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making news in america this morning, breaking right now, gunmen storm iran's parliament. this as a shrine for the country's revolutionary founder also comes under attack. we have details coming in right now. countdown to comey's testimony. this morning insight into what the former fbi director is expected to tell the nation and why was comey uncomfortable around president trump and why he didn't want to be left alone with the president. a big scare at the america's cup. one of the boats capsizes tossing crew members overboard. hear why they blame themselves for what happened. and talk about red hot. a baseball player's run with history. and we do say good morning to you, everybody, on this
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wednesday. it is turning out to be a busy one. we're going to start with that breaking news overseas. deadly attacks in the capital of iran. >> iranian state media say four attackers have stormed the nation's parliament building in the middle of tehran shooting and wounding at least eight people. a suicide bomber also blew himself up inside the building. lawmakers and reporters were ordered to remain in place inside the chamber. and about ten miles away, at least one person was killed after a gunman and a suicide bomber attacked a shrine to the ayatollah khomeini. a security guard was killed in that attack. authorities say two gunmen were taken into custody. isis claiming responsibility for the attack while tehran has not been the target of terror attacks by the islamic group, isis propaganda has been directed at iran. the country's backing militia who are fighting isis in iraq. we're going to continue to keep an eye on the situation there in the middle east. meanwhile, we're also keeping an eye on the big headline out of washington where we have some new details about what former fbi director james comey will reveal when he testifies for the first time
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since being fired. >> yeah, president trump appears to be focusing though on other things. he's heading to cincinnati today to promote his infrastructure plan. this while deputy attorney general rod rosenstein faces questions on capitol hill about comey's firing. and as comey prepares to testify, there's word he told the attorney general jeff sessions he did not want to be left alone with the president. >> sources say comey will talk about having an uncomfortable relationship with president trump and describe repeated encounters that made him uneasy. abc's lana zak has the latest from washington on this. busy day for you, lana. >> reporter: indeed, kendis and diane. it's going to be a busy week and washington is already gearing up for it, especially with that hearing that starts today with rod rosenstein. remember, his memo was initially held up by the white house as the impetus for comey's firing. when fired fbi director james comey testifies before the senate on thursday -- >> the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: -- a source close to comey tells abc news he intends to directly contradict the president on this claim made
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repeatedly including in an interview with nbc news. >> i said, if it's possible, would you let me know am i under investigation. he said, you are not under investigation. >> reporter: but on the more troubling question of obstruction of justice in the flynn investigation, comey is expected to offer no judgment. >> the real world implications of this although great for scoring points for the democrats are really not that high in terms of actual effect on the administration. >> reporter: the testimony is highly anticipated for both democrats and republicans. >> i think that comey being here in public is something that's very important to the country. >> reporter: but inside the white house, the president is blaming attorney general jeff sessions' decision to recuse himself on russia for many of their current problems. sources tell abc news the situation has gotten so tense that sessions has offered to resign. press secretary sean spicer even refusing to say if the president still has confidence in sessions. >> i have not had a discussion with him. >> reporter: the president did offer up another public message.
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>> what message do you have for director comey ahead of his testimony? >> i wish him luck. >> reporter: and, kendis, i know you understand this town and how it ticks, but to give everybody else a sense of just what a big deal this is in washington, several bars are actually opening early in advance of comey's testimony. some are even offering some specials including $5 on russian vodka and a special covfefe cocktail, we understand. kendis, diane. >> oh, i know where we'll be doing "america this morning" next week or tomorrow. let's hope they're open early enough. yes, several bars opened up. that's a typical d.c. thing. >> all right. lana zak live from washington for us. lana, we hope you enjoy a little bit of that coverage. >> cheers. and fbi agents have raided the home of the government contractor accused of leaking a top secret nsa document on russian hacking. >> 25-year-old reality winner had criticized president trump and his policies on her own facebook page. winner is an air force veteran and her family says she believes in always doing the right thing. now, top democrats condemn the leak but cited the report as
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proof of broader election meddling. >> this was russia, this was not, you know, some hacker in -- at a university trying to screw around with one individual state. this was an international attempt to impact the elections of the united states of america. >> the document posted online reportedly shows the russian military intelligence tried to hack the software used for u.s. voting machines in the days before the presidential election. it's not clear, though, if they were successful. hawaii is now the first state to officially adopt some of the goals of the paris climate accord. governor david ige yesterday signed bills putting positions of the agreement into effect. one of them increases hawaii's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the other measure establishes a task force to capture and store carbon dioxide. and france's new president unveils his first efforts against terrorism today less than 24 hours after an attack outside the notre dame cathedral in paris. a man there attacked a police
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officer with a hammer allegedly shouting, this is for syria. another police officer shot and wounded that attacker. now, the approximately 1,000 people inside the cathedral were told to put their hands over their heads and wait in the pews. priests then led them in prayer while police searched for other attackers, and outside there was panic. >> we heard the two gunshots, and then at that point my wife and i, we kind of grabbed each other and ran to the corner, and then we turned back around. that's when we saw the police officers pointing their guns at a guy on the ground, and he had blood coming out from his leg. >> the suspect is a 40-year-old graduate student from algeria. he reportedly claims to be a soldier of isis. french officials say this was an isolated attack. and in london all of the london bridge is now open once again, although some parts of borough market are still closed after saturday night's terror attacks. meanwhile, britain's prime minister says she will change
