kayna whitworth has more from las vegas. >> reporter: terror on the streets of sin city as this silver oldsmobile runs rampant over crowded sidewalks. at let 20 people were ran over.
24-year-old lakeisha holloway with her 3-year-old daughter in the backseat intentionally slammed her car into dozens of bystanders injuring more than 30 killing jessica valenzuela, a mother of three. police believe she was previously living in oregon. in 2012 she was featured in a video by a group that lps at risk youth there. >> boy, have i come a long ways. >> reporter: police believe she drove from oregon to las vegas where she had been living in her car for days. police sayhere was no sign of alcoho but they do believe she was under the influence of a stimulant at the time. kayna whitworth, abc news, las vegas. >> reporter: and this morning we have some new information developing overnight in the case of a woman who died while in houston police custody. a grand jury has decided against any indictments in the death of sandra bland. she was pulled over by a state trooper last summer and later died in her cell. investigators say she hanged herself, but her family members say there's momore to thstory.
consider whether to indict the state trooper in this case. and enrique marquez, the friend of san bernardino terrorist syed farook, has been denied bail. a federal judge ruled marquez was a danger to the community and should remain behind bars. marquez has been charged in connection with two abandoned terror plots that he planned with farook and for illegally buying two assault rifles used in the massacre. well, millions of americans are set to have their holiday travel plans foiled by severe weather. this is exactly what a second day of winter looks like in the denver area. at least a dozen states now under wier weather alerts as the western states get slammed by feet of snow. and thisinter storm is set to deliver its biggest punch to the lower elevations of western oregon and southwest oregon today. high winds and heavy rains yesterday in and around portland downed trees and power lines with wind gusts approaching 60 miles an hour. and the weather radar, take a look at this, shows the whole
essentially a solid wall, 800 miles long pushingts way into the west coast. the higher elevations in the cascades and the sierra nevadas to the northern rockies will likely measure snow by the foot through midweek. and oking east right now, rain stretching up the coast. behind it record warmth settling in for christmas eve from florida up to maine. >> very busy weather day, indeed. chelsea clinton, b by the wa is expecting baby number two. the proud mom made the announcement on twitteter with t due date sometime next summer. >> the new baby will join big sister, 15-month-old charlotte. hillary clinton tweeted that she and bill couldn't be happier to be grandparents. and golf is always part of president obama's vacations. he's finishing up a round in hawaii in i would say a a memorable way. >> yep. [ cheers and applause ] >> that would be the president chipping in there from about 40 feet away on the 18th green. he tipped his hat to onlookers and made sure reporters nearby
we don't know what the score -- the final one that the president got. nevertheless, it was a strong finish, wouldn't y you say? >> yeah, a fun time down there in hawaii. >> under windy conditions, as well. >> true. still ahead, new e. coli concerns for chipotle. plus, sky high scare a ride malfunctions at seaworld. passengers stuck for hours. what went wrong? and caught on camera, a car chase and a crash.
shoulder. after spinning out, two people inside took off running, an 8-year-old girl and her 13-year-d brother. both were taken into custody, returned to their mother. the teen who was behind the wheel has a history of run-ins with the law. the search, in the meante, for the so-called affluea teen is intensifying. ethan couch killed four people in a drunk driving crash but never went to jail. his defense, he was too rich to know right from wrong. the police have released a photo of his mother's pickup truck which they -- the pair may be using right now. she's missing, as well. tips are pouring in. officials say they're checking phone credit card and passport records but no solid leads yet. more troubles for the reviled executive who boosted the price of that life-saving drug. martin shkreli has now been fired as the head of a pharmaceutical company after his arrest on securities fraud charges.
