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♪ right now on "america this morning," historic deal. senators reach agreement in principle on gun safety legislation in the wake of the mass shootings in uvalde, texas, and buffalo. what happens next? extreme heat. more than 60 million americans on alert today. dangerous conditions spreading from the southwest to the east coast. overnight, a california wildfire exploding in size. evacuations ordered. inflation nation. stocks falling overnight. the new prediction about rising prices and the big decision expected this week affecting your money. country music superstar toby keith opens up about his battle with cancer. later, a mcdonald's imitator opens in russia. artificial feelings? the google engineer who says he was suspended after claiming a
computer program he was working on started acting like a human. good monday morning. i'm andrew dymburt. >> i'm veronica merkel in for mona. a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on a proposal that would be the most significant federal legislation on guns in nearly 30 years. abc's justin finch has details on the plans and what happens next, justin, good morning. >> reporter: andrew, good morning. that potential deal on gun legislation was announced on the anniversary of the pulse nightclub massacre, one of the deadliest mass shootings in u.s. history. ♪ in orlando, florida, last night a community coming together to remember the victims of the
pulse nightclub shooting, marking six years since the massacre took the lives of 49 people. >> you wish you can bring them back, but you'll never bring them back. one person made one decision that changed entire lives. it's -- it's sad. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of senators announced general agreement on new gun safety legislation. the bill includes funding for mental health resources, incentives for the creation of so-called red flag laws, increased funding for school safety, and strengthening the federal background check system. for buyers under age 21, the deal would require an investigative period to review juvenile and mental health records. >> comment on the gun reform? >> reporter: leaving church sunday, president biden gave a them thumbs-up to reporters when asked about the proposal, even though it does not include what he and others have asked for. no ban on assault-style rifles, no raising of the minimum age to
buy one. if the proposal passes, it would still be the most significant action taken by congress on gun safety since the 1990s. >> it makes me want to cry tears of happiness, because in some ways when we started doing this work, i thought the government was at least halfway functional. but unfortunately, it proved not to are when our kids needed to be saved. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabby giffords, a shooting survivor, called the proposal not perfect. but added, if carefully drafted and framed into law, this would be a life-saving step forward. it appears enough republicans support this plan for it to pass, but there's a long way to go. it's only an outline. the legislation has not even been formally written yet. veronica? >> justin, thank you. dozens of members of a far-right group have made bail after being arrested for allegedly planning a riot at a pride event in idaho. police say they found the 31 men from the white supremacist group patriot front inside shields, r
least one smoke grenade. authorities have been on heightenedthreats from these ki groups. >> we are seeing that both anti-government extremist groups as well as white nationalist groups are focused on june being pride month. it could be what we saw with the patriot front where they're actually just going to counter-protest or disrupt, which is disturbing, but perhaps not with violent intent. but there are other groups who have talked about targeting those events with violence. >> police made the arrests after a tip about suspicious activity. those arrested came from at least 11 other states. to the extreme heat gripping a large section of the country today. in southern california, mandatory evacuations have been ordered after a wildfire exploded in san bernardino county. near triple-digit temperatures and heavy winds have been fueling those flames. it's already burned about 1,000 acres and more than 200 firefighters were on the front lines overnight. in arizona, a wildfire near
flagstaff has forced evacuations. a suspect has been arrested. a dangerous heat is expected to spread from the southwest all the way to the carolinas today. we'll have the full forecast in just a moment. to your money and stocks overnight falling as a new workweek brings new concern about inflation, rising interes rates, and more worries on wall street. this morning, a top economist warns america's inflation crisis is about to get worse before it gets better. >> i think you've got to be very modest about what we know about this inflation process. and i fear that it's still going to get worse. we may well get to 9% at this rate. >> reporter: the federal reserve is expected to raise key interest rates by a half point wednesday in an effort to cool spending enough to curb inflation without tipping the economy into a recession. some analysts expect interest rates could rise by .75 points in the months ahead. >> maybe aggressively, 50, 50,
50, maybe a 75, until we really get inflation under control. and that means, frankly, risking the possibility of, as chairman powell said, some pain. >> reporter: america's 40-year-high inflation has been blamed on everything from a tight labor market to covid, russia's war in ukraine, and government spending. grocery prices are up nearly 12% from a year ago, the largest spike for eggs, meat, and bread since 1979. and gas prices nationwide now average more than $5 a gallon. >> i'm not driving as much. i'm not spending money maybe on going out to eat. >> reporter: the owner of this gas station in minnesota appears to be just as frustrated as his customers, putting up a sign saying, "we hate our gas prices too." according to financial website barron's, gas station profits are actually down as they deal with price increases from oil producers, refiners, and pipeline operators. meanwhile, some drivers in california enjoyed a different kind of sticker shot. a glitch at this station allowed
