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good morning, america. the new year's winter blast. snow trapping more than 130 people on the highway in california. black ice creating dangerous conditions. powerful wind gusts knocking over trucks and toppling trees. temperatures 30 degrees below normal in some areas as we get ready to ring in the new year, one major city already canceling its celebration. happening right you, the massive recovery. searchers pulling more victims from the airasia disaster out of the water overnight. and american ship now helping to find debris. and the race to recover the all-important black boxes. run for your life. the incredible footage of an avalanche caught on camera.
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the couple hiking, forced to flee as the snow cops crashing down. how they managed to scramble to safety. and it's "gma's" new year's rocking morning. and counting down to 2015 with the dynamic duo, ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy with everything you need to know to ring in the new year. in style, plus, taylor swift. ♪ good morning, america. great crowd out in times square this morning. we like to call this the calm before the crazy. >> pretty crazy right now. >> yes, it does. and 1 million people expected right outside our studios tonight to ring in the new year. and this is the year from the famous ball. there it is.
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just hours away from dropping. and ginger, will be up there later as we count down to 2015. i went up there yesterday. it's cold. >> it's cold. >> it's really cold. >> i can imagine. it's not going to get better tonight. but we'll get the forecast coming up. they are celebrating the new year down under, striking midnight in new zealand. a big happy new year to those folks. >> beautiful. but not so pretty, the arctic blast, snow, ice, dangerous cold putting a damper on some celebrations. ginger is tracking it all for us. look at that. >> the picture from california, just north of santa barbara. snowing in southern california. add that plus the wind. and big wind gusts that do this damage in southern california. look at that tree just ripped from the ground. those wind advisories are in place throughout california. but also winter storm watches that extend all of the way into texas and oklahoma. just a wreck on the roads this morning. overnight, more than 130 people trapped on a california highway.
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>> once we hit it, we started sliding down. all these cars were all coming down. >> reporter: at least a half foot of snow. winds gusting to 50 miles per hour. conditions so harsh that san bernadino fire fighters using snow cats for the rescue. the same storm in the northern sierra sierra knocking over tree, killing two. >> one tree after another. >> reporter: winds near san francisco, gusting to 50 miles per hour, toppling trees on train tracks, halting the commute. this redwood, puncturing a house in nearby napa and this parked pickup truck pushed right down the street. in battle ground, washington, a father and his 9-year-old son digging out of the snow after getting stuck for more than 24 hour on a hunting trip. in salt lake city winds hitting 70-mile-per-hour snow and ice causing major accidents. this car slamming into a tractor trailer carrying 8,000 gallons of crude oil.
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>> all of a sudden they started sliding sideways. >> reporter: cars overturned in bountiful, utah cars overturned. winds snapping power lines. icy roads leading to 100 crashes in lubbock, texas. and this deep freeze stopping this dam in chip what falls, wisconsin. and double thumb's up for the firefighters working overnight. not a double thumb's up for all of the people trap ed ped. from utah, there in nevada, parts of oklahoma and texas. back through kansas, up through wisconsin. look at the numbers. 42 below. the feels like in jackson this morning. yes, that's moving east. and at midnight, stop it here. we have been showing you every day. temperatures haven't warmed. going to feel like the teens in new york. northern plains, big zero. >> those numbers look like my math scores from high school. terrible. depressing. >> we just got into tv. >> yes. this is the answer, everybody. thank you, ginger.
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by the way, not everyone is planning on celebrating on this new year's eve. there are protests across america, people hitting the streets to demonstrate against police brutality. abc's linzie janice is covering that story today. >> reporter: good morning, dan. thousands of protesters are expected to gather alongside 1 million revelers here in times square. one of the groups organizing the demonstration says that the protests we have seen around the country must escalate in 2015. that's why tonight is so important and symbolic for them. the nyp p d /* /* d is assureing everyone that security will be stepped up. this morning cities across the country preparing for a night of celebration. and in some cities, protests as well. activist groups in major cities like l.a., chicago, new york and others, organizing a series of new year's eve anti-police demonstrations. protesting police involvement in the deaths of eric garner and michael brown. the nypd says they are on high alert, deploying additional
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officers around new york city on one of its most crowded nights of the year. this after two nypd officers were ambushed in their patrol car and shot and killed earlier this month. >> there is a heightened sense of security during this detail. as we turn the police officers out, we remind them they have to look out for each other. and work together and make sure we all stay safe. >> reporter: one protest group even setting up this facebook page, asking people in times square and other areas around the city to, quote, rock in the new year with resistance to police murder. encouraging them to chant we can't breathe and black lives matter. in boston, the city says it will accommodate activists planning a die-in demonstration during the city's traditional first night celebration. an event that draws thousands of families and small children. >> we're asking the protesters in boston to do it in a respectful manner, to allow people to enjoy first night.
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>> reporter: boston's police commissioner asked protesters to reconsider, calling it an inappropriate venue. but in boston as well as in new york's times square, the protests are expected to be overshadowed by the tens of thousands who come to celebrate. amy? >> all right, linzie. thanks so much. and now to the latest in the airasia flight 8501 disaster. surf irs pulling more victims from the water overnight of but the recovery effort is being slowed by bad weather. terry moran is there with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. as night falls in this part of the world. this is a massive recovery operation. now, the first priority bringing home the dead. 7 of the 162 who were on board flight 8501, have been recovered. while here at the airport in surabaya, air asia, the airline, is taking dna evidence from the families to help in the identification process.
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today the first coffins carrying victims of flight 8501 arriving here where their journey started last saturday. while at this staging area near the crash site earlier, a body is carried across the tarmac to a local hospital where all the victims will be identified. it is pain staking work in several locations. this young woman was on the airasia plane and this will help you identify her? >> yes. >> reporter: at this crisis center, we saw how workers are busy matching fingerprints and biometric data with public records. all part of the effort to help identify the bodies being brought in from the sea. >> searching will be ongoing for all those in the vicinity. >> reporter: among the vessels, the uss sampson with high-tech sonar equipment that could scan the sea bed for large abnormalalities that could be
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wreckage. >> it's a good starting point to say we see an abnormality, and then do further investigation from there. >> reporter: the search goes on for the sampson and the other vessels and planes. heavy weather has been a major problem and will be in succeeding days. and this is now a race against time. heavy weather and the currents can disperse and degrade those bodies. and still no sign of those black boxes. dan? >> a race against time. thank you. let's get into the latest into the investigation on white housed the crash. >> the debris that's been found has been providing important clues. and david kerley is covering that angle. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. only part of the mystery is being solved, the answers of why it crashed is locked in the black boxes. in the debris field, all the debris that is being recovered right now. some of the latest airasia 8501 debris. this evacuation slide raft pulled on to a navy vessel. authorities believe it self-inflated after the crash.
