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mid-50s to near 60 at noon with no rain on the menu. at 4:00 we're going to be milder but not warm. at 7:00 grab a coat but not an umbrella. mid-50s to near 60. let's get a check of the morning commute. here's alexis. looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza where metering lights were flipped on. friday light. we had two separate issues. the other about a five to six vehicle collision. it sounds like that was minor. that has fully cleared. a quick check of one new issue 880 south of thornton avenue, reports of a disabled vehicle blocking lane number four. chp on their way to assist. thank you. a family is in mourning and an investigation is now under way after a 4 year year boy died after a
office youthful tooth never gave an update to the parents. they only knew there was a problemhehe amb got in the newsroom. >> reporter: the family wrote that 4-year-old dung ly was given two doses of anesthesia and stopped breathing. youthful tooth is still seeing patients. ly died three weeks ago. a family friend helps translate for the boy's parents who recently immigrated to the area from vietnam. the office wasn't providing the mother with any updates until she questioned them. the next thing she knew an ambulance arrived and her son was rushed to benioff hospital where he died the next day. tran says ly's mother was worried about a cold the 4-year-old was getting over. >> he was still a little bit coughing and she asked the dentist, the doctor, is it okay denl brd ising orle
theinvestigation. youthful tooth has not responded to our questions. the state of missouri is poised to become the latest state to get tough on the issue of abortions. the republic-led house will debate a bill that will ban procedures after eight weeks of pregnancy and the bill passed missouri's senate yesterday. exceptions would be made only in medical emergencies not in rape or incest cases. the republican governor is pe cll.halln court if it passes.
we're learning of a lot of backlash facing alabama which signed this week the most restrictive abortion measure in the country into law and state officials in maryland and colorado have urged an economic boycott of the state of alabama. 6:04 now. on to developing news, chelsea manning will be going back to jail. a judge found her in contempt yesterday. manning says she will not testify before a grand jury. manning had served two mants after she refused to testify before another grand jury. she was released last week when that grand jury term expired. a federal judge ordered part of the mueller report to be unredacted. portions of the report relating to flynn will be made public. in 2017 flynn admitted to lying.
in southern california an investigation is under way to determine what caused an f-16 to crash at the end of the training mission. the pilot managed to eject before the jet smashed through the roof of a warehouse. it left a dozen people, including that pilot hurt. none of the injuries is considered life threatening. the f-16 was coming in for a landing yesterday afternoon. officials say the pilot reported hydraulic problems and was returning to the base. >> after years of debate and discussion the suicide net for the golden gate bridge is starting to take shape. officials say it will cover 1.7 miles on both sides of the bridge 20 feet below. >> they will probably break a broen or two but will live to see another day. it will take a couple of years to install the net. more than 1,700 people have
jumped to their death from the bridge since it opened. if you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts find your ally at abc7news.com/takeaction. we have links to resources on suicide prevention and other issues like bullying, domestic violence and school safety. democratic presidential candidate julian castro will be in santa clara today to share his vision for america. he'll speak at a town hall event. this week castro unveiled a $1.5 trillion education plan for the country to make college more accessible to stundents. he wants a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. a big change for students. the s.a.t. exams will consider the socioeconomic backgrounds of test takers. the so-called adversity score factors in the crime rate and poverty level as well as their parents' income. students will not see the score but it will be visible to colleges and universities. supporters say the score helps level the playing field for
applicants. opponents say it could put better performing students at a disadvantage. a terrifying close call for a young child heading to the school bus. the warning for every driver this morning. and protecting yourself from crime. the simple thing you can do to keim your home and car safe. and for most of us it's much drier this morning. some breaks in the clouds already. we'll be dry this afternon with sunshine and clouds but still about 6 to 14 degrees below average as we're stuck in the 60s. reaching our monthly average rainfall in just two days. we'll add oakland
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a look at a dry golden gate bridge this morning. remember, down by the dumbarton bridge a little bit of rain falling. right now a random shower still hanging around. if europe oyou're out and about temperatures will be very comfortable, sunscreen will be needed. so will the sunglasses. breezy conditions through 9:00. the bay bridge, the san mateo bridge, nasty crosswind. watch out for that. the peninsula today a mixture of sun and clouds. we're in the 50s until 9:00. mid-60s this afternoon. east bay valleys we've hit the 60s at 10:00. only mid-60s this afternoon.
