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making news in america this morning, new details overnight about the death of fashion icon kate spade overnight. her sister and brother-in-law david spade are now speaking out about her troubles and the recent celebrity death she was reportedly fixated on. results coming in overnight from the super tuesday of 2018. the primary races reshaping the battle for control of congress. also the major voting glitch in a crucial city and how it involves henry winkler. a new bombshell in the facebook data privacy scandal. accusations that facebook shared user data with a chinese company deemed by u.s. officials to be a national security threat. plus, new trouble for the so-called dancing doctor. ♪ apple bottom jeans boots with the fur ♪ >> who made these rap videos during surgery.
and a new warning about the future of social security and what's happening this year for the first time in decades. a big change at ihop that has some flipping out. a good wednesday morning. we begin with new reaction to the death of fashion designer kate spade. >> the 55-year-old was found in her home after an apparent suicide. her sister said spade was struggling with debilitating mental illness and was self-medicating with alcohol. her famous brother-in-law, david spade, is also reacting to her death. >> spade was the creative force behind a fashion empire known for its signature handbags around the world. kate spade's death was a suicide but apparently not a surprise to those closest to her. overnight spade's older sister told "the kansas city star" newspaper that it was not unexpected saying kate suffered
years of mental illness and was concerned hospitalization would harm her image and the kate spade brand, and she says kate seemed fixated on robin williams' suicide in 2014. >> hi, i'm kate valentine spade of frances valentine and welcome to our show. >> reporter: the kansas city native launched her iconic brand in 1993 with andy spade who later became her husband. kate sold her stake in 2007 but the bags continued to be a hit with celebrities and everyday americans. she recently launched a new brand called frances valentine named after her daughter. we sold kate spade and we -- i person personally took off a good nine years raising my daughter and absolutely adored every moment of it. >> reporter: industry analysts say the new brand struggled to match spade's former successes. >> it appears at this point in time to be a tragic case of apparent suicide. >> reporter: authorities say her husband was home when their housekeeper found her body in their manhattan home on tuesday morning. their 13-year-old daughter was
at school at the time. >> there was a suicide note left at the scene. i'm not going to get into the contents of that note, but that appears to be the sum total of what it is at this point. >> reporter: spade's brother-in-law actor david spade paid tribute to her on instagram posting a picture and writing, kate and i during christmas family photos. we had so much fun that day. she was so sharp and quick on her feet. she could make me laugh so hard. i still can't believe it. and in 2002 spade won "glamour" magazine's woman of the year. she told the magazine back then she hoped to be remembered not just as a good businesswoman but as a great friend and a heck of a lot fun by the people close to her. she's certainly being remembered that way this morning. we turn to politics and the results overnight from the biggest primary night of the year. eight more states have now set their candidates for this november's midterm elections. but we're keeping watch on california, which could reshape the battle for control of congress. problems have been reported at
the polls, though, overnight. abc's janai norman has the latest from there, from d.c. good morning, janai. >> reporter: kendis, good morning. it was a very big day. the biggest primary day of the year as you said and democrats especially are keeping a close eye on the outcomes in california as those could have big implications for the midterm elections. the stakes are high and the competition stiff. >> if democrats are going to take back the house, they need to see the blue wave start right here in california. >> reporter: on tuesday voters picked nominees for senate seats, governor and a number of key congressional races that could determine whether democrats regain control of the house come november. at the center of the action is california. the state's jungle primary system allows the top two candidates to advance to november regardless of party creating a unique challenge for the 47 candidates running across three battleground districts. >> that means if you have ten good democrats and only two solid republicans, the democrats eat their own vote away, and you're stuck potentially with democrats shutting themselves out. >> reporter: incumbents majority
leader kevin mccarthy, house minority leader nancy pelosi, representatives devin nunes and maxine waters and senator dianne feinstein all fared well. in the race to succeed california's democratic governor, lieutenant governor gavin newsom is the clear frontrunner. >> we put a businessman in the white house. let's put a businessman in the governor's mansion, huh, yes. >> reporter: republican john cox is projected to run against newsom in november but democratic candidate and former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa is calling to re-open polls for the rest of the week after a printing error left more than 100,000 voter names off of polling place rosters. >> tonight the votes, as you all know, are still being counted, and the fight is far from won. >> reporter: and democrats would need to flip 24 republican seats in order to regain control of the house come november. and, kendis, get this, as far as that voting glitch in california, henry winkler also known as the fonz tweeted that his name was one of those left off voting polls. >> what?
