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visit disneyaulani.com or call your travel agent. good morning, america. terror takedown. an isis-inspired radical arrested in ohio, allegedly in the final stages of plotting an all-out assault on the u.s. capitol and members of congress, planning to set off pipe bombs and go on a shooting spree. how the fbi stopped this lone wolf. new this morning, nfl on the hot seat again. an indianapolis colt player charged with sexual assault before the biggest weekend of the season, his team playing for a shot at the super bowl. a new test for the league plagued by scandal. will he be forced off the field? top of the world. first on "gma," those two climbers complete a feat once thought impossible, scaling one of the world's most dangerous rock walls taller than two empire state buildings. using only their hands and feet as the world watched. we are with them live this morning.
on top of hollywood's world nominations are in. birdman leading the pack. reese witherspoon, bradley cooper, michael keaton all in the running. and good morning, america. they are up early in hollywood this morning. everyone ready for those oscar nominations coming up in just a little bit. you know how we feel about the oscars. we're not the only ones. take a look at our studio crew. and also our studio. we are ready. they are ready, as well. look, dressed to the nines. >> oh, yeah. >> because the countdown is on to hollywood's biggest night. >> elegant. >> indeed, they are. and then host neil patrick harris getting geared up
already, tweeting last night, i really need to finish counting all those ballots. >> so we have so much to discuss. that's ahead. but first, we're going to get started with the news and that homegrown terrorist. a young man in ohio inspired by isis and planning a major attack on our nation's capital. arrested by the fbi. abc's pierre thomas is in washington with the latest on all that. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. today the fbi's accusing a young man from america's heartland of contemplating a massacre. the suspect, christopher lee cornell, only 20, seen here in a mug shot taken last night, was arrested after buying two m-15 assault rifles like this and 600 rounds of ammunition. >> as soon as the purchase was over and he left the door, several agents came out and tackled him here in the parking lot and took him down. >> reporter: this is cornell in a high school wrestling photo in more innocent days. according to the fbi, cornell was in the final stage of a
murderous plot, an all-out assault on congress using the rifles but also pipe bombs. the fbi locked in on cornell after a confidential informant said he had been posting disturbing messages on twitter expressing support for al qaeda and isis. one tweet stated, "i believe we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks." at one point he cites the long-dead anwar al awlaki of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula as having already given the thumbs up for such attacks. the fbi has kept cornell under constant surveillance since last fall, watching his every move in a classic sting. cornell's father was blunt. his son was set up. >> he was a vulnerable, gullible 16-year-old in a 20-year-old body and i think the fbi coerced him. there was no way he came up with these terrorist plots. somebody put that in his head. >> reporter: cornell's dad said his son was a momma's boy but
the fbi claims that the young man had a dark side, his parents never saw. >> thanks very much. we're going to turn to a big shake-up at the secret service. four top officials forced out. two more retire. the latest fallout from a series of high-profile missteps including that major security breach at the white house. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: the final straw for the secret service, that knife-wielding veteran who jumped the fence and ran right into the white house making it inside the east room minutes after president obama had left by helicopter. this, following a stinging list of gaffes that include those gate-crashers that made it inside a state dinner without invites, the agents caught in a payment dispute with prostitutes on a presidential visit to colombia. the armed private security guard who somehow was able to get on board an elevator with president obama. and those bullets that hit the white house without the secret service knowing about them for days. still, the president stood by the secret service. >> the secret service does a
great job. thank you. i'm grateful for the sacrifices they make on my behalf. >> reporter: but a brutal report by the department of homeland security, found the secret service, an organization starved for leadership, the first step, secret service director julia pierson was forced out in october, and this morning four more at the top removed from their positions. two more retiring. the acting director promising to do better. >> we are confident we can fulfill our mission with honor and restore the secret service's rightful place as the most respected protection service in the world. >> reporter: no comment from the white house overnight. president obama as we heard has never personally criticized the men and women sworn to take a bullet for him. robin. >> all right, jim. now to that new trouble for the nfl, a major test of its new personal conduct policy. indianapolis colts linebacker josh mcnary charged with sexual assault just days before the team's big game for a chance to play in the super bowl. abc's ryan smith is here with that story.
good morning, ryan. >> good morning, robin. after what could be one of the worst public relations years for the nfl with scandals involving ray rice and adrian peterson, now these charges coming just before one of the nfl's biggest weekends of the year. >> the colts have advanced to the afc championship game. >> reporter: this morning, as the indianapolis colts prepare to face the new england patriots sunday for a shot at the super bowl, colts linebacker josh mcnary charged with rape, criminal confinement and battery. >> this really will be a way to test if the nfl is serious about this new policy. >> reporter: according to police documents, the alleged victim says she was drinking at an indianapolis bar december 1st when she met a man and later ended up at his apartment, though she doesn't recall how. she claims a physical fight ensued followed by the sexual assault. eventually, she says she managed to grab the man's cell phone and leave. it was that phone that led police to mcnary, and when they arrived to question him, they
say he replied, i know why you're here. gesturing to his bed sheets, saying, i preserved it for you because i knew you would be coming. mcnary's attorney releasing this statement overnight, "joshua mcnary unhesitatingly denies all accusations made against him." now, the nfl telling abc news that the case is under review under their new personal conduct policy. implemented in december. the policy says players charged with violent crimes may be placed on leave without pay following an investigation. >> if they announce and he still is playing, that would be a shock to me. >> reporter: and the colts telling us overnight, "at this time we are very concerned and trying to find out what the relevant facts are, but we have insufficient information to venture any opinion." mcnary, a west point grad who spent two years on active duty before joining the colts was taken into custody last night and released. now, on the felony charges he faces, if convicted, he could face significant prison time.
