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because... making news in america this morning, the major development in t impeachment saga. a second whistle-blower now coming forward. what is fot anthe investigation and overnight president trump lashing out. why he is accusing nancy pelosi and adam schiff of possible treason. developing right now, the search for a killer. a key witness in the murder trial of a former dallas police officer turns up dead outside his home just ten days after taking the stand against former cop amber guyger. is his killing tied to his testimony in that high-profile case? the new information overnight. also new this morning, we hear from this man struck by lightning while walking his dogs left unable to breathe. his shoes and socks blown off
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his feet. what happened next? immunity outrage. these british parents say the wife of a u.s. diplomat ran down their son then fled the country claiming diplomatic immunity. what the embassy is now saying. plus, the big stunner on sunday night football overnight. and from the deer crashing into the hair salon to these pigs the size of polar bears to the rescue of this dog trapped beneath hurricane rubble for the last month. all the trending stories for your monday morning. good monday morning, everyone. i'm elizabeth hur. >> and i'm trevor ault. janai and kenneth are off today. we begin with president trump facing a second whistle-blower now who is coming forward to corroborate the first complaint that's at the center of the impeachment investigation. >> overnight the president fired off a series of tweets taking aim at the democrats conducting the investigation saying speaker nancy pelosi and house
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intelligence committee chairman adam schiff are the ones who should be impeached. abc's ines de la cuetara joins us now with the new details from washington. good morning, ines. >> reporter: good morning, trevor and elizabeth. well, president trump is still lashing out at house democrats leading that impeachment inquiry calling for house speaker nancy pelosi and house intelligence chairman adam schiff to be impeached. this as we're learning that second whistle-blower has already met with the intelligence community's inspector general. overnight, democrats applauding news of a second whistle-blower coming forward. >> we are tremendously dependent on people of courage stepping forward. >> reporter: abc news was the first to report that the legal team representing the first whistle-blower at the heart of that impeachment inquiry is now representing a second whistle-blower, an intelligence official with firsthand information about the president as efforts to push ukraine to investigate joe biden and his son, and that could spell trouble for trump who has
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repeatedly tried to discredit the first whistle-blower for not having direct knowledge of his phone call with ukraine's president. >> he got his information, i guess, second or thirdhand. >> reporter: the white house is pushing back. it doesn't matter how many people decide to call themselves whistle-blowers about the same telephone call, a call the president already made public, the press secretary said. it doesn't change the fact that he has done nothing wrong. republicans now struggling to defend the president latest calls for china to get involved. >> the president asked china to investigate. >> we know they're not, george. come on. >> why can't you answer yes or no, do you think it's appropriate? >> because i don't think that's what he did. i don't think that's what he did. >> so -- but it was right there on camera. >> reporter: but there is a small yet growing number of republicans who are taking on trump. senator susan collins calling trump's request for china to get involved completely inappropriate, though she's still reluctant to weigh in on trump's dealings with ukraine.
