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breaking overnight, we're following a deadly bus collision. the head-on crash causing the bus to erupt in flames. one student killed. others rushed to the hospital. the investigation right now. actor jussie smollett facing more than a dozen new charges. a grand jury indicting the "empire" star accused of filing a false police report. the possible prison term he's facing if convicted and why his legal team is calling this an outrage. caught on camera, police shooting. the tense moments when an officer opens fire on this driver killing him. >> get out of the car, dude. >> what his family's attorney and authorities are saying this morning.
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stuck on the tracks. look at this. the terrifying moments for a driver, her car trapped when the crossing gates went down. the escape just in the nick of time. and royal feminist. the duchess of sussex talking female empowerment on international women's day. what she wants for her baby. >> boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that that's the case. >> plus, how she handles being a social media target. good morning, everyone. let's get right to the breaking news overnight. a fatal crash involving a bus filled with middle schoolers. >> you can see the charred bus right there after it collided with a car on a highway in oklahoma. one student killed. many others rushed to the hospital. >> now for the latest on this crash and the investigation into what went wrong here, let's go to abc's stephanie ramos who is in our washington bureau. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: guys, good morning.
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such a tragic scene overnight. that middle school softball team was returning from a game when the crash happened last night. authorities say their school bus and a car collided on this oklahoma highway.e inju the two people in the car also died. oklahoma highway patrol says this all started when the car was driving northbound and had passed another vehicle crossing into the southbound lanes where the bus was traveling. police say the bus driver tried to avoid the car. both ultimately colliding. in all, five students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital where authorities say they were treated and released. the students attend konawa junior high, which is about an hour outside of oklahoma city. their school principal tells us they are absolutely devastated. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. guys, just a really tough time for that community. >> a disaster. stephanie, thank you. we move on to chicago where the actor jussie smollett has just been indicted by a grand jury on
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16 felony counts. >> the "empire" star claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. prosecutors saying it was all staged. now the star's legal team is fighting back. abc's erielle reshef joins us this morning with the latest. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, eva. jussie smollett pleaded not guilty to one felony charge, but now that 16-count grand jury indictment casting added uncertainty on his future. overnight his defense attorney swinging back. this morning, mounting legal turmoil for actor jussie smollett indicted by a chicago grand jury on 16 felony counts. now facing two separate sets of charges for disorderly conduct and false police report. all stemming from smollett's explosive claim back in january that he was viciously attacked by two masked assailants shouting homophobic and racial slurs. >> i'm an advocate. you do such a disservice when you lie about things like this. who the [ bleep ] would make
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something like this up or add something to it? >> in a second interview smollett also telling investigators the suspects chanted maga country, a reference to president trump's make america great again slogan. and now the two brothers who claim smollett paid them to stage the assault seen in chicago for the first time since their interrogation. their account a seismic shift in the investigation. authorities accusing the former "empire" star of fabricating the entire incident. >> it's not the chicago police saying he did something, it's the evidence, the facts and the witnesses that are saying this. >> reporter: in each count of the sweeping indictment, jurors finding no reasonable ground for believing that such an offense had been committed. smollett's lawyer mark geragos appearing on cnn friday night calling the indictment an outrage. >> i defy anybody to find any indictment anywhere where somebody has brought 16 counts for being a victim of a hate crime basically.
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>> reporter: smollett maintaining his innocence but his future now far from clear. >> i have every reason to believe that his lawyer and the district attorneys will start talking about some kind of plea bargain that will allow him to avoid any jail time. >> a lot of legal experts saying the same thing. if smollett is convicted those indictments each carry up to three years in prison. he has not yet entered a plea. smollett's attorney calling the indictment vindictive and nothing more than an attempt to make headlines. clearly doubling down on the story. >> almost tripling down now through his attorney. geragos, of course, famous for representing michael jackson, chris brown, scott peterson. >> high-profile attorney. >> erielle reshef, thanks so much. we appreciate it. we do want to transition in washington state, a man is in police custody after driving a stolen truck through a security gate of a naval base near seattle. the incident prompting a lockdown at naval base kitsap at bangor which houses the navy's west coast fleet of police say the man was high on
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drugs and had his 5-year-old daughter with him when he stole the vehicle at knifepoint at a gas station and then went to the military base. navy police rushing to the scene. they say there is no link to terrorism. this morning dramatic newly released video of a deadly police shooting. >> it shows an officer opening fire on a driver. that officer claimed that the driver hit him with his car. abc's lana zak is on the story from our d.c. bureau. lana, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you guys. the fbi is now investigating this deadly shooting and i want to give a warning to our viewers, this video may be disturbing. >> get out of the car. get out of the car, dude. >> reporter: the deadly encounter unfolding just after 11:00 a.m. in little rock, arkansas. police say it all began when a helltong following right behind him, officer charles starks.
