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making news in america this morning, presidential primary. voters in another key state head to the polls in just hours. how ted cruz could possibly win and derail trump's nomination. and melania trump now coming to her husband's defense. we're live with details. deadly accident. a group of tourists on a sightseeing chopper when it suddenly goes down in a fiery crash. the new safety concerns with these types of helicopters. high-speed drama racing down the highway. police in hot pursuit. the dramatic finish and the young driver under arrest. and super 'nova. a wild finish for the ncaa championship. >> cats win it all. cats win it all. >> yes, they do. the amazing buzzer beater and fans partying lat
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early morning hours. well, good tuesday morning. we begin with the showdown in wisconsin, voters heading to the polls today in a critical contest that could reset the race for the white house. >> it's an uphill battle for the front-runners on both sides with a helping hand from his wife, melania, donald trump is hoping to mend fences with women. 42 delegates are up for grabs for the republicans and 96 for democrats. >> a big loss today would greatly reduce trump's chances of clinching the nomination before the gop convention. abc's ray raimundi has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the stakes couldn't be higher on this primary day. the candidates making their pleas into the night vying for those coveted delegates. today's outcome will be a momentum changer and could panel make a clear path to a contested republican convention. another tuesday and another
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game-changing primary potentially. >> your vote will be important because the world is watching wisconsin. the world is watching. >> reporter: republican front-runner donald trump subdued and with his wife in the badger state admitting regrets for retweets and statements he made last week. >> i could have done without it and it's true and i wish i didn't send it out. if i had to do it again i would not have done it. >> reporter: trump and senator ted cruz participating in a town hall forum last night on fox. cruz giving trump a tongue lashing and denying rumors about infidelities. >> have you committed adultery? >> i have not. that attack was complete and utter garbage. i have always been faithful to my wife. >> reporter: a ted cruz win in wisconsin will make a contested gop convention a lot more likely. the democrats meanwhile, campaigning late into the evening hours. bernie sanders in milwaukee acting more confident than ever. >> we have won six out of the last seven caucuses and primaries.
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>> reporter: hillary clinton holding rallies in her home state of new york. her team talking about her nearly insur mountable delegate lead as the candidate vowed to increase the minimum wage nationally. >> this is something else that americans deserve across our country and i again will proudly take what's happened here in new york and go to washington. >> reporter: latest democratic poll numbers so sanders slightly ahead of hillary clinton but within the margin of error of a statistic tie and in the meantime, cruz is ahead in the wisconsin polls. john kasich is focusing much of his attention on new york's primary happening two weeks from today. reena and kendis, back to you. >> those polls opening shortly in wisconsin. ray, thank you. well, now to the april arctic blast gripping parts of the country. millions of people waking up to temperatures that feel more like january. take a look. brutally cold in new england. 11 degrees in maine. 4 in boston and here in new york city, 27. those temperatures stretch
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windchill making it feel colder, single digits in upstate new york and vermont. below freezing as far south as roanoke, virginia. well, this weekend's record snowfall in central new york may have been a factor in this deadly head-on crash. in michigan, the snow is being blamed for more than 100 crashes and the postponement of little league. meteorologists say the cold weather in the north is going to stick around another week or so. this morning, federal investigators will start looking for clues after the deadly crash of a sightseeing helicopter. the crash was captured by time lapse video take a look here. the black smoke rising above the trees near the great smoky mountains national park in tennessee. all five on board were killed. abc's aviation consultant steve ganyard says there have been some safety issues with these type of tour helicopters. >> what people need to understand when they sign up to go fly in these helicopters, these -- it's not the same thing as getting on an airliner to fly
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the same. >> there have been at least two other crashes involving these helicopters in the past in that same area. well, this morning, there's a new champion of men's college hoops and an electrifying end to march madness. >> unbelievable. thousands of students, that's the moment, watching inside villanova's on campus arena and you know when the championship winning three-pointer went in. you saw it there. the place erupting. here with details. diane macedo. >> you can understand why students at villanova would be jumping up and down but for anyone watching it's kind of hard not to have that reaction unless, of course, you go to north carolina. this morning championship t-shirts and clever newspaper headlines are being printed avril nova beat north carolina to win its first ncaa title since 1985
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>> gives it to jenkins for the championship. >> reporter: junior kris generalkins scored the buzzer beater to make the final score, villanova, 77, unc, 74. here's the reaction from villanova. >> two seconds to go. generalkins' three. to win it, he made it. he made the three for the win at the buzzer. cats win it all. k59s win it all. cats win it out. 31 years later villanova is the king of college basketball once again. >> reporter: back in houston, generalkins used the opportunity to praise the teammate who passed him the ball. >> for him to be so unselfish and give up the ball, you know, it just showed what type of teammate he is. >> reporter: in the locker room he basked in the spotlight saying once the ball was in his hands it was game over. >> i saw how wide open i was, no overtime. it's ball game. >> reporter: as you can imagine some big celebrations at
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villanova today though there have been three arrests and several injuries reported so far so we encourage everyone to have a good time but do so safely. what a game and how exciting for them. >> incredible eight seconds. you have to remember that eight seconds out, unc scored, you know, with that three-pointer. it was absolutely incredible. >> it was just such a great game to watch. loved hearing the announcer from villanova too. >> i'm excited about tonight. the women's national championship. uconn versus syracuse, no, looking forward to that. >> i have a dvr. i'm definitely not going to miss it. >> fourth straight win if uconn wins tonight. >> let's give the guys their proper due. they had an incredible game. incredible game and we got to give them props and espn will be running the uconn game tonight. >> thank you, diane. a recall involving glass pieces that could be found in a snack. >> caught on camera. a high-speed chase reaching nearly 100 miles a
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the driver on the run years from being old enough to have a license. plus road hazard, strong winds ripping down a tree landing on a truck and its driver.
