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ki motorists on a california freeway during rush hour. how they planned to gun down students in a college cateria. a major breach of hillary clinton's campaign. a top staffer for bernie sanders fired for accessing clinton's private files. the dnc taking action as the rivals gear up for tomorrow night's big debate. courtside crash. lebron james slams into a fan. the 250-pound superstar collides with the wife of anothther star athlete tanut of the arena on a stretcher. her condition this morning and what lebron is saying about it. and the force finally arves, "star wars" storming into theaters overnight. >> it was amazing. i have to go back and watch it again and then again and then again and t then again. >> the movie already breaking rerds, fans out in full force and the mysteries finally answered. >> and good morning, america.
standing room only at midnight. theaters all across the country last night, 4100 of them, of course, for "the force awakens." it is finally here. >> and, dan, you're seeing it tonight. >> either going to dress up as boba fett o or queen amidala. >> trustst me you'll wan to see it a again and again and again. >> i need to clear my schedule. we begin wh those stunning new details from san bernarno. enrique marquez, the childhood friend of syed farook arrested on terror charges revealing to authorities the neighbors had planned other attacks. this all comes as president obama visits the victims in san bernardino this evening. abc's chief investigative correspoent brian ross is here with all of those details. good morning, brian. >> reporr: good morning, amy. it could have been so much worse, authorities say today. if syed farook had followed through on his other terror plo for southern california with attacks on a college cafeteria and a crowded freeway at rush hourur. that's the bottom line from the criminal complaint fil against
enrique marquez. marquez was brought to court in e back o of this fbi vehicle after ten straight days of interrogation. he wore handcuffs during a brief court hearing when he said little other than yes when asked if he undersrstood the charges against him. but according to prosecutors,e has freel revealed that he and his longtime friend, troouk troouk, planned terror attttacks some four years ago when he boug the two aault rifles used in the san bernardino attacks. the earlier plots involved an attack on students in this cafeteria where farook and marque attende classes. >> i was kind of shocked and saw a picture on the news, it was him. >> reporter: thehe other pt was aimed at this california freay during afternoon rush hour. the plan was for farook to throw pipe bombs ononto the freay and farook allegedly planned to then move among stopped vehicles shooting into them whilele marquez sh into vehicles from a position on a nearby hillside.
complaint, it was farook who persuaded marquez to conrt to islam some eight yrs ago and then radicalized him using online videos from al qaeda cludinthe extremist preaching of the now dead american anwar al awlaki. authorities also charge that farook got marquez to marry a russian woman who was an extended member of farook's family so she could come to the u.s. and marquezonfided to his friends it was a sham. . >> he said he married her for the visa da and gave her 5 or 10 grand, whatever the money was. >> reporter: in the month before the attack according to the complaint marquez wrote this on facebook "my life turned ridiculous. involved in terrorist plots, drugs, anti-social behavior, marriage, might go to prison for fraud, et cetera." prosecutors say there is currently no evidencethat marquez was part of the terror attack that killed 14 people in san bernardino. but hours after that attack,
threatening suicide, asked why by the operator marquez said i don't know. my neighbor, he did the san bernardino shshooting. the ex-mre 'tis,sed my gun in the shooting. you said he used y yr gun? yes, oh, my god. what was the guy's name that had your gun? it's syed farook. this morning, marquez is being held without bail after his fifirst appearance in court and be back in court for a bail hearing next week on monday. if convicted on tse c charges he could face up to 35 years in prprison, amy. >> brian, much of the trouble marqrquez is in is from his own admissions before he had a lawyer. >> that's right, the fbi repeatedly said to him you have right to remain silent and continued to talk and may have talk himself well into prison for a long time. >> thank you. we move to the race for president now and some trouble for b bnie sanders' campaign ahead of tomorrow's big debate forced to fir a topop staffer who properly accessed hillary clintos campaign files as our
poll shows clinton with a commanding lead and we have more from cecilia vega in new hampshire. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the way this is bng described if this was the superbowl it would be like bernie sands' team getting ahold of the playbook before the big game. its set for the big debate behind me that happens tomorrow night. overnight a major campaign violation, a bernie sanders staffer fired accused of breakingng theules tapping into rival hillary clinton's coidential campaign database that contains valuable information about voters from around the country. as a result,, the democratic national commiee temporarily suspending the vermont senator's campaign from accessing the party'soter fifile. a major blow just as the race for the white house heats up before the crucial iowa caucuses. the sanders'ampaign blaming a
briefly allowed them to see ocho other's private data. that's when the breach occurred. a sanders spokesman saying that behavior is unaccepble and fired. this new campaign turmo coming jujust as sanders, clinton and former myland governor martin malley prepare to face off in the e finalebate of 2015. sanders telling "the huffington pastlection day. >> i started writing my inauguration speech as opposed to the speech i have to give tomorrow, look, thenswer is, yes. >> reporter: a and there's plenty of supporter who wan to see him go all the way. this week theanders campaign hitting the 2 million contribution mark mainly from small donatio less than $30 each. overnight, hillary clinton also racking up campaign cash, her daughter chelsea there for the first time to help drurum up those dollars. the ar-studded new york city fund-raiser with celebrities
holmes andholmes posting this saying mhers and daughters #wearewithhillary. so far no response from the clinton team but ramifications for sanders could be huge. it's l like being able to ago -- not being able to access voter files could be a real setback in the campaign. you can bet all this will come up right here in new hampshihi tomorrow ght. >> they'll hope thatt sususpensionn don't hold. cecilia, thanks very much. the debate and the democratic campaign with matthew dowd, our chief political analyst. we saw that commanding lead for hillary inton, 31 points nationwide but sanders does have some real strength. >> he d does anddf you take a look at the comparison b between bern sanders now and barac obama in 2007 when barack obama was 28 points behind hillary clinton and ended up winning iowa and then going on and securing the nomination, so they're very much in the same place. hillary clinton has aommanding le. but bernie sanders just like donald trump on the other side is drawing huge crowds. he's got the biggest crowds of
he has the largest number of ntributors that anybody's ever seen in the course of a presidential race and his voters are very fervent, agaiain, very. like donald trump, so he has a shot, i tnk the question is is can he overcome -- >> so far at least he's ahead in new hampshire according to the most recent polls and saw this strange situation yesterday. vladimir putin at his year-end ess conference praising donald trump and donald trump praising him back, a little bit of a bromancece developing. any political implications. >> they ought to get silvio berlusconi and call them incredible ego trio. trumump's supporters will say, that's right. he's not even elected president and people who don't like donald trump say they ve the support of a dictator from ruiz. it wl split along the supporters and opponenents' lines, but his supporters will love the fact that putin is sayi great things about donald trump. >> okay, matthew dowd, thanks very much
