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right now on "america this morning," manhunt over. the search for the alabama jail officer who escaped with a murder suspect finally ends in indiana. what we're learning about the couple's final moments on the run. how that jail officer ended up dead and new revelations about the couple's unusual relationship. no relief in sight. why gas prices are expected to keep going up while stocks keep going down. where this all could be headed as inflation concerns add up. supreme security concerns. the new plan to provide extra protection to supreme court justices and their families in the wake of that leaked abortion opinion and the new big question for lawmakers. is the u.s. ready for a national abortion ban? plus, never give up. the shocking come-from-behind
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win on the track for this 7-year-old who lost her shoe at the start of the race. and later the couple who woke up to find a dog in their bed, but it wasn't their dog. good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin with new details about that fugitive couple from alabama on the run for 11 days finally captured. >> the jail officer who allegedly helped a murder suspect escape has now died from her injuries after a dramatic police chase that ended in gunfire. this morning the corrections officer accused of helping a murder suspect escape from an alabama jail has died from her injuries, and the inmate is back in police custody. an 11-day nationwide manhunt is over. >> this has ended a very long and stressful and challenging week and a half. >> reporter: the sheriff of lauderdale county, alabama, announcing casey white and vicky white captured monday more than
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200 miles away in evansville, indiana. casey white escaped from jail april 29th allegedly with the help of longtime corrections officer vicky white. police saying vicky sold her house and drained her bank accounts to run away with him. despite the same last name the two are not related. but investigators say the two had a special relationship, shocking vicky's family and co-workers who described her as a hard worker on the verge of retirement. >> i said you need to send an officer out. i got a suspicious vehicle. >> reporter: a tip led investigators to indiana where the manager of a car wash grew suspicious about a truck parked there for days. >> i walked up to the truck. i noticed the windows are down and my first thought is could be this guy from alabama. he might be in there asleep, passed out, suicide, whatever. >> reporter: surveillance video from the car wash showed a man who appeared to be casey then investigators say they tracked the couple to a nearby hotel where the whites took off as u.s. marshals pursued them.
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over in a a cadillac - casey was pulled from the wreckage and arrested, but authorities say vicky was pinned inside with a gunshot wound to her head. they say casey told them vicky had shot herself. >> announced that his wife had shot herself in the head and that he didn't do it. >> reporter: vicky later died at the hospital where an autopsy is expected today. >> we got a dangerous man off the street today. he is never going to see the light of day again. >> casey white will be transferred back to alabama to face new charges related to his escape. president biden is expressing new concern about vladimir putin's next move in ukraine. the president says he's worried putin doesn't currently have a way out of the war. biden also said he's eager for congress to pass a $40 billion aid package for ukraine which could happen today. the war's intensifying with repeated attacks on the port city of odesa where russian missiled destroyed five buildings including a mall.te in poland tt
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on the russian ambassador during a service. gas prices hitting new records across the country this morning. average prices are up 15 cents in the last week thanks to tight oil supplies blamed on the war in ukraine and covid disruptions. president biden's decision to release oil from the u.s. strategic reserves had little impact. gas prices are expected to keep rising as summer travel season begins. >> given that global crude oil supply remains tight and we know that there's going to be an increase in demand for the product, that's what's pushing these pump prices higher and higher. >> in los angeles uber drivers are protesting demanding higher pay. gas prices there now average $5.89 a gallon. meanwhile, record high diesel prices are making inflation worse. higher transportation costs being passed along to consumers buying everything from groceries to toys.
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meanwhile, stocks have been on a wild ride down falling nearly 17% so far this year with big losses for tech stocks recently. investors are worried about inflation and corporate earnings. one expert warns we could see these losses continue until fall. new security concerns in the wake of that leaked supreme court draft opinion on abortion. more protesters have been gathering outside the homes of the supreme court justices and now the court is about to get some new protection. abc's justin finch is now here with more. justin, good morning. >> reporter: andrew, good morning. the senate has now passed a bill providing security protection to family members of supreme court justices as that debate over abortion rages on. the new bill would give the nine supreme court justices security protection equal to what's already provided to top officials in the executive and legislative branches, all in response to protesters gathering outside some of the justices' homes. [ crowd chanting, "alito is a
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coward" ] >> reporter: this was the scene outside justice samuel alito last night. protesters angry over his draft opinion that showed the court's conservative majority is poised to overturn roe versus wade. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell even called the protests illegal citing a federal law that criminalizes demonstrations with the intent of influencing the judge although legal experts question whether that law applies here. >> this is a place where they sleep. this is a place where if they've got children at home where they're raising children. it's an implicit threat of physical violence, and that has no place in our system of government. >> reporter: democrats are vowing to take action in the wake of the leaked draft opinion which would leave the legality of abortion up to the states. the senate is expected to vote tomorrow on a bill to codify abortion rights protections, though the measure is almost sure to fail because democrats don't have enough votes. key swing voter republican lisa murkowski says she's voting no. meanwhile, the white house is responding after senator mcconnell said it's certainly
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possible that lawmakers could impose a federal ban on abortion depending on the supreme court's final decision. >> dozens and dozens of republicans in congress signed on to the mississippi court case and advocating for severe restrictions on a woman's right to choose, so in some ways, yes, you're seeing an outcry by the nearly two-thirds of the public, many peacefully protesting who are concerned about what this opinion will say. >> reporter: and as for that security measure for supreme court justices, the house still needs to approve the bill before it heads to the president's desk. andrew. >> justin, thank you. new covid cases are climbing in 45 states sparking concern about a fifth wave of the virus. the current hot spot is the northeast where new york's transmission rate is up 75% in the last month, and in the boston area officials are considering a return to mask mandates.