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we're getting our first look at a killer tornado that ripped through northern illinois a year ago. forecasters had said any tornadoes would miss this house. the homeowner wasn't that confident but the house didn't have much of a base many. nowhere to hide. the man taking the video survived. his wife did not. repercussions are starting in a worldwide scandal involving the panama papers leak. those are the leaked documents from a law firm in which in panama which detayed the secret
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world's most powerful people. and thousands gathered in iceland demanding the prime minister step down. his financial affairs are part of the leak and refusing to resign. he walked out of an interview when asked about his offshore holdings. a major milestone for workers in two states. the minimum wage in california and new york will eventually rise to $15 an hour. the governors of both states signing the bill into law yesterday. hillary clinton joining new york's governor andro cuomo after the signing. it will rise grad wally over a period of yeerds. it's 7.$7.25 an hour. a judge granted approval for a $20 billion settlement six years after the bp oil spill. it will be paid to the u.s., five states and local governments but environmental groups are angry that much of it will be tax deductible for bp. the company had reached a similar settlement with businesses and residents. the offshore explosion killed 11 workers and caused
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gallons of oil to spill in the gulf of mexico. there's a voluntary recall of cashews. pieces of glass were found in emerald 100 calorie packs of roasted and salted cashew halves and pieces. the company, snide durst lance believes they were in the raw cashews from a specific supplier. we've put the information about specific product codes on our website at the first steps in the road onto recovery defying the odds. instant classic a wild ncaa championship game, all the highlights from our folks at espn. asthma... of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid.
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slid down it. >> not known why. although in the video provided by station kprc she appears quite calm as she collects her bag and walks away. united says the flight attendant has been, quote, removed from her flying duties. well, some new details from the investigation into sunday's deadly train accident near philadelphia. officials say the train was going 106 miles an hour when it struck a backhoe that was on the same track. the speed limit in that area is 110 miles an hour. the train's engineer applied the emergency brake five seconds before the backhoe was struck. killing two workers. investigators will be interviews work crew members who witnessed the accident today. a manhunt is underway for two escaped prisoners. they were in a van traveling along interstate 10 when they disappeared in a rural area. one of the escapees is wanted for violation of probation for robbery and escape. the other has warrants for larceny charges. a
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oregon with a teenager behind the wheel of that truck. it ended with the chase with the capture -- captured on video as the stolen ford pickup truck goes across the interstate before heading in the opposite direction. the 15-year-old was finally arrested when he put his hand in the air and got out of the truck. the disguise wasn't convincing but the gun was. police in suburb been detroit say this is a man robbing a bank. he allegedly came in and announced the robbery and showed what appeared to be a handgun and a bomb. police say after he got the money he drove away in a blue ford mustang. police are still on the lookout for him. well, strides for a teenager who survived in kalamazoo, michigan. abigail kopf is walking again strolling through the halls of a rehab hospital and it's amazing to see
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an uber driver was charged with the shooting. now sports. golf's best play, another practice round today at augusta national ahead of the masters much the tournament starts thursday. >> it's getting here soon. we can't help but take another look at march madness' heroics. good morning. america. he's stan, i'm neil. did you see the basketball game? >> what a finish. north carolina and villanova, marcus paige for the tar heels had to double clutch, ties it at 74. by there's 4.7 seconds left. ryan arcidiacono leaves it for j kris jenkins. since massimino led them to the title in '85, the arcidiacono
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jenkins, the hero. >> 1 of 162 games but i'd rather talk about the villanova game more. mike trout will wish we would. he went 0 for 4 with 2 ks. albert pujols was not good either. the cubs were very good. miguel monteiro, ring my bell. ♪ you can ring my bell >> no, please don't. please, please. >> i know. >> my inner anita ward. subject the people to "sportscenter." not the ones on abc. they deserve better. >> feel me. feel me. >> feeling it. ♪ ring my bell >> they forgot to mention the women. the 17-year-old girl with the near perfect march madness bracket. >>
