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making news in america this morning -- lingering questions about that missing jetliner. the mystery of egyptair flight 804. the intensifying search for evidence spanning a wide area of the mediterranean sea this morning. the latest details straight ahead. plus, a new warning about hard to detect bombs concealed in something so many passengers bring on board. we get a first-hand look at beefed up security at airports across the country. a high-speed chase ends on a highway. the driver approaches speeds of 100 miles an hour. a suspect in custody. but not only for his driving. and the valedictorian left out of his own graduation ceremony. he was top of his class with a perfect grade point average so hear why the school wouldn't let him walk.
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good friday morning. we have breaking news. egyptian military officials located debris from the plane. >> the paris to cairo flight vanished shortly after entering egyptian air space. the plane jerked to the left and made a circle to the right before going into the mediterranean sea. >> officials are hoping to get answers. abc is live in london for us. what do we know so far about this debris? >> good morning to you. we're just getting this information coming in from the egyptian armed forces in the form of app statement saying that search and rescue teams have found this morning belongings of the passengers as well as some parts of the wreckage of the plane north of alexandria, off the alexandria coast. search and rescue operations continue in that area.
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we understand that military spokesmen also said that other countries are involved in this coordinated search and those include greece, france, the united kingdom, cypress and italy. this is a major rescue operation taking place. but again we have to emphasize that this is coming from the egyptian spokesman from the egyptian armed forces. you'll recall yesterday greek authorities said they had spotted debris in the water but later the egyptian -- egypt air vice president came out saying we stand corrected and that it wasn't part of the plane. today they're saying they have found some but we should be really careful about these reports. this latest statement comes more than 30 hours since that egyptair flight disappeared in the mediterranean. that's the latest we're getting on the search for that egyptair. >> all right. the breaking news update that
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debris may have been found from flight 804. >> thank you so much. even the greek radar showed the plane hooking to the left and turning 360 degrees to the right experts aren't convinced that the plane was actually intact at that point. >> aviation consultant steven ganyard explains why. >> we have not seen greek radar data. what we have is the data that showed it 37,000 feet one minute and the next meet it was gone. one idea is it came apart at altitude and what it was seeing was the piece of the airplane as it hit the water. no distress call. it disappears at 37,000 feet suggests something catastrophic happen and perhaps that was a bomb. >> blocks boxes will be critical but even after the wreckage is found experts say it will be hard to find the recorders in the water as deep as 10,000 feet in the assumed crash zone. >> no credible claim of
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responsibility. if terrorism is to blame investigators will have to determine if and how a bomb may have been smuggled onboard. >> brian ross has more on airport security and the methods that terrorists are using to bypass screeners. >> security officials say few airports in the world have better security than charles de gaulle in parse. investigators are screening video there fearful a massive failure either in screening luggage or employees may have allowed a bomb to be hidden on the jet. alex marquardt is there. >> after last year's attacks security was beefed up here at france's airports and concerns grew over the tens of thousands of workers. more than 70 of the so called red badges that give access to secure areas were either revoked or not renewed over fears of radicalization. >> al qaeda and isis have a track record of targeting airplanes and airports including the russian jet brought down
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over egypt last year. isis claimed explosives hidden in this soda can responsible and officials say it was an airport worker who smuggled it onboard. and now u.s. officials are warning that al qaeda connected terrorists have come up with a new hard to detect bomb hidden in the laptop computers. a laptop bomb blew a hole in this jet killing the suspected terrorist after takeoff from somalia in february. video caught the moment when again two airport workers handed the laptop bomb to the terrorist just before he boarded the plane. and just last weekend officials in somolia discovered seven more laptops constructed as bombs forwarding what they say was a larger plot. brian ross. abc news, new york. >> this morning some airports across the country have stepped up security after the egyptair disaster. >> increased police presence at los angeles international airport and that means the long wait times that have been
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frustrating travellers getting longer. but after the crash passengers appear to be more understanding about that. >> i have absolutely no problems flying. they've stepped up security. everything is great. looking forward to my next flight. >> we have certainly not seen any stepping up here. >> we saw a policeman on the grounds. >> you have to wait in line for a while. >> try not to get frustrated, upset, know that people are doing their jobs. >> i would much rather they're that careful and do the necessary checks than something happens. >> for their part, the tsa says they're not changing their screening process because they had already been operating in heightened security since last year when screeners tested by undercover agents failed to detect mock explosives. stay with abc news for the latest on the search for egyptair 804. we'll have live team coverage later on "good morning america." we want to get to the severe weather situation unfolding in louisiana. looking at the radar, you can see the powerful line of storms. new orleans and baton rouge
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getting pounded by heavy wind and rain. a number of tornado warnings were posted overnight, but no confirmed twisters as yet. still ahead, donald trump and hillary clinton are hitting each other with the same accusation. plus, the man who was supposed to be on the egyptair flight. the change of plans that saved his life. and a reunion for a hiker rescued from the wilderness. the household item he used to attract the crew that brought him to safety.