and our whole political team will be there with the debate moderate by david muir and martha raddatz. i' anchor special coverage at 8:00 and live sunday morning with "this week." we turn to who many are calling the most hated manan in america. the he became notorious for jacking up the pri of a life-saving drug by me than 5,000%. he is now free on $5 million bond this morning after being arrested for fraud. abc's linsey davis is here with that story. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, amy. earlier this mth martin shkreli tweeted, i late bng in the news. well, this morning hs back in headlines again, this time accused of fraud, a ponzi scheme but overnight a representative for shkreli issued a statement saying, ponsi victims do not make yet mr. shkreli's investors enjoyed strongresults. this morning, theo-called bad boy of farj j ecutepharmaceuticals raising a
tablet out of jail on $5 million il after being arrested thursday morning for unrelated fraud charges. >> for shkreli essentially ran his companies like a ponzi scheme. >> repororter: cou documents allege martin shkreli, the 32-y-year-old hedge fundeo got millions from investors allegedly and when he lost their money through a series of bad trades took money in new investorto pay off the old ones and s srted a company called retrophin acquireing old drugs and selling them for higher prices. according to investigators, ing that money to pay off his hee fund inveors. >> these charges in today's indictment highlight the brazenness and breadth of shkri's schemes and the outrageous webf lies and deceit. >> reporter: shkreli pled not guilty on thursday. september. after he increased the price of arug used to help people with aids and cancer by more than 5,000% donald trump called him a spoiled brat. >> there was a lot of vitriol out there targeting you, one of
america. >> i'm not a greedy person. event -- >> i could have raised it higher and made more profits for our duty. >> repeporter: the 32-year-old posting hours of video of himself online, eating, sleeping, on his computer, turning heads for tweets likike this, 50 to 100 date solicitations foror me. bachelor. sorry, but you have to be a shareholder to meet me. >> i don't care about meme hating me. who gives a [ bleep ]. >> reporter: he purchased the only copy of a woo tang album by publicly. he is confident he will be cleared of all charges and onlineeople are joking his attorney should actuallyaise him. >> like 2 million for that album the money. >> police tweeted last night
was a seizure arrest so didn't get the with you tang clan album. another young man behing badly. moanted teenager in the country ethan crouch escaped withust probation after killing four while driving unk. he is being sur sued by the fbi and u.s. marshals and matt gutman has t t latest. >> reportete invnvestigato telling a a news the teen fugitive infamous for that so-called affluenza defense in court may have a huge head start on authorities. >> believe they pnned in time their getaway to give them the m maximum amount of time to be gone before we started looking for them. >> reporter: abc news learning investigats are tracking the family's phones, financial records and possible passports. concerned the teen has fled the country. >> with the amount o wealth that these people ha, there's a tremendous amount of different ways they could have gotten away, charter a boat, a plane. reporter: in 2013 the then 16-year-old loaded himself with booze and his truck with
killing four in this horrific drunk driving crash. his sentence, ten years' probation and zero jail time. his legal team argued he suffered from affluenza. that he was too spoiled to know righ from wrong. investigators say shortly after this video was posted to twitter, purportedly showingim at a boozy party, couch vanished. now on the run authorities believe with his mother. >> do you recall ever disciplining ethan for anything? >> sometimes i would take little things away from him or w wwould just disisss the problems. >> reporter: but now his mher may be the one to suffer consequences. it is a felony to aid and abet a fugitive and the sheriff tells us if there's any way to prosecute her they will. ethan couch because he's still considered a juvenile under the lawe's unlikely to face any jail time if apprehended. >> hard to believe, okay, matt gutman, thanks very much. dan harris with t other top
battle with isis overseas. for the first time in months isis carried out a significant atck in northern iraq near their strongholdf momol. hundreds of fighters launching atat leastour coordinated attacks but they were repelled by american air strikikes and by kurdish and canadian forces. this does raise concerns that isis can still launch a major sault despite months of coalition air strikes. back i this country, in chicago, they're bracing f a day of demstrations as the police officer charged in the shooting death of laquan mcdonald is set to appear in court. protesters are planning to block traffic near midwa airport and in areas of the downtown. in los angeles, nearly 1900 public school studentsre being relocated because of health concerns stemming from a massive gas leak. infrared video shows theasn purple h hering over porter ranch, the ongoing methane leak at a storage facility already forced hundreds of families to evacuate. pope francis has paved the
a saint and recognized a second miracle attributed to mother teresa known as, quote, the saintf the gutter for her work with the poor. next september. and finally, check this out. an amazing reaction to a conveniencetore holdup. look whahat happened when a shop owner in new york was confronted by a masked man wielding a shotgun. what does he use to fight back? dude. the guy turns and runs and operating with one slipper chases him out the door, pretty credible. the owner, by the way, was later asked if he's going to upgrade security and he said, no, he's sticking with the slipper. >> i mean -- >> respect. >> that's probably not something police would recommend, though. if a shototgun is pointed at you.u. that's probably correct. >> intuition worked in that moment. >> it did. >> all right, now let's talk about a scary moment at the cleveland cavaliers game lastt night, lebron james chasing after a ball slammingnto the
taken outf the arena on a stretcher and kendis s gibson h the story. >> reporter: as 6'8", 250-pound lebron james scrambled for a loose ball possession, he follows the ball into thehe courtside seats then a frightening collision -- >> made contact right here. >> with a petite woman sitting in a courtside seat. >> she iss still laying down. they're trying to help her up right now but she is still down on t ground o her ba. >> reporter: that woman ellie day, the wife of one othe top golfers inhe world pga champion jason day. >> a phenomenal talele. >> reportete he was by her side seen wearingllblack. after several moments of laying on the floor, ellie strapped into a stretcher wearing a neck brace rushed to the hospital. jason running after her. after the game, relief from lebron who went over to check on ellie during a time-out. >> obviously, you know, her health is very important and,
well. the guys s told us that she's doing gat now. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kendis gibson, abc news, new york. >> lebron so concerned about this tweeted out a sweet message,e,"ellie y,y, i hope you'rereoing okay. my apologies. hope you guys comeack to another game soon, love lj." >> she might sit in the second row. you're powering through this morning. >> all the screami at the cavs ga. >> absoluty, go, cavs. yeyeah. i don't sound good. hopefully i look okay. >> you look fabulous. >> okay. so does ginger but not that destruivive storm in the northwest? they got smacked again. this he'll get another one by sunday. look at i-90 in washington state. wrecks on the highway. these photos closer to the coast, eight plus inches of rain, a sinkhole, landslide. people traed and like i sd more to come. through the sierra winter storm warnings and advisories up to montana and idaho. flood watches coastally.
