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rocket fire, kind of small potatoes on a normal day, obviously the president there, not small potatoes, but really a reminder of how far away the two sides are in a peace agreement. >> reporter: absolutely. not just between israelis and the palestinians but between the palestinians themselves. the president this morning is meeting with mahmoud abbas, the president of the palestinian authority, which runs the west bank. hamas, the militant group, runs the gaza strip, so there's an argument to be made as an analyst did to me earlier this morning that this is hamas' way of saying or gaza's way of saying we are here, why aren't you talking about us, why aren't you talking about gazans, why aren't you talking about israel's blockade of gaza, so there is a lot of work to be done to bring them both together but, of course, even more work to be done to get israel and the palestinians back to the negotiating table, let alone finding a final peace agreement. >> you're right. alex marquardt, and that work is just now beginning live from our jerusalem bureau, thank you. and our other main story
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this morning. we learned overnight the identities of the seven marines killed in that training exercise. >> the shock of their death made worse by their youth and devin dwyer is joining us from washington with details. devin. >> reporter: that's right. what's so remarkable and horribly sad about the whole story is how young these men were. six of the marines who were killed were in their 20s, all were younger than 26. one of them, as you mentioned earlier, was just 19 years old, and even at those ages, six of the seven men had already served tours of duty in afghanistan. of course, as we reported this week, the men were killed monday night during a live fire training exercise at a military facility in nevada. they were all based at camp lejeune in north carolina. eight of the others involved in the training exercise were injured. the remains of those being killed are now being flown back to their families while the marines investigate just what went wrong. the mother of one of the victims told us, mason vanderwork, could hardly contain herself with grief.
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>> he was truly my best friend, not only my son, but my best friend and my hero, and he could never be replaced. >> reporter: now the marines say they've suspended most use of the mortar system that caused the malfunction here and caused the explosion though they will continue to use it in afghanistan. diana and john. >> all right, devin. thank you. heroes to all of us from washington. we appreciate it this morning. and also in washington the house is expected to approve a huge budget today that will keep the government running for the next six months. the senate okayed the spending plan yesterday along party lines. it keeps intact those $85 billion worth of across-the-board cuts, and that means hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect to be furloughed. that cyberattack that paralyzed big banks and tv stations in south korea was traced to a chinese internet address. an initial investigation links it to at least one of the companies shut down by the computer crashes. north korea still the prime suspect. experts say hackers often launch attacks in other countries to hide their identities.
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and back here at home two people are dead following a day-long standoff in ft. wayne, indiana. it started when a man pulled a woman off of a city bus and then fatally shot her. he then headed to a nearby house where he held a 3-year-old boy hostage for several hours. eventually a police sniper killed that man, and the child was taken away unharmed. five former council members from the small town of bell, california, have been found guilty of corruption. now, they were convicted of stealing taxpayer money by creating a scheme to boost their part-time pay to nearly $100,000 a year. the former mayor, who was facing trial still, was paid a staggering $800,000 a year in a city where one in four residents lives below the poverty line. and returning for a moment to the president's middle east trip now and a symbolic gesture gone bad. >> yeah, the magnolia tree planted by mr. obama in the israeli president's garden may have been uprooted or may have to be. agriculture officials warnt to
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test it and perhaps even discard it. israeli law forbids plants and trees from other countries entering israel. and then there's this, the president's limo, nickname ed the beast had to be hauled off on the back of a flatbed truck. the secret service says diagnostic tests are still being done to determine why it broke down in jerusalem. the high-tech cadillac is being sent back to the u.s. for more tests. of course, the president is not stranded. he always travels with a spare. >> beast 2. beast 1 and beast 2. >> there you go. >> let's take a look at the weather across the nation. colder than normal in the northeast. flurries from central new jersey to boston and cape cod. snow showers around the great lakes. rain changing from kansas city and memphis. all rain around the south. dallas, shreveport, snow in the rockies and cascades and some showers in the pacific northwest. >> 40s from seattle to billings, 20s for the upper midwest. 40 in new york and 77 in miami. all right, important update here. there was no winning ticket drawn for last night's $260 million powerball jackpot. >> so that means the payout for saturday's drawing will be at least $320 million.
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that's a lot of money but still far from the record drawing last year of more than $587 million. >> maybe it's paltry, but i'll take it. how about you? >> oh, yeah. coming up, what we're tracking right now. breaking news, rockets fired into israel overnight. a provocative move during the president's visit. plus, a developing story. a manhunt under way after colorado's prison chief is killed at his own front door. and then the latest shake-up on late night tv. is nbc ready to overhaul "the tonight show" again?
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welcome back.