>> the nfl can take action after an investigation. >> you have to wonder will they act quickly before the game this weekend? >> thank you. we're going to turn now to that icy weather creating dangerous conditions across the country. it's being blamed for dozens of driving accidents and firefighters called in for dramatic rescue after one teenager fell through the ice. ginger is tracking it all. >> there were several rescues including brewer, the dog, the golden retriever here, rescued after an hour in the water. and, yes, we're about to get into a january thaw so that's going to be our next threat, but first, almost half the country is still covered in snow. we've got this deep freeze and the roads, look it. that deep january chill turning highways to ice from texas to virginia. in west texas, this accident fatal. a prison transportation bus hitting a patch of ice careening off an overpass and colliding with a moving freight train leaving ten dead and at least five others injured. >> it's unbelievable, the damage, the amount of damage it made.
>> reporter: nearly 350 crashes reported in virginia, with startling scenes in north carolina like this one. fire truck flipping after skidding on ice. in michigan, one teen died after walking out onto the ice but in hanover, massachusetts -- >> my friend just fell through the water. >> reporter: a 19-year-old rescued, after falling through while playing ice hockey submerged for nearly ten minutes. >> he was holding himself afloat with a hockey stick. he was very cold. he indicated to our people that he thought he was going to pass out. >> reporter: firefighters using an ice rescue sled to pull him to shore before transporting him to a local hospital. as we chisel our way now halfway through meteorological winter we can soon change this tune. ♪ ice ice baby ♪ >> reporter: a warm-up is right around the corner. ♪ all right stop ♪ >> that was an instagram video someone took. i got my magic wand. move the jet stream, all that arctic air by the weekend
saturday into sunday it got one clap, that's good. 51 for kansas city, 36 minneapolis, 40 chicago, and by sunday almost 50 in new york. close to that in boston too. of course, it doesn't last forever but i'll tell you all about that coming up. >> but keep that wand out. and maybe it will. thank you, ginger. now, to a major new initiative for families from the white house. president obama proposing new legislation that would require companies to give workers paid sick leave. abc's jonathan karl is at the white house this morning. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the white house says some 43 million workers in the united states don't have any paid sick leave at all, so the president is calling on congress to pass a law that would require companies to give at least seven days of paid sick leave to their employees, he's also asking for $2 billion to be given to the states and cities to help them pass or start their own programs with family and medical leave and he's acting on his own making it easier for federal
employees to get up to six weeks of maternity leave. the president is promising a big push on all of this beginning next week, robin, with the state of the union address. >> the big question, how much of a chance does this have to pass, jon? >> reporter: well, this will be an uphill battle, to say the least. republicans don't like the idea of imposing expensive new regulations on companies, on employers and democrats have been trying to pass this bill since 2005. as you can imagine it won't be any easier now that republicans are in control of both the house and senate. >> thanks very much. studies have shown again and again and again that paid sick leave, not only benefits workers and their families but employers, as well, because productivity goes up and you heard jon mention about 43 million americans don't have paid sick leave. how many times does dr. besser say if you're sick, stay home. well these americans are saying we can't stay home because we won't get paid. >> important stuff, thanks. amy has the other top stories. and we begin with the pope's
historic trip to the philippines. pope francis arriving this morning saying he'll focus on poverty during his visit. hundreds of thousands of people lined his route from the airport. a national holiday has been declared. the philippines is the largest catholic nation in asia. up to 6 million people are expected to attend his outdoor mass. and new evidence this morning of the brutality of a recent attack in nigeria carried out by the islamic militant group boko haram. amnesty international says this is an infrared satellite image of a town before the attack. you see buildings packed between those red marks. others are trees and vegetation and then take a look at this same area after the attack. 3700 buildings in two towns were damaged or destroyed and as many as 2,000 civilians were killed. survivors have been forced into a refugee camp. well, the u.s. has freed five more detainees from the prison at guantanamo bay. the men were accused of fighting for al qaeda. the release sparking protests in congress. many of the prisoners were
transferred to oman which shares a border with yemen, a hotbed of activity. and some frightening moments at a mall near san jose, california, a car came crashing through this macy's, plowing 50 feet into the store sending racks of clothes flying. four people were injured and police say the driver may have had a medical condition causing her to lose control. well, a dangerous stunt in chicago. a man was seen dangling off the roof of this 46-story hotel. he's hanging on right there with his two arms as another man took his picture. they were gone within minutes. their identities, though, still unknown. and in hawaii, a tour called the ultimate whale watch you can see lived up to its name. wow! that humpback whale began slapping the water with its fin and then watch as it actually strikes its head against the tour's inflatable boat. and the screams ensued. they believe possibly distracted
by her calf. one man aboard yelling "this is awesome." >> that's one word for it. >> yeah. >> or scary. finally, a lesson in how not to make a comeback. blackberry we know has been struggling to compete against the iphone. well, the company recently tweeted this marketing message, it said keep up the conversation on twitter and it showed a picture of its classic phone. but take a look at the bottom time stamp. the message was sent via twitter for iphone. whoever was tweeting for blackberry was using an iphone. they quickly deleted the tweet but not quickly enough. >> i love the blackberry. >> to which i say duh! >> yeah, it hurts, right. >> still stinging. >> that's a tough one. okay, thank you. we're going to stay with high-tech now and a huge battle brewing. apple has its eyes on gopro that make the tiny cameras we love. remember when ginger jumped out of that plane, she had one with her. apple wants a piece of the business and abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: if there's one piece of technology that lets
people feel what it's like to be someone else, an ice climber, a skydiver, even a superstar on stage, it's the gopro. >> incredible. >> reporter: but this morning even the company behind an estimated 100 hours of videos uploaded every second may not have seen this coming. >> whoa! >> reporter: apple may be getting into the wearable camera game. a newly reassigned patent shows off features of what could be an apple action camera with a familiar looking wireless remote control. one that looks very much like the new apple watch. apple takes out all kinds of patents for things that never end up on a store shelf but even the very mention of an apple wearable camera temporarily sent shock waves through gopro. their sales at an estimated $280 million per year. traders rushing to sell 10 million shares of gopro stock briefly sending the price tumbling by 12%. no surprise apple isn't talking and neither is gopro. if the battle heats up, you can
bet there will be video. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, austin. >> thank you, neal. what a big morning it is, so many stars waking up as oscar nominees. birdman and the grand budapest hotel racking up the most nominations. some big surprises out there now. abc's chris connelly has a complete breakdown of hollywood's biggest morning. >> sorry if i'm popular, mike. >> birdman and grand budapest hotel led the way in nominations. alongside american sniper. boyhood. >> you don't want the bumpers. >> reporter: the imitation game. >> congratulation. >> reporter: selma. >> we're not asking we're demanding. give us the vote!