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he demands that the driver get out. >> get out of the car. dude, get out of the car. >> i mean, what you gonna shoot me for. i ain't -- >> get out of the car. get out of the car, dude. >> reporter: more police arrive. >> passenger. get in -- >> i was shot multiple times. >> reporter: here you can see a different angle as officer starks fires into the car. investigators say the driver, 20-year-old bradley blackshire, died at the scene. >> get out of the car. put your [ bleep ] hands up. put your [ bleep ] hands up. >> reporter: surveillance video nearby shows another angle. as the officer approaches the altima, the driver appearing to strike him. a second officer speeding into the lot and ramming the altima. prosecutors are reviewing the deadly incident. the fbi called to investigate if there was a civil rights violation. officer starks is white and blackshire was black. >> we have released this video so that we can be accountable, clear and transparent to the people of little rock.
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according to abc affiliate katv, police protocol in little rock requires officers to step out of the way of a moving vehicle instead of shooting at it except to prevent death or serious injury. an attorney for the blackshire family tells abc they believe this video confirms that the officer, quote, employed an unreasonable and excessive amount of force. dan. >> lana, thank you. we're going to move on now to a federal judge who has ruled that the trump administration may have to reunite thousands more children who were separated from their parents at the border. the administration has already been ordered to reunite more than 2800 kids who were separated from their families since june 26th of last year. but now there's new evidence showing that possibly thousands of other families were also separated earlier than that date w psi tmp n lawsuit. tournd deay sere weatattathe s tisr
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and ewis rrpoent raalri is in west palm beach where the president is spending the weekend. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eva. president trump received a hero's welcome in alabama where he toured the devastation from a tornado that left 23 people dead. the president and first lady met with families who lost everything they own offering words of comfort and even autographing bibles. trump stopped along the way to observe a moment of silence in front of crosses for storm victims age 6 to 89. but back in d.c. he faced a different political storm. the president accused democrats of being anti-israel and anti-jewish after the house passed a sweeping resolution re including anti-semitism and islamophobia. >> i thought yesterday's vote by the house was disgraceful because it's become -- the democrats have become an anti-israel party. they've become an anti-jewish
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party. dirace and iyogeananswer >> reporter: the bill did not call out democratic congresswoman omar by name who sparked the debate on capitol hill with comments that promoted anti-semitic stereotypes. there was a rift within the democratic party over how to condemn her remarks. all democrats voted in favor of the bill. 23 republicans opposed it and one voted present. dan. >> thank you very much, tara palmeri. let's talk more about this and go to texas where we find our abc news chief political analyst, matthew dowd. matthew, good morning. critics argue that the president's accusations of anti-semitism are rich and hypocritical here given the fact that he's made some comments in the past that have been quite controversial including the one about there being quote/unquote good people on both sides in charlottesville after the white supremacist rally there. nevertheless, is this potentially a potent line of
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attack on democrats by accusingn them of beg anti-semites? >> well, dan, as you know, i'm no rocket scientist, but i don't know if it's a good strategy for the president and the gop to run on a platform of anti-semitism, anti-racism, anti-sexism. as you say, the hypocrisy. it would be a bit like al capone running on being anti-criminal in the course of this. so i don't think it's a good line of attack. i think we're going to move past and we'll obviously have more controversies next week. i don't think it's a good ground for the president to fight on. >> yeah, in this news cycle we may be on to something else quickly, but in the meanwhile, it is taking up a lot of air time in washington. and let me ask you specifically about the representative at the center of this, tara was talking about her, her name is ilhan omar and she's a freshman congresswoman from minnesota. she kicked off this furor by making comments that were widely panned as anti-semitic
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and now she's making news against by criticizing saying former president obama saying, he quote, got away with murder by hiding behind a pretty face talking about his policies about detaining children at the border and also launching drone strikes overseas. so as the democrats prepare to take on president trump in the 2020 campaign, do you think this in-fighting we're seeing could be damaging? >> well, i'll give the representative who's stepped in it a number of times a little advice i try to apply not always well to myself which is think before you speak and think standing for before you say it, is it true, is it helpful, is it inspiring, is it necessary and is it kind? ask yourself of that before you tweet or before you say something in this. i think in the end the democrats have to figure out a way to be united. i think this is a new rep. she's going to have to figure out a way to use better words and do it in a way that she's more responsible in that but i think the 2020 race will fundamentally be defined if donald trump runs for re-election by donald trump and the message and the vision of the democratic party will be
