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making news in america this morning, a chaotic scene in texas overnight. protests erupt over the state's new law cracking down on sanctuary cities, but it's the lawmakers, not the protesters, getting physical. we're live with thedetails. breaking right now, a notorious dictator dies overnight. manuel noriega, once toppled in an american invasion, what we're learning about his death. this morning, tiger woods is explaining his dui arrest and says alcohol was not a factor, so what was? and base-brawl. a lot of punches and a lot of hair flying all over the place after a baseball star gets hit by a pitch. and the slo-mo does look like a shampoo commercial but it
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completely is not. >> bryce harper, great hair. >> great hair, bryce harper. a lot of players with great hair and a lot of violence we're talking about on this tuesday morning. we're going to start with the chaos on the floor of the texas state capitol. lawmakers pushing each other around trading insults and in one case even a death threat. >> yep, it all started when hundreds of protesters converged on the gallery to rally against the tough new immigration policy. >> the protesters were mostly peaceful but lawmakers started yelling and shoving each other and some even had to be pulled apart. abc's kenneth moton has the details for us. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. it was a texas clash that's already being pointed to as an example of the heated debate over president trump's immigration policies. this morning, texas house scuffle. lawmakers of the state capitol monday in a heated face-to-face hurling death threats. >> there was a threat made from representative rinaldi to put a bullet in one of my colleague's head. >> reporter: democrats in a
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shoving match with republicans. the reason, a massive protest in the building sparked by a tough new anti-sanctuary cities law in texas. tensions escalated when gop representative matt rinaldi told a group of hispanic representatives he had called i.c.e. on demonstrators. >> that is just racist behavior on our texas house floor. >> i just know they were saying stuff to me. i was saying stuff to them. both of them designed to incite each other. all sides were emotional. >> reporter: as before signed into law by governor greg abbott, a staunch president trump supporter, the law threatens to jail or remove police chiefs from office for providing protections to undocumented immigrants and police can also ask the immigration status of anyone they stop. as before which has protesters in texas promising legal action at the center of the debate over president trump's controversial immigration policy.
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part of the president's executive order threatening to take dollars away from sanctuary cities temporarily blocked in april by a federal court. a california judge called the president's executive order on sanctuary cities too broad. that chaos in the texas house, well, it came on the last day of the session, diane and kendis. >> all right, kenneth moton for us from washington. kenneth, thank you. also breaking overnight former panamanian dictator manuel noriega has died. once a close ally and informant for the u.s., he ruled panama from 1983 to 1989. that's when the u.s. invaded panama to oust him and arrest him on drug trafficking charges. he spent 17 years in a federal prison. panama's current president said noriega's death closes a chapter in their history and his relatives deserve to bury him in peace. manuel noriega was 83. now to baghdad where at least 15 people are dead after an explosion in the central part of the capital. the massive explosion went off outside a popular ice cream shop in an area of the city where many residents go to eat after fasting during the day for ramadan. isis quickly claiming responsibility for the attack.
