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making news in america this morning, the warriors victorious. golden state taking home the nba championship trophy dominating lebron james and the cavaliers. the moment between mvp kevin durant and his mom. look at that excitement. plus, fans still celebrating right now. jeff sessions heads to capitol hill today to answer questions about his relationship with russian officials and the white house is firing back overnight after a friend of the president said he is considering firing robert mueller who is in charge of the russia probe. we're live in washington. record heat gripping the country. where the oppressive temperatures are today plus the powerful tornado caught on camera. check out this woman's seemingly relaxed while riding on the road of a car speeding down a highway. we have the details behind the risky ride coming up.
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really gives new meaning to shotgun. right there on that. >> a good morning to you all. the bay area is planning a very big celebration after the golden state warriors won their second nba championship in three seasons. needless to say the fans are pretty psyched. >> look at the celebrations outside the oracle arena in oakland and downtown in san francisco. the warriors did celebrating of their own with nearly $200,000 worth of champagne. the game five score, 129-120 over lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers. warriors newcoming kevin durant was named mvp of the finals after scoring more than 30 points in each of the five games. durant said winning the title was something he's been working on since he was a kid. >> winning on our home floor is storybook. i'm so proud of these guys and to be a part of this
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organization and community. we're going to enjoy this. we wanted this. we wanted this from the beginning of the year and put in the most work and trusted each other. we're a real team and, you know, i don't even know what to say. let me go celebrate. >> celebrate, they did and emot between durant and his mother, wanda. the two of them sharing an embrace on the court and at one point before his interview on tv durant's mom even grabbed him by the goatee. when he was 8 he told his mom that he'd win a championship. >> and she wasn't the only one crashing interview, riley curry, the young daughter of steph curry could not wait to celebrate with dad and it did not matter that he was in the middle of his own post win interview. riley curry, no stranger to the cameras >> that's one of our highlights for every time the warriors are in the championship and they win. riley stealing the show there. >> good for them. plenty of reasons to celebrate. and the big celebration in the streets, a parade planned on thursday there in the bay area.
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look at the parties. let's turn to politics as attorney general jeff sessions prepares to testify in public. >> sessions will face tough questions on capitol hill this afternoon on everything from the russian election meddling to the firing of fbi director james comey. president trump and his daughter ivanka are heading to milwaukee where they'll focus on job training. and white house aides are dismissing a report that the president may fire robert mueller. kenneth moton is tracking all this from washington keeping you busy today, kenneth. >> reporter: very busy. good morning to you. today attorney general jeff sessions is expected to face sharp questioning from the senate intelligence committee but this morning it's the comments from someone close to president trump that's raising eyebrows. this morning, a trump confidant making a stunning admission. >> well, i think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. >> reporter: chris ruddy of newsmax told pbs news hour
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president trump may order deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to get rid of robert mueller. the special counsel investigating alleged collusion between the trump campaign and russia. >> i think he's weighing that option. i personally think it would be a very significant mistake even though i don't think there's a justification. >> reporter: the white house pushing back saying that's not the case and ruddy does not speak for the president. but senior aides ruddy met with steve bannon yesterday. today attorney general jeff sessions forced to recuse himself from overseeing the russia investigation set to testify on capitol hill. >> and nothing but the truth so help you god. >> reporter: sessions expected to take on allegations of perjury during his confirmation hearings for failing to disclose meetings with russia's ambassador. and his role in the firing of fbi director james comey, last week comey told the same committee during an oval office meeting president trump asked sessions and others to clear the oval office.
