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only at a slnumber store. good morning, america. breaking overnight, behind bars, a murderer who escaped from a psychiatric hospital captured after a huge manhunt. >> it was good old-fashioned police work. >> the search high and low. how he made it 300 miles and where he was finally captured. spring snow. the arctic blast sweeping across 20 states. 75 million people in the deep freeze. windchills making for a cold slap in the face. the blanket snow, when will it finally feel like spring? rescue at sea. castaways on a deserted pacific island. the message that saved them spelled out in palm fronds like a scene out of "gilligan's island." the incredible search and rescue effort by the navy and u.s. coast guard and how the survivors are doing this
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morning. ♪ you can't start a fire and canceled concert. bruce springsteen's surprise move refusing to play in north carolina to protest the state's bathroom bill. the big reactions overnight from fans and celebrities who stand behind the boss. ♪ messages just keep getting clearer ♪ hey, good morning. paula is off this morning. very happy, though, to have cecilia vega in the hot seat. thanks for joining us. >> it is a hot seat. >> it is. we're going to make her suffer all morning. also coming up on the show this morning, donald trump trying to get his mojo back. >> that's right. after that crushing loss in wisconsin and with the giant primary right here in new york looming, is trump now shaking up his campaign staff? also, all eyes on colorado this weekend where the fight for delegates is in overdrive, and ted cruz seems to be leading the pack. >> so much happening on your
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beat, politics, this morning, and throughout the many, many months to come. full reports from the campaign trail in a few minutes. we're going to start here, though, with winter in april. >> it's winter. what is going on outside? we've got a so-called clipper system moving across parts of the great lakes bringing frigid temperatures to the midwest this morning, rain and snow too. this as the northeast braces for a blustery cold sweep, and rob is tracking it all right here from central park. hey, rob. >> hard to believe, cecilia, that we're now into april and we're dealing with another snowstorm and chilly temperatures here in central park. it's clear for now, but tomorrow may be a different story. check out this video coming in to us from toledo, ohio, where the snow is coming down yesterday and still is this morning piling up on some of the streets making for a slick go and around the great lakes from wisconsin and down through pennsylvania is where we expect to see the most amount of snow there.
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but everybody well into the deep south going to see some chilly temperatures. we have freeze warnings and watches that are posted across probably about a dozen states, not only today and tomorrow as well. check out numbers as well for air temperatures, and this does not include the wind. indianapolis, 29 degrees. right now 37 in nashville and the freezing mark in d.c. and tomorrow morning we're looking at even colder temperatures, so april temps are going to be very, very chilly as we go through time, and the snowfall forecast with this next clipper system, more or less a dusting west of i-95. maybe higher accumulations in through the interior areas and this cold pattern will continue through the end of next week, dan. a mild winter but we're certainly paying the price now. >> yeah, i find it all very disappointing. cook back inside and we'll discuss it further. thank you. to the breaking news overnight. the accused murderer who escaped from a psychiatric hospital captured after days on the run. a community on edge now finally able to exhale, and abc's jim avila is on the story from spokane, washington. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. a collective sigh of relief here
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in the pacific northwest as this dangerous and unpredictable fugitive is found hiding in a pile of leaves, dehydrated and cold giving up without a fight. overnight authorities capturing escapee anthony garver. >> it was plain and simple. good old-fashioned police work that captured mr. garver today. >> reporter: garver, a mentally ill patient at western state hospital outside seattle, is accused of murder, he was last seen at the psychiatric hospital on wednesday at 6:00 p.m. by 8:50 that night a security camera shows the fugitive buying a greyhound ticket in seattle. early thursday morning he arrived in spokane and traveled to his parents' home. at 3:30 in the afternoon, his parents report him to law enforcement, but when they arrive, garver was already gone. at 8:15 friday night after canine units were alerted to a scent near garver's parents' home, authorities moved into the area where they found him
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dehydrated, unarmed and in need of medical attention. >> we found mr. garver hiding under a pile of debris. >> reporter: garver, a dangerous mental patient, an accused murderer seen in this surveillance video meeting his alleged victim in a mcdonald's. authorities say he later gagged her and stabbed her 24 times. state officials reveal friday that a third patient has gone missing from that same psychiatric hospital. that patient left the facility wednesday with an escorted group but he didn't return. his whereabouts are still unknown. but it is garver authorities feared the most, a survivalist, the local sheriff calls a domestic terrorist and they'd feared he had access to heavy weapons. he had threatened federal judges before. this morning he's being treated for dehydration at a local hospital, and he'll be sent back to that psych ward. cecilia. >> okay, jim, thank you. we do want to turn now to the battle for the big apple. hillary clinton and bernie sanders ramping up the attacks ahead of new york's primary.
