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likelihood that it could dump heavy snow on the northeast and new england. road crews made sure the salt mixtures were ready to go. >> it's awful. you get the drifts on the road. you can't see the road if it's dark out. very treacherous. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., stores pulled winter weather supplies out of storage. ready for a potential rush. >> one of the great things about small hardware, we're always ready on a whim for what people need. >> reporter: d.c. residents stocked up, with more snow expected this time than they've seen in two winters. >> it bypassed us in the winter months and here it is, march is roaring in like a lion. better be prepared. >> reporter: spring may be just around the corner. but the latest storm reminds us that winter is not over yet. preeti arla, abc news, washington. the storm could make a mess of things at airports today, especially if you're flying through chicago or the twin cities. >> accuweather meteorologist jim
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dickey tells us what is in store. >> good morning, john and diana. tracking a large storm system that will drift its way east as we head through the day. two areas of heavy snow expected. today into tonight from chicago into the ohio valley. overnight through thursday night, some heavy snow across northern virginia into the mid-atlantic. accumulations through today, a stripe of 6 to 12 inches from the twin cities toward chicago. with heavy snow again in central and northern virginia through thursday morning. john and diana, back to you. >> our extreme weather team is tracking the storm's every move. they'll bring you the latest on "good morning america." new developments now on north korea's nuclear program. china, the north's closest ally, has joined the u.s. in agreeing to new sanctions over last month's nuclear test. the u.n. security council meets later today. secretary of state john kerry has tough words for iran over its nuclear program.
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traveling in the region, he says time is running out for a peaceful solution. we'll hear more from him tonight on "world news." at the vatican, speculation is rising that the conclave to elect the next pope will begin as early as next monday. the church's cardinals are meeting there once again this morning. some of the cardinals from the u.s. say they're going to demand answers about the scandals inside the vatican before the conclave even begins. at the meeting yesterday, an imposter tried to get inside. there you see him. several parts of the outfit were not right, including the scarf. he was quickly busted and sent away. >> i prefer the red myself. another major new development in the ethics investigation of new jersey senator bob menendez. a woman who lives in the dominican republic said she had a video showing her having sex with mr. menendez now admits she was lying. she said she's never met
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menendez and she was paid to make the claims against him. menendez says he's the victim of a smear campaign. the budget cuts across the nation. the head of homeland security warns that customs lines are getting much longer at the airports. republicans in the house are trying to reach deal that would protect the pentagon, the border patr patrol, and the fbi from those cuts. the faa is investigating reports of a drone flying near one of new york's biggest airports. it was said to have been five miles from jfk airport yesterday. the pilot of an alitalia flight was the first to report it. he was certain about what he saw up there. >> we saw a drone, a drone aircraft. >> roger, what altitude did you see that aircraft? >> about 1,500. >> the pilot didn't have to change course and landed safely. demolition crews near tampa have finally exposed that deep sinkhole that swallowed up a man and his entire bedroom. inspectors plan to survey the hole today to get a better idea
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of now stabilize it. as abc's gio benitez reports, they're now dealing with another sinkhole nearby. >> reporter: this is our first look at the massive sinkhole that swallowed up 37-year-old jeff bush while sleeping in his bed. look closer. authorities tell abc news the sinkhole, about 30 feet wide and 100 feet deep, could well extend underneath the two neighboring homes. both less than 40 feet away. >> there is no one allowed in those homes. there will be a determination of if they're condemned in the coming weeks. >> reporter: crews used machinery to recover some of bush's personal items from his bedroom. carefully collecting his jacket and hat from the wall. but jeremy bush is frustrated that his brother remains buried in the rubble. >> they got this big equipment. why can't somebody be harnessed up on that equipment and try to rescue him? >> reporter: authorities say that's too dangerous. >> additional loss of life would have made this tragedy worse. >> reporter: that machine ending the demolition by sending flowers for mr. bush down into what is now his grave.
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as crews fill the sinkhole with gravel to stabilize it, we have learned a new sinkhole has opened up in the same town. we're told it has not harmed anyone. gio benitez, abc news, seffner, florida. another sign of nature at its most extreme, a volcano in eastern russia has roared to life after laying low for more than three decades. red-hot lava running down the snow-covered mountain. ash shooting high in the air. scientists say the closest villages are not in danger. the volcano started erupting a few months ago for the first time since 1976. coming up, the youngest billionaire on the planet. and other surprises. from the new list of the world's richest people. a big change at starbucks today, doing something it hasn't done in 16 years. and mystery solved. 76 years later, scientists say they know what caused the deadly explosion aboard the "hindenburg." "hindenburg."
