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making news in america this morning, president trump huddles at the white house with republicans as the party delays a vote for obamacare replacement. what the president said at that meeting and what happens next with the july 4th recess quickly approaching. breaking overnight, political unirs in venezuela turned violent. a helicopter launching an attack on the supreme court building. new details about who was in that helicopter. kids poisoned in a freak accident at a swimming pool. the chemical used in that water that sent them to the hospital. forget about rough weather. how loose change is being blamed for delaying a flight. a good wednesday morning.
we begin with the gop health care bill coming to a halt after hitting a republican roadblock. >> party leaders in the senate forced to delay a vote on the legislation until congress returns from its july 4th recess. nine republican senators are now refusing to back the bill. but president trump insisted on twitter we're getting very close. >> that tweet came after the president invited all 52 republican senators to the white house to talk about where they go from here. abc's janai norman has the latest from washington. janai, good morning. >> reporter: diane and kendis, good morning to both of you. senate republican leaders are adamant this is only a delay. promising to make good on their pledge to repeal and replace obamacare but at this point unable to even get all of their own ranks on board. a major reversal from senate republicans. >> i expect to have the support to get it down and vote this week. >> reporter: abandoning all hope of passing a health care bill before the july 4th recess. >> consequently we will not be on the bill this week. but we're still working toward
getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place. >> reporter: gop senators hung their heads in an east room meeting with the president when it became clear that the votes weren't there. >> it will be great if we get it done. if we don't it's just going to be something that we're not going to like and that's okay. >> reporter: the deal cut behind closed doors and drawn up in secrecy was immediately met with fury and the grim outlook from the nonpartisan congressional budget office isn't helping. that analysis revealing 22 million more americans would be uninsured in ten years under the senate bill. 15 million more uninsured next year alone. and nearly $800 billion cut from medicaid. democrats united in their opposition held pictures outside the capitol of the americans they say would suffer as a result of the bill. >> this is not a bill of just paper and pencil. this is not just abstract numbers, these are real people. >> reporter: republicans could
only afford to lose two votes but there are nine gop senators who say they cannot support this bill. and now the republicans have postponed the vote on the bill until after the july 4th recess and gives republicans more time to work on a new version of the bill that right now conservatives say doesn't cut enough and moderates say cuts too deep. diane and kendis. >> yeah, it's a tough compromise to find. janai, the president speaks at an rnc dinner tonight and see if he mentions that. new this morning one of the president's other signature campaign promise, the border wall is moving ahead. prototypes for the president's proposed border wall with mexico expected to start going up in san diego later this summer. between four and eight companies will be involved. at the project's current pace it would take 15 years to build that wall. a longtime frump associate will testify next month before the house committee looking into russian election meddling. roger stone's attorney says the republican political operative has been maligned and wants to set the record straight. stone appeared to predict clinton campaign chairman john
podesta would be targeted weeks before wikileaks posted podesta's hacked e-mails but stone denies any collusion with russia. >> breaking overnight a police helicopter has fired grenades at venezuela's supreme court building. it's the latest development in the country's ongoing political and economic crisis. many government opponents plame the supreme court for enabling the abuses of power by the president there but it didn't succeed. tens of thousands computers were paralyzed and it originated in ukraine but hit hospitals and government offices and corporations here at home. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: the fast-moving cyberattack continues after freezing computers at hospitals in pennsylvania where surgerys had to be cancelled. >> he called me and said surgery was canceled because the computers were down. >> reporter: also down, computers at merck pharmaceutical in new jersey. even the company that makes oreo
cookies may have been hit. >> you can't read any e-mails or files. basically your computer becomes a brick. >> reporter: it first surfaced in ukraine shutting down grocery store, airports and banks. as it spread across the globe thousands offing its all received this message in english. your files are no longer accessible. nobody can recover your files without our description service. sent $300 worth of bitcoin. the attack bears great similarities to a similar computer kidnap and ransom scheme last month that hit british hospitals particularly hard. but that attack later linked to north korea was stopped when cybersecurity experts discovered a kind of kill switch. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to brian. one of the newest of the wildfires raging across several western states is now burning about 65 miles east of los angeles. it was sparked late tuesday and has quickly grown to nearly a
thousand acres. as firefighters worked to keep the flames away from houses some residents were ordered out. they've since been allowed to return back home. in utah the nation's largest wildfire has now scorched 78 square miles. one state lawmaker says humans are to blame for creating conditions that are allowing this fire to spread rapidly. he says a lack of logging due to federal mismanagement and lawsuits from environmentalists have blocked the removal of dead trees giving the fire plenty of fuel. conservation groups say that's misleading. now for a look at your weather. the middle of the country will see potentially severe storms and threat stretches from the plains to the great lakes. tornadoes are also possible and this was the scene in boston. storms bringing a healthy dose of hail. one witness said about ten minutes later it was sunny again. checking temperatures for today,
boston is going to see a high of 78 degrees. it'll be seasonably warm across the southeast. 86 in atlanta. 90s in new mexico and texas, cool in seattle. well, still ahead right here why sarah palin is suing a newspaper. the aq-47 bandit now in custody. one of the most wanted bank robbers in the country. we'll break down his alleged crimes and how he was finally caught. why questions are being raised about this "time" magazine cover that hangs in president trump's golf clubs. 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
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new york city transit officials now blaming a subway derailment on human error. they say crews didn't put away an extra piece of rail while repairing the tracks. dozens of people were injured and had to escape the dark and smoky tunnel in upper manhattan. officials hope to restore normal service later this morning. former vice presidential candidate sarah palin filed a defamation suit against "the new york times" accusing them of falsely linking her political action committee ads to the 2011 shooting of ven congresswoman gabby giffords. it came out after steve scalise was shot and "the times" issued a correction a day later. they're suing to fight it. they're having a tough time seating a jury in the trial of martin shkreli. he is bez known for jacking up the price of a drug more than 5,000%. 2300 jurors have been dismissed many calling him a snake, evil and the face of corporate greed. if convicted, shkreli faces up
to 20 years in prison. usa gymnastic as greed to adopt a dozen recommendations aimed at protecting young athletes from sexual abuse. the recommendations resulted from an independent review that found the organization's protocols to report abuse were confusing and not well enforced. the report said the culture emphasized performance over protection. it was commissioned amid allegations that usa gymnastics coaches and a former team doctor sexually abused underaged girls. this morning, health authorities in new mexico have confirmed three cases of the plague. the disease usually spread by fleas feeding on dead rodents is easily treated with antibiotics if caught early. the cdc says there are seven cases of plague on average every year in the u.s. usually in the southwest. there's good news if you plan on hitting the road this holiday weekend. gas buddy says you'll see the lowest july 4th gas prices in a dozen years.
