Skip to main content

tv   America This Morning  ABC  April 19, 2016 4:00am-4:30am EDT

4:00 am
(colonial penn jingle) making news in america this morning, historic flooding. neighborhoods underwater. more than a thousand rescues including one by a reporter covering the floods. the water so high, one neighbor called in a monster truck, even horses needed saving and the rain is still falling. we're tracking it all. primary day, polls opening
4:01 am
a state and the two front-runners call home. delegates sweep, possibly giving donald trump a clear path to the nomination. we're live on this pivotal day for the presidential election. a woman climbs into a tiger enclosure, the big cat paces back and forth. hear why the woman says she did it. a ball boy's stumble into a wall going viral this morning. good tuesday morning to you all. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. a major american city underwater. >> a state of emergency in nine texas counties. from the air you can see the devastation in houston, home after home surrounded by water. >> this dramatic moment caught on camera, a panicked look on a driver's face. a reporter covering the floods jumping into action.
4:02 am
fish flopping around in a parking lot. abc's bazi kanani has the details on the historic flooding. >> reporter: raging floodwaters sweep through low-lying parts of houston trapping drivers in their cars and thousands in their homes. >> oh, are you all right? >> reporter: these residents escaped with their children on anything that floats, even a refrigerator. across the city, hundreds of high water rescues including this attempt to lead a horse to higher ground. the downpour nearly 20 inches was deadly for drivers. at least five bodies were found in submerged vehicles, a plea from the governor. >> please remember the easy phrase, turn around, don't drown. stay out of the rising water. >> reporter: the danger captured during this live news report on our abc station ktrk. >> what should i do? >> swim.
4:03 am
seconds before his car goes under. the damage spreads for miles through neighborhood after neighborhood leaving many disheartened. >> we're still recovering from last year. nour we're back to square one again. >> reporter: most like debra wright stranded on her second floor balcony until this unusual rescue on a monster truck are grateful for their communities coming together. >> it's just been an adventurous day. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> flood watches in the houston area remain in effect. >> taking a look at the radar you can see the storms still hovering over parts of texas and arkansas. abc's rob marciano is in houston. he's tracking when this relentless rain will finally end. >> we're going to see more rounds of rain, high pressure to the right and relentless rain bumping into a locked weather pattern. this front doesn't move a whole lot to the east. a lot of gulf moisture to contend with. severe thunderstorms as well.
4:04 am
inches of rain and a couple more days left. could see 4 to 5 more inches. >> primary day in new york, the next battle in the race for the white house. >> after several bruising defeats the front-runners are hoping to regain footing. donald trump and hillary clinton are leading in the polls but ted cruz is not giving up and bernie sanders is hoping for an upset. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest from abc's elizabeth hur. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: diane and ryan, good morning to you and, yes, today could be a turning point for both of the front-runners with trump and clinton looking to not only score more delegates but also trying to get that momentum back. bernie sanders may have the momentum. >> we have won eight out of the last nine caucuses and primaries. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: but today in new york that could change. he needs a blow-out victory in the empire state. a loss by ten points means he
4:05 am
remaining delegates to clinch the nomination. hillary clinton may be ahead but the former new york senator still made eight campaign stops across new york. >> i'm not taking anybody or anyplace for granted. we'll keep working hard. >> reporter: across the aisle gop front-runner donald trump is riding a huge lead in his home state, but he's reminding his supporters to get out and vote. >> we've got to vote and, you know, cruz is way, way down in the polls. >> reporter: a big win in new york is crucial for trump. with ted cruz sweeping up more delegates this weekend and already setting his eyes on november. >> because if i'm the nominee we win the general election. we're beating hillary in the key swing states. we're beating hillary with independents, we're beating hillary with young people. >> reporter: well, for now new york is looking promising for the two front-runners, in fact, the other candidates have already moved on to other states
4:06 am
trump and clinton the only ones staying here and watching the results come in. diane and ryan. >> that's elizabeth hur live in new york city. elizabeth, thank you. we have breaking news overnight. a huge explosion and fighting has rocked kabul, afghanistan. dozens were killed in the initial blast by a suicide car bomber. armed attackers followed trying to enter offices of the afghan security agency and have been battling security forces for hours. the taliban has already claimed responsibility. ahead of president obama's visit to saudi arabia tomorrow his support for that country is generating some heat. there is some suspicion in parts of the u.s. that parts of the saudi government were involved in planning the 9/11 attacks. now, president obama opposes a new bill that would allow americans to sue countries that aid terrorism. the bill has strong bipartisan support including hillary clinton, bernie sanders and ted cruz but not the president.
