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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, more tornadoes touching down in the south. the videos just coming this and where the severe weather is heading right now. show of unity. donald trump meeting with republican leaders as a controversy surrounding the billionaire pile on. plus, hillary clinton lashing out during a rally after a question. collision course. a large passenger boat out of control. smashing into a pier. and be on alert. april 1st is just getting started and companies are already trying to fool us. we say good sunday morning on this april 1st. we'll start -- >> you had me for a second. we've never done this show on a
sunday morning. severe weather racing through the south right now. >> tornadoes touching down in at least three statesover night. this fast-moving twister moving through the town of new hope, mississippi. >> other tornadoes also reported in louisiana, alabama, as well. all spawned from these storms you're looking at on radar. the worst of it moving into georgia and the carolinas right now. rolling through the south, overnight in alabama sirens blaring. people taking cover. a tornado visible in the dark when the lightning flashes. >> take it the other way. >> reporter: in mississippi another tornado forming behind that house. the high winds toppling trees and power poles, damaging homes and buildings. a 16-year-old jumping in this truck to seek shelter when he says the high winds tossed the vehicle into a ditch. rescue crews eventually pulling him to safety. that same system responsible for spawning violent weather in other southern states yesterday.
>> there's the debris off roofs. >> reporter: at least six tornadoes, a trail of devastation and flash flooding. abc's steve osunsami in jonesboro, arkansas. >> reporter: here's something else we're seeing roads like this washed away. with more rain coming, more of this is much more likely. >> now the severe weather setting its sights on the east coast. what a scene there where steve was. here's where the weather threat is looming this weekend. take a look. damaging winds and lightning expected early this morning in atlanta. the storms then move through north and south carolina by noon and tomorrow severe storms likely again in the south. flash flooding a concern in alabama as well as parts of georgia. new details overnight. the virginia state trooper severely wounded by gunfire at a greyhound station in richmond has died. chad dermyer and other troopers from the counterterrorism unit were there for a training exercise when a gunman opened fire at close range.
dermyer's colleagues returned fire killing the shooter. two civilians were injured but they're expected to recover. they still don't know what triggered the shooting. politics and donald trump sitting down behind closed doors with the rnc days after threatening to sue that party. >> it followed a tumultuous day slammed for making explosive comments on abortion then doing an about-face. abc's megan hughes has the latest from washington. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was an unusual day for donald trump yesterday. he was off the campaign trail meeting with party leaders, what's not unusual, he was still at the center of controversy. donald trump giving a thumbs up after a capitol hill visit with the republican national committee after battling leaders in past he told fox -- >> it was a very good meeting. they're very good people. actually a terrific meeting i think and it's really a unity meeting. >> reporter: addressing his latest political firestorm. >> did you misspeak?
>> i misspoke. >> reporter: a rare exchange where he was asked about punishment if abortion were banned. >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yeah, there what is to be some form. >> reporter: trump reversed himself within hours saying women are actually victims. it's the doctors who should be punished but it may have already done damage with female republican voters. >> when i heard how he wanted to punish the women is not what we want. we want to draw the women in. >> reporter: trump is struggling to win over women. nearly three out of four female voters have an unfavorable opinion of him and for republican women that number is skyrocketing. up 25 points in just a matter of months. hillary clinton using the exchange in her stump speech. >> donald trump is showing us exactly who he is and we should believe him. >> reporter: his republican opponents are also on the offensive. >> you can't operate like this. you're going to be president of