>> the theory of everything and whiplash. >> i forgot my jacket. >> reporter: reese witherspoon for wild will duke it out with julianne moore for still alice. good news for steve foxcatcher. >> i'm a wrestling coach and i have a deep love for the sport of wrestling. >> reporter: up against golden globe winners, michael keaton and eddie redmayne. meryl streep received a nomination for "into the woods." selma didn't fair as well as many hoped. the academy could have chosen ten shows for best picture but only chose eight. tough morning for amy adams the
golden globe nominee who didn't get a nomination. jennifer aniston left out of the party despite her good work in "cake." >> it's exciting. any thoughts? we love the movies? >> lot of po movies people haven't seen. >> lot of actors that people have come to know and love over the year. still ready for you to see. >> thank you so much chris. be sure to tune into the academy awards live right here on abc, february 22nd. >> all right, lara, now to a series of storms set to bring heavy rain to the northwest. ginger. >> to the northwest. two that we're talking about today into tomorrow and the pacific northwest is the first part unsettled still slight understatement now fallen to 4500 feet and some winter weather advisories, closer to the coast a lot of rain, five plus coastal oregon, so you'll look for that coming up in the next couple of days. mild weather, though, in the southwest. 73 for palm springs and local weather is 30 seconds away.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. you can tell it is a "spare the air" day with a lot of fog for the morning commute and no wood burning all 24 hours and when it becomes sunny and hazy with light rain across the north bay tomorrow and less than .02" and dry through the end of the month and we are in the 50's because of the fog in san francisco and richmond and low-to-mid 60's for the rest of us and through the
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good morning, america. right now, tracking that homegrown terror plot. the fbi arresting an ohio man allegedly plotting a massacre in our nation's capital. also right now kurt busch's ex-girlfriend fighting back responding to his accusations that she's a trained killer. and the countdown to the oscars is on. the stars waking up to find out if they're in the running for hollywood's biggest prize. >> an exciting morning at "gma." so much to get to and including, let's see, there they are, the climbers who achieved their dream back on solid ground joining us live. tommy caldwell and kevin jorgeson. yes, they made it with just their hands and feet. we will speak to them coming up.
>> that is such a stunning achievement. >> yes it is. we begin with the latest on kurt busch. his ex-girlfriend fighting back against the shocking accusation she is a hired assassin. calling it pure fiction. gio benitez is tracking it. >> she says it's a movie script she wrote and she tells "gma" kurt busch is just trying to deflect attention from the serious domestic assault allegations against him by calling her an assassin. this morning, kurt busch's ex-girlfriend and her attorney firing back after the nascar superstar's stunning testimony that she is a trained assassin. >> defense has consisted of denigrating patricia, slamming her. >> reporter: 37-year-old patricia driscoll seeking an order of protection claiming busch salted her. busch dropped a bombshell saying driscoll told him she was a contract killer who used guns, knives and poison to take out
her victims. overnight driscoll telling "gma" "the only thing i am guilty of is bad taste in men." but busch's legal team gave abc news this video of driscoll starring in a reality show that never aired, which they say proves her familiarity with deadly weapons. >> there's a lot of sensitive things i work on. most you'll never see. >> reporter: she tells "gma" she's finding it very telling that instead of owning up to the assault and domestic violence situations, kurt finds it beneficial to attack my credibility and mislabel what i do for a living." she claims he has a terrible temper which she witnessed firsthand in september. >> he snapped. he jumped up grabbed her face pushed her face into the wall behind her. >> reporter: bush testified he simply cupped her face and that her head may have tapped the wall. his publicist howard bragman who is also an abc news consultant saying it's busch who is the victim. >> she went crazy and ballistic when he ended the relationship
and made a vow to destroy him and that's what she's trying to do. >> and driscoll's attorney saying that's not her intention. a decision is expected in the next several weeks. it's very important to note here no assault charges have been filed just yet but they're still investigating. >> a lot of talk right now. thanks. now to that incredible record-setting climb, a story we've been following from the start. tommy caldwell and kevin jorgeson reaching the summit of el capitan in yosemite after nearly three weeks, accomplishing what many had thought to be impossible. there they are. they're standing by live to chat to us in just a moment, but first aditi roy has their story. >> reporter: this morning, an impossible dream realized. [ cheers and applause ] tommy caldwell and kevin jorgeson celebrating on top of the world. [ cheers and applause ] after reaching the summit of yosemite's el capitan capping a record-setting free climb up the
rocks' vertical dawn wall. the pair using only their hands and feet with only ropes to prevent deadly falls. >> it's getting pretty rowdy. >> reporter: during their 19-day, 3,000-foot journey, the climbers braving a windstorm. >> getting tossed around. >> reporter: and clinging to razor sharp edges with bloody figures. even r&r was extreme sleeping in these tents dangling precariously from the rock's edge. on day eight kevin struggling to pass one of el capitan's toughest points. >> thoughts crossed my mind i should just throw in the towel. >> reporter: but after seven more days and 11 gasp-worthy falls kevin finally turning that impossible corner. [ cheers ] >> reporter: at the summit the emotional duo greeted by friends and family. >> this is something that he never thought would happen. >> reporter: even president obama tweeting, "so proud. you remind us that anything is possible." a new version of rock star born.
