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good morning, america. breaking overnight, airport nightmare. as millions return from the holiday, a massive computer outage across the country at the nation's biggest airports. >> it was just chaos. >> thousands stranded in line for hours. reports of passengers fainting and getting sick. fire and rescue called in. and the big security questions this morning. deadly weather outbreak. at least 12 tornadoes reported. flash floods hit the south, killing at least five people, destroying homes. now new tornado warnings this morning, as heavy rain moves into the northeast with an arctic blast right behind. new bombshell overnight as republicans and congress move to strip power from an important government watch dog. president-elect trump back to business, calling out north korea on their nukes. kellyanne conway here one on one.
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tiny hero. a 2-year-old stepping in to save his twin after a dresser falls, trapping his brother beneath it. the moment he finally gets free. and their parents' urgent warnings for other families this morning. those kids are okay. i promise you that. good morning, america. happy new year. we can say that again. first day back at work and school for so many people. >> so many people had a difficult time coming home. did you see those pictures coming out of the scenes at the airports last night, travelers stuck in massive lines at customs. take a look at this video of people. this is in line in atlanta, the busiest airport in the u.s. abc's gio benitez is at jfk, kennedy airport in new york where they experienced major delays as well. good morning to you, gio. >> reporter: robin, george, good
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morning. no doubt this was a headache for travelers but perhaps even more concerning, this is the same system that checks international travelers coming into this country. overnight, it had major problems. overnight, the nation's airports at a standstill. thousands facing massive delays. >> there was thousands and thousands of people, hot, sweaty. no water. >> reporter: as the u.s. customs and border protection system shut down for four hours during one of the biggest travel times of the year. the agency says the system-wide computer problem began around 6:00 p.m., leaving those coming in on international flights stranded. >> completely chaotic. there was no system to who got through fast and who had to wait two hours. >> reporter: in miami, emergency personnel treated seven passengers for medical emergencies, while airport staff handed out fans and water. in atlanta, customs officials took a dozen people at a time, manually processing their documents. instead of using the individual kiosk areas. at new york's jfk, delays as long as 90 minutes. >> they herd you into one line.
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then they herd you into another line. then they herd you into another line. it was just chaos. >> reporter: customs and border protection telling abc news overnight, it was taking immediate action to address the technology disruption, adding, it was working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security. >> they told us to just be patient and get back in line. >> reporter: this morning, many questioning what caused the outage of the customs and border protection computer system, creating a nightmare for frustrated trachlers coast to coast. and back out here live at jfk, we should tell you that at this point, customs believes this was just a technical problem, not a malicious attack, george. >> thank goodness they think it wasn't an attack. meantime, how did they -- you said they maintained security. how did they make sure the people on the no-fly list didn't get in? >> reporter: no doubt that was a concern, george. george. but right now customs tells us that the national security database, that part of it, was always working. it may have been slow, but it was always working.
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>> thank goodness for that. gio benitez, thanks very much. >> good to know. now to the deadly storms tearing through the south, also creating a travel nightmare for so many. reported tornadoes and flash flooding killing at least five people. abc's adrienne bankert is on the scene in hard-hit alabama. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. the winds strong enough to rip the siding off this church and cause some severe roof damage. just down the road, a tree fell into a mobile home, killing several people inside. four people are dead following a reported tornado in rehobeth, alabama. seven people were in this trailer when a tree went right through the roof, splitting it in two. the other three inside managed to escape. this just 1 of 12 reported tornados in three states overnight, including georgia, where 70-mile-per-hour winds and combined with rising flood waters created havoc on the roads. emergency workers racing to the scene after this massive tree fell on a home, hitting two cars
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and blocking streets. raging winds in mississippi overturned tractors and knocked through houses. in florida, a 70-year-old man was killed by fast-moving floodwaters. more than 11 inches of rain fell in crestview. one of many communities where rising rivers and overworked drainage systems made roadways impassable. we should learn more today once the national weather service comes to survey some of this damage to confirm whether or not these were indeed tornados. robin, back to you. >> it does. adrienne, thank you. we go to ginger with more on the storms and where they're moving this morning. >> throughout the early morning hours, we were seeing tornado warnings still popping up. now the strong storms have made their way through florida, into georgia, north carolina, south carolina, even virginia this morning. that's where the action is later morning, early afternoon. then we can say good-bye. but not before it will leave more severe storm reports already at this point. at least 135 reported from texas
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to south carolina. i wanted to bring in the next big headline. the arctic air. my goodness is it going to be cold. a good shot of january here. it will feel like 5 in kansas city tomorrow morning. 22 minneapolis. chicago, 5 below. then the air slides here. the feels-like by the time we get to thursday, feels like january, george. >> winter is back. ginger, thanks very much. now overseas to the manhunt for the terrorist who gunned down 39 people on new year's eve in turkey. isis claimed responsibility for the attack as we learn new details about the man who carried it out. abc's alex marquardt is live on the scene in istanbul. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. turkish authorities do believe they're closing in on that suspect. we've got lots of new details from police sources this morning who tell us they have the name but they aren't yet revealing it. they say the suspect is from kyrgyzstan in central asia. he arrived here just before the
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attack. this is the face of the alleged killer. as he strolls through one of istanbul's central squares, just a few days before the attack. new images of the suspect whose name hasn't been revealed, and new details about how he did it. reportedly taking a taxi just before midnight to the upscale reina nightclub. he then stormed in at 1:15 a.m. over just seven minutes, he fired 180 rounds of a caliber bullet used by ak-47s, using six clips, leading experts to believe he was well trained. the gun, police sources tell us, is not from turkey, adding that the attacker also used flares to illuminate his targets. here, he appears to be taking off his jacket. sources tell us they believe he changed his appearance to help his escape, then pretended to be wounded and limped to blend in. he escaped in another taxi, going less than half a mile before getting out, carefully, looking around, and walking away slowly. behind him, carnage. among the wounded, 35-year-old american jake raak, in istanbul on vacation.
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he was shot in the leg and pretended to be dead. he was flown home to the u.s. >> all i can say is it's a massive tragedy. this is very unfortunate. >> reporter: with isis now claiming responsibility, they're sending a clear message that as they're being beaten back in iraq and syria, we can expect more attacks like this here in turkey and beyond. robin? >> alex, thank you. we have the latest on the trump transition. 17 days until the inauguration. and the president-elect is back to business and back on twitter. we're going to hear from his senior adviser, kellyanne conway, in a moment. first, abc's cecilia vega is at trump tower here in new york. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, a new year, a new tweet storm. his inauguration is just days away, on twitter looking backward to that big november win taking another victory lap. fresh off his new year's eve bash in mar-a-lago --
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>> all i can tell you is we'll do a good job. we're going to do a good job. >> reporter: donald trump is ringing in 2017 with a twitter blitz. and it seems no subject is off limits. the president-elect writing, north korea just stated it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the u.s. it won't happen. plus a jab at chicago's mayor on that city's murder rate. if mayor can't do it, he must ask for federal help. even a complaint about a new book. trump writing, it used the worst cover photo of me. just 17 days to go before inauguration, trump is promising something else on the calendar first. big news on the russian hacks. >> i also know things that other people don't know. and so they cannot be sure of this situation. >> like what? what do you know that other people don't know? >> you'll find out on tuesday or wednesday. >> reporter: he's still doubting evidence from 17 u.s. intelligence agencies that say they have concrete proof of russia's involvement.
