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this morning, the world's most wanted man. >> how long can edward snowden stay out of the spotlight? will he make a run for it today? new details and a live report. weather danger. dozens injured by a severe lightning strike overnight, as floodwaters rise across the midwest. plus this -- >> [ bleep ] punk. these [ bleep ], they always get away. >> jaw-dropping moves and courtroom drama as the george zimmerman trial opens in florida. and jimmy kimmel debuts a new look. nursing a serious injury to his face. we're going to let him explain just what went wrong. and good tuesday morning. there's new urgency in the search for edward snowden this
morning, with u.s. officials more worried about the damage that he could do to national security. >> the former nsa analyst is still believed to be in russia after missing a flight to cuba yesterday. abc's devin dwyer joining us from washington with the very latest. devin? >> reporter: good morning, john, diana. that's right. this incident continues to frustrate and embarrass the obama administration. edward snowden has now single-handedly turned diplomacy with russia and china upside down. this morning, edward snowden eludes the sweeping american spy network he helped exposed. the former nsa contractor turned fugitive is believed to still be hiding in the moscow airport. yesterday, he checked in for a flight to cuba. but his seat was empty, all the way to havana. >> no. no. >> reporter: u.s. authorities are turning up the heat on the russian government to arrest snowden and send him back. obama administration officials have warned that a failure to return one of america's most-wanted will have consequences. >> we expect the russians to examine the options available to
them, to expel mr. snowden for his return to the united states. >> reporter: snowden is trying to make his way from russia to cuba and then to ecuador for political asylum. he's getting help from the anti-secrecy group wikileaks, which calls the u.s. an international bully. the group's founder, julian assange, told reporters by phone that snowden is healthy, safe and in good hands. >> edward snowden is not a traitor. he's not a spy. >> reporter: u.s. officials are increasingly concerned snowden could deal a devastating blow to national security, calling him a walking treasure trove of information, a dream to foreign intelligence services. >> i had access to, you know, the full rosters of everyone working at the nsa, the entire intelligence community, and undercover assets all around the world. >> reporter: this morning, russia's foreign minister lashed out at the u.s., saying it had nothing to do with snowden. and they can't extradite him because they hasn't crossed on
to russian soil. head to's flight from moscow to havana just left the terminal. snowden was not onboard. john and diana? >> all right, devin. secretary of state john kerry warned russia to respect its relationship with the u.s. he's not the only heavyweight weighing in, is he? >> reporter: that's right. we heard from former secretary of state hillary clinton overnight. she was speaking in los angeles. she was sharply critical of china for letting snowden escape hong kong. she said this has hurt relations with the united states. this is also interesting. it's one of the first times she's waded into a political controversy since stepping down in february. of course, as we all believe her to be considering that run for president in 2016. john and diana? >> all right. devin dwyer for us this morning in washington. thank you. and we have breaking news from afghanistan this morning. an early-morning assault on the presidential palace. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack on one of the most secure places in the entire country. just after dawn, a series of explosions rocked the gate leading to the palace. the taliban sent a quick text message statement saying, we brought death to the enemy. the heavily-fortified area is
also home to the u.s. embassy. and also breaking overnight, south korea issuing a warning that thousands of its government, media and financial websites have been hacked. the cyber attack comes on the 63rd anniversary of the korean war. it wasn't immediately clear who was responsible. but both koreas have traded accusations of cyber attacks in recent years. including one as early as march. back here at home, extreme weather overnight. nearly two dozen boy scouts in new england, recovering from a lightning strike. that strike in central new hampshire sent 3 adults and 23 scouts to the hospital, some as young as 13 years old. it happened during a major storm just outside of belmont. the lightning strike at camp bell. officials say no one was hit directly by the lightning because everyone was huddled under a shelter at the time. >> it could have hit the tent. it could have hit the ground and traveled through. the tent could have been anchored by a rope on to a tree. there's so many different ways when you get lightning strikes that things can travel. >> reporter: in all, 23 scouts and 3 adults were hospitalized.
six of the scouts suffered burns to their chests. but officials say no one suffered life-threatening injuries. the severe weather also pounding the nation's midsection. in illinois, high winds and torrential rains triggered mudslides, downed trees and blew over vehicles on the interstate. heavy rain flooded parts of southwestern indiana. and hundreds of people are still cleaning up from flooding in southwestern wisconsin. >> there were roads that were washed out. seen a lot of bridges damaged that are impassable. just culverts and tubes that are washed out. now, people are just moving forward and trying to get their houses livable again. >> reporter: damage estimates in the town of boscobel are already topping $3 million. and more severe weather is expected across the plains states and upper midwest today. and there is more breaking weather news. we're keeping an eye on a strengthening storm in the pacific ocean. cosme, expected to become a hurricane sometime today. sustained winds right now up to 65 miles per hour.
