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making news in america this morning, severe storms. flash flooding overnight, homes surrounded by water. massive hail clobbering homes and cars smashing out several windows. where the weather threat is right now. the presidential candidates are trading blows with one week until new york's primary. but donald trump's own children will not be voting. this morning the front-runner explains why. concerns growing over the zika virus. doctors calling it scarier than they first thought doubling the number of states that have the virus carry mosquitoes. and a close call, a daring photographer looking for the perfect shot gets grazed by a plane.
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good tuesday morning. i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm kendis gibson. we're going to get started with that severe weather in the south causing flash flooding overnight and spawning dangerous hailstorms. >> they're clearly visible on radar. the rain is falling in parts of alabama and georgia and this morning the cleanup is under way after large hail pounded texas. overnight powerful storms pounding the south. >> wow. >> the weather system bringing dangerous storms to texas, leaves and branches flying across this yard knocked off trees from the wind and hail. a barrage of ice hitting the grass bouncing like baseballs. a woman getting out of this truck bravely running for cover and look at this backyard outside of dallas. huge splashes in the water as hail just pelts a pool. these vehicles were damaged in the storm. doors and hoods dented of. windshields even smashed. a view from above in this neighborhood shows even more damage.
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this home's windows were smashed and this morning we have some amazing images on social media showing what caused all this damage. people holding huge hail the size of softballs. all that severe weather is moving east right now. the rain from this front is making its way to the eastern seaboard. downpours are expected today in washington, new york and boston. the good news, though, spring is finally making its way into the northeast. the forecast has temps in the 60s for the rest of the week. more breaking news from belgium. belgian authorities have arrested two more men in connection with the brussels bombings. prosecutors say the two rented the apartment that served as a hideout for the subway bomber and accomplice. 16 victims died in that attack and 16 others the same day at the brussels airport. authorities say their investigation is active day and night. and take a look at this picture. this is just in to us showing salah abdeslam in jail. abdeslam is a key suspect in the november attacks in paris. he was arrested in brussels months after those attacks.
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we're going to turn our focus locally and to the race for the white house and the front-runners, of course, holding double-digit leads in new york ahead of the next big primary. >> trump is taking aim at ted cruz and the nomination process calling the delegate system rigged and crooked. cruz, though, firing back mocking trump as a whiner. it's "your voice, your vote." abc's lana zak is tracking the latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning, diane and kendis. you know, there are more delegates at stake in new york than the last five contests combined and the two front-runners hoping they can regain lost footing while ted cruz appears to be sitting this one out. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, donald trump and john kasich, all of the candidates fanning out across new york, all of the candidates with the exception of ted cruz. >> he does not like new york. >> reporter: cruz preferring to invest his time in california after his comments on new york values. >> california is going to decide the republican nomination.
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>> reporter: but both of the democrats have been competing on who has the most new york values. >> brooklyn born, native son. >> reporter: sanders' campaign ad painting him as the true new yorker while clinton reminding voters that he left new york for vermont in a not so subtle attack on sanders' position on guns. >> the state that has the highest per capita number of those guns that end up committing crimes in new york come from vermont. >> reporter: new york's closed primary is just a week away. closed meaning voters have to be registered in advance for the party in order to vote in the primary. >> you need to actually be registered as a republican. >> reporter: the importance of registering, something ivanka has been reminding voters in state after state. >> hi, south carolina. i'm ivanka trump. >> hi, nevada, i'm ivanka trump. >> aloha, hawaii. i'm ivanka trump. >> reporter: but somehow aides allowed her and her brother to forget their own state. >> they were unaware of the rules, and they didn't register
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in time, so they feel very, very guilty. >> reporter: luckily for trump it doesn't look like he'll need those two votes to win in the empire state. a new poll out today from t"the wall street journal" and marist shows him ahead by a whopping 33 points and puts clinton ahead by 14 points. kendis, diane. >> john kasich far behind in second place in that new york poll. lana, thank you. hillary clinton is coming under fire for a racially tinged joke. >> sorry, hillary. i was running on cp time. >> that's not -- i don't like jokes like that, bill. >> cautious politician time. >> that's clinton taking part in a comedy routine at an annual media event with new york mayor bill de blasio and a cast member from the broadway hit "hamilton." cp time is often used playly to mean colored people time for the habit of being late.
