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making news in america this morning. >> catch that show on spike by the way. making news in america this morning, weather threat. severe storms racing across the country. strong winds and huge hail smashing windshields and damaging homes. where it's all headed next. demanding justice, protests erupting after a police officer is charged with murder. seen on video shooting an unarmed black man running away. what we've learned about other arrests made by that officer. frightening flight. a passenger plane lands with a hole in its nose. >> it was like a pop. just like a large pop. >> a jolt of excitement for these passengers. what caused the damage? >> oh, my gosh. >> viral reveal. a mom screaming with joy and falling on the floor. why she reacted like this during
her baby's gender reveal party. and good thursday morning to you all. millions of americans are keeping an eye on the sky with a severe weather outbreak across several states. >> the radar this morning showing the widespread system producing damaging wind and hail right now. you can even see a little snow in new england. >> the weather threat will linger today. here now abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: the heavy downpour across the midwest leading to flash flooding. these drivers in indiana stranded. a school bus driver in tulsa, oklahoma, losing control on slick roads. the rain just part of the problem. >> there's a massive hailstorm right now. >> reporter: drivers blinded by hail. just look at what it does to this weather chaser's windshield in kansas. the hail as big as baseballs in
some places, a six-inch blanket of the ice pellets covering the town of roberts, idaho. the dark skies also ushering in dangerous winds ripping roofs right off, toppling tractor trailers, plucking entire trees from the ground. >> i was in awe a little bit because obviously as you can tell they're not small trees. >> reporter: the severe weather threat not over yet. this morning millions across the heartland bracing for more unsettling spring storms. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> let's find out now where those severe storms are likeliest to hit from accuweather's justin povick. justin, good morning. >> t.j. and reena, thanks and good morning. we are concerned about another active day full of severe weather. damaging winds, destructive hail and tornadoes now possible from chicago and indianapolis all the way south towards dallas/ft. worth, so we'll be watching areas along and east of
interstate 35. meanwhile, the northeast looking at soaking downpours thursday evening and into friday, as well. t.j. and reena, back to you. >> all right, justin, thank you so much. new details this morning about the deadly police shooting in south carolina from the man who took that shocking video that's now been seen by millions around the world. >> the bystander said he grabbed and started recording after hearing the taser. he said he never heard a warning from the officer before he opened fire on walter scott hitting him several times in the back as he ran away. for more here's abc's steve osunsami. [ chanting ] >> reporter: to so many enraged and shocked by the killing of another unarmed black man -- >> black lives matter. >> reporter: -- the truth of what happened to walter scott is only coming to light because someone in the bushes was recording with a camera and a cell phone. the pictures of north charleston policeman michael slager in jail stripes locked up without bail is devastating to police everywhere. now accused of murder, he told his bosses that 50-year-old
walter lamer scott had grabbed his stun gun after an argument over a traffic stop. >> 223 dispatch. shots fired. subject is down. he grabbed my taser. >> reporter: in the revealing video the unarmed father of four is running away after apparently being hit by the stun gun and new video moments after the shooting caught on camera appears to show slager giving a statement to another officer. north charleston police did act swiftly tuesday. >> he will be charged with murder. >> reporter: but they're under fire for something critics say is missing in the video. although the police report says they administered cpr, there's no evidence of that in the video that's nearly four minutes long. >> not every officer is cpr certified. >> reporter: we're learning much more about the accused police officer who had plenty in common with the man he's accused of murdering. much like scott, michael slager was in the coast guard, he has a wife who's 8 months pregnant and lives with two stepchildren. his work record shows two complaints in five years, including another incident with
a taser. for the only serious charge of excessive force he was cleared. are you now taking a look at this officer's other arrests and other cases that he was involved in? >> we're still waiting on all the information to come back to us. >> reporter: i'm steve osunsami in north charleston, south carolina. >> well, the same jurors who returned a guilty verdict against dzhokhar tsarnaev in the boston marathon bombing trial will now have to decide if he lives or dies. those 12 jurors convicted tsarnaev yesterday on all 30 charges he was facing, 17 of which could land him on death row. many survivors of the attack nearly two years ago were in court to hear the jury's decision. they had strong opinions afterward about what's next. >> but, no, at this point i don't believe that there's any remorse. i think it was probably just a foregone conclusion. >> for myself i want to see the death penalty. >> reporter: well, after the verdict yesterday a man left flowers on the marathon's finish line which
runners will cross a week from monday. the penalty phase of the trial should be under way by then. jurors deciding whether tsarnaev spends life in prison or is put to death. another scandal involving the secret service. a senior male supervisor is on leave after allegedly grabbing a woman subordinate and trying to kiss her after a party. "the washington post" reports the party was celebrating the supervisor's promotion and transfer which are now on hold. neither of them worked at the white house. a deadly ambush on u.s. troops in afghanistan is being called an insider attack. one american soldier was killed and seven others injured as they traveled in a convoy protecting an american diplomat. the shooter was dressed in an afghan military uniform opening fire at close range before he was shot dead. it's the first u.s. military fatality since combat operations ended in december. the white house is supporting a petition calling for a ban on conversion therapy on minors. the technique is aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. the administration says the
practice most often used on lgbt teens is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm. president obama is in jamaica, the first leg of a three-day trip to the caribbean and central america. the president greeted by the jamaican prime minister before stopping by the bob marley museum in kingston. he is a fan of the late reggae icon and travels to panama later today. an important milestone today. the civil war ended 150 years ago this very day with con confederate general robert e. lee surrendering to union general ulysses s. grant at appomattox courthouse in virginia. a reenactment of that will take place there today. still ahead, a trail blazer on the gridiron. who is the first female official in the nfl? we introduce you to her. >> we look forward to that. the air scare. severe weather damage to a nose in flight.
