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ted cruz takes center stage and the candidates unleash their final attacks on the >> donald trump. >> donald trump. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> three days to go, and the donald still the man to beat. new overnight, the fbi releasing video of that deadly shoot-out in oregon. what happened in those final moments before the gun fire erupted. the speeding car chase, the protester emerging with his his pocket. what officials say they found on him after those fatal shots. dangerous epidemic. zika cases in the u.s. add up. health officials warn it's spreading explosively. our dr. richard besser goes to the heart of ground zero, the outbreak, where there are a million cases. live in brazil. just dance a swimmer out of water. olympian michael phelps dancing in his speedo with his medals. how his dance helped the home team soar to a b dance dance dance
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and good morning, america. happy friday. okay, could you make a free throw staring at michael phelps like that. >> curtain of distraction? you never know who's going to be behind that curtain. >> welcome back, robin. >> thank you. >> what a night in politics last night. last debate for the republicans before the first votes and donald trump did follow through on that promise. he refused to take center stage, instead he hired a hall just five minutes away, held his own event to raise money for veterans. >> actually it was at one point in the evening there were five big events going on at the same time. as you know, three days until the iowa caucuses, and it's "your voice, your vote." we have full team coverage starting with abc's jonathan karl. he's in des moines, iowa, this morning. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. donald trump has dominated this race since the moment he got back in in june, but for one night, the other candidates took center stage without him. >> before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not
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>> reporter: from the start of last night's debate, the republican candidates took on that elephant not in the room. >> donald trump. >> donald trump. >> donald trump. >> donald. >> donald. >> donald. >> donald trump. >> donald trump. >> reporter: trump's competitors mentioned his time seven times in the first ten minutes with ted cruz mocking the donald's absence. >> i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly, and, ben, you're a terrible surgeon. [ laughter ] now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- [ laughter ] >> reporter: but a debate without trump turned mostly tame, a showdown without the spectacle. the candidates instead dove into policy, the first real fireworks coming over immigration reform. >> because you used to support a path to citizenship. >> so did you. >> well, but you changed -- >> so did you, marco. >> throughout this campaign anything in order to get votes. now you want to trump trump on immigration. >> the facts are simple.
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people of texas, if you elect me, i will lead the fight against amnesty. >> i feel like a need washington to english dictionary converter. ted can change his mind. marco can change his mind. stop the washington bull and let's get things done. >> reporter: hoping to rise in iowa before monday's first in the nation caucus, marco rubio talked tough on foreign policy and also took on the democrats. >> i think bernie sanders is a good candidate for president of sweden. >> reporter: cruz at center stage for the first time failed to take over the spotlight left open by trump's absence. his tangle with the moderators falling flat. >> chris, i would note that the last four questions have been, rand, please attack ted, marco, please attack ted, chris, please attack ted, jeb, please attack jeb. [ booing ] >> let me just say this -- >> it is a debate, sir. >> gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question, i may have to leave the stage. >> well, don't worry, i'm not leaving the stage no matter what you ask me.
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presence or nonpresence was felt even after the debate was over. take a look at this photo i shot at almost midnight as i was leaving. these guys dressed as chickens with a milk carton with donald trump's name on it saying, "missing person." >> didn't the moderators have to be prepared just in case donald trump decided show up during the debate? >> reporter: well, remember, trump's event was just five minutes away from the debate hall so there was real uncertainty up until the last minute about whether or not he would come and make a dramatic appearance. megyn kelly said she designed two question outlines, one with donald trump, one without donald trump and that she didn't know for sure that he wasn't coming until about 15 minutes before the debate finally got started. robin. >> all right. thank you, jon. >> reports he had a few conversations over the course of the day to roger ailes, the head of fox news. as jon said, he was just a few minutes away, donald
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his own crowd along with mike huckabee a rick santorum who stopped by after the undercard debate. tom llamas has all the details. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. as we just heard in jonathan's piece, trump took a little fire and said he considered jumping on stage and even said fox was trying to convince him up to the last minute. the show must go on, and thursday night it did. >> i didn't want to be here, i have to be honest. i wanted to be about five minutes away. >> reporter: trump claiming fox news apologized to him, but it wasn't enough to reconsider. >> fox has been extremely nice and the last number of hours actually. [ laughter ] and they've wanted me there, and they said how about now? they called a few minutes ago. how about now, can you come over? i said, hasn't it already started? >> reporter: in a statement fox news saying on thursday chairman roger ailes had three brief
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today about possibly appearing at the debate and that trump offered to appear at the debate upon the condition that fox news contribute $5 million to his charities. we explained that was not possible, and we could not engage in a quid pro quo nor could any money change hands for any reason. >> we raised over $5 million in one day. >> reporter: trump still claiming victory. telling his crowd they raised more than $5 million for veterans. >> isn't that better than this debate that's going on while everyone is sleeping? right? they're all sleeping. >> reporter: the gop front-runner even wrangling rick santorum and mike huckabee who debated on the undercard stage to join him. and you respect trump for doing in event? >> he's raising money for veterans. you know, his decision as to whether to go to the debate is a >> reporter: and trump's followers, some who braved freezing conditions in iowa to monitor say it was the smart >> i thought it was a great idea. donald trump has a choice to do
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>> you know, when these people don't play fairly, then why go. you know, let's go out and support the best. >> reporter: trump says he personally contributed $1 million to last night's benefit. he sent out this tweet last night saying "an unbelievable night in iowa with our great veterans. we raised $6 million while the politicians talked." trump says 22 veterans organizations will benefit from the money especially many in iowa. one group tells us the trump campaign called them yesterday saying, this will be better than winning the lottery. george. >> let's talk about this more with matthew dowd, our political analyst and cecilia vega covering the hillary campaign. okay, we can't know for sure what the 30,000 or 40,000 undecided voters in iowa think but you got to say at first blush it looks like trump's bet paid off. >> i absolutely think it did. and part of the reason it paid off is because him as the brash starting quarterback doesn't show up for
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backup quarterback fumbled the first few steps, which is ted cruz, and i think donald trump benefited by what happened on that stage. >> the response was pretty good. it was the second one that fell flat. >> in the course of that debate you had a better picture of ted cruz and i don't think that did well for him. >> who did do well? >> i think the interesting thing about is others were adle to shine. i think rand paul who wasn't on the last stage did very well in the course -- >> bush had a pretty good night. >> i think jeb bush had a good night and marco rubio in the first hour of the debate had a good night but in the end donald trump didn't show and won. >> meanwhile, cecilia vega, she wasn't on the stage either but hillary clinton came in for a lot of fire last night. >> she had a bunch of attacks. i think we have one of them ready to go. her campaign tweeted this image of donald trump out last night, and with it, there you go, they say -- she says, trying not to throw my remote at the tv is what they were talking about. this plays into her narrative. she's even gone to the point where she called bernie sanders my friend. she's not talking about him as much on the campaign trail right now. she's going above the fray and
