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good morning, america. high alert. the u.s. orders sweeping security changes for airports and stepped up checks for all direct flights to the u.s. as president obama weighs in for the first time on that downed passenger jet. was it blown out of the sky by a bomb that slipped through security? tornadoes tearing through the south overnight. powerful winds ripping the roof off this building. cars destroyed. hail puncturing holes through windows blinding downpours and the storm is moving east this morning. ben carson facing new questions about his life story. accusations he made up his violent past, the gop front-runner's claims of attacking people with hammers, bats, even stabbing someone. while hillary clinton stays up late and weighs in on her husband.
>> if i were going to run against him, would i win? yeah. and found, a little boy who vanished 13 years ago in alabama discovered in ohio kidnapped by his father and living under a fake name. how the boy helped find himself. his mom's reaction when she found out he was alive and well. we do say good morning, america, on this friday morning. what an incredible story. can you imagine searching for your child for 13 years? >> unbelievable. the family is overjoyed right now and i can only imagine as you're talking about what that that. we'll get to that. right now right to the stepped up security at the world's airports. look at three of the busiest airports in this country, hartsfield-jackson, atlanta, l.a.x. and washington dulles, a crackdown on security involving
luggage handling expected there and at the hundreds of overseas airports that fly directly to the u.s. as investigators try to figure out what took down that plane in egypt. abc's brian ross starts us off. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, george. according to the chairman of the house homeland security committee, the u.s. as soon as this weekend is expected to order sweeping security changes for all flights coming nonstop to the u.s. from some 275 foreign airports, focused on luggage handling and airport personnel a direct result of the consensus a bomb brought down that jet after being smuggled past lax security at the egyptian airport where it took off. the sharpened focus today on overseas security comes after intelligence say they discovered an astounding lack of security sheikh. and fears that if it was a bomb that isis had an insider there with access to the luggage hold and may have infiltrated other airports, as well, which unlike sharm el sheikh have direct
flights to the u.s. >> the last chance, if you will, to catch something like a bomb on an airplane. >> reporter: u.s. and british officials tell abc news the strongest evidence so far that a bomb blew this plane out of the sky comes from isis itself from electronic intercepts of terrorists talking specifically president obama has now weighed in for the first time. >> i think there is a possibility there was a bomb on board and we're taking that very seriously. >> reporter: yet almost a week after the crash no hard evidence of what happened to the jet precisely and u.s. intelligence officials told secretary members of congress at a classified briefing thursday the bomb theory is still far from certain. >> well, i think it's going to take forensic examination of the wreckage of the plane,
full investigation at sharm el sheikh airport. >> reporter: they've been told there will be flights to take them home but not with their luggage. that will come later on a separate flight, robin. >> all right, brian, thank you. as you know, all of this is raising questions about the possible threat to american airline passengers. and joining us now from washington is john pistole, former head of the tsa and now president of anderson university. you used to run the tsa, john. what are your biggest concerns right now? >> well, good morning, robin. yes, my concerns are, one, that if this is a terrorist incident that it's not isolated, it's not a singular incident that there may be other people similar situated who are wanting to do something and are poised to do that. the second concern is that if there is a new technique that has been used, a new type of explosive device then that also creates additional concerns. >> a lot of people are talking about checked bags, both here
and overseas, so what should the concerns be there, john? >> i think it's not only checked bags, but if that is the situation, then additional scrutiny would need to be applied through explosive detect machines and the human inspection of those bags, but it applies both to that -- those items which would be carried on flight like we had with abdullah mutallab. >> you talked about something a while ago about these un undetectable bombs and, again, we don't know exactly what the scenario is with the flight that just recently went down but you raised a red flag about that and there seems to be growing concern about that now. >> i think you're referring to the nonmetallic improvised explosive device which is the underwear bomb or some of those
through traditional metal detectors and walk through them and other things. but in this instance, it may have been that, but it's more likely it is sounding that it was something that was smuggled on board that flight which may have been done by an unwitting airport worker thinking that they were being paid a bribe to smuggle money or contraband or drugs on a flight but smuggled explosives on. that's the concern there. >> so much work to be done. john, thanks for joining us. >> many more question as head. that storm slamming the south overnight, tornadoes reported in oklahoma and texas where downpours and powerful winds left a trail of destruction. ryan owens reports from dallas. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. we're in the parking lot of a bank building north of ft. let me get out of the way and you can see what happened here. that is some sheet metal that came off the roof of this
cars in the parking lot below. >> the roof of the building just [ bleep ] blew off. >> reporter: a reported tornado touches down on top of this bank building north of ft. worth, texas. >> i'm going to call 911. >> reporter: the winds ripped down pieces of the roof tossing them onto cars below. flying sheets of metal raining down just an hour before the end of the workday. >> all of a sudden we started hearing a swirling sound. it was very terrifying. >> reporter: somehow no one is hurt. but plenty of cars are damaged. across north texas a line of torrential blinding rain. this funnel cloud spotted earlier in the day. cracking. >> reporter: the same storm illuminating the sky, hail leaving holes in cars. in oklahoma it made for a driving adventure. this semi losing control and jackknifing. utility poles getting knocked to the ground.
