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making news in america this morning, the new uncertainty after president trump signs an executive order that he says will keep immigrant families at the border together. so, the question now, what next for the 2,300 children already separated from their families? protests erupt outside pittsburgh. [ chanting ] the growing anger after the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. what we've learned about the officer's actions on his first night on the job. plus, a remarkable message from a friend of the victim to the other police officers on the force. shocker in the auto industry. the car company that now ranks best for quality in a survey this morning. those stories plus the frightening scene on the racetrack. a driver trapped in this fire
until his father comes racing from the stands to rescue him. why that hero dad is now in trouble. also, we hear from the deputy who was brave enough to free a bear from a subaru and escape just in time. and a baseball fan injured by a flying hot dog at the ballpark speaks out about the ordeal. a good thursday morning. we begin with president trump talking tough on immigration after signing an executive order to prevent families from being separated. >> at a rally in minnesota the president vowed to defend america's borders sparking chants of build the wall. his orders will allow migrant children to stay with their parents but does not end his so-called zero tolerance position. >> it also what happens to families already separated raising many questions and stephanie ramos is here to explain.
>> reporter: he good morning, diane and kendis. after days of protests and debate, the president, of course, has signed that executive order that he says will keep immigrant families together but he insists he will still be tough on immigration. with a quick signature, president trump did what he said he could not do. >> we're signing an executive order. we're going to keep the families together. >> reporter: putting a stop to the separation of families crossing into the u.s. illegally. this comes 75 days after more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents. >> i didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated. >> reporter: overnight trump defended his decision to suspend his policy during a campaign rally in minnesota. but also said that when it comes to undocumented immigrants -- >> and we're sending them the hell back. >> reporter: some trump supporters agreed with the
president's separation policy. >> did those images of children bother you? >> no, because they're well cared for. we're paying $700 per day per child. if a person goes to prison or jail, they're separated from their children. >> reporter: for immigrant families going forward, zero tolerance remains in place but now kids will likely go into d.o.d. or i.c.e. facilities with their parents for the duration of all immigration proceedings. the order does not override the federal court settlement that says detained migrant children cannot be jailed for more than 20 days. the president is expected to instruct the department of justice to not follow that law while the white house challenges it in court in order to keep families together while the parent is in custody. health and human services says, quote, they are awaiting further guidance on how to implement the executive order. families that have been separated, those 2,300 kids, will not be immediately reunited.
kendis, diane. >> a lot of people wondering what will happen to those kids there. stephanie ramos in d.c., thank you. the government has now released a video from inside a shelter for migrant children in homestead, florida. a worker tells our miami station that parts of the facility are unsanitary and the children often cry themselves to sleep. the worker said it's unclear why a senator and congresswoman were denied access to the shelter this week. a boy from guatemala taken from his father at the u.s. border eight months ago has finally returned home. 10-year-old som well was placed with a foster family in michigan after his father was deported. now he's back with his parents in guatemala and abc's alex perez was there for the reunion. >> reporter: about eight hours later he lands in guatemala city and after an evaluation from doctors, he is brought in to reunite with his family. the tearful look on his face, the room filled with government officials, he was overwhelmed appearing shell-shocked going back to a family he loves and having to leave a family he
loves. >> his foster mom says she's still very concerned about all the trauma he's endured. she plans to maintain a relationship with him and says she wants to help with financial needs as well. back in this country, we turn to the growing uproar after the shooting of an unarmed teenager in east pittsburgh. protesters block streets as we learned new details about the officer involved. a downpour in east pittsburgh did not stop these protesters. hundreds of people on the streets taunting police blocking some major roadways and holding signs that read, black lives matter and say his name, antwon rose. >> it keeps happening over and over. and i didn't even know that was my cousin's son. i watched the video and i seen him get shot. >> reporter: the demonstration started less than 24 hours after
this video surfaced showing a police officer opening fire shooting rose as he appeared to be running away. he later died at the hospital. according to investigators police had stopped a suspected getaway car involved in a nearby shooting minutes before. as the driver was being apprehended, two passengers took off running. an officer fired hitting 17-year-old rose. >> they ran, boom, boom, boom. i said, oh, my god, i said he shot them boys just for running. >> reporter: the officer now on paid administrative leave. he has not been publicly identified but we learned it was his first night on the job having been sworn in just hours earlier. the officer was not wearing a body camera. >> if you believe that that person fleeing continues to present a threat of deadly force and deadly force is the only way that you can see affect the arrest and prevent that threat. >> reporter: in a statement, rose's family says he was a generous, hard-working and highly promising student. and back at the protest --
[ chanting ] >> reporter: -- one of the victim's friends, james mccoy, was seen shaking the hands of police officers. >> individually it's not these cops out here, it's not them. it's -- they're a part of it but like we all have to be better. >> and police say there were two guns that were discovered in the car that rose was running from. but the driver, by the way, was released from custody. the other person who ran from the car has not been found. >> reporter: in weather news torrential downpours triggered flash flooding in western pennsylvania. at least 60 people had to be rescued. this scene played out in bethel park which has declared a state of emergency. the floodwaters were so powerful they swept away some cars from a parking lot and now let's take a closer look at your forecast for this thursday. >> good morning. severe storms with damaging wind, flooding downpours and hail along 55, 70 and 40
from memphis, st. louis, louisville over towards splatty. and that's not all. we're watching out for major storms for the entire southeast fueled by the strong storms and the heat that's going to be in place. another round of storms from idaho as well as montana and the southwest still blistering hot but prepare for the northeast this weekend for more rounds of thunderstorms and showers, possible flooding. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. coming up, the new rankings that are out. the car company that is now number one for quality and you might be surprised. also ahead, we're talking trash. >> a lot. >> plastic trash, that is, and lots of it. the new dilemma now that we can no longer send it to china.