you also drop into the upper 50s by 8:00. partly cloudy this afternoon, mid-60s, 58, jacket needed this evening but not the umbrella. don't put it too far away. the storm is strengthening for tomorrow. first here is alexis. good morning, mike. we're very quiet right now so folks taking advantage of that dry pavement while we have it and we have not had any major issues all morning. north of the 24 split looking great. a quick check of drive times. we can't escape the yellow here. tracy to dublin, 40 minutes. antioch to concord in the green. the north bay commute looking good. a heart stopping close call for a young girl in minnesota. did you see that? she was nearly hit by a car while crossing the street.
this happened in january but the video was just release the by authorities as a warning to drivers and that video comes a week after a new york bus driver was called a hero for this video.mteher bus right in front who went through the warning lights and both of these videos -- another reminder that those buses and students who are trying to get to school and get back home. >> don't go around that bus when those lights are on. >> people are just not paying attention. >> very scary. >> thank you. still watching things unfold in arlington, massachusetts, where there is a bear in a crowded neighborhood. dixie ultra plates? with two pounds of steak. in each hand. dixie ultra. stress tested so you can stress less at dinner.
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home safety. >> abc 7, building a better bay area. abc 7 news is working to build a better bay area with tips to help keep you safe. crime is a major concern for people across the bay area including those car burglaries. marin county has seen 400 thefts from auto break-ins this year. san francisco reports 5,392 auto burglaries between january and march. that number seems high but we're told that is down 18% from this time last year.
how do you keep your stuff safe? a simple tip. >> hey, it's almost 9:00 p.m. is everybody ready for the 9:00 p.m. routine? >> 9:00 p.m. routine, the question the sheriff's department has been asking nightly on twitter, a friendly reminder that you have to lock your cars and your home at k9d p.m. don't leave anything in plain sight. it seems like common sense. all weeklong we've been covering the ways you can protect yourself and family from crime. you can see our coverage on abc7news.com. a last-ditch effort to avoid a teacher's strike in the east bay didn't work. nearly 600 teachers in union city are planning to strike monday. the last offer from the district included a 3% bonus the first year and a 1% salary increase the following year. initially teachers were demanding a 20% raise over two years. district officials say money is tight because of declining enrollment.
let's take you back to arlington, massachusetts, where there is a bear. he is hanging out in a tree and, no, that's not the only headline here. it is in a populated neighborhood. police are telling the folks in the area to stay indoors right now as they try to get the situation handled. the idea is to keep the animal alive and everyone around in the area safe. we have been watching this big guy in the tree for quite some time now. he's just chilling there having a good morning so far. just taking a little nap occasionally. and not a whole lot to report as far as what's happening right now. you see he's been itching his foot, just hanging out. very terrifying for that animal. >> it must be really scary and it's hard to know what to do. if you tranquilize him and he falls out of the tree -- >> that's why they're calling in professionals to figure out what to do to make sure the animal is safe as well as the people are safe. he is very cute to look at but
very dangerous. very dangerous as well. and what's funny is people are loving this story online. he has his own twitter handle. >> of course he does. >> if you want a laugh this morning, you can find that on twitter. >> i hope this ends well. >> it should hopefully. fingers crossed. >> i really identify with that bear, mike. i don't know why. he seems to not really -- >> he's peaceful. >> -- care. >> i don't care what you are doing below me. >> just doing my thing. >> i'm happy. the firefighter said it's not a cat? never mind, call the professionals. here is a look at what's going on, 80 eastbound, look at that snow in soda springs. the winter storm warning just ended at 6:00 this morning, so about 18 minutes ago. a winter weather advisory has already been hoisted for our next storm. i love it. san jose, mostly cloudy and 52 degrees. sunglasses today.
no need for the umbrella. a little cooler than average. chances of rain this weekend and next week. we'll have several hours of steady rain in the morning to midafternoon and then several hours of moderate showers. rainfall .4 of rain. a slight chance of thunderstorms. you can see it just increases through the morning. thrill still a lot of yellows and oranges and this continues until about 10:00, that's a long time like an atmospheric river event. 8:00 sunday morning the next system rolls in with increasing rain. this one moves much faster. you can see by 2:00 or 3:00 it's out of here. sunday afternoon should be dry with more sunshine.
