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making news in america this morning, president trump's chief of staff john kelly doubles down after suggesting some immigrants were too lazy to apply for daca protection. this morning, where the immigration debate stands now as lawmakers rush to avoid a government shutdown before tomorrow night's deadline. breaking overnight las vegas casino tycoon steve wynn steps down from his company amid sexual misconduct allegations. what prompted him to resign now? elon musk tells us what surprised him the most about his groundbreaking launch sending his car toward mars. >> i didn't really think this would work. >> what it could mean now for the future of space travel. plus, the new warning about snapchat after photos of teen girls hacked and posted online. >> a decision on a controversial
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idea to clean up bourbon street in new orleans. and prepare for "game of thrones" meets "star wars." the new plan just announced. and a good wednesday morning to you all. president trump threatens to shut down the government if he doesn't get his way on immigration. >> the white house chief of staff john kelly is making no apologies after calling some immigrants who didn't sign up for the daca program lazy. all this as congress scrambles to come up with a funding bill before the government runs out of money again this time tomorrow night. abc's kenneth moton has the latest. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we have a few looming deadlines here in washington, up first funding the government by tomorrow and then addressing the fate of the dreamers. this morning, president trump is pushing for a government shutdown. >> let's have a shutdown.
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>> reporter: the deadline to keep the government open one day away. trump during a white house meeting demanding a tougher agreement on immigration or else. >> i'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this taken care of. >> reporter: barbara comstock confronted the president. >> we don't need a government shutdown on this. i think both sides have learned a government shutdown was bad. it wasn't good for them. >> we are not getting support from the democrats. you can say what you want. we're not getting support from the democrats. >> reporter: in less than a month dreamers are at risk of deportation. nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally as children signed up for tekzs under president obama. trump wants to offer a path to citizenship for 1.8 million. his chief of staff under fire for saying potential dreamers were, quote, too lazy to sign up. >> the difference between 690 and 12.8 million were the people
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that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their [ bleep ]. >> i said some should have gotten off the couch to sign up. >> the motion is adopted. >> reporter: but not this time. the house approved a short-term funding measure last night and senate leaders on both sides say they're close to a sweeping two-year budget deal. while congress is close to avoiding a government shutdown, it appears lawmakers are nowhere near a deal on immigration and the dreamers. diane and kendis. >> all right, so it does continue in d.c., kenneth, thank you. the pentagon is preparing for an elaborate military parade later this year at the request of president trump. sources tell "the washington post" the president told top military brass, quote, i want a parade like the one in france. a reference to the bastille day event he attended last summer. the white house says it's an opportunity for americans to show their appreciation but critics say it will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. and democrats in missouri
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have won a special election in a district that voted for president trump by nearly 30 points. democrat mike revis narrowly defeated his opponent in missouri's 97th district. the latest victory seen as a sign of a possible democratic sweep in the upcoming midterm elections. breaking overnight casino mogul steve wynn has resigned from his own company amid accusations of sexual misconduct. wynn denies the claims which he says are part of a campaign led by his ex-wife and in a statement here he says, i have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity as i have reflected upon the environment this has created, one in which a rush to judgment takes over precedence over everything else including the facts, i have reached the conclusion i cannot continue to be effective in my current roles. now, experts in the gaming industry say it's unclear what effect his resignation will have on the business. >> this is somebody who for the past 30 years other people have been following. could this be the last of the
