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good morning, america. a battle brewing over the supreme court. the race to replace justice scalia is on. republicans fighting to keep president obama at bay. >> it's called delay, delay, delay. >> promising to block any nominee. >> the president can nominate whoever he wants but the senate shouldn't move forward on it until after the election. >> the president stands firm. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities. >> as we learn new details about justice scalia's final hours as millions honor his legacy. storm warning. snow sleet and freezing rain moving from the midwest to the east. as millions clean up from a messy weekend. deadly crashes. massive pile-ups, a dramatic rescue of dozens stuck in a tram 50 feet above ground in subzero temperatures. midair scare. a new york-bound flight with
hundreds onboard forced to turn around. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots. >> after a laser beam hit one of the pilots in the eye. the search right now for who did it. and look out below. see those dots in the water, that's not seaweed, those are sharks. why thousands are swarming this holiday weekend, just a stone's throw from the shore. and good morning, america. happy presidents' day to everyone. and pretty freezing valentine's day weekend for everyone. millions hit by those temperatures. take a look at this building. this river frozen over as firefighters battled a six-alarm blaze in philadelphia. the cold and storms are making this trip back home tough for many. we have more coming up. the latest on that battle for the supreme court. you're looking live right now at the supreme court building in washington, d.c. the flag there at half-staff to honor justice antonin scalia. his body arriving in virginia
overnight. >> scalia, the longest serving member of the court. such a powerful impact. the fight over his replacement already so fierce. so much is at stake. team coverage this morning. we begin with new details about justice scalia's final hours at that texas ranch. jim avila has the latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. this luxury hunting ranch is now virtually empty. the jets have taken off carrying with them the memories of a trip interrupted by the death of its guest of honor. this morning, justice antonin scalia's body is heading to rest at the supreme court after being flown to dallas international airport overnight from texas. this as "good morning america" learns details about his last hours from the man who discovered his body behind the drawn curtains of this $500 a night room at a luxury hunting lodge in west texas. >> he was totally peaceful, a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> reporter: the judge who loved
to hunt was scheduled to shoot birds saturday with an exclusive group of mostly texan couples who flew in by private jets to hunt, dine and hike this 30,000 acre property adjacent to big bend national park. justice scalia was the only famous guest, a friend of a friend. he arrived friday about noon, toured the property, didn't join that day's hunt, but did have dinner with the group overlooking the scenic lake. excusing himself early citing fatigue. >> at 9:00 he said it's been a very long day. >> reporter: in the morning, he missed breakfast and lunch. the owner knocked loudly, when he didn't get any answer. he entered. >> was there any sign of foul play or anything like that. >> oh, no, no. nor the sheets weren't even disturbed. >> the county judge who pronounced him dead over the phone told abc news the scalia family objected to an autopsy.
after talking with sheriff deputies and u.s. marshals on the ground, she agreed one was not necessary. >> they assured me they did not see any signs of foul play. >> the texas judge says that she talked to scalia's doctor who told her he was in poor health. he visited the office twice last week. the judge says she'll write on his death certificate, natural causes, heart attack. justice scalia was the longest serving member of the current supreme court with three decades on the bench. his death has huge implications for big cases the court is hearing right now. terry moran has covered the supreme court for us. he is there now for us. good morning, terry. >> reporter: antonin scalia, rare justices who was the leader of a movement on the court and in the country. but some highlights, no question, the second amendment the case that guaranteed the individual right to bear arms.
he was part of bush versus gore and in dissent, he did as much really when he was winning. the real question, they're shorthanded. huge cases right before the court right now. on public sector employees and the mandatory fees they pay right now. can they get out of that? the conservatives had that one lined up. liberals will likely win that now. other cases that president obama's actions on immigration, so controversial likely to come before the court. that and so many others, an abortion case, his voice and his vote, if you're going to be conservative, are going to be very sorely missed. amy and george. >> understandable why that political battle is heating up. >> it's begun already. the fight to replace judge scalia, it's shaping up to be a monumental fight. both in washington and on the campaign trail. jon karl is at the white house with that side of the story. >> reporter: good morning, george, this is a battle that's likely to extend throughout this presidential campaign and into
the first months of the next presidency. the battle over replacing justice antonin scalia came fast and furious. less than an hour after the supreme court announced his death on saturday, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared the vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. senator marco rubio told george, the senate shouldn't start the process no matter who president obama nominates. >> within the last few months of the president's term we shouldn't be appointing supreme court justices. now the president can nominate whoever he wants. the senate shouldn't move forward until after the election. >> reporter: president obama called scalia a brilliant legal mind, made clear he would move forward anyway. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. >> reporter: they're vowing to run out the clock until obama leaves the white house. that has democrats up in arms. >> the kind of obstructionism
that mitch mcconnell's talking about. he doesn't know who the president is going to propose and he says no, we're not having hearings. >> reporter: supreme court vacancies during an election year are extremely rare. while it's still early, the short list of presidential obama nominees. is forming. it includes merrick garland, a chief judge of the dc circuit court of appeals, a moderate who's won praise from republicans. circuit court judge jane kelly has won praise from senator grassley. just so happens to be the republican chairman of the senate judiciary committee. and sri srinavasan confirmed as a circuit judge 97-0 just three years ago. he would be the first justice of asian descent. no word from the white house when the president would make this nomination. but senior white house officials point out in his two previous supreme court nominations he took about 30 days. i expect we'll see a similar timeline here. >> okay, jon, thanks very much. let's talk to senator lindsey graham.
he's a member of the judiciary committee. which would consider a nominee from the president. senator graham, thanks for joining us this morning. your leader mitch mcconnell said flatly, president obama should not have a chance to fill this vacancy, does that mean the choice won't get a hearing? >> i don't know how that plays out. there's two things going on at the same time. very rare that you get a nomination and a selection in an election year. i don't think that's happened very much. but the well has been poisoned by our democratic colleague since 2013, changed the rules to confirm appellate judges and those two things make it highly unlikely that anybody will be confirmed until the next election. >> you said you could get behind the idea of a consensus choice, what does that mean? >> somebody, i just threw out orrin hatch -- >> a republican senator, that's not going to happen. >> i don't know who he could pick to bring the whole body together. i voted for sotomayor and kagan.
