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>> we have a future. making news in america this morning, immigration crackdown. president trump widening the net for deportation. the changes putting millions of undocumented immigrants on notice. we're live in washington. the severe weather threat on the west coast. hundreds of people had to be rescued overnight after a dam overflowed. there's also record-breaking warmth on the move. and going viral this morning, how this photo of a shirt on a windshield is serving as a warning for many women. and a snowboarder buried in the snow. see the desperate rescue that saved his life. a good wednesday morning. to you all. we have new some reaction over night as the trump
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administration follows through on a promise to crack down on illegal immigration. >> the department of homeland security is now focusing on detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants, especially those charged or convicted of a crime. >> that move along with impending changes to the immigration ban led to this. activists managed to put a refugees welcome sign at the base of the statue of liberty. the national park service is now trying to figure out who is responsible. abc's kenneth moton is live in washington, d.c. for us with more. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, diane and kendis. the white house says this is not about mass deportations but the new rules which also increase the number of border and immigration agents by 15,000 have raised major concerns. this morning, president trump's new immigration rules applauded by supporters. >> it is about time. the new guidelines don't actually change any existing laws. >> reporter: feared by people in immigrant communities nationwide. >> breaking up families and deporting immigrants is not going to solve any of those problems. >> reporter: the president making good on a promise to target the worst of the worst
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undocumented immigrants. >> we have some bad hombres here and we're going to get them out. >> reporter: president obama prioritized the deportation of serious crips but under trump, immigration and border patrol agents have been directed to deport anyone convicted with any criminal offense like crimes of driving without a license. thosed charged or deemed a risk to public safety could also be targeted. the new rules do not include d.r.e.a.m.ers. those brought to the u.s. illegally as children. >> these people in this country and pose a threat to our public safety or have committed a crime will be the first to go. >> reporter: the new homeland security orders came down during the president's tour of the national museum of african-american history and culture. it was here where trump facing mounting criticism for his silence denounced dozens of recent anti-semitic threats at attacks and acts of vandalism at jewish centers and cemeteries across the u.s. >> and a very sad reminder of
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the work that must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil. >> reporter: the ann frank center for mutual respect called the president's statement too little too late. the fbi is investigating the recent incidents at those jewish community centers. diane and kendis. >> all right. that's kenneth moton live for us in washington, kenneth, thanks. >> we want to move on now to the other big story we're following, the nation's weather, which is really a story of extremes this morning. we start first in the waterlogged west. it is still raining and snowing in california. but you can see that storm system is moving a bit inland promising some relief from the heavy rain for some people there but the effects of all that water remain. overnight people had to be rescued from their homes in boats after an overflown dam sent a flash flood into their san jose neighborhood. hundreds of people including children have been forced from their houses. many are now spending the night in shelters, and there is a concern about many getting sick from that contaminated floodwater. the other big weather story, when is the last time you saw these temperatures in late february?
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the record warmth in the middle of the country, 70s in chicago. 75 in kansas city. temperatures, of course, about 30 to 40 degrees higher than normal and those warm temperatures moving east. 67 in the nation's capital, 58 here in new york. also above average. we'll take it. >> we will take it. >> we will happily take it. and we have some new details now about the deadly plane crash in australia that killed five people including four americans on a golf vacation. the pilot called mayday several times before crashing into a shopping mall about 20 seconds into the flight. the pilot had reportedly been investigated for a near collision in 2015. all four of the americans killed in tuesday's crash were from texas. new overnight, north korea demands the release of two women in the poisoning of president kim jong-un's half brother. diplomats from the north are insisting malaysian authorities set the suspects free calling the pair innocent women. overnight malaysia said a senior north korean diplomat is now wanted for questioning. it also said the women killed
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kim jong-nam by rubbing his face with a strong toxin before washing their hands. outspoken right wing commentator milo yiannopoulos has resigned as senior editor of breitbart news. his departure follows harsh remarks about pedophilia by catholic priests and what many are calling his endorsement of sexual relations with boys. other fallout from those included a canceled book deal and the loss of a speaking engagement at a major conservative conference. yiannopoulos is apologizing but he calls himself the victim of a cynical media witch-hunt. >> i don't believe that any journalist writing a story or any editor pressing the publish button believes that i sincerely advocate for or support pedophilia. it's an absurd and ridiculous allegation but they gleefully printed it anyway. america knows better and knows different. >> earlier this month a speech by yiannopoulos at the university of california was canceled when protests turned violent there, but despite all the controversy, he says other
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publishers have already expressed interest in his book. still ahead, what's behind the looming price hike for olive oil. and under arrest, the american the fbi says was inspired by isis. hear what investigators say this alleged would-be terrorist was planning. plus, buried alive. a snowboarder covered in snow for nearly ten minutes. the dramatic effort to save him captured on camera.