front by sunday. some of the heavier rain great for northern california but we don't want it that fast.have some clearing skies. temperatures will warm as we enter the weekend as highs get into the upper 30s and lower 40s with copious sunshine. overall, the pattern appears to be pretty quiet with no significant rainr snow chances moving forward. today's high is 31 degrees with some early clouds, then gradual afternoon
mostly clear skies d brisk conditions. >> and great news f the southweste united states. you're going to see yourself next time you see me. i'll be back and i'll show off the map. >> all right. >> so excited for you, ginger. >> tomorrow is the big day. it's fantastic. >> all ght, ginger. so much more a ahead thi morning. the former prep school student nvicted of sexual assault speaking out for thehe first time, why he says he has no regrets. only on "gma" this morning. and "sports illustred" cover supermodel arrested in hot water over f free giftfts. andhe force is finally with us. the most anticipated movie i the galaxy is open. t.l. holmes is with all those lucky fans who saw the first shows. why scalpers are celebrating the
last week was arrested for sexual exploitation by a school employee. while in police custody, sursely admitted to sending a lewd photo to a student. according to court documents, sursely told police after his arrest he was texting a 15 year old female student about having sex with him. the 34-year-old submitted his resignation to the school one week ago, and parents were notified about thematter in a meeting on monday. a press conference was held yesterday afternoon, where school administrators from the district spoke on the doctor paul gausman wanted to make it very they're doing everything to situation. jessica let's check in with weather. matt: jessica rae: good morning we've got a quick you now... last night fans
we'll talalk to a lot of fans who saw it last night but promise no spoilers. >> don't spoil it for anyone because there just this moment -- >> okay, stop. >> you donon't want to ruin it for anyone else. >> i said my peace. the neighbor of those san bernardino killers arrested on terror charges. enrique marquez revealing to authorities had ptted with syed farook to attack a community college and ambush drivers on the highway. he is back in court on monday. plus, adele fans desperately trying to get seats to her upcoming tour getting shut out online. adele fighting back against scalrs who bought so many seats and raised the prices. this christmas photo released by the royal family overght. prince george and principal chess chaotte with their mom and dad. >> that is so sweet. smile. so great. more on that but we begin with the former prep school classmate.
since his conviction that you'll only see on "gma" today and gio benitez who followed t story is here. >> reporter: labrie is appeang that convictction withhe new hampshireupreme c crt but among othther things the young man whose story made headlines is spending time building a chapel. it was a trial that lived in the headlines this summer. an alleged sex assault. one o the premiere boarding schools in this couny. >> i was raped. >> reporter: a 15-year-old st. paul school student claiming she was raped by a fellow hoolmate owen labrie. >> this someone was going to get what he wanted and not take no for an answer. >> it wasn't my intention going into the night of having sex. >> reporter: they convicted him on misdemeanor sexual assault. this is owen n brie now out free while h appealsls h one-year prison sentence. instead of studying at harvard's
is now building a chapel since his conviction. the now 20-year-old still insisting he had done nothing wrong telling nuke nuke in an exclusive interview it was the only thing that sustained me kning that i had tol the truth. i had done what was right. i walked out othe courthouse with my chin up. >> he's add perhaps but resigigd to the consequeuees. >> reporter: labrie e eressing no regret about refusing plea deals that would have required him to admit to sex with the girl but put him behind bars for less than a month with no sex fender registration telling the magazine, he'd handle his legal decisions the exact same way but he wears theex offender label like a scarlet letter. >> it's a fairly small town up there and, you know, people come to him, you know and use words that you can't use on television. he's gotten a lot of support. there were a lot of classmates and their parents who gave to a legal defense fund and he gets it frorom a all sides.
his divorced parents the once harvard-d-und supupstar student is under a strict curfew. sometimes he says even defiantly still wearing his st. paul's shirts. >> how could someone so smart with sh a bright future ahead of them, whatever you think about what may have happened that night how could h have risked so much? >> reporter:nd perhaps most surprisingng, "newsweek" tells us he is personally trying to handle his appeal himself reaching lawyers and experts across the c country to prove his point but he could still face charges for deleting messages on facebook during that investigation. now we've tried to reach the accuser's family about this ininrview but have not heardrd back. is a very complicated case. . >> at least it seems like he's making the best of his time. thanks very much. "newsweek's" exclusive with owenabrie hits the stands next week. dramatic rescue on the highway. a pole officer springing into action stopping a runaway truck
from that officer and abc's ronan reena has s the story. >> he might be passed out. >> do you want to stop him. >> reporter: we're h hearing for the first time from the heroic officer who stopped this semi tractor trailer barreli down a nebraska highway. >> knew what we needed to do, feltomfortable doing it so did it. >> reporter: senator todd volk leapingg on and into the semi's cab taking over the wheel as the driver was suffering a seizure. >> i just had the perfect angle. there's not much speed left in me. >> reporter: sprinted at miles 20 miles per hour stoppingg the ten tons of movgg steel before anyone was injured. >> there's so many different possibilities thatat could he happened even before. >> reporter: many who saw it think sergeant volk looks like a stuntman. >> open the door when i tell you. >> reporter: similar to tom cruise attemptpting to stop a plane as it takes offff in "missi:: impossible" and this
looking eerily similar. sergeant volk saying he did what needs done. >> my wife telling me this might be one of the crazier ones. >> reporter: the driver grateful action. for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> amazi what he did. supermodel bar refaeli arrested. the "sports illustrated" cover modedel suspected of taxevasion, did all those celebrity freebies land her in trouble with the law? those long lines for " "star wars" fans. t.j. holmes there f "the force awakens," a l l of citement all acrosshe
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and we are back now with the story of one of the most beautiful women in the world facing some ugly charges. supermodel bar refaeli has been arrested in israel charged with tax evasion for failing to report income and free gifts including luxury cars. abc's linzie janis he with the story. >> good morning, george. e's the "sports illustrated"
looking good in a bikiki into a multimillion dollar fortune but this morning authorities accusing her of mishandling those millions. >> right here for me. >> reporter: bar refaeli this morning best known for this steamy 2009 "sports illustrated" cover and forating leonardo dicaprio being investigated for failing to pay taxes on millions in income. israeli authorities allege inging refaeli lied about living ouide of israel even putting swan apartment in her mother's name to be exempt from paying taxes on earnings abroad. investigators arresting and questioning both women for several hours then confiatining their passports. overnight theirawyerr saying they did nothing wrongng telng israeli media there's no drama and this is just a civil dispute. israeli media sources reporting the 30-yr-old swimsuit model is also allegedly accused of failing to report hundreds of
gifts including a rent-free artment and free use of luxury cars. the taxing authority is saying, you have to cim that product and the value of that product inhe same way you would have to claimim a paycheck that was provided to you in exchange for your services. >> reporter: refaeli who received a style i in award in 2013 reportedly earned over $2.3 million that year, working on campaigngns for brands including the gapnd samsung. >> this case is going to be a wakeke-uh call for many indivials who are accustome to receiving big giftsn exchange for using their image, using their likeness to promote a prodt. >> reporteter: refaeli and her mother have been barred from traveling abroad for six months without permission from israeli authorities, both cou face serious fines and, of course, if she can't travel that's bound to affect her income going forward. >> bound to impact so many others running to their cpas to
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it is 7: and whave been talking about it all morning, the wait finally over. fans flocking to theaters overnight andnd early this morning to see "star wars: the force awakens." among them, t.j. holmes. he's at a theater down the block from us. good morning, t.j. >> good morning, and what's better than with your eggs and bacon in the morning than a littlestar wars." it played all night playing all morning, yes, 2 a.m. show, 5 a.m. show, 7 a.m. shows. you cannot miss this movie, i got my fan, i got my stormtroopers. everybody is good to go but what did people think last night. some of the first to get in line, check them out. it's finally here, the wait is over. >> i told my mom all i wanted for christmas was for the "star wars" to begin. >> i'll like die when i watch this movie.
