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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, deadly storms on the move. the powerful system spawning tornados. new video of the damagend who's in the threat zone right now. also this morning, a softer tone from president trump. the president lays out a of hope and unity. >> i am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength. >> we are live in washington with analysis of the president's address to congress and the emotional moment bringing the chamber totecer day, perhaps nfl linebacker tomorrow. a man outside the police department when an officer comes out of nowhere putting an end to it. we'll show you the tackle. plus, the high-end fashion at the president's address. the first lady's dress is getting a lot of attention this morning along with the hefty price tag and see the cabinet
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member who wore $600 slippers. what is worth $600 besides a nice comfy pair of slippers. >> pajamas. good morning on what is turning out to be a busy morning. the president's news in a moment. first, breaking news. >> a deadly storm system moving into the northeast. tens of millions are in its path and that system spawned multiple tornadoes that were in illinois. one person killed by an uprooted tree. one witness said the tornado that destroyed her house sounded like a freight train. several buildings were also damaged including a nursing home and a factory. >> this really tells you how ndom mother nature's fury can be. in missouri overnight at least one driver died on a highway in th state whe picked up the wrecked car from
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struck the victim's vehicle. >> that storm system is moving toward the northeast and there are tornado watches posted from oklahoma and arkansas all the way to ohio and also tornado warnings from northern ohio. we'll track that storm throughout the morning. of course, we do encourage you to stay safe because that is on the move. now we want to get to president trump. addressing congress and the nation with a striking softer tone. he president stayed on topic as he outlined an optimistic vision for the country and touched on a issues from obamacare to immigration. >> and tears rolled down karen owens' face as everyone in the room stood in honor of her late husband navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens killed in yemen. sean spicer posted this picture. maggie rulli has more. >> reporter: this was a critical moment in donald trump's
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presidency. with just over a month in office this was his chance to speak to the american people and to congress. president trump's first address to congress beginning with a call for unity. >> why not join forces and finally get the job done. >> reporter: a stark contrast to a chaotic and often divisive first month in office. >> a new tone for a new phase and softer tesn the harder edges of donald trump. >> reporter: abc news political analyst rick klein says his new phase is a way to repackage his old campaign themes like calling to repeal and replace the affordable care act. to increase military spending, and build that wall. along our southern border. >> reporter: but also a shift in tone towards compromise. over how to accomplish immigration reform. >> i believe republicans and democrats can work together to achieve an outcome has
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eluded our country for decades. >> reporter: the night's most emotional moment, a standing ovation for karen owens, the widow of chief petty officer ryan owens killed in action a month ago during a raid in yemen. >> ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. thank you. >> reporter: but during the rest of his speech democrats sat silent indefiance. many female members of the party dressing in white to symbolize their commitment to women's rights. and also getting their chance to respond. former democraticf kentucky steve beshear ripped into the president's plans. >> this isn't a game. it's life and dea f >> reporter: democrats and even some republicans are now demanding answers fromident abo millions.opardizing kendis and diane. >> it sounds like we're s get la ncrete answers jor us live in t
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> just 4 addressed the country at his inauguration. >> and covered some of the same topics, the fist bump, that different body language as well. immigration, the military, foreign policy, we went back a watched the inauguration address again and take a listen at the contrast in tone when it comes to his vision for the future. >> and the crime and the gangs and the drugs, this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. >> a new national pride is sweeping across our nation and a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp. >> now, listen to the president talking about immigration then and now. >> we must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries, making our products, stealing our companies and
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destroying our jobs. >> i believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible as long as we focus on the following goals, to improve jobs and wages for americans. >> much more muted president, wouldn't you say, when you see the difference. "the new york daily news" calling it don's reset. >> the white house did say this would be a really optimistic and positive speech so we saw the president at least trying to convey that message. >> so it appears voters also noticed the president's difference in tone. >> abc's matt gutman watched with a group of people in kansas. they are mostly trump voters but all agreed that president trump seemed more authentic. >> thus far it hasn't been the most politically appropriate response to the press or to anything he said thus far but it sounded like he was the leader of the free world. he spoke eloquently. he limited his gestures, it was nice to see that kind of strong and poised performance from a
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president that thus far hadn't demonstrated that. >> the group didn't like everything about the speech to be fair. they wanted to hear more specifics about russia and iran. now, the big topic, of course, has been immigration and the president is set to announce his new travel ban as soon as today. the associated press reports that the order removes iraq from the list of mostly muslim countries whose citizens face a temporary u.s. travel ban. the previous order disrupted travel for many people coming to the united states. it faced legal challenges almost immediately and right now remains on hold. >> still ahead, we have new developments overnight in the death of kim jong-namun's broth the ceo of uber arguing with one of the drivers and what they're saying about the confrontation this morning. stopped in his tracks, the must see video of a police officer taking down a man with a bat.