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defined not by a freshman representative or someone else but by who the nominee of the democratic party is. that will define the two parties. donald trump on one side and whoever the nominee for the democratic party on the other. the democrats need to be united and i think all the democrats understand that and i would just say the representative as i said ought to think before she tweets or before she uses some words that she uses. >> matthew dowd reporting in from texas, we always appreciate your analysis on a saturday morning, thank you, matt. >> and who that nominee could be anybody's guess. we have a growing list. >> more than a few candidates. >> i think so. we do want to turn now to that explosive interview with r. kelly. the r&b star denying allegations of sex abuse as the singer remains defiant. a new accuser coming forward saying kelly abused her when she was 13. this morning, net in the evolving case of music legend r. kelly following his explosive interview with cbs news. >> i'm not a devil and by no means am i a monster.
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>> reporter: another alleged victim speaking out saying in a statement from her attorney, listening to r. kelly's denials about what he did to underage girls like me was very hurtful. he needs to tell the truth and he needs to stop playing the victim. he was the adult, and i was the child. the latest accuser says she's willing to testify under oath that the singer sexually abused her when she was just 13. >> have you ever had sex with -- >> no. >> -- anyone under the age of 17? >> no. >> never? >> no. >> reporter: kelling pleading not guilty to ten counts of sexual misconduct and aggravated sexual abuse claiming he's never held women against their will. >> i'm fighting for my [ bleep ] life. y'all are killing me with this [ bleep ]. >> she couldn't walk out the room without calling r. kelly. >> reporter: two of kelly's live-in girlfriends, azriel clary and joycelyn savage, coming to his defense accusing in. ialked to your dad last night and he's very concerned.
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>> okay, i wouldn't look him in the eye because he's a liar. docu-series the savages and the "surviving r. kelly" now responding saying they were never out for money. >> to hear my daughter discredit us and talk so blunt about us that we would sell her. that man had never in his life gave me, my wife or anyone any money to have to do with anything with my daughter or anything else. >> reporter: now, r. kelly remains behind bars having nothing to do with the sex abuse cases and the allegations against him. instead, he is unable to pay $161,000 in unpaid child support. so he has these multiple cases going simultaneously. his next court appearance is march 13th. that on the child support and as we've seen some new accusers coming forward. >> it's particularly moving in your report to see how these accusations are dividing families. >> absolutely. the two girlfriends who are
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of pple are fleng u.- pre to lal assault on the caliphate's remaining territory. abc's foreign correspondent james longman write there in the region with the latest. james, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the final assault against isis' last stronghold here in syria is set to begin today after u.s.-backed forces spent the last few weeks clearing thousands of civilians from the danger zone. we've seen huge numbers of women and children staggering through the desert making their way out of the town of baghouz in eastern syria. no one expected this many people. the u.n., for example, says an incredible 14,000 children under 12 have come out. the camp where they're all being held is now at breaking point. 65,000 in makeshift tents, many with no shelter at all. a large number of isis families and sympathizers are among them and it's clear they still hold dangerous ideologies. when this final piece of
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territory is reclaimed there will be much work to do, not just to rebuild homes but ensure the roots of extremism aren't able to take hold again. dan. >> james longman and all those children, really appreciate your reporting, james. well, some terrifying moments for a driver in florida trapped on train tracks after a railroad crossing gate went down just as the train was coming and it's all caught on camera. surveillance video shows the gate coming down trapping the car, the driver seen trying to back up with nowhere to go. a freight train fast approaching when the driver finally -- you see it there -- jumps out of the car with just seconds to spare. that driver as you can imagine shaken but thankfully not hurt. >> that's good. >> we've seen so many issues too around railroad crossings across the country. there was just the train that derailed up here because a truck was on the -- >> in long island. yeah. >> i'm always nervous crossing a railroad track. >> yeah. >> regardless of whether it's used. >> you're kind of nervous anyway. >> i'm a nervous kind of guy. >> especially when you sit at this desk.