for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, yosemite national park. >> rock stars indeed and tommy caldwell and kevin jorgeson joining us now in their hotel in yosemite, california. congratulations to you both, guys. i hope you hear the cheers. we are so, so very happy for you. kevin, you tweeted this is not an effort to conquer. it's about realizing a dream so you wake up this morning, what's it like to realize your dream? >> it's pretty surreal to wake up and to have the climb complete. it's pretty hard to describe. >> and how are your hands and feet, both of you, ooh. >> at least my hands are a little beat. they have a lot of bruises and cuts on them and i take a lot of ibuprofen every morning but the feet are doing well.
>> glad to hear it, kevin, we saw in aditi's piece you had that tough time and made that turn. you thought maybe, hmm, how did you remain positive? how did you keep going? >> i think the word that i used is just resolve. i didn't want to accept any other outcome, but getting up that route, so i tried to push all the negative thoughts of not being able to do it out and picture getting across that traverse and that's eventually what happened. >> it had to be a great feeling when you made that turn and, tommy, part of the story is you didn't leave your friend behind. you know, that you were doing a little bit better. kevin was struggling at that point and many wondered if you would go on without him but you didn't. that says a lot about your character, tommy. >> thank you. i have to apologize. my voice is gone for yelling for kevin so much. it was an incredible experience. >> well, if -- you're allowed. you're allowed. all that you've been through
those 19 days and hope you feel better soon. i know you saw president obama that he sent out a tweet, as well. and he was saying that you remind us that anything is possible. kevin, i'll let you speak for both of you guys. what do you think your message is to people who watched you. >> well, i think what made us stick with this climb for so long, you know, tommy envisioned this thing seven years ago and i joined the team six years ago is like i said, realizing that dream and seeing this through to completion, so it's great that so many people are inspired by the project and hopefully they can find the equivalent of their own dawn wall and stick with it and see it through, as well. >> i like how you say that. their equivalent. not everyone will do what both of you have done but you're right, we find our own wall to scale. so what's next now that you have -- >> that's right. >> -- literally and figuratively reached the top.
what's next for you? >> maybe some bouldering. something a little more light duty but tommy is headed to patagonia in less than a month so he's going switch gears and head into the mountains. >> oh, my goodness. tommy, i hope you feel better. kevin, both of you, you just -- it was something to watch you and how you persevered and just -- you just kept going and it's something that we really admire you both for. so thank you very much for ginning us this morning. get some rest. >> thanks for having us. >> can't wait to see the next chapter from both of you. and thankfully, ginger, the weather for the most part seemed to cooperate for them. >> yeah, absolutely. if they need a third i'm totally available for next time. i'd be in it. you know, we have video of something spectacular. nothing like that but this makes winter look nice. how about paddle boarding on lake michigan through all of the ice chunks. look at that. this is st. joseph's. amy, you're familiar, your hometown. yes, so, just off that lighthouse. again, we can make this all look
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finalist now behind bars she's speaking out for the first time about how she ended up in prison and her struggle to bounce back after being on reality tv. abc's linzie janis has her story. >> reporter: from fashion photo shoots to behind bars. >> oh, my god, tyra is here. >> hi. >> renee, i'm 20, and from maui. >> reporter: 28-year-old renee alway, a former contestant of "america's next top model" speaking out for the first time about how she went from this to this. >> i can't even remember what was happening then. that's how bad it was. >> reporter: alway now nearly unrecognizable to her fans. after a string of arrests in 2013, she was convicted of burglarizing homes and cars, auto theft and illegally possessing a gun. landing her in a california prison for the next 12 years. she says finding life after coming in third place on "top model" was difficult.
>> and it was just closed door after closed door after closed door and that was really hard to take. >> reporter: alway turned to drugs, soon finding herself homeless. >> i felt like a failure because i couldn't get past the reality tv stigma that had been put on me. >> the drastic contrast of being on a reality show to just going back to being completely anonymous is a psychological shock. >> reporter: this morning, alway hoping her message will help others who have lost their way and as for her new appearance. >> now i'm ready to get rid -- shed the old and let's start anew. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> and we hope she can. thanks, linzie. coming up, trying out, the surprising new super food, the trendy new health craze that has people tapping trees, does it have any health benefits?
