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making news in america this morning, terror in london. new details overnight about the attackers, why they may have been waiting for months to carry this out. and the message from isis that possibly triggered it all. president trump is talking about that attack for the first time. the comments overnight coming after a series of controversial tweets that challenged london's mayor. we're live in washington with details. a man casually mowing his lawn but look out, a tornado lurking in the background. what he's saying this morning about the image. >> got to mow that lawn. a star-studded night at manchester as ariana grande returns after the bombing at her concert. see the long list of performers and emotional moments and tributes.
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quite a scene overnight in the uk tracking new developments in the london terror attack starting with the investigation. >> police have detained a number of people in those overnight raids after arresting 12 people yesterday. isis claimed responsibility for the attack which killed seven people and injured nearly 50. >> and campaigning resumes today for the uk general election. voting will take place on thursday as scheduled. also rail and subway stations re-open and so did the london bridge where the massacre began. >> so far one of the people killed has been identified. canadian chrissy archibald was living in europe with her fiance. her first time visiting london. they believe they know the names of the attackers. >> the terrorists may have been ready to strike for some time. overnight, police converging on east london, conducting more raids in connection with the terror attacks and this morning,
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the london bridge re-opening once again following a scene of carnage over the weekend. this white van veering into the crowd on the bridge mowing over helpless pedestrians. >> we heard a crash almost. >> a big loud noise. >> a lot of loud noises. >> reporter: three get out armed with long knives and head toward the busting brealing borough ma then a hail of gunfire. all three attackers shot and killed wearing what looked like suicide vests but they were fakes. this morning british officials say the terrorists may have been waiting for several months to carry out their attack and the trigger, possibly this message posted by isis over the weekend calling on followers to use vehicles, guns and knives to attack. neighbors telling ab news one of the terrorists is of pakistani descent, the father of a toddler with a wife who was expecting. others say they called police
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after learning about his radical views and he even complained his mosque was not devout enough. prime minister theresa may vowing tougher anti-terrorism measures. >> we cannot pretend that things can continue as they are. things need to change. >> reporter: amid all this carnage stories of heroism. a 19-year-old new yorker running to help as police try to take down the suspect. >> i took off my belt and myself and the other man put the belt around his head. to apply pressure. >> reporter: survivors recalling moments of bravery. >> i look over and there's this guy who is throwing a table at somebody and heroic guy saw what was happened and bombarded these terribly cowardly people. >> eyewitness accounts from london. president trump is speaking out about the terror attack for the first time. >> now denouncing the attack and
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pledging support following a series of controversial tweets. abc's lana zak is live in washington with the details. lana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was the presidents' day but on the washington social circuit hosting an event for the first time not at the white house or trump property but instead he and the first lady holding a fund-raiser at the iconic ford theater. he took to the podium in a tux for brief remarks describing what happened in london as a horistic terror attack saying the bloodshed must end. >> we renew our stronger stronger than ever before to protect the united states and its allies from a vile enemy that waged war on innocent life. as president, i will do what is necessary to prevent this threat from spreading to our shores. >> reporter: and the president also said that the threat of terrorism has gone on for too long.
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he said that he had spoken with british prime minister theresa may and offered the united states' assistance with their ongoing investigation. kendis, diane. >> lana zak for us live from washington. the president is also facing backlash for his initial reaction to that london attack. >> yeah, he took to twitter to use the attack as justification for enforcement of his stalled travel ban. and he slammed comments by london's mayor sadiq khan as khan was trying to reassure londoners. >> they will see an increased presence over the next few days. no reason to be alarmed. >> reporter: well, the president tweeted at least seven dead and 48 wounded in the terror attack and mayor of london says there is no reason to be alarmed. well, khan's office fired back saying the mayor has more important things to do than to respond to donald trump's ill-informed tweet. those recent attacks in britain and elsewhere have police sharing latest advice on what to do if you find yourself in harm's way. >> that comes down to three key
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word, run, hide and fight. we spoke about it earlier with abc contributor and former fbi counterterrorism official steve gomez. >> if you can't run and you can't hide you need to be prepared to fight and not be prepared to call somebody. you have to be looking for a chair, a trash can, something that they were talking about in this situation. and be prepared to now take out the terrorist with whatever means necessary. but, you know, you could worry about calling somebody later but you got to fight first if you can't run and hide. >> so the run, hide, fight strategy has been credited with saving lives in cirque du soleils but there are analysts who remind us it's not a universal solution that will work all the time. police departments across the u.s. are also on alert. there was extra security last night at the nba finals in oakland and the nypd stepped up patrols in times square as well. the fbi says there are homegrown terror investigates in all 50 states and that of the 2,000 potential terrorists in the
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u.s., half may have had contact with terror groups like isis. and back in britain authorities said a ring of steel was set up around last night's benefit concert for victims of the manchester terror attack. >> ariana grande performed throughout the concert before an audience of 50,000 people. it was held in a cricket stadium just a few miles from the scene of that suicide bombing. >> katy perry paid tribute to the victims by wearing an outfit that included photographs of hem in the shape of a heart on her back. the concert closed with grande's emotional performance of "over the rainbow." ♪ ♪ somewhere over the rainbow ♪ where bluebirds fly >> it raised $3 million for the victims of the tack. the british red cross raised more than $13 million this
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total. >> such a beautiful moment. still ahead, several arrests overnight after president trump supporters clash with other demonstrators. russian president vladimir putin is talking about allegations that his country meddle in the u.s. presidential election. why he says we must have boring lives. plus, game two of the nba finals, not boring, the warriors looking unstoppable, though.
