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good morning, america. this morning, the cohen connection. prosecutors alleging that president trump's former longtime personal attorney, michael cohen, violated campaign finance laws in coordination with and at the direction of trump himself. now saying the former trump fixer deserves substantial prison time as the special counsel takes aim at paul manafort. we take a deep dive this morning right here looking at what it all means. major storm, the deluge down south, storms causing serious flooding forcing rescues. snow in texas as the carolinas brace for over a foot in a major storm. our weather team tracking it
police firing tear gas making hundreds of arrests. the chaotic scenes this morning. runaway spool. look at this. the bizarre scene on the highway. >> call 911, somebody. >> drivers doing double takes when this giant load gets loose. and dramatic rescue. a woman competing in an around the world boat race stranded at sea. the fierce storm that wrecked her boat. >> the boat is destroyed. the boat inside and out is destroyed. >> how she was finally hoisted to safety. and good morning, america. everybody, happy saturday to you. i'm now having second thoughts about racing around the world in a boat after that. >> that's why. >> it was on the list but i think we might pass now.
we do have a lot to get to this morning, though. we begin here with an avalanche of news in the investigations into team trump. federal prosecutors in new york arguing president trump's former personal attorney and fixer, michael cohen, should get substantial prison time. >> prosecutors going so far as payments to two women who claimed they had affairs with donald trump and that he did so under direction from trump himself. >> a key allegation there. meanwhile, the office of the special counsel robert mueller weighing in on the case of paul manafort, trump's former campaign manager, saying manafort lied to investigators despite his cooperation deal. we begin here with abc news senior national correspondent terry moran who is right there at the white house this morning. terry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, guys. well, this is a crucial point in these investigations. with these new court filings we're getting a clearer sense of how prosecutors are advancing on two fronts in this investigation. one, hush payments to alleged trump mistresses which may have violated campaign finance laws and, two, new details about connections between the trump campaign, the trump business
organization and russians claiming to be acting on behalf of the kremlin. >> mike, what do you think is going to happen today? >> reporter: for the first time enedamigfinancla acting in coordination with and himself. the man who once said he would take a bullet for his longtime boss -- >> i'm obviously very loyal and very dedicated to mr. trump. >> reporter: -- flipped earlier this year pleading guilty to crimes including tax evasion and making illegal campaign contributions. >> michael, what's your message to the president? >> reporter: he even admitted to facilitating hush payments to stormy daniels and "playboy" playmate karen mcdougal to cover up their alleged affairs with donald trump. cope's decision to cooperate drew harsh criticism from the president who denied the affairs or knowing of the payments until after they were made. >> did you know about the $130,000 payment to stormy daniels? >> no. >>epter: but the new york sout
district denounced michael cohen's extensive, deliberate and serious criminal contact saying he sought to influence the election from the shadows motivated by personal greed and ambition. cohen lobbied the court for little to no jail time but prosecutors are saying cohen's cooperation paled in comparison to his crimes arguing he deserves a substantial prison term. cohen previously sat down for more than 70 hours of interviews with special counsel robert mueller and for that assistance in the russia investigation, mueller has submitted his own court filing saying he and cohen struck a deal with cohen pleading guilty to a separate charge of lying to congress about the president's business dealings with russia during the campaign. but mueller did not make a sentencing recommendation telling the court cohen has gone to significant lengths to assist the specl coseprovid useful information concerning russia-related matters core to its investigation. >> any reaction, mr. manafort? >> reporter: all this comes as anotherial counsel is taking
former trump a trump campaign chairman paul manafort. >> paul manafort has done an amazing job. he's here soplere's paul? >> reporter: prosecutors writing in a heavily redakked memo manafort had previously agreed to cooperate fully, truthfully, completely and forthrightly but instead prosecutors say he lied at least five times to federal investigators. the special counsel is now looking to terminate that deal and he could seek to try manafort on charges in d.c. federal court for tax evasion and fraud. so, the new information on the russia front, michael cohen has told special counsel robert mueller that in november 2015 while president trump then candidate trump was beginning his presidential campaign, cohen was in contact with a russian national claiming to be representing the russian government trying to set up a meeting between trump and putin at the u.n. and cohen says trump knew about it. >> now, terry, the president