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some harsh words on both sides over who is and who is not qualified to be in the oval office. abc's mary bruce is here with more on this. mary, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is bernie sanders' home turf. he was born and raised here, but it's also hillary clinton's adopted home state, and the candidates are battling to prove who is more new york. a homecoming for bernie sanders. the brooklyn native rallying supporters on the street where he grew up. >> thank you all for coming out to my old neighborhood. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: with a big contest here just ten days away, the democratic candidates are in a new york brawl for the 247 delegates at stake. >> i like the meat. >> reporter: hillary clinton is also reminiscing remembering her time as a new york senator and the good grub during a trip to buffalo. >> i ate more chicken wings and beef on weck than i can remember.
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i hope to get some before i leave. >> reporter: and on "the view" sanders passing a key test proving he eats pizza like a true new yorker. >> now, show us how it's done. >> are you all ready? >> yes. >> reporter: after one of the nastiest weeks of the campaign, the candidates seem to be dialing it back. >> you may have heard senator sanders say i'm unqualified to be president. well, seriously -- >> reporter: clinton says sanders is qualified to be president. >> i will take bernie sanders over donald trump or ted cruz any time. >> reporter: sanders agrees, he will support clinton if she's the nominee. now, despite how important new york is to this race, sanders will be heading overseas next week, cecilia. he's received an invitation to the vatican. no word yet, though, on whether he'll be meeting with pope francis. >> and some controversy over whether he really got that invitation or not. but he did -- i was with bernie sanders yesterday when he was walking through his old neighborhood in brooklyn, and he really wavered on whether he said hillary clinton was qualified to be president saying she was actually qualified and unqualified both in the same
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answer. this race, you know, is more nastier than ever, mary. and now bernie sanders talking about the possibility of a contested convention on this side too. >> that's right. if hillary clinton fails to get a majority of those pledge delegates before the convention, the sanders campaign says he will, quote, 100% challenge her for the nomination, even if hillary clinton has more votes. >> rough on both sides. mary, great to have you here with us. and, dan, you've got more on the republicans. >> what an amazing year. yes, let's talk about the republicans. signs of stress emanating this morning from the campaign of the front-runner. donald trump, a big event canceled in california and this morning questions about a possible staff shake-up. meanwhile, trump's chief rival ted cruz racking up the delegates in colorado this weekend, and that is where we find abc's david wright. david, good morning. tell us more about what exactly is happening in colorado this weekend. >> reporter: good morning, dan. there's no question this is a tough patch for the trump campaign. they're just coming off that huge blow-out in wisconsin where ted cruz took home 36 delegates, well, 37 delegates are at stake here in colorado.
