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great mond making news in america this morning -- developing overnight, ted cruz and john kasich join forces with one goal -- to stop donald trump. the billionaire's response just in. we are live in washington with the latest. severe weather. a powerful weather system spawning tornadoes and hail overnight. the beginning of what's expected to be a turbulent week of dangerous storms. and new this morning -- johnny manziel indicted. the football player hit with a serious charges after an alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend. and no spoilers, but the hugely popular tv show "game of thrones" is back. is it everything fans hoped for? we have the first reactions this morning. good morning, everyone.
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we begin with some strange bedfellows in the race for the white house. there's kind of surprising collaboration in the works aimed at stopping donald trump. >> ted cruz and john kasich have joined forces in hopes of denying trump the gop nomination. and as voters in five states head to the polls tomorrow, trump's rivals have cut a deal that could affect the next week's contests and the republican convention. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest from kenneth moton. >> reporter: good morning. yes, this is a major strategic shift in the stop trump movement. and it's a taste of what will likely happen if all three men head to the republican national convention. kasich, cruz, coordinating to take down trump. >> i got to get rid of these two guys. i'm sorry, folks. >> reporter: gop front-runner donald trump campaigning in maryland, one of the five states he's expected to sweep tomorrow in the northeast. so ted cruz and john kasich are moving on to the may contests.
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strategizing together. >> god bless the great state of indiana. >> reporter: the two campaigns sent out similar statements. cruz is focusing time and resources in indiana. kasich is moving his attention out west, to oregon and new mexico. the ohio governor told cbs' "face the nation" his goal is to have an open convention in cleveland. >> i think when weir at the convention, the delegates will want to know who can beat hillary. >> reporter: trump furious, the billionaire fired off on twitter. "wow, just announced that lyin' ted and kasich are going to collude to keep me from getting the republican nomination. desperation." >> i'm just working hard to win on tuesday. >> reporter: a confident hillary clinton may be quietly starting to search for a vp. but her democratic rival bernie sanders is still making a lot of noise -- promising to stay in the race. >> what this campaign is really about is for all of us together to take on the status quo. >> reporter: clinton is ahead in all five states voting tomorrow.
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as for the republicans, kasich has canceled all of his campaign events in indiana tomorrow as he and cruz work together to take down trump. diane and ryan. >> kenneth moton, live in washington, thank you. well, millions of americans are bracing for severe weather to start the week off especially in the plains. >> all types of storms are likely, including tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. some of the heaviest rain will fall on areas that have already experienced flooding. the storm system will be a threat into wednesday. >> one tornado has already touched down near the kansas/nebraska border. reports say it was on the ground for a few minutes last night and it caused any minor damages to trees and there are no reports of injuries. >> and across the border in northern kansas, large hail falling from the skies, at least two people were injured. one man hit in the head. >> the weather threat will also remain today but this is just the beginning. >> abc senior meteorologist rob marciano says there's an even bigger threat looming tomorrow.
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>> over the next week or so, we're getting into this pattern, where every couple of days we're going to see a tornado threat. on tuesday, more of the ingredients are coming together for a tornado risk right in the heart of tornado alley. we'll pump up the humidity and bring in some jet stream energy and the potential for very large if not violent tornadoes. could be the most serious threat this season. >> more from rob on "good morning america." overseas now, where the u.s. is adding more military might in the battle against isis. president obama is ordering 250 additional military personnel to syria to help local forces there. most of those being deployed are members of the army special forces. >> they're not going to be leading the fight on the ground, but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces they continue to drive isil back. as we remain relentless on the military front we're not going to give up on the dip lo masy front to end the syrian war.
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>> president obama is making the announcement today in germany, he's wrapping up a week-long trip that focused a lot on energy and defeating isis. the world may soon get a glimpse of a secret chapter of the september 11th investigation. the white house could release at least some of the 28 pages into the congressional inquiry of the 9/11 attacks. it could shed light on possible saudi connections. the documents have been kept in a secure room in the capital. a teenager has been charged with plotting a terror attack in australia. the 16-year-old boy was arrested at his home in sydney, accused of trying to target an australian veterans day ceremony expected to take place today. five teens were arrested in 2015 for plotting an isis-inspired attack on the same event. mental health professionials are seeking the repeal of the
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so-called bathroom law. they have signed a letter to the governor over a law that bans transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. the group says lgbt students have lower self-esteem and higher levels of suicide attempts. we're getting our first look at the new official logo of the 2020 tokyo olympics. >> organizers have chosen a simple indigo and white checkered circle. the original design was scraped last year amid claims of plagarism. the selection was made from almost 15,000 entries. the designer put a lot of time and energy into the project like it was his own child. it looks good. still ahead -- cvs pulling a product off the shelves because of salmonella concerns. and big questions that remain over prince's death. the unique state law that could have a judge stepping in to decide who gets his massive fortune. and happening now, a man hunt is under way after eight family members are found dead. we have new details this morning about why investigators think this was all preplanned.
