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highway caught on camera. [ gunfire ] a violent chase shutting down one of the busiest freeways in southern california during rush hour. how police finally stopped the murder suspect on the run. ice ice baby and a galaxy far, far away on "gma" with "star wars" about to become the biggest movie ever. this morning we take you to one of the hidden worlds where it was filmed. the icy place behind the hottest hit right now. >> and good morning, america. you know -- i love that music. >> i know. >> so many spectacular other worldly landscapes in "star wars." you see it right there. and now people are actually going and flocking there to visit these places. amy on her way to one right now. we're going to hear from her in just a little bit. >> with amy on a special assignment it's good to have tom llamas with us. we begin with the race for the white house. donald trump and bill clinton going head to head on the
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the gop front-runner going after the former president. abc's cecilia vega is here and, cecilia, the race heating up with just 27 days to go for the first votes. >> oh, but who is counting, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: good morning to you. all eyes on iowa. those caucuses right around the corner. a sign this race is hotter than ever, take a listen to this. bill clinton has been in donald trump's direct line of fire for a few days now. but finally, the former president is is speaking out for the very first time. overnight, donald trump stirring up this crowd of thousands with a one-two punch. >> hillary, hillary, let's say hillary is president. oy. oh. >> reporter: and just a few miles away. >> it's kind of scary this year. >> reporter: hillary clinton's husband on his first solo campaign trip this election taking some not-to-subtle jabs right back. >> when there is discrimination
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hispanics or muslims, just because of who they are, i don't like that. >> reporter: bill clinton not mentioning trump by name or his recent tactic dredging up those past scandals. >> this is a woman that has been really an enabler. and that's not a good situation for hillary. >> reporter: so i asked, donald trump says your past is fair game. i've got to ask you, you keep coming up on the trail with him. is it fair game? and after a long pause, finally an answer. >> the republicans have to decide who they want to nominate. i'm trying to tell now the democrats and the country why i think hillary would be the best president. and i think there's always attempts to take the election away from the people. >> reporter: trump taking his offensive to the airwaves too. >> he'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that mexico will pay for. >> reporter: his first campaign ad just released and already under fire. this image of a flood of immigrants racing toward what
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mexico. but it turns out this border, 5,000 miles away in morocco. trump now on the defensive. >> that was just video footage. it's just a display of what our country's going to look like. we're like a third world country like a dumping ground. so you can just take it any way you want. >> reporter: for her part, hillary clinton trying to stay above the fray, with a new donald trump strategy in the new year. >> i've adopted a new year's resolution. [ applause ] i'm going to let him live in his alternative reality and i'm not going to respond. >> okay, cecilia, that new year's resolution from hillary clinton and you could feel bill clinton biting his tongue when you asked him that question. >> yeah, he seemed to pause like he seemed to be staying on message yesterday, this might be the bill clinton of the 2016 race. we talked yesterday about how he got in trouble in 2008 for going off message. this time around i think you're probably going to see a more
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for the time being. the words that are being used this morning is that he very much knows his role this time around. that he is, in fact, the supporting actor, if she is the star of this show. >> okay, let's talk about that now with matthew dowd, our political analyst. matthew, you think hillary should make another new year's resolution thought to use bill clinton that much. >> i think she should leave bill clinton at home in the course of this. one, we all know he's popular. the problem is he reinforces with the voters that she is part of the past. even if you like that past, it's part of the past. and voters always want the future. the other thing i think is this helps donald trump in the republican primary. it helps him because hillary clinton is despised by republican voters. and it's a bank-shot through bill to get to hillary. that's why i think in the end, in the short term, this helps donald trump. >> so he's attacking bill clinton. meanwhile, you see all these other republican candidates in this final four weeks until the iowa caucuses really starting to attack each other.
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the thing where it's musical chairs but there's no teacher in the classroom to keep the rules. more chairs have been pulled out. limited space so see who can stay in. we have green eggs and ham and fantasy football and limited chairs and people are trying to dance arn and get the last few chairs remaining before iowa and new hampshire. >> the real grudge match, between ted cruz leading in iowa and marco rubio, another 44-year-old cuban-american senator. they seem to be fighting it out for that space right behind donald trump overall. >> yeah, i mean, donald trump is still the dominant character in this race. but somebody needs to be second or somebody needs to be third in the court of this race. and you is have two brand-new senators going at it, as you say, in the course of this. and i think it's only going to get more and more heated as we get closer to iowa and as we leave iowa into new hampshire and the other states along the way. this is going to be a very heated race between the two of them. >> no question about that, matthew dowd, cecilia vega, thanks very much. to robin. now to president obama's big
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the president addressing the nation later this morning announcing actions he hopes will reduce gun violence all this without the help from congress. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas is in washington with details. pierre, what exactly is changing today? >> reporter: good morning, robin. with the stroke of a pen, the president is potentially greatly expanding the universe of people who should consider themselves as federal gun dealers and as a result require background checks on their gun sales. we're talking about hundreds if not thousands of people who are now selling firearms at gun shows or online. the white house is essentially saying if you routinely get income from gun sales, you should consider yourself a commercial dealer. those who violate this mandate, selling guns with no background checks and without registering with the federal government are subject to five years in jail and a $250,000 fine, robin. >> what would be the possible impact of this, pierre? >> reporter: well, there's some question as to whether there are enough federal agents to enforce the new guidelines. proponents say this could mean many more background checks on
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who fell through the cracks. opponents say it puts more burden on gun lovers who like to sell weapons. robin? >> okay, pierre, thank you. abc will have live coverage of president obama's announcement on gun control later this morning expected to be around 11:40. >> around 11:40. we're going to move on now to that rough start to the new year on wall street, coming off the worst opening since the financial collapse of 2008. you see the numbers right there. the dow down almost 300 points. our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis is at the new york stock exchange this morning and, rebecca, worries about china sparked the sell-off yesterday. what is the forecast today? >> reporter: good morning, george. we're looking at another volatile day here. overnight in china stocks sold off again. and the stock market here in the united states is setting up for a day down at least 100 points. the big issue right here, as you fears of a slowdown in the having a ripple effect on the united states and other global economies, second, issues with oil. now, oil prices are near the
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and that's great news for consumers. but it's bad news when it comes to energy companies and the jobs that those energy companies create, george. it's all setting up for a volatile day on wall street. >> a rough start to the year means a rough start for the year? >> reporter: there is an old saying, george, here on wall street, as january goes, so goes the year for stocks. the good news is that there are still 18 trading days left in january to really set the tone for the year. >> thanks very much. >> always optimistic. that standoff in oregon. authorities and residents there are telling the armed militia men who seized federal land to leave. but they are not backing down. and abc's neal karlinsky spent time inside that wildlife refuge. good morning, neal. >> reporter: robin, good morning. the group has now spent three frozen nights inside the compound which is just on a dirt road back there. not exactly a glamorous place to hold a siege. so far despite calls for others
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numbers have not been growing. this morning, for the first time, authorities are publicly telling an armed group of ranchers here in rural oregon to back up and get out. our community, go home to your families and end this >> reporter: the group which now calls itself citizens for constitutional freedom is holed up inside this federal wildlife sanctuary, land they seized while no one was here. this van's been coming and going a lot. seems like some of their supplies. we were allowed inside to see where they sleep and prepare meals and found this man who posted this emotional good-bye to his family before joining up. >> my daughters, maddie and lilly, i love you so much. your daddy swore an oath. he swore an oath to protect and defend the constitution. >> reporter: inside his views were the most sobering of anyone we met.
