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this morning on "world news now," presidential praise. barack obama and hillary clinton were once political rivals. >> this morning as secretary of state clinton gets ready to leave the white house, she may be stepping down with what sounds like a presidential endorsement. it's monday, january 28th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> happy monday, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to our top political headlines in just a second, including a bipartisan deal on one of the president's pet projects. could be some major headway being made on immigration
reform, which was a big focus of president obama's inaugural address. kind of a failed promise from his first term, but gaining steam in the second. also this morning, tragedy in south america. the nightclub fire that has stunned the world. what investigators are learning this morning as brazil gets ready to bury more than 200 victims and still counting. >> terrible tragedy there. and the nasty winter weather system that couldn't come at a worse time. snow and ice hit the midwest over the weekend, and it could spread misery to millions of people in the east as the workweek begins. >> just what we wanted to hear. later this half hour, the inmate who broke out of jail, oh, no, not once, but twice. how his latest escape went unnoticed for a few days. >> how does that happen? once you break out once, don't you sort of have a little led flag around you? >> you would think they have a closer eye on you.
but some criminals are smart, though. >> not many. >> this guy is clearly an overachiever. lawmakers have reached an agreement on immigration reform. under a plan being announced just today, more than 10 million illegal immigrants would be granted legal status. >> it's one of the president's top priorities and it comes as he gets ready to say goodbye to one of his most trusted advisories, secretary of state hillary clinton. here's abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: it was an extraordinary event. an adoring president praising his former political nemesis. >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> we have similar views, we have similar experiences. >> reporter: side by side admiration sent political speculation into hyper drive. was this an endorsement for a hillary clinton run in 2016? >> i don't think either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. >> reporter: the secretary of state and the president refused to speculate on the next
presidential campaign. they both became closer over the last four years. >> part of our bond is, we've been through a lot of the same stuff. and parent of being through the same stuff is getting whacked around in political campaigns. >> reporter: the president prepares to take some knocks again. mr. obama will press immigration reform, starting with a strip to las vegas on tuesday, trying to make good on promises that he failed to deliver in his first term. >> we have been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable in this nation. >> reporter: the president's agenda includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> i'm confident, guardedly optimistic that this time we can get it done. >> reporter: the president won more than 70% of the latino vote in november. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> what a difference four years makes. people were speculating she's going to run. this was the president's tacit
way of endorsing her and it was kind of a thank you smooch to bill clinton, because bill played such a big role in obama's re-election. >> it was quite the love fest. their body language, they were leaning in. >> tickling each other. >> i don't think we would have ever, ever thought we would see something like that during the primaries. they were at each other's throats. >> it was rough. >> all of those sort of caught conversations that we heard with bill clinton, you know, just talking so badly about barack obama. and now it's a love fest. >> it is. we'll see. a prelude to 2016, perhaps. we'll see. again, i want to get back to this immigration point. this is a major issue. we heard about this during the bush term but didn't come to fruition. obama promised in 2008 but didn't get to it. and one of the gang of eight said first american supported in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect
it. thirdly, democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. so an interesting analysis of why it's coming to a head. >> the gang of eight, i love that they're calling them the gang of eight. >> their plan will be announced later today. now to the latest on that terrible nightclub fire in brazil. investigators say most of the victims died from smoke inhalation as flames engulfed the club. the mayor has declared 30 days of mourning as families make burial arrangements. we spoke earlier to the bbc's julia carnero. >> reporter: lots of witnesses are speaking out about how it was a desperate situation for them trying to get out, not being able to see far because of the smoke, and on top of that, some witnesses have said that actually security guards stood in their way in the beginning, because there was lots of confusion. they didn't understand what was happening. so it seemed that for some minutes that might have been precious minutes, they might
