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making news in america this morning, inside that deadly synagogue shooting. >> lori was laying on the floor unconscious. >> the terrifying moment a gunman opened fire on worshippers celebrating the last day of passover. how brave bystanders helped chase off the suspect and what we're learning about his hate-filled plan. race for the white house. president trump ramping up attacks on joe biden as the former vice president holds his first campaign rally. plus, trump's newest criticism of the democratic party and the special counsel's russia investigation. daring rescue. five men trapped inside a treacherously deep cave after hey rain made it impossible to get out. the race against time to save those men before it's too late.
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plus, is your smartphone causing skin damage? why doctors say too much screen time could be causing wrinkles. >> fly ball hit back into left field. foul ball, the epic fail by a baseball fan trying to catch a ball with his beer. see what happens. the battle of winterfell. what fans are saying about the epic episode three of "game of thrones." good morning on this monday. we begin with security beefed up at houses of worship around the y following the deadly synagogue shooting in san diego. worshippers came together overnight in the face of fear lighting candles and singing. the synagogue's rabbi who was the shooter's first target took to the stage to deliver a message of hope to his followers. >> police say a 19-year-old man walked into the synagogue on the final day of passover and opened fire with an assault-style rifle. now we're learning more about what happened during the attack.
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a peaceful end to passover shattered by gunfire. >> i was centimeters away from death. literally. >> reporter: a shooter stormed this san diego synagogue killing one and injuring three others. >> i turn around and i see the shooter standing there in position with the rifle moving it towards me. >> reporter: witnesses say he didn't speak only shot. >> i flipped the table and started yelling like crazy run away in engliss. wn and covering her with my body and telling her please be quiet. please be quiet. i don't want the shooter to know that we're here. >> reporter: the violence only ending when the suspect's assault rifle reportedly jammed. >> i heard the gunshots. everybody ran out. i jumped up and i ran to the lobby. >> reporter: oscar stewart who was ex-military chased the shooter out of the synagogue
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while an off-duty border patrol officer used a gun from a fellow worshiper to fire at earnest as he drove off. >> i ran up to him and i yelled at him and he dropped his weapon and he ran out and i chased him out of the sanctuary. >> reporter: just minutes after earnest fled the scene. >> we've got an ar-15. >> reporter: police would find him a mile away in his car with the assault rifle he purchased one day before the attack. earnest was arrested without incident but the damage already done. >> i saw lori laying on the floor unconscious. >> reporter: 60-year-old lori gilbert was killed in the melee. rabbi goldstein was shot in both hands while one of the other victims, almog peretz was shot in the leg as he shielded children from the gunfire. >> people cry, screaming, run, but i focus on the kids. >> reporter: overnight president trump calling rabbi goldstein to share his condolences and comfort the victims of the senseless crime.
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>> i've lost my finger. you know, that scar of losing a finger will always be there but i'll also remember that the president called me on this day of suffering and -- >> well, that's a beautiful thing you're saying and you just take care of yourself. >> the fbi is now joining the investigation as we learn this may not be the suspect's only alleged hate crime. in a post online earnest bragged about trying to burn down a mosque last month. he wrote both acts were a tribute to the massacre at the new zealand mosque last month and the tree of life synagogue shooting six months ago. the race for the white house and joe biden is holding his first campaign rally today in pennsylvania. it comes as the president steps up his attacks against the former vice president and other democratic front-runners. abc's serena marshall is in washington with those details. serena, good morning. >> reporter: janai, good morning, and president trump isn't just taking on the former vice president but launching a new round of attacks on several of the democrats hoping to take his job. at a weekend rally in wisconsin he slammed bernie sanders as crazy, blasted beto o'rourke's stance on immigration and the former vice president bringing
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back that nickname sleepy joe and in one interview the president labeled biden as weak saying he doesn't look the same and pnte entire democratdil as ses igation. >> tll radical left democrat party. liberal democrats put all their hopes behind their collusion delusion which has now been totally exposed to the world as a complete and total fraud. >> reporter: a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows biden is the early front-runner among democrat and democrat leaning voters with 17% support followed by sanders, buttigieg, harris, o'rourke and warren holding his first official 2020 rally in pittsburgh addressing a crowd at a teamsters union hall tapping
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into his appeal for blue collar workers. biden's campaign says his message will focus on, quote, his plan to build a middle class where everyone comes along. janai. >> all right, serena marshall in washington. thank you. and joe biden and his wife dr. jill biden will sit down for an exclusive interview with robin roberts on "gma" tomorrow. for the second time in less than two week, new york's kennedy airport has been hit with a measles scare. a jetblue flight from the dominican republic was secured amid concerns a passenger was infected. a few weeks ago, el al airlines was concerned a flight attendant contracted measles at jfk. yesterday's scare comes as the cdc is set to release updated national numbers today. u.s. cases are already at a 25-year high. baltimore police are looking for at least one gunman that brought violence to two cookouts. detectives say someone started firing indiscriminately into the events which were across the street from one another.