tweeting overnight in response to all of this, quote, totally clears the president, than but does it really? >> well, in his mind it does because he says michael cohen is lying and, in fact, the corroboration, if there is any, has not been released yet so we don't know if cohen has any backup evidence for his claims right here. for now the president says you still haven't got me. >> terry moran in washington, d.c., thank you. >> of course, prosecutors are speaking to many other people in trump's orbit. one presumes they have corroboration from other sources. so much to discuss here so let's bring in matthew dowd. matt, good morning. one thing is clear as we sift through the news and the white house is reeling pointing this out as well, nowhere in these filings do we see any evidence that donald trump himself colluded or conspired with the russians. >> well, i think we have to loo
of the series "scandal" and all of us want to binge-watch it and get to the and and i think he's just allowing us to see one episode at a time, but let's keep in mind thing, all of these filings yesterday an the filings we've seen over the course of the last two weeks point to people very close to the president who were talking to the russians in the course of this, who were working with the russians in the course of this and the only open question today is -- and they tried to cover up those meetings and those conversations or lie about them, that mueller is alleging all of that in these filings, but we don't know yet if individual one who is mentioned in the filings who is the president was in direct contact with those people about what the russians were doing. >> right, so i think it's fair to say there's some smoke here but not necessarily a smoking gun that would link the president himself to the russians. so, that's one angle of this kind of sprawling investigation that includes not only robert mueller's team but also the prosecutors here in new york in the southern district. g other thingsym, huents to sto
one other woman who say they had an affair with the president. so, the justice department in that case is now saying that they're essentially accusing the president of a crime of directing michael cohen his then attorney to deliver these -- this hush money. but their policy at the doj is not to indict a sitting president. so, he seems to be accused of a crime, but he's probably not going to be indicted, so where does that leave us? >> well, it's an unbelievably fascinating thing basically saying that michael cohen committed a felony at the direction of the president of the united states. for any other person in america, but the president, they would probably have been indicted and be in a process -- a judicial process in the course of this. the justice department's policy since the '70s and it's a
policy, it's not a law, it is a policy says that you can't indict a president. other presidents and other justice departments have confirmed this. it's still an open question, never been decided by the courts. but, again, let's keep in mind, if this wasn't the president of the united states, in all likelihood that person named individual one would have already been indicted on a crime by directing somebody else to commit a crime. >> so do you think there will be political ramifications based on just what we know right now that the doj is saying the president committed a crime here? do you think the democrats who are about to take over in congress are going to push for impeachment? >> well, i think there's huge political ramifications of all of this and i think the midterm elections which gave the democrats the house and the power that comes with the committees which then could lead to impeachment. i think most of the members of the democratic house including the likely speaker, nancy pelosi, does not want to go through impeachment unless it's bipartisan. but as we see in these filings, still thk that t lders
are reluctant to go towards impeachment unless they have republicans on board. but as each one of these shoes drops, i think the pressure builds and builds and builds and i think impeachment becomes more and more likely in the democratic house, but as you know, we have a senate that is held by republicans and unless you get republicans, it's not going to mean anything other than a political equation, so i think the pressure is building but until republicans get on board with it, i think it doesn't go anywhere past that. >> yeah, headline, more political turmoil on the way most likely. matthew dowd, great to have you weighing in on this huge morning in the various investigations swirling around the president of the united states, thank you. also this morning, president trump responding to comments made by former secretary of state rex tillerson who told an interviewer that he and trump didn't have a common value system and that at times he had the law.d the president that eda >> he is a challenging