have blocked the entrance. this is still unconfirmed information. >> investigators say firefighters had a hard time getting into the nightclub at first, because a barrier of bodies blocked the entrance. five alleged 9/11 plotters are set to appear in a courtroom at guantanamo bay today, as four days of preliminary hearings begin. among the defendants expected to be in court is the alleged master mind of 9/11, khalid sheikh muhammad. and two dozen motion also be argued. all the defendants are facing the death penalty. a fascinating development in the case of jonbenet ramsey. the case remains unsolved and now reports say a grand jury had voted to indict john and patsy ramsey. but the district attorney refused to sign the indictment, believing he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. an attorney for john ramsey says
indicting him would have been a gross miscarriage of justice. >> this case was so huge back then. fascinating to learn that both parents were indicted. the legal question is, did the d.a. have a legal obligation to sign it under colorado law? because some analysts are saying he should have signed it and moved to dismiss the charges in open court. >> that's remarkable. i don't think i've ever heard of that. typically, what d.a.'s want to do is they want the grand jury to decide. because then the decision is not on you as the district attorney, it's on the people of the grand jury. it is like the tribe has spoken. so if you have a grand jury indictment, then even if you don't prove your case, you still have done your job. it's remarkable to me that you would get that indictment yet not sign it. >> it was such a high profile case and lawyering hate to lose
a big case. >> it's just not done. >> interesting. case won't go away. new details now in another infamous legal case. late last week, casey anthony filed for bankruptcy. she claims she has less than $1,100, but she's close to $800,000 in debt and being sued for damages in three civil cases. anthony's attorneys say her bankruptcy case needs to move forward before the others can be addressed. >> what she would like to do is go to the bankruptcy judge and have them throw out all and any claims against her. that's not going to happen. >> anthony, of course, was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter back in 2011. shipping traffic along a stretch of the mississippi river is closed this morning after a serious barge accident. it was hauling 80,000 gallons of oil when it struck a railroad bridge near vicksburg, mississippi yesterday. it's unclear how much fuel was spilled but oil was spotted
three miles downstream. booms are being used to absorb and contain the oil. a streak of light across the sky in turkey is what a near-disaster looked like from the ground. 114 people were on board a turkish airline flight last week when one of the plane's engines caught fire after being struck by lightning. making it worse is it happened while the plane was flying through severe turbulence. the pilot landed shortly after. thankfully, no one was injured. >> tense moments. travel in the nation's midsection is expected to get back to normal after the area was hit by an ice storm. but that storm is now moving east. as abc's ginger zee reports, it's the beginning of another week of weather. >> reporter: parts of the midwest are slipping and sliding from the treacherous roads in minnesota to difficult stops in springfield, illinois. in ames, iowa, it was a quarter
inch of crunch. and the ice enveloped branches and berries from iowa to southeast minnesota, where we kind kaal meteorologist justin gee. >> that's weighing down on these branches. we could see power outages. >> reporter: and do you hear that? that's sleet covering the ground in northern illinois. there was so much ice, you couldn't see through these windows. at least 300 flights are canceled. all that ice, so worthy of an instagram, will melt away. the ice will move through parts of the mid-atlantic and the northeast. you can see the pink on that happen. anywhere from raleigh to d.c. from the north, it will stay snow in new york and boston. there is another storm i have to tell you about this week. a lot of energy surging up the east coast. it will clash with that arctic air from dallas to little rock.
in parts of the south and for severe weather, including tornadoes and hail. ginger zee, abc news, new york. here's the rest of your monday weather. heavy mountain snow in utah, colorado and idaho. snow from boston's afternoon commute. a rainy week in seattle. pleasant, though, in southern california. >> a mild 48 in chicago. get this, it will be 62 there tomorrow. >> goodness. >> nice roller coaster there. also orlando is in the low 80s. denver and albuquerque in the mid 50s. anchorage in the single digits. and here's some evidence that they are getting crazy from the cold in madison, wisconsin. a guy just set a new world record for doing the fastest wheelie on ice. >> and yesterday's attempt, he was clocked at 108.5 miles per hour, riding on just his rear
wheel. it's all possible because the rear wheel has these special studs on it to keep it from slipping on the ice. >> the rider broke his own record, 95 miles per hour. he set that last year. >> it looks a little dangerous. >> didn't which just do a story about people falling into the ice? >> it looks dangerous to me. >> better you than me. >> i don't get that one. it's kind of cool, though. >> props for the bravery, but not my thing. coming up, the terrible movie, and we mean terrible, terrible movie making headlines. it's our view coming up in "insomniac theater." >> and wait until you hear the latest clues from this monster. you're watching "world news now." [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer wetjet,
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♪ perfect song for this next story. this is all about a convict who was born to run. >> guess what? last week, he slipped out again and it took authorities nearly a week to even realize he was gone. abc's mark greenblatt has the story. >> reporter: a nationwide hunt is on for the man in gray. u.s. marshals say he's a dangerous career criminal who keeps escaping from jail.
