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good morning, america. and breaking overnight, robert durst charged with murder. police releasing new details claiming he was lying in wait before killing his best friend. the millionaire heir appears in court in shackles. his lawyers vowing to fight for his freedom and who was the anonymous tipster that led police to his hiding place. midair emergency. >> we've got a situation with a passenger. we're going to have to return back to the airport. >> quick-thinking passengers forced to tackle an unruly man shouting threats running toward the cockpit on the late night flight. happening now, scorching heat. temperatures topping 90 degrees from california to kansas. dry conditions and windy weather fueling wildfires. thousands of acres scorched. people forced from their homes. and the new deep freeze heading to the northeast.
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♪ i got to cut loose ♪ >> rumer has it. a red hot premiere for the "dancing with the stars." the bachelor getting "footloose." to kick off the new season. suzanne somers stunning the army vet noah galloway and judges and rumer willis to the top of the leaderboard. her proud parents looking on. is she the one to beat? ♪ top of the morning to you. >> yes. >> we have every shade of green covered. >> we do. >> right. >> our paper is even green today. >> look at that. >> we left nothing to chance. did you see the star of the new season of "dancing with the stars" last night? rumer willis wowing the judges with her partner val and she wasn't alone. >> i got a kick out of robert
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and kim wowing each other. my nominees for the most flirty couple for this new season. >> they could be. >> we'll get to that. amy purdy will be here but right to the latest on robert durst. police in los angeles filing murder charges against the millionaire heir last night. he could now face the death penalty for killing his best friend susan berman. his lawyer vowing to fight those charges and could be in the middle of an extradition battle facing new charges in new orleans. abc's matt gutman is there. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. what's so stunning for the man in the jail complex behind me is that after decades of suspicion those capital murder charges coming out of los angeles and the gun charges here coming nearly two hours apart. this morning, robert durst facing the possibility of the death penalty charged with first degree capital murder overnight for allegedly executing his friend and confidante susan berman. the lapd telling abc news an
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anonymous viewer of hbo's documentary series "the jinx" calling in the fateful tip. the indictment alleging durst was lying in wait for berman and that she was killed specifically because she was a witness to a crime. authorities have long suspected berman may have had information about the 1982 disappearance of durst's first wife, kathy. the crime for which durst has long been suspected but never charged. then barely an hour after those charges, the orleans parish d.a. slapping him with weapons charges arresting him at this hotel. in new orleans over the weekend. police say he checked in with a fake id packing a .38 special and small amount of marijuana. durst who was also acquitted in the death of his neighbor in 2003 waived his right to extradition in this new orleans courtroom monday. the millionaire shackled hands and feet in an orange jumpsuit came to this spot and looked at the judge. the judge asked him questions.
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he answered yes or yes, your honor. judge jeanine pirro tried to prosecute him for the disappearance of his wife in 1982. >> he lies every time he opens his mouth. he's a serial murderer. he's gotten away with it because of money. he's not going to get away with it this time. >> reporter: his lawyers see it differently telling reporters. >> he didn't kill susan berman. he's ready to end the rumor and speculation. and have a trial. >> reporter: as for the series itself, police not confirming whether revelations like that apparent confession will be used as evidence. >> there it is. you're caught. what the hell did i do? killed them all, of course. what a disaster. >> reporter: even as the director told us he turned the tape over to law enforcement months ago. >> we said, we have something more. >> reporter: and so the big question this morning is not whether he will face trial but
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where. will the da in new orleans get him or will he be extradited to los angeles and the off camera mutters, will they come back and jinks him in the court room? george. >> that is the big question. matt gutman, let's talk to dan abrams about that. some questions about the -- whether the admissibility of that tape or not but one of the interesting things we learned in one report is that the l.a. prosecutor saying they didn't even rely on the tape in order to bring the charges. >> we talked about this before. the letter that when you compare a letter that was sent to the police department where it was clear the person knew susan berman was dead and you compare that to the handwriting of robert durst. >> dead match. >> almost identical with the same misspellings, et cetera. that's got to be the key piece of evidence that changed everything in connection with this investigation. when the police say, this had nothing to do with the documentary. let them say the timing of the arrest wasn't timed to coincide with the time of the last episode. but to suggest that it had nothing to do with the documentary is, of course,
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absurd. >> not credible at all. >> the reason they were able to get this incredibly important piece of evidence is because of this documentary. >> the key phrase in the criminal complaint susan berman was killed because she was a witness to a crime. the police and prosecutors trying to establish motive. >> again, let's be clear. witness to a crime doesn't mean she actually witnessed the crime. what they're saying is that she was a witness they wanted to speak to who had information about the crime. remember, the police re-opened the investigation in 2000. only months before susan berman gets killed. the police decide they want to talk to susan berman. weeks before susan berman goes to the police she gets killed. >> okay, dan abrams, thanks very much. >> now to that scare in the air. the pilots on a flight from washington to denver declaring an emergency after an unruly passenger caused a disturbance shortly after takeoff. passengers tackled him holding him down while it returned to the airport. abc's gio benitez has the story. >> we've got a situation with a
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passenger. we're going to have to return back to the airport. >> reporter: overnight terrifying moments aboard a united passenger jet. >> he ran forward towards the cockpit and he is being restrained by other passengers. >> reporter: watch as quick-thinking passengers are able to tackle and subdue this man before he reaches the cockpit door. the video taken by a passenger on board showing two men holding him down as he screams and seems to apologize. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: the boeing 737 with 33 passengers on board had just taken off from dulles airport headed for denver. >> he said there were jihadists in the cargo hold. >> reporter: the plane forced to turn back landing safely at dulles where law enforcement removed the man from the airplane and takes him into custody. >> no, please. >> reporter: my first reaction was that he was mentally ill. others around me were saying they thought he might be on drugs. >> reporter: airport officials say he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. passengers saying he was acting suspicious before he even
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boarded the plane and once on the aircraft was seen taking pictures of the cockpit and moving his baggage to different overhead bins. >> no, come on. >> reporter: a scary situation and we're told the airline industry is calling for action because the number of unruly passengers on planes are dramatically up worldwide. as many as 8,000 in 2013. meanwhile, united says it is rebooking the passengers on new flights this morning. george. >> okay, we'll go to the white house now. thanks, gio, where they are closely watching the election today in israel. the voting could have a major impact on our relationship with one of america's strongest allies. abc's jon karl is at the white house and prime minister benjamin netanyahu's clash with president obama over iran and other issues, now he's in the fight of his political life. >> reporter: he is, george. netanyahu is down in the polls and he is warning his supporters going into today's elections that he may lose and although the elections really have been focused on domestic economic issues and israel, in these final days his relationship with the united states and with
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barack obama has loomed large. especially that extraordinary speech he gave just two weeks ago before congress. the white house openly condemned that speech as destructive of u.s./israeli relations and now, george, in netanyahu's latest move, he now is suggesting he is opposed to a peace deal that would include a palestinian state. that is a top priority in the region for the obama administration. >> i know they won't say so out loud but the white house hoping if he loses they'll be able to have a better relationship, easier relationship with mr. herzog, his opponent. >> reporter: no question about that. the official line from the white house is that president obama will work with whoever wins, but make no mistake about it, tensions between the united states and israel have never been lower during this obama administration than right now and they would love to have a new start with a new israeli prime minister. >> okay, jon karl, thanks very much. >> let's check in with ginger. there's serious weather conditions across the country. >> wildfire is where we start.
