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making news in america this morning -- historic visit. president obama waking up in cuba. a full schedule including a meeting with raul castro. and controversy surrounding the visit. we're live with the details. spring snow. a storm sweeping up the east coast right now. winter's last gasp, bringing several inches and closing schools. who's expected to get the worst of it? risky rescue. the earth opening up. two boys falling into a sinkhole. sinkhole 30 feet down.
beaters and wild upsets. and the moment that left this expression on bill murray's face. >> uh-oh. good monday morning, everyone, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lauren lyster. in for reena ninan. we begin with president obama's historic trip to cuba. air force one touching down in havana late yesterday. the first time a u.s. president has visited the caribbean island since 1920s. >> sasha and malia, michelle obama and her mother, tropical rains as you can see, greeting the group as they walk through old havana. >> the trip is coming with plenty of controversy. abc's bazi kanani is live in washington with the details. >> reporter: president obama and president castro have been working for more than a year to
their countries. as he ends his term, president obama is pushing for new ties that would be too hard for the next president to reverse. the historic first moments. a u.s. president arrives in cuba for the first time in nearly 90 years. >> it's wonderful to be here. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady greet staff at the recently reopened u.s. embassy. crowds cheer, as their daughters join them for a tour of old havana, the weathered buildings and the vintage american cars before the embargoes. signs of the communist country's stagnant economy. in the last year, the cuban government has relaxed limits on the internet, cell phones and private enterprise. but, the country's strict limits on free speech and political opposition are still in force. these protesters arrested just hours before president obama's arrival. critics say cuba isn't doing enough to earn restored ties
donald trump says this is case in point. >> president obama landed in cuba. the head of cuba who was there for pope he wasn't there for the president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama pushing forward, expected to discuss freedom for the cuban people when he sits down today with president raul castro. >> it's a historic opportunity to forge new agreements, commercial deals, to build new ties between our two peoples and for me to lay out my vision for future that's brighter than our past. >> president obama will also meet today with cuban business owners. tomorrow, he'll meet with cuban dissidents and delivers a speech directly to the cube ban people. >> of course, he'll take in a baseball game there in cuba as well. washington. thank you, bazi abc's david muir sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with president obama. he reports from havana later on
tonight on "world news tonight." >> from a thaw in that cold front to, literally, a cold front that's moving through new york city, it's snowing as you can see right now, but this area is expected to get a coating. >> take a look. this is live outside our studio right now. the snow lightly falling. temperatures won't fall much below freezing. and a different story in boston, live picture here -- >> where is it? >> a snow-covered camera. up to 7 inches of snow is expected there. schools in the city have already canceled classes today. >> in needham, massachusetts, communities closer to the coast could see as much as 10 inches of snow. and you can see on the radar the storm's eastern tracks. and that's why the coastal areas will see the most snow. boston will reach 41 degrees, 51
we want to get to some breaking news coming into us from the korean peninsula where the military there the south korean military says that north korea has fired multiple short-range missiles into the water. this morning's large comes three days after they fired three short-range missiles. since early 2014. in defiance of new sanctions imposed by the u.n. and the u.s. the marine killed in an isis rocket attack in iraq has been identified as staff sergeant louis cardin of california. cardin was deployed with the 21st marine expeditionary unit. his family says he enlisted just two days after graduating high school. the suspect in the paris attacks captured in brussels was apparently planning more violence. salah abdeslam was charged with
with the paris attacks. investigators say they found heavy weapons during that capture. he was taken into custody not far from his family home in brussels. his next court appearance is wednesday. back here at home and to the race for the white house, donald trump taking steps to cut down on violence at his rallies. the trump campaign announced it will be hiring additional security personnel for trump's largest events. violent incidents at trump events over the weekend. in tucson, a protester was sucker-punched and repeatedly kicked by a supporter. trump blamed the violence on protesters. >> i don't even call them many cases. they see what's happening with our campaign. because we're going to beat hillary so easily, folks. >> and trump also said he'll soon release a list of up to ten
nominating for the supreme court and he said former opponent dr. ben carson would have a health care role in his administration. on the democratic side, bill clinton is campaigning for his wife in arizona. clinton was introduced at an event in phoenix by retired astronaut mark kelly and his wife gabby giffords. his appearance came ahead of tomorrow's arizona primaries. during his comments, the former president made reference to hillary clinton eesz arizona primary win during her previous presidential run. >> eight years ago, arizona vote with us. i hope you will again on tuesday. >> hillary clinton hosts an event herself tonight in phoenix. additional to arizona there are democratic nominating contests tomorrow in utah and idaho. and bernie sanders will be hoping for more big crowds at
utah. he attracted thousands of people at rallies across washington state yesterday. the largest was in seattle, 10,000 people inside the arena and more than 7,000 outside. washington's democratic caucuses are on saturday. still ahead for us -- get ready, apple fans, the big unveiling expected today. plus, deadly shootout, a police officer killed in a gun fight. his partner still recovering. details on the investigation. and then, look at this. easter bunny brawl not in the holiday spirit. a heated moment at a mall with a man in a costume. ith the man in a costume. if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your
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texas literally go out with a bang. they were illegal explosives seized by alcohol, tobacco and firearms agents. the atf say a court order they'd be destroyed. this morning, flights have resumed at a russian airport where an airliner crashed on saturday. killing all 62 people onboard. investigators are examining the black boxes, but they were badly damaged and could take several weeks before they can coded fully. it seems that the pilot was asking the tower about the terrible weather conditions before trying to land that plane. overnight, two pieces of debris that washed up on the coast of mozambique in africa arrived in australia for analysis. that debris could be parts from the missing malaysian airline. it disappeared without a trace two years ago with 239 people onboard. the malaysian transport minister said there's a high possibility
777. we're expecting only modest product announcements from apple today. the company isn't saying, but analysts say we'll see a new iphone and an ipad. the phone will be smaller. also less expensive than the 6. it will be intended for price-conscious customers. who think smaller is better. the new ipad will be another mid-range option. all right, when we come back -- sinkhole scare. two boys falling 30 feet into a hole. details on the overnight rescue. and march madness. down to the sweet 16. who's in and who's out. plus, the moment in one game that left this expression on bill murray's face. the moment in one game that left this expression on bill murray's face. good because it's the only almondmilk made with california-grown blue diamond almonds.