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>> i want them to be sure. i think it's unfair if they don't know. >> reporter: donald trump is back here in new york now. he's got meetings today right here in trump tower, including with mike pence. everyone is waiting to see if today might be the day that he releases whatever this new information is that he says he has on those russian hackers. george? >> we'll talk to koik about that. >> now to the new congress. it's back for its first day of business. so much on its plate from repeal of obamacare, tax reform, confirming trump nominees. let's bring in our congressional correspondent mary bruce. mary, even before the official swearing in today, the house g.o.p. voted overnight to take away the power and independence of the congressional ethics office. >> reporter: george, this came as a huge surprise. late last night, behind closed doors house republicans moving to effectively gut their own watch dog, the independent ethics office. it was created to keep lawmakers in check to help investigate allegations of their own wrongdoing. now republicans want to move the
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office under their own control, saying it on will create a fairer process. even republican leaders are frustrated and democrats are outraged. it's a sour note to kick off the first day of the new g.o.p.-led congress. >> such a packed schedule, mary, for this congress, including getting those trump cabinet nominees confirmed. those confirmation hearings set to start soon. >> reporter: democrats are ready to go to battle over the confirmation hearings. specifically targeting eight of trump's picks. they want those nominees to release more of their personal finance records. if they don't, george, get ready for a long, drawnout fight here on capitol hill. >> thank you, mary. let's get more on this now from donald trump's senior advisor, kellyanne conway. happy new year. >> happy new year to you, george. >> president-elect trump famously promised to drain the swamp in washington. he wanted real reform. is this what he had in mind? >> i haven't discussed this with the president-elect directly. but, let's make clear that you're going to have an office of complaint review. in other words it's not like we're taking -- >> but it's under oversight of
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the republican majority in congress. it's not independent. >> the full house will vote on it today. the democrats will have their say. certainly they're part of the house. there's an ambitious agenda to push forward. the republicans have not given the majority in the house and the senate, most of the governorships, they've won over 1,000 legislative seats under president obama's watch, so there's a mandate there for them to make significant change. >> but is this the way to start gutting the independent ethics office? >> gutting it doesn't mean there won't be a mechanism. i don't want the viewers to be given the impression, george, that there's no way for complaints to be reviewed. there's been an overzealousness in some of the processes over the years. we don't want people wrongly accused and we don't want people mired in months if not years of ethical complaint reviews. >> north korea is signaling they may test an intercontinental missile. we saw that tweet from president-elect trump saying it won't happen. does that mean he's going to order the military to shoot down a north korean missile test? >> it doesn't mean anything like that at the moment. he's not president yet and he's
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not making policy at the moment. we still have a president for the next 17 days. at the same time, president trump will be tough on those who are developing nuclear capability. it's been a big disappointment to many americans, including the president-elect, that iran, for example, was emboldened and increased its nuclear capability through one of the deals that this administration has put forward. >> their program is on hold. what about north korea? there are so few tools to stop them. what is the president-elect suggesting he's going to do? >> he's not stated that publicly. he won't before he's inaugurated. we do know that there are sanctions that are possible. they have not always worked. i think china would have to have a significant role here, as well. he's putting north korea on notice through this tweet and other statements that this won't happen. he as president of the united states wants to stand between them and their missile capabilities which experts say could be deployed to reach seattle almost immediately. finally, on that russian hacking, so many people were caught by surprise by those comments by mr. trump over the
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weekend, saying he knows things that other people don't know about the russian hacking. what was he referring to? >> presidents and president-elects have to know things you and i don't know. i sure hope they do. he's privy to intelligence briefings of all sorts. he has the presidential daily briefing which is a product but he has other briefings and today he's -- >> the consensus of those intelligence briefings is that russia was behind it. >> well, julian assange of wikileaks said just yesterday in an interview that will be aired tonight on a different network that it was not a political party. >> is that what mr. trump is referring to? >> no, no. he's not referring to that. he's said he's receiving intelligence briefings from the top intelligence officials across the country here in new york early this week. he plans to do that. the reason he's doing that is he wants the information. >> he's saying he already knew something on saturday that we don't know. >> well, he does know things we don't know. we see a lot of blind quotes. we see a lot of unsourced information. there were cia operatives
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invited to testify before the house intelligence committee and refused to show up and are instead leaking to the press. this is not how we, as americans, want our intelligence to necessarily work. in the trump administration, we believe that politics should not interfere in our intelligence but we also believe that intelligence should not interfere in policies. >> if those officials come to the president-elect today or tomorrow, whenever the briefing is, saying we know russia was behind it, will he accept it? >> he has to see all the evidence. he'll have to see what's in the briefing. remember, you're not saying it now but many people on tv try to conflate any russian hacking that may have occurred with the election results. that has been conflated, unfortunately, where people are still trying to find a reason why hillary clinton lost. you can't deny it. on every other network and everyone makes a statement about the russian hacking today are saying, ah-ha, that's why hillary clinton lost. i think it was very embarrassing to the clinton operation to have the content of those e-mails revealed to the country.
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that's what they really don't like about it, that they were questioning hillary clinton's judgment, can she find her voice. people were calling chelsea clinton a spoiled brat. it was a very uncomfortable situation for them. >> thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. >> we do expect that intelligence briefing today. >> we do know 17 days until the inauguration. we're going to go to amy now starting with a mishap on a flight? >> an investigation is under way after a baggage handler became trapped inside the cargo hold of a united airlines flight from charlotte to washington. airport workers realized what happened and called the faa. they immediately then worked to confirm the man was an employee and not a stowaway or someone posing a security threat. it's unclear how he got locked in the cargo hold in the first place. a federal judge says dylann roof is competent to represent himself during the sentencing phase of his trial that starts tomorrow. the same jury that convicted roof of killing nine black church goers back in 2015 will now decide whether or not he gets the death penalty. a dramatic crash in california.
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an suv stalled on this freeway with no lights on. you see what happened. it was hit at full speed. a news photographer was there, ran to pull the driver out of the burning vehicle. dragging him away to safety. neither man, thankfully, was seriously injured. some quick thinking there. and in hawaii, officials at the volcano national park hope to have a new viewing area for visitors that opens today. the previous viewing area was abandoned over the weekend because this massive section of lava crumbled into the ocean. some visitors were removed with just moments to spare. in sports, oklahoma beat auburn 35-19 in the sugar bowl. but the game everyone is talking about is the rose bowl. usc scored 17 unanswered points, including the game-winning field goal as time expired to beat -- sorry, lara -- penn state 52-49. >> did you see lara earlier this morning? she was just like -- >> it was a tough night for lara. >> it was quite a game. >> we'll be kind in "pop news."