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big titans, you know, or does this just clear the way for the next generation? >> wynn was a big deal. he played a key role in the resurgence of the las vegas strip overseeing the construction of the bellagio, treasure island and later wind resort and casino. the bad publicity cost him nearly a half billion dollars. amtrak is investigating why an acela train came apart at 125 miles an hour. passengers describe seeing sparks and smoke and then they felt a sudden jolt when the cars detached. each acela is being inspected to make sure it doesn't happen again. this is just the latest in a string of recent incidents for amtrak. on sunday two people were killed when a train appeared to be on the wrong track in south carolina crashing into a freight train and on january 31st a train carrying members of congress crashed into a truck at a virginia railroad crossing killing one person. a man from saudi arabia who went to flight school in oklahoma is now under arrest
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accused of lying about attending an al qaeda training camp before the 9/ attacks. the 34-year-old's fingerprints were on documents found at a safe house in afghanistan. he was recently certificate buyed as a private pilot in oklahoma. but his certification has been revoked because authorities consider him a terrorism risk. he's now charged with visa fraud. turning now to your money, more volatility in global markets overnight. stocks in asia were surging higher but then leveled off because u.s. stock futures turned a bit lower. american investors have been worried about rising inflation and interest rates but with futures only slightly lower this morning, there is some hope that today will be calmer on wall street. lots of volatility when it comes to the weather. snow, sleet and ice creating a slippery commute for millions this morning as a winter storm heads into the northeast. let's get a closer look at your forecast for this wednesday. good morning. but not such a great morning for
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the mid-atlantic and northeast. icy mix will pull through the mid-atlantic through the southern new england states possibly one to two inches of icing to occur and we're going to get several inches if not a foot of snow in some areas. that's right. a foot. new york, northern pennsylvania, vermont, new hampshire, maine, nearly a foot in some area, 3 to 6 in other areas including the new york area and a two-headed monster creating this mix east of the mississippi. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. still ahead, the blame game after a bogus tsunami warning was sent to millions of americans. and also ahead the search for people trapped in buildings after a powerful earthquake. the new video just in. the world's first passenger drone is also being called the self-flyin
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we're back with this image from the deadly earthquake in taiwan. an apartment building nearly laying on its side there if you can make it out. you can see dozens of people have been rescued from there and two workers trapped inside a hotel have also been found. and china is offering to help neighboring taiwan search for victims of the powerful earthquake. 59 least four people are confirmed dead. as many as 80 others are still missing. the 6.4 magnitude quake left dozens of buildings unstable as you saw in eastern taiwan. the force caused some structures to shift on their foundations, residents packed into shelters including a new baseball stadium. taiwan's president has promised every effort will be made to search for survivors. the national weather service is disputing claims that it's to blame for a bogus zeuner warning. here's a look at the message appeared on accuweather's phone app yesterday.
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customers in the east, the gulf of mexico and the caribbean received that message. now, accuweather says it was supposed to be a test, but the message was miscoded when it came from the national weather service. the national weather service denies the coding errors. there is a new warning for parents about snapchat. after a new hampshire man was arrested for stealing photos from the accounts of teenage girls. the 21-year-old hacked the accounts of at least seven young women and posted their photos online. snapchat publicly displays users' photos for a short time and then deletes them but the content remains in their accounts. >> we've seen a large increase in the number of criminal cases as a result of social media apps. those crimes being child sex abuse, rape, kidnapping, possession of child pornography. >> it's not clear if the suspect actually knew the victims or if the women were minors when their accounts were hacked. a chinese company is showing off what it calls a megadrone that can carry passengers.
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a vehicle seen here in a test flight is powered by electricity and cruises at around 80 miles per hour. a passenger can punch in a destination and the drone flies there automatically. no word yet on whether it will actually be sold to the public at any point. when we come back, a different kind of his toric launch. spacex just sent the world's biggest rocket into space. what elon musk is saying about the mission and what it could mean for the future of space travel. also ahead, a decision on a controversial plan to clean up the night life in new orleans.