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there's no primary. they're chosen by regional caucuses, and here at the state party convention today, cruz is seriously outmaneuvering trump. he's taken 21 of the 21 that have been selected so far, and today's delegates will be chosen by a process that looks like the political equivalent of speed dating. 600 people who want to go to the convention will have ten seconds each to make their case why they should go, and there's only one candidate who is going to be here today. it's not donald trump, it's not john kasich. >> david wright reporting from colorado. david, thank you. >> cecilia, over to you. okay, now we want to turn to a big break in the case of a college student found murdered on her university of texas campus. police releasing this video of the teenage suspect. that's him right there wheeling -- that was him wheeling a bike, and it helped investigators connect the dots and make an arrest. his family is speaking out this morning and abc's phillip mena is in austin with more on what they're saying. hey, phillip, good morning. >> reporter: cecilia, good
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morning. haruka weiser's classmates honored her with a dance performance here on campus last night, and this morning we're learning more about the troubled teen who police believe killed her. 17-year-old meechaiel criner accused of murdering 18-year-old haruka weiser, a university of texas dance major, now in police custody. his bail set at $1 million and his sister speaking out telling our houston station ktrk exclusion skiffly that her brother had a hard upbringing and suffers from a psychiatric illness. >> he is slow on a lot of things but he's not slow enough to say i'm going to kill this person and take her purse and carry it with me. meechaiel is not that crazy to do that. >> reporter: overnight his alleged victim's classmates and fellow dancers, performing an emotional tribute to weiser. >> she was a brilliant dancer and she's going to be deeply, deeply missed. >> the subject was also in possession of a woman's bike. >> reporter: according to an arrest affidavit, the suspect seen here in surveillance footage holding a small duffel
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bag matching the description of the one weiser had carried to dance class sunday, the night of her disappearance. weiser's body found in a creek two days later. police taking criner into custody thursday morning. at this youth homeless shelter criner was arrested after a tip from firefighters who told police they encountered a teenager hours after the murder at the scene of a fire in an abandoned building. according to court documents, investigators believe that teenager resembled the suspect seen in the video and that some of the items found at that fire may have belonged to weiser including a shoe and a burned notebook with college level coursework inside. >> we are very certain the suspect in custody is the suspect responsible for the death of this beautiful young woman. >> reporter: state officials say criner was a foster teen who ran away last month. meanwhile, police here are still searching for a motive. dan. >> sad story in so many ways. thank you, phillip.
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we have new developments this morning in the terror investigation in belgium. investigators have captured a suspect who may, may be that mysterious man wearing a hat caught on camera moments before and after the deadly bombing at the brussels airport, and abc's alex marquardt is on the story now from belgium. >> reporter: this morning, the burning question, is the hunt for the so-called man in the hat over? [ sirens ] belgian authorities believe he could be one of the five men now in custody. here a video of one of the dramatic arrests on friday shot from a neighbor's window. police pinning the man on the ground, his hands behind his back, then dragged away. the biggest arrest, mohamed abrini, a 31-year-old belgian also tied to november's paris attacks. he was seen two days before at a gas station with paris attacker salah abdeslam. today authorities investigating whether he's the infamous man in the hat from the brussels airport. new video released by police this week showing the suspect
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casually walking away as suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the departures hall. those attackers and bombs came from this brussels apartment, a virtual bomb factory, and abrini's dna was found inside. the man in the hat was spotted by surveillance camera again almost an hour after the airport attack, his coat gone, looking like he's on the phone. it's just before the bomb at the maalbeek metro station goes off at 9:11 a.m. now belgian authorities also trying to figure out if a suspect they have in custody named osama k. was at the metro station with the suicide bomb ever. they same suspect they say seen at a mall buying those bags used in the airport attack. this is the first time belgian authorities have acknowledged a second suspect at the metro station. the man they have in custody was using a syrian alias. both suspects believed to have
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gone to syria to join isis and made their way back to europe. dan, cecilia. >> alex marquardt, thank you. a lot of other news this morning and for that let's get it over to ron claiborne. >> good morning to you, dan, cecilia, rachel. good morning, everyone. well, one of the fbi's ten most wanted fugitives is behind bars in mexico this morning. mexican police capturing brenda delgado in the city of torreon on friday. she was allegedly behind orchestrating the murderer of dr. hatcher. her two alleged accomplices are in custody here in the u.s. in a retrial a tennessee jury found former vanderbilt university student cory batey guilty of raping an unconscious woman at the school in 2013. batey was one of four players, football players, accused in the high-profile case. they are accused of assaulting the vanderbilt coed in a dorm room. batey and one of his teammates were found guilty but the judge declared a mistrial this case. a time to celebrate. spacex touched down on planet
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earth. it's the first time the 260-foot rocket safely landed. it was launched from the cape canaveral air force station in florida sending a cargo capsule to the international space stations with supplies including an inflatable habitat that could house astronauts on a mission to mars. and a deadly chain reaction crash in miami that left one woman dead and sent seven others to the hospital. a security video showing a city dump truck crossing into a busy intersection and then plowing into the taxi. you see it there. the female passenger in the cab was killed, and ten vehicles were involved in that incident, which is under investigation. and in sports, can golfer jordan spieth do it again? last year's masters champ holds a one-stroke lead heading into today's third round of the masters. he had a rough day on friday including a four-putt for a double bogey on the 5th hole. while rory mcilroy was moving up in the leaderboard, he is now 3 under par, one back of spieth.
