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technology designed fou. so you can easily master the way you bank. good morning, america. trump triumphs again. the gop front-runner winning big in michigan, mississippi and hawaii. now calling on the party to unite behind him. >> so, what i say to the republicans is embrace it. we will win the election easily. >> and bernie sanders' stunning hillary clinton. >> this has been a fantastic night in michigan. >> a major upset defying predictions. the race tighter than ever. our team breaking it down. donald trump and john kasich both join us this morning. also right now, severe storms hit the south. flash floods and pounding hail. dozens already rescued as more severe weather and heavy rain moves in. hulk hogan takes the stand facing tough questions about his private tape saying his famous character is different than who
he really is. why that's crucial to his case. ♪ oh i get by with a little help from my friends ♪ and celebrating the fifth beatle. paul mccartney, ringo starr and others honor george martin. the mastermind behind the super group. he helped create one of the biggest bands in the world. the messages and memories pouring in right now. we do say good morning, america. many celebrating the life of sir george martin. the 90-year-old super producer who really changed music as we know it. >> often called the fifth beatle. he signed the group, gave them their first big break. so many great tributes to him coming up. >> a lot of great music, as well. we will begin with a big night in the race for the white house. three decisive wins for donald trump and a stunner for bernie sanders. >> and a huge upset. bernie sanders scoring that win in michigan.
but hillary clinton picking up a victory in mississippi. now, both republicans and democrats focusing on florida where one of the next big contests will take place. abc's tom llamas has the latest in jupiter, florida. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. last night donald trump celebrated with two things he loves, tv news cameras and trump products. at one point he tried selling steaks for $50 at his press conference here at one of his golf clubs. now, trump still finding time to laugh as he marches over the competition and right to the nomination. overnight, donald trump with a power play winning in michigan, mississippi and hawaii, showing more and more he can win all over the map. >> there's only one person did well tonight, donald trump. >> reporter: trump sarcastically taking on the anti-trump movement. >> i want to thank the special interests and the lobbyists, to raise that much money that quickly is a pretty good feat. >> reporter: from attack ads.
>> donald trump hasn't served this country a day in his life. >> reporter: to mitt romney's robo call, it couldn't slow trump. >> i don't think i've ever had so many horrible, horrible things said about me in one week. >> reporter: and trump taking offense to romney knocking his businesses. trump products on full display at his news conference. trump water, trump wine, even raw meat. >> and we have trump steaks and, by the way, if you want to take one, we'll charge you about what, 50 bucks a steak. >> reporter: don't forget trump magazine. >> here, take one. >> when the stunts were done trump calling on the republican party to unify behind him. >> let's come together, folks. i say come together. >> reporter: the race far from over and asked him about his next target, florida. right now you're being outspent 2-1 in florida. does that worry you at all? >> part of the beauty, look, i have much more money than all of them put together times 20 but i'm a businessman. i don't have to spend. why should i spend more money?
>> reporter: senator ted cruz may be one reason why, still taking the fight to trump last night winning in idaho. >> at this point, our campaign has beaten him not once, not twice but seven times. >> reporter: another brutal night for senator marco rubio finishing last in mississippi and michigan but still holding out hope for his home state of florida. >> buckle up your seat belts. this ride has got a few more twists and turns. >> reporter: now ohio governor john kasich who has yet to win a single contest vowing to stay in the race and that he will win his home state and donald trump for him, the race to the presidency starts right now right here in florida and says he will win florida which he calls his second home. george. >> thank you, tom. donald trump joining us now. thanks for joining us. big wins last night and new polls out show you ahead in both florida and ohio. are you ready to wrap this up? >> well, i'd like to. i would certainly love to do it. i have great relationships to
those two states, ohio is very special to me for a lot of different reasons and florida is my second home and i have a lot of people in florida that work for me. it was a great evening we had last night, george. >> it was the two big win, no question about it. but when you look at the national polls right now you have two-thirds of voters still have a negative opinion of you. almost half of republicans. how do you turn that around? >> well, i think the big thing is that they're seeing a lot of fights. they're seeing me fighting all the time. i started off as better than anybody and started off with 17 people in total. and i was being hit from every single side. every side, nobody's ever been hit like me other than this week where i was hit harder with these commercials. horrible and many false commercials but i was hit from a lot of different angles and had to fight back so they're seeing somebody that is a fighter which they respect but also seeing somebody that wasn't particularly a nice person, which i am. but i had a fight and i was
being hit very hard and i fought and, you know, beat a lot of people. and i think they're seeing that side and i think when they see the other side because if you remember, there was a time where we were sort of healing and doing well and my positives were way through the roof and people were reporting on it but i was hit very hard by marco and i had to hit him back harder and i was hit hard by everybody. so actually, george, i think they'll see a very different person when this is all over with. >> one of the other canaries in the coal mine, exit polls out of michigan showed votes decided in the last few days went overwhelmingly for john kasich, 43%, only 12% went for you. what does that say to you? >> well, it says to me that you're probably the only person that could make a negative out of a big win because i had a tremendous win yesterday. i had, you know, in michigan, in mississippi, i was almost at 50% and don't forget that's with four candidates. that's not with two people but four candidates and, you know, i see nothing negative about michigan. the michigan win was fantastic.
