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making news on this friday, may 20th. >> france's jet-setting political icon moving from a gritty new york jail to a plush manhattan apartment. new details about his house arrest. >> a developing story, american diplomats targeted in a pakistan explosion overnight. imagine walking away from this. a catastrophic crash with a female racing star behind the wheel. >> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us on this friday. dominique strauss-kahn gets a major upgrade today in his accommodations. the former imf chief moves from rikers island to an apartment on new york city's toney east side.
>> his golden parachute is said to be worth millions. so many new developments john hendren has the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, peggy. dominique strauss-kahn has been living a life of extremes. he's gone from a posh hotel suite to a jail to an upper east side apartment. now he's about to be freed, sort of. s for how long. for dominique strauss-kahn, this is prison. starting today, dsk will be here, $14,000 a month. >> i have decided i will grant a bail under the following conditions. >> reporter: those conditions, he will surrender his passionport, post a million dollars cash bond and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and pay for the armed guard whose job it is to keep him inside. a far cry from rikers island jail where dsk used to first
class travel spent the past four nights. >> he's going back to rikers tonight. >> reporter: in a raret strauss-kahn blew kisses to his family after prosecutors argued he was a dangerous sexual criminal. >> the evidence supports the commission of noncon sensical forced sexual acts. >> reporter: attempted rape and forced sexes, counts that carry up to 25 years in prison. >> we expect that mr. strauss-kahn will be vend indicated. >> reporter: in a letter resigning as head of the international monetary fund strauss-kahn too incisions he is innocent. "i deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me," he wrote. vindicated or not it's a dramatic fall from grace for many who considered france's next president. dsk's resignation leaves him with a golden parachute worth $318,000 a year for the rest of
his life. >> thank you so much. we are following a developing story out of pakistan. americans were the apparent target of a car bomb blast in the city of peshawar. it marks the first taliban attack on westerners since the u.s. raid that killed osama bin laden. the bomb exploited near a pair of armored u.s. consulate vehicles killing a pakistani bystander. one american was also slightly hurt. the war in afghanistan is delivering a big blow to u.s. troop morale. up to 80% of soldiers and marines say they had seen a friend killed and half say they killeden enemy fighter. they say they're suffering from the highest rates of mental healthince 2005. military doctors blame it on the dramatic increase in fighting. the stage is set for a tense confrontation at the white house today. president obama is meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu about stalled mideast peace talks. now, in his policy speech,
at the state department, president obama surprised israel by endorsing an independent palestinian. this is based on the 1967 six-day war. well, before leaving israel this morning, prime minister minister netanyahu rejected that idea as indefensible and would spell disaster for the jewish state. it's the cold case that's been playing investigators since 1982. who was behind that poisoned tylenol that killed seven people in chicago? armchair detectives have long pointed the finger at ted kaczynski, the unabomber. and now the fbi is investigating a possible link. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: it was a national nightmare. someone was lacing tylenol with cyanide. seven people murdered in chicago in the fall of 1982. >> cyanide contains tylenol. >> this product may be contaminated with cyanide and should be destroyed. >> reporter: it dominated headlines. >> a nationwide search is under way today to find a man and a woman wanted for questioning in the tylenol murders.
>> reporter: a case that literally changed the way americans shop. the tylenol scare prompted the nation's first mass recall of a retail product. tamper-proof medicines now a fact of life. three decades later the case remains unsolved. now a shot in the dark. the unabomber terrorized the country for 18 years. >> sir, are you responsible for these bombings? >> reporter: injuring 23 people and killing 3 in a series of mail bombings. as it turns out, kaczynski grew up in the chicago area where the tylenol attacks happened. four of his bombings took place there between 1978 and 1980. sources tell abc news giving kaczynski's ties to the region, the fbi requested a sample of his dna to compare to evidence recovered in the case. so how did we find out about this? the government had planned an online auction to sell items from the unabomber's montana cabin. the infamous hood and es, his tu sunglasses, his typewriter used to write the manifesto. kaczynski has defiantly objected to the sale filing a handwritten motion asking a federal judge to block it. pierre thomas, abc news, washington.
it does look like we're in for another busy hurricane season. government forecasters are predicting up to 18 named storms. six of the ten of them are expected to be hurricanes and three to six could be considered major ones with winds topping 110 miles an hour. the atlantic hurricane season runs from june 1st to november 30th. and now for a look at your morning weather around the country. severe storms in the plains wite a chance of tornadoes, baseball-size hail and 80-mile-an-hour winds from dallas to oklahoma city, kansas city and omaha. showers and thunderstorms from minneapolis to billings and up to 6 inches of snow in the rocky mountains. cloudy with scattered showers from washington, d.c. up to northern new england. >> and 67 degrees in boston. 71 here in new york. just shy of 90 degrees in miami. mostly 70s across the midwest. phoenix warms up to 86. sacramento, 77 and salt lake coming in at 61. the neurosurgeon who just operated on wounded congresswoman gabby giffords is now calling her gorgeous gabby. >> very nice.
