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>> let's pass these out. here you go, guys. >> i say go out and buy some and support them s. they need our help, everybody. >> they need a little love this holiday. good morning, america. holiday havoc. as those two major storms collide, tornadoes tearing through florida and torrential rain pounding the east and the entire coast on alert while out west, a new storm barrels through, slamming into this restaurant and more storms now on the way, all as a record number of americans hit the roads and the skies for the holiday. also this morning, chaos in washington. secretary mattis' stunning and sudden resignation protesting president trump's policies. a firestorm of backlash growing right now even within the president's own party. and on the brink. the government just hours away
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from a shutdown. president trump refusing to sign a deal without funding for his border wall. overnight, the house passing the president's plan, but now a senate showdown. will hundreds of thousands of workers be furloughed for the holiday? miss america madness. the iconic pageant's leaders in the hot seat. a new lawsuit claiming they pulled off an illegal and bad faith takeover. the swimsuit competition in the crosshairs. now chairwoman gretchen carlson firing back this morning. breaking new developments in the mystery of that missing mom who vanished on thanksgiving, what we're learning this morning about her fiance. ♪ girls and overnight, the beyhive going into overdrive. beyonce fans freaking out when what appeared to be a new album leaked online. what we've now learned. ♪ girls, who will run the world ♪
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good morning, america. tom, i loved your best news anchor voice there uncovering beyonce. >> i'm in overdrive. >> i felt that passion. great to have you with us. we have a very busy friday and want to get right to the storms lashing both coasts as the holiday travel rush gets underway. i had the most harrowing drive coming into times square this morning with all of that rain and flooding. >> i almost didn't make it. you said you were hydroplaning, right? millions of americans hit the roads and the sky, and there's so much going on with the weather. just really sloppy around here. >> it really is. take a look at the roads. that's in new jersey. busy airports are already being affected as well. we've got a live look at laguardia here in new york. they're seeing delays as the holiday crush picks up. ginger starts us off in times square. ginger, it is already pouring out there. >> yes, pouring is the word. if you were dreaming of a soggy christmas, it's coming true. we've got a flood advisory here, flood watches all up and down
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the east coast and wind advisories, so pretty rough, and it was rough yesterday in parts of central florida when ef-0 tornadoes blew through. you can see lake wales there, florida, lakeland, and not just the wind with ef-0 and damaging winds that came through but a lot of rain. we're talking 3 to 4 inches. orlando had a month's worth of rain in just one day because it's supposed to be the dry season. has not been dry mid-atlantic through the northeast where we have already seen annual rainfall numbers surpass. we're going to keep getting more rain, 3 to 4 inches possible. that's all in those flood watches. we have got to go to victor oquendo who is in lake wales, florida, with all of that damage. victor. >> reporter: good morning, ginger. this house taking the brunt of one of those tornadoes. the roof partially collapsing. you can see that blue tarp is covering it now. these windows are blown out. there is damage inside, outside, debris everywhere. the wind so strong, it blew this car right off the driveway.
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now that storm is on the move. overnight, this north carolina highway underwater as the lumber river spills its banks. in virginia holiday travelers pushing through blinding rain as the powerful storm that hammered much of florida is marching north along the east coast. across central florida three reported tornadoes touching down. in manatee county, a confirmed ef-0. debbie rodan and her family taking cover in her bathroom. >> all i can say is thank god we were okay. as far -- we could have been killed. very lucky, and if you hear that there's a tornado warning take heed and listen. >> reporter: south of orlando one person was injured after another confirmed tornado tore through this home collapsing part of the roof. relentless rain falling 2 inches an hour in spots, flooding roads in tampa, high winds bringing down power lines. not far from there at least 70 homes damaged. in ft. myers, 53-mile-per-hour winds ripping the roof off this home. a storm powerful enough to force
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many to stay with family and friends just days before the hol holida holidays. this house has been deemed unsafe, so another family that will have to find another place to stay during the holidays. amy. >> incredibly sad. victor, thank you so much. this is expected, as we know, to be the busiest day of the holiday season for air travel and already the storm causing flight delays. abc's david kerley is at the faa's air traffic control center in virginia with a look at how they are managing all this chaos. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is the national faa control center. they are watching the entire national airspace on what's going to be a very pressure-packed day because so many people want to get home for the holidays. this is expected to be the busiest day of this holiday season. nearly 3 million people are flying today and already there are problems here. in fact, this is the watch officer here who is going to be sending out messages to airports about the problems already happening across the country. it's because of the maps. you can see new york city up there as ginger just showed you where the weather is the hitting
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and look at the map next to it where you see the concentration of flights right now. it is over the northeast, and already there are ground stops at laguardia and jfk. that live picture we have in laguardia, some of those passengers are going to have to wait a little bit longer to get onto their flights. this man is in charge here and he says it's a normal day but the weather and volume will cause some problems throughout the day. tom, back to you. >> david, thanks. we'll be tracking that weather throughout the day. let's turn to politics, the fallout growing this morning from that bombshell resignation. defense secretary james mattis telling the president he is stepping down. remember, this comes just a day after the president made the surprise announcement about withdrawing troops from syria. mattis has widely been seen as a stabilizing presence in the white house, but now he is on his way out. chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more now from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, tom. this is the most consequential resignation from trump's cabinet yet. jim mattis brought vast experience, gravitas, and a
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steady hand. he is adored by those who have served with him but he simply could no longer tolerate the differences he had with this president. the letter of resignation came just hours after secretary mattis met with president trump at the white house. mattis making perfectly clear he has deep foreign policy disagreements with the president, writing, my views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both maligned actors and strategic competitors, mentioning china and russia specifically, are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. we must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances, ending his letter with this, because you have the right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better
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aligned with yours on these and other subjects, i believe it is right for me to step down from my position. in the beginning, donald trump thought jim mattis was the perfect man for the job with the perfect nickname. >> mad dog mattis. >> reporter: for mattis who cringes at that nickname, it was duty first. just weeks ago saying -- >> when the president of the united states asks you to do something in america, you just do it. to quote nike, just do it. >> reporter: but syria was the last straw. mattis spent four decades in the marine corps, years on battlefields around the globe, yet donald trump, despite mattis' plea in the to, announced he was pulling all u.s. troops out of syria. >> our boys, young women, men are all coming back now. >> reporter: trump is also planning to substantially reduce u.s. troops in afghanistan. the president had hinted that he
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and mattis aren't always on the same page. >> i think he's sort of a democrat if you want to know the truth. but general mattis is a good guy. we get along very well. he may leave. i mean, at some point everybody leaves. >> reporter: but the reaction to mattis' resignation was deep concern that his departure will leave the white house with an unpredictable president unchecked. overnight, majority leader mitch mcconnell who has been infamously careful to avoid criticizing the president releasing a powerful statement, reading, i am particularly distressed that he is resigning due to sharp differences with the president on these and other key aspects of america's global leadership. putting him in sync with his democratic counterpart. >> everything that indicates stability, everything that indicates strength, everything that indicates knowledge is leaving this administration. general kelly, general mattis, so many others. >> mcmaster. >> mcmaster, exactly.