because i thought they were qualified. here's the lindsey graham approach. when an election is over, the president wins, they have a chance to send qualified nominees of their philosophy to the senate and i will vote for them if they're qualified even if i would not have chose them. this president has abused power. the democratic colleagues that i worked with decided to change the rules in historic fashion to pack the court and that power will have a consequence with me. but two conservatives. if hillary clinton wins the white house in 2017 and she sends over a qualified person who's liberal, i'll intend to vote for them if they're qualified. so this election does have consequence. >> what's the odds of this vacancy is going to get filled? >> very little. >> zero? >> yeah, very small. >> you are also state of south carolina, a big primary coming up this weekend saturday. you're behind governor bush, jeb bush and his candidacy. you been leading the charge with him against donald trump. he still has a pretty big lead
in your state, can he be stopped in south carolina? >> he's become the michael moore candidate of the republican party. at the end of the day, i don't know what's going to happen here. jeb is definitely surging. donald trump will not win the nomination. if you want to get a replacement for justice scalia, nominate a conservative -- nominate someone can win. donald trump cannot get 270 electoral votes. what he said about george w. bush being a liar and the cause of 9/11 is michael moore stuff. i think that will bite him here. he's unfit to be president of the united states. if we nominate donald trump we're giving not only the supreme court nominations to the democrats but control of the government. >> you would still support him? >> i got to really re-evaluate after what he said about george w. bush.
the kooky people in the world. the mainstream democratic party opposition of george w. bush, didn't go where donald trump went. i'll have to think about what it means to have somebody running as the nominee of the republican party to accuse the past president of willfully lying about the facts and circumstances of iraq and being responsible for 9/11 that's something that comes from the kook part of america. we're just five days away from south carolina primary, which could be a critical moment for many of the campaigns and this morning the battle over the supreme court is shaping up to be a key issue and abc's tom llamas is here with that. good morning, tom. >> reporter: this week and this primary, so important for candidates like jeb bush and even senator marco rubio, who need a victory, a boost, anything positive as we get closer and closer to super tuesday and at this weekend's debate was any indication what this primary will look like, candidates better be ready to
fight. this morning the gop candidates agreeing on one thing. the senate should block any nominee president obama puts forth to replace supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> it's called delay, delay, >> the senate needs to stand strong. we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: some still recovering from what many are calling the nastiest debate yet. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. i'm proud of what he did. he's had the gall -- >> the world trade center under your brother's reign. remember that. >> reporter: more than once, the crowd booing donald trump saturday night as he and jeb bush locked horns throughout the debate. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were none. and they knew there were none. there were no weapons of mass destruction.
>> reporter: in battle between senators cruz and rubio, started on immigration and ended in a different language. >> marco went on univision in spanish and said he would not rescind president obama's illegal amnesty. on his first day in office. >> first of all, i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. and the other point i would make -- >> reporter: cruz later tangling with trump. in what trumped into a verbal cage match. >> he supports federal taxpayers funding for planned parenthood. >> you're the single biggest liar. you're probably worst than jeb bush. you're the single biggest liar. >> reporter: on that point, donald trump up early, tweeting, quote, funny that jeb didn't want help from his family in his failed campaign and didn't even want to use his last name. then mommy, now brother.
a clear shot at the president's appearance with jeb later today. amy. >> all right, tom, thank you for that. to reaction from the democratic candidates. hillary clinton and bernie sanders voicing outrage at the republicans and backing president obama all the way. abc's cecilia vega has the latest from miami, florida. good morning to you. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. for hillary clinton and bernie sanders this became a fight against republicans in congress and here on the campaign trail. bernie sanders said even though he disagreed with antonin scalia on every issue, it clears the president makes a nomination, the senate confirms it. he wants to see this process get under way as soon as possible. and hillary clinton. take a listen. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: and she says these republicans vowing to block this nomination are dishonoring the constitution, amy.
>> cecilia, thanks so much. now to ryan smith with the other headlines starting with a scare on a flight to new york. good morning, guys. virgin atlantic flight to new york had to return to london after a laser beam hit one of the pilots in the eye. police are trying to determine where it came from. surge of laser attacks recently. a pilot's eyesight was damaged when a military strength laser targeted a plane at heathrow. >> doctors without borders says a makeshift hospital has been destroyed and russian air strikes leaving dozens of people killed or wounded. turkey is denying reports its ground troops have entered syria. u.s. has called on turkey to stop shelling kurdish fighters. and eliot spitzer is denying allegations that he assaulted a woman. sources say 25-year-old woman claims that spitzer choked her inside the plaza hotel. they apparently had a romantic relationship before she tried to break it off.
no charges have been filed. spitzer resigned during a prostitution scandal in 2008. ever think about swimming with the sharks? no? how about this? maybe you will now. off the coast of south florida. tens of thousands of sharks are making their annual migration to warmer waters, these are black-tipped sharks, only about six feet long. only? yeah, it's nothing. their teeth are too small to do any real damage to humans. what do you think? they won't do any damage. >> what's the definition of real? >> just a little nip. no big deal. a thousand nicks. >> no worries. we move on now to that record-breaking cold and a dramatic rescue in new hampshire. dozens of people stuck on a tram. trapped 50 feet above ground. gio benitez has the latest. >> there was screaming. >> reporter: horror and harrowing rescues in new hampshire. >> there was an 8 month-old baby. >> reporter: 48 people trapped
in subzero temperatures hanged over 40 feet off the ground. terrified. >> we knew that there was a problem. for nearly three hours, skiers and sight seers left dangling in the air. two trams breaking down. rescuers able to get people to rappel down cables to get down safely. roads littered with wreckage. in indianapolis, multiple pile-ups. leaving at least 10 injured. this morning in pennsylvania, the popular i-78 is back open after this massive pile-up on saturday. killing three and sending dozens to the hospital. in philadelphia, a 150 firefighters battling this fire, water meant to put out flames leaving this car completely covered in ice. wicked cold temperatures breaking a near 60-year-old record in boston. 9 degrees below zero but feeling like negative 36. the freezing temperatures shattering rails and disrupting service for bostonians and just outside "good morning america's" window, a valentine's day
tradition -- >> i now pronounce you husband and wife. >> weddings taking place in times square despite the lowest temperature in 53 years. and back here at the ski lodge, some good news, no reports of frostbite. everyone seems to be okay. there's a travel mess across the country right now, we're talking about nearly 600 flights canceled. 2,000 delayed. by the way, this spot right here tomorrow, 32 degrees. compared to this it will feel like summer george. let's go right to rob for more on that storm. >> winter weather advisories and warnings. snow in d.c., up to new york just after lunchtime. snow changing to rain as we go through the day. shouldn't pile up for the late day hours. pockets of cold, some ice across the south. that's going to been issue. your select cities brought to you by amazon echo.
