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making news in america this morning, dangerous storms are triggering tornadoes and strong hail overnight. plus, we have details on the storm chasers killed while pursuing those twisters and where the threat is right now. thettled congressman investigating election meddling standing his ground t growing f white house as the questions >> the president his salad tonight somehow single presidet trump and ist loses control and flies over a and we do say good morning,
everyone, on a wednesday. we'll talk about severe storms texas and oklahoma right now. am over central texas and oklahoma as well as kansas with large hail, damangn and tornadoes all possible d e. here's a live picture of dallas where strong storms are moving through right now. at least two tornado warnings l overnight. these scenes in the meantime, all over western texas as several tornadoes move a no major damage reported but there were some deaths. three storm chasers hunting tornadoes colliding with each other instead. er the south. this massive tornado touching down west of dallas. >> you see that? >> reporter: a family inhelples twister heads for their home. >> on the ground. >> go get in the closet.
>> the fire alarms are going off. >> go that way, please. >> reporter: theorcing the driver to pull over. and tragedy striking as well. these storm chasers killed in a car trash while intornadoes mom video was taken. >> we're going to stay right on this storm that we're on for just a little bit. williamson and randy yarnell racing through the middle of rain-soaked texas. >> southwest of spur. cam capturing the seconds before their fatal collision. williamson behind the wheel often running stop suddenly they slam into another storm chaser on the hunt, 25-year-old corvin yeager. all three killed instantly.go, . get going. get going. >> keep going. >> yeah. >> reporter: williamson and yarn "storm wranglers." both were legends in this dangerous field. >> one of things i really like about doing this we're able to stream it live and people can sit at homwe're out there getti
shot. >> reporter: and true to form the men would turn out to be their last chase. >> what a horriblur, texas. now, authorities are still investigating what role weather may meanwhile, here's a look at the threat in th houston all the way through little rock and memphis by tomorrow it heads the embattled head of nd the house intelligence committee criticism over his handling into russian hacking. >> devin nunes is still refusing to recuse himself. o reports he blocked a key testimony allegedly at the request of the white house. abc's janai norman has the >> reporter: even republicans are questioning whether congressman devin nunes can lead an impart investigaonh the secrt source on white house grounds and then briefed the president with n telling his own committee. >> yeah, i think he owes it tel
them who he met with and what he saw and let them look recuse yourself. >> i still don't know why. if you give me a reason to recuse myself i might consider white house are both denying reports the administration tried to block former acting attorney general sally yates from testifying before the house intelligence committee. >> suggesting any way, shape or form that we stood in the way of that is 100% false. >> reporter: yates who was a holdover from the obama administration was the first official to inform the white house that trump's then national security adviser michael flynn lied about his conversations with the russian ambassador. flynn later resigned and yates was ultimately fired for refusing to defend the president's travel ban. she was supposed to testify tuesday as part of the russia investigation but in a letter the justice department warned her conversations with the white house were, quote, likely covered by presidential communications privilege adding she needs to consult with the white house about whether she could testify. yates' attorney wrote to the
white house counsel insisting she should be allowed to speak because top administration officials have already been speaking publicly about the matter. but she got no response and that same day congressman nunes postponed the russia hearing altogether. >> did anyone at the white house direct you to postpone the yates testimony? >> gosh, you guys ask the same questions over and over again. >> reporter: but did they? >> no, that's a total false story. >> reporter: and when house speaker paul ryan was asked if he thinks congressman nunes should step down from the investigation the house speaker simply said no. diane, kendis. >> janai norman for us with the latest there in d.c. and pre repealing a series of online privacy regulations issued bye lead voting to reject the landmark protections. the bill would clear internet providers to collect and sell their customers' browsing history. supp stifled innovation and were unfair since they didn't apply to internet companies a facebooy
the move allows data to be sol highest bidder. sean spicer appears to be getting increasinglyllegations connection to the trump administration. spicer got into a heated exchge correspondent april ryan of the american urban radio networks when she broached the topic asking how theo revamp its imag. >> if the president puts russia tonight somehow that is a russian connection. question. the president, i'm sorry, please stop shaking your head again. but at some point the reality is that this president continues to reh have supported him, who didn't support him, republicans,decrat. >> ryan later said, quote, today. last night hillary clinton rebuked spicer and came toryan. she referred to that confrontation you saw there during a speech in san francisco
saying too many women have put up with being off. she slammed president trump for a shortage of women in top administration roles and she celebrated the defeat of the republican health care plan. administration tried to jam through a bill that would have kicked 24 million people off their health insurance, defunde access to affordable birth control, deprived people with ed nursing homes of essential care, they were met with a wave of resistance. >> well, clinton urged voters to resist some of the president's policies including those regarding refugees. she said those policies will hu crt pountry in the wrong direction. government auditors are reviewing security at the president's mar-a-lagoescoressi for that review after reports that the president and japan's prime minister discussed akorea
public dining room there. the review will also examine the taxpayer funded travel cost for when the president goes to florida. thos about $3 million per trip. still ahead right here,cery experiment. and a plane bursts into flames after veering 0 of a runway. see the new video of dramatic e plus, a standoff high above and locked herself inside.
