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the week. making news in america this morning, the mass shooting on a university's campus. >> it was like stay safe, get lirnight fight if you have to, as investigators release new details about the suspect under arrest. a new bombshell from robert mueller. the special counsel objecting to how the attorney general described his report on the russia investigation expressing frustration over what the public was told. lawmakers weighing in overnight as barr gets set to be grilled on capitol hill in just hours. venezuela in turmoil. demonstrators taking to the streets protesting the country's embattled president as members of the military join the opposition leader.
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the new reaction from the white house. [ chanting "shame on you" ] >> as the protests reach washington, d.c. plus, the new warning from >> concealing the counts. the tests under way to hide the number of likes on your social media post. and a "game of thrones" mystery revealed. why so many tv screens were too dark during some scenes and how to fix it. we begin with the lockdown lifted at the university of north carolina at charlotte where police say a gunman opened fire in a classroom on the last day of classes. >> at least two people are dead and four others injured. the student-run paper at the school says its sports reporter is recovering from surgery after he was wounded. >> and this morning the fbi is joining the investigation as police identify the suspect as a 22-year-old with ties to the school. this morning, a north carolina
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community devastated following a deadly shooting on a university campus. >> i can't tell you the sadness of the entire community to know that a situation like this has occurred on our campus. >> reporter: a gunman opened fire in the middle of a classroom at the university of north carolina at charlotte on the last day of classes for the semester. the universialerts warning stud tweet to run, hide, fight, secure yourself immediately. >> it was like stay safe, get indoors, fight if you have to, all that. >> reporter: students running from buildings, others taking safety inside classrooms. one tweeting, we are okay. >> everything was silent. nothing was happening, and without warning, just gunshots started happening. >> reporter: many students say they mistook the gunfire as a senior prank including tristan field who was in the classroom where the shooting took place. >> at first i didn't really think they were gunshots. i thought they were like m-80s or something like some really
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loud fireworks, and i see everyone running and like screaming. i'm like, oh, this is for real. so many screams, so many things going on like i don't know how i even got out of there barely. >> reporter: this video posted by jordan pearce showing students with their hands in the air fleeing from the campus library. >> someone came over the library intercom and was like there's an active shooter situation. get away from windows and hide, and at that point i was like, oh, my gosh, this is real like this is actually happening, and so i grabbed the girl next to me, and i was like, we need to hide. >> reporter: police officers running in the opposite direction toward the chaos. >> we have a shooter in custody. >> shooter is detained right here. >> reporter: officers quickly arrived on that scene saying they disarmed the suspect before he could reload. this morning authorities identifying him as 22-year-old trystan terrell. and reports say terrell is a former student at the university. no motive is known at this time. attorney general william barr is set to testify on capitol hill today on the heels of an explosive report that he received a direct complaint from robert mueller himself. mueller was frustrated about
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barr's characterization of his report that he sent him a letter expressing his concerns. abc's lana zak joins us from washington with those new details. lana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, janai and kenneth. we also know now that that letter of frustration was followed up by a phone call by special counsel robert mueller to attorney general william barr. mueller wanted barr to release the special counl's findgstoba full exoneration. >> no collusion, no obstruction. >> reporter: but abc news can confirm that those conclusions were not aligned with special counsel robert mueller's findings and that he expressed concerns to the attorney general directly writing, the summary did not fully capture the context, nature and substance of this office's work and conclusions. in the letter first obtained by "the washington post," mueller says that there is now, quote, public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. this threatens to undermine a
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central purpose for which the department appointed the special counsel, to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations. attorney general william barr is headed to the capitol today where he will face members of congress, some of whom feel barr deliberately misled them at his last appearance. >> members of the special counsel's team are frustrated. do you know what they're referencing with that? >> no, i don't. >> did bob mueller support your conclusion? >> i don't know whether bob mueller supported my conclusion. >> reporter: senator van hollen now tweeting, we now know mueller stated his concerns on march 27th and that barr totally misled me, the congress and the public. he must resign. on cnn congressman ted lieu says barr needs to be held accountable. >> if he doesn't i'll push for concept proceedings. >> and we've received an advance copy of the attorney general's prepared testimony for today. in it he intends to defend his decisions, and he writes, the department's work on this matter is at its end. i imagine that we will see from democrats today that they feel very differently. kenneth, janai. >> and, lana, we will all be watching those hearings very
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closely. thanks, lana. staying in washington and a rare moment of bipartisanship. president trump and democratic leaders agree to pursue an llio fix the country's crumbling infrastructure. house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer emerged from the white house meeting describing the plan as big and bold. it's not clear how they'll pay for it, but president trump is expected to present his ideas when they meet again in three weeks. venezuela's opposition leader is urging his supporters to take to the streets today in protest. that's after days of clashes over who should lead the country. we want to warn you that some of this video is difficult to watch. an armored military vehicle you see there plowed into and then over civilian protesters. president maduro thanked the military for defeating the attempted coup. secretary of state mike pompeo says president maduro was on his way to cuba until russia interfered.
