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making news in america this morning, the search for survivors. dozens still missing after a deadly tornado outbreak. >> one day you got everything. next day you ain't got nothing. >> new video of the devastation as rescuers prepare to deal with a deep freeze. breaking overnight, the biggest question of the 2020 democratic presidential is answered. >> can you tell me now standing here 100% that you've ruled it out? >> hillary clinton makes her final decision. will she make a third run for the white house? a possible medical breakthrough. a patient likely cured of hiv showing no signs of the virus after a special treatment. how doctors say they did it. plus, speaking out, the young sisters found after days in the woods telling their harrowing story. how their survival training likely saved their lives.
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a million dollar lottery jackpot expires with no winner coming forward. where does the money go now? and the latest viral challenge. why are people throwing their shoes in the air? good tuesday morning. happy fat tuesday. we begin with the desperate search for survivors after the deadly tornado outbreak in the south. >> at least 23 people are known dead in alabama including entire families. but dozens are still missing. some of the sites where homes stood haven't been checked yet. officials are hopeful they'll find survivors and fearful they won't. this morning, an urgent search and rescue in beauregard, alabama. >> one day you got everything. next day you ain't got nothing. >> reporter: much of the community devastated after two deadly tornadoes tore through at nearly the same time. >> oh, my, god, dude.
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tornado. oh, my god. >> reporter: one with wind speeds 170 miles per hour carving a path of destruction 24 miles long. at least three children are dead including fourth grader taylor thornton. families had very little time to take cover. abc's david muir is on the scene. >> this tornado came in so quickly, it was so powerful, even for families who had safe places in parts of their home or places to run to if a tornado were to hit, it simply was not enough. >> reporter: beginning sunday afternoon, several dozen tornadoes ripped across four states. homes smashed to pieces. vehicles overturned. and the roof of this local bar ripped right off. >> the window of this front of the store building blew out on the hood of my truck, yeah, and it was scary. >> reporter: in ft. benning, georgia, people sheltering in place including this bowling alley. >> i thank the lord. you tell god thank you. >> reporter: one woman and her family huddled together in their bathtub.
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>> that's when my husband asked me what was wrong, and i said, i think it's a tornado. >> just amazing images. the tornado in beauregard is the deadliest to hit in the past six years. now rescuers working with temperatures in the 20s. we'll have a closer look at the forecast in just minutes. turning to washington where president trump is accusing democrats of conducting a fishing expedition after they launched a sweeping investigation digging into everything from his administration to his business empire. house lawmakers demanded documents from dozens of people and entities linked to the president. abc's elizabeth hur joins us now with the details and, elizabeth, that includes from his sons and son-in-law. >> reporter: absolutely, janai. good morning to you. and democrats say they are asking for documents and notes and even phone conversations. they say they're just doing their job. the pridcaitrament. overnight the white house blasting democrats calling their latest investigation into allegations of corruption, obstruction and abuse of power a
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disgraceful and abusive fishing expedition. white house press secretary sarah sanders writing in a statement, the democrats are not after the truth, they are after the president. >> mr. president, are you going to cooperate with mr. nadler? >> i cooperate all the time with everybody, and you know the beautiful thing, no collusion. it's all a hoax. >> reporter: but beyond the question of collusion, the house judiciary committee wants answers to everything from the firing of former fbi director james comey to the hush money payments to stormy daniels to the president's conversations with vladimir putin and if the trumps are profiting from the presidency. committee chairman jerry nadler on msnbc last night. >> our job is to protect the rule of law in this country. remember, we are talking about a situation where for two years the republican congress did no oversight on the administration. >> reporter: so democrats on the panel are nos om1 op organizations close to the
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president including members of his family, sons don junior and eric and son-in-law jared kushner. some of trump's closest former aides and advisers like steve bannon, hope hicks and don mcgahn, former white house counsel, his current campaign manager brad parscale and the trump organization's chief financial officer allen weisselberg. they have two weeks to comply. and if they don't, democrats say they will issue subpoenas and we've learned some of the people on that list have already started handing over some of those documents, janai. >> a lot to look for as they launch those investigations. thank you. for the first time hillary clinton is definitively ruling out a 2020 run for the white house. in her first tv interview since the midterm elections, clinton tells news 12 westchester that she will continue to stand up for what she believes in but she made it clear that there are no plans to join the crowded field of democratic presidential hopefuls. >> i'm not running, but i'm going to keep working and speaking and standing up for what i believe.