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>> tillerson. >> there is chaos now in this administration. >> as for that drawdown in afghanistan that could begin soon as well. we currently have 14,000 troops there. trump is expected to reduce that number by half, if not more. mattis was not in favor of that either, but we are told trump wants to fulfill a campaign promise that he believes is popular with his base, cecilia. >> he wants to check these things off his list. martha, you call this the most consequential departure of this administration. i have got to say the concern i have heard from people over mattis leaving is unlike any concern i've heard in any other resignation in this administration so far. he was really seen as a stabilizing force in this administration. >> reporter: absolutely, cecilia. there is an unease at the pentagon and abroad. i can't stress enough how much of a stability factor mattis is seen as in the national security world and how much the troops admire him. he is staying on until the end
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of february, but clearly he will have very little influence. president trump said he will name a replacement soon, cecilia. >> okay, martha, thanks. i want to bring in terry moran who's covering all this from the white house. terry, this resignation, we all thought yesterday was a complete surprise to so many, but mattis and the president had had some public clashes before. >> reporter: they have, cecilia. it did come as a shock to the people here but this relationship as you say has been deteriorating for a long time, not just on syria but on afghanistan as martha mentioned, on iran. secretary mattis thought they should remain in the nuclear deal and on transgender troops. they're really just such different men. their personalities and outlooks on the world. mattis committed to that role of american leadership in the world defined by republican and democrats since franklin roosevelt, trump wants to change all that. now he will. >> okay, terry, thank you. all of this is taking place as that government shutdown looms. congress and the president have just hours until midnight tonight to strike a deal, and it is looking increasingly unlikely
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that that deal will happen. overnight, the house passed a bill that would fund the president's $5 billion border wall, but it is not expected to make it out of the senate this morning. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce has the latest on all of this from capitol hill. even some of the president's own party are privately blaming him for this chaos. >> reporter: yeah, cecilia. there is real confusion and uncertainty here this morning, and many lawmakers are simply fed up. they were heading towards a solution and then the president torpedoed it. now many lawmakers who had headed home may have to come back to d.c. and this morning that shutdown looming is looking even more likely. we have just hours to go here. hundreds of thousands of workers hanging in limbo, and the white house and congress are at an impasse. overnight, the house did pass that plan that would keep the government running and provide the president with
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$5 billion for his wall that he is demanding, but earlier the president seemed to be on board with the short-term solution but it would not have funded his border wall. that solution did not include the money for his wall. >> the president faced a revolt on the right. take a listen to some of the pushback he was getting from usually loyal conservatives. >> i think the not funding the wall will go down as one of the worst, worst things to have happened to this administration. >> it looks like a lot of people's worst fears may be realized, and that the president is getting ready to cave. >> laura ingraham, rush limbaugh. seems the president was listening, mary. >> reporter: listening and spo responding and he is incy -- insisting, no wall, no deal to fund the government. it means that hundreds of thousands of federal employees may have to spend this holiday season without a paycheck. some national parks would be closed. if you're traveling, well, tsa and air traffic controllers will still be working. but if you're hoping to get a last-minute passport, you're likely to be out of luck. if you are like me, and eager for those last-minute packages
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to arrive, good news there. the post office will be open, up and running and delivering. >> now to new developments in that crisis at a major international airport. this morning the search is still on for whoever flew drones outside gatwick airfield outside of london, shutting it down for a day and leading to 760 flight cancellations affecting 100,000 passengers. abc's james longman has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, some flights are taking off and landing once again at one of the world's busiest airports. that sea of red on the departure board has eased. but despite the first signs of relief the terminal remains a hectic maze of long lines and frustration for over 120,000 travelers just days before christmas. >> we are still here. security is closed. >> we're visiting family and friends in denver and i don't know if we're going to get to see them. >> reporter: at the peak of holiday travel a mysterious drone buzzing over the airfield at london's gatwick airport had forced authorities to halt all flights in and out of the
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airport. >> selfish of you. you have hundreds of thousands of passengers that were supposed to travel. >> reporter: bandapassengers std in the terminal, some for over 36 hours, while outside helicopters circled above and police armed with long rifles hunted for the mystery pilot. the british government authorizing the military to step in. >> the activity we've seen is illegal and those who are caught can face up to five years in prison. >> reporter: officials left with no choice. fearful the drones which have been spotted at least 50 times over the last 48 hours, could cause a midair collision. overnight authorities were weighing a new tactical option, shoot down the drone. >> there's a number of factors involved, both the range of the weapon we might choose to use and also how -- obviously how high the drone is. >> reporter: james joins us now. any theory right now on who is behind all of this? >> well, amy, one line of inquiry is a possible
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environmental activist, they staged protests at uk airports before, but i think it's safe to say there has been hard lessons learned about how vulnerable airports can be to drones. amy. >> james longman, thank you. tom? back here at home new developments on that missing mother. authorities back at kelsey berreth's colorado home hauling out bags of evidence. she was last seen on thanksgiving. authorities this week also searching the home of her fiance. abc's clayton sandell is in colorado this morning with more. clayton, good morning. >> reporter: her town home became the focus of another search. we watched as investigators and fbi agents went in with cameras and ladders and came out with things like large pieces of carpet and other evidence wrapped in brown paper bags. they met patrick frazee and stopped him, ordered him out of the car and have now placed him under arrest. of course, kelsey berreth went missing on thanksgiving day. police say that patrick frazee,
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her fiance, was the last person to see her. they now tell us -- sources tell us they no longer believe kelsey berreth is alive. this is now an investigation, a homicide investigation, and patrick frazee is now under arrest for that crime, cecilia. >> okay, clayton. thank you. we are now just -- here we are, four days away from christmas but who's counting? if you still have shopping to do, fear not, you are far from the only procrastinators. brace yourself for the long lin lines. tomorrow is one of the biggest shopping days of the year an rebecca jarvis is at old navy here in times square with all the last-minute deals, rebecca. there's still last-minute deals to be had? >> reporter: of course, there are last-minute deals to be had. cecilia, good morning to you. they don't call tomorrow super saturday for nothing. 134 million of us expected to hit the malls for that super saturday blitz. $26 billion up for grabs, so a lot of retailers are pulling out all of the stops.
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old navy, you can see it here, 75% off up to that amount on the entire store, and they are also doing this new thing this year where they are offering free round trip lyft rides where you buy online and pick up in store. check out petco for your furry friends, and kohl's has good deals as well. >> 75% off? >> ginger, back inside from the rain but certainly it's not going away. yeah, it's not just the rain, it's the wind. there are wind alerts from florida and georgia up through maine and we're talking about 40-mile-per-hour gusts there. up to 65 in new england. your local weather in 30 seconds. first though, the weekend getaways sponsored by walmart.
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and coming up, that new trouble for miss america. the pageant's leader is now facing a lawsuit and how gretchen carlson is firing back. and a wild story, the dramatic 911 call. two kids locked in their bathroom by an armed burglar. how they helped police catch him. how they helped police catch him.