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from woodward, oklahoma, the video you're about to see up to north platte, nebraska, major wildfires breaking out, dozens of homes evacuated and they were fueled by this, record high temperatures, the earliest 80 plus degrees in march ever in denver. you're seeing sioux city, iowa, 43 degrees above average. that does not last long. along with the wind and the shift of the cold front, comes much colder air. these are highs today. sioux city went to 50. 40 degrees colder today. milwaukee, called a pneumonia front for a reason because it really changes things and it's coming here. cold air in place by tomorrow morning. george and robin, we're staying subfreezing as we start our wednesday so winter not over yet. >> not yet. >> okay, thanks very much. we turn to that high drama at the boston marathon bombing trial where police delivered extraordinary testimony about their harrowing shootout with the tsarnaev brothers. abc's tom llamas has the latest. >> reporter: monday in court jurors learning how this once peaceful street in watertown, massachusetts, turned into a combat zone.
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[ gunfire ] >> we have reports that they have explosives here at the scene. >> reporter: police locating the tsarnaev brothers in this boston suburb four days after the bombings at the marathon. a tracking system equipped in the mercedes tamerlan had just carjacked less than an hour earlier led police to their location. prosecutors say the brothers squared off against police using these pipe bombs. this photo shows tamerlan and dzhokhar crouching behind the stolen suv. police say the two were steadily shooting and hurling bombs at several officers for about eight minutes. one of those officers involved in the battle testifying that tamerlan, the older of the two brothers fired first. one watertown resident telling the court he saw dzhokhar light a fuse and hurl a backpack at police. that backpack turning out to be a pressure cooker bomb. >> the whole house shook, shook like it was an earthquake. >> reporter: the battle happening right in front of
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loretta kahayias' home. she may be called in to testify. >> he hurt so many people and so many families that have been destroyed. >> reporter: one eyewitness telling the jury when police took down tamerlan, he saw dzhokhar jump into the suv, speeding towards his brother. but dzhokhar ends up running over him. tamerlan would die within the hour but dzhokhar escaped the standoff until he was tracked down inside this boat 16 hours later. >> state police tells me that there's definitely movement in the boat. >> reporter: the jurors briefly leaving court on monday to get an up-close look at that boat stored offsite with dzhokhar present. court ending monday with this image, dzhokhar no longer on the run, instead surrendering with his hands up. and we want to point out, tamerlan had been shot several times when dzhokhar ran him over. this morning jurors are going to hear from the owner of that boat who went to go check on it once the watertown lockdown had been lifted and pulled back the
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cover, looked inside and saw one of the boston marathon bombers hiding there. george. >> what a surprise that was. tom, thanks. we turn to amy with the other top stories starting with that announcement from the nfl. >> one of football's top rising stars has made a surprising announcement at the age of 24. chris borland of the 49ers says he is retiring because he's worried about the long-term effects of head injuries. one of the nfl's top rookies last season tells espn he wants to be proactive and doesn't want to risk his health. he's considered the most prominent player to leave the game in his prime because of brain injury concerns. overseas new worries iran is becoming even more involved in the fight for iraq's future. "new york times" reports iran has deployed advanced rockets and missiles to help fight isis in the city of tikrit. an estimated two-thirds of the force has been trained by iran. a dire warning about the crisis on the island nation of vanuatu slammed by that monster cyclone in the pacific. aid workers say many residents could face starvation within days because their crops have
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been destroyed and supplies have been slow to arrive. communication still cut off to many areas. an american aid worker who contracted ebola in west africa is now in critical condition. he's being treated at the national institutes of health in maryland. 12 other people who worked with him are being monitored. and hillary clinton's use of private e-mail while secretary of state is taking a toll on her popularity. a new poll finds her favorability rating has dropped to 53%. more than half the people surveyed said it is a serious problem, most agreed she has not explained herself enough. finally the saying goes kids say the darndest things. that's what happened when espn interviewed this panel of little experts about the upcoming march madness basketball tournament. take a listen. >> who's the team to beat in the tournament this year? >> i think it's daddy. >> it's daddy. daddy is the team to beat. daddy --
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>> another was asked which team will be the cinderella team. he answered tate. his sister. later one panelist made some silly faces before simply walking offstage. he had had enough. but it we listen to t.j. yesterday, any one of these kids could fill out a bracket and probably beat all of us. >> yeah. >> statistically, yes. >> probably the best ones out there. the kids. they have no skin this the game. they just do it. kind of like women that say i like the color of the uniforms, i'm going to pick the team to win and they do. they win every time. >> just women that say that, right? >> fantasy football. you know how many -- i'm going to get my foot out of my mouth right now and move on. don't even throw this to me. i'm going to take it myself here. oh, am i in trouble. pete rose is one of the best baseball players ever and now he's making a new pitch to get his lifetime ban from the game lifted. rose was kicked out of baseball more than 25 years ago for
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gambling but now he's hoping a new commissioner will reconsider. abc's david kerley has the story. >> reporter: pete rose, baseball's all-time hits leader known as mr. hustle, charlie hustle for his aggressive play. a young tv broadcaster, yeah, that's me, got a chance to interview him. >> mr. hustle, when you're on the field are you thinking concentrating hustle, hustle or is that just the way you play the game. >> i think a better word to describe me is enthusiastic. i'm super enthusiastic about playing baseball. >> reporter: but charlie hustle disappointed his fans banned for betting on the game, his team as a manager shutting him out of baseball and the hall of fame for the past 26 years. >> as you can imagine, this is a very sad day. >> reporter: now this morning the 73-year-old rose is renewing his plea to lift the ban. baseball's new commissioner rob manfred telling espn in january that unlike past commissioners, he will hear rose out.
