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making news in america this morning, severe storms. flash flooding overnight, homes surrounded by water. massive hail clobbering homes and cars. smashing out several windows where the weather threat is right now. the presidential candidates are trading blows with one week until new york's primary. but donald trump's own children will not be voting. this morning the front-runner explains why. concerns growing over the zika virus. doctors calling it scarier than they first thought doubling the number of states that have the virus carrying mosquitoes. a close call, a daring photographer looking for the perfect shot gets grazed by a plane.
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good tuesday morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. we'll start with severe weather in the south causing flash flooding overnight and spawning dangerous hailstorms. >> they're clearly visible on radar. the rain is falling in parts of alabama and georgia and this morning the cleanup is under way after large hail pounded texas. overnight powerful storms pounding the south. >> wow. >> reporter: the weather system bringing dangerous storms to texas, leaves and branches flying across this yard knocked off trees from the wind and hail. a barrage of ice hitting the grass bouncing like baseballs. a woman getting out of this truck bravely running for cover and look at this backyard outside of dallas. huge splashes in the water as hail just pelts a pool. these vehicles were damaged in the storm. doors and windshields smashed. more damage. this home's windows w
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social media showing what caused all this damage. people holding huge hail the size of softballs. all that severe weather is moving east right now. the rain from this front is making its way to the eastern seaboard, downpours expected in washington, new york and boston. the good news, though, spring is finally making its way into the northeast. forecast have temps in the 60s for the rest of the week. more breaking news from belgium. belgian authorities have arrested two more men in connection with the brussels bombings. prosecutors say the two rented the apartment that served as a hideout for the subway bomber. 16 people died in that and 16 others the same day at the brussels airport. authorities say their investigation is active day and night. take a look. showing salah abdeslam in jail. abdeslam is a key suspect in the november attacks in paris. he was arrested in brussels months
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we'll turn our focus to the race for the white house and the front-runners, of course, holding double-digit leads in new york ahead of the next big primary. >> trump taking aim at ted cruz calling the delegate system rigged and crooked. cruz, though, firing back mocking trump as a whiner. it's "your voice, your vote" and lana zak tracking the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, there are more delegates at take in new york than the last five contests combined and the two front-runners hoping they can regain lost footing while ted cruz appears to be sitting this one out. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, donald trump and john kasich all of the candidates fanning out across new york. all of the candidates with the exception of ted cruz. >> he does not like new york. >> reporter: cruz preferring to invest his time in california after his comments on new york values -- >> california is going to decide the republican
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>> reporter: but both of the democrats have been competing on who has the most new york values. >> brooklyn born, native son. >> reporter: sanders' campaign ad painting him as the true new yorker while clinton reminding voters he left new york for vermont. >> the state that has the highest per capita number of those guns that end up committing crimes in new york come from vermont. >> reporter: new york's closed primary is just a week away. closed meaning voters have to be registered in advance for the party in order to vote in the primary. >> you need to actually be registered as a republican. >> reporter: the importance of registering, something ivanka has been reminding voters in state after state. >> hi, south carolina. >> hi, nevada, i'm ivanka trump. >> aloha, hawaii. >> reporter: they allowed her to forget her own state. >> they were unaware of the rules and they didn't register in time so
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guilty. >> luckily for trump it doesn't look like he'll need those two votes to win in the empire state. a new poll out shows him ahead by a whopping 33 points and puts clinton ahead by 14 points. kendis, diane. >> john kasich far behind in second place in that poll. lana, thank you. hillary clinton is coming under fire for a racially tinged joke. >> sorry, hillary. i was running on cp time. >> i don't like jokes like that. that's not -- >> cautious politician time. >> that's clinton taking part at an annual media event with new york mayor bill de blasio and a cast member from the broadway hit "hamilton." cp time is used to mean colored people time. bill de blasio said
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just a joke. >> it was clearly a staged show. it was a scripted show and the whole idea was to do the counterintuitive and say cautious politician time. every actor involved including hillary clinton and leslie odom jr. thought it was a joke on a different convention. that was the whole idea of it so i think people are missing the point here. >> the comedy skit is drawing mixed reaction on social media. so far no comment from the clinton campaign. new orleans police plan to add another charge against a man being held for the murder of former saints player will smith. cardell haste remains in custody linked to the shooting of his wife. hayes' defense attorney says hayes ras rewas rear ended by a vehicle. hayes will plead not guilty according to his lawyer. today is national equal payday representing how many extra days women have to work to earn what men earn
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year. president obama marks national equal payday by designating a new national monument. the museum is located on capitol hill and headquarters of the national women's party and the president will seek at the site about ensuring equal pay for women. inequality in pay is one of the major reasons the women's soccer team may boycott the summer olympics in rio. the players are in contract talks just weeks after five players waged a complaint with the federal government. the women's team is reigning world champion but its members make far less than the not as successful men's team. well, still ahead, drink up. where american tourists are causing a beer shortage. alarming comments from health officials about the zika virus calling it scarier than they first thought. new advice for women. plus caught on camera. a photographer, yeah, getting a little close, too close to a plane trying to land.
