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making news in america this morning, fighting words from several of the presidential candidates. hillary clinton is going after donald trump's business record. this while bernie sanders makes a new prediction about the democratic convention, and trump launches his harshest attack yet against former president bill clinton. then president obama's historic trip to vietnam. talking this morning about his concerns for that country and taking some time to share a meal with a well-known world traveling celebrity chef. and talk about a tough spot to be in. it took hours for rescuers to free the driver of this truck. ahead, hear the reason why that driver is now being called a hero. and michael jackson like you've never heard him before. ♪ the cello playing stars with their unique version of "smooth
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criminal." a good tuesday morning to you all. we begin with the battle for the white house, and it seems like these attacks are getting more personal by the day. >> it sure is as donald trump and hillary clinton take their best shots, bernie sanders is not letting up. we get more from abc's stephanie ramos live in washington. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: phillip, good morning. good morning, diane. so the clinton campaign, they continue to fight this two-front war against donald trump and bernie sanders, who says he's going to stick it out in this campaign until the very last primary vote. hillary clinton came out swinging during a speech in detroit going after donald trump on everything from his immigration stance to his business record. >> trump economics is a recipe for lower wages, fewer jobs, more debt. >> reporter: clinton saying trump would bankrupt the country. >> i mean, ask yourself, how can
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anybody lose money running a casino? really? >> reporter: trump taking his own shots at clinton as new polls show an even race, digging up years old audio for this attack ad. >> i was very nervous. >> reporter: using the voice of monica lewinsky, the trump campaign posting this video with an image of bill clinton smoking a cigar and audio of other women who raised accusations of sexual misconduct against the former president. the clinton campaign not budging maintaining that this tactic will not work with voters. >> i know that that's exactly what he is fishing for and, you know, i'm not going to be responding. >> reporter: as for bernie sanders, he's not going down without a fight. the vermont senator telling the a.p. that the democratic convention this summer could be messy as he pushes the party to adopt his progressive agenda. >> democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle. >> reporter: sanders disappointed that clinton won't take him up on a debate in the golden state. >> i think it is a little bit insulting to the people of
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california, our largest state. >> reporter: hillary clinton instead of a debate wanting to focus her attention on donald trump and the general election. phillip and diane, back over to you. >> abc's stephanie ramos. stephanie, thank you. president obama's wrapping up his second day in vietnam by taking a stand for human rights. earlier this morning the president spoke directly to the vietnamese people in the capital of hanoi. he pushed for closer ties and pressed the government there to improve human rights. he then sat down for a roundtable with activists. >> vietnam has made remarkable strides in many ways. the economy is growing quickly, but that as i indicated yesterday, there are still areas of significant concern in terms of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, accountability with respect to government. >> reporter: the president also said some activists had been barred from attending his speech. last night he also took some time to sample vietnamese fare
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with celebrity chef anthony bourdain. the beer and traditional dish of pork and noodles cost just 6 bucks. there has been a shake-up at the tsa. its top security official has been replaced just a month after accusations that he received $90,000 in bonuses despite poor management. and a new leadership team is now in charge of passenger screening at chicago's o'hare airport. o'hare has had some of the worst problems with long lines for screening. breaking news on egyptair flight 804. an egyptian official says human remains retrieved from the crash site in the mediterranean sea point to an explosion on board. it's been nearly a week since the plane went down. abc's molly hunter has more from cairo. >> reporter: the search area still expanding with no sign of those black boxes. french navy ship out on the mediterranean with sonar equipment capable of picking up the pings from the black boxes. also on the hunt, an egyptian
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submarine robot down at 10,000 feet but they're racing the clock. the batteries only last another three weeks, and the debris field already identified could be miles from the crash site and resting spot of the black boxes. here in cairo, dna testing has begun to identify human remains. anxious families waiting for some kind of peace. molly hunter, abc news, cairo. iraq's prime minister hailed big successes by government troops after launching an offensive to retake fallujah from isis. new video shows iraqi forces firing at targets as smoke billows in the distance. the u.s.-led coalition carried out two air strikes in support of the operation. the pentagon says the number of isis fighters in the region is dropping quickly. in baltimore, one of the police officers accused in the death of freddie gray has been acquitted. a judge ruled that any contact between officer edward nero and gray on the day of his arrest was not unlawful or unwarranted. gray's death triggered riots a year ago. there were no riots after nero's acquittal yesterday but many in the african-american community
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are unhappy with the verdict. five other officers are still facing charges. a death row inmate in georgia could ask for a new trial after the supreme court found that prosecutors unconstitutionally barred african-americans from being on his jury. back in 1987 an all white jury convicted timothy foster for the murder of an elderly white woman. the court said the records surfaced decades later showing a concerted effort to exclude black jurors. the high court ruled 7-1 with justice clarence thomas dissenting. there are severe storms this week in the midwest practically from top to bottom. there were multiple tornadoes in western kansas causing damage to buildings but no reported injuries. the storms also dropped large hail on the area. hail was also a problem for drivers in the texas panhandle. some sought some refuge under overpasses but other vehicles just slid right off those suddenly slippery roads. the hail also clogged storm sewers causing street flooding. and severe thunderstorms pounded
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the area west of the twin cities in minnesota with high winds, large hail and heavy rain. to the west grand forks, north dakota, suffered extensive damage from 100-mile-an-hour winds. windows were blown out, trees toppled over and the hail, there was hail there too, broke many windshields. coming up, details about another major expansion to takata's air bag recall. plus, a feeding frenzy in crystal clear water. some visitors got an up close and personal view of this. and a triumphant moment at a high school graduation. one graduate's big surprise for everyone watching.
