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ac making news in america this morning, caught on camera. look at this. a train slamming into a tractor trailer. dozens of passengers hurt. now the truck's driver jumped to safety just before the moment of impact. breaking overnight two helicopters collide and crash killing ten people. the investigation under way right now as we learn more about the olympic medalists who were on board. a detonating device. a cut on the hand and an e-cigarette lodged in the ceiling after a man says it exploded in his face. his dramatic 911 call and pictures after it happened. final rose. "the bachelor" picks his wife-to-be and then an announcement about the new bachelorette season that everyone is talking about.
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and good morning to you all. we have to start with yet another serious passenger train crash. >> an amtrak track carrying 212 passengers plowed into a tractor trailer stuck at a crossing in north carolina. 55 passengers and crew were rushed to the hospital. >> it's the haitian's third major passenger train accident in just than two months and abc's susan saulny with the latest on this one. >> oh my god. oh my god! >> reporter: eyewitnesses watched in helpless horror as an amtrak train on its way to new york city collided with a tractor trailer stuck on the tracks in halifax, north carolina. this morning investigators are trying to figure out what went so wrong. >> we need ems up here. >> reporter: the engine and two of the seven cars rerailed. more than 60 of the passengers were injured. despite devastation no fatalities. >> engine on its side tore to pieces back car and the first coach on the ground. >> reporter: the truck carrying an oversized load had a special permit to travel on the highway
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and was being escorted by a state patrolman. witnesses say the truck was trying to make a difficult turn and struggled for several minutes. as the train approached the truck driver jumped to safety before the moment of impact. investigators are wondering if anyone alerted amtrak. >> so the investigation will determine who called whom and what happened. >> you don't usually walk away from a train wreck as easily as all these people are blessed today. >> reporter: this is the third serious passenger rail accident in just over a month. two weeks ago it was a truck stuck on the tracks in california and last month, a metro north train struckson suv in new york. both the driver and six passengers killed. in north carolina investigators want to know if anyone studied this route and that particular intersection before giving the oversized truck a permit. susan saulny, abc news washington. >> thank you, susan. breaking overnight olympic medalists among the victims after two helicopters crashed in remote argentina. the choppers were filming a
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popular european reality tv show when they apparently collided. the two pilots and eight passengers died including camille mufat a french swimmer who won a gold medal and alexi basssteen who won a bronze medal in 2008. mark lippert has been discharged from a south korean hospital after last week's knife attack. lippert was rushed to the hospital last thursday in seoul. this was the scene you're seeing there. tempt fate. after a man slashed him in the face and left arm after a break it was forum. he told reporters he's in good spirits after successful surgery. >> i'm walking, talking, holding my baby. you know, hugging my wife. so i'm -- i just feel really good. i've got a little rehab left to do on the arm, the face feels really good. >> lippert's alleged attacker known as an anti-american activist previously convicted for hurring a piece of concrete at the japanese ambassador in
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seoul five years ago. meanwhile, the president of the university of oklahoma is mincing no words to the fraternity brothers caught on camera singing a racist song. we don't want you. he calls their behavior disgraceful and reprehensible and suggest they find another school. the frat house is being shut down. members given to the end of the day today to get out of there. sigma alpha epsilon's national organization has apologized and calls those on the video, quote, a few bigoted idiots. an apology has been issued again by the chief of police in madison, wisconsin, over the death of 19-year-old tony robinson. thousands jammed into the state capitol demanding justice. robinson was shot by matt kenny after kenny says robinson attacked him. >> what do you want to say to the family? what's your message to them? >> i don't have a good answer except to say i'm sorry.
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i apologize for what has happened to their son their grandson their nephew their friend. >> officer kenny is now on administrative leave during the investigation. tony robinson's family is urging calm and respect for police. and more fallout from that highly critical justice department report on ferguson, missouri. a state appeals court judge is now taking over ferguson's municipal court. the missouri supreme court assigned state judge roy richter to hear all cases and his job is to restore the integrity of the system. in georgia the midnight rider trial has ended with a plea deal. the director greg will spend two years in jail. charges against his wife were dropped. another executive will be on probation for ten years. the charges were in connection with the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant struck and killed on a railroad bridge. some chilling new video
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evidence at the boston marathon bombing trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. prosecutors say tsarnaev in the white cap picking a spot in the crowd and slipping 0 of a backpack which held a pressure cooker bomb then he uses his cell phone allegedly to call his brother, seconds later the first bomb goes off. you see it there. tsarnaev then slips away and the bomb prosecutors say he planted explodes. they also showed video from a wholefood store showing him buying milk 20 minutes after and proves his indifference to the suffering going on around him. president obama exchanged e-mails with secretary of state hillary clinton at her private address but didn't know the details of her account and how she would comply with federal records law, that according to the white house. several oreos say clinton is expected to hold a news conference in new york soon to address the growing controversy. well some new financial questions are swirling around a republican congressman from illinois who's already been answering plenty of financial
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questions. aaron schock was repeated asked yesterday about a report he spent more than $10,000 to have his staff accompany him on a trip to new york for events connected to the visit of india's prime minister. >> i would simply say that that was an official trip. i think it's my attempt to serve my district the best i can. >> all right, schock's spending habits though were on display here and they were questioned when he used 40 grand of taxpayer money to redecorate his office in the style of "downton abbey." he later paid that money back. a landmark medical marijuana bill expected to be introduced ending the ban on it and implement a long sought series reforms. it has burp support being sponsored by death penalties like cory booker of new jersey and republican rand paul from kentucky. time now for the weather from across the nation. a rainy day from new orleans to
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nashville. showers elsewhere in the south and moving into the mid-atlantic. springlike weather in the midwest with temperatures 20 degrees above normal. mostly dry there and in the west. >> yeah spring-like we're talking now, high of 61 69 in kansas city chicago and detroit will reach into the 50s and 60s and 80s for both miami and l.a. still ahead, the apple watch, the cost the release date and what will be able to do. a 2-year-old snatched from the street in the arms of an abductor. you are seeing it there caught on camera. collision course two ships smashing into each other in a busy american channel. the environmental concerns this morning.