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this new video showing a group of teenagers trying to frantically escape after falling through thin ice in a pond in central park. they were out there to take a selfie. seven fell into the frigid water when the ice gave way, and good samaritans came to the rescue
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helping all of them to safety. they were treated at hospitals. all but one have been released. all four senior managers at wells fargo have been fired in connection with the bank's sales scandal. these are the first public firings since wells fargo acknowledged in september that employees opened millions of accounts without telling customers. the four executives also lost bonuses and some stock options. it looks like keurig green mountain will be paying a hefty fine for failing to report a product defect. the government says the company is agreeing to nearly $6 million in penalties. it says keurig failed to report after receiving about 200 complaints that one of its coffeemakers was spraying users with hot liquids and coffee grounds. the company finally recalled the mini plus brewers in 2014. get ready to pay more if you love italian olive oil. experts say prices are going up because of a combination of bad weather in italy and pests. those problems could result in price jumps of as much as 20% in the u.s. the vast majority of the olive
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oil consumed here is either imported from italy or spain. >> let's make sure we send help to europe for that. u.p.s. is testing a new truck launched drone delivery system. the company says it's designed to make drivers more efficient by allowing them to make a delivery while the drone flies another package to a different destination, and then they rendezvous at a predetermined location. drone delivery is still however years away from being approved. and you may find your favorite baseball game on facebook soon. reports say the social media site is in talks with major league baseball to live stream one game per week this season. neither facebook nor mlb is commenting on the report. according to reuters the companies are in advanced talks. and a woman in michigan says advice from mom may have saved her being from kidnapped. ashley hartiker noticed a flannel shirt tangled around her windshield wiper after she was getting into her car after work one night. but she also noticed two cars idling nearby and she thought of her mom who had warned ashley of criminals doing this as a trick to lure victims out of their
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cars. so, ashley decided to play it safe and drove away before removing the shirt in a safe space. she then posted about the incident on facebook, and the whole thing has been shared tens of thousands of times already. police in flint are now investigating the incident. >> what a smart young lady. >> mom knows best. when we come back, the close call with harrison ford. the new video of the actor landing his plane on a taxiway instead of the runway. and the change coming to major league baseball with hopes of speeding up the game. [ sniffles, sneeze ] allergy symptoms distracting you? [ sneeze ] doctors recommend taking non-drowsy claritin every day of your allergy season for continuous relief. with claritin, you get powerful, non-drowsy relief, 24-hours a day. day after day. whoa! and with fewer symptoms to distract you, you can focus on the extraordinary things you do every single day. live claritin clear. every day.