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>> i don't want to prejudge the evidence, plus not all the evidence is in yet. >> and this week is expected to be a busy one for the impeachment inquiry. today at state department's george kent is expected to testify. kent worked on policy in the ukraine but mike pompeo has tried to block him from testifying. trevor and elizabeth. >> ines de la cuetara in washington. ines, thank you. high level trade talks between the u.s. and china are set to begin this thursday, but there might already be a snag. this morning bloomberg reports beijing is reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal. the report says china will not budge on a number of major demands from the trump administration including reforms to china's industrial policy. and also developing right now, more than 100 people have died and thousands have been injured in anti-government protests in iraq. protesters are demanding more jobs and a crackdown on corruption. government officials are pushing back against claims that security forces opened fire directly on demonstrators. we turn now to a mystery in dallas where a key witness in the recent murder trial of former police officer amber
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guyger has turned up dead. joshua brown was shot outside his apartment and now a large reward is being offered in the case as we learn new information about brown's past. >> reporter: this morning, an urgent investigation in dallas as police search for the killer of 28-year-old joshua brown. he was shot just ten days after testifying for the prosecution in the murder trial of former police officer amber guyger. >> please state your name for the record. >> joshua brown. >> reporter: brown previously lived across the hall from botham jean and said they met for the first time on the day jean was shot by guyger. >> i heard him singing in the morning. >> okay. you heard him singing. what kind of things did you hear him sing? >> gospel music, drake. >> reporter: guyger claimed she had mistakenly entered jean's apartment and thought jean was an intruder. she testified that she ordered
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him to show his hands, but on the stand, brown appeared to contradict that testimony saying he never heard the two interact. >> do you recall ever hearing someone saying, hey, put your hands up in a loud tone? >> no, no, ma'am. >> reporter: dallas police say brown was found in the parking lot friday night outside his current home with multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body. witnesses report a silver car leaving the scene. meanwhile this morning our dallas station wfaa is reporting brown was also a victim of gun violence last november after a fight at a strip club. another man was fatally shot and brown was wounded. a suspect currently out on bond has been indicted in that case. but an attorney for brown's family insists a possible link between brown's murder and the amber guyger trial must be investigated. >> he was shot and left to die by someone who clearly had an ax to grind. it's important that we answer who that person is because right now there are strong implications at least, no evidence, but strong
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implications that this may be retaliation for his testimony in the amber guyger trial. >> a civil rights activist is now offering a $100,000 reward in the case. this as police insist they have no suspects or motive. former president jimmy carter is back on his feet after hitting his head during a fall at his georgia home. carter had to get stitches to close a cut but just hours later the 95-year-old traveled to nashville for a habitat for humanity event taking the stage with his wife rosalynn. >> had to go to the hospital and they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye is black as you noticed. but i had a number one priority and that was to come to nashville to build houses. [ applause ] >> carter survived cancer in 2015 and had a hip replacement in may, but he still teaches sunday school. he recently became the first u.s. president in history to turn 95. and senator bernie sanders
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is back home in vermont resting up after suffering a heart attack. it's unclear when he'll return to the campaign trail, but he expects to attend the debate next week, and he's rolling t a new policy proposal today. well, time now for a look at your weather for this monday morning. the line of storms marching across the eastern u.s. stretches from the tennessee and ohio valleys up to western new york and canada. the heavy rain could cause flooding and those storms will reach the northeast corridor late tonight and continue into tomorrow. this weather system is being pushed by a cold front and we do mean cold. heavy snow will hit the northern rockies midweek and move into the northern plains. denver could see some snow and temperatures will be falling fast. coming up, the "joker" gets the last laugh at the box office. also the investigation into a security breach at a major u.s. airport.
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a woman boards a delta flight with no boarding pass or i.d. and we're going to hear from this man who gets struck by lightning while walking his dogs. we'll tell you what happened after this terrifying moment was caught on camera.
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when you bring me out, can you introduce me as joker? >> a lot of people were introduced to the joker this weekend. the movie breaking the box office record for an october opening raking in more than $93 million in north america alone and a total of 234 million worldwide this weekend alone. the movie debuted at number one despite fears it could inspire violence at theaters. investigators are trying to determine how a woman without a ticket or an i.d. got onto a delta air lines flight about to take off from orlando.
