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making news in america this morning, striking back in the empire state. hillary clinton and donald trump are closer to clinching after the big victories in the new york primary. another candidate is now mathematically eliminated from winning the nomination before the congregants. we have complete highlights and analysis ahead. breaking overnight the water crisis in flint, michigan, soon to be a criminal case. the charges coming today against city officials. caught on camera. some tensions erupt after a school over a gender neutral bathroom. a tv crew filming in a remote area stumbling on the castaway stranded on a desert island.
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a good wednesday morning to you all. we begin with front-runners back on track after easily dominating the new york primary >> that's right. donald trump and hillary clinton both celebrating resounding victories in their home state, regaining momentum following a string of bruising losses, now they're a step closer to becoming their party's nominees and their rivals have an even slimmer chance than ever. >> trump was back looking for ab outsider and straight talker and won with 60% of the vote and picked up nearly all of new york's gop delegates. >> ted cruz moved on to pennsylvania and it's mathematically impossible for cruz to clinch the nomination before the congregants. >> trump celebrated at trump tower in manhattan and abc's tom llamas is there. tom. >> reporter: huge night for donald trump. so much excite many. trump with a huge win in his home state of new york telling me it was a special moment that there was a lot of love in new york. >> thank you, everybody and
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thank you new york. we love new york. >> reporter: he made three key points in his speech. one, he was so impressed by the big margin he won by and two calling for senator ted cruz to step aside. >> we don't have much of a race anymore based on what i'm seeing on television. senator cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. >> reporter: though cruz is convinced he can win at the convention and finally third he's going to keep working hard. >> we are going to be so strong again, we are going to be really i mean legitimately so great again and i just can't wait. >> reporter: today he'll be on a flight to indianapolis to start campaigning for that primary which votes in two weeks and, of course, focus on pennsylvania which is the next big contest. >> tom llamas, thank you. now to the democrats. hillary clinton says the race is in the home stretch and victory is in sight. >> clinton defeated sanders by a wide margin with the help of women and african-american voters and tried to appeal to
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sanders' supporters telling them there's more that unites them than divides them. sanders headed home to vermont after campaigning in pennsylvania. he congratulated clinton but complained that independents can't vote in the new york primary. abc's cecilia vega has more from the clinton victory party. >> reporter: diane and ryan, this was the win that hillary clinton not only wanted, it was the win that she needed after a string of recent losses. the victory speech that she gave here in manhattan was very much a pivot toward the general election, we heard her extend an olive branch to the supporters of bernie sanders saying that there's much more in common that unites them than that divides them and laser focused on what seems to be headed for a general election race against donald trump and mentioned him. >> we're going to go up against some powerful forces that will do and spend whatever it takes to stop us. >> reporter: as for bernie sanders, this was a win that he
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too needed, a must win in new york and he did not get that. he needed to win delegates here in this delegate rich state and now it appears that the battle for him could be a losing one. >> there are five primaries next week, we think we'll do well and we have a path toward victory. >> reporter: he is promising to stay in this race through the convention this summer. he will continue to likely hurt hillary clinton as she heads towards this general election but she is celebrating a big victory here in new york calling this one, diane and ryan, a very personal win. >> personal indeed. now that the primary is over the city of new york is planning to audit the board of elections after widespread reports of voting irregularities. >> more than 125,000 voters in brooklyn reportedly were removed from the voter registrationle ares. there's concern over faulty ballot scanners, poorly trained
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election workers and polling places that opened late. the candidates are looking ahead to the next five races on tuesday and the front-runners are breathing a sigh of relief as they regain their footing. >> abc's rick klein tells us what it all means. good morning, rick. >> reporter: diane and ryan, new york, new york, home sweet home for both hillary clinton and donald trump. their shared home state doing exactly what they needed it to do, deliver big resounding victories to put their candidacies essentially back on track. what new york does not do is clinch the nomination for either one of them. they will have spirited challenges ahead for donald trump despite his delegate sweep in new york, a contested convention. a very real, maybe likely possibility going forward and for hillary clinton, having bernie sanders part of this race but both of them beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, both of them able to exalt with a victory in their home states and right now the momentum that had been shifting to challengers is now back with the front-runners. donald trump and hillary clinton now riding higher than ever. diane and ryan.
