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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, americans on vacation killed in a fiery plane crash in australia. the new video showing the plane as it was going down slamming into a shopping center. >> the flooding emergency on the west coast. evacuations ordered overnight after a levee breached and more rain on the way. president trump naming his replacement for national security adviser, high praise for his choice on both sides of the aisle as new details emerge about a revised immigration plan and fiery debate in the united kingdom. will president trump get an official state visit or be shut out? and flag flap old glory proudly displayed behind vice president presence but can you
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spot what's wrong with it? good morning to you. i'm adrienne bankert. >> and i'm gio benitez. diane and kendis are off this morning. we begin now with the breaking news we've been following all morning long. four americans killed in a plane crash in australia. their chartered plane crashed into an outlet shopping center near melbourne and exploded upon impact killing all aboard. flaming wreckage scattered across the property. you see it there. the mall had not yet opened for the day and no one on the ground was injured. >> that's the good news. the terrible news two of the four passengers have been identify the by their families as greg dehaven and russell munch on their way to play at a new golf course. what one relative describes as the trip of a lifetime. >> their wives believed to be traveling with them in australia but were not on the plane. this shows the plane clearly in trouble as it came over a busy
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highway in full view of many people on their way to work. >> explosions gone off one after another and cars going off as well so a lot of smoke, a lot of flames. >> the plane hit the roof and rear wall of several of the stores and destroyed cars in the parking lot. the australian pilot is described as very experienced with an impeccable safety record. the local governor says it's the worst aviation disaster in 30 years. the very latest coming up on "good morning america." terrible. this morning's other big story, rising creeks and rivers in california from rain that just doesn't seem to end. >> yeah, you know, many parts of california have seen record rain including san francisco. receiving about a year's worth in just the past few months. you can see that new storm system moving in from the pacific over northern california, southern oregon and even parts of idaho. >> yeah, adrienne, the latest evacuations due to those rising rivers are east of san francisco where the san joaquin river
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breached a levee and the river there is expected to go above flood stage. let's get to the forecast from accuweather's cam tran. good morning, cam. >> good morning, gio and adrienne. the rain won't let up in the west. another additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall expected across the foothills today and then we have to talk about all that snow above 6,000 feet talking about 1 to 2 feet of snowfall so the passes will be very slow going. we're also talking about gusty winds along the coastline as well over 60 miles per hour. further off to the east that same storm system that brought wlus terry conditions will bring thunderstorms across the gulf coast states today. gio and adrienne, back to you. >> thank you very much, cam. there is a lot of reaction overnight to the president's latest announcement. >> yeah, president trump is back from his weekend in florida ready to roll out a new version of his immigration ban. >> the president is also announced a national security
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adviser, lieutenant general h.r. mcmaster. john mccain extremely critical of the president calls the pick an outstanding choice. abc's kenneth moton is tracking the latest live from washington, d.c. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, adrienne and gio. president trump's new national security adviser has the military credentials and already getting that bipartisan praise on capitol hill. this morning, the president's pick. >> he a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience. >> reporter: army strategist h.r. mcmaster will get to work as the next security adviser. the active duty lieutenant gin is known as one of the army's leading thinkers. >> what a privilege to be able to continue serving our nation. >> reporter: it comes after the firing of michael flynn. the administration now forging ahead with new executive orders on immigration expected this week. a senior white house official says in the new draft people from seven predemocrat nantzly
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muslim countries targeted in the first order would still be banned. this time syrian refugees won't be automatically rejected. green card holders and dual citizens of u.s. and those seven exem exempt. the policies sparked holiday protests. not my president's day demonstrations in several cities. >> i don't listen to anything he says. i just -- we are a disgrace around the world. >> reporter: lawmakers debated after nearly 2 million britons downgraded president trump's upcoming state visit. >> we should not be inviting him to come here and preach hatred and his bigotry. >> reporter: the sddemonstratio against him were mostly peaceful here. gio and adrienne. >> kenneth moton, thank you. all right, we turn to the troubling increase in threats
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against jewish community centers nationwide. yesterday alone nearly a dozen were targeted across the country. since the start of the year, nearly 60 jewish centers have received menacing phone calls. the fbi investigating the cases as potential hate crimes. a new white house statement says ins diptss have no place in this country and overnight ivanka trump who converted to judaism said on twitter america is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. we must protect our houses of worship and religious centers. meantime, this was the scene at a jewish cemetery west of st. louis. dozens of headstones vandalized and police are reviewing security footage to see who is responsible. to north korea, the investigation into the death of the half brother of north korea's leader is still wide open. kim jong-nam died last week after apparently being poisoned at an airport in kuala lumpur. but overnight malaysian officials says his cause of death has not been determined and no evidence he suffered a
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heart attack and that there are no puncture wounds on his body. crews are battling a fast-moving brush fire near boulder, colorado. they destroyed four buildings and one horse trailer and forced the evacuation of 75 homes. no homes have been destroyed. the blaze started at a horse ranch. so far no injuries have been reported. the cause still unknown. south central texas is still recovering from those four tornadoes just this week. two of them smashing through san antonio where the damage estimate is about $100 million. amazingly no deaths but hundreds of building hit. many completely destroyed. vehicles smashed and the winds knocked 11 railroad freight cars off the tracks. >> just incredible pictures there. still ahead this morning right here, the pope's warning to young people about texting at the dinner table. >> not just rude but could be dangerous. a community comes together overnight remembering a police officer killed in the line of duty. new details about that officer
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and the suspect in custody. and a dramatic rescue in new york central park after teenagers fall through an icy pond. this morning we're hearing from the people who pulled this emto safety. you're watching "america this morning." th for wounded warriorsgram and their families to build new lives together. when my dad left, i was, like, this big, but now i'm, like, this big. my dad got a master's degree in human resources.