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>> that's right. breaking right now on twitter the hashtag popefrancisph. it's all happening right now and take a look at this picture. you will probably see this on all your feeds today, the pope losing his cap as he gets off the plane. the wind got him again. but another top trend, a new commercial that caught our attention featuring these two dads doing their daughters' hair. you may remember this picture that went viral on their feed. positive and negative. some people objecting to the gay dads having a family but nikon was inspired to create this heartwarming ad based on the photo. take a listen. >> you know, the routine basically is we get up at 5:30 and eat breakfast and then we do our daughters' hair. parents that can get up at 5:30 and do their daughters' hair no matter who they are, that's a family. >> i have to agree. the new ad featuring the entire family is already getting thousands of likes on the couple's instagram page and
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good morning i'm eric thomas. we have been telling you about the fog this morning. mike nicco is here with the forecast. >> you can see the inversion, the warm air on top of the cold air trapping the moisture all in our inland east bay valleys and our north bay valueleys. yao going to be in the 50s this afternoon while the coast will be in the 60s. you'll see sunshine quicker. seven-day forecast, still a chance of light rain across the north bay. otherwise dry. we are now starting to recover very slowly from this earlier accident westbound at
♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and a big weight loss breakthrough. the new fda-approved appetite zapper that could stop those overwhelming hunger pangs. what you need to know right now. ♪ and water from the woods. the new health craze that has people tapping trees. why birch water is being called the next big super drink. and we're kicking off hollywood's biggest party of the year bringing you the oscar nominations from l.a. this morning. all the details on the stars who could go home with gold. all that and "deals & steals" as we say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ]
our oscar party as you see is under way here in times square. all decked out. that's our oscar fan cake and that's the one and only dj kiss so you know the oscars are right around the corner. we're going to bring you all 248 -- 24 academy award nominations, 38 days until the oscars. did you not notice the young man who served you? >> well, hello. i don't know if you noticed but he's serving me. >> everybody can get in on the action. everyone is right there. not only here on the floor, also up in the control room this morning. wow. >> look at those amal gloves. >> the gloves on, nice touch. >> directing the show and looking like a beauty, as always. cameron mathison is holding down the fort for us at the samuel
goldwyn theater where all the magic is happening exclusively on the stage. good morning to you, cameron. >> reporter: i would like to thank academy. focus, mattson, here in this room where the oscars were just announced, live we were here on stage to so fantastic, dreams were made. few hearts were probably broken. >> lot of excitement coming up. first to amy. today's top stories. >> good morning, good morning, everyone. we begin with new developments in that homegrown terror plot. the father of christopher lee cornell is defending his son saying he is not a terrorist. the elder cornell claims the fbi coerced his son into plotting an attack on the u.s. capitol with pipe bombs and assault rifles. christopher cornell was arrested after buying two rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition. the fbi had him under surveillance since last fall. and pope francis has arrived in the philippines hundreds of thousands of people greeting him
in manila this morning but his comments before his arrival are making news. the pope spoke about the recent terror attack on a french magazine that mocked the prophet muhammad. the pope saying, "there are limits to freedom of expression when religion is insulted." and president obama today announcing a plan to expand sick leave for federal workers. he is ordering federal agencies to advance six weeks of paid sick leave to new parents providing it up front even if they haven't accrued the days. the president is also asking congress for $2 billion to encourage states to create paid family and medical leave programs. and an important recall for parents this morning. ikea is recalling 169,000 crib mattresses because babies could become trapped. the furniture chain says some of the mattresses are too short for their cribs. the five models are listed here. there have been at least two reports of infants getting trapped between the mattress and the panels.
blocked a major highway locked inside concrete barrels. crew had to use tools to cut the barrels open so the protesters could be arrested. after an electrical malfunction, one survivor is already suing. and in philadelphia, crews have been working to close off a water main that's been spewing formed so much ice, they gave up trying to shut it off last night. finally, some video game enthusiasts are closing in on a major milestone tomorrow. they will have played video games for 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 500 straight days, all while streaming live. the florida-based gamers are bunking together in what they call streamer house where they each take an eight-hour shift sitting on the couch playing
video games. so far they racked up 36 million views from all over the world and they're living quite well on all the ad money they have been earning for their site. >> some job. >> yes. to play video games all day. sounds like my version of hell but i'm happy they're happy. >> it's a boy thing. we have girls -- >> yeah, don't get it. >> i have one of each. it's like watching a scientific experiment. one loves them. one -- >> yep. we'll move on to health news. a big announcement from the fda this morning, approving a brand-new weight loss device that works by tricking your brain into thinking your stomach is full. abc's reena ninan has the details. >> reporter: for the first time in almost a decade the fda approving a new obesity device called the maestro rechargeable system, a weight loss aid for overweight adults with a bmi of 35 to 45 who also have at least one other obesity-related condition like type 2 diabetes. here is how it works.
the pacemaker-like device is implanted into the abdomen and sends sporadic electrical pulses to temporarily shut off the nerve that tells your brain if your stomach is feeling empty or full. >> when the nerves are shut off patients tend to lose their appetite and eat less and therefore lose weight. >> reporter: doctors say it could be a good fit for patients looking for a procedure less invasive than gastric bypass. 63-year-old seen here for an upcoming series, the first patient to speak about using it publicly has been using it for three years and lost around 70 pounds. >> i was always overweight. i was overweight as a child and i was on continuous diets all my life. this has been just a life saver. >> reporter: but doctors are careful to say this device that has had adverse reactions including in some cases nausea and chest pain is not a quick fix. >> if patients don't eat correctly and don't take care of
themselves they're likely not to have a good result. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> hopeful with this and my production company rockin' robin productions teaming up and bringing medical breakthroughs. >> it seems like an amazing idea. >> it really is. looking forward to more. "pop news" and more coming up. first lara in the social square. >> here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." a very special day and "pop news" with the wedding crashers. why rockers maroon five surprised so many newlyweds in l.a. tory is here with deals. incredible products to help you stay healthy and keep resolutions in 2015 starting at just $5. and you may have noticed our oscar party is under way. we have all the nominees from hollywood. they're right here and we want to know what was your favorite movie of 2014. just tweet us using #oscarsgma coming up. really? "gma's morning menu" is
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that's what we're doing on this oscar nomination day. there's a wonderful crowd out in times square and we've got even more folks in social square celebrating the oscar nominations and right now we'll get to a little bit of "pop news." shall we? we begin with this. last month we told you about maroon five crashing a wedding in l.a. now we're seeing why they did it. adam levine and the boys have released a new music video for "sugar." want to hear it? ♪ ♪ a little sweetness ♪ ♪ sugar ♪ >> oh, yeah, sugar. in this video, they surprise a bunch of real receptions and do it all in one day. this is all real, not staged. they gave the lucky couples some pretty cool stories to tell the grandkids someday and the icing on that sugary wedding cake, it was directed by david donkin. this guy knows a thing or two about crashing. he directed the movie "the wedding crashers" starring owen wilson and vince vaughn. >> "the wedding ringer" coming up.
