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wild weather and hail and tornadoes hitting the planes and people evacuated after severe flooding with more in store today. taylor swift dominates at the billboard music awards. plus the bizarre performance from kanye west that got boos from the crowd. good morning.
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i'm marci gonzalez. reena is on assignment. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. we start with an absolute bloodbath in waco, texas. a wild shootout between rival motorcycle gangs happened in broad daylight in a busy parking lot. nine bikers killed after facing off with knife, bats chains and guns just outside a shopping plaza packed with families. abc's bazi kanani has the latest. >> reporter: investigators say this waco restaurant was packed with up to 200 bikers. members of five rival gangs trying to work out a turf dispute when something ignited a fight. >> one of 9 officers here said it was absolute complete chaos when they pulled up on scene. >> i just got a call from a passerby they were going by twin peak, thought they heard a gunshot, looked over and saw a lot of running. >> reporter: knifes chains and guns and police on scene also opening fire on armed bikers. >> it was really really scary.
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i called back towards the freezers with a lot of waitresses and people here. >> reporter: the deadly brawl sprawling into the parking lot just after noon after families gathered for lunch at another restaurant right next door. >> i saw bullet holes in cars. i saw windows shattered out of cars. police officers' cars hit. it is amazing that innocent civilians were not injured here. >> reporter: police say incredibly all of the nine people killed and 18 injured were members of the biker gangs, officers and bystanders escaping shaken but unscathed. >> police detained more than a hundred for questioning and made several arrests. this morning they have increased security around waco concerned about the possibility of another violent outbreak among criminal biker gangs. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. and the other major story we're following this morning, a deadly air crash in hawaii that killed a marine. 21 others were sent to the
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hospital. some in critical condition. marines were on a training mission when their aircraft made a hard landing. that 'how the military is describing it stationed at camp pendleton in california but had gone to hawaii to train. secretary of state john kerry says he remains confident about the fight against isis despite this weekend's major setback in iraq. the city of ramadi fell as iraqi forces abandoned weapons and armored vehicles. estimated 500 soldiers and civilians were killed. 8,000 people fled. iraq's prime minister is now allowing iranian militias into the area to join the fight. another major focus, extreme weather slamming the middle of the country. a weekend of severe storms triggered evacuations and rescues dumping inches of rain softball size hail and spawning dozens of tornadoes. and the latest radar shows those stretching more than 1200 miles now heading east with flash flooding still a major concern in the memphis area. one of those weekend twisters
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was caught on video tearing through elmer, oklahoma on saturday. >> we do have numerous reports of damage and power outages but to reports of injuries. the threat is not over yet. here now accuweather meteorologist paul williams. good morning to you, paul. >> good morning to you, too, t.j., marci. what's been happening and will continue to happen through the midweek the jet stream will position itself perfectly between the cold and moist air. to the south low pressure system, a classic storm setup with the warmer and colder coming in behind it causing thunderstorms to kick off. but then on the other side who invited jack frost to the party? no kidding. and a mist of may, widespread frost and freeze to occur reaching into minnesota and to the dakotas even just starting to nip the northeastern corner of nebraska and that cold air will change how it feels and combine that with a low pressure system s that a counterclockwise in rotation possibly giving us a couple of morning snow showers. marci, t.j. >> all right, paul thank you so much. turn now to amtrak.
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resuming service between philadelphia and new york this morning for the first time since last week's deadly derailment as this investigation now continues. officials and first responders gathered for a moment of reflection. this happened a short distance from the crash site. did this to honor the dead and wounded. a bell tolled as philadelphia's mayor read the names of the eight people killed. >> let us recognize that we still have many patients in the hospital. we have families who are burying loved ones. today is about respect for all of them. >> well that automatic control system you've been hearing about that technology that could stop a speeding train, well it's now fully operational along the northbound tracks where the depth took place. meanwhile, investigators are downplaying reports that a projectile hit the train just before it derailed. our exclusive interview with elian gonzalez he made headlines 16 years ago when he was rescued off the coast of
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florida. the image of a federal agent with his gun drawn becoming iconic. well, he sat down with abc's jim avila for his first ever interview as an adult. gonzalez had a message for everyone here in the u.s. >> to the american people the first i say thank you for the life they give me. >> gonzalez who is now 21 also talked about his family still living in america and his relationship with fidel castro. you'll hear that and much more from elian gonzalez and his father in jim avila's exclusive interview starting on "good morning america" later this morning. turn to the vatican where pope francis canonized four nuns and among the new two nuns from what was 19th century palestine. palestinian president mahmoud abalgs and over 2,000 pilgrims were on hand for the ceremony.