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looking past iowa, i think, into this general -- >> pretty tight race in iowa right now but most of the polls show she has a slight lead and, you're right, she's moved into a different phase. what's the plan for the final three days? >> cautiously optimistic, she is bringing in the big guns. we'll see her on the trail for the very first time since her announcement with bill and chelsea this week looking well past iowa. they know the race is tight and i do think they realize this could be a loss for them. they're not bracing for it yet, but ready if it happens. >> what's the biggest unknown? >> i think the biggest unknown is turnout. we don't know. everything about bernie sanders' victory is dependent on new voters and everything about donald trump's victory is depend depth on new voters. if those show up it goes in two different directions. >> thanks very much. we're going to have full coverage here at abc news this week on sunday morning, "gma" and "world news" both live in iowa and all the results live monday night and next saturday the republican debate at 8:00
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>> a lot coming up. we turn to that other big story we've been following, the zika virus, boston reporting its first case of the disease. now more than 30 cases detected here in the u.s., and take a look at this map. you see the outbreak originating in south america and moving north. abc's dr. richard besser is at ground zero this morning in brazil to answer some important questions. good morning, rich. >> good morning, robin. you know, when you walk around the streets of rio, you don't get any sense that there's something going on here of such big health concern, but when you talk to pregnant women, you get a very different picture. we came to brazil, the center of the zika epidemic. the government here spraying the streets. we met fabiola, a physical therapist. she was already expecting when some said not to get pregnant. [ speaking a foreign language ] she tells me through a translator she knows zika is linked to babies with tiny heads
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her paychecks on insect repellant. >> the level of alarm is extremely high. >> reporter: the world health organization said it's pulling together an emergency response committee saying the zika virus is, quote, spreading explosively. so far in the u.s., there are more than 30 cases detected in 11 states and the district of columbia, all brought back from travel abroad. >> zika is a relatively inconsequential virus for the general population, but if you're a pregnant woman who gets exposed, it's a big deal. >> so, rich, if somebody comes back to the u.s. with that virus, is there potential that they could spread it to others? >> that's a big concern, robin, because if someone is infected and comes back to the united states and is bit by a mosquito, that mosquito can bite other people and be infected, so if you come back and have any symptoms, you need to be seen and you definitely need to use repellant. >> and, rich, as you alluded to earlier, a lot of concern about pregnant women and wanting to know how long does the virus
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possibly affect future pregnancies? you know, there are a number of unanswered questions, but when they look at similar viruses similar to zika, they find that once a person has recovered and when their symptoms are gone, the virus is no longer in their body, so they don't think future pregnancies will be at any risk at all. >> but, rich, we've heard a report that there is a pregnant woman here in new york city with the virus. what precautions should she be taking? >> well, you know, thankfully there's no mosquito activity in new york city at this time, so she shouldn't be putting other people at risk. but they're going to monitor her developing baby to see if the baby has been affected, and once that baby is born they'll be doing hearing tests, vision tests to see if the baby was damaged. we don't know how big the risk is to that baby. >> we hope all goes well for mother and baby. be safe coming back from brazil. for full coverage and the latest updates on the
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goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! we move to that deadly shoot-out in oregon. the fbi released new video showing the roadside confrontation between anti-government protesters and law enforcement that left one of the group's leaders dead and abc's neal karlinsky has the latest. >> reporter: you're looking at video of the dramatic traffic stop taken by an fbi surveillance plane. investigators say that white truck is being driven by occupation spokesman lavoy finicum. as police stop the truck and another late tuesday afternoon, occupation leaders are taken into custody except finicum, who doesn't surrender, instead after nearly four minutes sitting in his truck flanked by police takes off again. you can see him speeding down the rural road where police have set up a roadblock. he eventually careens into a snowbank to miss them nearly hitting an fbi agent. moments later he can be seen getting out with his hands raised, then critically reaching at least twice with his right hand towards a pocket on the left side of his jacket. we won't show the moment police fire, but that's when finicum is
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and killed. investigators say a loaded 9 millimeter handgun was found inside the very pocket finicum appears to reach for. >> you know there are various versions of what happened, most of them inaccurate and some of them inflammatory. we want to give the public as much information as possible as to what happened that day. >> reporter: as for the standoff the count is now down to four. just four armed protesters left inside. negotiators are speaking with them and hope to wrap all of this up soon, robin. >> we all hope that. all right. neal, thank you. now to ethan couch, back on u.s. soil this morning behind bars in texas after he dropped his fight to remain in mexico. he will be back in front of a judge today. abc's matt gutman has the latest on the case. >> reporter: this morning ethan couch is waking up in his nightmare scenario, the tarrant county jail. >> you know, i don't think anyone would be happy to be in the circumstance he's in. >> reporter: it's a day the sheriff's been waiting for.
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both of them are back. >> reporter: the millionaire's son after nearly two months bundled back to texas by mexican officials thursday dropping his legal battle against deportation to the u.s. and then whisked away in this truck, the sheriff waiting to book him at the jail. what was he like? >> meek and mild. he wasn't defiant. he didn't raise his voice. >> reporter: but the sheriff claims not repentant. >> his only mind-set right now is how do i somehow get out of trouble and not be held accountable. >> reporter: in 2013 the 16-year-old pleaded guilty to killing four people in a drunk driving wreck. the judge giving him only ten years' probation, but police say he and his mother made off to mexico after this video surfaced allegedly showing him at a boozy party, raising questions of violating that probation. couch will be in court today for his detention hearing, a judge deciding whether he'll get bail, remain in this juvenile facility or -- >> he can be ordered to be taken
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taken to the adult jail. >> reporter: of course, all of this will be determined in the next couple of hours to much media fanfare but one person who won't be here is ethan couch's traveling buddy to mexico, his mother, tanya. she is still under house arrest, awaiting her trial for allegedly helping him escape to mexico. she faces up to ten years in prison if convicted. robin. >> all right, matt, thanks for the latest on that. amy has the morning's other top stories beginning with breaking news about another incident with iran. >> that's right. a new provocation from iran this morning. iran state tv has aired video that it claims is from an iranian drone tracking an american aircraft carrier. u.s. officials declined to comment, but the "uss harry s. truman" is known to be deployed in the gulf. earlier this month they captured ten u.s. sailors earlier but released then the next day. a massive sinkhole opened up in southern oregon and it's
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highway, highway 101 near the california border and from the air there, you can see a side road completely washed away. it just grew after a storm dumped nearly an inch and a half of rain. well, a giant of the '60s music scene has died. paul kantner co-founded the psychedelic rock group jefferson airplane and was behind classics like "white rabbit" and "somebody to love." kantner died of multiple organ failure. he was 74 years old. and finally two suspected burglars have learned a valuable lesson. they should have measured first. take a look at this picture. it's fairly priceless. there they tried to shove this giant safe into a small vehicle. police arrived within a minute after this guy's alarm went off that his safe had been stolen to find the two guys trying to squeeze that huge safe into the backseat. didn't work out so well. so now they're safe behind bars. >> and a new entry in your dumb criminal file. >> yes, yes, it was never going to fit, guys. >> yeah, you've been off that for awhile.