he walked out of this one in phoenix last may, after authorities say he switched identity bracelets with this man, another inmate scheduled for release, which is all it took for marquez to get out. it left phoenix authorities stunned. >> we are investigating our process. the officers involved. >> reporter: it took eight months for the fugitive task force to catch up with marquez. he fled to detroit where they found him with a loaded ak-47 like this at his side. but it took him just six days to escape yet again. this time from the wayne county jail there. and it's suspected he broke out the very same way. the jails are having a hard time keeping rocky incarcerated. >> he's smarter than your average criminal. he's somehow getting inmates to cooperate with them, to use their identities to walk out of jail. >> reporter: marquez pulled off his latest vanishing act just
last sunday and the reuss went undetected for days, with no one catching on until friday. the sheriff's office tells abc, we have policies and procedures in police that should have prevented something like this from happening. but now he's running again, facing local and federal charges. >> mr. marquez does have a bit of a head start. but we have the best of the best working on the case, and i'm confident that rocky will once again be put behind bars. >> reporter: mark greenblatt, abc news, new york. >> criminals are smart. they can game the system. >> they'll find him. >> of course they'll get him. he'll be at a 7/eleven at a slurpy machine. >> embarrassing. >> give him an e for effort. >> how did he get the other inmates about to get out to agree to switch identities with him? >> where there's a will, there's a way. we'll be back in a moment. don't go far.
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so no one has ever been able to prove big foot's existence. >> but in oregon, where the myth is very much alive, this morning of what some say is a recording of its unusual cry. here's abc's john muller. >> reporter: he is the elusive hairy giant of legend. a tabloid hero, punchline and news diversion. now big foot back in the headlines. but it's not sightings. this time something brand new. audio. big foot speaks. listen. listen again. the high-pitched shriek come from a swampy area in oregon. the recording, given to the oregonian newspaper.
not impressed? people living in the area are. they've been hearing strange cries in the night since november. denise on the left told the paper she thinks whatever is in the swamp is calling out to another creature. some suggest it could be a young big foot lost, calling out for his fellow big foots. >> these are not just animals. they're a type of people. >> reporter: don't tell these guys big foot is a bunch of craziness. they are professional researchers. they've spent plenty of time in oregon's blue mountains. >> it's not big foot, it's big foots. >> reporter: one theory, the shrieks could be the screams of local foxes. of course, it could be possible maybe it's big foot chasing the local foxes. john muller, abc news, new york. >> there goes big foot. >> there it is.
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jay henderson was one of the guinea pigs in the audience. i'm anxious to hear what you have to say here on air. >> we have the proof. we were just talking. i have an article from "the new york post," wtf, beyond sketchy. they said it was just the worst movie ever. but i'll start off. listen to some of the actors. kate wins let, hugh jackman, naomi watts, uma they areman, richard gere, and even snookie is in this movie. halle berry is in it. she whipped out one of her breasts and whips up guacamole with one of her breasts, halle berry. >> i'm going to see it now. nothing wrong with a little nip
dip. >> and the movie -- the advertising slogan is once you see it, you can't unsee it. basically, the film comprises of several comedy sketches. if i can compare it to anything it would be "saturday night live" gone buck wild. let's take a quick listen. >> come on, why are you sitting here, game is about to start. >> coach, we scared. >> tay look tough. >> they took tough? what game are we playing? >> basketball, coach. >> what color is this team? >> white. >> exactly. you're black. they're white. this ain't hockey. >> so really this is probably the only clip that we could show in the entire film, because it is raunchy. >> is it funny? >> it's not funny. my rating is one star out of five. >> you gave it a star?
this morning on "world news now," tragic inferno. the popular south american nightclub that was overcrowded when smoke and flames filled the building. >> the disturbing details, shocking pictures and latest reports from a brazilian city dealing with grief. it's monday, january 28th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we just spoke to a bbc news correspondent in brazil and we'll get you the latest in our top story. >> some of the grim details that she was sharing, you know, about what's happened and the scene
there, there's a sports center where the families are going to identify the bodies. 230 plus victims at least right now, and it was a packed nightclub and just tragedy and a horrible scene there now. >> even the president of brazil went to the site and the health minister, as well. so this is just an overwhelming tragedy for the country. >> they have declared 30 days of mourning beginning now. also this morning, president obama and hillary clinton's joint interview. their mutual praise, basically a love fest is what i like to call it. and what could have been a political endorsement. >> they were all over each other last night. they were about to rub noses. they were getting real cozy last night. you have to wonder too, the way this first term is ending if in 2016 if hillary does run and joe biden run, whom does the president endorse in that race? >> you've got a good point. >> who knows? it's a long ways away.
also this morning, the gejes and cheers as steve jobs' life story is told. who is panning the whole thing? and later this half hour, turning a basketball arena into a bat cave? yes, the scary intruder that made a few fans duck. >> you saw coaches hiding out. that's a funny story. but first, the grim task of identifying the victims enters its second day in brazil. more than 230 people died, hundreds injured in that nightclub fire. >> we spoke earlier with the bbc's julia carnero who just arrived in santa maria. >> good morning, julia. it's hard to get your mind around what the scene must be there now. more than 230 people now. can you paint the scene in terms of where the investigation stands and what the scene around the club and around that morgue must be like right now?
