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making news in america this morning, tracking hurricane irma. the storm is growing stronger. now packing winds of 145 miles per hour as it heads toward aisles in the caribbean. plus, see how people are preparing in florida. and phasing out daca. the trump administration is expected to end the program today. but the fallout has already started with attorneys general planning to sue the white house. we're live in washington. people are picking up the pieces after harvey with massive piles of debris now lining the streets and scientists say the ground in houston is now lower because of the weight of all that water. plus, a bird strikes a plane causing a flame to shoot from the
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good tuesday morning to you. i'm nick watt in for kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. it appears another very powerful hurricane is on a collision course with the u.s. >> irma is growing stronger as it barrel as cross the northern caribbean toward florida. it will move into the northern leeward islands including st. maarten later today. there's a hurricane warning in effect for the u.s. and british virgin islands as well as puerto rico. most of the projections for irma show it impacting florida late saturday. this morning, workers at florida grocery stores are restocking as residents get a head start on hurricane irma. >> water, batteries, flashlights. the essentials. >> i think right now it's a little too early to tell but it's a good time to be prepared. >> reporter: at this miami home depot generators are in high demand and the plywood to board up windows is
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spike in sales in our batteries, lanterns, generators and our plywood. >> reporter: governor rick scott issued a state of emergency as irma barrels through the caribbean with possible landfall in south florida. overnight on twitter scott said he spoke with president trump who offered the full resources of the federal government. also cites puerto rico where hurricane warnings are already posted. the storm is expected to hit there tomorrow and abc's linzie janis is there. >> reporter: the national guard has been activated. schools have been closed and workers across this island have been ordered to cut their day short so they can get ready. >> reporter: in the u.s. virgin islands fema is sending supplies in giant containers and the coast guard has already evacuated 60 people. airlines are also preparing with most carriers waiving fees for flight changes in the caribbean. american airlines is also preemptively canceling flights from miami to st. kits and st. martin's starting today and cruise ships are rerouting to dodge the storm.
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have too hard of a time going around the storm. >> it's moving at a pretty straight path. accuweather's paul williams has the details. >> good morning, continuing to track irma, irma is expected to continue to plow away north of the antilles early in the week then later in the week we're expecting it to curve to the north of he spa nola and haiti and the bahamas guided by this high pressure system. here's the latest. we're looking to upgrade it to a category 4 then a 3 as it marches through the bahamas. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. >> paul, thanks. more weather in a moment. first today the trump administration is expected to keep the campaign promise by announcing the end of the daca program. >> the decision could upend the lives of 800,000 young immigrants who came to the u.s. illegally as children. abc's janai norman joins us live with the denails. good morning, janai. >> reporter: good morning. as you guys know, this has been an unanswered question looming
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for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. they're the so-called d.r.e.a.m.ers only know life in the united states but may not be able to stay. hundreds of thousands of d.r.e.a.m.ers waking up to a tough reality. president trump expected to announce he will end the program offering protections to the only life they know, one in the united states. >> this is where i grew up. this is where i made my friend. >> we don't looked at to be as d.r.e.a.m.ers but human beings. >> reporter: the so-called d.r.e.a.m.ers, young immigrants brought to the u.s. as children. white house officials telling abc news the president will likely phase out the deferred action for childhood arrivals or daca. the program put in place by president obama to give young immigrants legal status now stands to be stripped away by trump who campaigned promising to be tough on immigration. >> i will immediately terminate president obama's illegal executive order on immigration. immediately. >> reporter: after taking office
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president trump seeming to soften his tone. >> they shouldn't be worried. they are here illegally. i do have a big heart. we're going to take care of everybody. >> reporter: just last week saying -- >> we love the d.r.e.a.m.ers. >> reporter: offering that optimism amid a call from 66 mayors to keep daca and an open letter from hundreds of major business leaders like facebook, apple, amazon and google encouraging president trump to preserve the program. >> if this happens tomorrow or in six months it will be -- it will be devastating for the economy. >> reporter: and plans to phase out daca would send the issue to congress to figure out a long-term legislative solution. and already attorneys general in washington state and new york are threatening to sue the white house if president trump cancels that program. diane and nick. >> janai norman, thank you very much. and north korea may be hit with the toughest sanctions yet. that comes after the country's latest nuclear tests. u.n. ambassador nikki haley told leaders at an emergency
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security council meeting that kim jong-un is begging for war. american intelligence officials are confident that the north was telling the truth when it claimed to detonate a hydrogen bomb far more powerful than the ones dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki. >> it's the consistent progress they've made in their programs, thee rhett lick i he now has the ability to hit most of the united states with a thermonuclear weapon but more concerning is how no matter what the u.s. seems to do, he doesn't slow down. >> reporter: and south korea says it's seeing evidence that the north may now be preparing to test another intercontinental ballistic missile. china and russia are calling for new negotiations. this morning vladimir putin condemned the north's latest test. and breaking overnight a grim milestone on the road to recovery after hurricane harvey. officials in texas say the human cost, the death toll from the storm and it's flooding is now more than 60. debris
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kicking into high gear and local officials have made removing all the debris from flooded homes a top priority. the problem is there's just so much of it. meantime, in beaumont, texas, the national guard is still searching flooded neighborhoods for people stranded in their homes. and working to repair the city's water treatment plant is moving forward but residents still cannot drink the tap water. now let's take a closer look at your weather. a line of storms that's making its way east overnight. it stretches from nashville through the ohio valley and into central new york. it's also bringing heavy rain, strong winds, hail and isolated tornadoes. later today, it will hit the east coast stretching from maine to maryland. cities like new york, philadelphia and washington could get several inches of rain and break out the warmer clothes. the cold front moves through with temperatures much cooler than it has been in the last few days. get out that
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still ahead, the battle against the biggest wildfire in the history of los angeles. and a plane returns to the airport after hitting a bird. see the new video just in showing the moment of impact. plus, drivers stop an alleged drunk driver swerving all over a busy interstate. the pursuit and how they did it all caught on camera.
