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good morning, america. breaking overnight, an earthquake swarm shaking up much of the globe this morning. is the ring of fire heating up after the massive quake just 24 hours ago? from california to mexico, on alert, right now. behind bars. the first video of george zimmerman as he turns himself in. spending his first night in jail. facing life in prison for second-degree murder. this morning, we talk to the parents of trayvon martin. miracle baby. the tiny infant left for dead in the hospital morgue. the amazing discovery by her parents at the very last moment as they were saying good-bye. the last minute to save little luz's life. and the prince anded pop star, meeting at a polo match.
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getting cozy over karaoke. has harry finally met his match with this stunning singer? wow. many of us just saw harry's new flame for the first time. >> yeah. can't wait for that story. >> that's coming up. a lot of news today. >> that's right. you see our reaction. good morning, everyone. we have a lot to get to this morning. so many people on-edge right now, as north korea counts down to a rocket launch. and new details emerging about how far it could go. we're going to have the latest on that. >> could happen as early as today. and, boy, this presidential race is heating up so fast. ann romney right there, forced into the fray last night. it's all part of the big battle over women voters. she went to twitter to defend her choice to be a stay-at-home mom. we'll get to that. first, sam champion on the earthquake. >> remember, just yesterday. we were talking about two earthquakes in indonesia that came up to the 8 category. and a series of five aftershocks.
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yesterday, more news of a powerful earthquake in mexico. it was in the range of a 6 or a 7 range. they kept adjusting it down. we found out there were 86 earthquakes of 2.5 or higher in the last 24-hour period. that's not unprecedented. but it's unusual enough to have geologists and scientists talking about it. we look at where the active and most of the earthquakes were, around the ring of fire we hear so much about. this is the zone, well, most of the earthquakes happen here. 75% of the active and unactive volcanos are around this area. but this is not really what's going on. the earth is a series of plates that kind of grind into each other and slide into each other around the country. the indonesian earthquakes had nothing to do with the earthquakes in the mexico area. but it will take months of evaluating before we truly understand. but what they are saying, if you live in an earthquake zone, you need to be prepared because these things happen in clusters and groups. >> i know you said it's not unprecedented. but 86 sounds like a lot.
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>> it is a lot. >> in 24 hours. thanks, sam. let's go to josh and the north korea missile launch. >> a lot of people in the world is on edge. we begin with that news today. the final countdown is on to the rocket launch in north korea. today, we're learning new details just how far the rocket could reach once it is airborne. martha raddatz joins us later with the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this launch could take place any moment. and there's a lot of anxiety here about it in washington. and in the region. the north koreans have a command center ready to go. airlines have changed flight routes to get out of the way of the missile. this is their trajectory. the missile will be launched off west coast of north korea, and u.s. officials expect it to head south-southeast, passing near taiwan, then japanese territory, over the philippines then the waters off northern australia.
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the u.s. and others have radar and anti-missile ships in the region in case something goes wrong. this is a long-range missile that could be capable of reaching the u.s. but the biggest concern this morning is what comes next? u.s. officials believe that north korea will conduct another nuclear test. this time possibly with a uranium device. that would tell the u.s. there is a secret uranium facility somewhere in north korea. josh? >> high-level brinksmanship. martha raddatz, thanks for that in washington. cleanup crews are being deployed into the gulf of mexico after reports of a large oil slick, southeast of new orleans. shell oil says the slick stretches for roughly 13 miles, between 2 major production sites. the oil is believed to be leaking from a damaged well, which shell does not operate. but the company says it is taking all precautions. and the government is suing apple and five major publishers for allegedly conspiring to rip you off on ebooks. the justice department claims the companies schemed together to fight price discounts by amazon.
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three of the publishers have already settled the case. but critics now say the lawsuit gives amazon a monopoly, which could result in higher prices over the long term. and if you didn't get enough sleep last night -- i'm looking at everybody's direction on this set. a new study finds that getting less than 5 1/2 hours per night can cause the average person -- this is bad news, kids -- to gain 12 pounds over a course of a year. they found that disruptive sleep patterns dramatically slow your body's metabolism, and spike your sugar levels, increasing your risk for diabetes. >> especially if you get that bowl of cereal. >> and those sugar levels. >> wow. >> i thought the camera just added ten pounds. >> it's a freshman 15. freshman 15. george zimmerman, behind bars this morning, after turning himself in. it's been six weeks since he allegedly shot -- shot and killed 17-year-old trayvon martin. abc's matt gutman has been on this case from the beginning.
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and he's in sanford, florida, again with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. in just a couple of hours, sim zimmerman will be arraigned in the courthouse behind me. appearing before a judge for the first time. this follows the dramatic day when second-degree murder charges were filed. much different than anybody anticipated. and zimmerman appeared out of thin air. this morning, after weeks of hiding, george zimmerman is an inmate here at the seminole county jail. facing up to life in prison. he met his attorney, mark o'mara, for the first time overnight. hours earlier, in what was a carefully choreographed maneuver, he turned himself in in jacksonville. >> mr. zimmerman turned himself in. and by turning himself in was arrested on the capius that had already been issued. >> reporter: special prosecutor angela corey, stunned a small crowd gathered for her announcement and a nation watching.
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>> we filed an information charging george zimmerman with murder in the second degree. a capias has been issued for his arrest. >> reporter: court filings accuse of second-degree murder suspect, of acting in a dangerous manner to another. quote, depraved mind regardless of human life. zimmerman, who appeared significantly thinner in this booking photo, faces a minimum of 25 years if convicted for the shooting of trayvon martin on february 26th. he claimed self-defense, saying that martin was the aggressor. in the 48 hours before his arrest, a frenzy of activity from zimmerman. launched this website, with a link to donations. and seemed to have dumped his own lawyers. >> he's not returning my e-mails. he won't even give me a collect call. >> reporter: hearing the news in sanford, people cheered. and watching it unfold from washington, trayvon martin's parents. >> we want nothing more, nothing less. we just wanted an arrest and we got it. >> the first time we marched, i looked to the sky. and i just told myself, when i walk, i will walk by faith.
