This program is 29 minutes long
(Las Vegas: Cecilia Vega) The breaking news on the Republican showdown with the debate tomorrow with Donald Trump leading Senator Ted Cruz featured; details given about Trump's medical physical. [TRUMP - criticizes Cruz as a maniac in the Senate.] [Earlier for ABC, CRUZ - praises Donald.] Actor Will Ferrell shown impersonating former President Bush on "Saturday Night Live." Tomorrow night's debate with Trump standing next to Cruz, who have been friends before, discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The Saturday Democratic debate on ABC noted.
(Studio: Brian Ross) New questions about whether the terrorism shooting in San Bernardino, California, could have been stopped had officials known about the social media postings of killer Tashfeen Malik examine; details given about her fiance visa screening process, the online history of she & Syed Farook. [ABC counterterrorism analyst John COHEN@- explains why immigration could not then use social media for screening.] [State Department's John KIRBY@- says things went wrong.]
(Buffalo: Gio Benitez) The western snowstorm reviewed; scenes shown of snow, tornadoes in Texas, warm Buffalo; details given about record high temperatures. [California MAN, Texas WOMAN; in Texas, ABC's Kednis GIBSON - talk about the weather.]
(Studio: David Muir, Ginger Zee) The mild temperatures in the East & the week's forecast discussed; weather maps shown.
(Los Angeles: Ryan Owens) The police shooting in Los Angeles of a man, Nicholas Robertson, with a gun featured; cell phone & police video & small protests shown. [Sister Precious BRADFORD@- comments on the shooting.] [County Sheriff Jim McDONNELL@- comments on transparency.]
(Studio: Linsey Davis) A lawsuit brought by comedian Bill Cosby against seven women who have accused him of sex crimes examined; photos shown. [Cosby attorney Monique PRESSLEY@- comments.] [Women's attorney Joe CAMMARATA@- responds to the lawsuit.]
(Washington: David Kerley) The low gas prices due to oil surplus reviewed.
(Studio: Rebecca Jarvis) The Consumer Products Safety Commission crackdown on hoverboards due to battery fires examined; Amazon quoted; burned boards shown.
(Hollywood: Nick Watt) The premiere of the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie featured; scenes shown; statistics about the original movie in 1977 cited.