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the move is scene as a token of vatican support in the middle east. a bit of advice from joe buyen to the graduating class of yale university. the vice president told 1200 seniors to be careful about judging others and questioning their motives. he also discussed his support over the years for gay marriage and the work he's done to fight racial profiling. >> if you're a brother that can't marry the man he loves, you are lessened and if your best friend has to worry about being racially profile you live in a circumstance not worthy of us. >> the vice president also urged students to find the thing that allows them to pursue what they love and think it still matters even 40 or 50 years from now. >> did you like the glasses? >> stylish. >> top gun thing there. new this morning a first look at the trailer for the new steve jobs movie. >> and flames shooting from a building with people trapped inside. the survivors jumping to safety
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into the arms of firefighters. high-tech lifeline. rescuers use a drone to reach people trapped by floodwaters.
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the summer travel season is just about here and the airline industry says it'll be the busiest ever for air travel. 222 million passengers are expected to take a flight sometime between june july and august. that's up 4.5% from last year. air travel outside of the country is also expected to set a record. the industry credits the improving economy and more
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positive outlook. >> car travel going up in the summer as well. you'll see higher gas prices. national average is 2.7$2.70, highest we've seen this year. it's almost a dollar less than this time last year. the current trend continues, this memorial day could see the cheapest gas prices in the last five years. shoppers may this is a subtle shift on the shelves at target. according to "the wall street journal" the retailer is not promoting big brands like general mills and kellogg's like it used to. instead target is emphasizing the fresh and healthy sounding options that consumers seem to prefer so canned soup and processed foods will be lower while fancy sauces granola and oils will get more optimal shelf space. >> all right. we turn to the movies this weekend. a musical comedy hit a high note setting a record even. "pitch perfect 2," fared much better than
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"mad max: 2350urry road." 44 millions. "avengers: age of ultron," not too far behind with 39 million bucks. when we come back a buff danglinge inginge inginge inging over an overpass. some grainy video now at the center of the investigation in a deadly manslaughter fire. my school reunion. i don't know. who wants to play in idaho? gotta get milwaukee up to speed. we win in flint, we take the lead. we'll close the deal if we just show... when it's go, go to the new the site with the right room, rewards and savings up to 20% when you book direct.
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rescue teams south of ft. worth, texas, used an unmanned drone to help flood victims. that drone brought a rescue line to a family surrounded by rising waters so a helicopter could fly them to safety. one of the rescuers called it an experience he hopes he will never have again. there were a dozen others in the area from homes and vehicles. road condition, wet and flooding conditions will cover the eastern third of the nation stretching from south texas into new england. mountain snow as much as 20 inches in some places will blanket the rockies and roads wet along the northern west coast. airport delays possible in atlanta, memphis and new orleans. new details this morning, a star b.a.s.e. jumper is dead after a fall at yosemite national park. >> dean potter is the name. he along with another jumper graham hunt were attempting a
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7500-foot descent from taft's point. they were wearing wingsuits on what was said to be a tricky jump attempting the stunt at night. it's a good chance they were doing that because b.a.s.e. jumping is illegal in national parks. a new clue in the slaying of a family and their housekeeper in a washington, d.c. mansion. police looking for a person of interest releasing this surveillance video showing that hooded figure there. authorities want to know if that person has any connection to the family's 2008 porsche that was found torched and abandoned in maryland. now, police say a wealthy businessman, his wife, their youngest son and housekeeper killed before that mansion went up in flames. also an amazing rescue for people trapped in a burning apartment building in alabama. you see on the right side spotlights for you several people forced to jump to safety as they landed they fell into the arms of a waiting police officer. he was there to catch then. he rescued four people. some suffered minor injuries as they jumped. the building has been condemned by local authorities.
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several people now without a home. and an incredible scene in the early morning hours after a casino tour bus went off a bridge in northwest india. driver was the only one aboard. he missed a turn and drove on to a section of road under construction. his injuries are not considered life-threatening. we got another frightening site at the indianapolis 500 prequalifying practice. ed carpenter appears to lose control of the vehicle here flipping over tumbling you see this. hits that safety barrier, would you believe he was not hurt? walked out of that car, threw his helmet down in frustration trying to become the first driver to win three consecutive poles at the indy 500. again, just last week we were showing video of helio castroneves getting ready and flipped around and was okay as well. >> well time for sports. busy time with basketball hockey playoffs even baseball. >> so let's get all this from
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our guys at espn. alongside john anderson i'm kevin connors, the clippers once up 3-1 in their series against the rockets entered game seven after a collapse in game six. >> 3-1. nope. they lost the series 3-4. rockets looking to close out get the conference finals for the first time since 1997 james harden fear that beard ready to go. harden givety crossover abused austin rivers. at one point in the third they were ahead by just three. they were up by 17 the final 12 and trevor ariza hit three three, the one that sealed it rockets win it 113-100. bring on golden state and see who goes to the finals. how about the western conference finals in hockey. ducks and plaquehawks. first period scoreless game. ryan getzlaf mishandles the puck. patrick kane golden opportunity but fred kick anderson cops up big. third, how about the stretch pass andrew cogliano initially
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denied. nate thompson there to clean it up. ducks win it 4-1. 6-0 at home this postseason. we got it all pitching performance of the day. dreaded near no-hitter for shelby miller. an out away from history. braves beat the marlins, 6-0. afterwards they fire their manager mike redmond. >> really bad day for him. not because of what happened but an accumulation. >> the team is not very good and they would like them to be better and spending a lot of money. tune in live "sportscenter" 9 a.m. eastern complete coverage looking to the nba conference finals and game two, rangers and lightning. have an excellent monday kevin, john see ya. all right, thanks guys. in college baseball something you don't see very often at any level. arizona state outfielder johnny seehole hit by a pitch. look at this and he caught it. he caught it.