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>> reporter: and we've learned that zimmerman has undergone a battery of physical and mental health tests. his attorney this morning will seek some sort of reasonable bail. because of all of the death threats against george zimmerman, his security will remain a significant concern. george? >> thanks, matt. for more on this, now, we're joined by george zimmerman's new attorney, mark o'mara. thanks for joining us. the second-degree murder charge, the strongest one angela corey could bring without a grand jury, surprised a lot of people. i know you met with mr. zimmerman last night. how shocked was he? >> he's troubled by it. he's concerned about the whole process. he's stressed. of course, he is tired. and was surprised with the charge. >> i know you're just getting started on this case. but does your gut tell you that the prosecutor has some bombshell evidence to back up this charge? or is it some kind of a negotiating ploy for a possible plea bargain? >> i would imagine she, as most
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prosecutors, would have looked at the case and charged the highest crime that she thought she could. that's appropriate, from her perspective. and we'll deal with it as the evidence starts coming out. >> i know your client is going to plead not guilty in this case. do you think you still have a shot of preventing this case from going to trial, under the provisions of florida's stand your ground law? >> it's difficult. the stand your ground law is an affirmative defense that can be presented at trial. there may be pretrial motions to it. there's always a possibility of resolving it short of trial. but we have no idea where we're going. >> how worried are you about mr. zimmerman's ability to get a fair trail in seminole county? >> i think if the trial was held today, it would be extraordinarily difficult. we're going to have some time between now and any eventual trial date should it occur. i'm hoping things will calm down. i'm hoping the community will truly let us do our job, the prosecutor and me, to get this case tried fairly and only in front of the jury. not on tv or in the streets. >> you haven't decided yet to go for a change of venue?
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>> not at all. much too premature. >> what more can you tell us about how george zimmerman is doing? you said he is stressed. >> think about it. any one of us in the situation he's in for the past couple of weeks, where he couldn't walk down a street, couldn't walk into a 7-eleven, or doing anything, with fear of reprisal of what's going on, it has to be stressful. isolating. >> his previous legal team seemed to indicate he was behaving erratically before. did you see any evidence of that with him? >> i didn't see any of that at all. or when i talked to him last night. >> and robin is about to talk to trayvon martin's parents. does mr. zimmerman have any message for them this morning? >> the problem is, any message from mr. zimmerman i wouldn't want to communicate at this point. we're going to sort of wait on that. i gave my condolences to the family because they're going through a horrible time, having lost a child. i hope they understand that it's
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a stilted process. that we can't have conversations like that right now. >> but he is sorry, isn't he? >> without question, about the tragic way that trayvon martin passed. there's no question he is sorry for that happening. he wished, of course, none of this ever happened. >> mr. o'mara, thanks very much. >> sure thing. robin? >> all right, george. for more, now, we turn to the parents of trayvon martin, sybrina fulton and tracy martin, and their attorney, benjamin crump, joining us this morning. good morning to you all. and thank you for spending a little time with us. sybrina, if i could, i want to start with you. all along, you have said that you wanted a fair look at the evidence. and for george zimmerman to be arrested. when you got the call from the special prosecutor yesterday, what was your initial reaction? >> i was overwhelmed. there were tears. but they were tears that i was
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satisfied with her decision. >> did you have your doubts that you'd ever get a call like that? saying that to you? >> well, it wasn't as much as a doubt because we -- we've always believed that once the evidence was examined properly, that we would receive a call letting us know that there would be charges brought against zimmerman. >> and you have both said that you know this is just the beginning, as you put it. moving forward, what are your emotions? and what are your feelings as he is now in jail, george zimmerman, but knowing the road ahead? sybrina? >> we have a sense of peace right now because we know that the person that shot and killed our son will be held accountable for it. we can't really say what the outcome will be. but we have committed to this journey. >> and mr. crump, moving forward, what happens next?
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>> robin, this is only first base. we know that this is going to be a long journey to get around the field. this family has asked for an arrest so they can go before a judge and a jury, robin, and everybody can make sure it's fair. and they can accept the rule of law. and we want everybody else to be peaceful and calm. >> and a special prosecutor, sybrina, praised you and trayvon's father for how you've handled everything. but she was also quick to point out that it wasn't because of the public outcry that the charges have been brought. it was because it was the law and it was the right thing to do. but what do you want to say to all those people across the country who walked with you and trayvon's father, seeking justice? >> i just want to say thank you. it's just good to know there's people supporting us. and people were praying for us. and people that signed the petition. and it's just overwhelming.
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it really is. and we're just thankful for all of those people that really helped out. the churches, the clergy. it was just individual students, the college students, the law firms. we just really appreciate so much for so many people to reach out to us. to let us know that we are not alone. >> people from all across the country, from all walks of life. sybrina and tracy, thank you. our hearts continue to go out to you. and mr. crump, thank you again. i'm sure we'll speak to you down the road. take care. >> thank you. >> can only imagine the rollercoaster of emotions they've felt the last six weeks. >> boirks that is right. we're going to turn to politics now. "your voice, your vote." and all that talk about a war on women in the presidential race is getting personal. with the democratic strategists taking off on mitt romney's wife. and ann romney striking back immediately on twitter. it happened overnight. and abc's john berman here with all of the details. good morning, john.
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>> the second this happened overnight, you knew it would explode. it puts ann romney in a white-hot debate that deals with politics and hollywood. it began with hilary rosen, an adviser to the democratic national committee, said this about ann romney, who raised five sons. >> you have mitt romney running around the country saying, well, my wife tells me what women really care about are economic issues. when i listen to my wife, that's what i'm hearing. guess what? his wife has actually never worked a day in her life. >> reporter: boom. instant twitter explosion. ann romney firing back with her first tweet ever. i made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. believe me, it was hard work. her son, josh, jumping in. ann romney is one of the smartest, hardest working women i know. could have done anything with her life. chose to raise me. but rosen didn't back down. responding, i'm raising children, too. but most young american women have to both earn a living and raise children. you know that, don't you?
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all of this comes as romney tries to close a big gender gap. our latest poll gives the president a 19-point advantage with women. and while rosen doesn't work for the obama campaign, campaign manager jim messina engaged in instant damage control. i could not disagree with hilary rosen any more strongly. her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. she should apologize. rosen later wrote an article, saying what she was questioning was ann romney's connection to women and their economic problems. i'm sure you'll hear more from mrs. romney today. >> all right, george. >> no question about that. now to the miracle baby. a jaw-dropping story of a last-minute discovery that gave two parents their newborn baby back. their daughter had been declared dead. you're not going to believe what happened next. abc's cecilia vega has that story for us. >> was it the power of a mother's intuition, that drove this argentine woman to insist
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on seeing her stillborn daughter one last time? the hospital staff told these young parents their baby, born three months premature, showed no signs of life. from the delivery room, her tiny body was sent to a refrigerated hospital morgue. and that's where she spent the next 12 hours, until her parents came to say good-bye. we looked for a crowbar to open the box. i started to pry it open. and i took a deep breath. that's when my wife went to look at the body first. then, she uncovered the hand and the face. and then, there was a first whimper. the mother thought she was hallucinating. and then, the baby girl moved. the hospital had already issued a death certificate, saying the baby died of unknown causes. but it turns out, her time in that refrigerated morgue may actually have helped her cling to life. >> the temperature lowering so quickly, actually acted to protect the baby because the brain didn't need as much oxygen.