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>> that's a good one. >> thank you, amy. to rob right now. a little snow coming back to the northeast. >> i bet you professional movers could have got that thing into that car. you got to hire the pros to do that stuff. winter weather advisories for parts of the appalachians. snowshoe will get a little more on top of the three foot they got before. this is mostly dry, maybe a couple of snow showers across the northeast and turning blustery this afternoon. watching several storms for the west coast this weekend. it is friday. time for your weekend getaway
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coming up this friday morning on "gma," the well-known doctor behind the nfl concussion story, dr. bennet omalu, is making a stunning new claim about o.j. simpson. why he thinks his repeated hits on the football field may have led to his behavior off the field. and caught on camera, cars stolen in second, the owner just feet away. the one mistake you can make this winter that could turn you into a target for car thieves. that's coming up on "gma."this is not a job for me, this is, this is my life. this is my family. being a part of helping people in need is who i am.
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a deadly crash near pecos and owens shut down the intersection there for hours this morning. police say one person died in the one car crash. this all happened around 1:30 this morning as a driver was trying to turn right onto pecos. police say the driver was speeding and then crashed into a pole. the driver was taken to the hospital but died before authorities could get the driver there. this is the second crash in this intersection within a year join us for good morning las vegas tomorrow beginning at 430am... for the latest weather, traffic and breaking news... coming up - think twice before leaving your car to warm it up on a frigid morning! thieves are targeting cars in the cold. see the caught-on-tape, next on
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you want to make this a black thing? well, i'm not black. i'm o.j. cuba gooding jr. starring as o.j. simpson in a new tv series. that one is about to come out and o.j. making a lot of headlines again right now. a famous doctor featured in
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now saying o.j.'s time on the football field may be linked to his bad behavior. >> that is dr. bennet omalu. he does not hold back in his feelings. also right now trump, as you know, a big no-show at the debate last night. and this morning, bill and chelsea clinton set to join hillary in iowa. the three appearing for the first time together on the campaign trail since hillary announced her campaign. and new concerns about the mosquito-borne virus, zika. this morning, more than 30 cases now reported in the u.s. and authorities revealing one person diagnosed in new york city is pregnant, and rich talked about that. >> yeah, a lot of anxiety out there. and, lara, you got a new warning for car owners this morning. >> i do, indeed. you may think it's a good idea in cold weather to warm up your the keys inside. a lot of us have done it. don't. we will tell you why coming up. we begin this half hour, though, with that startling new theory about o.j. simpson from the groundbreaking doctor
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he is convinced may have given him a brain abc's ryan smith is here with that story. >> reporter: good morning, robin. more polarizing than o.j. simpson turning him from a football star into a pariah but dr. bennet omalu thinks he has cte from thousands of hits on the football field and should serve as a cautionary tale. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> are you having a problem putting that on your hand? >> reporter: he's the most infamous football player in sports history acquitted of double murder, o.j. simpson's trial for the brutal killings of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman now inspiring the new tv series "the people v. o.j. simpson." >> you want to make this a black thing? well, i'm not black. i'm o.j. >> reporter: this morning 21 years after the so-called trial of the century, an intriguing new claim about the man at the
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>> o.j. simpson is more likely than not suffering from cte. >> reporter: dr. bennet omalu, the doctor responsible for discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte in nfl players from repeated blows to the head believes simpson is a victim of the disease. >> the truth. >> reporter: portrayed by will smith in the film "concussion" the world renowned forensic pathologist hasn't examined simpson personally, and cte with only be diagnosed after death, but dr. omalu says he can identify the telltale signs of cte behavioral symptoms. >> explosive impulsive behavior, impaired judgment, criminality, even mood disorders. >> reporter: but the strongest evidence o.j. may have cte, he says, his college and 11-year pro playing careers. >> he was exposed to thousands of blows to his head. >> reporter: it's an assertion simpson himself once reportedly
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of a legal strategy after his 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping in las vegas. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: according to espn during an appeal of his 33-year maximum sentence, simpson's attorney reportedly filed a sworn statement that he suffered numerous blows to the head and/or landed on my head violently while playing football. though he never relied on that concussion defense for his appeal, a new trial was denied. while dr. omalu stresses that cte doesn't excuse the criminal behavior that landed o.j. behind bars, he does want the case to serve as a reminder of the life-altering damage the sport can cause. now, dr. omalu claims he has yet to examine a retired player that doesn't have cte and that in his opinion athletes playing football to the pro level have a 90% to 100% of getting it. all the more reason he says to talk to kids or talk to parents
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exposed to all those hart hits on the football field, robin. >> okay, ryan. we're going to look at the legal ramifications with dan abrams who covered both of the simpson trials very extensively. ryan alluded to this. could this have been anything he could have used in either of his cases? >> not as a defense, per se, meaning he couldn't have said, look, i've got this and, therefore, i'm not guilty. he might have been able to argue, you should be able to give me a lesser sentence, because look at what i've been suffering called a mitigating factor in sentencing. but when it comes to guilty or not guilty, saying something like i have a brain disease isn't enough. that's why we talk a lot about the insanity defense because the criminal law is so black and white in that regard. >> do you think now -- not just pro players, we're talking college players, high school players, that if they get in trouble with the law that they could use this defense? >> i think we're actually going to see it a lot, particularly when it comes to sentencing, because you're going to see someone convicted of a crime, someone who is going to allege
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ton in high school or college, that's what led them to become more violent, et cetera, and, you know, we'll see if judges but, again, really important to distinguish between guilt and innocence where this won't be particularly useful and the sentencing phase where someone could say, i should get a reduced sentence because of what i'm suffering from. >> this is bringing a lot of attention to this, but not sure o.j. is the right spokesperson. want as the spokesperson for this, right? i mean, no one wants to sympathize with o.j. simpson, so whether he has it or doesn't have it, it's probably not going to be particularly useful for the cause. >> all right. got it, thanks, dan. >> thank you, guys. we turn to that new twist in the manhunt for those three inmates who escaped. a woman who teaches at the jail has been arrested in connection with that escape. officials believe she provided them with the information they needed to make their break. abc's kayna whitworth has the details. >> reporter: this morning the
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three violent criminals escape from this california jail sitting in her own cell. >> investigators have made a significant arrest connected to the escape investigation. >> reporter: 44-year-old nooshafarin ravaghi arrested thursday in section with the january 22nd escape of hossein nayeri, bac tien duong and jonathan tieu. the alleged mastermind behind the jailbreak, hossein nayeri reportedly taking one of her classes at the time. officials now say she allegedly provided them with google maps and other information essential to their escape. former fbi special agent in maps may have helped the three get to a specific address or provided a better understanding of the surrounding buildings and the jail roof. of outdoor recreation time a week. and here at the orange county central men's jail, that's done right here on the roof behind me.