well, preorders begin tomorrow for the apple watch. some reviewers already got their hands or gotten their wrists on this thing. now the consensus here that it is good. it's better than other smartwatches but some complaints. it's not for everyone. among the concerns are that you need a fairly recent iphone to make it work. everyone expects the apple watch to sell pretty well. deliveries start in two weeks. well, those funny directv commercials with rob lowe are
being pulled off the air. the ad features a cool version of the actor along with his creepier self urging viewers to get rid of cable and upgrade to directv. well, comcast complained to the better business bureau saying some of the claims are unsubstantiated. you may soon be able to skip those annoying ads on youtube for a price, of course. that would put them in direct competition with hulu. no word on how much the fee for no ads would be. one estimate is about 10 bucks a month. there's something new on offer today at ikea and it's not furniture. the retailer famous for its swedish meatballs today starts offering veggie balls or specifically they're vegan made with no animal products at all. ikea says the move is all about keeping up with current trends. chicken meatballs will be added to the menu in a few weeks. you were schooling me on this before. this is a big deal at ikea? >> yes and talking about the elderberry syrup you can put in water and drink. >> who knew? >> educating you every morning.
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indianapolis they're likely to see more of this today as heavy rain continues for a second day. only minor flooding was reported in the city. but to the west a woman drowned while trying to cheer a drainage ditch. north of the city emergency management officials are distributing sandbags >> that's not the only place. watch for flooded roads in most of the eastern half of the country. roads slippery in new england after overnight snow and also in the northern rockies. if you're flying airport delays likely in dallas memphis, chicago, detroit and boston. well incredible images this morning after a serious air scare for passenger ass aboard a denver bound flight. just after takeoff from iceland leaving that a hole in the plane's nose. on board people heard a large boom saw a bright flash. >> it was like a pop. just like a large pop. it shook violently just for half a second. the blue color, that's what i can't forget outside of the windows the whole plane was
electric blue. >> the pilots assured passengers everything was fine. we've only just been hit by lightning but everything is cool. now they continued on their 3700-mile flight and didn't see the hole until they landed arrived in denver. the airline says it followed protocol in letting the flight continue. all right, here in new york a tough commute after this mess. look at this a water main flooded streets at a busy subwaytation in manhattan. 500 evacuated from a train. a utility crew may have struck a water main and could interfere with the commute for thousands. a bail jumper will be sent back to texas from puerto rico where he will be forced to face charges for impersonating a navy s.e.a.l. carlos gonzalez originally wore a navy s.e.a.l. try depth and even a purple heart neither of which he earned during his navy career but the story didn't check out with a texas sheriff who is also a vet. the sheriff set up a sting at a gun shop catching him accepting
a rifle as a gift for his service. that's when he was arrested. then he jumped bail heading to puerto rico where he's now facing extradition. a big rescue operation in oregon for a puppy that fell 150 feet off a cliff. that puppy, that little guy named ranger 80-pound mastiff mix slipped while hiking and broke his leg. the range her to wait 24 hours to be rescued but hi owner stayed by his side and the team hoisted him up to safety. well when the nfl kicks off again it will have its first female official. sarah thomas will be a line judge. she says she hopes that this is the last you'll hear about her because a good sports official should be not noticed. she's excited not because she's the first woman in stripes but because every official wants to make it to the highest level. >> congrats to her. probably been too long. >> it has. >> but congrats to her. looking forward to the season that doesn't start for awhile.
highlights from our guys at espn. jay harris john anderson to talk about sports. tell the people what they should know. >> adrian gonzalez had a power game. huge night. the dodgers and the padres and gonzalez begin. solo shot off andrew cashner's third home run of the season but he was not done. bottom third, dodgers up 4-2. gonzalez with another solo shot off cashner. andrew is like dude would you stop doing that please? his fourth homer of the season. bottom of the fifth. cashner serves it up again. he didn't even turn around. tell me that didn't go. third home run of the game. he's batting .769. dodgers win. magic/bulls, derrick rose returning to the lineup. missed almost six weeks following surgery on his right knee. third quarter in transition rose.