in kansas, winds and rain practically halting traffic. and in arkansas, transformers igniting after power lines were tossed to the ground. there is no structural damage to the building behind me but it will be closed today so they can clean up quite the mess here in the parking lot. a cleanup that feels a whole lot more like a storm we would see in spring than in november, robin. >> it does, ryan, thank you. the race for president now and this morning, gop candidate ben carson is coming under fire facing questions about stories he tells on the stump about his violent past. abc's tom llamas is in the studio with that. >> good morning. back in january dr. carson said he welcomed the vetting process, actually welcomed being under the magnifying glass and right now that's exactly where he finds himself. this morning, dr. ben carson facing new accusations claiming he made up part of his compelling life story which he mentions frequently on the
>> at age 14 another teenager angered me and i had a large camping knife and i tried to stab him in the abdomen and fortunately under his clothing he had on a large metal belt buckle and the knife blade struck with such force that it broke. >> reporter: but cnn says several friends, neighbors and classmates don't recall that ever happening. it. >> reporter: back in 2000 carson recalled the same story in a documentary, going into detail about his violent temper. >> i would hit people with hammers and bats, throw rocks at people, almost put a guy's eye out one time. tried to even hit my own mother in the head with a hammer. >> reporter: carson calls the investigation comical and claims cnn interviewed the wrong people. >> i want to point out how silly the cnn investigation is because when i would have flashes of temper, it would only be to people who were directly involved. it wouldn't be something that everybody else would know.
fire from gay rights groups for saying this. >> how about we have a transgender bathroom? it is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable. >> reporter: his recent comments following another unorthodox move. his campaign releasing this rap ad running today in several cities. in we wanna get america back on track we got to vote ben carson a matter of fact >> reporter: it's pretty catchy but that's not carson rapping. his strategy to appeal to younger black voters which at this point in the race republicans usually don't go after. >> another debate, of course, coming up next week so who is in, who is out? give us the starting lineup. >> big news. now only eight. i know we say only eight. the lineup right now, the two people missing governor chris christie and mike huckabee. this is not good for their campaigns. the stage will be smaller because of low polling numbers those two won't be there. they'll be in the lower card debate so we'll see how this changes the debate.
>> whether you can get back on once you're off. we move to those candid comments from president george h.w. bush. the new buy iography about him from jon meacham. he takes off on cheney and rumsfeld calling him an arrogant fellow who served george w. bush badly. >> reporter: this is something we've really never seen before, a big bush family dispute bursting forward into the public. bush's sons, george w. and jeb revere their father but both are forced to respond to his criticism of cheney and rumsfeld and by extension of george w. bush himself. in a statement bluntly disagreeing with his father george w. bush said, i am proud to have served with dick cheney and don rumsfeld. i was fortunate to have him by
don rumsfeld ageably led the pentagon and was an effective secretary of defense. as for bush, he told me jeb bush, he told me just this week that his father is the greatest man alive, but he is now siding with his brother on all this. listen to this. >> my brother is a big boy. his administration was shaped by his thinking, his reaction to the attack on 9/11. i think my dad like a lot of people that love george wanted to create a different -- >> reporter: one particularly awkward tidbit is that the book says jeb bush tried to get his father to drop vice president dan abrams dan quayle when he ran for re-election. quayle just endorsed jeb bush last week. >> donald rumsfeld had a pretty pointed response saying the former president, the eller president bush is getting on in years. >> reporter: this probably kit sit well with either bush camp.