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bill de blasio whose wife is african-american said it was all just a joke. >> it was clearly a staged show. it was a scripted show, and the whole idea was to do the counterintuitive and say cautious politician time. every actor involved including hillary clinton and leslie odom jr. thought it was a joke on a different convention. that was the whole idea of it, so i think people are missing the point here. >> the comedy skit is drawing mixed reaction on social media. so far no comment from the clinton campaign. new orleans police plan to add another charge against a man being held for the murder of former saints player will smith. cardell hayes remains in custody. that additional charge is linked to the shooting of his wife. hayes' defense attorney says hayes was rear ended by another vehicle and called 911 before he ran into the back of smith's car. smith was shot and killed shortly after that incident. hayes will plead not guilty according to his lawyer. today is national equal payday representing how many extra days women have to work to
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earn what men earned the previous year. president obama marks national equal payday by designating a new national monument. the sue all belmont museum is located on capitol hill and headquarters of the national women's party and the president will seek at the site about ensuring equal pay for women. inequality in pay is a major reason the u.s. women's soccer team may boycott this summer's olympics in rio. the players are in contract talks just weeks after five players filed a wage discrimination complaint against the federal government. the women's team is reigning world champion but its members make far less than the not as successful men's team. well, still ahead, drink up. where american tourists are causing a beer shortage. and alarming comments from health officials about the zika virus. they're calling it scarier than they first thought. some new advice for women this morning. plus caught on camera, a photographer, yeah, getting a
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the so-called bathroom law forces people to use public bathrooms designated for the gender on their birth certificate. both sides erupted yesterday. among the high-profile opponents, bruce springsteen who canceled a concert there in protest. jimmy buffett will perform but calls the law stupid. right now it appears unlikely that the law will be overturned. a major financial firm is paying a $5 billion fine. goldman sachs is the last major american bank to settle with the justice department over shoddy practices involving mortgages and mortgage securities. a major cause, of course, of the financial meltdown. about a third of the fine will be used to help distressed borrowers and affected communities. facebook will unveil some of its future plans today. the primary topics will be the social network's push for live video, as well as something called chatbots. now, those allow businesses to interact with messenger users such as making restaurant reservations rather than requiring a stand-alone app. when we come back, a brazen bank heist that could have been straight out of a movie.
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not surprisingly, that road is now closed for the foreseeable future. well, this morning roads will be wet to the north and also in the southwest. watch out for snow in the rockies and flooding along the gulf coast. roads will also be wet on the east coast and also west of the great lakes. >> and if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in new orleans, charlotte, houston and atlanta. well, there's a new headline now out about the zika virus this morning. doctors are warning that it's actually scarier than they first thought, and they say they need more money to fight it. >> as such the obama administration is pressing congress to approve nearly $2 billion to fight the virus. it's spread by mosquitoes, of course, and can cause serious birth defects. abc's dr. richard besser has new information about what that means for women who are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. >> what the cdc is saying, there's no period during your pregnancy when it's absolutely safe. there won't be a vaccine this year, so using a repellant, avoiding bites is what you can do to stay safe.
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>> the cdc now believes the mosquito that spreads zika is present in 30 states up from 12 in cities as far north as new york and san francisco. the virus itself is spreading in south america and the caribbean. it's feared the virus will pop up in the u.s. as the weather warms up. three people are dead after their boat sank off the florida coast. the victims include a 9-year-old boy and his father, a deputy sheriff. their 24-foot boat capsized in rough seas sunday afternoon while on a fishing trip. the victims held on to the boat as long as they could but eventually drowned. one of the boaters was rescued after washing ashore nearly 24 hours later exhausted but alive. the school police officer seen in this video slamming a student to the ground has been fired. school officials in san antonio, texas, say the use of force against the 12-year-old girl was absolutely unwarranted. now they say the officer was supposed to report any use of force right away, instead his initial report listed the incident as an accidental fall. new york police are looking for some bank robbers who
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decided to drop in to their latest target. they gained access to the branch by popping a hatch on the roof. once inside they broke into the bank vault and stole $280,000 in cash and looted safety deposit boxes. amazingly, the surveillance cameras didn't record a thing and no alarm sounded. >> weird. >> dealing with experts. >> yeah. and a heart-stopping close call in the caribbean islands off st. barts. a low-flying plane nearly slams into a tourist who was trying to snap a photo of the plane landing. fortunately the man was crouched down or he could have even lost his head but he did live to tell about it. the airport is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. he didn't get the photo he wanted but quite a video out of it. >> but he did turn around and kept -- >> maybe he did get the photo he wanted. >> he got the landing. some firefighters in nebraska found themselves responding to a rather unusual call. they were there trying to get a
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120-pound great dane named cora out of the tree. she was about 20 feet high, and her fall was broken by people on the ground. they were holding a tarp. the owner says cora probably got stuck while chasing a raccoon or a squirrel. cora is going to be fine. >> she landed safely. >> yes. time now for some sports and this morning that means nba hoops. >> we get the highlights from our friends at espn. good morning, america. he's stan, i'm neil. stan took most of last week off so he has to go first. >> yeah, i'm back and i'm ready to go. let's talk nba playoff scenarios. two spots left in the west. three teams fighting for them. two of them in the mavericks and the jazz. rudy gobert lands awkwardly. rolls his ankle hard. wouldn't return to the game. he's questionable for wednesday's game. mavericks said they were approaching it like it was game seven of the playoffs. dirk nowitzki got the message battling joe ingles there. wesley matthews, he scored 30 or 20 points.