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ravaghi, one of ten people arrested in connection with the escape denies providing anything beyond the maps. according to police, the escapees who are still at large may be living out of this white van which was stolen saturday in south los angeles. for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks to kayna for that. coming up here, the latest on barbie's new look making a lot of headlines this morning. and up next on "gma," the mistake you may make that could cost you your car and clayton sandell, you have that coming up? >> hey, good morning, robin. you know, in the u.s. a car is stolen every 44 seconds and for about half of those cars, you
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ranch, colorado. good morning to you, clayton. >> reporter: and good morning, lara. yeah, it seems innocent. right? it's a cold morning. you want to start your car up and warm it up but then maybe you go into the store and leave it running to grab a cup of coffee. it only takes a minute but police say that's exactly what car thieves are looking for. watch these car thieves roll up on an idling car in denver and seeing it's empty moments later steal it. this guy scouts a car, parks, approaches and then darts to open the door but it's locked. the homeowner sees what's going on and scares the thief away. and here in this parking lot a thief casually walks then speeds up to get in a car. the owner comes out to try to stop him, but it's too late. cars left running to warm up on cold mornings, cops call them puffers, bad guys call them a golden opportunity, and police departments around the country are warning drivers to not leave their running cars unattended. >> came out, started up the car.
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>> reporter: that's all it took to steal gregory carroll's car bad enough but the thieves also got away with the keys to his second car. later that night they came back to steal that one too. >> give me back my car. >> reporter: some people may not realize that in many states it's illegal to leave a car idling with the keys inside and depending on your state and county, that could even mean in your own driveway but more people seem to be doing it. nearly 45,000 cars stolen in 2014 had the keys in the ignition. >> we got people leaving the cars running everywhere. >> reporter: in lakewood, colorado, we hit the streets with sergeant dave hoover. within minutes his officers spot dozens of puffers idling in 18 and stores. >> you know why i'm bothering you? >> no. >> the car was left running unattended while you're inside the store. you can't do that. >> reporter: this driver hit with a $57 ticket. >> i wanted to sit in a warm car on the way to work. >> reporter: not far away, rick boyer's puffer car has just been stolen.
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windows are frosty, go back inside, in there maybe four minutes, come outside. the car is gone. >> reporter: police say stolen puffers can cause a crime ripple effect beyond just the owners. >> we've seen them used in drive-by shooting cases, burglaries, we even had a series of bank robberies where they were stealing puffers as a way to get to and from the robbery scene. >> reporter: on a cold morning a little shivering is better than a lot of stealing. >> that's what they made gloves for. >> now, one police chief in colorado tells me if he could keep people from leaving puffers on the street, he could actually cut car theft in his city by 20%. lara. >> that's unbelievable. seems so logical. clayton, thank you so much. it's happening more and more. >> it is. >> and, amy, you were saying -- >> it happened to me in a parking garage. i pulled it, gave it to the attendant. had my key in the car, he must have taken a break and, boom, the car is gone. >> yep. >> so, be careful. watch those puffer covers.
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let's dance we have been showing you the video this morning of olympic gold medalist michael phelps showing his moves out of the pool and on the basketball court. look. it's part of arizona state's fabled curtain of distraction, so the opponent is at the free throw line and then, look, it's michael phelps. he shows up. >> he's really tan. can i say that? looked like he got some sun. >> they're in arizona. >> it's war paint. >> it worked, as well, guys. >> it did. >> because the oregon state player missed both free throws. i know. >> very kind of you not to name him. >> i didn't want to do that to him. i didn't want to do that to him. >> that's a tradition there. >> i'm glad you asked that. let's take a look at some other past special guests. that's not miley cyrus hoisting the wrecking ball. >> are you sure? >> you could have done that. remember you did that for halloween. >> i looked like that actually. >> and, wait, this guy, i can understand, you know, why if you had to look at him.
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i don't need anybody else. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. look at the new barbie in all shapes and sizes. parents and daughters say it's good for girls.
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>> critics say the company has gone too far. we have the dolls right here this morning. jennifer aniston going from beauty queen to fixer in her brand-new role. move over, olivia pope. will she score a touchdown? what she's saying about her passion project. you've never seen her like this before. in love did victoria's secret steal their secret? america's favorite lingerie brand facing a big lawsuit. the designer who claims they took her idea. now "shark tank's" daymond john joining us live. how you can protect your million dollar dreams. i'm alive all that and we are live with sia this morning as we say -- >> good morning, america. i'm alive i'm alive good morning, sia. there she is and, boy, look at all those other sias in times square this morning. >> sia nation.
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and she is going to be performing live, all kinds of fans out there in fooimz. >> look at them all. >> the doppelgangers, we can see their faces though. >> there is the real deal. >> right there. so enormously talented, so that's in our final half hour. >> the crew was saying when she was rehearsing, goose bumps, not to be missed. >> and don't miss it. also this morning, the story about the new barbies, well, it keeps getting big and bigger. even queen latifah weighs in overnight saying, "what a powerful momt for barbie and barbies for every kind of girl #thedollevolves." >> that is great. >> and then i know you're excited about this, robin. the mississippi roast is the hugely popular recipe that millions of americans, millions of people have been sharing online. now the woman who created the dish reveals her secret ingredients live right here on "gma." >> so easy, simple and delicious
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>> yeah. >> every single time. >> everybody swears by it and it's going all over the world right now. that's coming up. the morning rundown from amy. >> all right, guys, the big story this morning, the trump-less republican debate. seven top candidates were there just days before the high-stakes iowa caucuses and while trump was not in the room, he was definitely on the other's minds. >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a little teddy bear to me. >> i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- [ laughter ] >> trump was nearby, though, holding a benefit for wounded veterans. two cable chapels aired the trump event moment. well, the mosquito-borne zika virus is spreading quickly. boston now reporting its first case. at least 31 people in 11 states have been diagnosed and all of those cases were contracted outside the u.s. zika is linked to a wave of birth defects in brazil where babies have small heads.