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okay we have a date we now know the apple watch goes on sale april 24th. how much it will cost prices start at $350 with the right wristband and finish could run up to $17,000. that version will only be sold at high-end stores. three basic models and apple says the typical user will get 18 hours of use before it needs recharging. preorders start april 10th. apple also unveiled its thinnest and lightest mac book over half an inch thick but has a 12-inch retina display. also a redesigned keyboard and one port for usb and charging purposes. the price starts at $1300. well the continued drop in sales may force mcdonald's to call on kale. say it ain't so. sales were down 4% last month.
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mcdonald's admits it needs to evolve and one report says it might include adding kale to the menu. analysts say the trendy leafy vegetable would make its menu more healthy and help change the chain's image. put it next to a quarterer pounder with cheese it doesn't seem too fattening anymore. let kale solve all your problems. the final episode of "mad men" a couple weeks ago a fancy piece of the show has been sold. a crisis lir imperial. it's a convertible driven by jon hamm's character don draper. >> only 922 of these were built. this one just 87,000 miles on it. someone just bought it for under 40 grand. a classic car dealer off ebay that sold this. a good-looking car. >> and apparently no one has smoked in it. >> but there might be some kale leafs on the ground.
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listen to this sweet symphony of flavor. beautiful! gorgeous! here comes the fruitful crescendo! incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast.. and look at this scary scene. this is from a freeway in dallas. the cab of that 1-wheeler dangling over an overpass. the driver and passenger were able to scramble to safety and only had minor injuries. the wreck has since been cleared. roads in dallas and most of the rest of the country should be in good shape this morning. the exception is the midsouth over to the mid-atlantic coast where roads will be wet. >> if you're flying airport delays are likeliest in memphis, tennessee. we turn to washington state. police there on the had upts for an attempted kidnapper caught on video. >> it happened sunday in a tiny town southwest of spokane. three siblings were playing in a
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park ages 10 8 and 22 months when police say a man scooped the toddler out of his stroller and ran off. >> an eagle eye grandmother sent her grandson and a friend to chase him. he dropped the toddler in a vacant lot. >> whew. the houston ship channel is closed to all traffic after two ships collided. it included one carrying toxic chemicals hit into each other at a narrow spot near the foggy entrance. people living nearby were told to stay indoors as a precaution. the coast guard says they don't know how much of the chemical leaked but three tanks were damaged. much smaller boat had to be evacuated. you're seeing this here in san francisco bay. smoke started pouring out of the engine compartment. seven people were on board helped to safety by a pair of cousins out fishing at the time. nobody injured. the boats sustained significant damage age cause of the smoke yet to be determined. erie twist in the
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disappearance of a dog. two shoop dog owners believe their pets were targeted. an autopsy found that 3-year-old jagger you're seeing there is definitely poisoned and whether the killer is a jealous rival. one of the creative geniuses who left it after doing charity work. he was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago and died in los angeles. he was just 59 years old. turn to health headlines now. and our parents raising a generation of narcissists. a new study, a dutch study found that a cornerstone of today's modern parenting which is telling your kids they're special can increase their narcissistic tendencies. researchers say parents should instead reinforce that they are loved. that bolsters self-esteem without implying they are
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superior to their peers. well a terrifying moment for an e-cigarette smoker. it blew up while smoking it. southern california man said he heard it humming, i think that's bad so he pulled it away from his face which is a good idea. and then the thing blew up. part of the device lodged in the ceiling. his bed clothes caught fire. he was able to douse the fire and call 911. >> are you having any trouble with your breathing? >> i think i'm having a little bit of anxiety. this thing like blew up in my face and it shot and stuck in my ceiling. >> he suffered minor burns to his face hands and a cut on his hand. there's no word on the cause of that explosion. fire officials warn e-cigarette users not to overcharge them. if you're ever looking for a reason to stop smoking, a cigarette that just blew up. might be a good one. >> you're right. can't believe we're talking march madness already. >> favorite time of year. >> some men's college basketball
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teams already have their bids. >> and plenty of action going on. as for the nba our guys at espn we turn to. >> he's stan. i'm neil. this is the actual "sportscenter" set in los angeles. atlanta was the first team to 50 wins monday but they didn't make the cut. >> you say that as if somewhere there could be a fake los angeles "sportscenter" set. we'll deal with that. >> some guy in his basement may have one. warriors taking on the suns going to tate trying to get to 50 wins. klay thompson and steph curry, the splash brothers so we got puddles on the court and stuff. they outscored the suns by one. third quarter, same thing. thompson for 3 then the fourth quarter, steph curry again, 36 points, seven threes for curry warriors win it that's 50 for them. >> see, looks like animal kingdom, the grizzlies and the bulls with the brothers gasol. pretending like they like playing against each other. they're on the record they