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but it's not a top priority. >> i'm not sure that pete rose is going to be a first 100 days issue. i got a pretty busy 100 days. >> reporter: in the past two decades he's found ways to stay connected to the game. doing a reality tv show. selling autographs, even appearing in a humorous sketchers super bowl ad. >> i love being in the hall. it's the perfect place to walk down memory lane. >> reporter: now he's ready for redemption. >> i've been led to believe that america is a forgiving country and if you do the right things, eventually you'll get a second chance. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david kerley, abc news, washington. >> we'll be interested to see what the new commissioner -- like he said, not in the first 100 days. >> not in a hurry. >> wildfires earlier and now flooding? >> in a place where they have too much water. the ohio river. we were talking about it. we had rob there yesterday. still up above flood stage in a lot of places and will be for some days. look at these aerial shots from cincinnati. the roads still covered and, of course, some basements going to
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be a problem for a few days, again, things are receding and not a ton of rain on the way, just a little bit. look at the flood watches. advisories on rivers from texas up to ohio. parts of michigan, wisconsin all into western new york. but this is where the heaviest rain will fall. back from oklahoma down through texas and texas, yes, another day with rain. good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist
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mike nicco with the forecast on st. patrick's day with afternoon sun and warming trend through thursday and spring starts on friday. a little bit cooler. today we have low-to-mid 60s and breezy along the coast and upper 60 to low 70s elsewhere until antioch and fairfield and livermore, the mid-70s. tonight we are cooler, around 50 with patchy fog in the morning >> i think prince needs to record a new song. purple fog, purple fog. guys. help each other here. >> thank you, ginger. hey, coming up on "gma," murder mystery, the texas nurse found dead in her swimming pool. why police say it was foul play. >> the college lacrosse players suspended accused of threatening their teammates. creflo dollar under fire. why he's asking his megachurch members to raise money for his
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good morning, america. right now millionaire robert durst could now face the death penalty after he's charged with murder in los angeles for killing his best friend. also right now, police in texas say a nurse found dead in her pool was murdered and that it was not an accidental drowning. and five players from the university of maryland baltimore county's women's lacrosse team have been suspended for appearing to send threatening messages to their freshmen teammates. we do say good morning, america, on this st. patrick's day. you know love is in the air, but it's not -- oh yeah barry white. that was a cue. >> you could never go wrong. >> you know that lara. love is not just in your heart it could be in your head. t.j. holmes explain this to us. >> okay well if your lover says that they love you, you no longer have to take care word for it. guys we might be on the verge
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of a neurological test that can prove whether or not they're in love with you. i have that for you coming up. >> that is some tease, t.j. >> wow. this next story we have to bring down the barry white and make a turn now. we'll begin with this murder mystery in texas. a nurse and mother found dead in her pool. police thought she drowned by accident but now say it was foul play. money might be the motive. abc's ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: everyone thought it must have been a terrible accident. nurse edie sax found face down in her pool at her home. the 50-year-old still wearing her scrubs and lab coat. >> edie was a superb swimmer. >> reporter: her husband steve a radiologist feared she'd had a heart attack and fell in. that was april of last year. but this morning, police and sax's family say her drowning was no accident in i would implore anyone who had any information regarding my mother's murder to come forward and please help us. >> reporter: what changed? a lot, houston police say, once they took a closer look.
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first there were signs on sax's body that she had been hit in the face and held down in the water. what's more neighbors say they spotted two unidentified men near her house at the time of the crime. detectives don't know who did it but they think they know why. >> it was a will leaving a large sum of money. >> reporter: millions of dollars are at stake. edie sax has four children of her own, three more stepchildren with dr. sax. police say they have ruled him out as a suspect but are still investigating others who stood to gain from her death. >> i cannot write a huge check into a trust for someone who killed my wife. >> reporter: edie sax's family is hoping some cold hard cash will help them catch the killer. this morning they're offering a $30,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> and our thanks to ryan.
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we will turn our attention now to a maryland university where five female lacrosse players have been suspended for allegedly sending threatening messages about freshmen members of that team even coaches. abc's linsey davis is here with this disturbing story. >> it is. good morning to you. these texts are vicious and graphic, some too explicit for morning television. in a group text chat titled sophomores rule they wrote threats about their freshmen teammates because they were bitterly jealously allegedly. >> the left-handed shot a score. >> reporter: instead of fierce competition on the field. >> a shot and a score. >> reporter: this morning it's allegations of hateful competition off the field against their own teammates that has several lacrosse players sidelined. five players on the university of maryland baltimore county women's team are now suspended after a series of threatening texts emerged. texts they allegedly wrote about their freshmen teammates. >> there were extreme threats of violence. it was ugly.
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>> reporter: 16 pages of screen shots of the texts were anonymously sent to the baltimore post examiner. in them the students allegedly posted messes like can we just kill them and kill the freshman. one writing during practice seed's be apriling for her teammate's shins and head. a player who saw the texts turned them over to coaches who then alerted school authorities. the five girls accused of posting the messages including three sophomores one junior and a senior were all banned from playing in last wednesday night's game but were allowed on the sidelines to cheer. >> the allegations from the sources i received were that they cheered when several of the freshmen players either fumbled or were injured. >> reporter: according to the baltimore post examiner the texts may have been a reaction to reduced playing time in favor of the younger recruiting class. a pr firm issuing this statement on behalf of four of the five suspended girls. words cannot express our sense of regret and disappointment in ourselves.
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the university telling abc news that the umbc community highly values civility and respect and we take this matter very seriously. >> it isn't who umbc is at all and certainly is disappointing. >> reporter: the school is still investigating but in the meantime the team is practicing without any contact drills. the university officials say this is an ongoing situation and don't have any specific time frame for how long the suspension will last. they hope to do a quick but thorough investigation. some of the kids' parents saying they don't feel this is harsh enough and feel these girls need to be expelled but the school say had gone is certainly enough. >> thank goodness someone saw that. >> and turned them in. >> the team suspended contact drills as well. you can't trust your own teammates. that is horrible. to amy in the social square with "the speed feed." >> on this day when everyone is irish, st. patrick's day is trending everywhere as you might imagine. you'll see this google doodle first thing this morning, a fun animation of a shamrock band.
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i can hear them playing "danny boy" and the irish spirit of erin go braugh is fell around the world as you listen to liam neeson in this add for irish tourism. >> every year on st. patrick's day, the world goes green. but here in ireland every day is bathed in green. >> ah. and the luck of the irish must have been in full force when this amazing picture was taken over the skies of loch ness the meteor in scotland did a shoutout to its irish cousins. if you look at the reflection, do you see it it's green, orange and white, the colors of the irish flag. tell us what's in your feed with the #socialsquare. i thought i found the luck of the irish. it's not gold. it's not even chocolate. it's plastic. >> you weren't happy. all right, there.