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just a few years ago abc news profiled that same ice cream shop. police in manchester, england, are now asking for the public's help regarding surveillance footage related to last week's suicide bombing. the image shows the bomber salman abedi a few days before the attack with this hard shell blue suitcase. now police don't believe that case was used in the attack or presents any danger now, but they're hoping someone can tell them more information about why he was carrying it before he killed 22 people at that ariana grande concert. meanwhile, the train station adjacent to the manchester arena is re-opening this morning for the first time since the attack. president trump is making it clear that he is standing by his son-in-law who is facing, of course, growing scrutiny over his contacts with russia. >> the president insists that jared kushner is a good person doing a great job. abc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: president trump marking this memorial day with a solemn ceremony, greeting families of the fallen. >> you take care of yourself. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: his first public event since arriving back home
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from his overseas trip and back into the center of the russia firestorm. in the spotlight now, trump's son-in-law, jared kushner. sources say he tried to create a secret communications channel with moscow even after intelligence agencies found that russia had meddled in the election, but the president is fighting back defending kushner in a statement to "the new york times" saying jared is doing a great job for the country. i have total confidence in him. he is respected by virtually everyone. kushner right there for key moments like the strike against syria, traveling on a secret mission to iraq and just last week at trump's side during meetings with foreign leaders. kushner is not a target of the fbi's investigation. but they do want to talk with him and now quietly some in the president's inner circle are wondering if it might be time for him to take a leave of absence. the administration insists kushner did nothing wrong, that any back channel with russia would have been used to syria
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discussions and other policy matters. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. the man accused in a deadly train attack in portland, oregon, is due in court today. the video shows jeremy christian on that same train railing against muslims, jews and christians. it was taken a day before he allegedly shouted racial slurs at two teenage girls and stabbed two men to death when they came to their defense. in light of the attack, the mayor of portland is urging federal officials to cancel a so-called trump free speech rally scheduled for saturday fearing that people are coming to spread a message of hatred. president trump has condemned the attack as unacceptable tweeting, the victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. now, let's take a look at today's weather. well, storms are moving slowly across the south toward the atlantic coast. some of the strongest activity though right now is down near new orleans, near mobile as well as north carolina's outer banks. the northeast, however, is going
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to dry out and warm up over the next few days after the coolest memorial day in 13 years. 74 in new york. 74 as well on thursday in boston but keep the umbrellas handy, the frequent showers are likely to continue in the northeast, the ohio valley and much of the interior south for the first half of june. still ahead, tiger woods is speaking out about his dui arrest saying alcohol was not involved. so, what was? and panic at a parade. ponies break loose and run into a crowd. the mad dash to get out of the way. plus, an unwanted guest takes a dip in a swimming pool. see how the family finally got it out. it out. for the thousands of wounded warriors returning from battle, wounded warrior project has developed the warriors to work program, a unique program that helps wounded warriors
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watch how close dozens of migrants came to sure death in the mediterranean. their small boat caught fire as they tried to make the dangerous crossing from africa. the 34 migrants on board are safe thanks to a joint effort by spain and portugal. the portuguese dropped them a life boat and then spanish helicopter and a nearby fishing boat rescued the migrants. we're learning some new details about the navy s.e.a.l. who died this weekend in a parachuting exhibition near the statue of liberty. 27-year-old remington peters died when his chute failed to open. he was a member of the navy's parachute team for more than a year and was a veteran of two combat deployments. just a day before he died a navy photographer took a picture of him helping a young fan try on a parachute. and investigation is under way in england after a tiger killed a female zookeeper. it happened at the hamerton zoo when the tiger entered an
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enclosure with her. the zoo was evacuated but police say at no time did the animal escape from its enclosure. police do not suspect foul play. and a group of ponies triggered a chaotic scene at a memorial day parade outside milwaukee. the show ponies were pulling a wagon in downtown elm grove when they suddenly rushed on to a crowded sidewalk injuring at least three people including a 9-year-old boy. >> it was kind of crazy when it all happened. you know, the handlers were just trying to get ahold of the horses and the horses were spooked and didn't know how to react to anything. >> luckily none of the injuries were serious. police say the ponies may have been startled by children tossing tennis balls or by fireworks. zillo is offering a $1 million prize for helping to improve one of its most popular features. the real estate site has been under fire over its zestimate tool. it's now within 5% of eventual selling prices but the company wants to do a little better here so it's offering what it calls