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welcome back to "gma." you're looking live at richmond, virginia, where so many are facing a snowy commute this morning as a new winter storm moves across the midwest, headed to the east, a lot of snow, sleet and rain expected. >> tough travel ahead. also right now -- battle brewing over the supreme court to fill justice antonin scalia's seat this weekend after he passed away. president obama will name make a nomination. republicans vow to block it. also right now, state of hawaii declaring a state of emergency over zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. it's a preventative measure. no locally acquired cases there. and they would like to keep it that way. and also this morning -- the hottest superstars in music are getting ready for the grammys. could there be a best new artist curse? adele said hello to that award, she's an exception. she went on to a huge career.
that is not always the case however. the one hit wonders who took home the honor and where are they now? coming up. >> nomination. >> wasn't taylor swift best artist? >> there were some exceptions. >> one of the biggest stars ever. we're going to begin, though, with new scrutiny for peyton manning. fresh off a super bowl win. he's named now in a new sexual harassment lawsuit against his alma mater university of tennessee. abc's linsey davis is here with the details. >> reporter: this new lawsuit is giving some old allegations some new life and calling into question's peyton manning's squeaky clean image. the school is being called into question the way it's handled reports of sexual assaults against student-athletes. in the case of peyton manning, he said he simply mooned a teammate. when she complained to her supervisor, it was dismissed as merely a prank.
on the field. >> manning hits the pass. >> reporter: off the field. >> i'm peyton manning. >> reporter: super bowl champ peyton manning is known for his good-guy image. but this morning, questions about his college days are challenging that image. >> touchdown! >> reporter: the allegations resurfaced from a 20-year-old incident. on tuesday, six women filed a new lawsuit alleging the university of tennessee violated title ix. by acting with indifference in its response to incidents with sexual assault. especially with respect to major sports athletes, among those major athletes mentioned, peyton manning. one of the incidents described in the suit involves highly-regarded trainer jamie naughright. who reported manning to a sexual assault crisis center at the university of tennessee for allegedly placed his bear bottom on her while she examined his foot in 2006. christine brennan wrote about the allegations at the time. >> even if it's 20 years old, even if he was in college, i think it resonates in large part
because of the image he has created for himself. >> reporter: according to court records manning denied assaulting naughright. she included the allegations in a sexual lawsuit against the school eventually settling with them and agreeing to leave her job. back in 2001, the incident surfaced again. this time, from manning's point of view in his book "manning." a father, his sons and a football legacy. manning described the incident as a crude, but harmless locker room exchange. naughright simply catching him mooning a fellow teammate. the books account suggests she was eager to sue the school and described her as a vulgar mouth. naughright seen in this video filed a defamation suit against manning and his father archie ghost writer john underwood and harper collins. claimed the characterizations in the book claimed her to lose her job at florida southern college. we reached out to peyton manning
and university of tennessee, but did not hear back. this has been around for a long time. but hasn't gotten the traction for whatever reason. >> okay, thanks, linsey. now to new developments in that massive jewelry crime spree bust. a young woman caught on camera swiping millions of dollars in jewels. may have had help from a pair of brothers. who may have trained her to be a part of their crime team. abc's reena ninan has more. >> reporter: that training included maneuvering a handgun, and zip tying workers. speaking with code words and what's the old saying? if you need to get the job done, bring in a woman. this job can now mean a lot of jail time. this high-stakes crime spree that's earned this aspiring model fame. if not fortune. this newly released court documents according the fbi investigators the woman allegedly seen in these
surveillance video one of four bling ban dits accused of swiping $4 million worth of precious stones. from at least six stores across 5 southern states. >> they were tied up. i went to them and starting removing the ties from them. >> reporter: the alleged master minds behind these heists -- brothers, larry and michael gilmore arrested and hauled into federal court friday. accusing the duo along with lewis jones iii training this alleged young female protege in this shop. according to the fbi they reviewed layouts of targeted shops, taught her the proper way of handling a handgun and secure the employees with zip ties and cluing her in on code words. their allege strategy, split into pairs with the gilmore brothers acting as her lookouts outside. the documents claiming in this
case, the cell phone pings were the dead giveaway. >> law enforcement has the ability to look at what cell phones were pinging in proximity of each robbery. >> they pled not guilty. all four suspects now facing up to 20 years in jail. this was an elaborate operation. always used two vehicles and pay in $100 bills after the robberies. >> all behind bars now. reena, thank you so much. coming up next here, a terrifying ice rescue caught on camera as so many face a new winter storm. what to do if you get stuck in the ice. to do if you get stuck in the ice. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra can be a sign of existing joint damage that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections.
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firefighters rushing to save a 16-year-old after he plunged an icy pond in missouri earlier this month. and in pennsylvania, 12-year-old kyle orr pulled from the frigid waters by neighbors who heard his screams. >> kind of felt like i was going to die at this point. >> reporter: luck may have saved him. but some basic skills could save you. to demonstrate how to survive, crashing through the ice, we travel to this frozen tundra. >> the whole team is in charge of rescuing me. pretty serious operation. the indiana state police and fire department giving me a life-saving demonstration. but first, the checkup. >> open your mouth up. side to side. bite down. follow me finger. he's good to go. >> good to freeze. >> reporter: my teacher -- dr. gordon, aka dr. popsicle, the expert on hypothermia. and ice rescues. >> it would take a half hour before he became hypothermic. good information.
but some consolation on a balmy 15-degree day. gordon said the first thing to know when you hit the water is that you have time. then get control of your breathing and don't panic. >> two words kick and pull. >> kick and pull. >> try and pull yourself along the ice. >> reporter: like swimming on top of the ice. with no special wet or dry suits, i take the plunge. just walking along and -- mind-numbing cold. okay. but i acclimate, i adjust my breathing and remember my instructions. i kick and pull my way to safety. but as this thermal imagery camera shows, my extremities were blue and cold. just from the original exposure to the freezing water. my core is fine. i'm not hypothermic. but no warmth for the weary.
oh, yes. i love it. this is like getting in an ice tub. yep, back in the water, this time, i was given a nifty tool to help extracting myself easier. >> these are called ice picks. most people who go ice fishing have these around your neck. >> okay. >> reporter: easier indeed. same rules apply -- kick and pull. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> ooh, matt gutman. >> the fact you have 30 minutes is incredible so you don't panic. important advice. >> stabilizing your breath and hopefully having those things. thanks, matt. thank you so much. grammys tonight. so many superstars going head to head on stage. one grammy award more of a curse than a blessing? and sports illustrated cover making history.
