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. making news in america this morning -- breaking overnight. a significant find in the search for a missing air asia plane. debris and bodies spotted. large objects, even a plane's door possibly found floating at sea. we have the newing s just in. new this morning, an embattled congressman agrees to resign amid legal trouble. it's not the only house member facing criticism. what one says about one speaking to a group of white supremacist. caught on camera something streaking across the night sky. what is it? and good tuesday morning to you all. we have breaking news in the search for flight 8501.
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crews are located bodies in the java sea likely from the air asia jet. >> and there are orange and gray objects bobbing in the water. some of the debris is several yards long. >> bodies have been recovered. the shadow in the shape of a plane can be seen below the service. and an exit door. >> and terry moran has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you are right. what they have found is what they feared they would find. and what is that indoe nearby ya officials are calling, although they have not confirmed it completely the wreckage of airasia flight 8501 in the java sea, not far from where it last made contact with air traffic control more than two days ago. this search has been going on. and today it broke wide open
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when fishermen and search teams both started identifying the debris field that you have described. what they believe is an exit door. what they believe and know are bodies and believe they are from that flight. this is as i say, what they feared they would find. but the fact there is some cloe sure here comes from a relief to investigators and family. >> the working theory was about weather. they were trying to avoid weather. is that direction this investigation is now going to go? and also questions, how can we keep in this day and age, losing planes? it seems falling off radar? >> reporter: the first question t.j. the weather was the one factor mentioned by the pilot of the plane in the last contact with air traffic control. that's what they'll look at. the good news, if there is a
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thing, this is shallow waters. they will find the black boxes. the fact they can see the shadow of a plane indicates it came down more or less intact. as far as tracking planes, what we understand from aviation experts is that process needs to be improved. but the data that aplane needs to transmit is massive. and there are so many tens of thousands of planes up in the air every day. that's a huge engineering project going forward, but definitely needs to be improved. >> all right, teri moran live in jacarta. thank you. and in another part of indonesia, family members are getting word. an emotional scene there. >> reporter: yes, reena. i'm standing outside of the crisis center where the family members are at. it was quite emotional. once the news broke, they were watching it live on television from jacarta.
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and once that news broke, people started shouting, crying and hugging each other. we have about hundreds and hundreds of journalists outside, peeking into the window trying to get an idea of the emotions going on. i saw about five or i think six people fainted. the medical team carried them out to the hospital. >> it sounded like you said they got the news from television. have the families been kept well-informed from officials whether from the airline or from the government? >> reporter: it seems pretty unorganized to me. because the members here they have been just getting information from national television. and the most emotional moment -- i have to tell you this -- was when indonesiaen television live-streamed a body on television. emotions broke up.
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we have to understand they were here day and night for three days waiting for good news. that was it. >> and it seems like the debris has shattered the good news. thank you so much. stay with abc news or not latest. more updates coming up later on "good morning america." well now to the political firestorm developing overnight for two house republicans. >> yeah. one of them new york representative nicolle grimm, agreeing to resign following legal trouble. and one of the most powerful men in the house, steve alaska least, dmigt he spoke to a white supremacist group. >> sal salusan has the details. >> reporter: a week before the new congress convenes and the republicans take control on january 6th. michael grimm will resign the day before congress convenes.
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it would have been his thifd term in congress. he pleaded guilty to tax evasion last week. he could face three years in prison. the lawmaker best known for threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony after a question he didn't like. and majority whip steve scalesae admits that 12 years ago he spoke at a conference hosted by a white supremacist group. the group was founded by former klan leader david duke. he spoke to lots of groups, and be detests hate groups but louisiana democrats say he needs to answer questions about how he ended up at that conference. >> susan saulny thank you as always. turn now to the weather in the midwest. bitter cold today. below zero in north dakota. and during the day, going down to minus 13. today's high won't break zero.
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it's not keeping north dakotans from enjoying a wagon ride and other outdoor activity. >> let's get the with weather from accuweather's justin povick. >> thank you. the northeast, a couple of snow showers off the great lakes. a cold quiet day. and a couple of snow shower the in the appalachians. southwest, gearing up for a snowstorm tuesday through thursday. significant along interstate 40 twarz flagstaff. back to you. >> thank you so much. the chief of the los angeles police department says an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black man is far from over. ford was shot three times in august. once in the back after scuffling with two officers. lapd says the report corroborates the account of the
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officers. his family is filing a lawsuit, saying he was harmless. a small number of protests took over in the streets. and police have ended their search for a second suspect who opened fire on officers. they fired at the officers with a rifle. they weren't hurt. one is in custody. the other is armed and. >> and the ferry disaster between greece and italy. they don't know how many people are missing. the death toll has arise ton at least ten. passengers aboard other ships say the scene was chaos. what's also unclear is where the ship will be towed into port. former president bush could be home in time to ring in the new year. he's breathing normally again. shortness of breath is why he
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went to the hospital. it's up to doctors to decide when to discharge him. he's 90 years aeld ss old and he and his wife are thanking people for their support. the flu an epidemic in this country. and fiery jets from a jet engine. the passengers talking about the scary scene and the emergency landing. and the breaking news. the search for the missing airasia plane. bodies being pulled from the water, families getting the news. just ahead. stay with us.