inis undiscip re reports, doesn't like to get into the details of a lot of things. >> now, president trump countering those comments by tweeting this, quote, tillerson didn't have the mental capacity needed. he was dumb as a rock. he was lazy as hell. >> in north carolina the state's board of elections has named mcrae dowless as a person of interest in the investigation of possible ballot fraud. the hired political hand is accused of forging hundreds of absentee ballots to help republican mark harris to win the 9th congressional seat in a very close race. abc's steve osunsami caught up with him in rural north carolina. >> reporter: what do you say to people who say that you rigged this election? >> no comment. >> reporter: so you refute any allegations that you rigged this election? >> sir, contact my attorney. >> now, with the election results under question, investigators have subpoenaed
tically ut down this morning including iconic landmarks like the eiffel tower and the louvre museum as the city deals with massive protests. shops boarded up with police setting up barricades. abc's foreign correspondent james longman joins us from paris this morning. james, already a lot of activity today. >> reporter: so, this is the fourth weekend of protest. thousands of people have come down onto the streets of the champs-elysees and basically it's a back and forth between police over there, people trying to throw projectiles and tear gas coming at us here. what some of the protesters are doing is picking up that tear gas and throwing it back at police. these are the numbers we saw, these are the numbers we saw last weekend but it's still early and things are certainly heating up. as a precaution, the french authorities have closed a number of landmarks so the eiffel tower, the arc de triomphe, which, of course, was a major focus of the violence
last weekend and the louvre. other areas have been shut down and they've been taking things off protesters to make sure they are not in a position to attack police. it's rowdy. they're screaming. they want macron, the president, to quit. >> breaking news not far from hu five of the dead are teenagers and the sixth, a mom in her 40s who had taken her daughter to a rap concert being held at this venue, police say concertgoers after railings collapsed. a suspect got away in a transport van while his hands and feet were chained. abc's erielle reshef joins us with that story. erielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, guys. it was the bold getaway even the suspect's fiancee says she didn't see coming.
this morning, the inmate with access to a gun still on the loose, and a community is on alert. this morning, the desperate hunt for an armed and dangerous mississippi inmate after a daring escape in a prison van. the loose. >> reporter: authorities say todd moudy was shackled, handcuffed and strapped with belly chains as he and other prisoners were being transported from the courthouse somehow managing to jump through an open door into the driver's seat and speed off. >> we do not have our van. we do not have the inmate so we're asking for all the help we can get. >> reporter: the vehicle seen traveling down this highway and residents in the area on edge. >> i mean it's kind of crazy knowing that he came by here, the cops all over the place. but i mean he's going to get caught. >> reporter: the 46-year-old held in jail on two felony drug charges and a felony weapons charge now believed to have access to the officer's firearm inside that van.
>> he made the statement he didn't want to go back to jail and right now he's not in jail. he's at large. >> reporter: his fiancee tearfully pleading for him to surrender. >> just call. all you have to do is call. they're not going to hurt you. >> reporter: the officer who was guarding moudy when he escaped was not injured. the sheriff says moudy will now face several new charges. investigators urging anyone o hmeately call 911. >> erielle, thank you very much. really appreciate it. quite a case. we're going to move now to california and an anguishing new wrinkle in the massacre several weeks at that country music spot, the borderline bar and grill. >> investigators now saying the sergeant shot while responding to that attack was actually killed by friendly fire. abc's clayton sandell has the latest from los angeles. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: good morning, guys. the borderline mass shooting was already an incredible tragedy that just got worse. a friendly fire mishap officials say is devastating and a reminder of the dangers police face every day. when the shooting started at the
borderline bar and grill -- >> he's coming out this door. >> reporter: ventura county and chaotic combat zone. >> sergeant helus was struck five times by gunfire from the suspect. both men quickly retreated and fired their rifles at the suspect. >> reporter: sergeant helus might have survived, but investigators now revealing he was killed by a shot from the fire. >> whether accidental or mistaken identity is something we're still investigating. this news is extremely difficult for all of us to process and understand. >> reporter: it was one month ago that gunman ian david long threw smoke bombs and opened fire on the crowd including many college students killing 12 people before shooting himself. that fellow officer who shot sergeant helus is a nine-year veteran.
