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making news in america this morning, a tribute for nelson mandela gets under way overnight. a joyful crowd in the streets. so is our team with all the angles. winter wallop again. snow affecting millions of people today. hundreds of flights already canceled. campus chaos. a snowball fight turns into folly. gets some members of the football team in trouble. extreme seesaw. wild, must-see fashion. and good morning. it's a day of sadness and
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celebration in south africa. >> thousands have gathered in the cold at a damp soccer stadium outside of johannesburg to say good-bye to nelson mandela. >> nearly 100 leaders from across the world are joining there to pay respects. >> reporter: it's a surprisingly cold, blustery day here at fnb stadium. the memorial service is due to get under way shortly. it's a fes tiff atmosphere. lots of dancing and singing. this weather has certain limb pacted the numbers. they were expecting a sellout crowd here. now they'll be lucky to fill the stadium, let alone the spillover stadiums they've prepared. some names of those coming, the 91 heads of state and government, including president barack obama. the first lady, former president george w. bush and hi wife,
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laura, as well as former secretary of state hillary clinton. you would expect with all those names, security would be very tight. from what we've seen here, incredibly lax. people going if and out of the stadium without a metal detector or a patdown. the south african government says they're we well prepared for any scenario. they've hosted dig any tars before and the world cup in 2010. john? dy diana? president obama's limb moe caught in traffic. a rare sight of the limo nicknamed the beast. >> abc will follow events in south africa all morning. a complete wrap up on "good morning america." back here at home, the headline this morning is the wintry weather wallop. >> forecasters predicting another double punch as a storm system coming out of the great lakes combines with a southern
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low from the south. lit spawn more snow from the mid-atlantic to the northeast. a bitter cold front out of canada is blasting parts of minnesota. the mercury struggled to stretch above 0 yesterday. some areas feeling as cold as 35 below. the icy blast is forcing more flight cancellations. numbers sure to climb today. most out of newark, dallas-ft. worth and dulles. >> nearly 7,000 flight cancellations since saturday. some people stranded at airports for days. surprisingly, hardly any of the air rage we have seen in recent years. most pangs seem to be taking it in stride like this woman in cleveland. >> we were in new york city for a nice weekend. didn't get out. were put on stand by and stand by and stand by. spent the night. finally got out today after
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several delayed flights. my friend is still there. >> as for today, you can expect more delays and cancellations for just about every airport east of the mississippi. it's just not going to be a good day if you're trying to fly. >> i'm amazed at people like that woman who still have the smile on their face after all that. i don't think i would be smiling at that stage of the game. >> that happens when you're going to vacation. not going home. >> we're going to take a look at the weather today's outlook. >> accuweather's jim dickey has been tracking the latest snowstorm bearing down on the northeast. >> good morning, john and diana. tracking yet another snowstorm here. moving quickly to the north and east. by 7:00 a.m., the snow arrives in philadelphia. by 1:00 p.m., the snow all the way into boston. by the time the sun sets, is snow is gone. much like we saw on sunday, a band of heavy know will set up.
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boston, philadelphia, down to d.c., 3 to 6 inches quickly piling up here. take your time on the roadways. john and diana, back to you. moving on to a developing story. police in los angeles have arrested a 32-year-old admitted prankster. he's charged for allegedly recording phone conversations illegally. authorities say tar called at least a dozen coaches from the nba, the nfl, and clem football trick them into believing they're being considered for other jobs. >> reporter: are you kenny tarr or a fabrication? >> you're looking at kenny tarr. i have any own way of look at the world and i don't answer to anyone. >> reporter: this is who you actually are? >> absolutely. absolutely. absolutely. >> tarr has a history of pranking reality tv shows and
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other enter pripnteenterprises. there's a guilty verdict. one-time assistant manager angela spacchia jacked up her salary to $340,000 a year. she said she was making too much but didn't think i was a crime. her former boss was paying himself $800,000 a year. the former mayor of san diego has been sentenced to home confinement for three months as part of a plea deal for sexual harassment charges. more than a dozen women claimed he sexually harassed them. he still faces a civil suit. michael jackson opposite doctor gearing up for a legal battle. murray says the jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter. but they should have been sequestered. he claims the judge kept jurors
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from hearing key evidence. he was released from jail after serving nearly two years. we expect to hear nor about the fatal asiana crash in san francisco a few months ago. we learned pilot error is probably likely for the crash. pilots were too reliant on automation and computers. the senate had voted to extend a ban on plastic guns for another ten years. the fire arms prohibited since 1988 can slip by airport security, metal deterkts and other attempts to find it. the elderly american war vet held by north korea for a month is speaking out. he says he was threatened with a length think prison sentence if he did not apologize for killing north koreans during the war. he tried to indicate he was
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under duress by using awkward phrasing. he didn't understand that for north kree yarks the korean war is still not over. overpaid. a new list that shows the actors not pulling their weight. some surprises on that list. plus, gone without a trace. family of five head out into the snow and vanishes. what is making the search so much more difficult. and prison probe. more than a dozen los angeles jail workers find themselves on the other side of the law. new details about what they're accused of doing to inmates. and it's the big story.