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of weapons seized. russian president vladimir putin is dismanager claims his country meddled in the u.s. election calling them, quote, a load of nonsense. he told megyn kelly he had no relationship with president trump and denied having damaging information on the president and downplayed his personal interaction with former national security adviser michael flynn. putin also says the u.s. intelligence agencies that cite russian interference were misled. >> translator: for me, this is just amazing. created a sensation out of nothing. and out of the sensation, you turn it into a weapon of war against the current president. well, this is, you know, you're just -- you people are so creative over there. good job. your lives must be boring. >> putin added that in the grand scheme of things we don't care who's head of the united states. white house advisers say president trump is not expected to invoke executive privilege to
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keep former fbi director james comey from testifying on thursday in front of congress. comey is set to face senators looking into possible obstruction. now, the president has already publicly revealed parts of his private conversations with comey. aides say trying to silence comey would be more damaging than to let him speak. now, the white house is turning its attention in the meantime, to the nation's crumbling roads and bridges. the president is launching a major push for his plan to modernize the country's infrastructure. he's calling for a trillion dollar investment. mind you, $200 billion of that would come from federal funds and the rest from states, local governments and the private sector. now, to a developing story, there's some diplomatic chaos in the middle east as four arab nations cut ties with qatar. saudi arabia, bahrain, the united arab emirates and egypt all made separate announces and angry over their support with terrorist groups and support of iran. overnight u.s. officials appeared to downplay any
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potential impact this could have on u.s. operations at a major air base in qatar. when we come back, the latest from london after that attack. this morning we're hearing from the photographer who captured this image of a wounded terrorist. a sign of defiance. a man runs from that attack, not spilling a drop of his pint of beer. summer took a hit this morning when frankie popped the alligator floaty. plus, the snacks and drinks are gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... . we're gonna need some reinforcements...quick. copy that. walgreens makes it easy when summer needs a little help. your summer base camp is just around the corner so you can get in, out and back to those summer shenanigans. walgreens. at the corner of happy & healthy®. this week, buy two and get a third free on sun and skin care. go to great lengths frto find relief.ain
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he saw people runing away from borough market, he ran toward it and saw the police there and saw men wearing something that looked like bomb canister belts. >> i stayed there and i am a professor photographer so i tried to get some picture of the situation, so i was trying to understand and at the same time was kind of recording, take pictures, just have some records of what -- i mean i wasn't expecting the gunshots and everything but but probably was worth it but maybe not to risk life for this. >> you can see two of the suspects. he now admits it probably wasn't the smartest thing he's done and, in fact, absolutely stupid and what he realized what he had done he had the shakes. testimony begins in bill cosby's sex assault trial but we won't from him himself. the 79-year-old was charged with
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drugging and assaulting a former temple university basketball worker in 2004, among 60 women who accused cosby of misconduct. his accuser and another woman who says she was a victim are both expected to testify. a rock climber being hailed for an historic and frightening feat. alex honald scaled especially capital without a rope or safety gear. some are calling it the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in history. in a post the 31-year-old said he is stoked to realize a life's dream? makes me nervous just looking at it. >> yeah, we're not even out there. this is an amazing save. police in dixon noticed a blue car rolling through red lights and veering into oncoming traffic. the driver had suffered a seizure. another driver, though, watch to your right, jumped out of his car and dove through the window of the out-of-control vehicle to grab the wheel.