>> the fonz. trying to keep the fonz from voting? >> he just showed up -- >> his name not there. >> did he say aaay! even that didn't work? >> reporter: that didn't work, i guess. >> janai, thank you. and the white house aide who caused controversy with a dismissive comment about senator john mccain has left the trump administration. kelly sadler told colleagues last month that mccain's opposition to the president's cia nominee didn't matter because, quote, mccain is dying anyway. well, she did not offer a public apology for that. and white house press secretary sarah sanders is firing back after some tense questioning. sanders told reporters she's an honest person, but she's refusing to explain why she falsely claimed that the president did not dictate his son's statement about a trump tower meeting with the russian >> i know that you guys would love to engage on matters of conversations between the special counsel and the outside counsel, but we've purposefully
walled off, and i'm not going to comment on that outside counsel. >> in august as well but you still talked about it so why can't you correct the record now? >> again, i'm not going to answer questions that deal specifically with conversations between the outside counsel and the special counsel. >> you're not going to answer the question? >> again, i'm not going to get into a back and forth and refer you to the outside counsel once again. i don't know how many times i have to address it. but i work every single day to give you accurate and up-to-date information, and i'm going to continue do do that. frankly, i think my credibility is probably higher than the media's. >> so today should be another intense day of questioning. sanders said the media should spend more time reporting the news instead of trying to tear her down. facebook is under new scrutiny this morning after admitting it gave user data to a chinese company the u.s. deemed a national security threat. published reports say telecom company huawe was among a number of firms granted special access. officials tell "the new york times" facebook will wind down its deal with the company by the end of the week. in 2012 congress cited huawe for
its close relationship with the chinese government. the tennessee man accused of killing his former boss with a hatchet has been captured. domenic micheli was caught near bowling green, kentucky. he had been on the run since monday's early morning attack. it was at a gym near nashville. the arrest came a few hours after police released a video of micheli in a drugstore. time for a look at your weather on this wednesday morning. it could be months before this highway in north carolina is open again. a landslide after days of heavy rain pushed thousands of tons of mud, rocks and trees onto highway 9 in henderson county. the debris is 20 feet deep in some areas. luckily no injuries reported. looking at today's temps, the northeast will be cool today with boston not even reaching 60 degrees. the south will be hot and humid with highs in memphis and atlanta of 91. midwest will be warm. minneapolis hitting 81. seattle only hits 75.
coming up, the bank mistake that placed more than a million dollars into one family's account. >> oh, really. also ahead, the bizarre police chase involving what looks like a tank. we'll tell you where it came from. but first, the secret service arrest a man wanted for attempted murder. we'll explain why he was at the white house. th for wounded warriorsgram and their families to build new lives together. when my dad left, i was, like, this big, but now i'm, like, this big. my dad got a master's degree in human resources.
don't touch me. >> all right. you're about to get dropped. >> apparently no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in this new jersey beach confrontation. investigators say body cam video shows emily weinman assaulted them before they punched her in the head. the incident started when police accused her of underage drinking. you'll hear from her this morning on "good morning america." a white house contractor is in custody charged with
attempted murder. the secret service says agents stopped martese edwards as he entered the complex yesterday. he's wanted in connection with a shooting in maryland last month. abc news confirmed edwards did contracting work for the national security council. it's unclear whether he had access to the west wing. unexpected new eruptions from the volcano in guatemala are hampering search and rescue efforts. the volcano has been spewing more ash and molten rock sending hundreds of rescuers running away in panic. at least 75 people are confirmed dead. some areas devastated this past weekend are still too hot for searchers to enter. the shriners hospital in galveston, texas, is now working to bring children who are critically burned to texas for treatment there. meanwhile in hawaii, officials now say hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the volcanic eruption that began on may 3rd. lava has swept through two subdivisions which were under
mandatory evacuations but there are fears that some residents may have stayed behind. and a mistake by bank of america had a family in north carolina doing a double take. take a look at the check they got for over a million dollars. so they were expecting some cash but nowhere near that much. still, they apparently did the right thing and notified the bank. several people had to sign off on that check, but the bank isn't saying how the mistake actually ended up going all the way. >> i would have still cashed it, tried. >> we know. >> we know. no surprise. all right, coming up, the national anthem controversy takes a new turn. how the nba finals are affected. but first new trouble for the doctor who posted videos of herself dancing in the operating room during surgeries. and chip and joanna gaines from the hit show "fixer upper" settle a problem uncovered by the epa. tries to get in my way? watch me. ( ♪ )