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something serious enough that you would not be able to return to your family? >> there's always that chance. i'll tell you right now nobody here will fire that first shot. we will protect ourselves, but that's not what we want. >> reporter: the group says they're fighting for nothing short of the liberation of thousands of miles of federal land, which they believe should be returned to america's ranchers. their initial cause -- outrage over the conviction of fellow ranchers who turned themselves in to federal prison monday for setting fires on public land was just the beginning of a string of grievances. there are no police anywhere near here. so far sources indicated that because the area is so incredibly remote, authorities are in no hurry to do anything but watch and wait, george. >> they could be hunkered down for a long time. neal, thanks very much. we'll turn to the fight against isis and the hunt for this masked man from the terror group's latest execution video. authorities trying to determine the identity of this new jihadi john and abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross here with the details. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, george.
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today are closely studying this latest isis propaganda video frame by frame trying to identify the new english speaking executioner who is now taking the place of the terrorist called jihadi john who was killed last year in a u.s. drone strike. behind the blacks mask the isis 2016 version of evil personified speaking with a british accent. >> and we will continue to wage jihad, break borders and one day invade your land. >> reporter: since the release of this 10 1/2-minute video which shows the execution of five supposed british spies, u.s. and british officials have been analyzing it in detail. looking at the physical build, the eyes, and the the speaking voice and accent of the new isis executioner who calls british prime minister david cameron an imbecile. >> only an imbecile would dare to anger a people who love death the way that you love your life. >> reporter: among the possible
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british radical, siddartha dhar who fled to syria and isis a year and a half ago. after he and his mentor angem choudary were arrested by scotland yard on charges of supporting terrorism. >> the jihad is not a bad thing. >> reporter: dhar was interviewed by abc news correspondent lama hasan in 2014, as he urged young muslim men in london to push for sharia law. >> i think that will be the beginning of the end of the united states of america, britain and the entire world. >> reporter: a side-by-side executioner is far from conclusive. his family says it's not sure it's him. some reporters who interviewed dhar say it is him. one person in the video who has been identified by his family is this young english speaking boy who isis shamelessly uses to call for the killing of disbelievers. a london cab driver now told british reporters that that
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child of his daughter who went to syria to marry an isis fighter and has used the boy repeatedly in social media propaganda on behalf of isis. george? >> boy, that is just terrific. okay, brian, thanks very much. other top stories from tom llamas in for amy starting with a nightmare for commuters in l.a. >> that's right. good morning, guys. we start with dramatic video from one of the busiest freeways in southern california. interstate 5 was shut down during evening rush hour as police opened fire, shooting a suspect wanted for a string of violent crimes including murder. he had driven the wrong way down the freeway and crashed into a car with a family inside. he was rushed to the hospital. he's in critical condition right now. a former south carolina police officer charged in a deadly shooting last april has been released from jail. michael slager was seen on camera shooting walter scott -- you may remember this video -- who was unarmed at the time. slager has been freed on $500,000 bond now under house arrest awaiting his murder trial. overseas growing tensions
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efforts in syria. the tensions stem from saudi arabia's execution of a shiite cleric which outraged iranians. the saudis have now cut all ties to iran stopping trade and grounding flights and today kuwait became the latest saudi ally to cut diplomatic ties with tehran as well. a big scare on the sidewalk for these people in turkey. suddenly an avalanche of snow comes crashing down from a roof sending pedestrians running to escape. two women were buried but others rushed in to dig them out. surprisingly, everyone is doing okay this morning. finally a family in idaho woke up to a loud crash. they feared it was a burglar. instead, it was this. a giant elk. the 600-pound animal had fallen through a basement window into the kids' playroom. the elk apparently a billiards lover, it took 2 1/2 hours to coax it out of the house. it finally scrambled up the
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its herd. it's so funny. the father of that family said he went downstairs terrified. turns on the lights and sees that giant elk and took off running. put the kids in the bedroom and called 911. >> 600 pounds. >> that staircase too. >> eight ball in the corner pocket with the antler. let's move on to bill cosby and that growing scandal. his wife now set to testify tomorrow in a lawsuit filed against the comedian. but she is fighting back taking emergency action to stop it. abc's ryan smith is here with the very latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning to you, lara. camille cosby's lawyers are on the offensive hoping one lasas effort will keep her out of her husband's fray. this morning, camille cosby fighting back. filing this emergency motion to delay her deposition scheduled for tomorrow. mrs. cosby hoping to avoid court after a decision forcing her to testify in a defamation suit filed by seven women who accuse her husband of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades
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in this emergency motion, mrs. cosby, concerned she'll be forced to share intimate details of her marital life, including her husband's sexual proclivities, attaching this e-mail claiming the plaintiff's attorney threatened to get the u.s. marshal to secure her attendance. camille cosby has only made one public statement since dozens of womens have come forward with accusations, defending her husband of nearly 52 years calling bill cosby the man you thought you knew. a man now facing criminal charges. >> he is in good spirits and he has confidence in his legal team's ability to bring about justice for him in this case. >> reporter: just last week, days before the statute of limitations was set to expire, the embattled comedian was charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a former temple university employee at his pennsylvania home in 2004. cosby consistently denying the allegations against him and currently out on $1 million
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if she loses the motion camille cosby may be out of options to avoid testifying at that deposition. as for the criminal case against bill cosby he's charged with aggravated indecent assault. his next court date january 14th. if convicted he could face up to ten years in prison, guys. >> what do you think will happen with camille cosby? >> reporter: well, it's interesting. i think if the judge sees merit to her argument, he will let her stop this then they to the deposition later if he rules against her. it will be interesting. now to that deep freeze gripping the east this morning. it is chilly here and those storms are lashing the west coast. rob has all that and snow is creating some driving problems too, right, rob. >> yeah. brutal cold stuff. yesterday, we had streamers of lake-effect, even ocean-effect snow across much of the northeast. here's one of those streamers and the impact it had across pittsburgh. an inch or two of snow caused multiple accidents because it's so cold. cars going off that roadway and refreezing some of that melted snow. pu right now, it's minus six in
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the wind chill. it's minus 3 in new york city. flash flood watches out for california for one system, two systems and another one behind this so we're looking at anywhere from 4 to maybe 8 inches of rainfall, flash flooding could be an issue there.watch for some patchy fog this morning, mainly for the commute. we may have visibilities restricted in isolated areas. the main forecast focus for us continues to be on the system for wednesday night through saturday morning, then the slam of arctic air to follow. mixed precip is likely to break out as early as wednesday night and continue on a scattered basis through saturday morning. most of the precipitation should be in the form of a rain/snow mix with
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the tail end when it wraps up saturday morning. then, the arctic air pours in. plan on single-digit highs on sunday with wind chills at or below -20. and coming up on "gma" the mom of that affluenza teen expected in court this morning. as new details emerge about what her son was really doing in mexico. inside the biggest blockbuster ever, amy taking us to the real-life place that helped bring some of your favorite other worlds like "star wars" to life.colorado. one of my fondest memories of khloe is the day we got her. i knew right there she was gonna be a great dog. khloe's a big influence on the family. she loved lincoln from the start. she's his little protector. i trust dog chow to keep khloe healthy because i see the high quality ingredients that go into it. the standards that we follow are top notch.
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morning for a gunshot wound. police say they found the boy with injuries to his jaw around 11-45 sunday night at 942 main street. police say the bullet came from a handgun. the hospital has not released his condition. police told tv-9 there is still quite a bit of confusion about what actually happened and where. the original call to 9-1-1 said it happened at 9-20 main street. this is dispatch traffic right after the call came in. "all cars report of a possible shooting at 920 main street. we got a call from a subject saying there was a subject accidentally shot. they were going to be transporting them in a green camry. then they disconnected." " police arrived before the child left. there was some confusion about the boy's injuries, but paramedics determined he did have a gun shot wound. police say they aren't sure and adult or child pulled the trigger. right now, no one faces any charges, but they are possible. and now here's your first alert
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watch for some patchy fog this morning, mainly for the commute. we may have visibilities restricted in isolated areas. the main forecast focus for us continues to be on the system for wednesday night through saturday morning, then the slam of arctic air to follow. mixed precip is likely to break out as early as wednesday night and continue on a scattered basis through saturday morning. most of the precipitation should be in the form of a rain/snow mix with perhaps a 1-3" snow on the tail end when it wraps up saturday morning. then, the arctic air pours in. plan on single-digit highs on sunday with wind chills at or below -20.
