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tonight, the world headline. north korea claiming they have tested a hydrogen bomb. tonight, the seismic activity. the announcement on north korean state tv. the bravado, celebrating the detonation. but this evening, what the white house is now saying. the weather emergency here at home. the storms hitting, one right after the other. cars submerged. the restaurant wall caving in. customers screaming, and we're there. the new turn tonight. ther is now a criminal investigation into an outbreak at chipotle. more than 230 customers sickened at one restaurant alone. the showdown over the pat-down. the 10-year-old girl and the tsa search at the airport. her father recording the whole thing. tonight, he's furious. and, powerball fever across this country. $500 million on the line.
numbers most often drawn. and we have the list for you. good evening. and we begin tonight with the alarming claim from north korea, say thaging they have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. declaring the bomb with a, quote, perfect success. the u.s. acknowledging a 5.1 quake was detected. there was jubilation in the streets there. meantime, emergency meetings in south korea. one man, his hands to his face as they played reports from the north, right there in the room. state tv releasing images of the secretive north korean leader signing off on it all. but immediately, skepticism back here in the u.s. the h-bomb would be far more powerful than the atomic bombs of world war i.i. we begin tonight with abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: on the streets today of north korea, the people stood transfixed.
claiming the north had successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb to protect, she said, from warmongers like the united states. a hyhrogen bomb is 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs which destroyed hiroshima and nagasaki in world war ii. >> you don't want north korea anywhere near that kind of technology. >> reporter: for hours after the underground test, which caused a significant seismic shock, the world waited nervously. nuclear sffer aircraft was sent to the region from the u.s., south korea was on high alert and ambassador caroline kennedy was reassuring the japanese. but finally today, after analyzing the shockwaves, the white house calmed fears. >> the initial analysis is not consistent with the claims that the regime has made of a successful here droe jen bomb test. >> reporter: but this was still north korea's fourth nuclear test since 2006, and the north has the means to deliver those
just last fall, abc's bob woodruff saw thousands of north korean soldiers goose stepping aside the latest missile technology. >> now, the big question is, have they dropped a lot more high-tech kind of weaponry? >> reporter: missiles say experts that are capable of reaching alaska. >> it's like the fatal attraction syndrome. this new, young, still untested leader is trying to demonstrate that he's the man. he(s in control. >> reporter: and martha raddatz is now live with us. you reported there, u.s. air craft on the way to test the atmosphere. how soon could we learn of their results and, if not an h-bomb, what u.s. authorities believe this was? >> reporter: well, the aircraft should be there in time to do atmospheric testing soon, but it could take days or weeks to get results. and even that may not be conclusive. but for now, based on those shockwaves and other analysis, ey believe that it was a simpler youruranm or plutonium-based device. still very alarming, david. >> martha, thank you. meantime, back here at home
emergency across much of the west at this hour. conveyor belt of storms fueled by el nino. cars completely submerged in water, and one driver snapping this image, looking at the window there in santa barbara. e streets look like rivers. and inside this restaurant in l.a., listen as the water comes through. custwmers simply terrified by what they were seeing. abc's matt gutman is in california tonight. >> reporter: the rain pummeling california tonight. this freeway under water. the dell luge stranding cars. this truck pushing one under a bridge. strong storms snapping power lines and downing trees, pinning cars. and, snarling traffic. nearly two dozen weather-related crashes reported. those el nino storms delivering so much volume. bursting through the wall of this l.a. restaurant in old town san diego. the water pouring through the ceilings. storm draining turned into geysers and roadways into rivers. >> i felt my car slightly lift