years and misjudges bush 43. they may disagree with their father but i don't think either jeb or george w. would particularly appreciate, you know, that kind of a comment from don rumsfeld. >> awkward stuff, jon karl, thanks very much. clinton on monday. >> traveling to new hampshire next week to talk with her. >> okay. now to another bizarre twist in that illinois police suicide. he considered hiring a hit man, investigators say, to take out the woman who may have exposed his illegal activity. abc's alex perez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, new details on lieutenant joe gliniewicz's plan to cover up his tracks. investigators say that included embezzling tens of thousands from a police department youth program he directed. text messages show the officer nicknamed g.i. joe considered killing village administrator anne marrin. >> he wanted to speak to this high ranking motorcycle gang member to initiate a hit on the
village manager. >> reporter: police say marrin had ordered an audit of his program demanding a full report of its finances. >> it's a very scary thought that an officer who is sworn to uphold the law would even attempt to think to do something like that. >> reporter: authorities say fearing he would be exposed gliniewicz killed himself with his own gun in september shooting himself twice in an elaborate plan to make it seem like he had been gunned down in the line of duty. at the time, many here embracing his family while police search for suspects that they now say never existed. for two months his widow insisting he would never take his own life. >> there were things that were happening in our life that people who are going to commit suicide would never do. >> reporter: but according to abc affiliate wls, authorities are now investigating the lieutenant's widow and son in connection with his embezzlement scheme. and an investigator tells me he can neither confirm nor deny
whether the lieutenant's family is now part of the criminal investigation. in a statement through their attorney, the family has only said they have been cooperating with the investigation. robin. >> thank you, alex. now amy with the morning's other top stories starting with a deadly bus crash. >> that's right. police say at least six people have died after a charter bus hit a bridge abutment on interstate 40 near little rock, arkansas. one witness reports seeing the bus drift before the crash. that bus was heading to texas from michigan and was reportedly carrying migrant workers. also breaking, an environmental disaster in southeastern brazil after a dam broke there burying a small town mine. at least 17 people are dead. dozens of others are missing and rescue teams are having trouble reaching the town. well, the veterans affairs department is on the offensive explaining why workers were playing a children's game while on the clock. this is the staff at a v.a. center in wisconsin caught on
camera playing a human version of hungry, hungry hippos. the v.a. says it was part of a >> okay. and finally it pays nice to be -- it pays to be nice to grandma or better put may cost you if you're not. an 85-year-old woman in europe decided to shred all of her cash instead of leaving it to her family. before she died she shredded $1.1 million and left it on her bed but then in a twist, the central bank in austria stepped in and told the family if the origin of the money is assured then, of course, it can all be replaced so itting loos like grandma's heirs will inherit the cash but it's a good idea to be nice to grandma. >> great idea. >> do we know what she was so mad about. >> no, we do not know. extreme liang bring. >> yes. thank you, amy. you know, kids all over the country are playing in rubber sports feels but are they safe?
>> back at 7:17 with safety concerns about crumb rubber playing fields. you see them everywhere and abc's mary bruce has the story. >> reporter: this morning, a turf war is brewing. over turf. it's called crumb rubber. little pellets made from ground up tires used as turf on more than 10,000 athletic feels and playgrounds around the country. star athlete world cup champion abby wambach voicing concerns. >> what's in those little rubber pellets?
>> reporter: some say they contain carcinogens left over from discarded tires and on the field some players say those pellets can easily get into your mouth and eyes leaving them wondering about possible health effects. the industry maintains there is no known link between crumb rubber and cancer. the synthetic tur self counseling telling abc news more than 50 studies results have shown no elevated health risks associated with it but support any new or expanded research. the head of the epa telling our sister network espn's "e 60" this -- >> that doesn't mean we're dismissing the concerns. >> reporter: lawmakers are vat calling an independent federal investigation. >> what we need to know how widely and in what amounts these chemicals are used in the crumb rubber and what kinds of effects
>> reporter: now, in the meantime, lawmakers are asking those federal regulators to issue new guidelines explaining how you can limit your family's exposure to these little rubber shreds. george and robin. >> a lot to look into. >> thank you, mary. thank you very much. . more ahead this friday morning. new details about that missing 5-year-old boy finally found 13 years later with his dad. how his father kept their identity a secret for so long and the school counselor who helped the teen finally uncover the truth. that and so much more ahead on this friday morning edition of "gma."
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welcome back to "gma." you are looking at washington dulles airport this morning. new security measures expected there at airports all around the world, a response to the growing consensus that a bomb brought down that passenger jet. >> investigators are looking for answers right now. oil giant exxonmobil is under investigation accused of lying to investors and the public about the risk of climate change and its impact. the company denies those hillary clinton making a late night appearance stopping by to see our good friend, jimmy kimmel talking about her chances running against her husband for president. >> he would run again. >> he would? >> i don't want you to tell anybody but if he could, he would.
yeah. >> what else is -- you have to have that kind of confidence if you're going to run for president. >> that would be a debate a lot would tune in to. >> absolutely. unbelievable. >> you got that right. also this morning, the little lab that could. you got that coming up, lara. >> this story is unbelievable. you have heard of doggie paddling. an extreme case. this dog's determination, he saved his own life, an amazing rescue story coming up in our "speed feed." you do not want to miss this. >> one strong swimmer, thanks. we begin with that alabama boy missing for 13 years discovered in ohio living under a different name with the father who took him away when he was 5. abc's david wright is in cleveland with the story. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is the house where young julian hernandez was living with his dad, a stepmom and a little stepsister. he was an honor student headed to college in the fall and then his world came crashing down with the discovery that he was
it. every 40 seconds in the u.s. a child goes missing or is abduct abducted. the vast majority found in a matter of hours. but this 5-year-old kid who loved fishing, watching movies and eating at chuck e. cheese pizza went missing for 13 years until he essentially found himself. >> my understanding is he was applying to college, that there was some discrepancy in his social security number because both he and his dad were living under false names. >> reporter: that's not what he looks like now. it's the image authorities worked with for years as they sought to track him down using age progression technology. authorities say the young man first became aware something was wrong when his social security number kept coming up invalid on his college financial aid forms. >> he worked with his own school counselor and it was discovered that he was on the national exploited children.