it was a monster win. it was a, as you would call it, a massive landslide. look where second is and kasich wasn't even in second place. he was in third place, a distant third and he said that if he doesn't win michigan he guaranteed michigan and he said if he doesn't win michigan, he's pretty much out and -- >> you'll beat him in ohio? >> we'll see what he does. i think i will, yeah. i mean, i have amazing relationships to ohio. incredible people, and they're like everyone else, they're losing a lot of jobs. they're losing a lot of jobs to other places. >> mr. trump, thanks for joining us this morning. >> okay, thank you very much. >> and we are joined now by john kasich, he's on the phone, as well. mr. kasich, thank you for joining us this morning. governor, you just heard donald trump right there. he beat you in michigan. says he'll beat you in ohio. >> well, he's not going to win in ohio, george, we're going to win in ohio and it's going to be a whole new ball game and we'll be moving all across the midwest, frankly, for the first time people are really starting
to hear my message and this new nbc poll that came out that shows that of all the contests yet to go it's basically a three-way dead heat. it's very interesting. >> yeah, but both polls, ohio polls out this morning show donald trump is ahead right now. there have been 24 contests so far. you're 0 for 24. so what's your path to victory? >> well, george, look, you know, again, we're campaigning the plan that we laid out, and, you know, we did very well in michigan. i went from single digit to -- >> you were third place. >> to basically -- basically tied -- well, look, george, it was very close. cruz and i split the number of delegates and you just read the poll that 43% of the late deciders decided in my favor. so, you know, the fact of the matter is we had not been heard. now we're being heard and we are gaining and when i win ohio it's going to be a whole new ball game. we will be competing all across
the midwest over at the -- over, you know, in the east and, of course, heading west, so, you know, we're still standing and outperformed how people thought we would do in michigan. most thought i would be single digit. >> even if you win in ohio you'll still be far behind in delegates. no path for you to get a majority before the convention, your only hope is a contested convention. why would a convention turn to you if you're in second or third place in delegates at best? >> well, george, let me, again, go back and to say that really for the first time, people are starting to hear what i have to say and the calendar has now moved to more home court advantage, and so as this thing is up north, you never know what's going to happen in a campaign or in an election. as you know, it changes every single day, but the message of the fact that i've been able to balance budgets, create an environment for job growth both in washington and ohio helping people to have more economic stability in their lives and
given their kids a chance to live their dreams is a message that's being heard and that's why -- look at the significant growth i've had in the period of about the last week or ten days. it's been pretty remarkable. you have to acknowledge that. it's gone from single digit into the 20s now ahead of marco rubio and not really that far behind donald trump. >> and we will be watching on tuesday. governor kasich, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks, george. now to those stunning results for the democrats overnight. bernie sanders with a big upset victory over hillary clinton in michigan. all eyes turning to ohio now where some of the next crucial votes will be cast. abc's david wright is in cleveland and joins us from there this morning. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. stunning is the word for it. just as hillary clinton had been hoping to focus on the general election, michigan voters have said, not so fast, and now as the race turns here to ohio and elsewhere suddenly it's a jump ball. this morning, michigan voters have thrown bernie sanders a
lifeline. >> the political revolution we are talking about is strong in every part of the country and, frankly, we believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen. >> reporter: here in cleveland, hillary clinton had planned for a victory party. instead, it's groundhog day. six more weeks of campaigning. >> this will be a busy week here in ohio. >> reporter: hours before the michigan polls closed, sanders himself didn't predict this. do you expect to win michigan? >> i will tell you that in about five or six hours. >> reporter: the polls tuesday were still showing clinton ahead by double digits. >> later -- >> i want to thank the people of michigan who repudiated the polls. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is now questioning whether attacking sanders on the auto industry bailout may have backfired. >> i voted to save the auto industry.
he voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry. >> reporter: technically that's true, but sanders supported the auto bailout. he only voted against the funding because the money was lumped in with the bailout of wall street banks. >> it's important to have trust with the american people and if you say something that is not accurate, that long term will hurt you. >> reporter: you're saying she lied about your record. >> i'm saying she distorted my record. >> reporter: the electorate here in ohio looks an awful lot like michigan so expect this state to be a battleground. meanwhile, tonight, the two democrats meet in miami for their second debate this week. a lot of voters will be tuning in with new interest. robin. >> that they will, david. thank you. we bring in abc's jon karl with more on last night's results and the crucial votes ahead next tuesday. jon, let's start with the republicans factoring in yesterday's results where does the race stand right now. >> reporter: donald trump picked up more delegates and he is now one-third of the way to the
1,237 he needs to win. perhaps the biggest story outside of donald trump's big wins is that marco rubio right now has not picked up a single delegate. he may get a couple when they finish counting in hawaii but comes up completely empty-handed. so this is where it looks coming ahead. tuesday, the big day, call it super duper tuesday, if you will. florida, 99 delegates, the winner of florida takes all 99 delegates, winner take all, ohio, same story. winner take all. all 66 delegates. if donald trump can win ohio and florida, this race on the republican side is virtually over. >> and how about on the democratic side, jon? >> reporter: you mentioned a huge night for bernie sanders. he wins in michigan, a big upset but overall he comes away with fewer delegates last night than hillary clinton because of her big win in mississippi, overall she is more than halfway to the delegates that she needs to win. so going forward, they've got their big mini super tuesday
coming up next week. bernie sanders now, robin would need to win virtually every state going forward by an average of 11 points to catch up with hillary clinton. >> so, there's a mini super and a super duper tuesday. >> super duper on the republican side. >> got it, jon, thanks so much. amy with the other top stories. a killer on the loose in kansas. >> there is a manhunt for a mexican national accused of killing five people in kansas and missouri and that manhunt we can report is finally over. police say pablo serrano was carrying a rifle found in a ditch not far from a murder scene killing four men at his neighbor's house. immigration officials say he was deported 12 years ago but ended up back in the country illegally and was released last year because of a paperwork error. well, the former marine accused of shooting a pastor outside a church in idaho last week after a ted cruz rally has been arrested at the white house.
the secret service says kyle odom was throwing computer flash drives and other items over the white house fence and also had a list of senators and congressmen with him. they say odom has a history of mental illness. a u.s. defense official says a top isis commander was likely killed in a u.s. air strike. the pentagon still working to confirm the fate of omar al shishani serving as the minister of war for isis. a west point graduate was killed in israel. taylor force was attacked by a palestinian who ran down the street, stabbing people in their cars before eventually being shot by police. the violence coincides with vice president joe biden's meeting today with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. biden promised the u.s. will act if iran violates terms of the recent nuclear deal. just today iran said it test-fired missiles with the phrase israel must be wiped out written on them. well, finally live tv can be risky. sometimes it can be downright dangerous, take a look at this.
