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making news in america this morning, preparing to speak to putin. we just learned when president trump will talk with the russian president for the first time since taking office, the diplomatic standoff. the upcoming meeting between president trump and mexico's president abruptly canceled as confusion grows about who will pay for the border wall. a scary scene in an american city. flames shooting from the roof of a high-rise hotel. guests forced to evacuate. what may have caused that fire. caught on camera, a swollen river eating away its bank. watch this. eventually gives away dumping a hotel into the water. was there anyone inside? and president trump's air force one, inside the flowing oval office and what he says is different about this plane
maybe it's the gold plated toilets aren't there. who knows. good friday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm erielle reshef in for diane today. we begin with president trump poised to have his first direct conversation with russian president vladimir putin. still, the kremlin overnight confirmed that the two leaders will speak by phone tomorrow. president trump has said he wanted to develop a better relationship with russia and suggested lifting the latest sanctions imposed by the obama administration. in the meantime, there is this, the president is squaring off with mexico over his promised border wall. the mexican president abruptly called off a visit to the white house after refusing to pay for the wall. >> now there's talk of a possible border tax and abc's stephanie ramos has the latest from washington. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning. president trump already signed an order to start building the
boa border wall. president trump insists the border wall will go up with american money. but mexico will eventually pick up the tab. >> i've said many times that the american people will not pay for the wall. and i've made that clear to the government of mexico. >> reporter: white house press secretary sean spicer suggested slapping a 20% import tax on products out of mexico as payment. >> right now our country's policy is to tax exports and let imports flow freely which is ridiculous but by doing it that way we could easily pay for the wall just through that mechanism alone. >> reporter: mexico's government against the idea when it was a campaign promise. >> who's going to pay for the wall. >> reporter: and still against it under a trump presidency. >> exports from mexico into the u.s., that's going to be paid by the american consumer. >> reporter: hours early in
mexico's president taling the mexican people, i said it once, i will say it again, mexico will not pay for any wall. he later tweeted his upcoming meeting to the white house was house and telling lawmakers at a retreat in philadelphia, president trump says it was a mutual decision to cancel. >> unless mexico will treat the united states fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless. >> reporter: a meeting between trump and british prime minister theresa may is still on the books for today despite their differences on torture, trade and nato. aside from today's meeting with may, mr. trump will also head to the pentagon to sign more executive orders and to attend the ceremonial swearing in of his new defense secretary-general james mattis. >> a lot going on in that city right now. >> we should mention abc plans live coverage of that joint press conference at 1:00 p.m. later today. now, president trump as you know clashed with the media
week in office it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon. >> innant interview with fox news, sean hannity asked president trump about his relationship with the press. >> i've seen major newspapers, two cable networks that used the word liar and my question to you is does that make you want to rethink entirely how this administration will deal with the media. >> well, they're the liars. let me give you an example. when sean got up he talked about the audience i had the largest audience. i did. i had the largest audience if you add the television and all the sources, the largest audience in the history of inaugurations. i did. they try and demean it so much. >> the president also went after "saturday night live" saying it's a failing show. president trump's chief strategist steve ban none is launching his own salvo. bannon said it should keep its mouth shut and listen
and considers the media the opposition party whose members don't understand why donald trump was elected president and summed up by saying, quote, the media as zero integrity, zero intelligence and no hard work. learning new details about president trump's efforts to disprove media reports about the crowd size at his inauguration. according to "the washington post" the president called directly calling the acting director of the national park service the day after his swearing in. "the post" reports he asked for more photographs of the national maul hoping to prove the media lied about the size. the white house cut about $5 million inearmarked for advertising to promote sign-ups in dot gov. they have spent $60 million on efforts to bolster enrollment. before a new secretary of state is sworn i
staffers have resigned. an unusually large ex-dus administrations. they were told they would not be asked to stay on during president trump's tenure. rex tillerson is expected to be confirmed by the senate next week. a federal grand jury has indicted the suspect in that deadly shooting rampage at the ft. lauderdale airport. charges against him include five counts of causing death at an international airport. five people were killed during the ram page earlier in month in the baggage claim area. he has a history of meant tall illness. powerful stores that much somewh somewhated california, an upside, they're almost completely drought-free and none is falling under the exceptional or worse category but state water officials warn that until reservoirs are fully replenished they'll continue to impose restrictions. on the other side of the country, the front that brought
moving east which means lake-effect snow is expected over the next several days, parts of the interior northeast could accumulate between two and three feet of new snow. still ahead, how facebook just made it virtually impossible for someone to hack your account. plus, mysterious murder in paradise. one of our abc news colleagues killed in belize, what the fbi is now saying about who might be involved. and flames shooting from one of the city's largest hotels. people in all 750 rooms evacuated. the new video coming in this morning. z290ez zi0z y290ey yi0y
