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square as you can see. making news in america this morning, border showdown. a caravan of migrants on the march from central america finally reaches the u.s. border seeking asylum but u.s. immigration officials say there's no room so what happens next? new backlash overnight after the white house correspondents' dinner turns ugly. >> she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. critics saying personal attacks on press secretary sarah sanders crossed the line with sanders sitting just feet away. this morning the new push to end the dinner altogether. new details on how authorities tracked down the suspected golden state killer accused in at least 12 murders. what led them to use a genealogy website to track his dna and was it an invasion of privacy? plus, a juror from the bill
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cosby trial reveals what sealed cosby's fate. a surfer breaks the world record. see how high he got scaling this massive wave. and for the birds. a college graduation ceremony comes under attack from pesky pelicans. good monday morning to you all. we begin with the caravan at the border. nearly 200 men, women and children are hoping to step foot on u.s. soil. >> the migrants are seeking asylum after fleeing central america even as president trump called on immigration officials to block their entry. at this hour they remain in limbo stuck at the country's busiest border crossing. abc's elizabeth hur is here with the very latest following the developments overnight. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: kendis and diane, good morning to you. yes, those migrants who made the journey say they are excited and nervous. nervous because all they can do now is wait with officials telling them there's no room.
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a showdown at the border. marking the end of a month-long journey for these migrants from honduras, el salvador and guatemala reaching the u.s./mexico border sunday and now prepared to do whatever it takes to seek asylum in the u.s., some families even risking separation. >> we're fighting to, you know, for a better future. >> reporter: the group says they are fleeing turmoil back home including gang violence, lgbt persecution and other dangers. traveling through mexico to the san diego border, our country's busiest crossing. their arrival greeted by both supporters and protesters. >> if they really wanted asylum they would have claimed asylum in mexico. >> reporter: president trump also calling this caravan a threat to the u.s. >> are you watching that mess that's going on right now with the caravan coming up? our laws are so weak. >> reporter: tweeting he has instructed the secretary of homeland security to keep these
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large caravans of people out of our country but american lawyers now on site offering free advice to these migrants are maintaining for so many returning home is not an option. >> what lays ahead is still less terrifying than what is behind them and what they have fled. >> reporter: well, at last check again according to u.s. authorities that busy crossing is already full and at capacity so for now they cannot take in any more asylum seekers. the migrants say it's okay, they'll wait at that border however long that may take. kendis and diane. >> all right, elizabeth hur live for us in studio, thanks, elizabeth. now we'll turn to the fallout over the annual white house correspondents' dinner. >> the comedian who unleashed on president trump and two of his top aides is facing growing criticism this morning accused of going too far in her personal attacks. and now the group that organizes the dinner has released a statement adding to the debate. this morning the annual black-tie celebration of the first amendment under fire.
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>> trump is president, it's not ideal. >> reporter: most of the backlash from the white house correspondents' dinner aimed at michelle wolf, the comedian accused of crossing the line with personal shots at the president's team including the press secretary sarah sanders. >> i actually really like sarah. i think she's very resourceful like she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. like maybe she's born with it. maybe it's lies. it's probably lies. >> reporter: wolf also roasted kellyanne conway. >> you guys got to stop putting kellyanne on your shows. all she does is lie. if you don't give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie. it's like that old saying, if a tree falls in the woods, how do we get kellyanne under that tree? i'm not suggesting she gets hurt, just stuck. stuck under a tree. >> reporter: this morning the
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white house correspondents' association responded to the criticism saying wolf's rant doesn't reflect the group's effort. in a statement the association president says the event was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press, not to divide people. unfortunately, the entertainer's monologue was not in the spirit of that mission. president trump also blasted wolf sunday night tweeting, the white house correspondents' dinner was a failure last year but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. the filthy comedian totally bombed, put the dinner to rest. start over. >> hello, michigan. hello, michigan. >> reporter: the president skipped the dinner for a second consecutive year, instead, he held a rally in michigan. >> by the way, is this better than that phony washington white house correspondents' dinner? is this more fun? >> reporter: former communications director anthony scaramucci says sanders is owed an apology. >> what happened was an atrocity.