in full force to see the newt installment of "star wars." >> we wanted him to be princess leia. he refused. >> reporter: even a wedding in line in l.a. theaters everywhere are prepping for the huge onslaught of faithful fan, some venues adding exextra security. >> clearly, one of the bigge nights inmoviegoioi history and we'll be ready for it across the board. >> nothing will snd in our way. >> reporter: fandango breaks an all-time record, most ticket sales on their site ever. even before opening night. >> it's true, all of it. >> reporter: so what's the verdict? >> the force has awakened. >> it was amazing. >> it feels totally true to the old filmlms. >> oh, it was an emotional roller coaster. >> it redeemed the prequels entirely, thank god. >> i have spent the last almost 20 hours watchingng the past six movies and i can't believe that after that all that i was not prepared for it.
again and then again and then again. >> and, lara, i must admit since the time i was a little boy this is the money shot i have been waiting for my entire life. >> he's got his game face on. >> i have to tell people -- yes, it was crazy last night. it was crazy last night and a lot of places were sold out but a lot of people think, well, i can't get tickets. there are millions of tickets this weekend. twe. even some folks i talked t last nigh had never seen any of the previous six mies but they wanted toee this to be a part of the cultural experience and that's exactly what it was last night. >> that's awawome. that's great. we also, t.j.j. have some picturur of very young fans, chececk out this one. >>
ah. >> i love that. that's from facebookk founder matk zuckerberg w with his newborn dressed up -- what's he dressed as. >> that's obi-wan kenobi. >> she.
annoyed version of obi-wan kenobi, i would say. >> i wonder why. i know you have a photo, a video for us. >> i have a video of my son alexander in the bathtub. don't worry. this is not pornographic chewing on "star wars" toys we gave him. yoda, i gave him c3po and put the
droid's head in his uth. i warned him that might adversely mak it malfction. he ignored me. >> you're a nerd on the "star wars" stuff. >> i'm a nerd on a lot of stuff.f. it came out when i was 6 or 7 and had a little brother. she used to bring us in the middle of the movie and l lea us until we stopped caring. >> the answer i is yes to my question. >> yeah. >> can't wait to hear what you think, 2:30 you'r watching it today. >> 2:30. >> we'll get a review from dan in a bit. can there be too much christmas?
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and they'll do equipment truck, outfitted with yesterday they filled the truck. the truck is arrive mondain los angeles, where equipment officials will unload about 40 percent of its contents at the am hotel. much othe rest will go to a the hawkeyes will leading up to the game. jessica let's check in with weather.
times online for this photo. nono she's here live speaking out for the first time. hello from the other side >> backlash over tickets to adele's huge concert tour fans crying foul after concert tickets sole out in minutes now being resold for thousands of dollars. how adele tried to stop the scalping and help her heartbroken fans. new overnight will and kate reveal their royal christmas card. charlotte and george steal the show playing in the family's backyard. new details n now abouthe little prince and palestinianrincess. the perfect holiday hacks for your weekend. cool tricks from "gma" viewers to decorate your home in a flash,h,ll ahead as we say -- >> good morning, america. and good morning, america. happy friday.
our diy experts helping you crack those christmas dilemmas. allinds o of tricks to help you this holiday. >> i like that garland as a pom-pom. >> or a feather boa. live in times square, the mom whose christmas tree photo caused a major online uproar. all those presents are in the christmas spirit but some say she isn't actually getting the true meaning of the holiday. what she has to say directly from her in a "gma" exclusive. powing up your phone. we all kw that sinki feeling en your battery starts to die. becky worley has tested the market. i'm excited about this and tell us which ones shouldd be on your christmas list > that i all coming up. first to dan harris with the morning rundown. >> hey, thank you. the big story, the longtime friend of one of the san bernardino attackersrs i now being held without bail until his appearance in court mond, enrique marquez bought the rifles thatt syed d rook and his
prosecutors say h has freely revealed he and farook planned attacks on a local highway a in a college cafeteriaack in 2011 and 201212. meanwhile, the fbi arrested a man in pennsylvania who tried to help isis by running more than 50 twitter accounts posting names of u.s. military members. in upstate new york the ow of a pizza shop pleaded guilty to trying too help isis by plotting to kilill american soldiers. in the race for president a stop staffer in the bernie sanders campaign is fired. e democratic national committee is blocking sanders te from accessing the partrts voter files which are considered crucial. heading into the iowa caucuses. newew details and a shocking crime. a newlywed stabbed in a random attack in the middle of a drugstore now died and the suspect, an m gduate with no crimal record is now facing new chars. abc's mara schiavocampo has the
>> reporter: this morning, the charges against a petite 40-year-old financial adviser have been upgraded hours after her alleged victim died from her injuries. rohinie bisesar now facing second degree murder charges in what police say was a c completel randomom attack. >> we still can find no correlation between the two. we s sll believe them to be complete strangs. >> reporr: police say bisesa a professional with no criminal history, attacked a woman at a drugstor last week and stabbed the victim witut provation. leaving her in critical condition. late wednesday, 28-year-old rosemarie junor succumbed to her injuries. junor worked at a private clinic in toronto and had bee married less than a year. her fily devastated by the loss. >> we're all trying our best to make sen and to try to figure ouout exactly what happened and why. >> reporr: police say bisesar fled after the attack and was onon the run for four days.
