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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the meltdown in iowa. and tonight, the partial numbers just in. after a computer program meltdown, the manual count and tonight, a full day later, the first results now coming in. showing mayor pete buttigieg with at ad then berniesaizet warren and jo. we're live tonight. president trump set to address the nation a short time from now. the state of the union address. it comes just one day before his ex acquittal in his senate impeachment trial. the other news tonight, the winter storm. heavy snow, damaging winds from the south all the way up into the northeast. ginger zee times it out. we have breaking news tonight on the coronavirus. hundreds of americans and the emergency evacuations under way right now. and a child already under quarantine here in the u.s. on a
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military base now rushed to the hospital. the deadly hit and run. six high school runners struck by a driver in a pickup. a second student has now died. and what we're learning about the driver. the desperate search for a missing 11-year-old boy. abc news obtaining home surveillance. could this be the last time he was seen? leaving the house with his stepmother. and does that match what she told authorities before? the tense confrontation. a meeting about racism in our schools. a latino father describing his son after being bullied. a white father interrupting, asking, then why didn't you stay in mexico? >> then why didn't you stay in mexico? >> what? the well-known surgeon and his girlfriend accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women and recording it all. tonight, the new turn in the case. and the press to drop charges. and actress shannon doherty revealing her battle with stage four breast cancer. what she told our amy robach.
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good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we are here in washington tonight. president trump delivers his state of the uon address just a short time from now. but much of this day was spent focused on the chaos in iowa. a catastrophic failure. a new computer app crashing, the manual count that followed. and now a full day later, the o big night for mayor pete buttigieg. he and bernie sanders fighting for the top spot. with 62% of the precincts at 27 sanders at 25%. the candidates all moving onto new hampshire overnight, without any results. but a short time ago, supporters in new hampshire chanting "president pete" when they learned of his standing. bernie sanders showing his frustration today over the iowa meltdown. and late today, the iowa democratic party chairman forced to explain how this could hap n happhappe happen, promising full and
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accurate results, saying the numbers were not compromised, but it was that computer app. abc's whit johnson traveling with the candidates, and he leads us off tonight from new hampshire. >> reporter: even with iowa in chaos, former south bend mayor pete buttigieg arrived in new hampshire determined to take a victory lap. >> we are arriving with the momentum in the 2020 presidential campaign right now. and we had a victorious night in iowa. that shocked opponents. >> reporter: he was banking on an iowa bounce. >> just in case you haven't been glued to your phone the last few minutes. official, verified caucus results are coming in from the state of iowa. they're not compete, but results are in from a majority of precincts and they show our campaign in first place. >> reporter: the preliminary results put buttigieg neck and ne wit sandewho was alss .
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toda t senar' frustration there's excuse ppoint. resus last n .porter: elizabeththioc rty gh >> i think they ought to get it together and release all of the data. so that's what we need. >> reporter: but former vice pr saying, there's no rush. >> let's give them time. we don't know precisely how many delegates we have or how many we'll get, but i feel really good about getting more than our fair share. >> reporter: tonight, the iowa democratic party is under fire for the debacle, which the chairman blamed on a coding error in the caucus app. >> as chair of the party, i apologize deeply. >> reporter: but the turmoil seeming to give at least one of the candidates a new lease on life. >> what an amazing night we had last night. i'm someone that thrives in chaos. you want a steady hand in chaos, >>eporter: the caucuses were supposed to sort out the field,
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winnow it down. and tonight, in a sea of frustrated democrats, one man was smiling. >> i hear something happened in iowa or didn't happen. i don't know which. still can't figure that out. >> reporter: former new york city mayor michael bloomberg skipped iowa altogether. he's focusing on super tuesday. and today, the billionaire announced he's doubling the amount of money he's spending in this fight. >> perhaps a bit of a gift for mayor bloomberg. whit johnson live tonight from a bernie sanders tonight inew and wh kwou heard the frustration from senator sanders today about this meltdown in iowa. and if mayor pete holds onto this lead, that's quite a headline going into new hampshire. >> reporter: david, it sure is mayor pete buttigieg is trying to make the most out of this moment, as well. he hit eight events in new hampshire today alone. but this is practically home turf for bernie sanders. he won big here four years ago. elizabeth warren, also from a neighboring state, she's hoping to make a stand in the new hampshire primary one week from