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>> thanks, rick. it's back to business, most of the candidates are hitting the road again today as next tuesday is another big primary day. >> that's right being called a mini super tuesday. primaries held in connecticut, delaware, maryland, pennsylvania and rhode island. >> and stay with abc news for the latest on the new york primary. live team coverage later on "good morning america." breaking overnight the first criminal charges in the flint water crisis are being announced today. at least two state regulators and a flint employee are expected to face felony and misdemeanor charges for 18 months the city's water was not properly treated which released lead from aging pipes. people have been using filters and bottled water for the past few months. >> it's believed that at least eight people have drowned in this week's floods in houston. several died when they drove on flooded roads despite signs and barriers. thousands of homes have been damaged and their occupants and
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possessions destroyed. many roads remain impassable. the slow-moving storm will bring more rain to most of texas and louisiana. there was a tornado warning overnight further north near ft. worth. that area getting nearly an inch of rain in 13 minutes. >> seems like they can't catch a break there. still ahead exiting obamacare, the biggest insurer announces big plans with its future over the affordable care act. >> aftershocks still rattling nerves, one happening during a reporter's interview. tempers flare after a school installs gender neutral
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we are looking at a 129-year-old church on the move
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in springfield, massachusetts. the first spiritual church was slowly rolled about 200 yards all to make room for a new mgm casino. the building and equipment used to move it weighed 500 tons collectively. president obama arrives in saudi arabia today for what may be the most tense of his four visits there. relations have been strained by the administration's outreach to iran and the conflict in syria. saudi arabia is also under increasing pressure from falling oil prices, meanwhile, five senators are asking the president to press saudi arabia on human rights issues. adding to the discomfort between the u.s. and saudi arabia is a bill in congress with bipartisan support. it would allow americans to sue countries for their support of terrorism and there are charges that saudi arabia aided the september 11th terrorists. president obama opposes the bill. republican congressional leaders are skeptical but hillary clinton, bernie sanders and ted cruz all support it. and longtime cuban leader
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fidel castro has made what may be his last public appearance. he told members of cuba's communist party he will soon die but urged them to continue his ideas. castro noted he will be 90 years old in august and it was his first public appearance in many years. they re-elected his younger brother raulers for another ter the death toll from that earthquake has passed 500 but many more bodies are buried in the rubble. efforts are now turning to removing debris, restoring electricity and burying the dead. those efforts are being complicated by continued aftershocks like this one which hit while abc's linzie janis was speaking with an official. >> we have -- [ speaking a foreign language ] >> oh, a tremblor -- a tremor.
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>> yeah. >> reporter: you can see that the windows are moving. >> the interior minister says that aftershock was 1 of 250 since saturday's quake. when we come back more trouble for johnny manziel dropped by a major sponsor. caught on camera, a great white shark taking flight. motru be an unstoppable, let's-rock-this-concert- like-it's-1999 kind of mom. back pain? motrin helps you be the side-planking, keeping-up-with- your-girlfriend- even-though-you'll-feel-it- later kind of woman you are. body pain? motrin helps you be an unstoppable, i-can-totally-do-this- all-in-one-trip kind of woman. when pain tries to real honey for honey nut cheerios. well you've come to the right place. mind if i have another taste?
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waves for one day in southern california. he was paddling out and his gopro caught that. a great white shark jumping completely out of the water. a new definition for a flying fish. the surfer says he was only 100 feet away and posted the video online, which, of course, means he made it back to shore safely. >> too close for comfort. now for a look at morning road condition, flooding is a problem on the gulf coast with roads all the way extending to the great lakes. roads could get slippery through the rockies. >> flying, airport delays likeliest in houston and dallas. it's the morning's top story, new yorkers have delivered for the front-runners handing donald trump and hillary clinton decisive victories. >> trump won 60% of the vote in nearly all of the state's 95 gop delegates, now he's the only republican candidate with any shot of clinching the nomination before the convention. >> clinton trounced bernie sanders and padded her delegate lead and says victory is now in sight but sanders isn't giving up. >> the obama administration is
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downplaying an announcement by united health care, the country's biggest health insurer, the company will exit most state obamacare exchanges by next year. the company's ceo said the market for exchanges in those states was too small and exposed united health care to too much financial risk. the company previously said it could lose up to half a billion dollars this year on those exchanges. a vigil was held last night in texas to remember murdered fitness instructor missy bevers. her body was found inside a church in midlothian. she was there to set up for a class. police released more surveillance video of the suspect dressed in police s.w.a.t. gear. experts say he should be easy to recognize given his distinctive walk and mannerisms. a so-called bathroom that barred a teen has been overturned by a federal appeals court. kevin grimm was born female but identifies as male and the court