take a look at the rain totals. if you're going to a watch party this evening, partly cloudy and 64. then dropown to 55 degrees. bay to breakers, it's going to be raining. a 2 for tomorrow and another one monday night into tuesday. by thursday spring returns. have a great weekend. taking a look at the commute looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza. reports of a minor crash. i believe it is clear. we have had a small handful of issues this morning. it's not terrible. we have our typical delays. those metering lights are on later than usual. 5:36 the official time. still have a disabled vehicle reported. so far no delays. >> thank you, alexis. "good morning america" coming up on abc 7. >> ginger zee is live from new
york city with a look at what's ahead on the show. hi, ginger. >> hi, reggie. hi, natasha. so good to be with you on a friday morning on "gma." the incredible images of the military jet crash. that f-16 fighter slamming into a building filled with workers and everybody somehow survives. we are live on the scene there. plus, the big change coming to the s.a.t.s on the heels of that hollywood admissions scandal we're learning what the new adversity score will do and how it will affect potentially your chances of getting into college. also, michael jackson's sons are stepping into the spotlight like you haven't seen them before. plus, our doggie m.d., dr. ashton here telling us how your super sniffer can help save lives with people with diabetes and we even have a special surprise for a young boy battling type 1 diabetes right now. it's puppies, it's kids, it's friday. it's all coming up only on "gma." "gma." sounds good tgicomnationn'se er, tastier ps new ofcy c
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it's 6:25 on this friday morning. live doppler 7 picking up one of those random showers we talked about moving away from hayward and san mateo and sliding southeast, so places like milpitas at 6:29. san jose 6:38. mt. hamilton 6:44. morgan hill at 7:03. expect your commute to get better. still growing tensions with iran, and this morning the president is playing down the threat of war. he was directly asked yesterday by abc news about the possibility of going to war with iran. he said, quote, i hope not. he also tweeted i'm sure iran will want to talk soon. i have been watching his twitter account. all of this comes as the u.s. has a carrier strike group at the ready in the area.
tankers were sabotaged and american personnel ordered to leave iraq. house and senate leadership have been briefed on exactly what's happening and the rest of congress will be briefed next week. a new survey finds bay area interns are earning hefty paychecks. >> some making more money than the average u.s. worker. clear website glass door crunched the numbers and here is what it found. young interns can make as much as $8,000 a month, that is $96,000 a year. other high-paying internsships includes sales force, google and uber pay more than $2k a month. apple, $6,600. keep in mind the average u.s. worker makes about $43,000 a year according to the bureau of labor statistics. >> unpaid internship, right? >> always. broadcasting, not giving out those numbers. next at 6:30, walmart issues a warning to shoppers, prices
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now at 6:30 a setback for an effort to create more housing in california. a controversial bill by a bay area lawmaker is on hold this morning. at the live desk a big celebration. a live look at the sierra this morning. the snow has been falling. this is not an old picture from winter. this is i-80 at soda springs right now. we're not going to see snow in the bay area but will see rain. >> you said that in such a
cheery way. >> your entire saturday is hosed. >> it's a good time to get ready for "game of thrones" on sunday. >> yeah. what do we have, the warriors game tomorrow, too? >> there's a lot of good tv. >> graduations. >> soggy graduations, yeah. >> we think of may, we think of outdoor weddings, graduations, something that won't get rained on. not the case this weekend. a road shower going on, san andreas road, 880, 238 heading through union city and look at this. let me put the storm track on it. heading through the south bay. santa teresa neighborhood all about to get a little sprinkle to light shower. that's absolutely gorgeous. low to mid-50s, cooler this morning. back in the mid-50s at 7:00. enjoy the dry weather today that soggy weekend forecast next.