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as the man tries to flag down help and alert oncoming traffic. the investigation into the crash of that egyptair jet is still in its early stages. but apparently, donald trump seems pretty sure he knows what happened. >> trump detailed his theory while criticizing hillary clinton for her apparent refusal to say radical islamic terrorism. >> she refuses to use that term. i'm saying to myself, it's a terrible thing. and he essentially shouldn't be running for office. he doesn't have the right to run for office. i'm saying to myself, what just happened about 12 hours ago? a plane got blown out of the sky. and if anybody thinks it wasn't blown out of the sky, you're 100% wrong, folks, okay? you're 100% wrong. >> trump is also slamming clinton for questioning his qualifications for the role of president. in an interview with cnn's chris cuomo, clinton came down hard on the republican front-runner. >> i think if you go through many of his irresponsible,
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reckless, dangerous comments. it's not just somebody saying something off the cuff. this is a pattern. it's a pattern that has gone on for months. he's not qualified to be president of the united states. >> you get to the general election. if you're the nominee for your party -- >> i will be the nominee for my party. that is already done in effect. there's no way that i won't be. >> that said, clinton won't say whether she would consider democratic opponent bernie sanders as a potential running mate. she does say sanders needs to step up and help unify the party before the november election. and we're remembering a giant in the world of television news this morning. >> just days after his retirement, legendary cbs news correspondent morley safer has died. safer has been a mainstay on cbs news for more than five decades. filing a total of 919 stories for "60 minutes" since 1971 and earning 12 emmy awards. >> there's no immediate cause of death. he leaves behind his wife of 48
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years along with a daughter, two siblings, and three grandchildren. morley safer was 84 years old. when we come back, the end of a high-speed chase. and the surprise that officers got when it was all over. and a perfect gpa apparently wasn't enough to get a high school valedictorian on to the stage. his exclusion from graduation coming up. oh, look... ...another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula available. it's clinically proven to work on fine lines and... ...even deep wrinkles. "one week? that definitely works!" rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots, rapid tone repair. neutrogena®. "see what's possible."
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are investigating this bridge collapse over an expressway. investigators say it happened after a tractor trailer carrying a boom lift hit the bridge. engineers are trying to determine the extent of damage and how long it will take to repair. luckily, no one was hurt. taking a look at morning road conditions. it could be treacherous with severe weather along the gulf coast, with the rain extending straight into the carolinas. watch out for heavy wind, rain, and some snow to slow your commute in the pacific northwest. if you're flying, you could find delays in new orleans, atlanta, and charlotte. >> recapping our breaking news in the search for the missing airliner. an egyptian spokesperson leased a statement saying they have located the debris including passengers belongings. >> found 1807 north of alexandria egypt. we have the latest. good morning molly. >> reporter: good morning diane
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and den dis. as the sun rose the wreckage was spotted 180 miles off the coast of alexandria. the military says they found debris from flight 804 and passenger baggage. the egyptian navy leading the charge but greece, france, the uk, cypress and italy part of the search effort. yesterday massive confusion. an announcement that wreckage had first been found by the greek and then the egyptians confirmed that and then late thursday night had to walk that back saying no wreckage had been found but family still gathering here at the cairo international airport coming with questions that right now egyptian officials say they can't answer. the anguish visible, the pain raup as families arrived landing to the news of the likely crash. but they say they know little else. they want accountability above
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all and the search goes on while the families here desperately wait for answers. kendis diane. >> thank you molly. and get this. one man who was supposed to be on that doomed flight had changed his travel plans at the last minute. he considers himself really lucky. he said after hearing about the crash, he got a knot in his stomach and it's been there ever since. >> back here in the u.s. the san francisco police department has a new leader after the chief was forced out. he resigned hours after a police officer shot and killed a young black woman driving what was believed to a stolen car. the department has been under fire over several police shootings of black suspects. the nfl has agreed to return more than $700,000 in taxpayer money for so called paid patriotism. the pentagon paid more than $6 million to the nfl, major league baseball, the nhl, as well as major league soccer to honor american soldiers at sporting events. well, the leagues used that