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>> reporter: and the former white house press secretary sean spicer called the event a disgrace to which wolf replied, thank you. wolf also said on twitter the jokes were not about sanders' appearance, only her despicable behavior in her words. many comedians are coming to wolf's defense including jimmy kimmel and kathy griffin. dr. ronny jackson will not be returning to the white house as the president's chief physician. he was replaced when he was nominated to be head of the veterans affairs department. now, jackson withdrew his nomination amid allegations of poor management at the white house medical unit. the website politico was first to report jackson will return to the unit but not as the chief doctor. turning our focus overseas and south korea's military says it will remove the loud speakers it used to blast propaganda into north korea for decades. it's the first concrete action following this weekend's historic summit. at that meeting the north korean leader kim jong-un promised to invite outsiders to watch as his country's nuclear test site is shut down.
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speaking on abc's "this week," the secretary of state mike pompeo new on the job saying when it comes to whether to trust north korea's promises, the trump administration has its eyes wide open. >> we know the history. we're not going to take promises. we're not going to take words. we're going to look for actions and deeds. president trump has put economic pressure on the north koreans, and it appears to have given us this opening, this real opportunity for something that would be transformative for the world if we can achieve it. >> pompeo wrapped up his first overseas trip this morning in jordan. during previous stops in israel and saudi arabia, he called out iran claiming it was destabilizing the entire middle east. pompeo also said president trump will likely pull the u.s. out of the iran nuclear deal unless it's renegotiated. also from the middle east syria is reporting deadly overnight missile strikes. video shows a massive explosion which activists say killed more than two dozen mostly iranian fighters who backed the syrian regime.
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the group says the attack app r appears to have been carried out by israel but that's not confirmed. strong winds and high temperatures fueling fast-moving wildfires in northern arizona. as many as 1,000 homes are threatened and some buildings have already been destroyed. evacuations have been ordered for several communities. about 8,000 acres have already burned so far. time now for a look at your weather on this monday morning. severe storms in western texas and new mexico pelted the region with large hail and winds up to 60 miles per hour. trees were stripped of their leaves but there are no reports of damage to buildings or any injuries. looking at today's temperatures the high in albuquerque will be 78 degrees. dallas, new orleans and miami will all reach 83. the high in minneapolis will also be 78. actually warmer than in los angeles. looking at the pacific northwest and the northeast we'll be
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looking at 50 degrees. coming up right here, the megamerger deal between sprint and t-mobile. what it could mean for your cell phone bill. but first, a major scare at a racetrack as a car goes careening off course. and the rocket launch that could
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we're back with a close call at this racetrack in winston-salem, north carolina. that car you see there jumping the guardrail nearly flying into the crowd. we're going to show you again. you can see the car landed in the space between the grandstand and the track. so no spectators were injured and the driver is okay. >> incredible. and a big deal could be looming in the cell phone industry.
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t-mobile and sprint have reached an agreement on a $26 billion merger. they say a merger would allow the companies to stay competitive with at&t and verizon while delivering faster 5g service and more jobs. but some analysts say it will mean higher prices in the long term with less competition and they warn many support jobs will be lost. the fate of the deal is now up to federal regulators who rejected a similar merger four years ago. gas prices are once again on the rise. aaa says drivers in nine states are now paying over $3 a gallon on average. prices at their highest level in more than three years because of the cost of oil and the looming summer driving season. striking teachers in arizona are forcing many schools across that state to close for a third day today. educators wearing red shirts will hold a red for ed rally at the capitol. joining them will be the president of a major teachers union, the arizona teachers and those in colorado are demanding more pay and school funding.