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delays are possible because of weather in new orleans. and new this morning, tiger woods is apologizing to both his fans and many others as he explains his arrest on a dui charge. >> he says it was caused by a mix of prescription drugs but the arrest added more tarnish to what has already been a tough spot for him in his golfing career and personal life. abc's gio benitez has more. >> reporter: tiger woods speaking out after being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence early monday morning. the 41-year-old saying alcohol was not involved. quote, what happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. i didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. the golfer also apologizing to his family and fans saying, i expect more from myself too. that mug shot now seen around the world. >> there it is, a win for the ages. >> reporter: a stark contrast to woods' iconic career but in recent years the golfer plagued with health issues undergoing
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four back surgeries, the most recent just this april. >> tiger, the golfer, has been basically missing over the last couple of years. he's played three tournaments worldwide in two years. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, jupiter, florida. >> last night woods' longtime agent, mark steinberg, would not say whether the mix of medications that were cited were related to his back problems and we'll have a lot more on this whole tiger woods episode coming up on "good morning america." a manhunt is under way in dallas for suspects who fled the scene of a collision. that crash sent a police squad car 30 feet into a creekbed. more than a dozen good samaritans, though, rushed to the officer's rescue. he was eventually taken to the hospital with critical injuries. he is reportedly in stable condition this morning. sports writing legend frank deford is being remembered as one of the profession's great storytellers. he died sunday at his florida home. no cause given yet but he recently had been treated for pneumonia. the baltimore native won numerous awards for his work with "sports illustrated" and
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npr and received a national humanities medal. he was just 78 years old. time now for a look at sports including a very big brawl on the baseball diamond and game one of the stanley cup final, as well. >> one for the book, highlights from neil and stan at espn. good morning, stan verrett, neil everett here at the "sportscenter" desk here in los angeles. and i'm still trying to figure out how pittsburgh won game one of the stanley cup final. >> bartender, give us something on ice. it is game one, the penguins got three and then went 37 minutes without getting another one in the meantime, nashville tied it up. jake guentzel and pekka rinne hadn't had a shot fired in 37 minutes. jeremy roenick said he was out of shape, in the wrong space, and ellis there did not play the puck as well as he could have and got an empty netter, 5-3 game one to pittsburgh despite going 37 minutes without taking a shot. nationals and giants. oh, that's hunter strickland going after bryce harper. these two have history. harper hit a couple of home runs
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two years ago in the playoffs off strickland and this is the first time they met since then and got to know each other pretty well this time. give you another look at it. now, strickland says it wasn't intentional. you be the judge. harper thought it was intentional. not very accurate with the helmet. did a little better with his hands. and now they'll wait to see if the commissioner chimes in. nationals won the ball game, 3-0. and they'll play again later today so we'll see what happens. >> you know what stood out to me in that. >> what? >> the hair. there was just some great hair there. >> yeah. that's all we have. back to you. >> there really was. >> so much talk about the hair. the other thing that's attracting a lot of attention is notice the catcher. usually when a batter charges the mound, the catcher is the first one to have his back. in this case buster posey stood back for awhile. >> i'm good back here, fellas. >> let's let this play out. shall we? >> we should point out the nats won. i'm happy to hear that.
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>> i don't think anybody was focused on the score. >> and bryce harper definitely won the hair game. >> yes, in that case it's true. their boxing careers are not looking so great so stick to baseball. up next in "the pulse," prince william opening up in a new interview. what he says about his mother's death and the new picture with his family. and a man gets caught going 88 miles per hour in a delorean. >> where was michael j. fox? on our facebook page right now, a memorial day surprise. the story of a stranger buying a soldier's plane ticket so he could go home on
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♪ time to check "the pulse" starting with a revealing new interview with britain's prince william. >> the future king of england opened up to british "gq" about
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how 20 years later he's actually still coming to terms with the death of his mother and hopes that his work involving mental health will help others become more open about talking about their feelings. >> william told the magazine that mentally he's in one of the best places he's been since princess diana's death but that he still struggles to cope with her loss. >> and "gq" released this image of the prince and his family at home as william revealed that he wishes his mother could have met kate as well as his children. that issue, by the way, of "gq" will be available to download on thursday. really a raw and interesting interview there with william. so, neither of us has ever been so super drunk then wake up the next morning to find mysterious photos on our phones. that would be fake news. >> i don't ever remember that happening. >> yeah, no. >> and a guy in tasmania luckily didn't remember either but he found this evidence on his phone the next day. those two people in the foreground, those are two police
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officers, and if you look closely there he is behind them in the bed giving the thumb's up sign. apparently the police officers snapped this photo after bringing him home. >> yeah. so his name is reece. he posted the pic and added comments thanking the officers and called them bloody legends. the good thing even though he's thumb's up he didn't remember one bit during the entire time. >> pace yourself, reece. pace yourself. next to a story that doc brown would be proud of. >> most people know the significance of 8 miles an hour. >> what did i tell you? 88 miles per hour. >> that classic scene, of course, from "back to the future" when the delorean goes back in time after hitting the magic number. >> well, a fan of the movie, a big fan was recently caught going 88 miles per hour in a delorean.