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welcome back. five years after the financial
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crisis, federal regulators are set to pass the volcker rule. it will ban banks from trading for their own profit. the federal government is set to sell the last of its shares in general motors. the government lost nearly $10 billion on the bailout. in the long run, it was a net gain for taxpayers, keeping 2.5 million people on the job spending money and paying taxes. the ceo of the new american airlines says no rate hikes for now. they merged yesterday with u.s. airways. doug parker, ceo, says air fares will remain steady. new evidence that the nation's retailers have been scaling back a bit on their holiday hiring. last month, the retailers
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brought in 471,000 workers. about 5% less than the record of 494,000 workers set last year. analysts say it shows a possible drop in business confidence. forbes magazine is out with a list of what they call hollywood's overpaid actors. topping the list, adam sandler, katherine heigl a close second. reese witherspoon rounds out the top three. forbes arrives at the list after considering a star's pay, the movie budgets, and expenses. i wouldn't mind being on that list. overpaid. >> it usually means underworked, right? well, a new use for the little blue pill. why some doctors are saying viagra might be useful to women? >> really? fun gone too far maybe. a snowball fight getting out of control on a college campus. now a football player will miss out of a bowl game. drivers on an icy road with no room to stop. new video caught on camera. >> oh, my gosh.
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add breathe right to your cold medicine. shut your mouth and sleep right. breathe right. we've been reporting on dozens of pileups on icy roads across the country. this pileup was caught on camera as it was happening. drivers flying down that snowy highway. going so fast that tapping on their brakes was useless. >> scary stuff. a look at the morning road conditions. every major city along the i-95 corridor will deal with snow and ice. rain will make roads slick in the southeast and northwest. if you're flying, airport delays likely in d.c., philly, new york, boston, charlotte, and atlanta. to the top story, the memorial service for nelson mandela. thousands have gathered in the cold and rain in a stadium to mourn mandela and to celebrate
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his life. >> president obama is among the world leaders paying his respects. he arrived with the first lady. president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former e serk tear of state hillary clinton. we'll have a complete update on "good morning america." concern this is morning about the fate of a missing nevada family. >> the two adults and four children set out for a day in the snow and they have not been heard from since. it's an especially dangerous situation since temperatures have dipped below zero both nights. and the area is remote and vast. >> it's the proverbial needle in the hay stack. >> they'll be searching the area by plane again this morning as soon as it gets light out. a corruption scandal. 18 current and former deputies are accused of mistreating
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former jail mates and visitors. one visitor thrown into a refrigerator and locked up for five days without being charged. they're always accused of hiding an inmate after they found out he was an fbi informant. a small study found that women who took viagra found their monthly menstrual cramps were eased. they want to have a larger study. this among, word that sara pailing is returning to tv. she's signed to host a weekly outdoors-oriented show on the sportsman channel. 12 episodes of the show have been ordered. the channel didn't say when it would begin. a big snowball fight on the campus of the university of oregon has landed students in trouble. >> students pelted vehicles and poured snow on to the windshield. when a driver got out, he got a
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face full of snow. one football player's role if the fight has gotten him suspended from the team's bowl game. other players have been disciplined but will be allowed to play. >> it doesn't look that bad. time now for sports. monday night fook in the freezing cold. >> it didn't slow down the bears. here's neil and stan at espn with the high ligts. >> good morning, america. he's stan. i'm neil. this is the "sportscenter" set in los angeles where we do sports. >> that's better than bacon and eggs, your good morning. monday night football. 17 seconds in the first half. bears up, 17-14. josh mcccowan to jeffrey. two weeks in a row he's made spectacular catches for the bears. had one last week against minnesota. third quarter, josh mccown to