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meanwhile, golfer henrik stenson posting a picture on instagram with his 2-year-old daughter allegedly trying to let the air out of spieth's car in the parking lot. the caption, don't worry about spieth, daddy, he will be late for his tee time. stenson is seven strokes off the lead, so i guess the joke is on him. and finally, here's an unusual way to make an employee meeting a little more interesting. set a guinness world record for the largest human mattress dominos. that's 1,200 workers rat a georgia based -- >> that is cool. >> it is cool. >> why? >> because you can. >> and they say they did it on the first attempt. yeah, why. >> what are we going to do here? >> wow. >> we're doing that later. >> oh. >> nobody told you that. >> you didn't get the memo. >> they didn't tell me that. >> that was part of the deal when you came on today. >> nobody heard. >> true. true. >> hopefully. >> well, rob is -- rob, we might hurt you because of this weather. what is going on? >> we had a nice wild winter across at least the eastern half of the country, and now it's a little chilly start to april. >> now we're paying for it. >> holding you personally responsible. >> ron is going to run in a race at about 9:00. he's going to be freezing.
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check this out. a track of the parade out of minnesota yesterday. that's where it was coming down, and they had a pileup in spots. actually one report out of wisconsin, 11 inches, so not messing around there. john deere is having a crank through town. i honestly don't know what the reason for this was, but boys will be boys, and crank out the toys when you can't really do any farming at least right now with all the snow on the ground. let's take you out west now where actually some beneficial rains will be coming into southern california and northern california. playing some baseball, the bay area. and you'll get some rain. one, a couple of waves, a stuck pattern, one of the reasons we had the cold in the northeast. high over low brings the rain down across california. again, they're going to take it. this is good stuff for them and it won't be entirely too heavy at one time. so we're not looking for a big flash flood or mudslide threat so one or two inches across parts of california over the next couple of days. meanwhile, windy and not so bad across parts of texas. 77 degrees expected in houston. the masters, breezy again and on the chilly tide. tomorrow will be even chillier. as a matter of fact, there's a freeze warning out.
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probably some frost on the augusta greens to start the day, you know, but by the time the leaders get out, it should be all right. and, again, chilly, >> the mets had a chilly home opener yesterday, and the yankees in detroit played, yeah, and didn't go well for the yankees. >> rematch. >> it's a long season. >> ron is actually talking about tying you to a mattress and putting you in the central park reservoir. you cool with that?