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while the man who authorities say pulled the trigger hasn't been charged at all. for him it may be a case of self-defense. three oklahoma teenagers are dead after a brazen burglary attempt turned fatal. >> it was a short exchange of words and then gunfire happened. >> reporter: police say three armed teens broke into this oklahoma home in broad daylight. >> i thought it was thunder. i just heard something. i had the doors closed. >> reporter: after an argument police say 23-year-old resident zack peters opened fire with an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle killing all three. >> preliminary investigation looks like it was self-defense. maybe a case of stand your ground, however, you know, it's still really early in the investigation. >> reporter: this morning peters has not been charged with any crime but 21-year-old elizabeth marie rodriguez, the alleged getaway driver has been arrested under an oklahoma law. police say rodriguez was the getaway driver. she's now in custody on three counts of first degree murder.
under oklahoma law, a person can be charged with murder if they take part in a crime in which people are killed even if the person does not take part in the killing. we get much more now from our legal team coming up on "good morning america." a woman in los angeles is undergoing a mental health evstandoff in a crane. this happened at a construction the woman scaled the 150-foot crane and stayed there for power to the crane was turned off. a s.w.a.t. team and firefighter communicating with the woman. eventually she came back down.lm caught the moment a motorcyclis winding road in the angeles he guardrail and off however, he is lucky that a tree broke his fall his shoulder but that's about as bad as his injuries were. rescget him down to the hospita
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. it is wednesday, march 29th. here's what's next on "action news." it's sentencing day for two former aides of new jersey governor chris christie. they were found guilty in the bridgegate scandal. new this morning a deal has been reached for women's hockey players. they have been negotiating pay and other issues right here in philadelphia. and the delaware county school that will be closed today because of what happened during yesterday's storm. we've got those stories ton some sunshine finally coming back in accuweather. that's all ahead on "action news." >> ♪ arkansas. we expect some snow in the rockies and a new storm system is moving into the pacific northwest. finally this morning, the first daughter is poised to take on an expanded role in her father's administration. >> ivanka trump is setting up shop in the white house and delving into unprecedented territory and abc's karen travers is at the white house.
>> reporter: she's been a constant presence at her father's side and now ivanka trump moving beyond supportive daughter and into the west wing taking on a formal role in her father's administration. >> it's my pleasure to welcome such incredible women including my daughter. >> reporter: president trump at the white house monday crediting ivanka for helping lead an initiative to help promote women business leaders and entrepreneurs. >> i feel very blessed to have met so many of you over the course of the past several months and hear your personal stories and your journeys. >> reporter: ivanka will now have a west wing office. a security clearance and a government issued communications device. one thing she won't have, an official title. unlike her husband jared kushner who is an unpaid senior adviser to the president ivanka will not be a government employee. but in a statement she said she will, quote, voluntarily follow all of the ethics ruled placed on government employees. she is expected to focus on
issues she personally cares about, paid maternity leave, a child care tax credit plan but she's been front and center at a wide range of white house events and there's really no precedent for an adult child of a president to take on such a high-profile role. >> the fact that she now would be in the white house, have a desk there, be more visible in the west wing, i think sends a message that her opinion matters and will have influence on him. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news, the white house. >> it's a family affair in the white house these days. >> that's right. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> do stay with us for "good morning america" and have a great wednesday, everybody. >> beautiful.
>> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 4:30 now on this wednesday march 29th. >> here's what we're following for you on "action news." today is sentencing day for two former aides to governor chris christie. they learn their fate in the bridgegate scandal. >> despite growing calls to step down the chairman of the house intelligence committee says he intend to stay at the helm of that group. >> and a school bus stop mixup leaves a little girl all alone on a delaware county street corner and leaving her mother in a panic. >> we'll get to all of that in a moment. first up let's talk to meteorologist, david murphy d