company turing pharmaceucals. more trouble for the chipotleestaurant chain. five m morore e. ci ses have been linked to chipotle in north dakota, kansas and oklahoma but it's unclear if they're linked to a larger outbreak that was in october. in all almost 500 people have been sickened after eating at chipotle in recent months. sales have fallen, and its stock lost another 3% yesterday. last-minute shopping is ill going strong but not the christmas card. we're only sending out half as many cards as in 2002 from 2.9 billion then to 1.4 billion last year. it works out to just four cards per person. >> okay. >> allll right. >> send an e-card maybe. >> yeah. i think a lot have moved on to that one. >> okay. i need to do that. when we come back, an experienced skier lost on a mountain in heavy snow. the desperate search right now. dramatic landing touching
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and possible debris flows. a look at morning road conditions. the west coast and heavy snows have closed many mountain passes in the west. the eastern half of the country will again be wet with flooding conditions throughout the ohio valley and into the south. if you're flying, airport delays possible in l.a., dallas, new orleans and atlanta. well, a leisurely vacation day turned to high drama for 50 seaworld guests in orlando. >> yeah, they were stuck o on t 400-footky tower elevator for nearly three hour agoning wait. more than a dozen firefighters assisted staff. and the rescue. a technician was able to get things moving again. >> he eventually -- the technician was able to jerthe ride free, which did cause some people a little bit of panic as we jumped a little bit. ride to malfunction but no injuries reported and those families are back to enjoying their vacations. the danger of an avalanche has suspended the search for a missing skier in washington state. 43-year-old monty busbee
near snoqualmie. police have located his truck with his cell phone inside but despite the setback rescuers are optimistic. >> he could be in a snow cave. he could be under a tarp just waiting for us maybe, you know, who knows. maybe broken ankle or something. he's just waiting for us to get there. >> busbee is described as an experienced back country skier with a solid knowledge of cold weather survival. he's also known to carry a backpack with gear and an avalanche beacon. we have a health alert this morning g for peop who work the night shift underscoring the dangers of driving drowsy. harvard researchers have found that driving after working a night shift can make you up to six times more likely to crash your car. research shows a driver who's been awake for 24 4 hours coares to a drunken driver with a 0.10 blood alcohol level, legally drunk in many states.
hospital but baby couldn't wait. kristenallred delivered her baby in the family truck but the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck and she wasn't breathing and a 911 operator still in training told the couple t to tie a oelace around the cord. who knew? 30 seconds later the babwas breathing. >> tipped her back and she just gasped her first breath. it was like, oh. thank goodness. >> what a relief. and after police and paramedics arrived on the scene, baby and mom were taken to the hospital. baby anne is now at home with her new family. she's actually the couple's fourth child and what a story. >> absolutely. congratulations to them. new york giants receiver odell beckham jr. has already appealed a one-game suspension from the nfl. that penalalty follo beckham's game-long battle with carolina panthers defensive back josh norman on sunday. their skirmishes led to beckham's drawing three
particularly a blindside head-to-head hit there, that one, an unnecessary risk of injury. well, detroit over new orleans last night on monday night football, the lions beating the saints, 35-27 as for last night in the nba, highlights from our friends at espn. >> welcome into "sportscenter." i'm lisa kerney. he's john anderson >> look, i can do this with my paper. so, the warriors didn't play. everybody loves the warriors in the nba. you know who is right there and great and has fifive champnships is the spurs. it's not that hard. they were taking on the pacers, whi leonard, he was the best player on the floor. a flipsy over the shoulder. that went in, the spurs up three then they took charge in the fourth quarter. they have 24 wins now ainst five losses. 21 of those wins by double digits. oh, that is tony parker. take another look. george and hill forced leonard to lose the ball and somehow he still makes a play. spurs win it, 106-92. >> other western conference contenders, these guys pretty good too, kevin durant, his team visiting l.a.
go. thunder inbounding, up one, chris paul steals the ball,lys it in, so clippers take a one-point lead. next thunder possession, kevin durant doing what he does, mvp style, pulls up just long of the elbow. okc takes a one-point lead. so, last chance for the clippers here. paul, the shot for the win. durant defense to okc wins it by one. they've won 11 of 14 and that'll do it for us. >> yes, america, you have three more shopping days till chrimas. >> oka thanks. >> i like getting my sports from a woman too. >> exactly. up next in "the pulse," a significant step f forward i space travel with the late night landing of a rocket.
