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making news in america this morning, terror rampage. tourists scrambling to safety as gunmen shoot their way through a museum. new details point victim and search for more suspects in a live report. tattooed and well known to police. the face of an accused killer. a man is in custody after a shooting spree when investigators say sparked this off. store settlement. target's plan to reimburse customers hurt by its widespread hack attack. are you one of them? game changer. why there's talk of a possible nine-point touchdown coming to the nfl. well good thursday morning. we begin with a global fallout from the terror attack
modern art popular with tourists. countries are mourning citizens killed in the rampage. abc's carolyn costello is live with details. >> good morning, reena and t.j. still unclear who is responsible for this attack and this morning people are asking could something like this happen here at home? the gunmen armed with assault rifles opened fire at a crowded museum in tunisia's capital. security forces scrambled to respond as tourists inside the museum ran for safety. >> several shots were fired. we found another couple with their children. we didn't know what to do so we hid. >> reporter: at least 0 people were killed including two gunmen and many more injured. most of the vics were tourists from poland germany, japan, spain and italy. shot as they got off a tour bus that brought them to the museum from a cruise ship. tunisia's parliament building was put on lockdown as lawmakers
sang the country's national anthem. ♪ tunisia's prime minister called the act cowardly. first lady michelle obama traveling in japan expressed condolences. >> i want to join in with the others to express our condolences over the horrific event yesterday in tunisia. >> reporter: this latest attack has raised concerns around the world that other museums could become terrorist targets. just last month isis destroyed priceless antiquities at a museum in mosul, iraq. >> is isis going after cultural heritage and museums. could ours be next? >> reporter: a warning being taken seriously at museums here at home. security forces shot and killed two inside the museum but the manhunt is under way for two or three others. reena, t.j. >> all right, carolyn costello live for us thank you so much. new details on the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage
near phoenix. police released this mug shot of ryan jerome and include skinhead where his eyebrows would be. he killed a man during an argument at a hotel and wounded others including a carjacking and home invasion forcing nearby buildings into lockdown. police still searching for a motive. the pentagon now says an extremist accused of planning the deadly kenya mall attack two years ago as been killed. adnan garaar was a key operative for al shabaab accused of pastorminding the 2013 attack on the westgate mall in nairobi that left 67 dead. the pentagon says garaar was a major threat and his death is a significant blow to al shabaab. also as expected the air force veteran accused of trying to join up with isis has pleaded not guilty. tairod pugh is being held in new york returned to the u.s. in january after he was sent back to egypt where he had gunbeen
living. he said he no intention of joining the group. most surveillance tapes showing agents smashing into a barricade have been released. clancy showed videos of that accident providing only limited views. others showing better views were erased after 72 hours, part of normal position. that means proving whether the agents were drunk will be difficult, if not impossible. donald trump hoping new hampshire voters will give him a "you're hired." he's announced he's forming an exploratory committee. he hired campaign staff in the granite state as well as iowa and south carolina. well the evidence is piling up at the boston marathon bombing trial. an expert found blood that belonged to dzhokhar was that of a slain police officer. tsarnaev's attorneys claim he
didn't take part in the shooting but his brother was and he should be spared the death penalty. millionaire murder suspect robert durst now on suicide watch at a facility in louisiana. a prosecutor there says if he's convicted on weapons charges, stemming from his arrest last weekend he could face life in prison. that's before any prosecution in los angeles. for the murder of durst's friend susan berman and in northern california prosecutors say they would be interested in what durst has to say about the 1997 disappearance of a teenage girl. he lived nearby but is not a suspect in the case. a criminal investigation is now under way looking into a fraternity at penn state university. police say at least two photos on kappa delta rho's secret facebook page could lead to criminal charges. that included pictures of nude women, some asleep passed out. the school's president calls those sad and offensive. also he says students could be expelled because of this. there's a health crisis at a high school in kansas. more than two dozen cases of
turnberculosis tuberculosis. 300 staff members and students were tested. so far none of those who were tested have shown symptoms. treated with antibiotics as a precaution. don't scream at me folks when i say this. this has been the warmest winter on record? seriously, that's according to the federal government reena. would i lie, reena? >> you wouldn't lie but this doesn't feel to be the case. >> the federal government also says that last month was the second warmest february on record but not in 23 states where february was actually the coldest ever. so a lot of people in the northeast and around saying this is impossible. all the snow we got and cold we got. the record high temperatures it seems in the rest of the country, more than made up for those low temperatures and all that snow in the eastern part of the country. so when you weigh it out it still was the warmest on record. >> the next step is we need to isolate warmer parts and move there immediately. >> we should have thought of that about a month ago.