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>> we literally had nicolas maduro getting prepared to get on this airplane and head out of the country before he was stopped, stopped really at the direction of the russians, and i must say, there will be another sunrise tomorrow. the opportunity for venezuelan democracy i am confident will remain. >> reporter: protesters squared off against each other at the venezuelan embassy in washington, d.c. meanwhile, world leaders are expressing their support for opposition leader juan guaido. time now for a look at your weather this wednesday morning. storms stretching from san angelo, texas, to chicago today with the threat of heavy rain, damaging winds, flooding and tornadoes. severe storms and tornadoes roared across parts of the south and midwest. at least 25 tornadoes were reported in arkansas, oklahoma, kansas, missouri and texas on tuesday. heavy rain caused a levee to breach in davenport, iowa, leaving much of the downtown area under water.
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this comes as the mississippi river is set to reach near record level crest in iowa, illinois, missouri and parts of kansas. coming up, the test under way to hide the number of likes on your social media posts. also ahead, a woman shot while driving home from work. the bullet coming through the car's window. why police believe she was not the intended target. and later the record-breaking run making this teenager an internet star.
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some frightening moments on a flight over illinois. lightning struck the wing of a charter plane that was taking a group of veterans from peoria to washington, d.c. the strike blew a hole in one of the plane's wings, though, no one was hurt.
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they returned home last night on a different plane. police say it appears a random gunshot killed a woman driving on an iowa highway. a $7,000 reward is being offered for information in the death of micalla rettinger. the 25-year-old was shot in the neck early sunday while heading from cedar falls to waterloo. the same bullet wounded her boyfriend. her father calls the shooting random and senseless. >> i just pray that the person that did this, i hope it was an accident. if it wasn't an accident, i hope they don't do it to anybody else. >> police are looking at the possibility the shot may have been fired by an illegal hunter. rettinger played softball at the university of northern iowa. she was studying to become a dentist. a former minnesota police officer has been found guilty in the fatal shooting of a woman calling 911. mohamed noor was convicted of third degree murder and manslaughter in the july 2017 death of justine damond. damond had called police to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. the 40-year-old australian yoga
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instructor died three weeks before her wedding. facebook has unveiled its biggest changes in five years. ceo mark zuckerberg detailed what's new on the social network during its annual developers conference including a new focus on facebook's groups feature. facebook owned instagram also announced it's starting a test in canada next week that hides the number of likes a user gets on a post. the company says the goal is to make instagram feel less like a competition. and apple says sales of its iphones were down 17% from the same time last year. most of those losses came from sales in china where apple faces stiff competition. even so, apple posted a profit of $11.6 billion in its most recent quarter. there's a new special treat for anyone who thought it was cool to see someone getting slimed. it's happened to countless people on nickelodeon shows over the years, and now you can enjoy some slime as dessert. yep, orange and lemon lime
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nickelodeon's slime bars are not only great for nostalgia but they're now in freezers at walmart. they're also low fat vanilla ice cream cups with green frosting swirls. no one needs a double dare to try them. >> "double dare" was my show back in the day. >> yeah. i loved nickelodeon. >> but i never wanted to get slimed. >> never, huh-uh. well, coming up, the historic night for a major league pitcher. also ahead, the suspect in the synagogue shooting making his first court appearance as we learn what investigators found at the scene. and a new health alert this morning. the warning about commonly used sleeping pills. a majority of adults dy with ozempic®, lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven and maintained it. oh! under seven? and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study, a two-year study showed that ozempic® does not increase the risk
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amazing run from "jeopardy" host alex trebek later this morning on "good morning america." it will also be nice to get a health update on that legendary host there. >> that will be good to hear. well, now to the latest in a synagogue shooting near san diego. the 19-year-old suspect is being held without bail this morning. >> he entered a not guilty plea in his first court appearance yesterday as prosecutors reveal more details about the attack. here's abc's danya bacchus. >> reporter: 19-year-old john earnest officially charged with murder with a hate crime circumstance. >> the evidence indicated that the defendant fired eight to ten rounds before the rifle appeared to jam or malfunction. >> reporter: prosecutors say the gunman came ready to kill unleashing a barrage of gunfire on members of the southern california synagogue injuring three people and killing 60-year-old lori gilbert-kaye. >> five loaded magazines and a tactical helmet were also found inside the car. a total of 50 unfired bullets were found in the magazines. >> reporter: prosecutors revealing new details about the attack including an online post
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he allegedly wrote saying he'd martyr himself for the right race. >> in the manifesto the defendant expressed his intent to send jews to hell. >> reporter: and saying he reported himself to authorities after the attack. >> the defendant called 911 and reported shooting at the synagogue. he gave his location to the dispatcher and said that he was armed. >> reporter: earnest pleading not guilty to all charges. the judge denying his bail. earnest was also charged with attempted murder and arson. the arson charge stemming from a fire he allegedly started at a mosque last month. danya bacchus, abc news, los angeles. >> a big thanks to danya there in l.a. jussie smollett's "empire" days appear to be over. fox entertainment says it has no plans for his character, jamal, to be back next season. smollett is still battling allegations that he orchestrated a bogus hate crime attack. his camp is staying positive, though, about the show noting his contract was extended which representatives say could mean a future return. the measles outbreak
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continues to spread across the country with orange county, california, confirming its first case, a woman who recently returned from overseas. a traveler in los angeles also contracted measles, but these latest patients were not connected to the cases that forced hundreds of students and staff to be quarantined at ucla and cal state. onas toppe700. the fda is strengthening warnings about the dangers of popular sleep aids. it singled out ambien, lunesta and sonata, which will now get labels that list side effects like sleepwalking and sleepdriving. the agency is also advising doctors not to prescribe the drugs to people who experienced these issues in the past. the fda says those side effects are rare but can lead to injuries or death. yankees pitcher cc sabathia has joined one of baseball's xc. he threw strikeout number 3,000 of his career against the diamondbacks. he's just the 17th major league pitcher to reach that mark and just the third left-hander.