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one was killed. at least six others wounded. officials don't have a motive. now to the extreme spring weather targeting parts of the nation. severe storms taking aim at the midwest and the plains with heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes. take a look at these dark clouds that were hovering over kansas. there was a tornado warning in the area overnight but that has since expired. and chicago got a wicked blast of winter. over the weekend. it's almost may but more than two inches fell causing hundreds of flight cancellations. time now for a look at the forecast for this monday morning. good morning. severe storms raking through ohio leaning into pittsburgh with damaging winds and damaging hail. look for an outbreak of strong storms throughout wisconsin, chicago, down throughout portions of st. louis and we're bracing for an outbreak of severe storms likely for us reon.erns heavy showers throughout las vegas down towards l.a. and then
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watch out for a breakout of snow as it lingers down towards cheyenne with low visibility problems. i'm accuweather meteorologist smhos giving us wrinkles. also ahead, five men pulled to safety after getting trapped in a cave. new details on their conditions and the risky rescue. and later, the nfl draft pick shot just hours after he was selected. the urgent manhunt for a suspect.
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you can see the crowds right there that came out to watch a power plant's massive cooling towers go down in somerset, massachusetts. the 500-foot-tall towers are believed to be the tallest
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ever brought down in a controlled implosion. the property owners are expected to turn the site into a facility that supports wind farms. good news this morning, crews have rescued five men trapped in a virginia cave for nearly 47 hours. there was little time to spare as the men were suffering from hypothermia and fatigue. also conditions in the cave were deteriorating. the men planned an overnight stay but heavy rain made it difficult for them to climb out. one escaped sunday morning and quickly alerted authorities. all were taken to the hospital. >> one of the biggest problems that we had was that they were exhausted and experiencing mild hypothermia, and as that exhaustion and the hypothermia progressed, they're going to run into more and more problems with having the energy to move and get out of the cave on their own. >> the men range in ages from 34 to 59. the cave is popular with explorers because of its tight crevices and drop. actress, lori loughlin and her husband and more than a dozen other plants are expected to plead not guilty today
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unlikely to appear in court in person. loughl her husband are accused of paying half a million dollars to get their daughters into usc. they could face up to 40 years in prison. >> here's a new reason to limit your screen time, janai. doctors say the blue light emitted by devices can cause wrinkles and penetrates the skin dopely and ultimately results in wrinkles. ways to guard against damage is by limiting screen time or using a bluelight protector on your device. some skin care industry companies are already offering products to guard against blue light and its effect. >> good thing i'm wrinkle free. taylor swift is setting records with her new release "me." youtube says the song's video broke the record for highest ndo -hour debut e to 100illion says "me" now holds the record
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site fell onto traffic below. incredible video right here shows that crane crashing down into traffic. >> wow. >> two people in the crane were killed as well as two others on the ground and the question now, how did it happen? here's abc's maggie rulli. >> reporter: seattle still in shock after this massive crane came crashing down right in the middle of one of the city's busiest intersections saturday killing four people. >> we have about five or six people entrapped. there are four vehicles that are underneath the crane. >> reporter: watch the crane in this video captured by the space needle disappearing from site slicing through two buildings, one of those buildings under construction belonging to google. six cars crushed under the crane's weight. ertain>> repbystandersea inn25ear-old moer infa
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that's a blessing and -- but the next two cars behind, it's sad. >> reporter: autti s t op sitting in their cars and two workers inside the crane were killed. >> my heart breaks for the families that have lost someone today. >> reporter: the construction company that owns the crane confirming that workers were dismantling the crane right before it came down. the national weather service says a line of showers moved through the area at the time with winds gusting up to 23 miles per hour. this eyewitness video shows the crane appearing to tilt in the wind. >> it became really, really strong wind right around that time is when we heard the crash. >> reporter: officials say the investigation into the cause of the accident could take months to complete. we reached out to that construction company to find out if their workers should have eastern been up there dismantling the crane in the first place given those dangerous weather conditions and tell us the investigation continues still on site and it is too early to speculate. maggie rulli, abc news, seattle. >> our thanks to maggie.
