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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, hurricane matthew tearing through the caribbean with life-threatening rain, wind and storm surge. thousands of people bracing for the most powerful storm in almost a decade. we're tracking the latest path. donald trump is trying to capitalize on the story that he may not have paid federal taxes for years as hillary clinton tears into trump's business skills. and the vice presidential candidates are set to face off in their first debate. we're live with the details. and new this morning, a major police bust involving an organized crime ring. an alleged shoplifting gang of thieves hitting several american cities over the years. and a truck used in a smash and grab plows through a storefront, and the thief gets away with an atm.
and we do say good morning on this tuesday, and we're going to start with that deadly weather situation in the caribbean. >> a catastrophic strike from hurricane matthew is imminent for haiti and parts of jamaica. you can see the massive storm on the radar swirling in the sea, packing winds of more than 140 miles per hour. overnight in jamaica the outer bands of matthew hit kingston sending a wave crashing into the coast. gas stations are closed as police rescue people and try to take them to higher ground. and we have this video from haiti in the meantime, taken right before sunset. the sea is already rising even with the storm well offshore. three people have already died in the caribbean because of the storm. and people in cuba are also preparing for the worst by boarding up buildings and filling sandbags. the storm is then expected to head toward florida's east coast. accuweather's paul williams is tracking the storm for us. paul, what can you tell us? >> good morning, kendis, diane.
matthew still targeting the same areas throughout haiti going to the dominican republic and eastern portions of cuba. massive power outage, problems with storm surges bringing in up to even 11 to 12 feet of water in some areas. now, as far as the movement is concerned still expected to track over eastern cuba. then losing some of its strength thanks to the mountain region then strengthening back to a category 3 as it moves parallel to florida targeting north carolina. kendis, diane. >> all right, our thanks to paul and we should note that abc plans live coverage from both jamaica and haiti later on on "gma." but first to the political spotlight turning to the lesser known bottom of the ticket in the race for the white house. >> the vice presidential nominees are set to square off in their only debate tonight. abc's maggie rulli has an preview from farmville. maggie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. as you mentioned, it doesn't have quite the reality show spectacle that the first
presidential debate, but what we will see are two seasoned, highly polished politicians that are going to take the debate stage starting with hillary clinton's running mate democratic virginia senator and former governor tim kaine. he's a formerly harvard trained trial lawyer, so he's going to be ready when he lands on that debate stage. he's been in intense debate prep but says he's going to rely on being well liked by many in virginia. he's going to play to that strength and wants to go out there and, quote, be himself. turning now to donald trump's number two, we have republican indiana governor and former 12-year congressman mike pence. he was a former radio talk show host, so, again, he's going to go out there on that stage and be ready to debate. he's been preparing for this debate in overdrive trying to make up for what many saw as an unprepared trump at last week's presidential debate. now, we should also be able to see both vice presidential candidates go out there trying to answer to their presidential controversies that have been happening to their parties. we'll hear kaine most likely talk about clinton's e-mails and
pence will have to address trump's taxes. now, it's interesting here that we've seen both candidates be what mild-mannered but heard rumors from inside trump's team that he will be fiery and feisty when pence gets out there on stage tonight. now, kendis and diane, it should also be noted that when it comes to a vice presidential debate, it might not have the big-time appeal as the president's but it turns out that according to abc news, about 40% of americans don't even know the names of this year's vp candidates so they're going to have a lot to prove tonight. >> we'll find out if that motivates people to find out more or not. all right. that's maggie rulli at longwood university for us. maggie, thanks. >> people looking for answers like who are they? you can see the vice presidential debate with tim kaine and mike pence tonight at 9:00 eastern right here on abc. on sunday it's showdown number two for the presidential nominees. that debate will take place in st. louis co-moderated by our own martha raddatz. join us for full team coverage right here on abc. and for now donald trump and hillary clinton are trading
barbs over his taxes. >> yes, so clinton is blasting trump over those leaked tax returns that show he may not have paid federal taxes for nearly two decades, but trump is touting his use of the tax laws as proof of his brilliance. here's abc's lana zak. >> reporter: hillary clinton is hoping that an endorsement by lebron james will help her with ohio voters. >> i am truly honor ed ed to ha his support. >> reporter: campaigning in the buckeye state, clinton hit her rival donald trump on his bankruptcies that she says hurts small businesses. >> i can't imagine having a president who believes that that's the way you're supposed to treat people. but you're going to help me make sure he never gets near the white house. >> reporter: she also hammered trump on "the new york times" report that the republican nominee may have avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades because of big business losses in the '90s. >> here's my question, what kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year? >> reporter: on the trail in
colorado, trump fired back bragging about how he used the tax laws. >> i have legally used the tax laws to my benefit and to the benefit of my companies, my investors and my employees. i mean, honestly i have brilliantly -- i have brilliantly used those laws. >> reporter: trump didn't confirm that he didn't pay taxes, but previously he had scolded those that didn't. here's trump on "hannity" in 2011. >> that's the amazing thing is that half the country is paying nothing, zero, and even if you don't make a lot, you should have to pay something, just something to be a part of the game. >> reporter: and we'll be watching to see if any of these controversies as well as some growing questions about his business dealings with an iranian bank make it into the vice presidential debate tonight. i'll see you guys there. kendis, diane. >> all right. sounds good, lana, thanks. and the u.s. has broken off talks with russia over a cease-fire in syria. the state department says given moscow's bombardment of aleppo, there's nothing left to discuss.
