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making news in america this morning, high stakes meeting. donald trump and speaker of the house paul ryan face-to-face in washington, d.c. new details about what they'll discuss as trump's tax returns become a flash point in the election. we're live. new this morning, george zimmerman is sparking controversy after announcing what he's going to do with the gun he used to shoot and kill trayvon martin. a driver trapped in a car. this dramatic scene. the vehicle upside down and burning. the rescue after a fiery crash. and the mvp, steph curry, is doing it again with another must see game-winning moment. steph curry makes it look easy, doesn't he?
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>> just a typical wednesday night for steph as we say good morning on this thursday morning. it's going to be a big day in d.c. the big republican meeting there. donald trump face-to-face with the house speaker paul ryan. >> it's just hours away from trump and ryan and other party leaders meeting on capitol hill to work on unifying the gop after ryan said he wasn't ready to endorse trump. >> a live picture there of washington, and trump is getting slammed by democrats and republicans alike for not releasing his taxes. we're going to get the latest right now from d.c. abc's stephanie ramos with us. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. what a meeting, right? if only i had an invite. donald trump, he seems to be ready to build some closer alliances with top republican leaders, and today is where it starts. the countdown to this capitol hill date is on. >> we just need to get to know each other. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan calling his meeting today with the presumptive gop nominee donald trump as more of a meet and greet. >> i don't really know him. i met him once in person in 2012.
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>> reporter: aides to the speaker say don't expect a chat about specific policy, instead a focus on the big picture. >> the goal here is to unify the various wings of the party around common principles. >> reporter: ryan still hasn't said what promises he needs from trump in order to endorse him. trump, on the other hand, says he doesn't need the support from top republicans but sang his praises during an interview leading up to the sit-down. >> paul ryan, who is a very good person, by the way. >> reporter: as he looks to make peace with some members of his party, others like 2012 republican nominee mitt romney are on the attack. romney who was also reluctant to release his tax returns but eventually did so is now calling on trump to do the same slamming trump on facebook calling trump's refusal disqualifying adding there's only one logical explanation. there is a bombshell in them. >> i'm worth over $10 billion, and i don't say that bragging, folks. i'm really rich. i'll show you that in a second. >> reporter: hillary clinton also attacking the billionaire businessman on the issue. >> my husband and i have
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released 33 years of tax returns so you got to ask yourself, why doesn't he want to release them? >> reporter: the associated press reporting that trump says he may not release his tax returns until after the election adding, quote, there's nothing to learn from them. as for today's trump/ryan meeting, many republicans are telling house speaker paul ryan to get on board with donald trump for the sake of party unity. this as paul suggests republican voters are getting behind donald trump even if they don't want him as president. kendis and diane, back to you. >> i would love to be a fly on the wall for that meeting. stephanie ramos live in washington, thanks, steph. powerful spring storms are on the move right now producing hail and dangerous conditions overnight. louisiana, mississippi in the storm zone right now. later today, those severe storms will move into the ohio valley as well as the great lakes. and there's severe flooding from the relentless rain in tennessee and these scenes we're seeing near nash via dolorosa. streams and rivers
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overflowing their banks, and the temperatures are unseasonably warm there. nashville tied a 120-year-old record on wednesday reaching 90 degrees. and want to show you the damage in missouri. massive hail from these storms falling near st. louis. car windshields with holes the size of baseballs and smashed out rear windows. breaking overnight, we have new details in the mystery of malaysia airlines flight 370. you might remember that plane vanished without a trace more than two years ago. >> well, officials are now confirming that two pieces of debris were, in fact, part of that boeing 777. abc's lauren lyster joining us here in studio with the details. lauren, good morning. >> good morning, kendis and diane. this missing flight has long been a source of intrigue. now those two pieces of debris determined to be two small pieces of a puzzle that spanned seas and an entire ocean. these images just released. this partial rolls-royce dent
