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forth. we're live in washington with the details. extreme weather. severe flooding in the south picking up a mobile home, moving it downstream. where it's all heading today plus the massive hurricane on the move being called potentially catastrophic. close call. a couple in a coffee shop running for safety when they see a bus coming right at them. and caught on camera. on the lam, a wild goose chase with a bunch of emus. hey, good friday morning. hillary clinton's long awaited appearance before the house benghazi committee giving us some new insights into her decision-making as secretary of state. >> it was a long day of often testy confrontations, but the fiery exchanges didn't come from clinton. they mostly came from the panel aimed at each other.
hours before the committee. the word "e-mail" mentioned nearly 300 times. and the committee has interviewed 54 witnesses with more to come. so far the committee's investigation has cost taxpayers just under $5 million. abc's karen travers live in washington with more. karen, what a day. good morning to you. >> reporter: what a day. good morning, reena and phillip. this appearance was a long time coming. hillary clinton is certainly the most high-profile person to be questioned by this select committee. she faced a grilling, but there was also very significant scrutiny on the questions and tone from the republicans who were warned by veterans in their party to not overreach and to not look too political. it was a marathon day. hillary clinton on the hot seat for over eight hours. the entire hearing lasting 11 hours. right out of the gate, republican committee chairman trey gowdy telling clinton, the investigation's not about her. >> this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on
foreign soil. it is about what happened before, during and after the attacks that killed them. >> reporter: but democrats had a different take. >> this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton's presidential campaign. >> reporter: republicans released a never before seen e-mail that clinton wrote the night of the attack addressed to diane reynolds, the name she used for e-mails to her daughter chelsea. "two of our officers were killed in benghazi by an al qaeda-like group," she wrote, but that's a different position than the one the obama administration took immediately after the attack saying it was a protest over an anti-islamic video that grew violent. gop lawmakers also focused on requests for increased security and the state department responds. >> you had two ambassadors that made several, several requests and here's basically what happened to their requests. they were torn up. >> well, that's just not true,
congressman. >> reporter: throughout the long hearing, clinton was cool, deliberate, not taking any political bait from republicans. >> i would imagine i've thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been racking my brain about what more could have been done. >> reporter: so, after 11 hours, did we really learn anything new? even committee chairman trey gowdy struggled to come up with something when asked by reporters after the hearing. he said that he didn't think clinton's testimony was any different from her previous appearances but, phillip and reena, he said he'd have to go back and look at the transcripts and it is very long. >> it certainly was, karen. but politically here, karen, what's the impact? does it in any way hurt her run for president? >> reporter: no, this is about as good of a day as team clinton could have hoped for. there were no major outbursts. there were no political missteps, nothing that could be used later against her in a political ad. she really let the democrats on
her, let them get in the mud with the republicans while she sat back and at times smiled and laughed. phillip and reena, i think when we look back on this period in a couple of months, this two weeks starting with the debate, joe biden getting out of the race and then yesterday's appearance, this could be the period where we say hillary clinton really locked down the nomination. >> yep, some good news for the clinton camp. karen travers live in washington, thank you. and breaking news from nashville, one person killed in a shooting at tennessee state university. two others were wounded. the shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute over a dice game in a courtyard. the incident comes just over a week after three people were wounded by gunfire at an off-campus party across the street from the college. also breaking overnight at least 40 people are dead after a collision between a bus and a truck near the french city of bordeaux. emergency crews say vehicles immediately burst into flames leading to an especially high death toll.
the bus was carrying a group of the cause of the crash still under investigation. in iraq the first american casualty to report in the fight against isis. it happened during a raid that saved the lives of dozens of captives. that raid took place not far from the isis stronghold of mosul. u.s. air strikes cleared the area to prevent isis reinforcements. american and kurdish special forces troops expected to find just 20 hostages, but they were stunned to come across 70. during an intense firefight as many as 20 isis fighters were killed. the american we mentioned was wounded and later died. parts of texas are in for days of severe weather. right now flash flooding warnings are in effect as the area is hit with the first rain in a month and a half. >> rvs and trailers were sent floating at this rv park in west texas. more heavy rain in the forecast from dallas/ft. worth south to austin and san antonio through saturday morning. >> on radar all that rain is
central states. up to 8 inches of rain possible in oklahoma, kansas, arkansas and louisiana. and even more threatening situation unfolding in mexico right now. the u.s. embassy there urging americans to prepare for hurricane patricia. the powerful hurricane being called potentially catastrophic. accuweather's justin povick tracking it all. justin, good morning. >> phillip and reena, thanks, and good morning to you. we are tracking an extremely dangerous hurricane. this is patricia. movement now off to the north bend back north and strike the western coast of mexico later on this afternoon. and we were expecting some dramatic impacts here from guadalajara toward puerta vallarta. in terms of wind speeds, we could see wind gusts at the coast over 130 to 140 miles per hour and, again, looking at some more heavy winds and also heavy rains pulling into texas, and this will continue friday,
early next week as we have tons of moisture in place. phillip and reena, back to you. >> all right, thank you, justin. some surprising new revelations about the secret service. at least two officers have been found asleep on the job including one at the white house. both are being disciplined, but homeland security investigators say it's not entirely their they put much of the blame on fatigue from travel and long working hours, and they warn unless things change, overworked agents pose a significant security risk. president obama has vetoed a sweeping $600 billion defense policy bill. the president agrees with pouring more money into defense programs, but he insists domestic spending must go up at the same time. the president also objects to a provision that would make it harder to shut down the military prison in guantanamo bay. house republicans trying to get enough votes to override the veto. this time next week, paul ryan could be speaker of the house. the former vice presidential candidate made the race official in a letter to lawmakers last
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it could be slippery along i-95 in south florida. there will be plenty of rain from the dakotas through minnesota into the great lakes. snow in the higher elevations of the rockies. outrage is growing this morning over the latest police shooting that left a young black man dead. >> cory jones' family says prosecutors in palm beach county, florida, told them the undercover officer never showed his badge. and jones never fired his gun, which he was licensed to carry. the 31-year-old musician was shot three times by officer nouman raja after his car broke down on a highway ramp. >> he called his big brother, c.j. his brother offered to come and get him. he said, no, i really need my car because i have to perform in church with the choir the next morning. >> police say officer raja stopped to investigate what he believed was an abandoned car and was confronted by an armed man. he is now on paid leave.