>> reporter: back in 2002 julian's dad bobby hernandez was supposed to drop him off at his alabama preschool but accorging to the database, the father withdrew cash from his bank accounts and fled with julian taking some of the child's clothing, his stuffed orca whale and his soft baby afghan. >> the vestavia police department began their investigate and followed up on every lead they received over the years. >> reporter: so, when the alabama police told the mother the good news -- >> she was like, really? >> reporter: she was understandably apprehensive. >> it was just great for me to be able to tell a mother all this time he's been alive and he is doing well. >> this case serves as a reminder to parents and loved ones to never give up hope. >> reporter: the father now in custody faces felony charges. >> he was quite surprised when, you know, he was apprehended but i think, you know, he saw it coming someday. where. >> reporter: we're told that julian is now in contact with his mother.
they're asking for privacy at this point. the father faces a probable cause hearing here in cleveland next week. he's facing possible identity theft and fraud charges here, as well as felony charges related to the abduction in alabama. george, robin. >> wow, his own attorney says he saw it coming. >> this is why families never give up hope. you just never know. dave, thank you for that. now to that murder mystery on the hudson. angelika graswald charged with killing her fiancee while on a kayaking trip. now she's spoke eaking out about what really happened and "20/20" anchor elizabeth vargas is here to give us a sneak peek. >> this has got to be one of the most unusual methods of murder anybody has ever heard of and that's why this case has attracted so much attention. angelika graswald is in jail on $9 million bond. she doesn't have a prayer of posting it. police say the motive was money and the murder weapon was a recreational kayak. did you kill vince? >> no. >> that day?
i didn't do it. >> reporter: angelika graswald speaking out on camera for the first time since being charged with the murder of her fiance, vincent vie a viafore. >> i don't see him. oh, my god. >> can you see the kayak still? >> no, the kayak went underwater. >> reporter: the case made national headlines specifically for graswald's behavior after the incident, posting videos of herself doing cartwheels on facebook. doing yoga in a police interrogation room and according murder. sort of. >> i wanted him dead and now he's gone. >> why would you say something like that. >> they kept asking me the same questions like a hundred times and i knew that i was innocent and i was at my breaking point. i just -- i had it.
so i just gave them what they wanted. >> reporter: angelique cathedral says when she walked into that room she had no idea she was suspected of murder. >> they told me it was going to be like a therapy session. they were -- >> a therapy session. >> it's therapy for you. like i said you will feel better. >> you will too. >> what did you think that meant? >> i thought they meant that it would help me and i could open up and i didn't need a lawyer. >> pretty naive actually. >> yeah, right. now i know. >> reporter: police arrested graswald that very night. >> we believe that she intentionally caused his death. >> reporter: arguing she intentionally removed that plug from vincent's kayak allowing it to fill with water and sink. >> why didn't he have that plug in there. >> he didn't have it because i guess i had it. >> reporler: so we went to the hudden with todd wright, a top kayak safety expert. now, this is the infamous plug. >> it is.
>> that prosecutors say angelique cathedral removed in a plot to kill vince. but this plug is, what, half an inch in diameter. >> look at how large the cockpit is where the seat is. there's a lot of water that can enter that. that's a big hole. >> reporter: that plug is tiny and our experiments showed that this kayaker had no trouble crossing the hudson in an identical kayak with the plug removed. did you kill vince? >> no. >> that day? well, prosecutors will have to prove their case. there is a gag order right now under way for both the defense and the prosecution so they can't answer a lot of these questions which is all the things that you would have to take into account in order to make that murder happen. i mean she's charged with premeditated murder as well as manslaughter so have both ways to go. why would she say the things she said, you were asking. it's important to note she was in there for 11 hours. it's a small room with no windows. she wasn't allowed out. a lot of people say a lot of strange things after many hours of police questioning.
>> you've heard people say that over the year, they are just beaten down but your experiment by taking the plug out of the kayak -- >> there was no way it would have flooded going through that tiny plug. vince wasn't wearing a wet suit. the water was very cold. he would have been incapacitated within two minutes they say at 48-degree water temperature. he wasn't wearing a life vest. she was tiny. he was a big built man so the fact that could she have saved him? should she have saved him? >> prosecution not backing off at all. >> not at all. >> thank you for coming in. you can see. more on elizabeth's story on "20/20" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on abc. coming up, a parenting alert about the blinds that may be in your home. the cords that could become a huge threat to your children. come on back. the same hands. same eyes. same laugh. p and since she's had moderate alzheimer's disease, r i've discovered we have the same fighting spirit, too. r that's why i asked her doctor about new once-a-day namzaric .
