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making news in america this morning, extreme weather. the water still rising in texas with more rain on the way and tornadoes touching down, look at this, new video of a massive twister. we're tracking the severe storms. and protesters arrested rushing the stage heading towards bernie sanders. plus, a big day ahead for donald trump clearing up the confusion about a fund-raiser for vets and why hillary clinton just made a major change to her plans. dodging lights and power poles. a pilot's flawless landing on an interstate staying calm just like his shirt says. and game steph, match. the warriors win setting up an nba finals rematch. the highlights and the kiss for riley.
>> that sums it up, game, steph, match. fantastic game seven and times coming up good tuesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm gloria rivera in for diane macedo. as many americans head back to work today severe weather in many areas. it is not doing them any favors. >> take a look. first the radar. strong storms rolling through the middle of the country today. there is a potential for more scenes like this. a massive tornado yesterday afternoon near the colorado/nebraska border. interesting one there. there were two more in that area. no injuries and only minor damage. >> unfortunately, that is not the case in southeast texas where record flood levels are expected today. details from abc's kenneth moton. >> reporter: this morning the floodwaters still rising. >> we've never seen it this high so -- and, of course, everybody thinks i'm crazy for not leaving. >> reporter: the swollen brazos
river has already invaded several communities. many more threatened. >> i thought we were going to be safe. i didn't know it was going to come up this fast. >> reporter: it already turned deadly. at least six killed. several are missing. in parker county, texas, a setback for crews look fog or i missing 10-year-old boy. more water and debris rushing in making it difficult. >> it's frustrating we have the family here and they need closure and we haven't been able to give it to them yet. >> reporter: flash flooding and tornadoes. >> my god. >> reporter: this colorado twister touched down near the nebraska border. today the severe weather watch continues for much of the central and northern plains from kansas to north dakota. on the east coast from the carolinas to new york, people are dealing with the remnants of bonnie. the tropical system dumped 8 inches of rain in south carolina shutting down parts of busy i-95 on memorial day.
the good news, bonnie is a weakened depression. this week residents will have to deal with rain and rip currents at the beach as she crawls up the coast. kenneth moton, abc news, washington. all right, so for some of the things kenneth mentions more severe weather on the way today. >> there is and for those details we turn to accuweather's paul williams. >> good morning. kendis, gloria. we're looking for the strongest storms to hit oklahoma and the southwest corner of missouri going into the western portions of arkansas. now, with this area of red we're talking about another round of tornado, another round of supercell thunderstorms with dangerous hail and downpours. flooding concerns along the gulf coast from new orleans up to little rock all the way down towards corpus christi and another bit of storms towards minneapolis. >> thank you. overseas where the latest attempt by north korea to test launch a missile has ended in failure.
officials in south korea say the powerful medium range missile blew up on the launchpad. if true, it would be the fourth failure by the north to conduct a successful test launch. the missile has the potential to reach u.s. bases in asia. well, iraqi special forces are encountering stiff resistance trying to retake fallujah. the city 40 miles from baghdad is the second largest still held by isis. there are tens of thousands of civilians still in fallujah and fears isis may use them as human shields. the city may also be filled with mines. president obama sparked controversy during his memorial day remarks at arlington national cemetery while paying tribute to troops who was recently killed in iraq he mentioned the word combat. but the president had officially declared the end of combat in iraq back in 2010. >> in iraq in our fight against isil three americans have given their lives in combat on our
behalf and today i ask you to remember their stories, as well. >> the president went on to praise the heroic actions of the three men. critics accused the administration of avoiding the word combat in a recent interview the president acknowledged our troops in iraq will sometimes face combat situations. the race for the white house and bernie sanders holding another massive rally in california. an estimated 20,000 turned out. a group of protesters rushed the stage. secret service quickly intervened leading away four people in handcuffs. sanders did continue fairly unruffled. he has a string of rallies lined up before next tuesday's primary and is expected to draw some more big crowds. >> just amazed by the kind of turnouts we've seen in california and the energy behind those turnouts and if we go in there with a lot of momentum i would obviously hope to come out with the nomination. >> well, hillary clinton is taking notice as sanders
barnstorms the state. she canceled a new jersey appearance set for this thursday instead clinton will campaign in california right up until the primary, a week from today. a much anticipated announcement expected today from donald trump. he plans to reveal the names of the veterans groups that benefited from $6 million they says he raised for vets. it took a long time to distribute the funds because the organizations had to be properly vetted. things are back to normal at the white house after a security breach. the secret service ordered a lockdown after a metal object was thrown over the white house fence. i woman taken into custody immediately afterward and emergency crews then swept the grounds and determined there was no danger. we're learning more about the suspected gunman in that houston shooting rampage which left one person dead. police say dionisio garza entered an auto detailing shop and started shooting killing a customer then he walked into the neighborhood and began firing at
random. the gunfire started at a -- started a fire rather at a gas station. he was eventually killed by police. garza was from southern california. he received several awards for his military service in afghanistan. his stepmother believes he suffered from ptsd. a brief sports note. this year's nba finals is a rematch of last year's nba finals. >> the golden state warriors made sure of that last night winning their game seven western conference showdown against oklahoma city. look at that. we'll have full game highlights later. the warriors will face the cleave cavaliers in the finals, game one is thursday night. i can't wait here on abc. >> there was a cute moment last night. golden state's steph curry trying to give his daughter riley a kiss. but she was having none of it. she didn't seem to want one from her dad. >> riley cam on going. >> she's like, we'll wait till you win the finals. all right. still ahead. close encounter. people on earth getting 9 best
police in santa monica, california, have arrested the man suspected of putting a drug in his date's drink. michael hu is being held on $1 million bail. three women say they spotted him dropping an unknown substance into a woman's drink while she was away from the table. they alerted the woman and posted the whole story on facebook. it quickly went viral. he is scheduled to be in court today. a man on the fbi's ten most wanted list has been captured. phillip polokra ppolocarpio was for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend last month. mars is at its closest to earth in 11 years right now at some point in the past few hours it was just about 47 million miles away and will stay close for the next two weeks. no need for a telescope even if you want to see it, look to the
southeast around nightfall for the object in the sky. much closer is this up close video of a mountain lion, mother and her kittens, video shot by surveillance cameras set up in southern california's angeles national forest. at one point we see the kittens wrestling with each other. the guy whose camera caught it said he has seen them before never this close. when we come back the terror before takeoff. before takeoff. a plane's tire catchingi take p. it's my job and it's also my passion. but with my back pain i couldn't sleep... so i couldn't get up in time. then i found aleve pm. aleve pm is the only one to combine a safe sleep aid plus the 12-hour strength of aleve... for pain relief that can last into the morning.