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forte. a high of four touchdown passes, ran for one. bears win it, 45-28. bad news for rob gronkowski. he figures to be looking at a long rehab after blowing up his knee this weekend. torn acl, damaged mcl. he missed the first six games of the season because of injuries. >> tell you what, tom brady's doing a great job with what he's had to work with. they're going to miss gronkowski. they've had injuries all season. >> yeah. can i get a lozenge? new york city is dealing with a fresh wintry onslaught. and a new series of pest. >> a new cockroach from japan. the good news is the conflict between existing cockroaches and
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the new ones will keep the populations low. >> can they fight each ovther t the death where they all kill each other? what is that thing on the right? apparently, when it reaches maturity, it can fly. >> what is that? >> do not. do not. >> diana does not like koch roaches. coming up next, it's "the pul pul pulse." and a game of seesaw like you have never seen before. you made all week. steve, we love you but you know you live next door, right? uh-huh. don't your brothers and sisters miss you? no. we text. ok. [ female announcer ] here's to moms who know what a dollop of daisy can do. unlike others, it is 100% pure with nothing else added. ♪ do a dollop, do, do a dollop of daisy ♪
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today. >> heavy metal lemds metallica going to where no other band has been before. they just rocked it out if antarctica. the so-called freeze 'em all concert was performed under a protective transparent dome. >> day played ten songs, including the megahit master of puppets. they said the energy in the dome was amazing. if you're sick of the shop, shop, shom messages this holiday season, time for a prooeter. this is a canadian boy's letter to santa. it was written more than 100 years ago. he begins, will you bring me a box of paints? >> he asked for a nine-cent read and school bag to carry his gifts. he closes by saying if you have any nuts or candy or toys to spare, would you kindly send me some. you will please a 7-year-old boy. >> i hope that guy got
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everything and more. and a play stax. >> yes. 100 years ago. finally calm of guys doing a glorified sea saw routine. we want to warn you. don't try this at home. please. >> these guys are experienced gymnasts working on on a weather to board. we think you understand why we called a glorified seesaw. they're flying 15 feet in the air. >> one wrong move would mean big problems for the other guy. simply no doubt about that. as we said, you don't want to try this yourselves at home or at the gym, because this is -- >> watch this big finish. >> here's the finish. here we go. >> you don't want to mess up the big finish. >> one more. and -- right on top. >> oh, my goodness. you don't want to miss. >> that could have ended -- >> that could have made him a soprano in the choir if you know
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> it is starting to feel like groundhog day on tuesday, 4:28. just me internally, i think it is colder today than yesterday. mike will tell us the truth. >> in some areas it is. in most areas it is not. it is warmer but the east bay valleys are cooler today than year. san francisco is 40 degrees. half moon bay is at 45. we are 29 in san jose and mid-to-upper 20's in the north bay valleys and that is warmer. freezing cold in mountain view and san carlos and oakland, all colder than yesterday. here is what will happen as we look from emeryville back across the bay you can see how calm it is because of high pressure. slightly warmer today, most of us in the low-to-mid 50's with
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high clouds and sunshine and another "spare the air" day so no burning of wood. leyla gulen? >> we have a big accident on highway one at half moon bay and this area is closed in both directions until further notice and this is the next three or four hours so neutralling in the area you will want to use alternate routes there is a serious accident blocking the entire portion of highway one. if you traveling along 680 walnut creek on dublin, 15 minutes gets you through and 101 southbound from santa rosa to santa cruz is 15 minutes, and 24 minutes into los gatos. >> thank you, leyla gulen. a massive international tribute for nelson mandela is underway this morning in south africa. a joyful crowd dancing in the stadium, president obama along with international leaders past
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and present in the stands. we have been following the celebration through the night from washington, dc. >> good morning. a cold and rainy day in johannesburg but the streets are electric. at the stadium, dignitaries from around the world have gathered with thousands to remember a man who changed the world. >> they came in drenching rain. tens of thousands singing, dancing, and screaming nelson mandela's name. >> nelson mandela, viva. >> the memorial service at the stadium in johannesburg, with 94 ,000 seat soccer facility is where nelson mandela made the final appearance in 2010 and together a grateful world gathered to say good by. >> remember him for the righteousness which he has


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