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right now on "america this morning," trail of destruction. a tornado ravaging a pennsylvania neighborhood. >> that is so scary. there is a tornado coming towards us right now. >> cars tossed like toys at a dealership and multiple homes damaged. the new video coming in and where the weather threat is today. the troubling new report detailing a possible new phase in the pandemic. the cdc declaring the war has changed because of the delta variant reportedly saying the variant is likely as infectious as ebola and the common cold. our experts weighing in. plus, the new debate over booster shots after israel star giving some ppla gofor .ne. te a bmx biker taken off the
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course on a biles explaining h withdrawal from the olympics in a new video. extra fees. delivery service grubhub now facing a lawsuit accusing them of overcharging. one of a kind ride. an exclusive look at the world's first roller coaster at sea. >> dog knows when you're lying. good friday morning, everyone. i'm mona kosar abdi. >> and i'm victor oquendo. andrew is off. we begin with those severe storms spawning tornadoes in at least three states, ohio, new jersey and pennsylvania. >> a neighborhood outside philadelphia looked more like kansas after a tornado tore through the area. the twister trashed homes and businesses, knocked out power and forced people to find shelter. overnight a trio of tornadoes slamming pennsylvania leaving a devastating trail of destruction.
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>> i heard this loud bang in the middle of the parking lot. my mom got under the table, and i kind of just like held her in my arms. ca likys as dangerous ndswirled. a car al the entire roof peeled back as powerful winds stripped the building to the studs. >> oh, my gosh. they lost their whole entire insides. >> i've been doing this for 34 years. i never saw that kind of devastation, you know, from a storm. >> reporter: that twister, one of three reported in the area thursday. two others reported within minutes of each other. >> this is actually insane. >> reporter: at least five people were hurt amid the storms but officials say none of the injuries are life-threatening. >> we're very fortunate that we had no deaths. >> if the storm would have been two hours earlier, this would be a different report. those places would have been packed with people.
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whping winr: farther south thshiethndor a bri tim thursday evening, people at bwi thurgood marshall airport in baltimore were told to stay away from windows.lso p least one damaging tornado in ohio. we'll have a closer look at your forecast coming up in just a few minutes. on the heels of president biden's tough new vaccination rules for millions of federal workers, we're getting new details about the dangers of the delta variant. an internal cdc document is revealing just how easily it can spread even among vaccinated as daily covid cases continue to surge. 100,000 people turned up for the first day of the lollapalooza music festival in chicago, but they had to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. abc's faith abubey has the latest from washington. good morning, faith. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, victor. from the cdc to the white house, we're seeing an even more
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aggressive push to protect americans, and this new federal document suggests why. this morning, the delta variant putting federal health officials on high alert. internal documents shared within the cdc obtained by "the experts must, quote, acknowledge the war has changed warning the delta variant appears to cause more severe illness spread as easily as chicken pox and more quickly than ebola. >> cdc is estimating that it is probably also more deadly. you know, the cdc report is certainly concerning, and i know that people are going to look at it and be worried about it. >> reporter: dr. ashish jha also saying despite the news -- >> the vaccines are still working really, really well. >> reporter: in a somber address, president biden appealing to the unvaccinated telling them to quickly get the shot as the delta variant rapidly drives new covid infections nationwide. the president also encouraging states to offer $100 to people who get the jab and a new requirement for millions of
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federal employees to be vaccinated or face strict covid rules. >> we all want our lives to get back to normal, and fully vaccinated workplaces will, will make that happen more quickly. like facebook, google and netflix now requiring most employees to be vaccinated before returning to the office. right now new covid cases are increasing in nearly state. hospitalizations nearly up to where they were a year ago. the number of deaths also increasing in more than two because most likely my kids probably would have found me. i probably would have died at home. >> reporter: despite the grim update about the delta variant, the cdc is expected to still stress that the vaccines are highly effective. victor. >> faith, thank you. now to the booster shot debate in america as israel