>> reporter: this was a very tragic day for santa maria. and the scene at the sports center where the families and friends have gathered to try to identify the bodies throughout the day, trucks carried the bodies to the site, which because it's quite large, it was the only place in the city that had the capacity to actually be a solution for the tragedy that happened because there wasn't a morgue that could take in such a number. >> unfortunately we've seen tragedies like this before. we're understanding that some kind of pyrotechnic show inside the club is what led to this. what is so hard for people to digest is that there was only one exit door for a packed club like that. are you hearing anymore about the setup inside the club that there wasn't easier access for people to get out? >> reporter: exactly. lots of witnesses are speaking out about how it was a desperate situation for them, trying to get out, not being able to see
far because of the smoke, and on top of that, some witnesses have said that actually security guards stood in their ways in the beginning, because there was lots of confusion. they didn't understand quite what was happening. so it seemed that for some minutes that might have been precious minutes, they might have blocked the entrance. >> can you tell us about this nightclub, in terms of the popularity, what people are usually frequenting this, are these local people, tourists? >> reporter: this is one of the most popular nightclubs here, as people here have told me. it's called kiss. so lots of young people go there and hospitals of students. i was told that from this public university, 50 students were killed. >> there was a late wire story that crossed and this club was way over capacity. so you factor in the fire,
overcapacity and only one functional exit and you can see why the death toll is what it is. >> it's just tragic. you have to wonder if it's overcapacity, and they have a ban using pyrotechnics or whatever happened, why don't you have that exit strategy, especially if it's one of the most popular nightclubs in the city frequentedly the people there, it's just unbelievable. >> remember that nightclub fire in rhode island ten years ago. there were pyrotechnics involved. they had a flare at this club in brazil and that sparked the whole thing. you would think there could be regulations governing it or just don't do it in a packed club. and there are reports that this club lost its license back in august of 2012. so you can imagine all the detats about the club, the crowd, what was regulated, what
wasn't. but those families and it's heartbreaking. it's beyond belief. the nuclear threat posed by north korea is bringing about strong reaction. this morning, a spokesman says south korea will do whatever it takes to block north korea from conducting a nuclear test. even china says it will cut food aid to north korea if it goes ahead with the test. japan launched two new spy slight satellites over the weekend to keep an eye on north korea. last night, hillary clinton sat beside president obama as they were interviewed on "60 minutes." clinton brushed aside questions about her political ambitions in 2016. >> in politics in democracies, sometimes you win elections and lose elections. >> if we had a clinton
presidency, i think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. that's not the kind of presidency we're dealing with right now. >> paul ryan was referring to former president bill clinton. as for hillary, her favorability rating is 67%, compared to vice president joe biden, the other potential democrat candidate. his favorability rating at 48%. immigration reform is getting attention this week in a bipartisan group of senators is ready to unveil its new plan. the so-called group of eight unveiled today include the pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants now in the united states. the lawmakers also want enhanced border security. the president's plan is introduced tomorrow. undocumented immigrants can now apply for a driver's license in illinois. governor pat quinn signed the new law into effect yesterday. in order to get a license, immigrants could have to take a
driving test and carry car insurance. illinois is the fourth and most populous state to issue licenses to the illegal immigrants. there's illinois, new mexico, washington state and in utah, you can get a driver's permit. >> that's interesting. there's definitely some headway on this issue. the plan that will be revealed, it's a broad stroke plan. they're hammering out the details, including the pathway to citizen, how much time it would take. so they're still working through the details. that's where always the devil is. but based on the last election, that's why immigration is such a huge issue. the hispanic population is growing. you have to tack this will issue. both parties to not appease is probably the wrong word, but to assure the latino community that they're going to deal with this issue. >> it's a significant voting bloc. >> huge. >> that was shown to be the case this past election.
>> and obama won 71% of them. so republicans are going to try to get some of those voters back. you're going to see bipartisan deal on this issue. quite a day for divers today. they will try to find a small plane in icy waters of new york's hudson river. rescuers rushed to the shore last night when a man and woman were brought to safety. their single engine plan crashed into the river, but they were able to escape before it sank. with that, a quick look at your monday weather. the freezing rain in new york city will switch to plain rain by the afternoon. minneapolis will see freezing drizzle most of the day. snow for the mountains of utah, colorado and idaho. >> temperatures are much warmer than usual in the nation's midsection. st. louis hit 70. seattle in the mid 40s. 60s in phoenix and l.a. impressive works of art will be on display for another week in breckenridge, colorado. they are the results of the 23rd
annual international snow sculpture championship. >> the overall winner came from mongolia. it defects two people riding horses. there where are 15 peoples from around the world taking part in the competition. >> it's hard to believe it all just started two weeks ago when teams were given 10 x 10 blocks of snow, all of them 15 feet high. that makes my little snowman that i do every year with my kids look a mess. and i thought i was doing pretty well. >> those guys are artists. well done. >> i know. coming up, the upcoming movie about steve jobs and who's giving it a thumbs down. >> and going battie in the basketball arena. the unwelcomed invader and the frightened fans. you're watching "world news now."