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the vehicle cops are chasing is an armored personnel vehicle belonging to the national guard. it was apparently stolen from a base about 40 miles south of richmond. police haven't released the suspect's name, but they say he is a member of the military. he led officers on a chase up i-95 until he was finally captured in richmond. and we turn now to the so-called dancing doctor facing new legal troubles. >> the georgia dermatologist was seen dancing to music during surgeries. she's facing numerous lawsuits and now one patient's family is speaking out claiming the doctor's actions caused brain damage. an atlanta area doctor's methods and recent settlements now under fire this morning. ♪ she had them apple bottom jeans ♪ >> reporter: dr. windell boutte or dr. booty as she calls herself is a dermatologist. in these now deleted videos on youtube she's seen dancing during surgeries. ♪ she's a brick house >> reporter: several of her patients are now suing saying
their cosmetic procedures went horribly wrong. investigative reporter jim strickland with our atlanta station wsb worked the story for several months. he found the doctor settled five malpractice cases in the last six months, and four more are pending. the cornelius family is one of those who settled for an undisclosed amount. their mother went into cardiac arrest during a tummy tuck. her family says she suffered permanent brain damage. the doctor's office had to call 911 in the middle of the procedure. >> we have a patient that doesn't have a heart rate. >> reporter: in a deposition the doctor explained she did $20,000 of work for ms. cornelius for a little more than half the price. other patients suing say they suffered post-operation infections. >> i don't feel like a normal person. i just feel deformed. >> it's more like freddy krueger cut my stomach. >> reporter: strickland caught up with the doctor, and she had little to share. >> so, i'm coming here to ask if
you have anything to say about the lawsuits against you or the youtube videos posted online. dr. boutte. >> she's still moving, not speaking. according to the state's physicians website, dr. boutte's license is in good standing. she continues to treat patients. abc reached out to the doctor and her lawyers, but they did not provide a comment. a new report is reminding parents about the danger of leaving children in hot cars. nine kids have died in hot cars already this season. on average 37 children across the country lose their lives this way. advocates are pushing states to pass tougher laws to bring attention to this annual problem. police in philadelphia say a 15-year-old learning to drive hit and killed two people in this parking lot. the men were actually trying to help her park in the front of a store when her suv lurched forward. her mother was in the passenger seat. no criminal charges have been filed. epa chief scott pruitt is under fire this time for allegedly using his position to try to line up work for his wife. pruitt reportedly contacted fast food chain chick-fil-a about his
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. mark leno now in the lead ahead of london brie. a stunning upset overnight in the race for san francisco mayor. >> his victory is not set in stone just yet. good morning. it is wednesday, june 6th. >> we're talking about a razor-thin margin between the top two spots in san francisco. it's an exciting morning here as we continue to count the election results. we'll talk about that in just a moment. >> first you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. hey there, mike. >> good morning. let's take a look at what's going on. showing you the winds are faster than they were yesterday, especially coming down 80 through fairfield, driving into a headwind, 12 in haywarhaywarhr oakla oakland, 12 in half moon bay. the cloud cover is thicker. there's the possibility of
drizzle this morning. let me know if you run into that. that way alexis and id can pass it on to commuters this morning. temperatures around 40 in san jose and los gatos. we'll talk about cool weather coming up in the 12-hour planner. >> definitely noticed the breeze when i stepped outside this morning. i don't have any high wind advisories for our bridges or altamont pass. i will keep an eye on those today. we do have a crush in a construction zone north of helps burg between geyser and the helps berg area. we just had one lane open. now now lanes open due to this collision. they're saying they should have it open within the next 15 to 20 minutes, not a big backup right now because that is a light area this time of day. traveling skbound, is look at san rafael. minutes.
now to those primary results. we'll kick off are the race for california governor. there are 27 ballocandidates. >> the top two candidates as of right now, gavin newsom with 33% of the vote and republican john cox, 26% of the vote. that is with 94% of precincts reporting. california has the open primary system. that means the top two vo vote-getters move on to the general election regardless of their party. >> gavin newsom says he's ready for that next step, heading towards the november election after taking the stage here and declaring victory two hours after the polls closed. he and his wife jennifer came out dancing to tupac shakur's rap song, california love. he shared with the crowd his vision for the state, one that includes health care for all and an end to childhood poverty.
>> we're the most prosperous state in america, but we are also the poorest. the california dream will never be realized until every californian is sharing it. it's about effort, sustainability and time. >> reporter: newsome will face john cox in november, a relative unknown who became popular with conservatives after he was endorsed by president trump. former los angeles marianne tonio villaraigosa conceded the loss, made more bitter by an election snafu that kept the names of more than 100,000 angelinos off the roster. carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. >> antonio villaraigosa took to the stage in downtown l.a. and gave a gracious concession speech. >> gavin, thank you for caring enough about this state to put your hat in the ring, to run for governor of this state. we all