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making news in america this morning, frightening weather across the middle of the country overnight. lightning and hail while across the southeast too much rain in too short of a time. having deadly consequences. on the campaign trail the front-runners are looking for big wins in the hoosier state. we're live in washington. a surprise visitor in an apartment. firefighters realizing there's no training for this type of emergency. anheuser-busch didn't have this six-pack in mind when it talked about beechwood aging. from a couple of guys in wisconsin. good monday morning.
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it is a rough monday morning so far for many people in south central states. >> two possible tornadoes touched down near indianapolis, indiana. sirens blared throughout the city throughout the night warning of potential twisters. there was heavy rain, strong winds and lots of hail but so far no reports of major damage. a different story along the western gulf coast with some areas receiving up to 1023467s of rain within 24 hours and flooding has turned deadly and storms are continuing overnight. >> at least five people have drowned in the floods so far. those victims, a woman and her four great grandchildren were swept away in texas and with the ground there saturated and waterways overflowing, more rain could mean flash flooding. the forecast now from accuweather's paul williams. good morning, paul. >> good morning to you, kendis, diane. flash flood threat active along the gulf coast for houston, shreveport, jackson, mississippi, down to new orleans. humid air feeding in causing delays along i-10 and i-20,
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possibly 5 more inches of rain where we don't need it. it spreads for the entire southeast with heavy rain across mississippi, alabama into the tennessee river valley and carolinas with a few storages into florida and on top of that a heat index near 100 there. but that's not all. it's going to be muggy all over the place. expecting another low pressure system to make its way throughouteast. scattered showers through maine and new york and down towards the mason-dixon line from new york. >> turning to the race for the white house. a crucial contest tomorrow in indiana that may be make or break for ted cruz. >> the front-runners are poised to rack up more delegates but their rivals are digging in for the long haul and get the latest from abc's lana zak joining us live from washington. >> reporter: good morning. wondering when this primary competition may end? not any time soon according to ted cruz and bernie sanders. sanders now saying that
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clinton's supporting superdelegates should switch to him instead. both republicans and democrats pledging to take this one all the way. ted cruz says there's no way he's giving in to donald trump, no matter how big trump's lead. >> donald right now is on the 30 yard line. >> reporter: he holds a double-digit lead and the front-runner telling indiana voters they could help him knock out the competition by bringing hit delegate count over 1,000. >> let's focus on hillary. >> reporter: hillary clinton seems ready to focus on trump too. >> we cannot let barack obama's legacy fall into donald trump's hands. >> reporter: but while clinton supporters are asking bernie sanders to get out -- >> i would like to see sanders try to bring some of his supporters over, as well. >> reporter: he says no concession before the convention. >> the convention will be a contested contest. >> reporter: crediting his supporters for ushering in a
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political revolution with their millions of donations. >> we have received over 7.4 million individual campaign contributions. >> reporter: over the weekend the president teasing sanders during the white house correspondents' dinner. >> bernie, you look like a million bucks or to put it in terms you'll understand you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each. >> reporter: the president actually made fun of all the different candidates including hillary clinton. he said her attempts to reach out to youth voters was like a relative signing up for facebook. clinton took it all in stride tweets nice job. aunt hillary approves. >> lana zak reporting for us in washington, thank you. mayday demonstrations turned violent. demonstrators threw rock, bricks, even molotov cocktails at police. five officers injured. at least nine arrested.
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there were other may day demonstrations but only the ones in seattle turned violent. new this morning two u.s. missionaries have been found dead, the victims of violence in jamaica. they were found in a rural area on the caribbean island. the two worked to are a pennsylvania based religious group called teams for medical missions apparently on their way to check on a house that was being built for a poor family. the green zone in baghdad has returned to normal. thousands broke into the fortified area storming the parliament. it marked the worst security breach the green zone has seen forcing the government to declare state of emergency. the demonstrators mostly supporters of a shiite cleric are demanding reform. commuters in washington, d.c. could face some major delays this morning after a train derailment. 15 cars of a csx train went off the tracks. a spokeswoman says one of them
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leaked sodium hydroxide used to produce various household products including soap and detergent. a historic new york city church has been damaged by smoke and flames. the fire destroyed the roof of the serbian orthodox cathedral but it was empty at the time and there were no serious injuries. the cathedral was built in the early 1850s and was designated a city landmark in 1968. it was the end of an era in providence, rhode island. >> the last performing elephants of the circus walked the ring for the final time. after decades of protests from animal rights groups the circus is retiring them to the 200-acre preserve in florida. >> they've been part of the circus for a long time, 145 years. other animals will remain as part of that show. well, coming up a lawsuit that starbucks is calling absurd. all about how much ice is in your eyesed beverage. >> plus, some of prince's family
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members head to court today to start sorting out his estate. this comes amid some new questions about the superstar's health. the reason why a truck wound up all but submerged in a river. we'll be right back.
