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>> is it a boy, girl? making news in america this morning, president trump speaks out on the future of the supreme court now that the pivotal swing vote on the court, justice anthony kennedy, is retiring, and that paves the way for conservatives to take control. >> we have to pick a great one. we have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. >> this morning we look at whether democrats can stop a trump nominee, and will roe versus wade be overturned? breaking overnight, the u.s. military joining the desperate search for a boys soccer team trapped inside a flooded cave. time running out, the water rising. the new plan to rescue the 12 boys. the man seen clinging to the hood of a car speeding down a florida highway shares his story this morning. hear the 911 call he made
as it was happening and why his girlfriend behind the wheel says it was all his fault. michael jackson's daughter paris and her emotional tribute to her grandfather, joe jackson, after his death. plus, a mother's tip to treat sunburn goes viral. she says it can heal your burn in one day, no peeling. and the busy location where you can take a catnap thanks to these so-called nap pods. how much would you pay for some quick zs? well, how much would you like? >> there's some days i'd pay a lot of money for a nap. >> absolutely. thursday being one of them as we say good morning on this thursday. we're going to start with the race to replace the retiring justice, anthony kennedy, and shape the supreme court for decades to come. >> justice kennedy was appointed by president reagan but has sided with liberals on a number of monumental rulings. now president trump has a second opportunity to shift the high
court farther to the right. abc's lynda lopez joins us with the latest. good morning, lynda. >> reporter: kendis and diane, justice kennedy's retirement setting the stage for an epic battle between democrats and republicans on his replacement and president trump beginning that battle at a campaign rally wednesday night. at a rally in north dakota for republican senate candidate kevin cramer, president trump wasting no time addressing the upcoming vacancy on the supreme court. >> justice kennedy's retirement makes the issue of senate control one of the vital issues of our time. >> reporter: the president making it clear he's aware his choice could reshape the court for decades to come. >> we have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. >> reporter: justice anthony kennedy who was appointed by ronald reagan and served for six administrations often sided with conservatives but also wasn't afraid to side with liberals to be the deciding vote in landmark cases upholding affirmative action. on abortion, reaffirming roe v.
wade and ruling for marriage equality. his decisions making him the crucial swing vote on the court. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell promising to confirm kennedy's successor before november's midterm elections. >> the senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional rule. >> reporter: but mcconnell blocked a vote on obama nominee. >> reporter: but mcconnell blocked a vote on obama nominee merrick garland until after the 2016 presidential election, and senate minority leader chuck schumer insisting there should be no vote before the midterms. >> millions of people are just months away from determining the senators who should vote to confirm or reject the president's nominee. anything but that would be the absolute height of hypocrisy. >> reporter: schumer saying the fate of health care, reproductive rights for women and other protections for the middle class are at stake. now, republicans have just a one-vote majority in the senate so all eyes in this battle will be on democrats to see if they'll try to sway a handful of pro-abortion rights republicans to vote with them. kendis, diane.
>> all right, that's lynda lopez. we will stay tuned for that battle to unveil. lynda, thank you. and although democrats insist a vote should not be held until after the midterm elections in november, republicans point out that obama nominee elena kagan joined during a midterm in 2010. >> abc's terry moran has more on the upcoming battle on capitol hill and how both sides of the political landscape are mobilizing because of one issue, abortion. >> reporter: since before he was elected, president trump made abortion and the supreme court one of his campaign's major issues vowing to overturn roe versus wade. in 2016 the candidates were asked where they want the court to take the country. >> the supreme court, it's what it's all about. our country is so, so -- it's just so imperative that we have the right justices. i am putting pro-life justices on the court. >> reporter: pro-life and pro-choice groups are already reacting to the news of kennedy's retirement. planned parenthood saying the right to access abortion in this country is on the line while concerned women for america
hailed this opportunity as, quote, the moment conservative women have been waiting for, the chance to return justice to the nation's highest court, and as advocacy groups hunker down for what they say will be a battle for the heart of this country, the president and congress are gearing up for a grueling confirmation process. >> the democrats shot themselves in the foot. they were the people who argued for eliminating the filibuster on justices and they got their way, and the bottom line is that all that a nominee will need is 50 votes plus the vice president, and that nominee will win. >> reporter: terry moran in washington, d.c. >> now, legal experts say a conservative appointee to the court does not necessarily mean that roe versus wade will be overturned because justices tend to be deferential to previous decisions. well, the full details about an upcoming summit between president trump and vladimir putin are expected to be announced today. the two leaders haven't met
since their brief discussion at a foreign summit last year. national security adviser john bolton worked out the details of the summit during a meeting in moscow with putin himself. the summit is expected to take place next month in europe. now to the crisis at the border. a government watchdog is launching an investigation into conditions at shelters for migrant children. the inspector general of the health and human services department will look into accusations of mistreatment and abuse. investigators will also examine training and qualifications of those caring for children in federal custody. meanwhile, on capitol hill house lawmakers have rejected a so-called compromise immigration bill. nearly half of republicans oppose the measure. overseas a u.s. military special operations team is now joining the effort to rescue a boys soccer team trapped inside a cave in thailand. heavy rainfall is hampering the search causing muddy water to rise inside the cave. rescuers believe the boys and their coach are sheltering inside a flooded chamber of the cave. now they've been missing since
saturday when they went on a side trip after a game. divers have been pumping water from the cave, but water levels are rising at a rate of six inches an hour. now, crews do admit time may be running out to save the boys and the coach. >> time now for a look at your weather for this thursday morning. we have a new look at the damage after a tornado with winds of up to 165 miles per hour tore through eureka, kansas, on tuesday night. nearly 200 buildings were damaged, and 8 people were hurt. looking at the radar right now, the hot spot is in the northeast. heavy downpours are stretching from philadelphia up into maine this morning. temperaturewise it looks like summer has arrived in nearly every part of the country with highs today mostly in the 80s, the 90s and into the triple digits in the southwest. 108 in phoenix, 100 in albuquerque, 101 in dallas.
