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main street suffered some sort of damage. about 17,000 people live in marshall town. so far no reports of anyone losing their life. closer to home, in southern california, crews are racing against expected hot, dry making news in america this weather today to stop a wildfire threatening homes. morning, duck boat tragedy. the skyline fire has burned 250 multiple passengers killed after acres of land near corona in a tour boat capsizes. the new video showing the boat riverside county. moments before it went down and homes in a ten block area near the search for survivors right now. the flames are evacuated. tornado outbreak. 240 firefighters are battling to >> no, no, no. protect those homes. it is 4:30. >> severe damage after multiple if you're just waking up to us, twisters touched down. cars piled on top of each other. good morning. a quick update on your weather and traffic. buildings torn apart and the we start with drew tuma. danger is not over yet. >> good morning, guys. the big story this morning, we're not nearly as foggy right coming to america, vladimir now as we were this time putin gets the invitation from yesterday. we'll zoom in on live doppler 7 president trump. the ribbon of fog stretching when the russian president could be at the white house as the from san francisco to the east white house once again backtracks on the president's bay by el comments on the russia investigation. vallejo. early and plus, the big bank refunding its customers millions of dollars. the warning for parents
whose kids play a popular online game. and the woman who was a millionaire for just one day. a good friday morning to you all. we begin with breaking news in missouri where dive teams will be out at daybreak searching for possible survivors after a tour boat capsized. >> that duck boat went down at table rock lake. you see it there. it's near the popular resort town of branson, missouri. at least 11 people died. several more are hospitalized. this morning a witness captured images of the boat moments before it went down. it struggled to stay upright but was no match for the 60-mile-an-hour winds and ocean-sized waves. >> a passenger on another boat watched as passengers scrambled to try to save themselves. >> so, i was in the showboat and i didn't see them fall over, but i knew -- we all knew that one
of them rolled or whatever it may be. i saw two people would be way off in the distance, so we were at the front of the boat. they were way off in the distance. i believe they may be actual workers that jumped in after others trying to save them. so i believe that's what it was. we're told many of the victims included young children. the ntsb has already dispatched a team of investigators. they'll arrive at the scene later on this morning. and central iowa is cleaning up this morning after tornadoes touched down east of des moines. this is just one of them forming in valeria. you can see it kicking up debris on the road ahead. it was one of at least five tornados in that area. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: cameras were rolling as devastating tornadoes touched down in iowa. homes were ripped apart in bondurant, about 13 miles outside of des moines. >> honey, get inside. there just went a house. there just went a house. houses are going. >> reporter: watch as the
violent wind topples a clock tower. >> ooh. >> reporter: in nearby pella, workers at a manufacturing plant say the factory is virtually destroyed. >> there is significant structural damage and personal property damage across the vermeer campus. >> reporter: in the factory's parking lot, the employees' cars are piled up on top of each other. witnesses say at least one tornado was on the ground for several minutes. >> we saw electricity flickering real bad and then a lot of debris coming up in the air. and that's when we started to evacuate our area. >> all i saw was just a mile-wide dark cloud. i could see the rotation and everything. it just filled me with dread in all honesty. >> reporter: this morning a state of emergency is in effect in marshalltown where witnesses say every business on the city's main street has some sort of damage. jordee kalk of our cedar rapids station is there. >> take a look at this damage. this is the roof off of one of . other houses have their windows broken and siding ripped off all
because of that horrific storm. >> no, no, no. oh, man. oh, come on. >> reporter: this driver in valeria captured a tornado moving across the road after tearing apart a building. >> debris everywhere. >> and the weather threat, unfortunately, isn't over yet for that area. we will have the forecast from accuweather in just a few minutes. but first to washington where president trump is courting controversy again inviting vladimir putin to the white house even as he continues to fend off criticism. the announcement came in a tweet and blindsided the president's top intelligence chief. abc's kenneth moton joins us now from d.c. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis. so, let's recap here. it's been a week of bipartisan criticism, negative coverage and confusion over president trump's summit with vladimir putin. apparently the president unfazed inviting the russian leader to washington this fall. a week of walk-backs for president trump on russia is ending with a stunning announcement, a vladimir putin
invite to the white house. >> getting along with president putin, getting along with russia is a positive, not a negative. now, with that being said, if that doesn't work out, i'll be the worst enemy he's ever had. >> reporter: the president on cnbc defending his helsinki summit. his director of national intelligence learned about the invite during a live interview. >> say that again. okay. that's going to be special. >> reporter: dan coats in a rare move publicly criticized trump's one-on-one closed door meeting with putin. >> i would have suggested a different way. >> reporter: during the summit putin offered to let american officials watch russian authorities question the 12 russian military officers recently indicted in special counsel robert mueller's investigation. in exchange, moscow would be allowed to interrogate u.s. citizens accused of unspecified crimes. >> what he did is an incredible offer. >> reporter: lawmakers on both sides disagreed. >> naive and absurd.