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>> my sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving which is why he was lingering. >> reporter: comey says once they were alone trump asked him to drop the investigation into ex-national security adviser michael flynn. the attorney general will likely invoke executive privilege to keep from publicly discussing his private conversations with the president. kendis and diane. >> many looking forward to hearing what he has to say on capitol hill today. >> who says there's no love in washington? there was plenty of it in the cabinet room. president trump and his top officials are actually being mocked for it after the first meeting of the entire trump cabinet. >> so the president started by declaring himself one of the most productive presidents ever and listing his accomplishments and then it was time for each member to take turns lavishing praise on their boss as he smiled and nodded in approval. >> mr. president, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda. >> i want to thank you for getting this country moving
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again. >> you have great hair. >> not everyone was so impressed and chuck schumer responded by tweeting out a spoof video of his staff showering him with compliments. >> some of those, you have great hair. a second federal appeals court has ruled against president trump's revised travel ban. the panel of the ninth circuit found it to block travel from six predominantly muslim countries violates law by discriminating against people based on nationality and say they failed to show how their entry would hurt american interests. the president is still hoping for a victory in the supreme court. dennis rodman is in north korea. one of the few americans to have met with kim jong-un. rodman says he doesn't plan to ask kim about the four americans north korea has detained but he does hope to help relations with north korea. he also says he believes president trump approves of his latest visit. now to the extreme weather
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including some blistering heat. dangerous tornadoes and even snow. >> the heat wave is closing schools early today and smashing record as long the way and the high temperatures fueling severe storms. >> debris, big, big debris. >> caught on camera. >> oh, no. oh, no. >> no, no, no. >> oh, no. >> no, no, we're good. >> the twister touching down this southern wyoming tearing apart a barn and ripping a roof off a home. >> oh, my god. >> is anybody in that? >> just one of several tornados in the state all fueled by record-breaking heat from the midwest to the east coast. daily records broken from cleveland to new york city with temperatures reaching the mid-90s and it's not over yet. philadelphia public schools already closing at noon today because of the heat. in several new jersey districts planning to send students home early and on the west coast quite the opposite. some higher elevations in
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northern california getting a taste of june snow. not a typical june on the west coast. we should point out we learned no one was injured in that tornado in wyoming. take a look at the radar. severe weather is moving through the midwest right now. you can see the strong storms in the dakotas and wyoming where tornado warnings were posted overnight. long night for many people. well, still ahead how barron trump is already setting fashion trends just days after moving into the white house. and the jury will deliberate in our hours in the case against bill cosby so will there be a verdict today? a woman comes face-to-face with a shark losing part of her arm. this morning she describes a frightening ordeal.
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the bodies of flee u.s. servicemen killed in action in afghanistan over the weekend arriving overnight at dover air force base in delaware with vice president mike pence there in attendance. the pentagon has released the identities of those servicemen. sergeant women bay, corporate dylan ball bridge and sergeant eric houck served with the 101st airborne division and the taliban claimed responsibility. one of their fighters infiltrated the army, they say, killed in return fire. orlando, florida, is getting back today after a day of emotional ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the pulse nightclub massacre. bright lights, prayers and bells capped off last night's ceremony where thousands gathered to hear a final reading of the names of the 49 victims. orlando mayor buddy dire told the gathering that, quote, no matter what, we are one orlando. and the insurance industry is being critical of headlights
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on most suvs. the lights on most of the three dozen models test reasonable doubt rated marginal or poor. they apparently do a poor job of lighting the road while causing too much glare for oncoming drivers. own two of those tested had ratings of good, the hyundai santa fe and the volvo se60. looks like first son barron trend is becoming a trendsetter. >> the 11-year-old moved into the white house on sunday but he was seen wearing this t-shirt with the words, the expert. you see it on the front there. in less than one day the shirt sold out at j. crew. this is what you'll see if you try to purchase the $30 shirt online. >> you tried gentleman. >> i did try immediately. that shirt is awesome. four inmates are on the loose this morning. we'll show you how they busted out of jail. the strange sight, why this woman was casually riding on the hood of a car on a highway.
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in another pennsylvania courtroom a judge is hearing evidence in the penn state hazing case. the defendants walked into court where surveillance video from inside the beta theta pi house was shown. the video shows the final 12 hours of timothy piazza's life. he died after a night of heavy drinking and after taking several falls. a detective also testified saying piazza's body looked like a corpse by the time emergency responders got there. the judge is deciding whether there's enough evidence to go to trial. oklahoma officials are looking for four escaped prisoners just a few months after two of them broke out the very same way from the very same place. surveillance video from the march escape shows them climbing into a ventilation system. the four men are considered extremely dangerous. one is charged with first degree murder. they've been linked to several vehicle thefts since their escape. the sheriff says those prisoners have tried to make contact with family and friends as well. a north carolina woman who lost an arm in a shark attack says she's just happy to be alive. tiffany johnson was snorkeling
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in the bahamas and there was no pain at first, in fact, she didn't even immediately know what happened. >> i wasn't in pain. it just felt like i bumped into something so i just casually turned to my right. he had my whole arm in his mouth. >> wow. when johnson tried to pull her arm out, what is believed to be a tiger shark, it bit down harder. it took her arm from below the elbow. she has another surgery scheduled this friday to prepare for her prosthetic. you never know what you'll see while driving. and on a houston highway, apparently drivers got a look at a woman perched on the hood of a car. no word on why she was there or how she stayed on as the car moved along at what looks like a fairly good speed but the video is making the rounds this morning. >> not sure that's a legal hood ornament. >> i don't think so. the pittsburgh penguins will celebrate their stanley cup win with a parade tomorrow. the golden state warriors will have their parade on thursday.