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thank you so much amy. time again for the weather and that is just beautiful, those flowers. >> so pretty and calling it a rain of bow of i looked right at lara. >> and that's in carlsbad, california. they had four days in los angeles above 90 degrees. the first time ever they've done that in march. but cooler today. by about ten degrees going to 82 in l.a. palm springs still 91. las vegas still in the mid and upper 80s and san diego, you're going to get more of that onshore breeze so more of like the low 70s. where the record heat will be in north florida. could see or tie records from jacksonville to daytona beach to tallahassee and much of the southeast still south of that front going to stay >> good morning, happy st. patrick's day. we have increasing sun and breezy today so we are in the lower to mill 60s at the coast and up to mid-70 at the bay and
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now we turn to the prominent megachurch pastor under fire raising eyebrows for a massive fund drive to buy a top of the line private jet. he claims he needs those extravagant wings to spread the gospel. abc's linzie janis has the story. >> god took a blood sworn oath. >> reporter: this morning, this
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atlanta-based megachurch in the firing line after urging its members to fund a new gulf stream jet for its controversial leader pastor creflo dollar. >> i ask all of our partners globally to get on board with project g650. >> reporter: in a video appeal they say its hugely popular preacher needs it to spread his ministry after the church's current plane broke down. but not just any plane, the $65 million gulf stream 650, a status symbol so well known it's the subject of a rap song. ♪ fly like a g6 ♪ >> reporter: members of his church divided. >> get to spread the gospel. >> it's supposed to go to charity. not to somebody's lifestyle. >> if you don't know no better you'll stay in the ghetto all your life. >> reporter: dollar is famous for his prosperity gospel claiming riches will come to his
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followers who donate to the church. now the church has taken down the controversial five-minute video telling abc news they will not continue with anything that distracts from its mission but the church clarifies the ministry has used a plane that has carried on for more than 30 years flying more than 4 million miles with teams of ministry personnel and delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of relief. dollar telling our dan harris in 2008 his jet is an essential tool of the trade. >> like acarpenter has to have a hammer to do his job i have to have a plane to fly around the world and be back to pastor two churches. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news new york. >> wow. >> wow. >> that's tough. >> all right, coming up everybody, big royal news. prince harry with a major announcement about his future. and the revealing new research. what your brain can tell you about true love that maybe barry
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>> baritown. >> think of the heart when they think about love but it's really all in your head and new research shows that. t.j. holmes is in the social square to explain. >> you're going to love this one. imagine the world, strahan, where, fellas you don't have to send your woman flowers anymore. imagine where you don't have to send chock. buy jewelry on valentine's, you don't even have to spend quality time but if your woman wants you to prove you love her all you have to do is a, baby take a look at my mri. this is your brain. this is your brain on love. a new study revealing that when you're in love your brain looks decidedly different than when you're not. >> we're in love and seeing that the brain looks happier. there is a tiny little region in the brain called the reward center. and activated when we're doing things that are pleasurable. >> reporter: so that swoonworthy bond between "cinderella"cinderella and prince -- >> carrespect ie you're the
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one. >> reporter: it was also in their heads meaning someday soon instead of lie detectors we could have love deckers testing just how true your love is with one quick scan. >> i don't need a brain scan. >> you want to hear it out loud. >> reporter: nothing says i love you like an mri. all right, the reason this research is different is because other research -- george we showed you a picture of your wife and you get brain activity but in this study people did not -- were not shown pictures of loved one, they were not thinking about loved ones so it changes the architecture of your brain just being in love. >> i just want you to try the experiment first of sending your wife your mri instead of flowers. try that. >> you know what -- guys i actually wanted you to do this live. i suggested you all do this. i go the shot down real fast. >> you know the way my mine work. you look at the mri, it looks like a diamond ring so in the
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♪ i got to cut loose ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and all the stars getting footloose in the ballroom. the bachelor wowing the crowd. suzanne somers pulling out all the stops and trending big, army vet, noah galloway, but it was rumer willis who stole the show. >> you guys are definitely the ones to watch. >> her proud parents bruce and demi cheering her on. ♪ am i wrong ♪ stress tests, are they really all they're cracked up to be? or a waste of your money? the real keys to staying healthy right now. ♪ the best day of my life ♪ prince harry tough decision leaving behind a life he knows so well. what's next for our favorite party prince? ♪ bang bang into your heart ♪ all that and amy purdy here live with the scoop on "dancing's" dazzling premiere as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪
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a little rain and a lot of green in times square this morning for st. patrick's day, the whole crowd is decked out ready to go. ready for that parade coming later today and everybody is also thinking about that "dancing" last night. there is amy purdy, right there, the former paralympic snowboarder. season 18 "dancing with the stars" runner-up here to handicap what she saw last night. >> you know who was pretty good last night? patti labelle bringing down the house getting some great comments from the judges and, okay, so, amy, are you going to check out nastia and derek, your former partner, their foxtrot. she has it in the telestrator. fierce competition. >> scientific equation. >> more later. >> yeah, rumer willis also really stole the show last night. she was stunning with val and her superstar mom taking to twitter for the first time since
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2013 tweeting this photo saying that her girl was amazing and she is so proud. >> and, you guys, cue the music. ♪ happy st. patrick's day, america. ♪ we're celebrating all morning long with the very talented niall o'leary's irish dance troupe and, of course, we also have the irish band from the irish art center keeping it musical in our studio and that just -- man, look at that footwork. >> thank you, michael o'strahan. >> michael o'strahan is my name. >> let's get some news with amy. we begin with that big scare for passengers overnight on a flight to denver. moments after takeoff the united jet turned back to washington because a passenger had tried to storm the cockpit repeating the word jihad. he was subdued by other passengers, one woman describing the man as, quote, a crazy person, not a terrorist. he was taken to a hospital for evaluation. millionaire real estate heir robert durst sits in a new
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orleans jail right now with his legal woes growing. prosecutors there have filed weapons and drug charges against durst in connection with his arrest saturday. those charges are in addition to a murder count in los angeles which could bring a death sentence if he's convicted of killing his friend, susan berman, 15 years ago. sources say the writing on two letters made public on the hbo series "the jinx" were the key new evidence in the investigation of berman's death. it remains unclear when durst will be returned to l.a. overseas, israelis are heading to the polls today with the future of the mideast peace process hanging in the balance. incumbent benjamin netanyahu has declared there will never be a palestinian state as long as he is prime minister. it is the last-ditch appeal to hard-line voters because polls show him trailing his opponent. and in health news a major doctors' group is recommending the next time you're told to get a heart test, ask why. the group says unless there are symptoms it's probably not necessary and maybe not even a good idea. abc's mara schiavocampo explains why.