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the driver of the blue car is now recovering. >> unbelievable. >> yep. >> well, the cleveland cavaliers are probably hoping a change of scenery might help them out for the nba finals. the cavs were beaten last night, 132-113. wasn't even close by the golden state warriors, of course, abc's t.j. holmes was there. good morning. >> reporter: kendis, diane, here we go again, stop me if you heard this before, right? cavs/warriors, warriors up 2-0 in the finals, now we go back to cleveland. yes, exactly where we were last year, first couple of games not that competitive, game two is now in the books, of course, it was testify curry and kevin durant leading the way both scoring over 30 points between the two of them but they were essentially unstoppable once again. you think you have a competitive game and they start to pull away in the second half and end up winning by 19. lebron james did his thing as always, stuffing that stat sheet but till didn't have enough. high-scoring competition that
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moves to cleveland. now, what was one big highlight in this game, i guess, a big story line coming in is that the warriors got a very important player back and by player i mean coach. steve kerr who has been out since game two of the first round of the playoff returned as coach. his team now 14-0 in the playoff. something that never happened in the playoffs before so they seem to be unstoppable. saw this last year, 2-0 for the warriors going back to cleveland. but then, of course, as we know what happened last year, the cavs ended up winning it all so we shall see. guys, we never know what to make of these finals, don't think anything. two blow-out, 2-0 means nothing because we've seen this story play out before. we will see you guys in cleveland for game three on wednesday. kendis, diane, see you real soon. >> all right, appreciate it, t.j., right here on abc. of course, we'll have coverage thursday morning. well, up next in "the pulse," a man mowing his lawn, nothing to see her.
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♪ we'll start your monday "pulse" off with london and the photo that went viral or the person that went viral. see the reason why right there. that's him making his way down the street still carrying his pint of beer. >> so, plenty of internet observers are giving him credit for his calm demeanor, some called it a sign of defiance. he is a british hero this morning. >> one commented that given the price of beer in london, he was absolutely right trying to preserve as much as possible.
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>> seven pounds a pint. >> we say cheers to that man. a picture of a canadian man going around the internet may be a perfect fit for the line, what, me, worry, come on. >> at first glance it looks like a guy just mowing his lawn. >> yeah, no big deal. >> but then let's take a look. pull back and you can see what's in his backyard. >> that's a massive funnel cloud, a tornado actually hit southern alberta on friday. >> so the man said he was actually keeping an eye on it and the tornado was actually farther away than it appeared. >> so not even that he didn't notice, saw it and decided, got to mow the lawn. a bride-to-be in australia has one less thing to worry about thanks to social media. >> at 93 years old sylvia martin is finally getting married to her longtime love next month but she couldn't find the perfect wedding dress. she actually found four. so she asked facebook users to weigh in. >> the people have spoken and sylvia will walk down the aisle in option c that you see there.
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her future husband is happy to say i do. he popped the question many times before. sylvia finally said yes. >> well, congratulations to the happy couple. you look great, sylvia. finally rob gronkowski invaded a wedding as only he can. so check it out. a couple walks in, gets her bouquet, goes out for a pass, but doesn't quite go -- >> it is intercepted by gronk. i mean, it is smashed. >> /* a retired teacher living. no home. no healthcare. so she said "no" to this injustice, and "yes" to transforming lives. it's this drive, this compassion, that inspired aarp. today, we empower people to choose how they live as they age. we advocate for health and financial security. we strengthen communities everywhere. we are aarp. creating real possibilities. essential for him,
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>> good morning i'm tamala edwards, it is monday, june 5. we've got a lot to get to this morning. burglars kill a man during a burst of gunfire in the city of philadelphia. bill cosby's sexual assault trial starts in montgomery county. a search for an escaped prisoner goes into the wee hours of the morning in bucks county. it's calm for the moment, showers and thunderstorms are on the way in the area. david murphy is tracking the timing of them, that's up next here on "action news." rockies. finally, some lasting images from last night's benefit concert in manchester. some 50,000 people packed that stadium to watch that show live. >> yeah, millions more watching on tv around the world.
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>> have a good time tonight. let me hear you. ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ no chance that i'm leaving without you ♪ ♪ it's above me >> sing it. ♪ that you're never ever going to take away -- ♪ ♪ i heard you say ♪ you are you are you are my everything ♪ >> no matter what's happening in the world god is in the midst and he loves you and he's here for you. i just want to take a moment to honor the people that were lost or that were taken.
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we love you so much. to the families, we love you so much. put both hands up to honor those people right now. everybody say we honor you. we love you. ♪ somewhere over the rainbow why oh why can't i ♪ >> the audience is crying. the performers are crying. other participants offstage were crying. i'm sure lots of people at home were wiping away tears. >> a great cause and wonderful moment for england when it needs >> good good morning everyone,
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4:30 a.m., monday, june 5. >> a philadelphia home is invaded a man inside is shot to death. bill cosby's sexual assault trial starts this monday in montgomery county. london mourns the dead from the weekend terror attack. we're hearing from those who saw it all and survived. >> we're tracking rain, let's turn to david murphy and karen rogers good morning. >> reporter: a couple of thunderstorms to the east of us, they are pulling away, a few


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