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spaceships carrying people to mars. at least that's what the company hopes but more immediately the new rocket allows the company to launch bigger spy satellites. >> i'm still trying to absorb everything that happened. >> reporter: this morning elon musk is reacting to the successful launch of his falcon heavy. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the biggest rocket in the world is actually three rockets strapped together. a cheering crowd watched as the two boosters pulled away from the $90 million vehicle. >> successful separation. we're coming up on -- >> reporter: but spacex wasn't done yet. those two boosters returned to earth with a nearly synchronized landing? >> that was epic. probably the most exciting thing i've ever seen. >> reporter: then the big reveal of the cargo, musk's very own tesla roadster is now floating above the earth with a dummy in a space suit and a message on the dash, don't panic. the playful test car was accompanied by music from david bowie. ♪ life on mars
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>> reporter: the big rocket means much heavier cargo can be carried to space and gets musk a bit closer to his dream of going to mars and even possibly colonizing the red planet. >> what did you learn? what did falcon heavy teach you? >> it teaches i guess like crazy things can come true. like because i -- you can say -- i didn't really think this would work. when i see the rocket lift off i see a thousand things that could not rock and it's amazing when they do. >> reporter: musk said there was only a 50/50 chance the launch would be successful. >> i had this image of just a giant explosion on the pad with, you know, a wheel bouncing down the road and like tesla logo landing somewhere with a thud. >> much happier ending than that. musk says he hopes that will encourages others to set more
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ambitious goals when it comes to space. new orleans is thinking of limiting the number of strip clubs. they were hoping to limit the number of clubs to one per block but after protests they've instead agreed that new establishments will be approved by a commission. now, police say illicit activities led to the recent shutdown of eight clubs. critics said the raids were part of an effort to make bourbon street more family friendly. of course, mardi gras celebrations held next tuesday. police in boston are not releasing many details about therobbery of rob gronkowski's house. two safes and some guns were reportedly stolen while he was at the super bowl. gronkowski called 911 once he got home. >> 911,'s recorded. where is your emergency. >> hello, this isn't an emergency. this is rob gronkowski calling and while i was gone my whole house got robbed while on the super bowl trip and i just got back. >> typical 911 call, while i was
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at the super bowl. >> while on a super bowl trip. >> police aren't saying if the house has a security system or surveillance cameras. there have been no other recent burglaries in that area. >> too bad. the patriots forecast coordinator josh mcdaniels is not leaving after all. he decided not to coach the indianapolis colts even though the colts had already announced he was coming there. it's fueling speculation he is now officially in line to take over for bill belichick whenever that is bill belichick retires. time now for a quick look at last night's nba action. >> highlights from espn. good morning, morning people. he's stan. i'm neil. this is like going to the dentist. >> cavaliers started well. jeff green with the dunk and led by as many as 21, scored 43 in the first quarter. they play four in the nba. and then in the fourth quarter just is all went wrong. they shot three for 18 in the fourth quarter. they had zero points in six minutes and change and scored
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nine points in the fourth quarter and magic got them, 116-98 despite a double-double from lebron james. well, i got the knicks and bucks. this is tough for basketball fans and especially knick fans because pore sing gas dunks over giannis antetokounmpo. that's a torn acl. he is out of the all-star game. he is done for the season so that's a tough break and then this is a tough break for tim hardaway's son because he just got posterized by the greek freak. put it on your wall and pray it never happens to you. bucks win. >> that's it from here. >> now back to you. >> let's hope the root canal wasn't all that bad for him. up next in "the pulse," a word that describes our emotions when we're hungry finally makes it into the dictionary. the surprise announcement about the upcoming "star wars" fi films. and the canadian prime minister under fire for being too politically correct.