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this morning, a sheriff's deputy is dead and another wounded after a gun fight north of indianapolis. >> they were trying to serve warrants for drug-related offenses when they entered a mobile home. no one answered their knocks. suddenly, shots rang out. both deputies were wounded. the suspect was killed. >> they got inside the residence and they were met with gunfire. we planned for it. but you're never fully prepared for that kind of situation. >> deputy carl koontz was rushed to a hospital where he died. the 27-year-old leaves behind a wife and an 8-month-old son. investigators in western pennsylvania said a retired state trooper was behind a toll booth shooting that turned deadly. clarence briggs was killed in a shootout with on-duty troopers. he robbed two toll collectors
along with a security guard. an 11-year-old boy has been rescued after he fell 30 feet he had been playing with a friend in their neighborhood. bouncy. fell in. one boy managed to crawl out and he ran for help. >> i go to look down in it, i hear somebody screaming up to me, saying help. i jumped on the phone and called 911. get as many people out here to save this kid. >> came out they did. emergency crews spent nearly 45 minutes trying to get the boys out of the hole. both boys suffered extensive cuts. officials said the hole was likely an old well that wasn't properly filled in but possibly a new cavity had just opened underneath. >> okay, then there's this. what should be a fun day at the mall. taking pictures with the east bunny. it turned out into an all-out brawl. it's unclear on how it started.
costume took off his head and started trading punches with someone in this crowd. after he was subdued, he tore off his gloves and came back for more until security officer were able to pin him down. >> it just makes no sense. everybody knows that the easter bunny can't remove its head or its gloves. it's the easter bunny. now, some sports, late winners in the men's ncaa tournament last night were notre dame and oregon. >> we get highlights of other teams also moving in from our guy at espn. >> good morning, america, i'm scott van pelt. the ncaa tournament is the best event from start to finish. of the sporting calendar. sunday, we saw history. the ncaa tweeting out -- this is the biggest comeback in the history of college basketball. northern iowa had a 12-point lead. it's a three-point lead.
panicking, turnover. and they complete the unthinkable. 12-point comeback in about 40 seconds. we head to overtime. a three for northern iowa. the panthers not going quietly. they lead by three. but, now, it's a two-point lead. tied at 83. we head to the second overtime and the athleticism and the length of the higher seed eventually wins out. a&m moves on to the sweet 16 by four. xavier, the 2 seed, leads wisconsin by three. the three, he was a part of a final four teams for wisconsin. after an offensive foul called on the other end, it's caning for the win and he hits it at the buzzer and wisconsin pulls off the stunning upset, xavier can only look on and think about a season ended differently. as they move on to the sweet 16. i'll see you later.
>> thanks, scott. and there's one more note from that wisconsin buzzer-beater. >> bill murray quickly trending on twitter after the game. cameras captured the actor's stunned expression after wisconsin's victory. good reason for his disappointment. his son, luke, is an assistant coach for xavier. >> interesting trivia there. interesting look on his face. >> he's not happy. >> not happy at all. >> all right, nice contrast with the cheering fans. up next in the pulse, close call, a comet streaking by earth, the closest in 250 years. and a young eager basketball fan regretting his selfie attempt. attempt. p i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat, tnot caused by a heart valve problem. but i won't play anything less than my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'm going for it. eliquis. reliquis reduced the risk
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now, to what's being touted as the most terrifying attraction in downtown los angeles. it's almost open for business. >> it's called the sky slide. it was just lifted into place between 69 and 70 stories off the ground. chelsea edwards of kabc has the story. >> reporter: believe it or not this isn't a movie set. a massive helicopter dangling a clear glass slide over the streets of downtown los angeles. >> one word -- epic. >> reporter: this man works in the building next door to the u.s. bank tower where the slide will eventually be mounted. 1,000 feet in the air. >> i didn't think it was going to be this crazy. like, the helicopter was right there. literally right there. >> reporter: the massive project hit a bit of turbulence. >> everything was shaking and shattering. it actually broke our awning. just a large crash. >> reporter: workers said a window on the upper floor of the tower was broken during the lift.
unforeseen. but the damage here is any nice call in what we achieved. >> reporter: all and all the lift was a success. safety has been the number one priority in this project which has gone through rigorous testing. >> before we brought that thing out here, we loaded it with 10,000 pounds of sand. it's pretty robust. i don't see it coming apart. >> when complete the sky slide will take thrill seekers from the 69th to the 70th floor. >> one way to be different is to be out of your mind, a bit. >> reporter: people on the ground say they're looking forward to this new venue. >> the fact that it's glass, i thought it was really sweet. i saw it going up. >> reporter: tickets are on sale. the attraction set to open in
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