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>> reporter: it's the gold standard of heart evaluations. but this morning in a new strongly worded statement a national group of doctors says stress tests may be wasting your time and money and possibly even putting you at risk. the american college of physicians saying stress tests are overprescribed in healthy patients saying it's low value care because it does not improve patient outcomes. >> a lot of people now are very proactive and want to make sure that they nip heart disease in the bud but unfortunately these tests overestimate their accuracy. so this is where the problem comes in. >> reporter: the recommendation includes other common heart tests like ekgs and radioactive imaging. the acp warning these tests can even lead to potential harms. like false positives which often lead to additional potentially costly follow-up tests and procedures carrying their own
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risks. instead of these tests, the group recommends healthy patients with no symptoms of heart disease should instead focus on ways to improve heart health like quitting smoking, keeping their weight and cholesterol in check and exercise. using the treadmill to run, not run a test. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> thank you, mara. and captain wills better known as prince harry is quitting the army. he served two tours in afghanistan. in a new statement he said he is at a crossroads and starting a new chapter in his life is a difficult decision. his post-army plans include working with injured veterans. finally we know politicians are used to taking a few punches but this is a whole new level of fighting. mitt romney has agreed to fight boxing champ evander holyfield. holyfield enters the ring at 6'1", 52 years old and a four-time heavyweight champ, romney enters the ring at 6'2", 68 years old and a two-time
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presidential candidate. they face off in may and you might have guessed why, well, it's all for charity but romney is a serious competitor saying it will either be a very short fight or i'll be knocked unconscious. >> or both. >> or both. yeah. ding, ding, ding. >> i just hope they raise a lot of money. >> yeah, i hope so too. >> i'm sure they will. >> thank you, amy. let's go to michael in the social square. >> all right, thank you, george. we are celebrating st. patrick's day all morning long right here in times square. now, here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." in "pop news," you're never going to guess emma thompson's next big role. it's a beauty. plus, we are tackling one of the hottest, healthy beauty trends right now, are epsom salts legit or should you quit? "dancing with the stars" trending after last night's show. former finalist amy purdy is here live to tell us who she thinks is going to take home the mirror ball trophy. she's an expert. she knows. all that and we're celebrating st. patrick's day on "gma" right here in --
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma," everybody. it's st. patrick's day and we're celebrating the irish way. we've got amazing irish dancers here. look at that footwork. they're getting the party started. >> you really showed what you were made of there. >> no, i kicked myself in the shin. i'm still suffering. they know what they're doing. and st. patrick's day is trending worldwide right now. go green for st. patrick's day is so big and it's another trend of how to make a celebrity irish so for the rest of the day you can go online, you can see all these things about what they're naming people. me riah o'carey. benedict potato patch and just pot o. gold. i'm horrible with accents. but i'm wearing a green tie, george. >> you're wearing a very green tie. i'm loving that. >> lara, what's popping? >> thank you for asking, michael. happy st. patrick's day to you, my friend, and good morning, everybody. today in "pop news," be our guest.
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we have an announcement and it's a beaut as in "beauty and the beast." they cast three more big names in the big action remake. we knew about emma watson as beauty and "downton abbey's" den stevens as the beast but add another emma to sweeten the pot as in emma thompson who will play mrs. potts and also confirmed, kevin kline will play maurice and josh gad, the voice of olaf will be lafou. gaston's crafty sidekick. >> that's good. >> that's great casting. "beauty and the beast" roaring into theaters march 17th, 2017. >> i can't wait. >> i know. >> my favorite. i have to for two years. >> take a breath, ginger. >> real-life "american horror story" though for fans of the show. some bad news even scarier than those story lines, jessica lange leaving the show. lange broke the news at a tv conference saying she absolutely loved the madness of it but
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after four seasons she is ready to move on. luckily the blow was softened by the announcement of two new cast member, broadway star cheyenne jackson and the very handsome matt bomer. they will check in along with lady gaga. >> that's a scary show. >> yeah. >> whoo! >> highly disturbing. >> i can't sleep at night. >> but fans just adore it and we will miss jessica. finally take a look at the folks at schenley wood retirement village in the uk who are putting their retirement time to good use acting out their big screen fantasies for a calendar called the golden age of cinema. that would be "dirty dancing" because no one puts grammy in the corner. there's also "harry potter" complete with a jazzy version of the hogwart's express. then take a look at "the wizard of oz." toto, i don't think we're in kansas anymore and finally the caption for this was, luke, i am your grandfather.
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well done, great sense of humor. >> that was nice. thank you, lara. >> that's "pop news." "heat index" coming up. let's go to ginger. >> you are? welcome. hey, we're on, guys. just complimenting this young lady's boa. you're from where? >> tennessee. >> chicago. >> and chicago. we got them from all over the place but we're all irish today, aren't we? [ cheers ] kind of. how about we check a forecast and how about we go to ireland. look, an earth cam shot. you can see what it's like there, in the 40s. it's really not much different than here. the clouds are in place and people having a great time. our leprechaun in the corner there kicking his leg in cloverleaf, texas, going to have a decent day with mostly cloudy skies, 81 for a high and a couple other cities, as mild as it is in new york city look what's going to happen by tomorrow, temperatures by 7:00 a.m., subfreezing. saranac lake will drop to single digits so winter not over, pittsburgh will go to 26 by tomorrow morning.
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good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast on st. patrick's day with afternoon sun and warming trend through thursday and spring starts on friday. a little bit cooler. today we have low-to-mid 60s and breezy along the coast and upper 60 to low 70s elsewhere until antioch and fairfield and livermore, the mid-70s. tonight we are cooler, around 50 with patchy fog in the morning commute. the seven-day forecast is unfortunately, >> say hi to your mom. >> hello, mother. happy birthday. >> from shawnee, oklahoma. >> from shawnee, oklahoma. >> all right, guy, let's get back inside. >> thanks, ginger. we're going to kick off our "heat index" with the big night in the ballroom. the premiere of "dancing with the stars," season 20, rumer willis jumped to the front of the pack getting lots of buzz for her foxtrot with val. amy purdy is here with us to break it down but first cam mathison has a look at last night's highlights. >> reporter: from daring dance
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moves to spectacular swings and splits. ♪ i know you lie ♪ ♪ 'cause your lips are moving ♪ >> reporter: "dancing with the stars" kicked off its 20th season on a high note. >> i am completely blown away. ♪ what i like about you ♪ >> reporter: the stars bringing their "a" game to the ballroom. riker lynch of pop group r5 rocking and rolling during his jive. >> you got the coolest vibe i've seen since i saw my friend billy idol. ♪ i love you ♪ >> reporter: there was a fantastic foxtrot for five-time olympic medal gym nis nastia liukin and partner derek hough. ♪ i got to cut loose ♪ >> reporter: with fiancee whitney looking on, chris soules while soul legend patti labelle danced to the beat of her own tune, "lady marmalade." >> they love you. >> 24 carat like that. >> when you dance you are a gorgeous, graceful goddess.