canadian newspaper said they received an e-ml froro her accounsaying in part, something has been happening to me and this is not my normal self adding, i am sorry about the incidence. >> that kind of evidence exhibiting mental illness could be used mounting a defense of not c criminally responsible. >> reporter: bisesar has not yet entered a plea expected back in court this morning. for "good morning america," mara schiavocam, abc news, new yoyork. >> mara, thank you. new concerns about the safety of infants in car seats. a survey out this morning finds more than 90% of new parents made a serious mistake while installing their c c seat or buckling up their baby which could significantly increasehe risk of injnjury or deaea in a crash. experts are calling on manufacturers to come up with more us-friendly designs. and finally, everybody loves a feel-good story on a friday. check out what happened in a rger king in south carolina. workers gathered together and went to get nancy martin out of
cleaning. her mop till in hand there w was a big surprise for her. it was her son who had just gotten home from serving overseas in the u.s. military. you can't hear it but what she's saying there is, oh, i am not going to stop hugging you. >> oh, man, you can see it. >> thaha is so beautiful. >> i usually like to d do something snarky at the end of a newscast but that video is too good. >> good choice. >> you had such a nice moment there,@dan. here's what' coming up on our "gma morning menu," the woman being shamed online for putting too manyy giftsnder the tree. she's here telling her side. and the adele tict backlash. so many fans trying to get seats to her upcoming tire. how she's fighting for her fans. [ cheers and applause ]
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feeling backlash now, not the spirit of the season after posting this photo on inagram. her christmas tree surrounded, actually, dwarfed by hundreds of presents. critics say she's spoilin her kids. well, she is firing back and we'll talk to emma tapping live in just a moment. how do you know if there really are too many gifts up the tree? one mom found out after sharing this photo of her family's massive presesentile on instagram sparking a chrhristmas controversy. the stack of 300 gifts shared by mother of three emma tapping instantly going viral after outraged critics shared it with the #toomanypresents. oneost shared over 100,000 captioned the tidal wave for yuletide loot. hour others calling it disgusting and a perfect example of spoiledrats but tapping is holiday hatersrs on her facebook page she writes
messaging me telling me how i should spend my christmas. how about concentrating on your n." e points out some are for adult family members and that the entirere bounty cost just $2300 adding police tryry and remember this is about three little children, their chchristmas, their tree. and emma tapping is joining us now speak out about all this backlash. >> thanks for having me. >> i understand to each his own but when you put it out on social media you open yourself up for criticism. why did you put i it out there, this photo. >> i put it out there, i put u u the decorations we made up and one picture of t t year. i put it on facebook every year closed to my facacebook friends and upon instagram for it to be shared all over the world and the way i see it is thousandsf pictures go up on instaam every single day, do we have the right to judge people just because they have a better car or a better -- >> would you do it again.
nobody is going toell me how i spend mychristmas. >> s sockbacklash says you're spoiling your childreren and been insensitiv to those who have less, completely taking away the christmas spirit that some people think isabout, you know, givingng and not getting and that your children are being spoiled. were there cererin comments that hurt y more than others. >> commentss about the children obviously. but since it's come out america has kind of beeeen protective over me and said she's just a mum. she pays for them herself. they're her own children. let her do what she wants to do. >> what have you told your kids about it? >> the kids just know it's normal christmas and i said don't read anythingg obviously because i don't, you know, my eldest is on social media. everybody knows that know my kids know they're lovely, lovely kids and i'm hoping that can share with, youknow, withhhe public especially america, g g
save money all year round and how i save up to get my christmases this way. >> 300 presents under the tr, 8 85 for your two girls, 30 for your son. i know you don't want to give away but what could y you posbly have inside. >> a lot of things are thihings they need becau i don't spoil them throughout the year. so they get their clothes for the year. they get their bubble baths, their perfumes, makeup for the older one for the year because in theyant anything else ty have to save up for that themselves. >> what's a smelly. >> a a smelly is like -- >> thank you for asking that. >> is that very british? >>mellies is your bubble baths and youroaps and your hand lotions. so we don't have to buy shampoo or bubble bath throughout the year once christmas is done. >> $2300 the equivalent in the u.s. and you know how to save and you've got some tips for people trying to do just that for the christmas season.
yes, i've been doing it for years. and i mean one of the presents under there,mom, please don't march but it's $100 coat f $5. >> becauseou buy things when they go on sale in the summer -- >> yeah. >> or i -- it's another british wawa i haggle. i will haggle. >> i hage too. >> i love aaggle and i think it's important for people to know how to fight the major stores and get a bit of money -- >> do you haggle over any of the smellies. >> oh, ye absolutely. i know what days to hit the sales, the january sales. >> i did not like that picture but you mak a pretty good case. >> thank you. >> i think each his own. >> thank you very much. that's how i feel. you know, i hope everybody has a christmas in their way but if the picture offend, don't look. >> just stroll up, right? >> exactly because i'meing blasted about bad mother when there's grown men and women with three little children att
>> if this is the way -- >> it's not excessive spending but maybe excessive wrapping. on. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> wll m moven to that backlash over adele tickets. fans are crying foul after her concert tickets sold out in minutes online. some sees priced below 100 being scalped f thousands. abc's rebecca jarvis with more on what happened. >> hey, george, pretty incredib. what is more depressing than an adele song? apparently if you're trying to buy tickets to her upcoming north american tour that's it. fans taking to twitterhis morning voicing their frustrations while the scalpe, the resellers have swooped in with tickets at outrageous prices. so hello from the other side >> repter: perhaps this fan said it best, hello from the ticket li. i've clicked refresh a thousand times. after tickets for her 56-state north amerirican tou sold out in
prices originally set for 39.50 to $149.50 on ticketmaster but scalpers flooded the internet with resales of those seats. markrkups. found tickets on stubhub gogogor as muchs 1,000 so howre regularar adele fans supposed to afford to s see their idol? the ticke scalping market is now an $8 blion a yr industry. the president of ticketmaster telling "the new york times" artists that sell the least suffer from scalpers the most and use lightning quick comter programs to monopolize ticket buying and upcharge to stubhub and vivid seats. adele teamed up with song kick, a site that specializes in ticket sales. they sold 235,000 tickets for adele on this tour, they say, blocking at least 53,000
but there were heavy restrictions on the site in north america and it accounts for only 8% of available adele tickets. heartbroken fans venng their anger online. one posting this scene from the movie "mean girls." asking h many of you feel personally victimized by ticketmaster? one person writing attempting to buy adele tibbs is more depressing than an adele sosong. >> whenever therere is a big tour ththere isis a huge rush for tickets and owe situation naturally computers down. never h h it in m memory happed on this scale. >> the pain. how do you score tickets to o o of those shows? many of the true fans who did get tickets yesterday they did it through the ticketmaster app on their phone and joined her a fan club. check with your credit card company, they do frequently also give people accesss to presale and a lot of the tibbs get sold through presale.