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hence our forecast and ice ice baby we want to show you some beautiful pictures. welcome back to "gma." that is one of the most memorable locations from "star wars." can't give anything away, but if you've seen the movie, you know what we're talking about. it's a real tourist test nation now. and this morning, we're going to take you to another one of the spectacular spots. look who's there! amy robach is there. and that's where part of the blockbuster film was filmed. >> she's all bundled up but that could be here this morning. >> that's true. >> green screen in times square. also right now former president bill clinton
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trail for hillary taking on that anger unleashed by donald trump. and overnight, the st. louis rams, san diego chargers, oakland raiders all submit applications to relocate to los angeles. nfl owners are meeting next week they could pick to teams to move. >> it's still hard to believe there's not an nfl team in that market. we begin with ethan couch, the texas teen in a detention center in mexico after skipping probation. fleeing with his mom. this morning we're learning about his life on the run before being captured. hit mother heads to court. abc's matt gutman has the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we expect his mother to be at this courthouse today but we're learning much more about her high-rolling texas teen son, apparently not living low profile as a fugitive in mexico, allegedly drinking heavily, using drugs, and racking up a whopping bill at a strip joint.
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look in mexico, dyeing his hair, but he may not have changed his ways. staff at a puerto vallarta strip club called harem telling abc news before his capture in the resort town the affluenza teen was reportedly boozing it up there, racking up a $1,000 bill with lap dancers at harem, a favorite of drug lords including el chapo guzman. when he allegedly couldn't pay all of his bill, bouncers escorted the the teen, who had been convicted of killing four if a 2013 drunk driving crash, back to his resort. there, we're told, his mother paid the tab. this morning couch is in a much more sober place, this immigration detention center in mexico city which we visited in 2001. there mostly central american migrants are four to a room. couch is fighting his deportation back to the u.s. investigators say ethan couch and his mother, tonya fled to mexico in december allegedly skipping probation when this video purportedly showing him at a drunken party went viral on
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disgusted. >> saw kind of the details of it and my son and i just looked at each other and we were like, really? what a stupid plan. you know, i mean, for an escape plan that's -- wasn't well thought out. >> reporter: this morning, his mother, tonya, is facing extradition from los angeles to texas. she faces two to ten years if convicted of helping her son get away. she's expected to be brought to this courthouse in shackle this is morning. her attorney tells us she's not expected to fight extradition back to texas. robin, george. >> we move to "making a murderer" generating buzz and petitions calling for the convicted killers at the center of the story to be pardoned raising questions about whether evidence was planted. but the prosecutor in the case is fighting back, saying the producers left out key evidence. we'll hear from him in a moment after this report from abc's
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>> reporter: the netflix series "making a murderer" has hundreds of thousands in an uproar after watching the story of steve avery. >> hello, dad. >> reporter: who was freed after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. not long after avery is arrested for the murder of teresa halbach, a young photographer whose charred remains were found on his property. >> he wanted us to help him get rid of the body. >> reporter: the series showcases riveting courtroom testimony questioning the state's evidence against avery and his then teenage nephew. >> because i didn't really do it. >> reporter: the defense attorney suggests he was framed. >> you're hearing the evidence of the conspiracy. >> reporter: avery and his nephew were convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison. >> nothing in your life suggests that society would ever be safe from your behavior. >> reporter: now outraged viewers want them freed. more than 200,000 people have signed a petition on change.org
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for presidential pardon for avery and his nephew. >> we wanted to present as many sides as we could. but at the same time, we also wanted to tell a compelling story. >> reporter: but in a statement to abc news, prosecutor ken kratz alleges important evidence was left out of the documentary. evidence like avery had drawn a torture chamber while in prison, that avery called the victim's job to specifically request halbach the day she died. and that he called her cell phone three times, twice using the star 67 feature to hide his identity. the filmmakers say they were always concerned with fairness and accuracy. >> from my perspective it's a fair representation of what we witnessed going on and that the prosecution and the victim's family have voices in this series. we hear them talking about how they're feeling. we hear the prosecutor talking about why he thinks his case is strong. >> reporter: when abc news approached netflix, we were told
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for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> thanks, linsey. we are joined by the former prosecutor at the center of that case, ken kratz. thanks for joining us. we outlined in the piece some of the evidence you believe was left out. why do you think they left it out? >> obviously this wasn't a documentary at all. this was a defense piece. it was generated by and for steven avery by his defense team. it wasn't until netflix decided to repackage this as a documentary that both sides were invited to participate. and so if some of the evidence that was selected, i would call it handpicked or cherry-picked over an 18-month period, didn't fit with the narrative or the conclusion that mr. avery was the product of a conspiracy or some planting of evidence, it's my belief that the filmmakers just wouldn't include that information.
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whole process was their decision then to call it a documentary. >> you think steven avery should have a new trial? >> this docudrama i think it's called, itself is not going to form the basis of a new trial. it doesn't matter how much attention it receives, unless there's a legal challenge that comes forth, there shouldn't be any reason for a new trial. >> the filmmakers also included information about you in the documentary. something we covered in years past that you were forced out of office because of a sexting scandal. do you think that was relevant and is that why you didn't participate in the film? >> well, that part of the case is rather disturbing. they included some problems that i engaged in which were deplorable. there wasn't any excuse for that kind of behavior. but they happened three years
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avery case, and so the rel vapsevance didn't make any sense to me, and really a lot of the people that watched it. they don't have anything to do however with the steven avery case. the filmmakers knew that and to include it, i think, was unfair. >> finally several hundred thousand people have petitioned president obama to pardon steven avery. what do you say to them? >> well, as i understand, the president, since it's a state case, wouldn't have any pardon opportunity. and i doubt that any executive officer, whether it's the president or the governor, is going to weigh in on this in any substantial way. it's unfortunate, however, that the victim's family really has to go through questions and this kind of nonsense that law enforcement is responsible for the death of their family member rather than those that were convicted of the crimes. >> mr. kratz, thanks for your time this morning. >> all right. george, have a good day. >> he's right about that. the president really has no grounds for stepping in here. >> a lot of people are talking about this documentary. coming up caught on camera, a woman escaping from a
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and we're back now with that daring escape caught on camera. that young woman carjacking kidnapped. breaks free from a 150-mile ride. this morning, she's speaking out about how she survived. and abc's kayna whitworth has her story. >> reporter: a mad dash for safety caught on tape. a kidnapping victim escaping her assailant after spending hours as a hostage in her own car. >> i really at points didn't know what was going to happen. >> reporter: 23-year-old rachel stevenson stopped at a pennsylvania gas station wednesday afternoon. when police say this man, railic chambers, jumped into the driver's seat, forcing stevenson into the car, before going on the run. >> i was just saying like please stop. >> reporter: the suspect ordering her to set the gps for virginia, but instead she used
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>> i was getting all these texts from my boyfriend being like, where are you? please answer. and thinking to myself, like, are these going to be, like, the last memories that these people have of me. like the people that i care about more in this world than anything. >> reporter: chambers finally forced to stop and get gas after running for nearly 150 miles. stevenson taking the opportunity to make a break for it. seen here sprinting for help as the carjacker peels away. >> i definitely was scared. but i wasn't ready to give up. >> reporter: her father grateful. >> i felt like the whole world got lifted off my shoulders. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, new york. >> i bet. >> quick thinking by her to text her boyfriend. >> pretty brave in addition to being scared. coming up, amy's amazing journey to one of the most spectacular locations on earth, amy. >> george, i'm going to reveal the secret location where "star wars" shot some of its other worldly landscapes.