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[ bleep ]. you're late for everything else here. >> you're looking and listening to a full-blown meltdown captured on camera at laguardia. an irate mom fuming waiting for hours for a flight to miami heading to a disney cruise but the airport was shut down for high winds and the flight had to be diverted. the flight finally took off the next day and, yes, everyone made the cruise. >> there's also plenty of anger on display in incoming over the state's controversial new law of the so-called bathroom law forces people to use public
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bathrooms for the gender shown on their birth certificate. it erupted yesterday. bruce springsteen who canceled a concert in protest. right now it appears unlikely that the law will be overturned. a major financial firm is paying a $5 billion fine. goldman sachs is the last major american bank to settle with the justice department over shoddy practices involving mortgages and mortgage securities. a major cause, of course, of the financial meltdown. about a third of the fine will be used to help distressed borrowers and affected communities. facebook will unveil some of its future plans today. the primary topics will be the social network's push for live video as well as something called chatbots. those allow businesses to interact with messenger users such as making restaurant reservations rather than requiring a stand-alone app. when we come back, a brazen bank heist that could have been straight out of a movie.
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future. roads wet to the north and southwest. watch out for snow in the rockies and flooding along the gulf coast, roads wet on the east coast and also west of the great lakes. >> and if you're flying airport delays likeliest in new orleans, charlotte, houston and atlanta. well, there's a new headline now out about the zika virus this morning. doctors are warning that it's actually scarier than they first thought and they say they need more money to fight it. >> as such the obama administration is pressing congress to approve nearly $2 billion to fight the virus. it's spread by mosquitoes, of course, and can cause serious birth defects. abc's dr. richard besser has new information about what that means for women who are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. >> with the cdc is saying, there's no period during your pregnancy when it's absolutely safe. there won't be a vaccine this year so using a repellant avoiding bites is what you can do to stay safe. >> the cdc believes the mosquito th
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30 states up from 12 in cities as far north as new york and san francisco. the virus itself is spreading in south america and the krieben. it's feared the virus will pop up in the u.s. as the weather warms up. three people are dead after their boat sank off the florida coast including a 9-year-old boy and his father, a deputy sheriff. their 24-foot boat capsized in rough seas while on a fishing trip. the victims held on to the boat as long as they could but eventually drowned. one of the boaters was rescued after washing ashore nearly 24 hours later exhausted but alive. the school police officer seen in this video slamming a student to the ground has been fired. school officials in san antonio, texas, s the use of force against the 12-year-old girl was absolutely unwarranted. now they say the officer was supposed to report any use of force right away, instead his initial report listed the incident as an accidental fall. new york police are looking for some bank robbers who
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decided to drop in to their latest target. they gained access to the branch by popping a hatch on the roof. once inside they broke into the bank vault and stole $280,000 in cash and looted safety deposit boxes. amazingly the surveillance cameras didn't record a thing and no alarm sounded. weird.
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out of the tree. she was about 20 feet high and her fall was broken by people on the ground. they were holding a tarp. the owner says cora probably got stuck while chasing a raccoon or a squirrel. cora is going to be fine. >> she landed safely. >> yes. time now for sports and this morning that means nba hoops. >> we get the highlights from our friends at espn. good morning, america. he's stan, i'm neil. stan took most of last week off so he has to go first. >> let's talk nba playoff scenarios. two spots left in the west. three teams fighting for them. two of them in the mavericks and jazz. rudy gobert, wouldn't return to the game for wednesday. mavericks said they were approaching it like it was game seven of the playoffs. dirk know wit ski got the message battling joe ingals there. wesley matthews, he scored 30 points.
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a playoff spot. >> so now if i understand correctly it's between the jazz and rockets. >> you do understand correctly. >> for that final spot. that's it, the rockets win against minnesota, remember, this is the minnesota team that upset the apple cart that is the warriors and they're at home and you figure, man, they don't have a lot of home game, got a young guy, want to play spoiler. that's what you would think but you would have thought wrong. james harden losing wigans, showed you dwight howard running over karl anthony towns. harden, a long "gma" highlight. harden had 34 points, 6 assists, the rockets won by a lot, so now if the rockets beat the kings they're in. >> as we mention the jazz taking on the lakers. kobe bryant's farewell. >> more about kobe bryant's farewell coming up.