the united states. people around the world must be having a field day. >> reporter: as for trump's s sit-do sit-down, the rnc chairman says it wasn't a surprise meeting. it was planned well in advance of these controversial comments. reena, kendis. >> megan hughes live in washington, thank you. let's turn to the democrats and things are heating up as they both campaign in new york. hillary clinton lashing out at bernie sanders at his campaign denying that she accepted money from the fossil fuel industry. clinton was visibly angry as she was questioned by greenpeace activists. >> will you act on your words to reject fossil fuel money. >> i do not -- i have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> kind of ironic that exchange as the fight song is blaring in the background. the sanders camp said she's taken contributions from lobbyists for fossil fuel company, also in new york last night drawing 15,000 people by
estimates at a park in the broncos and his campaign just announced that it raised a record $44 million in march. turn our focus overseas and south korea claims north korea is now jamming gps signals and also test-fired another short-range missile overnight. asian countries including china planing to work together to hold back north korea's nuclear ambitions. alarming discovery on a school bus in virginia. explosive material was found in the engine block of the bus. it was left behind after government training exercises were conducted while students were on spring break. the bus was used to transport children for two days before anyone noticed. the cia says the training material was in a benign state and did not pose a threat. new details about the terror attack in brussels. the authorities in the netherlands were warned about the bombers beforehand. abc news has learned that the new york police department, not the fbi, warned dutch officials about the brothers who blew themselves up. that warning was not passed to
the dutch a week before the attacks but was obviously ignored. and a key suspect in the paris terror attacks will be returned to france where he's promised to cooperate in the investigation. belgian authorities have improved the extradition of salah abdeslam in principle. he was captured march 18th in a massive raid. the actual transfer to france may take several weeks. the former wife of the man who hijacked that egyptair flight said he was a drug addict who beat her and their children. the galley where seif eldin mustafa was holed up with the flight attendants wearing his fake bomb vest. it also shows the moment that passenger ben innes posed for a picture with mustafa. you can hear what happened from innes later today on "good morning america." well, still ahead, tesla's new less expensive model finally unveiled. new this morning, a 7-week-old baby kidnapped from a mall found after a desperate
[ horn beeping ] this was a case of sudden acceleration on the water. a whale watching ship crashed into the dock in san diego damaging the ship and dock and injuring passengers. three people were taken to the hospital. other passengers were unable to disembark because the dock's walkway was damaged. the crew blames a mechanical malfunction. dozens of students in texas
are recovering after their bus rolled over carrying members of the high school track team in jasper county. the driver overcorrected which sent the vehicle down a ditch rolling several times before stopping. there were no seat belts on board the bus. well, as of today american airlines passengers can no longer lock in a fare for 24 hours without putting any money down. now they have to pay up front but can get a full refund within 24 hours. the carrier says that's the one way the other airlines are doing it and being different can cause confusion. the refund offer is only good if you buy directly from american airlines. >> it was really confusing for awhile. that 24-hour hold. all right. now we know what the tesla model 3 looks like, ceo elon musk unveiled the $35,000 electric car last night. tesla is also now taking online reservations for the model 3. the only way to do that yesterday before the unveiling was to go to a tesla dealership. now, it led to long lines across the country.
tesla got more than 115,000 orders for the new car in 24 hours. it will hit the streets late next year. >> anybody check out the trunk? good grocery space in the back? >> we'll have to find out. heated seats. when we come back the u.s. women's soccer team talking about how much less they're making than the men's team and now taking a stance. and talk about a takedown. a 14-year-old football player stopping a thief in his tracks. soup and sandwich and cannonballs and clean and real and looking good and sandwich and soup and a new personal best. and a little help and soup and sandwich and study group. good, clean food pairs well with anything.