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it is time to reveal where we sent amy on her amazing
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where "star wars: the force awakens" was filmed. so amy, tell us where you are. >> the music gives it away. >> i'm in iceland. here at the beautiful blue lagoon, one of the most visited places in iceland. one of the many places in this country that hollywood has used for some of its biggest movies and tv shows. >> chewie, we're home. >> reporter: need an ice planet worthy of han solo? or a jaw-clenching car chase only 007 could pull off? when hollywood wants to transport you, iceland's spectacular icescapes beat any silver screen special effect. and the hottest thing to hit this frozen wonderland, "star wars," abc news confirming the mega-blockbuster shot some of its interplanetary landscapes here.
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world's most preemnnt ice climbers told us that they chose to shoot here because of the ice. but keeping tight-lipd on any other details. they're hoping the throng of movie fans will break visitor records, too. >> this year we're expecting it to grow. >> reporter: not the first time they set a scene on screen. remember this hot and steamy scene from "game of thrones"? it took place here a small lava cave in northeast iceland. filmmaker christopher nolan subbed it for outer space in 2014's "interstellar". >> bond, james bond. >> reporter: and who could forget the master of spies, 2002's "die another day," shot at this glacial lake in the north, one of iceland's biggest tourist attractions. we have something much bigger planned in the land of fire and ice. more on that coming up in our
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back to you in new york. >> so many things happening there. >> it's a beautiful, beautiful place. we took the girls there. >> did you go into the blue lagoon? >> of course we did. >> and there is a certain scent. we're going to have more from amy coming up. stand out. by design. powerful. by design. if you're running a business, legalzoom has your back. over the last 10 years we've helped one million business owners get started. visit legalzoom today for the legal help you need to start
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the fire early yesterday destroyed the barn in rural linn county. firefighters say it started before six o'clock at 705 elbow creek road. the linn county sheriff says one person suffered minor smoke inhalation, but didn't want treatment. a few animals were in the barn, but they were taken to a neighbor's farm. the national weather service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in eastern iowa on december 23rd. this is video from the e-f one tornado that hit the hiawatha area at about 4:30 that afternoon. another e-f one tornado touched down about 5:30 luxemberg. and now here's your first alert forecast. watch for some patchy fog this morning, mainly for the commute. we may have visibilities restricted in isolated areas. the main forecast focus for us continues to be on the system for wednesday night through saturday morning, then the slam of arctic air to follow. mixed precip is likely to break out as early as wednesday night and continue on a scattered basis
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precipitation should be in the form of a rain/snow mix with perhaps a 1-3" snow on the tail end when it wraps up saturday morning. then, the arctic air pours in. plan on single-digit highs on sunday with wind chills at or below -20. it'll be a shock to the system, hence our forecast and the early heads up! today: partly cloudy high: 27-33 winds: s 10-20 alo: 29 dbq: 30 iow: 32tonight: mostly cloudy low: 22-28 winds: s 5-15 alo: 22 dbq: 23 iow: 25tomorrow: iso. rain/snow late high: 30-36 winds: s 5-15 alo: 32 dbq: 33 iow: 34tomorrow night: chance of rain/snow low: 27-33
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and just hours after our exclusive interview with the new miss universe, the runner-up speaks out for the first time on tv about the painful mix-up seen around the world. and we hear from steve harvey now about the crazy chaos in the seconds when he realized he slipped up. 24/7 only on "gma," what's really the best diet, the brand-new expert rankings out this morning. which will help you shed weight the fastest and what's really the healthiest? you make me feel like and it was one wild and crazy night on "the bachelor"
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contestants going to great lengths to score the perfect ben from going on a hike. >> you knew you were attached. >> to showing up as a unicorn. our "bachelor" breakdown ahead. note ice ice baby into the ice. we're hours away from a daring live adventure. the world's most elite climbers plunging you into a stunning hidden world. we're about to launch one blockbuster journey live. bang bang into the room all that and look who's here live as we say -- >> good morning, america. vanilla ice ice baby >> it's great to have john here with us. what's the over and under on how many types we're going to hear "ice ice baby"? it is a beautiful day here. >> still love it. >> and you can see amy is there at the famous blue lagoon. >> oh.
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iceland. >> oh! >> amy. >> it's the starting point of a marvelous adventure in the land of fire and ice. >> is that a wet suit? >> full clothing. >> okay. >> and she was proceeded by our "gma" expedition team. they spent days getting ready to pull this off and we're going to talk to amy as she gets ready to take us into that ice, one of the great hidden worlds on this planet with some help from one of the world's most elite climbers and drones, as well. >> well, with ginger on maternity leave -- >> someone's got to do it. >> she's like, i'll go, i'll go. we're like, okay. >> oh, darn it. can't wait to see more of that. also we're breaking bad habits and trying to turn them into good ones for 2016. is it time to go on the digital detox? that is the question. your life. >> yes. i agree. or will that make you miss out on major milestones? ways to make it work for you. let's get the morning rundown
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>> good morning, again, guys. the big story this morning, president obama is bypassing congress to tighten gun control regulations. this morning the president will announce executive orders that will require background checks at gun shows and online sales. he also wants to spend more money on mental health treatment and boost funding for the atf and the fbi. the president is expected to speak around 11:40 eastern this morning. we will carry his remarks live on abc. a new poll finds donald trump maintaining his big lead in the race for the republican nomination. trump holds a 17-point lead over ted cruz in the latest national poll. and even though senator cruz has enjoyed a narrow lead in iowa, the poll shows trump has the highest support among white evangelical voters, very important. meanwhile, trump is dismissing criticism of his campaign ad that shows this image, morocco's border while talking about the southern u.s. border with mexico. trump's campaign said they did that on purpose to show the dangers of open borders. and new details this morning about the death of country music
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his wife said he died of hypothermia during a storm while he was on a hunting trip in oklahoma. his body found near a lake. his wife says he dragged himself out of the water before hypothermia set in but experienced no pain during his final moments. his band released a statement saying, "craig was like a brother whose passion for life couldn't be matched." a set of identical triplets are finally home this morning more than a month after their births. little addison, kinsly and savannah harris each weighed barely three pounds when they were born in houston ten weeks premature but on monday they were finally healthy enough to go home with mom and dad. >> we have done a lot of planning. we've prepared it for awhile now. we did deliver a little early so it's kind of -- that wasn't too expected but we're just going to go home and try to do our best. >> and good luck. three is tough. mom and dad will use ankle bracelets and color coordinated outfits to make sure they can tell their daughters apart. that's smart. all right, with those
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to worry about being lonely. and new research finds avoiding loneliness could be the key to living longer. the experts say the more social connections people have, the better. their health is during both the adolescence and during the golden years. doctors say it's important to encourage young adults to build broad social relationships, in fact, one researcher says an active social life could be as important as eating well and exercising, so get out there and make some friends apparently. finally, nothing says sexy like a shirtless former kgb agent. check it out, the creator of a new perfume for men has been inspired by russian president vladimir putin. the fragrance features hints of lemon and black currant and pinecones. the cologne called leaders number 1 is on sale in moscow for 6500 rubles or 95 bucks. some of the proceeds will go to charity. nothing says sexy like vladimir putin. back to you guys. >> i wish you could have seen george's expression as he was seeing that.
