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making news in america this morning -- bracing for the storm. for the second time in less than a week, another major threat for tens of millions of people along the east coast. >> you don't want to ride out this storm. >> more than a foot of snow is expected in some areas. we have the latest timing and the track. white house shakeup. another high-profile official resigning. how gary cohn's departure is already affecting wall street. why stormy daniels who allegedly had an affair with the president is now suing the president. sports safety. enters a new arena. family court. >> he's my son. i know what needs to be done here. a divorced couple is facing off over whether their son should play football. hear the argument on both sides of the debate.
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plus, happily ever after. another twist in the stunning "bachelor" betrayal. oldest message in the bottle ever found, what does it say. and the cereal one family just bought with an expiration date of more than two decades ago. and a good wednesday morning to you all. the snow is now falling across the northeast, but the effects will be felt nationwide. >> it will be a day of dangerous travel as you can see from the radar right now, light snow is falling from philadelphia, new york, and is approaching the boston area. d.c. also getting some precipitation. taking a live look at times square, new york city could get up to ten inches of snow today. >> it's the second nor'easter here in less than a week. our coverage begins with abc's kenneth moton. >> reporter: overnight a new winter blast for the northeast. near philadelphia, plow trains
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are on the roads. from virginia to new jersey, mostly rain. but in pennsylvania, up to massachusetts, several inches of snow expected in areas still cleaning up from last week's monster nor'easter. >> we still don't have power. we haven't even been able to get our insurance company in to see the house. >> reporter: more than 100,000 on the east coast still in the dark. the last storm knocked out power to millions. this incredible video from a dash cam in hyde park, new york, shows a tree taking out power lines. today's nor'easter fueled by a midwest blizzard that brought whiteout conditions, high winds and treacherous roads. >> that is not good. >> reporter: trucks spotted sliding sideways in bismarck, north dakota. hundreds of accidents reported. in massachusetts the coastal community is still recovering. some, under water. >> this is a double whammy for a lot of coastal communities. here we are days later and this neighborhood here is still under water. >> reporter: crews spent tuesday trying to clear up seawalls
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after powerful waves caused parts of them to collapse. >> we have massive destruction to our infrastrk church here. >> reporter: several governors in the northeast have already declared states of emergency. kenneth moton, abc news, washington. so far about 2,000 flights have been cancelled. amtrak and greyhound are also limiting service in the northeast. we'll have the latest weather forecast in the moment. porn star stormy daniels is suing president trump saying the so-called huber hush agreement about their affair is invalid. acknowledged paying stormy daniel 130,000, michael cohen said it was his own money. wouldn't say the payment was for. daniels said that cohen is still trying to intimidate her into silence. the resignation of trump's top economic adviser, is now rattling wall street. dow futures tumbling overnight as news of cohn's departure stoked fierce of a trade war.
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he's leaving after thwart the president's plan on tariffs on aluminum and steal. abc's lana zak with more. >> reporter: gary cohn is the 24th white house official to resign a little more than a year into the trump administration. president trump has had more high-profile advisers quit or get fired in year one by any recent president by far. earlier in the day, president trump denied he had problems among his staff. >> so many people want to come in. i have a choice of anybody. i could take any position in the white house and i'll have a choice of the ten top people having to do with that position. everybody wants to be there. >> reporter: but in the case of cohn, the situation became untenable following the battle of the president's interest in tariffs on aluminum and steel. which cohn opposed. just two months earlier, cohn
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and the president joked about rumors about his possible departure. >> come here, gary, are you happy? i think he's pretty happy. >> yes, i'm happy. how's that? >> come here. gary hopefully will be staying for a long time. >> reporter: he's one of about a dozen names that have been floated possibly on their way out of the administration. and president trump had even begun his day on twitter, speculating there might be some staff changes that he'd like to see happen. lana zak, abcnews. kellyanne conway is accused of breaking federal ethics rules. they say conway violated the hatch act by speaking in favor of roy moore and against doug jones in two interviews. government officials are prevented from using their position to influence campaigns. the trump administration is suing california over its pro-sanctuary immigration laws. state officials are vowing to fight back.
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the justice department says the policies are keeping federal immigration officials from doing their jobs. california federal agents seeking to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. democrats in texas are starting to feel a little hopeful they'll be able to turn that red state blue. party turnout for yesterday's primary was the highest in 16 years. still they were outnumbered by republicans. we do inial senator ted cruz will face democratic congressman beto on rourke as cruz tries for a second term. both won their primaries. the race for the democratic nomination in the governor's race will go to a may runoff. moving on right now, president trump says the news that north korea may consider ending its nuclear program is positive. but he's taking a wait and see approach.