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hundreds gathered last night in whittier, california, a suburb of l.a. to honor a police officer killed in the line of duty. that officer was a 27-year veteran of the force. authorities say keith boyer died after a shoot-out with a gang member. that shoot-out happened after police officers responded to a car crash. when they tried to search the suspect, investigators say he opened fire and they believe the same man had already killed a
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relative and stole the car he wound up crashing. the alleged gunman was wounded along with another officer. the officer who was killed had been thinking about retiring. >> so sad. uber now has a former attorney general looking into sexual harassment claims against the company. eric holder has been hired to review the accusations against the ride sharing service. a former uber engineer wrote about alleged sexual harassment by her manager in a blog post. the woman says the manager had a history of harassing uber's female employeesen the repoe man has come for a billionaire's yacht. are you crying yet? the boat is brand-new. it just left the shipyard but now it's been impounded in gibraltar. the owner owns millions in fees on the vessel. he should be able to cover it, though, he's worth more than 13 billion. a spokesperson calls the seizure a technical problem that should be solved soon.
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well, if that's a technical problem these are traffic problems. specifically a new study of cities with the worst traffic worldwide. so let's take a look. number three, new york city. you guessed it where drivers spend 89 hours on average in traffic during peak periods last year. moscow, russia, home of the kremlin and nearly 12 million people has the second worst traffic and that leaves los angeles as number one. the study says motorists wasted 104 hours sitting in gridlock last year costing every driver more than 400 bucks in wasted fuel and lost productivity. i bet. >> that's for sure. i've sat in those traffic lanes. well, pope francis is speaking out about the dangers of texting. the pope urges young people to keep their cell phones away from the dinner table. the tech friendly pontiff warning texting during family meals endangers communication. this is not the first time he sounded the alarm about technology threatening personal relationships. i think it's interesting he directed this to young people
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but i see plenty of grown-ups well into their silver years we'll just say with the cell phone at the dinner table. just saying. >> when we come back here, the security breach at one of america's busiest airports, the search to find 11 passengers who slipped right through security. take a close look at this american flag. right behind vice president pence at an official event the big problem with old glory. [phone ring] hello. hi, it's anne from edward jones. i'm glad i caught you. well i'm just leaving the office so for once i've got plenty of time. what's going on? so those financial regulations being talked about? they could affect your accounts, so let's get together and talk, and make sure everything's clear. thanks. yeah. that would be great. we've grown to over $900 billion in assets under care... by being proactive, not reactive. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing.
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further north. expect snow in the mountains and wet roads from the central gulf coast up to the canadian border. if you're flying airport delays are most likely in san francisco and new orleans. as we get closer to spring a good reminder do not walk out onto thin ice. what a group of teens did last night on a pond in new york's central park. >> the ice was weak because of recent warm temperatures and despite signs saying to stay off the ice, the seven kids went out to take a selfie. the ice broke but luckily two tourists who saw it happen came to the rescue. >> i grabbed a backpack. i didn't even know if he was still attached. i could feel there was a body on it. we pulled the body up on shore and he was -- he was -- if i didn't grab him a second later he was gone. he was barely breathing. >> good job. they helped get all seven victims out of the water which was said to be about 18 feet deep. six of the victims were taken to hospitals and treated for mild high poi they remember ya. they will all be just fine.
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three years after a movie theater shooting in florida, a new hearing did under way for the retired police officer involved. curtis reeves is using the controversial stand your ground law to avoid a murder trial. that florida law allows people to use deadly force when they fear death or great bodily harm. reeves is accused of fatally shooting chad oulson. they argued about olsen's texting in the movie theater then olson threw a cell phone at reeves. the hearing could last two weeks. the tsa is trying to explain how a checkpoint went unstaffed. 11 passengers walked through an unsupervised metal detector at new york's kennedy airport yesterday. three set off the detector's alarm. the tsa did not report the breach to police for two hours. the agency says employees involved will be disciplined and retrained. a new study finds teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal and researchers found a 7%
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decline in 32 states that legalized same-sex marriage. that figure was 14% among gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students and it focused on data before the supreme court's historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriages. heartbreaking news from former teen idol david cassidy battling dementia. the 66-year-old singer/actor done i remember 23ed it to "people" magazine. he became a star says his family has a history of the disease, cassidy plans to stop touring to focus on his health. he has had several brushes with the law in recent years. we wish him the best. >> with bankruptcy. he seen said he saw this coming. really sad. let's lighten it up with sports. >> some of last night's highlights from our guys at espn. good morning, america. he's stan, i'm neil. we're in a hurry. >> check out college basketball. texas and west virginia.