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twice. >> you did. >> shirtless, kgb on a horse, i'm sorry. for some people that just does it, george. >> that's what i love about you, tom. you're all in. you're all in, tom. thank you. now to one of the most popular new year's resolutions, slimming down. this morning we have got an exclusive look at "the u.s. news & world report's" brand-new list of the best diets in 2016. dr. jennifer ashton is here. how did it come about getting these results? >> not easily. they put together a group of some of the country's top medical and nutritional experts. they evaluated the available data and also gave their insight and opinion and expertise which is important and then they ranked these diets on a scale of one to five stars, five being the best on things like is it easy to follow. is it nutritionally balanced and here we have some of the results. >> all right. so what is the best new diet? >> so, it's called the mind diet.
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right here. it reflects the focus on brain health and well-being and is there something we can do in our environment or behavior to stave off dementia, cognitive decline so some of the things are here. you cannot eat things like a lot of red meat or sweets. red wine in moderation. >> that's another show, okay. >> as soon as we're finished i'll be getting my dose. >> okay. >> there actually have been data and good studies that show even if you don't completely comply to this, that it's good for the brain and good for the rest of the body. >> what is the best diet if you want to lose weight fast? >> rapid weight loss called the hmr diet, this has been around for about 30 years. you do order it, predicated on meal replacement and takes all of the guesswork out of it. a lot of shakes. things arrive at your house. it is a lower calorie diet, and, again, there have been studies that show those people who lose a lot of weight loss up front tend to be more successful longer term. >> really? >> a little bit. >> okay. i didn't realize that.
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diet overall, jen? >> big winner, it's called dash. year after year good medical and nutritional data to support it. initially designed to reduce blood pressure and again sensible things, we know what should be on this diet and what shouldn't be and this is really the winner year after year. >> even though you're holding a glass of wine you're getting your masters in nutrition. >> yes, i'm almost finished. >> so what is your advice? >> well, look, these all look relatively similar because they're based on well-rounded meals, smaller portions, a lot of color on the plate. things need three ss, i say it needs to be safe medically and nutritionally, simple and it needs to be sustainable because the data shows a lot of these diets are effective in the short term. it's whether or not you can keep the weight off long term, that's the holy grail. if you make it a habit, it's not that difficult. >> all right. >> cheers, robin. >> i'll take this from you. you know she's going to take your questions throughout the morning, tweet her @drjashton. that's why i took this away. you have to be sober. post your questions also an "gma's" facebook imagine. lara. >> thank you, robin. >> here's what's coming up on
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universe runner-up is speaking out now for the very first time on tv. steve harvey reveals what was really going on behind his big mix-up. and is it time for digital detox? dr. b. is with us to talk about how to keep those devices from ruling your life in 2016. then a "pop news" mystery, who is the father of bridget jones' baby? maybe john krasinski knows. he's here. come on over. john krasinski in the house. we're not going outside. it's freezing here in times square, but it's hot in the studio, so stay with us on "gma." we'll be right back. "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by new centrum vitamints, a multivitamin you enjoy like a mint. right vitamints. a vitamin you enjoy like a mint.t. with a full spectrum of essential nutrients...
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welcome back to "gma." we have the latest on the miss universe controversy right now, so, lara, you spoke with miss philippines the winner. >> yep. >> yesterday. now it's miss colombia's chance. >> there she is, in fact, speaking out for the very first time on tv. runner-up, miss colombia is talking about how she really feels about that on air flub that gave her the crown then took it away in just a matter of moments. slip-up. steve harvey announcing the wrong miss universe winner. >> the first runner-up is colombia. >> reporter: now in a new interview from univision, miss colombia speaking out for difficult that moment really was. saying, "i went up to my was very sad. i was in bad shape. i cried a ton that night." sharing her distaste for how the
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[ speaking a foreign language ] "in four minutes they destroy your dreams, they throw it this a bag and throw it in the trash. they could have done it another way. i feel like it doesn't matter to them. the feelings of a girl who has worked her whole life for a dream." steve harvey also finally speaking out on his morning radio show denying rumors that this might have been some sort of publicity stunt. >> why the hell would i do that? i'm already famous. do you really think i wanted to be famous like this? >> reporter: describing the moment after his crowning mistake as chaotic. >> now, i got a guy in my ear going, we gotta do something. we got to do something. that's all i'm hearing. it's utter confusion, everybody backstage. so i took it upon myself and i walked out there to do something. >> reporter: the miss universe organization telling abc news overnight that the teleprompter did not have the winner's name
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is," then when harvey saw the card, he was confused. harvey taking full responsibility for that mistake. >> did i make a mistake, yes, i did. wholeheartedly. and at this point in the game, i'm not in the finger-pointing business and rolling other people under the bus. >> reporter: and while many including miss colombia have suggested the option of sharing the crown, miss philippines thinks otherwise. >> i think it would be a little bit difficult for two girls to share a crown, but i have high hopes that this will give great opportunities for me and miss colombia and the rest of the contestants. >> so now i believe we've heard from everybody. >> okay, i agree with steve harvey. in no way did he do that on purpose. >> there's no way he would want to. >> he doesn't benefit from that at all. and you know what, he flat out -- look, he made a mistake. >> absolutely. >> it happens. >> i was just explaining to you guys having done miss america and hosting it, they put in the prompter and the winner is, you have a card.
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you're never supposed to say the first runner-up's name because then you'd know who the winner was, so if i was doing it over again, i would say just put second runner-up. leave out the first runner-up and then have the winner. does that make sense to you? >> if you're not going to say her name anyway. >> because then you would know who the winner was. >> i guarantee they'll make it a lot easier next time around to make sure this never happens again. >> this will never be a story again. this will be -- >> famous last words. >> yeah, yeah. >> and we won't hold you to it, lara. now to those new year's resolutions and how you can break up with bad habits. this morning, it's all about the digital detox. one woman giving up social media for an entire year. could you do it and should you? abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> reporter: darla bunting has one ambitious new year's resolution. >> i'm giving up social media for an entire year.
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digital detox. for the next 365 days darla vows not to use facebook, instagram, snapchat or twitter. >> five minutes here or there turn into hours just scrolling. >> reporter: the 30-year-old education entrepreneur says she was on social media for up to five hours a day and only realized how obsessed she was after giving it all up for one month last year. >> i am walking to the bus stop. i pull out my phone. i need a break from work, i pull out my phone and i'm scrolling. >> reporter: but this year she wanted a harder challenge. >> i have to be honest, it's not easy. i had to delete the apps off my phone. >> reporter: levi felix is the founder of digital detox, a company that offers phone-free retreats to help people disconnect. >> our mission at digital detox is to help people reclaim their lives off the screen and gain mindfulness around how much they're using their devices and when it's okay to turn it off. >> reporter: the retreats offering activities like yoga, art and meditation. >> humans should be looking into
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moment we can start slowing down and say, oh, i don't need a like to feel great, that's when we're all feeling more connected to each other. >> reporter: as for darla, she has a long list of things to do in 2016 that don't include looking at her phone. >> i look forward to going to the gym, saving for a home, spending quality time with folks that i love most. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> okay, over there they're -- you're on your phones right now. we're doing this piece, and you are over there on your phones. can't even -- you saw that? you saw that? >> yeah. >> now, one thing we should add, darla also told us there are some big drawbacks to logging off, especially when it comes to keeping up to date on family and friends who post major milestones like engagements first on facebook. so, she says her detox is definitely going to force her to try and keep in touch more. >> yeah.