hi, alexis. i had no idea that was the term for that. the east bay a disabled vehicle or abandoned vehicle, something of that type. southbound 238 at the 880 merge. they may have to shut down the connector to remove the vehicle. highway 4 to the maze in the yellow. 11 across the bay bridge. southbound 101 san francisco to sfo still in the green at ten minutes. abc 7 news focusing on ways to build a better bay area. one of the proposals to boost housing has hit a roadblock. >> scott wiener's bill has been pushed back to at least 2020. amy hollyfield live. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, natasha. walnut creek will not be forced to build high-rise housing next
to a b.a.r.t. station at least for now and this is a major victory for local officials who are against this idea. state senator scott wiener says he's promising to keep fighting for this bill. he is extremely disappointed this happened. the bill did not even make it out of committee. that was shocking to many. it overrides local officials and local zoning and forces cities to allow high-rise housing near transit stops and that's why many east bay local officials have come out against it. residents tell us they understand the need for more housing but don't think it is the state's business. >> i think the city should have more control over that to some extent. every city is different. we have a very large elderly population, so that impacts how
we function as a city. i think it's good to keep it local. >> reporter: now this bill was postponed until 2020. it's not dead. but that's an election year and some think that will make it even tougher for this bill to survive. senator wiener says he is committed to fighting for this bill, fighting to move it forward. reporting live in walnut creek, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. the housing crisis is one of the many challenges we face in building a better bay area. we want to hear your ideas. join our better bay area group on facebook. taiwan's legislature has pass add law to allow same sex marriages and look at the huge crowds in celebrations that took place overnight while were you sleeping outside parliament. lawmakers faced intense pressure from both sides. the law recognizes same-sex
marriages and gives couples the same tax, insurance, and child custody benefits that male/female couples receive. and we should note taiwan is its own self-governing democracy despite china claiming taiwan as its territory. back to you. thank you, jessica. in the east bay law enforcement busted a suspected gang, a super cell that investigators say was tied to serious crimes across the bay area. >> s.w.a.t teams served warrants in oakland, san leandro, vallejo and richmond. three separate gangs from northwest and east oakland formed an alliance. members were accused of attempted murder, gun violence and other serious crimes. 16 people were arrested and that's in addition to 24 arrested in the last few months. >> these individuals waged war and took out the aggressions on rival gangs throughout our city. >> dozens of guns were recovered by police. one had been used in 17
eaomels t crimes. crisis is worsening. a new count backs up what we're all seeing in our communities. according to a one-night count by san francisco's department of homelessness, the number of homeless in the city shot up 17% this year compared to 2017. there are more than 8,000 people homeless in the city, an increasing number of them living out of cars and rvs. and in santa clara county the number is stunning. up 31% in two years. in alameda county it gets worse, up 43%. it's raising questions whether the strategies we're using are even effective. alameda county supervisor wilma chen is considering a half cent increase for the 2020 ballot. it would raise millions to pay for homeless shelters in the east bay. how many years it would be in effect has not been determined.
part of the money would go towards covering rent for people who are at risk of being evi evicted. more than 8,000 were counted during this year's tally. two years ago that number was 5,600. >> those numbers are stunning. 6:37. in the north bay, the airport getting tens of millions of dollars in federal money for a badly needed upgrade to its passenger terminal. charles schwarz has grown by leaps and bounds with more flights and more destinations but the passenger experience has not kept pace. the $10 million grant from the u.s. department of transportation will help with a $22 million project to build a new tsa security area, more seating, new bathrooms, a baggage claim area and also a rental car counter. construction should begin next year. some sad news this morning about the internet's most famous cat, grumpy cat. that's the word from the cat's
family. we learned the grumpy cat passed away from complications from a urinary tract infection and she was 7 years old. that frown everyone knows on grumpy cat, inspired so many internet memes and made her viral -- do we have video of her? we don't. she visited san francisco in 2014. >> better do an impression. >> i can't pull off the impression. natasha, were you doing it earlier. >> tons of fans thronged to see her in san francisco because of her little pout. i'm really sad. 7 was too young for her to go. >> tartar sauce was her original name. she became known as grumpy cat. memes all over the internet, and she is hating heaven right now and all sorts of things. go check it out online if you have time. since i'm on the animal stories, another check on the bear in arlington. >> who is alive. >> that's alive.