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you cool with that? >> he threatened me. plus a pair of cement slippers. >> oh, my goodness. >> that's how we do it in new york. >> it's love. >> thank you, rob. now to rachel with the rookie baseball play named trevor story whose major league debut is turning into an amazing story. what's going on? >> truly it's incredible, guys. this tale about a 23-year-old rookie is quite the page turner. less than a week ago, trevor story knocked his debut on the major league baseball stage out of the park. take a look. >> that ball hit deep to left field. not another. are you kidding me? >> and that's one for the storybooks. >> six home runs in his first four major league games. >> reporter: colorado rockies shortstop trevor story beginning the first chapter of his pro baseball career in fairy tale fashion with not one, but six home runs. >> you know, coming back here, it's just so fun to play in front of our fans. >> reporter: the 23-year-old story begins as the only rookie to ever hit a home run in each of his first games of the major league. and the story goes, 'twas
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opening day when over the wall he smacked his first major league home run. >> story getting one more here. and that one is way out of here. >> reporter: this ninth inning solo hit makes two in his first game ever. >> three big league at bats. two home runs. >> reporter: and the page turner continues, number three, a two-run dinger against the diamondbacks. >> trevor story is at it again. >> reporter: in number four, this homer, 434 feet deep into center. >> he blasts it to the gap deep in left center. >> reporter: it's at the team's home opener the story continues sending two more over the wall. >> there it goes, deep to left field. number five is landing deep in the bleachers. >> reporter: no one knows how this story will end. it's a season with 162 games, but story has definitely inked himself with some greats like
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willie mays and mark mcgwire and becomes the fifth major league hero to homer in the first four games of a season. >> a star is born in denver, colorado. oh, my. >> that is something, right? well, the story will continue tonight as the rockies take on the padres in colorado. and i love it, guys. he said -- he said, i've said it before. i'm not trying to hit home runs, sometimes it kind of happens. >> oh, poor guy. >> happens pretty frequently, though, right? >> at this rate he'll hit 200 and something, right? >> ron -- just to put it in perspective, ron insists that even he could hit a home run in colorado. >> mile high. >> ooh. a challenge. >> the ball really flies. >> one thing is for sure after that piece, you know, chicks do still dig the long ball is the way that works out. >> i'm going to let you stand by that statement on your own. >> okay. >> tell you what's coming up on the show. love you, rob marciano. the incredible island rescue. a message spotted from the sky
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on a remote pacific island. it's like a combination of "gilligan's island" and a tom hanks movie. the castaways used what they had to make a call for help. and taking a stand, the boss cancels a concert this weekend in north carolina to protest the state's so-called bathroom bill. why he is calling this a fight against prejudice and bigotry. >> it's cold out but have some faith. summer is coming eventually. we've got some great advice on scoring the best deals for your summer vacation coming up in our "weekend download." keep it here. "good morning america" is brought to you by neutrogena. see what's possible. see what's possible. jean that hydro boost. instantly quench your skin. ply . a wrinkle cream that works in one week. and a shampoo that washes away the residue hair care products can leave behind. but we did it. no wonder dermatologists recommend neutrogena® 2 times more than any other brand. we're always re-thinking what's possible in skincare. that's just how we roll. neutrogena®.
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welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, a commuter plane crash in alaska. three people dead. one woman miraculously survives. rescuers climbing 400 feet up the mountain to rescue her. >> wow. and former sailor keith allen harward is waking up this morning a free man after spending 33 years in prison for a crime authorities now say he did not commit. new dna evidence cleared him of the wrongful murder and rape conviction. also, say it ain't so. get ready to pay more to binge-watch your favorite shows. netflix is hiking up the price of its standard hd subscription to almost 10 bucks a month starting in may. some 17 million netflix users will have to pay more to keep up that service. a lot of people are going to be
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not very happy about that. >> it's going to cost more to vegetate. i'll probably keep doing it. >> me too. >> just for the record. also coming up, bruce springsteen's surprise move canceling his concert in north carolina at the last minute. this is a protest against a controversial new state law. we'll tell you what other celebrities are saying. but first here that survival story we've been talking about all morning. three castaways forced to swim two miles to a deserted island when their boat overturned in the pacific ocean. >> yeah, this is a real-life "gilligan's island." they used whatever they could find to craft a desperate call for help. abc's eva pilgrim is here with the details. this was really supposed to be a three-hour tour. you can't make it up. >> well, i guess someone did make it up once upon a time. but, yeah, three-hour tour. what would you do if you were stuck on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean with no way off? well, after being stuck for three days, three guys took a cue from hollywood to find their way back home. a cry for help answered, three men spending days stranded on this tiny island in the pacific