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>> the upper right of your screen, something streaks across the sky. it was caught on a dash cam. plenty of sightings from pennsylvania to maine. could be an early portion of a meteor shower that usually starts in january. and airline drama starting at london's gatwick airport, a plane with 460 people was forced to make an emergency landing. the wheels were stuck up. several people suffered undisclosed minor injuries. and more plane trouble here. a passenger on a u.s. airways express flight flames shooting out of the right side engine. imagine seeing that. that was after taking off from philadelphia. the engine was backfiring as the pilot tried to restart it. passengers say the plane was jerking back and forth
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violently. >> loud noticeise, and shaking. and it was failing repeatedly. >> the plane landed safely. no one was injured. everyone boarded another plane who's engines were not shooting flames. a mississippi preschooler is fighting for her life because of heroic efforts. her mother's car flipped over in a ditch full of water. the little girl was inside. the family across the street rushed in, but had trouble cutting her free from the safety seat. >> at this point she had been under water for already five minutes before -- probably closer to ten, honestly by the time we had enough people who -- my father had stopped to get the car up. >> the jacksons say they didn't think, they just acted. the child is in critical condition.
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and the flu season is coming fast. in 42 states and some deaths reported. the very young and very old, at least 15 children have died. this year's vaccine is not a good match to fight the virus strains. even if you've had the shot use common sense. you're not automatically protected. use health precaution. and former 49ers coach john harbaugh is expected to be named the coach at the university of michigan. >> one detroit newspaper so excited that it put his brother, baltimore raven's coach, john harbaugh on the front page. they have apologized for the error. another error. texas a&m student assistant. you see him on the sidelines taking cheap shots at university
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photo of them looking pretty happy there. while they're just beginning their journey to marriage a newlywed couple has started their life together with a presidential apology. >> this was a heck of a start. the president had to call to say story. the couple, two army captains were going to be married along the golf course. their location had to be changed because the president was playing a round of golf. he called them and said he was sorry and wished them well. >> the bride said they ended up at a better location. >> it works occupant ss out. you get a call from the president. you can get everything at costco. >> yes. >> a couple met in the store a year ago while shopping. wanted to hold the ceremony right there in the frozen section where they met. >> and that's where meredith and robert met. like you said she walked down the aisle, passed frozen
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>> ♪♪ >> i'm matt o'donnell. it is tuesday morning. it is 4:27. crews have discovered bodies in the water near indonesia as the search for the missing air asia flight widens. they're also following developing news here. another hotel near philadelphia international airport has been robbed. a live report is coming up. officials try to determine why a man led police on a chase that ended a mile later in a horrific crash. the driver is dead and police are still trying to id him. colder sweater moving in just in time for those new year's eve celebrations. dave murphy with that. all can coming up next on "action news." >> ♪♪ entire half hour to bring you. workouts, they may be on your list of new year's resolutions.
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if you crave a serious challenge, we have a routine for you. >> i got this assignment not reena, to go to epic hybrid training here in new york. it's considered maybe the toughest workout around because this grind, as its called it burns 1200 calories in an hour. in a city known for extreme fitness classes like underwater spinning and countless boot camps, epic stands out. it's a grind workout said to be so brutal it makes first timers pass out, vomit, or quit. >> 90 seconds active 15 to 20 seconds of rest. we have eight arduous stations and three rounds. >> alex is big on functional fitness. using your own body weight to get fit. >> we're shocking the system. >> reporter: we start with burpees, jump up high squat down low, a pushup and repeat. >> t.j., seven, eight? >> reporter: eight. >> you have to hit eight. >> reporter: and the eight
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> happening on this tuesday december 30th. >> we're following breaking news this morning. search teams looking for that missing air asia flight have found bodies floating in the water. >> developing overnight the search is on for a robber after yet another hotel near philadelphia international airport is hit. >> and a philadelphia charter school closes its doors in the middle of the school year leaving parents scrambling to find new classrooms. >> good morning, it's 4:30 now right now. karen rogers is off. let's head over to dave murphy he's got your accuweather.

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