400 civilians have been killed in the city since the cease-fire collapsed two weeks ago. just yesterday bunker busting bombs destroyed one of the main hospitals leaving seven people dead. back in this country, an out-of-control grass fire in eastern colorado has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. the fire in pueblo county grew very quickly to more than 3,000 acres because of strong winds and dry conditions. authorities say the fire actually split in two and is heading in different directions. president obama has wrapped an all day tech and music festival in his own backyard inspired by south by southwest that's held every march in austin, the south by south lawn festival brought out celebrities like leonardo dicaprio who talked about climate change with the president. >> yeah, the president said more work is still needed to combat climate change, and dicaprio urged voters not to elect politicians who deny its existence. other celebrities in attendance included the band there
lumineers and the cast of "stranger things." >> it wasn't always serious. the president appeared to enjoy the event even posing in this fun shot with a lego man, one of several lego sculptures on the south lawn. >> that's pretty good work there. >> i thought it was someone in costume when i first saw that. >> i thought so too. well, still ahead, ford is bringing back a classic suv. and new this morning, a massive shoplifting ring busted. investigators explain how they hit several major american cities. plus, a tv photographer going to the rescue here smashing a car window to help a driver in a burning car. how all of this played out next. h how all of this played out next.
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police in north carolina are facing backlash over an arrest captured on video. dejuan yourse is sitting on his mother's front porch and two officers are then responding to a call about someone breaking into the home. now, yourse tries to explain that he's locked out, but the situation escalated quickly. he was charged with resisting arrest and assault on a government official. those charges were dropped and both officers have resigned. they will not, though, face charges. protesters marched in los angeles following two deadly weekend police shootings. demonstrators want surveillance video released in the first case. that's carnell snell jr.'s killing. he's 18 years old and allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a chase. there's also a man described as hispanic who was shot after aiming what investigators say was a fake gun at officers. and 16 alleged members of a nationwide shoplifting ring are under arrest in san francisco. the suspects are accused of targeting high-end stores like barney's, burberry and louis vuitton.
they work in large groups, grab as much merchandise as they can and then run right out the door. police say the ring travels across the country to shoplift making up with up to $2 million in stolen goods. illinois is now the second state to take billions of dollars in business away from wells fargo. the state treasurer suspended $30 billion in investment activity from the bank over its phony account scandal. california made a similar move last week. so ford is bringing back a classic. social media buzzing after a union rep confirmed the bronco is making a return in 2018. ford's stock production of the bronco 20 years ago, can you believe that? no word from ford on the design but with the cameras, usb ports and navigation systems now in ford suvs, you can expect a more high-tech version of the bronco compared to the ones we're familiar with from the '80s and '90s. when we come back, in and out in minutes.