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but tonight, we sleep. look at those flames. at least a dozen firefighters are in the hospital after trying to battle a three-alarm fire. this is in providence, rhode island. it's this a neighborhood populated mostly by college students. a fire broke out in one home, but blustering winds quickly spread the flames to two others destroying all three. drivers in providence and the rest of the northeast will find wet roads off and on today but there's a good chance of flooding in the south, slippery or wet roads likely near the great lakes. parts of the southwest and the rockies. >> a hot mess in the skies in the east. delays are likely in atlanta, charlotte, washington, philadelphia, new york and boston. this morning an infant kidnapped from an upscale mall near philadelphia has been reunited with his family. pictures of the reunion coming in overnight. a grateful mother back with her 7-week-old baby boy. >> police in upper marion say
that tips came in once the surveillance video was released showing the suspect leaving with the baby. police say she started talking to the baby's mother in the food court of the king of prussia mall. she offered to hold the baby when the mother took a phone call then left the mall later showing the baby to family and friends. she faces serious charges. five star players from the u.s. women's soccer team filed a federal complaint about equal pay. the players are accusing u.s. soccer federation of wage discrimination. the women are the reigning world cup and olympic champions, but they're paid nearly four types less than their male countermarts who didn't make it to the quarterfinals in the last world cup. >> we're doing the same work for less. we're winning world championship, olympic championships and we don't want to tteam. the women who won it all $2 million. two states are close to
raising the minimum wage. yesterday leaders in new york reached a deal to begin raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. earlier this week california approved a similar increase to take place over seven years. governor jerry brown plans to sign it on monday. a 14-year-old high school football player using his skills to tackle a suspected shoplifter at a crowded seattle department store taking him down as he tried to get away. police had been trying to handcuff him when he slipped away. enter kevin mertz to save the day. police don't recommend civilians intervene but they are commending kevin for his actions. a house in the phoenix area suffered minor damage after it was hit by an emergency slide from a jet. the homeowner said she heard a bang and felt the whole house shake. officials later determined that the slide came from an atlas air boeing 767 which did ultimately land safely. >> just a typical day in phoenix. time now for sports and some late nba basketball games. >> we get the details from scott
van pelt at espn. good morning, america. i'm scott van pelt with the "sportscenter" update for you. the clippers in rest mode. chris paul, deandre jordan took thursday night off. the thunder who rested some guys earlier in the week were at full strength. so okc should have won easy but it was a battle. russell westbrook, four-point lead turns into a six-point lead. westbrook playing at an credy high level was awfully good. the dunk there but now it's a three-point deficit. westbrook to kevin durant who went for 31. now it's a three-point deficit. now it's a tie game. westbrook went for 28, things are tied up late westbrook will miss, steven adams still water runs deep and the thunder win by two. entertaining game between the celtics and the blazers. jae crowder out for eight games. in the right place at the right time. crowder 3 of his 1 and suddenly the celtics go from down two to
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good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, 4:27 a.m. friday, get the umbrella ready accuweather is tracking on and off rape plus the potential of thunderstorms. we have video of a family reunited with a baby who was abducted from the king of prussia mall. what we know about the suspected kidnapper in a live report. a warning for customers who use this atm at this bank branch why police want you to check your statements if you've done that. villanova wildcats are in the spotlight we are live on the radnor campus as nova nation perhaps for the final four. all next. your "friday funnies." >> mr. cartoon trump, how do you respond to anderson cooper
comparing you to a 5-year-old? >> anderson cooper is a dumb-dumb. he's a stupid head, a total poopy pants. >> you're running for president of the united states. >> excuse me. i didn't start it. >> with all due respect that's the argument of a 5-year-old. >> i didn't start it. >> the argument of a -- >> you would say that that's the problem with our country. >> every parent knows a kid who says he started it. >> then he gave anderson a wedg wedgie. >> lewandowski was charged with simple battery for allegedly grabbing the arm of a reporter. >> he was grabbing me. and just so you understand she was off base because she went through the secret service. she had a pen in her hand which secret service is not liking because they don't know what it is, whether it is a little bomb. >> maybe but she started it. >> how did she start? >> she was holding one of those little bombs. >> a bomb, you mean like one of these. >> aaagh, get it away, steve.
>> tomorrow is april fools' day. which means everyone will be waiting for donald trump to finally say, gotcha. >> bombshell revelation. it was made just a couple of hours ago that could make you question everything you know about the state of american politics. >> nine months ago i announced my candidacy for president. the journey has been an unbelievably interesting one and fascinating. i had no idea it would go this far. but enough is enough. april fools, america. i'm not really running for president. it was a joke. now, go vote for my friend, hillary clinton and make america great again. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was pretty good. >> very good. best of both worlds there. april fools and donald trump. >> absolutely and thank you for that carameled onion you gave me earlier. >> you're so, so welcome. payback to reena. >> that's what's making news in
amer good morning it is 4:30 friday april 1. new this morning, the action cam was there as a baby boy was kidnapped from the king of prussia mall was reunited with family members we're live with the latest from police. accuweather is track be rain and the chance of thunderstorms this morning. and final four fever is spouting like flowers in the spring we'll have a live report from the villanova campus as the wildcats get ready to take care of oklahoma. it's not an accidt