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>> reporter: hospital staffers say the baby girl weighs just 2 1/2 pounds. but her strength is remarkable. she reportedly needed no resuscitation after her parents found her. and though she is now in intensive care, her condition is good. >> you have to make sure she's breathing on her own. you have to make sure that she's able to feed on her own. they can't know from one day to the next, how she's going to do. if she's going to be able to make it. >> reporter: for many, what happened in this town is nothing short of a miracle. which is why her parents named their tiny, little girl luz milagros, spanish for miracle light. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, new york. >> wow. >> unbelievable. >> that, it is. >> we're praying for you. >> yes, indeed. we're back, now, to sam. >> speaking of temperatures below freezing -- >> oh, you did not. >> i did. 20 states at near or below freezing. 20 states. now, the general rule of thumb is, when you have temperatures below 25 degrees and you have
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buds on the trees, apple buds, in particular, you're going to lose about 90% of them. that's the concern in minnesota and michigan. i have 30 seconds, now i have 10. 33 in raleigh. 30 in lexington. here's where the storms line up today. all along between the two fronts. the strongest storms, wichita, oklahoma city, lubbock, dallas, del rio, you're involved in it. el paso, you are not. houston, looking at some of the strong storms. keep an eye with your local abc stations. nd michigan.
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i have 30 seconds, now i have 10. 33 in raleigh. 30 in lexington. here's where the storms line up today. all along between the two fronts. the strongest storms, wichita, oklahoma city, lubbock, dallas, del rio, you're involved in it. el paso, you are not. houston, looking at some of the strong storms. keep an eye with your local abc stations. > l ofameri's wthern -pe ne ha. was his mistress really the mastermind? dan and nancy here to weigh in live. >> plus, ashley judd fires back.
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why she said this is a fight for all women. and the prince and the pop star. wait until you see her.
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good porplg i'm eric thomas. ground will be broken today on bart's long awaited extension to san jose. the project will cost almost three billion dollars. when it is finished bart will run nearly 16 miles from fremont to the berryessa area
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of east san jose. the project is expected to create more than 1600 construction jobs. it has been a busy morning on the roads, frances. >> >> it has been, a really tough ride. but it is improving. -- here's a live look at north 101 still slow approaching alum rock. traffic northbound 880 looking good at 101. heavy traffic northbound 280 out of downtown san jose. bay bridge toll backed up towards the 880 over crossing. windy conditions here. >> when we come back, meteorologist lisa argen will tell us where the rain is.
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walnutn0n creek light rain showers behind the cold front that dropped heavy rain earlier doppler shows we have rain towards richmond, moving out towards alamo and danville right now. alameda showers, san francisco about to get wet again up towards vacaville heavier rain and more rain tomorrow.ññ
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♪ hit me with your best shot talk about road rage. that guy can't wait to get on the highway. he's at the car dealership. his tantrum all caught on tape, as he smashed, look at that, all the cars on the display. turns out -- thank goodness no one was hurt in the attack. but what is the story of this craziness? we'll have that coming up in just a little bit. goods job, denise, on the music, by the way. >> it was. also coming up, ashley judd has been the target of a lot of unflattering headlines recently about her appearance. now, she is blasting back at her critics for what she says the real problem is. >> yeah. she's been fighting an infection. she's going to talk about that. and, boy, did this catch our eye this morning. is that prince harry's new boyfriend? she's a pop princess. and she seems to have harry's
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full attention right now. >> seemed to have your attention, too. you were dragging it out a little bit, watching the video. >> yeah. >> ali, do not listen to that. that is not true. >> you were focused. but first, george, we have a shocking twist in the bizarre murder-for-hire case in texas. a wife standing by her husband, even though she's been charged with masterminding three plots to have her killed. the trial has now been delayed. "20/20" co-anchor, chris cuomo, has been following the details. and you have the latest on this. the twists and turns with this, chris. >> this is a tough one, robin. we said last week, this would not be an easy case to make and it just got harder. this is a prosecution that rests very heavily on the testimony of the woman accused of this crime. and that story that she's going to tell just got complicated. imagine having three different attempts on your life in just three months. that was the terror yvonne stern
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survived, barely. the first went through her window. the second -- and this is? >> it's where the bullet hit the floor and ricochetted on the opposite wall. >> reporter: so, it literally hit a foot from where you were standing? >> yes. >> reporter: the third time, yvonne stern was in her parked suv, when a gunman ran up on her and shot her in the stomach. and yet, the worst pain was yet to come, when lying in the hospital, yvonne was told her husband of 20 years, jeffrey, was having an affair, with 39-year-old michelle gaiser. and it was gaiser that planned the shootings. >> we had some evidence that she stalked her. michelle gaiser knew that jeffrey stern was very happy with his wife and his children. and maybe that's what she despised. >> reporter: gaiser, facing a 25-year sentence, was set to be the star witness against jeffrey stern. prosecutors say she insists stern was the mastermind of the murder plot. you see him equally responsible, as michelle gaiser? >> yes. we believe that the evidence
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shows that he is guilty of solicitation of capital murder. >> reporter: but in a shocking twist, prosecutors revealed they just learned gaiser may have been involved in a previous murder-for-hire scheme and other criminal activity. a likely blow to their case. >> this is a startling revelation. and it severely damages the prosecution's case. their case relies on the believability of the gaiser woman. >> reporter: one person who is not surprised is yvonne, who is steadfast that her husband has flaws. but being a killer isn't one of them. >> the affair, okay. i'll give you that one. but to plot my murder? it's preposterous. >> people have been fascinated about whether -- what yvonne stern did in this situation, is something they could do. but that's not what this case is about. the story of michelle gaiser will make or break this prosecution. and, robin, sources close to this investigation say, that prosecution is in trouble. >> all right, chris. always good to have you here. thank you. we're joined, now, by nancy
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grace. she's in atlanta. the host of nancy grace on hln. and here in new york, our legal analyst, dan abrams. nancy, let me begin with you. you just heard chris' report. and the wife is standing by her husband. how difficult does that make it for the prosecution? >> well, it makes it very difficult. when the victim's family is not aligned with the state and the prosecution, it's a big problem. the state's got to decide, are they going to call her to the stand? if they don't, the defense will. i have had very few case where's the victim's family was not aligned with me. but here's the bottom line. when you've got a murder trial or an attempted murder trial, who do you think your witnesses are going to be? nuns and priests and virgins? no. all of the witnesses are dirty. that does mean that the husband was not involved. >> she makes very good points here. the wife is going to take the stand. and the prosecution has to deal
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with what she's going to say. >> i think they'll keep it focused. they'll focus her testimony strictly on what happened to you. prosecutors will try not to get into the why do you think it happened, how it happened. they just say, you got to the door and suddenly bullets are going through your house. tell me about getting shot, et cetera. and i think that that will still have an impact in this case. but it does make it tough. >> this case is just -- so bizarre. >> i think -- the thing that makes this even tougher is -- what chris was just talking about. this idea that your star witness, who is going to testify, he's the one who solicited me to do this. may have been involved in another murder-for-hire? this is not your typical crime. you're talking about the idea that in a previous instance, she may everybody involved in a murder-for-hire. the defense says -- >> that alleged murder-for-hire was part of a love problem, as
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well. but you know, dan, in addition to that, she's apparently got tax problems. she may be in this country illegally. she's philippine. but here's the kicker. one of the hitmen -- one of the hitmen, says that when he asks to see the money, he says show me the money. he goes to a parking lot, and stern, the husband, is standing there with the lover, michelle gaiser. so, you've got him saying that. you've got a flurry of phone activity between husband and lover around the time of one of the hits. and you've got huge amounts of cash being promised. $40,000, $20,000. this woman, the lover, is a legal secretary. she doesn't have that kind of money. so, who was funding the hits? >> yeah. the problem, again, though. nancy has laid out what the prosecution's evidence is going to be. but i think without the star witness, or at least with her credibility completely impugned, i don't see how they get a conviction here. i mean, she's the one. she's the one who is saying, this is how it all played out.