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>> we will. how about a little love on the tennis court. for a line judge in the line of fire, take a look at this. she was hit by a serve in australia. the ball that struck her was going at 126 miles an hour. you see there, american player jack sock rubbing her head. giving her a little kiss. she's okay. she stayed on the court. after all, it was his fault. it ended with love. is it too early for puns? should i save that for 8:00? maybe. >> you have the audience. remember it worked really well. >> they loved it. >> we do, too. >> you were laughing on the inside. >> that's right. ginger, no laughing matter out west with the snow and cold. >> not at all. look at this. this is bay area snow. two inches. that's hamilton. they closed down the observatory. this area needed the snow and rain. they're getting blasted again. there's a part of the sierra that could get up to four feet. you already see some of those new storm alerts that stretch all the way into wyoming and colorado. polar jet, tropical jet coming together. very exciting stuff.
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coming up, the abc news exclusive, the sisters of carrie fisher speaking out. an emotional interview. the final conversation before carrie's last flight. and that new year's jewel heist right here in times square just moments after the clock struck midnight and the ball came down. urgent matt right now. and the ball came down. urgent manhunt right now. but what they didn't know was that i had dry, itchy eyes. i used artificial tears from the moment i woke up... the moment i went to bed. so i finally decided to show my eyes some love,... ...some eyelove. eyelove means having a chat with your eye doctor about your dry eyes because if you're using artificial tears often and still have symptoms, it could be chronic dry eye. it's all about eyelove, my friends. so we know how to cover almost almoanything.hing, even a rodent ride-along. [dad] alright, buddy, don't forget anything! [kid] i won't, dad... [captain rod] happy tuesday morning! captain rod here.
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plus more vitamin c than 10 oranges. why not feel this good everyday? emerge and see. i remember just holding her hand and telling her that we were there, that we would make sure that her daughter was whole, which she will be. >> back here on "gma," that's carrie fisher's sisters, joely and tricia, speaking out about their final moments with the hollywood legend there in the hospital with carrie and her daughter. it's part of an abc news exclusive. we'll have more in a moment. quite touching. thousands of passengers safely home after the airport nightmare overnight. a massive outage caused delays across the country stranding passengers for hours. some fainting. some sick. systems are back up and running. the south is cleaning up from those deadly storms that killed at least four people in alabama, another in florida.
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there are new tornado warnings as heavy rain heads for the north. thieves ringing in the new year with a huge heist. they were caught on surveillance footage breaking into a jewelry wholesaler blocks from here in times square. police say they took about $6 million worth of jewels moments after the ball dropped in times square. we'll have a lot more on that in just a moment. that one guy -- >> the moment when he saw the camera going, we thought of everything except that. >> they got a good closeup of his face. >> yes, they did. we begin with the powerful interview with carrie fisher's sisters. the two opening up about those final moments with carrie as hollywood gets ready to honor her. abc's chris connelly sat down with them exclusively. chris joins us now. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, robin. actresses with sharp minds just like their late sibling. joely and tricia lee fisher treasure their sweet memories of fun, forthright carrie fisher, the big sister whose warmth and
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wit both dazzled and drew them close as they now mourn her death and celebrate her life. i think everybody wants to say how sorry they are for what you both have had to go through the last few days. how are you doing? >> i have been having an out-of-body experience. the world lost carrie and debbie, of course, and princess leia. and we lost our hero. we lost our mirror. >> we had the coolest big sister in the world. she was a bad-ass body, gun-toting princess. i mean, who has that? >> reporter: while joely and tricia were raised by their mom, connie stevens, and carrie raised by her mom, debbie reynolds, the three shared a father, singer eddie fisher. >> i remember seeing her in a 40-foot closeup and going, wow, that's my sister on screen. >> that's actually how i really knew about her, was "star wars." >> what did you know about her that maybe the rest of us did
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not? >> i think that she was more sensitive. >> she was secretly soft. she was extremely generous. you would walk in and she would just hand you something in her room. >> we laid on her floor one night and she said, i have these diaries from "star wars" and read them to me. that was a decade ago. i know she said she just found them. she's -- she wasn't telling the truth. she read those to me. so i feel like i got to be in on the joke a little bit. and that is important to me. >> reporter: a final conversation. via text, filled with talk of family and loved ones. >> i texted with carrie the night before she got on the plane. and it was -- um -- it was sort of out of the blue. we talked about age. because she was floored that she had just turned 60. we talked about our children, we talked about our frail mothers, and promised to see her for christmas.
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>> reporter: after learning of her heart attack on the flight to l.a. from london, it was a promise these two sisters would keep at carrie's bedside in the hospital. there, with carrie's 24-year-old daughter, billie lourd. >> billie was handling everything. she's -- she's -- an amazing -- >> soulful. >> amazing. >> smart. >> girl. >> yeah. >> she was obviously, you know, rattled to her core. it was her mom. but she was handling it. >> reporter: what did you want your sister to know as you sat in that room with her? >> i remember just holding her hand and telling her that we were there, that we would make sure that her daughter was whole, which she will be. and, i sat with debbie. and she said to me that -- she said she was praying for more time. she kept saying that she wanted more time.
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i knew that if carrie wasn't going to survive this, debbie would not. you knew it. >> you could feel it. >> you could feel it in her tiny, little beautiful body. you could see it in her face. she would not last without her on the planet. she wouldn't. and she didn't. >> reporter: debbie reynolds would die a day after carrie. whose passing leaves joely and tricia in sisterly grief and sweet remembrance. >> i felt cooler and more interesting by being near her. i felt special by having her as a sister. it made me special. >> when you want to conjure up the happiest memory you can of carrie, what does it look like? >> it's more like getting to have her one on one and not share her. that's what i -- that's what i think of and that's what i will
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miss, is being able to just be with her in her home or wherever and have her to myself. sorry. >> reporter: like the rest of us, these loving sisters so saddened that the singular voice of carrie fisher has been stilled but comforted that her performances and her writings will endure. guys? >> oh, what an incredible family. i'm glad you asked them both, chris. we have been wondering how the whole family has been. it's still -- though some time has passed, it's hard to believe. how is everybody out there in that area in l.a., that community, still dealing with this? >> reporter: you know, carrie fisher was such an inspiration for so many people, especially women in the entertainment industry who found her as a role model and a powerful guide for how you can succeed out here with your wit and sensibility. it's an incalculable loss.