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♪ time to check "the pulse." canadian prime minister justin trudeau can taking some heat after telling a woman not to use the word mankind. >> so conservatives say trudeau took political correctness too far when a woman thanked him for giving women seats in his cabinet. then came this exchange. >> maternal love is the love that's going to change the future of mankind. so we would like -- >> we like to see peoplekind, not necessarily mankind. >> well, the audience including the woman applauded trudeau's response. >> but at least one conservative reporter called the correction a form of man slaining. the men behind "game of thrones" will use the force in
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their next project. >> i love how the music started. our parent company, disney, announced the two executive producers at "game of thrones" will work on new "star wars" movies. no word yet on how many or when they'll be released. >> disney says they will be separate from the luke skywalker story line and the new rian johnson trilogy. >> but didn't say it would be separate from "game of thrones" story lines. >> dragons. >> so a michigan couple with 13 sons now expecting baby number 14 but they're not going to take a sneak peek. >> no? the couple don't know if they're having a boy or girl and decided to wait until the baby is born to find out. dad says he will love to have a girl but he just doesn't think it's in the cards. >> after going through this some 13 times before they're like, eh, we know it's a 50/50 shot at either. >> maybe it doesn't feel that way after 13 boys. everyone's favorite term for being hungry and angry is now a word. >> yeah, for real.
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the oxford english dictionary has officially added hangry, the definition, bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. >> uh-huh. they also added butt dial and mike drop to the dictionary. hangry. >> hangry. >> you know that one well, don't you. >> yes. can you use it in a sentence. >> i feel hangry right now. >> diane macedo is always hangry at this hour. >> can you get me some breakfast? >> and ordering me around. >> now. >> more news after this. i wanted to turn everything i love about you into one thing you'll love forever. the jared valentine's day diamond event. save up to $1,000 off any diamond when you buy her setting at jared. and let our expert jewelers help you find or create the one ring that could only come from you and only be for her. only at jared.
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this is abc 7 mornings. good morning. february 7th. only wednesday. >> okay. only wednesday? halfway through the week. almost at friday. how is that? really spring, summer. we'll take it. a lot of people happy, mike. >> our seventh consecutive day of record high temperatures. we flip the calendar and it stays here. bone dry this morning. let's talk temperatures. 41 in novato. the cool spot. fremont at 59. fremont at 59. san francisco 57. montag -- mountain view 51. we'll look at the accuweather planner coming up. we'll take a look at the east shore freeway. very light commute for you if
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you're traveling from el cerrito into berkeley and the macarthur maze. everybody is moving at the limit. the san mateo bridge this wednesday morning. same thing here across the flat section towards san mateo. about a 16-minute drive from 880 towards 101. we'll check on roadwork coming up. >> sue, thank you. a fight over license plate readers went viral overnight. >> it create d a alameda. amy hollyfield is in alameda for us. >> reporter: what a long night, reggie. they listened to the public at city hall for four hours but they did not make a decision. the city council wants to take what it heard and reconsider this plan. here is the idea. it's to place cameras, license plate reading cameras around the city of alameda. the police chief says crime has gone up 12% this year. a lot from burglaries. car break-ins and robberies. he thinks this could help cdown
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on crime and catch the criminals doing it. others have privacy concerns. some think vigilant solutions will share the information with i.c.e. here is a little sample from the meeting. >> for people with concerns that law enforcement sometimes is making traffic stops based on some sort of racial profiling, the system doesn't do that. >> if someon gets ahold of my data, they can track my movements for six months in and out of the city. i don't want to live in a city where everyone comes in and out is a suspect. >> here's how it ended. the city council mentioned wanting to hear more, pointing out that each speaker was given three minutes to speak. maybe they need more time. also, the city council mentioned wanting to change the language in what they're voting on to make sure it says that the information will not be passed on to federal i.c.e. agents.
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reporting live in alameda, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. the undocumented immigrant accused of killing people had previous duis in redwood city. he's from guatemala. the san mateo d.a. said he pleaded guilty to dui in 2005. he was also convicted of drug possession charges the following year and deported twice in 2007 and 2009 following arrests in san francisco. president trump used sunday's fatal crash to underscore his push for border control as he did with kate steinle. he has his initial hearing in indianapolis today. let's see what the weather looks like this morning. hi, mike. >> hi reggie and natasha. hi mike. we'll start with the lack of fog out there. let's jump into my 12-hour planner. 44 to 49 around the bay and inland. about 54 along t


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