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>> no less. >> spencer white admits he had the movie in mind when he approached that speed, but seconds later, a highway patrol officer was in his rearview mirror. >> the officer had something else in mind. he did find it funny, the officer, that is, and allowed white to at least take a picture of the radar gun showing 88 miles an hour and then he proceeded to give him a ticket. >> ah, so close to getting away with it. do you think he thinks it was worth it? >> i'm sure. no doubt. if he can afford a delorean. >> what's the future like? to think about. ad a t what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i asked my doctor. and he recommended eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again. yes, eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots. eliquis also had significantly less major bleeding than the standard treatment.
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it's tuesday may 30. we have a special guest today. sue hall. >> yes, alexis has a few days off. >> she's enjoying herself. let's start with mike, what does it look like, mike? >> a lot like yesterday. we're stuck in the gray pattern. the difference is this morning i have drizzle out there. no widespread rain on live doppler 7. this is the san mateo bridge camera. there's some rain falling there. we'll have temperatures from 49 to 55 through 7:00. the drizzle will dry by noon, clouds will open just a bit. 56 at the coast, 66 for the rest of us, 58 with cool breezes and partly sunny conditions at 4:00
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in the coast, 68 to 69 for the rest of us and 56 at the coast at 7:00. 63 to 64. another cooler-than-average day. how about that commute this morning. sue? how are you doing? >> a little breezy out there over the altamont pass. a first look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights and a couple cars stacked up in the right hand cash paying tolls. no major stalls or accidents, we had an earlier accident cleared in the concord area. southbound 242 at the concord avenue. we're not seeing any delays. slow down is the plea for people in alameda after a deadly rollover wreck. >> look at this surveillance video, you'll only see it on 7:00. you see the pick up truck flipping down the street. two people died and several others have critical injuries. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in alameda. amy? >> hi, natasha, there is sorrow
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here in alameda. some people have left flowers and candles here to remember the two people killed on park street. there's also some regret and frustration about how people drive on this street. here is the surveillance video of the horrible crash you will only see on abc 7 news. witnesses say the driver was going about 60 through the shopping district, ran red lights and lost control. residents in alameda say that speeding is a problem on this street. >> there's been several collisions and quite a few near misses where this pedestrian crossing is because people are in a hurry to get from one end of the town to the other and they just go past where the pedestrians are. they have a light that's supposed to blink but it's pretty much ignored. >> getting across the street can be difficult at the best of times because you push the button, the lights come on but nobody stops.
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>> reporter: some residents have launched a campaign, slow down in town, to raise awareness of driving behavior through here. seven people were inside the truck, two died, five are in the hospital in critical condition. live in alameda, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. fremont police are trying to determine how an encounter involving one of their officers escalated into a shooting. it's the department's fourth officer-involved shooting in as many months, it happened near mowry avenue and blacow road. katie marzullo spoke to a woman who saw it happen. >> he was crying on the ground. >> jameena took this video. she describes what she saw before the shooting. >> i saw the officer telling him to stop, telling them to drop what he had in his hand and then he proceeded to run, chasing him, the young man.


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