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the country's human rights laws if they get in the way of preventing future terror attacks. her opponents in tomorrow's election call that cynical and wrong. back here in this country, let's take a look at your weather. well, it's going to be a wet day in the southeast from florida to the carolinas. and you can see why right there. heavy rain expected across that area, especially in the sunshine state where several inches of rain is possible in some locations. all that rain could produce more scenes like this. charleston, south carolina, flooding, up to 4 inches of rain falling there prompting these flash flood warnings. some of the heaviest downpours happening at the same time as high tide, which didn't help the situation. well, they can expect more of the same today. former president obama and canadian prime minister justin trudeau have had another high-powered meeting. >> yeah, so they had dinner in montreal last night and discussed developing the next
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generation of leaders. >> trudeau tweeted a picture with the caption, how do we get young leaders to take action in their communities. thanks @barackobama for your visit and insights tonight in my hometown. >> that's a nice photo. nice glasses of wine as well. >> president obama looks very relaxed. >> very relaxed and trudeau is like, ah. still ahead, more from the obamas including the surprising revelation michelle made about their years in the white house. plus, the woman on trial accused of urging her boyfriend to commit suicide. see the text messages she sent that prosecutors say contributed to his death. and that frightening scene at the event called the america's cup. a crew catapulted into the water.
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we're back with breaking news overnight from los angeles. an lapd officer is recovering after a shooting that left a suspect dead. investigators say the officer was responding to a call of a man with a gun last night. police say the officer hurt one of his arms, but they do not believe he was hit by gunfire. the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. the cause of death is still under investigation. bill cosby's accuser returns to the stand today following a day of emotional testimony yesterday. andrea constand cried as she told her story in public for the first time saying the man that she saw as a mentor drugged then sexually assaulted her at his home in 2004. constand testified she didn't tell anyone about the incident for a year because she didn't want to cause trouble. cosby's attorneys say the two had consensual sex. dish network has been ordered to pay a record $280 million fine for its robocalls. the justice department says the satellite television company violated the national do not
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call registry laws and a judge ruled that dish knew or should have known that its third party call centers were violating the law. the money will be split between the federal government as well as four states. and one more business note, sears reportedly closing even more of its stores, an expected 49 kmarts, 17 sears and 7 auto centers, all of this by september. sears will have only a little more than half as many stores as it had, say, five years ago. well, a new report has several states in new england among the safest in the country. analysts at wallethub looked at nearly 40 indicators including how safe people are in their homes, cars and workplaces. >> okay, so they found vermont to be the safest state in the nation based on those criteria followed by maine, massachusetts, minnesota and new hampshire. >> according to the report, mississippi is the least safest state. least safe state. >> least safe state. yeah. all right. well, when we come back, history overnight on the baseball diamond.
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inspired by your favorite cocktails. [ plays chord ] like sangria. the taste will take you away. [ plays melody ] [ plays castanets ] [ melody stops ] got carried away. there's li there's likely to be more scenes like this today in south florida. forecasters say some areas could see a couple inches of rain per hour, which will cause rapid street flooding. some parts of florida have seen rain every day for nearly a week. so much for the sunshine state. >> yeah, and checking the morning road conditions, all that rain in florida will stretch up into the carolinas as well. expect some wet roads for parts of the northeast and for a large part of the middle of the country as well. >> so, this travel alert from captain obvious. guess where you'll have airport delays that are possible due to weather? miami. a woman in massachusetts on trial for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life. >> the young man's mother has already testified that she saw no signs that he intended to harm himself.
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abc's adrienne bankert has more. >> reporter: 20-year-old michelle carter, accused of pushing the young man she says she loved to his death. prosecutors say carter at the time a high school student pressured 18-year-old conrad roy iii to commit suicide in 2014. at the heart of the case, tens of thousands of texts between the two. carter repeatedly telling him, it's time and you need to just do it. cell phone records showing carter telling him to get back inside the truck when he has second thoughts. carter's attorney blaming her behavior on the medication she was taking. >> it's a suicide. even if somebody supports another individual in a suicide, it doesn't create a homicide. >> reporter: adrienne bankert, abc news, taunton, massachusetts. >> adrienne will have more on that trial on "good morning america." take a look. a spearfishing trip that went very wrong ends with a man in
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the hospital. wow, that eight-foot shark took a bite out of parker simpson's right leg while he and the friend were in the florida keys. look again. you'll see it here in slo-mo. he said he thought the shark was going after a fish on his line and then it turned towards him. simpson lost more than two pints of blood. mother nature has played a role in the america's cup yachting competition in bermuda. half of the team, new zealand's six-man crew, ended up in the ocean yesterday. winds reaching nearly 30 miles an hour capsized their catamaran. three crewmen had to be pulled from the water. they're back at it today. the america's cup final races start on the 17th with the u.s. defending its title. >> all right. and game three of the nba finals is tonight and the cavaliers are hoping their home crowd can help them get back in this series against the warriors. >> as for last night's sports action, we get the highlights now from our guys at espn. >> good morning. it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. stan verrett, neil everett here. we had a guy who hit four home runs tuesday night in the major leagues. >> yeah, stan and i are talking about our favorite tom petty songs during the break.