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and finally if you're sick of your current job, but you can't afford to retire, consider panda hugging for pay. a research center in china like legitimately has openings for panda huggers. they offer salaries of up to $32,000 a year and factoring in the cost of living in china, that salary actually stretches much farther than it does in the u.s. there is a downside, though. no days off ever. cuddling pandas is a full time job 365 days a year. they lost me on the no vacation part, guys. >> oh, i was sold until that moment. >> i'd do it for free. did you see them? so cute. >> i think my daughter harper wants to join you. >> hey, amy, thank you. here's something you may be forgetting to tell your doctor, you don't remember things, and according to a newly published report in a cdc journal, that could be a big problem. abc news senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton is here with the details. so, tell us. >> good morning, robin.
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encourage viewers at home grab a pen and piece of paper a little brain, we're going to have a little brain acrobatics. this study found three out of four adults over the age of 45 who complained of memory -- out of four adults, three out of four didn't bring that up with their doctor. the one who did, 50% of that group failed to then go on for follow-up treatment, assessment. one, onus on the doctors. we have to ask about memory issues and, two, patients can't be embarrassed to bring it up and then to follow up on sequential testing and assessment. >> you know, as we get older we joke about, oh, my memory. how much is that normal when you get a little bit older and when do you know maybe it isn't so -- >> incredible common question. so, again, here's some normal versus some warning signs. take a look. normal would be if you forget part of an experience, a warning sign would be if you forget the entire experience. next one, normal occasionally we forget where we might park the
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warning sign, it's not normal if you forget how to drive the car. another one, forgetting events from the distant past, that happens to all of us, warning sign would be if you forget recent events entirely and, again, that's the whole event and if it's recent and, lastly, if you forget a person's name but remember it later, that's normal. warning sign, if you forget that person completely. not good. >> i'm glad how you put it up like that because it really lets you know, so you have a simple test. >> i want to caution this is not diagnostic of any kind of medical condition but it's a way to assess the way we form short-term memory. >> what do we do? >> grab a pen and piece of paper. i want you to look at these 12 words. take a look at them. try to remember as many as you can. what we know is that memory occurs in basically three stages, we have to encode the information and consolidate the information and then we have to retrieve that information. now we're going to take that down. give everyone a second. try to write down as many of those words as you can. >> are you doing it too, george? >> this is -- i hope everyone has had their coffee in
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games -- oh, no cheating, robin. >> i got in at 2:00 from l.a. >> we'll put it up again. >> okay, and take a look and see how you did. >> oh, my gosh. >> george. >> george did really well. >> you're on point this morning. yeah, you're en fuego., >> good for you. >> if you remembered five to nine, average short-term memory. >> i am joking but i am very tired so i'm going to take that into account. >> yes, absolutely. >> what's the warning sign? george, my gosh. >> he had, what, seven. >> seven. >> so average -- >> oh! >> no one calls george average. >> you're average in this sense. >> he is not average. so, what are your recommendations if you think there is something wrong? >> i think the key thing is speak to your doctor or health care provider. what's new now is assessment called neurocognitive testing done by neuropsychologists, they're all over the country usually covered by insurance and that can be really important. >> thank you. thank you.
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>> and it's okay. >> i love that you called me average. >> when have you ever been jen will be taking your questions throughout the morning. you can tweet her @drjashton or go to "gma's" facebook page. >> here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." barbie has a brand-new new. one size no longer fits all as you can see. so, what happens when kids see all of these lovely ladies for the first time? and was victoria's secret stolen? "shark tank's" daymond john joins us live with the latest on that lawsuit and then jennifer aniston's new role. will she score a touchdown in this new movie? all that and the one and only sia, the voice of an angel performing here live in times square. just a few fans joining us, so why don't you too. we're coming right back. i'm alive i'm alive "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by new centrum
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mattel announcing thursday they're adding three new body types, petite, tall and curvy. so we sat down with the real experts and their moms. there's a lot of girl power at this table to talk about the iconic doll and her latest transformation. >> seeing these changes, it really makes you think like, wow, i'm really beautiful. >> reporter: when you compare this barbie, the curvy barbie compared to the original barbie, which one would you choose? >> i choose this one. >> really? >> reporter: dr. stacy kaiser says this makes sense. doll, they often seek out one that looks like them. barbies available in a variety of shapes is going to be a good thing for the little girls. >> it's okay that we don't all look the same. we're all different and we're all beautiful. doesn't matter the shape or the size. >> reporter: and mattel agrees
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ability to evolve and grow with the times while staying true to her spirit is central to why barbie is the number one fashion doll in the world. but not everyone is on board. one barbie fan tweeting, "i'm all for diversity and positive body image but that's not barbie then. it's a different doll." >> barbie is more than a brand. barbie is a character also. >> reporter: still, all the moms say they're happy with the changes and would buy the new dolls for their daughters. >> i get people are complaining but it's your choice. pick one of these or pick the same one. >> beauty comes in a lot of different packages, and it's not just blond, it's not just tall and thin. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> we're all out here talking amongst ourselves and i said growing up as a child in mississippi it was odd to have a doll that didn't look like myself. i remember going, huh. >> i had a black doll. i don't know why -- how it
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able to expose but i think it's important for kids to be able to identify with -- >> you know what also is so great about our kids' generation, my daughter doesn't see color. that's what -- i think having all these selections there's something for everybody out there. >> how about a guy doll in a suit. >> the ken doll. >> making you feel whole, isn't it, george? >> i buy that, george. >> all right. let's move on to another popular brand that's making headlines. victoria's secret is facing a big lawsuit this morning. a lingerie designer claiming the chain stole her design. abc's rebecca jarvis has that story. give them a great big kiss mwah >> reporter: they're some of the world's most famous figures, the body of an angel. here comes my guy >> reporter: but one lingerie designer is suing the megachain for allegedly stealing her body of work.