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lucky to be alive this morning after their three-hour sailing trip went very wrong. ♪ a three-hour tour >> reporter: no, they weren't aboard the "s.s. minnow" from "gilligan's island" but their misadventure definitely rings a bell. ♪ the minnow would be lost >> reporter: the men set off for a small island in micronesia to catch a plane but never made it and their boat sinking late at night in the middle of the ocean forcesing them to swim over two miles to this tiny long deserted island full of empty o quickly alerted teaming up to find them. >> when they did not show up a day later, that's when the loca investigation and then reached out to us here in guam for assistance. >> reporter: the trio seemingly living out scenes from the movie "castaway." >> fire! >> reporter: stealing a page out of tom hanks' book. the men writing out the word "help" using palm leaves on the beach. >> the other key part is that
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the personal flotation devices allowed them to make the overnight swim to the island in which they were picked up. >> reporter: you can see in these pictures the men running out waving their bright orange life jackets trying to flag down the plane after three days on the island. local fishermen hearing their location picked them up and brought them back to their families, and rescuers say one of the key things that helped them find these guys, they made a fire. signal, sending them in that direction. it would have taken them several more hours to actually find them if they hadn't. >> i wonder if they screamed fire like tom hanks. >> i wonder if they screamed wilson. >> wilson, right. >> that's what i would have screamed. >> that reference takes me back. it does. all right. eva, thank you very much. let's check the weather once again and get it over to ron. good morning again. >> yeah, merit badges all around for survival skills there. well done, guys. we are looking at this storm. a very cold clipper. another one, one of a couple this week that's coming in. yeah, there's some white on the map there for april 9th and 10th.
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today, though, it's going to accumulate maybe in pennsylvania. west of i-95 just wet snow that probably won't accumulate on the roads, closer to the coastline and another system coming in behind that, but the cold air is really the bit story, not just today but tomorrow morning coming in and driving all the way down to the south with this. and we'll see temperatures that will be subfreezing as we go through time. here's the accumulation expected right around there in west virginia where the mountains are. you might see 6 plus inches of snow and 3 to 6 across parts of western pennsylvania. we showed you the video across parts of michigan and wisconsin. into the mix here in new york and boston to make it interesting. 66 degrees in san diego. some rain, though. that's a quick check on the this weather report brought to you by ashley home store. embrace the cold.
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it'll be warmer next week. >> embrace the cold? >> yeah. >> it'll be warmer this summer, right? >> what's wrong -- >> i'm not good at spinning things. it'll get warmer next week. >> what choice do you have? embrace it. it will pass eventually. >> spoken like a guy who meditates. >> yes, ohm. a little buddhist sentiment on a saturday morning. here's what's coming up on the show, bruce springsteen canceling tomorrow's concert in north carolina to protest the state's co-called bathroom bill and celebrities saying he's doing the right thing. keep it here. ♪ born in the usa bathroom bill and celebrities saying he's doing the right thing. keep it here. the wolf was huffing and puffing.
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♪ this gun's for hire the boss bowing out. just days before a big concert in north carolina, bruce springsteen's surprise move is a protest against the state's so-called bathroom law. >> yeah, critics say this law discriminates against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, and springsteen is not the only big name speaking out. abc's kendis gibson is here with more. hey, kendis. >> cecilia and dan, good morning. of course, this is a huge issue with the lgbt community. springsteen calls this the strongest means he has to raise his voice and push back, and that means thousands of carolina fans won't get to see the 66-year-old legend.
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♪ want to change my clothes ♪ may hair, my face >> reporter: the boss taking a stand against the controversial new law in north carolina canceling his show in greensboro only 48 hours before taking the stage. ♪ born in the usa >> reporter: the bill hb2 or the bathroom law has come under heavy fire from critics in recent days. in it individuals are required to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate. springsteen saying in a statement on his website, "we have canceled our show scheduled for sunday, april 10th. some things are more important than a rock show." ellen degeneres tweeting, "i love bruce." ♪ the boss joins the ranks of companies like apple, google, yahoo! and paypal that have pushed against against the new legislation calling for its repeal, even charles barkley voicing his distaste of this new law. >> i think the nba should move the all-star game from there next year. >> reporter: and other celebrities praising the boss for canceling his show. melissa mccarthy tweeting, "one more incredible reason to love bruce springsteen.
