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making news in america this morning, severe threat. overnight wind and rain causing flash floods. water surrounding cars. hail going to see here pummeling a pool. it's not over yet. we're tracking it all. breaking overnight an heir to the getty fortune found dead in his home. the latest tragedy for one of the country's wealthiest families. also breaking right now, joni mitchell rushed to the hospital. the singer found unconscious in her home. new details just in about her condition. and don't be fooled. move over selfie stick. the one april fools' day joke that already has everyone talking.
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good wednesday morning, everyone i'm bazi kanani in for reena ninan. >> and hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. we start with spring storms causing flooding overnight. >> the radar is showing the problem areas. storms are stretching across the south from georgia all the way to oklahoma. this video just in from oklahoma heavy rain and wind pounding the area. >> and the scene also in oklahoma city overnight. heavy rain causing flash flooding. see these cars tires covered in water in a mall parking lot. and from arkansas that is not snow. it's hail. one dash cam captured the sight and sound of it hitting a windshield and hood and take a look at the swimming pool near little rock percolating as the hail hits the water. >> who is in for stormy weather today. here now accuweather meteorologist justin povick. good morning to you, justin. >> t.j. and bazi thanks the northeast quieting down with
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high pressure in place and lots of sunshine. it will start out sunny over the central plains but the concern turns to severe weather later in the today. around omaha northbound the twin cities and south back to wichita damaging winds, large hail isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. not expecting a tornado outbreak but it only takes one to do a lot of damage. southbound toward dallas little rock still dealing with general thunderstorms. severe chances not as high but drenching downpours and gusty winds later on this week and storminess switches to the southeast, wet weather in the northeast. t.j. and bazi back to you. >> thanks justin. breaking overnight in los angeles, tragedy for one of america's wealthiest families. >> oil heir, andrew getty found dead in his home. sources tell the "l.a. times" he died from blunt force trauma but it does not appear to be a crime.
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he was the grandson of j. paul getty. they're said to be worth $5 billion. also from los angeles this morning, singer/songwriter joni mitchell hospitalized in intensive care. her official website reports that she was found unconscious at her bel air home but regained consciousness in the ambulance and she is now undergoing tests and is reported to be awake and in good spirits. the 71-year-old is an eight-time grammy winner whose hits include woodstock both sides now and big yellow taxi. marathon talks over iran's nuclear program in overtime after dragging past a midnight deadline. secretary of state john kerry briefed president obama and his national security team by video teleconference. they're saying there's enough progress to merit continuing negotiations but several difficult hurdles remain. iran and six nations have been trying to hammer out an outline for a future agreement aimed at curbing iran's nuclear program and a final deal could end
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crushing economic sanctions against iran. indiana's legislature trying to hammer out a fix to its controversial religious freedom act. governor mike pence is trying to change it after refusing to say if it should be legal. he says it is now time to be clear. >> should it be legal in the state of indiana to discriminate against gays and lesbians? >> i don't support discrimination against gays or lesbians or anyone else? >> so no. >> no. >> but governor pence says the fix won't allow involving anti-discrimination legislation for gays and lesbians but only make clear that businesses don't deny the right to deny services to anyone. arkansas legislatures approved a similar bill. arkansas governor asa hutchison has promised to sign it but the chief executive of the state's
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biggest business walmart is among those requesting that he veto it. in a tweet he said that it undermines what he calls the spirit of inclusion in the state. we have several major developments in the germanwings crash investigation. first the bombshell from parent company lufthansa that the airline knew about the co-pilot's long battle with depression despite saying last week that he was fit to fly. french officials are denying european reports of cell phone video showing inside the plane during the flight's final seconds. they say phones have been found but their contents have not yet been reviewed. turn to boston now and the defense has rested in the marathon bombing trial after calling just four witnesses. their testimony was meant to demonstrate that dzhokhar tsarnaev had nothing to do with the planning of the attack and that he was being influenced by his older brother. the defense made it clear from the start of the case that its strategy was to avoid the death penalty. closing arguments are scheduled for next monday. and new england patriots owner robert kraft was the star