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jersey intimate apparel company zephyr's claims victoria's secret is selling a knockoff version of her push-ups. it's anatomically correct and creates lift and cleavage while maintaining a natural appearance underneath clothing. >> she's saying what is in the store is just completely her idea, completely her design. >> reporter: mackinnon telling abc news, i have put a lot of time, work, energy and investment into my designs and unique ininvestigation and i just want to protect my intellectual property. in her complaint filed monday, mackinnon says she got the idea for the bra insert in january of 2008 after 20 mock-up attempts. she then pitched her product to victoria's secret telling the megachain she was applying for a patent but would give the company exclusive licensing rights if they came to an agreement. according to the complaint, mackinnon claims she sold tens of thousands of her inserts to the company from 2011 to 2012 until victoria's secret decided to terminate their agreement and began making lower quality knockoffs.
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classic david and goliath story where you have an entrepreneur and you have a large u.s. conglomerate corporation. >> reporter: we're joined now by rebecca and we also have "shark tank's" daymond john, he's in orlando on tour for his new book, "the power of broke" which, by the way, just hit "the new york times" best-seller's list. >> well deserved. >> thank you. >> daymond, we want to know what could debra have done to protect herself? >> she should have had a nondisclosure agreement when she goes and shops it to all these brands and that basically procures or saves the fact she's not going to be able to get knocked off because they signed an agreement and she should have walked in there with a provisional patent at least that holds her place for that patent for that bra for about a year until she comes out with the actual product. >> but because she didn't do that, what chances does she have at winning this? >> very little because you know
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to sign an nda because they probably get, you know, pitched bras all the time. probably have a staff of 200 there's going to be a push-up bra in the system, so they probably didn't want to sign that so she probably decided to >> what suggestions do you have? you have people that come on your show and have these great concepts, products and that and places and how do they protect themselves? >> first of all, they have to trademark the name and they have to trademark concept. if there's a design patent they have to also copyright the design patent and they should go out and get a provisional patent so it holds their place in line as they develop their product. they can't just walk into a big company like that and just say, hey, take a look at this. it could have been a designer in a whole other department that reviewed that bra two years later and said, oh, i came up with the idea. the head of the company may not even know. >> but is there some way you can go because i know so many people, they have these ideas, and they don't know where to go. is there somewhere they can go?
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attorney which i highly suggest but a ust -- united states trademark -- yeah, ustpo. >> uspto. >> yeah, uspto. that's my dyslexia kicking in. yeah, that's where you would go and that is the government site to show patents and trademarks. >> you could do that by yourself. >> it's uspto.gov. they actually have a section so we think about the cost of doing these things, you hear a lawyer and think, that's going to cost me. >> right. >> they actually have a part of their site where you can ask for pro bono help. that means free help from a free attorney that has been doing these things that's been looking at patents that knows exactly what you need to put into your patent in order for it to really have weight and teeth. >> who pays for the attorneys? >> the government. >> whatever happened to back in the days when we just went to the library and we figured out how to do it ourselves and save $20,000. >> that's right. >> all right. very important advice there. daymond, thank you very much. congratulations again and, rebecca, thank you. let's head outside to rob now.
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that's a quick check. >> all right. if there was a chandelier out here, lara, we'd be swinging from it. >> i know you would. that is for sure but for now get off the chandelier and get in here. it's "pop news" time and we begin with some megamovie casting news on this friday morning. jennifer aniston up first. the "cake" actress will flex her dramatic acting muscles once again this time in "the fixer" playing denise wright, a real-life miss usa contestant turned ferocious sports manager. think of olivia pope in the nfl. >> wow. >> other casting news, let's just stop for that really quick. it's apparently a very meaty role, a lot of great actresses. >> she'll be great. >> transformed there. >> excited for her on that. also in casting news, han solo and hannibal lecter joining forces, kind of. the actors, harrison ford, anthony hopkins teaming up for a
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secrets." the cast goes on and on, it's going to be a fabulous movie. they star as cia agent and a retired uk general in this movie based on real events leading up to the 2003 invasion of iraq and then finally, the first casting announcement about the follow-up to "fifty shades of grey," just a movie that i know i was not looking forward to at all, kim basinger will join jamie dornin and dakota johnson in "fifty shades darker." that's set to begin production next month. she plays elena lincoln, a former lover and key part of christian grey's mysterious past. lover. you know that from the books, right, george? you know exactly who that is. >> they were just telling me on commercial break. >> oh, my gosh. perfect casting because when i was reading the book i was like where is kim basinger. >> i remember her in "9 1/2 weeks." >> oh, that little one. i love that movie too. >> ah. thank god it's friday. before you go out tonight everybody needs a workout so we wanted to show you -- shoot, i'm actually one story ahead.
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anyone who wakes up as early as we do knows the snooze button can be a devil in disguise. not anymore thanks to this genius invention. a rug alarm clock, you have to get out of your bed and stand on it for three seconds to turn it off. it's called the ruggie made with chronic snoozers in mind. you can even customize your own morning greetings or motivational speech. right now the ruggie is still in the crowd funding -- come on, baby, you can do it. >> get up, you lazy piece of -- >> i think it will work. it's very, very close to going into production and i believe it goes in july and believe ruggie makers, you've got -- >> somebody stole my idea. that was my idea. get daymond back here. >> snoozing is part of my morning routine. i need a snooze. >> tomorrow is coming, baby. and finally, as i was saying, friday, end of january. how is everyone doing with the resolutions? you guys working out? good because this guy is. >> check it out. >> this guy is pumping iron like i've never seen.