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it is time to check "the pulse" starting with history being made in florida. >> the falcon 9 rocket blasted off last night from cacape canaval. this launch successfully deployed 11 small communications satellites. >> it was the first spacex launch since june when another falcon 9 exploded destroying two tons of nasa cargo. but the second triumph of last night, this is really cool, came when the first stage rocket flew back to the launch site and landed upright. you hear all those guys cheering. it landed upright. a first for any rocket that has gone that deep into space. >> so to kind of explain why this is such a feat, a space-x spokesperson says it's like
empire state building and having that pencil land right in a shoe box on the other side during a windstorm. you can see their excitement. >> yeah, you can understand it for sure and, man, that's actually incredible. >> it is pretty remarkable. right? >> good job, fellows and lads. if you had a little trouble accessing the apple app store yesterday, you can blame it on kim kardashian. >> her new app broke the store and produces kimojis as they're lled. a lot of back there. those are emojis with a distinctly kardashian flavor. there's a manicure, a hair dryer, and, of course, a selfie. the demand for the $2 app was so great that many couldn't get it to work right away. >> did you mention the booty? >> there is a booty also. >> there is a booty. >> we should mention this isn't her first successful app. her hit mobile game, you remember that, kendis, the mobile game she had was $74 million that it brought in last year. i bet this is going to be equally as successful.
and it's not going to charity. it's going to the kardashians with the west household but good. and some people say it's not christmas until you've seen kids crying on santa's lap. so, nice. so here goes. whether the kids like it or not i guess it's no rprise that some are a little scarred and scared given the old man with the beard and that odd hat. >> but there are a few in every crowd, the adorable kids, oh, look at them there. they're not scared of santa claus. they're so happy to see what st. nick puts under the tree and to give them a little reminder of wt they really want under the tree. >> but where are the ones that are like completely scarred for life that are in tears? i'm sure there are many of those. >> those are probably -- >> oh, there we go. >> there we go, see. >> there we go. >> those are sort of the fun moments for parents to watch but itit could btraumatizing for the kids and we're laughing at them. >> is it fun for parents? >> you have to get that photo every year. it's an addiction for. >> who do you give the therapy
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checking our top stories, donald trump g getting psonal against hillary clinton last bathroom break, quote, disgusting and using a vulgar term when mentioning her defeat against president obama in 2008. >>six american service members were killed by a suicide bomber in afghanistan including a new york city police detective serving with the air national guard. severe weather in the northwest is set to foil plans this week for millions of holiday travelers. at least a dozen states are under winter weather alerts as the western stes get slammed by feet of snow. looking at today's weather, elsewhere, dry and mild in the midwesest. but wet for the eastern third of the nati with severe storms in the south and rain all the way through new england. >> he's sorry. something that steve harvey has said overnd over and over again after announcing the wrong
>> he's sort of quoting justin bieber a lot these days. a report says harvey actually skipped some of the geant's rehearsals including the part abc'david wright breaks it down. >> miss universe, 2015 is -- >> reporter: in the history of beauty pageants -- >> -- colombia. >> reporter: -- this was the shortest reign ever. two minutes in the tiara before a sheepish steve harvey slunked back onstage. >> i have to apologize. miss universe 2015 is philippines. >> reporter: one of the most awkward moments ever on live tv. >> i will take responsibility for this. it was my mistake. still a great night. >> reporter: a great night for one of them. afterwards harvey attempted to explain himself.
saying first runner-up i read the name on the card. >> reporter: and miss universe, both of them, did what beauty contestants do. >> well, everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: they made a bid for world peace. >> it's a very nontraditional crowning, isn't it? >> yeah very, very 2015. >> reporter: david wright, abc news, new york. >> say 2015 because then you have social media to rehash it the next couple days, right? >> yes, and with all the memes that have taken place. i should point out that harvey apologized and apologized on twitter all throughout the day after these moments and he felt bad. >> i give it to o these laes because miss philippines really handled it with such dignity and grace and so did miss colombia. give her some credit to for giving up the crown because let me tell you, if youut that crown on my head, i ain't giving that one back. >> you would have walked away with i >> never. >> burger king saying they will never take your crown away. >> that's what's making news in