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making news in "america this morning" -- security alerts. nationwide terror sweeps leads to arrest here in the u.s. 37 the suspects possible ties to isis and the late-night scare at the white house. a fence jumper with a suspicious package we're live in washington. happening now, dangerous storms making their way across the country, tornadoes and heavy winds causing major damage in the south. flash floods threatening the east coast. the forecast just ahead. saved just in time. an unconscious woman pulled from her smoulderring car wreck. and an emotional moment taylor swift's mother taking the stage thanking fans for taking care of her daughter as she revealed her cancer diagnosis. their embrace saying everything.
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good monday morning. >> we begin with two big stories including another breach at the white house. >> first, what appears to be the latest case of home-grown terror. the suspects with possible links to isis were picked up yesterday in two major cities. abc's susan saulny has the latest. zblr this latest operation by the joint terrorism task force focuses somely on young people who have tried to travel to syria to fight alongside isis and other militant groups. four of them picked up in minneapolis and two in san diego. the arrests came as the fbi attempts to uncover al qaeda sympathizers. authorities have also being trying to crack down on emerging new threat identifying
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recruiters who are raising money and using social media to persuade impressional young men and women. in the past two years, some 50 americans have been radicalized or accused of trying to join isis. authorities insist there's been no specific threat to the american public. >> susan, we're getting word of another possible threat breaking overnight, another fence jumper at the white house. >> that's right, someone has once again scaled the fence on the south side of the white house, this time carrying a suspicious package, it happened at about 10:30 last night, the intruder was quickly arrest. the package was checked out and declared harmless. it comes amid plans to add steel spikes to the fence to make it harder to climb. one fence jumper made it all of the way inside the white house. ryan reena.
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>> thank you. country, after pounding the deep south and the southern plains this weekend. >> tornadoes and strong winds damaged buildings and uprooted trees, knocking out power to thousands. damaging vehicles and houses. some of the hailstones were as big as tennis balls. >> heavy rain in western north carolina last night, resulting in some flash flooding at least one traffic death was blamed on the wet roads, forecasters also were worried about tornadoes, but there were no reports of twisters just high winds. these storms are heading right toward the big cities of the north hnortheast today. let's check in with stef davis. >> it will be a soggy monday across the eastern seaboard. storm system arriving bringing showers and thunderstorms to the i-95 corridor the heaviest of the rain will target washington d.c. philadelphia and new york
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city. we can see up two inches of rain falling throughout the day on monday. second one rolling through monday afternoon in pittsburgh. ryan and reena, back to you. >> steph, thank you. fire officials in southern california say the smoke generated be i a wildfire that will take dais to rescue. forced the evacuation of nearly 300 homes. bone-dried vegetation hasn't been thind out in decades. no one injured sfwlmpblt another blaze in south florida has burned acres. the brush in the area is extremely dry. no structures have been lost and no injuries reported. unclear what sparked the blaze. now to the unfolding tragedy in the waters of the
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mediterranean sea, hundreds of people believed killed in a ship wreck, searchers are looking for the migrants who were kramd onboard a boat. some were locked in the cargo hold of the ship that was traveling from libya to italy. this could become the worst disaster involving migrants. no apologies this morning from the mailman who deliberately violated washington's no-fly zone. despite 2 1/2 years of planning he said that he didn't expect to make it all the way without being stopped. more from abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: gyrocopter pilot doug hughes is grounded, back with his family in florida. >> i was in shock. >> reporter: his wife and 11-year-old daughter speaking out about their dad's dangerous stunt, what he calls an act of civil disobedience protesting campaign financing. >> i was just downright proud. he's a patriot, you know? he did it for the country.
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>> reporter: though hughes shared his plan with a local reporter, but he says his family knew nothing about it. >> it was intended to be a plan where only i took the risk, it was very lonesome. >> reporter: the 61-year-old mailman now delivering new details about the trip. >> at no point did i feel this was not a good idea. >> reporter: revealing he took off from gettysburg, pennsylvania, flying 80 miles through maryland, straight into washington, d.c., using landmarks like the world war ii memorial and washington monument to navigate. hughes says he was surprised he actually made it to the capitol. >> i had expected to be intercepted on the way. >> reporter: if hughes had been detected flying through restricted airspace, scrambled fighter jets would have demanded he land or face being shot down. a risk this father says he was willing to take. >> how did i weigh that? it's real easy. i had an idea that i thought
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could change the direction of the country to restore a true representative democracy. much more from the pilot doug hughes in an exclusive one-on-one interview with george stephanopoulos that's later on "good morning america." a new book about foreign donations to the clinton foundation the book clinton cash alleges that's why clinton's state department treated some countries better than others. high speaking for bill clinton were in the speak. it's already a hot campaign topic. a spokesman for hillary clinton called it "partisan fueled fiction." clinton said that he's proud of his wife since she declared her candidacy a week ago. she'll be campaigning today and tomorrow in new hampshire. a day of reflection for
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millions living along the gulf coast, five years ago that the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded killing 11 workers. much of the gulf has recovered. but scientists say they found a marine blizzard seven times the size of new orleans on the ocean floor, that blizzard made of mucus oil residue and plankton threatens other marine. the 119th running of the boston marathon about 30,000 participants hope to cross that famous finish line many of them loaded up on a carb-loaded pasta dinner. runners and fans will be out there in cool temperatures with a little bit of rain expected. the sentencing phase also on the boston marathon bombing trial will start tomorrow. one school kid in north carolina will probably always remember his third-grade
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picture. >> he was having his photo taken when his dad photo bomb. the photographer playing along. showing the photo, pointing out that dad was right behind him. look at the delay, oh my gosh it's my dad. he's been serving in kuwait for months. look at that homecoming. >> that never gets old. now coming up a big day ahead for mcdonald's breakfast lover. some of you able to get that egg mcmuffin at any hour. pulled to safety a woman dragged from her car just before it burst into flames. sold out. why target looked like black friday this weekend. why you may have missed your chance.