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>> we'll be right back.for help. their street lights were broke for about a year...and now they're finally fixed! two car crashes took down the lights at buffalo and gomer and buffalo and blue diamond. this happened year last year...and until yesterday still hadn't been fixed. some good news for people in mountains edge this morning. a viral prank has a henderson woman mad.... after her property was damaged! if you haven't heard of it.... this is what's being called.... "put em in a coffin". here's how it works... you cross your arms.... over your chest... then jump backwards..... onto different things. one of those things included.... a henderson woman's car. she says.... the prank you see here.... caused nearly a thousand dollars.... worth of damage. sickening, yeah it was absolutely sickening, you know i just, i wanted to grab them
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wanted to sit them down and have a talk with them she's putting up these fliers.... hoping to shed some light.... on the social media craze. join us for good morning las vegas tomorrow beginning at 430am... for the latest weather, traffic and breaking news... we'll have more local news headlines coming up in one half hour < > here's a look at today's top
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i'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist like it doesn't exist i'm gonna fly like a bird through the night feel my tears as they dry and i'm gonna swing from the chandelier from the chandelier [ cheers and applause ] >> yes, sia is here this morning. that's her huge hit "chandelier." can't wait. we're going to hear more from her. >> so much life in that voice. >> wow. >> yes. we have a lot coming up this half hour. also programming note about tonight. on "20/20" the show will take on family mystery. elizabeth vargas will help three people searching for long lost loved ones, "since the day i was
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>> if you don't mind i'll get up and as i walk over to do our next segment, the reason i'm wearing pink, amy and i enjoy the month of october, a lot of breast cancer awareness luncheons and i had the honor of speaking in cincinnati at their 14th annual pink ribbon luncheon. met these wonderful, talented women here. patty, how are you? >> i am great. >> i'm not even going to tell you how much money they donated to that charity, cris collinsworth, his fund with his wife holly. it's just so wonderful what you're able to do and you had a visit here and i actually promised they would do "pop news," lara. yeah, i just -- you know, when you're getting that live auction and you're just tr it up, but what is it about that luncheon in cincinnati? >> it's just amazing, being able to give back to all those women and help them go and get their scans, and it's just an amazing event, and i'm always so honored to be able to participate in that event, and i'm so honored being here this morning with you. >> oh. >> you guys are my favorite. >> ah. >> patty, thank you all so much. it's wonderful to see you again. we're going to be talking. she has a great little business that we're going to -- amy,
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that. and this, i'm just -- a bonanza of just wonderful things. my home girl from mississippi, we are celebrating one of the most delicious and popular recipes online, the mississippi roast shared millions of times. "the new york times" -- get this "the new york times" calls it the roast that owns the internet and the creator of the original recipe, robin chapman, is here with us. i've been looking forward to seeing you. >> i've been looking forward to seeing you. >> wonderful. so happy and proud. tell us how this all came about. >> actually it started a long time ago. my daddy's sister gave me a recipe in the early 1990s for a roast beef sandwich recipe. it was quite spicy but wonderful. i had small children at the time, so i decided to alter the recipe to create a little milder version. >> and it's something that you can kind of modify it to your tastes. but it's so easy.
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anybody can make it. >> and it's tasty each and every time. >> every time. >> okay, there's some secret ingredients we want to share. >> there are. >> this is the first one. tell us about it. >> these are pepperocini peppers, they're beautiful. they work well in the slow cooker and they give the roast a very distinct flavor. >> all right, so that's the first one. ah, this is going back. this is going back old school. way back. i love. >> the au jus mix that works in the end. >> last but certainly not least. >> no, probably the most important recipe -- the most important ingredient is the hidden valley ranch dressing. it's mild and flavorful, and it really makes the dish what it is. >> it does and each and every time is so delicious. and i know you want to give a shoutout to your friend karen. >> karen actually -- >> now, why? >> well, she actually put my recipe in her hometown church cookbook which was my church as well growing up.
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and after that, somebody picked it up on a blog and it went viral. >> were you as amazed as everybody else? >> yes. >> patty, come on in here. you want to do a little taste test. >> sure. >> a little taste here. >> wow. going to be making this tonight. robin? >> well, it's very flattering recipe has been so well received >> and it is so simple, and, karen, did you know that this was going to take off like wildfire like this? >> i did not. i had no idea but it's a great recipe. >> oh, gosh. and are you making it on sunday? you said -- it was so sweet, you said on certain days with the baguette that it's your bible study or something. >> yeah, on wednesday night bible study night, all my kids come to my house and lots of times we eat a sandwich. sunday we eat it with accompanyments like you would a big luncheon in the south. >> you can have all different sides with it. >> very versatile. >> yeah.
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>> it's so good >> so much -- i know i promised "pop news" but i think this is a really good second. >> i like this. >> okay. >> it's great. >> it's delicious. >> i'm glad you do. >> thank you all very much. and i hope you're going to have a great weekend because we are. you can learn more about this recipe on our website at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! you're going to want to cook it this weekend. guaranteed. let's get outside now to rob. >> hey, guys. we're talking with the sias out here. this lovely couple, who looks more like sia? exactly. all right. let's check out what's going on out west. the pacific got a little atmospheric river going on. this is pointed at the pacific northwest for now but it will be driving to california over the weekend and then a lot of wind energy with this that will pump up the heat and thunderstorms that could go severe tuesday and wednesday of next week and potentially a blizzard on the northern side of this thing. rain across the northwest today. mild and beautiful across the central part of the u.s. today. drier finally across parts of florida.
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northeast. >> this weather report is brought to you by nationwide insurance. live we are just minutes away from sia. robin, we are back in to you. >> this, robin, is so good. patty, can you read that and tell them what's coming up on "gma"? >> you know him from the -- you know him from espn, jay williams is here live and sia's big performance coming up. >> you're a natural. patty. [ cheers and applause ] >> whoo!
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as if you were a man-male...? this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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basketball star jay williams had it all, an ncaa championship ring, a contract with the chicago bulls and then he made one mistake and it all went away and now he's written a memoir "life is not an accident: a memoir of reinvention." we're going to talk to him in just a moment, but first take a look at his remarkable journey. jay williams seemingly had it all. blessed with talent and a natural leader, the point guard had a storied career at duke. >> williams drives to the hoop. got it. >> twice named all-american. >> as good as it gets. >> reporter: leading his team to a national championship. >> that's it.