that will be coming up shortly. >> okay. jessica, thank you. >> the trade war between the u.s. and china is affecting prices at a big name retailer that touts low prices. and you're looking live at the big board at the new york stock exchange. we are down 136 points so far. another update on how the markets are doing up next. and warner brothers casting for its upcoming batman movie. the actor reportedly a top choice while we watch the original batman show from the '60s. >> bam! pow! you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here is meteorologist mike nicco. i skipped piano lessons watching that show one time. reruns. still, i missed piano lessons. that cut through where the leading edge of our light shower is right now. and it is sliding south out of places like union city andfremt. the sunol grade will be wet over the next hour or so.
driving off into some haze over there and cloud cover. everything is quiet elsewhere this morning. so becoming dry on the roads. cool to mild this morning, this afternoon mass transit and it's gusty on the east/west bridges through 9:00 this morning. here is a look at the north bay, in the 50s until 10:00. a mixture of clouds and sunshine. 56 at 8:00. make sure you dress properly for the evening activities. a smaller wi eer window along t bay and they're just low 60s. mid to upper 50s on either side. and let's end it with san francisco where we'll see a little sunshine today and push temperatures in the upper 50s. it's going to feel a little bit better than yesterday which felt like winter which comes back tomorrow. the storm is increasing. the entire day almost a washout. hi, alexis. we have dry machlt and are looking okay. you're not dealing with the
sheen or the puddles. just dealing with a lot of heavy volumes here. that is due to the emergency road repair and the metal plate. checking those speeds, 4 miles an hour, 11 miles an hour trying to get out on the span. drive times are looking good. walnut creek to dublin, well under an hour. 101 santa rosa to san francisco. still in the green at 23 minutes. >> reporter: how do you keep your car from getting broken into? it may sound simple but something even as small as a phone charger or a fastrak transponder can make your car a target for thieves. so i'm taking this with me. something the alameda county sheriff's department says works for some people is leaving the ca unlockedtirely and i ca unlockedtirely and i someas even leaving sili ts.
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let's take care of the kids. it's friday. no need to worry about getting wet. low tos. heading out getting ready for the weekend, upper 50s to mid-60s. some 70s around fresno and los angeles. 84 in palm springs. the sunniest areas, 68 in sacramento. chico the same. a little bit of rain there. we just got out of -- rid our self of6:00.
now we're jum nooping into a wi storm watch. another two feet of snow is possible. 47 in tahoe. it starts off as rain saturday. quickly turning to snow as the temperature drops to 42 sunday. thanks, mike, a family is in mourning and an investigation is under way after a 4-year-old boy died after a visit to an oakland dentist. >> jobina with what we know about the boy's treatment. >> reporter: dung ly died after his procedure at youthful tooth in oakland. the dental office is still seeing patients. before our crew was quickly asked to leave yesterday we counted at least a dozen children inside the waiting room. a family member wrote on a go fund me page that ly was given two doses of anesthesia and stopped breathing. a family friend helps translate for the parents who recently immigrated to the area from
vietnam. an ambulance took him to benioff hospital where he died the next day. according to tran the day of the dental procedure ly's mother was worried about a cold her son was getting over. she was in the waiting room when ly stopped breathing. >> they didn't give her any update until she questioned them and then the next thing she knew an ambulance arrived. >> reporter: youthful tooth has not responded to our request for comment. people were deeply disturbed to hear about all of this. dental board says if a violation is found they will take disciplinary action. they do not have a type table for their investigation. for now reporting live, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. >> jobina, thank you. get ready to pay more at walmart. the company says it is raising prices on some items because of the
goods. shares were priced at $16 raising $180 millio for the company. if you want to track the stock today it will trade under fsly. and here is a live look at the big board. we are starting down about 108 points. so the markets ended up closing up yesterday after the massive sell-off. another live look at the situation in arlington, massachusetts, where there is a bear hanging out in a tree. he was in the neighborhood so there are homes in the area and there are authorities out there trying to strategize how to get this animal down safely and, of course, keep everyone in the neighborhood safe as well.
we've been watching for probably more than an hour as they assess the situation. >> it is raining there? >> it seems it is cold. at least he has his fur coat on. >> he went from sitting up al and now is yawning and lying down. >> he's been taking a nab for quite some time. things are probably boring. >> he seems okay. >> i hope this ends well. >> we're assuming it's a male. it might not be. actor robert pattinson is in line to become the next batman according to "variety" this morning. it's not a done deal yet but sources say pattinson is in negotiations to play the caped crew sayser. the 33-year-old will succeed ben affleck in the role. preproduction could start in early 2020. it is supposed to hit theaters june 25, 2021. >> is it called "the batman"?