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hi, good morning, i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. one person has died in a fire at an apartment complex overnight. it happened in san jose on blossom hill road. it started on the second floor at the drift wood manor apartments. several other people did manage to escape. no word on a case. there is an investigation ongoing. we're looking pretty soggy if you're just about to head out the door. here's a look at the richmond side of the bridge. everyone's got their wipers on. we have some work on the shoulder there, westbound 580 as you get onto the bridge.
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scattered showers this morning. that's why we have a 1, light on the storm impact scale. right now heading towards martinez, concord, where 680 and highway 4 come together. that's where the showers are. the south bay, you can see is bone dry right now. so all of our caution for the commute is because of this morning's rain. let's take a look at the rest of the seven-day forecast i put together. partly cloudy tomorrow, mostly cloudy sunday, sunday night into monday. another chance of rain rolls in. >> okay, if you're traveling, coming up, the apps that can help you save on gas and tolls.
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♪ welcome back to "gma." this is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. that right there is a golden doodle i'm told from instagram. he's got a special delivery as you can see. we're putting him to work and we have a special delivery of our own this morning. it is national ugly sweater day. mark the calendars and have a competition that doesn't involve us, thankfully. >> thankfully. >> i have one hanging in my dresser. >> you are getting one as well. our competition involves puppies. very excited about that. >> we look forward to all that. first to the news and top headlines we're following right now. storms on both coasts are wreaking havoc as the holiday travel rush gets under way.
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the entire east coast facing alerts from florida all the way to maine as heavy rain and wind moved in, and we're already seeing major delays at airports on what's expected to be the busiest day for flying this season. also this morning the race is on to avoid a government shutdown. the deadline is tonight at midnight but things are looking promising. the house passed a bill overnight that would fund the president's border wall but it's not expected to make it out of the senate. we'll be watching that. and we have got an amazing story, guys. listen to this. something to make you feel really good this friday. these are seven siblings, seven, who were in foster care for 1,035 days, and they have all now been adopted together, just in time for christmas. >> wow. >> their new dad michael hawthorne says it's never boring. there's a lot of laughing and play and at times chaos but it's good chaos. we salute that new dad. that is amazing. >> so wonderful. >> that's fantastic. i want to hear much more about that. first, we have to get to new trouble for miss america. the pageant's leaders facing
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criticism over how they're running it. chairwoman gretchen carlson is not backing down, and t.j. holmes is here with more on that story. good morning, t.j. >> turmoil this year. this was supposed to be a year that the miss america pageant transitioned in this me too era from a beauty pageant to a showcase that empowered young women. well, sure enough this year it has transitioned. they have said good-bye to swim suits. now hello to lawsuits. >> reporter: accusations of a hostel takeover of the miss america organization. a former board member and four states are suing chairwoman gretchen carlson, ceo regina hopper as well as the organization itself claiming an illegal and bad faith takeover. all four of the states, pennsylvania, tennessee, west virginia and georgia have their licenses terminated by the miss america organization after they publicly contested pageant leadership citing dissatisfaction with the way the group is being run as well as the decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition. the organization calls the
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lawsuit meritless and carlson responded by saying, lawsuits will not reinstate swimsuits. it's been a controversial road for the former fox new anchor since she took control of the pageant earlier this year. >> i have so many great ideas for this organization. >> reporter: the 1989 miss america winner took the reins after the organization's previous show runners were accused of sexism and fat shaming contestants which prompted outcries for a new look at the pageant and the me too era. >> we will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. >> reporter: that included eliminating the swimsuit competition, which had been a hallmark of the competition since it first started in 1921 but the new plans were met with diggs may by some sectors. 2018 competitor carla mund relinquished her crown after she said she was controlled, manipulated and bullied by the new leadership.
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carlson denied the allegations. she said she tried to make mund's experience a good one. >> if miss america becomes who she is supposed to be again, then i will want to be her again. >> reporter: the unhappiness seemed contagious, kayla kline always dreamed and was crowned miss denver 2018 but resigned after she learned of mund's alleged bullying. >> we have seen other local titleholders promising not to compete again until this is resolved. if you don't have local titleholders, you won't have state titleholders and if you don't have state titleholders, you don't have a miss america. >> reporter: and guys, the miss america ceo said this is just a meritless lawsuit brought by people who are disgruntled, who are not on the board anymore. people can debate back and forth. this is an american institution and you've been covering it with gretchen carlson. >> i was a part of it. >> it was supposed to be a transition year. it has been, and maybe it can be ugly and difficult, but right now it is seemingly a mess. >> yes.
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yes. change is hard. >> yes. >> all right, t.j. thank you. >> thanks, t.j. we'll turn now to that early christmas gift for two quick-thinking kids who helped stop a home invasion. the calls just released showing how brave these kids were when an armed burglar broke into their house. abc's alex perez has the story. police have a special reward for these guys. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. that's right. authorities are calling them heroes and investigators say had these kids not had that quick thinking, this situation could have had a very different ending. >> i'm really scared. >> okay, the police are coming in the back door. you're eventually going to hear us say, police, okay? >> reporter: a call revealing the terrifying moments two young siblings just 9 and 10 years old called 911 after an armed gunman broke into their alabama home. >> my puppy's down in his cage and he's barking at him. >> your puppy is? okay. stay on the line with me. the police are there. >> reporter: the robber forced
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erik francisco and his sister onayda into the bathroom. he didn't realize they snuck in a cell phone. police surrounding the home. the operator keeping the kids calm. >> i haven't seen bravery like that in a long, long time. >> i ran to the bedroom the offender went into and detective jenkins came right behind me and grabbed one of the children. >> reporter: authorities now calling the kids heroes, rewarding them with gifts. >> that was priceless. they were more excited than it seems like my kids at christmas when we showed up with the toys and the bikes and the trampoline and, you know, all that. >> first they saved us. now they are donating christmas. my parents can't really afford gifts so i'm happy for that. >> reporter: they are very, very happy. as for that suspect, he is now awaiting trial on burglary and a number of other charges, guys.