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>> reporter: he was expected to be the next big thing in the nba. picked second overall in the 2002 draft but after just one season with the chicago bulls a terrible accident, he crashed his motorcycle a street lamp fracturing his pelvis, tearing up his knee and was hospitalized for over three months. still, just 21, williams' nba career was over. oh, but his life wasn't. and i'm here with former nba star and espn analyst jay williams, thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> i got to tell you i've been reading your book and i cannot put it down. it is remarkable, what you've been through and what you've accomplished but i want to go back to that eventful day. you didn't have on a helmet. >> nope. >> you didn't have a license to ride a motorcycle and you literally wrapped your bike around this pole. >> i did. i was 21 years old. i was a baby, you know, and who doesn't make mistakes at 21 years old yet mine followed me for the rest of my life and i
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miles per hour and the next thing you know, i was in the hospital for over 2 1/2 months. >> and your career was over. >> yeah, pretty much at that given moment. i tried to come back and -- but i couldn't do it at the same level i was at, but my thing is accidents happen in life and i really think i'm better for it. >> you say in your book that that crash was not an accident. >> well, i've been living my life so differently at that point and i saw guys who have been playing professional sports kiss their wives and go on planes and then live a different life and come back home and act like it never happened and, look, i found a way of >> you were headed down that road. >> for sure and i was into drugs at the time. i was into alcohol. i was partying a lot. it took all but a year for me to become a shell of myself. and i fought through it. afterwards it's like i truly believe that now the course i'm set on as a man is a lot better than it ever would have been in that position. >> you got so low though in those months of recovery you attempted suicide. >> i attempted suicide twice, the second time being the worst to go away. i got addicted to oxycontin and
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drink a lot and i woke up the next day and saw different people on tv and thought, wow, maybe tv could be my new passion. >> just happened like that. how do you reinvent yourself going from nearly dying, nearly killing yourself to then all of a sudden saying, aha, i can have a great life? >> you know, it took a while. it didn't just happen automatically overnight. but i found a board. i had people that actually helped me to higher standards and surrounded myself by positivity. after that, my outlook is so different. you know, when i wake up in the morning and i take a shower, i know it sounds a little cheesy, but i couldn't take a shower by myself so it's a different perspective on life. >> grateful and thankful for all the little things. >> every day. >> you've had incredible people in your life. you write so lovingly about your parents. coach k. >> uh-huh. >> had some great words of wisdom for you along the way. >> like a second father to me. look, the relationship isn't always rosy but i wouldn't have it any other way. >> what's the most important thing he taught you? >> probably to move on to the
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i used to turn the ball over all the time and i used to bring one negative play into the other and that's very much similar to life, right? my accident, i was able to get over it because i had to think what is the next play of my life and i can't bring all this depression into all the positive things coming to me. >> what's your next big goal in life? >> hopefully doing what you guys are doing. i see you and robin on air. george is killing it. i mean, hopefully that will be the next step one day. >> so tell me about where you are right now in your life. like what's a day in the life of jay? >> a day in the life of jay is working "espn college gameday" and hang out with jesse palmer, one of the people you work with. the sock effect and having fun and enjoying it. i love hearing other people's stories about how they persevered through adversity. >> i love hearing your story. it is a must read. i feel inspired just sitting next to you, so thank you for what you're doing. keep doing it. >> thank you. >> "life is not an accident." it is available now and speaking of sports, by the way, you can see the best winter athletes in the world compete this weekend
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you can watch all weekend long on espn networks and right here on abc starting at 1:00 p.m. coming up, we've got sia. stay with us. i'm still breathing you took it all but i'm still breathing you took it all but i'm still breathing
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but i'm still breathing here in vineland, home of progresso, we figured out how to get rich ingredients like bacon into 22 light soups, so if you want 100 calories or less per serving without giving up rich flavor
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look at this sweet face. so sweet. ok, we're going to need a napkin gooey, flaky, happy. toaster strudel. the studio is packed. it's the moment we've all been waiting for. grammy nominated superstar sia is here for her first "gma" appearance. her brand-new album, "this is acting," is out this morning now performing her new single co-written, co-produced by kanye west. everybody, this is "reaper." broke down thought that i would drown hope that i've been found 'fore i hit the ground sun rays out the corner of my eye hey
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sneaking saw you creeping in the shadow's dawn i feel so strong saw you out the corner of my eye don't come for me today i'm feeling good i'mma savor it don't come for me today i'm feeling good i remember when reaper you came to take me away so close i was to heaven's gates but no baby no baby not today oh you tried to track me down you followed me like the darkest cloud but no baby no
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reaper oh reaper oh no baby no baby not today oh reaper reaper oh no baby no baby not today so come back when i'm good to go i got drinks to drink and men to hold i got good things to do with my life yeah hey i wanna dance in the open breeze feel the wind in my hair hear the ocean sing i got good things to feel in my life yeah don't come for me today i'm feeling good i'mma savor it don't come for me today
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i remember when reaper you came to take me away so close i was to heaven's gates but no baby no baby not today hey you tried to track me down you followed me like the darkest cloud but no baby no baby not today reaper oh reaper oh no baby no baby not today reaper oh reaper oh no baby no baby not today
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not today oh #oh no baby no baby not today [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. "gma's" winter concert series is presented by hilton. ready and waiting for you in
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oh back now with superstar sia who just gave us an incredible -- why are you laughing? that's true. no, you know how funny it is, just found out moments ago that your new album is number one in over 50 countries, close to 60 countries. we just heard that moments ago. so thank you. >> that is so amazing. >> the concept of this album if you don't know, "this is acting," is these are all songs you've written for other artists, you're a terrific writer and have written so many hits.
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these artists who didn't choose them. >> a couple of them i wrote and kept for myself and even one i took back actually because i liked it. >> which one is that? >> "space between." >> who was it supposed to be? >> rihanna and i asked if she didn't mind and she didn't. she's a cool gal. >> i love -- >> i was feeling it. i suddenly had like seller's remorse. >> i understand. i understand. i have that same problem with antiques. this is a little bit bigger and more important, but i lofve that idea of sort of recycling. these songs meant something to you. >> it feels like it's a good experiment if i'm right because i felt like they were good songs but nobody was picking up on them, and i thought, well, i have this -- i'm in this luxury position where i can just experiment. i don't have to be successful because i'm already making money from all of their pop songs i'm writing, so i can afford to experiment with my own stuff. >> i think the experiment paid off. >> yeah, nice work. >> number one. and, again, we all -- you have such an iconic look. why so important to shield your face? >> oh, i mean it's just -- it's
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like i've been working around new york this whole time. i don't need a security detail. i don't need anything special. i just walk around, and i can do that, and that's a real luxury when you're in my industry. >> yeah, no kidding. >> yeah, so that's why. >> so, that won't change. this look isn't just a look for this year. you're going to keep it that way. >> as long as it works. if it stops working then obviously i'm not just going to -- >> you need someone to hold your hand. >> can you see? i was like, can i hold your hand? >> i'm sure you have many volunteers. will you please come back to "gma"? >> congratulations. >> thanks, again, the name of the album is "this is acting" and it is big. we thank you and we thank you guys. robin, george, everybody, have a
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please, you do too, won't you.here to stay. this morning...a package thief is on the loose. it was all caught on camera... watch as this woman..... calmly walks up to the front door..... before walking off with the
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putting it in her car. the theft occured in henderson..... just 4 days after the homeowner.... installed the camera. a clark county school district substitute bus driver is expected in court. ramiro garcia is accused of sexually assaulting a young autistic girl. according to the arrest report he told her to go to the back of bus to sleep on the way home. the girl told her baby sitter that garcia followed her and assaulted her. head to k-t-n-v dot com for updates. right now the search is on for the person who opened fire in an apartment complex. it's a story we brought you as it was breaking on good morning las vegas yesterday. two people were hit near tropicana and jones. police say they actually drove themselves to spring valley hospital for treatment. police say they'll be fine. good morning las vegas is live every weekday with all of your weather, traffic and breaking news...
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