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making news in america this morning, memorial day, president trump on the offensive firing back after questions mount about his son-in-law and top adviser jared kushner. is a staff shake-up in the works? plus one of europe's most influential leaders, angela merkel now saying her country can no longer rely on the u.s. we're live with details. north korea fires its third missile in just three weeks. hear why the secretary of defense warns the country is a threat to the united states. memorial day washout. millions of people in danger of having a wet holiday after severe storms caused severe damage. we're tracking it all. see why this romantic hot air balloon proposal wasn't exactly smooth sailing.
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a good monday morning to you all. we begin with the white house facing new allegations focused on russia and the president's son-in-law. >> yeah, president trump slammed media reports his son-in-law jared kushner tried to establish a secret back channel with russian officials. the president is touting his first overseas trip as a big success. but the german chancellor angela merkel walked away from the g7 summit quoting here suggesting the relationship between the european union and the u.s. is not as strong as it used to be. >> abc's kenneth moton joins us live from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, diane and kendis. foreign policy to domestic issues. president trump is gearing up for a fight in the russia investigation. we are hearing of a growing group of private attorneys and pr team to handle the negative headlines. trump white house overhaul, on the heels of his first foreign trip as president -- >> i think we hit a home run. >> reporter: -- president trump
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shake-up in the face of the russian investigation and his family. the private attorney one of many trump hired to handle the russia investigation seen talking with ivanka trump at the white house. her husband, presidential adviser jared kushner, under scrutiny but not the target of the fbi investigation. sources say kushner tried to set up a seek back channel with the russian ambassador to the u.s. even after intelligence agencies found russia tried to meddle in the election. >> there ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid. if not then there's no way he can maintain that kind of a clearance. >> reporter: a frustrated president tweeted calling leaks coming out of the white house fabricated lies made up by the fake news media and spoke with "the new york times" reportedly saying, quote, jared is doing a great job for the country. i have total confidence in him. >> look, i think jared has said that he's more than willing to answer any and all questions. >> reporter: trump's focus his overseas trip calling
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success for america. but fresh from the g7 summit german chancellor angela merkel expressed doubts about the u.s. and the uk. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: telling her country the times when we could completely count on others are over. the chancellor's remarks came after president trump criticized germany's trade policies at the g7. this week expected to be a crucial one for the white house as the president works to control the negative headlines in this investigation into russia. >> a lot of people are saying corey lewandowski's former campaign manager might be returning to the white house. north korea is sparking concern around the world after defiantly firing another missile. the ninth test this year. >> u.s. officials say this time it appears to be a short-range scud missile. it flew 280 miles before landing in the sea of japan. >> north korea has been trying to develop a long-range missile that could reach the united states. the defense secretary says everyone is threatened. >>
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testing program they get better with each test. the north korean regime has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on earth, the capital of south korea but the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into combat. if we're not able to resolve the situation through diplomatic means. >> north korea carried out two nuclear tests last year, japan's prime minister condemned this latest launch as an unacceptable provocation. also breaking overnight police in britain have made yet another arrest in that terror attack at the ariana grande concert in manchester, england. investigators trying to close in on a suspected terror network linked to the manchester suicide bomber, salman abedi, have arrested a 23-year-old man now. authorities confirm 14 suspects remain in custody in connection with that
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most larger than a smartphone to be checked. homeland security secretary john kelly says that ban could be expanded to include all international flights too and from the u.s. kelly says the change would help fight potential new bombmaking technologies. british airways is warning passengers to expect delays after a worldwide computer outage. the company says a power supply problem forced it to cancel all flights out of london's heathrow and gatwick airports saturday. many are back online but the company is earning passengers not to go to either airport unless they've already been rebooked. some memorial day parades and ceremonies may be canceled because of the weather tracking two systems right now, one in the south dumping rain in louisiana and mississippi. the other one is stretching from eastern ohio straight up into new york city. more man 125,000 customers in the memphis area have lost power after a severe storm there. dozens of larg
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damaging homes as well as vehicles, but no serious injuries reported. now for a closer look at your memorial day forecast. >> good morning, kendis, diane. well, the unofficial start to summer will officially start with some summerlike thunderstorms rumbling through the gulf coast throughout portions of the southeast and we're watching out for very gusty winds and we're looking for the possibility of hail connected with these thunderstorms but not only that but we'll see scattered showers walk right along the i-5 corridor affecting new york, d.c., boston and including believe it or not, philadelphia as well. everybody in the mix of that but down to the deep south is where the heavy thunderstorms will rack up some big-time problems. kendis, diane. still ahead great white sharks are visiting some popular beaches from coast to coast. plus, a memorial day miracle. a woman missing several days found
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how she was discovered. a fun day at the zoo turns scary when an orangutan escapes her enclosure. we'll show you how this one ended.