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it's like just -- >> your hair is intimidating. >> it's lego hair. it snaps into place. >> it's fantastic. all right. your hair couldn't withstand these winds. check it out. when you shred the gnar in colorado. they have snow coming down sideways in summit county. i-70 for a time closed down again because of accidents. some of the higher terrain highways seeing multiple snow slides and avalanches and so much snow this year and it's great for skiing but difficult to get to and from for sure. that powerful storm now getting into the plains and we have the snow component and wind component and severe weather component. already severe thunderstorm watches out that include dallas and you're getting some rumbles of thund across the red river getting up through joplin and central parts of missouri. look at this forecast radar lighting up this afternoon, memphis and points eastward or towards paducah and down i-40 likely going to see produce tornadoes. similar setup to last week. these will start in the afternoon during daylight hours and we'll be tracking it for you. that's the latest weatherwise.
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good saturday morning. i'm meteorologist frances dinglasan. today's storm ranks a 1. it's light, it will continue through tomorrow as well. we'll start off with some morning rain, we'll taper to showers this afternoon, continue through tomorrow. less than an inch of rain for the bay area. more rain in the north bay, less rain through the interior valleys. it will be breezy at times. here's what you can expect, temperatures cool during the morning hours, light to moderate rain at times tapering to showers this afternoon. temperatures in the low to truth be told. it's been a while since i worked across the desk from diane macedo so i'm a little nervous because of that. >> ah. >> is it my hair that's intimidating? >> you know what i would give to have whit's hair? you look great. >> you know who else has great hair, the duchess of sussex and she also has a new gig as the vice president of the queen's commonwealth trust. this as we're learning that meghan is losing her third palace aide. abc's julia macfarlane joins us with the latest.
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hi, julia. >> reporter: good morning, diane. yes, amy pickerell is the third of meghan's aides to leave in a year. sources telling abc news this morning departing is amicable and miss pickerell is going on an exciting new opportunity overseas. meanwhile, meghan has been busy flying the flag for women's rights this week. the duchess of sussex and mother-to-be front and center friday cradling her growing bump revealing she doesn't know whether she's expecting a boy or a girl but hopes the new royal is a feminist quoting a netflix documentary she recently saw about feminism. >> one of the things they said during pregnancy was i feel the embryonic kicking of feminism. i love that. so boy or girl, whatever it is we hope that that's the case. >> reporter: meghan insisting men and boys can be at the forefront of female empowerment with heaping praise for her husband, prince harry. >> but for men to understand they can be feminists as well, so i hope that men are part of the conversation. my husband certainly is. >> they've made it very clear that whether this child is a boy
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or girl, they want this child to believe in unchampioned gender equality. >> reporter: duchess meghan increasingly a target for online abuse also revealing that she now stays away from social media. >> you never look at, say, twitter? >> no. sorry, no. you know and for me that is my personal preference, right? but i do read "the economist." i'll give you that one. >> reporter: the palace taking aim at those online trolls updating their social media policy to block offensive posts. >> they've actually decided to come out and say we are not going to accept any abusive or negative comments. we are going to block people. we are going to report people if necessary. >> reporter: the duchess' humanitarian credentials getting the royal stamp of approval from the queen herself making meghan vice president of the queen's commonwealth trust. diane. >> all right, julia, thanks so much. there you go, a new title for meghan. she needs more. >> yeah, she's got a lot of titles. >> not enough. diane, great to have you. >> good to be here. >> we'll talk again soon.
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good morning, everyone. i'm chris nguyen. we have breaking news to report of the b.a.r.t. is experiencing a systemwide shutdown because of a computer problem. b.a.r.t. says crews working overnight on its uninterruptable power supply in oakland ran into problems that impacted the power supply and train control systems. without both systems, the agency cannot safely dispatch trains. bus partners that serve b.a.r.t.