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for the thousands of wounded warriors returning from battle, wounded warrior project has developed the warriors to work program, a unique program that helps wounded warriors translate their military experience to the civilian workplace. the warriors to work program also works with employers to find the right job for the right warrior. contact wounded warrior project at welcome home the brave. drone video caught this feeding frenzy.
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you're looking at dozens of sharks, tiger sharks, that is, tearing into a whale's carcass. it pretty much tore it to shreds in australia. it's not known if the sharks killed the whale or if it was already dead. this happened in shark bay, one of the world's largest populations of tiger sharks and there were tourists right there up close and personal view of the whole thing. >> nature pretty raw. the head of the veterans affairs is under fire for comparing wait times at v.a. hospitals to lines at disney. >> v.a. secretary bob mcdonald is charged with improving the agency after veterans experienced long wait times for appointments. now, some of them even died before getting treatment, but mcdonald said the wait times should not be used as a measure of success. he says satisfaction with the experience is what's important. the clock has run out for sports authority. the sporting goods retailer plans to begin going out of business sales as soon as this friday and will close all 463 stores by the end of august. sports authority had filed for bankruptcy protection less than
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three months ago, but it wasn't able to restructure its debt. sporting good retailers are being hurt by online competition. toyota is adding another 1.6 million vehicles to its air bag recall. some of those vehicles are up to ten years old. the air bag manufacturer takata has disclosed that the propellant that makes the safety devices inflate can actually degrade, and that can lead to the air bag rupturing and spewing metal and plastic fragments injuring or killing vehicle occupants. now, if your car is included in the recall, toyota will notify you by mail. the countdown is on to memorial day weekend with millions of us ready to hit the roads. >> travelers will spend an estimated $12 billion this year up 1% from last year. those roads and airports will be mighty busy as well. 38 million americans will travel this year. that's the most since 2005. and one big reason for that is gas is a whole dollar cheaper than last year. >> 20 bucks a fill-up there. when we come back, some
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actually swerved to avoid another collision and no one else was injured. police are now looking for the driver of the car they say actually caused that crash. drivers in the nation's midsection this morning will have to watch out for flooding. roads through the western mountains could be a little slick, and wet roads are possible in new england. if you're flying, airport delays are most likely in kansas city and denver. bill cosby is expected to be back in court today after his failed attempt to delay a key hearing in his criminal sex assault case. >> and for the first time in years, the 78-year-old comedian may finally be confronted face-to-face by one of his accusers, andrea constand. a judge will now decide whether there's enough evidence to put him on tile for sexual assault. yesterday's decision was an 11th hour move by the prosecutor's office only days before the statute of limitations was set to run out. ex-cop and convicted killer
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drew peterson is on trial again, this time for plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars. a fellow inmate testified yesterday that peterson offered him $10,000 to help murder the prosecutor. that inmate also testified that peterson admitted to killing his fourth wife. her body has never been found. a recording of those jailhouse conversations expected to be played in court today. in hawaii five people died in the crash of a skydiving plane on the island of kauai. witnesses said it sounded like the plane's engine stopped working just before the crash. the pilot, two instructors and two jumpers were all killed. and a small plane crashed into the waters off oahu as well. the two passengers started swimming towards shore as a lifeguard swam out to meet them. everyone was then picked up by a passing jet ski. and a virgin america plane that had just taken off from the denver airport was forced to return after a bird strike on one of the engines. the pilot declared an emergency but the airline says passengers were never in any danger. in pasadena, california, a large bear is still on the loose
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this morning after rattling a quiet neighborhood. >> the bear was caught on camera sprinting across people's front yards and crisscrossing in the streets with animal control officers hot on its trail. at one point the bear even climbed over a brick wall. luckily no one was injured but the bear still has not been captured. and a strong allegation from a democratic member of the house who says the nfl sought to influence a study about brain injuries. representative frank pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the national institutes of health into taking that study away from a researcher who the nfl feared was biased. now, the nfl backed away from a $30 million donation to the nih after the institutes went ahead with the grant to that researcher. the league denies the congressman's findings. and tom brady is seeking another appeal to his four-game deflategate suspension. brady's attorneys are seeking to have that suspension overturned by the full second u.s. court of appeals. those appeals are rarely granted.