>> i delivered to the message yesterday. he had no clue it was coming. surprised alls of us. he is devastated. he is a consummate professional, well trained, military background. >> reporter: now, investigators want to stress the gunman alone is responsible for what happened and the sheriff tells me when he e oke the news to the wiand whit. >> incredible if that meeting were to happen. clayton sandell, thanks so much. a verdict in the trial of a man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in charlottesville, virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. a jury convicting james fields of first degree murder in the death of 32-year-old heather ye the 21-year-old faces up to life in prison at sentencing which is due to take place on monday. let's turn to weather now. snow, ice and rain sweeping across the country from new mexico all the way to virginia. rob is, of course, here with the latest. rob, good morning. >> good morning, dan. this is the powerful storm that impacted california about midweek, and now it's getting
into texas and houston really got the heart of the rainfall last night. check out some of this video. about four to six inches falling across the houston metropolitan area. you see that car swamped. that driver needing to be rescued. you really need a high-profile vehicle to get through some of this water, and that flooding is ongoing throughout much of southeast texas. on the northern side of this, we have seen a lot of snow across the northern part of texas. the panhandle in through oklahoma, four inches falling in lubbock. that's the two faces of this system. here on the radar, we see it's starting to march down the i-10 corridor so lake charles, lafayette get nothing new orleans later today. shreveport, monroe into it too and north of little rock is where the ribbon of ice and snow will be. getting a little bit of snow into nashville as well and heavy rain through atlanta later tonight. look at the white showing up in charlotte, north carolina, up i-85 towards greensboro, winston-salem, you're going to see some accumulating snow and nixing in with ice, not just during the day today and
tomorrow but lingering through the day on monday. so we've got a state of emergency declared for parts of north carolina and these are the expected snowfall totals and you go just a little bit into the higher elevations and we're looking at a foot or more potentially in an area that ests especially this early in de good saturday morning. the view, there's some fog in the valleys this morning so take it slow if you're headed out early. otherwise, chilly, sunny and mild later on this afternoon. a chance of rain comes in late tomorrow into early monday morning. highs today from the upper 50s from livermore in san francisco, 61, napa, oakland, palo alto. 63 in morgan hill. and it's dry today, rain late tomorrow. more importantly, how is this going to affect dan harris? dan. >> yes. >> it's just going to continue to be -- >> you're asking the question i was asking. >> it's going to be really cold here in the northeast, but we'll be spared of the worst of the winter weather. >> we should tell people behind the scenes i'm always asking for
the personalized weather in my zip code. >> will it be raining on the upper west side? >> that's what i want to know. >> jokingly but not really. >> three-block radius. >> i'm not joking when i ask. i may be smiling but i'm not joking. thank you, robert. >> i'm also listening in. >> all right, thank you, rob. >> you got it. police -- take a look at this -- in minnesota looking for two men they're calling grinches this morning. the men caught on camera approaching a salvation army donation kettle outside a store in a minneapolis suburb and using a bolt cutter to cut the kettle loose. police say they don't know how much money the thieves actually got away with. let's talk about something that's really, really beautiful. a great story now. nothing but good news for a southern california woman. we actually told you about her last weekend battling leukemia while pregnant with twins. well, susie rabaca has given birth to those two babies, a boy and a girl. this comes just a week after the 36-year-old found a perfect bone marrow donor. she was in need of a 100% match which is very, very rare. the now mother of five hopes to
undergo her much nnsplant soon. it's really interesting. i covered these stories in california where if you're someone of multiethnic background, it's much harder to find a perfect match with be the match because you could have traits that are similar to one side of the family or the other, but every person is different so for her, she has a mul multiethnic herage, and it was hard to find a match. so all these people donated. i want to say it was like 50,000 people signed up on the registry after hearing about her touching story. thank you to susie for sharing that and congratulations on everything including that childbirth. >> thank you to you, great story. really appreciate it. >> absolutely. >> it cheered us up after those grinches. coming up on "gma," an armored car driver disappearing along with cash from his truck while his co-worker was out making drops and pickups inside the mall. did the guard steal the money or did something happen to him? dramatic rescue. a woman's boat runs into trouble during a race around the world. how she was finally saved. "good morning america" is sponsored by state farm. talk to an agent today at 800-state-farm. ♪ finally got me ben.