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amazon's ceo jeff bezos has taken another step toward entering the world of space tourism. his blue origin company says the eighth test flight of its passenger spaceship was a success and achieved new heights. a dummy named mannequin skywalker and some experiments flew more than 65 miles to the boundary of the earth's atmosphere and space. the goal is to send paying customers into space by the end of the year. >> wow. end of this year, 2018. >> very soon. >> all right, you go first, jeff. let us know how it works out. a new record at the box office to tell you about. "avengers: infinity war" scored the biggest movie opening ever. it made $250 million at the box office here in the u.s. that's 2 million more than "star wars: a force awakens" made back in 2015. >> set global records too. and coming up, the video of the surfer who caught an 0-foot wave setting a world record. but first, an exclusive
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with them. >> reporter: for weeks there was speculation about the outcome but this morning we hear just what was going on inside the deliberation room during his retrial thanks to juror number 1, harrison snyder. when you entered the room for the first time, were you sure he was guilty? >> no. >> reporter: he says prior to the trial he didn't know much about cosby. >> i never watched "the cosby show" or anything, i'm a little too young for that. >> reporter: at his first trial last spring the jury deliberated for more than 52 hours but was unable to come to a unanimous decision on whether or not cosby drugged and sexually assaulted former temple university employee andrea constand. that was at his pennsylvania home in 2004. snyder describes the jury as being all on the same page when it came to arriving at that unanimous guilty verdict on all three counts. >> some have said i made the right decision and some people have said that they still think that he's innocent. and i just tell them, if you
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were there, you would say the same thing. you would say that he's guilty. >> sitting here today, is there any doubt in your mind that you guys came to the right conclusion? >> no, i have no doubt at all. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news. >> cosby faces up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced this summer. his defense plans an appeal and you can look for more of that abc news exclusive on "gma" this morning. the suspected golden state serial killer is under suicide watch this morning as we learn more about his capture. police arrested 72-year-old joseph deangelo after entering old crime scene dna into the genealogy site ged match. authorities then traced him through his family tree. critics say the dna information was misused but a detective who worked the case say police used all tools available to them. >> so what do you say to those critics who argue this is an invasion of privacy? what you did in this case. >> what it is is acting as a witness just like when i go up
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. it's monday again. april 30th. 4:27 a.m. thanks for being with us. >> a a lot loing on today. meteorologist mike nicco has your accuweather forecast. >> after a chilly weekend, we'll have another cool day today before warming trend will take over for the rest of the week. we had low visibility around napa earlier. ability an hour ago, koun to three miles because of fog. there may be patchy fog out there. temperatures from the mid 40s to low 50s in most neighborhoods. the exception would be antioch and hayward at about 54 degrees. here is alexis. >> i want to start you off in the north bay where we have quite a bit going on. this is video from the scene of a sig alert on northbound 101 in novato. about 1:30 this semi jackknifed
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and flipped over. we believe that is a motocross ramp, the large metal structure in the middle of the road. as of about 4:00 this morning, the last update from chp, they don't have an estimate on the roadway reopening. let's flip over to the traffic maps. this is the northbound, so the lighter side for the morning commute. everyone being forced off at atherton right now. if you are one of our north bay commuters and you will be traveling across golden gate bridge this morning, you'll see crews dangling from ropes on the bridge's towers. abc news reporter amy hollyfield is there live with what they're up to. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning. yes, if you do see people repelling down the bridge this morning, the message for you is no need to call that in. they are supposed to be there. they'll be using ropes, strapped in, pulleys, swinging up and down the bridge. trying to get a closer look at the span. they all it an arm's length
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inspection. in the past they've looked at it from a distance with bin knock lars. tis year, right now, they say they want a closer look. the engineering for the bridge says the salty marine environment corrodes the steel, so they need to check every rivet and seam to keep the bridge strong. they won't be directly dangling over traffic, but the word we want to get out to you is don't be alarmed, they are supposed to be there. no need to call 911 or call the bridge district. they expect these inspections will take about a week. live from sausalito, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. oakland police have multiple cars. police shared the photo on twitter of cars being taken away yesterday. the chronicle reports one side show took place near 100th avenue and macarthur boulevard where hundreds of people
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gathered. that's where four people got towed. no one arrested there. let's get a quick update on weather and traffic starting with meteorologist mike nicco. >> we have a dry live doppler 7 this seven. we have clouds out there and we will throughout the day. a stray shower possible. i put the clouds out there and cooler-than-average temperatures. mid 40s to low 50s at 7:00, then mid 50s at the coast the better part of the day while we'll hit near 60 for your lunchtime temperature. low to mid 60s, so another cool april day to round out the month. as you head toward 7:00, mid to upper 50s if you have outdoor activities. let's talk about the commute with alexis. >> our only issue is in marin county. northbound 101 still full closure at agent they are ton due to the rollover crash around san antonio road. this happened almost three hours


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