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the navy is investigating the second death of a recruit at a boot camp in illinois officials say 18-year-old kelsey we afterruelg physicalied last a tness test. her father says she went into cardiac arrest, but it's not known if she had any pre-existing medical conditions. in february, 20-year-old kierra evans died at the same facility under similar conditions. and we know that her family still is waiting for answers. >> i really want to know what happened to kierra. how was it like those last days? what happened during training? i really believe that they pushed kierra too hard. i really do believe that. >> reporter: the navy's promotional video shows how intense the fitness assessment can be. nobles' father is questioning whether enough is being done to physically check the recruits before they undergo the test. a young man's nfl dream became a nightmare when a double shooting left him wounded and a friend dead. it happened yesterday in topeka, kansas, hours after corey
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ballentine was picked by the new york giants. he and dwane simmons were shot at an off campus event. simmons died. their former coach says they were inseparable. >> both very competitive and helping each other out on the football field and off the field. but you saw them basically attached to each other all the time. you know, when you saw corey, you saw dwane, so this is tough. >> police are hoping anyone with information will come forward. one of two remaining players from the 2000 nfl draft is retiring. sebastian janikowski played 19 seasons in the league. he leaves with more than $53 million in earnings, the most of any kicker. aukee's ryan bun.ans - new york's citi field when it appears a fan tried to catch the ball and his beer, he missed, badly. braun was soaked. he also didn't catch the ball. a beer, a citi field, at citi field cost about 9 buc
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that episode has me needing a drink. another said that was the greatest episode of any tv show i've ever seen. better than any movie i've ever seen. better than any relationship i've been in. >> ooh. up your game, bud. well, "the avengers" is breaking box office records like no other movie before. the marvel film hauled in a whopping 1.2 billion, billion with a "b" dollars globally. the first movie ever to reach that milestone. >> it's the first film to top 300 million. that's million with an "m" domestically on opening weekend and also on track to earn more money than the top three grossing films of all time and now janai norman's favorite line -- >> disney is the parent company of abc news and marvel. meanwhile, pranksters from mit covered the school's great dome with a captain america shield. >> that's a nice -- that's a good shield. >> be careful up there. next, a couple of crenshaws on the mound in los angeles. >> yes. >> first it was clayton cent saw -- kershawin-
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4:27, police arrest a man after they say he started a fire in daly city. his motives still a mystery. a muni union president has a message for operators, start working overtime. san francisco city leaders say it's time for a change at the top. the warriors pull off a win against the rockets in game one of their playoff series. it's a rematch fans have been waiting for. good morning to you on this monday, april 29th, and look who's back, natasha zouves. hello. >> hello! >> it's been a minute. >> i know. >> good to have you back. >> i'm glad to be here, thank you. more on that later on in the show. let's get over to meteorologist mike nicco. >> hi, natasha, welcome back. everybody, here is a look at what's going on with our temperatures and we're 46 in novato, 48 in clover dale. everyone else in the low to mid-50s, close to where we should be for this time of the year. now we'll take a look at our high temperatures and what goin mild temperatures inland
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especially ukiah, lakeport, napa, the east bay and the south bay in the low to mid-70s. we'll have mid-60s around richmond, the low 60s in san francisco. 58 in half moon bay. and pretty much upper 60s to low 70s around the bay. one of our cooler days, not the coolest, i'll show that you coming up. alexis with the monday morning commute. >> not too much going on, mike. we are looking at our typical delays out of the central valley and have a high wind advisory still in effect for the altamont pass f. you are getting out of tracy, be prepared for that. 26, 27 miles an hour respectively to 580. nothing blocking along that stretch and a quick check of the toll plaza, quiet here. a little lineup in the cash lanes on either side. no delays if you're using fastrak. a fire at uber's office in daly city. >> firefighters got the call late last night on john daly boulevard.
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anser hassan is there. >> reporter: i spoke to police a little bit ago. they said they won't have an update until 7:00 a.m. fires have been out, minimal damage. it seems to have happened near the entrance. you can see burn marks on the ground. possible damage to the window. some video from earlier. the call came in to police around 10:00 p.m. last night. the fire was quickly put out but investigators remained on scene for a few hours afterwards. there's no main damage to the building or surrounding businesses. one witness who didn't want to be identified said he saw someone light the fire and then took off running. >> saw someone put something down and run away a. few seconds later the flames went up in the air and got bigger and bigger. i called 911. by the time they got here, it died out on its own basically. >> reporter: now police wouldn't give us any details about any suspect or suspects or if anybody was taken into custody. we have been told there are no
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reports of any injuries. reporting live in daly city, anser hassan, abc 7 news. it is 4:30. if you're just waking up, good morning. a quick update on weather and traffic. we start with mike. i want to start with the winds on live doppler 7. you can see full on onshore wind. 22-mile-per-hour wind at fairfield and look at the cloud cover. just about all of us starting off gray. a little bit of mist out there possible near the coast in our higher elevations. the fog is pretty high or the low clouds are high as you can see from sutro tower this morning. 46 to 53 degrees. we'll keep an eye to see if there's any fog. our lowest visibility is about 5 miles. mid to upper 50s at the coast. near 70 at 4:00


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