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ruling says his high school policy barring him from the boys room was discriminatory and could be still appealed and may have implications for a similar new law in that recently installed gender-neutral bathrooms and some adult protesters scuffled. no one was injured and one person was detained. meanwhile, tracy morgan canceled an upcoming show in misbecause of that state's religious objections law. the law takes effect july 1st. it will allow some businesses to deny services to some lgbt citing religious beliefs. his scheduled performance was next friday. johnny manziel is ready for football but needs to find a new agent. his former representative drew rosenhaus has dropped him as a client because he says manziel has failed to make changes in his lifestyle. manziel says he's taking care of some issues in hopes of playing
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in the nfl this coming season. also nike dropped its endorsement deal with him. football is a couple months away but the playoffs in hockey and basketball are heating up. >> highlights from both are espn guys there giving it us, guys. >> good morning. he's stan, i'm neil. he must be going first. >> i got the spurs. mostly the spurs as it was in game one. >> i would have gone with hockey first. i'm not producing. >> kawhi leonard, defensive player of the year and mills led the way with 16 points. all 1 players who played for them scored. they didn't get too much of anybody. a little bit from everybody including danny green. they led all the way. snooze fest, smooth sailing for the admiral's squad. 94-68. >> no yawning in playoff hockey. st. louis up 2-1 over chicago. they're on the defending stanley
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the umbilical cord with a string and turned the heat up in the car and waited for fire. >> that's my nightmare. just to hear the baby is coming when you're like 10, 15 minutes away from the hospital. the combat veteran clark says he's seen a lot of things but this was his proudest moment. good job, man, mom, dad, baby all doing fine. >> i wonder what his wife's reaction was. was she thinking this will all be fine, my husband is trained in this or just absolutely losing it? >> i don't know how he doesn't lose it. i mean, the baby is coming. you remember the training but, i mean, you don't think it's actually going to happen. >> absolute panic. sounds like dad stayed calm and everyone is fine and now baby has a great story to tell, right? >> that's right. >> came into the world in a very, very special way. >> more news for you after this. ♪
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>> ♪ >> good morning. i'm tamala edwards. it's wednesday april 20th. here's what's next up on "action news." the empire strikes back. frontrunners in both parties score big in new york primaries and now the race for the white house comes to pennsylvania and delaware. attorney general kathleen kane says she was the target of a leak. she'll be in court this morning later on that matter. do or die for the flyers. tonight they hit the ice for a must-win game. it is game four and the team faces elimination tonight. those stories and more. also accuweather and traffic. "action news" is up next. >> ♪ this morning, britain is getting ready to mark queen elizabeth's 90th birthday tomorrow. there are plenty of official events going on to mark the occasion. >> what a big day. one the release of this photo
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showing four generations of royals. the queen, prince charles, prince william and little prince george. it was taken as part of a sheet of celebratory birthday stamps. >> prince george looks pretty happy there. also prince william sat down with the bbc to discuss his grandmum and to answer some criticism about his commitment to royal duties. >> i think the queen's duty and her service are tolerant. her commitment to others, i think, that's all been incredibly important to me and been a real sort of guiding example of just what a good monarch can be. i take duty very seriously and my responsibilities very seriously but it's about finding your own way at the right time and if you're not careful, duty can sort of weigh you down an awful lot at a very early age and i think you've got to develop into the duty role.
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my grandmother and father, 150% supportive behind everything i'm doing and harry and katherine. they very much understand, you know, whilst why grandmother is very active, my father is incredibly busy with his activities and other responsibilities, there's the time now and the space to explore other means of doing a worthwhile job. >> and on a much lighter note prince william and his brother prince harry have gotten up close look at how "star wars" movies are made. >> they toured a studio meeting some of the stars of the film and seeing how props are created and just like brothers got into a lightsaber battle and staged this mock duel and harry, of course, appearing to go for the low blow there, harry getting a big hug from the big guy himself. where is that picture? come on, chewie, get in there and give him a hug. these guys together adorable, right? >> and w
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 4:30 on this wednesday april 20th. >> here's what's happening on "action news." viewer video here shows raging flames then gulf a bucks county home overnight. >> the winners of the new york presidential primary celebrate huge wins. now they head to the delaware valley for the next big showdown. >> police in new jersey bust three men for a bait and switch scam that targeted homeowners. >> karen rogers is off. we'll head over to meteorologist, david murphy. he's got your accuweather and matt pelman is taking a look at traffic. good morning. >> all right, guys, well, we are off to a nice start out there. we'


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