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hundreds of children have been injured or killed after being strangled by the cords on the blinds. abc's brian ross has that story. >> stand up straight. shoulders down. >> reporter: the walla family of chippewa fall, wisconsin, all nine of them. >> say bye-bye. >> bye. >> reporter: they love to make videos of everything they do. >> hi. >> reporter: lots of laughs and happy moments. >> there he is. >> reporter: but for 17-year-old gavin wall la and his parents there's one video that stands out. >> gavin. gavin. >> reporter: taking them back to a time when gavin was a toddler and almost died in an all too common at home accident. >> can you feed the baby some cereal. >> reporter: gavin's mother was making a video of two of her other children, her twins. she is about to swing the camera around to catch a horrifying image of gavin that we're going to show only because it has a happy ending. >> gavin. gavin. gavin.
>> reporter: gavin hanging by the neck from the pull cords on the set of the window blinds silently strangling. >> i somehow got gavin off the window blinds but i don't actually remember lifting him off. >> reporter: gavin was left with a welt across his neck but that was all. >> regular. >> reporter: today he is a senior in high school. >> i'm glad that it's out there and that it saved the lives of other children that have been fortunate enough to have parents who saw that video. >> reporter: unfortunately since the day of gavin's accident almost 14 years ago the consumer products safety commission estimates well over 100 american children have died somehow caught in window blind cords. >> brian, i see decades and i'm talking decades about children once a month getting hanged to death by these products and it's got to stop. >> these are many different types of samples. >> reporter: elliott kay, the chairman of the consumer products safety commission says cordless versions solve the problem?
industry continues to make and sell the more dangerous sets with cords. >> i think it's disgusting. i really do. >> reporter: executives of the big three american companies that sell window blinds would not agree to appear on our report. mr. de santi, brian ross from abc news. fire would the head of the window blind trade group. i wanted to ask you impressions about the children to died in the window blind accidents. can you talk about that at all, sir? >> no. >> reporter: the industry says it has introh deuced a rank of safety features that reduce the number of deaths as seen in this video but it says the most important step is not to ban blinds with cords but to educate parents that blinds with cords children. yet working with abc affiliate as cross the country who went shopping for window blinds, we found that message is not getting through in many places. >> when you have the cord you could just tie it. >> reporter: in some cases store employees were helpful. >> that's why cordless is a
really good option when you have tots. >> reporter: but in many others, employees did not seem to have been very well trained about the danger of corded window blinds. >> is there a safety issue or anything like that? >> mmm, no, i don't think so. >> reporter: in the last few weeks ikea and target have both taken all window blinds with cords off their shelves. they now only sell cordless blinds. walmart, home depot and lowe's say they will do the same thing by the end of 2018. >> hopefully others will 2308 suit thank you. coming up that dog lost at sea for hours. how he was rescued. happy ending. >> doggie paddle. doggie paddle. oops. nana's got the kids til 9... but it's only 2. p guess you'll just have to see a movie...
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announcer: live from wcvb tv channel 5, this is a newscenter 5 eyeopener update. randy: good morning. looking out across the skyline with nice weather this morning. cindy: a little bit of sunshine goes a long way today. there could be a spot shower in the next few hours. that is the extent of it today. we are going to keep climbing as we brighten up this afternoon. they southwesterly wind could just over 21 miles per hour.
if we get to 74 in boston, it temperature. stuff. cooling down to about 60. near 50 on sunday. olessa: seeing problems if you are heading down to the cape. if you are heading that way, bridge closure right now. the sagamore bridge remains closed in both directions. everything is being directed. randy: top stories. police are still trying to figure out who was found dead inside a burned-out car off swan avenue in worcester. the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to figure out if the person inside the car died in the fire, or before it started. the superintendent of masphee schools is now being placed on paid administrative leave indefinitely. the school committee' s unanimous vote last night came just hours after brian hyde pleaded not guilty to charges. he claims he was invited inside
good morning, america. it's 8 a.m. and a huge sexting scandal rocks a high school. as many as 500 teams involved. the secret apps any used to hide the photos. we'll have cha authorities are telling parents now. startling medical mystery. seven sisters all diagnosed with breast cancer. >> do you have a gut feeling about what it is, why it is, all seven of you? >> all of the sisters speaking out together this morning. and only on "gma," a superstar athlete speaking out for the first time, walking away from one of the biggest moments of his career. >> i was scared to say this disease has no color, no age, and it's very serious.
struggle. and "gma" turns 40. we're cooking up a great celebration. the hottest celebrity chefs who got their tart here and the most popular dish ever with our viewers, all ahead as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. >> wee! >> we do say, good morning, america. there you see ginger and the gang with rob, they're there with "dancing with the stars," they're on a cruise ship, the giant cruise ship, you see there. >> how do you get that gig? >> we will a find out. you know what -- >> yeah, true. >> things not so bad being here in times square. >> yeah. >> wonderful. did you see this? it's a bucket list. go to "gma," you're now on "gma."
