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making news in america this morning, britain is on high alert. this morning the country's preparing for the possibility of another attack. we also have new details on the suspect in monday's bombing. his image there in "the sun" and more on the victims now being identified. we're live in manchester. president trump at the vatican in a face-to-face meeting with the pope after the two exchanged sharp words during the campaign. the first lady and ivanka meeting the pontiff, as well. the new video just in. severe weather is on the move with rain and flash flooding in the forecast. see where the threat is heading now. and flights grounded overnight at a major american hub. passengers forced to evacuate their plane after an engine catches fire.
a good wednesday morning to you all. we begin with britain deploying soldiers to key sites including buckingham palace after raising the terror threat level to its highest. >> after the deadly attack at the ariana grande concert of course in manchester, england. "the sun" newspaper publishing this photo of the suspected bomber alongside the youngest known victim. >> ariana grande returned home to florida to be with her family. >> these live pictures we're getting from the middle of manchester there, you can see that growing memorial there on the ground. many of the signs saying, we are here together and we love manchester. molly hunter is in the heart of manchester. >> reporter: this morning in the uk the terror threat level at critical. its highest level. prime minister theresa may saying another attack may be imminent. it comes after police say a man detonated a suicide bomb just as
the show let out killing 22. bethany was right near the exit when it went off. >> saw a flash, like an explosion and grabbed my friend's hand but we looked and could see the bodies on the floor. >> reporter: the london tabloid "the sun" publishing the first picture of salman abedi, born in britain to parents from libya. in their investigation, police blowing the door off his manchester home just miles from the concert arena looking for evidence including his phone and computer. >> i think the use of a bomb here as opposed to a car or a knife demonstrates a much higher degree of sophistication by this individual. really suggesting that he probably did not act alone. that he probably had some help. that he certainly had some advice on how to create the bomb. >> reporter: as we learn more about the victims, saffie roussos, the youngest known victim at just 8 years old, a teacher remembered her as simply a beautiful little girl in every
aspect of the word who was loved by everyone. 18-year-old georgina callander, this is the teenage super fan pictured with grande here two years ago and 15-year-old olivia campbell before knowing of her passing olivia's uncle stood at the hospital doors showing everyone her picture hoping for answers and this morning, many, many more still missing. martin hett separated from his friends and this mother, wendy fowl who hasn't been seen since the concert. now, on the cover of every single newspaper here, here is saffie roussos, of course, that 8-year-old victim, the youngest victim and police are telling families they should have many more answers today. diane and kendis. >> molly, we're all the way over here in the u.s. and it's just heartbreaking. you're there at the memorial. how are the people there reacting to all of this? >> reporter: that's exactly right, diane. we are at the memorial. there as you can see behind me the flowers where the vigil happened last night, thousands and thousands of people and the message was one of love, was one
of unity and unifyingly they said you can't win. this won't keep us down. you can't stop us. diane. >> and that is quite the message a lot of people around the world are saying. the suspected bomber as molly mentioned was a 22-year-old native of manchester whose parents were libyan immigrants. >> his i.d. was found at the scene. for a time he attended a local college before dropping out and returned from a visit to libya just days before the attack. he was on the radar of british authority, as well. >> abedi was a terror suspect in the uk. mi5 were aware of him. they were aware he posed a potential threat. but they didn't think he posed the imminent threat that he obviously proved himself to do in manchester. >> we're hearing his brother may have been detained in one of the raids yesterday in the manchester neighborhood called moss side, just a few miles from the concert arena. the area is considered by police to be a center of isis
recruitment. >> we saw that memorial growing there in manchester. but we're also seeing public tributes all around the world to the manchester victims. here in new york city overnight the lights on the empire state building were turned off to honor the victims. elsewhere, the union jack was projected on the burj khalifa in dubai and brandenburg gate in berlin and in hong kong we stand with the united kin dom were on the side of a large bank building. stay with abc news for the latest on the concert terror attack. we have live team coverage from manchester and that's all coming up later on "good morning america." let's move on to other headlines we're keeping attention to back at home and the severe storms that are rolling across the southeast following nine reported tornadoes in north carolina and georgia where power find winds pushed a semi on to a car. there was heavy rain from texas to the carolinas. some areas getting up to 4 inches. this is a look at the radar right now and there were several injuries reported from across the region. as you can see from the radar,
there is plenty of stormy conditions still there right now. now, for a closer look at the forecast. >> diane and kendis, thanks, good morning to you. severe weather can a big concern today over the southeast, of course, we need the rain throughout florida, do not like to see the potential here for damaging winds and also large hail. ponding on the roadway is going to be a possibility as well. notice the wet weather advancing toward d.c. but not into the northern portion of new england just yet. memorial day weekend is right around the corner, wet conditions will continue throughout the east, hot out west, diane, kendis. >> all right, that's justin povick. accuweather's justin povick for us. justin, thank you. still ahead how ariana grande's mother helped victims at the concert following that attack in manchester. president trump and the
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told the pope it was books written by martin luther king. >> it wasn't tiffany's. >> no, even though it came in a blue box. do you think the pope was disappointed. >> i'm sure he loved it. the discussion between the president and pontiff marked their first face-to-face since, of course, they clashed long distance during the campaign. >> they went back and forth over immigration and climate change. today they had the chance to seek some sort of common ground. abc's kenneth moton has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. incredible images coming out of the vatican this morning. president trump and pope francis sat down for that private meeting that lasted for about a half hour. it appears the two leaders were focused on what they have in common instead of their differences. this morning, the pope and the president. in vatican city face-to-face with the leader of 1 billion catholic, all ice on this meeting after pope francis took on candidate trump's immigration policies including that u.s./mexico border wall.
[ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: the people's pope believes in addressing climate change, welcomes refugees and preaches for bridges between countries. the pontiff saying anyone who wants to build a wall to keep out foreigners is not a christian. during the campaign, trump, of course, fired back. >> a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: heightened security across rome in saints peter's square and unattended bag briefly caused concern but nothing found. a tour of the sistine chapel and a meeting with the president of italy later today. the president heads to belgium for tomorrow's nato summit. diane and kendis. >> things will only intensify there once he gets to belgium. kenneth, thank you. excuse me, there are some new revelations from the former head of the cia in the trump/russia probe. >> john brennan said he didn't have enough information to say if there was collusion between the russians and trump campaign. for the first time brennan admitted possible connections to the trump campaign led him to
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slowed down and the pilot at that point announced to the crew to evacuate without any further explanation and within 30 seconds we started evacuating. it was a bit chaotic but pretty smooth. >> reporter: five suffered minor injuries and was completely closed. this morning still residual delays at the airport. passengers on that united flight to san francisco left on another plane about five hours late. breaking overnight the bodies of four climbers have been found inside a tent high up on mt. everest. they were found at the highest camp on that mountain. the ten climbers have now died this season alone. a doctor from alabama was among those who died last weekend from altitude sickness. dr. rowland yearwood was an experienced climber who actually survived a deadly earthquake on everest just two years ago. here at home we're taking a look at a deadly scene these of san jose, california, after a tanker truck carrying 9,000
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards t it is wednesday, may 24th. here's what's next up on "action news" this morning. overnight president trump continues his first foreign tour as president. he made a visit to the vatican and had a meeting with pope francis. here locally a jury is now deliberating the fate of a south jersey father charged with murdering his own three-year-old son. and storm tracker6 live scan radar is taking a look around the region. a lot of green, even some yellow on it. you can see that a wet morning is on tap. dave murphy is here to track it all and help you out. we've got those stories and a lot more next up on "action news." >> ♪ n the northern plains and rockies. a fourth football star has crossed the goal line you might say in the ballroom to win the coveted mirror ball trophy on
"dancing with the stars." >> maybe there's a correlation here. season 24 capped off last night with those final moments turning into real nail biters. kabc's george pennacchio was there. >> rashad and emma. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: football star rashad jennings score the "dancing with the stars'" ultimate touchdown with his partner emma slater. the mirror ball trophy. >> it's a special moment of the you can't top it. >> it makes us feel amazing. we're so grateful to be here and grateful -- no matter if we won or not. we both decided we had the best journey ever. >> the gain of friends and earned the respect of people and getting to tell my story and encourage people like and learn how to dance. ♪ >> reporter: baseball star david ross and his partner lindsay arnold feel just as great finishing second. >> i'm so happy. >> thanks. >> i'm so happy for emma and rashad. >> so happy. >> they are so deserving. so cool to see it. >> i was beyond thrilled. it was such a sense of relief
like just the fact that, you know, i wanted to win for her but i feel like the other, you know, couples were more deserving and so i just wanted to pan out the way it's supposed to and it did and i'm so happy for that. >> reporter: normani and val. >> reporter: there was some shock when it was announced normani kordei a front-runner with val chmerkovskiy finished third. but normani was graceful and at peace with how it all ended. >> i recognize that we did absolutely everything that we could have possibly done and i had an amazing journey and we created art and things that i'm really proud of and things that i can show my kids in the future. >> reporter: you know "dancing with the stars" is over for another season when they take up the dance floor. but they'll be putting it right back down where it belongs in september when "dancing" returns for season 25. in los angeles, george pennacchio for abc news. >> but we're building a stage right back there for them. >> yes, yes, yes, we are. >> because they're all going onto be on "good morning america" this morning. >> it's going to be a great one and that's what's making news in
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 4:30 now on this wednesday may 24th. >> we're following breaking newsing news on "action news." a gunman killed a man execution style. >> police in britain still work on figuring out if the concert suicide bomber acted alone or not. >> a philadelphia man is enjoying his first morning as a free man. he spent 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. >> but first up let's head over to david murphy to talk about the rain that's coming our way and karen rogers has your