carolina, being tased by the student had been asked to suspended but he refused. after he struck an officer in take him down. the local sheriff called it an appropriate level of force for a volatile situation. that student is fine. the story of a maryland marriage is going viral. that's because of the instagram post. 22-year-old brelyn bowman presented her dad with a certificate of purity signed by her doctor to prove she was still a virgin. brelyn said her dad, who is a pastor, never ask eded honor him by letting him know she kept the promise she made >> i presented this certificate from my doctor that i was still a virgin and when i posted it on instagram, it went crazy. >> yeah, brelyn's husband tim says he was also a virgin until their wedding day and two weeks ago both of them admitted it
and we'll hear much more from the happy couple this morning on "good morning america." a north carolina police officer says he was just doing his job when he pulled a 2-year-old girl from a car on the brink. the dodge charger was suspended over a tunnel hanging only by its bumpers. the driver had escaped, but the toddler was still strapped in her seat with the motor running and the wheels spinning. trying not to add extra weight the officer managed to free the little girl unarmed. in nashville these coffee shop customers and employees didn't really need that morning cup of joe to wake up. instead they got their jolt from a city bus rolling backwards and smashing through the plate glass front window that left a huge mess, as you can tell, but there were no injuries. >> i'd rather take a dark roast on that one. the search resumes for a group of emus on the loose near austin texas and that huey, dewey and louie escaped their pen yesterday and were seen wandering the streets.
failed but the hope is to get them back where they belong. residents have been told to avoid them and do not feed them. they can be dangerous. >> all right. emus, watching that, come home, fun is over. now to sports and the kansas city royals could punch their ticket to the world series with a win tonight against the toronto blue jays. as for football action, we got our highlights from our boys at espn. >> he's stan. i'm neil. this is the "sportscenter" set in los angeles. we're going to do football highlights. >> yep. we're going to start in the nfl. seahawks and 49ers and the thursday night showcase, russell wilson, he's not going to take hand it to marshawn lynch. >> ran for 122 yards, 9 carries on that drive, tied for the most drive for rushes in his career and while he had a little problem with his tummy after getting winded on that drive, second quarter, wilson, so you set up lynch with a run and then the play action is going to be there hooking up with tyler lockett, first
six. temple/east carolina, not eastern carolina which some idiot called them. p.j. walker to anderson there. finch is going to block the punt. jahad thomas is going to score a couple plays later. temple is going to win 21-14. temple is 7-0. good on temple, man. >> yeah. >> temple's next game is in philly against notre dame. >> pretty exciting times up there in philly. >> good for them. >> that's all we got. >> back to you. all right. up next in "the pulse," travolta transformation. we're getting our first look at the actor returning to tv. unfortunately, many people who spread it may not know they have it. it's called whooping cough.
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flooding rains and lightning overnight in the dallas area with travel delays expected at the area airports. it's the first rain in a month and a half, and much more is on the way through the weekend. looking at the rest of today's weather, drier in the southwest after days of storms and heavy rain. dry along the west coast. cooler and blustery for the northeast from d.c. all the way to boston. well, finally from us, the late night comics take on the news of the week. >> here now your "friday funnies". >> have you seen the trailer for the new "star wars" movie, the plot is top secret. all we do know is that the force awakens, and the last thing it remembers is getting a drink from bill cosby. >> yes, "star wars" fans called it a titillating glimpse into the new franchise while football fans called the stupidest beer commercial they've ever seen. >> huge news coming out of canada. call me on my cell phone
love >> what the hell, drake. what the actual hell were you doing there? what are those dance moves? like you're holding every singed mixed race person back. do you know how hard we worked to be called black? >> canada elected a new prime minister call eded justin trudeau who may consider the guy a heartthrob. yeah, the good news is any canadian heartthrob named justin is sure to be popular forever. it's an interesting field. right now bernie sanders would be america's first jewish president. hillary clinton would be america's first female president and donald trump would be america's last president of either sex. >> joe biden is not running for president. and in other news, hillary clinton just walked into a vegas casino screaming, look out, boys, momma is feeling lucky. >> today is a big day for fans of "back to the future," the movie. >> yeah, it's the day marty mcfly traveled forward in time to find out the most important thing to people in 2015 is movies from the '80s.
a lot of things right about the future. it correctly predicted biometric identification, wearable technology and donald trump's presidency. >> holy crap, marty, these idiots are about to make donald trump president! let's go back to 1985! >> ah, yeah. >> donald trump still in even though biden is out, huh. >> yep, and "friday funnies," one of the best parts of fridays. >> yeah, and that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us s source, this is ??? . a recent uptick in violence in dubuque had some looking for advice. someone from a country with strict gun laws gave some insight. after months of hold up, builders can move ahead with a tower project in iowa city. a judge dismissed a lawsuit