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turning to weather now and the bay area forecast with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> check it out, from the sun up halfoony, valleys that's beginning to clear. 38 in livermore. 34 in santa rosa. rain tomorrow night. >> thanks so much for joining us. the news continues right now with "good morning america." see you in about 30 minutes.
and welcome back to "gma." on this saturday morning, happening right now, new developments in the russia investigation. prosecutors calling for substantial prison time for president trump's former longtime personal attorney, michael cohen, alleging that he violated campaign finance laws in coordination with and at the direction of the president himself. meanwhile, the office of the special counsel, robert mueller, detailing ways they say trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort, lied to investigators despite > also right now, ultim rivalry, president trump getting ready to officiate the coin toss at the annual army/navy football game. that's in philadelphia this afternoon. the two military academies have be oute field sie 90. president trump will be the tenth sitting president to attend the big game. and runaway spool. two words i never thought i
of cable wire that fell off a truck and rolled right onto the highway going from one end of the road to another in moving traffic. nobody got hurt here but police say the driver will likely be cited, and here's an interesting nugget, this is the third giant spool on the loose on a houston highway since october. >> oh, since october. >> so, clearly there is an issue in the spool industry that needs to be addressed. >> tie down that load. >> yes. >> that is inertia at its finist -- finest right there, though. it keeps rolling and rolling till something gets in its way. also coming up this morning, the youngest competitor in a boat race around the world sailing into trouble when her boat is ripped apart in a fierce storm. the rescue efforts that saved her life still ahead. but first that mysterious disappearance of an armored truck driver in kentucky. >> yeah, he was on the job making a drop but went missing
and so did the cash, and abc's lana zak joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. it was broad daylight when the driver of an armored vehicle in kentucky seemed to vanish leaving behind more questions than clues. this morning, police say they don't know if this man, mark espinosa, is the victim of a crime or the criminal himself after he mysteriously disappeared in this busy area from the armored truck he was driving. >> we're looking at every aspect, if he is missing, if he could be in danger, if he could be a suspect. >> reporter: wednesday afternoon police say espinoza was behind the wheel of this garda truck in louisville, kentucky. his partner went inside the jefferson mall to pick up and drop off cash, and that was the last time anyone saw espinoza. >> a holdup just occurred, jefferson mall. it's going to be for a garda driver. the driver of the vehicle is missing along with the money. >> reporter: espinoza has no cr
gihis statement to abc news, "gardaworld is cooperating fully with local law enforcement. we're also deploying all efforts to locate our employee and hope to find him safe and sreuestions and have searched the home espinoza shares with his father who worries that his son has been hurt or killed. >> i've maybe seen him maybe once or twice out walking his dog. other than that he kind of like kept to himself. >> reporter: now police won't say how much money was taken, and in another mysterious twist, the vehicle was not seen on any surveillance cameras. whit. >> wow, incredible. lana zak for us, thank you so much. let's get a check of the forecast and rob marciano, big snow coming into the carolinas especially. >> yes, and where you don't have a big snow, you can make it because it's been so cold across the northeast, and dan harris well aware of this. >> complaining. >> and complaining so i try to put a positive spin on it and show you this video out of killington, vermont, the beast as they call it in the east. a little bit of fresh snow and they've had a good start to the season. look at that.