washington to nashville landed safely. crews immediately doused the spoelderri smoldering engine. no injuries were reported. the faa is now investigating. the engineer involved in a deadly train crash in philadelphia is suing amtrak. he alleged that the railroad ignored reports that people were throwing objects at trains. he said he was disoriented after something hit his train. investigators say he was distracted by reports of another train being hit. a hotel fire forced hundreds of guests from their rooms in tampa. flames seen shooting off the top of the building. firefighters had to walk up to 27 flights of stairs to put out the flames on the rooftop there. now, officials say the blaze was caused by debris from construction work after nearly an hour, the fire was out and those guests returned to their rooms. scary images. facebook is offering another layer of security to better protect your
this special usb stick designed to lock out intruders looking compromise your personal information. a lot of people share a lot on facebook. physical keys are said to be faster and more effective than verification codes sent to your phone. security keys were already available for google and drop box. >> not that she needed it but oprah winfrey is expanding her business profile joining forces with kraft heinz to develop new line of food products in the u.s. meal time stories will offer a ready to eat refrigerated meals, 10% of the profits will be donated to anti-hunger charities. no word yet on when the products will debut. when we come back, newly leaked body cam video leads to charges being dropped against a mother and her two teens. a hotel collapses into a swollen river. what happened here?
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so, watch as this semi truck in this video is struck by some live power lines. the utility poles holding them came crashing down in sacramento. several people were also trapped in their vehicles by the wires. once the power shut off they all got out safely. no one injured. there shouldn't be problems on california roads this morning. just some mountain snow in the northern rockies, but it'll be slippery around the great lakes and into the northeast and new england. we're learning new details about the investigation into the murder of someone in our abc family. anne swaney was strangled to death while on vacation in the caribbean country of belize. she was an executive producer at our abc station in chicago. >> investigators have new leads about who may have been involved in her death. the fbi now offering a $10,000 reward for any information to help crack this case. abc's linzie janis has more. >> reporter: murder in paradise. 39-year-old anne swaney killed while vacationing at this eco rert
the fbi saying it now believes more than one person may be behind the mysterious murder. >> the public believes may have information about the suspect or suspects. >> reporter: on the morning she was murdered she volunteered to stay behind from a horseback riding excursion because there weren't enough horses for everyone. when the group later returned, they reportedly found her yoga mat and other belongings on the waterfront deck but saw no sign of her. >> that's when we were alerted that her things were down at the yoga platform. >> reporter: linzie janis, abc news, new york. investigators in new hampshire say they may have solved a series of gruesome cold case murders. they've identified a drifter known as robert evans as the man responsible for the death of his then girlfriend denise bodin in 1981 linking his murder to children found in drums. he died in a california prison
murder. criminal charges against a texas woman and her two daughters who called for help have been dropped thanks to the officer's body cam. this released image showing what happened when police arrived. jacqueline craig says the officer argued with her, eventually throwing her and her two daughters to the ground. you can see it there. now, police did not release the video and would not comment on it but dropped all charges against craig and her daughters. >> we have to recognize when we do something that's maybe legal but may not be the right thing to do. >> we're calling the community to continue to put pressure on chief fitzgerald to fire this officer. >> the officer was disciplined for ten days and underwent more training. that video was leaked. some incredible video as well from peru. that is what a hotel sounds and looks like as it collapses a
falling right into a flood swollen river. the foundation was eroded by the rushing water and luckily everyone inside evacuated before the collapse. no one injured there. we turn to sports. one thing we know about the australian open, women's final, is that it's going to be won by a williams. >> this is fantastic. 36-year-old venus williams is playing like she's in her prime. in her first major final since 2009 when she lost to her little sister at wimbledon. that little sister serena is trying to win her 23rd grand slam title which would be a new record. both say they're happy for each other. >> you have to control yourself and then you also have hopefully put your opponent in the box and if this opponent is your sister she's super awesome so it's wonderful. >> it's the one time that i really genuinely feel like no matter what happens, i can't lose. she can't lose. it's just going to be a great situation. >> if serena williams
she'll regain her world number one ranking. their match scheduled to start at 3:30 in the morning tomorrow morning on our sister network espn. >> stay up late or wake up early. >> it's going to be tough. they first met -- played each other. >> met? >> 1998 and they've been doing this since then. nearly 20 years, pretty impressive there. all right. the nfl is really try pretty hard to drum up a little interest in the pro bowl. the festivities starting with a skills showdown that included a dodgeball game. >> ooh. >> would be one of the great performances in the history of american athletics off to a good start. >> that is the announcer sean mcdonough trying to get dramatic as several nfc players went up against the last man, ty hilton of the colts forcing overtime against four guys but couldn't kach a ball thrown by zeke
stripped off his shirt celebrating. the festivities all building up in orlando. not in hawaii this year. >> but it looked nice. nice weather? that's all that matters. >> shirtless weather. up next in "the pulse," inside president trump's air force one as he compares it to his own plane. leading scientists have a doomsday clock that took another tick towards midnight when they think the world would end. >> end of days coming.