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welcome back. 37 points and counting until a brand-new record. the dow jones industrial average opening this morning at 14,128 points. the second highest finish ever and very close to the all-time record, set in october 2007. analysts say it's retail investors pushing the market up, individuals, not institutions. the sale of ketchup maker h.j. heinz could result in a really big golden parachute. ceo william johnson will get more than, listen to this, $200 million if he's fired or pushed out. $56 million is a severance package. heinz stockholders still have to approve the purchase. that would take the company private. and watch for a new product
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this year from apple called the iwatch. various reports say the next new product at apple stores may let you make calls, count how far you have walked, and monitor your heart rate at the same time. while there are other smart watches coming on the market, this could run apple software ios 6. that's always important. and starbucks this morning will unveil its first new core beverage in 16 years. it's a hazelnut macchiato. it's a four-layered drink. hazelnut is the second most popular flavor so it made sense. the hazelnut macchiato is available either hot or iced starting this very morning. you can see the big debut later on on "good morning america." >> pretty tasty. "forbes" magazine is out with the list of the richest people in the world. mexico's carlos slim is number one, $73 billion.
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bill gates, second with $67 billion. and spain's amancio ortega moves into third. the youngest, 28, dustin moscovitz. facebook cofounder. he's worth only $4 billion. last year's biggest loser, eike batista of brazil, he lost $18 billion. more than $2 million an hour. no matter what they all can afford, the new rolls-royce, the luxuriously equipped rave coupe is the most powerful ever. it goes 0 to 60 in under 4.5 seconds. all thanks to a 624-horsepower engine. it will cost you about $300,000 when it goes on sale later this year. i think we'd look good in that one. >> i'm still quickly righting down the billionaires' names. >> can you imagine? yes, right. you're married already. too late. too late. >> i'm filled with love. that's how rich we are in my home. >> there you go. next on this tuesday, a college campus in shock after
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he preys on women who cook with velveeta. be quiet helen. uh! [ male announcer ] liquid gold diggers love liquid gold. take a look at this. some what shaky video from near houston. a freight train barreled straight into the trailer of a big rig. no one hurt. but the trailer and it's cargo, a big oil-filled compressor were destroyed. it has low clearance, became stuck on the tracks. the train did not have enough room to stop. a slick commute from seattle to san francisco. snowy mountain passes in the cascades and sierra nevada. wet roads in the south. if you're flying, airport delays possible in minneapolis,
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chicago, atlanta, and san francisco. casey anthony made a brief ree appearance in the public eye as she admits in bankruptcy court that she's broke. it's the first time we have seen her since being found not guilty of murdering her daughter. >> she says she has no intentions of profiting from the situation. she owes about $80,000. classes resume today this morning at oberlin college. racist graffiti was spotted on the ohio campus last month. and yesterday, someone wearing a ku klux klan type of robe was seen near a heritage building. the students hope to put the incidents behind them. now new information on the case where a nurse failed to do
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cpr. the woman's daughter wants to grieve in peace. not likely. the an investigation has been launched. the retirement home is depending on policy to wait for paramedics. team of british researches say they've confirmed what brought down the hindenburg. the 800-foot dirigible exploded while landing in nj mj. it was caused by static electricity and a buildup of hyd hydrogen. 36 people died in the crash. as the broadcaster famously said, oh, the humanity. three investigations were in the history of whitney houston. one was an extortion plol plot been investigated. all three investigations were determined to have no crimes
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committed. the caped crusader popping up across the pond. a man wearing an old-school batman costume went to a british police station and turned in a burglary suspect. in classic superhero fashion, he vanished into the night. this morning, a british tabloid has identified him as a friend of the suspect and a why neez food delivery person. now on to sports. for the first time ever, the bulldogs of gonzaga university are the number one team in men's college basketball. for women's hoops, here are highlights from espn. hi, i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. senior night in south bend. skylar diggins put on a show. taylor mcbride for the win, no. kelly faris with the rebound, throws it up. not close.
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in the second o.t., tied at 81-81. diggens, load ball. loses the handle. shot clock runs out. we're going a third overtime. here we go. diggens. grabbed the turnover. she played all 55 minutes in the game. 29 points, 11 rebounds, notre dame wins. they've won 23 in a row. that ties a school record. they also earn the big east title. to the nba, lebron and the heat visiting the timberwolves, looking for there's 15th straight win. third quarter we go, mario chalmers, to lebron for the three. might want to play some defense on him. fourth quarter, chris andersen, the bird man. out the ray allen, smooth. he had 13 points. then -- ray allen, no, but lebron there on the putback. he had a double-double.