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breaking overnight an suv stuck in fast-moving floodwater near phoenix. an elder di pan was trapped inside. the swift current was moving the suv and forced emergency crews to make two rescue attempts. they were able to break a window and pull that man out and carefully walk him to safety. there's some new details in that attack on kim jong-un's half brother. the two female suspects are now charged with murder. the pair appeared at a hearing this morning in malaysia and didn't enter a plea but one woman told the court she's not guilty. prosecutors say they smeared a powerful nerve agent on kim jong-nam's face last month. the women face the death penalty if convicted.
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a class action lawsuit against a company behind the kay and jared jewelry chains is expected to go to court in the fall. former employees are accusing jewelers of fostering a demeaning culture for female employees. some claim they were sexually harassed and discriminated in pay and promotions. the company denies the allegations and the company's stock starts the trading day down 13%. uberary ceo is poll justing for a heated exchange with one of his driver caught on video berating one of his company's drivers. according to bloomberg the man said he bankrupted him by lowering the rate on uber's black car rides and he fired back with an expletive. in a staff memo he said that he was ashamed. thousands of websites back up and running after suffering a crippling outage that triggered widespread performance problems. amazon's massive cloud based and
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web services went down for more than four hours yesterday. it's a thing that affected half a million websites including large companies like netflix, airbnb and spotify. >> the former president and first lady have signed a megabook deal. the unique joint agreement with penguin random house calls for them to write separate books worth $60 million. bill clinton was paid 15 million for his memoir and hillary clinton got 14 million for her book about her time at the state department and george w. bush received 10 million for the release of "decision points." when we come back, chaos at a mardi gras parade after a truck plows into a marching band. hear what police are saying about the driver this morning. a young basketball fan's climbing skills saved the day at this game.
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that was it. the final moment of a 79-year-old bridge in eastern georgia but nobody panic. it was a planned explosion. it used to cross the georgia/south carolina state line but they recently finished building a new bridge to replace it. one of the world's most active volcano is at it again. mt. etna erupting. the lava flow lit up the skies as well over sicily. officials say nearby towns are not in any danger. etna is the tallest volcano in europe at nearly 11,000 feet. >> what a cool sight to look at. >> it is. another mardi gras braid horror under investigation. >> police say a 73-year-old driver rammed into members of a high school band in gulf shores, alabama. 12 injured. three critically.
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authorities consider the case a under way for a suspect in a deadly shoot-out with two houston police officers. a second suspect was killed when gunfire broke out early yesterday afternoon. the area was put on lockdown for a few hours. one officer is in critical condition with a bullet lodged near his spine. the other was shot in the foot. and there was some dramatic testimony in florida from a 73-year-old retired police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater. curtis reeves is hoping to avoid being tried on a second degree murder charge and he's using florida's controversial stand your ground law claiming he felt threatened by chad oulson who he was arguing with in that theater. >> he was getting ready to punch me and i perceived that at some point and that's when the pistol came out. >> why did you shoot him? >> at that point it was his life or mine.
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>> shooting happened in 2014. the whole argument apparently all stemmed over the use of a cell phone inside the theater. a man with a baseball bat is taken down with a football move that would make lawrence taylor proud. this is outside a police station in the l.a. area. about ten miles outside l.a. to be specific. investigators say the man -- the officer tackled man after he started whacking the building's glass windows threatening police and civilians and the over made that quick move. yeah. >> he's got to be pretty proud of himself this morning. >> i would say so. good move. well, football season is still a long way away. >> but the nba is in full swing so let's get some highlights from our guys at espn. >> good morning, america. the "a" team, max and the coach and what went down in d.c. on tuesday night, well, it has the entire nba waiting for results. only a minute into the game, kevin durant, watch it here,
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they're calling it a hyperextension of his left knee and pachulia falls into his leg and clearly didn't mean to. durant would stay in for a few more seconds, would leave. had an mri done after the game results later today on wednesday. now, time winding down. steph curry, he was 2 for 9 from three. misses there and the wizards now 19-5 in their last 24 games. russell westbrook putting on a show. fourth quarter against the jazz, he was the man. under one minute to go. thunder down for, for three. he would score 12 points in the final 2:05. gordon hayward, no, thunder down one. westbrook, you know where he's going. all the way home. 43 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, folks.