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he plans to retire after this season. in the nba playoffs golden state extended its postseason hex over houston to four games tingack to lt ar. kevin durant had 29 points in a 115-109 win. the warriors take a 2-0 series lead to texas. it's safe to say the postgame interviews for the warriors/rockets game weren't as fun as this. the players on the university of missouri baseball team have come up with skits to spice things up behind their teammates. one player had himself knighted. then there was this boxing match here complete with a referee, boxing gloves and corner man. very creative there. well, a sprinter in texas matthew boling ran the 100-meter race in 9.98 seconds. for comparison that's just 0.18 seconds slower than usain bolt's vio matthace is
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>> he says the problem is you at home, viewers who don't know how to tune their tvs properly, and he says they shouldn't watch the show in brightly lit rooms and that small screens like ipads don't do the show justice, so here's the thing. turn down the lights, fix your tvs, and snuggle up in your blanket at home and watch it. ♪ turn down the lights and watch "game of thrones" ♪ all right, next a new trailer has dropped for the upcoming "sonic the hedgehog" movie, and it is getting a lot of criticism online. at the start we see the beloved '90s video game character stretching and racing down the road. >> along the way sonic becomes friends with a san francisco cop played by james marsden. >> sfpd. >> uh, meow. >> aaagh! >> aaagh! ow. come on. >> okay, pal, i want answers. >> basically it looks like i'm going to have to save your planet. >> many viewers have been complaining about sonic's
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human-looking teeth. one reviewer pulling no punches calling the trailer a 200-mile-per-hour slap in the face. "sonic the hedgehog" also stars jim carrey. it's scheduled to hit theaters november 8th. human looking teeth on a hedgehog? >> did those chompers freak you out a little bit? >> a little bit, i guess. how about this, a cat that was missing in ciffor ov owners. thly was forced to leave their cat diamond behind as they evacuated last year ahead of devastating mudslides. >> the reunion was set in motion lost pet to a contractor. he said he may have been feeding diamond since the disaster. >> wow, that same day diamond was back at home to the delight of that family there and their three children. in total diamond was gone 475 days. diamond is back, everybody. >> diamond is back, wow. the newest online sensations in london are a couple of seagulls. they've been making appearances on a traffic camera in the southeast part of the city. >> the gulls have already been named graeme and steve. we can't tell you which one is
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view for the milder spots. this afternoon low 60s along the coast. low to mid-60s until you get down to santa cruz at 71. low to mid-70s around the bay and mid to upper 70s inland. definitely going to be warmer. here's alexis. overall we're off to a fairly quiet start. we do have a two-car crash reported westbound 80 past the bay bridge toll plaza. those folks involved are out of their vehicles in either lane 11 or o mdl or sidf tol doesn't look like that's slowing you down. a quick check of overnight road work. looks like they are in the pickup stages between mission and washington. they should have all lanes clear by 5:00. i think they'll be done earlier than that. >> alexis, thank you. happening today the family of a man who died when his tesla crashed in mountain view is filing a lawsuit. >> his car was on autopilot at the time, and their lawyers will be speaking this morning. abc 7 news reporter anser hassan
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is live. >> reporter: the attorney for the family of walter huang will be holding a press conference to talk about the wrongful death lawsuit. their claim, that the tesla model x has a design defect. the family says mr. huang was on his way to work at apple when he was driving his tesla model x. they say he was driving on autopilot when the car veered into traffic, a traffic barrier in mountain view. they claim the . mr. huang died in the hospital from his injuries. the lawsuit says in part that the passenger protection system ul expect. they told dan noyes mr. huang complained about this problem before. >> and he wanted to show me it happen.
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>> he told you the car would drive to that same barrier? >> yes. >> the same barrier that he finally hit? >> yes, that's why i saw the news and knew it was him. >> reporter: the family is suing caltrans, the safety cushion mr. huang hit collapsed 11 days before in another accident. the family believes if the barrier was still in working order mr. huang would still be alive. we did reach out to caltrans and tesla and did not hear back from comment. anser hassan, abc 7 news. it is now 4:30. if you're just waking up to us, good morning. that up here's mike nicco. yes, does. on a cool n up once you're snuggled under those blankets. look at how relaxed it is compared to yesterday. we're gusting to 30 in fairfield. now we' do five. some of the winds are blowing offshore. look at this. you can see the stars behind the
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