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>> they hope. >> they hope. now for a look at morning road conditions here on the ground, roads will be wet in the northwest with snow in the western mountains. drivers may also find puddles in the dakotas and northern minnesota and also the southeast. but watch out for flooding in south florida today. and if you're flying, airport delays are most likely in miami. well, a missouri born army veteran is now accused of being an isis sympathizer. robert hester jr. was picked up as part of an fbi sting. >> prosecutors say he wanted to take part in an attack that was ten times worse than the boston marathon bombing. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: the fbi claims robert hester jr. is a would-be terrorist planning a bombing spree on a scale he believed was ten times bigger than the boston marathon attack. >> not robert jr. no way. he is a loving father. >> reporter: the alleged mission of a u.s. citizen with a brief stint in the u.s. army, a presidents' day terror massacre targeting buses, trains and a
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train station in kansas city. but it was all a sting. the fbi locked in on hester after he allegedly began posting isis propaganda and declarations of jihad on social media using a number of aliases including junaid muhammad. >> he opened himself up to being contacted. was very anxious to be recognized and kind of walked right into this trap set for him by the fbi. >> reporter: pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> pierre will have a little bit more on that on "good morning america." the charleston church shooter may have been planning a second attack. we're learning from newly released documents from the federal trial of dylann roof that they show he stopped at another black church that night after killing nine people. the data from his gps was not presented during the trial but abc affiliate wciv says roof told the fbi he was too tired after the first attack to continue shooting. and harrison ford probably wishes he wasn't the star of a newly released video. it shows a small yellow plane
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passing right over a jetliner and then landing on a taxiway instead of a runway at john wayne airport in california. now, sources say it was ford who was flying that small plane. luckily no one was hurt, but the faa is now investigating. and a california snowboarder has learned just how good one of his friends really is. this is mac jacobson as he was being rescued from a head first fall into deep snow in squaw valley. jacobson was stuck for about ten minutes. his friend, stephen boyd, rescued him after a 30-foot fall from a cliff. jacobson said the first three minutes into the snow were pure terror. >> i fell snowboarding this weekend, and my friends kept going down the hill so. >> no one stopped to even help yet alone dig you out. >> no one stopped. all right. well, now some sports starting with magic johnson taking on a big-time role with his former team. the l.a. lakers in a major front office shake-up. the legendary star has been named as the lakers president of basketball operations. he will have a powerful voice at making trades and deciding on draft choices. now, johnson is also a part owner of the dodgers.
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and four pitch intentional walks seem to be a thing of the past in major league baseball. the league has reportedly scrapped that type of walk. you see it there as part of its effort to speed up the game starting this season. batters will take first base after a simple signal from the managers. also, a new two-minute limit on instant replay reviews will begin this season as well. and the first spring training games are scheduled for friday. >> as for games that actually matter, let's get some highlights from espn. good morning, america. briscoe and the coach here with you. >> hi. >> the nba is off until thursday so the nhl and college hoops takes center stage. let's start with jonathan toews and the blackhawks taking on the minnesota wild. second period, brian campbell throws one on net. and toews is there for the rebound. his 13th of the year. fast forward to the third. nick schmaltz behind the net feeds toews, he scores again. number 14. blackhawks up 4-2 then toews, loose puck.
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he would complete the hat trick and blackhawks win 5-3 over the wild. hoops, john calipari, number 11 kentucky at missouri. so missouri is not supposed to beat kentucky, right? >> no, no. >> so just over 5:30 left in the first half and mizzou is up 2. a minute later jordan barnett hits the rocker. lays it in. now it's mizzou up four. things you can't tell. second half, john calipari a little bit frustrated going to pick up the "t." kentucky needs a spark to tie it up there. it didn't actually happen. kentucky did win, 72-62 and all is right with the hoops world. >> that's going to go it for us. >> all is right with your morning now because you've had a bit of us. have a wonderful day. >> just a little bit. >> all right. thanks, guys. up next in "the pulse," a 99-year-old man who still hits the ski slopes. his advice for staying young.