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witness at the murder trial of his former tight end aaron hernandez. craft said he had a conversation with him in which hernandez said he was innocent of the murder for which he's charged. prosecutors and defense attorneys say they expect to wrap up their cases next within. a woman under arrest after yet another security breach at the san jose airport. a u.p.s. worker spotted the woman walking near a cargo area and police believe she jumped a fence to gettento the grounds. officers say she became gettive and had to be subdued. the same airport where a teenager stowed away in a wheel well. a brush fire that started outs a controlled burn threatened homes in the desert east of los angeles. residents in the apple valley air were forced to evacuate but they have been allowed to return home as firefighters gain control. authorities say the fire was started by the parks department. but gusty and unpredictable winds caused it to spread
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quickly. unsettling new images this morning of those luxury homes teetering on the edge of a hillside near seattle. a landslide that started friday continues to menace the area. chunks of earth pulling away and tumbling down taking trees with them. some residents were allowed back in yesterday to pack up their belongings. with more rain in the forecast things are expected to get even worse. well still ahead, internet outrage aimed at the new host of "the daily show." he answers his critics. >> record fines. nascar hands down some big penalties because of some tire trickery. video going viral. now a police officer under investigation. what started the profanity-laced tire raid.
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well cadillac's new full size sedan has a security feature that's new. it takes photos of everything around the car whenever the alarm system is set off. the technology relies on the same cameras used to help with parking the car. when the alarm goes off the pictures are stored on a memory car and goes into production late this year. thousands of low wage workers in seattle are getting a raise starting today. the city begins phasing in a law which raises the minimum wage to $15 $15en hour among the highest in the nation. a lobbying group has tried to get an injunction to stop the law. but the judge refused. minimum wages aren't an issue for the rolling stones. they made about half a billion
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dollars on their last tour. mick jagger alone said to be worth more than 300 million. keith richards just absolutely less than that. their 15-city tour will be their first here in 18 years. along the way they can sample the new drinks at starbucks. they combine juices and dannon greek yogurt sold in the northwest and alaska. the three flavors can be customized with fresh kale and protein powder. later the partnership will expand to parfaits. attention, pack man fans. how would you like to play the game with a map as the board. that's exactly what you can do today thanks to google maps. just search an area and in the lower left click on the pack man option and then the map will be turned into a pack man board. you can control pack man with the direction keys. good luck everyone and be careful today. the boss might be walking by
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while you're on google maps. >> have you tried it? >> i tried it. it was fun and i was still bad at pack man. >> all right, folks, when we come back cool and calm under pressure. a 12-year-old's 911 call when somebody broke into his house. and look out, below. a dramatic construction accident caught on camera. they call these sandwiches? this is a sandwich. introducing the new subway turkey italiano melt. tender oven-roasted turkey breast. robust genoa salami. smoky, spicy pepperoni. when these big 3 meet under a blanket of melty provolone with that tangy new subway vinaigrette... something delicious happens. only one place to get a fresh toasted sandwich this great on freshly baked bread. the new turkey italiano melt. only at subway.
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yeah what you just saw there, excavator that fell from the crane that was holding it up. over a large construction hole. one of the workers caught this action on his camera. it needed a little repair however. >> i bet. well now for a look at morning road conditions, a lot of trouble in the mississippi valley and central plains from texas all the way to the canadian border. some mountain snow in the northern rockies, as well. >> if you're flying airport delays possible in kansas, minneapolis and memphis. kansas city excuse me i should say. nascar is coming down hard on one racing team for using illegal tires. >> driver ryan newman's team was found to have violated rues by manipulating them allowing air to escape during the race.