thank youo much, rebecca. i have this happening to me more and more now, that panicked feeling because it's happening like every day whehen your phone battery is about to die. yeah, i know, what are you going to do? abc's becky worley joins us withh a solution to that digital dilemma. ananxclusive reveal o t t top pickck in backup batteries f f yourphone. take it away, becky. >> reporter: amy, you are so right. there is no worse feeling than having 10% left on your phone and knowing you have to be connected. so, bring in the battery backs. they are flooding the market so consumers can recharge on the go but choosing theight one i a lot more complicated than you think. so we put them through their paces to help you stay charged. a dying phone, ah. products like these can sav the daday, but with brand n names you may never have heard of coming in all manners of shapes and sizes how do you decide? enenr markrom gadget website,
batteries, they're all the same. just buy the cheap one. >> no, absolutely not. >> repter: mark breaks them up into categories by physical size and factors and many things including cost, shape and features. is that a light? >> in lot of the they do throw on a little flashlight. >> reporter: "gma" teamed up with cadex electronics in the battery testing industry to put up 17 different ones through a test. >> thiss the cadex 7400-c battery analyzer to test the capacity. >> reporter: it looks to see how much of the batteries' listed capacity meaning the amount of available charge on the box is delivered. gary tests three of each model then mark analyzes the results an make his top picks. in the credit card size if you need a few extra hours on your phone, the amazonbasics portable power bank currently listed for
offgrid, $40 for iphones and the small pack, the size of a deck of cards giving you two or three full charges, the easy acc power bank is the top pick at $17. and while much of your buying decisisi is basededn how you plan tose the battery. >> it depends on what you really need. >> reporter: the real power in picking one of these is doing your homework and buying one that's's been tted and reviewed. we posted all the information on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! but here's the deal. the best backup batry is probably the one you have charged and with you so enter battery cases. you keep them on your phone all the time. when thehone charges, the backup battery chargeses too, set and forget it. apple just announced their version last week, the cost $99. now, our friends over at the wire cutter say that this anchor battery case islso a top pick at just 40 bucks. amy, i know you hav to be a phone phoneaholic in this job so merry christmas. >> oh.
t you like it, geor. >> oh, george. >> that's right. >> george has anger management problems. >> no, his phone is too heavy. that's the problem. >> i got a good 85 in there. >> all right. but it's weighing, what, like a ton of bricks in your pocket. i hate it. >> too heavy for me. >> this is fascinating. as much as i'd like to hear about it, we have weather to get to. >> happy friday, everybody. this is colin, this is liam. you guys are from new jersey but like the dolphins then you said, wait, what tim do you like. >he giants. i'm confused. you need to get your wardrobe fixed. the forecast and lake-effect snow. already snowing and even flurries in areas north and west of chicago but from the u.p. of michigan through the low peninsula a little bit you'll get. nothing like what's going to happen for the beginning of the weekend. south of watertown, look at that. some totals above a foot.
that's the big picture.have some clearing will warm as we enter the weekend as highs get into the upper 30s and lower sunshine. overall, the pattern appears to be pretty quiet with no significant rainr snow forward. today's gh is 31 degrees with some early clouds, then gradual afafrnoon tonight is 15 with mostly clear skies and brisk conditions. >> that's a nice message. keep calm and watch "gma." lara. >> that's beautiful. now get in here because it's time for "pop news" and i don't know if you've noticed but i'm a little hoarse. doing my best brenda vaccaro so dan offered to help me. i will just iventnterject. > the highlight of my journalistic career.
nwa being named into the rock and roll hall of fame led by dr. dreher and ice cube. "straight outta compton" a hit and a great movie. time for a musical change. >> yep. >> there we go. >> thank you, lara. >> that is, can you rec -- can anybody -- >> a little "jungle love." >> the rock and roll hall of fame is feeling love for "jungle "love, steve miller, deeeep purple and cheap trick, popop pioneer, the class of 2016 will be inducted with a ticketed sear mean at the barclay center. >> number twtwo, go. >> in the world of the great jijimmy buffett it's 5:00 somewhere. >> good line. >> parrot heads are raising a glass to this. sun of a son of a sailor with an item -- i don't know much about him that the news that h he will make "margaritaville" the musical. it's beenn percolating for awhile but took him some time to find the right people to take his
he has frank marshall who has a few producing credits on broadway and worked on major movies like "indiana jones" and "back to the future" and maybe >> thank you. >> lara wrote th. bad puns. >> you delivered it well. >> this last one is actually i picked it for u. >> all righght. here we go finalllly, everyone, and we mean everyone seems to be exced about "star wars." take a look at these flightless friends at the endberg zoo. >> he hadden borough. >> correct me. >> producing and directing. >> happy feet and incendiary news -- >> you had to hear them. did you hear them? >> that's really h how they sound. >> really. >> really? >> s. that's how -- >> that's what chewbac does -- >> if it were real "pop news" they would talk next. >> in semi related news it was
star wars film the premire wouldn't be complete without the correct gearnd apparel. we caught up with some folks after the showing and asked them if the movie was as good as they expected. "to me it was s unbelievable how everything turned out it was seriously mind blowing. " "we have been waiting to see this and i didn't get out of seat until the time it started. it was absolutely fantastic." "i'dsay it d didn't li up to the hype but it dididn't disapppoint and i am definatelty going to see the next two. showings of " the force awakens" at the promenade start up again at 9 this morning midnight. let's chk in with weather. matt: good morning we've got a quick news update for you now...