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approves a third shot for its older citizens. officials in israel say anyone over 60 who was vaccinated more than five months ago is eligible for a booster shot. studies have shown the efficacy of the vaccine dwindles over time, but the cdc and president biden saying there's not enough evidence that a third shot is ne >> no american needs a booster now, but if the science tells us there's a need for boosters, then that's something we'll do. >> despite the reluctance of u.s. health officials, pfizer says it plans to seek emergency use authorization for boosters next month. the federal hold on evictions is set to expire tomorrow leaving the fate of millions of struling americans up in the air. democrats in congress are racing to extend the moratorium for a impacted by the pandemic from being thrown out of their homes, but the house goes on summer recess tonight. and breaking overnight, the first group of afghan interpreters who worked alongside american troops
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have arrived in the u.s. the evacuation flight touched down in washington, d.c. overnight carrying more than 200 people including dozens of children. the translators who helped americans through the war could have been killed by the taliban if left behind. a former roman catholic cardinal theodore mccarrick has been criminally charged with the sex abuse of a miner. he is accused of molesting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s. mccarrick, now 91, is the former archbishop of washington, d.c. he was defrocked in 2019 after a vatican investigation found him guilty of sex crimes. switching gears here and turning to tokyo and the olympics with american women taking home two more medals in the swimming pool. >> lilly king and annie lazor took silver ande respectily 200-meter breslins south africa's
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and suni lee became the first asian-american to win the women's all-around gold and marks the fifth consecutive gold in that event. >> lee taking center stage after simone biles dropped out of the event citing mental health. overnight biles posting videos of her training showing she is just unable to fully compete her dismount. in the text she says, my mind and body are simply not in sync. all right. time now for a look at your friday morning weather. good morning. a noticeable change coming on friday to the northeast, and it's a change for the better. less humid conditions and cooler weather and no thunderstorms in the forecast. check out these temps on friday. 70s and 80s. that's going to feel good. what's not going to feel good is accuweather real feel temperatures, well over 100 degrees, though, across much of the south. be caref oth heat. out in the southwest, the monsoon flow continues. beware of flash flooding. here's the weekend forecast for you across the lower 48. i'm accuweather meteorologist
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kevin coskren. coming up, the overcharging lawsuit filed against delivery service grubhub. also ahead, a u.s. sailor charged in that massive fire that destroyed a warship. what the navy is saying this morning. and houston, we almost had a problem. how the international space station briefly lost control. that's next. i've lost count of how many asthma attacks i've had. but my nunormal with nucala? fewer asthma attacks. nucala is a once-monthly add-on injection for severe eosinophilic asthma. not for sudden breathing problems. allergic reactions can occur. get help right away for swelling of face, mouth, tongue, or trouble breathing. infections that can cause shingles have occurred. don't stop steroids unless told by your doctor. tell your doctor if you have a parasitic infection. may cause headache, injection-site reactions, back pain, and fatigue. ask your doctor about nucala. find your nunormal with nucala.
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southern california was deliberately set. now one of their own is facing charges. this morning a u.s. sailor is now accused of starting a fire that destroyed the "uss bonhomme richard" in one of the worst noncombat fires seen in the navy. >> we have not seen a fire of this magnitude in a navy ship in recent memory at least in my career. >> reporter: the sailor not identified but in a statement a navy official confirming the sailor quote was a member of the "bonhomme richard's" crew and faces charges of aggravated arson and the willful hazarding of a vessel. on july 12th of 2020 an explosion rocked the "bonhomme richard" as it was docked in san diego for maintenance. more than 400 sailors and firefighters braving smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion as they battled the massive blaze. >> the flames are out but the heat is still there so we're going taste by space in every compartment checking for hot spots. >> reporter: the fire burning for nearly five days leaving 63 people injured. the vessel sustaining major damage with the major
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communications tower destroyed and 11 of the ship's 14 decks damaged by either fire or water. estimates for the repair topped $4 billion forcing the navy to scrap the assault ship. and the navy did not release a motive or details on the evidence. a navy spokesperson said that they believe the sailor did not intend on destroying the ship. grubhub is facing a lawsuit accused of overcharging restaurants in the height of the pandemic. the massachusetts attorney general says grubhub violated a temporary 15% cap on fees by charging 18% or more on the price of online orders. she's asking a judge to fine the company $5,000 for each alleged incident. grubhub denies the allegation. some worrisome moments at the international space station. a russian module inadvertently fired its thrusters after docking, and that sparked a spacecraft emergency. they lost altitude for about an hour. communications also shut down. nasa and russia's space agency are running a joint investigation. coming up, draft day in the
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nba. hear from the 19-year-old who was selected first. also ahead, blockbuster blowup. why scarlett johansson is suing disney over her new "black widow" film.