on this national selfie day hawaii is cracking down on lava selfies. at least a dozen tourists and residents have been arrested for loitering near molten rock from kilauea. officials have increased the penalties to a $5,000 fine and up to a year in jail. ever wonder where that soda bottle for plastic cup you threw in the trash ended up? the answer to that question just got more complicated. in recent years the u.s. exported most plastic trash to china. but china is no longer accepting it. and this morning a new study predicts that over the next decade more than 100 million metric tons of plastic will have no place to go unless the u.s. and other countries find a solution. if you're in the market for a car, you may be surprised which brands rank the best for initial quality in the new j.d. power survey. there goes my trash. south korean carmakers hyundai
and kia were at the top of the rankings. hyundai's luxury was number one. the south koreans have made quality a top priority as they try to boost sales. ford was the only american brand in the top five. the japanese struggle with toyota placing 17th. the largest movie theater chain unveiling a subscription service taking aim at movie pass. for $19.95 a month the new program from amc called stubs a list will allow members to see any three movies per week at any theater any time including any format like 3d, for example. it will also offer express service at the box office and at concession stands. and for the first time in its 53-year history, gatorade is going sugar-free. the new no sugar no carb option is in response to falling sales as health conscious athletes turn away from sweeteners reflecting the overall trend in the beverage industry. instagram has unveiled a new stand-alone app for watching long form video.
it will compete with youtube. igtv will allow users to distribute vertical videos up to one hour long. the announcement sent the stock of the parent company facebook soaring. mark zuckerberg made a cool $1.7 billion in just a matter of hours. >> not too bad. coming up, the new trend at high schools changing how students are evaluated. but first, inside the california home that's been called a house of horrors. what the teen daughter said during her desperate 911 call after escaping. and the injury at a major league baseball game by a flying hot dog.
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into a police boat into the water there. we head to california now where the parents accused of torturing their 13 children have now heard the 911 call their daughter made after escaping the home. >> the call was played during david and louise turpin's court appearance. during her plea for help the 17-year-old detailed years of alleged abuse. david and louise turpin sat still during their preliminary hearing listening to a 911 call made by their oldest daughter, the one who escaped through the front window of the home where 13 children allegedly lived in filth and a 911 call that has not been released publicly. the 911 dispatcher first asks do you know where you live? i think in perris, california, she replies. it takes the girl nearly five minutes just to give the address of her house. at one point she even misspells her own name and goes on to say, my parents are abusive. they abuse us and my two little sisters right now are chains up.
she then explains they only chain us up if we do something we're not supposed to. the dispatcher asks if they go to school. the girl says no. when asked if they're homeschooled, she said a fake school is set up. i haven't finished first grade and i'm 17. when the dispatcher asks if there's any medication in the house, the girl says, she doesn't know what medication is. she also says there's so much dust in the house, it's hard to breathe. and when the dispatcher asks when she last took a bath, she replies about a year ago. the teenager also said that she and her siblings were only allowed to eat one at a time in the kitchen while standing before being forced to return to their rooms. the former catholic archbishop of washington, d.c. could face more punishment because of a decades old sexual abuse claim against him. cardinal theodore mccarrick was already removed. he is accused of abusing a boy while he was a priest in new york nearly 50 years ago. he says he accepts the pope's
decision even though he says he has no memory of the alleged abuse. the father of a race car driver could now be facing a punishment from nascar after saving his son's life. watch car number 39. mike jones was behind the wheel when he crashed at this track in virginia. the car ended up engulfed in flames and you see a man jump over the barrier there. that is the crew chief and jones' father reaching into the burning car and saving his son. >> i could see someone jump over the wall in a white shirt and if i had to place my bet at that moment in time, i figured it was going to be him. >> i did not care. i had a polo shirt and shorts. the only thing that i was concerned about was getting my son out that car. >> and he says he would do it again in a heartbeat. the speedway though has put him on probation through the end of the racing season and he could be disciplined by nascar for running onto an active track instead of letting the proper safety crew with equipment handle the situation.