customers to pay just 69 cents a gallon for several hours. >> i looked at the numbers, i seen 69 cents a gallon. you know what i did, i hit that button, it started pumping. the dollar sign stayed low. >> the president says fighting inflation is his top priority, but he warned friday that inflation could last for a while. the january 6th committee is looking to lay out more evidence against former president trump today as it holds its second televised hearing about the attack on the capitol. trump's 2020 campaign manager, bill steppian, is among those set to testify with the focus showing the public that trump knowingly spread lies about election fraud. members of the committee claim they've uncovered enough evidence for trump to be indicted. >> once the evidence is accumulated by the justice department, it needs to make a decision about whether it can prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt the president's guilt or anyone else's. but they need to be investigated, if there's credible evidence, which i think there is. >> today's hearing will also
include a former prosecutor who quit as trump pressured officials in georgia to find more votes. abc news will bring you live coverage of today's hearing at 10:00 a.m. eastern. more urgency now from front lines of the war in ukraine. a u.s. official tells "the washington post" russia quill likely seize control of part of eastern ukraine within weeks. russian troops have now destroyed a bridge used as an evacuation route in the donbas region. ukraine's president is meeting with european leaders this week to plead for more weapons. more foreign help to ease the baby formula shortage has arrived to the u.s. a flight from australia carrying 95,000 bottles landed in los angeles yesterday. a similar shipment is due to arrive in ohio on thursday. the formula is expected to reach store shelves next week in more than 4,000 stores. sarah palin is one step away from a seat in congress. the former alaska governor and vice presidential candidate has advanced in the race to fill alaska's house seat. the race between palin and three
other candidates will be decided in august. one candidate named santa claus did not make the cut. he came in sixth. a look at monday weather. two regions of the country face severe weather today. the northern plains and an area from the midwest to the mid-atlantic. damaging winds, large hail, and tornados are possible in those areas. checking today's high temperatures, heat advisories have been issued from kansas city to chicago and heat alerts are in place from texas to the carolinas. humidity in some areas will make it feel like 110 degrees today. the heat index map shows it will feel like the triple digits from nebraska to new orleans. coming up, the big change that could affect your travel plans, and the bargains available right now. first, what police are saying about this video of so-called subway surfers riding
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tobe: that's beautiful. don't try this at home. a potentially deadly stunt on a new york city subway train. police are searching for these people who rode on top of the cars friday, a move called subway surfing. no one was hurt as the train rumbled across the williamsburg bridge. a subway surfer died last year after falling. the cdc has lifted its covid testing requirement for international travelers just as the summer season kicks off. foreign nationals no longer have to test negative before boarding a flight to the u.s. the cdc says it's able to drop the rule because of the progress made fighting covid-19. >> now that we have a better handle on the situation, i think it's reasonable to open things
up so people can travel. >> a lot of people didn't want to travel internationally because of the testing requirement. this provides them with peace of mind. >> deals for international travel this summer are hard to find, but now may be the best time to plan your fall or winter vacation with airfares that are much lower. just days after he was a no-show at events marking his mother's 70th year on the throne, prince andrew is returning to the spotlight today, trying to rehab his image but things didn't go as planned. this morning, prince andrew, at age 62, is trying to stage a royal comeback. he was set to make his first public appearance in months at today's annual garter day ceremony at windsor castle, one of the key events on the royal calendar attended by much of the family. some observers none too happy. >> this is a 700-year-old order of chivalry. where there are only supposed to be 24 knights and ladies of the garter. and if andrew turns up, i think it will be a complete and utter
sham that he will be there. >> reporter: now apparently because of the backlash a change of plans. he'll attend private events, not public ceremonies. earlier this year, andrew was stripped of his official duties after being accused of sexual abuse. ultimately settling with virginia roberts giuffre for more than $10 million. giuffre claimed jeffrey epstein and ghislaine maxwell trafficked her for sex with the prince on multiple occasions when she was 17. the prince long denying the allegations. >> do you remember her? >> no. >> reporter: but following settlement of the case, "the telegraph" reports andrew is now asking the queen to reinstate his royal status, saying he feels his position should be reinstated, recognized, and respected, allowing him to be included at royal and state events. the "sunday times" saying today's garter day ceremony is an attempt at rehabilitating his image. >> there is a stench hanging all over him. he's been removed from all public duties.