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the artists up for multiple awards tonight. all eyes are on the superstars getting ready to take the stage, but there's one category that could be a blessing or a curse. it's best new artist and jesse is here with more on that. jesse, explain. >> reporter: that's right, amy. nominees for best new artist are james bay, meghann trainor, sam hunt. winning any kind of grammy is an honor. but winning this award doesn't always guarantee fame and fortune. ♪ land down under you may still remember the songs. ♪ i'm looking for a new love baby ♪ >> reporter: but chances are, you may not exactly be able to place the artist. ♪ ♪ everyday people >> reporter: that's because the best new artist of the grammy category hasn't always been the most reliable predictable of
musical longevity. ♪ i don't want to wait for our lives to be over ♪ in 2011 jazz singer she beat out a 17-year-old upstart. ♪ ♪ baby, baby, baby who better belieb became a monster star ♪ what do you mean ♪ you light up my life >> reporter: debbie moon may have lit up our lives in 1978 but foreigner the little band she beat ♪ i want to know where love is >> reporter: wound up selling 80 million records. ♪ cold as ice >> reporter: and of course, there's one infamous winner who didn't sing their own songs. >> thank you very much. thank you. >> reporter: perhaps the star vocal band summed it best. ♪ afternoon delight
>> reporter: four years after winning best new artist award, they broke up. saying winning the grammy was the kiss of death. but there's some good news for this year's nominees. there also have some incredible winners in recent years. like, john legend, mariah carey, alicia keys, amy winehouse and adele. it's not like the winner has to quit their day job. >> i think most artists will take it. >> just back it up -- >> exactly, more pressure with the next big hits. >> milli vanilli had a string of hits. >> i thought they were going to be awesome. i will admit that. i predicted a big thing there. >> more from jesse when we come back. n we come back. me. see me. don't stare at me.
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good morning, america. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and we have a severe winter storm warning. millions of americans hit with snow, sleet and rain after a weekend of record-breaking arctic cold. an exclusive interview with sue klebold. diane sawyer asked the mom of one of the columbine shooters about the serious signs she might have missed. >> would you ransack his room now? >> what every parent should consider. and "sports illustrated" breaking barriers, ashley graham and rhonda rousey rocking the cover. how they're changing the game for women everywhere. ♪ go big or go home one-on-one with nba superstar stephen curry. fresh off his off star weekend as we say -- >> good morning, america.
and happy presidents' day to everyone outside. look what's there -- that's the batmobile right here in the heart of gotham. you're going to see it in batman versus superman it's coming out first. we have a special announcement coming up. >> all right, looking forward to that. also this morning -- we're kicking off a very special edition of our "girl power" series. all about teens, making a huge difference in the world right now. this morning, we'll meet an inspiring teen who's breaking down stereotypes of muslim women and girls. she asks non-muslims to wear the head scarf for one day. and it's very interesting. hopefully, enlightening. >> yeah, absolutely. also as we count down to the oscars, we have all of the big moments from last night's bafta awards in london. give you some clues about who will get the oscars. the stars got into the valentine's day spirit, though, with a kiss cam there.
>> that's leo dicaprio, right? i think so. and the lucky girl. ryan smith with the morning rundown. good morning, guys. we begin with major travel delays as a winter storm moves from the midwest into the mid-atlantic, snow is mixing with sleet and freezing rain from ohio to the east coast after some of the coldest weather in decades. abc's gio benitez is in new hampshire. gio, good morning. >> reporter: ryan, good morning to you. this is the kind of dangerous cold that could cause frostbite. we're talking about subzero temperatures. the good news is, a storm is on the way, which will make this area warmer. 32 degrees instead of the subzero temps. let's take a look at some video now, because this is the same area where 48 skiers and sightseers were stuck on a tram. it took a few hours, but everyone was rescued and safe this morning. the coming storm impacting the midwest and midatlantic. hundreds of flights, nearly 600 have already been canceled from chicago to north carolina, to d.c., today. and in indiana, alone, hundreds
of crashes on the highways because of snow. in philly, the bitter cold, freezing water needed to fight this fire, leaving a neighborhood frozen. you can see that car right there. but some relief is ahead. ryan. >> thank you, gio. and turning now to the fierce political battle triggered by the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his body arrived in virginia this morning two days after he died in his sleep at a texas ranch. the absence of the staunch conservative could tilt the balance of the high court. president obama says that he intends to nominate a replacement soon. but senate republicans insists that decision should be up to the next president. they're vowing to block any nominee from president obama. a new poll finds donald trump leading in south carolina with a commanding 42% of the vote. trump's closest rival ted cruz has less half that. and far behind with only 6% is jeb bush. whose brother former president george w. bush will campaign with him today. meanwhile, hillary clinton was supposed to be in florida today, instead she's staying in
nevada to campaign against a surging bernie sanders. clinton and sander attended the same church on sunday reaching out to minority voters. and overseas this morning, doctors without borders says one of its hospitals has been bombed in an russian air strike in syria. group says the attack appears to be deliberate. at least ten people were killed. a record drug bust this morning. authorities in australia seized $1 billion in liquid meth that was hidden inside gel bra inserts. four people are under arrest. sobering news about a close friend of this program. best-selling author pat conroy. he wrote the prince of tides and ten other books. he's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. he's fighting the ill witness with the same courage that served him so well in his writing career. our best wishes to him. >> finally, we have an update on the man who didn't show up to work for six years and still got paid. i want that job. the man worked here in spain overseeing a waste treatment
facility. now, no one noticed he hadn't shown up, until he tried to give him an award for his service. he had been fined $30,000 but he's fighting the fine saying there was no work to do. the bottom line in all of this is that he has denied the allegations that he's at this job, he didn't show up. he says, yeah, i didn't show up, there wasn't any work to do. that's the bottom line. i didn't have anything to do. he's the head of the waste management facility. why should i come? there's nothing to do here. >> apparently, no one noticed. >> exactly. >> he did a good job. no problems. >> we'll see how that goes. let's go over to lara. >> thank you, george. here's what's coming up on "good morning america" morning menu. more from diane sawyer's exclusive interview with one of the columbine shooter's mothers. the serious signs she may have missed and what every parent should consider. another big headline. "sports illustrated's" cover making history this morning and scoring big for body diversity. plus, the batmobile is with