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>> yeah, there's a balance, clearly being connected socially is good for your health, but the amount of time that people are spending on social media, the number of hours is going up and up. but it's not just hours. if people say to you that you're on it too much, you probably are. their conversations. you're not being in the moment. you're always on your device when other things are going on and if you have kids and your kids are saying to you, you know, dad, dad, dad, you don't hear them, that's another sign that you're on it too much. >> so, these are the signs you're talking about. >> exactly. exactly. >> to let you know that you're on. it goes beyond that. so, if you want to kind of break away from doing this, what are some of the suggestions you have? >> the first thing, you can use your device to help you. there's some apps out there that will track how often you're checking your device. one is called check e and one is called moment. they'll tell you how much time you're spending on there. you can use -- you can turn off your social media notifications
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pocket is going to pull you out. if my phone is buzzing, i'm not hearing what you're saying. i'm thinking who is it? what's going on? what did they post on social media? if you want to try something harder, you can try airplane mode or do not disturb for real free time where you're not seconded. >> if you want to go hard core, if you really want to detox, be done with it. >> one thing we talk about have a gadget-free zone at home. you know, places where you eat is clearly a place. don't have it in your pocket because clearly you're going to be reacting for it. go for a walk, go to gym, go to dinner leaving it at home. that would be -- see how you feel about that. that's going to be really hard. >> the reaction of people. >> exactly, then have a cell phone curfew. a couple of hours before bed so you can turn down. i got to say more people have talked to me about this today, everyone is saying, i have to find a way to disconnect. >> i know. maybe not completely wiping it out, but if you really are aware of how much time you're spending and just kind of cut back on it just a bit. and you can use a phone just as a phone. >> exactly.
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post you're going to make instead of being there and living the moment, you've got problems. >> all right, rich. thanks very much. we got a lot of people inside with us, brought them in from the cold but outside with rob too. rob. >> they are tough, robin. come on. from north carolina, alabama, people from california. that feels good, doesn't it? no, no, it doesn't. even in florida it's cold. check this out. freeze warnings are posted for parts of the panhandle and southern parts of georgia. 30s and 40s there. but a big warm-up is coming on board. this blast will be short-lived. back in the 40s and 50s. when are you leaving town? >> tomorrow. >> that's bad timing.watch for some patchy fog this morning, mainly for the commute. we may have visibilities restricted in isolated areas. the main forecast focus for us continues to be on the system for wednesday night through saturday morning, then the slam of arctic air to follow. mixed precip is likely to break out as early as wednesday night and continue on a scattered basis through saturday morning. most of the precipitation should be in the form of a rain/snow mix with perhaps a 1-3" snow on
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saturday morning. then, the arctic air pours in. plan on single-digit highs on sunday with wind chills at or below -20. it'll be a shock to the system, >> i could go for something hot to drink. what do you got there? >> hot chocolate. >> hot chock. it's probably cold chocolate at this point. all right, guys, back to you inside. >> all right. "pop news" time and we begin with a question for you all. who is the father of bridget jones' baby? fans of the book and the movies will have to wait. not even renee zellweger knows. in the third long awaited installment of the franchise bridget winds up pregnant and doesn't know who the father is. could it be colin firth or could it be patrick dempsey? yes, mcdreamy subbing in for hugh grant taking a page from the "star wars" playbook producers are doing everything to keep it secret including filming three alternate endings so not even the actors know the truth until it hits the silver
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the premiere is september 2016. >> we got a date. >> yeah, i think it's fun. and it really did work for "star wars" and renee zellweger has said she thinks it's a great idea. so, looking forward to that. >> what are you doing in september? we're going. >> there. okay. something not quite comforting is brewing at windsor castle. after nearly 300 years of using the same type of bedding, sheets, blankets and down filled quilts called eiderdowns, royal management has made the decision to switch to hotel-style duvets, and some are not taking the news lying down. one staff, thank you, thank you, everybody, ginger, that one is for you, baby. staff members telling "the daily mail" that many in the royal household believe duvets are too nouveau, too hotel like and that the use of eiderdowns are a tradition that should be upheld because they demonstrate a certain attention to detail because they're layered throughout the many,
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sheet, it's a blanket it's an eiderdown, and that way kings and royalty and visitors could take off a layer as it is like dressing in layers, thank you to our meteorologist for clarifying. i wasn't sure about that. >> i can tell you that. >> however, the source did note that they still refuse to use those, and i quote, awful decorative cushions, thank goodness. nothing can throw my day like an accent pillow. >> this is just for the guests, right? they're not going to change things on the queen. >> this is for the guest room so when you go visit next time, you will have to say good-bye to your eiderdown and hello to the duvet. >> lara, why do you have problems with accent pillows? what is it with guys and -- >> because they're annoying. >> they're always in the way. >> no purpose. >> the first thing you do is throw it down. >> it's a pop a color. >> thank you. >> robin, you and i have had many conversations -- >> endless, endless.
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with a red pop, an orange pop. and i believe we orange, breaking news in "pop news." then finally, new year, time to conquer those old fears. we've heard from dr. besser and heard from dr. jen and now we hear from this guy. facing his fear, the toaster. >> ooh. >> one more time, everybody. come on. >> oh, no. no. >> oh! >> all right. i'd like to report he is feline fine.
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we'll see you in a minute.some voters in eastern iowa can start submitting their ballots today for local elections. in johnson county, early voting for the special election for the county supervisor starts today. you can vote at the auditor's office in iowa city every weekday from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm until the 19th. you can find a list of all the satellite locations open for voting on kcrg dot com. black hawk county is holding an election for the waterloo school district bond referendum. if it passes on february second, the district will build a career center and
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school. voters can cast early ballots today at east high school from 3 until 9 p-m. the city of marion will swear in its new mayor today. nicolas abouassaly will take the oath of office at the city council's meeting today. he will take over for allen "snooks" bouska. and now here's your first alert forecast. watch for some patchy fog this morning, mainly for the commute. we may have visibilities restricted in isolated areas. the main forecast focus for us continues to be on the system for wednesday night through saturday morning, then the slam of arctic air to follow. mixed precip is likely to break out as early as wednesday night and continue on a scattered basis through saturday morning. most of the precipitation should be in the form of a rain/snow mix with perhaps a 1-3" snow on the tail end when it wraps up saturday morning. then, the arctic air pours in. plan on single-digit
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you're as cold as ice >> good song. >> they did switch the song. look at those ice drops, just stunning in iceland. see that little drone in the corner, as well. what a great way to start the morning. you got some breaking news. >> what a way to start the morning. this is truly breaking news. this is from mara schiavocampo. talk about 0 to 100. baby porter arrived lightning fast overnight. ten minutes after we got to the hospital. [ cheers and applause ] before we even completed our admission paperwork, any sooner
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delivered by the uber driver. he's doing fantastically well. i feel terrific. name and pics to follow. >> love you. >> segment five. >> oh, that is -- i was just asking today when she was due. >> i think that was a little sooner than expected and quick. she's lucky. >> oh, good for her. >> we love you. >> congratulations. now, let's go to amy in iceland right now. we sent her on an amazing journey to the land of fire and ice. ginger explored the fire last year. now, amy, you're there to see the ice. amy. >> right now i am here at this incredible natural geothermal spa called the blue lagoon. and while it's beautiful, the real reason we're here is to show you how you can see the impact of climate change on a massive scale. the glaciers here in iceland. look at this. we're just getting inside that crater. >> hovering mere feet over 2,000-degree lava. >> oh, my gosh. >> last year we made tv history peering inside the heart of an erupting volcano in iceland. >> 2100 degrees and that lava field is the size of manhattan.