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princess charlotte's first christmas. there isig brother prince george right by her se taking a few stepsps rht there. >> a big step coming up after the holiday. >> nursery school starts for prince george in january. love looking at those piures. ginger, we cannot wait to see your pictures. this is your last day before becoming a mom. >> so great. >> what a trouper working up untilhe very last day. >> what else was i going to do? really. >> i don't know, rest. >> we've been tracking -- >> there it is. >> every stepp of the day. >> the adorable baby bump growing. >> look at it pop. >> eddie, thank you very much. eddieook those otos. that grereat laugh you hear, that one, that's him taking those pictures. so sweet. >> we want to send you off on your maternity leave with a little surprise so cue t surprise. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, my goness. >> wow. >> look at that
this is outstanding and not at all -- thatt is obviously nonalcoholic. >> no, it's -- >> i made it this far. i c do another couple days. >> my mom was drinking beers on th night i was born. i think that'ss why i'm so short.t. but go for it. >> thank you very much. >> how are you feeling? you come in everyry morning with a huge smile on your face and full of positivity. i know it can't have always been easy. >> i feel like i'm lucky bececause i've had a really good pregnancy and everyone has been so supportive. thank you, you guys, because it does make a difference with working with all the pple behind me. i'm going to get a little emotional. >> do you like your -- >> yeah, that's beautiful. >> are you nervous. >> i'm so nervous. i'm staying up at night once in a while in the middle of the night which we wake up at 3:30 in the mornrning. that's been the hardest part. i feel him moving and there's a real human in here, i feel. >> happening. >> and you're about to meet him. >> you'll be a great mom. >> too ginger. >> to ginger. >> thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ]
don't worry, i'm coming back. people keep asking that. no, i'm not going to make the baby jump off a mountain too soon. >> we can't wait to meet him. >> congratulations. >> thahank you very much. we have a great story we turn to. a christmas miracle for more than 100 christians,s, a dangerous mission. "20/20" anchor elizabeth vars with an incredible story. >> these 149 iraqi refugees are from the oldest christian city in iraq. isis invaded their town telling them they had 24 hours to convert to islam or be killed. instead, they fled to a churc in the nearby city of irbil where they've been living in a church courtyard for 15 months, that , until two americans, came up with a daring and risky
as joseph and mhele assad enter the courtyayard of this church it's all systems go for the mission of mercy that will soon release 149 iraqi christians from the tyranny of isis. >> when they beganan bombing two children and a woman died. >> reporter: their bags are packed. the charter plane is ready. with tears and heartbreak they have said their good-by. then suddenly bombshell. the airport at irbil closes as they are ready to launch air strikes against isis aacks in syria. 48 hours later the airspace opens and this modern exos from the shadow of isis begins. inside the buses, people are oblivious to the threat outside. >> very good. >> reporter: the buses arrive safely at the airport. for most of them this is their first time flying.
experien. the flight is lled. and then the first glimpse of their chartered airbus a320 that will carry them away. >> it's a real plane. >> reporter: the passengers settle in. and the plane pushes back with no delay. the lights dim and on takeoff, a cheer goes up. as on a wing and a prayer the people break free of the bonds of their bodied country. and those people will spend their first christmas in slovakia, all been paid for by donations. glenn beck did a show on this and they raised more than $12 million from listeners, also the hudsonon instite is paying the salary for joe and michele assad, a lot of people chipping in to help them. >> many countries turned them away.
christian refugee down befor slovakia said yes and there are millions and millions morore muslim refugees. we're still encountering a a l of anti-refugee sentiment here in thee u.s. and around the world. >> cannot wait to see the rest of this piece on "20/20" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central right on abc. outside to lara. all season long we're celebrating macy's annual believe campaign helping bring joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. macy's will donate $1 up to 1 million too maka-wish for every stamped letter to santa you drop off at one of these special believe boxes at macy's. or submit online. we want to introduce you to a braveoung woman whose wish was to lend a voice to a special animated holiday story, reena ninan has it for you. >> reporter: 'tis the season to believe and when it comes to believing, 17-year-old taylor hay is an expert.
she was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoblastic lymphoma. >> i had allergic reactions and hospitalized five weeks straig. >> reporter: difficult though the time was it cemented in her a deep sense of faith. >> having plaintiff and faith is so important and just to believe everytng is going to get better. >> report was only appropriate t then when taylor and an aspiring child actress was given a chance to have a wish granted she asked to voice a role in the holiday special "yes, virginia," the story of a lilittle gir and the importance of believing in santa clau >> where havave you been. >> went to see santa. >> reporter: tayr voiced taylor, a character named after and made to look just like her. >> she's so much fun. she's so bubbly and so enerergetic. >> santa brought me a tin set. >> he brought mow a dollhouse. >> i got a bow and arrow. >> it was a blast to be able to voice her. >> reporter: for taylor and her mother the making of "yes, virginia" is just what the doctor ordered.
which of course meant everything to me to seey daughter doing what she loved. >> reporteter: today taylor is cancer-free, a full time college student a proof pitive of the powernd importance of believing. >> i wouldn't change my wish for the world. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> that is great and you can hear taylor on "yes, virginia" on abc, 8:30, 7:30 central and if you want to help grant a wish drop a lettert your local macy's's in the box or submit one online. more. >>ight now over to ginger. >> ye come on over here. i'm with the ladies f from louisiana and triplets. i don't know how your mom did it. i only have one coming from texas. you are how old? >> 16. >> 16 today. 16, 16 and 16 and hopeful you'u're staying warm because we're going to get cold tomorrow. the windchill, 21 richmond, 24,
don't worry, if you are sticking around for next week we are becoming much more mild. ristmas eve in the mid-60s in new yorkity, atlanta, right up into the mid-70s, even detroit getting to 54. all right. this weather report brought to you by toys "r" us. didd you know it's national ugly christma sweater day. yeah, we celebrated a day early. maybe you saw it with our big showdown. alough, lara, you looked beautiful. robin did take the top honors and t cake literally though we want to thank our friends at country crockor presenting the big surprise, an ugly sweater cakeade for the occasion and we've taken a little chunk out
simple shortcs for things to make life a little easier and abc's sara haines is our hack reporter. >> im a hack reporter and you can read that two ways actually. tips and tricks to make christmas merrier. all of these come from "gma" viewers so we'll start with jaime scott with amy and runs a blog called hot and grace where she writes about her family, home, design, crafts. pretty much everything and you are showing us how to take thanksgiving and/or halloween and turn it into the holidays, christmas. >> i love that. >> ye >> so i had a lotf pumpkins left over after thanksgiving and i didn't want to just throw them out but they didn't go with my christmas decorations so i thought i would turn them into a snowman so all you need. you just need three pumpkins and you'll spray paint them all white and then you're going to stack the up and you can glue them.
so they don't fall aparart. >> and need butns and a little carrot. >> anything that you find at your house that y could use to make the eyes and nose and the mouth. >> you can get super creative with this. >> you can. >> kid can help and -- >> keep your girls away from th hot glue gun. this is fun. >> wrap a little scarf around it. >> with continue sell. >> adorable and won't melt >> i hope not. after halloween it might be melting. thank you. >> okay. next up we have, no, it's not dan harris, he wouldn't have a hack. >> i'm super crafty. >> no, he's not. he's not. next we have janell inez but she has her own web series called handyman and a surefire way to spruce up an imperfect christmas tree. think charlie brown. >> we'll about to turn that frown upside down with a little bit of garland. >> the tree. >> this is the tree. >> longing for moree branches.