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scooter gennett, he won't back down against the cardinals. this is in cincinnati. this kid was born in cincinnati. that's a grand slam. >> the pitcher says don't do me like that. >> exactly. it's good to be king. even though gennett is not really a king. neither is lebron james, but he's king of the night. that was his second. that's three, man. >> free fallin. >> yeah, and a face in the crowd just grabbed that souvenir baseball right there. >> i'm all out. i got no more tom petty. >> he hit four. he's running down a dream. i mean, you are so bad, scooter gennett. oh! i mean, we don't know how it feels to hit four. women's college world series, oklahoma and florida, best of three, oklahoma took game one, so this is it if the sooners win again. oklahoma's shay knighten, she was a hero monday night. she's got the cape on again, and the sooners' wonder woman bringing everybody home with the bases loaded.
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sooners go up, 5-3. top of the seventh. florida down to its final out. and paige lowary is going to finish the job. oklahoma going back-to-back. third women's college world series title in five years. fourth overall as they take it, 5-4. >> you know what the hardest part about this job is? >> what? >> the waiting. >> okay. ♪ it's the hardest part >> back to you. >> those guys are free fallin right now. up next in "the pulse," george and amal clooney welcome twins. the reaction coming in overnight. plus, see what caused hundreds of dollars in damage at a liquor store. and on our facebook page a mother under investigation after she says she intentionally allowed a snake to bite her 1-year-old. that is on atmfans.com right now. on atmfans.com right now.
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♪ ♪ time to check "the pulse" starting with a very highly anticipated delivery. george clooney and his wife amal are now the proud first-time parents of a baby boy and girl. >> yes, the power couple just welcomed alexander and ella into the clooney fold. an e-mail from the couple's publicist read, ella and alexander and amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. george is sedated and should recover in a few days. >> ellen degeneres tweeted her congratulations saying she's now calling them ocean's four. and this was the scene at clooney's liquor company. that's his business partner, rande gerber, stacking up for a special delivery of tequila and then topped off with a few boxes of diapers, as well. >> i think he'll go for the tequila first no doubt. michelle obama has made a surprising revelation about her time in the white house. >> so she was talking about all
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. there's only so many things. >> good morning to you on this wednesday, june 7th. the warriors are playing in cleveland tonight. a lot of other stuff going on as well. definitely tely cool, you could that change, mike. >> cooler today and cooler tomorrow, and sue picked out my yellow tie, too. came down to red and yellow and she picked out yellow, so thank you, sue. let's talk about today and then we will get to the chance of rain. exploratorium showing how cloudy it's becoming quickly. we will stay in the upper 50s at the coast. if you are heading out the noon,
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we will see increasing high clouds. we will call it partly sunny this afternoon, 73 to 75 and temperatures mainly in the 60s by 7:00. let's see what she has for your commute in morning. anybody tied up in knots yet? >> yeah, we have one accident off of the bay bridge and on the fifth street off-ramp and not blocking the freeway at all but did go through a fence and apparently hit the right-hand shoulder so they are waiting for a tow truck westbound 580 on the fifth street off-ramp. and then a full road closure again this morning east bay and westbound from 80 to laurel, and that should be picked up by 5:00. we already have a b.a.r.t. delay and i will tell you about that when we come back. the woman who is accused of giving meth to a 2-year-old boy will inbound court. >> this is unbelievable. the little boy was at a play structure in berkeley when this woman walked up to him,
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according to police, and put meth in his mouth. matt keller is live at the santa rita jail. >> reporter: the woman right now is currently in jail, but later this morning she's expected to make her first appearance in court on a attempted murder charge. >> report of an attempt shoving >> report of an attempt shoving something in the child's mouth. poli the boys nanny called police and thomas has been arrested for before for trespassing, and indecent exposure, and the people at the park say they the suspect. >> not a very good person.
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she steals everybody's stuff. she runs around. >> reporter: the little boy was rushed to the hospital where doctors found meth in his system, and he is now recovering. new details, san francisco police are questioning a mother who pushed her girl out of the car and drove away. police found that boy with the babysitter and the mother turned herself in. both kids are with child protective services and are not hurt. breaking news from the abc7 live desk. >> a series of attacks on iran's parliament are over. i want to show you a live look at the scene there now. according to iranian media, four attackers have been killed, although you see an investigation is still under way after two simultaneous

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