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your integrity is inspiring" along with andy cohen saying, "thank, you bruce, the true boss" and richard branson echoing that sentiment with his tweet, "more important than a rock show, applaud springsteen for canceling north carolina gig over foul anti-lgbt law." ♪ i should point out that according to spring seen's website, all the tickets for the april 10th concert will be refunded. no word on whether he'll return to the tar heel state. dan, cecilia. >> sure you don't want to -- >> i did a move just before that in the commercial break. it was embarrassing. >> no. >> i wish we had captured that on camera. >> skillful. >> it was a mix of carlton and courteney cox. >> yes. it was something to behold. thank you very much, kendis. great to see you on a saturday morning. >> good to see you, kendis. thank you. coming up on "good morning america," it might not feel like summer, but rob promises it is actually coming, so how to snag bargains for that big vacation. all the details coming up in our "weekend download."
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months for the caribbean, and that's according to new data from trip adviser. >> so what are the best deals you're seeing? >> new york, very popular summer destination, triumph hotels have seven properties in the city and they'll have a flash sale, april 26th through 27th. rates up to 40% off and that includes all of their properties. >> but those of us who want to get out of the city because we live here, for example, what is a good deal? >> st. lucia is chock-full of deals right now. go to and you're going to get free nights at luxury hotels like jade mountain. 45% off rates at coconut bay, free massages, free meals. lots of stuff on sale. >> okay, st. lucia, that's it for me. thanks very much, genevieve. and coming up on "pop news," why country star carrie underwood is jealous of her husband. we'll be right back. dan harris is going to do "pop news" today, i believe. >> that's not true. >> we got rachel in? rachel, you're up next. got rachel in? rachel, you're up next. p next. with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®. he said victoza® works differently than pills.
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♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by prudential. all right. it's that time, "pop news." rachel, what's popping? >> so pumped, guys. lots of good stuff this morning. first up, trending everywhere -- you got the giggles, rob, this morning. everything okay? let's do it. let's do it, guys. all right, first up, trending everywhere carrie underwood, she's insanely jealous after her husband got to sing with garth brooks before she did. turns out her hubby who is nhl star mike fisher is also a
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country music fan. i should hope so, as evidenced by this video carrie shared three months ago of mike singing along to garth's song "the river." he's no carrie underwood, that's for sure, but anyway, well, this week mike and garth made it happen for real. take a look. ♪ know a dream is like a river every change ♪ ♪ and the dreamer is just an eskimo that must follow where it goes ♪ >> so cute. and mike is really -- i mean, he's into it. he's taking it very seriously. >> not bad. >> the car, i think he's been working on it over the last three months, he was preparing for that moment. >> while singing in the car. >> true. >> i mean, his wife is carrie underwood, guys. come on. all right. but don't -- i wouldn't feel too bad for carrie because i have a feeling she'll probably get her moment to shine with garth, you know, and i did love her facebook post of that video because she says, she's going to see if wayne gretzky would mind, you know, wanting to play a pickup game of hockey. >> that's a good comeback.