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stations will be granting mutual aid, which means riders don't have to pay. let's get a check of the weather with meteorologist frances dinglasan. hi, frances. >> good morning, everyone. i'm showing you live doppler 7 the past couple of hours. we've seen the storm hit the north bay. santa rosa has over 0.2 of an inch this morning. some of the heavier rain is headed towards the north bay as well. moving towards san francisco at about 8:40 and then oakland by 9:00. 9:30 for walnut creek. chris. >> thanks so much for joining us. the news continues right n
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welcome back to "gma" on this saturday morning. happening right now, more charges. a grand jury indicting actor jussie smollett on 16 felony counts. the former "empire" star now facing charges for disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. all of this stemming from his explosive claim back in january that he was viciously attacked by two masked assailants shouting homophobic and racial slurs. >> also right now, fatal flight. the ntsb is investigating what caused a small plane to crash into lake okeechobee in palm beach county, florida, friday afternoon killing five people. the faa says the twin engine piper plane took off from tampa and went down while approaching the airport. this morning the u.s. women's national soccer team choosing international women's day on friday to file a gender discrimination lawsuit over unequal pay. this class action suit claims
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not compensated female players the same as men despite the same job responsibilities. the u.s. soccer federation has h ilthis lawsuit. ful day on >> they sure did, absolutely. also coming up here, the massive and growing problem of elder fraud. how the only man to serve as both cia and fbi director ing s. >> they picked the wrong victim. >> they sure did. messing with the wrong guy. we start this half hour with the newest twist in a case documented in the "serial" podcast. >> a lot following this closely. both of us listened to that podcast and now the highest court in the state of maryland reinstating the conviction of adnan syed who was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend and abc's zachary kiesch is here with more on this story. zachary, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, this is a major blow to the defense, dan. this 1999 murder case was not well known outside of the state of maryland until this audio
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podcast poked holes into how it was handled in the court and fired up an international audience. millions of people were moved by the story. some asking do they have the right ki now the maryland court of appeals has ruled adnan syed will not get a new trial. syed known for being the subject of the popular 2014 podcast "serial" and now a four-part docu-series about the case set old discoveries and promising new information to viewers. >> high-profile cases lead to interesting legal issues and interesting decisions. >> reporter: syed was convicted of killing hae min lee in baltimore back in 1999 when the two were just teens. but his high school friend asia mcclain said then and still today that syed was in the library at the time of the killing giving him an alibi. >> by coming forward i hope that i was able to provide enough information to the judge for him to be able to make a rational decision. >> reporter: in 2016 his
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attorneys fought for a new trial arguing his original defense who by then had been disbarred was negligent for not introducing claias aeyss. the judge agreeing vacating his conviction and giving him the right to a new trial. maryland's highest court ruling friday to overturn that decision. in its ruling, the court of appeals agreed his lawyer was deficient but based on the totality of the evidence against syed, there was not significant or substantial possibility that the jury would have reached a different verdict. reinstating his conviction by reversing the state's court of special appeals by a vote of 4-3. syed's attorney justin brown said in this blog post they are devastated but will not give up. >> any chance that he has of a new trial is a long and difficult road. they can, of course, appeal to federal court and head towards the supreme court but, again, these are long shots at this point. >> now, syed is serving a life sentence and, you know, guys, we were just talking about it.
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it's interesting how these projects are being used to air out these cases in the court of public opinion. >> the power of podcast and even on television with "making a murderer," they can take obscure cas causes. >> without a doubt. you think of a case like r. kelly, right, and the work that was done behind the scenes to bring that to light. >> yep. >> powerful work. >> thank you very much, zachary, great to see you. appreciate it. >> we want to transition back to our friend, rob marciano, our senior meteorologist. >> are you guys still speaking? got a little tense there. >> i think we're okay. >> focused on the hair. >> eyes right here. pal, come on. >> we talked a lot about the bad stuff that came through the colorado rockies. here's a good sigh including the wasatch of utah. park city yesterday topping 300 inches for the year. some fresh powder again. the entire intermountain west in the sierra and the cascades getting into what is an epic, epic snow year and now this storm is getting into the plains and we've already
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mentioned the severe thunderstormatch o fheuthern ae northern plains and even winter weather advisories with high wind alerts as well. this system has a lot of strong winds with it. so everyone is going to get a little bit of that and some tomorrow morning it starts off as snow and sleet but does change over to rain. some areas will accumulate i think mostly north of i-90. not terribly cold behind it. as a matter of fact, for chicago it'll be the warmest air you've seen really since fall. good morning, i'm meteorologist frances dinglasan. we have a wet weekend ahead. we'll see light-to-moderate rainfall over the next few hours. by this afternoon it will taper to showers. temperatures in the low to mid-50s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s. >> this weather report is sponsored by prudential. quick reminder we spring forward tonight. daylight saving time begins so . r, so,ted daylight savin
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going to kill me. he proceeded to describe what my blood would look like on my whi shot off. >> reporter: here's more from that chilling call. >> you just take a shot and you aim and hit the back of the brain. >> reporter: it was one of many calls placed to the home of tht. it all began with a call telling them they won a $72 million lottery. but there was a catch. they needed to pay $50,000 in taxes up front. the recordings were released as part of the justice department's largest ever crackdown on fraud against the elderly. more than 200 suspected fraudsters charged. the government says they had 2 million victims who face potential losses of more than $700 million. >> this is a particularly despicable crime because -- and it's a massive and growing problem and it's despicable because the people involved are vulnerable and because of their stage in life, they don't have the opportunity frequently to recover and so these losses are devastating to them.