you got some snow on the tre a 70-inch base. all the vermont ski resorts are in for a good start to the season as are the western areas as well, but here we go. keep getting these reinforcing shots of cold air so december has been a chilly one especially for the really northeastern third or two-thirds of the country i'd say. windchills this morning in the teens. chicago, 6 degrees, what it feels like. 10, detroit. 10, pittsburgh and 12 degrees in boston. dan, he's not even listening. >> i'm listening. i heard that. >> so, look, we call it cold air coming down east of the appalachians and pinning up against these mountains. and when that happens, you get moisture coming in from the gulf of mexico. not a good mix. flood watches for georgia but a winter storm warning for much of north carolina and western virginia
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welcome back to "gma." a woman who was the youngest competitor in a grueling round the world boat race was forced to abandon her journey. >> her boat all but destroyed in a ferocious storm and adrienne who is ferocious herself is here on how she was saved. >> i love our banter. >> yes. >> on and off here. well, like working here with dan harris, this was white an adventure. the golden globe race celebrating its 50th anniversary as expert sailors head out on a 30,000-mile trek. that was on the open seas. susie goodall was in fourth place when she encountered some rough waters. she's the youngest competitor in one of the most daring races on the planet. >> in school it was what do you want to do when you grow up kind of thing? my thing was always i want to sail around the world. >> reporter: but after sailing over 15,000 miles and spending
157 days alone at sea, this race around the globe became a fight to stay alive. bbc sports obtained the dramatic emergency call. >> the boat is destroyed. the boat inside and out is destroyed. >> reporter: after a violent storm in the southern pacific ocean surviving 23-foot waves and being left adrift for more thank 50 hours, susie was finally rescued from her vessel. the worst began when susie's yacht was tossed, completely flipped over. >> if you can imagine, the boat -- the wave comes up, it picks it up and it started going down like this and then went end over end like that. >> reporter: susie says at one point she was unconscious, seasick and bruised. she still was able to keep tweeting, taking a hammering wondering what on earth i'm doing out here. >> sailors are without any electronic navigation aids. they sail just like it was in 1968, paper charts, sextant, a running log. >> reporter: the chilean navy brought a nearly 40,000-ton cargo ship to her rescue.
when they found her the mast was gone. susie still on twitter to send updates once she was lifted to safety saying "on the ship, very good hot drink." about a month ago when asked if she considered the sea a friend or foe, she answered -- >> i would say a friend who turns on me every now and then. >> yeah, certainly. in a statement her family thanks everyone for their well wishes and says that when she was younger susie loved doing somersaults on trampolines. we just never thought she'd do one in a boat. >> wow, that's crazy. >> she was able to get the tweets out. >> that's amazing. >> everything is falling apart. >> i would not be thinking about tweeting at that moment. but she was resilient and obviously made for the open sea. >> when you're a millennial, it's a reflex. >> don't hate. >> yeah. >> let me get a selfie. >> well, it's an epic story, and it's cool to see that she was able to kind of take us along with her on that wild ride. >> absolutely. >> exactly. thank you. appreciate it. >> no problem. coming up here on "good morning america," why you probably aren't metabolically healthy. i'm going to figure out how to say that on a commercial break.
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ashton. great to see you, as always. >> thanks, whit. >> first of all, what is metabolic health, and why are only 12% of americans healthy in this way? >> it's not good news for us but it basically is tricky. you hear the word metabolic and you think, oh, your metabolism. that's howuickucmo sni. this is how our cells function, not only in terms of burning calories but processing sugar, fats, a measure of inflammation. this is a really big deal and our report card is not good. so when you talk about five parameters which we'll go through, basically how you process blood glucose, your triglycerides and cholesterol, we're not doing well, and if you're overweight and obese, only 1% of that population is meeting optimal numbers. >> so the numbers sound dismal. why are we failing so much in this way? >> our weight and inactivity. and i want people to understand you need to know -- i'm going to call them the fab five, so take a look at this graphic, whit, because these are what we're being judged on. your blood glucose should be
less than 100 fasting. your triglycerides fasting less than 150. the hdl, which is our healthy good cholesterol, we want it high, so if you're a man, more than 40, if you're a woman, over 50 and blood pressure maximum 130 over 80 and waist circumference, male, less than 40, women less than 35. the key, know these numbers and try to get them in the optimal range. >> so now that we know them, how do you make that change? >> get moving. the more exercise and activity, the better. some is better than none. more is better than less so get out there and get moving. >> all right, dr. ashton. >> right now. thanks so much. i'm going. i'm on my way right out the door. we appreciate it as always. we'll be right back here with "pop news." "pop news."