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with humira, control is possible. i'm there for ray.sie. ted loved baseball. dr. phil likes to watch football. renne, who wants sloppy joe on the menu every day. rosie's my best friend. evelyn likes to dance. harriett wants her fried shrimp as well. alice anne likes vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and rainbow sprinkles. they give me so much back. i can't even imagine how i could possibly give them what they give me. welcome back to "good morning america." now to more of diane sawyer's exclusive interview with sue klebold, the mother of dylan klebold, one of the shooters in the columbine high school massacre. now 17 years later sue is sharing her story in the new memoir and speaking out about the serious signs she may have missed. >> sometimes he would seem distant or quiet and i remember
asking him, are you okay? are you sure you're okay? he seemed so tired. he would stand up and say, i've got a lot of home work. i need to go to bed. >> and i'd let it go. >> i'd let it go. that's the difference. i would dig, if it were me today, i would dig and dig and dig. >> were you distracted? >> well, of course, because we're human. i mean, we all have things that distract us. you can't say i was too busy to notice that my son was falling apart. >> could you have prevented what what happened at columbine? >> if i had recognized that dylan was experiencing some real mental distress, he would not have been there. he would have gotten help. i don't mean to imply that i'm not conscious of the fact that he was a killer. because i am. >> a year and a half before the columbine massacre, her son is a junior. a series of troubling events. he hacked into the school's computer system with some friends. they're all suspended for three days. he scratches an epitaph of the locker of a kid he thinks is
taunting him. then the big shock, he and other kid break into a van, steal electronic equipment and police make an arrest. this is a felony. two felonies. >> it was terrible. i know, absolutely. it was awful. at the time i thought that was the worst thing i could possibly experience. >> the court sentenced the boys with leniency. a year of counseling and community service. a mother worries about her withdrawn son but allows herself to be reassured when he's released early from community service. with a glowing assessment of his bright future. >> he's a good kid, you don't need to worry about dylan. >> reporter: she looked through his room during his junior year. but by his senior year, she decided to respect his privacy with distance and regret. she now says how wrong that decision was. would you ransack his room now? >> i would, i would do as if his very life was depending on it. and i would do it with love. >> we want to know while
preparing this report, abc news did extensive research and consulted various law enforcement experts and reached out to victims to hear more from them. joining us now is director of the forensic science department at george mason university, mary ellen o'toole. we now know some red flags were raised. there were some parents that alerted police about eric's website. today, can we better connect those dots? >> we can better connect them today, certainly, but back then, we didn't know what those individual puzzle pieces meant. but today, we can pull them all together and give them a lot more significance. >> i know that, looking back at dylan's journal it was pretty clear after the fact that he was suicidal, but how does one go from suicidal to homicidal? what are the warning signs? >> it's important to understand what leakage is, it's
forecasting what someone wants to do. and in this case, he was suicidal. he saw suicide as a way to get out of his hopelessness. homicide is a way to get revenge towards people that you blame for your life. and he was considering both. they're both along the same dimensional scale. it's not that much of a transition for him. >> after the fact, looking at those journals there were so many warnings signs, journals that we just heard from dylan's mother, she did not read because she wanted to respect her son's privacy. what is your recommendation to parents who may have concerns? is it okay as we heard her saying now she would ran sack his room with love? >> the family has to understand what their culture is. we call that in the fbi who rules the roost, who's in charge of that family? despite who pays the mortgage, families want to be aware of not just the privacy but does it slide into secrecy, and is it supported by behavioral changes? not talking to the family, becoming very distant.
showing physical changes. not caring about their hygiene. so, you look at it, is it secret and what the behaviors that support the fact that this person has nothing more to do with the family? >> i know mary ellen, you wrote the manual on how to prevent school shootings like we saw in columbine. at least 79 attacks have been thwarted since that day. what are the most important things everyone needs to know? >> everyone can see warning signs. they just need to know what they're looking for. we are asking people don't vet these signs. if you see something you need to call a professional and don't try to interpret yourself and i will also say this, it's a gut-wrenching experience to pick up the phone and have to call 911. but you could be saving their life and the lives of many other people. it has to be done. >> yeah. parents, friends, teachers, community members. >> cafeteria people. bus droifrs. roommates. these warning signs aren't limited to one group of people.
>> this is life-saving information. mary ellen, thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate your time this morning. >> you're welcome. and if you're concerned about a child in your life, you can go to our website on yahoo! for a full mental health resource for you. lara, over to you. >> thank you, amy. now to those sports illustrated covers. reflecting a shift in how we define beauty. this year's swimsuit issue is breaking stereotypes featuring size 16 model ashley graham on its cover. rebecca jarvis has the details. >> we can know reveal the sports illustrated swimsuit issue 2016 cover. >> reporter: for the first time ever, there were not not one, not two, but three cover models. >> i'm so -- i'm shaking. i'm so honored. >> reporter: that's right. "sports illustrated" revealing ufc fighter ronda rousey, ashley graham and model hailey lawson.
as part of their 2016 revealed tv special. in a letter assistant managing editor posted on si.com writes, what defines beauty today? the truth is, times have changed and one size does not fit all. our position on beauty is well-known healthy, curvy vivacious and bold. it's not al -- a size. the three cover models demonstrate that. african-american model tyra banks breaking barriers gracing "sports illustrated" covers in 1996 and 1997. the cover stars taking to instagram to share the news. ronda rousey writing -- such an honor to share the cover celebrating women of all body types. and ashley graham, making history as the first size 16 model to be featured, writing, truly speechless. this cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn't beautiful enough because of her size.