>> it was chaotic and confusing situation. >> very, very close call during a live shot in san francisco. incredibly, no one was hurt in the crash. alex savidge credits his photog chip for yelling get out of the way and credits that split-second decision to go right instead of left and it really was a close call. the show must go on, though. he went back on. his next live shot he was a little shaken. wanted to tell his wife he's okay and he's in the studio today. >> he's fast. >> yeah. >> thank you, amy. another big headline this morning. >> another big headline this morning. so many celebrating the life of the fifth beatle sir george martin. the super producer credited with giving the beatles their first big break. paul mccartney, ringo starr and others around the world honoring his memory. ♪ i get by with a little he from my friends ♪ >> reporter: george martin
changed pop music as we know it when he signed the beatles back in 1962 after being rejected by every other label they pitched. ♪ hard day's night >> reporter: often referred to as the fifth beatle produced 13 albums and 22 singles for the group helping to hone the signature sound that fueled the british invasion? we did a lot of learning together. he had a very great musical knowledge and background. so he could translate for us and suggest a lot of things. >> reporter: encouraging the group to push boundaries with their music. >> we were a creative team always looking for something slightly out of reach. >> reporter: martin produced over 700 records in his career. working with other talents such as sting, carly simon and elton john. ♪ remember to >> reporter: overnight tributes pouring in from those who knew him best. ringo starr tweeting god bless
george martin along with this photo of the group and paul mccartney who continued to work with him after the beatles broke up saying martin was like a second father to me. he will be missed. and they were rejected by everybody they tried to pitch. he heard them sing "love me do" and said i do like them. >> right about that. >> yep. >> that was great, lara. to rob right now. a lot of severe weather in the south. >> yeah, including flooding across parts of shreveport, check out this 8 inches of rain falling yesterday. rescues and evacuations under way there and in texas, the flash flood warnings and watches continue with 5 to 8 inches potentially. this is brought by mazda cx5. now your rainy cities.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the wet wednesday forecast. and beyond. we have six days of wet weather. today is the lightest. it will be mild. it will taper this afternoon. heavy and flooding rain tomorrow through friday across the north by. the temperatures are mid-to-upper 60s in most neighbors and a few low 60 in the north pay where the rain sticks an empty tonight is in the low-to-mid 60s with half rain in the north by sliding south into the rest of the neighbor tomorrow and on >> severe weather threat today from houston to shreveport to baton rouge and extreme warmth across the northeast. near 80 degrees in some spots. >> thank you, rob. coming up here, hulk hogan grilled on the stand in his $100 million lawsuit. the superstar wrestler facing
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hurt. we'll get a check on the morning commute with sue hall. >> an ace train number 5 is 15 minutes delayed out of stockton. foggy in walnut creek, 680 very slow and sig-alert at ignacio, past the northbound headlines so expect delays from walnut creek. accidents to highlight, san jose, north 85 past kurtner, three lanes blocked sand jackknifed big
for the rest of the day. pockets of rain at noon and by 4:00 most are dry except for the north bay and everybody dry by 7:00. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s today. heavy rain in the north bay on thursday. for the rest of us friday, reggie. >> thank you, mike. the latest on a murder-for-hire plot out of indiana where a former marine is under arrest for plotting to have her ex killed. we'll have another update in 30 minutes and always on our news app at abc7news.com. look at the
welcome back to "gma." we have some breaking news. you're looking at new pictures coming in, a building exploded in seattle, washington. nine firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blast. they are recovering right now. we're going to have more on that coming up. also this wednesday morning, donald trump celebrating big wins in three states overnight and bernie sanders walking away with a huge upset in michigan as he prepares to face off against hillary clinton in a debate in miami tonight. the world health organization strengthening its guidelines to fight the spread of zika saying pregnant women are advised not to travel to areas outbreaks. the cdc has issued similar guidelines. >> a lot of warnings. also, incredible sight. take a look at this. total solar eclipse taking over the skies last night. >> some lucky travelers got to
see it up close, 37,000 feet above ground. we will have more on that coming up. it's incredible. >> i thought we were going to play total eclipse of the heart. >> good one. >> hint, hint, control room. we'll begin with hulk hogan back on the stand getting grilled in his $100 million lawsuit against the website gawker. the former pro wrestler highlighting the difference between his professional character and his real self. abc's linzie janis is in st. petersburg, florida, with more. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's right, the defense suggesting it's almost impossible to tell when he is his bombastic wrestling character hulk hogan and when he's terry bollea, the private man behind the character. lawyers for gawker cross-examining terry bollea, aka hulk hogan on the witness stand for a second day. arguing that just days after the gossip site posted a tape of him having sex with his then best
friends wife, the hulkster willingly discussed the stories in a series of talk show interviews. >> you come off like a stud. honest to god. are you kidding me? do you think you come off bad in that tape? >> reporter: the defense suggesting if he was emotionally distressed by the release of the tape, why talk about it on howard stern? >> you didn't say, whoa, whoa, i don't want to discuss this. >> i just -- i dropped my head in my hands, it was embarrassing, humiliating to hear but i didn't say it. >> things could have been to a whole other level and i was trying to be cool, you know. >> what do you mean? i'm not getting this. >> reporter: the most famous pro wrestler in the world explaining he was in character giving him artistic license. >> did you tell howard stern you would prefer that he respect your privacy? >> no, sir, i didn't want to bring terry bollea, the man and separate the man from the character. >> reporter: hogan testifying he
didn't want to discuss the tape but the interviews were part of a promotional tour for his wrestling. booked long before the sex tape went viral. the defense also arguing hogan had long invited the public into his private life. showing a clip of his former reality show "hogan knows best" in which he and his ex-wife linda get marriage counseling. >> between her and i, there is just all this unhappiness. >> did you consider that appropriate for the public to see? >> yes, sir, we were -- it's like the clip you showed where it's "hogan knows best," i wasn't terry bollea knows best. this was one of those story lines. >> reporter: hogan's lawyers telling us they never had a problem with gawker writing about the sex tape. it was posting it that went too far and, robin, they say he's almost always hulk hogan unless he's at home or in a private bedroom being secretly recorded.
>> dan abrams joins us now to make sense of this. you heard his argument that he was staying in character. what do you think about that? >> it's a tough argument to me because basically saying he's always hulk hogan except when he's behind closed doors and, therefore, you shouldn't hold against him anything that he said as hulk hogan. it's a critical point in the case because gawker's argument is because he talked about his sex life, therefore, this sex tape became relevant and newsworthy. he's saying i didn't talk about the sex tape. hulk hogan talked about the sex tape. it's a tough distinction to make and i think one that's going to be hard for the jury to accept. >> yeah. >> particularly on the issue of damages. >> how does it relate to damages. >> because, think about it, let's assume there's liability, that the jury says we think that gawker's responsible. how much pain and suffering, economic damage, et cetera, did terry bollea suffer, because of what hulk hogan did?
it starts to make you wonder whether terry bollea should sue hulk hogan for what he said. i mean, it's a sort of -- it's this surreal world inside the courtroom now but i'll tell you, i think the most important testimony is going to come from the defendants themselves, from the gawker folks, because whether they believe hulk hogan, terry bollea, this case is going to come down to why gawker did what it did. >> have you ever heard of this type of defense? >> no, actors are comparing it to being an actor but talking about real things in his real life. not just about acting roles. >> there's a difference. dan, i'm sure we'll talk to you from time to time about it. >> a strange one. we turn to a murder-for-hire plot out of indiana where a former marine who became a star baker is under arrest for trying to have her ex killed. she was stopped by a police sting and abc's gio benitez is here with the story. >> reporter: good morning to you and you won't believe who turned her in. her new boyfriend and what came next, an undercover sting fit for hollywood.