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she was discovered when employees asked for her ticket because she was in someone else's seat. the woman claimed she had thrown it away. other passengers describe her behavior as erratic. >> she was very laser focused on the back of the seat. she wouldn't make eye contact with anybody, and she kept repeating the same thing over and over again, and she kept yelling and yelling at me, cussing at me and threatening me. >> other passengers had to be rescreened. the flight was delayed for three hours. delta say it is cooperating with investigators. breaking overnight, one of the suspects wanted in a deadly mass shooting in a bar in kansas city, kansas, is now in custody. javier alatorre was arrested sunday, but hugo villanueva-morales is still at large. both of these men are charged with four counts of murder in the first degree. last night family and friends gathered to remember the four men who were killed and the
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five others injured during the shooting which stemmed from an earlier dispute at that bar. we're hearing this morning from the man struck by lightning while walking his dogs near houston. the dogs ran away as alex coreas fell motionless onto the pavement. his shoes and socks were blown off his feet. he was not breathing and his clothes were burned when good samaritans rushed him to the hospital. >> doctors were there. they were just in shock that i made it, and the way i got hit, the way it traveled through my body, they did say i was lucky to be alive. i was in the helicopter, and he told me i was struck by lightning. i started getting scared and trying to figure out what happened and if i was going to make it. thanks to those people, they are the reason why i'm still here, because if not, i probably wouldn't be here to tell the story. >> and take a look at what the lightning did to his sneaker. he spent nearly four days in the hospital with burns and a bruised eye. you can hear more from him and how his dogs are doing later on "good morning america." well, coming up, we remember
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a comedian who made his mark on late night tv and game shows. also ahead, alex trebek shares a recent regret in his fight against cancer. and coming up next, the wife of a u.s. diplomat is accused of running down a british teenager on the street then fleeing the country claiming diplomatic immunity. the boy's parents want justice, but can anything be done? justice, but can anything be done? in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than 7 and maintained it. oh! under 7? (announcer) and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study, adults lost on average up to 12 pounds. oh! up to 12 pounds? (announcer) a two-year study showed that ozempic® does not increase the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke, or death. oh! no increased risk? (announcer) ozempic® should not be the first medicine for treating diabetes, or for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. do not share needles or pens. don't reuse needles.
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demanding she return to england. this morning, outrage is growing in england after a u.s. diplomat's wife left the country despite being a suspect in a deadly crash. >> i'm just utterly broken inside and out. everything hurts day and night. >> reporter: the parents of 19-year-old harry dunn are demanding justice after the diplomat's wife allegedly hit their son's motorcycle in august. the suspect left the country and is now claiming diplomatic immunity. >> i can't believe she's living with herself doing this. how can you just be like that? just get on a plane and go? >> reporter: the 42-year-old suspect who has not been named by police was allegedly driving out of a u.s. air force base on the wrong side of the road and police say she initially cooperated and even said she had no plans to leave england. the u.s. embassy in london expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the family saying cases like this are considered carefully but immunity is rarely waived.
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the british foreign secretary is now urging the u.s. embassy to reconsider, and harry dunn's family is appealing to president trump asking him to intervene and rescind the woman's immunity. this diplomat's wife had reportedly only been in britain for three weeks before that crash. three people are dead and a 6-year-old boy is missing after an suv plunged into a canal in delaware. it happened yesterday in middletown. the victims were among five people in the suv. a teen girl was the only survivor. she was saved by the 18-year-old driver who died drying to rescue the others. authorities in southern california are investigating a series of explosions during an oktoberfest celebration. witnesses say three explosions rocked a restaurant in huntington beach sending hundreds of people fleeing. officials say a transformer exploded. two firefighters and three other people were hurt. comedian rip taylor has died. he was known as much for his
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guest appearances on game shows and talk shows in the 1970s as he was for his stand-up gigs. his trademarks were throwing confetti on the audience, his big blond toupee and his over-the-top delivery. rip taylor was 84. alex trebek says he is hanging in there as he undergoes another round of chemotherapy in his fight against pancreatic cancer. in a new interview with canadian broadcaster ctv, the "jeopardy" host describes the challenges he faces while navigating his role as a husband, father and a celebrity. >> there's a little too much of alex trebek out there. and i regret that. i have become in many ways the spokesperson for pancreatic cancer. it's tough sometimes trying to be as optimistic as you can when the other person feels none of that optimism. and i don't know if i'm strong enough or intelligent enough to help alleviate some of that despair, so it's tough on me.
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>> it is tough but he still hasn't missed a day of work but admits some of his skills have started to diminish. in sports the number of unbeaten nfl teams is down to two. indianapolis used a tough defense to stun kansas city and they handed the chiefs their first loss of the season last night. 19-13 is your final. new england and san francisco are the only remaining undefeated teams. in baseball, the dodgers scored seven runs in the sixth inning to beat the nationals. los angeles took game three of the series 10-4. and in st. louis a three-run rally in the ninth inning lifted atlanta over the cardinals. 3-1 was the final. up next in "the pulse," the comeback of the mustache. also ahead, a new way to pay for your drinks at the bar without a tab. and the miracle rescue of this dog found alive in the rubble nearly a month after hurricane dorian. hurricane dorian. there's my career... my cause... and creating my dream home.