among the warmer areas is actually southern california and low pressure storm system last night swept through that brought rain thunderstorms and even hail to antelope valley including palmdale 50 miles north of los angeles. residents warned about possible flash flooding. showers still possible there this morning as well as in arizona, new mexico heavy rain extends into texas and oklahoma and showers over the mississippi river valley. also showers for much of the southeast. temperatures will reach the low 50s in the midwest and southeast. nearly 80 along the gulf coast. the west northwest will be in the 60s. still ahead, the alzheimer's test that researchers say can predict the disease a decade before the first symptoms. a campus community outraged and the uproar growing louder overnight as a student says he was beaten during an arrest. the video and pictures that sparked it all. a man snorkeling in the fight of his life. new details just in about a shark attack.
wall street opens higher this morning after word that the federal reserve will raise interest rates but not right away. the dow jones gained 227 points yesterday on the news closing well above 18 thousand though. the fed signaled it needs a better job market and inflation to rise above levels above low levels before it begins nudging borrowing rates up. target is agreeing to pay up to $10 million for its data breach. it will be presented to i afederal judge this morning. anyone who can show actual harm from the data breach would be eligible for up to $10,000. just an invasion of privacy isn't likely to result in an award. as many as 40 million accounts were compromised during the
breach in 2013. target also extending its returns policy. customers will now have up to a year to bring back certain store brand items as well as items purchased from a gift registry. the limit had been 90 days. bed bath & beyond however is tightening its return policies. customers who don't have a receipt will be penalized 20% and only get tore credit or an exchange. starbucks will begin testing two very different delivery services later this year. one partners with the delivery service postmates to bring hot coffee to members of its loyalty program. they'll be able to order using the starbucks app. the other tests in one building of the a big building the empire state building. an employee will ride the elevators from the starbucks store in the landmark building and deliver coffee there and see how it works out. >> i'm all for that. you're not a big coffee drinker. >> i'm not at all but they should have tried this building. the abc building. >> especially this hour. when we come back taunting the police. a biker decides to do some tricks during a high-speed chase. also water fight.
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wasn't supposed to be a show. >> oh the potential there. could have put on a great show. >> like a tornado with lightning. oh now a look at some of your morning road conditions wet times for southern california. the southwest and large portions of the southeast, even the lower midwest will see puddles as well as the twin cities. if you're flying airport delays likeliest in atlanta and charlotte. virginia's governor has ordered an investigation into accusations of police brutality in their arrest of a black college student who was left bloodied it a takedown. >> witnesses say state liquor agents forced martese johnson to the ground and restrained him as he lay bleeding even though they say he was not resisting student. students turned out in a rally in support of him. >> he is a good friend and i was very upset about what happened. i wanted to see what the school is going to say about it and also just to show love and support. >> johnson needed ten stitches to close his head wound.
the agents say johnson was drunk and belligerent. they've since been placed on administrative leave. a kansas man vacationing with his family in hawaii has been attacked by a tiger shark. police say he was snorkeling about 20 yards from the beach on the big island along with more than a dozen others when bystanders noticed a commotion in the water and scrambled to drag him away. that's when the ten to 12-foot shark got away. >> just driving through here and come to take pictures. i noticed something by the lava rocks right there. i saw it kind of swim off and it was larger than that guard shack right there. >> the bite victim suffered severe cuts to his left arm and left thigh. authority interest temporarily closed the beaches. a motorcyclist hitting speeds around 100 miles an hour following an attempt by cops to pull him over for reckless driving. along the way he was seen -- you see this -- he was standing up -- you see this folk standing up on his bike at high
speed. moments later the guy seemed to surrender pulling into a gas station where he was taken into custody after that wild ride. singer liza minnelli said to be making excellent progress. she's one of the few performers to win an egot an emmy grammy oscar and tony. her mother judy garland died of an overdose in 1969. important health news a new test may predict the first signs of alzheimer's ten years before an actual diagnosis. the test which can be performed right in the doctor's office identifies patients who are at higher risk of cognitive impairment. it's an important marker for alzheimer's and while there is no cure for the disease, early intervention has been shown to actually slow its progress. the cathedral in san francisco is backing down after outrage over its use of sprinklers to deter the homeless. they like to sleep, the homeless do in the church's covered doorways to protect themselves from the elms.