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his crew chief was fined $25,000 and suspended for six weeks and two other crew members were suspended and will be on probation for the season and he was docked 75 points that dropped him 21 places. no you to the latest twist in that so-called "gone girl" kidnapping case in california. labeled a hoax by a police. a 15-page manifesto four e-mails from the group that abducted denise huskins. they're defending her and her boyfriend demanding an apology from the police for not believing this emand expressed regret for taking her saying she was not the intended target. huskins' attorney says it's proof that his client is not lying. >> i've been the recipient of all the e-mails and saying don't underestimate us. we are the ones responsible and it's unbelievable what has happened. >> the e-mails claim the
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kidnapping was just part of a dry run for higher profile victims that they plan to abduct in the future. a new york city terrorism detective is under investigation after his tirade against an uber driver went viral. in that video recorded by one of the uber passengers the officer seen yelling profanities at the driver and raising his voice as the driver tries to defend himself. listen. >> you? staundz man me. i don't know what [ bleep ] planet you think you're on right now. let me tell you something. next time -- >> okay. >> are you going to let me finish? stop interrupting me. who do you think you're talking to here? >> now, as to what set the detective off uber passengers say the driver honked his horn at the officer as he tried to park without using blinkers or hazard lights. >> won't do that again. well near boston a 12-year-old became an unexpected hero when he was home alone and someone started ringing the doorbell repeatedly. the boy named luke peeked through and didn't recognize who
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it was when the man broke a window and went inside luke locked himself in a bedroom and called 911. the 911 dispatcher gave him a secret code so the intruder wouldn't hear him. >> did he have a weapon in his hand? >> i don't know. >> okay. all i want you to do is press either 1 for yes, 2 for no okay. >> well the suspect ran off when police arrived but because luke had seen the man at the window they found him nearby carrying a bag full of stolen loot. the police are now praising luke for his bravery. we turn to some sports now. kentucky wisconsin, michigan state, duke getting ready to head to indianapolis. >> as for the nba and the nhl some of last night's highlights from espn. >> hey there big news on "sportscenter," ludacris has a new cd but we have other sports that we carried over for you. neil. >> thank you, kenny. let's begin across the street.
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that's where steph curry and the golden state warriors of have the nba's best record taking on the clippers. clippers have been hot. oh no. there's a man down. >> no, he didn't. >> the fellows like it. the golden state warriors are rubbing it in with that tweet. listen that's the play everybody is talking about but if you don't win the game that play loses a little bit of luster. golden state won the game so that play is getting a lot of play. andrew bogut. >> ice hockey hurricanes and the caps. alex owe very much chin. caps up 1-0. the stick right 0 owe very much chin. sixth player to have six 50-goal seasons. who are the other five. >> lemieux, gretzky, lafleur and -- >> doesn't matter. off memory. owe very much chin to ward. too late. >> no it isn't.
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capitals win it by a count of 4-2. >> who was the other. >> bossy from the islanders. >> mike bossy, how about me getting the first name? >> there you go. >> barry melrose. >> thank you. we have nothing. we have a lot but -- in oh we're supposed to still talk. good-bye. >> they can stop talking now. up next in "the pulse," twitter feed fury. controversy surround comedy central's pick to replace jon stewart. fat cat, why this feline is worth millions of dollars. le are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes... ...with non-insulin victoza. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza. he said victoza works differently than pills and comes in a pen. victoza is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once a day, any time. and the needle is thin. victoza is not for weight loss but it may help you lose some weight. victoza is an injectable prescription medicine
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that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and should not be used in people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. victoza has not been studied with mealtime insulin. victoza is not insulin. do not take victoza if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if you are allergic to victoza or any of its ingredients. symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include swelling of face lips, tongue or throat fainting or dizziness, very rapid heartbeat problems breathing or swallowing, severe rash or itching. tell your doctor if you get a lump or swelling in your neck. serious side effects may happen in people who take victoza including inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) which may be fatal. stop taking victoza and call your doctor right away if you have signs of pancreatitis, such as severe pain that will not go away in your abdomen