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>> reporter: bringing the crowd to its feet. ♪ don't believe me just watch ♪ >> reporter: and just watch michael sam heating things up but thought without biting words from the judges. >> your footwork is atrocious. peta, you've got to work on his feet. >> reporter: not all the stars started the season off on the right foot. >> be careful not to go -- you went on the wrong foot. >> reporter: but to army vet noah galloway stepping on the dance floor was about more than just the judges' scores. >> i don't want to just do well as the guy missing an arm and a leg. i expect more. >> reporter: his emotional inspiring performance leaving the ballroom in tears. >> it was profound and you're broadening my scope of what dance looks like. ♪ take me to church ♪ >> reporter: by night's end one star emerging as the one to beat. rumer willis shooting to the top with a showstopping foxtrot. >> you guys are definitely the
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ones to watch. [ cheers and applause ] >> the dance of the night, 8. >> reporter: with proud parents demi moore and bruce willis watching from the sidelines. >> they were so ecstatic. >> i was frightened, man. you know, bruce willis is a legend so it was a little bit of pressure. >> i think you made him proud. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cameron mathison, abc news, los angeles. >> all of you at home weighing in on our website all morning long. we asked which couple are you rooting for, 26% say you're cheering for rumer and val. amy purdy here right now. runner-up season 18. her book "on my own two feet" just made the best-seller's list. congratulations for that. talk about your partner, derek hough. a tough road to hoe, back and forth. can't even rehearse together. >> he thrives on challenge and i think she's a perfect partner for him because they're dedicated. they work hard. when you have little time, you get a lot more done. >> they did pretty well last night. >> yeah, they did incredible.
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>> and your impressions of noah's performance. i mean, not a dry eye in the house. >> yeah, i cried. i cried and people used to say they would cry watching derek and i dance but this is the first time i sat back and cried. he's so incredible. he has so much courage. you know, we have similarities because of our legs and the mechanics of our legs, but then we have differences, he has a prosthetic knee that's computerized and it's really hard to control. also his lead arm is the arm that he's missing so they have to get really creative and that's what derek and i had to do and, you know, challenges can stop you in your tracks or force you to get creative so i have no doubt that's what they're doing. >> i love why you understand why you brought us to tears watching. >> yeah. >> you have a better understanding. >> people would cry at our fast dances and i would think, how, it was a fun, fast dance but then i think it's because you're rooting so strongly for that person. >> so remarkable. >> yeah, last night i was standing up in my room cheering for him like come on. you know, just rooting for him
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so it's nice to be on the other side. >> yeah, it is. patti labelle proudly stated she's 70 years young. >> i love this. >> and she looked great. >> the judges really rewarded her. >> i loved her. she -- her dress was absolutely gorgeous. it was the most beautiful dress i've ever seen. >> and, you know, she stayed within. it was like such a style and grace. >> exactly. she had so much soul. she didn't stiffen up. she moved her arms. i mean, she just -- she looks like -- >> like she's having a blast. >> yeah. >> exactly. >> that's half of it. we got to talk about rumer willis too because you saw demi there in the audience beaming. her father there, as well, and is she the one to watch, do you believe? >> i think so. i think so. i mean, she was beautiful. absolutely stunning. her lines were perfect and that dance seemed like a dance that would be week six, not week one so i can't wait to see how far they go. >> someone's about to go home first. who? >> i know, i know. i hate this part.
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it is so sad because everybody last night had so much fun and i know that keo, they're at the bottom. >> yeah. >> but they had so much fun and so i want them to have another dance, you know. >> we don't want that to happen. >> you know, you just -- i don't know. >> it's the fans and the judges. >> yeah, and it's not all about dancing. it's how the dancers make you feel so you never know who's going home. >> good point. >> good point, amy. >> great to have you here. don't miss "dancing with the stars" next monday at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. >> and congratulations again with the book on the best-seller's list. it's a great read. but next up in the "heat index," we are revealing the secret to turning a bargain bottle of wine to an expensive tasting one. the latest in our fancy or frugal series and who other than becky worley to bring it all to us. >> good morning, robin. can the simple act of blending turn this inexpensive wine into
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something amazing and age it 5 years in 30 seconds? well, this sounds like a great reason to drink some wine. the holy grail of wine, getting a bargain bottle to taste like an expensive one. but this? it's called hyperdecanting and it has wine lovers frothing. enthusiasts put red win in the blender in the hope it will age the wine 5 years in 30 seconds all by exposing it to air and softening it. at least this is what this wine expert says that's what happens with more traditional methods. >> decanting wine brings forth the most aromatic flavors of the wine. >> reporter: so a blind test taste to find out if the blender can transform an inexpensive wine. here a $7 bottle poured straight into the glass. also poured straight in, this $89 bottle finally need to pour it back in this bottle so we don't give it away. our same $7 bottle but this time
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blended. we had some wine novices. what do you see as the difference? >> ooh, i like that one. >> reporter: and some experts. i like the way you swish it. i can tell just from that. 2 of our 13 testers liked the $7 blended wine best. now, they were the self-described wine novices. this was your favorite? >> yep. >> this is $7 wine that we put in the blender. >> got good taste. >> you do. >> reporter: overall most people thought the expensive wine was best. >> flavor. >> you definitely pegged the most expensive wine. >> reporter: but another clear trend emerged, in the battle for second place, this is the exact same bottle put through the blender. >> did you see my face? >> reporter: the blended $7 wine consistently ranked over the same wine poured straight from the bottle. >> a little smoother. nice on the palette. >> a little more complex. >> reporter: so while you can't blend your way to top shelf vino it's possible you can make your
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budget bottle taste a little better. >> here we are talking about wine. st. patrick's day, what better day to do this. >> my o'connell cousins will never forgive me. >> tell viewers at home how to do this. >> okay, so you just pour the bottle in, the whole bottle. you pour it into the blender, i don't want any splash-back on you. >> that's all right. that's all right. >> so we got that in there. it's very simple. do this for 30 seconds. it even looks like a great slushie, right. >> okay. >> and then you let it just sit long enough to get -- see those bubbles. that's the decanting. that's the effect you get when you aerate your traditional wine just done in seconds and make it softer. >> you've done the taste test and -- >> i did the blind taste test and like the blended better. >> that's our becky. i'll stick with 2 buck chuck. okay. we got more "gma" coming up. ♪ "dancing with the stars" on "gma" is brought to you by find your car, your way at
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good morning. you could see the wind have changed slowing up on live doppler 7 hd. it's going to bring drier air in and eventually get rid of the cloud cover. even the high clouds will become thinner. sunshine this afternoon.