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♪ and it is time for your friday "pulse" starting with an inside look at president trump's new air force one. >> it may take a little bit of getting used to for the president. air force one is a little different than the plane than he owns himself. >> the president invited the media for a photo-op in the flying oval office after his first flight on air force one to philadelphia. the president was sitting behind his desk, his new air force jacket, you see there hanging on the chair. lots of snacks nearby and the tv blaring. >> the president's own plane, actually his plane is smaller than air force one which is a 747 of course but trump's jet has two bedrooms and a full bathroom with a 24 karat gold plated sink. who doesn't need one? the seat belts are gold plated in case you wanted to know and asked to compare the two planes. here he goes. >> well, that's a
but this is a very special plane for a lot of reasons. outside of just being -- >> and some people noticed the president broke protocol when boarding by not turning around and waving. but when he did arrive in philadelphia, he did do a real stern salute before getting in his car. next a movement on what's known as the doomsday clock, end of days apparently happening fairly soon. not just a movie but maintained for 70 years by some of the world's leading scientists. >> they unveiled the clock and said that the minute hand had moved from three minutes to midnight up to 2 1/2, midnight on the clock rips global catastrophe. >> the scientists say it's due to comments from president trump and a darkening global security landscape. these guys are positive. police in india say they have 5 1/2 pounds of pot they need to give away. >> they tweeted this out of the bag of marijuana ask
and claim it and add don't forget to bring your i.d. >> they claim that the pot was accide accidentally delivered to the wrong address which was their police station. oo oopsie. >> a lot would send to different addresses and cult it off and get it at the doorstep. >> not all the facts there. more just after this. t it o with good morning washington. a pretty mild day ahead.. but we could see a big change in temperatures later this weekend. meteorologist veronica johnson will break that down in just a moment. but first, here are some of the morning's top stories.. a busy weekend ahead for president donald trump. later today-- he is scheduled to host british prime minister theresa may at the white house. the two are expected to discuss numerous topics-- including trade-- in an hour-long meeting. and saturday-- presidn
with russian president vladmir putin on the phone. a white house official says this will be their first conversation since trump took office. the president of mexico and myself have agreed to cancel our planned meeting scheduled for next week. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly with respect such a meeting will be fruitless...and i want to go a different route meanwhile-- president trump's relationship with another leader is faltering. a meeting with mexico's president was canceled amid discussion of a 20-percent tax on imported mexican goods. the money would help fund a souther border wall. good morning washington. toss to eileen - return to seasonable chill - dry, breezy and chilly saturday - chance for snow flurries/showers late sunday into monday today: partly sunny, breezy and chily
breaking overnight. a serious crash shuts down a road near fairfax station. police say a car left the street and crashed into a tree-- killing one of the people inside. a second occupant was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. the 76-hundred block of clifton road was shut down for hours as investigators examined the scene.
for the crash. developing this morning-- police are looking for the cause of this scene at montgomery mall last night. investigators say shoppers returned to find their cars on fire. at least 4 vehicles were damaged. 2 of them are totaled! no one was hurt but the damage exceeds 75-thousand dollars. right now in george town. police are looking for your help finding a pair of assault suspects. and they have a pretty good idea what they look like. take a look at your screen. police say these two are suspects in the assault on a postal carrier earlier this month along 32ndstreet. police say it happened after break-ins, and thefts of mail from 2 separate postal cars. there's a reward up to 50-thousand dollars for information that helps catch them. nasa astronauts sort of have an iconic look-- big white suit, and a shiny helmet. but that style is about to get a big make-over. this is the new "boeing blue" space-suit. this is for nasa astronauts on the new starliner spaceship. the suit is more flexible and has soft helmets.
sensitive gloves. oh and one more thing -- it could save your life. it serves as an emergency life-support system. it's xx and we're just getting started. coming up-- a big weekend ahead for president trump. as he prepares to speak with several world leaders-- america's relationship with mexico takes a serious hit. how this could impact thousands of products.. coming up. good morning washington. - return to seasonable chill - dry, breezy and chilly saturday - chance for snow flurries/showers late sunday into monday today: partly sunny, breezy and chilly highs: 42-47 wind: west 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph+