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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a possible presidential run off to a rocky start for hillary clinton. she's under fire for e-mail use as secretary of state. did she violate federal rules? new details in the deadly police shooting on a busy l.a. street. the police chief defending his officers. the case bringing new focus to police body cameras. happening right now, a town evacuated after a volcano shoots lava and ash high into the sky. the amazing new images just coming in. and low blow. jon stewart goes from slamming politicians to battling wrestlers in the ring. well, good tuesday morning.
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we begin with hillary clinton facing an e-mail scandal this morning accused of exclusively using a personal account to conduct official government business. >> it involves tens of thousands of e-mails from clinton's four-year tenure as secretary of state and allegations this morning that she may have been in violation of federal rules. abc's susan saulny has the details for us from washington. good morning to you, susan. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. there is word this morning that hillary clinton didn't even have a government e-mail address during her time as secretary of state relying solely on that personal account. "the new york times" reports aides to clinton took no action to have those e-mails preserved on government servers as required by federal law. the state department saying overnight that it has long had access to a wide array of clinton's e-mails. two months ago the potential presidential candidate turned over more than 50,000 pages of e-mails at the request of the state department. experts are calling this a
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serious breach. they say personal e-mails are not secure and should not be used by senior officials and clinton's critics are already chiming in with implications of secrecy. jeb bush tweeting overnight, "transparency matters. unclassified hillary clinton e-mails should be released." he also posted a website link showing hundreds of thousands of e-mails from his time as governor of florida. a spokesman for clinton came to her defense telling "the times" she has been complying with the letter and spirit of the rules. t.j., reena. >> so jeb bush not wasting any time there. is he? all right. susan saulny for us live in washington. thank you so much. meanwhile, it's a big day on capitol hill as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will address congress today. >> yeah the controversy invitation which came from house republicans is seen as a snub to the white house. netanyahu plans to urge lawmakers to oppose president obama's negotiations with iran over its nuclear program. this polar rises views on israel itself. >> i regret that some people have misperceived my visit here
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this week as doing that. israel has always been a bipartisan issue. israel should always remain a bipartisan issue. >> well, on monday netanyahu tried to bridge the gap saying the u.s. and israel are like a family that sometimes has differences. president obama said netanyahu's capitol hill address would not be, quote, permanently destructive. >> but the prime minister's speech is getting attention here and in israel where elections are just two weeks away. >> and reaction there mixed, as well. abc's molly hunter has the view from jerusalem. >> reporter: good morning, reena and t.j. prime minister netanyahu is on the cover of every single front page here today and despite all his talk about national security it's clear to israelis that this speech is more about his own job security. israelis head to the polls in two weeks and they see today's speech as a giant election speech with disastrous consequences in washington. even so, analysts say if netanyahu gives a strong, measured and thoughtful speech in front of congress, it could tip the polls in his favor back home.
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reena, t.j. >> all right, to our molly hunter there, thank you so much. we tuirn to the fight against isis, the brutal militant group has used social media for its use. >> the company is fighting back. here's abc's brian ross reporting. >> reporter: isis is under attack from twitter, which authorities say has until now been key to the terror group's growing power and threat, but in the last week, according to people familiar with the operation, twitter has shut down, suspended at least 2,000 accounts connected to isis, a major escalation, and in response, isis supporters are calling for retaliation against twitter employees at the california-based company. among the isis targets shut down, accounts spreading the videos of the secretive executioner called jihadi john.
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despite the mask, investigators say he didn't fool his mother who recognized his son's voice on the very first jihadi john video in which american journalist james foley was beheaded, but according to authorities, she kept quiet about the fact it was her son, mohammed emwazi. other members of the emwazi family are also under scrutiny including his younger brother omar who we found on the streets of london. >> abc news. >> can we ask just a couple of questions? >> about your brother? >> reporter: he took off running when we tried to ask him about his brother, the isis killer. brian ross, abc news, new york. well, a rare sight in parts of southern california hit by a wild winter storm that's now moving across the country. >> hail rained down on huntington beach -- you see that that's the beach, folk south of los angeles -- leaving the sand covered in white. didn't take long for the sun to melt it but 40 states bracing for rain and snow and ice. >> ooh. accuweather meteorologist justin povick joins us on what's on tap this morning. hey, justin. >> t.j. and reena, thanks and good morning. another winter storm on the way throughout the midwest and eventually getting into the northeast, as well.
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for this go-around it's more of a mixture of sleet and freezing rain and snow at the onset. here's our time line tuesday morning into the mid-ohio valley. later on tuesday into central portions of the northeast, we will see our heaviest snow amounts over the upper midwest this go-around, but the general 3 to 6 inchees cutting right through the twin cities. t.j. and reena, back to you. >> all right, justin, thank you so much. the lapd on the defensive this morning after the shooting of a man on skid row. new video shows the man entering his tent, officers trying to get him out, pulling their guns, concerned what he was trying to get. moments later here's the video that millions of people have now seen online. four officers tackling him eventually shooting him five times. the man known on the streets as africa died. the police chief insists the shooting was justified. >> it appears that the suspect's hand is reaching for the officer's waistband in the area where his pistol would be located. it appears to me the officers acted compassionately up until the time when force was required.
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>> civil rights leaders now calling for an independent investigation. investigators are reviewing images from body cameras worn by two of those officers. sources tell "the l.a. times" the account is consistent with the account given by police. new details in another fatal police shooting. the mayor of cleveland apologizing to the family of 12-year-old tamir rice, the boy shot dead in a park. frank jackson said the words used by city lawyers were insensitive to rice's family. in legal papers they appear to blame that pier for his own death failing to exercise due care to avoid injury. the boy had been playing with a toy gun at a playground when a rookie officer fired within two seconds after getting out of a squad car. a spectacular sight to show you lighting up the skies over southern chile overnight. a volcano erupted at about 3:00 in the morning spewing ash and lava high into the air. ooh. that's a good shot there. you can see the red hot molten rocks reflecting on the water below, as well. an evacuation order has been issued for the surrounding area.
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no reports of injuries at this point, though. well, still ahead, "forbes" newest list of billionaires, the repeats, the newcomers including a basketball legend. also, the black hat bandits as they're called strike again. who are these guys behind a robbery spree now, but this time they might have left a big clue behind in the snow. plus, caught on camera, swimming through frigid water, rescuers race to a stranded dog.
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i thought i'd start the video by showing you the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and if we overcame that or if we can overcome that we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ] well, the tech-heavy nasdaq opens for trading this morning at a level it hasn't seen in 15 years. it hit an all-time high back in
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march of 2000 then the dotcom bubble burst, as you know, and the nasdaq slid back to just over 1100. well, yesterday closed above 5,000 again for the first time since 2000. another 40 points, and it will be at an all-time high. well, shares of lumber liquidators tumbled after a "60 minutes" report claims some of its products are unsafe. the report found high levels of formaldehyde in some of its flooring made in china. lumber liquidators says all of its laminated flooring meets u.s. safety standards. "forbes" is out with its annual list that i'm never going to be on, the world's billionaires. >> never say never, teej. >> i got powerball tickets in my pockets right now. bill gates he's on top with a net worth of more than 79 billion. then comes mexican telecom mogul carlos slim, $77 billion and warren buffett in the top three with nearly 73 billion. the highest ranking woman, christie walton of the walmart dynasty. 25 more women on the list this
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year than there were last year and then there's michael jordan making his debut on this list thanks to his ownership of the charlotte hornets and money from those jordans from nike. >> so consider opening up a store of sneakers. >> i need shoes or i need to own a team or maybe the greatest at a sport. >> there you go. there you go. how about national pancake day? that means it's a big day at ihop. to celebrate, the chain is giving away free pancakes in exchange for those free pancakes ihop is asking patrons to make a charitable donation. since it started marking national pancake day in 2006, ihop says its restaurants have raked in nearly $16 million for charity. >> enjoy your pancakes today, folks. well, when we come back, a highway heist. millions of dollars in gold taken from an armored truck. how investigators say the thieves pulled this off. plus, talk about a true fan. why a man is walking over a thousand miles for his favorite team.
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parts of utah are digging out from another 8 inches of snow on top of a massive storm that hit over the weekend. snowplows in cedar city have been working overtime. many people still had a tough time getting around on those slick roads. now for a look at morning road conditions slippery from parts of the rockies. drivers face blizzard conditions in the upper midwest. wet roads from east texas into arkansas. slick from the tennessee and ohio valleys into new england. if you're flying airport delays possible in minneapolis, d.c. philly, new york and boston. turning now to the hunt for those so-called black hat bandits that struck again yesterday afternoon holding up a bank in falls church virginia. >> that was their eighth holdup since early january. investigators were able to take a mold of a footprint in the snow left behind when the two armed men ran away. now they say a third man is also part of the bandits' crew. he drove their getaway car. investigators in north carolina aren't revealing many
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details about the disappearance of nearly $5 million in gold. two men who were hauling the cargo from miami to massachusetts say they broke down on i-95 not far from raleigh when three robbers emerged from the woods and demanded the gold. the security company the men worked for say they were armed. the l.a. fire department was called out to rescue a woman from the los angeles river. she apparently was stranded on an island in the flood control chapel under a bridge. crews attached a harness then lifted her up and taken from the scene by an ambulance. a dog who had fallen through thin ice on a pond was struggling to get out when two kansas city firefighters came to her rescue wearing watertight suits and latched together they swam out to her and managed to lasso the dog and you will athree were pulled to shore. the dog was suffering from hypothermia and wrapped her in a heating blanket and she will be
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okay. police are trying to figure out what caused a white honda to crash through the front door of an animal clinic. thankfully nobody was hurt. human or animal. you're seeing the shot there. they suspect speed may have played a factor. everybody is okay after this crash. well a lifelong new york yankees fan can look forward to walking another 15 miles or so today. richard albera received team gear by the yankees manager. then he started walking. his plan is to walk from the yanks spring training stadium in tampa all the what i to yanks stadium in new york. more than 1200 miles and he hopes to raise $25,000 for the wounded warrior project. baseball's spring training games get started today but basketball of course in high gear. >> last night's highlights from our man at espn. >> good morning, welcome to our "sportscenter" set in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. let's get started in the nba. golden state warriors wrapping up a six-game road trip in book
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lynn where the nets were back home after an eight-game home trip. steph curry scored 18 in the fourth and ties the game at 10 26 for the game but jared jack all over him. 1.1 second to go. knocks it down. jack nine points off the bench. and he gives brooklyn the lead. warriors still have 1.1 to go though. down 2 and they'll try to get it to curry. fights his way through the defense to get the ball but joe johnson row tays over in time to affect his shot and nets win it 110-108. college basketball virginia trying to clinch the regular season championship taking on syracuse and beat them last year to clinch the regular season championship. ten turnovers in the first half many coming in the game second in the nation rather averaging 8.7 turnovers a game. ben note not happy with this effort. he liked this better. nolte with three to put them up 6. malcolm brogdon for three more. virginia again up six and then
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london perrantes to mike tobey for the ail/oop dunk and cavaliers do it their regular straight acc championship bead them 59-47 and defense has been carrying them all season long. that's all from here. now back to you. >> we have one more sports note. a heartwarping story about a trade-in at the nhl. >> this guy, he's moving from columbus to the minnesota wild. he's a defenseman by the name of jordan leopold minnesota native so going back home. >> it's exactly what his daughter asked for in this handwritten note to the wild's management. she called her her daddy to be traded to minnesota because "i am lost without my dad and so is my mom, my two sisters and my brother." the trade was already in the works when the notes started making the rounds on social media. you know how i feel about this. i think children of athletes should do these lers. >> everybody is going to try this now. >> new tactic. >> make the teams look bad.