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♪ it's time to check "the pulse" and we begin with the return of the mustache. >> yeah, "the new york post" summed it up best this weekend by saying good-bye, lumberjack beard and a substantial 'stache is the facial hair trend du jour among style conscious millennials. >> do you know any of those? >> no, not yet. nfl quarterback gardner minshew is the latest to rock the 'stache. people in his hometown of mississippi are wearing fake facial hair to try to look like him. next to a bar that's trying a new concept. >> it's in st. louis and they have a novel approach. the customers pay by the hour, not by the drink. it is $10 an hour for premium drinks. $20 an hour for top shelf liquor. >> and if you're thinking, how is that possible, well, they have safeguards to keep you from getting carried away.
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your height and weight are recorded by an app which figures out the number of drinks you can have per hour without going over the legal limit. >> that's interesting, okay. >> interesting, but -- >> so we would have some different limits, i would say. >> oh. a firm in china is home to some really big pigs. >> so how big are they? try the size of polar bears. eke. one weighs more than 1100 pounds. the massive swine are the answer to china's pork shortage. >> yeah, the country is facing a 10 million ton shortfall this year so farmers are beg asked to step up production. and finally, a miraculous discovery in the bahamas nearly one month after hurricane dorian battered the region. >> so take a look. this puppy was found beneath the rubble left behind by the storm and was malnowsched, but still alive. rescuers named him miracle and say he survived on rainwater alone.
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advil pm silences pain, and you sleep the whole night. advil pm explodes to hundreds of acres in the north bay. neighbors rush to keep their threatened homes safe. it was an inferno that altered thousands of lives in sonoma county, for some survivors the battle is still not over. the u.s. supreme court gets back to business today on sexual orientation, immigration, abortion and executive power. >> good monday morning. mike nicco is back. >> it's going to be another hot one out there. can't bring cleaner air until tomorrow. spare the air is on the way. napa and santa rosa, half moon
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bay, 50, 52 degrees. san jose around 61. 65 in san francisco. let's see where we end up during the afternoon hours. we'll be near 80 in san francisco. low to mid 80s around the bay. upper 80s to low 90s in the north bay, south bay, and east bay valleys. we have a high fire danger. more coming up on that he let. let's get over to frances. >> out in the tracy area, westbound 580 at i-5, a major accident. for folks heading to tracy, hour-long delays through the area. westbound 205, slow making your way out of tracy in the altamont pass. here's a live look at 680 in walnut creek. things looking good here southbound towards highway 24 and down towards the sunol gray.
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right now at the bay bridge toll plaza, a minor wait for some of the cash paying lanes. firefighters are working to put out a brush fire in napa county. >> the american canyon fire has burned 500 acres. amy hollyfield is live in american canyon with more on that. amy? >> good morning. we have good news this morning. firefighters telling us this fire is not moving forward anymore. they have stopped the forward progress. the latest update is that it burned 526 acres. we can smell smoke in the air, but we don't see any signs of flames. we have some video shot by a resident. he shared it with us. this was his facebook live showing what a joint effort this was. residents in the vintage ranch neighborhood grabbing hoses to work on the ground near their homes, while firefighters attacked from the air. the residents were under an evacuation advisory meaning they
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needed to be ready to go with little notice. residents say it got uncomfortably close. >> it started running back to our home, we told everybody we need to go. in 30 seconds. >> it's scary. >> yeah. >> my wife, my kids, my mother-in-law, i tell them go to the car. >> no homes were damaged. one outbuilding was destroyed. no one was hurt. that evacuation advisory has been lifted. this was burning near american canyon road, west of interstate 80. firefighters say one tough issue they faced was access because of the steep hills. they say it was moving quickly as the winds were pushing it, but they pounced on it and they knocked it back. reporting live from american canyon, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> that is a relief. thank you. the power is back on for more than 10,000 pg&e customers following an emergency shutoff in tie


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