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you . making news in america this morning, extreme weather from coast to coast. in the east, severe storms tossed planes and cars and even uprooted trees. in the west, blazing heat is prompting critical wildfire warnings and setting the stage for a world series scorcher. the check in the mail. this morning the family of a fallen soldier getting their gift from president trump. new details about this presidential promise. bill o'reilly fights back amid a growing sexual harassment scandal. >> am i mad at god? yeah, i'm mad at him. >> hear who he is blaming and new claims overnight against harvey weinstein. plus, consumer alert. one woman's bank account drained. she blames a popular money sharing app. and singing while driving.
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the man with a voice so bad it deserved a ticket from police. and we do say good morning, everyone, on this tuesday. it has been a rough overnight for millions of people in the southeast. >> parts of georgia and the carolinas are under tornado watches overnight following a day of severe storms that uprooted tree, knocked out powers to tens of thousands of customers and damaged homes. >> it's not over yet. we take a look at the radar at this hour. it shows that line of storms stretching nearly 800 miles up to lake erie and it's marching east. this morning, millions on alert. severe storms spawning at least six tornadoes in the south. >> look at that. this is really bad. >> reporter: this building in spartanburg, south carolina, flattened. and this tree crashing into ray home. the man taking the video says he was standing on the porch moments before it happened.
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at this airport northwest of charlotte, the high winds ripping apart one of the hangars overturning planes, even causing a car to flip on its side. darrin smith was in the hangar next door. >> i was just worried about, you know, trying to save myself and i saw a lot of water come through and it flipped. that hangar over the hangar still standing. >> a few miles away, freddie adrian was watching tv in his room and left right before a tree crashed down on his home. >> i give thanks to god, you know, i'm alive. >> reporter: now the severe threat is on the move and will cause problems in the northeast. according to abc's rob marciano. >> it'll push off toward the north and east. d.c., baltimore, philly, new york city, all under the gun here and this whole system is going to amplify which means strong winds for all of the northeast. >> some areas could get up to 3 inches of rain by the time it's all over. at one point more than 100,000 power outages were reported in the carolinas alone. and now to the investigation
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into that deadly ambush on u.s. troops in niger. we now know four americans killed were part of a team tracking down a high-profile target and we're also getting details of the heroic actions of sergeant la david johnson as his wife breaks her silence and president trump weighs in on twitter. abc's serena marshall has all the new details for us. serena, good morning. >> reporter: kendis, diane, good morning. it was a rare moment to see the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff speaking before the press and admitting questions still remain about that ambush but owe the american people and the families answers. it's the first chilling account of a mission gone wrong. it all began october 3rd for a reconnaissance mission considered so low risk they didn't have armored vehicles or drones. >> the assessment was that contact with the enemy was unlikely. >> reporter: but that low risk mission changed a senior intelligence official tells abc news to a kill or capture mission of a high value target with ties to both al qaeda and isis. the next morning awake more than
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24 hours leaving this village 50 miles from base, something went terribly wrong. >> midmorning on october 4th the patrol began to take fire as they were returning to their operating base. >> they'd only gone a few hundred yards when 50 militants attacked using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. >> one hour after taking fire the team requested support. my judgment would be that that unit thought they could handle the situation without additional support. >> reporter: an unarmed drone arrived within minutes of the call. 30 minutes later french military aircraft moved in and two hours later french planes on the scene. when it was over, four americans killed by the isis linked militants, three evacuated immediately but one, sergeant la david johnson still missing. his wife seeking answers. >> why it took them 48 hours to find my husband. >> reporter: and another soldier's family also speaking out, staff sergeant dustin wright's family saying in a statement our hope through this tragedy is discern where, if
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any, mistakes were made and to fix them going forward president trump has anything yet to say about the ambush. if it wasn't for the french it's unlikely anyone would have v survived that night. >> johnson's widow wants him to be remembered as a loving husband and father. a sold killed in afghanistan received a $25,000 check. the president told them he would send the family a check for $25,000. they got a letter and no check until yesterday. it was dated last wednesday. that's the same day the white house was asked about it by "the washington post." the family says the delay is not an issue. >> it's been hard, there's been a lot of negativity and that's really unfortunate because the whole goal in this pursuit is kindness. >> and the baldridge family says