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some of the bodies not wearing life vests, unclothed. which could suggest the aircraft broke apart high in the sky. the ceo of the airline asked about that possibility. >> there's rotlots of rumors going around. until we had confirmation what you heard is speculation. >> reporter: the victims uncovered will yield clues, are there burn marks? did it tear apart? but the real answers are in the black boxes, and the debris can act as an arrow. it's been moving and spread by currents the past several days. experts will track back the currents and put listening devices similar to this in the water. they will be towed in a criss-crossing manner, like mowing the lawn listening for the black boxes and the ticking pingers. the signals from different angles should allow them to pinpoint the boxes. the chips will reveal what the pilots were doing and saying. what happened to the jet liner? now, indonesia has not named a
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partner in this investigation. it's possible when they find the black boxes, it could go to australia. thank you very much. let's bring in steven ganyard in washington, d.c. we know there is so much going on at the site of the crash, what is the priority for the crews on the ground right now? >> amy, they're having to balance the -- the recovery of remains and taking care of the loved ones with looking for the wreckage itself. we have debris and bodies on the surface of the ocean, pushed around for days now. but we need to find the wreckage of the aircraft on the bottom of the ocean with the black boxes in it. they're balancing two priorities. >> and, steve, right now, the clues possibly point to a
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mid-erica tas trophy how rare would it be that turbulence would bring down a plane like this? >> extremely rare. i think in this holiday season when people are traveling with their families, they're concerned. did it come down by turbulence? turbulence last brought down an airliner in 1966. it's been almost 50 years. we are two generations of airplanes beyond that. we have better training they are better designed, better constructed. people need to remember, turbulence does not bring airplanes down. people get hurt when they don't have their seat belt on. stay safe, keep the seat belt on. >> we appreciate it. good advice, thank you. and we want to turn to ryan smith with the other top developing stories this morning. >> good morning, amy, dan. we begin with another apparent threat against police officers ending in gunfire. police in philadelphia say that five officers were forced to open fire on a man who was trying to run them over. the suspect was killed. investigatorers say he had
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posted several videos online threatening police. and take a look at this, a wisconsin state trooper survived a frightening ordeal. he pulled over this dui suspect when that happened, the man dragged the trooper 50 feet. the trooper recovering from his injuries. the suspect was later taken into custody. the fbi is looking for a few good hackers in the wake of resent high profile cyber attacks like the one at sony. the bureau is launching a campaign to recruit people with experience in what the agents call ethical hacking, okay? the fbi says the cyber world is now a part of everything it does. and russian president vladimir putin is under new pressure. one of the largest anti-government protests in years broke out in moscow after his top political rival was sent to jail in a fraud case. the u.s. calling it a disturbing development. hundreds of protesters have reportedly been arrested. talk about when it rains, it pours. in chicago, inspectors believe that the salt inside this morton's warehouse may have been
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piled too high causing that wall to collapse, sending salt pouring on to a car dealership next door. some of those cars were buried in brand-new salt i should say. most are a total loss because the salt likely damaged their suspensions. they must be salty, huh, dan? >> well, played. >> there you go. >> vocabulary humor in the morning. >> take that with a grain of salt. >> hey, all right. >> it's getting worse. it's getting worse. >> this is a tough one. a big mistake by a college basketball player in the final seconds of a big game. florida -- florida state tied, and takes that, and he taps it into his own basket. oh, that's tough. show it again. he scored the winning basket for the other team at the buzzer. i'm sorry, my friend. 2015's going to be a better year for him, i'm sure. >> nowhere to go up. >> but this time of year
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college football has got everybody buzzing. i want to give you this programming note. the first-ever college football playoff starts tomorrow. oregon taking on florida state. and alabama and ohio state. both games on our sister network, espn. and finally, a new and noteworthy addition to amy's dumb criminal file. i think this one may be the one of the year. this guy broke into a house in houston. how did he get caught? well, he fell asleep on the job. that's him sleeping in the bed. the owner of the house found him and called the police. he had the courtesy to take off his shoes. i give him that. exactly. but here's the kicker, it turns out he lives two blocks away and police say all the stuff he had stolen was piled up on his porch. obviously not the best hiding place. also had a half open bottle of booze on that porch. >> that might explain it all. >> i was goes to say, i don't sleep that well normally. is he anxious at all? oh, drink, got it. >> mystery solved. thank you.
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and now to the good news for your 401(k). the stock market hit record highs, and the economy is finally, finally taking off. growing at the fastest rate in more than a decade. what does this mean for your money in 2015? our expert, abc's rebecca jarvis is here with more on that. >> reporter: good morning. if you have been staying the course and letting your retime savings ride i know how tough that must have been through the white-knuckle days this year but you're coming out of a winner for the third year in a row. stocks are going into the last day of 2014 up 12.5%. meaning if you put $1,000 in an s&p 500 index fund at the start of the year, you would have earned $125. but compare that to if you put the same money in a bank account this year in the very very best scenario in an interest-earning bank account, you would have earned about $10 on that thousand. stocks have had an abnormally strong run since the great recession. they return about 7% a year. which is why especially, anyone not planning to retire
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for at least a decade, they are much better off -- you are much better off putting money in stocks than a bank account. which, good reason to kick off those new year's resolutions with looking at the 401(k). >> excellent, rebecca. thank you. it is the last day of 2014. it's the last chance to make a new year's resolution. just hours away from the ball dropping on 2015. if you're going to do it, now is the time. sara is in times square with more on what we're all resolving to do in the new year. >> reporter: hi, amy. we have good intentions, but apparently not so much follow through. 44% of us plan to make them. which i thought seemed low. but only 8% say they keep them. what are we planning to do in the new year? it's about -- now, these aren't too surprising, being a better you, losing weight, followed by more exercise and stop smoking. now that's a big one. so i got little anna here. can you tell me what your new year's resolution is? >> i won't fight with my sisters. >> do you do that a lot? >> not really, but sometimes.
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>> how long do you plan on keeping that resolution? >> for the rest of the year. >> a whole year. i'm impressed. you guy, any new year's resolutions, amy? >> i resolve to get rid of my cold. >> that's not a resolution. >> i'm following through on that one. >> that's not quite a resolution. we'll give it you, right? a resolution? >> i'm going to stop fighting with little anna's sister so much. >> right. >> no, less bread. ate too much bread. >> that's a good one. i've said this for a long time, i'm going to listen to you, dan. >> you are? >> someday. >> not optimistic. >> and dan makes fun of me for texting, i can do two things at once. i know you say no, you can't. you have a whole book about it. >> what's the forecast? >> lake effect snow, this is just south of buffalo. that's cherry creek. and, guess what?