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♪ welcome back to "america this morning." time for "the pulse" and we start with a big finale. abc's "the bachelor," the question would farmer chris pick becca or whitney? >> okay meeting the family and the final date becca was the first one into chris' barn and that's not a good sign. he said it wasn't fair for them to take the leap right now and with that becca was sent home. >> okay that meant good things for whitney then, right? back to the barn. the story just weirds when you say it starts in a barn. chris dropped down to one knee and proposed and she said sdlz and called her. self the happiest girl in the entire world. we'll see them on "gma" later. >> speaking of happy girls how about the new "bachelorette." that's right. two of them. last night it announced brit and kaitlyn on the right would try
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to find love on the upcoming season of "the bachelorette." >> chris harrison say the 5 on the guys will have their say about who will be the best wife so how is that going to work out here on abc? >> we'll find out starting monday may 18th. >> a guy from philadelphia supposedly making big bucks impersonating the zach galifianakis character. he works the "l" at las vegas strip as an alan impersonator and people are hiring him to attend parties. >> he's so impressive in nailing this. they hire him as a double in "the hangover 3." here they are side by side. can you even tell? the guy is making 250 grand for playing alan. him on the right if you can't tell. a fake baby he's holding. >> i thought it was the guy on the left. i thought the fake baby was the giveaway. a little bit early this morning. >> it ain't that early.
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>> gloat -- >> hey everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. new developments in in amtrak train derailment that was caught on camera. brand new reaction from local survivors coming up in a live report. don't forget to bring an umbrella to work or school this morning. accuweather is tracking a rainy afternoon. you see it there coming on storm tracker 6 live. today at the official start of the nfl free agency period and the eagles hopefully didn't count their chickens before they hatch a key piece of the offense may have had a change of heart about coming here to philadelphia. that story plus much more on "action news" which begins in moments. >> ♪♪ new car. the problems with their old one meant a young boy was often late for school. >> that led to a punishment that no one wanted to see repeated.
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with more here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: meet hunter camillo. 6 years old, in the first grade, his dad mark works in a machine shop and his mother stays at home to watch over his little sister and goes to school every day but there were a few times when he was late. mom driving to school but their car an old dodge durango was acting up. they couldn't afford repairs. their backup car in trouble too. one morning they were late again and little hunter knew he was going to get in trouble at school and he did. images of him in the cafeteria by himself alone at a table, a piece of cardboard set up to block his view of the other children. eating alone. >> high heart just broke because he was sitting there and he just was kind of peeking around the side. i just felt terrible for him. >> reporter: the school taking heat for fair detention policy which they've now amended and it turns out when the family posted
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the image on facebook an entire community began to weigh in. the local radio host bill meyer. >> talked about it a bill on the morning show and things kind of went nuts from that point forward. one shop calls another shop calls another shop. people just started volunteering from the heart. >> reporter: the family was called to what they thought was the roo he pair shop. instead what was waiting for them was this chrysler minivan, the community had come together to give it to them in come on get in the car. >> reporter: and take a look. hunter getting out of school and hopping into that minivan with mom. >> how was school? oh they love it. just can't believe like there are people that want to help us and come together to get a car that's so reliable and such a great van. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> it worked again. >> that's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us, of course for "good morning america." for reena and me everybody have a good tuesday. see you soon.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> hey everyone, we have several new overnight developments on this tuesday march 10. >> new reactions from passengers on a philadelphia bound train that crashed when a truck got stuck on the tracks. >> and we're also updating that story about the u.s. ambassador who was seriously injured during a violent knife attack in south korea. >> after a harsh winter are we on to spring? no snow this week but accuweather is tracking a little bit of rain. >> and we're fine with that. good morning everyone. it's 4:30 on this tuesday. let's go right to dave murphy and also matt pelman who is filling in for karen.


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