well, giffords has to no longer wear that protective helmet she's been wearing following a successful surgery to repair her skull and aboard the space station her husband mark kelly and his crew were all sporting their gabby bracelets worn as a show of support. >> what an incredible time for both of them right now. >> really. such remarkable people. well, coming up next, it's a seller's market. the skyrocketing prices of used cars. and then arnold schwarzenegger makes a dramatic announcement about his future. and one of the top movies of all time in a way you have never seen it before.
most overseas markets are up this morning. tokyo's nikkei average lost a small amount. and the ftse opened higher, and the dow was up 0 the nasdaq index gained about the same. well, some of the dow's gain was linked to linkedin. shares did go public yesterday and just within a couple of minutes they were selling at twice the value set by the company. that's pretty good news for other networking sites planning to go public in the near future. those are facebook, twitter and groupon. well, e-book sales are surging. amazon says it sells more digital books than traditional ones thanks to its kindle. barnes & noble is seeing the same trend although its portion of e-books isn't quite as high just yet but analysts say
overall hard copy books still outsell e-books and will continue to do so for awhile. >> that's right. well, it might be a good time to sell your car. used car prices are now at a 16-year high, and matt gutman shows us how much certain models are now worth. >> right now as far as the prices go, you won't get a better price for your used car. >> reporter: some models are up nearly 30% since the beginning of the year. a lot of that has been fueled by the quest for cars that don't use much fuel. take, for example, that toyota prius in your driveway. a 3-year-old prius is worth $4,100 more today on january 1st. camrys and ford focuses are not far behind, almost $3,000 more. but it's not just fuel efficient vehicles. take a 3-year-old ford explorer. had it sold in 2007, it would have gone for about $7,100. if you sold your 3-year-old ford explorer today, twice as much. over $14,000. but analysts says cash in while you can because after a 16-year high, there's only one directio
prices are likely to go, down. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> good time to turn in the wheels. >> amazing. >> get some new ones. all right, coming up next on your friday, cycling superstar lance armstrong facing new drug allegations this morning. >> just can't dog those rumors. also out of control, that remarkable indy crash. take a look at this. indy crash. take a look at that. oh wow, look at that. [ shrek ] calm down donkey. it's vacation time! ohhhhh, who says ogres can't surf? nice moves fiona! ha, ha, ha, i love 3d. wooo hooooo! [ shrek ] gingy! [ laughs ] hey do the roar. roooooar! yeah! marty, what's shrek doing on a cruise ship? looks like he's having fun! [ female announcer ] join the dreamworks experience for the ultimate vacation, only on royal caribbean. [ female announcer ] join the dreamworks experience
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>> happening as you're watching. all right, now for a look at your morning road conditions. wet from houston to western louisiana and i-40 from oklahoma city to little rock. rain also soaks i-70 from denver to st. louis and i-35 from minneapolis to san antonio. dene icy on i-70 from denver west and some slick spots along much of i-95. if you are flying, airport delays are possible in minneapolis, kansas city, uston, philadelphia, uston, phi. arnold schwarzenegger is putting his movie comeback on hold while he deals, of course, with the fallout from his bombshell paternity revelation. >> schwarzenegger had been scheduled to begin filming the drama "cry macho" this summer and was in negotiations to reprise his popular terminator roles. the statement from his office said that schwarzenegger was focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or time lines. there are new allegations that tour de france winner lance armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs. tyler hamilton, a former
teammate, tells "60 minutes" that he saw armstrong use a blood-boosting drug called epo. he claims it happened before and during the tour. >> what did you actually witness? >> i mean, i saw it in his refrigerator, you know. i saw him inject it more than one time. >> armstrong's lawyer says hamilton is an admitted liar in search of a book deal, and armstrong himself tweeted this message, "20-year career, never failed a test. i rest my case." the mother of a boy found dead along a road in maine has now told her lawyer she would like to be with her son in heaven. julianne mccrery has been ordered held without bond on second degree murder charges. she reportedly told police that she gave her child an overdose of cough syrup before leaving his body beside the road. and dramatic dash cam video
from south carolina. a suspected shoplifter fought with an officer after getting pulled over and jumped behind the wheel of the cruiser and sped off reaching 120 miles per hour. he eventually crashed into a truck then slammed into a tree and a fence. the suspect faces a string of charges including armed robbery. >> that dash cam doesn't miss much, does it?oa. all right.onald is keeping well, ronald mcdonald is keeping his job. his boss, mcdonald's ceo, is shrugging off criticism that the spokesclown is marketing junk food to kids and they have a varied menu and it's simply up to parents to make the right choices. mcdonald's is highlighting ronald's extensive charity work. well, the heart will go on and so will the movie "titanic." it is actually returning to theaters next year in 3-d and the release will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the actual sinking of that legendary ship. >> that would be a cool movie in 3-d. looking forward to that. very cool. well time now for some sports and the latest from the nba. take a look now at espn news. good morning. dirk nowitzki had
an absolutely sensational performance in game one against oklahoma city scoring 48 points and he was absolutely perfect at the free-throw line. taking on kevin durant, who had 40 points himself in game one. early on durant on the drive, a monster flush over brendan haywood. who cares? later on, nowitzki curling in the lane, gets it. dirk finishes only 29 points. mavs trail by 1. here's durant, set-back "j" over the defender. he had 24 and the thunder lead by 5. under four to go. james harden, your beard is weird. good defense. he dribbled pullup over jason terry. take that, jet. out of fuel. harden fired up. the thunder win, 106-100. patrice bergeron making his return for the bruins after suffering a concussion in the second round. lucic beating david krejci. nice move around duane for the goal. up six goals in his last performance.