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to ashton kutcher. but jobs' real-life partner wasn't so amused. john muller has more. >> if you can see what you're working on while you're working on it. this is freedom. >> reporter: it may be entertaining, but is it true to real life? steve wozniak, portrayed by josh gad. his response? >> the clip i saw was just so far from anything that really happened or said in those days. >> nobody wants to buy a computer. >> reporter: in the clip, jobs and wozniak are arguing over the merits of building a computer for home use. he said the first thing that's inaccurate is the personalities. ashton kutcher portrayed jobs as a tech envisionary. >> as far as the personalities in that scene, this was just ridiculous. like steve jobs is some sort of
overseeing father of society. like i've got the ideas that are -- no. wasn't like that at all. >> the operating system. >> reporter: another thing he says they got wrong, the wardrobe. >> the portrayal in the clip was absurd. i never wore a tie or looked like a professional and in that scene i looked like a real professional. >> reporter: the 62-year-old wozniak formed apple computer with jobs in 1976. the film attempts to portray the defining years of steve jobs' life. wozniak was an important mart of that, but what would steve jobs think of his portrayal? >> i think he would have been offended and embarrassed like myself. steve would say that was a little phony. >> reporter: john muller, abc news, new york. >> never good for one of the main characters to say yeah, you got all the stuff wrong. >> you've got to give it that artistic license. you have to sort of theater it
up a little bit. got to glam it up. >> wozniak is serving as a consultant for another steve jobs pic based on the biographer about steve jobs. >> which may be closer. >> that will probably be better received. >> but ashton really does look like steve jobs. that was surprising to me. when i first heard the casting, i thought why would you cast him? >> but see the haircut and makeup, not bad, not bad at all. >> i'm going to see it. >> you see everything. coming up, our search for the biggest super bowl fans. >> now college basketball fans ducked when an arena turned into a bat cave. that's coming up next. ♪ ♪ every day it's getting closer ♪ ♪ going faster than a roller coaster ♪
a bat upstaged the athletes at a college game this weekend and it had nothing to do with baseball. >> it was a furry flying creature that brought the game to a halt. it had grown men ducking for cover. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: from the belfrey to the basketball court. >> every time the pat has flown over the court, they have been forced to stop play. >> reporter: with 11 minutes left to play in milwaukee, this tiny winged animal swooped in, bringing the game between marquette and providence to a halt. >> we don't want any trouble. we just want the game to keep going. >> reporter: the bat scared the guano out of players, coaches, even the play by play guy. >> we're in hiding right now. >> reporter: who then took up arms, in this case towels, and taught back. the rear is understandable. bats can, after all, carry rabies. this one, probably just scared. >> when it comes out of its roost, it's thirsty, so it comes
down to the floor thinking it's a lake. >> reporter: after the pa guys had their fun, they finally tried getting rid of the bat by turning off the lights. the bat vanished. the ordeal over. the game went to marquette's golden eagles. but victory for the bat. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> i wouldn't like the lights going down, because then the bat can just swoop at you, right? you can't see the bat, but the bat can see you. >> that bat caused some havoc there. are you ready for some football? the niners and the ravens are just about there. >> the 49ers arrived in new orleans last night. it's san francisco's first super bowl appearance in 18 years and coach jim harbaugh says the team is "super happy to be there." >> and the ravens travel to the big easy today after final
practices at their training complex in maryland. john harbaugh said his team is excited but conceded the niners are a well-coached team. and fans in maryland and beyond are getting ready for the big game. so we want to see that team spirit here on "world news now." >> show us the way you're showing your pride. tweet us photos or send them to our facebook page. >> not just any old thing, like eating some fig newtons. >> some creative. >> some legit fans, show that spirit and we'll get the best stuff on the air. >> like a purple bird or something. >> like a raven. like the mascot. something creative. >> i would like to see something dynamic. >> we're challenging our viewers out there, all four of you.