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from the covering of aircraft engine and this panel from the main section of the plane almost certainly coming from malaysia flight 370 according to the australian government. two new clues confirmed in the mysterious disappearance of the aircraft two years after it vanished from the sky on its way from koala lumpur to beijing taking its 239 people on board down with it. the pieces of debris found here in south africa and on this island off of mauritius. in all this makes five pieces of the jet recovered. just a few months ago -- >> a piece of the middle was been found about a meter long. >> reporter: -- an american tourist discovering these parts also deemed almost certainly from the plane on a beach in mozambique, and last year it was this barnacle covered wing found on france's remote reunion island. >> we want closure. we need closure. we seek and we cry for closure. >> reporter: in the search for clues grieving families still searching for closure. march 18th, 2014, the missing aircraft was deemed the longest disappearance in modern aviation
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history, and despite that ongoing search, it has not been found to this day. it is believe to have crashed into the indian ocean. kendis and diane. >> all right, lauren lyster, thank you. over to iraq now where concerns about security are sky high this morning after a new wave of deadly violence. isis claimed responsibility for three separate explosions that killed at least 93 people yesterday and wounded more than 160 others. it was the deadliest day there so far this year. the attacks come amid growing concern about the political turmoil that's destabilizing iraq and undermining the fight against isis. meanwhile, fbi director james comey says the u.s. is making progress against isis recruiting. comey says nearly 800 isis-related cases are being tracked across the u.s. and that fewer americans are now traveling to enlist with the terror group. comey claimed that a couple of years ago that six to ten americans headed to the region every month. now that number is down to about one per month. federal officials say a fire that sparked the deadly blast at a texas fertilizer plant was
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deliberately set. that explosion three years ago leveled the plant, damaged buildings in the town of west texas and even registered as a small earthquake. 15 people were killed, a dozen of them first responders. the atf is now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. so far there are no suspects. three people have emerged as heroes following that deadly stabbing spree in massachusetts. the d.a. says seconds after arthur derosa crashed into a macy's store, a macy's worker tried to stop him from attacking people. then he ran to a restaurant in the mall where he stabbed a waitress. that's when restaurant patron, george heath, a teacher, tried to get the knife away. his wife describes what happened. >> i grabbed his shirt trying to hold him back. my husband grabbed him. i think he grabbed him around the waist area, i think, trying to keep him so his arm wouldn't go up to stab anybody else, and the guy pulled his hand back and stabbed him in the temple.
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>> unfortunately, george heath died in that effort. the rampage finally ended when an off-duty officer killed derosa, but derosa's family members say it all could have been prevented if a mental hospital where he had gone for treatment hadn't released him that morning of the attacks. "60 minutes" correspondent morley safer is signing off after 46 years on that broadcast. the 84-year-old made the announcement yesterday saying the time has come to say good-bye. he was the longest serving correspondent at "60 minutes" joining the show in 1970. his last story aired in march. well, still ahead, a consumer alert. popular light-up shoes for toddlers catching fire. and an excessive use of force, or was it justified? overnight an investigation announced into a wild police chase and how it ended. plus, high-speed test, 0 to 400 in seconds. could this be the future of transportation?
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residents near los angeles were complaining about this large flare from an exxonmobil refinery earlier this week. well, the plant had just restarted more than a year after it was damaged by an explosion. exxonmobil was fined more than $500,000 for safety violations following that explosion. also out of l.a., the lack of job opportunities for female directors in hollywood is being investigated. two federal agencies are handling this investigation. this is according to the aclu which also requested the probe. it follows a report that women comprised just 9% of all directors for the top 250 movies last year. diversity, as you know,
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is a really important issue in hollywood. payless is pulling some type of light-up sneakers from its shelf after it was blamed for a fire. a texas couple says their toddler's shoes went up in flames when they left it in the suv overnight. they believe the lithium battery is to blame. the cause is not determined but payless is removed the jake runner light-up shoes out of an abundance of caution. engineers working on a way to get people from l.a. to san francisco in a half hour have taken a step forward. take a look. this was their rather brief test in the desert near las vegas. it tested a low pressure vacuum tube system that ultimately could carry passengers and cargo at more than 700 miles an hour. this test topped out at under 120 miles an hour. it was stopped in sand because they're still working on the brakes for that system. >> minor, minor detail. >> minor detail. they're going to stretch it out to three years later on this year, they hope. when we come back,