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investigators in southern california now say this brush fire was started by a weed whacker. about 55 acres burned in los angeles forcing some homes to be evacuated. fire officials say it started when a weed whacker being used near flammable materials overheated. an investigation is under way into what went wrong in a memorial weekend skydiving event that killed a navy s.e.a.l. the s.e.a.l. plung
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rescue crews managed to pull him out but he died less than an hour later. the region's naval commander says the community has lost a true patriot and hearts and prayers go out to his family. police outside jackson arrested a man accused of killing eight people including a sheriff's deputy. investigators say 35-year-old kori godbolt first got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family and say that set him off and say he then pulled out a gun, opened fire killing three women. the sheriff's deputy you see had responded. he was killed as well as four other people in two neighboring homes. godbolt in handcuffs after his arrest telling a reporter suicide by cop was his intention but he ran out of bullets. we're learning new details on the stabbings of three good samaritans who came to the aid of a young woman being harassed on a portland train. now police say a suspected white supremacist 35-year-old jeremy christian went on an anti-muslim
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to try to calm him down, that's when christian allegedly stabbed all of them. >> he told us to go back to saudi arabia. he told us that we shouldn't be here and to get out of his country. this white male from the back of us came and he was like, you can't disrespect these young ladies. then they just all started arguing. >> wow, well, two of the victims passed away. the third is in serious condition. police say christian has a known criminal history as well as extremist views. a new video now, a florida man is facing trespassing charges as this appears to show him unplugging a bounce house. police in port st. lucie, florida, say he unplugged it while kids were playing inside. the children all under the age of 3 had to be rescued after that bounce house then collapsed. now, the man claims he was actually just trying to unplug the party's sound system. quite a story. a missing woman in washington state has been found alive after apparently crashing her car
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ago. sharon leming was reported missing tuesday and found in her vehicle yesterday afternoon down a 40-foot embankment from a highway. she's being treated at a hospital in seattle. when we come back, a woman is missing after her husband says they got into a boating accident. so hear what he's telling investigators and why the fbi is now getting involved. plus, talk about taking the plunge. of course, a man proposes to his girlfriend on a hot air balloon. and then, well, we'll tell you the rest. more "doing chores for mom" per roll more "doing chores for dad" per roll more "earning something you love" per roll bounty is more absorbent, so the roll can last 50% longer... ...than the leading ordinary brand. so you get more "life" per roll.
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recorded over 3 1/2 hours similar to the northern lights, just in the southern hemisphere. roads wet in most of the south. here at home with flooded road as long the texas gulf coast watch out for puddles in the northeast, new england and rockies and northwest. flying on this busy holiday airport delays those likely in houston, atlanta, new york and boston. still no sign of a missing newlywed that vanished during a sailing trip with her new husband over mother's day weekend. >> they were found drifting in the caribbean but the search has been called off for that new mom and the fbi has been called in to help. abc's linzie janis has more. >> reporter: the fbi investigating the mysterious disappearance of florida mother isabella helmand who vanished while on a sailing trip with her husband louis bennett setting off from cuba the evening of may 14th. but at 1:30 a.m. the coast guard getting a distress signal from the couple's boat off the coast of the bahamas. >> t
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unknown submerged object and began taking on water. >> reporter: three hours later they spot the overturned boat discovering bennett 1,000 yards away in a life raft. but no sign of his wife and the mother of their 9-month-old daughter. the coast guard scouring nearly 7,000 scare miles of ocean but calling off the search after three days. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> so far no comment from the fbi. bennett told reporters he was heading to cuba to continue searching for his wife on his own and we'll have a lot more on the story later on "good morning america." a california water park shut down three of its water slides as it tries to figure out what caused a 10-year-old boy to fly off one of its slides. this video captures the moment the boy went airborne off the three-story waterslide. catch carefully. he slides on to a hard skid along the pavement. somehow he only suffered some scrapes and bruises in the fall. it happened on the first day the ride was actua
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the zoo in perth, australia, it captures a moment an orangutan mother climbed out of her enclosure to save her son which had fallen into a garden. the incident promised a brief evacuation of zoo visitors as you can imagine but mom successfully retrieved her 5-year-old son and returned to her own enclosure. a canadian couple has quite the proposal story to tell this morning but not the one they planned. christine peters said yes when her boyfriend popped the question midhot air balloon flight. but then the balloon started descending a little too fast. the pilot said brace for an emergency landing and it crashed into two different trees before finally crashing onto a field. lucky for them the most serious injury was a broken fingernail. the happy couple says the whole experience was, quote, awesome. >> one way to put it. mine would be terrifying. >> awesome. from terrifying, awesome to a frightening crash at the indy
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knocked one of the favorites straight out of the race. >> watch what happened during the second turn, scott dixon hits another car and goes flying through the air. the car was split into several pieces. you can see flame, debris flying everywhere. he only suffered minor injuries. >> he walked away, able to talk about it. even got in one of his sponsor plugs in there. modern technology there. for more on the race and it was a history making one and the winner here are our guys at espn. >> take me racing in indiana. ♪ back home in indiana >> sato is the winner of the indianapolis 500. he wins his first indy 500 in his eighth career start. he's the first japanese driver to win the indianapolis 500. eighth japanese driver to run in the race. >>
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he's the winner. cubs/dodgers, so l.a. is going to sweep chicago but doesn't seem this likely. there's clayton kershaw giving up bombs. baez pops that and rizzo will come up and hit one even farther. in all kershaw gives up three homers. four runs, 11 hits so didn't have his best stuff but guess what, teammates will pick them up as many times as he's gone ahead and gone goose eggs, nine behind him. yasiel puig parks that and complete the sweep 9-4 l.a. over chicago. >> not a good day in utica. a lot of rain. >> sorry, utica. bring an umbrella. >> good day tomorrow, utica. up next in "the pulse," just in time for the unofficial start of summer, yeah, great white sharks are visiting. >> oh, awesome. >> on both coasts. >> speaking of that. catch of the day. just not that kind of catch.