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and winter storm -- or lake effect storm warnings in watertown and in buffalo. i think watertown is going to get the brunt. looks like 1 to 3 feet. heaviest band is 2 to 4 inches of snowfall rates. the temperature at midnight, 23, buffalo, 20, pittsburgh. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. the brings will taper this afternoon. the sunshine will be chilled. below average temperatures again. freezing cold for many areas the first three mornings of
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good morning the winds have kept the temperature up in most areas. it's only freezing koeltdcold around concord, lafayette right now. winds will stay up through at least noon and calmer conditions this afternoon. if you're heading to san francisco for the fireworks, 46 at 10:00 dropping down to 42. most of us will be in the 30s. we have a freeze warning for everywhere except for the bay
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♪ and there it is. the famous ball just hours away from dropping right here in times square. ringing in 2015. we are counting down to the biggest party of the year all morning long right here on "gma." >> and sara is out with the crowd that's getting ready for tonight's festivities. like those moves. and we have hip-hop legend d-nice spinning the hottest music. also ahead this morning, caught on camera. how a couple escaped a terrifying wall of snow. and "gma" investigators what you need to know what you need to know before selling your phone. even if you have wiped it clean, your personal information could be exposed.
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>> fascinating. but start with hope solo hoping to get domestic abuse charges dismissed. david wright has the latest. >> this case has a familiar ring to it. a high-profile athlete facing domestic violence charges. this is a woman, her hope to play in the women's world cup hang in the balance. this morning the olympic gold medalist is hoping a seattle judge will dismiss the domestic assault charges against her. the judge, now ordering hope solo's accusers to submit to another round of depositions. >> this will include inquiries concerning the witness's use of alcohol, drugs or prescribed medicines. >> reporter: this after the soccer star said her nephew and half sister refused to cooperate. >> theyle refused to answer the
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questions when they are relevant to the case. >> reporter: solo with her husband in court on tuesday, is a goal keep per app two-time olympic gold medalist and a former contestant on abc's "dancing with the stars." she's accused of attacking both the half sister and the nephew last summer. >> hope solo is going psychotic. she's beating people up and we need help. >> reporter: but are the judge now says the nephew's story has changed. >> one of the witnesses is now stating that the defendant slammed his head against a cement wall five to ten times during this event. according to briefing this witness made no such statement to the police during their investigation. >> reporter: the case is drawing national attention because she is the latest of several high-profile athletes facing domestic violence charges. unlike ray rice and adrian peterson in the nfl, solo's league is giving her the benefit of the doubt. u.s. soccer allowing her to
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compete with her team even as the case unfolds. the witnesses are due to face a second round of depositions on friday. the judge expected to rule on the motion to dismiss early next week. if he doesn't, the case goes to trial in a couple weeks, but it might be falling apart. >> interesting. thank you very much. thank you and now to the incredible story of luck and survival. a couple hiking in washington state forced to run for their lives when an avalanche hit. it was caught on camera. clayton sandell has their story. >> reporter: it's the nature hike that for colby dodson and girlfriend ashley suddenly turned into the run for their lives. >> it was definitely an experience that dropped your jaw. >> reporter: the two were on a weekend hike to popular ice caves two hours outside of tacoma washington when a rumble of snow and ice came for them. listen dodson capturing the avalanche falling behind him on
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his cell phone. almost sounding like a water fall rushing downhill. >> it was the blink of an eye, and closer and closer and all i did was look the opposite direction and start to run. >> reporter: they make it to safety but people are still inside that cave. >> obviously we're scared those people were hurt or going to be hurt. >> reporter: avalanches can be deadly. in the u.s. last winter 35 people died. youtube is packed with narrow escapes. at copper mountain ski resort in colorado, we simulated what it's like to be trapped. you think of snow as being fluffy and white and soft. but really in an avalanche, it isn't. it becomes very hard. very tough to dig yourself out. and very difficult to breathe. i was lucky to be rescued by ski patrol. my hero. back in washington, it turns out everyone is okay. but on a scale of one to ten, here's where dodson ranks the
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terror of outrunning an avalanche. >> a good nine and a half. >> reporter: for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news denver. >> i'm amazed people are still rolling their cameras. i'd be throwing that thing and running as fast as i can. >> i have never been good at math but i put the fear factor there at 13. >> well said. another check of the weather. and ginger a lot of cold air out there. >> so much. and florida, the only place in the 60s this morning. and the only place warmer in south florida. this is mirthle beach, down to 36. and look at the chilly holiday weather through the start of the new year. 2015 is going to feel like january. louisville 40 for a high on thursday 47 on friday. look at huntsville, slightly warmer but still quite cool and below average. memphis and sclooefr port not warming up. and the picture of the year is from duluth. so thank you, tim.
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i love that one. the color, the fog. it won huge. so thank you for sending the >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. still breezy. notice the water on the bay. no white caps. low-to-mid 50's today. below average temperatures with the sunshine. calmer conditions this afternoon. it will be freezing cold the next >> all that weather brought twrou by welcomes actaid. so many people tweeting from honolulu. and orlando, still 71 today. we're just going downhill. this is january, guys. >> that january warmup i was forecasting yesterday. is that not going to happen? >> looking at the models i wanted to extra prove you wrong. it's not happening. >> really? >> do people in the south have winter coats? your in-laws are there. >> oh yeah they welcome it sometimes.