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i'm not going anywhere. what's at stake in our country, the kinds of things that are haenght now are deeply troubling to me. >> clinton is taking an active role working with democratic candidates. she says she's already met with some of them privately and advised them not to take anything for granted. ben carson says he intends to step down as housing and urban development secretary after president trump's first term. carson, the only black member of the president's cabinet, told news max tv that he's interested in returning to the private sector saying he could have as much or more influence. police in california arrested more than 80 people overnight amid protests over the the shooting of stephon clark. demonstrators marched through east sacramento demanding officers who killed clark be charged. after nearly three hours of protesting, police arrested everyone who refused to leave. police shot and killed clark last year after he was suspected of vandalizing cars. over the weekend prosecutors said the officers wouldn't be charged because it appeared
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clark was holding a gun while evading police. that item turned out to be a cell phone. time now for a look at your weather for this tuesday morning. good morning. brutal cold gripping the country. we're looking at it feeling like 20 below in minneapolis, omaha feeling like 10 below and in chicago and single digits along the east coast. west coast, so much rain in california, watching out for flooding and more mudslides. below normal temps throughout the south central part of the country and for the southeast dry but chilly as the recovery effort continues and we'll have a touch of rain throughout portions of florida. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. coming up, the carmaker now limiting its vehicle's top speeds. also ahead, talk a frighteng smashg a car's windshield. where did fr? d possible medical
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a driver experienced a very dangerous surprise on a boston highway. snow and ice, you see right there, fell off an overpass near logan airport and cracked his windshield. it's believed a snowplow pushed the snow off the overpass. the massachusetts port authority is investigating now. the driver was not hurt. turning now to a possible medical breakthrough. scientists believe a patient has been effectively cured of hiv. the patient is remaining anonymous, but his case is similar to one more than a decade ago. this morning, a possible breakthrough in the fight against aids. doctors say for only the second
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time an hiv positive person is now showing no trace of the virus. it comes 12 years after american timothy brown known as the berlin patient became the first known adult to be cured. both patients underwent stem cell transplants from donors who carried a rare genetic mutation that made them resistant to hiv. doctors say the second successful case shows that brown was not an anomaly. >> we now have reason to believe that the berlin patient was not a one-off case meaning it is possible to nearly or maybe even completely eliminate hiv from the body of an infected person. >> reporter: the patient in this most recent case known as london patient received the bone marrow transplant three years ago and stopped taking medication 18 months ago. while doctors say it's too early to say he's cured, highly sensitive tests are unable to measure any amounts of hiv in his body. experts warned these treatments will likely not cure all hiv patients. the procedure is expensive and risky and finding a match with that genetic mutation is difficult.
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>> we're certainly optimistic that the london patient is cured but because we have only one case of confirmed cure so far, amfar scientists are working on not only how to cure hiv but how to confirm that hiv is cured. >> and we expect to learn more about the patient and the procedure at a conference in seattle later today. volvo will be taking steps to control one of the most dangerous things in a car, the driver. the swedish automaker plans to cap the top speeds of its new models at 112 miles an hour and says too many people are seriously injured or killed because of excessive speed. the highest speed limit in the u.s. is 85. but the german autobahn has no speed limit. and hyundai is getting rid of car keys. the automaker has introduced a digital key that lets you unlock and start your car with a smartphone. the system can work with up to four different phones. one goal behind the idea is reducing crime. experts say drivers leaving key fobs in their vehicles has led to an increase in auto thefts.
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coming up, new reaction to luke perry's death including his "90210" co-star shannen doherty. also ahead, we're hearing from two young sisters found safe in the woods days after they disappeared. how they got lost and what they did while alone at night. and a winner finally coming forward to claim a $1.5 billion lottery jackpot. so, who holds the golden ticket? so, who holds the golden ticket? l of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven and maintained it. oh! under seven? and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study, adults lost on average up to 12 pounds. oh! up to 12 pounds? a two-year study showed that ozempic® does not increase the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke, or death. oh! no increased risk? ♪ oh, oh, oh, ozempic®! ♪
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perry defined cool for a generation of teens. >> i'm not in a good mood today. in fact, i'm feeling a little hostile. >> reporter: as dylan mckay in "beverly hills 90210," he was the heartthrob. >> i'm very happy that we're together right now. >> reporter: sensitive and brooding. a role that launched perry's career in tv, film and in theater. >> the stage, it's you and the audience. you have a direct connection to them. no one can edit you once you're out there. >> i need you to know. >> reporter: decades later he was enjoying another hit, now playing archie's dad on the cw show "riverdale." >> i'm trying to build us a safe life for you. >> reporter: drawing in a new generation of fans. perry was too busy to join a revival of "90210," a reboot announced just last week. a day later that call for help from the actor's home. >> unit 102, rescue 78, stroke. >> reporter: perry suffering a massive stroke at just 52 years old.