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>> all right, well -- i get to be called doctor. that's a clue we'll share with you later. you viewers at home, you loyal viewers know what that was a reference to. fresh off grammy nominations, for album of the year and record of the posty, what's up? abc announces he'll perform live after midnight on dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest making the first performance of 2019. the host, of course, ryan seacrest with jenny mccarthy. live performances from kelsea ballerini, the chain smokers, macklemore and so many more. don't miss it live, december 31st starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> that is a lineup. >> i really do love post malone. there's -- i just want him to do well. all right. he's doing really well actually. >> he's doing fine. >> yeah. i don't think he's hurting. actress kate hudson is sharing an adorable family snap of her new daughter's famous grandparents. in the instagram post, you can see goldie hawn and kurt russell
cradling their grandbaby. look at this. oh, the caption, grandma and grandpa duty or should i say mr. and mrs. claus. kate gave birth to daughter -- i think it's rani rose hudson fujikawa. >> oh, nice. >> yes, little rani and i hope i'm saying it right. two big brothers, ryder and bingham. i would just call her sweetheart every time i see her. >> i want to see grandpa, aka wyatt earp, changing a diaper. >> we'll work on that for you. maybe in another post. we'll direct message, we'll dm kate and hook you up. okay, so the clue was me being called doctor. an update now on the man who is the true doctor near and dear to our hearts. some of you may have been wondering what our esteemed colleague dr. ron claiborne has been doing since his retirement. heilife ia. teachisand worked crocodile enclosure. dan, you've been talking to him. >> yeah, i said that picture of
him near the crocodile didn't look safe. he was told as long as he keeps a close eye on them, he's fine and that the two adults in the water don't move very fast on land. >> that's assuring. >> oh, my goodness. >> look, he's been -- he was playing with chimpanzees. >> i know, it's incredibly cute. this is a sign of what a quality human being he is. >> exactly. >> he's not sitting around playing golf, although i'm sure he's doing a little of that but he's out there helping people is why we continue to love ron claiborne. >> wonderful. yeah, great pictures with the kids on his instagram post. you can still follow him on insta. well now for something else very sweet, not as sweet as that story, but we'll take it. national brownie day. right? thank goodness there is such a thing. all the brownies that you see here today were provided to us by gold bely, the flapform that finds the most unique foods and ships them to your door. legend has it they were invited by the palmer house hotel in chicago. there's another rumor it was started by a woman in maine who baked a cake that didn't rise but was still yummy.
>> is this good for my metabolic health? >> i don't know what you are talking about, dan. >> i thought she just said to move. >> just run after you eat your brownies. >> thank you, adrienne. see you back here tomorrow. abc 7 news all news all morning. >> good morning. i'm chris wynn. happening today, instead of his sleigh santa claus will be delivering toys in san mateo. the golden gate chapter of the harley owners group seen here at a previous event has donated more than 20,000 toys to the children at the center over the years. also happening today, skills, strength and bravery are
needed for a local make a wish benefit. hundreds are taking part in brave the bay san francisco fire department challenge. participants can pull a cable car 200 feet or take part in the 5-k run and the fun starts at 9:00 a.m. this morning. and kirkwood mountain resort is opening the entire mountain today. this is from north star california resort showing the new terrain that was opened yesterday. you can see the snow cat grooming and shaping the snow surface. and the snow is piling up there right now. more lifts could be opening today. heavenly mountain resort plans to open lifts today. turning to weather and the bay area forecast with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. clear sky in most places, this is the peninsula where you see the sunny sky at sfo. it's 37 in morgan hill, 45 half moon bay. 46 in oakland. look at our ea bcaogn tvalley c.
41 in concord, but throughout the day we'll have plenty of sunshine. and then the afternoon a few high clouds. we'll talk about our rain chances increasing for the second half of the weekend coming up. ahead, a booming business as thousands of santas get ready to hit the streets of san francisco today. why at least
good morning, bay area. get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> thanks for joining us on a saturday, december 8th. let's start with the first look at the accuweather weather forecast. here is lisa argen. >> hi, chris. fog out by the delta, the valleys, but elsewhere it's clear. the golden gate bridge check it out, looks pretty nice for a saturday morning with 43 in mountain view and 44 in san jose. from emeryville, you can see a little haze in the distance. mid 30s, 38 in napa. down to the beach, in the mid 60s today. still 40s and 50s by noon time. by 4:00, that sun already beginning to bring a little bit of coolness as it