you can do and achieve anything you put your mind to. #beautybeyondsize. >> three different types of women representing every woman out there. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> they are indeed rocking it. joining me now is supermodel emme, who broke the ground. as a plus-size model and now an advocate for positive body image. i would say we have it here in a big way. >> it's so exciting. it really is a moment in history. >> we have seen plus-size models in the pages, but to put ashley on the cover, what does that say to little girls, to everybody? >> it's a very, very big stake in the ground saying, this is point in history that we're going to roll forward in a more positive, more inclusive way of how we see women. images of beauty. i think it's going on reverberate across the industry whether it's fashion, toys, magazines.
it's really wonderful. it's not a trend. >> please tell me it's not a trend. i mean, we're seeing -- also, "playboy" is perceiving women in a very different way. "sports illustrated" has done it. we're talking about it in a huge way. ashley, i don't think she gets a day off, she's working so much. >> yes, yes. there's a whole line of beautiful young ladies right behind ashley not going to make this a trend. they're all going to be a part of this beautiful momentum rolling forward for women and girls and quite frankly the men that love them. >> yes. >> men love all different kinds of women. >> beauty comes in all kind of packages. >> yes, it's great. it's a wonderful time in history. >> i have known you for a long time. you were one of the first speaking out about this. do you see more barriers that need to be broken? what would you like to see happen next? >> i'd like to see the toy industry continue to roll forward like mattel has done with its new fashionista line. curvy dolls within their barbie
line. which is awesome. i would like to see that cross all different -- >> it starts there, it starts very young where we imprint our kids with what -- >> yes, i think it starts very young, and i think it starts within the families, the mothers feeling better about themselves. and i think that the conversations around the kitchen tables are really, really important for girls to not hear that only one ideal of beauty is the one that's accepted. so, going forward, it would be nice to see a little bit more on the age, having models in different age brackets. to break that barrier down. right now, we're happy with having the diversity of body shapes and beauty out there. it's really quite lovely. >> we want to say congratulations to ashley, ronda and all of the girls. >> congratulations, you guys, you did a great job. >> and thank you for getting up early for us today. >> my pleasure, lara. >> now outside to rob. >> lara, what a great crowd out here on this presidents' day.
louisiana, they came across the river from jersey. arkansas, and georgia. how can i forget? bundled up, it is chilly. severe weather across the south, because this energy is going to go across louisiana, biloxi and through mobile and panama city. the threat for severe weather does exist. freezing rain near the appalachian states. changing to rain on the eastern shore. >> good monday morning, i am meteorologist with the president's day forecast. all seven days, actually, record highs today and tomorrow. cooler and wet on wednesday and thursday. almost as warm this weekend. look for the record highs from mid-70s along the coast to 80s around san rafael and santa rosa and napa and oakland and antioch and forward and santa cruz. my seven-day forecast shows
nearly 20 degrees cooler with the chance of rain on wednesday night into >> i think you were -- >> i think i was, too. >> you're on now. >> lara, back to you. we begin with couples, singles all fell in love with the same person this valentine's day. that would be ryan reynolds, the true sweetheart of the box office over the weekend. starring in the r-rated superhero flick "deadpool." the antihero comedy shattering multiple records, scoring the biggest february opening ever. bringing in $135 million. the movie also the biggest r-rated opening of all-time. ryan playing wade wilson, obsessed with saving his girlfriend. exacting revenge on those who left him disfigured after a medical treatment. the blockbuster already has a sequel in the works, ryan reynolds a dead certainty to be back with more cheeky mayhem.
and he fought very, very hard for years to keep this movie as it was. he said that it needed to stay r-rated. it's not about curse words, but it's about the character. and it was a bet that paid off. >> and a low budget movie. >> $58 million is low budget. making tons of their money back. also in "pop news" this morning, whether close talker or double dipper, we have the perfect gift to give any super seinfeld fan. jerry selling his 18 of his classic porsches for $18 million, you can buy them in a big lump or individually. including a '55 spider. a speedster or a '73 spider. that one is expected to fetch $7 million alone. jerry said he's never bought a porsche as an investment. adding quote, i still love these cars but it's time to send some of them back in the world for someone to enjoy. don't worry, jerry's not going to be biking it.
he owns a dozen more of those. if you're interested in one, they go on the clock, auction on march 8th. you could be driving one soon. >> how big is his garage? i'm just curious. >> doesn't he own a building? >> why isn't he selling those cars? makes you wonder, does he know something that you don't. >> you think they're lemons? >> i'm just sayin', jerry, there's something going on. >> lara, you would look spectacular in one of them. >> thank you. you guys know ali played her on seinfeld. now valentine's day was yesterday. >> we can save up for next year. >> ali -- also in "pop news," this is a strange one. the next time you go to grocery store to grab eggs and milk, why not grab a tattoo, too? whole foods is considering installing tattoo parlors.
the new 365 stores, the grocery store is considering partnering with free-standing businesses that will sell records, body care services, it's part of a plan to attract the younger buyers. the millennials if you will. what is this you speak of? no final decision has been made on the tattoo parlor within the hallowed halls of organic produce. the first 365 store opens up in may in silver lake, los angeles. seems like a great place to try it. random. >> i don't know if i want a tattoo -- >> yeah, exactly. >> fresh organic produce section -- >> that is "pop news" on this beautiful monday. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. lot of food for thought right there. >> what's coming up? let's see what's coming up. the biggest moments of the bafta awards are coming up. take a look at the kiss cam.
good morning. i'm abc 7 news morning anchor natasha zouves. police officers are ramping up patrols on twin peeks after two men died and another was hurt in a shooting yesterday. police believe the shooter targeted his victims. this is the third attack at the san francisco landmark in as many months. we're tracking a bad crash on the peninsula. frances. >> we're going to head to that northbound 101 at march. chp is on the way. there could be an overturn and a spinout and we're seeing slowing, yellow approaching the scene. so we'll keep an eye on this. in the meantime, 280 could be an alternate. live shot elsewhere, traffic is light for the holiday. >> thanks, frances, mike nicco
we're back. and check out the record high temperatures. from 75 in san francisco to 80 inland, east bay in the north bay and watch out for the air quality. tree pollen is high. uv index low. mid to 70. winter is back with a 20 degrees drop in rain on wednesday and thursday. >> hard to believe. and steph curry is on gma.