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♪ time to check "the pulse" starting with some great white sharks making an appearance for the holiday weekend. >> oh, yeah. the san clemente, california, beach is open again. the popular surf spot closed after four sharks were spotted near the pier. the same area was closed a week ago for the same reason. >> and off the coast of the jersey shore, mary lee is making an appearance. that's the 3500-pound shark first caught and tagged five years ago. hi, mary lee. >> hi, mary. a research group tracks mary lee's travels on twitter where
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followers. she seems to linger off the jersey coast around this time of year. so we know where not to be. >> sunbathing there. mary lee, you enjoy the water. in the meantime, here on dry land justin timberlake showed us his idea of the perfect bromantic holiday. >> the ten-time grammy winner popped up on instagram on what looks like any other bike ride through the hamptons enjoying himself. >> biking through the hamptons, so beautiful. wait. bro biker. >> bro biker. >> so timberlake and his late night bff jimmy fallon enjoyed riding around on a tandem bike. >> this isn't the first time they have double mounted this bicycle which was actually a gift to fallon from his wife. >> ooh. good gifting. >> i think so.
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if you want to be a ball boy or ball girl at a baseball game, you better be able to flash some leather. >> this happened at dodgers stadium playing the cubs. there was a hard foul ball there as you can see, left field line, the ball girl goes high to snatch it out of the air on the hop. >> so she either saved or annoyed some faup with good morning washington on this memorial day. a muggy, and foggy start to the morning, and rain may be on the way later. our stormwatch weather team has more on that coming up. but first here is a quick look at today's headlines. breaking overnight-- north korea fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast. according to the south korean military said, it was likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the north seeks to build nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the u.s. mainland. the launch was north kor's
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last year-- the rogue nation also carried out two nuclear tests-- in january and september. strong words from german chancellor angela merkel- following last week's g-7 summit. sparking at a rally-- merkel said the european union can no longer "completely depend" on others, and must rely on themselves. this came after g-7 leaders were unable to reach an agreement president trump on climate change. the president he is still deciding whether the u-s will honor the 20-15 paris agreement to cut carbon emissions. good morning washington. toss to eileen - morning fog, drizzle - afternoon sunshine, warmer - cloudy & cooler for back to work/school tomorrow - nice midweek & then unsettled by next weekend today: morning fog and drizzle. afternoon sunshine. warmer. highs: 80-85 winds: se to w 5-10 mph tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. lows: 59-64 winds: nw to se 5 mph tuesday: partly sunny. chance of showers. highs: 77-81 winds: sse 5 mph
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closed for the holiday today. but if you still need to get around-- metro trains will be operating, but not on a normal schedule. metro officials say system will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. trains will operate on a sunday schedule. off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all metrorail parking facilities. on the orange line-- stations between new carrollton and stadium-armory remain closed due to safetrack surge #15. metro buses are also operating on a sunday schedule. a familier sound in the district over the weekend. 30 years of revving engines to honor our military men and women... who never came home. the rolling thunder ride for freedom... set off, as it usually does - from the pentagon parking lot, then rumbled across the memorial bridge to the lincoln memorial. for three decades - their motto is: "we will not forget" - to raise awareness for service members
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of war or missing in action. many of these bikers traveled from far away, to be here for the annual ride. controversy for the new "wonder woman" movie, before it even opens. some theaters around the country have planned showings for women only - barring even male employees from some screenings. that's brought complaints of gender discrimination. but at least one theater chain "the alamo drafthouse" responded saying sorry, we're going with girl power. the movie, based on the d-c comics character opens june second. it is expected to be a hit with both genders. it's xx and we're just getting started. remembering the fallen. the nation pauses to recognize the men and wen
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the latest on the memorial day celebrations, happening across the u-s. and will mother nature put a damper on some local plans? our storm watch weather team will break down what you can expect.. coming up. good morning washington. - morning fog, drizzle - afternoon sunshine, warmer - cloudy & cooler for back to work/school tomorrow - nice midweek & then unsettled by next weekend today: morning fog and drizzle. afternoon sunshine. warmer. highs: 80-85 winds: se to w 5-10 mph tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. lows: 59-64 winds: nw to se 5 mph tuesday: partly sunny. chance of showers. highs: 77-81 winds: sse 5 mph


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