she's a baker, gracing the cover of "southern indiana living" magazine and a marine serving two tours in iraq. 29-year-old laura buckingham is something of a local celebrity near knoxville. an american hero. but this morning, this marine turned baker is behind bars, accused of a murder-for-hire plot against her ex-boyfriend. >> i thought it was a joke. in all honesty we all thought we were being punked for a short period of time. >> reporter: bradley sutherland, the father of their 3-year-old son speaking out after police say buckingham recruited her new boyfriend, a marine sniper to help kill him. >> why? that's the only question i have. the only thing i want to know. why. >> reporter: buckingham wanted to end a contentious custody battle with sutherland, police say. that she was frustrated about having to drive their 3-year-old son to his house every week. the new boyfriend, ex-sniper
joseph chamblin told police about the alleged plot. authorities setting up an undercover sting where buckingham allegedly paid a $300 deposit for the murder. the total cost, just 3,000 bucks. buckingham has pleaded not guilty. >> i don't feel angry. i feel sad she felt the way she did to try to take my son from me. >> reporter: and in court, buckingham seen reportedly revealing she is also now pregnant and being held on $150,000 bond. she'll face a judge again in may. again, she says not guilty but police say they have loads of evidence on her. >> wow. >> we'll see what happens. thank you. coming up that big lawsuit over concussions that could change the game for young kids playing football. later, "ghostbusters" star melissa mccarthy is taking on body image. a powerful image for her daughters this morning. body image. a powerful image for her daughters this morning. leonardo da vinci.
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we're back now with a big headline about football and your kids. youth league pop warner is settling its first concussion-related lawsuit. abc's linsey davis is here with the latest. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning. talk about a potential game changer for youth football. a mother of a former pop warner player blames the sport for her son's suicide years later. a key witness for the family, dr. bennet omalu played by will smith in "concussion" but before a judge could rule the case was settled for less than $2 million. the nfl is known for its big hits on the gridiron which can result in big injuries. but it's no longer just the nfl that's being affected. now the youth football organization pop warner just settled its first ever concussion-related lawsuit. pop warner is the largest youth football organization in the united states. more than 250,000 kids play each year. 25-year-old joseph chernach
played four years with pop warner and ten years later committed suicide and was later diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte. >> i couldn't understand why a happy kid turned into someone so depressed. >> reporter: the family sued for $5 million. >> we just want children to play, we don't want children to engage in combat. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims pop warner failed to enforce limitations on hitting in practice. stating their conduct was deliberate an actual disregard of the plaintiff's right to safety, health or life. since 2010 pop warner now benches any child who is suspected to have a concussion and is unable to play again until they're cleared by a qualified physician. in a statement to abc news, overnight pop warner said there is nothing more important than the safety of our players. we have led the way in making the game of youth football a safer and better experience.
legal experts say this settlement may have been a financial decision by pop warner but could certainly encourage other parents to file suit. >> open it up. thanks, linsey. >> thank you. coming up on "good morning america," out of this world, a one-of-a-kind look at last night's stunning solar eclipse from 37,000 feet above ground. >> and two people who also scored big in the sky, the couple that traveled on a private jet didn't pay a dime. how they did it coming up. got lara's attention. snee ou need to think about selling some of it. my dad gave me those shares, you know. he ran that company. i get it. but you know i think you own too much. gotta manage your risk. and you've gotta switch to decaf. an honest opinion, even if you disagree. with 13,000 financial advisors, it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. when your cold makes you wish...
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even get an airline to give me a free checked bag. look what these passengers asked. change of departure and we need to go this way instead of that way being an exact place at an exact time to give them the exact perfect view of the greatest show above earth. astonishing images from across the globe overnight as a full solar eclipse took place. massive crowds gathered and let out cheers as the moon lined perfectly. people around the sun had filtered glasses to safely take in every moment. >> it was amazing. >> reporter: 163 lucky stargazers including astronomers got a front row seat from 37,000 feet in the air. >> i have never seen one before and it was spectacular. >> reporter: they pushed their anchorage to honolulu departure
time back 25 minutes so they could chase the shadow of the moon. >> it's like christmas and new year's and easter all at one time. >> reporter: it intercepted the total solar eclipse for all of 1:53. >> it's a rare privilege to see a total eclipse, particularly from 37,000 feet. >> i'm going to turn it to the scientists. what you need to be able to see it. >> clear sky, of course. >> there it is. >> thank you, rob. >> back to you. >> these guys on this plane are eclipse chasers and travel all around the world. they happen with regularity. >> they book their flights way ahead and asked months and months in advance. >> you know why because they wanted to see -- ♪ a total eclipse -- >> the next time you see it is next august. coming up "gma's real money" brought to you by voya financial. changing the way you think of retirement. brought to you by voya whoa. what's going on here? oh hey allison.
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making headlines sharing a very powerful message about how women can win and why she says just a little bit of joy goes a long way. >> always see the joy in her smile right there coming up. first the morning rundown from amy. >> we start with breaking news from seattle. a massive explosion ripping through the neighborhood sending nine firefighters to the hospital. they were responding to reports of a gas leak, the blast was so powerful it leveled at least two stores and shattered glass a block away. the firefighters' injuries are described as minor. bernie sanders is back on the campaign trail today after his stunning upset over hillary clinton in michigan. meanwhile, donald trump is on a roll after winning three of four states tuesday. and a new poll showing trump leading by 16 points in florida. abc's tom llamas has the latest on both races. tom, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. donald trump showing he can win all over the map. last night winning in michigan, mississippi and hawaii. senator ted cruz won in idaho
but clearly was donald trump's night and he celebrated in typical trump fashion at one of his golf clubs here in jupiter, florida, surrounded by trump products including trump wine and trump water and at one point he tried selling steaks for $50 and called them trump steaks but that line has since been discontinued. but it is pretty incredible he had such big victories considering the negative ads run against him, even mitt romney recording robocalls attacking donald trump's businesses, trump saying this -- >> i don't think i've ever had so many horrible, horrible things said about me in one week. >> reporter: on the democratic side an upset. senator bernie sanders winning in michigan. now, senator clinton did win in mississippi, but clinton needed both those states last night to get closer and closer to wrapping up the nomination. last night sanders saying this about his big win -- >> political revolution that we are talking about is strong in every part of the country. >> reporter: one of the next big contests, ohio, could be important to sanders.
since the leg rat is similar. both candidates, sanders and clinton will face off tonight in a debate. amy. >> all right, tom, thanks so much. >> u.s. special forces captured an isis leader in iraq. u.s. officials believe isis has used mustard gas in iraq and syria. well, a follow-up now on some disturbing video we showed you last week. a baltimore police school officer hitting a student outside a school while a second officer stood there watching. we've now learned both officers will face several charges including assault and child abuse. home depot will pay nearly $20 million to customers affected by a massive data breach. some of that money will reimburse shoppers for their losses. the rest will pay for identity protection services. more than 50 million customers were affected by that breach in 2014. well, we all know about morning rush hour can be a real jungle out there. but not quite like this. usually here in the states. a tiger on the prowl running
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it's a story we first saw in "the washington post" and juju chang is here with much more. good morning. >> good morning, robin. you know women are care givers. let's face it. always caring for our of loved ones demanding health care for aging parents or our kids or forcing a spouse to go to the doctor but the one person's health we often neglect. our own but the woman you're about to meet is living proof that selflessness can be dangerous. as a hard-charging prosecutor sue palmer has seen her share of tragedy but nothing could have prepared her for the near tragedy that almost took her life. >> i just kind of felt funny and i laid there for a minute and thought, well, that's weird and after about a minute, i knew that i was going to be sick. >> reporter: assuming it was a 24-hour virus she wanted to crawl back into bed but her husband tim also an attorney objected. >> i thought, you know, this could be more and looked at the, you know, grabbed out my tablet and looked at it and googled heart attack symptoms in women.