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and now it's time for "the mix." and get this, it's bubble wrap appreciation day. who doesn't appreciate bubble wrap? it's just fabulous. in 1960, the inventors were mark shavine and al fielding. they wanted this to be textured wallpaper, but that didn't work out because you could pop it. when the idea failed and didn't take off, they decided to have -- they had some success marketing it as a green house insulator. it's the bubble wrap monster.
you can make a bubble wrap monster. you can also use it as cushioning. yocan pop it, of course. you can wrap your favorite male anchor and co-anchor in some bubble wrap. >> oh, yes. >> among journalists, a bubble wrap is a story of little consequence. and there are all these things that you can do, rob, with bubble wrap. you can paint it. you can wrap it. you can make bubble chocolate. >> 21 years and you wonder why i don't have any emmys. >> we've got to call the emmy committee. it also works as really good plant material. >> this is a photo wrap job.
>> you can make a bubble wrap road. you can make a bubble trap. it can also be a sumo bubble. you can use it as a costume. you can burst them. you can burst them, rob. >> this is wonderful. this is really -- this is just like we planned it. >> and you can also play bubble wrap volleyball. it's endless. it's endless what you can do with bubble wrap. >> what do you think? >> now they got the duct tape out. now i got to pee though. >> it's limitless. and i hope our viewers at home will try something like this,
this morning on "world news now," nightclub deathtrap. the grief in south america after an inferno engulfs a popular night spot. >> the astonishing new details from investigators and eyewitnesss as loved ones identify the young victims. it's monday, january 28th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we'll get to the latest on that nightclub fire and the growing number of dead in our top story. >> you have to imagine putting yourself in the shoes of those in that nightclub and the fire breaks out. one exit reportedly is there,
and between 900 and 2,000 people running for the door. that's why the death toll is so high. you can imagine the panic. can't even get your head around it. >> we're up to over 200. >> 230 at this point, and counting. we'll also talk about the mystery surrounding an american photographer who disappeared during her tour of turkey. her family is searching for answers and taking action today. also this morning, the new and outrageous fee to use your credit card. charging a $200 purchase could cost you an extra $8. who's cashing in and why? credit card companies always find a way to just get a little more out of you. >> that's not going to be a popular move. >> no, it is not. later this half hour, the inauguration lipsync scandal. beyonce may be breaking her silence. hear what she is and is not saying.
that's coming up in "the skinny." as you know, i'm obsessed with that story. >> you have not forgiven her. i have. because that's what people in love do. >> i don't like it. >> you will not let beyonce off the hook. >> i'm disappointed in beyonce. >> sunny is harsh, harsh. >> i'm not happy with beyonce. >> we'll try to clear that up. but some serious and heartbreaking news this monday morning. investigators say most of the young victims inside that nightclub suffocated as the air quickly filled with a thick toxic smoke. >> more than 230 people died and hundreds injured in santa maria, brazil. abc's matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: so many victims and so young. firefighters in the town of santa maria barely able to comprehend the tragic scene. the popular nightclub called
kiss still smoldering after the blaze erupted inside that club. it was packed with about 2,000 college students. the cause is still investigation, but witnesses say it started when the band performing on stage lit up fireworks and pointed them towards the ceiling. officials say that set off acoustic insulation, and in seconds the club filled with smoke, setting off a panic and stampede. with flames leaping towards them, the crowd scrambled towards the exit, pushing and shoving to escape the crush. most of the victims reportedly died of smoke inhalation. firefighters arrived quickly and were assisted by clubgoers who managed to escape. this video was captured by an eyewitness who ran to the scene. it shows several brave young men helping the firefighters pull victims out. others hacked away at walls with axes. finding people still trapped. one of the victims said, there was some kind of small gate that was chained. with all of the people pushing
against it, it broke. then people started going under the gate, but i was afraid to do that because i was afraid i would get killed by people running over me. when i fell, some guy fell next to me. he went under the gate, i grabbed onto him and he pulled me out. news of the horrifying tragedy spread quickly through the town of about 250,000 people. family members rushed to the scene. this is by most accounts the world's deadliest nightclub fire in a decade, and not the first time pyrotechnics to blame. in 2003, 100 people died in rhode island when a prop set the walls and ceiling on fire. firefighters arrived to the horrific sight to hundreds of people stuck in the front doorway of the club, trying to get out. the tragic irony of this incident, a news crew was inside that night shooting a spot about nightclub safety. matt gutman, abc news, miami.