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>> yes, and her mother like that, too. thank you, chris, very much. we'll never forget that final interview here on abc that she did with you. >> wickedly, brilliantly funny. just so humble at the same time but just knew how to deliver those laughs. she had the whole studio and myself cracking up. i could barely continue conducting the interview. >> so free. >> she is. her dog, gary, was by her side. he was funny. now her two great loves, her daughter and her dog, together. >> i saw it on social media. i got chills when i saw gary with billie. thanks. we have to move on to the brazen new year's eve robbery. while 1 million people were celebrating here in times square, you saw this man break into a business nearby and made off with millions of dollars of jewelry. it went down in the neighborhood. >> it sure did, and there were thousands, as we know, thousands of police officers in times square on new year's eve. those three men pulled off the huge burglary a few blocks away. but it was all caught on surveillance tape. >> happy new year!
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>> reporter: while millions rang in the new year in times square, flanked by about 7,000 police officers, this is how three thieves kicked off 2017 just a few blocks away. the suspects waiting until the stroke of midnight to begin their meticulously planned heist. >> the utter distraction of what is going on a number of blocks away at times square, also, i think, in their mind probably gave them some sort of cover. >> reporter: in this dramatic surveillance video, you can see two of the men using a pry bar and a hammer to gain entry into the jewelry wholesaler, one of them looking straight into the camera. inside, officials say the suspects removed jewelry from two saves, sneaking away with approximately $6 million worth of jewels. jeweler gregg ruth seen here in this commercial is known for high-profile collections featuring rare yellow and pink diamonds. police say after the heist, the trio fled down the six-floor stairwell of the midtown manhattan high-rise located on west 36th street. investigators now wondering if
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this was an inside job. >> there's some pieces of inside information as to how this place operated and what the security apparatus was both outside and inside. >> reporter: new york city police are asking the public to take a close look at the surveillance picture and contact them if they recognize any of the burglars. hopefully with that shot somebody will. >> hopefully so. a lot coming up. a warning from one family after the scary incident we showed you right there. a 2-year-old brother saving his twin from harm. they are okay. coming up next on our big board, an urgent warning for air travelers about hackers and your luggage tags. we're back in two minutes. n urgent warning for air travelers about hackers and your luggage tags. we're back in two minutes.
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>> new reports say that risk is on the rise. let's bring in our aviation consultant steve ganyard. this is really something. all it takes is a six-digit code on your tag? >> that's right, george. every time you log into your reservation or you check in to print boarding passes, that six-character i.d. there contains lots of personal information. it's your e-mail, your address, your phone number, and it's just one step away from all your credit card numbers. the problem was the systems were built in the '60s and '70s, the global reservation systems, long before privacy was a concern. the systems are showing their vulnerabilities as cyber theft becomes more prevalent. >> many of us have seen those numbers and thought nothing of it. you're saying it's even scarier because hackers don't even really need that. they can find out in other ways, too. >> they can take a picture. they can stand off and take a picture of your boarding pass. they can take a picture of your baggage tag or go on instagram or social media and google boarding pass.
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people like to put their boarding passes up there. take a look at those pictures, you get all the personal information in an instant. >> step one, don't google -- don't put your boarding pass up on social media. what else can travelers do to protect themselves? >> first of all, these companies that do the global reservations need to tighten security protocols. there's some things -- it's a new year, we need to step back. one of the things we need to do to protect ourselves is work on your passwords. we've talked about use strong passwords. one way to do that is to create a phrase, use a couple special characters. get away from using your pets. we have all done that. another thing that can be done is buy an app. people say what should i use as a password. there are lots of apps that make it easy for you. write them down and stick them in a place where they're secure. this is just a number of the ways you can help yourself. keep safe. >> and remember to take that boarding pass with you off the
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flight. i used to leave it there. and then i remembered what you had said some time ago. so now i take it with me. steve, thank you very much. all good suggestions there. next up, that time of year again. millions of us are going to lose weight. we're going to join that gym all of us across the country. many of us make mistakes when signing up for new memberships that can prove costly. that's why you're here, rebecca jarvis. the number i heard, $30 billion spent in membership fees in 2016 and a lot of it was wasted? >> $30 billion but billions of that are a total waste, robin because we make the same mistakes over and over again. everybody comes out in the new year ready to lose weight. wanting to be good about going to the gym. a lot of people do go in the early stages. in fact, january, the second week of january is the busiest week at the gym all year-round, but all those people, a lot of the newcomers, they fall off by february. i have seen a statistic that 80% of the people that signed up in january are gone by february.
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>> 80%? >> 80%. >> what kind of waste are you talking about? >> there's a lot of waste here. obviously if you don't go and you pay for it, you're wasting your money. but there's a lot of fees that are hidden here as well. in fact, initiation and registration fees, those are things that a lot of people might not see. they see the big number, the pretty number up front that gets you involved and gets you interested. they don't know about the initiation fees. second of all, paying up front. a lot of gyms will say if you pay for the whole year up front, we'll give you a better deal. if the gym closes later in the year because some gyms do close, or if they move locations, all of a sudden you're paying for something that you're not getting the same thing that you thought you were getting. finally, breaking contracts. a lot of people go into the year, they think i really am going to be all about this gym, i'm going to go all the time. if you try to break that contract -- have you guys ever tried to do this before? >> we moved from washington to here, it took me nine months to get him to stop charging me at the d.c. gym. i had to call all the time. >> and you're george stephanopoulos.
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for the rest of us this is not an easy thing to do. people out there, beware of this. you can do a lot of things to save yourself some money too. >> there's so many deals out there. do your homework. >> do your homework. there's free memberships in a lot of places. you can try them for free. this is the perfect time of year to sample. >> should it be someplace close to work, close to home? location, location, location. >> location is very important. think about your life-style. what are you more inclined to do? >> yeah. sounds good. it is january 3rd. it's packed in the gym now. february, not so much. thank you, rebecca. coming up in two minutes, that amazing rescue. have you seen this? a 2-year-old using his strength to save his twin brother. and their parents' message for you this morning. we have an important new headline about alcohol and your heart. that's just ahead as well. come on back. important new headline about alcohol and your heart. that's just ahead as well. come on back.
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2-year-old boy saving his twin from a toppled dresser. abc's diane macedo is here with more on that story. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning. the boys' parents say they woke up and noticed their sons' dresser was on the floor. the boys were playing happily. it wasn't until they checked the security camera how close one of their sons came to serious injury or worse and how his twin amazingly saved him. brock and bodie shoff were being typical 2-year-old twins, scrambling up their dresser to explore. suddenly, the dresser tips over, pinning little brock under its heavy weight. you can see brock struggling and screaming. but bodie jumps into action. he immediately tries to push the dresser but can't get it to move. then he tries pushing from the other side but the heavy dresser still won't budge. he surveys the situation and decides to give lifting a shot. but that doesn't work either. finally, with a big lean, he tries to push one more time and somehow, manages the strength to move the large dresser and free his brother.