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check this out, this postal service truck ended up in a south carolina river northeast of columbia. it happened in a heavy downpour on interstate 20. the truck driver attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control. he was rescued from the river and charged with driving too fast for the conditions. more than 40 public schools in detroit will be closed. the move comes after the teachers union called for a sick-out.
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the school system's emergency managers warning the district won't be able to pay its employees after june 30th. he also says today's sick-out will make it more difficult to try to convince lawmakers to approve a rescue plan. the system has more than 90 schools. puerto rico has a huge bill due today that it can't pay. the territory will default on a $422 million bond payment. weekend negotiations on deferring the payment were unsuccessful. in a speech yesterday the governor said providing essential services to residents was more important. congress has so far been unable to pass a debt restructuring bill for puerto rico. and the latest coffee chain lawsuit isn't over how hot they are but the cold ones. en illinois woman claims they put too much ice in its beverages and seeks $5 million to compensate everyone who purchased a cold drink from starbucks in the past 10 years. starbucks calls it absurd saying in a statement, again, quote, our customers understand and
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expect that ice is an essential component of an iced beverage. >> iced beverage. expect ice. the jungle book is still roaring through theaters. the live action film is from disney which is our parent company in its third week. "the jungle book" took in almost as much as the next six films combined. "the huntsman" 9 million and "ke "keanu." not the usual guest in the hallway. how did a bear get inside. a six-pack of bud, that's not quite the way that we're used to seeing when it says past its expiration date maybe. it was found decades after. we have that story coming up. mastering irresistibly smooth. the lindor truffle.
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orleans, houston, atlanta, charlotte, washington, new york and boston. next a potential battle brewing over what prince left behind. some of his family members had he had to court in minnesota today to start the lengthy process of dividing his $300 million estate. >> that's because prince died with no known will. meanwhile, there are new questions about his health as abc's eva pilgrim reports. ♪ >> reporter: authorities turning their attention to prince's medication and whether the star died of a drug overdose. sources telling abc news the superstar was getting prescriptions from multiple doctors, authorities have executed a search warrant at his local walgreens but no official word on why he died. toxicology results still week as way. meanwhile, the superstar's family heads to court as they move forward to settle his estate. prince's older brother alfred remembering his little brother. his attorney putting to rest rumors of family disputes. >> with any estate matter, with
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any family matter, weddings, funerals, emotions, you know, soar. >> reporter: with an estimated $300 million estate on the line, people claiming to be heirs are coming out of the woodwork. hair hunters international has been overwhelmed with people claiming to be prince's love child. so far one man's story has piqued their interest. >> he was born in the '80s and his mother crossed path with prince a couple times as i'm sure many, many other people did. >> reporter: heir hunters is still verifying key details. if he had children those children would inherit his entire estate. >> it's going to be an active wildfire season for some parts of the country. at particular risk the southwest, california, alaska and hawaii, however, it is below
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normal for much of texas, and southern midwest. last year they burned a record number of square miles. this was a scene outside an apartment near denver. this is in the predawn hours over the weekend. yeah, no thank you. fire crews responding to a frantic call about this bear making himself at home in the resident's living room. they coaxed him out and he headed down the hallway luckily away from the firefighters. no humans or bears injured in that one. >> did he find a different room maybe? >> we can only hope. looking for goldilocks. >> bore ridge. the kentucky derby is this saturday. fans attending have a new attraction to see. there's a whole exhibit about last year's triple count winner american pharoah. >> it features mementos from his romp into racing immortality and videos of all three race wins. now, jockey victor espinoza was
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there for the opening and riding another horse this saturday. sports highlights and that means the playoffs. good morning, america. the sc stands for "sportscenter." with john buccigross. >> to the city of pound, wisconsin, the warriors and trail blazers open their semifinal sleers there in the western conference. klay thompson played. steph curry did not play. 18 points in the first quarter. draymo draymond, saginaw, michigan, triple-double. 23 point, 13 rebounds, he orchestrated this whole thing and the warriors win without steph, 118-106. >> they see our show.