you see a waterspout. that thing sprayed water on them while they slept. after critics pointed out this wasn't very charitable or christian-like the church says it will remove the sprinkler. okay, so if you've been watching us you know t.j. has been telling me that march madness is a big deal. >> because you seem to not know. >> all right, i get the point. >> i'm trying to get you there. >> apparently you have proof this is a big deal. >> look at this. look at your screen. university of kentucky is going to be playing, all right, they're going to be playing in that arena. they're going to be playing hampton. what you're seeing is not the game you're seeing practice. those are the folks who showed up just to watch the kentucky wildcats have practice. >> wow. >> that is a big deal. >> i get it. that is a big deal. you're right much i get it. i get it. here's a couple of other big deals over at espn. >> welcome to our "sportscenter" studio here in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. he's neil everett. you handle the nba. i'll handle the ncaa. >> what game do you want to see, golden state, atlanta.
klay thompson no. coach says he might be out ten days. hawks didn't have kyle korver. he broke his nose. draymond green just broke this game open. he had five threes. no thompson hey, man. michigan state, i can throw up a three. andre iguodala when i was young i liked to go to the circus. he had 21. i mean 114-95. it wasn't that close. all right, the first four they're already in the tournament. don't call in a play-in game. highlights. dayton and boise state, the first to play on its home court in the tournament. 16-0. pierre goes up and gets the rebound and, we8, his pants fall down. if pants on the ground. >> dayton down seven. 38 seconds to play. dayton down two, jordan sibert doing something about it. derek marks, the pump fake gets his man in the air. is that a foul or not.
>> no. >> no call on the play. dayton survives 56-55. really thought it was a foul. >> listen he made contact. but boise state should have never been in that position. they were in control and let it go. >> all right. that's all we got. >> dayton advances, so do you. >> thanks. we got "the pulse" coming up next and going for nine. the nfl might at least consider changing the number of points that a touchdown is worth. is burger king releasing a new perfume? their type 2 diabetes... ...with non-insulin victoza. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza. he said victoza works differently than pills and comes in a pen. victoza is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once a day, any time. and the needle is thin. victoza is not for weight loss but it may help you lose some weight. victoza is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise.
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have been more than 300 special editions of monopoly. currently published in four dozen languages and in 114 countries. there's a special edition for the 80th anniversary as well happy birthday to you. we do have the 80th anniversary edition. >> i prefer the original. >> i think everybody does for the most part. we have a "frozen" edition, as well. like to slide that in there. >> next up the nfl holding its league meetings next week and one proposed change is getting a lot of attention. the headline a nine-point touchdown. >> the idea here a team scores a regular touchdown and then is successful on a two-point converse now up to 8 points and at that point they're offered a chance for a 50-yard field goal worth a point to get you to nine. indications are it doesn't have much of a chance of passing. >> why did you tell us about it? come on. >> sorry. it's interesting. >> confusing me. the math too much math. well up next no math just
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more news you didn't see last night. "action news" has learned that a wind-blown piece of wood hit and killed a woman in our area. hear how authorities used a gps system to locate another woman's body located in another state. it is game day for nova nation, "action news" is up in two. gest brains and known to communicate with each. >> is it possible to crack their
code. abc's matt gutman went underwater to find out. >> reporter: from the blue abyss the sperm whale, earth's largest predator cruising by. beaming those clicks. listen. nd? three divers beside them on a quest to crack that alien code. with only snorkels and cameras these aquanauts spent six years gathering these close encounters after never before seen images. researchers believe their brain, the largest in the animal king dom pack intelligence. but fred and fabrice believe not only are these animals gentle giants but that they have an advanced language that they are using, get this to try to communicate with us. those clicks of information so precise some marine biologists
believe they must contain complex messages about food danger or even about their friends and family. hearing them enables fabrice to count and decipher whether the whales are foraging thousands of feet below for food or congregating in pods to chat near the surface. they have spent thousands of hours out at sea but only 40 encounters with sperm whales. the water tingling with their click, they're scanning us from below maybe 100 feet, maybe 3,000. but make no mistake the aliens are here. but how deep? we just can't see them. the whales will be back as they have for 15 million years and for as long as they can keep going, so will fred and fabrice. i'm matt gutman off the shores of guadalupe >> that's going to be it for us. big day, huge day. >> so excited. >> march madness is here. 12:15 tip-off. enjoy it. >> chr
>> good morning, we're working on several stories you did not see last night on thursday, march 19. >> a wind-whipped piece of plywood hit and killed a woman in new york city. >> we'll find out if new jersey students return to school after a foul smell sent several teachers and students to want hospital. accuweather is tracking what could bring snow on what will be the first day of sprin