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they plan to use the president's gift to start a nonprofit organization to make american flags and work with schools. in the meantime, the president does head to capitol hill today to discuss his tax reform plan with senate republicans, a plan he's hoping to sign by thanksgiving. in pennsylvania, the first daughter and special assistant to the president ivanka trump promised the tax cuts will benefit the middle class. the president is denying reports that the plan may reduce the amount of money workers can save in 401(k) plans. a suspect is now under arrest after a deadly shooting spree in northern california. alan ashmore is accused of killing two men, injuring a woman and police officer and shooting at several others. the victims were attacked at several locations in lake county including a house, a car, a gas station and a winery. police say the 61-year-old has a karim record but the motive is still a mystery. there's a new alarm sounding at fire station as cross the country. cancer is now the leading cause of death among firefighters. firefighters are twice as likely
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to develop certain kinds of cancer than the general public. some at a young age. one factor is the burning plastics and other chemicals they're exposed to at fires. many departments are now working to buy new equipment and follow new procedures to try to reduce that risk. now, let's take a look at your weather for this tuesday morning. record heat, low humidity and gusty winds fording authorities in california to raise the warnings about fire dangers through tomorrow from santa barbara to san diego. that includes a citywide red flag alert as it's called for los angeles. where it could be nearly 100 degrees for the first pitch of the world series tonight, a potential record by the way. across the rest of the country temperatures will be more like october. ranging from 49 in minneapolis to 71 in boston today. breaking overnight a scandal rocking the world's most famous
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am i mad at god? yeah, i'm mad at him. i wish i had more protection. i wish this stuff didn't happen. i can't explain it to you. yeah, i'm mad at him. >> bill o'reilly now blaming god for his troubles. he's facing some renewed scrutiny over a "new york times" report that he settled a sexual harassment suit for $32 million. o'reilly insists he's done nothing wrong and being targeted because of political and financial motive answer also
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suggests the sexual misconduct allegations are meant to silence him and link him with harvey weinstein. >> speaking of weinstein, more than 50 women have come ford accusing him of sexual misconduct. the latest is from a former assistant telling "the financial times" newspaper that weinstein would ask her for massages, walk around naked and try to pull her into bed with him and a civil rights investigation is now under way into the weinstein company with new york's attorney general saying no one should be forced to cope with a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear. hearing from the pilots of an american eagle commuter jet that lost cabin pressure between new orleans and washington. the pilots also reported a brake problem and smoke inside the plane. one passenger passed out and the crew also lost contact with air traffic controllers and yet in the midst of all this, they remained calm. >> yeah, inbound you've got a blue streak, 5559. he is in an emergency.
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he's lost cabin pressurization. dropped down to 10,000 and still have a passenger in the back who is passed out so they'll need medical assistance at the gate. blue streak 5559 has smoke in the cockpit now. >> this happened back in june but the recordings were just released. the plane landed safely in alabama at a former air force base. two passengers suffered minor injuries but kudos to that crew. >> and the passengers were taking photos afterwards smiling. kudos to them. puerto rico is one of the 238 regions and cities that have now submitted applications to host amazon's new headquarters. the wild's infrastructure in ruin officials acknowledge it is a long shot. amazon is promising 50,000 jobs to the winning applicant. meantime, a group from little rock flew this banner over amazon's home city of seattle saying, hey, amazon, it's not you, it's us. they said little rock doesn't want the traffic and amazon headquarters would
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the police are certain the murders are related and so is the former host of "america's most wanted." john walsh who sees similars to the d.c. sniper case. >> it's someone who is killing for the thrill of it. you've got three victims in various places and i think the public has the right to know that this may very well be a serial killer who comes out to hunt at night and kill for the thrill of it. very much like the d.c. sniper. >> some bus routes have been changed and police are escorting children to and from bus stops just as a precaution. a consumer alert for people who used a popular money sharing app venmo. a woman in atlanta says a scammer using an assumed name cleared out her account. pam clay and her husband lost thousands from the account they had been using to pay bills and send money to their son in college and clay says she's not getting much help trying to figure out what happened. >> i feel as though i have been robbed three times, once by the