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jared allen ranked number 19, at texas, man, look at him go get it and throw it down. then there was this. ouch. well, lamont west would help west virginia pull away. he threw that down one more time. west, 6 of 8 on three-pointers in this game. wound up with 20 in the first and finished with 23, a career high and west virginia wins, 77-62. panthers/blues, jagr great hair. shattenkirk misplays it. that ends up in a goal with the panthers up 1-0 trying to go 5-0 on a road trip for the first time. kyle brodziak
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rebounds. trocheck, five seconds left before they were going to o.t., killed the buzz in st. louis. panthers. 2-1. got to go. also, women's college basketball, wait, before we go, ohio state with a win over number two maryland so we have a tie on top of the big ten. >> got to go. >> back to you. >> you got to go, you got to go. >> got to go. up next in "the pulse," creepy, crawley cuisine. wait till you hear what angelina jolie and her kids are cooking up. >> no, oh, my goodness this video and just like "star wars," the world's first hover bike takes flight. date with your eye doctor. your eyes will love you for it. show your eyes some eyelove. eyelove is all the things... ...we love to do with our eyes. but it's also having a chat with your eye doctor... about dry eyes... ...that interrupt the things you love...
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glory. it happened in brussels. vice president pence is with a european union official. check out the flag behind the vice president. it has 51 stars. >> of course, we all know the usual flag has 50 star, one for every state. even the star alignment was wrong. a real american flag has five rows of six stars and four rows of five stars. >> whoever was responsible for this typo, i have a feeling they're in trouble. up next, angelina jolie, the last time we saw her in cambodia she was talking about the very difficult split from brad pitt. >> but this time it's as if she were on an episode of survivor. she is eating and cooking all sorts of delicious things. look at that. taking on her kids and a reporter, jolie says a spider's flavor is really good. and that it's hard to chew on a scorpion. >> i always thought it was difficult. one of her kids said some tasted like unflavored chips. jolie, that's appetizing.
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it is 4:30, or about to be, and it's not so much the rain, but it's the wind that is going to test your driving ability today. >> yeah, you can see a live look at the bay, san mateo, and richmond bridges. you're going to need a strong grip on your steering wheel today. good morning, it is tuesday, february 21. >> okay, who else is begging for this to be the end of the rain? >> me too. >> yes. >> mike, enough. mercy. >> you've had enough? the good news is, the worst of it's over. so we do have a little bit of a wind this morning that's out there but that is going to calm and the steady rain is over but there are some isolated downpours like we had right here in black hawk plaza during the overnight hours. you can see the sheets of rain coming down sideways because of the gusty winds and a lot of ponding on the roadways around
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the eastern sections of danville. let me show you on live doppler 7 where the downpours are right now. just north of 24 and in san mateo and heading towards the junction with the san mateo bridge so we're going have some brief heavy downpours this morning for your morning commute, then some scattered showers at noon and then we'll transition to just isolated showers for 4:00 and 7:00. let's find out about those slick streets that are still out there. the roads not in great shape and we are hear about yet another pothole for altamont pass drivers here. sounds like we've got six vehicles total now with flat tires off on the right-hand shoulder and caltrans being called out to the scene. sounds like that's a pretty large pothole in the right center lane. also eastbound 580 near livermore avenue, another large pothole, ran a traffic break. looks like that backup is starting to thin out. in livermore, severe flooding created a scary
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situation. firefighters had to rescue people from their cars. >> the water came up fast. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. the water is gone, but there is still evidence that there was an emergency here. look at this car. it was just abandoned in the middle of this road, collier canyon road. it is surrounded by mud and debris. there is quite a mess to clean up this morning. now check out this incredible video of the flooding that happened here. it happened so fast and caught people by surprise. firefighters say they had to rescue at least nine people, seven from their flooded cars and two from inside flooded buildings because the water also rushed into office buildings. >> it was scary. the water came in fast. extremely fast. i mean, we were looking at it in the parking lot, before you knew it, there was a little bit coming under the door, we were talking about it. we all started talking in the
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office. before we looked again, the water was just gushing underneath. >> reporter: yeah, the fire chief on the scene said he hood never seen anything like it before. at this point, they think a culvert must have been blocked and water from two nearby creeks just spilled over into this area during the rain. no one was hurt, and the water's now gone, but the mess is still here for this morning to be cleaned up. reporting live in livermore, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. flooding is not the only aftermath folks are dealing with today. >> this morning, a lot of people waking up in the dark. jessica has the story from the live desk. >> good morning. nearly 20,000 people are without power across the bay area right now. pg&e crews will be busy today. the biggest problem is exactly where we saw some of the heaviest rain come down in the south bay. this is the map that pg&e is dealing with. 14,000 outages in the south bay alone an


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