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check that out again. many are now calling him a real-life mini superkid. mom says as soon as she saw the video, she bolted the dresser to the wall to make sure it won't happen again. the parents say they posted this video to facebook to reinforce the message that anchoring furniture is so important. lucky in this case, the boys are totally fine. i'm guessing bodie will hold this over his brother for a long time. >> he's got the video proof forever. >> every time he needs a favor, he's going to say, i don't know, remember that time i saved -- >> i was holding my breath the entire time. as a parent, that's just your worst fear. >> hard to watch until you know that everything ends okay. >> got to get little bodie in the gym. thank you, diane. coming up, the new battle brewing over mariah carey's new year's eve performance. was she sabotaged? new details. >> happy new year. . i can honestly tell you, i struggle no more. i've eaten everything i love. tacos, pasta...
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it is wet out there, good morning, i'm reggie keef. it's time if mike hnicco to sho us how we're going to survive this weekend. >> it's going to be so wet. right now we're transitioning to drizzle and patchy light rain. as rewoo head towards the 11:00 hour, it's going to be become moderate. plenty of ponding for the afternoon and evening. >> okay i'm seeing a lot of drops on our traffic cameras here this morning as well. heavy traffic through the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are on today. they're back. southbound 101 with golden gate bridge, 10 minutes. 18 minutes across san mateo. >> alexis is bored she's glad
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you're going back to work. coming up mariah's moments. are sabotage claims defamatory? that's next on gma. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes. join
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m.. deadly storms. tornados and flash floods rip through the south. at least five people killed, homes destroyed and here comes the snow. a big new storm is on the move and it could be hitting from california to the midwest. and mariah carey's team stated that the producer sabotaged her performance. what really happened on stage. transformation nation. this mother and daughter teaming up to get healthy, losing weight together. >> i'm sick of looking like this and it's time to get this weight off and work hard. >> 35 million people across america cheering them on. they're here live this morning. and she's the biggest fitness star on instagram, getting millions motivated right now. she's getting you jump started
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this morning. as we say good morning, america! she's getting you jump-started this morning. >> as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪ good morning, america. we have an enthusiastic crowd this morning. that's right. everybody is ready to get back to work, back to school, back from vacation. we all saw your instagram yesterday, amy. let's see the wipeout. >> let me see. >> here i am, skiing. it's just the end of the mountain. i'm good to go. whoa. >> you okay? you okay? >> andrew is asking me if i was good, but he kept rolling. >> you were on the ground for awhile there. >> thank you. i was wearing a helmet. i didn't fall the whole time except for when he decided to take a little video of us coming down the mountain. and then i completely busted right in front of the camera. you're welcome. >> stay focused. >> did you go skiing? >> i did very little. i got the new -- i'm very hip, as you know. i did a little bit. my kids did great. it was wonderful. >> you didn't wipe out like me?
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>> no. sorry. i bond with you, but no, not this time. >> our condolences for your penn state. >> oh. >> you had to bring that up, george. >> she's wearing black for a reason. >> i was going to be gentle. i gave my condolences. >> my nittany lions. that was such an incredible game. >> we are -- we are. >> we still are. it was an incredible season. >> you know who is incredible? that woman right over there. kayla. she's the queen of instagram. kayla itsines. she's going to jump start a year of healthy habits. she's got a 28-day plan that doesn't involve calorie counting. you're huge -- i don't have to tell you this, huge on social media. we're so happy to have you here. >> thank you. >> you're going to jump-start us into the new year. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, kayla. and to stay healthy, a big medical headline about drinking and your heart and how it affects men and women. dr. besser and dr. ashton are here to weigh in.
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we have a lot coming up. let's start with the morning rundown. all right, guys. good morning. we begin with the deadly storm hitting the south. at least five deaths are blamed on extreme weather in alabama, florida, and georgia. at least 12 reported tornadoes overnight. adrienne bankert is in rehobeth, alabama, with all the latest on that. aide adrienne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. yes, we're right down the street from where a tree fell into a mobile home, killing four people inside. the winds were strong enough to rip the siding and cause severe roof damage to this church. 70-mile-per-hour winds in georgia. tractors overturned. houses were knocked down in mississippi. this system packed a lot of rain as well. in florida, a 70-year-old man was killed by rising waters. the cleanup starts today. also the national weather service will be here surveying the damage to confirm whether or not these were, indeed, tornadoes. amy? >> thank you, adrienne. house republicans have voted to weaken the office of
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congressional ethics that's in charge of investigating misconduct by lawmakers. that change would put the watchdog under the jurisdiction of the very lawmakers it oversees, taking away much of its independence and power. that vote came late last night with no advance warning. sparking outrage from democrats. earlier on "gma," president-elect trump's senior adviser kellyanne conway spoke with george and defended the move. >> gutting it doesn't mean there won't be a mechanism. i don't want your viewers to be given the impression, george, that there's no way for complaints to be reviewed. there's also been an overzealousness in some of the processes over the years. we don't want people wrongly accused. we don't want people mired in months if not years of ethical complaint reviews. >> in the last hour president-elect trump tweeted that he opposes the move. police in turkey say they're closing in on the suspect wanted for the istanbul nightclub shooting. they have his fingerprints and name and say he arrived in turkey back in november and was
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well trained. even changing his appearance during the attack, pretending to limp so he could blend in with the victims and escape. 39 people were killed in that attack. isis has claimed responsibility. today, two foreign nationals were arrested at istanbul's airport in connection with the attack. and back here in this country, the nation's busiest airports are getting back to normal after a customs computer failure. the four-hour shutdown meant travelers had to be processed by hand. officials say the outage did not compromise national security databases. and they do not believe it was malicious. finally, not everyone is lovin' mcdonald's new location. it's being called the mcvatican. the fast food chain is opening in a church-owned building in the vatican, just around the corner from st. peter's square. many cardinals were angry, especially those who live in the apartment above the mcdonald's. the company is paying about $30,000 a month in rent. so that is a nice penny in the vatican's pocket. one of the cardinals said, i
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repeat, selling megasandwiches is a disgrace. >> he said it just like that? >> yeah. my accent. i don't know what that was. i tried. a dramatic reading, robin. >> all right. would you please welcome for the first time in 2017, lara spencer! [ cheers and applause ] she's back. >> i'm back. >> back with your "pop news." >> i am. lots to share with you all this morning. good morning to you all. and to you. time for "pop news." and benedict cumberbatch is officially all in as an action hero. word is this morning that the oscar nominee is joining the cast of the next "thor" movie. he's back as doctor strange. the official disney fan club called d23 teasing the development. the superhero is expected to face off against intergalactic baddies, both familiar and new. this should come as no surprise for diehard marvel fans.