>> reporter: tim's father died of a heart attack and his wife at the time was a healthy nonsmoker not feeling any telltale signs of a cardiac event. >> he said, let's go to the er. i said why. >> reporter: tim wasn't ready to take a chance and whisked her to the er and an ekg revealed a shock. even though she didn't fit the profile and only had flu-like symptoms she was having a massive heart attack. >> women are more likely than men to have what we call atypical symptoms of heart disease. she felt like she had the flu. she felt bad. she just knew something wasn't right. >> reporter: later tests showed that 100% of her coronary artery was blocked by a clot and another was 70% clogged. that blockage sometimes called the widowmaker frequently results in sudden death. in less than 15 minutes, freddie and his team stopped the heart attack by suctioning out blood clots and inserting stents.
>> my wife is a living breathing example of the importance of letting the professionals make the decision. >> grateful to them for saving her life she has a message to others. >> don't trust your instinct. if your instinct is to go back to bed i have since heard many stories of women who did exactly what i wanted to do and never woke up. >> reporter: here's the thing. one of the most haunting things sue told us if i go to the er they'll think i'm crazy but a lot of women have none of the classic simms until it's too late. many in the middle of a heart attack simply don't feel right. but as sue said, don't ignore your intuition. the worst thing he say, you're fine. you can live with that. >> something we as women don't think about it. always think, oh, men are the ones who get the heart attacks. so, i would be like, heartburn. >> also worried what other people will think. they'll think we're crazy? she wasn't obese, had done all the right things. >> you would never think that's a heart attack. >> exactly. >> well, we need to, though.
that's the point here. we have to be diligent. >> absolutely wake-up call. over to robin. >> glad she's doing all right. joining us chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser. so glad we're talking about this. a lot get the stomach flu. how do you know it's more? >> i can see millions of people with the stomach flu thinking i'm just going to go to the emergency room and get it checked out. that's not the message. if you have typical stomach flu symptoms and everyone around you have stomach flu you can feel comfortable you have stomach flu but if it feels different than the normal stomach flu and no one else has it and something didn't feel right you don't want to ignore that? as we heard in juju's report follow your intuition about it. the classic signs of clutching your chest but it's different for men and women the symptoms. >> those classic symptoms are much more common in men. let me break it down for you. so, the crushing chest pain that radiates down your arm, the palpitations, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath and sweating more common in men than women.
the unusual symptoms are more common in women than men so unusual fatigue, indigestion, trouble sleeping or pain in your neck, back or jaw can indicate a heart attack and it's the number one killer of men and women. a woman is so much more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer but surveys half the women get it backwards and think they're much more at risk for breast cancer and have to do more to educate people. about heart disease in women. >> if you have some of these symptoms what should you do? >> women are much, much slower to get to the hospital. much slower to call the er and much slower when they get to the hospital to get the right tests and to have those procedures done. so, what you want to do, listen to your body. if it doesn't feel right, call 911. sit down, chew an aspirin because that will help your survival from this and when you get to the emergency room don't diminish your symptoms and say, i think i may be having a heart attack because time matters. >> saying that and --
>> the others on the other end they'll make those mistakes too and tend to make the same mistake and think it's always crushing pain. >> thank you for saying that. we've heard from many women who say the doctor could be dismissive and say you're a woman and not having the heart attack. >> there's a lot of studies that show doctors do not treat men and women the same when they come in with symptoms of heart disease. it is on both sides. things women can do and doctors need to do better as well. >> i know you'll have a lot of questions. you'll be on twitter. >> i will, all morning. >> thanks so much. amy. all right, robin. thank you. we turn now to superstar melissa mccarthy. she is on the cover of next month's "redbook" magazine and the "ghostbusters" star is rewriting the rules about beauty sending an important message to her kids and to everyone about how to be happy and confident. abc's reena ninan has her story. >> look at that. a bed and sofa. >> reporter: one of the hottest queens of comedy. >> not so bad. >> reporter: with two major blockbusters set for release
later this year, "the boss" and "ghostbusters." >> get out of my fridge. >> that's going to leave a mark. >> reporter: now melissa mccarthy, actress and fashion mogul is rewriting the rule book on beauty. in the april issue of "redbook" the comedienne breaking down the norms of body image telling the magazine "with women there's this constant weird cultural thing where we're always supposed to be comparing ourselves with one another, who wore it best? whose butt's better? instead how about if everyone wins?" the issue dropping the term plus size. >> we told her we were taking the label plus off of clothing in our issue, her response was, oh, my god. that's amazing. let's let readers know it comes in their size, but why label them? >> reporter: mccarthy who recently launched her line of clothing touts the importance of feeling confident and stylish. telling "redbook" "i just try to
make clothing that will make all women feel really good. when i feel good about my clothes i look at the world a little differently. a little bit of joy goes a long way." >> we can provide a real service. god, that's hot. >> reporter: the 45-year-old movie star eager to teach her kids the importance of loving yourself. >> she is an adoring mom of two little girls. and one of the things that she tries to do is always take a compliment and say, thank you. i love it too. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> i love all of those lessons. >> especially that last one. >> the april issue of "redbook" is out now. >> all right. let's move on to supersaving secrets. we have t.j. back here right now. another story involving planes. this one, new york couple gets a private plane ride for free. >> how did that happen? >> all legit on the open, up and up. it's legal. we talk about a middle class couple, private jet, all to themselves for absolutely free. so how did they do it? you guessed it. there is an app for that.
forget long security lines or fighting for overhead space. flying 30,000 feet in the lap of luxury just got a whole lot more affordable. at least for gilbert ott and laura burns who scored a flight on this private jet for free. >> the look on our face definitely told the story. they knew we weren't regulars. >> reporter: the travel blogger say they found the plush trip from boston to washington, d.c. through jetsetter. then used an online promotion to earn points that paid for their entire flight. >> took a picture of our driver's license for safety, and it said, okay, great, i'll send you an invoice which read a big zero at the bottom. >> reporter: but jetsmarter is just one of their many secret weapons. >> my favorite thing are the deal sites. every day there's some sites that are dedicated to just spitting out the best flight deals.