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>> scaling iceland's largest glacier, ginger and her team setting up shop just one mile away from this forbidding wonderland getting a spectacular view where no man has gone before. >> did you just see that? the chunks of ash falling off the side. >> and while ginger brought the heat, now it's my turn to cool things down. today i'm venturing back to the land of fire and ice. iceland is home to natural wonders like this, the blue lagoon, naturally heated to 102 degrees by the earth's core 6,000 feet below. our mission, using cutting-edge drone cameras to take you live for the first time below the surface of the ice to the front lines of a vanishing wonder, the immense forbidding ice sheets of iceland. in the middle vertical ice drops like this one that can be thousands of feet deep. this smugmug documentary capturing the stunning beauty and treachery of the terrain. only the world's most elite ice
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venture inside helping researchers and scientists understand the dynamics of these melting pots. threatening our very own coastlines, scientists predicting low-lying lands like florida can be a direct hit from the sweeping snow that's draining into the ocean. but before it's too late, get ready for a breathtaking look as "gma" goes live into the ice. and before i head into the ice, i thought i'd give these magnificent geothermal waters a try here at the blue lagoon. pure research, of course, just research, guys. but it is incredible. you should try it one day. >> looks great. >> it does, yeah. relaxing before the work. >> that's a spa right there. >> even with all the clothes on. >> looks pretty good. make sure and join us tomorrow morning when amy takes us into the ice, something never done before on live tv. into the ice, that's going to happen. now, i know you guys watched "the bachelor" last night. right? >> of course. >> absolutely.
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>> i got the wink from george with our good friend michelle. >> we were talking about it all morning long but they did promise us a big night of drama on the season premiere of "the bachelor" and i would say they delivered. here's a little recap of the highlights. michelle collins, comedian, co-host of "the view" is going to take us through it all. you were live tweeting during the show. >> i was. >> tell everybody your thoughts. >> well, first of all, best show on tv, i feel very blessed that i work at abc because this is my "citizen kane." it was incredible. ben, first of all, is so cute. >> he's really nice. he was here yesterday. i'm sure you met him. he's lovely but some of those girls, wow. >> those girls will eat him up alive. he was a sheep looking for his shepherd last night. he was sort of lost. they were completely out of their minds. >> oh, no. i mean there's a hoverboard happening. >> there was a lot going on. i will tell you this, that some of the girls who got out, i know you're obsessed with a girl with a unicorn hat on. >> i didn't understand for one second.
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but there was a girl who brought a real mini horse to -- got out of the limo. and i thought the mini horse had a chance. i was really hoping there was something in his eyes that said maybe this is the one. >> yeah. >> he ate his rose which was too bad, but there was also a girl who destroyed bread because she doesn't eat gluten, which is a very l.a. move if you ever lived there. >> i said to you, off camera, who is your favorite and you said that you really couldn't choose because they kind of all blended together to you. >> there were a lot of beachy wave. >> beachy waves are the look this year. >> yeah. you look. >> i feel like i am right there. >> it was a game of guess who except everybody had the same hairstyle and face. nobody wins. you can't figure out who's who. there was one girl who stood out for me. >> yeah, you said lace is your early favorite. >> lace is the fave. first of all, she has an american gladiator's name already puts her ahead of the pack. she's a drunk which i love. >> good tv. >> great tv. >> and she doesn't have beachy
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>> she had a nice updo actually. she was very cecily strong on "snl." i wasn't sure if she was real. you know, because she's so absolutely out of her mind but she is fantastic and i believe if the premiere -- what do you call it, kind of season preview is to be believed, she does give a girl a black eye. >> oh, no. >> so everybody needs to start watching "the bachelor." >> i mean do you feel like it's just they're pushing the envelope to a place that people are feeling the need to find unicorn heads? >> i mean, you know, if it were me, i always say if i got out of the limo, i'd be in a wedding gown holding a newborn just like covered in blood. like i'm so ready for you, ben. love me. >> ben, run, don't walk. so all in all, would you say this season will not disappoint? >> it is -- i'm nod kidding you -- best season -- where is my camera? best season of "the bachelor," i'm serious. i'll be live tweeting every week so join me at michcoll, little plug. >> any words of wisdom.
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>> for ben? >> yes. >> i mean, you know, just mace. i don't know like how to protect himself. mace and like conceal something. i don't know. >> oh, no. >> i don't know what i'm saying. what time is it? >> it's live tv. we love you, we love you because you will be live tweeting. we got a new episode of "the bachelor" airing monday night, 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc, and michelle heading over to "the view," this morning 11 a.m. eastern, also here on abc. we'll get outside, we're not but we'll go outside now to rob for a last look at the weather. >> all right, 12 degrees, windchill of zero. great day to read a book. on that note we want to tell you about a great initiative from our parent company, disney, launching their fourth annual magic of storytelling campaign with first book. it's all about the importance of reading. take a look. >> once upon a time there were children who didn't know the magic of books, they didn't have stories to introduce them to giant characters. now you can give stories that change lives.
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to give all children a chance to believe in big dreams. >> that was the one and only steven spielberg narrating. disney is going to donate its 50 millionth book and launch disney read day on february 6th with reading events throughout the country. check that out in your local area. now let's take a quick look at the weather across the country. cold here in the northeast. yeah, snowy across parts of the mountains and rainy across much of california. let's take a look at your local mainly for the commute. we may have visibilities restricted in isolated areas. the main forecast focus for us continues to be on the system for wednesday night through saturday morning, then the slam of arctic air to follow. mixed precip i >> this weather report is brought to you by publisher's clearinghouse. where are you from? >> australia, brisbane. >> warmer here. >> nice and warm. great to have you here. >> back to you inside where it's warmer. >> thank you, rob. we first got to know and
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office" but his latest role could not be more different. it's called "13 hours: the secret soldiers of benghazi." in it he plays a former navy s.e.a.l. who helps defend americans under attack in libya. take a look. >> how you doing, brother? >> down time is the worst, isn't it? adrenaline leaves and your mind just starts to wander. >> yeah. >> i haven't thought about my family once tonight. i'm thinking about them now. >> of course, based on a true story, 2012. there had to have been some internal pressure for you to get this right. >> oh, 100%. i think there was pressure on everybody, certainly the actors and i will give a ton of credit to michael bay from the moment he decided to do this, he wanted to get it right from obviously it's based on a book about the true story and i think a lot don't know about the true story. i think people think they know about benghazi. i certainly didn't know about
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>> why don't you tell me that. your perception versus what you learned. >> sure, i think there's so much focus on the situation politically that this was an opportunity for everybody to hear the human story of what happened that night, which is six heroes went in to attempt to save ambassador stevens and ended up saving so many american lives that night, and these guys were not active military, so they were retired and hired contractors, so they had no obligation to go in and within a split second put their lives on the line, which is i mean the true definition of heroism. >> do you feel like this movie will re-open the wound, the debate of what happened in benghazi? >> i don't know if there is a debate. i think searching for the truth is always something that's very important and i think that, you know, these guys were on set every day with us, we were so lucky to have the real guys with us. i got to meet the guy i was playing and these guys are the most wonderful, unassuming, very heroic people that, you know, i think it's about time we tell their story of what they went
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>> absolutely, and everybody can see that movie, that's coming out on january 15th. >> that's right. >> "13 hours." it's incredible. i have so much to talk to you about. by the way, can we close the door? it is freezing cold in here and i don't know if you know but this fireplace you're sitting in front of, it's not real -- >> what? >> it's subzero in here but what is not subzero totally hot is "lip sync battle." i did not know you're the executive producer of that show. >> it was my idea. >> that's so awesome. >> wel i'm glad. >> is that something you and your beautiful wife emily, were you doing lip-sync battles and thought we have a lot of celebrity friends that would do this? >> not the second part but the first part, we were definitely driving in the car and we were lip-syncing to music and i got a call that i was going to go on "the jimmy fallon show." and he said what do you want to do. and i said why don't we do an "eight mile" lip-sync battle. he said yes and then all this happened. >> unbelievable. so are you saying right here that jimmy fallon copied you because he does it on your show all the time? >> no, we did it together so
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because we did it on his show we decided it was his idea to say do you want to make a tv show out of this and i thought, no one will watch that. i was wrong. >> i actually -- >> i was wrong. >> i can't look away. i think it's hilarious. >> you can't look away when i'm in a dress singing tina turner. >> yes. by the way, it's funny you should mention that. roll it. >> no. oh. >> oh, yeah. >> when you create the show you should be able to put something like this in a vault. >> yeah. >> i should have done that. >> i mean, you do. you have to sell it when it's your show as executive producer. and i do have to report that you didn't win. >> yeah, i definitely didn't win. i definitely made that dress myself. just -- no, i didn't. some fabulous people did. that's kind of embarrassing but i'm glad you're like, oh, i love this show. it makes my nightmare every day. >> well, the show is fantastic. also not only "13 hours," "lip sync battle," "the hollers" another movie coming out. >> i directed it.