>> hey, nice to meet you. >> done and done and done. >> bucket list done. >> and then look across the way over here, this morning we're celebrating 40 delicious years of food on "gma." mario, emeril. we'll have the most searched for recipe of all time, sara. do not show it yet, guys. >> i wonder who it could be? who could it be with. >> we'll find out. >> let's go inside to amy with the morning rundown. >> good morning, everyone. the big story this morning sweeping new security measures at airports around the world amid growing fears that the crash of a russian passenger jet in egypt was an act of terrorism. homeland security is expected to order stepped up screening on all direct flights into the u.s. the new security will focus on luggage and airline workers, intelligence officials who intercepted chatter about a bomb. isis, they say isis may have had an insider at the airport in
egypt who gained access to the luggage before that plane took off. well, the next debate in the race for president won't be as crowded as the previous ones. chris christie and mike huckabee will not be on stage for the prime time debate next week because their poll numbers don't meet the requirements only eight candidates will debate in prime time and one of them will be dr. ben carson. he is now dismissing new questions about his acts of violence as a young man, carson acknowledging using fictitious names in the stories he told about his past but calls a media investigation into them, quote, pathetic. well, shock and shame in colorado this morning as hundreds of high school students are caught in a sexting scandal accused of using their phones to share nude pictures, some could face serious charges, abc's clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: this morning a sexting scandal. alleging half of the high school student bead illegally exchanged photos of naked student bodies. >> hundreds of images of our
students. >> reporter: officials in canon city involves 500 teens and the students used smartphone apps designed to keep those pictures hidden. >> it's a photo vault app. it's an app that is free. you enter the right password and that's where your photo vault is. >> reporter: so many football players are allegedly involved the team is forfeiting this weekend's game. overnight emergency meetings were held with concerned parents. >> are there adults involved and what's going to happen? you know, how far will this go. >> reporter: >> reporter:s are considering suspensions, expunges and some may face felony criminal charges, a conviction would force them to register as a sex offender. >> this could cause them not to get into the college they want, not to get the scholarship they're going for. >> reporter: officials say their advice is to monitor your kid's device. >> get into it. see what they're doing. >> reporter: for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver.
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welcome back to "gma." this morning there is a real medical mystery. seven sisters all with breast cancer. oh, goodness. despite no strong family history of the disee, it's a story that has a lot of people buzzing and abc's linzie janis is here with that story. >> reporter: good morning. these sisters truly are a unique case and their doctor is still trying to find out why they all got sick. these seven sisters share more than most. >> raise your hand if you've had breast cancer.
each and every one of them has had the same disease, some more than once. they're a medical mystery stumping their doctors. it started back in 1995 with betty who is the oldest. then over the next 20 years, it was one after the other. what was going through your minds? >> who is next? >> how come it's taking so long for me to get it. >> reporter: each time the sisters rallying around whomever was sick and until last year they all thought nancy might be the one exception to their un unlucky rule. >> you have to be adopted. i know you're adopted. >> reporter: but nancy's breast cancer is by far the most advanced and has hit them all hard. >> when nancy got it, i passed out. hers was the worst. stage 4, the very worst. crushed. every one of us were in tears. >> reporter: there's no strong family history of the disease and their doctor says they're negative for the brca breast cancer genes.
do you have a gut feeling about what it is, why it is, all seven of you? >> they don't know. >> reporter: some of them wonder if it was the coal plant they grew up next to in boston. >> the dust would go on all the sheets. >> reporter: dr. irene kuter from massachusetts general hospital has treated six of the seven women. >> i haven't seen as many individuals in one family like this. they're a fighting family. >> reporter: while an environmental or genetic link is still possible she's exploring another theory. >> maybe it's something unusual, maybe it's a virus. >> reporter: if it turned out a virus sparked their cancer, it means there's a chance these brave sisters could end up teaching the world something new about breast cancer. and the belmont sisters say they have one message for other women, they say if like them you test negative for this brca gene it doesn't mean you're off the hook. still have the recommended mammograms and ultrasound tests as indicated by your doctor. >> we've heard a lot about that
gene and not a lot of women or people do have it. >> a lot of people don't know -- >> i tested negative by the way for the gene, as well. we both obviously are survivors so that's not the only way. >> i lost my mother to breast negative. >> i didn't know that. >> a lot of people don't know 5% to 10% of people with these gene mutations actually, actually get breast cancer so it's just 5% to 10%. >> it's a lot we don't know. >> because when i was first diagnosed i was just so shocked when they said the vast majority history >> you told me that. >> over 0% of people don't have a prior history. >> we all fit into the average anybody else. >> these seven sisters, all of them with breast cancer and no gene, so -- >> unbelievable. >> glad they have each other, a family like that together. over to george now. >> thank you. time for our "snooze solutions".
but you got some high-tech ways. >> imdonning pajamas to be a sleep warrior testing new technology to improve your sleep. our lightning round of tech plus sleep apps, ready, set. you've got sleep issues, we've got solutions. hack number one, track your bedtime. sure, you can just write down what time you hit the sack each night or use a wearable like fitbits they log your sleep patterns automatically. the most common revelation bedtimes that are all over the map. to fall asleep faster go to bed at roughly the same time every night. ah. if you're still struggling, hack number two. rubber ducky >> reporter: a hot bath before bed raises your body temperature. when you get out, your temp rapidly drops and that mimics what the body naturally does when it falls asleep. next problem, you wake up and can't get back to sleep.