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here's a radar look at hurricane matthew at this hour. the powerful storm is battering parts of haiti and jamaica right now. and just above it you can see there the eastern end of cuba in the storm's path. >> and this is matthew from way above the earth. these images come from the international space station. you can see the eye of the storm and the thick clouds blanketing the entire central caribbean. and now for a look at morning road conditions, severe weather is a risk in the plains. gusty winds and rain from seattle to portland and all the way to southern oregon. and if you're flying, some weather-related delays in kansas
city and los angeles. kim kardashian is back in new york city after being robbed in paris. >> armed thieves dressed as police officers tied her up and made off with nearly $5 million in jewelry. a police spokeswoman suggested the reality tv star might be at least partially responsible for the theft by showing the jewels on social media and by a lack of security inside the hotel. her husband kanye west has canceled this week's concerts in detroit and philadelphia to be with his wife. opening statements from the defense set for today in the trial of a father in georgia accused of deliberately leaving his toddler to die in a hot suv. prosecutors say justin harris was leading a double life and saw his wife and child as obstacles to his sexual desires. abc's steve osunsami with more. >> reporter: the opening statements, prosecutors in the murder trial of justin ross harris question how he could forget to drop his 22-month-old off at day care, especially after the two had breakfast at this chick-fil-a restaurant down the street just minutes away from both the day care and his
office where the boy died in a hot suv. cooper harris was trapped in a rear-facing car seat for more than seven hours. this surveillance video shows his father checking on the car in the middle of the day. police say while his son was dying outside, the married father was sexting with other women. >> and the defendant's own words show he's guilty. i love my son and all but we both need escapes. >> reporter: harris is charged with murder and second degree child cruelty. he's pleading not guilty saying this was an accident. his ex-wife agrees he's innocent. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. a brazen theft caught on camera in new mexico is now under review. people in this pickup truck apparently really wanted the atm in this convenience store. they slammed the truck through the front of the place not once, not twice, three times before they finally got inside. albuquerque police say it
happened at 1:00 a.m. on a busy street but apparently no witnesses. they have found the atm but not the truck. in california, a tv news photographer being hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman in a car after a wreck. william hayes captured the moment he used a crowbar to smash the car windows as the flames under the hood started to grow. police arrived and hayes used his flashlight to get their attention. the injured woman is removed from the car. hayes says he wanted to film the incident to showcase the first responders, but in the meantime, he actually caught his heroics actions there on tape. time now for sports including monday night football. >> here are our friends at espn. hope you're enjoying the international news. right now a little break to lighten things up with some sports. starting with monday night football, let's get right to it. that's randy moss. he starred for the vikings for years. should have won in '98. but this story here is about odell beckham jr. losing it a bought. got flagged for unsportsmanlike. giants down, 14-3. eli manning didn't throw that very well. uh-huh.
it's taken by xavier rhodes. rhodes got the best of beckham and manning in this one. beckham had just three catches for 23 yards. fourth quarter, vikings are up 17-10. jerick mckinnon, ah, that's too easy, vikings are unbeaten and they win this one, 24-10. nba is coming soon. they're going to practice up for it. got the bulls and the bucks. dwyane wade, preseason debut at home with the bulls. wade comes up with a rip. fancy pass, gibson misses it, but jimmy butler doesn't it, and that's two. later in the quarter, wade, trails on the play. launches a three. it's good. just under two minutes to go in the first. wade wants some more, and he got it. six points for him. the bucks win it, 93-91. american league wild card baseball, baltimore/toronto, that's tuesday. "sportscenter" rolls on. enjoy your news. don't get too bummed out.
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>> good morning, bay area. this is abc7 mornings. good morning, 4:30 club on tuesday october 4. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui. with jessica castro and meteorologist mike nicco and traffic reporter alexis smith. good morning, everyone. >> hello. >> mike, what is it like? >> ready for more sunshine after the wet weather. we received a nice dose in the north bay but the rest of us high and dry. a few left over clouds with drizzle possible along the coast this morning. the rest of us are like sutro tower, which is dry. temperatures are milder this morning, a lot of us in the 50s. we hang out in the low-to-mid 50s and we wrap up with 60 at the coast to 72 inland. the commute this morning alexis? >> okay mostly the bay bridge toll plaza has backup forming.
that will dissipate as they get more tollbooths open. not a major deal. i will keep a close eye on that. we had a fatal crash overnight in marin county, sir francis drake in the fairfax area. investigators are still on the scene. they are calling a tow truck. that is wrapping up. major conference starting today in san francisco. more on that next. >> we are tracking breaking news with details right now on a police chase that started in vallejo. >> it ended in hayward. amy hollyfield? >> yes, can you believe that? it is a 40-mile chase. it ended in hayward at mission boulevard. police have left the scene. they have given up on looking. here is video of the long police chase. here is a part of it. it was passing through oakland. it started in vallejo. it lasted for an hour. it started at 1:00 this morning. the car the suspect was driving
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