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blues and stars, chris russell, it's 3-2, st. louis, but jamie bend, one of the finest hockey players in the world, number 14. best all-around winger. >> hits, scores, great hair, as well. it went to overtime and david bacchus wins it. he just happened to turn around. just brushes it in and blues have evened the series at one. game three tuesday night in st. louis. >> and nevada, missouri, good morning there, as well. >> we'll do our best. looked like a nascar demolition derby on sunday. 35 race cars were involved in accidents of some kind. >> okay, so there were some minor wrecks but the big ones in the final laps. one involved 21 cars. another with a dozen and as bred keselowski won the race there was another in the back of the
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>> a pizzeria in brooklyn is calling this the pizza box pizza. it's inside a folding box that you can actually eat. >> okay. it costs about 40 bucks and vinny's pizzeria is still working on a way to deliver the whole thing without using a box, of course, so that means it's really -- >> it's a work in progress. is it really a box? fishing and beer often go hand in hand but not like this. >> a couple of fishing buddies in wisconsin had a rare catch. it turns out to be 60 years old but after all that time under water, the cans were corroded and filled with sand. >> we thought it was a rock or a log or something like that. happens all the time. and truth be told pulled it up and it ended up being beer. >> they were empty,
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unfortunately, but i don't know how good they would have tasted anyway from -- they would have been cold still, i'm guessing. >> that is the upside. would have been cold. >> what a waste of beer. >> it is. it's still a mystery how the beer ended up at the bottom of the river. the men haven't decided whether to keep the cans or donate them to a beer museum. >> a little contribution to the arts. finally, it's a happy birthday to britain's princess charlotte. her parents william and kate are allowing a new look at her. >> they've just released these photos overnight, snapshots of charlotte, the cool thing about this, these were actually taken by her mother last month at their home. now, charlotte's privacy, of course, is usually very carefully guarded. this is the first time we've seen these new pictures of her in several months. >> when your daughter is that cute you have to let us get a glimpse once in a while. the duchess is quite a photographer. >> yeah, beautiful. nice symmetry there. more news for you after this.
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it is monday may second here's what is next on "action news". child is killed in the deadly crash that injured, eight other people, we're live this morning with the latest on what occurred and injuries as well to a new born. also atlantic city's troubled financial situation could get even worse today as nearly two million-dollar debt payment is due. and several stores in our area but they may put those going out of business signs up soon. we will tell but that. we will have all those stories and accu weather forecast a after a dreary and damp weekend, we hope it warms up. it is all next on "action news". and finally a miraculous recovery for a florida woman. she's now enjoying the simplest things in life after nearly two decades in the dark. >> this was a miracle. one accident took away her sight
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and a different kind of accident apparently brought it back. reporter ari hite explains. >> reporter: it's easy to take forgranted the beauty that is south florida. now for mary anne franco. >> to see the sun and clouds and squirrels run up and down the light poles and this was a big hawk out there the other day. >> reporter: for her everything she sees is a gift. because until very recently mary anne franco couldn't see anything at all. >> it seems so strange. i don't have to use my cane. >> reporter: in 1995 she was in a horrible car accident including to her spine. in the days following her vision faded. until all the light in the world went out. >> it went blackish gray. and i couldn't see anything. >> reporter: for 21 years mary anne franco was blind.
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she fell in her home and hurt her neck, had to have surgery. she awoke in the hospital recovery room and without thinking spoke to a nurse she could actually see. >> i said, lady, you with all that purple on you, i says get over here and give me something for pain and my niece says, what did you say, mary? >> reporter: that is when it hit her. for the first time in more than two decades mary anne franco's world wasn't dark. >> a miracle. >> reporter: dr. john afshar, the neurosurgeon who operated on her has a hard time explaining it. >> i've never seen or heard of it. >> reporter: a mystery to the doctor but not to mary anne. she calls it an act of god. >> 20/50. >> i believe he went ahead and give it to me. he give me back my sight. i really believe this with all my heart. >> very lucky fall for that woman. >> maybe increased flood flow to a section of her brain. >> incredible. good for her.
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"action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with matt o'donnell, tamala edward, karen rodgers and meteorologist david murphy. good morning, it is 4:30 on this monday may second. >> developing this morning a south jersey teen shows up at her house early this morning with a stab wound to the back. jury selection begins today in the corruption trial of the long time pennsylvania congressman. and we will take a live look on storm tracker six, no rain really, out there right now just a little bit but we are tracking some showers this morning and a soggy week ahead. david, it was a miserable weekend. saturday morning was fine but yesterday, cold, rainy, when does spring get here. >> i spent saturday and sunday

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