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>> what an amazing story. thank you. smart kids and an amazing dispatch operator to talk them through it. >> they are so little to have that. >> everyone was heroic in that story. it was great. thank you. coming up next, we'll tell you how to save money on your holiday road trip. what you can download on your phone right now to save on tolls, gas and so much more. stay with us. if you have postmenopausal osteoporosis and a high risk for fracture now might not be the best time to ask yourself are my bones strong? life is full of make-or-break moments. that's why it's so important to help reduce your risk of fracture with prolia®. only prolia® is proven to help strengthen and protect bones from fracture with 1 shot every 6 months. do not take prolia® if you have low blood calcium, are pregnant, are allergic to it, or take xgeva®. serious allergic reactions, like low blood pressure; trouble breathing; throat tightness; face, lip, or tongue swelling; rash; itching; or hives have happened. tell your doctor about dental problems as severe jaw bone problems may happen or new or unusual pain in your hip groin, or thigh,
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more than 100 million people are expected to drive to their destination this week. our paula faris is one of them. she has a few ways to keep your life easier and cheaper on the road. we are smarter today with our glasses. >> it is spec friday. if i were smarter i wouldn't taking this road trip with my kids later today. >> right. busiest travel day of the year. >> yes, we're channeling our clark griswold so my husband and i and our dog and three kids are going to be traveling back to the midwest this afternoon to indiana and michigan and i know when you're on the road it's all about efficiency of time and efficiency of money, and we want to start out with toll guru. when you go to waze it will tell you how much time you will save and avoid the tolls but you don't know what that means in your pocketbook. you don't know how much money you will save. if you go to toll guru, you open it up. let's start our address. we'll begin with times square and we're going to indiana, all right? let's go to snit. this is going to tell you the
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fastest way and the cheapest way. fastest is $41 more. you're paying on the bottom line, $44 in toll. if you go to the cheapest route right now, it's $41 cheaper, but only eight minutes slower. round trip, 82 bucks. >> that's a full tank of gasp. >> that is a full tank of gas. and a lot of people have heard of gas buddy. another free app out there for quite a while and tracks the cheapest gas in your area. i was blown away how much we would save back and forth. we are driving a midsize suv, driving roughly 1,400 to 1,500 miles. it will be about another 40 bucks. tabulate that, and we're at about $120 that we have saved on this trip alone that we're going to use on a family therapy session probably from spending too much time together on the road. it's worth it if you're going to go on one of these extended road trips.
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>> if you use toll guru and gas buddy, how much can you save? >> 120 bucks. >> that's for you specifically. >> just for us on this specific trip. as i said that will go towards our family therapy session. we're spending so much time in the car. >> speaking of family therapy, i know kids and road trips, there's a way to keep them happy. they are always asking for food or drinks for something. >> are we there yet? >> that too. >> my kids want to know where are we going to eat and stay. many there are similar ones but this is called iexit. we like this because it's extremely user friendly. my kids want to two to mcdonald's. my husband wants to go to arby's, and i want to go to panera bread. i want pulls up all the paneras, and the closest ones. >> i'll download all those apps. >> eat your heart out. >> please think of us this afternoon as we're driving and embarking on this journey. >> enjoy. it's not the destination but it's the journey, paula. >> thank you for that thought. that made me feel a little bit better. >> just a reminder. when downloading an app always read the fine print.
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so many of you stepping up as layaway angels to help pay off presents for so many families in need. lara is here to tell us how all of this began. it's so wonderful. >> it really warms your heart, and it all started with a few famous faces to decided to pay off strangers' layaway plans, and people are coming together to take this to a whole level. >> reporte . >> oh my god. >> reporter: all holiday season long, we've been seeing generous acts of kindness doled out by so-called layaway angels. >> we are grateful. >> reporter: from saints owner gayle benson who paid off hundreds of layaways at walmarts in her nfl team's city of new orleans to filmmaker tyler perry. >> i paid for all of your layways for christmas. >> reporter: the megaproducer paying more than $430,000 at two atlanta area walmarts. >> i personally thank you. my associates thank you and i know the community thanks you.
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>> reporter: walmart telling us, angels this year paying more than $1.2 million in donations for strangers' layaway items. >> yes, our friends. >> reporter: "gma" challenging our viewers to get in on the act to raise as much as they can before christmas eve. >> every donation big or small makes a difference. every dollar counts. >> reporter: so let's see how much we've raised so far. okay, so before we get to our donations tally we have some trumpeters here to help us. hit it, guys. ♪ let's take a look at that. wow, this is amazing and i want to break this down. so we looked closely. three people out there, three of you donated a dollar. thank you for getting online and taking the time. it all adds up. we did have some people that donated -- one person donated $10,000. >> wow. >> thank you so much.
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we had -- the average was over $100. >> that's huge. that's so generous. $100 and so many did it that. that was the average? >> yes. >> the impact it has is tremendous. >> it is amazing and we are blown away by all the support coming from you, our viewers. and you can still donate. we will keep checking in on the tally all morning long. rob is down at ft. campbell on the kentucky/tennessee border with some military families about to get a giant christmas surprise. you guys do not want to miss this. this is our year of giving. giving. list, you know your holiday shopping is complete. it's time to celebrate. [♪ ] [♪ ]
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i thought we were making noises. welcome back. aaa expecting a record number of americans on the roads, more than 100 million. one of them right now, gio benitez on the new jersey turnpi turnpike. everybody just got the flash flood warning, gio. how's it going out there? >> we've been getting the rain. we are getting into traffic right now. slow commute. it's going to get much worse. the best time to travel today, after the morning rush, ginger. >> okay, good tip. do that and then also just to bring in interstate 5 in the pacific northwest, major issues. more than 300,000 people without power. they had 50 to 70-mile-per-hour winds with the latest of the onslaught of storms they've been dealing with. can you imagine that ride, going across the puget sound? yeah, neither can i. rough one there. up to 100 miles per hour in some elevated areas. you will see the big waves coming with more storms this weekend. this segment sponsor
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a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on. thanks. next on gma, selfie risks. how you can tell if you have it and what you can do about it. like, stop taking selfies. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes and always on our app and abc7 nenews.com.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. holiday havoc. tornadoes tearing through florida. rain slamming the east. now the whole coast on alert as a new storm tears through the west and more wild weather on the way as a record number of americans head home for the holidays. "gma" health alert. are you suffering from selfie wrist? could the way you're taking that snapshot actually be injuring you? how to tackle the pain. dr. ashton is here. countdown to christmas. just four days away. how to get the most out of those last-minute deals heading into the final shopping days of the season. the shipping deadlines you need to know to get your gifts under
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the tree just in time. ♪ who runs the world? beyonce. the beyhive going into overdrive overnight when what appeared to be a new album leaked online. what we learn this morning as she shares new photos of her twins. giving my all. our "gma" layaway angels pulling off a huge holiday surprise. giving some military families a christmas they'll never forget, americans all over the country stepping up to help families celebrate already raising more than $150,000. all that and more as we say, good morning, america. good morning, america. thanks for joining us on this friday morning. in case you didn't know it's just four days until christmas and we're spreading the holiday cheer down at ft. campbell on the kentucky/tennessee border. >> we have rob down there. you can see him there throwing a party for some military families
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and our "gma" layaway angels are about to give them a big surprise. now, get this, they have no idea what is coming. it will be a huge surprise. you don't want to miss this. >> it will be really fun. we have a lot of headlines to get to this morning, starting with that holiday travel headache. the entire east coast facing alerts, racing for heavy rain and wind after tornadoes ripped through florida last night. let's go right to ginger outside weathering the storm in times square. hey, ginger. >> flash flood warning in place for where i'm standing. you can see it, other inch or two of rain to come as people are on the roadways. i have to tell you. this all as winter officially begins later this evening so if you were waiting for a wet and windy start you're getting it especially in florida. central florida, two ef-0 tornadoes did damage you see there. they ripped through, and now the wind is really high. the skyway bridge actually in florida just announced they are closed at this point, and look at that. it wasn't just the storms, but the heavy rain. orlando actually had more than a month's worth of rain in just
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one day. check out all of the alerts for gusts up to 40 miles an hour include atlanta, charleston and the flood watches in place from virginia all the way up through mmoh -- maine. we're tug aboalking about i-95. big roadways that so many are traveling inundated then it will get down right windy. gusts in new england up to 65 miles per hour, y'all. >> i just checked my phone to check my alert to see if my flight is on time. still on time. fingers crossed. >> good luck. it's bad out there right now. let's turn back to politics and our big story today. chaos in the nation's capital. defense secretary james mattis' surprise resignation stunned lawmakers on both sides of the aisle just a day after president trump announced that troops would be withdrawn from syria. let's go back to chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz for more. martha, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tom. among all the resignations in the trump administration this really is the most consequential. jim mattis brought 40 years of experience from war zones to the pentagon and beyond.
