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making news in america this morning, severe weather outbreak. tornadoes touching down in several states. the new pictures coming in. and where the threat is right now. a major change is coming for airline passengers. with new security measures, hear what flyers can expect when trying to board with electronics. a massive explosion gutting a college dorm. why it could have been much worse. plus this -- >> aaagh! get out of my garage. >> see what happens when a hungry bear surprises a woman in her own garage. > that's how we feel when the alarm clock goes off. >> as we do say good morning,
we'll start with severe weather threatening much of the nation's heartland. >> the radar shows a string of storms moving into the area surrounding chicago and detroit. they're bringing damaging winds, scattered hail and possibly a new round of tornados. >> one twister that's already hit western wisconsin uprooted trees, damaged homes as well and injured one person trying to take cover in a barn when it collapsed. overnight millions on alert as tornadoes touch down in several states. [ sirens ] >> reporter: these scenes from western iowa, this damaged property and windows shattered to pieces. this woman crawling to a basement with her grandkids. >> i couldn't shut the door. i looked up and they said, grandmother, there is a tornado above us. you could see it above us and you could see it. then i went -- oh, i was just so scared. >> reporter: another home sitting right in the twister's path -- >> this is fury of nature type of stuff. >> the roof ripped off railings
twisted and the gurters mangled. >> this is a mess and there's a lot of stuff that has to happen to get this habitable again. >> reporter: in wisconsin this pile of trees is actually a road. now impassable. and while this home is still standing, its garage destroyed with everything that was inside now littering the yard. the homeowner thankful no one was injured and taking it all in stride. >> we're having a meal, me and my wife are, our anniversary is tomorrow. this is what i came home to. >> reporter: a large part of the heartland in the danger zone. and much different extremely dry conditions are fueling wildfires in the meantime, burning across much of the west this morning. >> in southern california flames raced across the camp pendleton marine corps base and moved toward nearby homes and scorched between 300 and 400 acres and fire crews were finally able to surround it. the most damaging of those fires is burning near pross cot, arizona. flames are verizon charred 32
square miles of dense brush and forced thousands of people from their homes. fire officials say at least 3,000 structures are still at risk. arizona's governor has already declared a state of emergency for the area and he plans to visit today. >> early in the fire season and it's also pretty early in the new trump administration. just five months into his first term but he's already preparing for 2020 with his first re-election fund-raiser. >> the $35,000 a plate event was held last night at the president's hotel near the white house. it raked in $10 million. >> in the meantime, apparently the president is not giving up on the health care bill as republican leaders scramble to make last-minute changes. abc's janai norman has the latest from washington, good morning, janai. >> reporter: kendis and diane, good morning to both of you. republican leader mitch mcconnell planned to have a new version of that health care bill by tomorrow with hopes of submitting it to the congressional budget office before the july 4th recess. they greeted president trump ras he arrived in washington and
attended a fund-raiser for his re-election campaign as promised to replace obamacare stalled on the hill. nine senate republicans still oppose the bill, plus every democrat. but that's not stopping president trump from predicting a surprise victory. >> we could have a big surprise with a great health care package. so now they're happy. >> what do you mean by big surprise. >> a great, great surprise. it's going to be great. >> reporter: the republican opposition falls into two camps, conservatives who say the bill doesn't do enough to repeal obamacare and moderates who are concerned it goes too far by slashing medicaid. senate minority leader chuck schumer urged president trump to meet with both republicans and democrats, but the president so far has said that schumer hasn't been serious. diane and kendis. >> schumer even said let's meet over at blair house across from the white house. not so much so far. thank you, janai. the trump administration's limited travel ban goes into effect today. reports say enforcement begins