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money for military flag rollouts and welcome home tributes, the lawmakers hope the nfl's decision will lead other leagues to follow suit. a new "washington post" poll found that 90% of native americans are not offended by the washington redskins name. and an overwhelming majority considering it an unimportant issue. the redskins owner, dan snyder, has maintained he won't change the team's name, which, once again, became a prominent issue since the 2012 season. an emotional reunion in california after a rescued hiker was reunited with his parents. cody michael and his dog were picked up by a blackhawk helicopter yesterday. they were supposed to be home from a camping trip on monday. they apparently got lost. he used duct tape to spell out help on some nearby rocks and that got the attention of some searchers. >> very lucky there. a florida man is under arrest after a high-speed chase on the interstate in ohio. when a trooper finally approached, a woman inside the
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vehicle claimed she had been kidnapped. the trooper was dragged a short distance. they finally got the truck stopped. the driver was arrested after a short struggle. he's been charged with assault and kidnapping. and one of the world's top golfers is now caught up in an insider trading investigation. the s.e.c. says phil mickelson made $931,000 after getting a stock tip. from a noted sports gambler. investigators claim mickelson used some of the money to pay the man back, money he allegedly owed. mickelson, so far, not charged with a crime. well, there's going to be a big party tomorrow. the second jewel in horse racing's triple crown, the preakness stakes, is tomorrow. the kentucky derby winner, nyquist, is the favorite. >> nyquist is wearing number 3 tomorrow. the main rival is exaggerator is also being mentioned. you might remember the name exaggerator, he was second at the derby. the 11-horse field can expect a sloppy track. rain is in the forecast. both horses have to contend with that. >> exaggerator says he'll win it
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you cook for your husband, stay in shape. she turns the old adage happy wife happy life on its head by saying she's happiest when her husband is happy. no word from lauren on what a husband needs to do to make his wife happy. >> wouldn't he be happy if she's happy? if she's happy while he's happy, maybe that's the secret. >> that's so gloria steinem-esque. >> if she has to stay hot, he does, too. >> no. he can sit on the couch. >> no, no. >> she's figured it out. >> i might have to write a response blog to this. in louisiana, a high school valedictorian was not allowed to participate in his own graduation ceremony. >> look at that little peach fuzz there at the bottom. so, school officials say that his facial hair violated school policy. andrew jones has a 4.0 grade point average. has worn the beard during his four years in high school. on wednesday night, he was told he had to shave.
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jones refused, claiming the rule had never been enforced. so his cap and gown were taken away. jones watched the ceremony on the sidelines. >> i had the same problem at my graduation. >> that peach fuzz. >> yeah, they wouldn't let me walk. >> luckily, you shaved it. finally, how does an overnight stay in the eiffel tower sound to you? >> pretty good. nice view. >> that's what four lucky winners will receive in a contest now that is being run by a vacation rental website called home away. >> the winners and their guests will stay in a temporary apartment being created in the tower's first floor. the whole contest is a promotion in connection with the upcoming european soccer championship. >> so to enter, you need to go to home away's website. entries will be accepted until the end of the month. the winners will be announced june 10th, the day the soccer tournament actually starts. interesting concept there. >> i like that. do you get to go to the top at some point? >> for the first floor, is it the little first tier? >> is that not acceptable? not up to par for you? >> no, no.
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>> ings i am reggie aqui. >> i am natasha zouves. we have a deadly crash on the bay bridge with the latest details from sue. >> unfortunately, this is a fatality. it is nasty. eastbound bay bridge, three lanes are blocked. the investigation is underway. you can see with the big-rig, traffic is through. c.h.p. is reporting no delays. it is the reverse for the original commute eastbound direction. we will follow that most of the morning. as far as the weather, we have the big story being winds gusting to 24 in oakland, 21 at sfo, 25 in half moon bay. not so fast as yesterday. there will be something to deal with in the afternoon. we are start off in the low
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50s hanging in the 50s at the coast and low-to-mid 60s around the bay and mid-to-upper 60s inland. the best chance of a stray hour is across the north bay. major developments in the sent for egyptair with debris found floating from the aircraft in the mediterranean sea roughly 180 miles north of alexandria. officials in greece say a united states plane spotted several floating objects including what they believe is an airplane seat and luggage. 66 people were on board. they trying to determine in a bomb brought down the plane. it stopped in two terror hot spots. the airbus swerved before crashing in the sea. c.h.p. is wanting all who take
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bridges to work anotheray of high wind. sfo had a number of diverted flights because of the conditions. amy hollyfield is at the airport. amy? >> it is still windy but too early to see how the day will go. they had for divert 18 flights for oakland and san jose airport because of the winds. look at the scaffolding that fell yesterday in san francisco caused by the wind. no one was hurt. this morning, though, the commute could be impacted by this. we have high wind advisories on several bridges, including the bay bridge, benicia bridge and san mateo and a small craft advisory if you take ferry. we know

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