a baseball fan found out it's all fun and games until a hot dog hits you in the eye. kathy mcvay was enjoying a philadelphia phillies game when the club's mascot, the phanatic hit the field armed with his hot dog launcher. mcvay ended up taking a dog to the face. her face is still bruised. she says the flying frank took her by surprise. >> it just came out of nowhere. it was like -- >> hard. >> and hard and then next thing i know, he shot it in our direction and, bam, it like hit me like a ton of bricks. my glasses flew. >> so mcvay says she's not going to sue the team and the team has actually apologized for this. >> quite a bruise from a hot dog. >> it really is. up next in "the pulse," how a distaste for salad prompted a boy to call the police. also ahead, why a restaurant is getting terrible reviews on yelp before it even opens and it doesn't really have anything to
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a good reminder if you're heading to bear country this summer. don't leave food in your car. >> a sheriff's deputy was brave enough to break the window of a car because there was a bear stuck inside. you can see once the glass is finally cleared out of the way, the bear which had apparently destroyed the car finally decided time to leave. >> and that bear was on a mission, wasn't it? >> the problem didn't end there. >> he decides to run right towards myself and the sergeant and came within about five to seven feet of us before figuring out that he didn't want to go that direction and veered off and then ran down the parking lot and into the woods. >> lucky for them. this whole thing happened near lake tahoe. the deputy is being admired for his quick reflexes. >> smart supply thinking, run. next to a 12-year-old in nova scotia who perhaps learned a lesson about calling 911. he called not once but twice complaining his parents served him salad. >> when they did arrive it was to give him a talking about the importance of 911.
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i thought this was a anif you've got a lifee. you gotta swiffer good morning. you made it to thursday, june 21st. thanks for being here this morning at 4:27. >> look who we have here, sue hall in for alexis. >> good to see you. >> is this part of the warmup, mike? >> a little bit. today is the day where we kind of take off and get rid of these cool breezes. you can see the marine layer, the gray that's not nearly as extensive as it was yesterday, which wasn't as extensive as the day before. expect sunshine quicker today. that will help jump start the warming, but nothing like what we'll deal with saturday and sunday. the rest of us in the low to mid 50s. we'll take a look at today.
the 12-hour window coming up next. here is sue. >> good morning. things are starting out quiet. the san mateo bridge is looking good. a little fuzzy at the golden gate bridge, but no fog so to speak. two lanes in the northbound and four lanes in the southbound direction. the only thing we have going on right now is road work. we'll update that in a couple minutes. >> now a live desk update. >> this morning one man very lucky to be alive after his car careened off a cliff in the snuz mountains. abc news reporter matt keller is there off highway 17 with details on the rescue. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. what an intense scene up here. a car 30 feet down a cliff and a driver who is very lucky to still be alive. it was intense overnight. the chp responded to the car on
locust drive and aldercroft heights road. oorps firefighters had to strap the car to the tree before they were able to remove the driver using the jaws of live. amazing he had only moderate injuries. >> in essence that tree is the only thing that saved his life. had that tree not been there, the vehicle would have been so far down the embankment, it would have been difficult to find, if not impossible. >> reporter: the road was closed for a few hours for the rescue operation. the chp says they're investigating the driver for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. matt keller, abc 7 news. this morning investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that broke out in an auto repair shop in oakland at 52nd and international boulevard. it took 15 minutes to get the flames under control. oakland fire live posted this video on its twitter feed.
four engine companies and two battalions fought the flames. if you're just waking up, let's get the update on wegder and traffic. we start with meteorologist mike nicco. >> let's take a look at what's going on. there's the exploratorium camera at 4:15. check tout cloud deck. there's definitely some holes. that will allow for the sunshine to begin the warming trend. temperatures just a little cooler this morning because of the lack of clouds. temperatures in the low to upper 50s. as we get towards noon, 50s at the coast, low to mid 70s around the rest of the neighborhood. a comfortable evening, upper 60s to mid 70s. here is sue again. >> we want to take you to the bay bridge toll plaza. what i want you to focus on, not so much the traffic here because it's pretty light. take a look at the breezes that are out there. those flags blowing and we do have a high wind advisory for the bay bridge. grab on a little extra tighter this morning if you're