airfare watch dog, the flightdeal.com and, of course, our site godsavethepoints.com. >> reporter: you can do a little research. >> there are opportunities every week, maybe not for a private jet for a crazy cheap flight. >> reporter: and gilbert says don't forget to rack up those flier miles. >> miles for tweeting. liking something on facebook. renting a car. >> reporter: you can earn miles tweeting. >> yeah. >> what? >> some airlines you know, want twitter followers or they want a little social presence and give you 500 miles just for -- crazy but it's true. >> reporter: even though they aren't holding their breath for another private jet any time soon, they say this summer they'll be slumming it in business class flying overseas just on their miles. >> the big stack of miles are going to tokyo, hong kong, and vietnam. >> reporter: how much would a trip like that cost? the tickets alone would be 20 grand. >> flying for free. again, it just takes work. award wallet is the app. >> award wallet. >> but on the private jet part this is one that just takes work
to find those vouchers. you're all looking at me. it was a one-way trip but the plane was going to -- from boston to d.c. if it had passengers on it or not. that's part of it, as well so they don't mind, you know -- >> george, right? >> george, i knew you were coming for me. >> no, no, no. they had a good time. >> but it was free. >> it was free. >> thanks, t.j. >> thank you, george. i've been waiting all year for that. >> outside to rob. >> what a great crowd we have out here. feels good. not having to wear a jacket or coat. welcome to spring and you know who's happy about it, jumping for joy, the suburbs of chicago. check out the zoo there. this juvenile giraffe is like, yeah, bring on spring. and it's 70 degree yesterday in chicago. that's up near record territory. and we're going to see records fall across the northeast today. 20 to 30 degree above average this afternoon.
77 degrees in philadelphia and it's going to be june-like for the next couple of days. 75 degree on thursday in new york city and near 80 degrees in washington, d.c. those cherry blossoms are blooming. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the wet wednesday forecast. and beyond. we have six days of wet weather. today is the lightest. it will be mild. it will taper this afternoon. heavy and flooding rain tomorrow through friday across the north by. the temperatures are mid-to-upper 60s in most neighbors and a few low 60 in the north pay where the rain sticks an empty tonight is in the low-to-mid 60s with half rain in the north by sliding south into the rest of the neighbor tomorrow and on friday. >> all right, happy birthday to lexy turned 21. what will you celebrate? >> going out for drinks. >> silly question. it's legal now, lara, back inside to you. thank you very much, rob. come on in. "pop news" time and a battle brewing in hollywood this morning.
we're talking leo dicaprio, george clooney, brad pitt fighting over "killers of the flower moon." i guess it's really good. we don't know yet. the tracking board says not 6 only the hottest stars but biggest producers. kathleen kennedy, brett ratner all wanting to bring it to the big screen written by david graham. "killers of the far moon" follows the real-life mysteries of several osage indians in the '20s, the first case for the newly formed fbi led by j. edgar hoover. also in "pup news" this morning, i thank you. oh, i thank you. two pups is always better than one. >> you look like lucas. >> we are partnering with our friends from the wonderful north shore animal shelter of america. robin got her puppy there. >> lucas. >> i got one of my puppies there. >> one of my puppies.
we want you to adopt them. all of them need a home. if you're at a loss how to do it, do not terrier yourself up. oh, a puppy. north shore animal league's 16th annual tour for life event kicking off today, guys. letting us announce it starting right here in new york. in the empire state building, the tour is the world's largest mobile pet adoption event. if you don't live in new york, no problem. it's going 26,000 miles, 53 cities across the country. until mid-may and today you can adopt a pet at half price, george, if you want to add one to your brood. ali, i know you're watching if you want to see any you like, half price today. if you're not in the city show support online and share a photo of your rescue with the #tourforlife2016. how great is it to rescue a dog. >> get your rescue on. lucas has been an absolute joy. >> people say, i don't know, their disposition.
here's the disposition of most -- >> oh, so sweet. >> grateful and loving and they -- >> yeah, i was at a benefit for best friends and their motto is save them all and this is how you save them all. >> i would save them all if i could. finally, everybody, i want to make you smile on this hump day and meet max. i love -- i've done something like this. max's mom and dad told them they were going to a broccoli farm. it was a decoy because they wanted to give him a big surprise with his very first trip to the circus except when they got to the circus, they didn't get quite the response. >> we're not at a broccoli farm. >> where are we? >> we're at the circus. >> oh, i wanted to go to the broccoli. >> wait, max. >> no, i wanted to go to the broccoli farm. i wanted to go to the broccoli farm. >> we'll find out where a broccoli farm is. >> mom, dad, find that broccoli farm.
max, not into the circus wants to see how the broccoli grows and, everybody, that is "pop news." please consider rescuing. >> yes, get your rescue on. >> so cute. >> so sweet. is there is that your phone ringing? was that ali calling? >> this little guy right here. we have a big pizza party coming up just getting started and talk to the world's pizza champ, world expert on that after the break. >> are you saying puppies and pizzas and "gma." what's up, america. don't go anywhere. >> randy houser topping the charts. anywhere. >> topping the charts.
hope you're having a good morning. it is 8:27. i'm open open reggie aq i'm abc7 news morning anchor. we're going to go over to sue hall. >> we do have a delay leaving the embarcadero, 10 minute delay. muni recovered from an earlier delay. and ace train is coming into 15 minutes late. so heads up for that. a stall on the san mateo bridge but that is cleared but a 30 minute rival from hayward over to foster city. >> how long w
good morning. one batch of rain, exiting, now another batch move ago shore. that is the case in mid-afternoon and disappearing during the evening commute. drizzle and light rain through 9:00. and pockets and it fades as we hit the mid-50s. and in the coast upper 60s. and by 7:00 and overnight, but heavy rain developing in the north bay tomorrow and for the rest of us friday. a moderate on our storm impact scale. >> a local news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com.
look at the rain on the golden gate bridge camera. join us week days from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. ♪ this is the part we welcome you back to "gma" and we're talking, oh, tough pizza dough spinning pros in just a moment. but first you're going to tell us more about it, amy? >> oh, yes. i'm the pizza reporter today. everyone loves a slice of pizza or maybe two or three. and one of the hottest tickets right now is the 32nd annual international pizza expo in las vegas, the largest gathering of pizza professionals on the planet and abc's neal karlinsky is there. take a look. ♪ >> reporter: if you think you know pizza, trust us, you've been missing a big slice of the pie. ♪ welcome to the world's largest pizza convention where dough spinning is an art form and serious international competition.