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>> while we've seen a surge in cases, we're not seeing that correlated impact in mortality. the challenge we have is going forward especially into the summer months where we may see an impact in the south where we don't have the same level of vaccination and boosting and testing. >> reporter: experts also say the current surge is likely much worse than the numbers indicate because many people are testing at home or not testing at all. autopsies are being conducted on three americans found dead at a resort in the bahamas. now, it could take weeks to find out what killed michael and robbie phillips, a husband and wife from tennessee as well as vincent chiarella of florida. toxicology samples have been sent to a lab in the u.s. a friend of chiarella and his wife donnis who survived says he's heartbroken. >> they were celebrating their 40th anniversary, which is a few days away from ours. just a lovely, lovely couple that was just full of life and just, you know, enjoying their time in paradise. >> all four victims reported feeling sick the night before. the lab will now determine if
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there was something in the air or some other contaminant in their rooms. more than half the lower 48 states are now officially in a drought. scientists say california just experienced its driest first four months of the year on record and similar conditions persist in the southwest. a wildfire in new mexico has burned more than 300 square miles. and with that let's take a look at your tuesday weather. damage is reported in parts of minnesota and wisconsin after two rounds of strong storms. at least three tornadoes were reported along with hail the size of tennis balls but no reports of any injuries. on the radar more storms are expected today, especially in wisconsin. severe storms are also expected across parts of texas and the southern plains and checking today's high temperatures, summerlike heat from the southwest up to the great lakes. the northeast warms up and still around 60 in the northwest.
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latest from court as the accuser took the stand. >> the linguine with clams is a simple dish. >> reporter: this morning, former tv chef mario batali is on trial facing possible prison time for indecent assault and battery. >> mario batali assaulted me that night, yes. >> reporter: the 32-year-old woman accusing him took the stand in boston describing an encounter at a restaurant in 2017 which she says left her shaken. she says she was taking selfies with batali who was visibly drunk when he began kissing and groping her. >> there was touching of my breasts, touching of my rear end, touching of my sensitive feminine areas in between my legs, touching all over my face, his lips on the side of my face, his tongue in my ear. >> reporter: only the judge can see the selfie photos now at the center of this case and the accuser is also being concealed per the judge's orders.
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>> they don't show that, do they? >> they don't show that. that doesn't mean it didn't happen. >> reporter: this isn't the first time batali has faced these kind of allegations. the 61-year-old celebrity chef was once a fixture on tv with ownership stakes in restaurants across the country. his empire crumbled after four women accused him of inappropriate touching in 2017. batali apologized saying his behavior was wrong, but he denies the allegations being made in court. his lawyer attempting to discredit the alleged victim saying she's seeking more than $50,000 in a separate civil lawsuit. >> you continued to take the selves despite what you say about him assaulting you, correct? you continued doing it the entire time? >> that's right. >> reporter: batali has waived his right to a jury trial meaning the judge will decide his case. if convicted, batali could face up to 2 1/2 years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender. the trial is only expected to last two days.
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mona, andrew. >> rhiannon, thank you. today for the first time since 1963, queen elizabeth is missing the formal opening of the british parliament. the palace blames the 96-year-old queen's mobility problems. prince charles will stand in for his mother and read her speech laying out the government's agenda. new options for parents dealing with the baby formula shortage. also ahead, the parents of the 6-year-old boy who ran a marathon speak out about the visit they got from child protective services. migraine attacks? you can't always avoid triggers like changes in weather. qulipta™ can help prevent migraine attacks. you can't prevent what's going on outside, that's why qulipta™ helps what's going on inside. qulipta™ is a pill. gets right to work to prevent migraine attacks and keeps them away over time. qulipta™ blocks cgrp a protein believed to be a cause of migraine attacks. qulipta™ is a preventive treatment for episodic migraine. most common side effects are nausea, constipation, and tiredness.
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>> this case is unique because the family themself posted this all over social media, and there was an outcry. and once there's an outcry and people make a report, cps is obligated to do an investigation. >> in one post online the dad said rainer was crying and they had to promise him potato chips to keep going and finish the race, but they are adamant, they say it was their son's choice to run. now to the ongoing shortage of baby formula. the white house is promising to take new action to help parents. will ganss reports on how the shortage is forcing families to find new options. >> reporter: leslyn is a new york mom to 3-month-old son jack. born a preemie jack requires special formula to supplement breast milk. >> we landed on gerber gentle supreme. we never saw it in the stores but it was in stock everywhere online. >> reporter: but in recent weeks that supply has dried up. >> so, of course, you know, panic set in. >> reporter: that stress weighing on parents coast to coast amid a deepening formula
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shortage. the white house saying the problem is a priority for the administration. >> ensurin esproducts is also a priority for the fda, and they're working around the clock to address any possible shortage. >> reporter: it's fueled by supply chain issues and a voluntary recall back in february of three popular brands manufactured by abbott. in april 40% of the national baby formula inventory was out of stock. leslyn is now trying a european baby formula for jack. meanwhile, one mom in mount pleasant, south carolina, is using social media to locate moms like leslyn who need help. >> i just can't imagine not being able to fear my baby or the fear of possibly not being able to feed my baby. >> reporter: val weber offering up extra breast milk to parents who can use it. val was able to help a mom to premature twins get enough milk to hold her over
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reggie: a seven-year-old shot in the freeway in investigation into this ramp was details about the child's injuries. a mask mandate returns, workers not read or to cover their faces again because of concerns about covid. kumasi: seven. record-breaking night in the team will have to do without the coach. good morning, it's tuesday, may 10. reggie: we will get a start with the weather. drew: isolated showers possible today and up possiblee it's on its way to mountain view. a still unsettled meaning there is an area of low pressure nearby's line the chance of an isolated shower. the best bet later is in the north bay. we could see some hail once again. it'


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