4:07 am
that individuals in the united states can routinely start suing over governments, then we are also opening up the united states to being continually sued by individuals in other countries. >> if the bill passes saudi arabia has threatened to sell billions worth of u.s. assets. it's not known if the issue will come up while the president is there. in that same interview the president also predicted that the iraqi city of mosul would fall by the end of the year and the president expects the iraqis to take back the city as u.s. forces continue to provide training and support. ash carter announced yesterday that 200 additional u.s. troops are heading to iraq to join the battle against isis. well, nearly 27,000 people have boston marathon finisher medals following the 120th edition of the race. among the elite runners it was ethiopians sweeping. >> later a marathon bombing survivor, patrick downes who lost his left leg in the attack completed the race in just under
4:08 am
he was met at the finish line by his wife who lost both of her legs in the bombing. >> adrianne haslet lost a leg three years ago and paused briefly before stepping across the finish line and spent nearly ten hours on the course. >> winners, of course. >> absolutely. pulled from the rubble days after the earthquake, we have some new video in from ecuador. a member of the u.s. military assaulted. two men trying to put a hood over the soldier's head. the confrontation caught on camera. a woman found dead in a church. the surveillance video showing
4:09 am
gear. smoking causes 16 different types of cancer. you have one clear way to reduce your risk. you can quit smoking.
4:10 am
4:11 am
incident at a u.s. base in turkey when two turkey nationalists tried to put a bag over a u.s. soldier's head. they posted it online and claimed it was in retaliation for u.s. troops wrongly arresting members of the turkish military in 2003 and putting bags over their heads. the supreme court appears deeply divided after hearing arguments on the president's immigration plan. that plan would shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and make them eligible to work in the u.s. texas and 25 other states sued claiming president obama overstepped his authority. a decision is expected this summer right in the middle of the presidential campaign. the nfl's billion dollar concussion settlement with thousands of former players has been upheld by an appeals court in philadelphia. the settlement in which the league admits no fault covers more than 20,000 players for the next 65 years. if there are no further appeals former players already diagnosed
4:12 am
repeated concussions could begin receiving benefits within the next few months. and this morning, stock markets around the world are higher with investors encouraged as wall street nears an all-time high. the dow gained 106 to close above 18,000 yesterday. that's the highest level since july. the market gained on a rally by energy stocks. target is increasing its minimum wage to $10 an hour following the lead of other retailers and a few states. target has about 341,000 employees nationwide. walmart and sam club's employees got a wage increase in february and fork and california has new laws to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. when we come back a woman at a zoo jumping into a tiger enclosure. wait until you hear why she did it. fresh-faced and drinking beer out after i red cup. some video surfaces of mark zuckerberg over ten years ago
4:13 am
facebook. headache? motrin helps you be an unstoppable, let's-rock-this-concert- like-it's-1999 kind of mom. back pain? motrin helps you be the side-planking, keeping-up-with- your-girlfriend- even-though-you'll-feel-it- later kind of woman you are. body pain? motrin helps you be an unstoppable, i-can-totally-do-this- all-in-one-trip kind of woman. when pain tries to stop you, there's motrin. motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts. make it happen with motrin liquid gels. maybe almond breeze tastes so good because it's the only almondmilk made with california-grown blue diamond almonds. of course, if you ask one of our almond growers... there's no maybe about it. almond breeze.
4:14 am
in our house, imagination runs wild. but at my table, i keep the food real. like country crock's recipe made with real simple ingredients. and no artificial flavors or preservatives. real country fresh taste from real ingredients. welcome to crock country. to you, they're more than just a pet. so protect them with k9 advantix ii. it kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. k9 advantix ii. for the love of dog. ibs-d. you know the symptoms when they start. abdominal pain. diarrhea. xifaxan can help. prescription xifaxan is a 2-week treatment that can provide you with 6 to 24 weeks of relief from your ibs-d symptoms. specifically, relief from diarrhea and abdominal pain associated with ibs-d. do not use xifaxan if you have a history of sensitivity to rifaximin,
4:15 am
or any components of xifaxan. tell your doctor right away if your diarrhea worsens while taking xifaxan as this may be a sign of a serious or even fatal condition. tell your doctor if you have liver disease or are taking other medications because these may increase the amount of xifaxan in your body. tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are nursing. the most common side effects are nausea and an increase in liver enzymes. if you think you have ibs with diarrhea talk to your doctor about xifaxan. look at that beautiful sight. this is ultra high definition video of our planet taken by the crew from the international space station. the astronauts used a red epic dragon digital camera to capture these stunning pictures. the camera has been used before up there to record experiments and bagpipe playing on the iss, but, man, this is way better.