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>> reporter: the websters say they are living witnesses that no one is immune. >> anyone, absolutely anybody can be targeted by the scammers. >> i feel so sorry for older people who get this good news of the money they've won and they are going to be terribly disappointed. >> reporter: the fbi says anyone who is affected by these types of scammers can call 1-800-call-fbi and report it. eva. >> all right. thanks, pierre. a good reminder for people and reminder that everyone is susceptible to this. >> yeah, for people with aging parents, it's a thing to talk about with those aging parents. this is a really bad thing to be doing. all right, well, coming up on "good morning america," whoopi goldberg's health scare and the warning signs you need to know about. whoopi goldberg' moving? that's harder now because of psoriatic arthritis. but you're still moved by moments like this. don't let psoriatic arthritis take them away. taltz reduces joint pain and stiffness and helps stop the progression of joint damage.
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♪ whoopi goldberg is sharing ♪ whoopi goldberg is sharing her story about the illness that almost killed her. "the view" host revealing her brush with death as she dealt with serious complications from pneumonia. >> i had pneumonia and i was septic. pneumonia in both lungs which meant there was fluid, there was all kinds of stuff going on and, yes, i came very, very close to leaving the earth. good news, i didn't. >> while joining us to discuss the potential dangers of pneumonia and what you need to know about is our chief medical correspondent dr. jen ashton. thank you so much for being with us. >> good morning. >> first, what exactly is pneumonia? >> well, you heard whoopi talk about it but this is an infection that can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungus in the lung. it involves the air sacs and then they fill with fluid or pus. if you take a look at this c.a.t. scan, eva, you can see how bad this can be. on a c.a.t. scan of the lungs air looks black.
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fluid or pus looks white so you can see on the right the technical term is dirty lungs but that's a patient with pneumonia and all of that white can be pus and consolidated infection and that obviously can impair the ability of the blood to pick up oxygen. >> which makes it understand why it's so hard to breathe there. whoopi said she was septic. what does that mean? >> sepsis is something that according to sepsis.org, 40% of americans have never heard the term, and so she is increasing awareness by telling her story. this is when a localized infection spreads to the bloodstream and then if not treated, it can progress to involve other organ systems like the kidneys and heart and lead to shock and if not treated absolutely it can be fatal. >> warning signs for sepsis, things we should look for. >> in the hospital we use different criteria. but for people outside, if they're dealing with just a run-of-the-mill infection, we use the acronym sepsis, so
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winner revealed that she was fired from the starring role in "can you ever fona director had different visions of the character. >> we had been rehearsing and doing preproduction and stuff. and i think that her idea of where the character was was different than where my idea of the character was and so she fired me. >> melissa mccarthy went on to get an oscar nomination for that. moore says she hasn't seen the movie yet because it's still a little too painful. >> really and recent. that's what is so surprising too. >> but it is worth noting, the movie also ended up with a different director so note to self, don't fire julianne moore. >> ah. >> that's why i don't watch any of those dwayne "the rock" johnson movies because i was up for a lot of those roles. >> i see, yeah. >> exactly. >> painful. too painful. we hear you, dan. >> like "moana." you're welcome. >> when you need a self-esteem boost, you might a take note from demi lovato. she is sewing herself some love.