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she's the one who was cut a deal so she could testify and become the star witness in this case. and to learn that she may have been involved in another murder-for-hire, as nancy pointed out, love plot, it makes me say, how are they going to get a conviction? >> the reality is, that rats are used every day. >> but this is more than a rat. >> i hated using rats at trial. >> this is more than a rat. this is like a kangaroo. >> this is a big rat. with a long tail. this is long-tailed rat, dan. i agree. >> so, moving forward, everything that you've said, the prosecution's case has to be severely damaged by this new evidence. nancy? >> yeah, it is. it is. and the reality is, when you hear that one of the defendants has been involved, allegedly, in another murder-for-hire, you think, that's great for the case. well, it's not great for the state as far as the husband goes because he's going to try to pin it all on her. but you've also got to look at
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the milieu. he was the experienced attorney. he was exposed to criminal law. who better than to hire a hitman than somebody in court with hitmen every day. >> i thought nancy was going to poo-poo this one. saying it's not a big deal. they're still going to be able to win this. i guess we're in agreement. >> no, there's a problem. that doesn't mean they shouldn't try the case. this is for a jury, not me and dan. >> that's true. but every now and again, you guys can agree on something. certainly on this one. nancy, good to see you again. thank you very much. >> dan, as always. >> likewise. let's get back over to sam. sam? >> robin, feeling repentant. twitter is taking me to task. we'll start on the west coast. we'll show you what it looks like as the rain moves in yet another day. southern california, l.a. area needs the rain. watch this when a tornado drops into sacramento -- actually, stockton, california, that's very unusual. most of the tornados in that zone will come from a waterspout moving onshore. this one dropped right into the ground. on this, there's more heavy rain for california. on the eastern seaboard, these chillier temperatures you wake
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up with this morning, it's been a trend the past few mornings, we're on our way to warmer temperatures. by the time we get into the weekend. but you have to put up with, boston, the cool air. 53 and 56. burlington 54. philly at 59. have to put up with it again >> now, it's time for the "good morning america" pollen report. levels of tree pollen soaring from oklahoma to florida. wheat pollen holding steady in the midwest. and if a picnic is on your agenda, today's a good day. grass pollen levels are at moderate almost everywhere in the country. for more information on your pollen report at your home, go to abcnews.com/allergies, for the latest.
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it will tell you exactly what it is, where it is. robin. >> sam, thank you. coming up, ashley judd fires back. taking on everyone criticizing her appearance. what she says the real problem is right now. come on back.
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ashley judd is smart. she knows how to write. and she is using that talent
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against critics who have had all kinds of nasty things to say about her new look. stories have blamed her recent puffiness on weight gain to plastic surgery gone wrong. but ashley is setting the record straight. >> reporter: actress ashley judd facing off with the media, after a barrage of criticism over her recent appearance. in an interview with nbc wednesday, judd slammed tv and magazine reports calling her puffy face, chipmunk cheeks. and accusing judd of overdosing on injectable fillers. >> there was a nasty, vitriolic and gloating tone about it. >> reporter: and in a new op-ed piece for "the daily beast," judd is fighting back with words like nasty, and misogynistic, to describe the media's focus on her looks and the general obsession over women's bodies. it started last month when judd appeared on a canadian talk show. that same week, she appeared here on "good morning america," to promote her new abc show "missing."
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right away, radar online attacked. saying she looked puffy. like she had bad plastic surgery. they even talked to a plastic surgeon who compared her looks now to ten years ago. saying, i'm flabbergasted she appears to have changed her face like this. her rep pointed out that judd had several steroid treatments after a persistent sinus infection. >> i got sick in february. i did everything i could, clugd steroids. >> reporter: a viral media frenzy ensued, calling her a cow and a pig. >> it's the objectification of women and society. that invites the criticism. it doesn't have anything to do with me really. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> fighting back hard. coming up, josh has "the play of the day." and rocking royalty. is prince harry head over heels for this pop princess? land o'lakes spreadable butter with canola oil
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here's "the play of the day." >> we've got a couple for you. it is a thursday bo-fer. leading to the friday bo-fer. a lot of bo-feres to get to. take a look. this is a middle school in texas. quarterback over center. and he's looking like, what? and what? and go. go. he. could. go. all. the -- yes. and he will. >> how does that happen? >> how does that work? >> that's the oldest trick in the book. >> he says -- i can't because i don't know. give me the ball. >> is that legal? >> totally legal. >> it's also deadly. >> okay. so, take a look at a bad idea. basketball and unicycles. what could go wrong? here they go. they're bringing the ball up the court. and this is from a french-speaking land. that's all i can really tell you because they're all speaking french.
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there's a steal, though. and as you might expect, you know, fast breaks -- >> oh. >> i do want to say, he jumps up. he is okay. which means you can actually laugh hysterically at him. what are you thinking? get off the unicycles. for happier dog, go to good morning america.com on yahoo! and click on life & style for pets brought to you by pet armour. gogogogogogogogogogogogoo
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fashion favorites you do not want to miss and ricky martin, live. good morning i'm eric tom pass. this morning san francisco mayor ed lee is planning to announce a new summer jobs program for the city's youth. the program is a collaboration with united way bay area. 2500 city government jobs will be made available for young people ages 16 to 24. private businesses will match that for a total of 5,000 jobs. lisa argen is tracking the storm. from 20th street through daly city, ocean avenue, rain in the city, numbers in the delta, pittsburg, pleasant hill, temperatures with
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scattered showers and sun upper 50s to near 60. fewer accidents on the roads. they are still wet and slow, especially in san jose northbound 280 jammed from 101 towards highway 17 slowing southbound 680 to 24. the news continues now with "good morning america."
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♪ if i was your boyfriend i'd never let you go ♪ [ cheers and applause ] not even i can say my name ten times fast. thanks for the sign. thanks for the sentiment. listening to justin bieber, "girlfriend." this is a morning show where we're matching justin bieber and prince harry this morning. that right there may be prince harry's new girlfriend. she is a pop star in her own right in england. she's turning a lot of heads. and she may be shaking up prince harry's world right now. >> a very talented musician. >> a lovely personality. >> very sweet. kind. >> yes.
