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making news in america this morning, mistrial tore one of the officers charged in freddie gray's death. the jury deadlocked. protesters taking to the streets. what's next in the case? late night appearance. donald trump on "jimmy kimmel live" getting called out. >> isn't it wrong to discriminate on people based on their religion? >> grilling him about controversial comments on muslims and the stellar health report from ace doctor. caught on camera, a deputy making a daring move jumping into a moving truck to save the driver. and a mom taking a half-court shot to win her
the result you have to see. good thursday morning to you. thank you for joining us of the city of baltimore is on edge following a mistrial in the first freddie gray case. >> the two protesters were arrested overnight. people taking to the streets after the announcement, the jury deadlocked unable to find officer william porter guilty or innocent. >> he is one of the officers charged following gray's death while in police custody. we get the details from abc's bazi kanani. >> no justice. >> no peace. >> reporter: a new round of protests in baltimore, deputies forming a line around the courthouse after a judge declares a mistrial in the case of the first police officer, tried in the death of freddie gray. >> this is about saving black lives. >> reporter: jurors told the judge they were deadlocked but ordered them to continue
they still could make no progress toward a verdict on any of the four charges against officer william porter for the death of 25-year-old gray. gray died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody back in april. his death sparking weeks of violent protests. prosecutors say porter refused to put his seat belt on gray when he was transported in the back of this police van and ignored gray's repeated requests for medical help. >> i hope that we do get a conviction somewhere because freddie is dead and someone needs to be convicted. >> reporter: whether prosecutors will force porter to take the stand again in a retrial is not yet known. some legal analysts speculate he might be given immunity for his testimony against the five other officers who are also facing charges and whose cases could be affected by the prosecution's failure in this first attempt. in the meantime, baltimore leaders and gray's family are urging a peaceful response.
calm, patient because we are confident that there will be another trial with a different jury. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, washington. another explosive police shooting case in is moving forward in chicago. jason van dyke has been formally indicted on six counts of first degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager laquan mcdonald. van dyke is free on bail and scheduled to return to court friday where he's expected to plead not guilty. well, now the race for president donald trump making frank comments overnight on abc's "jimmy kimmel live." >> he admitted by attacks his rivals he's been a little business divisive quoting him. >> saying he hopes the republican party can come together. donald trump back on the late night circuit with jimmy kimmel and wasting no time to criticizing u.s. policy in the middle east saying $5 trillion could have been better spent. >> we could have spent $5
roads, our schools, our hospitals, our infrastructure, our airports. >> his sidekick guillermo rodriguez came to the u.s. illegally from mexico but went through the legalization process. >> what i'm saying is they have to come in through a legal process and they'll come in and we want to have that door. we're going to build a wall but we'll have a big beautiful door. we want people to come in legally. >> reporter: later he read from the recently released note from rump's doctor claiming he's in excellent health and said if he wins the white house, trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. >> i've been the personal physician of donald j. trump since 19 0. his laboratory tests were astonishing excellent. his physical strength and stamina are extraordinary. if elected, mr. trump, i can state unequivocally will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. >> whoa! i love that. >> well, trump made a campaign
crowd from the cockpit of his private jet. in an exclusive interview with abc news trump once again pledged his allegiance to the gop. who gets to interview him on the plane for abc? i want that gig. another e-mail embarrassment for the obama administration. the pentagon confirms defense secretary ash carter used a personal e-mail account for government business. carter says he realizes it was a mistake. it happened during his first months in office earlier this year and "the new york times" reports it ended after the white house intervened. well, there are new details about the san bernardino couple who killed 14 people two weeks ago. fbi director james comey says that before syed farook and tashfeen malik met in person, they communicated online using private messages not social media to discuss their shared interest in violent jihad. >> those communications are direct private messages, so far in this investigation we have
social media by either of them at that period of time and thereafter reflecting their commitment to jihad or to martyrdom. >> investigators have also found no evidence that the couple was part of a larger terror cell or was being directed by terrorists overseas. in the meantime, president obama is planning to visit san bernardino on friday. he'll hold a private meeting with shooting victims and the families of those killed before continuing on to hawaii for his family holiday vacation. >> that snowstorm that's dumped more than two feet of snow in the higher elevations of the rockies has now moved to the upper midwest. the snowplows were out in force in parts of minnesota yesterday as the snow piled up on the roads making driving in some areas treacherous. and as you can see, the latest radar shows that storm system marching eastward blanketing nearly the entire eastern third of the u.s. bringing more snow today to the upper midwest and rain in the southeast.