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he is adored by those who have served with him, but most importantly, he has been seen as a steady hand in what can be a chaotic white house. this was an extremely difficult decision for jim mattis to make given his sense of duty but he simply could not tolerate the differences he had with the president on how our allies are treated and being clear-eyed about our adversary, but it was syria that was the last straw. mattis tried mightily to talk donald trump out of withdrawing our troops but to no avail. the same with afghanistan. the president is expected to cut u.s. troops there by half. mattis stays until the end of february, but he will clearly have even less influence with the president that he had in recent months, tom. >> on that last point that's why the timing is such a surprise. martha, thank you. amy. a turn here, any of you have selfie wrist? it's a real condition apparently. >> is it real? >> that's what they're saying? >> are your wrists feeling okay?
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>> i'm okay right now. some people actually suffer from selfie wrist. how to spot the symptoms. i guess your wrist hurts, and how to treat it. we've got need to know shopping deadlines for all of you. everything you need to know about those dead lines. all of you procrastinators. what you can still buy online. and when it might be better to head to the store instead, and lara is right upstairs. hello, you guys. we are so excited for our big layaway angel surprise. we know those kids at ft. cabell are on santa's nice list. we have having very special, and come over here, jingle. we have dogs in christmas sweaters. what could be better. "good morning america" is coming right back. if you have moderate to severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream.
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welcome back to "gma." and welcome to our fantastic friday audience. you guys look lovely in your shirts here. we are so excited about our giving my all layaway angels surprise. those military families have no idea what is coming. >> it's so great and thanks to the generosity of you, our viewers, we've already raised so much money on the payawaythelayaway.org and guess what, trumpeters. ♪ >> pillsbury donated $5,000. >> yay. >> a big thank you.
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>> a very generous donation. it's not too late for you right now to help out. we are taking donations until midnight on christmas eve. we're going to have much more on that ahead, but now that's a big entree. now to "pop news," lara. thank you very much. good morning to you all and to you. we're going to begin with a bit of a music mystery. beyonce known for dropping surprise albums. new songs just appearing on spotify and apple music overnight under the name queen carter. two albums' worth. one called "backup rewind." another named "have your way." sending fans into overdrive, but upon further inspection, this does not look like the music came from beyonce herself. it is suspected, the albums of old songs and new work is the work of an unauthorized leak. i know. >> this crowd is part of the beyhive. >> they are the beyhive.
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no word yet from beyonce's camp, either way this morning, she did though release something new, posting these adorable pictures on her website. the shots, they are beautiful and show the queen with her daughter rumi on the beach in india, the twins who are now 18 months old splashing in the ocean. matching little outfits there. now, wherever the new music did come from, it comes two years after her last surprise album when she gave us all "lemonade." we shall see and keep you posted on that. also this in "pop news" this morning, another musical gal. jennifer lopez. quadruple threat, singing, acting, dancing and making her directorial debut. [ applause ] she is a rock star. there's j. lo getting behind the camera to direct herself in her video. it's a song called "limitless." the just released video stars
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her mini-me. that's emmy, her daughter holding her own next to her incredible mom. there she is right there. a little look-alike. lopez says the message of the video is, i am worth something. i am equal. i am limitless. >> i love that. >> preach. preach. [ applause ] she sings a song in her new film "second act" which, by the way, opens today. then finally, here's the story about that brady renovation. you guys probably heard about this. hgtv, though, just releasing this sneak peek at their upcoming four-part special, brings together a group of hgtv designers, myself included. i have not been able to talk to you too much about this, with the original brady kids to renovate their tv home. that house was actually used for exterior shots. the show was shot on a sound stage nearby, so the kids had never seen it until this moment. take a look. >> when i was a little girl i was told if you go inside that house, it looks exactly like the set.
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>> there's nothing that is the same. >> we expect to come through the door and see things that are familiar and this isn't familiar yet. >> but it will be. isn't it great to see the original bradys. >> greg brady. i love that. >> it's such an iconic show and the house is the second most visited house in the country second behind the white house. >> i believe that. >> so for this special, each of them pairs up with a designer to take on a different room in the house. >> who did you pair up with? >> i paired up with greg and i also do jan's room, marcia, marcia, marcia. we're turning it into an exact replica of what the set looks like. you'll see it on hgtv in 2019. >> was it fun? >> we're still doing it. i'm going out there again next month. to see them see the house for the first time -- >> you got chills. >> that, everybody, is "pop news" this morning. >> i don't know how we'll follow
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that. we will with our "gma" cover story and t.j. holmes. the perfect man for the story, can taking selfies actually injure you? >> yes. >> t.j. says yes, according to a study by samsung the average person born after 1980 will take a whopping 25,000 selfies in their lifetime. that is so sad, i'm sorry and a doctor says he's treating selfie wrist. t.j., please explain. >> this is a real thing, and let me demonstrate. everybody in here. everybody in here, you got your phones, everybody, take a selfie right now and keep your arm out and keep it extended. everybody do it. if you look around you'll notice everyone has their wrist bent and some of you have them strained. if you do that enough over time you will develop something called selfie wrist. so i, dr. holmes, have a very important health alert for you selfie lovers this morning. ♪ it's the cultural craze starring you. the selfie phenomenon. everybody is doing it.
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teenagers, celebrities. maybe even your momma. kim kardashian even published a book of her selfies. but could your selfie taking be bad for your health and give you a condition now dubbed selfie wrist? 29-year-old tina choy works in digital media production and she loves her selfies. >> it's really about telling a story where you're at and what you're doing, how active you are. >> reporter: but with all her selfie-taking, she began sensing tingling in her fingers and wrist and later discomfort. after a few months she said it felt like a sharp pain in the corner of her wrist got so bad it prevented her from working and orthopedic surgeon levi harrison is treating her for a condition he calls selfie wrist. >> it's a form of carpel tunnel because what happens is the nerve becomes inflamed and angry. >> reporter: harrison says the problem begins when patients constantly hyperflex their wrist inwards in a rush to capture that perfect angle.