the storm's biggest effect on land will be big waves. they are considered life-threatening in some areas. now, to washington. the sweeping immigration bill offering a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants is one step closer to reality. 67 senators voted in favor of part of the historic bipartisan legislation that would provide nearly $40 billion for border security over the next decade. the complete bill could get senate approval soon. but it does face a tough fight in the house. and newly-released irs documents show liberal groups seeking tax exempt status were also targeted for higher scrutiny, along with conservative groups. those documents appear to back up the irs claim that the practice of singling out groups was not politically motivated. the acting irs commissioner also revealed that the lists created to flag certain groups were still being used until just two weeks ago. chicago waking up this morning at the home to the new stanley cup champions. the blackhawks scoring 2 goals against boston in the span of just 17 seconds late in the third period last night. it was enough to secure chicago's second nhl title in
four seasons. and thousands poured into the streets to celebrate. but police said most of them were well-behaved. no reports of mass arrests. the city is planning a big celebration later in the week. we'll have more from that big game coming up. time, now, to check the nation's weather. it could be violent storms in the chicago area, as well as the rest of the northwest. more afternoon thunderstorms in the mid-atlantic region, into the southeast. and there will be showers in the northwest. and it's another sunny day for you in the southwest. >> all right. 103 degrees today in phoenix. humid and into the 90s in baltimore, up to boston. mid-60s to mid-70s along the west coast. coming up, wall street will be watched closely following another day of sell-offs. what could be behind this big plunge? and more problems for paula deen. the former food network star is losing another part of her empire. late-night surprise. jimmy kimmel is showing off a shiner and some stitches. and how he addressed the injury on his show may be the best part of all. we'll be right back.
welcome back. all eyes will be on wall street today after another wild ride for stocks ended with the dow down nearly a full percentage point. yesterday's broad sell-off pushed key indices down more than 5% the record highs last month. overseas markets are following. experts say investors appear to be overreacting to comments from the federal reserve about wrapping up its monthly bond purchases. we're in the heat of summer driving season. but gas prices are trickling downward. the national average price of a gallon of gasoline dropping 5 cents, to $3.57 a gallon.
it's the third weekly decrease. that price is still an average of 14 cents a gallon higher than a year ago. this morning, there's fresh fallout from southern cooking queen paula dooel. smithfield foods has dropped her as a spokeswoman. this comes just days after the food network says it won't renew deen's contract, after a court deposition revealed deen had used racial slurs everywhere. most employs hate their jobs and hate you. and the free perks, like lunches and massages aren't cutting it. 0% of workers are disengaged from their jobs or hate them. only 30% honestly enjoy their jobs and their bosses. fueling the hatred, poor management. and bosses who ignore talent and don't cultivate talent. >> that's a lot. >> that is a lot. we love our bosses. >> we do. and we love our jobs.
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in the southeast and all the way into new england. >> all right. if you're flying, airport delays possible in minneapolis, chicago, detroit and san francisco. and now, back to the news. and the highly-unusual opening statements in the emotionally charged trial of florida gunman, george zimmerman. >> one lawyer starts with a string of expletives. the other told jurors a knock knock joke. matt gutman reports from the courthouse in sanford. >> reporter: these jarring words. >> [ bleep ] these they always get away. >> reporter: the first words uttered in george zimmerman trial. the prosecution's john guy, dug tugging at the heart strings of the jury. >> george zimmerman did not shoot trayvon martin because he had to. he shot him for the worst of all reasons, because he wanted to. >> reporter: the defense's don west, also trying to draw in these six women, with a joke. >> knock knock?
who's there? george zimmerman. george zimmerman who? all right. good. you're on the jury. >> reporter: a joke in reference to the difficulty finding an unbiased juror in this case. but not a single juror laughed. look closely. even the lead prosecutor mystified. a life and death struggle playing out in this 911 tape. [ scream ] >> so, you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> george zimmerman was crying out for help. and no one helped. >> reporter: i was there in court as that 911 tape was played. and trayvon martin's mother, who says it's her son screaming, had to leave the court. she was visibly shaken. it's going to get harder on her. the man who shot her son is slated to take the stand. matt gutman, abc news, sanford, florida. a bizarre standoff in china this morning. chip starns claims he is being held hostage by chinese workers.
about 100 workers are demanding severance packages. the factory makes products for medical supplies. a couple of athletes in the news, starting with basketball hall of famer scottie pippen. he was questioned and released yesterday in connection with a fight outside a popular restaurant in malibu, california. the altercation had left a man with a head injury. some witnesses describe that man as being drunk. and an attorney for nfl star aaron hernandez says he's now the victim of a relentless flood of rumors when it comes to the investigation of a murder. police yesterday searched a pond near the home of the new england patriots tight end. they're trying to get to the bottom of the murder of a 27-year-old semi-pro football player. let's just say that there may be a couple of sick calls in the chicago area this morning. >> yeah. just a few. you can blame the blackhawks for that. as we mentioned earlier, more highlights from the guys at espn. >> welcome to "sportscenter" here in los angeles.