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a microburst that included an 80-mile-per-hour wind gust caused chaos in southern california. beach umbrellas were sent
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in santa barbara. the storm downed trees and pourpower lines. no injuries reported. that is helping crews get a ham on the largest wildfire in the history of los angeles. the la tuna fire burned more than 7,000 acres and destroyed at least four homes. fire officials say there's no active fire left but they do warn that high winds could start it up again. over in montana mandatory evacuation notices have been issued for at least 70 homes. families in the city of plains are being threatened by sheep gap fire. the wildfire has doubled in size since saturday to nearly 10,000 acres. at least 20 wildfires affecting more than half a million acres are burning throughout the state. and a frightening scene at one of tokyo's main airports just this morning. flames were seen firing out of an engine on a japan airlines plane after takeoff bound for new york. the pilots reported a bird strike which probably caused the flames. the plane with about 250 people
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safely. the airline is expecting the engine to confirm the cause. and the powerball lottery provided a reason to celebrate in houston. >> lottery officials say a million dollar winning ticket for last saturday's drawing was sold in the city. >> the winner had five of the six winning numbers and that ticket was sold at a kroger grocery store. there's no word yet on who may have purchased that lucky ticket. and when we come back, the nurse who was arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient speaks out. what she's saying about standing her ground and the policy changes it's already sparked. a baseball player is now in the history books because of what he did at the plate last night. r than ever. just walk right in and pay zero dollars with most insurance. plus, when you get a flu shot at walgreens, you help provide a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need
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stadium and says she's lucky she only suffered a bruise. now for a look at today's road conditions. there may be flooded roads in the northeast this afternoon, wet roads are also likely for much of the south and in the southwestern desert. >> flying, expect airport delays in memphis. this morning, a 25-year-old florida woman is in jail following an alleged drunk driving incident that lalthsed more than ten minutes. >> that was all caught on camera and was seen on facebook live. it ended when the woman -- when the women shooting the video took action. >> go ahead. >> whoa, whoa. >> almost hit us head on when we were in the turning lane so we went following him. >> for nine minutes the women making this facebook video watching in horror. >> we'll follow him as long as we can until we see a deputy but he's going to kill somebody. >> i swear. >> this guy is all over. >> reporter: this white sedan swerving through traffic lanes. >> he's
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>> he's gone, he's gone. >> reporter: ramping up over curbs onto sidewalks and even driving onto a busy interstate. >> he's getting on -- >> what is he doing? he's getting on 75. >> stop him. get in front of him and hit the brakes. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> the car slamming into the side of the interstate bridge high above a river and nearly colliding with other drivers. >> truck is stopping. the truck is right beside him. the truck is riding beside him. >> reporter: witnesses filming the video decided to take matters into their own hands. >> the brakes, hit in front -- >> oh, my god. >> their efforts stopping the driver. and when the vehicles came to a stop and politician arrived they arrested 25-year-old brittany sharp. she's being held without bail and has a court appearance next week. a woman who plowed into a crowd at a block party in philadelphia is now facing a dui charge. eight people were injured when her suv blew past a barricade, knocked over tents and tables
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and then slammed right into partygoers. a pregnant woman and a 94-year-old are among those victims. and none of the injuries, though, are believed to be life-threatening. the utah hospital where a nurse was arrested for protecting the rights of a patient has changed its policy. direct contact between nurses and police is now banned after dramatic video showed burn unit nurse alex wubbels aggressively handcuffed for refusing a salt lake city officer's request to draw blood from an unconscious patient. wubbels told abc's gio benitez she was just following her boss' orders. >> reporter: did you ever imagine when you went to nursing school, when you started that job saving lives that this would happen to you? >> i just wanted to help people. i never imagined that this would be where i ended up but i can safely say that i think any nurse in this entire country would have done the exact same thing i did that day. >> the officer said he too was obeying his boss' orders.