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four threes. mavericks win 101-92 and clinch a playoff spot. >> so now if i understand correctly, it's between the jazz and rockets. >> you do understand correctly. >> for that final spot. that's it, the rockets win against minnesota, remember, this is the minnesota team that upset the apple cart that is the warriors, and they're at home, and you figured, man, they don't have a lot of home games, got a young guys, want to play spoiler. that's what you would think but you would have thought wrong. james harden losing wiggins. showed you dwight howard running over karl-anthony towns. harden, this is a long "gma" highlight. harden had 34 points, 6 assists, the rockets won by a lot, so now if the rockets beat the kings, they're in. >> yep, and as we mention, the jazz taking on the lakers. kobe bryant's farewell. that's our farewell now. back to you. >> thanks, fellas. we'll have more about kobe bryant's farewell coming up.
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of near first base, as well. >> and i guess that's where all the foul balls go. >> all right. next up, kobe bryant, you heard the espn guys refer to his final game tomorrow night when the lakers face the utah jazz. well, if you're still looking for a ticket, get ready to pay up. >> yeah, the lowest price ticket on stubhub is more than $700, and that's really, really cheap when some other seats in l.a.'s staples center are taken into consideration. >> case in point, someone has already paid more than $27,000 for two tickets to see bryant wrap up his 20-year career. >> but it is two tickets. >> oh, in that case it's a bargain. >> it's a steal. understand. >> i think i'll have to catch that one from home. >> yeah. next a rather unexpected consequence of the new american relationship with cuba. the communist country just 90 miles from key west is seeing an influx of american tourists. >> and it seems many of them are
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thirsty, so thirsty, in fact, that cuba is starting to run low on beer. the whole country. >> i don't get it. so cuba's largest brewer is now considering opening a new plant to increase supply. more immediately it's also thinking about importing beer in an attempt to keep pace with growing demand. >> i think they have plenty of rum, though. >> they do. in. >> i think that's still an option. >> just have to switch to mojitos. >> the sacrifices we make. >> oh. well, here we are in the future depicted in "back to the future" and still no real hoverboards but video indicates franky zapata is getting closer. he claims this flyboard air can run ten minutes at a time hitting speeds of more than 90 miles an hour. >> and get this, he also says it can go as high as 10,000 feet. the device is powered by a turbine engine and the backpack is full of fuel. two things marty mcfly didn't need in his movie and remember this is only a prototype and you'll notice zapata is taking it over a nice soft lake in case there is a rough landing. >> hard to blame him.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> look at this. clouds again, not much drizzle. compared to yesterday. here is a look at the camera, there are a few brakes and more sunshine than yesterday in the day planner. mild again. 50 to 55. by noon, 56 at the coast. to around 64 inland. at 4:00, 68, inland, with breezes this afternoon.
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traffic next. sue? good morning! before port chicago we have an accident here blocking the lane of traffic. unfortunately, before that, on highway 4, at 680, we had an early accident a sig-alert. the good news is it is cleared. we have no problems. an accident westbound 24. we we will update when the computer is up and running. >> the embarcadero likely will not survive our next big earthquake. it will take billions to fix the problem. that is the wanting the port of san francisco is hearing today. amy hollyfield is in san francisco with more. amy? >> the risk to this seawall is worse than originally thought. if the wall cracked it could cause problems on the
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embarcadero. this is according to a report in the "san francisco examiner". the newspaper obtained a copy of the study of the seawall stretches from at&t park to the wharf. the report said that it would cost $2 billion to fix the seawall if they do not deal with and it a major earthquake hits, the earthquake can crack causing damage to the road, buildings and utilities. officials say they help to repair the seawall in the next 10 years but have not work out specifics. the report is the bad news will be presented to the port mission later today. >> developing news, police are still searching for a missing toddler. her mother was found dead in a san francisco park. her co-workers are saying she seemed distressed the week before her death. elissa? >> police have expanded


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