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>> you're right in the moment. let's take a picture right now, and that's what happens. >> reporter: everybody responds differently and your wrist pain may not be solely caused by taking selfies. sleeping with your flexed wrist can cause wrist pain and so does repetitive movement from typing. dr. harrison showed tina how to hold her phone without too much bend in her wrist, and put her on a regimen of exercises to do every day. >> back around the world. >> reporter: tina's now feeling better, but still taking selfies. just safer >> that is the nature of our generation right now. we're taking so many selfies these days. >> you heard there how can you prevent it? hold the phone, robach, with not so much strain but another remedy is extreme stop taking so many selfies. [ laughter ] >> dr. t.j., i like your advice. we have a real doctor here, dr. jennifer ashton joins us here. never thought you'd be doing this segment. >> no i didn't, but listen.
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>> it's a real condition. >> it's under the category of repetitive use injury. if you go head to toe it's not just the wrist. when we overuse our phones we can see issues in the neck, tech neck and sagging skin as well as cervical spine. eye strain. thumb problems in the hands or other fingers that are constantly on those keys then the he will blow, nerve entrapment from keeping that elbow up there. i have even seen mrsa staph infections on the face. >> oh, my gosh. >> not something any of us want to sign up for, from people holding their phones up to their face all the time. >> that's so disturbing on multiple levels. what's the worst case scenario in terms of these injuries? >> death actually, and we have reported on that. >> from mrsa? >> not from mrsa, but from people on their phones taking
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selfies falling to their deaths and we hear about that every year. and by the way, the average age of the people who die taking a selfie from a height is under the age of 24. this is real. head down, they can be hit by a car, don't do it. >> what's the medical answer? is there one? t.j.'s, by the way. >> that's a good one. i'll say pretty much the same thing. people say, doc, it hurts when i do this, you know what i say, don't do this. >> right on. >> four years of medical school for this one. >> i love it. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, amy. now time to talk about how down to the wire for all of us, last minute christmas shoppers. consumers spent a record amount online this holiday season. more than $110 billion, but it is now crunch time. you guys are among those shoppers. i can tell by that. if you plan to order online, the time has come. you are running out of time, but fear not. becky worley is here to help. all right, becky, break it down. can we still get the deliveries if we're among the
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procrastinators? >> reporter: yes? >>ish. >> if you want delivery in time for christmas, it is possible but if you don't have prime it's probably going to cost you. so let's start by talking amazon. cecilia, i sent you a package. so, good news, you see it there. it's not one that's going to get snagged off your porch. i had it delivered to the studio. good news, the deadline for two-day shipping is tomorrow, saturday, 12-22. one-day cutoff is sunday, 12/23. monday, christmas eve, there is same day shipping. it's available on prime products on select products in select locations. any other stores that still offer shipping, most don't, the cutoff is noon eastern today, 9:00 a.m. on the west coast so ticktock. >> hurry up. for the procrastinators. online or in person tomorrow is going to be a crazy day. you have got some survival tips. >> reporter: if you are going to out there -- number one, shop local. they depend on last-minute shoppers and they offer gift
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wrapping. two, shop online pick up in store or even curbside. adobe says that's up. 47% from last year, and more stores offering curbside. target has it available in 1,000 stores nationwide. there is also an upside to shopping last minute when it comes to toys. you often see toy prices slashed. barnes & noble has target has sale on hatchimals. laptop, a huge gift at christmas, office depot has a chromebook, 40 bucks off for $179 and then finally gift cards, last-minute gift of choice. walmart has 20% off itunes gift cards and there are a ton of restaurant, buy one get one
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deals for gift cards. usually it's buy a $50 card and you get a free bonus $10 card for yourself, so some ideas out there. >> i'm told we're out of time, becky. i'll open any package during the commercial break. >> oh, it's from me to you with love. [ laughter ] >> thank you. over to you. your "gma" moment starts in north carolina where we get inspiration on the dance floor. yes. this is what this little girl did. her mom, linsey -- we just love this. she's just mimicking what's happening there and made we very happy so hope it made you happy.
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ten days left in 2018. we're taking a look back at some of to our biggest obsessions of the year and the pop culture moments that sparked some great debates. take a look. ♪ >> reporter: if we learned anything in pop culture this year -- >> it's healthy to be obsessed with things. >> reporter: like our need for a good old-fashioned healthy debate. >> we made these to keep us busy, keep us occupied. if you think about the world too much it's not fun. >> reporter: for starters, we were obsessed with straws, debating plastic or paper. >> starbucks says they want to eliminate plastic straws by 2020 which is great. all you have are your plastic lids on your plastic cups. >> straws. >> everyone is complaining. >> i'm sorry you have wet paper
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on your lips for ten seconds. >> laurel, laurel. >> it's not enough to have politics divide us. it's what are your ears like? what's wrong with your cochlea. >> i heard my phone and i was sure i heard yanny. >> how can you not hear yanny? >> in the studio i heard laurel. >> i heard both. >> there is no word that's yanny if there were it's yanni like live at the acropolis. >> laurel. >> that's witchcraft. i'm 1,000% sure the first time i heard it was yanny. now i'm hearing laurel. what's happening here? >> there's one thing we can agree on. nothing has ever mattered less than this. >> laurel. laurel. >> reporter: also cool in 2018, '80s fashion. >> was it a good idea? no. >> bike shorts are here. fanny packs are here.
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teeny tiny sunglasses are here. >> oh, i'm a huge supporter of the fanny pack around the chest. may i? i love this. >> i read something on the internet where it was like kanye e-mailed kim and was, like, no big sunglasses. only tiny sunglasses. >> i like that salt they do. split screen. put me next to salt bae. >> trifocal situation in order to actually block out any sun. >> i feel really cool, though. [ applause ] >> adam, you look really cool too. you can take a look back at it all with the year, the two-hour special hosted by robin airing on sunday at 9:00 p.m. right here on abc. come on back. here on abc. come on back.
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good morning, it's 8:27. one person has died in a fire at an apartment complex overnight. this happened in san jose on blossom hill road. it started on the second floor at the driftwood manor apartments. several other people managed to get out. no word yet on a cause there. this is supposed to be a big traffic day, what's happening? >> well, folks are packing their suitcases i guess. they haven't left yet. either that or they're trying to get to the airport. no one going to work today. we have the metering lights on. that happened right around 5:31 this morning. southbound 680 to walnut creek,
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still have a storm brewing out there. scattered showers through the morning hours. you can see right over the dumbarton bridge. all the way down into the santa
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cruz mountains. our next chance of rain will be monday. another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes. be careful out t ♪e careful out t welcome back. it's a good morning, america. thank you so much for being with us on this friday. four days until christmas. is everybody ready? [ cheers ] very happy here. partially because we have teamed up with payawaythelayaway.org. they help people get their gifts under their trees. >> we kicked it off just 24 hours ago and this truly is the season of giving. let's take a look at how much money we've already raised. cue the trumpets again one more time. ♪ >> look at that. amazing generosity from our viewers.