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are now on paid administrative leave and an investigation is under way. now for some sports. >> we start with a powerful performance against baseball's best team. let's get the highlights now from espn. >> good morning, america. i'm nicole. he's kenny. is it really a good morning if you're up at this point? >> j.d. martinez, hit four homers in one game, fourth inning already. there's one. diamondbacks up 2-0 playing the dodgers who are good. they don't generally give up four homers to anyone in one game. seventh inning, martinez back. now it's 3-0. another look at him swinging a bat. another home run. 7-0 with that home run. his bullpen, they're just messing around. they're not even going to be using this game. martinez to end it. two-run home run fourth of the game. 34th of the season. only happened twice in season. diamondbacks win. monday night football is college, tennessee taking on georgia tech. we go to
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georgia tech down. kwan for short keeps it. 44 carries, 249 yards and five touchdowns but then they decided to go for two. that's when it fell apart. stopped at the line. tries to throw, pass hits the ground. not going to be enough. volunteers would win it by one after two overtimes, 42-41. awkwardly stare at the ram ka too. >> i'd like to take out the word only on the j.d. martinez story. it's happened twice this season. a bigger deal than only twice because it rarely happens. willie mays did it a long time ago. good-bye. >> put it into perspective. >> i would keep only in the sentence. >> only twice this season. okay. i like it. up next in "the pulse," some shocking new data from scientists. the city of houston is now lower because of the floods from harvey. and place your bets. people can already wager on the new royal
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♪ time for "the pulse" and we start with an incredible finding in the aftermath of harvey. >> geologists would work with nasa says all that flooding had more of an effect on the city of houston than we may have thought. he claims the weight of the water actually flexed the crust of the earth and that flexing has pushed the entire city down by two whole centimeters. >> wow. next up the betting is well under way in britain ahead of the upcoming royal birth. >> prince william and kate are now expecting their third child who will be fifth in line to the throne. >> bookmakers have installed alice as the favorite among girls' names followed by victoria and mary, arthur has the best odds among boys' names
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>> another note -- >> king brian. >> king brian. >> king dougal. >> nick. >> no, it's not royal. >> okay. >> brian. >> who said it's a boy, by the way? we don't know. >> you're right. >> i think it might be time for another diane or diana in there or perhaps elizabeth. >> don't even start. >> elizabeth perhaps. all right, another note about the baby's arrival. it will -- could fall -- >> right in the middle of the soccer world cup. >> what will britain do? >> they'll go crazy and then england will get knocked out. england will get knocked out of the world cup. >> then you'll have something else to celebrate. in a authority same autumn is here and pumpkin spice latte returns to starbucks today. >> it is starbucks' most popular seasonal drink ever and you will see many other pumpkin and pumpkin flavored foods. everything from doughnuts to butter, you name it. all on store shelves. >> but a study warns
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its popularity is decreasing and maple is making a move. >> dunkin' donuts isn't taking any chances offering coffee in both flavors. definitely pumpkin. all right, if you spend a lot of time traveling for work away from your family and friends well, we may have what you need. >> a hotel in belgium is offering an odd amenity for lonely guests. for a small fee you can rent a goldfish for the night to keep you company in your room. the hotel has been offering the rent-a-fish for four years and promotes itself as surprisingly unique. >> wow like one?up with good morning washington. it's september 5th, and the work week is just starting. it's also the first day of school for several school districts. your forecast is moments away-- but first here are some quick headlines. protesters rallied outside the white house on labor day-- ahead of president trump's decision on the daca program. that decision is expected later tod
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are reports that the president will phase it out. "daca" shields un-documented immigrants... who arrived in the u-s as children.. from deportation. a sad update from texas as the state recovers from hurricane harvey. the death toll has risen to 60. while the water in some areas has receded-- emergency crews say some neighborhoods will remain under water for weeks. most of the homeowners do not have flood insurance. good morning washington. toss to brian van der graff as the nation
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decision on daca-- people in several states held protests to support the program. in downtown memphis-- hundreds gathered for a symbolic vigil as many daca recipients tossed their future job aspirations into a casket. later today-- the president is expected to announce that the daca program will end in about six months. that could mean thousands of dreamers would be subject to deportai
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are hoping that should president trump - announce his intention to cancel the daca program - congress will step in and pass the proposed dream' act- providing a path to legal status. a familiar story for many -- swarms of a-t-v riders - weaving through for many -- swarms of a-t-v riders - weaving through traffic and putting drivers on edge. now: police have a new crime fighting tool. it's like a spike strip for cars- but it's made for a-t-v's. if you drive over it - the tires deflate within minutes. police hope the new tool - and added patrols - will make the roads safeer. a silly slip-up - is being credited with helping police nab a suspected jewelry thief! he almost got away with more than 300-thousand dollars in jewelry, from two local malls. but he failed to notice one thing- a hole in his loot bag! police say the bandit actually
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jewelry, across the parking lot at white flint mall... leading right to front of an office building. from there police say -- they then traced his car through security footage. that man faces 80 years in prison. it's xx and we're just getting started. all eyes on washington. president trump prepares to announce his decision about the future of the daca program. one way or another-- the battle over immigration is about to land in congress' lap. good morning washington.
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