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the "dr. strange" end credits revealed in the movie, thor visiting strange at the sanctum sanctorum. i did not know that. [ applause ] wow. this one is called "thor rabble rock." it's set to fly into theaters on november 3rd of this year. >> those baddies. got to watch out. >> those baddies, both new and old. also in "pop news." who, here, occasionally adds a curse word to color a sentence. [ cheers and applause ] raise your hand. >> they're clapping for that? >> there are girl scouts over there. what are you asking? when there are girl scouts over there. >> a little sheepish. >> ear muffs, girls. ear muffs until the next story. you're coming up next. come on, do you ever -- i see you right in the front row. i'm bonding with you. are you from long island? i feel something. listen, if you did raise your hand, amy, you and i both did. we're telling the truth. we believe you. a study in the journal of social, psychological and personality science suggests that people who use more curse words are more likely to be truth tellers.
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those who boldly air their four-letter friends are voicing unfiltered expressions of emotion and are less concerned are social rules. it's true. i feel so much better about my language. >> why do i want to curse right now? >> i so want to. so much is happening inside. an experiment including 74,000 facebook users found people who swear on social media are less likely to tell lies in an effort to make themselves look better online. the research citing the scene from "gone with the wind." where rhett butler tells scarlet o'hara that he doesn't give a damn as a perfect example of a person's honest thoughts and feelings. totally infiltered. >> that's different, though, than flat out -- >> that's 1932. or 1937, i should say. i think it's 1937. so, also in that movie, though, he was fined. that movie production was fined $5,000. which is like the crux of this whole study. it's good to be honest. good to air your -- but social
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mores still say it's not good to say, how the blank are you? i missed you. >> really glad they spent all that money to find that out. >> amy and i are. validates and justifies. >> it's all about justifying. it's cathartic. >> now you feel justified. great. and then finally, you guys. we're going to finish with the girl scouts. >> yea. >> the iconic group. part of the fabric of american pop culture is celebrating 100 years of selling cookies. [ cheers and applause ] congratulations to the girls. and to the group. in honor of the milestone, they've released not one but two new flavors of new s'mores cookies. one is chocolate-covered. one is a sandwich. all the usual ingredients. the graham, the chocolate, the marshmallow. we have four girl scouts here this morning. they're so proud to be giving
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the team here, "good morning america" -- you guys, thank you. they're entrusting us with the first taste test of their two new flavors. >> really? >> i'll give to it you guys. [ applause ] >> it's good. >> got to try one of each. >> legend has it that s'mores were invented by a girl scout troop leader on a camping trip back in the 1920s. named because the girls wanted s'more. i said it like regis there. the girl scouts started selling cookies in 1917. the top-selling cookie is -- >> thin mints. >> of course. of course. we thank you for the taste. thank you for coming to "gma." congratulations on 100 years. >> thank you. >> cookies for a great cause. we have a lot coming up, including the battle over mariah carey's new year's eve performance. there could be a lawsuit coming. we'll talk about it in just a bit.
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welcome back to "gma." we're going to get into the battle if you will, that battle over mariah carey's new year's eve performance. the blame game heating up. the singer's team lashing out at the show's producers, saying they set her up to fail. they're firing back saying that those comments are defamatory. t.j. holmes is here on the war of words. >> good morning. >> you see me over here, robin. hey. over here. you talk about war of words. how about this. direct quote from mariah carey's manager, she should have walked off and thrown the mike at somebody's head. end quote. they're fuming about this. we're getting more details about what happened in the hours leading up to the performance. we're hearing two very different stories. mariah carey's new year's eve drama is heating up. >> well, happy new year.
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i can't hear, but -- i'll just go through the motions. >> reporter: as both the pop icon's team and the production company behind the megashow point the blame at each other for that now infamously disastrous performance. >> we didn't have a check for this song, so we'll just say it went to number one. all right. just for laughs, do the lift. ♪ ♪ oh, oh, hey, hey, hey i want a holiday, too. can i now have one? i'm trying to be a good sport here. ♪ you got me feeling ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ whatever that was -- amazing. >> reporter: dick clark productions calls carey's team's allegations of sabotage defamatory and outrageous. adding that an initial investigation has indicated that dick clark productions had no
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involvement in the challenges associated with miss carey's new year's eve performance. mariah carey's team says the production knew her ear piece wasn't working but put her on stage anyway, telling entertainment weekly, mariah says, i hear nothing in my ears. my ears are dead. the other stage manager says, it will work right when we go live. her team calls the situation disgusting. >> we're missing some of this vocal but it is what it is. >> reporter: a source close to the production tells abc news, that the five-time grammy winner did not rehearse, saying she showed up for sound check but she had a stand in and that carey was given another opportunity to rehearse before her performance but chose not to. carey's team says, that's not true. and tells abc news that mariah did, in fact, rehearse at 3:00 p.m. she went through vocals and her team ran through sound. all was well at rehearsal. she was prompt for rehearsal and her performance. >> everyone knows that the stakes are incredibly high. this is live television. you want to get it right. it's so important to have a
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sound check and a proper performance so they can kind of work out the kinks. >> bring the feathers on. yes! it just don't get any better. >> reporter: okay. now that we're hearing both sides, we're hearing the stories, we can only conclude -- i don't know. i mean, i mean, what do you do? i heard you all talking about the idea that they did this for ratings. her manager said they asked the team, cut the west coast feed. cut this out. you have an option to not let the west coast see this. and they kept it any way. that argument is that they wanted ratings, they wanted controversy. they wanted me two days in a row talking about this on "gma." >> if they would have cut it, they would have been called for censoring. >> what do they fill in that spot with? it's live tv. >> george, will you stop being common sense? just go with the controversy. >> thank you, t.j.. we're going to bring in our chief legal analyst dan abrams. if legal action were to be taken, what would it be? >> when the dick clark team
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starts referring to it as defamatory, that sounds like legal language. right? defamation. that's grounds for a lawsuit. if they were to sue, it would be to demonstrate that what was said about them was both false and led to damages. but i don't think they're going to end up suing. in a case like this. i think this is dick clark productions' way of saying stop. do not say this stuff anymore about us. be quiet. shut up. and if you don't, then maybe we're going to think about some legal language. but, using the word defamatory is definitely a sort of covert threat. >> a shot across the bow, so to speak. >> exactly. >> on her side she says her ear piece didn't work. we've all been in live settings. it does happen. she says maybe this is about the ratings. >> sabotage is a strong word, too. >> she could sue for negligence. if what she's saying is true, she could say, you guys had a duty to make sure i had a working microphone. you didn't do it.
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i've had damages. >> with it hold up? >> i don't think it will happen either. while i love being on for this segment, this is wonderful, i don't think there's going to be any legal action either way, but this was fun. >> your last words. >> always fun, dan, thank you very much. and coming up on "gma" -- a major headline about drinking alcohol and your heart. after a , i sure had a lot to think about. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i asked my doctor. and he recommended eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again. yes, eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots. eliquis also had significantly less major bleeding than the standard treatment.