>> we'll feed it with garland. you wrap it around like so -- >> get on over here, dan. >> do something. >> wrap it around, f fill it in. shove it in there. >> okay, all right. here we go. >> fill the holes like so. >> all right. >> dan, you're not helping. >> she's doing all the work. >> this how you treat your wife at home. >> this is e exactly how he looks at home. >> and add stuffing? >> we want t show everyone right here if you guys, our reveal. >> beautiful. >> this is the one dan didot do. >> yes. >> this is amazing. >> and it's easy. >> everything at home a you're done. >> get everyone involved. the whole family. now we have one more, i don't want to miss you, tanya. >> tanya. >> i was told this. so tanya stewart. now she posted a video on facebook that went viral and it's been viewed 17 million times. this is called thinking outside of theox. sh ginger amy --
half of your box. i'll show you how to turn it into one box. take it, foal it to increase it. you'll turn and fold it and crease i it again. you're going to take -- ablutely and take your scissors, at the creases and you're going to make a slit on each side - >> you're turning it into a new box. >> then you're going to do the -- there you go. you're going to bend them in. >> nice. >> you're going to fold. >> yeah. >> all right. >> one box. >> amy, you did it. >> y did it. >> that is a great one. thank you, tanya. [ cheers and applause ] >> for more go to
making his broadway debut in stephen king's "misery" taken hostage by his greatest fan laurie metcalf. juju chang sat down with the star. >> reporter: we saw him must many his way through five "die-h-hard" blockbusters so bedridden in " "misery" may seem surprising by a return to his early acting days. theater flecking a different muscle? stoppingng. it's all live. >> reporter: live theater is a ly business these days. oldest daughter rumer finished her broadway run in chicago after winning "dancing with the stars." >> rumer and val the champions. >> you shed a tear or two. >> yes, i did. >> mr. tough guy. >> i'm very proud of her. >> reporr: bruce alsoo proudf his current lay based on the stephen king novel about a crazed fan who takes a famous
and ultimately tortures him. >> what's the nickname for it. >> the "misery" go-round. here's annie's shrine. whoo is this, mr. man? >> handsome guy. >> the latest book >> this is awesome. >> you better stt showing me a little morore appreciatn around here, mr. man. >> reporter: the movie that made looemgs of number one fans think twice before p picking upp a sledgehammer. >> i'm your number one fan. >> what goeshrough your mind as you're about to hobble him? >> don't miss. >> reporter: the psycho number one fan on stage, laurie metcalf who won a string of emmys as rosie tomboloann brash little sister. >> my child has oreo breath. >> we've both been fortunate to work in theater and fil and tv and as i've gotten older i think sosometimes just choose project based on who the person is that you want to work with. >> so you didn't rewatch the movie? >> misery.
and it would jt stick in my head. >> i wanted it to be our thing, you know, just our idea of trying to scare a thousand people. >> what's that? >> that is so -- >> howould thihis come in handy. >> it so gives me the chihi to look at it. >> the hobbleizer. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's for the best. >> pretty please. >> can you feel the anxiety as the sledgehammer is about to erupt. >> they know that scene is coming. >> i get anxious about it knowing -- >> he dsn't like to look down at his own feet. >> i don't like to look down at my own feet. we look after each other. >> i'm your number one fan and trust me there ain't no number two. >> reporter:uju chang, abc ws, new york.
"good mornrning g america"s brought to you by fitbit. find your fit. >> so if you've already seen "star wars" you may wanto check out "in the heart of the sea." ron howard's epic movie tells the sty that inspired "mobob dick." abc's rachel smith caught up with the stars. >> it's the sweeping sea faring epic tale. of the ill-fated nantucket ship "the essex" sunk by a whale in 1820. this true sry was the
dick." >> top of the loft. take the helm. >> reporter: in "in the heart of the sea" stars chris hemsworth, njamin walker and tom holland as "essex" crew members hunting for whale oil. seems like you had a bonding thing. >> we all starved together, didn't we? >> yeah, something about suffering that brings you close together. >> reporter: to convincncingly play starving men adrift at s for months they all went on a highly restricted diet. i'd love to know what the conversation was like in between takes on set. >> food. >> food, really. >> always >> it got catty. there was a lot of like did you see ed had a cheeseburg last night. >> did he eat a piece of chocolatate? >> yeah. >> prepare to abandon ship. >> we can't roll away home. >> reporter: because it was such an intense diet, did that help you get into character eve more? >> i think like when you change your physique you're like embodying a new person so half the job is done. >> as i live and breathe he's mine. >> i was?
why some men choose to defy all odds and push. >> these guys are going out for years on end on these voyages to get whale oil. are they ego driven, brave? >> i thi a lot didn't have a choice. that was the indusustry and it was like going off to war. this he didn't come back, some of them a lot of the time. >> and iwas the only way to light the lamp in your house really so it's easyo be judgmental of them but they were working with what they knew. >> do you guys have a greater respect for nature after this film? >> ssively. >> oh, yes, especiallyhe sea. >> oh, man, i'm not goining back to sea any tim soon. >> we were cursed. >> reporter: for "good mning america," rachel smith, abc ws, new york. >> and "in the heart of the sea" is in theaters right now. >> gue what,e have some more baby news before we go. yes, we'd likee to welcome a new addition to the "gma" family.
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matter in a meeting on monday. a press conference was held yesterday afternoon, where school administrators from the district spoke on the subject. doctor paul gausman wanted to make it very clear they're doing everything to resolve the situation. jessica let's check with or the weather. matt: jessica rae: good morning we've got a quick news update for you now... jessica rae: the iowa hawkeyes are 14 days away from the rose bowl, and preparations for the trip are already well underway. they're bacally moving their operation from the foball operations center all the way to pasadena, california and they'll do that on their equipment truck, which they've outfitted with roses.