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the economy is good but not good enough. the federal reserve sees steady improvement but isn't sure the growth is for real. chairman ben bernanke says the fed will continue its stimulus program to keep long-term interest rates low, but he hinted the fed might cut back if it sees more improvement in the job market. and one area where there is real improvement is the housing market. we're expecting good news this morning about existing home sales. there aren't many of them on the market apparently, and that's creating a sudden increase in demand for new homes taking builders quite by surprise. they're even having trouble finding construction workers. gas prices this morning averaged $3.70. they've been holding there for about a month but many feel they're still too high especially considering the boom we're having in domestic oil production. the oil industry is blaming the federal ethanol requirement, but the ethanol industry says the additive costs less than gasoline, so that's nonsense. the company that makes axe body spray is looking into an allergic reaction.
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one pennsylvania school student had to be rushed to the hospital. the student is fine but not yet returned to class. he admits a no fragrance policy for the school would be tough to enforce. major shake-ups are apparently in the works for "the tonight show." "the new york times" reports that jimmy fallon will replace jay leno as host next year and that the show will move its studios from l.a. to new york. nbc will only say that it's building fallon a new studio in new york where he currently hosts "late night." leno again bashed his bosses in a monologue last night calling nbc "extinct." >> wow. >> that's harsh. >> how do you really feel there? next on this thursday, american space-age treasures found after 40 years at the bottom of the ocean. and in sports, an incredible come-from-behind win to keep a streak alive. we'll be right back. [ dog barking ]
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take a look at this smooth landing even though the pilot has lost one of his two engines. the plane also suffered from hydraulics problems but none of the two dozen passengers were hurt. the fire trucks on the runway at the airport just a precaution. now for a look at the morning road conditions, slick highways and passes across the northwest, wet and snowy highways around kansas city, memphis, dallas and shreveport. a slippery ride around the great lakes from new jersey into new england. if you are flying, weather-related airport delays are expected in just a couple of cities, memphis and new york. a massive manhunt is under way in colorado for a killer who gunned down the head of the state's prison system. >> tom clements shot in the chest tuesday night as he answered his doorbell. so far police have no suspects or motive. word of clements' murder spread as the governor signed some tough gun legislation and one of the toughest in the country. he was near tears when he spoke about clements. >> tom clements dedicated his life to being a public servant, to making our state better, to making the world a better place,
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and he is going to be deeply, deeply missed. >> investigators say clements' job overseeing 20,000 inmates may have made him into a target. they have stepped up security around the state capitol as a precaution. an amazing find deep on the ocean floor. two engines which helped launch the apollo astronauts to the moon have been located last seen more than 40 years ago. the engines were found about three miles down in the atlantic by a team headed by amazon billionaire jeff bezos. nasa is now working to figure out which mission the rockets helped power. each one had about 7.5 million pounds of thrust and dropped into the ocean after liftoff. >> cool stuff. all right, medical news. a promising new treatment in the fight against leukemia. for the first time researchers have found a way to genetically alter the immune cells of adult patients leading to remissions in acute leukemia. in one severely ill patient, all the traces of the disease vanished in eight days. doctors are optimistic though they caution that the experimental cell therapy was tested on a small number of
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patients and did not work in all of those cases. all right, the nation's top pediatrician's group endorsing gay marriage. the academy of american pediatrics say gay and lesbian parents should be allowed to marry because it is in the best interest of the children. the doctor's group reviewed studies for four years before they made that recommendation. critics say it is premature. tiger woods is speaking out about his relationship with skier lindsey vonn and why they decided to go public. earlier this week they posted studio photos and confirmed that they were dating on each other's facebook pages. woods says it's better to do that than for photographers to make money off of them. >> we basically devalued the first photos, and, unfortunately, that's just the way it is in our society right now, and we felt like it was the best thing to do and, you know, very happy about it. >> woods also said issuing the photos is a way of keeping his kids safe and away from paparazzi. tiger woods is learning. >> all right, well, woods plays in a tournament in orlando today.
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also getting under way a few hours from now. this year's march madness 16 games being played today and get the latest sports highlights from espn. good morning. i'm doug kezirian with your "sportscenter" update. the miami heat had won 23 straight games, an easy game against cleveland, right? the cavs were shorthanded. a leak in the roof delayed the game. perhaps that was a sign of things to come because the heat had some leaky defense. tyler zeller and one. cavs up 27 in the third quarter. but the heat wake up. lebron drills the three in transition. the heat have rallied to tie the game. under ten minutes to go. miami down two. lebron again from distance, his third three of the fourth quarter, but the cavs do not roll over. just over one minute to go, alonzo gee, the dunk, one-possession game, same margin, under five seconds to go. c.j. miles for the tie, just off
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the mark, and the heat rally all the way back. 24 straight wins as lebron beats his former team. battle of the nhl's two best, blackhawks and ducks. second period, chicago on a power play. nick leddy. to the third. we're tied at two. just under 4:30 to go, and teemu selanne puts the ducks up. 42 years young, his 19th season, and the ducks go on to win, 4-2. anaheim has now won 13 straight at home. i'm doug kezirian. enjoy the rest of your day. >> all right, thanks, doug. and we're going to call this the low-light from tuesday night's nba game between orlando and indiana. you're going to want to watch this guy. he refuses to let his female companion have any of his ice cream. >> yeah, he pulls the chocolate chip mint away twice before letting her dig in with a spoon. his reaction -- her reaction there pretty priceless. somebody clearly getting himself into big trouble.