how he will handle reilly's future suitors. always on our news app and first, we dared to take you into the fire. >> oh, my gosh. you can see it. >> then, into the ice. now, amy journeys across the planet taking you into africa's garden of eden, for the first time ever, a 360-degree virtual reality camera, live on safari putting you face to face with inches the most fierce, exotic animals on earth. right in the midst of the great migration. next tuesday, "good morning america" on safari live. presented by samsung. that's right. welcome back to "good morning america." amy has her panama hat. her khaki vest. she's all packed. this is amazing. >> we're about to go on safari. the cool thing is, we're taking you with us and not just because it's beautiful but also to highlight the danger of so many amazing animals, we're talking elephants, rhinos and
giraffes, they're all facing an unprecedented risk of poaching. very important story we're sharing with you. >> i'm so glad you're doing that. that's a cause that's near and dear to so many people's hearts. you're going to show us the incredible beauty there. this is called africa's garden of eden. amy, do you have any idea of what we can expect? >> we know we're going to this massive crate. it's a very special stop on the great migration, that's the annual migration where more than 2 million animals are on the move in pursuit of water and we're going to take you there with us. >> and a pretty good resort, too. >> yes. >> i want to stay there. >> we have to stay somewhere. >> let's migrate there. >> you heard it live. now, amy, drink with a little -- the microphone is in your other hand. >> when you can combine work and
play, it's a win-win. >> fresh off the trip of your trip to iceland with drones. the you new technology. it doesn't look that high-tech. >> we'll explain this. we'll have network tv's first-ever live 360-degree virtual reality camera with us. take your own look on your smartphone and computer. when you one of these things, it's made of cardboard. you put your smartphone right here. when your smartphone moves, the camera moves with it. you'll be able to see live where you want to look and you'll be there with us. >> i'm so excited. >> so, you have control of what you see as a viewer. >> exactly. if you want to get one of these, just go to our website goodmorningamerica.com. we'll send you one of these. join us on tuesday. it's really cool. first time this has ever happened. >> did you get all of your shots? >> i got my shots and malaria pills. >> from there you go to the oscars.
>> yes. >> so you won't be tired at all. switching gears to that, last night was one of first steps in the journey, the baftas, the stars were all there. the last big awards show before the big one, the oscars in two weeks. leonardo dicaprio and maggie smith caught kissing. i love that there was a kiss cam. not the only highlight of the night, lama hasan has the details. >> reporter: here we are at the baftas. the red carpet is ready. the fans are in place. it's going to be a big night. >> and the bafta goes to "the revenant." >> and the bafta for leading actor goes to -- leonardo dicaprio. >> reporter: the revenant winning three majors awards. best actor, best director and best picture. leo even getting praise from his fellow actors. >> i think he's a genius. >> reporter: edging out matt
damon, making leo the favorite to win his first oscar after six nominations. >> thank you, bafta, i'm absolutely humbled and i'm absolutely honored by this award tonight. i didn't grow up in a life of privilege, i grew up in a very rough neighborhood in east los angeles and this woman drove me three hours a day to different school, mom, happy birthday. i love you very much. >> reporter: kate winslet contender in a neck and neck race for best supporting actress. >> i'm just happy to be here. >> reporter: you're tipped to win? >> am i really? >> yes. >> don't tell me that. >> reporter: but tonight was kate's night. >> and the bafta goes to -- kate winslet. >> thank you, bafta, so much. my wonderful husband ned who gave his seat to my mom. >> reporter: brie larson unable to attend winning for best actress in "room," making her an almost shoo-in for the oscar. hollywood coming to the last
major award ceremony before the oscars. >> this is my first bafta. it feels really good. >> i was nominated once before. i was unable to come. >> it's amazing. >> it's incredible. >> so sweet. >> reporter: for "good morning america," lama hasan, abc news, london. >> there you go. >> touching speeches. >> really beautiful. i'm just so excited about the oscars. what you see there is a big indicator. i don't know, i think leo? >> yes. it's his year. it's his year. >> what about best movie? i love spotlight. >> i loved the revenant. >> i don't know if it will go. i love that one as well. lots of great movies out there. we'll move now on to steph curry, dominated at the all-star game this weekend. he's become a dubsmashing star. we're going to show him there with his wife and even michelle obama did a little bit of a cameo.
>> funny. >> there she is right there. jesse palmer you had time for a little one-on-one time. >> yes. steph curry, despite his popularity, he's surprisingly a normal guy, a loving husband and a devoted father. steph curry, dominating the nba all-star court sunday night. the sharp-shooting point guard bringing home the victory for team west. do you think you're the best player in the west? >> yes. that's my mentality, my focus. >> reporter: now with curry at the helm the golden state warriors are on track to break the nba record for regular-season wins. 95-6 record set by michael jordan and the chicago bulls. >> i don't know how many times you're going to be able to be in position to chase an historic record like that and be a team everybody remembers. we'll go after it. >> reporter: but the 27-year-old is not the only one making headlines.
his daughter riley, an overnight internet sensation, stealing her dad's thunder in his postgame press conferences. what's she like when you guys are at home? >> she's exactly that. she has so much personality. she's full of energy. >> reporter: what is it going to be like the first time a boy comes to the curry household? >> i don't know if i'm ready for that yet. we'll do the background checks and the stern presence. >> reporter: while his wife is the one with culinary chops and food blog, they don't call him chef curry for nothing. >> i only have one meal. five ingredients, 15 minutes, i keep it simple. knock it out. let the family enjoy. then, you'll have that tomorrow, the next day, the next day, the next day. >> reporter: off the court, you'll find them rubbing shoulders with the obamas. the first lady posting this
wildly viral dubsmash with the couple on friday. curry even playing a round of golf with the president. curry admits one thing that throws him off his game. >> a little intimidating was the secret service. we lost the match. i blamed it on the secret service. he's used to that environment. and i'm not. we need a rematch and call it square. >> fans love steph curry and he's may be the most relatable superstar in the nba. because he's not the tallest player in the game, can't jump the highest, he's a great shooter. that's something everyone around the world can do. he's extremely down to earth, guys. >> he's not relatable at all. no one can play -- >> no, you can try and shoot like steph curry. you can try. you're not going to drop them like steph curry can. >> he does inspire you to try. >> sure does. >> yeah, he sure seems it. >> and a popcorn connoisseur. he ranks the popcorn at every arena around the country.