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some people have donated just one dollar. some as much as $10,000. every single donation no matter how much or how little makes a big difference. >> 100%. so many people around the country will be helped by your donations and now let's take a look at some of the families that have no idea that a christmas miracle is headed their way. >> reporter: little solaris rodriguez was the first born on ft. campbell. a boy to his mom jacinta but his father raul rodriguez was deployed 6,000 miles away. but he's now home for baby's first christmas. his son can't stop saying his name. >> da, da. >> da, da, that's right. >> reporter: sergeant dmitri returned just in time for christmas. it's been a challenge. wife cassandra is due any time now. >> the hardest part is trying to adjust to everything because
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it's me, my daughter. i'm pregnant and then i have three dogs, as well. >> i really didn't think i would make it home for christmas this year. i didn't get to be with them for thanksgiving so for me to be here for christmas is just a blessing. >> reporter: the call to service often impacts the holidays for the military. >> my husband had to go away like three days before christmas one year. and that was the saddest thing to be able to have to tell your children that daddy is not going to be home for christmas. >> reporter: robin oliver says there are gifts life in the military can bring all year long. >> i have been to some wonderful places that i would probably have never gone to if my husband was not in the military. >> reporter: the families at ft. campbell sharing their special holiday message. >> happy holidays. >> merry christmas.
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>> merry christmas. >> we sent our secret santa rob marciano down to ft. campbell on the kentucky/tennessee border to spread christmas cheer. rob, how is it going down there? >> lara, it's going fantastic. this base is so big, one of the largest army installations and so big it straddles two states and we're inside the army, air force exchange service store which is basically a giant military mall. they get a nice little discount here, and they also get a tax break, but as you can imagine, it's still hard for some of these families to make ends meet. they think we're having a holiday party and honor our servicemen and women. we have a little surprise. let's go inside. ho, ho, ho. [ applause ] merry christmas. from "good morning america." who is robin? robin. robin. there you are. i recognize you.
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how are you doing? >> i'm fine. >> we so appreciate yours and your husband's service to our country and your children. you know what, the "gma" layaway angels have paid off your layaway. these are your gifts. how about that? that's fantastic. the rodriguezs, where are the rodriguezs? there we go. there's solaris. there is the new baby. your layaway has been paid off for our "gma" layaway angels. >> thank you. >> these are your gifts to take home for christmas. you know what, our "gma" layaway angels are feeling especially christmas spirited. bring in the carts. every family here that has something on layaway has had their layaways paid off by the "gma" layaway angels. [ applause ] ft. campbell, home of the 101 airborne division. we've got the screaming eagles band going on there. what an amazing time this has been. i've got to ask you, robin. >> thank you.
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> what does this mean for you and were you expecting this? >> no, i was not expecting this. this means -- this is great. it's really great. i'm so excited. oh, thank you. thank you. >> part of the family. >> just a friend. >> the band sounds fantastic. i want to go to one of my favorite year round "gma" angels. lara, i know you have a question for the rodriguez family. what do you want to ask them? >> first of all, i wanted to say that baby is delicious, and i wanted to ask them if they want to say anything directly -- do they want to say anything directly to our "gma" layaway angels? >> all right, so lara wants to know, our "gma" layaway angels, these are "gma" viewers, americans across the country that have donated money because we love our military families so much so what would you like to say to those americans right now? >> thank you, america. [ applause ] >> and you? >> i just really want to say thank you to everybody. it means so much to my family and me.
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>> and you're beautiful too. this is unbelievable. i tell you what, this is not superseding what santa brings on christmas eve. no way, jose. no way about that. can i get a merry christmas on three? one, two, three, merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you. >> ft. campbell. [ applause ] >> wishing all of them merry christmas, all of those families there at ft. campbell. we appreciate your service, and good job secret santa rob. >> very nice. >> so cute. let's keep the good cheer going. i think we have another donation. cue the elves. get out here, gentlemen. [ applause ] >> all right. so this is jack links donating $5,000 to the payaway the layaway and giving all the families at ft. campbell a year's supply of jerky, also, a
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good protein snack. >> we're going to add that to our tally. grand total is -- take a look. wow. so many folks will have their christmas wishes come true because of the generosity of our layaway angels. $202,000, incredible. >> remember, this is the most important part. you can keep donating until midnight on christmas eve which is amazing. to see how you can help go to our website goodmorningamerica.com or payawayt payawaythelayaway.org. we are turning everyone here into santa's helpers and going home with two toys to give to a deserving child. >> all right. >> so, from money resources is one of the toys and goofy plush toy from the disney store and shop disney. please make sure you pass along those gifts to children in need. [ applause ] >> we continue the holiday spirit, you're not going to want to miss it. it's our ugly sweater puppy
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party. that's taking it up a notch. stay with us. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ jingle bell jingle bell ♪ jingle bell rock welcome back to "good morning america." as you can see we're in a great mood. four days till christmas and do you know what today is?
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it's national ugly water day. [ applause ] well done, audience. we're celebrating that incredible holiday with our ugly sweater puppy party. does it get better? we have some of our furry friends to show off their holiday best and the best part, every one of these dogs is available for adoption. [ applause ] all right, let's get this party started. wow. all right, we want to take a look at our behind-the-scenes photo shoot with our first pup, ramona looking fabulous and now here she is live with amy. everybody meet ramona in her ugly sweater. this is actually kind of fabulous. an 8-week-old terrier mix who watches "home alone 1" and 2 every year donning this sweet sugar plum fairy costume with a tutu. amy, you guys look incredible together. >> she makes every outfit look great. >> i love your sweater too. >> hi, ramona.
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>> next up is our next model. maddox who is behind the scenes. he had a little too much fun in this sweater. as you can see, or he was trying to get it off. we're unclear. cecilia, come on out. maddox, 8-week-old hound mix. he's dressed like a candy cane which we are saying is his favorite holiday treat. maddox. >> look at the bling. >> cecilia. >> i think you need him. >> i know. >> mwah. >> i'm going to kiss every dog in the fashion show. next up, clark kent. clark kent's photo shoot is really something. we love senior dogs. clark kent, we love you. clark needs a good home. he could be your superman. ginger, will you bring out clark? this gorgeous, 11-year-young chihuahua mix. who promises to eat any unwanted fruitcake your guests may bring. he is ready to cozy up for a night in, decked out in this hot chocolate sweater. >> check out the ears too. he is so ready. >> he's so scared.
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>> hi, clark kent. we love you. >> don't worry. >> all of these dogs are available from our dear friends at the north shore animal league america. check them out. all right. can't wait to see maury's photo shoot. he loved the camera. he's doing that -- yes, he's smizing. tyra would be so proud. paula, come out with morey. he is an 8-year-old shepherd mix. "santa claus to coming to town" we're -- wearing an incredible snowflake sweater. blues and silver details. high-five. mwah. we want to see this duo, jingle and bells. photo shoot. i mean, jingle might have to come home with lara. they are the cutest. jingle is a 2-year-old terrier mix and bells is a 7-month-old pit mix. [ applause ] tom llamas, i got to say -- >> come here.