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>> yeah, kind of genius. >> you should hear me sing "the wheels on the bus" to my 1-year-old. it's so beautiful, my voice. >> melodic. >> yeah. >> coming up next week. the wheels on the bus go round and round. >> that could be tomorrow on "pop news." >> if i hear that song one more time, i'm going to jump out a window. anyway, i'm sure there's more "pop news." >> this one you'll really like. some of the biggest names in hollywood are joining forces to celebrate the aspca's 150th anniversary, and they're literally giving animals a voice in a brand-new video. take a look. >> love me unconditionally, and i promise to tolerate you most of the time. >> so what if i'm not a puppy anymore. neither are you. is everyone an ageist? i'm in my prime. >> cute ads, but julie bowen, nathan lane, kesha and 50 cent all speaking out in support of the aspca's anniversary, and there are loads of ways that you guys can get involved too including a huge adoption event and parade happening here in new york city tomorrow. all the details are on the aspca website. >> i love that 50 cent got
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involved. you know, he's got a little dog, a little dog. >> really. >> he named oprah. >> no way. >> true story. true story. >> that's a good dog. >> that is a name. >> let me get on my soap box just super, super briefly. i love the aspca. i'm an unabashed supporter. we have three of their cats destroying our home as we speak. it's just -- you can adopt an animal for free and save a life and improve your own, so go for it. >> that's awesome. thank you for that, dan. next up, guys, signed, sealed, delivered. charlize theron is officially part of the cast for "fast 8." the next installment in the "fast and furious" franchise. her exact role, though, is being kept under wraps. all we know is she will be playing some sort of villain. ooh. good, right? >> she was great in "mad max." >> she's just fantastic. >> you had me at her name. >> yeah, so you are -- yeah, we're all getting our ticket. shooting begins this summer with the "fast 8" hitting theaters next april. awesome. >> and finally, leave it to meryl streep to simply knock out a burst from the hit broadway
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show "hamilton," and you know effortlessly nail it because that's just what -- ♪ all of a sudden we're in the room where it happens ♪ ♪ the room where it happens ♪ the room where it happens ♪ women are suddenly in the room where it happens room where it happens ♪ >> get it, meryl. >> just that. and those at the women in the world summit were so glad she couldn't resist, the oscar winning actress, just one of several iconic women at the always inspiring women in the world summit in new york city, but any room meryl is in is the room where it happens. >> okay, has everybody -- has anybody at this table seen "hamilton" yet? >> no. >> i haven't. >> i want -- >> i have not seen it. my younger brother with whom i'm very close is obsessed with it, so he actually bought me tickets so that i could talk to him about it. >> they're almost impossible to come by. >> if you need a plus one, i'm down. >> i think my wife has dibs on that, but if she bails, you're in but it's supposed to be incredible. >> our executive producer john faraconi has gone. >> he has? >> he didn't take any of us. >> i mean -- >> so rude. >> i feel like i've seen it,
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though, i've talked about it so much. >> you know. >> rachel, great "pop news" as always. you'll be back with more "pop news" tomorrow. we'll all be back tomorrow. thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> more cecilia tomorrow. have a great day, everybody. >> good luck today, ron. ve a great day, everybody. >> good luck today, ron. . head's up if you're taking b.a.r.t. today, this will be no train service between san leandro, the second of six closures, they are repairing equipment and tracks to makes rides quieter and safer. b.a.r.t. will provide a bus
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bridge for passengers but that may cause 30 minute delays. happening today, it's the beginning of the annual northern california cherry blossom festival. here's a look at the scenes from last year's cherry blossom parade in japantown. the festival starts at 11:00 this morning and being held on postry between laguna and phil more. kids will love the hello kitty truck selling hello kitty cakes and doughnuts and our very own david liu will coincide the cherry blossom queen program at 6:00 tonight. let's check on the forecast now with lisa argen. >> rain showers there will be good luck because we still have a few that will be with us through the afternoon. right now heavy rain from the central valley is moving into martinez, walnut creek and pleasant hill. also, marin county, it's been wet, the focus shifted north and east from the south where you have the we had weatht weather .
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more rain for you tonight and tomorrow. it's not over yet. it's going to be kind of an on and off afternoon with most of it this morning but it shifts to the north bay. 59 in san jose. we'll be talking about the extent of this rain and totals coming up. >> developing news out of the east bay, a freeway accident turns deadly. the violent crash that ejected a driver from his car. plus, why san francisco police are on the hunt for the three people seen here, abc 7 news at
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>> it's saturday, april 9th, good morning and thanks for joining us. we're off to a wet start across the bay area. here's lisa argen with a first look at live doppler 7 hd. >> you're right 3/4 inch of rain in milpitas over the last 24 hours. you're getting a break and the active weather is to the north. we're looking at these heavier cells around concord and martinez and walnut creek and pleasant hill. it will continue to rotate to the west and the north. the north bay area marin, richmond, san rafael bridge and east bay and marin county looking at heavier light rain. but look where it stops from oakland points south. it will push north, continue to get more scattered and we'll see from four


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