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you can tell all that. >> absolutely. >> true. it's a kind of manicure that's all the rage. making your nails look better, last longer. but could it come at a cost to your health? what you need to know before you make the next mani/pedi appointment there. >> uh-oh. >> uh-huh. >> all right. that and bargains. very excited. tory is spectacularly saucy. tory johnson is here. and she has bargains up to 60% off for "gma" viewers. so, don't go anywhere. >> don't go anywhere. every green room is filled this morning. we have the cast of "evita," here to perform live, along with ricky martin right there. that is coming up with great songs. >> little-known fact. i was in "evita" in high school. >> really? >> no way. >> the secret police. >> come on. one line. >> give us a few bars. >> no. ♪ high flying, adore >> that was so hard to convince him to do. >> yeah. we want you to do the news, josh. >> we'll get to the news.
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>> you are a renaissance man. you really are. >> i will say, it was one of the highlights of my young life. it was great. it was a -- it's a great show. absolutely great show. >> we'll see you out there with ricky martin. >> yeah, tune in for that, america. let's get to some news. we're going to begin with george zimmerman, waking up this morning in a florida jail cell. he's due in court today and will plead not guilty the second-degree murder for shooting teen, trayvon martin in february. his new attorney told george that george zimmerman is sorry and wish it never happened. and speaking with robin this morning, trayvon's parents said all they want now is to hear the truth. >> if i had a chance to ask him a question, i would ask him why trayvon? and why couldn't he have just stayed in his vehicle, as the dispatcher instructed him to do? >> martin's mother says they have a sense of peace now that zimmerman is being held accountable. if convicted, he could face life in prison.
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meanwhile, the entire world is on-edge, waiting to see if and when north korea goes through with its very controversial long-range missile launch. north korea's missile command center is ready to go, during anytime the launch window is open until monday. airlines have changed flight routes to stay out of the way. the 90-ton missile is supposed to be launched off north korea's west coast. you can see the trajectory right there. and if successful, you can see, it could reach the waters off of northern australia. the effort has been shaking up and down the pacific coast all night. at least 15 significant earthquakes have been reported from alaska to mexico. the largest, a 6.9 quake in mexico. a 5.9 struck off the coast of oregon. no serious injuries or damage have been reported. experts admit they're taken aback by all the quakes. but say there's no reason to believe they're related to the major quake off the indonesian coast yesterday. meanwhile, jury selection begins this morning for the trial of former senator john edwards.
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he stands accused of funneling almost $1 million to cover up the affair with rielle hunter. edwards denies knowing about the payments. a very frightening scene in miami. a school bus comes crashing right into a house, as you see there, after trying to avoid an suv that had run a stop sign. however, remarkably, no one was seriously injured. the woman in the house had just walked out of her bedroom before the bus came crashing through said bedroom wall. and a surprising, new trend in childbirth rates. health officials now say one of every four babies in this country, about 25%, are born to unmarried couples who are living together. that's up from just 14% in a similar study done just ten years ago. now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> josh, good morning to you. and tonight, we're going to tell you about a little boy whose dream has come true with the help of strangers. a random act of kindness that truly changed this 9-year-old's life and inspired people around the world.
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and you can see it all. hope you'll join us on "world news." >> all right, diane. we couldn't figure out where to put this video. and the 8:00 news won. some people don't like being kept waiting. take a look. a guy in russia was mad that his dealership was taking so long to fix his car. so, he decided to bring the car to the dealership. >> oh. >> and into the dealership, through the window. after driving through the showroom, he plows into every car and suv in sight. there's a part when the guy's tapping on the window like, excuse me? do you realize you've just driven through the window of a car dealership? employees eventually would hold him down after he executes a rather ill-timed 17-point term. final tally, roughly $34,000 in damage. >> that's all? >> well, not including parts and labor. >> oh. >> good one. >> i'll be here all week. every week. >> that was fun. it's good to have you back, lara, from los angeles.
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>> yay, team. good to be back. good morning to you all. get ready for it. love may be in the air again for kim kardashian. "us" magazine is saying that kanye west has fallen head over heels. and friends insist, this is not -- i repeat, this is not a p.r. stunt. >> she was single for such a long time. i feel so bad. she's been single forever. >> i know. it's kim's time. >> knitting sweaters. >> all alone. >> it was time for her, sam. >> away from the spotlight. >> sam, listen to this. apparently, kanye has been smit with kim for quite a long time and pursued her before she got involved with kris humphries. the pair have been spotted together several times in recent weeks. and west, who is a friend of jay-z, calling kim his, quote, beyonce. that's his beyonce. anybody else notice? or was it just me? both have "k" names? coincidence? i think not. in other "pop news" --
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>> could there possibly be other "pop news" after that? >> we've heard about the abc show called "duets." where music superstars mentor and sing with someone looking for their big break. and one of the stars of the show, kelly clarkson, is trying to get a head start in finding the best person out there. she's looked at countless videos of people vying for the chance to be on the show. she narrowed it down to two. and you're looking at video last night at her concert in san diego. she pulled her favorite two on the stage to duet with her on the spot. >> oh, wow. >> saying, it's one thing to be able to send in a tape. it's quite another to sing in front of thousands. find out which of those two will get the chance to duet with kelly on may 24th. >> nice tease. >> yeah. >> very true. "pop news." deep. >> the two go hand in hand. >> another duet, sampson. this is sampson. apparently he's gotten a little bit of a fear of water. take a look. sampson is a mastiff. he's seen here hanging on for
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dear life to his master. the mastiff, considered one of the bravest breeds. but clearly, sampson did not get that memo. eventually sampson does figure out they don't call it the doggy paddle for nothing and figures out how to swim. finally, i have props. because it's my first day back in a week and i'm so happy to be here. it's national grilled cheese day. >> yay. >> some fun facts, everybody. >> serve them. >> the ancient romans were the first to enjoy cooked bread and cheese. in france -- >> none for me, thanks. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> that's actually all right. >> josh, here's some air. >> no, no, no. i got to get back to the treadmill. if you could -- get this thing going. >> speed it up? >> oh, come on. >> everybody, enjoy national grilled cheese day. i'm thrilled to be home. and you can look up more information on grilled cheese on our website. >> is there a national tomato soup day? >> there should be. i think it's tomorrow.
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>> that's good. >> and they're warm, too. did you make these? >> i'm going to save one for sam. >> i did. i was just upstairs whipping them up. sam, we've got one for you. >> i love a good grilled cheese for breakfast. good morning, everybody. sandwiched between all the signs here on times square. let's get to the boards. we're going to start with back to fire danger. a lot of parts in the south and even into northern new england. as the temperatures come up over the weekend, that's good news. but also, it's so dry. and it's likely we're going to see some of the fires kick up. so, just keep an eye out for them and stay up with your local abc news stations for complete coverage. my stomach just growled. it must have been the grilled cheese sandwich. i know you felt that. i don't know if america heard it.