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then intern and presidential monica lewinsky wearing the infamous blue dress. >> you see it there. he's confirmed to abc news he deliberately inserted lewinsky to remind most observers of the scandal and the shadow it cast. no comment though from the clintons. >> "the daily show's" jon stewart is a verbal giant but as a wrestler maybe a lightweight might be the right word. that didn't stop him from showing up on the set of the wwe's flagship show "raw." he and superstar seth rollins have been trading barbs and the occasional headlock. >> rollins was trash talking t fake news anchor, if you will, when stewart saw his opportunity, took it. delivered a low blow, if you will. jon stewart can do no wrong. it's cool to see him in this capacity and he is hamming it up, isn't he? >> oh, my goodness. who knew he'd make a good wwe wrestler. we have an odd duo going viral this morning. it kind of turns our view of the animal kingdom upside down. >> take a look. this incredible photo, that's a baby weasel hitching a
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ride on a woodpecker. the bird appears to soar through the air with ease despite the extra baggage. >> the jury is still out on whether any computer trim or con is involved. but if it's real, that's a heck of a shot. >> it seems so hard to believe that it's real. well, finally here, it'll be a long time before we forget the debate that raged across the nation and really split the country in two last week. of course, we're talking about the doggone dress and whether it was blue and black or white and gold. you thought it was white and gold. >> i thought it was white and gold, but whichever you saw one retailer has you covered. they're offering a pair of cases for your iphone in both the dresses' color schemes. >> it can be preordered on amazon right now. it'll costs you 17 bucks available at the end of the month. we got to get these. >> i'll go with the gold and white, so that means you have to go with the blue so we don't mix them up. >> black and blue. you know i hate when we match. >> you never like it when your tie matches my dress. one of his pet peeves. our secrets revealed. >> don't tell them everything, reena. >> i won't. not today. for some of you, your local news is next.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:28. thanks for joining us this tuesday morning. >> and i am eric thomas here for leyla gulen and mike is here with the forecast. >> you did not take pictures of rainbows? >> bragging about seeing them and i didn't send the pictures. sorry about that. >> so special. we will picture it in our mind what she saw. a look at live doppler hd. no need for the umbrella. the air is clean. you can look at the point from sutro, we are ten degrees cooler. be prepared stepping outside. upper 50s to low 60. very nice by lunch. grab the sunglasses. mid-50s, to mid-60s from the coast and inland at 4:00 and
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cooler this evening low-to-mid 50s. no rain. hopefully the commute is okay. we will find out. mike? >> we have road work. the san mateo bridge we have a good shot of the road where you can see both directions eastbound and westbound, down to one lane on the flat section. that is going to be picked up westbound direction by 5:00 this morning. in the eastbound they will work until 11 o'clock this morning. golden gate bridge is looking good, only three lanes in both directions. off the golden gate bridge, you will find the construction on the new tunnel beyond the palace of fine arts. >> thank you. we have breaking news from antioch. police are investigating the shooting death of a man and an accident that sent a scar -- a car into a home. are they related? amy hollyfield is in antioch. >> this active scene is happening behind me. look at the investigators still
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here looking for evidence and the block is proposed off by crime tape. we are at hudson court in antioch. police have confirmed a murder happened here a this apartment complex after 11 o'clock last night. we do have interesting video taken near after the murder. first, look at this video of a gun found, a shotgun, a block and a half from here. the police have not said if they think this is the murder weapon. a half a mile away a car crashed into a house here in antioch and that scene is also very active with a lot of investigators over there pulling evidence from that scene. the head detective tells me that because this is an a active investigation they do not want to comment on the two other pieces or areas and say if this is all related. they are investigating. though hope to get a pres

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