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the "confidence" singer shared a picture of a bouquet of pink roses that says you're beautiful, you're loved and you're worthy of a happy and healthy life. the caption, 'cause sometimes you gotta send yourself flowers. >> that's cool. >> the instagram story came two days after a source told "people" magazine that she ended a relationship with designer henry levy. the source also adds she's getting back into the studio to make music so good news for demi lovato. i toractice this one. mamma mia, it's a national meatball day. >> wow. >> for the record, hr. >> mr. marciano. >> celebrating meatballs. and in honor of the occasion a meat ball chef has created a giant stuffed meat ball. >> holy cow. >> this $150 baby weighs 7 pounds and it is stuffed with mozzarella cheese. the ball feeds 10 to 12 people or -- >> you're carving it. >> you have to use a giant knife for it? >> this is like a kintana blade.
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>> i've never seen a knife used to cut a meatball. >> by the way, this is not a meatball. this is a meat loaf. just to make it accurate. >> this will be like a carnival game. do you want to guess how many meatballs go into that? >> yeah, how many? >> you're supposed to guess. >> 100. >> 40. 40. >> 60 meatballs, 60 meatballs. >> wow! reviews, reviews? >> it's great. >> all right. >> finally your saturday ah moment. we got to check out the marmoset twins at the wildlife park in sydney, australia. they just turned 3 weeks old. they are part of a thses. >> i know that you're not going to eat it. >> i am. >> diane has the whole one. >> they didn't care about the marmosets. they're carnivores, nothing matters. >> that's good. >> diane, so great to have you. >> mamma mia, that's a yummy meatball. >> thank you. meatball. >> thank you.
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good morning, everyone. i'm chris nguyen. breaking news. b.a.r.t. is experiencing a systemwide shutdown because of a computer problem. b.a.r.t. says crews working overnight on its uninterruptable power supply in oakland ran into problems that impacted the power supply and train control systems. without both system, the agency says it cannot safely dispatch the trains. bus partners that serve b.a.r.t. stations have granted mutual aid, which means riders won't have to pay. today marks the first anniversary of a deadly attack at a napa county veterans home. 36-year-old albert wong took his own life. he shot and killed three womene
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clinicians for pathway home, a residential program for prom tiesed veterans. wong was kicked out of the facility just days before the shooting. he had lived there for about a year. to mark the anniversary, a remembrance ceremony will be held today for the victims. the event starts at noon at veterans memorial park in yountville. let's turn to weather now and the bay area forecast with our meteorologist, frances dinglasan. hi, frances. >> good morning, everyone. the rain has already hit the north bay. i'm showing live doppler 7. we had over 0.2 of an inch in santa rosa. you see the orange and yellow heading toward the peninsula coast right now. today's storm ranks a 1, light. it continues through tomorrow. we'll have morning rain tapering off to showers this and then continuing into our sunday. less than an inch of rain for everybody around the bay area and it will be breezy at times. so we've got some light rain coming in to the afternoon, tapering off into spotty
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showers. chris. >> frances, thank you. coming up next, much more on b.a.r.t.'s computer problem halting service throughout the ♪ ♪ i can do more to lower my a1c. because my body can still make its own insulin. and i take trulicity once a week to activate my body to release it, like it's supposed to. trulicity is not insulin. it starts acting in my body from the first dose and continues to work when i need it, 24/7. trulicity is an injection to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. don't use it as the first medicine to treat diabetes, or if you have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. don't take trulicity if you or your family have medullary thyroid cancer, you're allergic to trulicity, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. stop trulicity and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, a lump or swelling in your neck, or severe stomach pain. serious side effects may include pancreatitis. taking trulicity with a sulfonylurea or insulin
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increases your low blood sugar risk. common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. ask your doctor about once-weekly trulicity. these ca good morning, everyone. i'm chris nguyen. we begin with breaking news. right now there is no b.a.r.t. service systemwide because of a computer problem. b.a.r.t. says crews working overnight on its uninterruptable power supply in oakland ran into problems that impacted the power supply and train control systems. we want to bring in now b.a.r.t. spokesperson alicia trust.
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she has been monitoring the situation. what can you tell us about this? >> well, we still currently do not have b.a.r.t. service but our riders can jump on a bus at our station from the partner agencies that already have established lines. but we've got engineers working on this computer problem as we speak. they have told me they have identified the problem and they're just working to get those power systems back up and running so we can safely dispatch trains from our yards. >> and you mentioned that bus service. can riders access buses at

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