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"gma investigates." how to wipe your cell phone clean before you sell it. it could be packed with important personal information even you think you have erased everything. and gio benitez has more on thousand protect yourself. good morning. >> reporter: good morning dan. we're talking about your old photos text messages e-mails, maybe your financial information. if you thought you deleted it think again. but this morning we show you how to protect your data as "gma investigates." more and more people are selling their old phones online. it's quick cash to put towards that upgrade. but technology experts now warning consumers to be careful. >> most people have no idea how much information is on the phone. >> reporter: to better protect you, a group of forensic analysts in boston set out to do an experiment. >> we went on to ebay and bought five or six auctions worth of old cell phones. >> reporter: to see how many people don't properly wipe personal data from their phones
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before reselling. out of nearly 100 phones -- >> 31 of them had what i consider to be some pretty disturbing personal information. >> reporter: and there's real information that a real crook can do something with. >> we found social security numbers, bank account numbers, passwords passwords. >> reporter: simple information like doctors appointments can be dangerous in the wrong hands. >> they call up we're from the doctors office haven't received payment. we need your credit card number. >> reporter: they tracked down lacey, an original owner of one of the phones they bought online. >> i haven't slept thinking if it had been in the wrong hands. >> reporter: she sold her phone to a company that promised to wipe her personal data. >> at the time $120 cash and i bought a new phone. i thought it was a good deal. >> reporter: but off ebay? >> 13,000 text messages, hundreds of e-mail messages. >> 120 bucks is not worth your
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entire life. >> reporter: a common mistake, putting it back to factory settings. for an iphone, that's a reset button. we reset our producer's old iphone 3 fwrksg. edit and manually deleted any old text messages and e-mails. >> we're going to see if we can bring it back. >> reporter: and with a little digging, we find all of her original information still on the phone. 2,838 photos extracted. they use a state of the device and special software to extract data anyone can download programs that retrieve data for free. how to protect yourself? each phone is different. >> go into the settings and you'll erase all data. >> reporter: for our producer's iphone it's a few easy steps. erase all content button.
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and this should wipe it totally clean. >> that's right. even with all this equipment, we won't be able to get anything ban. >> reporter: so for an iphone, remember the phrase erase all content and settings. others have similar options and have your data on a memory card inside the phone. just take it out. by the way, we tested that was password protected. and it was hard for the experts to extract data from that. good to remember. >> all right. great tips. thank you so much. >> good to know. thanks. you remember those matthew mcconaughey ads that went viral for lincoln? can he do it again? there are new ones coming. >> i'm thinking he can. and ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy revealing the secrets abouttheir biggest new party ever. stay with us. (announcer) from the company that invented litter comes litter reinvented! tidy cats lightweight.
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>> reporter: his roadside wisdom parodied on saturday night live. >> a big step back, like from winning an oscar to doing a car commercial. >> reporter: ellen, and south park. but lincoln was laughing all the way to the bank, with overall sales rising 25% since the commercials debuted. and with the new year and the new ads, lincoln is hoping for a new rev up in sales for 2015. and there will most likely be more of the ads because mcconaughey is signed on for a multiyear deal with the car company. >> who writes that? >> some amazingly funny person. >> he's a brave man. what's he talking about? we don't know. coming up on "gma," throwing the most perfect bash? how you can have the most buzzed about music, drinks and desserts for tonight. keep it here. ♪ you know that i love you ♪
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. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. >> happy new year! we're gearing up for the biggest party on the planet right here in times square. before the ball drops, come with us as we celebrate 2014. >> this is what we do in the commercial breaks, folks. >> the biggest news stories and the most hilarious moments that made this year one to remember. ♪ plus, our pinterest perfect party. the ultimate dishes for your year end bash. the most-buzzed about appetizers desserts and sparkling drinks. the simple tips to make your party a smashing success. all that as but count down to the world's biggest party in times square as we say -- >> good morning, america.
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♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ happy, happy new year's eve, everyone. look at the crowd out in times square. everyone decked out. ready to ring in 2015. we're decked out too. >> are we saying 2015 or 2015? either one. >> 2015 sounds cool. >> sounds sci-fi. and by the way, ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy are here. hosting the biggest party of the year, dick clark's rockin' new year's eve with ryan seacrest. and there will be taylor swift, who you hear right now, one direction, jason, iggy azalea elton john and florida georgia line. we will have a preview this morning. >> and speaking of right here, the new year's eve bash already started. we have our party glasses. d.-nice spinning some of his favorites, ready to ring in the
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new year. >> you are looking smooth. >> i like the tilt of the hat. >> got to tilt the hat. >> one word for it. >> hey, ya'll. >> 2015. >> yeah. >> and check out ginger way above times square with the iconic new year's eve ball. she's going to tell us more about tonight's huge show. and an exciting exclusive for american girl fans across the country. there in silhouette, there she is, 2015 girl of the year. she makes her official debut in stores tomorrow. but we get a first look right here this morning. a lot of little girls in the studio waiting to help us out with that. >> there are two little girls that belong to you. >> among the american girl fans. >> among the cute little girls. >> those are not my children. >> we'll get them on camera. >> they are cute too. >> check out the morning's headlines. back to ryan. you lost the glasses and hat. that's right. that's right. good morning, both of you. take a different turn here. begin with the dangerous cold that ginger has been telling us about. overnight more than 130 people had to be rescued in harsh conditions from a california
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highway. at least a half a foot of snow falling and winds gusting above 50 miles an hour. that same storm claiming at least two lives in california. toppling trees across the state. in texas, icy roads. causing more than a hundred crashes in lubbock. and ginger's forecast is coming up. and new york and other major cities are on high alert, higher than usual this new year's eve. activist groups promised protests tonight. their anti-police protests. and one asking for times square revelers to chant anti-police things. boston a die-in could happen tonight. and in chicago, los angeles, preparing for protests. bad weather is hampering efforts to recover my victims and debris from the wreckage. and the airasia disaster. overnight the first victims coffins' arrived in the indonesian city where it started. they are collecting dna samples for identification purposes. the u.s. navy destroyer is
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using sonar equipment to scan the seabed for more wreckage. and new video of the frantic moments inside a plane heading to las vegas. they had to turn back. their landing gear was stuck. the cabin crew prepared everyone for the worst. >> passengers brace, brace. >> heads down -- >> that's them chanting there, that's the crew on virgin airways flight telling everyone to brace for impact. that plane, thankfully, landed safely at gatwick airport outside london. and a rare confrontation between the british royal family and the bbc. it appears the royals may have won. the bbc agreed to postpone the documentary called "reinventing the royals" how charles hired a public relations expert to improve his and camilla's image after princess diana's death. it's been postponed indefinitely while several
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issues are addressed. but the publication that broke the story said lawyers intervened to stop the show from airing. and finally a wedding that really took the cake and possibly a new world record. take a look at this. this wedding cake is more than six feet tall. it was baked for a celebrity couple in the philippines today. it was briefly the top trend worldwide on twitter. the current world record holder for the largest wedding cake weighed 6 tons. but that cake was only for display. this cake you can dig into and they're doing it right there. >> really? i wonder if it tastes good. >> it's got to be at least something good. >> it's like the pretty cakes, don't also taste good. they have that weird stuff on them. >> i don't trust it, but i'd eat it anyway. >> can't stop me. >> thank you, by the way. and ginger, how are you doing? >> doing great. hanging with my girl, t. swift. we're about to party new year's eve style. but first a forecast for the big cities. let's get into it, this is midnight temperature. so now i want to just go ahead click ahead, dan, if you can -- if you can. anyway, a lot of temperatures are cold across much of the
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nation. and then the midnight temperature here in new york city, going to feel like the upper teens or low 20s. with the wind. but put the bodies together, should be just fine. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. the brings will taper this afternoon. the sunshine will be chilled. below average temperatures again. freezing cold for many areas the first three mornings of 2015. it will also be dry. you will not need the umbrellas. low-to-mid 50's but it will feel warmer than yesterday without the winds and look at the 20's inrand and freezing temperatures around the bay. tonight county the areas not affected by the freeze temperatures are the coast and san >> and we are already on that countdown right here with the huge beautiful ball behind us. and the co-producer of the times square new year's eve, jeff strauss with me. thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> i'm always so tempted to do
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this. there's the reason we brought our friends, iggy azalea taylor swift, just a couple of acts. >> no one brings the party like dick clark's new year's rockin' eve. we have taylor swift, idina menzel, everyone is going to be singing quotelet it go. it's a great party. >> it always is. a lot of people have questions. the viewers sent in some for you. jonathan wants to know, what's the most stressful aspect of the show? >> oh, my golly. counting down, waiting for the ball to come. it's the most stressful and the most fun. >> yeah. up until that point, then let loose. and samantha is coming to times square. she wants to know, where do i stand to see taylor swift the closest? >> she'll be performing right on we are so excited. we have much more coming up right here. including more on the waterford crystals in the design this year. for now, to sara with the morning menu.