if you don't know what's waking you, hack number three, sleepbot. a free app that records the noises tied to your wake-ups. is that snoring? how about noise? earplugs work for some but not others. so hack number four, white noise. and, yes, there's a $2 app for that called white noise. genius. but if you don't know why your sleep is messed up, hack number five. try a sleep tracker like the beddit strip. >> they measure your sleep and breathing rate and see if you're moving and measure your heart rate and your body temperature. >> reporter: i even compared them against a sleep study in a clinic. >> good morning. >> reporter: they were relatively accurate and could help you hack your way into a good night sleep. right there. products right here. >> this is a big business but let's start with something that affects a lot of people, temperature.
to 68 degrees but whether you have night sweats or a partner that lies it differently, pajamas that will wick away the sweat and then, you know, there's a mattress, this is the nuyu system. you tell it with your phone what temperature you want it and uses this mattress -- >> cool, 60 to 68. >> very cool. that helps your body to get cold and trigger that circadian rhythm and that really leads us into the next thing -- >> lighting. >> lighting so yellow lights at night and then in the morning, blue lights, these lights can be adjusted ilumi, they're called and can help to stimulate the circadian rhythm but one thing that a lot of people wake up because of is pain. so before you go to bed, a lot of doctors recommend -- this is why i have my jammies on. stretch out your hamstrings because your hamstrings are what affects your lower back pain while sleeping. if you've used one of these roller, you can do that.
get on there, get those i.t. bands all rolled out, right and that might help you to stay >> very simple. >> i'm going right now. good night. >> thank you, becky. of course, the most traditional method of all, counting sheep. i think we have some sheep here. there we are. >> what? you didn't include that in yours. now let's go back to robin. >> there are no words. there are no words. but now to our exclusive interview with baseball all-star cc sabathia opening up for the first time about his secret battle with alcoholism. the yankees pitcher surprising the sports world with his announcement that he was checking into rehab just days before the playoffs started. i know this can't be the easiest thing to do. no one had to know. you could have gone off to rehab and no one would have been the wiser. why did you decide to go public with it? >> i feel like i was tired of hiding. i just feel such a relief that everybody knows now.
is. you know, i can start the healing process and take steps forward to get myself better. >> is the first time in rehab? didn't share with us. >> no, this is the first time? how did you get to that point of needing help? was there some breaking point, something that happened that even to yourself you said, man, i got to get help here. >> in 2012 i came to the realization i was an alcoholic and i was battling it without any help, and, you know, i would relapse, i would go a couple, two, three months at a time sober and i was just relapse and, you know, go on these weekends when i thought nobody was paying attention and get in a hotel room and drink out of the mini bar pretty much everything. >> reporter: a three-year secret battle with alcohol that culminated with a binge weekend in baltimore just before the end of the regular season. can you just give us more details when that was and what was going on? >> it was the last day of the season that weekend i had started drinking and, you know,
thought nobody was paying attention and, you know, i was isolated by myself. stayed in my room the whole weekend, i think it was october 4th. woke up and felt i needed help. it was a tough decision to make because i felt like i was leaving my teammates but i definitely needed the help to be a better husband, father, tealmate, you know, player. >> did ever drink before a game? >> no, no, and that was one of the things i think i wanted to clear up. you know, by doing this is, you know, i never drank before games or anything like that. >> people have been overwhelmingly supportive though there are some, the timing of it was like right before going to the postseason. how do you respond to some of now? why now? >> i understand where, you know, fans would be upset and people don't understand but it's a disease and if it was my knee or if it was anything else then people wouldn't have a problem with it but, you know, it being alcoholism, it's tougher for people to swallow but it's the same thing.
example. i'm just here to say this disease has no color, no age and it's very serious so i advise anybody if they're out there feeling like they need help to get it. >> there are a lot of temptations, this is new york city. >> yeah. >> i guess they're anywhere. >> i think that's the reason why i wanted to do it publicly. >> reporter: sabathia knows that his recovery will be a lifelong process and with the support of his wife amber, high school sweethearts, and their four children, he is determined to stay sober. and have you seen a difference since he's been back. >> absolutely. i've been able to visit him through the whole process so i absolutely have seen a difference. i know it's one day at a time and it's going to be better and, you know, the old cc will be back but i don't know if i want the old cc back. i like the new cc. i like this cc. >> how have your teammates reacted? what have they said? have you heard from them. >> i've heard from all of them.