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20 points, 10 rebounds. the heat have won 15 fa row. the longest winning streak in franchise history. that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm hakem dermish, have a great day. it's good to be baltimore ravens' quarterback joe flacco right now. >> he's got the richest contract in nfl hitsry, six years, $12 million. he says the contract is not about the money, it's about respect. >> we believe him. >> but the money's not so bad either. coming up next in "the pulse" some star power coming to the new" anchorman" movie. and tiny dancer taking the interneat by storm. a 6-year-old with some amazing moves. right. but the most important feature of all is... the capital one purchase eraser. i can redeem the double miles i earned with my venture card to erase recent travel purchases. and with a few clicks, this mission never happened.
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i please have your attention. i've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. i need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen. cannonball! >> cannonball! will ferrell as newsman ron burgundy in "anchor man" starting off today's "pulse." he's getting company in the upcoming sequel. >> yeah, word is that harrison ford has joined the cast of "anchorman, the legend continues." ford will play a veteran anchor, a la tom brokaw. we'll see if he's got good news or bad news just before christmas. stay classy until then. well, someone could have a heck of a fight with this snowball. check it out. nearly 12 feet tall and 40,000 pounds, this bad boy just broke the guiness world snowball record. >> i guess that would kill you if it rolled over you.
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it was done if british columbia. for the finishing touch, it looks like they stuck in ski poles and fake legs. nice. >> you imagine getting stuck in that one? and amazing moves by a pint-sized performer who put her much older competition to shame. >> check out the incredible break-dancing skills of little "b" girl tara. she wowed the crowd. >> look at her. >> at break-dancing contest in france over the weekend. >> people around the world are enjoying her dance skills. this video has gotten nearly 700 hits on youtube. >> you could do that, right? >> oh, yeah. >> i've seen you do that. >> just need a little pad and my break-dancing sneakers. look that. >> crazy good. >> at the beginning, he comes back out, the first time, he comes back out and she pushes him back to his spot, no, no, no, i'm not done. you gotta watch it. >> for some of you, the local news is next.
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone. i am katie marzullo here for eric thomas. >> it is tuesday at had:28. tonight is the official day for the lights. although today is gorgeous. mike? >> the clouds came to fruition. it is colder this morning. if you are looking for rain it is not there. it will be later on. in the north bay they will get rain and the rest of us in 12 to 18 hours. you have the better part of today to get ready. now, the temperatures. when you step outside, we are waking up to 37 in novato, and lafayette is 40.
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san mateo is 41. alameda and richmond district is at 47. we the talk about the rain and how much you will get in a few seconds. first, traffic. >> good morning, everyone. happy tuesday. we go to the bay bridge toll plaza. a couple of c.h.p. cars are blocking the lanes because of bridge maintenance work. the toll lanes will be shut down for another half an hour. we will follow it for you. traffic is very light. as you make your way to the span. this is walnut creek, southbound, 680 past the curve at north main moving nicely. otherwise, just road work out there. we will take you to the east bay where we have road work eastbound 580 from greenville to north flynn. that is blocking three lanes of traffic until 11:00 this morning. >> happening right now this morning the luxury yacht that was stolen and ran aground off pacifica is in a new place. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, joins us from the marine yard.
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>> the crews are towing it. if it was daylight we could see it moving across the bay on the way to richmond and is expected to get here the next 30 minutes. it has been a stressful experience for them to figure out how to get it moved. they started towing it admit night. super yacht was stuck at 5:15 yesterday morning off of the beach in pacifica. the keel was buried. it was a challenge to get the three people on board to surrender. police even had their guns drawn. the three people on board were accused of stealing the yacht from the sausalito yacht harbor. sailors are wondering, how does they pull it off? >> it is peculiar incident and certainly has everyone in the boating community excited and we are sorry for the owner of the boat. obviously.
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it is not a common occurrence. >> here of the three people arrested. 63-year-old, a 54-year-old, and a woman, who was 56. police say the three had cases of beer on board and a pizza box. the boat owner says he does not know the people on board. they were able to salvage the boat. they will look at it when it arrives in richmond, and is due any minute between now and the next 30 minutes. check back with us and we will report back when we see it. >> we will do that, amy. the state supreme court today will consider reinstating a murder conviction in a domestic violence case after a man killed his girlfriend 13 years ago. he admitted stabbing the girl in front of her kids with the kitchen knife saying he did it because she abirthed his child. but the murder conviction was overturned in 2011 because of


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