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phone. >> all right, let's hope things are better on the sunset strip and road conditions will be wet from texas to the southeast and from the tennessee valley to the atlantic coast as well as around the great lakes, some showers in the northern rockies. if you're flying you can expect airport delays in detroit, memphis and charlotte. an investigation is under way in the violent arrest yesterday of a suspect in new hampshire. >> a 50-year-old man was in that pickup truck you see there yesterday. he's running away from police at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour when he surrendered, police were seen delivering several violent blows before putting him in handcuffs. now, investigators are asking whether that level of force was appropriate. george zimmerman is auctioning off the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. on an auction site he declares the weapon an american firearm icon. and he said many have told him it should be displayed at the smithsonian. the starting bid set at $5,000
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and thousands have visited the page. zimmerman shot martin as the teen returned from buying snacks. he was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter. a former south carolina police officer is now facing federal charges in the shooting death of walter scott. scott who was not armed fled after a traffic stop last year. he was shot by officer michael slager who claims it was self-defense. splaig is now accused of violating the civil rights of walter scott among other charges. his attorney says slager is, quote, carrying the burden of many past cases that were handled differently. slager is expected to stand trial on state murder charges this fall. right now, though, he's free on bail. three women were arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle 70 pounds of opium into chicago's o'hare airport. all in their 50s were heading to minnesota from japan. they found 470 packets of opium concealed in bags of tea leaves. they're worth more than $3 million. researchers say the active
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ingredient in tylenol does more than just reduce pain. it also decreases empathy. researchers say acetaminophen is also affects your ability to feel other people's pain, the same team of researchers is beginning to work on whether ibuprofen has a similar effect on how we view others. a daring rescue caught on camera after a speeding car rolled over and burst into flames. that is santiago portillo pulling the driver from the flames. he was about to record the crash when he realized the driver was still inside. he left his cell phone propped up and recorded the entire rescue. >> multitasking. >> yeah, good move there. some sports starting with a very rare feat in baseball. it happened in last night's mets/dodgers game. >> in the third inning syndergaard came up to bat and this is what happened next. >> struck out six times.
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>> delivers and there's a high fly ball. puig started in and goes back to the track at the wall. it is gone. >> now, that made it 1-0, bets. syndergaard came up again in the fifth with two men on. >> 2-2 and he swings and flies one to deep center field. back goes merrittson, near the wall, it's out of here! >> well, that put the mets in front for good. they won it, 4-3. it's the first time a major league pitcher has hit two homers in a game since 2007. a big night for pitchers. matt scherzer also. golden state warriors superstar steph curry hoisted his nba trophy before his team gave five -- game five matchup against portland. consider was his usual outstanding self-nailing a three-pointer at the end to put them up by two. >> he hit five three-pointers
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning. it is 4:28. i am reggie aqui. >> 4:30 club, i am natasha zouves. it is thursday, may 12th. mike? >> marine laser there again. drizzle is possible along the coast. otherwise, it is mostly cloudy. can you see from our camera at pier 15. start off mild in the 50s and stay in the 50s at the coast and mid-60s to 70 at noon away the bay and inland and 70 and 80 for the two areas at 4:00 and clouds roll in making for mid-50s and mid-60s by 7:00. sue is back. well rested. >> that is what happens when you get sleep right? >> coming up on 4:29 on thursday
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morning. traffic is necessitying nice -- is flowing nicely. in cupertino southbound an accident at 85, an overturn is partly blocking the ramp the i am not seeing a lot of slow traffic. we will look at the san mateo bridge commute in a few. >> breaking ov overnight in the south by a bad car crash. outside a fire station. it had san jose firefighters scrabbling to cut a man out of a car. matt? >> yes, reggie. a huge mess. you can see where the vehicle mowed down a couple of trees. it is hard to believe it was a lucky spot for the map to crash. right across the street it is fire station 9. shortly after the crab at 1:15, the firefighters at station nine heard the crash, they just returned from another call. they arrived quickly and got the
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work cut the vehicle to get man out. out. [ inaudible ] >> no word on the cause of the crash. it rolled several times. the victim was awake when he was taken to the hospital. >> this morning, police are sending for gunman what killed a 25-year-old pregnant mother of four in a car to car shooting in pittsburg. 25-year-old was regulate with her 5th child. other children are under the age of six. sky 7 was over the scene at railroad avenue yesterday morning. a man with her was also shot and taken to the hospital. he is expected to survive. witnesses say the victims were having a problem with people inside of a white mercedes who opened fire on them and took off.

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