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>> josh, you look trim to me. don't worry. have a little -- have some grilled cheese. >> thanks, sam. i would love to. >> that was just robin. that's -- now, look at robin. she's like, oh, you threw me under the bus. wait a minute. what is it? are you done? oh, yeah. that's it for the weather outside. lara, thanks for the grilled cheese. >> of course. today's going to get ugly. >> going to get ugly? all right, everybody. here's what else is coming up on our "gma morning menu." is harry head over heels for a pop princess? we're going inside the new royal romance. plus, hands that look older before their time. why some people are pointing fingers at jell manicures.
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abc's nick watt is on the case in london. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, george. i'm on the beat. i find prince harry's love life endlessly fascinating. it's littered with cocktail wait trusses and lingerie models. but he is now singing to a girl band tune? he's a prince with rhythm, red hair and roving eye. there's talk around london that he's hooked up with a superhot girlband babe. there she is. the blonde one. mollie. she's 24. the band is called the saturdays. i'm tone-deaf. so, i can't vouch for her musical abts. and i'm not sure that harry really cares. >> she has princess qualities in spades. she is said to be the posh, smiley one. >> reporter: did harry wake up with a saturday on a sunday morning? sorry. that was terrible. anyway, opinion is divided on how serious this is. >> she's cheeky. he's flirtatious.
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they're probably flirting. maybe kissing friends. who knows? >> reporter: there is painted a far steamier picture. they first met at a polo match, the sport of kings and wannabe queens. and were spotted getting mighty cozy at a karaoke bar, late, late night. until recently, mollie was dating that dreamboat from the d&g ads. i think we can say she does not have a type. but mollie looks a lot like chelsy davy, harry's first wild babe. >> he likes these beautiful, blonde, fit, athletic, outgoing girls. harry knows the classy girls from the trashy girls. >> reporter: but he says it's tough finding a girl who wants to settle down, to take on the royal role full-time. my heart bleeds for you, harry. it bleeds. and frankly, now that kate and william are getting a bit middle-aged, got a dog, this is exactly what tabloid guttersnipes are after. a real prince, young list and the pop princess. now, back to chelsy briefly.
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she was harry's first love. possibly his true love. but she doesn't want to be a princess. george, she went to the kate and william wedding. she saw the razzmatazz. and said no thank you. >> you outdid yourself on this one, nick. thanks very much. we're going to get to robin now. >> he always does. okay. thank you, george. jell manicures, very popular at nail salons all across the country right now. they cost twice as much as regular manicures and supposedly last twice as long. the question is, are they safe? abc's elisabeth leamy is here with the pros and the cons. you have the proof. >> yes. so, those who don't know, and i didn't, with a jell manicure you get four coats of a polish. and your nails cure under an ultraviolet light. it's that u.v. light that has people asking questions. "the jerseylicious" girls know how to do nails. >> do you have zebra on there? >> yeah. i did it myself.
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>> reporter: zebra or french tips, ladies love their manicures. now, jell manicures kicked it up a notch. shining brighter and lasting longer. you can go up to two weeks with no chipping. from pale pinks to shiny reds, women can't seem to get enough of that gleam that dries almost instantly. that's what hooked denise mclaughlin. >> your nails always look beautiful. >> reporter: why all the buzz about gel manicures? i'm going to find out by getting gel on one hand. regular polish on the other. denise got gel manicures for six months. but she noticed while her nails looked better, her hands looked worse. >> my hands looked like they were getting older looking. there were brown spots all over. >> reporter: so, she came to see dermatologist dr. bruce katz. >> you see these little brown spots here and here, that's from the ultraviolet light in those lamps. >> reporter: as i learned when
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you get a gel manicure, you put your hand under the ultraviolet light after each coat. so, four different times, for a total of about five minutes. >> these little light boxes actually contain the same ultraviolet light that we see in tanning beds. and tanning beds have been associated with melanoma. >> reporter: many nail industry scientists agree that the type of light is the same but say the strength of the light is totally different. >> well, you simply have to look at them and know they're obviously not like tanning beds. when you use the lamps, your fingers don't get tanned. they don't even get burned. >> reporter: however, a study in "the archives of dermatology" concluded that further investigation was warranted to see if u.v. nail lamps can cause skin cancer. >> you don't see brown spots where the sun doesn't shine, even in older women. so, it's very likely that the spots and the premature aging of the hands is due to ultraviolet damage. >> reporter: a nail industry study, co-authored by doug schoon, and conducted by
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lighting science, an independent lab in arizona, estimated the u.v. exposure from getting a gel manicure every two weeks is like spending two extra minutes in the sun every day. >> you're more likely to be exposed to u.v. driving around town shopping than you are getting a gel manicure every two weeks. >> reporter: regardless of who is right, dermatologists say there's a simple solution. wear sunscreen on your hands when you go for a manicure. that's exactly what i did. can you tell which has gel and which has regular polish? probably not. but manicurists say you will be able to tell after a couple of days. days in which i drove to work, washed the dishes, worked on the computer, washed some more dishes, all to see which would hold up better, the regular manicure or the gel manicure. and a few days later, here they are. and can you guess which is which? >> i can see up close. i see your right hand, there's more nicks, more chips. and your left hand looks still like you just walked out of the
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salon. >> reporter: so, there is something to it. this is the regular polish. this is the gel. >> so, what type of sunblock are they talking about putting on? >> it is specific. these machines emit uva rays. so, you need a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against those. and by the way, for regular manicures, they have you put your hand under those. so, it's a good idea before any manicure, put on sunscreen. >> they make you wash your hands. >> another thing they can do for you is put a little cloth over your hands if they prefer. >> the red looks sparkling. >> yes. and i wore the red dress to match. >> thank you for taking one for the team. >> i know, abc's time and dime i got a manicure. >> all right. you can go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to find a list of specific sunscreen ingredients that guard against uva rays. plus, learning the warning signs you should look for when you get a gel manicure. lara? >> thank you, robin. it is time to put a little
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zing in your spring, with "gma's" "secret deals and steals." the spirit of the season is in the air with some new items and major discounts. thank you, tory johnson, who got them for you, our "gma" viewers. where do we begin today? >> so, we begin first by saying, all the deals, you have to get the link and the code by going to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! most of these deals are today only, while supplies last. so, you have to get going. blee inara, is an incredible company. they have a great assortment of jewelry. for me, this can go from morning time to a book party tonight. "i break for yard sales," right? >> these are not yard sales. >> these are not. but they're incredible. they're beautiful pieces. single pieces. you can stack them. huge celebrity following. lauren conrad to brooklyn decker. you see the pieces from "in style" magazine to "sports illustrated." you can create your own stack. they regularly range from $22.50
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to about $70. but we're slashing them in half and this company, blee inara is giving you free shipping. you and i love these. >> i love them for my daughter. little girls. they don't pull your hair. >> little girls or their moms. >> tell us about them. >> emi jay, two girls, l.a., los angeles teenagers. they started this when they were in eighth grade. now, they're in 11th grade. they've been in "oprah" magazine with these nine times. they're hair ties with the most perfect blend of nylon and spandex. won't leave the dent. i don't know if we have a picture of jennifer aniston. that's how she gets that perfect ponytail. that's how it looks. >> it's all about the dent. you don't want to take your ponytail out and have the weird thing in the back. >> that's exactly right. soon to be in 118 nordstrom stores in the beauty department. >> but not at this price. >> regularly a tin of 16 acourted colors, $36.