>> what those people were going through in those last minutes of their life. trying to get out of there. again, nothing we haven't seen there. in 2009, thailand, 66 dead. 2004, 194 dead. 2003, rhode island, 100 people died. we've seen this before, and you have to wonder if we've seen it before, how come safety standards have not gotten better? why was there only one functional exit? why was the sprinkler system? >> where was the exit plan? it hasn't been confirmed, but some were reporting that the security guards did not let people leave. those are precious moments when a fire starts. when is it a good idea to have the sort of pyrotechnics inside of a building? i don't understand that. >> that's my question. here in america, you talk about exit plans and indoor pyrotechnics. that's where the fire marshal gets involved and you have to get inspections or a certificate. things have to be approved.
bad things can still happen, but there's a process to ensure safety. i don't know yet. i'm sure it will come out what brazil has. but we don't know yet. >> no. >> and grim detail as the firefighters were going through, they could hear cell phones ringing on some of the bodies because the family members were calling to see if they had made it. so as they're going through the carnage, cell phones going. so just think about that. just hard to get your mind around. moving on to other news. in egypt, there's a state of emergency this morning after a weekend of political violence. protesters threw gas bombs at police who then answered with tear gas. in one city near the suez canal. most of the demonstrations were aimed at president morsi and his policies. the weekend of violence left at least 50 people dead. a strange story here. an american woman is missing in turkey and her family is heading there to find her. the 33-year-old has not been heard from in a week. she was alone on her first-ever trip overseas, exploring her
hobby of photography. she was supposed to have flown back to new york last tuesday but never got on the plane. her husband is on his way to turkey. >> you know, you have so many thoughts going through your mind. you don't know what to think, you don't know what to believe. you don't know what to expect. you don't know what's going to come out of this. >> her passport and other valuables were found in the room where she was staying. her family says she had been in regular contact with them before disappearing. they were once bitter political rivals, but president obama is now lavishing praise on his outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton. the joint interview last night on "60 minutes" was the president's idea. mr. obama said their shared vision for america's role in the world persuaded clinton to become a top diplomat and one of his most trusted advisers. >> i'm going to miss her. i wish she was sticking around. a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> in politics and in democracy, sometimes you win elections,
sometimes you lose elections. i worked very hard, but i lost. >> clinton, whose term as secretary of state ends this coming friday, refused to answer any questions about her political future and no outright denial that in fact she may run in 2016. the icestorm that's made a mess out of the middle of the country is moving east just in time for the morning rush hour. yesterday, conditions were a mess with hundreds of crashes and spinouts as a mixture of ice, snow and freezing rain made travel treacherous in illinois and iowa. a section of interstate 35 was closed for hours because of a major accident. parts of wisconsin got slammed with up to a foot of snow. drivers took precautions on sunday as temps warm up today. freezing rain could coat all the snow and turn to slush with meltdown in the 40s expected. airline travelers and morning commuters could face some more hassles today.
>> meteorologist jim dicky is tracking it all at accuweather. good morning, jim. >> good morning. a pattern change underway. we're watching warmth stream its way into the eastern half of the country, already quite warm today across the plains. portions of the midwest. but as that warmth noses in, still cold at the surface in the northeast. so we'll see some freezing rain this morning in philadelphia, baltimore, d.c. be careful on those roads as we'll see some slick spots. light snow in southern new england. 1 to 3 inches in cities like boston. rob and sunny, back to you. >> all right. thanks a lot there, jim. and here we go. can you tell that the super bowl is now less than a week away? they're getting all set for it at the zoo in fresno, california. >> yes, that's where ycybu the orangutan made her pick. she's picking san francisco. >> this is the fifth time she'd
made her pick. but don't get too excited. she's only been correct with about half her picks. 50-50 is not -- >> that's not a great record. 50-50? >> gives you some hope. have you decided who you're rooting for yet, baltimore or san fran? >> well, you know, i lived in baltimore and worked in baltimore. so -- >> okay. >> that's where my heart is right now. >> you're going for the ravens? >> i am. >> i think i am, too. we're on the same team with that. >> coming up next, our favorite -- don't be bitter that the giants are out, willis. our favorite story of the day coming up later. it has all to do with an all-american treat. >> yes. but first, the brand new credit card fee that could put a pinch on you as soon as you say charge it. you're watching "world news now." with this flu season being the most severe in years,
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shoppers beware. stores in 40 states can now charge an extra fee for simply allowing you to use your credit card. >> this is crazy. they won the right to pass along to you what credit card companies charge them. abc's geo bonitez has the story. >> reporter: swiping a card might be the easiest way to shop. but starting right now, it might also be more expensive. stores can now legally charge you more money for using a
credit card. as much as 4% more. stores have always had to pay a fee to let you swipe, but following a settlement with credit card companies, retailers can now pass that fee onto you. what would you think if they added -- >> i would be upset. i wouldn't want to pay more. who wants to pay more? >> there's little back end charges everywhere. >> reporter: sounds like you sympathize with the stores. >> they're losing business all over the place. >> reporter: ten states have barred retailers from charging customers the fee. >> this would probably be of greater impact and import to local merchants. >> reporter: some big retailers have already said they won't be passing on the surcharge. walmart told abc news, we are not interested in surcharging customers in order to allow credit card companies to continue charging unfair fees. but there's a way to know if your neighborhood store will make you pay more. >> when you walk in, there has to be a sign displayed
indicating they do surcharge. then at the cash register and also on your receipt, they have to clearly disclose what the surcharge is. >> reporter: if you're shopping online, check the website's home page, because they must tell you if they're charging the extra fee. by the way, none of this applies to debit cards, just credit cards. geo bonitez, abc news, new york. >> good thing it doesn't apply to debit. at least that's some relief. ten states that banned the surcharge, california, colorado, connecticut, florida, maine, massachusetts, new york, oklahoma and texas. you guys there are safe. >> exactly. >> the stores are not safe when sunny hostin whips out her black mx. >> that's right. >> i bet you were nothing nice in the mall on sale day. >> i like to shop. >> i can see it in your eye. >> i do. and i like a deal. >> what's your favorite thing to shop for? >> shoes. >> okay.