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brady has now added former u.s. solicitor general ted olson to his legal team. now let's get back on the field with some of last night's playoff highlights. >> we get those from our friends at espn. >> good morning, america. he's stan. i'm neil. we're back together, and we're excited to be bringing this to you. the cavaliers and raptors played in game four of the eastern conference finals in toronto. cavaliers trying to go up 3-1. toronto trying to even the series at two games apiece. demar derozan really good in this game. he had 32 points. the only one better was his teammate, kyle lowry, blowing past j.r. smith getting 35 for lowry, so that's 67 combined for derozan and lowry, their best combined performance ever as teammates. smith not able to go. cleveland, 13 for 41 on three-pointers. it was that kind of night for them. that's not going to go either. 29 points for lebron james, but
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he had none in the final five minutes when the game was decided. game four goes to toronto. game five coming up wednesday in cleveland. all right, game five between the sharks and blues. it was in st. louis. st. louis had a 3-2 lead but gave up a goal at the end of the second, and then shortly into the third brett burns, joe pavelski, sharks win 6-3. got a couple empty netters and they take a 3-2 series lead back to san jose, and then on tuesday we've got the big game in tampa bay, pittsburgh at tampa bay. that's your hockey report. that's really all i've got to give you. >> all right. >> so that means we're done as a team. back to you. >> all right, thanks, guys. up next in "the pulse," these guys putting their own spin on a michael jackson classic. and jojo is back seeking love on the new season of "the bachelorette." we have details from last night's premiere straight ahead.
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♪ all right, time for "the pulse" and we'll start with last night's premiere of abc's "the bachelorette." now, this season bachelorette is jojo fletcher who came in second on the most recent season of "the bachelor." >> last night we saw jojo meet and greet 26 eligible bachelors, one of them dubbed saints nick, check it out. he showed up in a santa claus outfit. >> he came out saying, jo, jo, jo. >> creepy. >> she really seemed to hit it off with jordan, the younger brother of green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers and jordan got the so-called first impression rose. he also, by the way, got the first real kiss on the show. >> go figure. always helps to have an mvp brother.
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in the end, though, six of those bachelors, well, they did not receive a rose and they are sent packing and back to bumble or tinder or wherever they came from. >> sorry, fellas. it is graduation time and we have some pretty special high school commence manies to tell you about. the world's first surviving septuplet, the mccaugheys picked up their diplomas. >> six headed to college, one for the army. one school had offered all seven of them a free ride but two of them chose another school so the septuplets are actually splitting up. >> finally splitting up. it's going to be an empty nest in that house. >> that's right. >> seven of them, though. walking across the stage to pick up his high school diploma was a much bigger milestone for this man. he was in oklahoma and that's because mica had never walked before. he said cerebral palsy since birth and had been practicing to walk at his commencement for months and he surprised his
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classmates their their families and they gave him a well warranted standing ovation. >> my favorite video of the day by far. all right, michael jackson classic is going viral this morning. you know the one "smooth criminal." ♪ are you okay annie ♪ are you okay annie ♪ are you okay >> such a great video but that's not the one going viral as talented duo is giving us their own version. check this out. ♪ >> those dudes are going hard. that is the popular croatian musicians also known as two cellos. this new video has more than 65,000 views and was just posted yesterday. >> i love this. they actually had another video
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:30 club. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui it is tuesday may 24. mike how is the weather? >> quiet. we will look at live doppler hd. you can see no real radar returns. the clouds are thicker this morning. more moisture in them. a deficit drizzle. sunrise is 5:53. not much of that today. fewer rays of sunshine. it will keep the temperatures below average. again. mid-50s to mid-60s around noon. upper 50s to upper 60s at the coast and inland and you will need a coat by 7:00 in the mid-50s to low 60. sue? >> so far so good on commute with road work. we will check it in a few minutes but, first, the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving nicely. the brake lights are headed to
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foster city and up and over the high-rise for 15 minutes. we will check on the san rafael commute from novato southbound beyond the north gate mall and civic center at 22 minutes into san francisco. >> we are tracking breaking news from the south bay, san jose firefighters are on the scene of a house fire on palo alto with six people getting out safe because of a passerby. he saw smoke coming from the roof. he started banging on the door to wake everyone up. firefighters say good thing. a few more minutes and family members could have suffered from serious injury. there was a partial roof collapse. firefighters say it started in the attic. the roof burn through. the red cross is on the scene. >> we have break news from san francisco. police are investigating a homicide in the city's south market district of the it happened at 6th this morning. there were reports a knife was
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used. we have called into theved for more information. can you follow us on twitter@abc7newsbayarea. >> today, three people arrested in the murder of a millbrae man are due in court a case that centers around a bit are break breakup. matt is in redwood city where the suspects are being held in jail. matt? >> yes, the three are charged with murder of a young father in the bay area. his body was found may 11 in sonoma county. it was not in good shape. and being it was outdoors we needed dental records to confirm the identity. >> we lend the body of 27 year old keith green was found with a single wound to the neck in a field. he was last seen alive april 28 when he went to the millbrae pancake house to mean the ex and mother of his two young kids. she was arrested on saturday morni


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