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♪ time to check "the pulse" and take a second look at whether attractiveness really pays. a new study says it's not so if it comes to your paycheck. in fact, if looks are a factor being very unattractive may actually pay off better. >> so, this study found that they earned significantly more than those who are just unattractive and sometimes more than those who are average or even good looking. the study included more than 20,000 participants over 13 years. >> i don't know about this one. >> i don't know about this one either. i don't think they were guessing the waitresses at hooters restaurants. >> oh, maybe. okay. next up a skier who is proud to say he's 99 1/2 years old. he's george jedenoff, and he's been skiing in utah for the last 57 years. >> so, if you are counting, that was back when george was in his early 40s. he says says he's gone every year since then and has no plans
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to stop any time soon. >> he has a way with words and george says staying positive will make you a lot happier and then there's this. >> a guy asked me one time, what do you think is my best trait, and i said, i never give up. he says, what do you think is your worst trait? i never give up. >> george says that we should be grateful for what we have and we shouldn't complain about what we don't have. >> and he says that he's learned to love skiing no matter what the weather is like, but he's got some pretty good moves there. >> maybe he can give you a few tips. >> exactly, like how to go down the mountain without creating a yard sale. that would be great. still hurting from that. and we're about to get a look at what unbridled happiness looks like. >> okay, so take a look at liv. you see her back there. the little girl from arkansas was fishing with her dad when she caught the kind of big one that set off a celebration which made sense since it was the
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first fish she ever caught. >> is that what you did the first time you went fishing? >> true story, so when i went fishing for the very first time, i caught a fish. it was all attached -- it was all attached to the pole at the time, and i ran away from the fish, i was so freaked out. ran aw, but i was still carrying the pole. >> so the fish was chasing you. >> the fish was -- >> was it a big fish like the one that she caught? >> it was smaller. >> was it a minnow? >> yes, it was a goldfish. >> more news coming up. (announcer vo) when you have type 2 diabetes, there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza® a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal. lowers my a1c better than the leading branded injectable. the one i used to take.
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our breaking news is in san jose. new mandatory evacuations issued overnight as flooding continues to sto spread. >> another morning of chaos as entire neighborhoods are evacuated. let's get straight to matt keller. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of people are still driving through the flood waters here on 26th street at santa clara street. we've seen several vehicles thr. we were told by someone here that they are going around, police are going around, and asking people to leave. one man said he is just coming out here to check it out and see if he really does have to leave the area. police trying to get ahead of these flood waters and make sure that everybody is safe so they don't have to go back in and rescue people, but the thing about mandatory evacuations is this. people aren't required to leave. but once they leave, it's very difficult to get back in. so that's the problem for a lot
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of people as they see if they leave their home and they want to get back in later on, they're not going to be able to do that. listen to this number, though. the san jose fire department has helped evacuate 246 people who were stuck in the water. about 14,000 people are in this evacuation zone and we are being told that evacuations have been taking place early this morning, all night long, police going around and telling people to get out of their homes in this area. the flood water continues to rise from coyote creek and it's just unsafe for many people to stay home. we are standing on santa clara street. i'm going to have my photographer just show you the police have a road closure here. i believe that's about 24th street right there and it goes up to the entrance of 101 on santa clara street. so obviously, they're trying to keep people away from this area but we've seen several people driving through these flood waters. if you'd like more information, you can go to our website,
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abc7news.com. reporting live in san jose, matt keller abc7 news. a changing situation that matt will be on top of all morning long. these new evacuations impact several neighborhoods. >> jessica with a look at who is being told to leave it have approxima -- >> the area of mandatory evacuations has been expanded. this is the area along the coyote creek and the 100-year flood zone. it runs from north 280 to 101 but i want to show you a map from earlier, last night around 10:00, and i want to show you what has happened here and let me just kind of draw here on my interactive map. this red box was the initial mandatory evacuation. that has essentially expanded to include that area that i just mentioned up to 101. the yellow area covers neighborhoods from san jose all the way up to milpitas. that area is under advisory
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right now and those will stay under advisory but that could change though mandatory at a moment's notice so if you live in that area, you want to be on high alert. flooding now shutting down both sides of highway 101. >> and this could be a nightmare for the commute. here's amy hollyfield. >> reporter: look behind me. here's why they dded to close this freeway. it is flooded all the way across all lanes. this is highway 101. we are on the northbound side in san jose at mckee. northbound at 680 to 80, that interchange is closed, the allen rock ramp and the mckee onramp are shut down. 880 -- southbound traffic is being diverted to 880, so you want to avoid this area. do not count on it for your commute and they don't know when it's going to be reopening. i asked for an eta, they don't have one.

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