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>> thank, ginger. here's a look ahead on what's up on the show. you remember the ice bucket challenge? we take a look back at the biggest stories of the year. and the funniest moments of 2014. and ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy hosting the biggest party of the year in times square tonight. joining us with a preview. and we're getting your party started. it's pinterest ready. revealing the most-buzzed about appetizers desserts and drinks. all coming up on "gma" here in times square. ♪ ♪ i got a feeling ♪ ♪ that tonight's gonna be a good night ♪ ♪ that tonight's gonna be a good night ♪ ♪ ♪ that tonight's -- ♪ schedule guinea pig feedings. video chemical reactions. take pics of mr. bones. time the next launch. calm down principal jones. i can do all that with my android from tracfone. 90-day plans start as low as $20. unbeatable nationwide coverage.
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♪ hey, welcome back to "gma." counting down to the big night in the heart of times square. there's ginger zee with the new year's ball. we'll check in with her on "gma" in a few minutes. >> can't wait for that. and the minutes are ticking down to new year's eve. before the ball drops, honor a tradition at "gma" with a look best at the most unforgettable moments. so many good news stories, and so much fun. here is the best of 2014.
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♪ ♪ oh, here we go feel it in my soul ♪ ♪ we need it ♪ ♪ need it ♪ ♪ don't go ♪ ♪ got to feed it ♪ ♪ the control will it need it, need it ♪ >> we're going to have a fun morning. but we have a lot to get to first. >> breaking news. right here in southern california. >> this morning here -- >> here in glendora. >> we're in greenville, north carolina. >> pensacola. >> here in gaza. >> flight 370. >> the key to solving the mystery is finding any type of debris. >> see the plane in the darkness, good night, mh370. >> ebola. >> ebola. >> ebola here in america. >> this is the most deadly virus that we know of. >> ferguson, missouri.
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>> i can still smell the tear gas in the air. >> the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer darren wilson. >> do you feel any remorse? >> everyone feels remorse when a life is lost. >> the grand jury decision no indictment for a new york city police officer in the death of eric garner. >> don't shoot, hands up. >> this is an issue we have been dealing with for too long. and it's time for us to make more progress than we've made. >> we're going to turn now to the war on isis. >> that shocking execution. >> they have plotted against us. >> f-18 fighters taking off, heading for syria. >> president putin, the first american broadcast interview. are you concerned that the terrorists may choose to strike in other parts of russia? >> flight mh 317, the flight ripped out of the sky over the ukraine. >> nearly 300 girls taken by armed men. >> are you afraid? >> yes. >> i know that you have a birthday wish. >> the nigerian girls being
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released from abduction and to be freed. >> an attack on sony and a threat to american movie goers . the u.s. expected to say north korea is behind it all. >> i wonder what a north korean citizen would think of the movie. >> some say america has lost its first cyber war. >> a line of storms blasted through here just hours ago. >> oh, my god. >> entire lives completely ripped to shreds. >> it feels like one degree. >> this is what we're dealing with. and these flames, they just keep shooting up. >> look at the firenadoes. >> oh, my god. >> the climate situation that we're in seems pretty dire. >> climate change is already affecting americans all across the country. >> absolute outrage this morning against los angeles clippers owner donald sterling. >> i think he was brought up to believe those things. >> what things? >> segregation. >> bill cosby under siege. >> i knew i was in danger.
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>> cosby's lawyer says that he is being vilified but these accusations just keep coming. >> now to the firestorm from the ray rice domestic violence case. >> i made a huge mistake, i want to own it. >> oscar pistorius, the former olympian convicted of culpable homicide. >> oscar, how are you feeling this morning? >> tony stewart cleared of charges in the deadly accident. >> this is one of the toughest tragedies i have ever had to deal with. >> big night for republicans. sweeping wins across the board. >> they will win control of the senate. >> immigration. >> immigration. >> immigration. >> those members of congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, i have one answer. pass a bill. >> you have speaker boehner talking about suing you. for executive actions -- >> the suit is a stunt. >> do you think the climate is different now for a woman running for president? >> i think it's different for women across the board. >> why was it so important to you that we recognize the rosies?
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>> this is the start of the real women's liberation. >> i am going to go out that door. the door after that, and the door after that. and i invite all of you, come with me. >> the tragic death of philip seymour hoffman, brilliant actor. >> how was i? >> lift up your hearts. each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings. >> i'll see you on the set, on the beach and in the kitchen and at the movies. >> you make us laugh. you make us feel good, robin. you know that? >> it's a good job. i like it. it's my day job. you do madonna, madonna, madonna. hello! >> i'll tell you what's popping. here we go. so happy to report that mr. and mrs. george clooney are making it official. >> show us the ring! the ring! >> jay z family drama caught on
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camera. ♪ >> brad pitt and angelina jolie's wedding. >> what is a paint ball wedding? >> we thought, you know, it's different. >> the hat that unofficially won the grammys. >> the song is, of course, "happy." ♪ hop along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ because i'm happy ♪ ♪ bring me down can't none ♪ ♪ bring me down because i'm happy ♪ ♪ if you feel ♪ >> now this is how george feels these days. surrounded by chicks. >> hello. >> oh, my -- >> no, no. hold it. hold it. hold it. >> i want to let everybody know, toast is okay. >> she hasn't moved. >> you know -- >> the dog whisperer. >> they mark their territory by urinating. that's why you have the hat on. >> are you kidding me?