>> it may be a working title. >> i like it. they've run out of every other name. "batman returns." batman versus whoever. >> dark knight. >> batman's birthday? that would be cool. >> what can of toy this time? plus, you have to talk like this if you're batman. >> you could be in the running, mike. >> i'm doing the lego movie one. i'm taking over as batman. let's talk about weather. i do have something stuck in my throat. >> oh, gosh. let it out. >> all right, i like it. thank you very much. so this is sutro tower and sun and clouds and a milder afternoon today. we do have clouds increasing and drizzle. increased the storm impact scale for tomorrow because we'll have several hours of steady rain and several hours of showers and the potential for thunderstorms.
right now one of the rogue light showers that would be around for the morning commute down to 237. that's sliding to the south. i give it another hour, hour and a half and then it's out of here. this slug of moisture will bring us rain this weekend. how does it shape up? 7:00 tomorrow morning cloudy, drizzle. light rain developing in the north bay. look by 9:00 all of us getting steady rain. moderate at times. it becomes waves of showers, possible thunderstorms. pod rat to even a downpour is possible and then a break overnight before rain develops again. this time at 8:00. again, we could have a thunderstorm or two possible. so that means bay to breakers is going to be wet.
cal's graduation ceremony tomorrow will be wet, also. as far as today, nice. below average. that 2 for saturday followed by a 1, light storm for sunday, monday and tuesday. have a good weekend. hi, alexis. checking out the roads, it has been friday light almost all the way around. very few incidents to report. we have reports of some type of debris in the roadway. chp on the way to the scene. check out the volumes. southbound 680 north at 24. that is looking great. not seeing any major delays. this weekend will be different. muni, we have bay to breakers and a lot of service disruptions and reroutes. the race begins sunday at 8:00 a.m. the street closures start the night before. expect those delays saturday and sunday. coming up next the 7 things
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are the seven things to know before you go. number one, a controversial profile bill to allow high-rise housing near mass transit is on hold until at least next year. francisco who wrote the bill is very disappointed but says the fight is far from over. number two, an oakland family is in mourning after a 4-year-old boy died during a it happened three weeks ago after the boy was given two doses of anesthesia and stopped breathing. an investigation is under way. number three from our live desk, same-sex marriage is now legal in taiwan. the new law approved overnight gives couples the same tax, insurance and child custody benefits male/female couples get. there were big celebrations overnight. a random shower this morning in milpitas. watch out for wet conditions in the eastern part of the santa clara county. otherwise clouds and sunshine, slightly milder weather this one day away from the rain. number five, it has been a friday light commute. we are looking good today. the for the bay commute into san
francisco typically one of our lightest ones but lighter than average volumes almost all the way around and no major incidents. number six, grumpy cat, the feline with a permanent scowl that rose to internet stardom, has died. her family said the cat passed away from complications from a urinary tract infection. she was 7 years old. and number seven, one more look at the bear not going anywhere quite yet in massachusetts. maybe he's just -- caused a scare before scampering up the tree and people and pets told to stay inside. you can hear the helicopter and animal control is there just watching and waiting. >> they just arrived on scene. i saw them coming out with the tranquilizers. they're going to hopefully wait it out and see if the animal comes down without having to shoot at it. it's quite the situation. >> i love that bear already. >> i know. >> he has stolen my heart. >> sweet looking although dangerous. >> well, there's that. we'll be back in 25 minutes with a news update.
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good morning, america. more than 86 million on alert as a storm threat stretches coast to coast this morning. overnight severe weather slams the midwest. wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour. heavy hail hits the heartland. this waterspout barrels across florida. out west record rainfall. now that massive storm system on the move. also this morning, boycott as outrage grows over the abortion ban. new calls to pull businesses from georgia, missouri and alabama. all this as some republican leaders now question whether the new bills go too far. breaking overnight, fighter jet crash. this f-16 military plane slamming into a building with workers inside. >> that's a military airplane in our building.