the website expects it to be $2.21 but warns there can be a big difference in prices even within the same city. the national average is $2.25. more than a quarter of the world's population hang out on facebook. at least once a month. it now has 2 billion active users. that's more than the population of any single country. the social network went from 1 billion to 2 billion in less than five years. "time" magazine wants the trump organization to stop displaying some fake news. >> so "the washington post" reports this magazine cover has been hanging in at least five trump golf resorts. it boasts about the success of the "apprentice." the only problem, it's not real. that wasn't the cover of the march 1st issue in 2009. >> this was the cover that week in 2009. that's kate winslet on the cover not the future president. >> so "sports illustrated" had
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pretty clear though along the west coast. flying airport delays are possible though in kansas city and minneapolis. the fbi is confirming that a suspect in custody in nebraska is the man they've been hunting for nicknamed the ak-47 bandit. >> richard gathercole is accused of a string of armed bank robberies including one in chino, california, five years ago in which a police officer was shot and injured. authorities in california want to bring him back there to face an attempted murder charge which carries a sentence of 40 years to life in prison. five children in florida are recovering now from what's being called a freak accident during swimming lessons at a pool. abc's gio benitez has more. >> reporter: it's the troubling new headline out of florida. five children rushed to the hospital after apparently coming face-to-face with chlorine gas monday night during their swim lesson. the children suffering respiratory burn, stomach irritation and vomiting this what pool operators call a freak accident. >> i was really worried.
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>> good morning, everyone. >> 4:27 in the a.m. this is jessica castro. natasha has the day off today. let's start with that weather. still in the cooling pattern or warming up? >> warm up a little bit, this afternoon. this morning, still a lot of cloud cover, reports of drizzle near the coast, so get ready for that. in fact, you can see on live doppler 7 the clouds penetrating just about all of our neighborhoods. starting off a little bit cooler, mid 50s for just about all of us. you can see the 50s at the coast in san francisco at noon. 60s around the bay and 70s inland. same around 4:00, then 7:00 this evening, 50s and 60s at the coast, 60s and 70s inland. big warming. we'll get to 90. how's that commute starting,
alexissome. >> so far quiet, i don't have major issues to talk about, so, obviously, very light volumes at this early hour, no visibility issues. we're looking at mostly green traveling conditions on our traffic maps, as well. we are hearing about a brush fire around vallejo. we'll look at that coming up in less than ten. >> thank you. happening today, assurance your camera in your bar car is actually recording something. >> a year and a half ago a murder on bart left the agency to admit most of the cameras are fake, but all of that ends today. >> matt keller live for us at the warm spring station, matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and jessica. you may be wondering what's real and what's fake on bart trains. today it will be official, working cameras on all the trains. it was about a year and a half ago that we reported that the cameras were fake. 19-year-old carlos rowe mare
wrrow was killed, but there was no video of the murder on the train. the suspect is still on the run. that sparked outrage among passengers, so bart promised real cameras. today bart officials showing the last security camera being installed on a train. bart says that means all the trains will now have working cameras onboard. reporting live in warm springs, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. a sacramento sheriff's deputy is recovering in the hospital this morning after a man shot him in the face. the suspected shooter waking up in county jail. s.w.a.t. officers arrested him around 9:00 last night not far from the shooting in sacramento. the 27 year old was seen running into the red roof inn hotel, that's about a block away. s.w.a.t. teams surrounded that hotel, began evacuating guests. one man said the scene was pretty chaotic. >> i was looking out the window, and s.w.a.t. team basically pointed at me, at the window,
and said the guy at the window, guy at the window, they came down, had ak-47s, told me it get out of my room. >> the injured deputy is a four-year veteran of the sheriff's department. he underwent extensive surgery on his jaw. a federal judge ordering the city to appear in court to discuss how it handled the investigation. a judge says he finds very troubling conclusions about how city leaders acted after finding out multiple officers assaulted a teen. the city mishandled allegations and didn't really investigate what went wrong. that hearing is going to take place july 10th. now a live desk update. >> from the live desk this morning, there is an all out man hunt in venezuela right now for the militants behind what the country's president is calling a thwarted terrorist attack. happened