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can you say doghouse? >> yeah. someone is not getting ice cream tonight. >> yeah, no ice cream for you. all right, coming up next in "the pulse" heidi klum's latest commercial, is it too sexy? >> is that possible? >> in heidi klum's case, maybe. and kid president returns just in time for march madness. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken
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watching "world news with diane sawyer" saved my husband's life. this is my family, and that is our abc "world news" story. ♪ all right. time now to check "the pulse," stories we'll be talking about all day long. another commercial begging the question, how sexy is too sexy for tv? >> heidi klum's super sensual pitch for the burger king chain or burger chain, excuse me, carl jr.'s. pushing it to the limits. the 39-year-old supermodel turning reality show host to turn up the heat in the name of advertising. i kid you not. i'm looking at the burger. >> yeah, right. >> i swear. and if you haven't noticed, this is klum's updated take on mrs. robinson in that unforgettable scene from "the graduate." >> still looking at the burger. >> i'm still looking at the burger.
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there you go. >> i'm not even looking at the burger. >> now they're just teasing me, now they're just teasing me, oh, yeah. all right. sorry, ladies, but you may be seeing a lot less of that handsome hunk ryan gosling. "the notebook" star says he's going to take a break from acting for awhile. the 32-year-old says he needs a little time to reassess. >> gosling's been in the business for most of his life and started at 8 in the mickey mouse club and has one more movie coming out, "the place beyond the pines" in which he stars with his real-life girlfriend ava mendes coming out. >> the man is beyond hot. he doesn't need to do anything. him and heidi klum, why not. maybe even together. >> eat some cheeseburgers. there you go. we mentioned march madness. it gets under way today. president obama has once again filled out his bracket. he's got indiana beating louisville for the national title. >> that's right, and a certain little someone is following in the president's footsteps. >> here what i'm talking about, march madness. i'm more like march gladness. time to turn the season around, people. it's time for hope! >> it's time for hope.
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that's internet sensation kid president filling out his brackets with espn's robert flores. there you go. he, oh, by the way, has got duke, gonzaga, indiana and michigan in the final four. as for the title game, though -- >> 'zaga or michigan? >> oh, no. >> who's going to win it all? >> this is bad. i'm going for my favorite, gonzaga! done. >> we can still see your legs. >> i'm pretty sure you can't. >> cute kid, right? gonzaga! >> oh, man. >> i learned how to say it. i was saying it wrong this whole time. >> now it's gonzaga! >> all right, for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we're going to be right back.
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning on this position. >> first up, a look at the weather forecast. mike? >> thank you very much. good news on live doppler 7 hd showing dry air taking over as we talked about. the cold front moved through and the dry air is moving in. we barely have fog. half moon bay has visibility of seven miles. everyone else has ten miles' visibility so there is no fog. it is 50 in pittsburg. petaluma is 41. we are 45 in san leandro and walnut creek and 50 in tracy. 49 in union city. saratoga is 48 along with palo alto. we will be breezy at times at the coast this afternoon. >> the bay bridge toll plaza there was a big rig drive through and clip a toll plaza at 3:30 this morning. it kept on going.
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we have damage there. i talked to the c.h.p. and they will not have to do major repair. they have a couple of lanes closed. you can see a minor backup for cash-paying folks. otherwise, the drive times from the central valley, looking good at highway four we have eastbound road work at hillcrest but westbound is looking good. there is the east shore commute to the macarthur maze from highway four. kristen and eric? >> 4:29. hundreds of energy customs are without power. a power line fell and caught a utility pole on fire before 2:00 this morning. the crews are on the scene trying to fix the problem and expect power to be restored in 15 minutes. >> police are searching the bay area for a high school level baseball coach accused of molesting children. he may have fled.
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abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at the san leandro batting cage owned bit coach. >> police came here looking for him. there is no sin of him. here is a picture of him with the traveling high school basketball team. the 52-year-old is charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors counts of molesting a boy under the age of 14 between sip of 2005 and june of 2012. he also videotaped another child while the boy was in the bathroom. he has been arrested before when parents complained but not charged. he is the owner of batting cages in san leandro. parents say they are stunned. >> surprising. you hear it all time now adays with teachers and people in positions of responsibility and
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authority. it is. >> some. >> he has a home that was sealed up tight yesterday when we went by there and neighbors tell us he is a man would they don't know. he lived there for years but keeps to himself and drive ms. and out of the garage without waving or talking to anyone. anyone there really knew him that well. he is wanted on $300,000 arrest warrant but at this point, no sign of him. >> san mateo police officers will be at a high school this morning as a precaution after someone posted threats against the school on facebook. yesterday morning a student who administers a confessional page saw a program telling threat against the school for today. police will not say what the specific threat was. investigators do not believe it was serious because most serious threats are not posted in advance on popular online forums. the elementary school which


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