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back here on "gma." emma kate is 10 years old. i want to get every face on before we have to get a check of there is a new health warning that is linking alcohol
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and heart problems. who better to discuss this, dr. richard besser, jen ashton. i know you guys have been discussing this. tell us about the study first, rich. >> the researchers in california followed 14 million patients for up to five years. those identified as excessive drinkers were at increased risk for three heart problems. that included -- heart attack. heart failure. and a rhythm problem. called atrial fibrillation. and while that's not very new, it's an important thing to point out. we talk about moderate alcohol consumption being good for your heart. but there's no medical group that says, if you don't drink, start drinking because it's good for your heart. most drinkers, when they hear this, they think, i must be a moderate drinker, i'll have more to protect my heart. >> what is overconsumption? >> don't shoot the messenger. but that's the problem. is that it's vague. it's subjective. when we, as doctors, are trained to get an alcohol history, we're taught to ask open-ended questions. tell me about how much alcohol you consume.
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what do most people say? i just drink socially or i just drink on the weekends. one serving of alcohol, if you talk about wine, is this. five ounces. this is what most people are drinking. so if you think oh, well, i drink seven, eight, nine glasses a week. you could be doubling that. and by the way, seven or less is considered moderate for wine or alcohol. you could easily be in a high level. >> and it's different for men and women. >> it is. for men, moderate is up to two drinks. women, it's one. the same thing you see there for wine holds for beer. those big beers are two drinks. it holds for a cocktail, more than two drinks right there. >> so much more to discuss. you'll be talking about it on twitter. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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good morning, to you. now we do want to give you a head's up if you drive into san francisco from murin. the golden gate bridge has three lanes open southbound. now the movable median is broken right now and that means that crews cannot shift the usual four lane configuration until that is fixed. let's get over to alexis smith with traffic. >> good morning, not too bad at the moment, we don't have any major incidents to talk about. westbound 80 traffic moving along okay. i did see a delay with the golden gate bridge lean problem. 13 minutes on southbound 101. 23 across the bay bridge. san mateo bridge looking baerd. >> sounds
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good morning, while we're starting to see a little bit of a tapering in our wet weather down to drizzle. we have the awful two hour delay flights into sfo. more rain is developing, it ilwiiwill be moderate to heavy. it will get worse later on today and again saturday and sunday. >> thanks so much. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes.
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of course, always on our free abc 7 news app. join us for abc [ cheers and applause ] and welcome back to "gma." live from times square. welcome back to "gma". welcome back to our lovely audience this morning. got a lot to get to right now. >> i want to start with this. a story i think a lot of parents can relate to. this is one you go shopping. you're checking out. i'm sure you guys have dealt with it. there's always candy or magazines for adults. always candy. very, very tempting, obviously, for kids to want to buy. for parents to feel -- >> it's the only way i can get my kids to go shopping with me. >> yeah, and you're put in an awkward position. you either get to say no or buy something you don't want to. one woman is petitioning a grocery store the take junk food out of checkout lines and put customer health first. she wants to replace with healthy foods, and she wants to
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replace the tabloids with children's literature. what do you guys think? [ applause ] >> i think this is part of parenting, you have to tell your children, you can't have that. you have to be able to say it as a parent. it's actually a blessing to say, hey, that isn't good for you and we're not going to do it. >> you always make me feel like such a slacker. >> to tell a store they can't sell things that are highly sellable where they can make money is crazy. just because you don't want to have to parent. >> what do you think? that it's up to us? [ applause ] >> it sounds very logical when you say it. >> maybe if they have one checkout lane a lot. that's the one to go to. it's a compromise. just carte blanche, i don't know how that would go over. >> it's never going to happen. >> i love how amy says it's a teachable moment. >> i think robin, you have come up with a compromise. and done, drop the mike. [ applause ] >> well.
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if i had hair -- here's what i am bringing to the table. it's transformation tuesday. a lot of people make the resolutions to the 1st of the year, say i'm going to hit the gym and lose a lot of weight. can you stick to the resolutions? we have a mother-daughter duo who decided to take a 100-day weight loss challenge. they've kept it going. they've gone viral for a second time. it happened a couple of years ago. then it went viral again because a guy named george takei, he posted it on his facebook. and it racked up more than 36 million views and counting. >> whoa. >> here's how it all got started. >> it's time to get this weight off and work hard. ready to do it? let's do it. ♪ ♪ i used to bite my tongue and hold my breath scared to rock the boat and make a mess ♪ >> can't wait until i don't have a double chin anytime. you have no idea.
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>> my mom just worked 12 hours in the e.r. we're still going to go for a run. today is weigh-in day. i lost five pounds. >> and i'm down six. [ cheers and applause ] >> do you want to meet them? >> yes. >> look at them now. the inspiring mother-daughter duo here with us this morning. mother-daughter duo here with us this morning. cheryl and jessa shaw. no, no, stay seated. give me a hug. way to go, tessa. way to go, cheryl. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> hello. mind if i grab a chair. do you feel the love and support? >> i do. >> has it helped you all? >> i get choked up when i see that. >> that was in 2014? >> yes. >> 2 1/2 years ago. >> how much weight have you all
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lost? >> what am i down sni think i'm down 50. at one point, xwoit down to 150. i hurt me knee and i kind of -- >> there are always setbacks. that's part of life. and you? >> i was highest, 185. my lowest was 125. >> oh, my goodness. >> she's tall. >> no, no, no. talk to people. how did you all motivate and help each other? >> for me, she came to me one day and she's like, mom, we gotta do something. it just spiraled from there. we found this website, give it 100. we would go there every day and post a ten-second video. every day, we would say, what are we doing today. we came up with food, routines. we just -- >> and a mud run, i hear, too. >> we did that. she dragged my buns. >> oh, here we have pictures. >> thank you. >> people talk about you have to
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have a buddy system. what better than a mother-daughter duo like this. you talk about the setbacks. that is real life. how did you get through that and be able to get back on track? >> it's a lifetime deal. and i'm not getting any younger. and she has become the mother of the duo. >> i have, yeah. >> she's like, mom, what are you doing now? what are you eating? come on, mom, really? now i'm sneaking food in my room. hiding food. i have become the teenager now. so thank you, mom. >> you're welcome. >> i love to see this. what is your advice. it's the first of the year. how many people have started that resolution. it's not necessarily a number. or something like that. we're going to talk to kayla. i can't wait for you all to meet her. she says, it's not about calories. not about getting a certain place. people say, i'm going to have a healthier lifestyle.