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investigators are trying to figure out what sparked this raging fire at an apartment construction site in the phoenix suburb. the fire got so hot it actually melted a portion of the road. residents who live across the street returned to find many of their homes damaged by smoke and water. this morning, a battle could be brewing over prince's fortune because of a law in minnesota. it's still unclear if the late singer had a will. estimates put his estate as high as $800 million. and prince leaves behind no wife or children. so, in minnesota, if there's no will, half-siblings are entitled
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to a piece of the fortune. prince had one full sister but as many as seven half-siblings. >> minnesota does specifically have a law that does say a half-sibling is recognized for purposes of these laws. >> so blood relation is enough to get you -- >> that will get you in. >> it could be contested in court. the singer died thursday at his recording studio. he was cremated over the weekend and it could take weeks for toxicology reports to be complete. >> the cvs pharmacy chain is recalling a herbal tea. one of the ingredients in the tea may be contaminated with salmonella. the same ingredient in another company's product tested positive for salmonella. packaged tea has a long shelf life, we're told customers may have purchased affected packages a while ago. well, it's the roar of the jungle at movie theaters this weekend.
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the jungle book took in more than $61 million this weekend, more than three times as the huntsman winter's war in its debut. jungle book, from our parent company disney, is already the fourth biggest movie of the year. "barbershop the next cut" was third. when we come back -- some more trouble in store for johnny manziel, the former heisman winner now indicted. and another member of the royal family setting a fashion trend. what prince george was seen wearing that quickly sold out. ing that quickly sold out. ♪ your body was made for better things than rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage.
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the victims range in age from 16 to 44. all shot in the head while they were sleeping. >> a mother was found next to her four day old infant who wasn't harmed. the killers allegedly took great pains to cover up their carefully-planned executions. >> the people who did this did not want to be detected. this is not a spur of the moment murder. this is a well planned out, well-executed murders. >> so far there haven't been any arrests. officials are not saying much about the investigation because they don't want to tell the, quote, bad guys everything they know. students return to a wisconsin high school this morning after a shooting this weekend at the prom. an 18-year-old student was killed by police after they say he shot two students who had just left the dance. his family says the teen gunman had been bullied for years. former nfl quarterback
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johnny manziel has reportedly been indicted for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. it's expected to be announced today in dallas. the alleged beating occurred in january, and since then the 23-year-old heisman trophy winner has also been accused of trashing a los angeles home during a party and has been cut by the cleveland browns. a british astronaut has completed the london marathon despite being out of the country. >> oh, yeah. >> way out of the country. he's above the country, in the international space station. >> he ran a 26.2-mile race just like that, harnessed to a treadmill. a simulation of the route through london played on an ipad. he finished just over 3:30 hours. giving new meaning to the term runner's high. >> i wonder if it's easier or harder to run at zero gravity. >> it looks like it's harder. time now for sports. the los angeles lakers are parting ways with their coach. >> that's right, the team fired byron scott overnight. in his two years as head coach he won just 38 games.
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the second worst record in the league with just 17 wins. >> as for last night's hockey playoffs, let's check in now with our guys at espn. >> good morning, america. john buccigross and john anderson. we begin with steph curry injury news. >> not the ankle. he returned from a two-game absence against houston in game four. now, we have a knee issue. curry returned there, there he is. he slid down, left leg goes out, but he grabs the right knee, that's the problem. slipping on that wet spot. he limped back to the locker room, team says it's a sprained mri on monday. didn't play the rest of the game. but his team did win. now to our top story, capitals and flyers. if the capitals win they'll move on and play penguins in the second round of the nhl eastern conference playoffs. tough to score goals in this one. they finally got one here -- backstrom, only goal of the game. ove and the caps move on to play the pittsburgh penguins in the second round. the islanders are going to try to win this game to play the lightning in the second round. and they do.
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in double overtime, john tavares, the captain, stuffs it in in double overtime. they eliminate the panthers. capitals versus penguins. and islanders versus lightning. as the isles win in double overtime. on sunday night. >> celtics got even against the hawks at 2-2. >> good morning, america. >> fighting mood. >> we got our dukes up. we're ready to go. you saw steph curry, you remember his daughter riley, everybody knows her for being that charming kid at the press conference. another basketball player's kid stole the show at a postgame press conference. >> #adorbs. isaiah thomas put his two sons in front of the microphone. take a look. >> isaiah is the greatest basketball player. >> everyone is my pick.