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>> mr. barry white. can we crank up barry white just a little bit? i love this song. if you can play barry white, you got me. >> jerry and ali go way back, because she played his girlfriend. can i call you shmoops? >> no, you cannot. >> i'm okay. ♪ >> oh. >> i'm okay. i fell down. >> it is a busy monday as well right here. you just said hello to lara twice. three times. hello again, lara. >> the ugly sweater showdown 2014. >> and i wore a sweater. >> you actually followed the rules. ♪ >> i sit on you. >> gonna dance. >> go ladies. ♪ the way i dance with you ♪ ♪ we're expecting you ♪ >> come on.
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>> come on, george. >> this is all you, george. ♪ the love boat ♪ >> there we go. ♪ let it go ♪ ♪ let it go ♪ ♪ can't hold it back anymore ♪ >> ready, set, go. >> here we go. >> working it. >> there you go. there you go. >> oh, yes. >> what you got? what you got? ♪ >> extreme. now, i can let go of this extreme wedgy that i have. this door just opened. >> go ahead, go ahead. >> oh! >> oh! >> you have a great snap. >> the "gma" games, two, one. that was insane. >> oh, oh. >> okay. we got -- >> it just stopped.
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>> we got a winner. >> the "gma" cup. >> go! ♪ >> hit the net. >> oh! >> and that's how you do it. >> all right. >> okay, back to work. ♪ >> always a privilege to be your eyes and ears here on the red carpet. and a whole lot of fun too. >> lara. >> oh, my god. maybe it's the hair spray. yes, danny, it's another fire. >> george. i can't begin to tell you what the weather's like up here. oh, no, no. ♪ >> let's do this. ♪ bang, bang into the room ♪ ♪ i know you want it, bang, bang all over you ♪ >> george clooney and amal.
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and maleficent, ariana grande. maverick is here. and cute little prince george. >> i only just learned to walk. >> been george clooney three years in a row. >> have you really? >> the streak is over. ♪ >> i have never been happier or healthier than i am right now. >> today marks my eighth round of chemo. this is my final treatment. the doctors say i graduate today. delta's pink plane transported 145 breast cancer survivors to join our event in times square. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> one man saving a stranger's life by donating his stem cells. >> thank you so much. >> one nurse has touched hundreds of families like no other. fabienne. >> my children's story can never be told without you. >> i never thought that people thought that way for me. >> we're going to take care of this layaway for you. >> oh!
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>> oh, my gosh. ♪ ♪ all of me loves all of you ♪ >> do you take alexandra to be your lawfully wedded wife? >> our ginger, she is getting married. ♪ you're all to me, i give my all to you ♪ >> you are being inducted into the nfl hall of fame. congratulations. >> i remember being in the gym, and my dad says, son, one day it'll pay off. and, dad, i got to say, it paid off. >> robin has been inducted into the broadcasting and cable hall of fame after 30 years on tv. >> thank you very much. when you said 30 years, i feel old. when i started back in broadcasting back? 1972. >> wake up, america. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning, america. >> morgan freeman. [ snoring ] get that man a cup of coffee.
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>> the o shot. >> what's the o shot? >> it's breakthrough science, george. that's shown breakthrough results in treating female desire. >> good morning, america, i like the sound of that. >> i have no idea where george is. i might have tied him up. >> been doing an ab workout for the last five minutes. the seat broke. so i've been -- spare no expense at "gma." >> you even sang. >> oh sang. i thought you said you saying. and i was like, i said what? what did i say? >> i don't know. i see you guys doing this. >> thanks so much for joining us. >> very nice. >> it's super star, demi lovato. >> paramour. >> sam smith. >> jason -- >> on "gma." >> taylor swift. ♪ the haters gonna hate, hate, hate ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake, shake, shake ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪ >> wiggling, we'll be popping. ♪ break, break, break ♪
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♪ and the fakers gonna fake, fark fake, fake, baby ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake, shake, shake ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪ ♪ never miss a beat ♪ >> she's beating it. she's beat deaf. >> i'm not a dancer. >> it's okay. >> and george is going to do the nay nay to it. >> don't hold your breath. >> whatever i do you're going to shake a tail feather here on this show. >> it's never going to happen. ♪ >> oh! >> it happened! >> it's been done! >> it has been done. we truly have seen it all now. we truly have seen it all. ♪ cause the players gonna play, pray, play, play ♪ ♪ and the haters gonna hate ♪ ♪ hate hate, hate ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake, shake, shake ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪
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♪ shake it off ♪ >> who's me now, t.j.? ♪ shake it off ♪ ♪ i shake it off ♪ ♪ i shake it off ♪ ♪ i shake it off ♪ >> thank you. >> come on, who isn't dancing at home right now, right? don't we have the best jobs in the world? >> yes. >> i really feel that. and so happy to share it all with you. and coming up we are counting down to new year's as our partner, pinterest, shows you how to make the trendest appetizers drinks and desserts for tonight's perfect party. in
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good morning i'm kristen sze. thousands of partiers are expected to ring in the new year in san francisco. in fact hundreds of thousands. barricades went up yesterday for preparations and the folks from pyro spectacular are putting the finishing touches on the 15-minute show. police will be watching for duis. if you don't have to drive b.a.r.t. will run until 3:00 a.m. muni and caltrain will be free. leyla, if you're driving it's not that tough right now. >> go to our website and we'll have links to really good deals as well as changes in scheduleholiday. the bay bridge toll plaza is wide open. quiet conditions around the bay. there's an accident southbound ten 1 at 680.