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stroke is more common among the elderly but can occur at any age. one in three strokes occur in people younger than 65. luke perry is being remembered by fellow actors. molly ringwald writing, my heart is broken. i will miss you so much, luke perry. patricia arquette calling perry an irreplaceable, beautiful and kind human being, incredible friend and adoring father. when luke perry passed away at this hospital, he was surrounded by his friends and his family including his daughter and son. his family is thanking people from around the world for their prayers and support. matt gutman, abc news, burbank, california. >> and prayers and support coming from many stars as they are also weighing in on perry's death including his "90210" co-star shannen doherty. >> doherty spoke to "people" magazine saying, i am in shock, heartbroken, devastated by the loss of my friend. luke was a smart, quiet, humble and complex man with a heart of
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gold, a never-ending well of integrity and love. >> and leonardo dicaprio who stars alongside luke in the upcoming quentin tarantino movie "once upon a time in hollywood" said luke was a kindhearted and incredibly talented artist. it was an honor to be able to work with him. my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones. we'll have much more on perry's death later on "good morning america." two young sisters who survived nearly two full days in the wild are telling their story. 8-year-old caroline and 5-year-old leia spent 44 hours in the woods behind their northern california home. they used skills they learned from a camp to survive licking water off leaves to stay hydrated and starting a fire to stay warm. they got lost when they strayed too far from home. >> i just wanted a little more adventure but i said to go a little farther. >> dad told us whenever we get lost, we should stay in the same spot. my sister cried the whole night so i told her to think happy thoughts of our family and i kept watch for most of the night.
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>> wow, brave and smart girls there. two of the hundreds of volunteers who took part in the search found the girls by following their boot tracks. a local sheriff called their survival an absolute miracle. >> and amazing hearing it right from them. a top baseball executive is taking a time-out. san francisco giants president larry baer announced plans to take a leave of absence after this tmz sports video showed him in a physical argument with his wife. the team says baer admits his behavior was unacceptable, and he's taking steps to make sure it never happens again. last week the couple said they regretted having, quote, a heated argument in public and were embarrassed. baer also apologized to his wife, children and the giants organization. to the victors belong the hamburgers? another college football team has received a white house fast food feast. players from north dakota state dined with president trump yesterday. the fcs champions chowed down on mcdonald's and s
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>> and here's why, bachelor colton underwood was in portugal with his final three women. things went downhill during his date with cassie. >> colton poured his heart out, but cassie wasn't on the same page. >> i can't stop thinking about you when i'm not with you and it's not easy going on other dates with other women when all i do is think about you. >> i so, so badly wish i knew if i could get to the same page as you. i can't do this. >> sounds like fresh rejection. >> cassie, what's going on, girl? >> cassie sent herself home. >> self-eviction. >> self-eviction. then a very upset colton took off into the night. he even went up and over that tall fence you saw during his getaway. the emotional episode ended with crew members searching for him in vain. >> so, did he jump over that fence because of cassie because if you're the other two girls and he doesn't jump a fence or juomhi f yyo l t,eoasfillcld si lion mega mi
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mucinex cold and flu all-in-one. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> hi and good morning to you. it is tuesday march 5th. >> 4:26 a.m. and, yes, the rain is return. hi, mike nicco. >> i thought i would come back today and bring a little rain with me. i could tell you missed it. i could tell you're happy to see live active doppler 7. highway 37, one of those areas that's been giving us the most issues lately. we're seeing light rain there and across the north bay. let me put it into motion. you can see it's increasingly heavier along the coast and east bay and south bay. temperatures outside now pretty much upper 40s to low 50s. 46 los gatos, 52 elsewhere.
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this afternoon about 57 to 62 degrees. we'll take a look at the storm impact scale in accuweather 12-hour planner. alexis. >> some roadwork in the central valley supposed to wrap up at 4:00 a.m., pavement repair, westbound 580 midway and greenville. according to partners at waze, i'm checking in with drivers, they are saying the right lane is blocked. they had alternating lanes overpass. check out that solid line-of-red from 205 into tracy. yes, that drive time hurts, tracy to dublin, one hour and 28 minutes. if you can jump on east rail or delay your trip i recommend. westbound 4 antioch to concord, nothing like that. great, 13 minutes. 101 san rafael to san francisco, just 15 minutes. >> thank you. it's a race again the clock for flooding survivors trying to clean up tons of flood debris before a new storm hits. >> abc news reporter amy
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hollyfield live in novato on highway 37. amy. >> hi, reggie, westbound 37 is an area officials will be watching. it was shut down during the last couple of storms. this last one they had to pump thousands of gallons of water off the roadway so they will be keeping a close eye on this area. also up in geurneville, the people who live there are busy. they are cleaning up from the flooding that happened last week that they experienced when the russian river flooded. that caused an estimated $155 million worth of damages. as they clean up this aftermath, they are not looking forward to more wet weather. >> try to beat the rain. >> we are. i don't want to do this in the rain, you know. i think a lot of us feel that way. >> we are fully prepared. our emergency operations center is still staffed. we've got road crews on the road, lots of deputies and we're ready to face any
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that come. >> they are not expecting this next system to flood the area like it did last week but the sheriff's office says it wants to be ready for anything that may develop. but highway 37 here in novato could flood. it is very common. be sure to check the road conditions over the next couple of days before you head out. reporting live in novato, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thanks, amy. most mail service will resume today in the geurneville area. the post office remains closed because it goes flooded. the u.s. postal service said it's not expected to reopen until april 1st at the earliest. >> you can check weather conditions where you live on the abc 7 news app. check the blue live bar at the top. you can enable push alerts to get news and weather updates sent directly to


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