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making news in america this morning, new reaction from the president on the war on terror, as late-night comics cover up some serious ground. >> how significant is the threat? >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama talking for the first time about the significance of the latest threat. we're live in washington. and breaking news. a massive fire shuts down an entire airport. dramatic new video just in from the scene. health scare. george w. bush gets an unexpected surgery. what doctors find wrong with the former president's heart. and full house. 11 boys in 1 family. and now, another newborn. did the family finally get their girl?
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good wednesday morning. we're getting new details from the commander in chief about the terror threats which led to the closings of u.s. embassies. >> president obama says while the threat is real, the americans should not change overseas travel plans. abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more on what the president revealed overnight. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diane and john, good morning. worries an attack is imminent. the u.s. military helped evacuate nonessential personnel from the embassy in yemen. and this morning, the military is scouring the streets, searching for al qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drone strikes in yemen in an effort to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy and other western targets. this comes as a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane, circled in search of terrorists. president obama, appearing last night on nbc's "tonight show," did despite the worldwide terror alert, americans should not cancel their overseas travel plans.
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>> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, going on the website before you travel, find out what kind of precautions you should be taking, then, i think it still makes sense for people to take vacations. >> reporter: u.s. officials believe this is the man behind the plot, nasir al wuhayshi, who the leader of al qaeda in yemen, who is known for designing underwear bombs, printer cartridge bombs and surgically implanted explosives. >> this group is fairly ingenious, fairly bold and eager to cause damage. >> reporter: this morning, there are fears wuhayshi's group could get help from maximum security prisoners who escaped from jail recently, with the assistance of heavily-armed militants. 500 were freed in iraq, more than 1,000 from a prison in libya, and close to 250 from a pakistani jail. >> we're talking about battle-hardened terrorists, who are now out and about and presumably rejoining their old comrades. >> reporter: u.s. diplomatic posts across the middle east and
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africa will remain closed through the weekend, as the frantic search for these terrorists operatives continues. john and diana? >> tahman bradley in washington, d.c. for us. thank you. we'll have more from that interview in a moment. new developments on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the first criminal charges have been filed in connection with the case. ahmed katalla is among those charged. in an earlier interview, he said he arrived at the consulate at the gunfire broke out. but he was not involved. the attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. and now, some breaking news out of kenya. a massive fire has closed the main international airport there in nairobi. it burned for four hours, making some evacuated passengers complain about the slow emergency response. it turns out the local authorities don't have one working fire engine. no one was injured. today marks 15 years since the bombing of the u.s. embassy in the city. but there were no immediate signs of terrorism. and more victims of the ft. hood attack are expected to take the stands today, coming
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within just a few feet of the accused shooter. army major nidal hasan is acting as his own attorney in the military trial. in his opening statement, he admitted to killing 13 people and injured more than 30 others. a soldier testified about taking seven bullets in that attack. hasan declined to cross-examine him. the victims of a shooting at a rural pennsylvania town meeting were remembered in a vigil last night. mourners met at a local church to remember the men whose lives were tragically cut short. the suspect, rockne newell, appearing in court yesterday, where he heard the charges against him. his family said newell had been planning the attack for some time. >> he had been talking about this. and we've been trying to talk him out of it. and he just told me, he said, dad, my life is over. i'm not going to live in a tent another winter in my life. >> newell had a long-running dispute with town officials over their efforts to condemn his property. investigators say he told them he was sorry he wasn't able to kill more people. and now, to cleveland where
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that house of horrors where three women were held captive and tortured for about a decade is about to become a pile of rubble. ariel castro's home will be demolished this morning, nearly a week after he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. workers cleaned out the home while dozens of people touched by the women's story walked by to get a final look. and take a look at this. google had wiped the house off the face of the earth electronically. 2207 seymour avenue is nothing but a blur on google's street view. a man accused of killing an italian tourist when he drove his car on the boardwalk has pleaded not guilty. attorneys for nathan campbell said he was an accident and he did not try to hurt anyone. why campbell maneuvered his avenger around a vehicle barrier there early saturday evening and then plowed into tourists and vendors. new details on the rough landing at new york's la guardia airport last month. the ntsb says the captain of the southwest jet took control from the first officer just 400 feet from the ground.