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to 42. everywhere else dress for temperatures in the 30s. in fact freezing temperatures inland. it will be close to freezing ar . ♪ it is a great crowd out here in times square. it is cold. >> it is seriously cold. >> we can feel the buzz ahead of tonight's big celebration. and ginger is with the iconic ball, made from thousands of waterford crystals. much more from way up above times square coming up in just >> she manages to look warm in a any temperature. few. >> no matter where. >> we're counting down to the ball drop tonight, but the new year's eve party is already in full swing. we have d-nice spinning us into 2015. >> yeah. that has been nice. and look another all of these little happy bakers. american girl doll fans so excited for the american girl doll reveal. the 2015 doll of the year. we're going to find out who she
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is. what is that silhouette? that's a good clue. an exclusive first look coming up on "good morning america." sara, over to you. >> thank you. it's the final day of the pinterest perfect party series. it's about the trendiest, which i didn't know was possible, appetizers, desserts and drinks to serve at your new year's eve party tonight. here to show us how to whip them up is blogger and pinterest expert alejandra ramos. got that right. >> yeah, you did. >> this looks delicious. >> thank you so much. >> let's start with these delicious nuggets. >> these are puff pastry shells with chorizo and dates and pine nuts. we made the shells ourselves. >> you can buy them? >> you can, but they are hard to find. i just used regular puff pastry sheets and cookie cutters. you can use the top of a spice jar, anything. just mark out the center. and hook it with a fork. and then fill it with the filling. >> please tell me it's easy. i don't cook a lot. >> it's so easy. it's like five minutes.
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>> can i try that? you show me, i'll try it. i'm a good eater. >> it's a lot of fun. for the filling, i use fresh chorizo for this. i love -- it's good, right? >> i can taste the chorizo. >> i love cooking with fresh sausage. it's got all that seasoning in there. saves so much time. you brown it, it's good to go. added the dates, the pinenuts, and a sweet and savory mix. so good. >> can you do this in advance? a lot of times it's about getting everything done at the same time. >> you can do this up to two days in advance. you can do this right now. >> make this right now. >> and scoop it in a the end. >> heat it up quickly, and scoop it in. save you time. >> now i see chocolate. i don't want to rush you, alejandra, but this is my jam right here. >> this is my favorite. these are chocolate dessert shooters. everyone loves the individual dessert. they don't want to share. no one wants to share dessert. >> it looks fancy. >> so fancy, but so easy. we make these with chocolate chips. >> let me just get that out of your way. >> some semisweet and bittersweet.
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>> do you want me to help you? >> then we add the eggs. yeah. pour in the heavy cream. this is made in the blender. >> this is like a blend and go type thing? >> totally. you don't have to get in front of the stove or do any stirring or anything. >> good. i don't use my stove. >> you're good here. all right. turn it on for a quick second. and there you go. >> and this is -- >> yeah. >> you scoop it into these little things? >> yeah. you can actually just pour it right in from the blender. that's how easy it is. >> that sounds too easy. that's all it takes? >> that's all it takes. it's really great. better than instant, but tastes 10,000 times better. >> do you serve them right away? >> serve right away or refrigerate up to one, two days before. >> i'm going to keep this. not a party without something to drink that's fun and festive. >> oh my god, new year's eve, you totally need a little fizz. >> look at the colors. >> i know, right? this is the fun homemade soda. use fresh lemon juice, and some bitters. it adds some awesome flavor.
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put it in the mixer with ice, do a little shaking and pour it into your glasses. and for fun -- >> use different colors too. >> yeah. we're using these really cute rock candy. >> that's rock candy! >> it's so great, kids will love this, grownup kids will love this. >> that's a blast from the past. >> totally. everybody can choose their favorite color. and if you want to save a little time, take pressure off the host so important. >> put it in a big old jug and serve yourself. >> exactly. let everyone help themselves and you can enjoy the party. >> thank you for the tips. for complete recipes, and even more party planning tips and tricks, visit and in just a few hours that ball will drop here in times square. but we wanted to get the party started a little early. help me out. the countdown, ready? three, two, one! happy new year! ♪ ♪ tonight's gonna be a good night ♪
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>> we are counting down to new year's eve at midnight. all eyes will be on times square. and i got to spend time up there with ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy. just hours from now, hosting the biggest party of the year. dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest. 2015. that's live right here on abc tonight. ryan and jenny gave us a preview. take a look. >> three, two, one. happy new year. >> reporter: new year's eve starts early for you guys. how do you keep the energy up to make it until midnight? >> we start at noon. this is it. times square. the energy's easy, because once it gets dark and the crowds are in and the music begins, it just sort of takes you away. >> you do. you feed off of them. plus it's really cold. keeps you awake. it's like the entire world is represented. sflr sflr. >> reporter: this is your fifth year together.
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how to mix it up? >> i would say from the five years i have been here, it's the most performances. >> this is the busiest show. 38 performances. >> 38. >> that's a lot. >> 38 in one night. >> that's the biggest. >> we haven't pulled it off yet. >> no. >> reporter: but among the acts. some names people might be familiar with. elton john, taylor swift. what else? >> lady a and nashville. >> one direction, on the show for the west coast party. iggy azalea is going to be out there. meghan trainor. anyone who had a hit song or a big year is on the show. >> reporter: last year you had a kiss at midnight from your then-fiance, donnie wahlberg. if my math's correct, new year's eve is your exact four month anniversary? >> you're right. >> do you have a gift ready? >> and we met on this show. the new kids and backstreet got together and performed on new year's. and he was going up to be interviewed by you and said hi, jenny mccarthy. hi, donnie wahlberg. >> even wahlberg's going to get excited tonight, i think.
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i could tell he wasn't listening to a word i was saying, he was thinking about jenny. >> reporter: will there be a kiss at midnight? >> i will kiss him again, but hooking up two strangers. and doing a little singled out. >> reporter: i like that. you had a big celebration on christmas eve. you turned 40 on christmas eve. welcome to the best decade of. >> is it true? >> reporter: yes. >> i'm getting acclimated, i'm excited. >> it's because you don't care anymore. and that's what's scary. >> it's going to be fun to not care. >> yeah. >> reporter: do you feel 40? >> no. but i look it. >> reporter: no, you don't. no, you don't. so last year i talked to you guys you said one of the first things you do after the show is over you eat. i knew i liked you when you said that. do you have plans for your meal after you get off here? >> we do. >> what is yours? >> same as yours. >> is it? >> i think. >> i order kentucky fried chicken. >> oh, i'm having sushi. this is why we work well. >> a little yin and yang. >> exactly. >> reporter: we have a lightning round. i'm going to ask you the first thing that comes to your mind with these questions.