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>> just get out there. don't -- really push -- like, i'm sorry. don't -- get nervous when you go to the gym. i know that was my biggest setback? >> was it? >> i walked in the gym, i got so nervous. >> why? >> because people would look at you. >> you don't know what to do. the machines. you're like, okay, what am i doing here? >> how did you get past it? >> i did it. i did my own thing. i didn't worry about anybody else. this is for me. i have to love myself. >> and going together. i mean, that was another thing we tried to do a lot of this stuff together. and -- some days i don't want to do it. she's like, come on, mom. other days, it's vice versa. you have to push each other. it's hard doing this. >> how sit -- george posting this and all this -- >> i can't believe it. all of a sudden, i have my social media. my website that is mother
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daughter duo. i'm getting, boom, boom, boom. what the heck is going on here snit was so funny. >> it's so deserving. you're lovely. always have been. your spirit. your love for one another. and doing this. motivating us. >> we're looking forward to the next 100 days. >> you go, girls. thank you, thank you. you know what? coming up, we have instagram's fitness queen, kayla. she's here sharing her weight loss seek rets. you talk about blowing up the you talk about blowing up the internet? start the car! start the car! the ikea winter sale. wooooooo! get up to 50% off select items. now through january 10th. ikea
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and back now on "good morning america." you're about to see a way to get in shape for the new year. but, i thought, hi not ask a couple of people from out here. you're from texas. a resolution? >> no bread, no soda. >> it's been hard in new york city? >> it's been hard. good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nico. if you thought this morning's rain was a nuisance, wait tillout get to the evening. the conditions will last over the overnight hours. taper thursday and all that weather brought to you by target. i love it. the new signs come on the phone.
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that's how we do it now, robin. >> it is time now to jump start those new year's resolutions. instagram fitness queen kayla itsines. >> that's perfect. >> i got it right. she has millions of followers. first, we're going take a look at kayla's story. ♪ she's transforming our workouts and our bodies. all on social media. 25-year-old kayla itsines. blowing up her 14 million followers' news feeds with her wildly viral bikini body guide. the proof is in her post. showcasing her own and others success stories. a handful of the incredible before and after transformations from her 28-minute high-intensity workouts. the australian personal trainer hitting the road. packing jims across the globe and motivating women to take
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back their bodies. now, with her new book, the bikini body 28-day healthy eating and lifestyle guide, she's kick starting your new year right now. we have been looking forward to having kayla with us. aussie, aussie, usaussie, oy, o oy. i digress. you on instagram. those workouts. give us a move for our audience. they want to move. >> something supereasy you can do in your share. squats. make sure your legs are on a 90-degree angle. stand up, sit back down as fast as you can. just keep going. >> perfect. >> that's perfect. >> anybody can do it. if you're at home, you're watching at home, do it as well. >> 100%. hop up off your chair. >> all right. as you were. seated. it's all about getting the heart rate pumping.
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it's about what we consume. why a 28-day plan. what is te behind 28-day plan? >> i want women to have this for life. i think 28 days is a good way to develop a habit. >> it looks delicious. >> you showed us one day. give us a look. >> porridge with figs. you can swap this out for any of the other fruits. this is a beet root dip. great for the kids. leave it on the counter. they'll come past and eat it and don't realize how healthy it is. moroccan chicken pita. something women love is yogurt and berries. i mixed it together. this is shrimp. at the moment, it's chili, lime, coconut. some rice. some greens. women love superhealthy but
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filling. >> do you put the shrimp on the barbie? >> shrimp on the barbie. i love it. >> someone would see this and go, that's a lot of food. you say, you need to have -- >> you need it. >> all through the day. you said five meals? >> five meals. five food groups. i think what women do when they wanted to go on a diet is say, i'm going to cut out carbs. i think women have said that. i have heard someone else say it. i've got the rice. the quinoa. women can enjoy the meels. [ applause ] >> that is good. you're big on this. how many of you if you'ring look to cut back that you count calories? how many of you consume like the calories? [ light applause ] you're saying that's not the way to go. why? >> it develops an unhealthy mind
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set. when you focus on a weight on a scale or a certain amount of numbers, i don't want it to define women's worths. >> we hear it so often. you're saying go a different route here? >> i want them to be healthy, fit, strong, and eat foods like this and not look at a scale and be like, that's what i'm worth. >> how did you get started? >> i started out of school. i did teaching at university. i did my personal training course. i loved it so much, i said i would go back to uni. i never went back. i met my partner. we have done the sweat with kayla app. it's out. now the book. >> the millions and millimeters of followers that you have, has that surprised you? >> it does. i stay humble. that's my grandma and grandpa. i never moved from adelaide. i want to help people. my mum is like that. i'm like that.
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she's a very giving lady. >> i know. you're just getting started. thank you for being with us. this book is fabulous. it's easy. it's "the bikini body." it's available now. for more, kayla will join us after the show on facebook. you'll get recipes on our site. you'll meet people she's motivated and will give us tips. it's the start of the year. we want to get healthier. coming up, breakout star calum scott is going to perform live. ♪ i'm in the corner watching you kiss her oh ♪
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we're back now with breakout star calum scott. he burst on to the music scene on "britain's got talent."
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now he's climbing the charts around the world. his debut album comes out later this year. right now, here's calum scott with "dancing on my own." ♪ ♪ somebody said you got a new friend ♪ ♪ does she love you better than i can ♪ ♪ yeah, i know it's stupid but i just gotta see it for myself i'm in the corner watching you kiss her oh oh oh ♪ ♪ and i'm right over here why wnt you see me oh oh oh ♪ ♪ and i'm giving it my all but
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i'm not the guy you're taking home ooh and i keep dancing ♪ ♪ on my own ♪ i just wanna dance all night and i'm all messed up i'm so out of line ♪ ♪ yeah stilettos and broken bottles ♪ ♪ i'm spinning around in circles and i'm giving it my all ♪ ♪ but i'm not the guy you're taking home ooh, and i keep dancing on my own ♪ ♪ and oh, no
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♪ so far away but still so near the lights come on the music dies ♪ ♪ but you don't see me standing here i just came to say good-bye ♪ ♪ i'm in the corner watching you kiss her oh, oh, oh and i'm giving it my all snoets but i'm not the guy you're taking home ooh and i keep dancing on my n own ♪ ♪ so far away but still so near ♪ ♪ the lights come up the music dies but you don't see me stand
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ing here ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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oh, calum scott. so -- are you still shaking? >> yeah. >> look at him. bless your heart. >> it won't stop. it won't stop. >> you did great. >> have a great day, everybody.
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snack a little bigger. good morning, maybe you're getting back to work today, let's get a quick look at the rainy forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. >> hi, everybody it's lighter and more scattered and drizzled. but what's this evening when it becomes moderate to heavy and it's windy, minor flooding, power outages possible during the commute. look at the rain getting heavy at 4:00 through 7:00. it will let up tomorrow afternoon. but another storm saturday and sunday. yeah, i can see that little break in the action here, at least as far as the rain is concerned on the bay bridge toll plaza. still have the metering lights on and a quick check of drive times. southbound 480 and highway 24. >> we'll be back at 11:00 for r reporting continues on our
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free nbc 7 news app. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly!" today from the series "the blacklist," megan boone. if you want a happier, healthier 402017, check out the "new year, new you." and, also, he's out of the "shark tank" and into the cohost chair. mark cuban. all next on "live!" ♪ and now, here are kelly ripa and mark cuban! [cheering and applauding] ♪ >> kelly: hi. how are


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