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enclosure. >> yeah, this morning there is fresh outrage directed at the zoo and at the child's parents. abc's marci gonzalez reports from cincinnati. >> reporter: growing outrage about this close encounter. those ten terrifying minutes the child spent inside the zoo exhibit causing the endangered silverback to lose his life. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the horrifying scene playing out in front of the boy's mother. >> mommy loves you. i'm right here. >> reporter: at one point 17-year-old harambe and the 4-year-old boy appear to look at each other. >> be calm. >> reporter: then the gorilla lifts boy up and drags him to the other side of the motor. zoo officials making the split-second decision to take the gorilla's life. >> my heart sank. you could tell it was a high powered rifle. >> reporter: the boy plunged into the motor and this video shows the three-foot-high railing that separates the crowd
from the exhibit. the same one that's been there for 38 years. >> the exhibit is safe and the barrier is safe. that said, any of us in this room could climb over barriers if we choose. >> reporter: mourners holding a vigil as anger over his death grows. some pointing to videos like this showing a gorilla in an illinois zoo in 1996 carrying an injured boy who had fallen into her enclosure for zookeepers for help. saying they could be protective. the zoo defending its decision. >> that child's life was in danger. we stand by our decision. we would make the same call today. >> reporter: the boy is home from the hospital but online calls for his parents to be held accountable. the mother writing as a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off their child. accidents happen but i am thingful the that right people were in the right place." they are not filing charges. marci gonzalez, abc news, cincinnati.
a very scary moment for airline passengers in tampa. their united flight to houston had to be aborted it was as it was taking off because a tire on the boeing 737 blew and started a fire. no injuries and the 131 passengers were bussed back to the terminal. their replacement flight finally left seven hours later. road rage is being blamed to are a wild hit-and-run caught on camera in florida. a driver deliberately mowed down two on a motorcycle. the bikers were arguing with the driver because he had cut them off a little earlier. it took police about five minutes to catch up with the driver. the injured bikers were taken to the hospital. and an incredible sight in south asia. the rescue of a baby elephant caught in a storm drain in sri lanka. no one is sure how the pachyderm became snared. it happened in a port city where hundreds of elephants roam
freely. they broke the drain to open and free the elephant. the animal may have suffered a broken leg. now some sports. one league is getting ready for its final series. another already under way. >> it is very exciting. we get the highlights from our guys at espn. >> good morning, america. stan, neil. i got the stanley cup final. >> still growing. >> water it every day. >> hey, let's check out the nba's western conference finals. game seven for the first time since 200. klay thompson, you remember the big game six. came back with 21 points in this one, draymond green knocking down a three for the warriors, as well, but the man, of course, was steph curry. hit 7 threes in there one. most ever by anyone in a game seven, 36 points, 15 in the fourth quarter and warriors headed back to the nba finals
taking on the cavaliers thursday right here on abc. stanley cup final game one, penguins hosting the sharks. this would be pittsburgh. under three minutes to go tied at two. it smelled like overtime. brett burns, he loses his stick. 88 right there. whiffs on trying to play the puck with his hands. kris letang minds nick boninbon. 7 looking the wrong way, mark jones, look this way. this way. too late. penguins win game one, 3-2. >> all right. so again, game one of the times thursday night 9:00 eastern here on abc. >> 6:00 pacific. >> rematch of last we're nba finals. back to you. >> up next in "the pulse," he can figure out the universe's mystery but stephen hawking admitting he cannot explain donald trump's popularity. and like a scene out of "jurassic park," whoa, a massive
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today thanks to her there are 75 volunteers in 19 states giving something back. >> you are getting to pay tribute to someone that you may not even know. you, a stranger, are getting to honor someone who went out and fought for your country. ♪ >> reporter: thanking them with a simple somber bugle call. david wright, abc news, new york. >> so beautiful. >> it really does give you the chills whenever you hear that. >> every sickle time. >> and to see someone so young doing this is fantastic. >> in 17 volunteers in 19 states, amazing. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> have a great day.
>> delaware valleys leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good morning. it's 4:30 a.m. right now on this tuesday may 31st. >> we're following breaking news for you. philadelphia police find a woman an teenager assaulted overnight and now they're searching for the attacker. >> a delaware county police officer was hurt during a police chase for a home invasion suspect. >> president obama will personally congratulate the national champion villanova wildcats at a special white house visit today. >> good doings there. let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy. i think i like this accuweather forecast. and matt pelman is in f