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daly city the cool spot. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. slightly warmer ♪ yeah hey ♪ haute uh-oh yeah ♪ ♪ hey yeah yeah ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. >> that is singer/songwriter ledisi performing "i blame you." we loved her in "selma" as mahalia jackson. she is going to sing a little bit of that this morning for us and perform "take my hand precious lord" from the award-winning anymore and new sing the, as well. we're excited -- >> just reminded me. dave zinczenko is here.
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"eat this not that". he'll tell us how to cut out ex-that sugar. >> is it wrong that i want that? >> no. >> celebrating st. patrick's day all morning long with the help of the irish band from the irish art center and not only irish dance troupe look at them go. terrific. >> happy st. paddy's day. we turn to supercharging your morning as "gma's" yahoo!s your day and taking on the popular epsom salt treatment sinking into so many of our post-workout routines. abc's sara haines checked in with the editor of health to see if it works. ♪ yahoo! ♪ >> reporter: when it comes to health trends let's be honest it's hard to keep up from the paleo diet to oil pulling and even yes, bone broth but what actually works and what is simply just a trend? we're getting down to the facts finding out if it's legit or quit. this morning we're tackling
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epsom salt and it's nothing like the salt we eat. we're enlisting the help of michele promaulayko. >> it's not a new trend but seeps to have grown in popularity. tons of pro-months prosselytizeing it. >> the trend, the supposed health and beauty secret of the hottest celebrities. gwyneth paltrow, victoria beckham, elle macpherson and see it everywhere but what exactly is it? epsom salt magnesium sulfate. if you work out you've probably heard of it and probably used it. for those not familiar they're supposed to help with sore achy muscles after your workout. the idea by taking a magnesium sulfate bath it will help in muscle recovery. with nearly half of americans suffering from magnesium deficiency some believers feel the bath is a way to absorb it which in turn helps relieve stress cure depression even help with a good night's sleep but does it work? the science, there's only been one small clinical study linking
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epsom salt baths to raising magnesium levels but other studies found the salt baths help them as a plea seen bow effect meaning if you think it works it just might. what's the verdict? >> here's the thing our skin is a protective barrier. it doesn't just keep the bads thing out and let the good things in. >> reporter: is it legit or quit. >> it's a quit unfortunately but sometimes things work because there is a placebo effect. there's not enough clinical studies to support it. if it fees good why not. >> reporter: even if it doesn't stand up to the hype this feels pretty good. for "good morning america," sara haines new york. >> i am with you, sara any excuse for a nice bath. let's get outside to ink goer for a final check on the weather. >> i got my ladies from san antonio, texas and i heard it's her birthday. it's her 60th birthday. there's no way. >> no. >> your name? >> nicole. >> we know you're not 60 but
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happy birthday anyway. let's check the forecast. shall we? how about chicago where yesterday they were 73 degrees. today, not at all. dropping into the 40s. low 40s at that but the chicago river is nice and green from this weekend's festivities and celebrating st. patrick's day with some flood advisories and warnings from texas up to western new york even into parts of wisconsin and see where the rain will fall in the coming days. that was the forecast through thursday. not a ton but just more than i think some of those rivers would like to have. anyway there's the look at the national forecast. minneapolis quite a bit cooler today too. >> good morning, happy st. patrick's day. we have increasing sun and breezy today so we are in the lower to mill 60s at the coast and up to mid-70 at the bay and mid-70s inland. the seven-day forecast shows >> i found her, george. she's 60. happy birthday, okay.
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all that weather brought to you by hilton george. >> thank you, ginger. happy birthday. to the matchmaking reality show with a twist. it is back. it's called "married at first sight" and features singles that tie the knot after they first meet. linsey davis has more on what you can expect. >> reporter: the radical social experiment is back. >> welcome to "married at first sight." >> reporter: with two of the three couples from season one saying they're still happily married one year later enter season two of "married at first sight." >> if and only if we feel you're one of the very few people we truly have an amazing match for we're going to introduce you to that match at your wedding. >> reporter: 7,000 politics whittled down by four experts creating what they believe are three perfect couples based on scientific matchmaking. >> there are no rules when it comes to dating and love. we want human connection. we want intimacy and love to be loved by someone else. >> reporter: in the end, six brave singles marry complete
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strangers. >> i've never felt my pins and needles in my life. >> reporter: never laying eyes on them until they walk down the aisle. >> hi family-to-be. >> reporter: over the course of six weeks they captured cups from wedding to honeymoon to the daily struggles of marriage then the critical decision of whether they stay married or get divorced. >> never in a million years i would have thought i was getting married through an arranged marriage. >> regular marriage in the traditional way seems to be failing. people quit you know i think with this experiment for example, we fight for our relationship which we believe in. >> reporter: jessica signed up for season one but the experts didn't find a match for her until season two. >> you know sometimes you think you know what you want and it's just really -- >> reporter: not what you need. >> exactly what you need. >> reporter: from the moment they're told they've been matched they typically have ten days before their weddings.