>> yes. very hollywood kind of show this morning. hey, we want to congratulate snoop dogg. he's gone by a few different names over the years. snoop doggy dogg and now, a new name to add to the list, grandpa. grand snoop pa. i'm not sure but the rapper has welcomed his first grandchild into the world, a baby boy named zion. yes, a new cub in the pride which snoop got to post a picture of on instagram of his eldest son proudly cradling his baby boy. congrats, snoop. all the best to you. and your family. >> when they're just taking it all in. >> welcome to the world. and finally, welcome to the world to this lovely lady. this couple in canada adopted a micro pig or piglet. they were told she'd grow to be 70 pounds. look, she's so sweet.
well, she kept growing and growing and growing and growing and there she is. esther the wonder pig, two years later, 700 pounds, guys, and still growing. she's now the size of an adult female polar bear. but the family says not to worry they would never give esther up. they love sharing her antics on her facebook page, yes, she has one that has 240,000 likes based on the pictures it's clear esther is a big ham. >> oh. >> oh. >> this little piggy went to the market once too many times >> that's a macro pig. not micro pig. >> wow. >> that's "pop news," everybody. >> this little piggy went to the market once too many times. >> had to. >> nice. "heat index" coming up. let's go to ginger right now. >> what a crowd we have right now. carol from pennsylvania is 77 today. happy birthday, carol. >> thank you. >> we are so happy you're here. it's a little breezy out. get this out of my lip gloss. dusting of snow in memphis and parts of arkansas.
we thought this was pretty from nebraska and it signifies that january thaw we're talking about. if you're staying for the weekend we're about to warm up. also going to happen in the plains. even for dallas, 66 for saturday. by sunday washington, d.c. will be in the mid-40s, new york city almost 50 degrees and, yes, it's mild today in some areas, some fog to start the day, sacramento ends up in the low 60s and check that out, thursday's highs here, 81, miami. so if we want to get warm we dream, miami. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. you can tell it is a "spare the air" day with a lot of fog for the morning commute and no wood burning all 24 hours and when it becomes sunny and hazy with light rain across the north bay tomorrow and less than .02" and dry through the end of the month and we are in the 50's because of the fog in san francisco and richmond and low-to-mid 60's for
the rest of us and through the holiday weekend and warmer possibly you know what, there is a reason i put my silver kicks on today. well, we're kicking off our countdown to the academy awards. see, that just screams oscars, right. there's another big awards show and it happens tonight, our very own michael strahan is going to be there hosting the 20th annual critics choice movie awards on a&e, tonight, 9:00 p.m. don't miss it. i know i won't. >> that's why he had an excused absence busy getting ready for tonight. let's get to the "heat index" now and what's shaping up to be the hot new drink of 2015. it's birch water, it comes straight from a tree trunk and some are saying it could be the next big thing but is it really good for you? abc's abbie boudreau explains. >> reporter: it's the new "it" water making waves. >> i love this. >> reporter: but unlike coconut water made famous by superstars
like rihanna and jessica alba, what some are claiming to be the latest super water comes from the trunk of a tree. birch tree water promising a low calorie drink that these two companies claim is a high antioxidant beverage. for hydration and rejuvenation. it tastes like medicine. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: so, an acquired taste for some of us but does this trendy water have health benefits? >> birch tree water may have health benefits in that it has electrolytes. >> drink up. >> reporter: it's harvested "hunger games" style tapping into the tree and draining the liquid from the center of the trunk which companies claim produces a drink rich in minimals and micronutrients but this nutritionist says don't forget to read the back of the bottle. and in this case -- >> in the ingredients, it will say birch tree water and cane
sugar. something i don't find any of us need to add into our diets. >> reporter: sourced from birch trees in eastern europe and scandinavia it's been around for thousands of years. but for us, it's the latest hydration hype hitting the market. and it's hard to come by. so far only available online. >> we don't have rigorous scientific studies that link the use of birch water to anything other than consuming a potentially hydrating beverage. >> reporter: still, with so many super waters from coconut and birch tree to cactus and aloe water, what could possibly be next? >> i think regular water should make a comeback. >> reporter: you do. good old water. >> why not? and, again, with a good balanced diet, we should really get what you need. >> reporter: plain old regular h2o. a simple but refreshing idea. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> so we have birch water from two different companies and
we're going to give you a taste or give ourselves a taste and tell you what we think. guys. >> it's sugary. i'm not a huge fan of sugary drinks. >> i have to agree with what rachel said in the piece. good old water. 80 calories. >> this i guess if you're looking for a little flavor during your workout. it's okay. >> it's okay. >> what amount though. >> i understand they've been enjoying this in the slovak countries for centuries. nice to know we have another option out there. thank you so much. >> george? "heat index," this real estate agent is under fire being sued by clients who say the malibu mansion they bought is more than 5,000 square smaller an advertised. abc's brandi hitt has the story. >> reporter: his clients include ellen degeneres, richard gere and kid rock, and featured on bravo's "million dollar listing" with more than $2 billion in sales chris cortazzo was named coldwell banker's top real estate agent in the world by
"forbes" magazine. >> no commission is as important as my reputation. >> reporter: but this morning, one of his luxury listings may be landing him in hot water. when hong kong billionaire hiroshi horiike bought this mansion in 2007 he claimed he was told it was the largest home in malibu at 15,000 square feet. >> that was nothing but a lie. nothing but a fraud. >> reporter: after the sale closed horiike found county records showing the home is actually less than 10,000 square feet, one-third smaller than advertised. >> i think even their experts said that the doghouse can count. >> reporter: horiike is filing suit against him and coldwell saying they misled him about the property size. >> the realtors have a fantastic disclosure that they include at the bottom of the multiple listing sheet and it says we're not responsible for square footage, that the buyer is to verify.