still got some quicks nine points and 19 minutes didn't play in the fourth when the game was decided. tied at 103 apiece. victor oladipo, show me magic. jimmy butler suspect defense right down the lane off the window it goes. looking at it one more time. magic, the bucket that was the decider. 105-103. cavs and the bucks. fear the deer. cavs up two. lebron, that's the end of these bucks. anyone need venison sausage. his team with that shot clinches the central division and the number two seed 104-99. he stomped on milwaukee. that's all i got. anything for you. >> i got nothing. i'm clear. >> masters on espn here thursday, 3:00 watch, tiger will be playing. >> good morning. good morning to you guys. as of yesterday some adorable scenes from augusta national. the children of players all
dressed in white caddie jumpsuits on course for the par 3 contest. >> always a fun day. tiger woods played in this for the first time since 2004 and he was joined by those two, his son and daughter. also with his girlfriend lindsey vonn. she's giving some advice and said hey, my dad is tiger woods. you stick to the slopes. we got this. >> they do look adorable. wells up next in "the pulse" the movement toget a woman on the face of currency. a mother of six boys discovered what she's having next in a video going viral. across america, people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes... ...with non-insulin victoza. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza. he said victoza works differently than pills and comes in a pen. victoza is proven to lower blood sugar
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>> doing a little dance. >> on our marks. >> time to check "the pulse" starting with the beautiful sofia vergara. >> you're all right. >> the "modern family" actress posed for a legendary photographer annie liebowitz in the upcoming may issue "vanity fair" and you see it there. explaining her most noticed asset is also her most problematic. >> she said believe me, i wish i had fake boobs and says that it's an issue of gravity. the 42-year-old actress also spoke about her good fortune. >> yeah, she explain ed despite her "modern family" salary which is substantial it's her management company that made her rich. been a while since jessica simpson had a hit song or an acting gig. she's doing okay in her clothing brand. >> the sale of her brand reveals that annual sales of jessica simpson products, $1 billion. >> while simpson launched the brand ten years ago and will still have a stake in it. well next up here, could a famous female face be on a $20 bill?
>> a grassroots campaign by a group women on 20s is gaining steam. >> they want to replace andrew jackson with a woman by 2020. the group has four finalists including rosa parks. also, harriet tubman, the abolitionist who led hundreds of people to freedom. >> the longest serving first lady, eleanor roosevelt. >> and rounding out the top four, wilma mankiller, the first female chief of the cherokee nation. >> one more fabulous we can get in? look at that. that's my vote. that's my vote. that one right there. >> the 20 was the best you could do? >> well, we got to start somewhere, reena. >> all right, all right i'll take it. i'm not going to complain. >> very humble. finally you might say a mom in north carolina had an epic reaction when she found out the gender of her baby she's carrying. watch and listen. >> oh, my god! >> that's her, cher lair. finding out her first daughter is on the way thanks to the pink in her gender revealed cake. the girl will have six older brothers.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good thursday morning. thanks for joining us. i am matt keller here for kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. here with leyla gulen. and drew tuma. >> we have early pockets of fog but then a lot of sunshine. live doppler hd shows a dry picture. we will take you outside showing you downtown san francisco and the day ahead calls for pockets of fog early. a cool start at 40 to 54 around the bay. this afternoon, a light breeze bumps the temperatures into the upper 50s to lower 60s and plan city of sun. >> how about the traffic leyla? >> so far, so good. we do have fog so use the low
beams. it is clear at the bay bridge toll plaza and traffic is moving without a hitch and it is light very few cars right now. 680 southbound out of pleasant hill to walnut creek is moving along at top speeds, accident free to start us this morning. we do have areas of construction and i tell you where those are coming up. in the news at 4:29 a huge day for pg&e and the victims of the 2010 explosion and fired that killed eight. regulators. vote on massive fines and penalties at a meeting. amy hollyfield is in san francisco. we are talking a lot of money. they will fine them more than $1 billion. the new president at the p.u.c. is questioning how that punishment will be and how safe pg&e can be in the future. the fine is for causing the explosion in san bruno that killed eight people in 2010.
today, the p.u.c. will listen to public comment before handing down the punishment but the president said that peg makes so much money that he worries the utility can shrug off the fine. he wants his staff to look into the possibility of recovering corporate bonuses to executives as a form of punishment. he is concern about pg&e's size and the ability to be safe in the future. pg&e responded to the concerns to the associated press by issuing a statement saying "it has redoubled its safety training changed top executives and made its natural gas system safer." today's meeting is scheduled to start at 9:30. thank you, amy. east bay mud said it could take days to clean up cement that spilled into a creek in oakland