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might be too late for some but a new fashion line at target was a bull's eye, shoppers waited outside stores sunday morning to get lilly pulitzer selling for a fraction of the usual cost. so much traffic on the target website that the retailer shut it down for 20 minutes so it wouldn't crash. if you missed the sale you're out of luck. no plans for restock. bumpy ride on wall street today, the dow lost 279 points on friday. among the factors, uncertainty about upcoming earnings reports. investors wonder how much the coffee chain will remain a top performer and the social network, questions there as well. lot coming up today.
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denver. a mother and daughter who vanished in new york city. >> iona costello and her daughter emily were last seen at the manhattan parking inging garage. they had driven from their home on long island planning to plan a week in the city. costello had been battling with her late husband's older children over his will. a man was streaming live video on the internet a police s.w.a.t. arrived at his house, they had gotten anonymous report of a stabbing. there have been several of these hoax calls in the area in the past few weeks. dr. oz is fighting back against charges by some of his colleagues who say he promotes quack treatments. the top doctors say members of the public are being mislead and
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that oz is motivated by financial claim. batman star ben affleck asked producer ss not to reveal that some of his ancestors owned slaves. the information did not air, but producers said that was because there was more interesting stories to tell. other guests include aroundnderson cooper were revealed to be descent ent of slaves. tim tebow expected to a sign one-year contract with the philadelphia eagles. he hasn't played in the nfl since 2012 he's been working on tv including on "good morning america." and the playoffs are in full swing, both in basketball and hockey it's a sports lovers' dreams. highlights now from our guys at espn. >> i'm john buccigross.
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>> and i'm steve levy. after the spurs and clippers tipped off late sunday night. all of the pretty pictures. big game from blake griffin. big time of year. clippers up 57-53. blake driving, slam it home. the new clippers owner loving it. later in the quarter, blake posterizing aaron baynes. oh yeah. the clippers go on to win. lebron james and the cavaliers, game one gechs the celtics. kyrie irving first career playoff game no problem. lebron had 20 points 6 assists. kevin love played well in his playoff debut and the cavaliers win game one. stanley cup playoff action islanders and capitals in overtime. the islanders' best player picks
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the milestone award and who better to present it than her own mother. >> like many of you out there tonight, with children of your own, i'm a very proud mom. >> oh it was the first time we have seen andrea swift since learning that she's battling cancer. she talked about watching her daughter blossom into someone who can stand up for herself. next up channing tatum, wait am i in this picture -- no. he had some anxious moments over the weekend. >> yeah the star of magic mike left a backpack in a new york city cab by mistake saturday. he tweeted out a plea asking for help finding it even giving his e-mail address. >> tatum went tweeting thanking quote, every who tried to help and to the new york samaritan who found my bag and asked for
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good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. it is monday, april 20. 427 on the clock. we're tracking heavy rain out there. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar is showing it right now. we'll tell you how it will impact the morning commute. developing right now a scare at the white house. a person carrying a suspicious package scaled the fence overnight. tebow time in philadelphia. the heisman trophy winner is expected to sign a deal with the eagles today. hear what people think about that including the guy who used to be the quarterback for the eagles all next.
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superman and abc's cecilia strapped in to try to hang on with this young climber. >> reporter: that human spiderman -- well more like a spider girl is one of the best rock climbers in the world and she's only 14. you don't get scared up here? >> no. >> reporter: never? >> no. are you? >> reporter: i am yes she's schooling me at this indoor climbing gym in new york. >> just hold on to this one. >> reporter: fresh off her spring break in spain where she scaled one of the toughest rock places in the world. if i see this big space with these colors and i think there's no way i can possibly get to the top, you would think what -- >> i would think there's a way to the top, because i mean i can get to the top. >> reporter: anything has a solution? >> yeah.
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>> reporter: a dare devil better than grownups twice her age and twice her strength. how good is he? >> it's on a different level. considering her age. top ten, top five female climbers in the world. putting her at the level at top. >> reporter: her tiny fingers searching for the perfect hold since she was 6 years old, she started climbing rocks in central park. she had to beg her parents to let her compete. today, her dad is always right there making sure she doesn't fall. the biggest challenge these days for her is fitting it all in. practice home work after that and then just finding time to be a kid. from here there's only one way to go -- up. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. >> i just use my speedy web. >> really? >> that's what's making news in "america this morning."
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>> good morning we're following several developing stories for you on monday april 20. severe thunderstorms and a few twisters moved through the south causing damage across several states. now that system is coming our way. >> an investigation is underway to find out who set several fires at a bucks county church. tim tebow is back and may be donning a familiar green jersey. >> one recognized all around here. good morning, everyone, karen is


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