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the new year's resolution for 2015? >> to find someone to kiss on new year's eve. >> that's so sweet. to stop self-criticizing myself. >> reporter: very good. what's the first thing you buy yourself in 2015? >> me? scented candles. puts me at ease in my old age. >> probably a trainer. >> reporter: very good. very good. if you weren't doing a new year's eve show, where would we find you? >> literally on my couch. >> same. sitting on the sofa in thermals. >> reporter: and if you could have one super power in 2015 what would it be? >> grow. be taller. >> reporter: this is awesome. thank you for doing this in front of the most amazing waterford crystal ball ever. >> do you think it's smaller in real life? >> reporter: i think it is. >> i'm surprised my engagement ring wasn't that big. >> thank you, guys. >> thank you. >> it's gonna be good. dick clark's rockin' new year's eve with ryan seacrest 2015
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starts tonight at 8:00/7:00 central tonight on abc. now up to ginger with the ball for the final check of the weather. ginger. >> i'm up high in times square, and so close to this big thing. it's smaller -- my producer was saying it's smaller than he thought it would be. anyway. it's super-impressive and it's still pretty chilly. we wanted to start with the weather headlines out in the southwest. we have pictures coming in overnight. so many people trapped on the highway have been rescued in california. the winter weather advisories and warnings stretch into texas. there are a couple of pockets in utah, colorado, new mexico and arizona. that cold, if you're not seeing snow, you're feeling cold, even in southern california this morning. a look at the midnight temperatures. dallas, close to the freezing mark. and that's a minus zeros. we don't have a category for that. that's how cold it is in the northern rockies. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. still breezy. notice the water on the bay. no white caps. low-to-mid 50's today.
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below average temperatures with the sunshine. calmer conditions this afternoon. it will be freezing cold the next cou >> all that weather brought to you by mazda. and we are just hours away from the big party. and the big ball drop. that's why tom brennan is here. master artisan for waterford. and i know you have one of the crystals in your hand. >> i have. >> every year you change some up. >> every year, 288 panels get changed. they are designed in waterford, ireland. the crystal is at the center of the entertainment, or the center of that good feeling. this year it's about fortitude. it's about the inner strength and character, determination to carry on. we love this. >> you are so talented. this is a beautiful crystal this year. strength, that's part of some people's resolutions. we have a couple to share. >> yes, it probably is. >> i want to share a couple from our viewers. we asked you to send them in and picked them earlier. they're going to be on the confetti that goes out. we picked them earlier.
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>> lots of confetti. >> stick to a budget, get bills paid off quicker and start the process of buying a home. >> i like that one. >> good luck. >> i like that one. >> kayla says, i like this one. to give love a second chance. >> i wonder what the story behind that one is. >> so do i. >> that's what i want to know. >> so do i. and then, of course, final one, to spend as much time when my daughter before she graduates and goes off to college. i love it. you have one? >> i do. tolerance, communication and fortitude. >> you're from waterford, ireland? >> i'm from waterford ireland. second generation craftsman all the way from waterford, ireland. >> my resolution is now to learn your accent. coming up on "gma," we are going to reveal the new american girl doll for 2015. don't go anywhere. ♪ walking on broken glass ♪ is there an elk in your bed? with sleep number, now there's an adjustment for that. only at a sleep number store, find the lowest prices of the season, with the c3 queen mattress set only $1199.98. plus 24 month special financing on all beds. know better sleep with sleep number.
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we have been waiting all morning for this big news. american girl fans are very excited. it's an exclusive first look at the 2015 girl of the year. and joining us for the big reveal is american girl president jean mckenzie. thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> there are impressive figures here. nearly 30 years, started in 1986, more than 25 million dolls
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and 147 million books have been sold. why is the american girl so popular? >> we create this bond with girls. they not only love their dolls, but reading our books and watching our movies and maybe dining at the restaurant with their own special doll. >> and maybe they don't even know but they're learning about history. that's what i loved about it for my daughters, who are here with me this morning. it's a big trend for girls and parents are excited about it. but before we give away the big we veal can anyone guess why we're wearing aprons? >> she's a baker. >> maybe she's a baker. we have smart girls. american girl fans are smart girls. how about the big reveal. a drum roll? >> ta-da. >> there she is. girls. this is grace thomas. do you like her? she is the girl of the year. what do you guys think of her? >> she's awesome.
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>> tell us about grace. she is a working entrepreneur? >> grace is definitely a baker. she loves to bake, that's her passion. but she wants to start her own business. which is part of what the girls will learn about when they read her books. her friends all join together to help her be successful in the dream. >> i like a good business girl. good to hear. and i also love that she has a special message of working together and helping others. and for that you have partnered up with no kid hungry campaign. >> yes. so no kid hungry is all about getting healthy food to kids. we have created a baking tool kit for grace that girls can actually on our website get. and then in their own local community host a bake sale and charity will go to feeding those great kids. some of the girls who love to cook are part of a cooking club. it's about working together, being business-minded. you are getting this, right? >> yes. >> yes. yes. we love that about the doll.
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and we want to mention grace, the 2015 girl of the year, is available on the american girl website and in stores starting tomorrow. coming up, taylor swift with an encore performance. but first, everybody gets dolls. yay! come on out. look at that. aren't those great? >> thank you. >> beautiful.
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great, we decided to give you an encore. check it out. ♪ >> good morning, america. and welcome to new york. ♪ walkin' through a crowd ♪ ♪ the village is a glow ♪ ♪ kaleidoscope of loud heart beats under coats ♪ ♪ everybody here wanted somethin' more ♪ ♪ searchin' for a sound we hadn't heard before ♪ ♪ and it said ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪
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♪ it's a new soundtrack i could dance to this beat ♪ ♪ beat forevermore ♪ ♪ the lights are so bright but they never blind me, me ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ when we first dropped our bags on apartment floors ♪ ♪ took our broken hearts and put them in a drawer ♪ ♪ everybody here was someone else before ♪ ♪ and you can want who you want ♪ ♪ boys and boys and girls and girls ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪
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♪ it's a new soundtrack i could dance to this beat ♪ ♪ beat forevermore ♪ ♪ the lights are so bright but they never blind me, me ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ like any great love it keeps you guessing ♪ ♪ like any real love it's ever-changing ♪ ♪ like any true love it drives you crazy ♪ ♪ but you know you wouldn't change anything, anything, anything ♪ ♪ let me see you put your hands up in the air ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪
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♪ it's a new soundtrack i could dance to this beat ♪ ♪ the lights are so bright but they never blind me ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ new soundtrack ♪ ♪ it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ the lights are so bright but they never blind me ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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good morning i'm kristen sze. meteorologist mike nicco has your new year's eve forecast. mike. >> we'll start with the winds. they're still biting until about noon today and then they'll taper as we head toward the afternoon hours, meaning it's going to feel like 46 at 10:00 and 42 at midnight while you're watching the fireworks here in san francisco. if you're elsewhere, dress for temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. freezing cold inland for several hours so protect the pets and plants. accuweather seven-day forecast, couple more freezing mornings before a warming trend this weekend. there's a big accident southbound side of 680 near crow canyon. a big rig plus an overturned vehicle on its roof. we're still dealing with this
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