at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. the ban affects visa holders and refugees from six primarily muslim countries. travelers with close business or family ties will be allowed into the u.s. also those whose visas have been approved and certain refugees will be able to enter as well. the department of homeland security wants stepped up vetting at hundreds of airports around the world. the goal to increase anti-terror measures for all flights into the u.s. the head of homeland security is announcing strict new requirements to fly into the u.s. airline passengers can now expect enhanced screening more dog units, explease sieve swabbing and new high-tech scanning machines in foreign airports. the reason fear of terrorists attacking a jetliner. >> our enemies are constantly working to find new methods for disguising explosives recruiting insiders and hijacking aircraft. i've made a point to talk with everyone i can about securing aviation. >> reporter: the new requirements include every
airline that covers 280 airports, 1 0 airlines, 2,000 flights and 325,000 passengers a day. officials did not give a time frame for airlines to put these new measures in place or for when passengers can expect to see the changes, however, airline as apparently will be allowed sufficient time to carry out the measures. >> we've got breaking news from the vatican. one of the pope's top advisers has taken a leave of absence after being charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in australia. cardinal george pell denied the charges against him during a briefing with reporters this morning. now, pell says that he will return to australia to fight the charges. this, by the way, means that he's the highest ranking vatican official to be charged in the long running sexual abuse scandal. a look at the thursday weather forecast. >> good morning, more fire
danger, elevated fire danger for today over the southwest. notice how all the wet weather, all the thunderstorms stay off to the east. humidity values are going to be low and there will be a breeze in place. this is going to continue right into the upcoming weekend. severe threat for today continues over the upper midwest and the midwest where tornadoes, damaging winds and hail along with flooding downpours will be a concern. i'm justin povick with your accuweather forecast. >> still ahead right here, the new flu vaccine that is pain-free. new this morning an explosion destroys a college dorm. see what investigators think caused it. plus, caught on camera, a u-haul truck slams into a bar nearly hitting a person inside. why the driver is now under arrest.
this morning two people are recovering after an explosion rocked a residence hall at a college in kentucky. much. the dorm was gutted during the blast at murray state university. it also shattered the windows of nearby buildings. a university employee is in stable condition this morning as a result. police say a second person was treated and released. they suspect a gas leak caused the explosion. no students were in the dorm because of summer break. another explosion in michigan has fire crews frantically searching for a couple overnight. the couple's adult daughter managed to escape as fire engulfed the house and flames shot 50 feet into the air. the blast was so powerful it blew out the back of the home. fire officials say there was no natural gas running to the house, but it was hooked up to a propane tank.
protesters are demanding a third trial after a fatal police shooting seeking yet another trial for ray tensing. he was the university of cincinnati police officer who fatally shot sam dubose during a traffic stop in 2015. now last week the judge declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the second trial. a ten commandments statue was destroyed less than 24 hours after it was installed. now police say michael reed slammed his vehicle into it and reed says it violates the separation of church and state. he rammed his car into a similar monument in oklahoma in 2014. actress michele rodriguez is hinting she may leave the hugely successful "fast and furious" franchise unless the series provides more opportunities for women. rodriguez plays leti ortiz, the wife of vin diesel's character and posted a message saying she hopes the producers, quote, show
some love to the women of the franchise in the next one or she added she might have to say good-bye. someone has found the droid they were looking for and bought it at auction. an r2-d2 unit used in several "star wars" films has sold for more than $3 million. no word on who bought the r2 unit. when we come back, quite a wild scene from baltimore. a man shooting at bliss from a city bus with two guns. how it all ended. a woman comes home to find a big bear in her garage. >> get out of my garage. >> this morning she's talking about that encounter. with unitedhealthcare, you can get rewarded for all kinds of things... like walking. hey, honey. dad, where's the car? thought we'd walk. he's counting steps. walk, move and earn money... goal! dad... hey, we wanna welcome everyone to the father daughter dance.