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♪ time now for the pus an indiana teenager who did better than you did in your brackets. >> 17-year-old rebecca gentry said she's not a sports fan and doesn't know much about college hoops. that said she picked all but three tournament games correctly. yeah, she had middle tennessee over michigan state. she even picked stephen f. austin over west virginia. gentry picked villanova to win it all and claimed she only filled them out as part of a class project and unlikely to fill out another one next year. >> d
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won. got her brackets right. >> she got it right. see if she gets it right for tonight's big game. you know the winner. someone at walmart seems to need a geography lesson. a store in baltimore was selling t-shirts with the university of mail logo and outline of massachusetts pointed out to walmart at first on twitter. a rep said, the state maps, they do look similar. >> only if you're drunk someone replied and said artistic license was used to fit in the sports nickname. the twittersphere didn't buy it and a different walmart rep owed up to the mistake. >> it said terps instead of twerps. >> could a racing mouse be racing to the big screen. >> bringing back speedy gonzales. he has been off the air since 1999 over
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stereotyping but the mexican actor who's been tapped to voice him says the little mouse was like a hero in his country, so ariba, ariba. >> one of my favorites. >> he's not our favorite mouse, though. >> oh, yes, there is another mouse. >> yes. >> i forgot about that. >> yes, and we pay allegiance to. now to an irresistible incentive for kidding going to the dentist. a cute dental assistant. >> he works at a dental office in new orleans and her job is to ease the anxiety of younger patients during their visit. jojo is a trained comfort dog. she is so good at helping the kids relax, they can skip taking a sedative and pet her instead. impressive. >> children who are initially apprehensive about going to the dentist now look forward to their appointment. >> dogs can help out in so many ways. >> do you think you could help with childbirth, skip the sedative. >> more news after this.
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those warm winter clothes, then think again. a freeze warning is in effect out there right now.. good morning washington. toss to eileen freeze warning in effect through 10am freeze watch goes into effect at midnight tonight through 9am wednesday today: sunny, breezy, and unseasonably cool. high: 47-51 winds: n 5-15 mph tonight: clear and cold. freeze watch. lows: 27-34 winds: e 5 mph wednesday: increasing clouds. breezy and milder. highs: 55-60 winds: s 5-15 mph
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foxhall -- rt 1 south cap st. we start with some breaking
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a reported carjacking sparks a long police pursuit overnight. district police say the chase began in montgomery county, and continued into the district just after 1 am. police say the car eventually crashed near the intersection of benning road and minnesota avenue in northeast. two suspects are now in custody, facing charges in maryland and d-c. today.. the headquarters for the irs-- will be closed. a fire started in the b
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forcing an evacation. no word on the extent of the damage. the i-r-s says employees who can telework-- should plan to work remotely. it will be business as usual at other i-r-s offices in our area. when d-c voters head to the polls this november-- they will decide the fate of a controversial piece of legislation. a judge has signed off on the measure to raise the district's minimum wage to 15-dollars an hour. if voters approve it... minimum wages incrementally rise from 10-50... to 15 dollars over the next four years. and as the district considers that legislation. two states are already putting it into motion. laws raising minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour have been signed this week in california and new york. in california... workers will reach the 15 dollar mark by the year 20-22. in new york city - it'll be by the end of 20-18, with a slower roll out in other parts of the state. the change follows years of protests by workers across the country. critics argue the hike will force small business owners to lay off
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some good news for an iconic local basketball product. allen iverson has been elected to the basketball hall of fame. iverson, who played at georgetown from 1994-96 went on to have a successful nba career with stops in philadelphia, denver, detroit, and memphis. the virginia native and former league m-v-p was an 11-time all-star over his career. he also gave perhaps the best speech ever about the importance of practice. it's xx and we're just getting started. presidential candidates are neck and neck in
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battleground state, as voters head to the polls. why analysts say today's race could shape the rest of the campaign. one shining moment. the n-c-double-tourna ment comes down to the very last second.. we'll show you highlights and reaction to an historic night in houston. good morning washington. freeze warning in effect through 10am freeze watch goes into effect at midnight tonight through 9am wednesday today: sunny, breezy, and unseasonably cool. high: 47-51 winds: n 5-15 mph


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