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today. and this will be a big test for former vice president joe biden, currently sitting in fourt acou iowa. david, that is not where he wanted to be. >> all right, whit johnson leading us off tonight. whit, thank you. and no surprise here, president trump was watching all of this closely and tweeting right away about the chaos in iowa, calling it an unmitigated disaster, just like they ran the country, the president said. tonight, he will address the nation a short time from now, with his state of the union address. the president believes he has much to celebrate tonight, but saying today that he will be low key. one day before his expected acquittal in the senate impeachment trial. here's our chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: on the eve of his certain acquittal in the senate white house officials say president trump won't talk much, if at all, about impeachment tonight. one democratic senator says that's fine with him. >> if he does kind of -- some kind of a victory lap on impeachment, i don't think that helps anybody. >> reporter: democrats failed to get a single republican in the house or the senate to support
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impeachment or removal, although some condemned the president's actions. >>t was wrong for esidenenon fo president biden on that phone call. and it was wn country to investe a political rival. >> reporter: speaker of the houser pelosi wi since speaker pelosi stood up and walked out of a meeting at the white house in october. >> so, let's get to jon karl with us live tonight from the white house. and jon, a lot of people are going to be watching for the president's tone tonight, given this is the eve of what looks like his acquittal in the senate impeachment trial. >> reporter: indeed, david. and several of those republicans who have come out and who are not going to vote for removal, have been very critical of him, but sus ctical says she believes the president has learned a lesson from all of this and says i believe he'll be
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much more cautious in the future. but remember, the president has said all along that he did nothing wrong. >> jon karl with us live tonight. and jon, i know you'll be right here tonight. we hope all of you at home will stay with us, too, for the president's state of the union address, right here tonight. and the democratic response. i'll be here with george and the entire powerhouse political team. 9:00 p.m. eastern, right here on abc. but there is a lot of other news to get to on this tuesday night. there is a major winter storm on the move right now, next it hits the south and then all the way up into the northeast. and look at this tonight. heavy snow and damaging winds in amarillo, texas. treacherous day on the roads in so many places. in fact, tonight, alerts in more than a dozen statements as we're on the air, so, let's get to ginger zee. >> reporter: snow already flying, david, in the plains. i want to take you to the map, because oklahoma city, tulsa, included in that three to eight-inch snow range. then, you look at the severe storms, damaging wind primary threat, new orleans, mobile included. and by thursday morning, heavy rains from north georgia through western north carolina. damaging winds possible later
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from raleigh to tampa. and along that warm front, david, snow, ice and rain here in the northeast. >> ginger zee tonight, thank you. there is a developing headline tonight in the coronavirus emergency. hundreds of americans on two separate planes now on their way home from china tonight. and this sobering number. cases in china now topping the 20,000 mark. u.s. embassy staff in protective gear, greeting 400 people at the airport in wuhan. those two flights taking off to military bases in the u.s. tonight, it all comes as a child, already back in the u.s., part of the first group to be quarantined here, has now been rushed to the hospital. abc's will carr is at travis air force base tonight where it's beliext round of e vac wu ke evacuees are now headed. >> reporter: after weeks of waiting, more than 500 americans finally evacuated from the hot zone in wuhan, china. dozens of families first screened by us embassy officials. onboard daisy roth and her
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daughters got stuck in wuhan after a trip to see family. dad samuel is anxiously waiting back home. >> they'll land in the united states and, you know, we'll be that much closer together. >> reporter: two flight s are headed first to travis air force base.yerbelacedinanti.>> so, th hotel heres. 4 >> reporter: at march air force base in riverside, california, where 195ing vac coueys from wuhan are only halfway through a quarantine. a child two developed a fever was taken by ambulance to a hospital for testing. the coronavirus has sickened 20,000 people, mostly in china tr t massive spals.night,hoandss for patients as investors worry about the global economic impact. >> and will carr is live tonight
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from travis air force base, where that flight is expected to land overnight. and will i understand those passengers will be tested again when they arrive? >> reporter: they'll be tested right when they get off that plane, david. after that, authorities are being tight-lipped about what happens. we do know everyone will be quarantined for at least two weeks and it comes as we just learned that ten passengers on a quarantined cruise ship in japan just tested positive tonight. david? >> the widening crisis. will carr tonight. will, thank you. and this evening, there is news now, a second student has died after a high school cross-country team was hit by a driver in a pievening, new deta how the other students helped in to help one another and about the driver who is now charged. abc's victor oquendo from oklahoma. >> reporter: tonight, the driver of this red pick up truck facing manslaughter charges after plowing into a group of students on a sidewalk. >> they've got a car out there running over multiple children. >> reporter: just after school let out monday in moore, oklahoma, police say 57-year-old max townsend barreled into six