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>> please take home that sweater, tom. they have their favorite sweaters on, decorated with biscuits and they sound good too. they jingle. all of these dogs, again, are available for adoption at north shore animal league america. you can get one of these guys a beautiful holiday and thank you to our friends at uglychristmassweater.com. ginger, do you want me to hold clark kent while you do your business? >> do you think you got them both? >> i want them all. >> you're in great hands. i have to tell you guys because you are so many beautiful bachelors and bachelorettes it is time for another season of "the bachelor" here on abc. e.w. got unprecedented access to bachelor mansion during the filming of the show's 23rd season premiere. so have you ever wondered what it's like after you don't get a rose? find out that and more i in "e.w."'s juicy
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news stands today. time for another year of bachelor fancy league. anybody going to play with us. it's big. it's big at abc. all full of holiday joy and back with our warm coats all full of holiday joy and back with our warm coats and warm hearts coat drive. first official day of winter so "gma" is teaming up with our sponsors burlington delivering good to give the gift of warmth by donating gently worn coats. so many have made donations including some nfl football stars who are reaching out to those in need. >> reporter: it's been a star-studded start to the burlington season. >> i'm jason momoa and i'm donating a coat to the burlington coat drive. >> reporter: "gma" celebs pouring in the donations.
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>> i'm going to donate this coat to the big burlington coat drive. why don't you do the same? >> reporter: and all of you donating thousands of coats across the nation. [ chanting ""gma," let's go" ] >> reporter: michael crabtree taking 25 kids from the salvation army boys and girls club to their local burlington store. >> i see kids who have t-shirts on and it's like 40 degrees. man, we can do something with the coats so the coat drive is big in my book. >> reporter: the wide receiver bringing his 4-year-old son and fiancee along to lend a hand. >> i think it's important to show our son that whenever you're blessed and receive things it's great to give back to others. >> reporter: his family on the field, his ravens teammates also pitching in. >> one, two, three. >> these kids are awesome and deserving of everything they want so it was just fun to come out here. >> you like these? >> i grew up in the boys and girls club and played all the games, i did everything.
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we didn't have too many people giving back to us and for these kids to come through the boys and girls club, i feel like they meet. i feel like we're one. >> do you think you can wear these? >> reporter: spreading the gift of warmth and holiday spirit to their littlest fans. >> all my life i've been coming here and now i can actually get the coat i actually like. i'm just really happy i was able to get this coat and there was also fur in the coat. it's probably the best coat i ever owned. [ cheers and applause ] >> love that. we are so happy that the ravens are dedicated to giving their community so here's some team players from our audience. yeah, we got a team here. i feel the same way. how about we do this. let's find out how many coats have been donated so far. drum roll, everybody. give me a drum roll, everybody. yes. 112,000 coats. wow. wow. happy with that number but you can still keep them coming. you can make a donation.
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go to any burlington location, drop off a coat in one of these bins and as a thanks burlington will give you 10% off your entire in-store purchase. when you donate. that is an exciting time. all right, guys. good work. coming up here, we have got an "aquaman" star here ♪thisi'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪
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i'm here now with one of the stars of "aquaman," yahya abdul-mateen ii. i feel i need trumpets before i say that name. very regal. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> yahya plays aquaman's arch-nemesis. thanks for being with us. i love the name, yahya. where does it come from? >> my father's name was john before he converted to islam so i'm named after him which is yahya. >> that's beautiful. okay. you're going to star in this movie called "aquaman," and i understand you were a little, probably rightfully concerned because you didn't know how to swim? >> yeah. i kept getting myself in these
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situations where i did the "baywatch" movie and "aquaman" and i felt like i snuck in, you know what i mean and didn't want to show up on the first day and be like, james, i actually can't swim so i taught myself how to swim. >> wow. >> off youtube. >> you thought yourself how to swim from youtube? >> yeah. >> that's incredible. >> yeah, just set up the phone next to the pool, and make, like, a really big mess. >> what's your go-to stroke? >> whatever keeps me alive. yeah, it's not pretty. >> dog paddle. something like that. >> it's not pretty but i can survive. >> i want to take a look at a clip of you in action. >> okay. >> this was your grandfather's. he was one of the navy's first frogmen. he was so stealthy in the water. his unit nicknamed him manta. he gave it to me when i was your age. >> and now it's yours, son. >> ooh. the drama. i love it. you're stealthy in the water.
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>> yeah, that's what they say. >> and now you own it completely. >> yeah. >> you were in "the greatest showman" with hugh jackman as well, and he gave you perspective on playing a villain in a comic book series. what was that about? >> he said, you know, playing a villain is the best part, he said, because you get the best lines. you are work the least amount of days and you win all the fights except for the last one so it actually turns out to be -- hold pretty true. you know? he knows what he's talking about. >> you're not a villain in real life. it's fun to get to be your alter ego. >> i'm a nice guy. i'm not a villain in the movie either. i think i play a good guy. >> you're a good guy all the way around. we want to let everybody know that yahya can swim and "aquaman" is in theaters today. we'll be right back. way to go. >> appreciate it. [ applause ] >> thank you so much. "gma's" cafe sponsored by keurig. brew the love. sponsored by
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never let go of your dreams. the mercedes-benz winter event is back. lease the glc 300 for $459 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. >> announcer: can you believe it? since we started we collected over 2 million coats. >> helping people in need to stay warm. >> announcer: from celebrities and people like you. >> thank you. >> reporter: so come on, america, join us. go to any burlington store to donate a coat and share the warmth this winter. we want to thank everyone for watching and i love that you still have your christmas sweater on, tom. good for you. we have one big surprise for our audience courtesy of our friends at imax.
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everyone in the audience is getting two tickets to see "aquaman" in imax theaters. [ applause ] >> so before we go on this beautiful friday, we want to do it one more time. cue the trumpet and the elves and one more look at our tally from "gma's" payaway the layaway. don't forget. you can donate till midnight christmas eve. go to our website. [ applause ] go to our website. [ applause ]
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good morning, happy friday to you. it's 8:59. so mike, how about that rain? >> it's still out there. hi, everybody. here's a look at live doppler 7. discovery bay all the way down to about sunnyvale. it's starting to fall apart till 11:00, then we'll see increasing sunshine. night into monday. nobody going to work this morning. here's proof, the metering lights are off as of about 15 minutes ago. enjoy it for now. we expect things to ramp up today as everyone tries to get out of town. one collision in tnorth 680.
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delays on the northbound side. time for live with kelly and ryan and we'll you at 11:00 for our midday news. if you're tra >> announcer: put on your card again, turtleneck, and join us. it's time for kelly and ryan's "holiday sweater party" ." today, from the film "second act," vanessa hudgens. and the crafty lumberjacks show us how to make your very own festive holiday sweater. plus, we will be playing merry money games. and members of our audience will be competing in the sweater contest. all next on "live!" and now, here are the always festive, the always jolly, the double trouble holiday duo

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