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>> look at them running off like they did something wrong. wait a minute, i'm going to do it again. i want to hear what he said again. so cute. >> i like how they said basketball. greatest basketball player. >> jaden and james declaring their father the greatest basketball player. isaiah scored 28 points in the team's win against the hawks. i hope my kids do that for me my day. >> my daddy is the greatest basketball player. >> i love that. >> they should do all of the press conferences that way. >> wouldn't that be great? >> i think so. next up in the pulse, not so fast -- beyonce's new album isn't coming to itunes after all, that means there's only one place to get it. and bubble burst, a man trying to float his way across the sea in need of rescue -- again. to itunes after all, that means there's only one place to get it. and bubble burst, a man trying to float his way across the sea in need of rescue -- again. ♪ when hollywood's premiere jewelry designer, neil lane, creates a ring for today's biggest stars... ...he designs it to look fabulous from every angle.
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♪ time to check "the pulse," starting with beyonce breaking the internet with the surprise release of her latest album. >> oh, this was a big one. she dropped "lemonade" following an hour-long premiere of the visual version of the album on hbo. it's billed as every woman's journey of self-knowledge and healing, mixed with a soulful message of black lives matters. sounds great, right, album sounds good just on that. although her with a baseball bat. >> little scary? >> little dangerous. another story everybody's going to be talking about the much-anticipated return of "game of thrones." okay, first off, no spoilers. >> after last year's death-filled finale. last night's premiere kicked off season six started off with a reset on the chessboard.
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in the battle for the iron throne and it's creating quite a buzz online. >> carmen tweets -- i think ghost deserves an emmy for tonight. his howling left a hole in my soul. >> "vanity fair" tweeted, "game of thrones" really, really wants you to know it's all about women this year. >> and sam said, i haven't seen game of thrones yet so i should probably stay off of twitter for the rest of today. and a florida's man's bubble has been burst, quite literally. he was traveling inside of a hydropod. clear, inflatable hamster wheel that travels on water. his latest attempt to walk to bermuda has ended with a coast guard rescue again. >> hey, buddy, take a plane. the coast guard had warned him the stunt wasn't safe. the first rescue cost the agency 144 grand. no word on what went wrong.
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in that first attempt his gps failed. the coast guard is hinting they may bill him for the second rescue. >> he did tried once before, too, and the wind blew him back. he had to try again when the weather was better. okay, britain's prince george turns 3 years old in a few months but he's already a pint-size trendsetter. >> the monogrammed bathrobe he wore to meet president obama has set off an online frenzy. the british retailer who made it -- my first years says the $40 robe sold out in just minutes after the picture was released. you can still preorder it online. >> he looks so cute. george by the way was allowed to stay up 15 minutes past his bedtime to meet the obamas. >> that sounds like a good reason to break curfew. more news after this. >> look at that.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> beings, 4:30 club. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui. it is monday, april 25. mike? >> still breezy. we will look at 20 miles per hour in novato and 22 at half moon bay. 35 right now at fairlawn and fastest over the ocean. the presses will pick up but not so aggressive. the flags are on the ferry building unfurled because of the breeze. we start off cooler this morning in the 40s and 50s and ending up at 50s in the coast and upper 60s elsewhere. >> sue? all the winds are an issue much we have a high wind advisory for most of the bay area bridges and the altamont pass. traffic is hit. through san rafael. from novato across the golden
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gate bridge it is 22 americans -- 22 minutes southbound. to the dublin/pleasanton it is a smith ride at this hour. we will check on the winds in a few minutes. >> we have a mystery in san francisco. a sent for a bed turned up empty. rescuers from the first department account pack pet searched the area. a hiker spot wad she thought was a body she waited until she was home and called 9-1-1. >> sometimes it is upset seeing a body and that could have been it but other than that she came back to help and we could not fine the body. >> the pack police brought the hiker back to the same area and they still did not find anything. >> tragedy in martinez, a
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freshman was found dead in a pool over the weekend a drown drowning. the councillors will be on hand at the high school today. >> the councillors will help students coast with the sudden loss. authorities say the boy died over the weekend from drawning. the superintendent in martinez said andr. was found in a backyard pool at 4:30 a.m. and they have not released more details of how or why it happened. he was a football player at the high school in martinez and was a freshman. >> thank you, we are following developing news in the south by after a man and woman were found dead inside a home. police were called to lucas court yesterday. they are looking


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