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but we're slashing that in half. 18 bucks. tiny prints, a great company for personalized stationery. look at these note cards i had made for you and for robin. thank you cards, personalized stationery. and sam. who doesn't love just getting a hand-written note? we're so addicted to our blackberries. >> josh, yours is very nice, too. >> josh's is nice, too. and josh is going to like these prices, as well. starting at -- the prices range $7 to $30 for ten. and you can order whatever quantity you're interested in. we're slashing that in half, $3.50 to $15. really big selection on tiny prints. this is an amazing company, nordic ware. one of the things i like most, is it's all made in america. you know diane sawyer's going to love that, too. all made in america. one of the greatest things is this popcornmaker. a microwave popcornmaker. you can stick that in the microwave without any oil.
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it's a really healthy way. >> let's go right to the big cupcake. >> so, my husband made that cupcake at midnight last night. >> i would like to say it doesn't show. >> exactly. martha stewart doesn't have to worry. i like that we're zooming out of the cupcake. from a distance, the cupcake looks perfect. but it's amazing. wait until you see the prices. starting at $11.50 to $31. slashing it by 60%. an amazing assortment. last but not least. we can't talk about that, josh. "dirty jobs." "dirty jobs." mike rowe. if you have a messy mike rowe in your house, this kit is normally 20 bucks. we're slashing it in half. look at gorgeous mike rowe. $10 for all this. clean up all your messes. >> check out our website for all of the promo codes. come back and join us.
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the latest plan to bill a bullet train is expected today. state lawmakers say it is impractical to think they could hold hearings and rush through a budget for the largest project by the end of spring. let's see how traffic is moving. when quite a few earlier problems, as you saw the traffic heiner rick still slow getting into san francisco, bay bridge toll backed up to the 880 overcrossing. it is improving. here's a live shot of the
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san mateo bridge good westbound past the toll plaza. no delays eastbound. when we come back, lisa argen will have the bay area forecast.
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good morning. rain south of oakland also towards moraga a pretty good shower here. east of berkeley we still have rain. also around the delta around pittsburg towards oakley. today scattered showers with sun and clouds. temperatures will be cool in the upper 50s to near 60 we
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still have another round of rain to get through tomorrow. >> the news ♪ don't cry for me argentina ♪ ♪ the truth is i never left you ♪ don't cry for us this morning. we have the cast of broadway's red-hot "evita." but the cast, they are all here. they have been rehearsing all morning long out there on military island. performing numbers for the audience. rave reviews already on broadway. you'll get a sneak peek. rave reviews for you guys' entrances today. >> thank you. thank you. >> we've also got -- gone from "west wing" to a cabin in the
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woods. emmy winner broad whitford is here, a brand-new horror film. it's getting buzz. >> we think of him from "west wing" and played your character. >> he denies it. >> sort of. >> sort. >> by sort of, absolutely. also, very hot. "modern family." only here will you find a sneak peek of next week's episode. take a look, everyone. >> dad, i'm going -- >> i know. you have to do homework. you can't expect me to see a sign that says world's greatest milkshake 50 miles and not drive to it. >> sorry, sweetie. machine's broken. >> i just wanted a special day with my daughter. you know? like, the time we give an old man a dramatic sendoff at the beach. or the time we drove 100 miles for the world's greatest
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milkshake. >> call us when it happens. >> i'm a week past my due date as it is. what can i do for you? >> the time we delivered a baby. we were the only ones there. she was so close. the sound of a pin dropping could induce labor. okay. what looks good? what looks good? what looks good? >> well -- >> wednesday at 9:00, 8:00 central. you can see -- so nice. what is nice? the weather? >> how about twitter pictures? >> love twitter pictures. >> i believe with my lack of horticulture experience, these will be roses coming up on the left-hand side in oklahoma city. and if they are, i think that's early. what do you think, robin? i'm pretty sure those are -- robin is looking at me. they are. and then, a beautiful shot of maryland.
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>> i don't know if they're roses. >> come on. >> they're cabbage roses. >> lara spencer. >> i just made that up. >> oh. >> she breaks for yard sales, too. >> come on. >> a new book by lara spencer, coming out today. there's a quick look at where the storms are rolling today. wichita, amarillo, lubbock. the bigger story is the heavy rain on the west coast. coastal areas could get one to two inches of rain. two inches of rain in the bay area, that's a big deal. >> and y >> yes, we got it all in.
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all of that weather was brought to you by frontline plus. george? >> thank you, sam. i'm here with bradley whitford. i watched him very closely. now, he's breaking out in the horror humor movie, "the cabin in the woods." i was saying this outside, this movie is getting so much great buzz out there. >> i have been to a couple of screenings. and the mixture of horror, humor and an audience that doesn't know where it's going to go -- >> the twists. i'm going to let you summarize. the five college kids go to a cabin in the woods. >> in the woods. >> and they're kind of controlled? >> that's not a good idea for them to go to the woods, generally. my job is -- richard jenkins and
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i, the great actor, richard jenkins from "the visitor." we're kind of lunch pail guys. but we have the most important job in the world. >> let's see a little of what you do. >> we haven't had a glitch since '98. >> you better not be messing around in there? >> does this mean you're not in the betting pool? >> i say it's a key scenario. >> i heard what you're saying. in '98, it was the kem department's fault, right? where do you work again? wait. it's coming back to me now. it's going to be a long weekend if everyone's that puckered up. are you even listening to me? >> okay. that's the humor part. it has a "men in black" feel to it. >> there's a little "men in black" feel. i actually -- my heart is the size of a raisin in terms of my work and other people's work. i really don't like much. i loved this movie. i really, really love this movie.
