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e. good morning, america. wild weather. major dust storms blasting the west, blinding drivers, causing deadly pile-ups. high winds more than 50 miles an hour getting run down by an officer's cruiser. wild weather. dust storms and winds blanketing cities. causing a deadly accident. and shutting down an airport. and heavy rain causing floods. with more in store today. rough landing. a plane skids off a runway, slamming into a tower. new video of the damaged engine and details on the passengers' injuries. big news from the piano man. the life-changing announcement from billy joel.
and good wednesday morning to you all. we begin with a renewed demand for justice. as more dramatic videos come to light showing violent clashes between police officers and suspects. >> protesters call for an end to police brutality taking to the streets. thousands descending on cities like new york, l.a., and chicago. blocking traffic and facing off with police. here's more from bazi kanani. >> okay, we got a fight going on. >> reporter: their anger spilling into the streets in new york, where dozens were arrested. protesters turning out in major cities across the country, from los angeles, to chicago, trying to draw attention to police brutality, just as new cases of aggressive police tactics come into question. in tulsa, oklahoma, 73-year-old robert bates is accused of manslaughter. >> thank you very much. i feel that they're unwarranted and shouldn't have been brought. >> reporter: the volunteer reserve officer was wearing a body camera on april 2nd when chasing a suspect wanted on
alleged drug charges. police catch up to him. but then -- >> oh, i shot him. i'm sorry. >> reporter: bates says he accidentally shot the suspect, 44-year-old eric harris, grabbing his gun instead of his taser. harris later died from his wounds. >> he was loving. he was caring. and he was my brother. that i'll never see again. >> reporter: and in arizona -- [ car engine revving ] this newly released dash cam video shows police following a suspect who was carrying a gun and even fires it off at one point. [ gunshot ] suddenly, another police cruiser speeds by, slamming right into him. >> oh! [ bleep ]. man down. >> reporter: the suspect, mario valencia, survived with serious injuries. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. now to the wild weather hitting the west and south. >> yeah, we'll start in the west. the cold front moving east into wyoming, utah, and nevada. fueling heavy winds, triggering
massive dust storms like the one we're seeing here in las vegas. >> in some places, they turned downright deadly. a massive dust storm in utah triggered a deadly highway pileup. killing one man and injuring 25 others. the nearly whiteout conditions on interstate 80 near the nevada border forced a tractor trailer to stop in its tracks, starting the chain reaction crash. elsewhere, those heavy winds uprooted trees, snapping some in half. damaged homes and cars, and blew over a tractor trailer near salt lake city international airport. those winds grounding all flights into and out of salt lake city. to the east, however, it's water. lots of it. that's prompting flood watches and warnings across a broad area of the southeast. mississippi had flash floods that submerged at least a dozen streets. the city got several inches of rain over the course of just an hour. and to the north, flooding
around lexington, kentucky, fed rising flood waters, making the canoe the only reliable source of transportation. more rain in store for the southeast. >> the storm zone centered over the tennessee valley with heavy rains expected to stretch over the gulf coast states and up into the carolinas. accuweather's justin povick with the latest for us now. good morning to you, justin. >> t.j. and reena, thanks and good morning. the northeast is off to a pleasant start. we're concerned about isolated severe weather later on in the day, after 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 in the southwestern plains. amarillo, lubbock in the cross hairs. childress, texas, and parts of oklahoma for damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes in addition to very heavy rain. we're also concerned about gusty winds. santa ana winds here for the higher foothills around l.a. speaking of that higher fire danger continues in the southwest. t.j. and reena, back to you. >> all right, justin, thank you so much. another major step in the fast-moving efforts to improve the relationship between cuba and the u.s. president obama says cuba should be removed from the list of states that sponsor terrorism.
that decision being welcomed by cubans. some u.s. lawmakers were quick to condemn the change. they can try to block it. it's unlikely they have the votes at this point. congress appears ready to pass a bill that would give them a say in any nuclear deal with iran. president obama will likely sign the compromised bill. the framework of the deal with iran would drop sanctions against iran if they make changes to their nuclear program. but the final details have yet to be worked out. well outside the washington beltway, hillary clinton officially on the campaign trail in iowa. the former secretary of state reaching out to average americans in small-town coffee shops and the campuses of community colleges. meantime, more damaging evidence is apparently resurfacing regarding those e-mails. "the new york times" is reporting that clinton was directly asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she used a private e-mail account while serving as secretary of state and ignored the question. meantime, sounding very much like a presidential candidate, new jersey governor chris
christie was making campaign promises in new hampshire. the republican showcased his deficit-cutting credentials proposing raising the age for social security and drastically cutting payments. christie says he'll decide in the coming weeks whether to launch a run for the white house. the head of the dea is under fire over a prostitution scandal. michelle leonhart was grilled on capitol hill about light punishments for dea agents accused of attending sex parties while stationed in colombia engages with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels. some were suspended for as little as two days. one congressman is calling for the dea chief to step down. today marks two years since the boston marathon bombing. a moment of silence will be held this afternoon following by the ringing of church bells to honor the victims. meanwhile, the judge in the trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev has told jurors they must stay away from this year's marathon which
will be run this coming monday. the following day, the penalty phase will start. that's when the jury will decide if tsarnaev will spend life in prison or be sentenced to death. he was convicted last week. today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of abraham lincoln. reenacters gathered yesterday at ford's theater in washington. it was there where lincoln was shot while watching a play from the balcony. lincoln wasn't pronounced dead until the following morning. to mark today's occasion several governors have ordered flags in their state to be lowered to half staff. well, still ahead, tax day isn't so bad when there's freebies to find. rita wilson diagnosed with cancer. how a second opinion may have saved her life. plus, a plane packed with passengers careening off the runway. the new video of the damage overnight.
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will decide if he'll be sentenced to death or spend life in prison. here's a new concern for airlines. you ne that wi-fi system available to you or me when we fly in some are saying the same system could be used to bring down a plane by hackers. the ics system could be it's a good day for foodies. who tend to procrastinate. they can cash in on tax day freebies and discounts. boston market offering a buy one get one free meal. hard rock cafe dinner far song. tony roma's giving out red velvet cake to last-minute filers. >> sing a song you get a free meal? >> that's right up your allie. >> so up my allie. when we come back listen to this guy. i'm going to work for him.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good when -- wednesday morning. it is 4:28. >> i am christian. -- kristen sze. >> i am glad to be back here joined with meteorologist mike nicco. now a look to show you what is going on outside. the winds calmed down. still breezy around fairfield. everyone else is less than double digits and variable because of high pressure. the hills are breezy today and tomorrow. where we live not so much. the day planner the next 12 hours are mainly in the upper 40s to low 50s and a few 30s inland by 7:00.
by noon, we are seeing 70 inland with 60 around the coast and into the bay and 60 at the coast dominating this afternoon with the low-to-upper 70s at 4:00 and not so chilly as the last couple of evening mid-50s to 60s. >> hopefully the traffic is not too "taxing," at the moment. >> it is moving through i-80 headed to 580. on the north bay 101 in the southbound direction traffic is unimpeded by actions. in san francisco we could have an off-rampcked off. >> and sea birds that turn up an the bay covered in a mystery g and we have news. >> the last bird to be nursed
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