water and then i was like, i can't -- i can't move. >> reporter: a record number of acres have burned this fire season, leaving mountains like that barren. it's like water hitting a parking lot. the result? mud like this, and more mudslides and floods headed this way. and in their path, these neighborhoods. the mud breaking through barriers, threatening ed's house. >> this is the end game. we're going to have terrible mudslides and clean it up or we're going to have a mudslide that is going to hit and knock the house off the foundation. we're probably lose the home. >> reporter: this is the l.a. river, but it's really a misnomer, david. because generally it's just a tiny trickle of water in thik giant concrete basin. but right now, it's pushing about half as much water as niagara falls. david? >> and usually a trickle or water or no water at all. matt, thank you. on the weather front, let's turn to rob marciano. you said, they're not going to
>> reporter: they need the rain, but they can't handle all that at one time. they're going to getmore. flash flood watches are posted for the entire coastline of this system comes through, brings snow to the mountains. the system ahead of it, tha came through yesterday. that will bring a little bit of snow to the plains up through minneapolis, maybe chicago a little bit. lighter amounts.s. the heavier amounts is back into the sierra nevada mountains. and there is your weekend storm, david. this will come in on saturday and it will be substantial, too. >> all right, rob, thank you. we turn to aajor development this evening after the terror attack on u.s. soil in san bernardino there in california, enrique marquez, the childhood fend of syed farook, who provided some of the weapons used in that attack, according to police, now pleading not guilty. it comes just 24 hours after that new plea from the fbi now, asking for the public's help solving that 18-minute mystery. the window of time after the shootings when the couple went missing before their shootout with police. we have been reporting here on the outbreaks involving
a criminal investigation has now been launched into one of those outbreaks. more than 200 people sick at one restaurant alone. and here tonight, abc's nick watt. >> reporter: tonight, a federal criminal investigation into an outbreak at this simi valley, california, chipotle outlet, where we know 234 people were sickened last summer. they recently were served with a federal grand jury subpoena. the u.s. attorney's office and the fda are on the case. >> the news is not surprisin in and of itself, because the department of justice is taking this so seriously and it is definitely on their radar. >> reporter: the norovirus outbreak first flagged august 20th. the restaurant was closed for a deep clean. a spokesperson told us, as a matter of policy, we don't discuss pending legal action. but we will cooperate full little with this investigation.
after several highly publicized food-borne illness outbreaks. last month, more than 140 people laid low by norovirus in boston, foul lowed by two e. coli outbreaks in 12 states. nce then, chipotle had made changes in the way vegetables are chopped, how chicken is marinated. now, even dipping all onions in boiling water. nick watt, abc news, simi valley, california. >> nick, thank you. now to the race to 2016 tonight, and donald trump, who once famously questioned if president obama was born in the u.s. is now bringing up similar questions about his closest challenger. ted cruz, currently leading trump in some polls in iowa, now coming under attack. donald trump reminding voters cruz was born in canada. and when trump was asked today, do you believe senator cruz is a natural born citizen, trump left it wide open. abc's tom llamas, one-on-one with ted cruz tonight for his response.
trump saying his toughest challenger, senator ted cruz, has a, quote, cloud over his head. >> do you believe senor ted cruz is a natural born citizen. >> i don't know. >> reportet: trump warning democrats will make an issue of the fact that cruz was born in canada. >> he's got this cloud over his head. i don't think it's going to be pwssible for him to do very well. i don't think it's actually possible for the republicans to let it happen. because he'll have this cloud. >> reporter: in iowa today, cruz, whose mother is an american citizen, firing back. >> the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. people will continue to make political noise about it, but as a legal matter, it is quite straightforward. >> reporter: trump famously used the birther issue against president obama, challenging him to prove he wn't born in kenya. but just last year, trump himself told abc news that cruz doesn't have a problem. >> it's fine. i hear that it was checked out by every attorney and every which way and i understand ted is in fine shape. >> reporter: but back then, cruz was trailing badly.