♪ saturday night fever with pizza dough, check. >> if i'm going to work out that's how i'm going to do it. i'm going to spin dough. >> reporter: work out spinning dough. >> just as good as running. >> reporter: brittany saxton practicing year round for her annual pilgrimage here like the annual olympics. >> normally girls don't win this so i'm meeting all these guys that think they're better than i am. >> reporter: it turns out being good at eating pizza doesn't qualify you for making it. >> i'm not getting a lot of air. especially the spinning part. >> there you go. >> look at that. >> former champion spinner joe carlucci says american-style pizza is exploding in parts of the world that might surprise you. >> when you see korea here, japan is here, australia is here, brazil is here, all here for pizza. >> reporter: every ingredient, cheese, flour, anything you can imagine is here. dairy-free pizza that tastes like real cheese. gluten-free with beets on top and an oven that cooks s it fas.
boxes that look like art and competition for folding pizza boxes. done. if you don't like pizza, don't worry, there's even a random chicken wing section, all part of the plan for global domination. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, las vegas. [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. >> i'm going to pass out the pizza. i'm going to pass out the pizza. >> joining us live, 11 time world pizza champ tony gemignani who is giving the state of the union of pizza keynote speech tomorrow. >> a lot of pressure. >> what will you say? >> there you go. >> how are you guys? how are you doing? >> we're doing okay. i'm chewing on pizza. we heard this is the most popular pizza expo ever. what makes pizza so popular now more than ever? >> you know, you grow up with it. when you think of like your
slice concept or that pizzeria you grew up with, everyone loves it and brings you back to when you were a kid when things were easy and simple in life. it's worldwide. it's incredible. with over 40 billion dollars in sales, i mean, pizza is where it's at. >> if i could only have one food for the rest of my life. it would be pizza. i think a lot of people agree with that. this is so good. all right, so media has made it more popular. there are two major national pizza trends right now. the first is chef driven pizzas and in front of us two olive and two mushroom pizzas from frannie's in brooklyn and have been making them for 15 years. tell us when the chef driven trend. >> chef driven trends have been really, really popular lately and when you think of buying local, buying regional but from small farms and updating the menu but not just that pepperoni mississippi on your menu but
turning them differently and changing and using ingredients that you'd never think of, i mean, when it comes to pizza now and the renaissance of pizza it's really chef driven places like frannie's in new york. >> what's the craziest top. >> the skid ink pizza that japan is made pretty intense. it comes out to you. it's black and it's a bit fishy and -- >> mm-mm. yummy. >> not my style so much you see these guys compete with it. >> grandma style pizzas are big. we have one of my personal favorites from prince street pizza. when i lived there i was down there once a week. >> he makes a soho square there. it's a grandma style pizza and you think grandma style pizzas originate in long island and gone across to the boroughs but going all the way to the west coast, even to california. grandma pizza is hot right now. >> don't ever take the napkin,
right? is that a big faux pas to take the napkin and suck up the grease. >> no, you want that grease. good high butter fat. a good cheese. the grease isn't such a bad thing actually. >> all right, tony, you were saying this is a great family food. speaking of families we have some amazing kids right here in times. we have 11-year-old michael testa and 9-year-old nicholas testa, their father owns carmine's pizza and their dad is at the expo so you're holding down the fort. so, michael, how do you do what you're doing? >> it's all in the wrist. i practice every day mostly, so -- >> it's all in the wrist. >> in fact you open for the expo back in 2014 so you're a professional pizza spinner. >> oh, yes. >> and nicholas, i can see you're working -- look at you. you're just 9 what do your friends at school think this. >> they think i'm so famous i'll brag but i don't and always ask me for my autograph.
>> how often do you practice this? >> once a week. >> once a week. your brother says he practices every day. >> no, he doesn't. that's a lie. >> out of the mouth of babes. well, you guys both look awesome. keep spinning and we've got some pizza acrobatics. can you do some for us show us your best stuff. >> all right. >> hey. >> oh. >> whoo! [ cheers ] >> all right. that is nicholas and michael testa. you guys are on fire. thank you very much. you're famous. both of you are famous. let's go over to rob. hey. >> brothers. [ cheers and applause ] going to have no problem getting to the sadie hawkins dance in middle school. i love a good pizza morning. severe weather we have to talk about across parts of southern
texas and louisiana. we've got storms firing up there. flooding will be an issue as well. could see a tornado or two. that's a possibility but flash flood warnings posted for the arklatex region. could see another 5 to 8 inches on top of what they've seen. >> , i am meteorologist mike nicco. check out wet start and flight arrival delays. we will hit the low 60s in the north bay and rain will be steady in the afternoon. the rest of us will taper and hit the mid-to-upper 60. we have heavy rain tomorrow and friday. especially across the this weather report is brought to you by febreze. can you toss to george. >> hi, george. >> hello. thank you for that. it's time for "real money." focus today how to save more when filing your taxes. so many americans turn over hundreds of dollars a year to uncle sam by failing to take advantage of good tax deductions and rebecca jarvis is here to explain. >> by some estimates, americans are leaving as much as $1 billion worth of refunds on the
table every year when we file those taxes. some of the most valuable deductions and credits available this year, take a look. >> hello, ladies. hi there. how are you. i'm rebecca jarvis. we hit the streets of new york to talk about everyone's favorite topic. taxes. what's the first word that comes to mind when you hear taxes? >> fear. >> very confusing. >> so confusing many americans are leaving money on the table. >> one in five filers who prepare their own overlook lots of valuable deductions and they're leaving approximately $460 on the table. >> reporter: so we put their knowledge to the test. true or false you can deduct the cost of a hobby if your taxes? >> i'm going to say false. >> that's truly true. let's say you create drawings for fun and sell a few on the side. those supplies are tax deductible. true or false can you deduct the cost of your commute to work?