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he tossed it back to the washington state pitcher. the ball lodged between his arm and body wasn't hurt. the tv announcer said it might be one of the greatest things he has ever seen in maybe. a little over the top but the sun deafs did beat the cougars 6-5 in 11 innings. >> tossed it back to him so casually. up next in "the pulse," the big winners at the billboard music awards and why no one heard kanye west's performance. >> also overnight, the first steve jobs trailer is released. you know the importance of heart health. you watch your diet, excercise... and may take an omega-3 supplement, such as fish oil. but when it comes to omega-3s, it's the epa and dha that really matter for heart health. not all omega-3 supplements are the same. introducing bayer pro ultra omega-3 from the heart health experts at bayer. with two times the concentration of epa and dha as the leading omega-3 supplement. plus, it's the only brand with progel
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no surprise here crowned taylor swift as the big winner of the night taking home eight awards for her chart topping album "1989." she had all her pals including her deejay boyfriend, calvin harris. >> sam smith, he's recovering from surgery on his vocal chords and changed everybody. he can't do it with his voice. it was capped off by a performance by kanye west nearly impossible to either see or hear. he was not only hidden behind this cloud of pyrotechnics you see there but sensors had to drop out nearly half of the song because of vulgar language. the performance even got some boos from the crowd. >> he finds a way for us to talk about him the next morning every time. >> uh-huh. the world's fascination with steve jobs and all things apple show no signs of fading with a new movie about to hit the big screen. >> we're getting the first look at the latest biopic about the founder. fittingly entitled "steve jobs
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jt. >> you can't write code you are not an engineer what do you do? >> the musicians play the instruments. i play the orchestra. artists lead and hacks show for a show of hands. >> no one sees the world the same way you do. >> fast-paced trailer with michael fassbender written by aaron sorkin and stars jeff daniel kate winslet and due out in october. now we'll go to the ball game to snap a record-breaking selfie. this was all about the selfie this weekend as st. louis cardinal fans gathered to watch the game and click some shots. in between innings fans took out their phones and cameras and they set a new guinness world record by simultaneously taking 4,296 selfies to be exact. >> we don't know how you count those but they did it some kind of way and we give it three weeks and somebody will be breaking that record. >> for some of you your local news is next.
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>> good monday morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell 4:27 a.m. following a developing story here. amtrak and septa plan to resume service in over an hour along the rail line damaged in the deadly derailmentment we'll have a report. a biker brawl ends in a bloodbath down south. new details on the investigation. >> and president obama will visit camden new jersey to highlight community policing in and around the city. and the accuweather forecast team is tracking storms and weather and traffic updates all morning with graduations in high gear high school students finalizing college choices. >> the choice one young man made has a lot scratching their heads. he turned down all of the
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nation's eight elite ivy league schools plus five other top schools that accepted him. >> so he could go to alabama. seriously. the reason may have to do more with what's increasingly a sign of the times for a growing number of college bound young people. here are bazi kanani. >> reporter: ronald nelson is senior class president, near perfect standardized test scores and oh yeah that's him conducting his high school band. so it's not surprising that his college acceptance letters are piled high. what is surprising. >> i decided to go to school at the university of alabama. >> the 17-year-old from germman town tennessee rejected all eight ivy league schools earn stead accepting a full ride to join the crimson tide. >> i wanted to evaluate options and come to the right decision that would benefit me and my family. >> nelson says the ivies did offer some financial assistance but he and his parents still would have been stretched to pay the rest. with plans to go to graduate school nelson decided that
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brand name degree just wasn't worth it yet. >> i really think that i'll be able to get just as good of an experience. >> reporter: while some have questioned his decision nelson's parents teachers and advisers are all in support after all, he has made some pretty good choices in his life so far. bazi kanani abc news washington. i think no matter where he goes to school he'll be just fine. >> what a smart shall da it's a sharp kid, made a sharp decision, the best decision for him and his family. you just hate to hear somebody able to get into all of those ivy league school money, it came down to money is in a lot of ways going to keep him out. he was smart. don't want to go in further debt. >> smart financial decision. >> you wish there was a way. if you can get in. >> he should be able to go. >> wish he should be able to go. >> keep up and do fine in alabama. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us. "good morning america" coming your way shortly and everybody have yourself a good monday.
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>> we are working on several developing stories on this monday, may 18 train service is about to resume for amtrak and septa along the rail line damaged in last week's deadly derailmentment we'll have a live report. >> it's the most gruesome crime scene. police in waco texas have sneen decades. they're working to figure out what led to a biker brawl that led to nine deaths. >> a girl gets cought on a


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