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experts say that's highly unusual, unless there's profound safety issues on the plane. 16 people were hurt when the plane landed as its nose gear collapsed. earlier, you heard a little of president obama during his appearance late-night on jay leno's show. this was the president's sixth appearance on "the tonight show." his fourth as president. >> president obama also discussed the trayvon martin case, as well as his relationship with russian president vladimir putin. leno asked about the president's recent get-together with hillary clinton. >> who invited who to lunch? i'm curious. >> i invited her. >> okay. >> and we had a great time. she had that postadministration glow, you know? when folks leave the white house. like two weeks later, they look great. >> the president called clinton a great secretary of state. and he said he couldn't have more respect for her. leno jokingly asked if she seemed to be measuring the curtains. >> yeah, who knows? in the news business,
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when you leave the morning show, and you go tonight hours, you have the postmorning show glow. >> it's a great glow, too. one of these days. time, now, for the weather across the nation. thunderstorms from the rockies, into kansas and oklahoma. cooler with severe storms across the great lakes and ohio valley. scattered showers and thunderstorms east of the mississippi. and the heaviest, from new york down to the carolinas. >> upper 70s from boston to new york. 80s in the midwest. 90s in the southeast. triple digits for dallas and phoenix. innovative fast food. wait until you see the breakfast treat taco bell is rolling out in more areas. >> it's a good one. plus, a hot air balloon plummets to the ground with an american family onboard. and the prominent california man killed in the crash. a heart scare for george w. bush. the former president waking up in a hospital. why doctors decided to operate
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checking out to be another nervous day on wall street, as stocks open lower for the second-straight day. the dow lost 93 points on fears that the federal reserve could begin pulling back on its massive infusion of cash that's been so popular with traders. the feds are going after bank of america as the government tries to clean up the behavior that led to the great recession. the justice department is suing b of a for allegedly lying to investors about the risks of the toxic loans that led to the housing collapse. a banks spokesman said investors had ample access to the underlaying data. we're keeping our cars and trucks longer than ever. there's 247 million cars and trucks in the u.s. average age, nearly 11 1/2 years old. two years older than the average age in 2007. new car sales are surging.
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all right. a giant powerball jackpot will be worth at least $425 million. a single winner would get nearly $245 million before the taxes. and your chance of winning a mere 1 in 175 million. >> that's it? >> that's it. nothing to it. i'm in already. >> i'm already in line. as soon as we're done here, i'm getting in line at my closest store so i can buy some lottery tickets. taco bell is making sure more americans can sink their teeth into their new creation. the waffle taco has been selling like hotcakes during a test run in southern california. it's made with scrambled eggs and sausage in a waffle. it's so popular, it will be sold at 100 more taco bells, fresno, omaha and chattanooga. >> looking good to me. what do you think?
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>> i don't know. i like my waffles. and i like my sausage. you're right. not together. >> i'll have one. when we come back, singer usher, nearly suffering another giant loss after a serious swimming mishap. we'll have the dramatic 911 call. also, granny vigilante. burglars pick the wrong woman to mess with. she did something many would not consider after finding someone in her house. the boys used double miles from their capital one venture card to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and with double miles you can actually use, you never miss the fun. beard growing contest and go! ♪ i win! what's in your wallet?
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kansas and oklahoma. thunderstorms drenching highways from the great lakes to the ohio valley. and slick roads east of the mississippi. >> if you're flying today, just a few cities to be concerned about. airport delays are possible in denver, kansas and detroit. now, to switzerland, where investigators are searching for the cause of a deadly hat air balloon crash. a man from california was killed. the rest of his family, injured. lama hasan reports. >> reporter: horrifying images of what was meant to be an american family's summer holiday. remnants of their now deflated hot air balloon. a air of shoes strewn on the ground. the family of four had been traveling for two hours in clear weather, soaking in this breathtaking scenery when suddenly, their hot air balloon hit an electricity power line. plunging 165 feet, they came crashing to the ground. the adamson family, well-known
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in malibu, were on vacation here. grant adamson, the father, was declared dead at the scene. earlier this year, in egypt, it was a hot air balloon catching fire, crashing down 1,000 feet to the ground. 19 british tourists onboard, killed. despite these high-profile crashes, experts say balloon flights are, in fact, safer than an airplane flight. the investigation is underway into why this balloon flight had such a tragic end. lama hasan, abc news, switzerland. former president george w. bush expected to leave a dallas hospital today after undergoing heart surgery. doctors inserted a stint in mr. bush's arteries. he's had no history of heart trouble. had no symptoms. 1 million americans have the procedure every year. and recovery is usually rapid, as our own dr. richard besser explains. >> the good news is that people tolerate this procedure very, very well. after a day or so, you can be doing mild activity. and then, depending on whether
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he's on a blood thinner, he should be up to full activity very quickly, within a week. >> mr. bush is said to be in good spirits after the operation and anxious to return home. health update on dustin hoffman. he has been successfully treated for cancer. a spokeswoman reveals that hoffman's cancer was detected early and surgically cured. no specific details about the kind of cancer were revealed. grammy award winning singer, usher, trying to regain custody, after their son's nearly 5-year-old drowned. usher raymond v got stuck in a drain at the pool in the home. >> what's the status of your emergency? >> my nephew was in the pool. and he went -- i couldn't get him -- i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out now. they're doing cpr on him.