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or from your abdomen to your back with or without vomiting. tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you have any medical conditions. taking victoza with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. the most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, and headache. some side effects can lead to dehydration, which may cause kidney problems. if your pill isn't giving you the control you need... ask your doctor about non-insulin victoza. it's covered by most health plans. ♪ time now for "the pulse" and we start with backlash against trevor noah the south african comic set to succeed jon stewart on "the daily show." >> barely 48 hours after that announcement critics are pointing to past tweets which are being described as racist
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misogynist misogynist and homophobic. >> he said to reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian. >> comedy central meanwhile standing behind knowway calling the criticism unfair. it may not be fair but sure is outrageous. fashion designer karl lagerfeld creative director at chanel now in the news for his big fluffy cat. >> yes, he tells "new york" magazine that choupette isn't just pretty she's worth millions. last year alone the cat made $3.2 million for just two model gigs one for cars in germany and the other for a japanese beauty product. >> lagerfeld says however, he would never let choupette do a food ad. he says she's just a little sophisticated for that. >> well amazon meanwhile has introduced a new device so customers can reorder certain products with a simple click from anywhere in the home. >> this is called the amazondash
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button and the company insists this is not an april fools' joke. it connects directly to wi-fi making it easier to replenish replies running low. >> the dash buttons are available to amazon prime members for 250 products from coffee to paper towels. in honor of pranksters' favorite day the most memorable april fools' day jokes. >> taco bell claimed it purchased the liberty belch the company made the fake announcement in a full page ad in major newspapers. >> the national historic park in philly where the bell is kept was flooded with hundreds of angry phone calls. >> also just last year domino's fooled a lot of people announcing its edible pizza box. and take a look at one of the best so far this year the selfie shoe. just stick your phone in and click. you've got a shoefie.
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>> ♪♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. it's wednesday, april 1st. no fooling. we're following a developing story. a montgomery county couple is found dead. police believe they were mutilate wade chain she was. we have a live report. federal charges could be filed aslily as today against new jersey senator bob menendez. we'll break down that investigation. pennsylvania's highest court clears the way for possible criminal charges against attorney general kathleen kane. also police in south jersey need your help trying to find a missing teenager. all that in accuweather and a lot more coming up next on "action news." >> ♪♪ today. rain in the northwest for weather. severe storms in the plains and upper midwest rain across the south. finally this morning a young girl in california who's benefiting from new tango. 3d printing the process used to create her new arm. >> that process is much less
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expensive than a traditional mechanical limb and it's giving that girl a lot of hope for the future. here's kabc's denise dedore. >> reporter: missing a left arm doesn't stop her from surfing or bike riding but now that she's got a new custom-made robo hand the sky is the limit. >> she's unstoppable. >> reporter: faith got to pick her favorite colors. these high-tech printers are ref losinging the way these devices are made. a nonprofit group called e-nable generated her blueprint for free. >> their mission that anyone who needs a device to have access to one and i'm excited to get the word out. >> reporter: success depends on a comfortable fit because a new hand or upgraded design can be created any time faith needs a forone. >> we can print a new one in just a few months and make some adjustment adjustments. >> reporter: a conventional
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elbow actuated prosthetic this one costs $50 which makes getting new ones for children much more affordable. >> whether you are a child or an adult we believe every child should be able to receive a prosthetic device just because they need them. >> reporter: faith suffered compartment syndrome during birth. circulation was cut off to her left arm. at nine months doctors had to amputate. >> she'll have a bright future. >> reporter: she's done quite well with one arm so can't wait to see what she'll do with two. >> it's really cool. >> reporter: this is denise dador reporting for abc news. >> it is really cool. isn't it? >> it's a great smile on her face. just scratching the surface with this 3d printer. that's what's making news. >> stay with us for "good morning america" coming your way. for bazi and me we appreciate you spending time with us.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> good morning. here's what's happening on this wednesday april 1st. more information is expected about gruesome deaths of a montgomery county couple. >> deadline has passed but talks to curb iran's nuclear program are expected to continue today. >> governor tom wolf is coming to philadelphia today and jobs are on the agenda. good morning it's 4:30 on this wednesday april 1st. did i expect some jokes out of you this morning nydia. >> we'll see. >> all right, let's go over to karen rogers and matt pelman. they'r


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