4:16 am
>> uh-huh. now for a look at morning road conditions back here on earth, many roads are flooded in texas and louisiana, but just wet further north of the midwest. drivers should also watch out for snow in the rockies and some showers in northern new england. if you're flying airport delays likeliest in houston, dallas and kansas city. well now to the earthquake zones on either side of the pacific's so-called ring of fire. >> survivors are still being pulled from the rubble following saturday's powerful earthquake. the latest where three people who were caught in a collapsed shopping center for nearly half a day or a day and a half, the death toll from the quake is now more than 400. at least one of those victims is american. meanwhile, in japan u.s. marines are using osprey aircraft to ferry relief supplies into areas cut off from it. there are still water and food shortages. another large aftershock hit
4:17 am
climbed to 45 but that's expected to rise. a murder mystery in the dallas area of a popular fitness instructor was found dead inside a church. missy bevers to arrive to set up a class early yesterday morning and police released surveillance video of the suspect roaming the church halls wearing tactical equipment. it showed police patches on the front and back and she may have been targeted after posting her schedule on facebook. the governor of michigan is taking a new approach to show flint residents their water is safe. rick snyder said he'll drink filtered water from flint every day for the next 30 days. he made the announce amount of visiting a home and he came under heavy fire for not heading off the crisis fans are remembering doris roberts. she pass away in her sleep at the age of 90 best known for the
4:18 am
raymond" and won five emmys. she was an outspoken critic of age discrimination, ray romano said roberts had an engine and spirit that amazed him. the toronto zoo is investigating after a woman climbed into the tiger enclosure to get a hat. the video shows the woman lower herself into the encloseure and pick something up off the ground. the tiger lungs at her still behind a second fence and the crowd in complete disbelief. one pan yells at her calling her a moron. firefighters came to the rescue of a stranded guinea pig. after rescuing rodney they put an oxygen mask on him because he inhaled a lot of smoke. rodney we're told will be just fine. >> thank goodness. wish a speedy recovery for rodney. another busy night in the nba playoffs. >> highlights from our friends at espn. >> good morning, it's "sportscenter."
4:19 am
stan verrett talking nba playoffs. >> rockets/warriors to be specific. steph curry, that's what he played in. in his suit. he still went for 40. that's how good he is. steph curry did not play. klay thompson did. klay thompson had 34. james harden played. he had 28. the rockets cut the lead to four but it was not meant to be. draymond green did his thing, andre iguodala did his thing and the warriors do their thing and curry claps, it's all over, warriors by 9. game three thursday in houston. mavericks and thunder. russell westbrook and company, russell trying to take a 2-0 series lead, final seconds, west westbrook pushing it, gets it to kevin durant, from 33 from the floor. steven adams, they think they
4:20 am
dallas faithful saying no basket and they were correct. you see the ball still in adams' hands as the clock goes off. no basket. the mavericks win it and tie the series at 1 before they head to dallas. concern for the warriors about steph curry, concern to dallas, williams is doubtful for game three. >> that's a bigger concern if you're the warriors. >> that's all we got, back to you. >> all right, sounds good. so close, that basket. up next in "the pulse." a prosecco problem. why there could be a shortage of the bubbly. >> a pretty embarrassing moment here for the ball boy. but she just can't see it. so excedrin worked with me to show my mom what i experience during a migraine. excedrin relieves my pain and symptoms. but their dedication to migraine sufferers
4:21 am
oh my god... i'm so sorry, honey, that you go through this. now i finally feel understood. experience more stories at allergies distracting you? when your symptoms start... doctors recommend taking ...non-drowsy claritin every day of your allergy season. claritin provides powerful, non-drowsy 24 hour relief... for fewer interruptions from the amazing things you do every day.
4:22 am
(whispers rocket) in our house, imagination runs wild. but at my table, i keep the food real. like country crock's recipe made with real simple ingredients. and no artificial flavors or preservatives. real country fresh taste from real ingredients. welcome to crock country. time to check "the pulse"
4:23 am
past. a very young mark zuckerberg sharing his vision. >> yeah, this is zuckerberg before he became a multibillionaire. the interview is from 2005 when the social network was just one-year-old start-up still called the facebook. the 21-year-old is sipping beer talking about the company as his friends do keg stands, boom. >> i think it is an online directory for colleges. if i want to look you up, i just go to the facebook and type in your name and it brings me up like hopefully all the information i'd care to know about you or a good amount of the information i'd want to know about you. >> zuckerberg talked about facebook's humble beginnings at harvard when asked about the future of the company he said, he just wanted to expand to other schools and remain focused on colleges. >> then he did a keg stand. now, this is not how you impress your new wife.