coming up, why one retailer is already hiring for the holiday season. but first new evidence in the case of the father mysteriously murdered at a campground all while sleeping in a tent next to his young daughters. the new concern about a possible serial shooter. and the standoff on the freeway with a man who climbed onto this highway sign. the bizarre way it all ended. well, i wonder who won this
slam. the suv's grill got hurt a little bit, i guess. that man has still not been identified. i'm sure his hand is hurting. >> geez. all right, well, authorities in southern california are now investigating whether a serial shooter is targeting a popular campsite. tristan beaudette was shot in the head and killed last friday while camping with his two young daughters at malibu creek state park. investigators are now looking at five other shootings in that same area including the case of james rogers, who says he was sleeping in a hammock when he was hit in the arm. >> i was in and out of the hospital for a couple of weeks. eventually a bb, a little bb started coming out of my arm. when you think about going hiking or backpacking or out into the wilderness, i never used to think about humans as being part of the danger out there, and that definitely ge v. >> yeah, you bet.of fivshootingn and around that campground. the most recent was five days before he was killed. an east pittsburgh police officer is free on bond after being charged in the death of a black teenager.
michael rosfeld is facing a criminal homicide charge for shooting 17-year-old antwon rose as rose, you see here, ran away. now, prosecutors say the officer changed his story about whether he saw a gun in rose's hand, and they've now released video of an earlier shooting that shows a different teen firing from the backseat of the vehicle. rose was in the front seat at that time. the alleged shooter has been arrested. in the meantime, a similar case in georgia where an officer is facing charges for the death of another black man. authorities say officer zechariah presley shot tony green after green ran from a traffic stop. reports say presley has had nine complaints against him since joining the kingsland, georgia, police force only a year ago. turning now to the economy, there's some new evidence of just how tight the job market is. kohl's is already hiring for the holiday season. the department store is now accepting applications for seasonal positions. the current job market has made it hard for companies to find workers.
kohl's has openings at 300 stores. well, coming up, the video showing just how quickly fireworks can turn deadly. but first we're learning what led to this moment, that man clinging to the hood of a car. both he and the woman behind the wheel are now speaking out. and michael jackson's daughter, paris, and her emotional tribute to her grandfather joe jackson just hours after his death. stretched smooth scarred soaked the sun does not care. but we do. walgreens beauty consultants are specially trained to know what works for the health of your unique skin. walgreens. trusted since 1901. now, all sun care products are buy one, get one 50% off. and back pain made it hard to sleep and get up on time. then i found aleve pm.