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how was that for you? >> phenomenal. it was a movie i was attached to as an actor and then they asked if i would direct it and i did and it was so much fun. we had the most amazing cast of people from anna kendrick, charlie day, richard -- it was just amazing. richard jenkins. >> nations. couldn't happen to a nicer guy. >> oh, thank you. that's so nice. i paid her to say that so it works. >> no, i mean it. i mean it. john krasinski, best of luck on everything. >> i appreciate it. >> unfortunately they're giving me the whole wrap-a-roo. so, coming up -- >> lara, wrap it. we're done. our ultimate tailgating challenge. this is why we have to get to the tailgating challenge. will you stay and eat with us? >> yes.
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thtt2w`t2n`qd" bt@q= h tt2w`t2n`qd" "a@q-,, tt2w`t2n`qd" bm@q&' tt4w`t2n`qd"" dztq 6px tt4w`t2n`qd"" entq ft8 tt4w`t2n`qd"" gzt& _s@ tt4w`t2n`qd"" hnt& o], tt4w`t2n`qd"" iztq %4t tt4w`t2n`qd"" jntq 7d4 tt4w`t2n`qd"" lzt& /)h you know, amy set the bar very high and it's time for our ultimate tailgate challenge. i'm refereeing. so, you guys can go head-to-head on the gourmet gridiron. rob, what do you have in store? >> i'm ready to go. >> take the pass. take the pass. ooh, nice. >> it's rob's sizzling sausage and peppers. >> whoa! >> all right. there it is right there. voila. come on. now you know bratwurst and hot dogs, they kind of get all the glory, but certainly in this part of the world gets a little bit more spacey, gives it some flavor. you can have it with, you know, lemonade or coca-cola or -- it goes well with beer or your favorite gallon jug of chianti.
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>> you know why i looked at you. >> so, you're really into tailgating. you're a big football fan. >> i didn't go to a football strong college so i've had embrace the nfl. giants are my team. you've got -- thank you for stirring there. >> your fantasy -- >> yeah, josh brown, the kicker for the giants. that's about all we have to be proud of. this year. >> bengals. >> jeremy hill, he's on my team. >> are you stalling because you don't know the recipe? >> keep stirring. carson palmer had a disappointing week last week but i think the cardinals will do well in the playoffs. all right, so basically you can grill these on a grill. you can do it on a hot plate. you can do it at home if you want. and this is a mixture of hot and sweet sausage so it's kind of russian roulette, okay. >> what's in your -- >> this is just a little bit of marinara. you can throw it right on there. >> yes. >> just a little bit. and you can throw -- >> i like the peppers and onions. >> throw some tomato in there. >> oh, really? >> sizzling. >> okay. >> there you go. >> so then -- >> better prepared than amy. >> what? >> rob's a little better
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>> just a little bit. >> you guys leave amy alone. she did just fine. >> she's in the blue lagoon right now. >> all right. dig in, guys, dig in. >> okay. >> so, sausage, peppers, onions, you just throw them in. >> cook for about 15, 20 minutes, onions, peppers, a little garlic, as well. you can take a jar or make your own marinara. >> tom llamas just getting right in there. how is it? is it really good? >> wow. >> sauce is excellent, rob. >> i would love to try. >> there's nothing delicate about your dish, rob. i'm not going to lie to you. >> it's not about being delicate. you're actually tailgating. >> how do you do this? >> you know what, it's your lucky day. there you go. >> yeah. >> all right. so how does it work? do we have -- >> i win. that's it. >> you win. >> we'll be back and explain. >> i don't know. what do you think, guys? >> he's ahead.
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>> yes! breakout star brie larson
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powerful performance in "room." she she plays a young woman held captive for years with her son. and when he turns 5, she tells him the truth about the imaginary world she created in that room. take a look. >> it wasn't a dog. he was trying to trick me. okay? there wasn't a dog. he told me. >> i want a different story. >> no, this is the story that you get. he put me in his garden shed here. room is the shed. >> and brie larson joins us now. thanks for coming to "gma." such an incredibly intense performance, and you really had a bond with that young actor jacob tremblay. >> yeah, he's the best. i love him. >> how did you do it? i read about the preparation for playing this woman who has been held captive for years, has the baby in captivity. and you really wanted to create that feeling inside yourself.
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it seemed like a story that was so far away from me that i had to work in many different directions in order to understand her, so i went on a very restrictive rigid diet and started working out a bunch to tear my body down, had to stay out of the sun for many months, i didn't leave the house for awhile just to kind of see what it felt like to have that sense of isolation and then the final piece was getting to know jacob who plays my son, and i think once all of those pieces came together, she made so much sense to me and the story kind of opened up and became a universal one, the story of our lives and the story of growing up and the story of falling in love, all of those wonderful things. >> and family dynamic takes hold after she's released, after they escape. and what i thought was so amazing about it is how real that relationship, those relationships were. didn't sugar coat it at all. >> oh, yeah, well, that was kind of our intention with all of this was it's a true testament to our author, emma
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to come from an authentic place to try to tell this story as beautifully as possible, and love is a wonderful thing and is really painful and one of the great risk of it. >> it paid off. you earned a golden globe nomination. you're up for best drama. amy schumer, your co-star in "trainwreck," how will you celebrate? >> we're hoping to sit at the same table. jen lawrence was also nominated. so we've been on a texting thread trying to rally together to get us all at the same table and perhaps a pina colada tap attached to the table. i think it would make for a really good tv special. >> it certainly will. we will be watching. we look forward to the tap.
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>> have a great day, everybody.announce executive action today. among several measures, he's pushing expanded background checks across the nation to cover more firearms sold at places like gun shows or online dealers. the f-b-i will also add 230 agents to process those background checks. he wants these actions to reduce gun violence and recent mass shootings. gun stores across eastern iowa will be watching the president closely today. one store owner says there has been a lot more interest in guns for self-protection after shootings across the country. they say their sales are safe and that customers buying handguns or long guns all go through background checks. the president is expected to speak later this morning. we now know the name of the man who died in a shooting in nashua. authorities found 56 year old karl phillip white's body at a home at 110 saint lawrence street over the weekend.
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investigation shows the shooting was possibly accidental. and now here's your first alert forecast. watch for some patchy fog this morning, mainly for the commute. we may have visibilities restricted in isolated areas. the main forecast focus for us continues to be on the system for wednesday night through saturday morning, then the slam of arctic air to follow. mixed precip is likely to break out as early as wednesday night and continue on a scattered basis through saturday morning. most of the precipitation should be in the form of a rain/snow mix with perhaps a 1-3" snow on the tail end when it wraps up saturday morning. then, the arctic air pours in. plan on single-digit highs on sunday with wind chills at or below -20. it'll be a shock to the system, hence our forecast and the early heads up! today: partly cloudy high: 27-33 winds: s 10-20 alo: 29 dbq: 30 iow: 32tonight: mostly cloudy low: 22-28 winds: s 5-15 alo: 22 dbq: 23 iow: 25tomorrow: iso. rain/snow late high: 30-36 winds: s 5-15 alo: 32 dbq: 33
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>> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, host of "american idol," ryan seacrest. and from the new film, "the hateful eight," jennifer jason leigh. plus our viewers share their resolutions as we kick off our "new year, new you" series. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] and now, here are your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly
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