yesterday in less than an hour over parts of georgia. well, still ahead, interest rates raised and what it means for your credit card, mortgage and buying a car. plus, murder mystery. a suspended secret service agent who once protected the president gunned down. the frantic search for a suspect right now. and sucker punched. a country's leader taking a
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the 17-year-old attacker was arrested. >> wow, that's quite a mark there, huh? well, the federal reserve is raising interest rates for the first time in almost ten years. wall street and most overseas markets are moving up too. that's not all that changed. abc's rebecca jarvis will look at the impact. >> reporter: the federal reserve is hiking interest rates from 0 to 0.25%. what does this mean for you? everything from your credit cards to new car loans or mortgages will be a little more expensive. the increase should be gradual. still, for new mortgages small changes can actually have a big impact. on a $200,000 house a fixed rate mortgage at 4% will cost you $955 a month. but if the rate rises just 0.25%, that payment rises to $984. costing you $11,000 more over the life of the 0-year loan.
the very likely thing you'll notice most is credit cards with variable rates. rebecca jarvis, abc news, washington. >> interesting, rebecca, thank you so much. an announcement could come as soon as today on an agreement to restore regularly scheduled flights between the u.s. and cuba. it's unclear when the flights would start because negotiations between the cuban government and the u.s. airlines could well take months. when we come back, a deputy risking his own life to save another. why he jumped -- amazing footage -- why he jumped inside a moving truck. overnight end of an era in american soccer. abby wambach playing her last
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philly and you have my paper here, new york. >> okay, thanks. i like sharing scripts as our relationship builds we can share things. here's a serious story that is a sad end for a troubled secret service police officer. arthur baldwin was shot and killed in broad daylight in washington, d.c. city police say it appears to have been an attempted robbery. >> baldwin had been suspended last spring for an attempted burglary at his ex-girlfriend's house but that charge later dropped. it's uncertain whether he was back on active duty when he died yesterday. an arrest warrant has been issued for ang 18-year-old who made headlines two years ago for killing four people in a drunk driving crash in texas and claiming his affluenza was to blame. ethan couch was put on ten years of probation but now he disappeared. victims' families ad of him surfaced online watching friends play beer pong they worry being
world. elsewhere in texas a passenger dispute forced the cancellation of a flight inbound from amsterdam out of houston. an elderly passenger alerted a flight attendant of suspicious behavior by two men who appeared to be middle eastern. the two men and two people they were traveling with were released when police determined they were not a threat. a christian college has suspended a political science professor for the way that she expressed solidarity with muslims. hawkins declared her solidarity with muslims. administrators took issue with her posting saying there are fundamental differences between islam and christianity. some dramatic dash cam video surfacing out of nebraska. watch as a sheriff's deputy dashes across two lanes of traffic into that moving truck. because the driver was suffering
later. thankfully the driver is okay. quality to it. researchers at stony brook university have smacked down a celebrated johns hopkins university paper released earlier this year that attributed most cancers and genetics to bad luck. the new study in the journal "nature" says up to 90% of cancers, 90% of cancers are most likely the fault of a patient's own lifestyle. i didn't know it would be that high and poor environment including smoking, drinking and, of course, eating bad food. 90%. >> that's pretty significant. >> fascinating. so i want to get on to my favorite athlete. i love her so much. we're talking about american soccer legend abby wambach after last night's match against china in new orleans she hung up her cleats for good, the 35-year-old left the field to thunderous applause. >> yeah, one of the greats.