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details now about a strange scene on a highway in florida. >> yeah, a man was seen clinging to the hood of a car speeding down interstate 95. well, this morning we are hearing from that man and from the woman who was behind the wheel. this morning the unbelievable 911 call made by this man seen here riding on a hood of a speeding car in south florida. >> you're on top of the car right now? >> yes, i'm top of a speeding vehicle. could you please help me? >> reporter: junior francis, the human hood ornament, says it started with an argument with his on again, off again girlfriend patresha isidore. isidore is the one behind the wheel. francis says that he wanted to use the car that they share, but she got to it first. >> she turned the engine on, dropped it in reverse and started driving out. >> i had to go get my child, so i wasn't going to deal with any fool. he had plenty of time to get off the car. he didn't want to stop. >> reporter: francis says he jumped on the hood outside their home to keep isidore from leaving and then moments later after hitting speeds of 70 miles
an hour, francis called 911. >> i'm top of a speeding vehicle. someone's trying to steal my car. >> okay, what's the address? >> i don't even know where i'm at. >> it was with one hand and the other hand i'm holding the phone. >> reporter: for 15 miles francis hung on like this before isidore finally stopped. video of the incident mesmerizing people online, but police say the danger cannot be overstated. >> i understand that it's gone viral, but a lot of people need to understand the dangers that this suspect put everyone in, not just the victim that was on the hood of the car. >> reporter: the couple says they still live together for now while isidore faces charges because of the incident. >> that guy is crazy. he won't leave me alone. we broke up about eight months ago. he popped up at my job. i no longer have a job now, and he just won't leave me alone. >> just watch yourself, and be careful who you love. >> well, thank you for the advice. well, isidore has been charged with culpable negligence, which is putting another person at risk of injury for death. she says that she's in the
process of getting a restaining order. and this morning we're remembering the patriarch of one of the most successful families in modern music. joe jackson, who launched the jackson 5 and spearheaded the solo careers of son michael and daughter janet, has died of pancreatic cancer at age 89. a strict and physical disciplinarian, jackson often feuded with his children and was accused of both emotional and physical abuse. but overnight on instagram, michael jackson's daughter paris paid tribute saying your life's work will go down in history as will you to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live. music industry observers say jackson leaves a complicated legacy. >> they had innumerable number one hits from motown, but they did more than that. they put motown back on the map at the end of the '60s and the beginning of the '70s. all that goes back to joe pushing his kids to perform perfectly. >> joe jackson died just one day after the ninth anniversary of his son michael's death. the brother of new york giants player janoris jenkins
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4:27 in the morning. you're up early. we appreciate you being with us on this thursday, june 28th. >> jessica castro is going to join us. she's reporting this morning. alexis is back. nice to see you again. >> thank you. good to be back. >> and, mike, how are we this morning? >> i'm tired. >> honest. he's honest. that's good. >> no, it's good this morning. looking outside, the fog is not as thick. the cloudiness is not a problem. oh, you meant the forecast, not me. oh, okay, i'm sorry. yeah, you can see there's not as much gray out there. so let's jump right into my accuweather 12-hour day planner. temperatures mid to upper 50s. the same start. a little more sunshine today. 57 at the coast. you can see near 70 at noon elsewhere. 72 to 80 is our spread at 4:00.
let's get a check on the commute. alexis? good morning, mike. no major issues to talk about. we do have some residual delays for the central valley commute but it's not terrib, andapped u schedule. 21 miles an hour and 30 miles an hour. that's a lot better than it was even 15, 20 minutes ago and all that paving work wrapped early as you head through the altamont pass area. also southbound 680 through walnut creek nice and light. next traffic update in a couple minutes. we're tracking breaking news in san jose. a bad crash with a truck in a person's front yard. >> and firefight hers to cut a driver out of one of the vehicles involved. matt keller live for us on vine street this morning. matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha. what a mess out here on vine street at edwards avenue. you can see they had one of the vehicles on the back of a tow truck.
they have three other vehicles here that were damaged overnight and they are working to get all these cars removed or at least out of the way so they can open back up vine street here in downtown san jose. seven vehicles involved in this. it happened just before 1:00 this morning. police say a pickup truck crashed into another car causing a chain reaction that led to three parked vehicles being hit there. the victim's vehicle, a black lexus, was heavily damaged. firefighters had to extricate him from the car. they were able to take him away on a stretcher. a block away the suspect's vehicle crashed into two more parked cars. the driver was arrested for hit-and-run. another passenger took off. police say they know who he is. a female passenger was also injured. the injuries of the two people are considered serious but not life threatening. a lot of work still needs to be done on vine street. reporting live, matt keller, abc 7 news. firefighters are making good progress against the pawnee
fire. >> it is now 30% contained. cooler weather is helping slow the fire spread. it's grown only a few hundred acres to 13,700 since yesterday morning. people evacuated from the community of spring valley have now been allowed back home. >> michael finney and the on your side team were in clear lake oaks to help fire victims yesterday. he answered consumer questions and handed out wildlife resources at the moose lodge. for information on how you can help head to abc7news.com. you can find resources, financial tips and links to sites where you can donate. it is now 4:30. if you're just waking up to us, good morning. a quick update on your weather and traffic. we start with mike nicco. >> we'll talk about the fire, the fire danger that will increase in orange which does include solano and lake county starting at 11:00 tomorrow morning through 8:00 sunday evening. fire weather watch. conditions are conducive for fires to start and to spread rather rapidly. let's take a