there's no rule of law in russia. there's the rule of putin. >> subjecting our diplomats to putin's thuggery, that is an abuse of power. >> reporter: the senate passed a warninp not toanov unanimously u.s. officiase issued a statement backing down saying putin's proposal was made in sincerity but president trump disagrees with it. as for putin's white house visit, it would be his first since 2005 when he was hosted by then president george w. bush. diane and kendis. >> all right. never a dull moment in washington, d.c. this week. thank you, kenneth. and the president has delivered a rare rebuke of the federal reserve for boosting interest rates. the white house traditionally avoids criticizing the fed, which maintains independence to operate free of political pressure. but the president made it clear in a cnbc interview that he is not pleased with the central bank's decision to raise its benchmark rate twice this year. >> i'm not thrilled because, you
know, we go up, and every time you go up, they want to raise rates again, and i don't really -- i am not happy about it. but at the same time i'm letting them do what they feel is best. >> the fed has already projected two more increases before the year is over. there's some concern the rate hikes could weaken economic growth. a fast-moving wildfire has shut down part of interstate 90 in washington state and forced mandatory evacuations in the small town of desert aire. and in oregon a deadly wildfire burning east of portland has been designated as the top firefighting priority in the entire country. it has scorched nearly 80 square miles since it broke out on tuesday. time now for a look at your weather on this friday morning. good morning. the threat for severe storms is shifting off to the south and east moving into tennessee into kentucky. primary concerns here are high gusting winds, hail, but there is also the potential for a few tornadoes as well. something we'll be watching. that same system will continue
to keep the great lakes region unsettled through the weekend. meanwhile, in the south, it is all about the heat. that heat continuing and can possibly see record-breaking temperatures yet again. i'm meteorologist julia weiden with your accuweather forecast. well, coming up, the big bank giving customers a refund. also ahead, the new allegations against the founder of papa john's. what former employees are now claiming he did to them. and tragedy at a day-care center. a child dies after being left on a bus. how did this happen? and who police are now questioning.
cancer-causing asbestos exploded under fifth avenue. the blast left a giant crater and toxic white vapor filling thai forced about 500 people to evacuate. but environmental officials now say tests show no meaningful amounts of asbestos in the air. papa john pizza's and its embattled founder are accused of fostering a culture where women were subject to sexist behavior on the job. the new allegations come just a week after john schnatter stepped down as chairman for using the "n" word. "forbes" is now reporting dozens of employees who chose to remain anonymous say schnatter and other executives routinely made inappropriate comments to women. >> a former female employee who told us that every time she walked down the hall, schnatter insisted on hugging her, that he asked the size of her bra, that he asked if she had slept with her previous boss. clearly comments that are never acceptable from the head of a company. schnatter's attorney says the story contains numerous
inaccuracies and misrepresentations. the current papa john's ceo steve ritchie commented that the company replied with a statement which read in part, we take this matter seriously. if anything is found to be wrong, we are determined to take appropriate action. they also remind the public that they've hired a special committee to investigate the the company's culture. environmentalists are slamming the trump administration's call for sweeping changes to the endangerered species law. the proposal would end automatic protections and limit habitat safeguards. the 1973 law is credited with saving the bald eagle but critics have long complained it hinders economic activities like oil and gas drilling. refunds may soon be on the way for hundreds of thousands of wells fargo customers. the bank reportedly has to give back millions of dollars that it charged for add-on services. those include debt protection and legal services. well, according to "the wall street journal," many customers weren't even aware of those services. the bank is still recovering from 2016's fake account scandal. one of the largest planes in the world has just made its first trip.
the aptly named airbus beluga xl lifted off its maiden flight there in france. the oversized cargo plane can carry about 50 tons. it also features a round nose and pointed beak inspired by its namesake. looks like it's smiling at you. >> yeah, it does. make a 747 look like a small, little kid. all right, coming up, the company pushing for four-day workweeks. also ahead, a reward doubles in the shooting death of a father at a malibu campground as we learn about some new shootings at the park. and a new warning for any parent whose kids play the popular game fortnite. fortnite. a hotel can make or break a trip. and at expedia, we don't think you should be rushed into booking one. that's why we created expedia's add-on advantage. now after booking your flight, you unlock discounts on select hotels right until the day you leave. ♪ add-on advantage. discounted hotel rates when you add on to your trip.
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