>> reporter: coldwell couldn't be reached for comment on the case and cortazzo declined our request for an interview. horiike has been granted an appeal, now putting this million dollar dispute in the hands of the state supreme court. for "good morning america," brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> just confusing how you miss 5,000 square feet. >> right. that's a house. >> where is that square footage? over to robin. >> i'm not sure that's a bargain but we got some bargains over here. ladies and gentlemen, time for "deals & steals." great discounts to help you feel your best and look your best. tory johnson is here with the bargains and so let's get started. >> let's get going. okay, so first up from fit and fresh, i love this company. they make now brand-new a lunch bag with the inserts so you have this bag that's got the great liner so it's easy to clean and you can take your lunch on the go. two different options, a variety
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for the first time in academy history, we are announcing all 24 categories. so, let's begin. for best original song, the nominees are "everything is awesome" from "the lego movie," "glory" from "selma," "grateful" from "beyond the lights," "i'm not going to miss you" by glen campbell and "lost stars" from "begin again." >> for achievement in visual effects, the nominees are -- "captain america: the winter soldier," "dawn of the planet of the apes," "guardians of the galaxy," "interstellar," and "x-men: days of future past." >> for best documentary short subject, the nominees are -- "crisis hot line: veterans press 1," joanna," "our curse," "the reaper," "la parka" and "white
earth." >> for best documentary feature the nominees are -- "citizen four," "finding vivian maier," "last days in vietnam," "the salt in the earth," and "virunga." >> for achievement in film editing, the nominees are -- "american sniper," "boyhood," "the grand budapest hotel," "the imitation game" and "whiplash." >> for achievement in sound editing, the nominees are -- "american sniper," "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)" "the hobbit: the battle of the five armies," "interstellar" and "unbroken." >> for achievement in sound
mixing, the nominees are -- "american sniper," "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)," "interstellar," "unbroken" and "whiplash." >> for achievement in production design, the nominees are -- "the grand budapest hotel," "the imitation game," "interstellar," "into the woods" and "mr. turner." >> for best live action short film, the nominees are -- "aya," "boogaloo and graham," "butter lamp," "parvaneh" and "the phone call." >> for best animated short film,
the nominees are -- "the bigger picture," "the dam keeper," "feast," "me and my moulton" and "a single life." >> for best animated feature film, the nominees are -- "big hero 6," "the boxtrolls," "how to train your dragon 2", "song of the sea" and "the tale of the princess kayuga." >> congratulations. >> stay tuned for the second part of our announcement with academy president cheryl boone isaacs and an actor named chris pine. >> that's coming up. chris connelly and jess cagle. from "people" magazine both here. chris, those are some of the categories we don't usually hear at the beginning but what strikes you. >> no "lego movie" in animated film. that's a really a surprise.
glen campbell getting a nomination given his battle with alzheimer's. fantastic moment. >> i was surprised that ethan hawke was not nominated for a song he wrote for "boyhood." because there's so much enthusiasm for that movie within the academy. we heard here a lot of support for "whiplash" and "american sniper," and i think that it bodes well. for "interstellar" i don't think it's going to make it into the bigger best picture type categories. >> don't read the tea leaves too much in what we just heard here. >> listen to nothing i just said. >> okay. so confused. >> okay. we'll take a very quick break and come right back with the remaining categories, best actor, best actress and best picture. female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight. but sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event ends sunday. through sunday choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models including the new tempur-choice, with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows
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i'm neil patrick harris. join me as i host the oscars. it's looking like it's going to be an amazing show. anything can happen. ♪ anything. >> neil patrick harris hosts the oscars live sunday, february 22nd on abc. ♪ you see our control room. they're excited. i love simone in the gloves. >> and denise drinking. that is not champagne, america. >> we're going to head back to l.a. for cheryl boone isaacs and actor chris pine star of "into the woods" announcing the 14 remaining categories. >> academy president cheryl boone isaacs and chris pine. [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome. what an exciting morning. thank you, alfonso and j.j., for
kicking it all off. chris, let's continue. for performance by an actor in a supporting role, the nominees are -- robert duvall in "the judge," ethan hawke in "boyhood," edward norton in "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)," mark ruffalo in "foxcatcher," and j.k. simmons in "whiplash." >> for performance by an actress in a supporting role, the nominees are -- patricia arquette in "boyhood," laura dern in "wild," keira knightly in "the imitation game," emma stone in "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)" and meryl streep in "into the woods." >> for achievement in makeup and
hairstyling, the nominees are -- bill corso and dennis liddiard for "foxcatcher," frances hannon and mark coulier for "the grand budapest hotel," elizabeth yianni-georgiou and david white for "guardians of the galaxy." >> for achievement in costume design, the nominees are -- milena canonero for "the grand budapest hotel," mark bridges for "inherent vice," colleen atwood for "into the woods," anna b. sheppard and jane clive for "maleficent" and jacqueline durran for "mr. turner." >> for achievement in cinematography, the nominees are -- emmanuel lubezki for "birdman or (the unexpected
virtue of ignorance)," robert yeoman for "the grand budapest hotel," lukasz zal and ryszard lenczewski for "ida," dick pope for "mr. turner" and roger deakins for "unbroken." >> for adapted screenplay, the nominees are -- jason hall for "american sniper," graham moore for "the imitation game," paul thomas anderson for "inherent vice," anthony mccarten for "the theory of everything" and damien chazelle for "whiplash." for original screenplay, the nominees are -- alejandro g. inarritu, nicolas giacobone, alexander dinelaris