big night of hockey in the stanley cup final. >> game six. if chicago wins, there will be no game seven. third period, tied at 1-1. under eight to go. david krejci. milan lucic, visits the red light district. the bruins up 2-1. everybody's thinking about a game seven in chicago on wednesday. especially now because we got 1:20 left. and bryan bickell, how huge has he been in these stanley cup playoffs? jonathan toews just set him up. and bickell beats tuukka rask. they're going, okay. now, we're going to have overtime for sure. 17 seconds later. jonathan oduya, from the point, bounced off the post. dave bolin knocked it in. and boston is stunned. oduya set it up.
kane gets the conn smythe. the dodgers taking on the giants. we haven't seen puig. that's the kind of thing he's been doing. seventh home run of the season. 1-0, dodgers. bottom eight, runners on the corners. nobody out. tied at 1-1. it's puig, with a base hit. dodgers go on to win 3-1. three for four, two more rbis, for puig, who has been a big hit since he came over. that does it for us. we're working for you. >> thank you for watching. back to chicago for a second. fans of the blackhawks, the celebration from the streets last night and well into this morning, resulted in no mass arrests. police did report some celebratory gunfire. everybody's going to cheer when the team is expected to arrive back home with the stanley cup in hand. up in ex-is "the pulse."
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but instead, i got a little distracted. and instead, i hit myself in the cheekbone with the corner of the door. i learned an important lesson. that lesson is, car doors open outwards. >> kimmel joked, his eye was so black, even paula deen was apologizing to him. that's bad. >> pretty good. now to a half-pint head-turner in california. this guy is pretty cute. possibly the most fashionable 5-year-old you've ever seen. >> people are turning to instagram by the thousands, to see what and who alonso mateo is wearing. the tiny style icon is known for his tailor-made jackets, and dior shirts. look how cute he is. his parents aren't even famous. >> no surprise. alonso's mom is a stylist. the family shops together. but alonso picks out his own outfits from his walk-in closet every day. mom started posting these pictures on instagram last year.
and she now has 127,000 followers. >> i need to go on there to get some ideas. >> he does look good. finally, it's our "play of the day." this takes us to the crowded streets of london, england. >> onlookers got an eyeful yesterday, as a magician named dynamo seemed to levitate, right there, next to a double-decker bus. notice the only part of his body in contact with that bus, his hand. that's it. just his hand. >> his hand ever moves? that big spike going through to the bus. and his hand is down his pocket. dynamo called the stunt one of the most exciting things he's attempted. exactly how he pulled this off, he's not saying, not surprisingly. it's a good trick. >> i'm looking for the strings, for the platform. i'm trying to figure it out. >> a straight bar, holding him up. >> that's good. >> and his arm is really down like this. your local news is next for some of you. >> everyone else, we're going to be back with the pursuit of
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abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> the breaking news comes from san francisco. good morning, everyone. several people have been rushed to the hospital after a shooting in the bayview district. kira klapper is near the scene. the police just talked to you? >> they did. they confirmed that three people have been hot. a woman. two men. a man is in critical condition. the woman in critical condition. a third man is not so serious. they told authorities three men came in, a home invasion, and shot them at 2:30 this morning. this is video from the crime scene in san francisco's bayview district. police say this is a warehouse
district. police say the warehouse was converted to a home. they are not answering whether it was a growing operation. they say they are investigating looking into whether that is a possibility. they think the people who invaded the home knew what they were doing and they have one suspect in custody. they are searching for two other men who are black males but not giving any other description. they do not know the ages of the people. very active crime scene. they are waiting for the investigators to arrive because it is so fresh. they will come here and put together the crime. >> thank you. that is a breaking news this morning. the other top story is the weather. meteorologist mike nicco is back. >> nice to see you. it is still raining...same thing we had yesterday and on sunday.
the commute will be wet this morning. while you were sleeping, waves of moisture are coming ashore. that will make for drizzle and slick streets during the morning commute. the macarthur maze shows it is wet with .07" in san francisco. inland neighborhoods it will be wettest during the morning commute with breaks in the clouds in the afternoon. sue? >> good morning, everyone, it is wet. slick roads. pooling water. it will be a treacherous drive. use extra caution. right now, no stalls or accidents. just overnight road work. we will go to the south bay with southbound 880 from 237 blocking lanes until 6:00 a.m. and elsewhere the eastbound 580 left lane at richmond and san rafael bridge