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an unprecedented meeting between kim jong-un and officials from the south brought news that kim is open to discussing denuclearization. now south korean officials say kim indicated military threats against his nation would have to removed. time now for a look at your weather on this wednesday morning. good morning. as we take a look at this nor'easter for wednesday going into thursday, it will continue to track towards the northeast. plans will be altered, travel disruptive. possible coastal flooding from atlantic city up towards bangor, as far as the amount, 12 to 2 feet of snow throughout portions of the northeast, towards new york, at least up to a foot of snow, possibly a foot or at least 8 inches of snow in the philadelphia area. we look for this to continue throughout all of wednesday going into early thursday. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams.
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still ahead -- the new richest man in the world. >> also breaking overnight, a standoff ends with three police officers shot. we have the latest coming in from the scene. and caught on camera. a suspect attempts to run from police and then is struck by his own getaway vehicle.
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what's your conditional plea to the charge of theft of property, guilty or not guilty? >> guilty. >> so that is the now former mayor of nashville, megan barry, pleading guilty to felony theft charges. the once wildly popular mayor stunned the nation in january when she admitted to a two-year affair with her married bodyguard. she has now resigned, agreeing to serve three years' probation and reimburse the city more than
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$11,000. her former bodyguard who resigned in january also pleading guilty to felony theft. agreeing to reimburse the city $45,000. a police officer is dead after a shooting at a missouri home. it all happened in the small town of clinton, about 70 miles southeast of kansas city. two other police officers were wounded but are expected to recover. the cops were responding to 911 call with two women screaming in the background. the suspect was later found dead inside that home. this comes seven months after another clinton officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop. and teachers and students will head back to their classrooms across west virginia this morning. the nearly two-week strike that shut down schools across the state, has been settled by a unanimous vote in the state, giving teachers a 5% pay raise. okay, it's official. jeff bezos is the world's richest person, the amazon
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founder's net worth has surpassed $100 billion. he becomes the first person on the list to do that. bill gates dropped to second place. he's still worth $90 billion. >> just $90 billion. well now you can visit a dozen disney locations from the comfort of your own home. cinderella castle at the magic kingdom and many other famous landmarks are now on google street view. it offers a 360-degree look at those attractions. disney our parent company says the views are a great way to plan your next trip. all right, when we come back -- the new numbers that show the opioid crisis in america is getting worse. and new details on the drunk guy mistakenly ordered a $1600 uber ride, what he's saying now. uber ride, what he's saying now. uber ride, what he's saying now. the grandkids... ♪ music >> tech: ...every minute counts. and you don't have time for a cracked windshield.
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of daytona beach, after she made sure she was indoors. the gator reportedly made a quick stop outside a doughnut shop to check out its reflection and then continued on to the pond on the other side of the mall. two divorced parents are now going to court in a battle over whether to let their son continue to play high school football. >> he says their youngest son now 17 has been playing football for a decade, but he says he's already suffered at least three sports-related concussions. >> he's my son. i know what needs to be done here. and if i don't do it, it's not going to be done and he's not going to be protected. >> orsini's ex-wife said she supports her son's desire to play and that he's aware of the risks. her attorney tells abc news she and her son have, quote, relied upon input and opinions of his treating physicians and medical
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providers. prosecutors say 26-year-old billy mcfarland bilked investors out of $26 million. he told the judge that he started with good intentions but then got in over his head. he now faces up to 40 years behind bars. health alert about suspected opioid overdoses. government doctors say hospitals are seeing a 30% increase over the last year. the spike has affected both men and women. in a wide range of age groups and locations. 1 out of every 15 american deaths is now blamed on an overdose. well, karma for a dwi suspect, who learned the dangers of drinking and driving the hard way. he got out of his vehicle, tried to run away and then his car ran over him. police say he's physically okay, he was initially pulled over because his tinted windows were too dark. this is now his third dwi arrest. >> got to fix those windows and
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put it in park the next time. >> yes. and the guy from new jersey who got stuck with an uber ride all the way from west virginia is now off the hook on that massive bill. he got drunk while visiting west virginia and then woke up close to home. his uber bill more than $1600. there was a go fund me campaign to raise the money. but a meal delivery service is now picking up the tab and giving him credit for not driving drunk. a donation is also being made to mothers against drunk driving. people donated to the go fund me campaign, so the company says they'll give that to the cause. now to sports. dozen teams qualified for march madness. >> let's get the night's highlights from the nba from espn. good morning, people. james harden. carmelo anthony made some history in the first quarter. passes jerry west for 20th on the all-time scoring list. james harden sees anthony in transition. anthony not known for his defense. chris paul also doing his thing. paul george, looking around.