all the charities and regiments don't want to have anything at all to do with him. i have a us is situation that they want to bring him back into public life. prince charles and william intervened regarding andrew publicly attending garter day. it's a sign his comeback may be more of a challenge than expected. coming up, a rocket failure during a launch from cape canaveral. what it means for nasa. also ahead, two music stars sharing their health struggles. what we're learning about toby keith's cancer and the rare disorder justin bieber is fighting. welcome to allstate where anyone who bundles their home and auto insurance saves. isn't that right phil? sorry, i'm a little busy. what in the world are you doing? i'm in the metaverse, bundling my home and auto insurance. why don't you just do that in the real world? um, because now i can bundle in space.
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be postponing tour dates, but keith saying, i will see the fans sooner than later, i can't wait. >> this is pretty serious. >> reporter: we're learning more about justin bieber's health battle. he says he's fighting a rare disorder that's left part of his face paralyzed. >> this syndrome, ramsay hunt syndrome, has caused my face to have paralysis. as you can see, this eye is not blinking. i can't smile on this side of my face. this nostril will not move. >> reporter: ramsay hunt syndrome is a neurological complication that affects only 1 in every 20,000 people a year. it's caused by the same virus as chicken pox and shingles but affects the nerves in your face. bieber posting this message saying, been getting progressively harder to eat, which has been extremely frustrating. the 28-year-old putting tour dates on hold. >> i'm physically obviously not capable of doing them. obviously my body's telling me i've got to slow down.
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♪ "the pulse," jennifer hudson joining an exclusive club. >> that's right. hudson took home a tony award last night as coproducer of the musical "a strange loop." that makes her an egot, only the 17th person in history to win an emmy, grammy, oscar, and tony. >> in addition to her two grammys, husband car clinched the oscar for "dreamgirls" and won an emmy for "baby yaga." russians are trying out a restaurant that replaced mcdonald's. >> the restaurants have been renamed. the new name translates to "tasty and that's it." there's no big mac but there's what's called a grandee burger, and a fish burger. mcdonald's left russia due to the war in ukraine.
the google employee raising questions about artificial intelligence. >> an engee at google says he was suspended after claiming a computer program he was working on started acting like a human. the engineer told "the washington post" the artificial intelligence reserve intelligence robot could express thought like a 7 or 8-year-old kid who happenings to know physics. he compiled transcripts of conversations they had. google says a review found no evidence to support his claims. the engineer was suspended for breaking confidentiality policies. next, a new car that will ease your cost at the pump. >> light year has unveiled the first solar-powered electric car. it has a range of 400 miles with 10% coming from solar. the sticker price, $265,000. talk about a power move. finally, some booze bandits in for a big surprise. >> three men stole what they thought was a $4,200 bottle of wine from a liquor store in houston. turns out the bottle was a decoy, so
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