jr. and armando bo for "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)," richard linklater for "boyhood," e. max frye and dan futterman for "foxcatcher," wes anderson and hugo guinness for "the grand budapest hotel" and dan gilroy for "nightcrawler." >> for original score, the nominees are -- alexandre desplat for "the grand budapest hotel," alexandre desplat for "the imitation game," hans zimmer for "interstellar," gary yershon for "mr. turner" and johann johannsson for "the theory of everything." in the best foreign language film category, the nominees are -- from poland, "ida," from russia, "leviathan," from
estonia, "tangerines," from mauritania, "timbuktu" and from argentina "wild tales." for achievement in directing, the nominees are -- alejandro g. inarritu for "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)," richard linklater for "boyhood," bennett miller for "foxcatcher," wes anderson for "the grand budapest hotel," and morten tyldum for "the imitation game." for performance by an actress in a leading role, the nominees are -- marion cotillard in "two days, one night," felicity jones in "the theory of everything," julianne moore in "still alice," rosamund pike in "gone girl,"
and reese witherspoon in "wild." >> for performance by an actor in a leading role, the nominees are -- steve carell in "foxcatcher," bradley cooper in "american sniper," benedict cumberbatch in "the imitation game," michael keaton in "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)" and eddie redmayne in "the theory of everything." >> and finally, we are pleased to announce the films selected as the best picture nominees, they are -- "american sniper," clint eastwood, robert lorenz, andrew lazar, bradley cooper and peter morgan, producers, "birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)," alejandro g. inarritu, john lesher and james w. skotchdopole, "boyhood,"
richard linklater and cathleen sutherland, producers, "the grand budapest hotel," wes anderson, scott rudin, steven rales and jeremy dawson, producers, "the imitation game," nora grossman, ido ostrowsky and teddy schwarzman, producers. "selma," christian colson, oprah winfrey, dede gardner and jeremy kleiner, producers, "the theory of everything," tim bevan, eric fellner, lisa bruce and anthony mccarten, producers, and "whiplash," jason blum, helen esta brook and david lancaster, producers. >> for the complete list of all the nominations, please visit oscar.com. [ cheers and applause ]
>> and join us sunday night, february 22nd, to celebrate these incredibly -- incredible artists at the oscars with our host neil patrick harris. see you at the oscars. we certainly will see you there. back now with jess cagle and chris connelly, so, jess, in this batch what jumped out at you? >> i'm disappointed that the director of "selma," ava duvernay did not get nominated. she would have been the first african-american woman to be nominated in the directing category and it was because david oyelowo was not nominated for "selma" this is a completely white 20 acting nominees. all-white group. >> it's the second whitewash in the last ten years, "selma" hurt by the questions of its historical veracity raising scenes with lbj and also, some potential problems with, you know, getting the screeners out
to various people. >> seems like they love "birdman." >> it did well. some surprises in the best actress nominees, jennifer aniston not getting nominated for "cake," and amy adams a winner at the golden globes not getting nominated for "big eyes." marion cotillard got jennifer aniston's slot. very good movie. >> best supporting acting category. >> boy. >> they're loaded. >> i also love every single one of these best actor nominees, i feel like that is one of the most difficult to choose, eddie redmayne performance. >> eddie redmayne and michael keaton, i think, will duke it out. steve carell also amazing. i was disappointed that jake gyllenhaal did not get it for "nightcrawler." >> that was excellent. >> that movie was gaining some momentum but just didn't -- >> i think bradley cooper is the guy who comes in and steals it and a lot of support for that movie, "american sniper," also getting a best picture nomination but that was loaded. you had timothy spall for "mr. turner." >> but they snubbed clint eastwood as director for "american sniper."
>> yet, it gets best picture. >> yet bennett miller gets it for a film not nominated as a best picture, "foxcatcher." >> always exciting. >> that makes total sense? we'll have a final breakdown of all the oscar nominations in just a moment. come on back. >> congrats to you all. >> that's right, each and every one. ♪ "gma's" countdown to oscar brought to you by jcpenney. when it fits, you feel it. ♪
of weeks back this seemed to be the role of a lifetime. >> absolutely. it's been one of those films that we have cared so so deeply about. it's just unbelievable. it's so great that the film is nominated and eddie and anthony, so it's just fantastic news. >> felicity first person you spoke to when you heard you were a nominee? >> my mom! >> felicity i know that you all took such great care in telling this story, because this is a true story, talk about how that impacted your choices that you made as you were playing this role? >> we just wanted to tell their story in hopefully an honest way and a way that showed how phenomenal they are because they're very very special people. >> you gave a very very very special performance. >> congratulation and
congratulations. >> way to go. >> thank you very, very much. >> i would have loved to have been on that phone call with her mom. >> she was thrilled. she was so excited. that was fantastic. now, eddie redmayne her can-star in theory of everything. congratulations, eddie. >> thank you so much. thank you. good morning. >> good morning. you sound as excited as felicity. we want to eve drops on the phone call with felicity. >> how was she? >> she was excited. >> hannah had to go back to london because she had a proper job and i was just on the phone with her and she was ecstatic. what a privilege. >> you couldn't sleep the night before you began shooting on the theory of everything. i don't know how you're able to
sleep before you might have gotten nominated. >> you know what i think, from the second that steven and jane saw this film, because the stakes were so high and it felt like a privilege to tell their story, from then i have been able to sleep well and all of the great things that have come to the film subsequently have been such a relief. >> get back to bed, if you can. >> thank you. >> congratulations, eddie. >> bye-bye. >> when he said his wife has a proper job, a real job, way to go, eddie. all right.
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