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paul, looking at the rim and knocking it down. paul, 25 points, 5 of 6 from three-point range. harden, 23 and 11. rockets, 16 in a row now. 122-112. >> they have won 16 in a row? >> 16 in a row. across the street, taking on the clippers. anthony davis bumps into deandre jordan and he leaves. take another look. >> all right. >> he gets bumped and then he would leave. >> rib contusion. >> yeah. >> okay, doesn't look like he feels good. >> no. >> we did the whole highlight on that. he had 41 points and 13 boards. he came back. pelicans win their ninth straight. >> yeah, they're in the top four in the west now. >> yeah. >> that's it, back to you. >> wow, he added a lot to that
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statement there, stan. up next in "the pulse," a new twist on the bachelor. after the shocking finale, we're now learning who's the next bachelorette. and also ahead, michelle obama meets the girl, you know that girl, who was awestruck by the former first lady's portrait. family buys a becomes of cereal with a best by date from two decades ago, so how did this happen? ago. so, how did that happen? full of rich pro-v nutrients... ...and infused with air. for 100% conditioning, with 0% weight. strong is beautiful. new pantene. foam conditioner. ( ♪ ) stop dancing around the pain that's keeping you awake.
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>> and then lauren came out, saying she's never been more in love with arie. well, that's a good thing. >> i want to do this in front of everyone. because i want to show you that i should have done this a long time ago. so -- lauren elizabeth burnham, will you marry me? >> definitely. >> right after that, becca was introduced as the new bachelorette. >> hey. >> yes, she even got to meet five of the guys who will try to win her heart over. becca's season of "the bachelorette" starts on may 28th. the banjo, the horse-riding guy. >> i think becca will just be fine. 2-year-old parker curry has had quite the week that most adults could even dream of. >> yeah, first, this picture of her staring at the official portrait of former first lady michelle obama went viral.
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well, then, parker's mom got a call from michelle obama's representatives asking to set up a meeting. >> so that led to this. parker getting her moves on with mrs. obama, you can hear it in the background, they danced to taylor swift's "shake it off." parker also got to chat with the woman that she calls a queen. mrs. obama, by the way, tweeted afterwards, keep on dreaming big, and maybe one day i'll proudly look up at a portrait of her. >> look at her moves. go parker. today's national cereal day. apparently half of us actually start our day with a bowl of cereal. >> but few of us start our day with cereal 22 years past its expiration date. 1997 best by date on the box. >> the mom managed a few spoonfuls and dad it a a bowl full. >> i started eating and thinking, this tastes funny. >> i was like, you're going to be really sick.
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>> happy to report he's just fine. walmart hasn't said why the box was still on the store shelf. interesting. speaking of things that are old, how about this message in a bottle? really old message in the bottle. >> message in bottle. a family from western australia came across a bottle on the beach. when they took a closer look, they noticed a note inside dated 1886, making it the oldest message in a bottle every found. >> that's right. it was apparently a german ocean experiment. mission accomplished?
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it's 4:27 in the morning. thanks for being up with us. we're in the middle of the week. wednesday, march 7th. everybody is here. jessica is not with us today. you're never more than 7 minutes away from from. >> good morning guys. we have rain on the way. the storm impact scale tonight and tomorrow. it's a light storm, a 1. light rain and showers. rainfall, a couple hundredths of an inch and light breezes. not expecting any damage. you can see mid-level moisture on live doppler 7. the green off the coast. the rest of the gray, it's koud i and really mild this morning. mid-40s to mid-50s. we'll take a look at your 12-hour planner.
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alexis is here with the commute. >> we have a couple of tiny accidents not causing any problems. before the 580 merge, that's where we had a lot of trouble yesterday. today we've got a vehicle with two blown-out that's blocking the slow lane a the this early hour, there's no delays. san mateo bridge, westbound 92, moving along fine. we'll look at roadwork. >> alexis, thank you. san francisco police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting that left one suspect dead in the mission district. >> this happened near 21st and capp street. two people gave officers a description of the car. they found the car and ordered the suspects out of the vehicle. police arrested the driver. that's when police saw a second suspect in the trunk. in the process of arresting him,
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something led to police shooting and kill that man. they found a handgun in the trunk of the car. a third suspect was also arrested. no reports of any injuries to the officers. happening today, attorney general jeff sessions will speak in sacramento. >> the visit a day after the justice department filed a lawsuit against california for sanctuary policies. governor jerry brown and others named as defendants. it's the most aggressive move yet in the trump administration's push to force sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities. kevin deleon who helped write the bill says the law is on california's side. he fears what it the lawsuit could do outside the courtroom. >> this administration will not stop at anything to divide this country and to pit one group against another group. my fear is that crime is going to increase because many
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immigrant families will be fearful of calling local police departments. sessions to speak to the california peace officers association in sacramento at 8:05 this morning. javier be set a is addressing president lawsuit. they have a right to determine for themselves how best to handle public safety. abc 7 news will have live coverage of jeff sessions' address this morning. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield will be live starting at 5:30 and will be streaming the remarks on the abc app and on let's get a quick forecast check with mike nicco. >> let's jump in with live doppler 7. the area of pressure getting closer. the reason


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