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>> the boy is expected to make a full recovery. usher has primary custody. tmz said after the accident, ex-wife filed papers saying usher is creating a dangerous environment for her boys. last summer, a son from a previous relationship died in a jet ski accident. a grandma who vowed to fight back against a robber. she heard someone up in stairs. she got in her minivan and slammed into the car with the vin minivan. unfortunately, they got away. >> we hope this is a lesson for them. >> thankfully, she wasn't hurt in that collision, and neither were her daughter or granddaughter in the van. one of the biggest winning streaks in baseball is snapped. >> stan and neil with all of the
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details. >> welcome into our "sportscenter" studios. how about the dodgers, especially away from home. >> they've been good. but they're not having a good morning, america, wednesday. what happened tuesday in st. louis. clayton kershaw, the best pitcher in baseball. they have the 15-game road streak going. in the bottom of the fifth, tony cruz puts the cards up 1-0. up 2-0. 2-1, bottom eight. and carlos beltran goes deep on brandon lee. they get another home run. the cardinals would win 5-1. and the dodgers' win streak snapped at 15 roadys. braves in action. atlanta riding in the 11-game win streak anywhere. bryce harper. gone. harper's 17th. the nationals a 1-0 lead. top five, same score. two runners on for gattis. the atlanta rookie having a great season. 46 rbis, leads all rookies. it's 2-1, atlanta. bottom nine, same score. full count for harper.
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sits him down. that's 12 in a row. nba schedule was released tuesday. good seats still available. that's all we got. now, back to you. >> does he smile ever? >> i think he does. during the commercials maybe. coming up next, a family with 11 boys hopes for a girl. so, did they get one? >> what a story. and it is the mistake scene around the world. an american accidentally damaging a centuries' old sculpture in italy. [ rob ] our daughter is all kate. they have the same walk. same grin. and the same beautiful hair. [ female announcer ] with nice 'n easy, get the most natural shade of you. in one step, colorblend formula gives expert highlights and lowlights. for color so true to you, they may think you were born with it. [ rob ] she's a mini kate.
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the stories you'll be talking about today, starting with an american tourist that found himself in the center of an international incident. and the italians are fighting mad. >> the man was visiting a museum in florence, when he accidentally snapped off the finger of a 600-year-old marble statue. he was apparently trying to measure his hand against the statue's, when he unintentionally amputated the painting. >> he apologized profusely. he was arrested. he has been released but it's not clear if he will be fined. >> why -- >> don't touch it. >> white does he care? it's a lady statue. this is a guy. of course, your hand's going to be bigger. this is a first for al roker. after 39 years on the job, he overslept. and missed a 6:00 a.m. show on the weather channel. >> not good. he did make it on time for the "today" show. when asked about a backup alarm, he said until now, he hasn't needed one.
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>> you have to turn those things on to wake you up. >> comes in handy. a unique family from michigan. it starts with mom and dad. they just welcomed little tucker on sunday. >> tucker has some big brothers to look up to. lots of them. we're going to let them introduce themselves to you. >> i'm jordan, i'm 8. >> i'm collin. i'm 11. >> i'm brandon. i'm 14. >> i'm ty. and i'm 21. >> i'm 5. >> i'm zach and i'm 17. >> i'm bennie. i'm 10. >> i'm drew and i'm 16. >> i'm gabe and i'm 6. >> this is luke. he's 19 months. >> 19 months. 21 years. >> whoa. >> wow. they now have 12 boys. and zero girls. mom says, sometimes she feels like she's living in a locker room. >> dad said he was rooting for a girl. and needless to say, that didn't happen. but he's thrilled that tucker and mom are healthy.
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>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> good morning. the breaking news is in oakland. >> two people dead. one is a one-year-old baby. there was a shooting at 98th avenue. police are searching for the shooter. abc7 news kira klapper is at the scene. kira? >> good morning. two people are dead. police are vetting the double murder. a one-year-old baby boy and a 20-year old man are dead. police are still investigating actively. it happened less than two hours ago at 2:45. the shooter or shooters shot into the house from the backyard they do not know if the person knew the lay out of the house
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and were able to pinpoint where they were shooting. they shot and killed a 20-year old man pronounced dead at at home and a one-year-old baby boy was taken to children's where he was pronounced dead. they are casing the area looking for the killers. right now they are not saying much because there is so much that is unknown right now. we will bring you any updates. >> thank you, kira. >> police drizzle, mike? >> drizzle is more widespread this morning and tomorrow morning we will deal with the drizzle. several streets were wet this morning i found. we will see if that is affecting the commute. live doppler 7 hd shows it is only drizzle. there is no rain right now. from our roof camera, you can see the low clouds hanging out there toward the bay bridge. by the afternoon hours, like
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yesterday, we will have sunshine inland and 74 to 81. clouds will linger from 66 to 74 and the most clouds will hang around the coast into san francisco at 57 to 64. leyla gulen has the update. >> we do not see too many problems in terms of how the wet roads affect traffic. so far, it is decent but we have a crash in san jose on the connection between northbound 87 and 280. we do have the car on the shoulder that is not blocking any lanes and we are looking at clear conditions. as we look at our drive time traffic, tracy to dublin is half an hour in the westbound direction. 101 southbound from san rafael to san francisco is 15 minute commute. to the bay bridge tolls, it is decent and we are looking at cars making their way up to cash-paying lanes. other than that, it is free-flowing. >> good commute


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