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>> that video tells the whole story, right? well, as you can see when de silvestro lost stroll of her car, it slammed into the wall then went airborne, flipped over several times before it landed and burst into flame. >> she actually suffered second degree burns on her right hand but less severe burns on her left. just lucky to walk out of that mess, huh? >> there she is. quite a young racer. it will be interesting to watch her career after such an accident. >> yeah. all right, coming up next, first snakes and alligators and now there is a new pest in the mississippi river flood zone. and today's the day one tv pioneer will never forget. [ female announcer ] you do so much... to stay healthy. but did you know fiber choice
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based on their borders back in 1967. netanyahu called that indefensible. the president of tokyo's power company is stepping down today. he's expected to take the blame for the crisis at the fukushima nuclear plant. the company reported a $15 billion loss. the son and heir apparent of north korean dictator kim jong-il has arrived in china for an official visit. it's his biggest diplomatic trip yet. and wildlife workers in mississippi are spending another day rounding up wild hogs that are threatening the levees. the hogs have been digging into them searching for food and dry land. this as floodwaters seep into louisiana farmland. and after 29 years of hosting "entertainment tonight," mary hart signs off on her final broadcast today. now, when that debuted back in 1981 critics said there would be no audience for a half hour filled with celebrity news. never listen to the critics. >> isn't that true? now you can't get away from them. for some of you your local news is coming up.
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next on abc7 news -- the new numbers showing a big reason to worry about oakland school children. developing news in the north bay, the c.h.p. is searching for a freeway gunman who shot a driver several times on 780 last night. a sight that is vexing the experts. how the bay area shark crisis is getting worse. mike has the forecast. >> we have more clouds, but no rain in the forecast. talk a oh, boy. >> dancing behind the scenes. all right. well, finally this morning, sounding the alarm of doomsday. is it really less than 24 hours away? >> could it be?
a religious broadcaster says, yes, indeed, it is insisting the world is coming to an end tomorrow, may 21st. liz harrison from kfsn caught up with him. >> there's going to be a great earthquake such as never been. it'll be so great that all the tombs everywhere in the world are going to be thrown open. that's going to require a granddaddy earthquake. >> reporter: that was harold camping at his oakland office in november. he described for me what he thought would happen on may 21st, 2011. by phone harold camping told me he's more sure than ever that this saturday is judgment day. >> absolutely beyond a shadow of a doubt, it's going to happen. >> reporter: 89-year-old harold camping hosts a christian radio show five nights a week that is broadcast on family radio and translated all over the world. he bases his prediction on a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden in the bible. but there are many in the worldwide christian
community who disagree with his theology. >> my personal opinion is whenever somebody sets a e, the specific date, the lord says, i will not come back on that day. >> reporter: pastor jan van oosten of new covenant community church is doing a series of sermons on the end times because of all of the chat about judgment day. van oosten believes no one knows the day or time of the end of the world, but harold camping says it will begin at 6:00 on saturday on the other side of the world. >> kind of like a progressive earthquake. from everything we can learn, the bible talks about it going from nation to nation, and the bible speaks about those standing far off and weeping and whaling. >> reporter: camping says he will spend what he believes will be his last hours on earth watching it all unfold on tv at home with his family. if you are still here on monday, can we interview you on monday? >> i will not answer your question.