gold medals, a world cup title and as the career leader in international goals scored, 184. that's amazing. look at the emotional wambach who shed tears before embracing former teammates and espn commentator julie foudy. >> she had an incredible match and been pushing hard for youth development in soccer getting more americans to be recruited. >> retiring at 35. >> she's going to have a long career. >> yeah. >> whatever the next chapter is. the nfl swings back into action tonight with my hometown team, the tampa bay bucs visiting st. louis but those teams trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. >> as for last night in the nba, some highlights now from our good friends, we like these guys. >> we like them. >> at espn. good morning, welcome to our "sportscenter" set in los angeles. he's neil everett. >> i am. >> i'm stan verrett. golden state warriors back on the court after their first loss of the season.
be on their schedule after their last loss they came back and danced. and they played and they they had fun. everybody got into it. that's draymond green, triple-double fourth of the season. klay thompson could not miss, he had 43. i'm telling you everybody was dancing. warriors won. the spurs only four behind golden state in the loss column. that's how good stan has been and kawhi leonard a big part of that, 9 for 15 in this game, had 27 points to lead san antonio. they won 14 straight at home this season. 14-0 and also won 23 in a row at home if you go back to last season. they beat the wizard, 114-95. how many threes washington hit? >> how many. >> three. >> san antonio good at guarding the three-pointer. >> san antonio/golden state, oh, we're out of time. >> back to you. >> if it was up to me you'd have
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yacht, on your plane with your suits from milan and your wives from ukraine. oh, the buildings you'll build, oh the wealth you'll amass, all the people around you all kissing your ass. there are two kinds of people. which one will you be, a loser like them -- would you like to finish or a winner -- >> like me. >> it's incredible. so funny. >> deer colleagues at abc in l.a., i want that book. i want it. >> two copies please. >> i want it before christmas. "winners aren't losers" by donald trump read by jimmy trump. trump's appearance last night made up for one he actually canceled back in october. he sure did make up for that. by the way, from shoes to shows, we've got new smart socks supposedly they can tell when you've fallen asleep while binge-watching on netflix and pause the show you're watching. netflix is providing
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checking our top stories, protesters were out in baltimore after the mistrial of a police officer accused in the death of freddie gray. defense attorneys and prosecutors will meet with the judge today to discuss a possible retrial. another cabinet secretary used private e-mail for official business. defense secretary ash carter used his own account for his first two months as pentagon chief. he says he now knows it was wrong. the fbi says they found no evidence that the san bernardino terror killers syed farook and tashfeen malik were part of a larger terror cell or were being directed by terrorists overseas. today's weather, another day of heavy rain across the pacific northwest. cold blast for the midwest. more rain stretching up and down the eastern third of the nation. and a happy coincidence for a colorado toymaker.
controlled balls for years but something similar to the droid bb-8 in "star wars: the force awakens." neither knew that the other was doing until the company's founder met ceo of disney, bob iger at a tech conference. >> the result is the hottest new toy of the holiday season. more from jason beganower from our station in denver. >> this is kind of what an entrepreneur waits for in their professional career. you wait for that time for a product that the whole world wants. >> reporter: that's what the bb-8 toy is. sphero took their technology and turned it into one of the year's hottest christmas gifts. >> close to 20,000 stores around the world and i think over 20, 30 countries now. >> reporter: meaning the company itself went from doing well to
calendar year. >> we'll grow, you know, five, six times year over year. >> reporter: we had to look but found some bb-8s for sale in boulder. >> everybody sold out pretty much right away. we kind of limited our sales to a couple of these per person. >> reporter: that level of success for this local company thanks to this little guy is staying local. not anywhere far, far away. >> we have a tremendous amount of pride coming from boulder and being part of the boulder start-up company. we built the company and ahave all these people that the world is recognizing as an exceptional product. >> he met bob iger. >> isn't that remarkable? apparently you can get them at the disney star, target, 150 bucks. >> my 4-year-old would like it. >> i think he would love it. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us, everyone, for "good morning america."