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>> and i was told that josh whedon, the writer and producer, he wrote the part for you. >> yes. apparently. i don't know if that's a compliment or not. joss, i've known over the years. and he's certainly -- he and drew goddard got together. this is a movie that's sort of unpasturized by the forces in hollywood that usually iron out things and make them too predictable. >> it was a long time coming, too? >> a long time coming. we shot it a couple years ago. in fact, i don't think my hairline matches. >> you're opening on a perfect day. friday the 13th. i have to ask you about "west wing." there was a great article in "vanity fair" about how these young kids in washington right now have been inspired. they went to work because of the work they saw you all doing on "west wing." you must get that all the time? >> there is that generation
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that -- i think people are so cynical about politics. and i think that we were able to sort of humanize the process. and it was not a cynical exercise. and i'm thrilled that it was a nourishing thing, apparently, for a lot of people. and by the way, "all-too human," your book, should have been titled "everything brad whitford needs to know to play this part. >> i'll take the compliment. and you're going to be active politically this year? >> yeah, yeah. i will. i haven't been able to be as active as i wanted to be. i went back, hoping to do some work, on the recalled election in wisconsin, where i'm from. i did give some money to colbert. that's the only person. >> very serious politics. >> very serious politics.
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>> "cabin in the woods" opens this friday, the 13th. can't wait to see it. coming up, ricky martin and the cast of broadway's "evita" perform live here in tim
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[ cheers and applause ] it is a little chilly out here. but our spring concert series is heating up with a performance, now, from the cast of "evita." they perform every night right around the corner from us at the marquis theater. gr grammy winner, ricky martin playing che. and they will give us a sneak peek of this show. first, here's elena roger and the rest of the cast, performing "buenos aires." [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ what's new buenos aires? ♪ ♪ i'm new i wanna say, i'm just ♪ ♪ a little stuck on you you'll be on me, too ♪ ♪ i get out here buenos aires ♪ ♪ stand back you oughta know ♪ ♪ whatcha gonna get in me just a little ♪ ♪ touch of star quality ♪ whatever i go too far it's because of the things you are ♪ ♪ beautiful town i love you ♪ ♪ i love you and if i need ♪ ♪ a moment's rest give your lover ♪ ♪ the very best real eiderdown and silence ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ you're a tramp you're a treat ♪ ♪ you will shine to the death ♪ ♪ you are shoddy but you're flesh ♪ ♪ you are meat you shall have ♪ ♪ every breath in my body put me down ♪ ♪ for a lifetime of success ♪ ♪ give me credit i'll find ways of paying ♪ ♪ rio de la plata florida, corrientes ♪ ♪ nueve de julio all i want to know ♪ ♪ stand back buenos aires ♪ ♪ because you oughta know whatcha gonna get in me ♪ ♪ just a little touch of just a little touch of ♪ ♪ just a little touch of star quality ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] we are being streets this morning to the revival of "evita." the beautiful, beloved musical
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that traces the life and story of the first lady of argentina, eva peron. here, ricky martin, who plays che. and elena roger, doing a costume change so the three of us can talk a little bit. i love how you're watching the first performance, too, from inside. >> i was dancing and going crazy with the song. it's amazing. it's been beautiful to be sharing the stage with an amazing company. people who have done this for so many years. michael, elena, people that are teaching me so much, to be honest. it's been nothing but a celebration. and a big responsibility, as well. >> and a big response, as well. gentlemen, the house packed every night. sold out every night. the fun and excitement. i know you bring so much to it, michael. and i know you do a lot of preparation for this particular
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role. >> that's true. i've learned more than i ever thought i could about juan peron. but it's exciting to bring something back that was so beloved. an original production. but to find our own -- to find the love story in it, i think, between peron and eva, that's not been as much a part of it. it's fun to find new things and bring it to a new generation, new audience. >> it's timeless. it's really a timeless story. it's one we've seen over the years. for you personally, it's been very emotional for you to play this role. >> i lived in argentina many years ago. and to tell the story of a latin-american icon, like i said, is a very big responsibility. but i feel protected. i feel protected. amazing directors, producers. michael grandage, and ashford, to tell a beautiful story. it's been beautiful. i had the opportunity to do "les mis" many years ago. and to be on broadway telling
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this story, it's like a gift. it really is. >> and nobody works harder than ricky martin. >> no. >> i love what i do. >> you do. >> i'm inspired by you guys. >> the cast is absolutely beautiful, amazing. it's great to have you here. are you ready to hear more? i think elena's had time to change. i'll take your mics away from you so you can be ready. performing "high flying, adored," the cast of "evita." and the album out, june 19th. ♪ high flying, adored so young, the instant queen ♪ ♪ a rich beautiful thing of all the talents ♪ ♪ a cross between a fantasy of the bedroom and a saint ♪
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♪ you were just a backstreet girl ♪ ♪ hustling and fighting scratching and biting ♪ ♪ high flying, adored did you believe ♪ ♪ in your wildest moments all this would be yours ♪ ♪ that you'd become the lady of them all? ♪ ♪ were there stars in your eyes when you crawled in at night ♪ ♪ from the bars from the sidewalks ♪ ♪ from the gutter theatrical don't look down ♪ ♪ it's a long long way to fall ♪ ♪ high flying, adored what happens now? ♪ ♪ where do you go from here? ♪
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♪ for someone on top of the world ♪ ♪ the view is not exactly clear ♪ ♪ a shame you did it all at 26 ♪ ♪ there are no mysteries now ♪ ♪ nothing can thrill you no one fulfill you ♪ ♪ high flying, adored i hope you come ♪ ♪ to terms with boredom so famous, so easily ♪ ♪ so soon it's not ♪ ♪ the wisest thing to be ♪ ♪ you won't care if they love you ♪ ♪ it's been done before you'll despair ♪ ♪ if they hate you you'll be drained ♪ ♪ of all energy all the young ♪ ♪ who've made it would agree ♪ ♪ high flying, adored
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i've been called names ♪ ♪ but they're the strangerest my story's quite usual ♪ ♪ local girl makes good weds famous man ♪ ♪ i was stuck in the right place ♪ ♪ at the perfect time filled a gap, i was lucky ♪ ♪ but one thing i'll say for me ♪ ♪ no one else can fill it like i can ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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so, this is what it's like to be on broadway, surrounded by this great cast. you did such a terrific job. thank you so much. everyone come to see "evita" on broadway. and, robin, you're heading down after the show today for a very special interview you're bringing us tomorrow. >> with tim tebow. i'm traveling to jacksonville. i'll be back late tonight. i'll miss your book party. >> i understand. >> bring us a great entire view tomorrow. >> you got it.
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ground will be broken today on bart's long waited extension to san jose. the so-called barry esa project will cost nearly three billion dollars when it is finished in 25 teen bart will run 16 miles from fremont to -- san jose. the project will create more than 1600 construction jobs. >> meteorologist lisa argen is checking the forecast. sun behind me rain in the east bay walnut creek, treat with boulevard, highway 24 wet as well as towards the delta scattered showers today slight chance of a thunderstorm and cool. got worse at the bay bridge toll because after accident by the toll. westbound 80 slow from the curve and westbound 580 backed up from beyond the top of the

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