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let's get more about their win from our guys at espn. good morning, america. good morning, utica. john buccigross, john anderson. while you were perhaps asleep late last night there was a basketball game being played and one team got a big shiny trophy. >> we have crowned a champion. golden state gets the big gold ball. lost the last game but still 3-1 coming home for game five. a year ago that was a disaster. this year it's kevin durant. over richard jefferson for three. durant had 29 points through three quarters. and guess what, he didn't stop there. warriors up 10 with 5 minutes left. durant finishing. kyle korver was defensively a liability against durant right there. probably not as much. he 39 points 14 of 20 shooting and momma is happy. the warriors win it 129-120. steph curry, his second nba tight until three years and the
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first for durant. much joy in the bay area. bay watch so durant now has a ring to go along with his four scoring titles. that puts him in some elite company. only two other players have won that many scoring titles and at least one ring. michael jordan, yep. he won the scoring title ten times and won six rings, pretty good. wilt had seven scoring titles, two rings, there's durant, four and one. see if he can add to that title list. beautiful day in utica today. >> yeah, what do we have. >> 80 degrees. partny sunny. we don't get that in connecticut until one more day. we have a hot, hot one day. >> bucci's five-day, always happy. >> good morning, america. >> good thing he got those eyebrows. up next in "the pulse," rich celebrities, the question is who makes the most? plus, the 11-year-old football player who has already been offered a college scholarship. check out our facebook page
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they wanted these two to separate. the refs very intently blowing on the whistle as if that will do it. had they gave up on the whistle they gave both technical fouls. >> they were just saying hello, you know. how is cleveland this time of year. >> yeah. >> i love the east side of cleveland. >> grab a beer after the game. >> let's do it. "forbes" is out with his list of the world's 100 highest paid celebrities. of course, i don't know anybody who is on it personally but number three is actually not a singer or an actor. >> it's harry potter author j.k. rowling. $95 million over the past year. she was off the list for three years but returned thanks to a stage play, movie and theme park attraction. >> royalty is next. queen bey slaying, beyonce pulled in $105 million with a tour and album. >> the top spot goes to diddy with $130 million.
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>> ♪ >> good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. 4:27, it is tuesday juneteenth and here's what's coming up on "action news." a small plane skids off the runway of a new jersey airport leading the pilot jude. bill cosby's fate is in the hands avenue montgomery county jury. deliberations continue this morning. we will have a live report from the courthouse in norristown. court hearing for a penn state fraternity brothers accused in the death of a pledge continues this morning. philadelphia public schools will that dismiss early today as this heat wave peeks. accuweather says this could be the worst day, so full details coming up on "action news" next. >> ♪ the golden state warriors, win, win, win, other team has won two of the last three nba titles. >> getting old not even close.
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here some of the sights and sounds of what a championship night sounds and looks like. >> there it is, redemption for golden state. one of the great playoff runs of all time is complete. the warriors are nba champions again. >> our fans, we're winners. >> we did it. we won. >> how are you feeling right now. >> i feel amazing. amazing. go, warriors. >> two out of three against the cavs, show us who is the better team. >> i didn't watch game four. it's okay. game five, we won. i'm so happy. whoo! >> i can't put it into words right now because it's such a good feeling, you know. >> it's bringing oakland together. it's bringing everyone together. it's just bringing the town
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together. >> people are just ready to celebrate. >> yeah. >> look what's going on, man. it's going to stay in my mind and on my w family and my country's history for the rest of mylife. >> it is amazing. do you know, redemption, congratulations, warriors. you deserve this. >> they played when the clock got to two seconds and it was over. that was my favorite play. >> waiting a year for this moment. >> it was sweet. revenge is always sweet. >> this team is going to do it again. i look forward to it. >> once in a lifetime experience. >> right now it is so moment. >> look at me. you did it. >> that was my favoriteutely gr. that's what's ma
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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 a.m. on this tuesday june 13. >> we're following a developing story. gunfire in montgomery county p an suv is riddled with bullets and one person is sent to the hospital. >> jurors in the bill cosby sex assault trial return to the montgomery county courthouse this morning to continue deliberations. >> it will be another day of drama on capitol hill as attorney general jeff sessions testifies before his old colleagues on a senate committee. >> philadelphia public schools will be closing at noon due to the heat. the trenton school district will also dismiss early. >> wel l

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