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hacker, also by this app and also by my bank because they're telling me we can't do anything about it. >> well, clay's bank, wells fargo says it needs ten days to investigate her fraud claim. venmo says it encrypts personal information for safety reasons and reimburses customers 100% for any unauthorized activity. turning to a promising new prediction in the battle against alzheimer's disease. in a new become a british neuroscientist estimates there will be medication to prevent the disease in the next 10 to 20 years. dr. joseph jab beelli reporting that. the most famous dogsled race. dallas seavey is denying he gave his dogs a banned pain relieverer. >> four of his dogs tested positive. he has already withdrawn from next year's race in protest of
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the allegation. and in sports for baseball let's talk about, the astros and dodgers start the world series tonight. >> last night let's talk football. the eagles soaring on monday night. highlights from espn. >> good morning, america. i'm scott van pelt, philadelphia eagles have the best record in the national football league after their monday night win over the washington redskins and sweep the season series from their rivals in the nfc east. what a throw from carson wentz. in the fourth pocket collapses and wentz is sacked only no, he's not on a third down. a critical scramble which keeps the drive alive and then later in the drive wentz who leads the nfl with 17 touchdown passes with his force of the night, to nelson agholor. 6-1. nba champions golden state warrior, steph curry played beautifully in this game. 13-point lead late third.
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>> ♪ >> good morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. tuesday october 24th. time right now is 4:27 a.m. the eagles snatch a win from washington. carson wentz did it with a little boy's legacy on his heart and his wrist. we will explain. a disgraced former philadelphia district attorney is set to learn just how long he will spend in prison following a corruption conviction. we have a preview of the day's proceedings. pennsylvania does not distribute car registration stickers for your license plates anymore and that is causing some confusion for pennsylvanians who drive their cars in other states. accuweather says it is going to be a wet one and windy, too. all next on "action news." >> ♪ ere will be rain for the grt lakes and a triple threat of hot, dry and windy conditions for the west. >> you see 100 degrees in los
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angeles. not quite fall baseball weather. the excitement, though, is cranking up as the temperature warms up ahead of tonight's world series game one. >> the dodgers and astros are set for the 113th edition of the fall classic. here's our preview beginning with the american league champs. >> that's into left center field. >> reporter: the houston astros scored this season. a lot. they averaged more runs per game than any other team. >> high drive to right. >> houston also has a loaded roster. let's start with jose altuve all 5'6" of him possibly the most exciting player in baseball. he's got big game and a big heart. houston also has pitcher justin verlander. the astros have yet to lose with him on the mound and it's always fun to spot his fiancee supermodel kate upton in the stands then tonight's starting pitcher dallas keuchel. he wasn't drafted until the seventh round. yet he's become one of the best in the sport and as one of the all-time best beards. >> the dodgers won more games
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than anyone. they had their best regular season since moving to l.a. back in 1958. and hollywood's hometown team is packed with stars. cody bellinger only 22 with 39 home runs this season and n.l. record for rookies. third baseman justin turner because "game of thrones." but the dodgers' main man tonight's starting pitcher clayton kershaw considered the best of his generation. >> i'm not going to do anything differently i guess except try not to give up a home run and strike a phi out. >> married to his high school sweetheart and has three cia young awards and mvp but no world series ring -- yet. >> all right. it's like that, is it? >> the oddsmakers think l.a. will take this home. we should point out the last time -- >> oddsmakes, shmoddsmakers. >> that means this time they've learned and will do better. let's go houston. >> come on,
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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 now on this tuesday october 24th. >> and here's what we're following for you on "action news." a victory over washington gives the eagles their fifth straight win. >> new from overnight a teen runs home for help after being shot. >> storm tracker6 is tracking rain this morning and it will not only be wet, it will be windy. that and what it will do toto dy and karen rogers. good morning. >> the winds woke me up this morning, man. >> and they're going to continue to be a problem up until at least 9 o'clock,eyond . light radar right now shows you the cloud cer


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