>> wow, there's a story. there's a "pop news" investigation. let's go outside to rob. >> butter, salt. no salt. got a new movie coming out batman versus superman. all right, look, today i'm going to be a batman fan. we're getting into this bad boy a little bit. it's also presidents' day. let's break out the presidents forecast. there's d.c., snow happening. your presidents' cities across the country. there's washington, of course, 33 degrees with snow changing to rain. kennedy, >> good morning, i am meteorologist with the near record high temperatures from 75 in san francisco to inland east bay, north bay, around 80 and my seven-day forecast shows get ready for winter, at 20 degree cooler and rain on wednesday and
thursday. >> this feels good. this weather report is brought to you by jeep grand cherokee. we're in the batmobile. we've been showing you this bad boy all morning long. in honor of the upcoming movie, we're looking for a superhero of our own. yeah, if there's someone in your life that inspires you, impresses you, considered a real-life superhero, we want to hear about them. it's called "good morning america's" real-life superhero contest. submit it on our website and you and your hero could receive a red-carpet trip at the premiere of batman versus superman: dawn of justice on march 20th. entries must be received by march 2nd. all right, george, come on out and let's ride this guy. we want to hear about your heroes. >> i feel kind of left out. she's going to africa.
we're back now with "good morning america's girl power" series, and our first installment with our friends at "seventeen" magazine this week. we're introducing you to the founder of hijab project. she's just an 18-year-old freshman at brown university. but amara majeed is already making history. >> only student at brown university wearing a head scarf. >> reporter: born in the u.s. to sri lankan immigrants. she's an activist and muslim american fighting to break down the stigma surrounding the head scarf with the hijab project. why did you start it. >> i wanted to encourage women and girls to try on the head scarf for a day. and share experiences on my site.
what has surprised me the most is the wide range of women have tried it and how far it's taken off. is the biggest misconception of women who wear the head scarf? >> probably that we lack intellect. they see me as this wasn't my choice. that my parents forced it on me. >> reporter: and it was at 14 years old that she chose to wear the hijab, but never expecting it would change the way she's perceived. >> i get a lot of hate. people telling me you're a terrorist. >> reporter: do you feel safe walking down an american street with your head scarf? >> no. it's very scary. walking in the streets at night. if i'm wearing a jacket, i just put the hood on to cover up the hijab.
>> reporter: and that's her mission, to eradicate the stereotypes of muslim women and girls. and fight against islamophobia. she even penned an open letter to donald trump that went viral over his controversial comments. >> calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: why did you write the letter? >> in this political climate i felt like i needed a way to express kind of what i was feeling as a muslim american and to tell donald trump that his comments are harmful to the muslim community. >> reporter: because of that passion to change the world, she earned a spot on "seventeen" magazine's teen power list. but beneath all her accomplishments she's still a teenage girl at heart. >> i'm a huge swifty. i love taylor swift and i'm a huge "gossip girl" fan. >> xoxo. >> yes, gossip girl. >> what do the words "girl power" mean to you?
>> i think that girl power is essentially showing the world that we females can be powerful not despite but because of our gender. >> she's so special. we got to talk to some of her friends who got to wear the hijab. they said it's eye-opening. "seventeen" magazine is on newsstands now. coming up with one-on-one star how to be single star alison brie. but first we have a unique at marvel. maybe we created him. all of us. >> there's no connection. >> we never stopped to think that dare devils could open the door for men like this.
back now with the romantic comedy so many enjoyed this valentine's day weekend, it's called "how to be single." and star alison brie plays a woman who's looking for love in all of the wrong places. abc's sara haines got to go one-on-one with her. >> reporter: she may be best known to audiences as trudy from "mad men." >> we're done, peter. this is over. >> reporter: and annie from "community." >> i feel so violated. >> reporter: but in the new romantic comedy "how to be single," brie plays a new york city woman who's dating with the sole focus of finding a husband and fast. >> i'm on ten different dating websites to increase my odds. >> reporter: your character is very organized and driven. >> yes.
>> reporter: and i have read that many of your characters have been inspired by your older sister? >> yes, my older and only sister inspires a lot of characters. she's type a, she really gets stuff done. i'm like the flighty actress sister. she's been a great inspiration to me. definitely for this movie. >> reporter: now speaking of "mad men," we're all sad that's it's over. in the finale you and peter jet off as a jet-setting family, do you think they live happily ever after? >> absolutely. good, i needed to hear that. in the movie the bartender is kind of your wingman. >> yes. >> reporter: who in your real life would be your ideal real real-life wingman? >> rebel. she's great. i feel like, you know, she's like -- she's so funny, she really keeps the party going.
she knows when to cut out of there and leave you alone with the guy. >> let me teach you how to be single. go get us some drinks. no, you don't buy the drinks, boys buy the drinks. >> well, thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with us. >> absolutely. >> i love the movie. i'm going to see it again. >> yes, everybody should see it twice. >> that's telling you. it's a quotable one. >> i love watching romcoms over and over again. >> reporter: for "good morning america," sara haines, abc news, new york. >> that was fun, thanks, sara.
♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by brookdale, bringing new life to senior living. and before we go, we have an update on our "10 dates in 10 states" adventure. consider responsibility erica enjoyed her second date with tom on valentine's day getting to go behind the scenes of "aladdin" on broadway. nothing says second date like -- >> that looks smooth. >> we do want to thank adventures by disney. it was fun to join along.
good morning. i'm abc 7 news morning anchor natasha zouves. meteorologist mike nicco has a gorgeous bay area forecast. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. hope you are off today and able to enjoy the warmth. look at the asterisk. 75 in san francisco, 80s inland. here is my accuweather seven-day forecast. we're going to make another run at record highs tomorrow. and then the rain rolls in wednesday evening and by thursday we're 20 degrees cooler. frances. >> mike, we have a hot spot with traffic. to the peninsula. northbound 101 at march a injury blocking one lane. traffic is backed up. el camino a possible or 880. no delays at the toll plaza but tolls will be enforced today. >> thank you. "live with kelly and michael" is bext a next and back.
our reports joining at abc7news.com. >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the series, "girls," allison williams. and one of the stars of the drama, "the walking dead," danai gurira. plus, performing his latest hit, "let me in," rick springfield. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] >> and now, here are your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ kelly: ah, thank you. hi!