>> yeah. >> false. but you can deduct gas mileage when you drive for work during business hours and if you use your car for any business, you may be able to deduct some of the costs of operation and maintenance. think of anything you buy for work. uniforms and supplies or tools you use on the job and new this year, teachers are able to write off up to $250 on school supplies. >> hi. >> and what about child care? true or false, you can deduct the amount of money you spend on after-school activities or even summer camp for the kids? >> true. >> it's actually true if it's considered child care and you're not paying also deducting child care on the side. it's true. it's true. another way to boost that refund contribute to retirement savings account. you have until this year's tax filing date, that's april 18th this year to make a contribution to an i.r.a. and if you do you could be eligible for a saver's
credit that could be worth as much as $1,000 for individuals, $2 had you,000 for couples, so with that you get both the credit and the deduction? that's pretty good. did you just say april 18th. >> april 18th this year right around the corner. >> oh. a little later. >> it's usually april 15th but it's all about the days of the week, monday. >> thank you for that rebecca. coming up what does the bachelor have to do with kirsten dunst? the actress will open up about that in her next movie next. "gma's real money" brought to you by voya
kirsten dunst has a new movie "midnight special" and she's captivating as the mother of a boy who has mysterious powers. i recently got to talk to her all about it. take a look. >> he believes in something. you don't. >> doesn't matter. good people die every day believing in things. >> i spent two years watching another man raise our son.
he did what i couldn't. >> but what was it you couldn't do? that's what i'm trying to get to the bottom of with kirsten dunst. it has a lot of mysteries. >> yes. >> we were told be careful what you reveal and not reveal. it's that kind of movie. >> you want to enjoy the ride. viewers are having a hard time explaining it which is kind of amazing. the only thing i would compare it to is it feels like a close encounters of a third kind and also something younger people could watch too so almost feels like a movie when you feel you shouldn't be watching it when a kid but you do. >> how "e.t." was and "poltergeist." >> yeah -- "poltergeist." >> what a cast. >> i know it's amazing. jeff nicholss is one move favorites and did "take shelter" and "mud" and one of those special newer american directors. >> michael shannon in the movie, adam driver and the list goes on.
what was it like working on this movie. >> the director jeff creates such a good atmosphere on the set. you know when you're working with great people, you know, everyone is striving to make something wonderful for him and with him. >> it sounds like they did and it's a very different kind of movie. meanwhile, you're also very involved in tv again on "fargo". >> can you hurry up? >> how is that experience going back to movies which we know you from forever now on this great hit on tv. >> "fargo" was one of the best roles i've ever played so for me nowadays there's no difference and that was one of my best -- the best experience i've had. >> do you like that idea where there is a definitive ending to your tv role. >> to me it's just the quality of project. i would play peggy forever if i was on that show, as well. it's a little bittersweet because everyone -- it was so well received i'm sad it's over but very proud of it. >> i hear you're a big fan of "the bachelor." >> i am. it's so funny and ridiculous. it's soy crazy that this is on
television. and that these women put themselves in this position. it's just so -- it's brilliant. yeah. >> it is wildly brilliant and it's been on forever and so many celebrities -- tell us this -- it's their guilty pleasure. >> yeah, i feel like it's a lot of women's guilty pleasure. >> yeah. moving on, i know you wanted to -- you've covered tv, of course, you covered movies. directing is something that you said you wanted to do? >> yeah, i'm supposed to be directing within this year, next year around. >> you have a project already picked out. >> yeah, yeah, i can't talk about it now but i'm terrified and also so excited. >> kirsten dunst, always love to have you here. >> thank you. >> great being here. >> fabulous dress. >> thank you. you, as well. >> "midnight special" opens in select theaters on march 18th and coming up here, country music star randy houser. ♪ took me all the way to heaven ♪ ♪
i am so happy right now. great to be with country music superstar and fellow mississi i mississippian, rapinoe. his fourth album "fired up" comes out friday. first single already topping country charts. you'll play that for us in just a little bit. i'm so happy to see everybody here. you are very busy man. just came off the tour with luke. you're getting married in may. beautiful tatiana so with this new music we're learning more about you. >> absolutely. we have just been slowly digging deeper and deeper in the record and ended up with 17 songs so there's a lot to learn. >> there's a lot going on. >> a lot going on upstairs. >> and going back out on tour with dierks bentley. have you ever seen this man on stage? you kind of lose yourself out
there in a good way. >> yeah, i don't know if it's a good -- you know what i've kind of turn into a different person out there and just -- i'd be a little more shy otherwise but we just have a blast. >> i don't mind you being shy at all. all right, off his brand-new album "fired up" here's my friend, randy houser, number one single "we went." ♪ ♪ ♪ black pontiac with a pocket of cash ♪ ♪ foot on the gas ready and throwing up a little dust ♪ ♪ like a pickup truck does in the mud ♪ ♪ but ain't nobody slowing us down right now ♪ ♪ she said i need a little something with some get up and go ♪ ♪ and nobody knows how to get me going ♪ ♪ quite like you do when you doin' the things that you do ♪
♪ wanna give this sleepy podunk town something to talk about ♪ ♪ we went taillights fading from some blue lights chasing ♪ ♪ cut a path through the corn off county road 44 ♪ ♪ tore up a fence jumped in a ditch felt so good ♪ ♪ we didn't want it to end so we went ♪ ♪ looking for a dive just to kill some time ♪ ♪ let the heat cool off we could do us some dancin' ♪ ♪ didn't take long just a couple of songs ♪ ♪ you know it's last call when the law comes walking in ♪ ♪ so we went taillights fading from some blue lights chasing ♪ ♪ cut a path through the corn off county road 44 ♪ ♪ tore up a fence jumped in a ditch felt so good ♪ ♪ we didn't want it to end so we went ♪ ♪ rocking to the radio fogging
up the windows ♪ ♪ headlights off in a spot nobody else knows ♪ ♪ ♪ we went taillights fading from some blue lights chasing ♪ ♪ cut a path through the corn off county road 44 ♪ ♪ tore up a fence jumped in a ditch felt so good ♪ ♪ we didn't want it to end ♪ black pontiac with a pocket of cash ♪ ♪ foot on the gas ready and
years? tomorrow the amazing sister surprise you won't believe. plus, "deals & steals" so good, you'll say -- >> tory, you never cease to amaze me. >> "good morning america." ♪ we were taillights "good morning america" can brought to you by carmax. the bright side of car buying. >> clearly winning the shoe game, blue suede shoes. >> oh, yeah. >> i love the boys in the band. that's a great look, son. "fired up" is the name of the new one. >> thank y'all so much. >> bye, y'all.
it is 8:59. i'm reggie aqui. abc7 news morning anchor. let's check in with mike nicco. >> good morning. still drizzle and pockets of live rain showing up on live doppler 7 hd. over the next hours they trend toward the north bay and fall apart toward the evening commute. on the accuweather seven-day forecast, i do have heavy rain in the north bay tomorrow and for the rest of us, friday it is a moderate storm on our storm impact scale. sue. >> we have a sig-alert. eastbound, for the noncommute direction with a big rig on fire. westbound is slow toward bay point. and a new accident in brisbane, three or four vehicles involved on 101. >> thank you so much. time for live with kelly and michael. we'll be back at 11:00 for the abc 7 midday news.
our reporting continues now on our news app and kelly: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the "live" television called "the passion," trisha yearwood. and star of the new drama, "underground," christopher meloni. and if you have a comment or question, send it in to "kelly & michael's inbox." 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: hi. hi.