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members of the high school cross-country team, killing two. >> we just looked over and we saw people laying in the street. >> reporter: senior rachel feman her teammate, sophomore yurida martinez, pulled from this nearby pond and died from her injuries this morning. >> some other students actually jumped in the water to help? >> there. >> reporter: several that jumped in the water. they started life-saving measures on her immediately. >> they're doing a sobriety test on this driver right now. >> reporter: police say townsend showed signs of impairment during his field sobriety test, and are waiting the results of a blood test. authorities say he has a history of duis. adding to the tragedy, this weekend in moore, townsend's own 28-year-old son was killed in this rollover wreck. the suspect is being held on a million dollar bond. it will be a somber seen here at hosedesre school tonight, where still in thehoital. one in critical condition. david? >> just an awful story. victor, thank you. and next, to race in america and the tense confrontation in
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story about his son after being? other parents were horrified. and here's abc's steve osunsami now. >> >> reporter: there's a heated debate tonight among parents in the suburbs of ann arbor, michigan, over race and immigration. and it grew hotter after this meeting with school officials over what the school system says are racist comments posted on social media by classmates. adrian iraola is the father of two former students. he was speaking about racism directed at his children when the meeting went south. >> when i went to his bedroom to say good night, and he was crying, because of the abuse that he was enduring in this school system. >> then why didn't you stay in mexico. >> what? >> you need to leave! >> reporter: the school district is predominately white. and tom burtell, the parent who interrupted, was defend iing th
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students that made the post. >> try being white and walk in a black neighborhood and see what happens. and, like, this incident, where somebody made a little tweet. okay, nobody was hurt in that. nobody got hurt in that. >> reporter: this man is a father of a son who was on the receiving end of the racial slurs that got everyone here. >> my son comes to school every day to try to get an education, but he has to deal with that bs. >> reporter: iraola came to this country four decades ago. the school district calls the remarks made at their forum. >> reporter: racist and are looking to make a inclusive environment for all their students and families. david? >> steve, thank you. the dow surging 707 points today after china moved to shore up its economy as it deals with the coronavirus. and a new report today showing manufacturing strengthening here at home. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. new developments in the desperate search for a missing 11-year-old boy. he needs medication. and tonight, abc news obtaining
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pickup truck with his stepmother letecia stauch. >> gannon comes out. he gets in the truck. she comes back in the truck and they leave. >> reporter: stauch told investigators her stepson was last seen between 3:15 and 4:15. but drayton says his video shows her coming home at 2:19 p.m. and there's no sign of gannon. >> i walked over to his father's house, knocked on the door and said here's some video that you might want to see. he broke down. and he was like, "she lied." he was like, instators. >> reporter: investigators descended on the home monday. >> any information is available to this case. >> reporter: stauch telling investigators and kktv she doesn't know where gannon is. >> i would never, never ever ever hurt this child. >> reporter: the boy's biological mom and dad desperate for answers. >> i'm becking. bring my baby home. >> reporter: we tried reaching gannon's stepmother. she did not return our calls. in the meantime, police say they have no suspects. david? >> clayton, thank you. when we come back tonight, the well-known surgeon and his girlfriend accused of assaulting several women and recording them. the new turn tonight. and actress shannen doherty
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a local kansas city animal shelter. derrick is a dog lover, and that's his dog, rocky. paying the adoption fees for every single dog at kc pet project. more than 100 of them. that's walrus, heading home. raggedy ann, too. and that's 2-montold huddle with and there are more dogs going to their forever homes tonight, including sugar plum fairy, wearing her purple color. >> hi, david. this is tori fugate here in kansas city. >> reporter: that shelter and 1-year-old pit bull mix, rush, checking in with has tonight. >> this has been such a wonderful response thanks to derrick and his victory in the super bowl. >> reporter: a community thankful tonight for their super bowl win and for that winner off field, too. the doge lover who has helped out. that shelter telling us most of the dogs will be in their forever homes by this weekend. when an extraordinary gift. let's find all of those dogs homes. i'm david muir. we'll see you tomorrow. good night.
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bay area. >> the quarantine is probably a good thing. so close to my home, not so much. >> neighbors aren't happy about a flight with evacuees from china. hundreds of passengers will beuo th aeru joining us.
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>> there remain 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the united states. there are now more than 20,000 globally. only 159 of those cases are outside of china which is as you know the epicenter of this outbreak. >> four military bases are on stand by to receive evacuees from china. one of those is in our backyard. fairfield. >> now the latest on the preparations being made there. >> what we know i travis is providing the facilities