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jacqueline had just four. >> i mean it's go big or go home, you know. i'm really an extreme person too. i'm either all or nothing. >> reporter: thousands of pages of scientific data go into each candidate. >> how do you think the experts diddy. >> i think the experts did a good job. >> reporter: all with one hope to help these couples find their happily ever after. >> good job? great job? >> tune in and find out. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> what a wild idea. the new season of "married at first sight" premieres tonight on a&e. coming up dave zinczenko is here live with "eat
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all right, time now for eat this not that and we're showing you how to cut out the extra sugar in your diet this morning the world health organization recommends reducing the amount you eat to stay healthy and we have dave zinczenko here nutrition and wellness editor and editorial director of "heat this not that" magazine. how are you doing, man. you got so many titles. got me tongue tied. we know limiting sugar is great for cavities but what are some of the other concerns? >> oh my god. there is no way to sugar coat it. sugar is the number one driver of obesity, okay. everything that is linked to weight gain cancer diabetes heart disease has a link back to sugar. we got to eliminate it. it's got zero nutrition and your
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body does not need sugar to function properly. >> okay so a lot of people -- you can get addicted to sugar in a lot of ways. >> it rewires your brain and wants you make more. >> i'm looking at those pancakes and i want some of that. >> blueberry pancakes from perkins. berry, berry bad pancakes because it's a thousand calories and 1 05 grams of sugar. let's see the equivalent right here. >> amy is coming in right now. amy. >> 13 apple and spice doughnuts. >> that is the equivalent. >> yeah to that right there. right there. >> so we're at perkins grab that the short stack, 540 calories, 34 grams of sugar so you are saving 460 calories and 71 grams of sugar just by making this smart swap. it's a smart swap. >> you look at that and could
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be -- sometimes you go to these casual dining places and you don't realize some of the things hidden. >> they do these head fakes. >> i'm looking at this and this is something i would eat. >> the sweet potato fries and dip, okay but it's got 1,070 calories and 51 grams of sugar. amy. >> this is a balancing act. check this out. >> the sugar equivalent of 51 waffles. >> the equivalent of that. >> right there. >> oh. >> get a side of the crispy red potatoes and ketchup and you are saving 830 calories and 39 grams of sugar just by eating this and not that. >> see, i would order that because sweet potato fries. >> no it's a total head fake. >> another thing i would eat. >> this is the cheesecake factory teriyaki chicken more like the terror-yaki chicken. 96 grams of sugar in it.
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>> wow. >> let's look at the equivalent. 16 vanilla ice cream bars. that's the sugar. >> i know you want one. >> i want one so bad. >> so much sugar this is going to turn your kids into godzilla in no time. instead at cheesecake factory get the tuscan chicken. you are saving 730 calories and 89 grams of sugar. >> 590 calories. >> yeah. >> oh wow. >> just 7 grams of sugar. >> 7 grams of sugar. it looks good. it looks delicious. >> frenemy's -- friendly's here you're having the honey barbecue chicken strips this here has 1,580 calories and 73 grams of sugar. that's the equivalent of a dozen chocolate chip cookies. >> a dozen chocolate chip cookies. >> so guys when you're at friendly's, grab this. turkty tips entree and saving 404 grams of sugar. all four of these you save up to
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over 2,000 calories. >> if we make these choices. you know what thank you so much. you helped me because these are all things i would have ordered myself but now i know thought to. we reached out to all the chains and they say they offer a variety of options so their customers can make an informed choice and perkins did not get back to us so there you go. coming up grammy nominated r&b sensation, ledisi with a special performance. ♪
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♪ through the storm ♪ ♪ through
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on to the light ♪ ♪ lord lord take my hand precious lord ♪ ♪ ooh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] how are you? >> good to see you. >> ledisi ladies and gentlemen. ledisi nine-time grammy
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nominated performer performing "take my hand precious lord" playing mahalia jackson. >> yes. >> in the movie "selma." how are you? >> i'm great. thank you for having me today. so great to see you. >> great to see you too, ledisi. you've handled everything with such grace. everyone here and just appreciate how you've done that. we're two southern girls. >> i know. >> new orleans. >> new orleans, louisiana, yes. >> and this new music, you said really you're free. >> yes. >> that's who you are. tell us about it. >> i have my album "the truth" and have "the intimate truth" which is me telling how i am coming out of great relationships, good and bad, just having a fun time in life and enjoying myself. >> yeah and embracing who you are and where you are at this point. >> for me. >> that r&b tour you're on. >> yes. >> it's hot. yes. tell them who you are a performing with. >> with lela james and raheem divine. all the shows are selling out fast. a great tour. i'm having a blast and great things are happening. it's awesome. it's awesome.
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>> you are well deserving of it. are you ready to hear some new music? [ cheers and applause ] >> from her current album truth truth here again ledisi "rock with you ♪ >> yeah. are you ready? ♪ ♪ yeah ooh yeah ♪ ♪ come on ♪ ♪ hey i'm on it i want it so hot and gimme a mike and i rock it ♪ ♪ 'cause my love for you goes nonstop and you you're the only one i really need ♪ ♪ any place i feel you need to go is the only place that i want to be let me tell you ♪ ♪ you no one makes me feel like this the lovin' when we kiss this love this love is real ♪ ♪ i tell you that i'm yours
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would you keep on loving me ♪ ♪ would you do all that you can to see me smile 'cause i don't want the future to say we're not meant to be ♪ ♪ just wanna be with you that's why that's why i rock rock rock with you hey and all i got i give to you ♪ ♪ to keep your love for me feels so right you're like a drug to me i'm so high ♪ ♪ yeah every day just before i go my own way i get down on my knees and say ♪ ♪ say a little prayer for you yeah believe it or not when i'm driving on the block ♪ ♪ playing music in my truck i stop say a little prayer for you ♪ ♪ if i tell you that i'm yours would you keep on loving me ♪ ♪ would you do all that you can
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to see me smile 'cause i don't want the future to say we're not meant to be ♪ ♪ just wanna be with you that's why ♪ ♪ ♪ that's why i rock rock rock with you and all i got i give to you ♪ ♪ to keep your love for me feels so right ♪ ♪ you're like a drug to me i'm so high ♪ ♪ hey ♪ boy you know i'll do anything for you i like the way this feels you make my life better ♪ ♪ baby baby won't, won't you let me rock you hey ♪ ♪ i just want to give you what you like whoo ♪ ♪ hey that's why i rock rock with you and all i got i give to you ♪ ♪ to keep your love for me feels
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so right yeah you're like a drug to me i'm so high ♪ ♪ i'm on it i want it so hot and gimme a mic and i rock it ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ i'm on it i want it so hot and i want to rock with you baby ♪ ♪ yeah yeah ♪ [ cheers and applause ] (scal): good day, m'lady! i am sir-can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore. wake up those eggs with glorious spam!
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good morning. let's get right to the weather.xd3l-ñ mike. >> thank you very much kristen. happy st. patrick's day. here's a look from our east bay hills ok-9ñcamera. still low-lying clouds. high clouds is what we'll have through the afternoon hours. increasing sunshine rfbtoday. check out our÷ñ temperatures. low to mid 60s and breezy along the ñicoast. upper 60s to low 70s elsewhere. my accuweather seven-day forecast, we'reiññ going to be a little bit cooler tonight. >> if you're taking part in the st. patrick's day festivities,er toq use mass transit . here's a quick look at your drive time traffic right now. improving out of tracy.
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san francisco into marin looking good. >> thank you. now it's time announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the "divergent" series "insurgent," theo james, and kyle chandler. and "shameless" star emmy rossum takes a seat at the co-host desk. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now, here are michael strahan and emmy rossum! [cheers and applause] ♪ michael: there you go, my lady. [applaus


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