leading in iowa, and we were one-on-one with him on his campaign bus, asking about trump. now he's 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? >> oh, look. i'm not going to try to psycho analyze donald trump. my view, if -- >> reporter: he sees you as a threat? >>ou'd somewhere to ask him that. >> reporter: cruz is trying his best to ignore trump's attacks. the fiery texas senator energizing iowa republicans and his conservative base. we were there when a woman broke down in tears, just talking to him. but some republicans worry cruz is too polarizing, too unwilling to compromise with congress to win in a general elececon. how can you be a president and hate the democrats and hate the culte of washington so much and be effective? >> i don't hate the democrats. it's hillary clinton who describes her, quote, enemies, as republicans, as half of the country she considers her enemies. i don't hate the democrats. >> and now tom llamas off the bus tonight, and live with us
suggesting that cruz go to court to clear up this issue of citizenship? >> reporter: that's right, david. trump now saying, a judge could put this whole issue to bed. but senator ted cruz is not taking the bait. he just got off his bus and i asked him again for a second time, but he says, this issue is settled. if he's elected, he can become president. david? >> tom llamas with us tonight after his one-on-one with ted cruz. tom, thank you. now, to a battle erupting tonight over same-sex marriage. roy moore is ordering judges in his state not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. that's in defiance of the supreme court's ruling late last year. and from texas tonight, a controversial police case suddenly back in the news this evening. sandra bland, pulled over, ler dying in her jail cell. this evening, the state trooper who arrested bland after that traffic stop last july is now charged with perjury. accused of lying about how she was removed from the car.
three days later. her death ruled a suicide. we turn tonight to a case involving a woman who was forced to leave the hospital, despite her calls for help. allegedly lying on the ground of the hospital parking lot. she died not long after. tonight here, a recording just released. in it, you can hear the woman, and you can also hear what they were saying to her, as she told them she could not breathe. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: this disturbing dash cam video released tonight from outside this hospital in the florida panhandle is mostly sounds. >> oh, my god. ohohmy god. >> reporter: but you can clearly hear the painful cries of this woman, 57-year-old barbara dawson, as police and medical staff were throwing her out of the building december 21st. >> i can't breathe! >> reporter: she was begging them to stay, but the medical professionals who had seen her many times before didn't think anything was wrong. >> please sir. >> please put your hands on your heads. >> give me another chance. >> they begged you to leave and you wouldn't do it.
handcuffs, which you can see in these photos, she kept saying she couldn't breathe. >> you haven't been hooked up for awhile and you've been breathing just fine. >> reporter: what no one knew was that a blood clot in her lung was killing her. her family says there are no words and they plan to sue. >> we want justice for barbara, so this will not happen to anyone else. >> reporter: in statements tonight, the police are saying that their officer isn't a trained medical professional, and did his job. while the hospital is saying that their thoughts and prayers are with the family. the family, of course, is wishing they were this thoughtful a little earlier. david? >> steve osunsami with us tonight. thank you, steve. we're going to turn now to air travel in this country, and to the millions who traveled over the holidays, and one family flying before new year's. a father recording his 10-year-old daughter, capturing a pat-down he now says wenen way too far. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it's not something
a 10-year-old girl patted down by a tsa officer. her father watching and recording. >> it was excessive. it was invasive. i was pretty much boiling, you know, in my head. >> reporter: at the airport two days before the new year, a juice pouch inside his daughter's bag set off an alarm. then, a phone from that bag falsely tested positive for explosives, leading to the pat-down. >> i was very unhappy with it and i was confused. >> reporter: that pat-down last lasting 1 minute, 48 seconds. >> thank you for your patience. >> thank you for doing your job. >> reporter: tsa in a statement, says its procedures allow a pat-down of a child under certain circumstances, and this that pat-down followed approved procedures. >> getting screened by the tsa. >> reporter: payne says he combined at security, but after returning home became convinced tsa policy should change. paine did not fill out an online
he's working with his local congressman to deliver a complaint directly to the tsa. david? >> david kerley tonight, david, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. and the startling case. police on the hunt tonight, after a car salesman is kidnapped and thrown in a trunk. locked in that trunk by someone posing as a potential buyer, and police say, that was only partal of the plan. just hours away, and powerball fever now sweeping the nation tonight. the $500 million jackpot. and we wondered, which numbers are drawn most often? right here tonight, we have the list for you. and our amy robach this even egg, about to show us something we have never seen before. something that's disappearing quickly. stay tuned for her incredible adventure, coming up right here. on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid.
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