4:24 am
rented a $340,000 ferrari spider for his wedding weekend and then he promptly crashed it right into a wall. >> we're told he got his foot caught in the floor mat and hit the gas instead of the brake. ah, the accident could cost the newlyweds more than $35,000. 7,000 of that is the deposit which we don't think he's getting back. >> probably not. the driver, by the way, wasn't injured. his wallet on the other hand and his pride probably a little bit. well, sales of the hottest sparkling white wine in the world could soon run dry. prosecco sales have grown by a third in the past year. while those of champagne and other wines nearly flat. >> there's just so much prosecco that can be produced. its grapes are only grown in a small part of italy and a shortage is imminent. if it happens the bubbles may burst. finally a ball boy's big oops moment at a tennis tournament in spain. check him out in the green shirt. well.
4:25 am
then that happens, he tries to get back in his place right in that wall face phares. >> the player turns around to check on him and wants to make sure everything is okay. to give the kid some credit, though, he keeps his cool all the way despite his presumed embarrassment and acts like nothing is wrong at all. >> he turns around like you're irritating me. i'm trying to serve. >> boy is a pro. more news for you after this. i'm mary ellen, and i quit smoking with chantix. i always came back to smoking. i was absolutely frustrated, absolutely. i did not think chantix would work as well as it did. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix reduced my urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. some had seizures while taking chantix. if you have any of these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of mental health problems, which could get worse or of seizures.
4:26 am
or skin reaction to it. if you have these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. tell your doctor if you haveheart or blood vessel problems, or develop new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. decrease alcohol use while taking chantix. use caution when driving or operating machinery. most common side-affect is nausea. i did it. i quit smoking. ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. a heart attack doesn't care if you run everyday, or if you're young or old. no matter who you are a heart attack can happen without warning. if you've had a heart attack, a bayer aspirin regimen can help prevent another one. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. bayer aspirin. from the dairy farmers of fairlife, this is our promise. we start with delicious, creamy, real milk that's then ultra filtered so fairlife has more protein and and only half the sugar. and never any artificial growth hormones.
4:27 am
pain from your day can haunt you at night, don't let it. advil pm gives you the healing sleep you need, helping you fall asleep and stay asleep so your body can heal as you rest. advil pm. for a healing night's sleep. checking our top stories, new yorkers are heading to the polls today. donald trump is predicting a big victory and hillary clinton is hoping a win will wrap up the democratic nomination for her. president obama is heading to saudi arabia today. all strained relations could get worse as u.s. lawmakers consider a new bill that would allow americans to sue saudi arabia for any role it may have played in 9/11. more than a thousand people have been rescued from raging floodwaters in the houston area
4:28 am
it's the worst flooding in houston since tropical storm alison 15 years ago. looking at today's weather more heavy rain in texas and louisiana. just showers further north and quite warm in the east but it won't last and one more day of record heat on the west coast, as well. finally on this morning after the 120th running of the boston marathon there are nearly 27,000 people probably nursing some sore muscles today and to go along with those aches and pains they each also have some finishers' medals from very prestigious event. >> among those who made the famous 26.2-mile journey were several who were seriously injured in the 2013 boston marathon attack. >> reporter: mark fucaro was the first to come down with his hand cycle. >> little sore, little tired. dealing with the shoulder injury. >> reporter: he is one of a
4:29 am
years after the bombings have overcome extraordinary obstacles. >> it was amazing, just the support, i did this for people that ran for me, for my son to know that, you know, it can be done. >> reporter: for patrick downes crossing the finish line was a milestone in a long journey as he recovers after losing a leg in the bombings. he went directly to his wife who is also a survivor. >> we know that we have a lot of spirit on our side from this city because we responded with love and peace and goodness and good will. that will always win. >> reporter: for many of the survivors a finish sends a resounding message three years after one of the city's darkest days. >> terrorism is really perverted thing. it's a delusion of grandeur that somehow they think that they are doing the ultimate justice in this world and thast's not how this was. love and peace is the ultimate justice. >> so great to see all that.
4:30 am
courage they are showing, just in running and even finishing, i mean it's just incredible and still three years later when you're on that area you just get chills. >> you do, don't you? boston strong. well, that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america" and have yourself a great tuesday. good morning. it's 4:30, and weeks of massive


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on