skinny in the house! >> that was good. that was good. good tone. good pitch. >> impressive. willis, you're going to make it in this business. i have a feeling. obviously it's award season. so the s.a.g. awards were last night. they did something funny to start off the show. they went around to different stars and told stories how they got their break in the business. how they kind of became celebrities. sophia of "modern family" fame, chimed in. this is funny. check it out. >> i grew up in a very traditional catholic home. my father told me if i ever did anything artistic, i was going to look like a hooker. i told him, with these huge boobs i inherited from your mother, i already look like a hooker. [ laughter ] >> and we're all grateful to you and your momma.
sophia, with some other big winners last night. alec baldwin and tina fey won for best male/female actor in a comedy series. ben affleck took home some awards for "argo" and julie ann moore won best female actor in a tv movie in "game change." anne hathaway for "les mis." so on and so forth and daniel day lewis for "lincoln." no shocker there. >> i would like to say, kerry washington looked phenomenal. she was my best dressed. >> congrats to all the winners. leading up to oscar time. >> yes. how about nicole sullivan. she plays a therapist on "cougar town," and she says that when she had her children, she was so obsessed with losing weight and she's looking through all these celebrity magazines and they're saying jessica alba and all
these celeb moms, they just lose weight by breastfeeding and running after their kids. she's like, you know what? guess what, they're freaking lying, because it's just not true. you have to go on a severe diet to lose weight. i have to tell you, i agree. i remember when i had my kids, i'm looking at all these flat stomached women bouncing around on all these magazines saying they're nursing and running after the kids. i was doing that and i was still fat. >> sunny, you're very worked up about this issue. >> because they do that to women, especially after women have children and it's terrible. >> all right. >> i agree with nicole sullivan on that. >> judge judy has spoken. back up, y'all. >> beyonce put a picture on stain gram, perhaps in response to the inauguration lipsyncing scandal. she wore a sweatshirt that says "can i live?" which is also a title of her
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nation's largest berry growers, and a favorite of ours here on the overnight. and they're always very, very generous to us. they conducted an online survey and the respondents said this. >> 98% believe they should be called pancakes, not flap jacks, hot cakes, griddle cakes, short stacks or silver dollars. pancakes. >> these are good. 82% say pancakes are not just for breakfast anymore. some people like breakfast food for dinner. i can get into that sometimes. >> i totally get with that. 66% prefer syrup or honey, only 18% prefer just butter. >> what do you like on your pancakes? >> i like just butter. i'm 18%. >> i like jelly on mine. you can get recipes and all that at driscolls.com. so come on out. >> i'm starving here. >> help yourself. sunny, you're the gourmet cook between the two of us. >> yes, i do like to cook. this is so beautifully done.
>> you got blueberries, strawberries, blackberries. the only thing missing is halle berry. i love it. >> she's coming later. here we go. >> oh, man. come on out and eat. willis, are you going to come out and eat? >> i've got to work the camera. >> you got any unusual toppings you guys like on your pancakes? already straight up syrup or butter people? >> i'm kind of a whipped cream person. deliciousness. chocolate is a good one, too. bananas. everyone has something about their pancakes that they like. >> you guys eat up here. hopefully you'll have some blueberry pancakes. always a good holiday when you can eat. we like that here. that's the news for this half hour. don't miss our updates on facebook. go get those berries.
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