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vehicle. no charges were filed. first lady jill biden is back at the white house after a visit to walter reed medical center, where doctors cleaned out a puncture wound on her foot. a spokesperson for the first lady says she stepped on something while walking on a hawaiian beach last weekend. doctors say the wound is now free of infection and should heal nicely. britney spears' doctors are reportedly in favor of removing her father from her conservatorship. a court filing by spears' temporary conservator says the singer's medical team agrees that it's not in her best interest for jamie spears to remain in charge of his daughter. the filing comes the same week that spears' new attorney petitioned to remove her father. now to that box office battle. actress scarlett johansson is suing disney over the release of her new film "black widow." according to the actress, how the company released the movie is costing her millions. here's abc's andrea fujii. >> reporter: this morning scarlett johansson taking on disney over the release of her new movie "black widow." >> that's not my story. >> reporter: the actress filing suit against the walt disney
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company thursday, alleging breach of contract, after the month both in theaters and on the disney plus streaming service. according to the lawsuit, the bulk of johansson's compensation for the movie is tied to the box office. >> we have to go back to where it all started. so they never do that to anyone again. >> reporter: "black widow" bringing in over $300 million and counting from traditional ticket sales and streaming. according to a report in the "wall street journal," the actress may have lost out on more than $50 million. sko jo hansson is now accusing disney of releasing the movie to disney plus to gain more subscribers and boost their stock price. her attorneys saying, "disney knew that the cannibalization of such receipts by disney plus would save marvel and by extension disney very large amounts of money that it would otherwise owe ms. johansson." disney, which owns abc, responding, "there is no merit whatsoever to this filing. the lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and
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prolonged global effects of the covid-19 pandemic. disney has fully complied with miz johansson's contract and furthermore, the release of black widow on disney plus with premier access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 million she has received to date." as covid fears continue to stunt theater sales, experts say johansson's lawsuit may set a precedent of other actors taking movie studios to court. >> they're probably going to have to figure out how to revise these contracts so that the stars get a cut of the streaming business and not just a cut of the profit at the box office. >> reporter: johansson's complaint also alleges that disney did not try to renegotiate her deal after the decision was made to stream "black widow." mona, victor? >> andrea, thank you. now to the nba. last season's freshman of the year in men's college basketball now has rsn thebadraft. guard cade cunningham was taken
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philadelphia today to survey the damage from a string of tornadoes that tore through the region . power is still out in some spots this morning. former senator carl levin has died at 87. he was michigan's longest-serving senator. in his 36 years in office the liberal democrat was a powerful voice for the military and he was known for fighting against corporate fraud. in march levin revealed he was battling lung cancer. today the cdc plans to release new details on the delta variant and data that prompted the recent change in guidance on face masks. the justification in part stems from a recent covid outbreak on cape cod. today's weather calm and dry in the northeast, cooler with some rain in the midwest, and
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then swelter hottest day yet in northwestern heat wave. finally a celebration for gymnastics' new golden girl. >> will ganss has a closer look at olympic gold medalist suni lee. >> reporter: it's official, today is sunisa lee day. the governor of minnesota and the mayor of st. paul issuing proclamations honoring suni lee, their hometown hero and america's new golden girl. >> gets that control back. >> wow. >> reporter: suni extending a u.s. tradition dating back to 1984 of placing first in the women's all-around gymnastics competition at the olympics. >> this medal definitely means a lot to me because there was a point in time where i wanted to quit and i just didn't think i would ever get here. >> reporter: at 18 lee is the youngest member of the u.s. women's gymnastics team and the first ever hmong american olympian. >> the word proud it's understatement. there's no word that can describe it. >> reporter: lee's road to tokyo hasn't beenjo has lon bee
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her number one fan, building a practice balance beam in the back yard when she was young. >> the beam i built for her, it was out of a two-by-four wood with covered with an old air mattress. and you know, we couldn't afford a real one. >> reporter: in 2019, two days before suni's nationals competition, her father fell off a ladder, paralyzed from the chest down. now suni sharing a video of her dad in her hometown celebrating her win. suni writing, "the people i do it all for." >> i feel great that she accomplished our dream. like she said, it's our dream. she made it. >> suni lee will be back to compete for the gold in the uneven bars on sunday, which by the way you guys that's her best event. victor, mona? >> we will be rooting for her. it's also awesome to see her
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parents be so proud of her. >> there is an image right now on "america this morning," trail of destruction. a tornado ravaging a aniaghborh >> that is so scary. there is a tornado coming towards us right now. >> cars tossed like toys at a dealership and multiple homes damaged. the new video coming in and where the weather threat is today. the troubling new report detailing a possible new phase in the pandemic. the cdc declaring the war has changed because of the delta variant reportedly saying the variant is likely as infectious as ebola and the common cold. our experts weighing in. plus, the new


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