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his 30th triple-double of the season. four straight wins for the thunder who have been hitting the ground running since the all-star game. >> max, one more nugget. the warriors will sign matt barnes because they're not sure how serious the kevin durant injury is. that does it for us. have a great wednesday. >> the "a" team. i like the nickname. >> or the "d" team. one more sports note a basketball fan became a hero at a college game. >> it happened at the fresno state game. the ball got stuck on the back board so players tried to get it down by throwing another ball. that didn't work. >> someone else tried getting a long pole. no luck there either. that's when another man lifted a young boy, he climbs the back of the hoop. >> yes. >>ing noes the ball free and the crowd goes wild. >> bow down to that kid. ooh, saved the game. up next in "the pulse," more from the president's speech and
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president? >> too soon. colbert also joked that the loud cheers over repealing obamacare was actually excitement from the crowd over hearing president obama's name. very bipartisan. >> definitely. first lady melania trump was certainly dressed to impress with a stunning black sequin number fit for, well, the wife of a billionaire. >> mrs. trump was sporting a michael kors skirt/suit that cost nearly $10,000. not clear if she paid full price but she definitely looks like a million buck. >> yeah, she did. many people on twitter saying she kind of looked like a scene out of "dynasty," joan collins' alexis. new commerce secretary wilbur ross, a billionaire went for comfort and style in his choice of footwear for the president's speech. >> i could get behind this. ross went with a pair of slippers complete with the commerce department logo, but these are not just any old pair of slip-ons. unless you're a billionaire
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>> ♪ >> good morning. i'm tamala edwards. it is wednesday, march first. up next here on "action news," a different milder tone from president trump. we're breaking down his message, his first to a joint session of congress. also, we'll give you reaction from local lawmakers. a bucks county police officer is accused of stealing thousands of dollars that was meant for a volunteer fire and let's here on sky6 out over penn's landing. it's really warm out there. it's foggy to start the day but accuweather is tracking some severe weather coming our way by the time the day ends. karen rogers has your roads and much more. that's all ahead on "action news." >> ♪ okay, so admittedly we're 40 days in but the president appeared to have ushered in a new phase of his administration with his first speech to congress last night. >> but it was first lady melania trump who may have ended up
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making an even bigger debut than her husband. here's abc's serena marshall. >> reporter: it was her husband's first big speech as president, but first lady melania trump sparkling and stealing the show in a sharp black michael kors suit. >> the first lady of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: after a quiet start as one of america's most prominent women in recent weeks amping up her role in the white house, seen for the first time working with her staff in a "fox & friends" interview answering what goes into making those big white house events happen. >> you know, you plan -- it's almost like you're planning a wedding every time. >> reporter: just this past weekend those hosting skills on full display welcoming governors for her first formal soiree at 1600 pennsylvania avenue and has embraced the historic first lady role of welcoming the wives during two state visits taking israeli's prime minister's wife
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to the new african-american history museum and at mar-a-lago touring another museum with prime minister abe's wife. melania trump's fully revealing her agenda. taking the podium for the first time as first lady during the president's florida february campaign rally. >> i'm committed to creating and supporting initiatives dear to my heart, which will have impact on women and children all around the world. >> reporter: and hours before that big speech to congress standing beside the president as he signed a resolution to encourage women to enter science and technology and while she is still living in new york, a first lady missing no more. >> a lot of people still talking about that beautiful dress. >> oh, yeah. and that moment in the chamber with ryan owens widow. >> a touching m.
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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. it's 4:30 a.m. on this wednesday march first. >> we're following breaking news. a gunman shoots man to death this morning in what has bee a violent first few months of 2017 in philadelphia. >> flames burn through a buildig overnight. >> president trump stand in front of congress for the first time and shifts his normally bombastic tone to one of civility and optimism. >> let's find out aboutour and . we'll go over tom dave murphy and karen rogers o david i couldn't tell if i should bring the coat. it was 58 degrees already this morning. >> yesterday when i left w


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