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crunched it! new oikos crunch. be unstoppable. ♪ time for "the pulse" and we're going to start with a guy who is something of a magnet for foul balls. he's a detroit tigers fan named bill dugan. >> while watching his tigers lose to the pirates yesterday he caught five foul balls. he gave them all to kids seated nearby. >> okay. that's pretty incredible. >> five foul balls. >> he sits behind home plate and says at home he has hundreds of balls that he's caught at games himself. dugan says that he loves giving the ones he catches out to kids just to see the smiles on their faces. >> people were always wondering how he manages to do it. he says it's all about location. right behind home
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of near first base, as well. >> i guess that's where all the foul balls go. next up kobe bryant, you heard the espn guys refer to his final game tomorrow night when the lakers face the utah jazz. still looking for a ticket, get ready to pay up. >> the lowest price ticket on stubhub is more than $700 and that's really, really cheap when some other seats in l.a.'s staples center are taken into consideration. >> case in point, someone has already paid more than $27,000 for two tickets to see bryant wrap up his 20-year career. >> but it is two tickets. >> in that case it's a bargain. >> it's a steal. understand. >> i think i'll have to catch that one from home. next a rather unexpect expe consequence of the new relationship with cuba. the country just 90 miles from key west is seeing an influx of american tourists. >> and seems many of them are thirsty, so thirsty that cuba is starting to run low on beer. the whole country. >> i don't get
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considering opening a new plant to increase supply. more immediately it's also thinking about importing beer in an attempt to keep pace with growing demand. >> i think they have plenty of rum, though. >> they do. >> i think that's still -- >> just have to switch to mojitos. >> the sacrifices we make. >> oh. well, hear, hear in the future depicted in "back to the future" and still no real hoverboards but video indicates frankie is getting closer. he claims it can run ten minutes at a time hitting speeds of more than 90 miles an hour. >> get this, he also says it can go as high as 10,000 feet. the device powered by a turbine engine and backpack is fuel. you'll notice he's taking it over a nice soft lake in case there is a rough landing. >> hard to blame him. 10,000 feet. >> very cool. more news after this.
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12th. and we are off to a much drier start to the morning today, than we saw yesterday. but that will change in a few hours. good morning washington. toss to eileen today: morning clouds and showers. breezy. afternoon sunshine. highs: 58-65 winds: nw 5-15 mph tonight: clear and cold. lows: 33-40 winds: n 5-10 mph wednesday: mostly sunny and beautiful! highs: 59-62 winds: ne 5 mph 95 in stafford american legion bridge 270 breaking new details overnight..
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governor larry hogan is applauding lawmakers for passing new drunk driving legislation late last night. the bill called "noah's law" would require people arrested for d-u-i offenses to have ignition interlock devices installed on their vehicles. the measure passed the senate and house less than an hour before the end of the legislative session, after a day of political wrangling and compromising. montgomery county police officer noah leotta was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver back in december. we'll tell hear what governor hogan is saying about the bill, coming up in a few minutes.
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good morning washington has a health alert for you.. the country's top medical officials are asking for more resources to fight the zika virus. doctors say the outbreak is "scarier" than originally feared. the obama administration is now asking congress for an additional two-billion dollars to fight the virus. the centers for disease control and prevention now says zika has shown up in 30 states... and is linked to a growing number of birth defects. just last week, the white house announced plans to transfer leftover funds from the ebola outbreak to fight zika. the current and requested funding will go toward vaccine development, mosquito control and patient treatment. meanwhile-- the head of the u-s military is reminding troops to stay out of politics. the joint chiefs of staff will draft a letter this week, reminding both troops and highra
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apolitical. the military typically remains neutral on politics so leaders can give their best advice to the president. troops are also forbidden from attending any political event in uniform-- especially during an election year. today-- starbucks is launching its new rewards program, despite a less than enthusiastic response from customers. "my starbucks rewards" will now be simply "starbucks rewards." the new system is based on how much money customers spend in the coffee shops, not how often they make purchases. starbucks announced the change in late february in a blog post. but many customers complained that it will take them longer to earn rewards. it's xx and we're just getting started. finally finished. maryland passes high-profile drunk finally finished. maryland passes high-profile drunk driving legislatation at the 11th hour. what the state's top lawmaker is saying
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down on drunk drivers. another teen is fatally attacked inside a metro station. how metro is responding, and the latest on the search for the suspect. good morning washington. today: morning clouds and showers. breezy. afternoon sunshine. highs: 58-65 winds: nw 5-15 mph tonight: clear and cold. lows: 33-40 winds: n 5-10 mph wednesday: mostly sunny and beautiful! highs: 59-62 winds: ne 5 mph se beltway @ colesville 66 in manassas back to


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