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hail and possibly a new round of tornadoes. of course, all that stormy weather is creating problems for your morning commute. plan on wet roads from texas to the carolinas and from montana into wisconsin to the east coast with flooding possible from kansas to indiana. if you're flying expect some airport delays in minneapolis, chicago, kansas city, new orleans and atlanta. and we have new video just in of a wild shoot-out inside a crowded city bus in baltimore. >> take a look carefully here. you can see the gunman in the doorway armed with a weapon in each hand as he fires at police. they say he tried to rob two people before getting on the bus and taking fire on those officers sending frightened passengers running. when it was all over the gunman was dead and a police officer and a passenger were wounded. a young mom in minnesota has been charged with killing her boyfriend for a youtube stunt. court documents say 19-year-old mona lisa perez shot a book
while pedro was holding it to his chest believing the book would stop the bullet. well, it didn't and cameras were rolling when she opened fire. perez tweeted earlier they were going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever, his idea not mine. relatives say they were searching for fame. >> he told me about an idea and i said don't do it. don't do it. why are you going to use a gun, why, because we want more viewers. we want to get famous. >> he was just 22. the couple has a 3-year-old daughter and perez is pregnant with their second child. she could now face up to ten years in prison if convicted of manslaughter. researchers say a flu patch with tiny needles on it may change the way we receive vaccines. a preliminary study shows the patch is safe and effective. it has 100 small needles that are just long enough to penetrate the skin. the needles release the vaccine and then they dissolve. doctors say they're painless and did not lead to any serious side
effects. a man is facing dui charges after the truck he was driving smashed right into a pub. police say the truck was going the wrong way down a one-way street in philadelphia when it jumped the curb and slammed right into the front of a brewery. the man tried to run off but police caught him. amazingly the pub was back in business just a few hours later. >> important business. >> nothing to see here. a colorado springs mom had a goldilocks moment. >> so, it wasn't what was sleeping in her bed that was the issue. it was actually what was in her garage hanging out. >> aaagh. get out of my garage. shoo, bear, shoo. i can't go. >> the bear knows exactly where to go, the refrigerator hanging out around there. danielle backstrom says she tried to get the black bear away by honking her horn and telling it to shoo and all the effort
paid off because eventually it did. >> i kind of opened my door all the way like this and the bear was right there. i thought, nobody is going to believe me that the bear just chilled with me for awhile in my garage. >> authorities think this is the same bear caught on camera stealing ice cream and m&ms from another home in the same neighborhood. >> one more reason for broncos fans not to like the bears. time now for sports. >> speaking of. >> yeah, exactly. record-breaking night for the yankees. >> here's neil and stan at espn with the highlights. >> hey, good morning, "sportscenter" from los angeles. stan verrett, neil everett there, you go first. >> i'll go with aaron judge. >> good pick. good pick. >> this guy is really good. boom, homers. deep, his 27th. that's more than anybody else has in the major leagues. i read something where they said he was staring down some hecklers and now this is miguel andujar. you're saying, who? he made the record books. he had four rbi. most by a yankees player in
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>> good morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, 4:27 a.m., thursday, june 29. what are you doing up so early. here's what's coming up on "action news," we're following breaking news. a man is shot and killed in philadelphia and his friend tries to chase down the gunman, a nearby homeowner is hurt in the scuffle with the suspected killer. a teenager is shot while sitting in the back seat of this car in wilmington, delaware. new strict security measures go into effect for travelers today. the heat is on, so is the humidity, summer is back, stormy from texas to the carolinas. and finally from us a wonderful story. a young man in texas, he walked three miles to work every day. he was one day hoping that he'd be able to save up enough money to buy a car. >> but then some people decided
to help him out. abc's thom llamas has the story. >> reporter: just outside of dallas, andy mitchell was on his way to work when he noticed something. >> just by chance that i ran across this kid needing a ride to work and i pulled over over and gave him a ride. >> reporter: they started talking and this young man's story inspired andy. enough he shared it on facebook posting, meet my friend justin. gave him a ride to work at taco casa. he told me he walks three miles to work and home every day. that prompted andy's friends to get together and to start giveing. >> we had a lot of people in the community of rockwell that donated, i mean, too many names to count really. >> reporter: in less than 30 hours with just one facebook post, they raised enough money to buy justin a car. and here's the moment when many of those strangers tell justin he no longer needs to walk to work. >> you're driving this car from now on.
[ cheers ] >> this is your car. >> reporter: justin then getting behind the wheel. so why all of this for a stranger? andy says he just wanted to help someone who deserved it. in texas, they say everything is bigger. apparently so are their hearts. >> that indeed. we thank tom llamas for that. you can totally see that coming. that's a great gesture. it was 95-degree heat this guy was walking. >> they couldn't believe he did that in that temperature and they made sure all the is were dotted and ts crossed and himmed him with all the paperwork and got the car in his name by the end of the day. >> relatively small community but in less than 48 hours they raised more than $5500 for this cause. >> they say all businesses around the community started putting out donation boxes to even help with the cause. >> all right. now, can we -- i can use a ride. >> i
>> good morning everyone, 4:30 a.m., june 29. >> police say after shooting one man dead a suspect try to is to hide in the home hurting the homeowner after a fight. we have a live report. a search for a pair of female robbers in delaware county catches the eye of philadelphia police. a big honor for a destination along the jersey shore. if the shore is your thing you might have been