>> my phone in rehab he can't have a phone. i said, today i had derek jeter, alex rodriguez, andy pettitte, brian mccann all call my phone in one day. >> it's been so much support. you know, throughout baseball, you know, torii hunter, big papi has been calling me a lot. i got to thank those guys and i'm truly blessed to be able to have friends like that. >> how have you have the conversation with your children. >> our 12-year-old, you can't hide it on social media. we talked about it. very smart 12-year-old and he gets it. >> what do you say he gets when you say he gets it. >> dad is going to learn to not abuse alcohol and that there's other ways to handle stress or anxiety. these exact words came from his mouth and he said i'm so proud of dad for being a great father. shgs your son. >> that definitely played into my mind wanting to be there in the long run for my kids and taking control of this thing and trying to live the rest of my
>> and he kept saying over and over i'm an alcoholic. he had to face that, his wife had known that but it got to the breaking point and he does want to continue to play baseball. he knows there will be temptations. he says he won't have a mini bar when on the road. not going to have that, one day at a time. it continues, he wanted to break the cycle because his father battled addiction and when his son said to him, daddy, i'm so proud of you and he said i need to break the cycle. >> you got to believe he's going to help a lot of people by speaking out. >> so courageous, so brave. >> that's what he wanted to do. out to ginger on that cruise ship. >> hey there, robin. yes, i've brought the show right here from times square to new jersey because we are unveiling, yeah, our own here -- it's not our ship but royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" making it our own, aren't we? [ applause ] so what i wanted to do is just say good morning. our own rob marciano is way up there waving to us.
thing, the north star, that capsule, you can see it goes 300 feet in the air. that's as high as the statue of liberty. we're about to send rob into fun and thrilling actives right here on the ship and so much more cindy: good morning. a warm and muggy start out there with temperatures in the lower 60' s. we are going to see the skies brighten as temperatures come up to the >> lara, here i am. i'm on a cruise but i'm missing something. i think we need drinks. [ cheers and applause ] let's get some "pop." >> a virgin colada for you, young lady.
"pop news" time and we begin with hollywood's favorite bffs jennifer lawrence and amy schumer sharing something about their super secret sister movie. they're co-writing it. they will co-star in it and now we're learning it will be j. law who plains the train wreck, the "hunger games" superstar says her character is a mess, that's a quote while schumer plays her sister, the normal one who has a steady job in an airport and dreams of becoming a flight attendant. the script is funny, lawrence says, dirty and real. this. she also says both she and amy are very blunt so they've gotten through the process which could be very stressful without disagreeing once. >> it does. >> a movie we must all see. also in the news this morning, one passionate cat lover who's feline pretty flush paid big for the world's largest cat painting. it sold at sotheby's auction house for a staggering $826,000.
that's well over the $200,000 to $300,000 estimate painted by karl kaehler commissioned about i a millionaireess that lived with 350 cats. he couldn't wrangle them all so spent three years sketching them and only got 42 into the final work. nice job. >> 350 cats? i can't get my head around that. >> the original. >> big furball. >> so there you go. for you cat lovers out there. also, in cat news this morning, how about a little slow right? you know, we are loving drake's new jam. holla bling >> late night when you -- >> so is he. i know when you holla bling that can only mean one thing >> no way. it can mean tgif, everybody. that is your chill "pop news."
announcer: live from wcvb tv 5 eyeopener update. emily: good morning. austin police looking into a death in dorchester. a body was taken from a building on southern avenue before midnight but it' s not clear how , that person died. new information this morning on a woman' s body, found bound and burned in bridgewater. police now think she was killed somewhere else and then dumped in bridgewater. the unidentified victim was found just before midnight tuesday along railroad tracks on oak street. a live look outside. some clouds to start the day. cindy: a little bit of sunshine will go a long way.
into the low to mid 70' s this afternoon. 74, boston. not as warm this weekend. cooling off gradually this weekend. emily: olessa, some improvement in the answer on the cape. olessa: this is the sagamore bridge. a truck carrying cranberries got into an accident. at this point, all liens are open. there are residual delays. the bridge is open after that accident.
because i'm happy from the balcony of this cooking school, julian was a distinguished food author and food historian. >> well, welcome back to "gma." boy, remember julia child. she got all the cooking started on our show, part of the "gma" family for so many years. guess who is inside with three of our favorites right now? hey, robin. >> three of our all-time faves right here. emeril lagasse, mario batali and sara moulton. can you believe it's 40 years. you guys have been a big part of it. all the chefs, our favorite memory, thousands of food
we've done food segments here starting with, of course, julia. >> julia child. >> this is julia child, bon appetit. >> take creole seasoning, bam, just like that. >> what we'll make is -- >> i learned to come from all the chefs that came on "good morning america." >> julia child, the queen of cuisine started it out becoming our very first cooking correspondent in 1980. >> oh, i see. just like that. >> i could not cook my way out of a can of soup and julia would come on and she made it fun. >> she took us to far away places. >> you can improve the flavor of your wine if you drop a live eel into the bottle. when you try it let me know if it works. >> and was part of the "gma" family for over 20 years. >> throw it on the floor. >> it's going to go into the fusty food --
>> when julia started hamburger helper was considered exotic. >> i don't feel right starting a meal with you unless you said -- >> bon appetit. >> in 1993 emeril lagasse added a little spice to the "gma" kitchen. >> new new orleans cooking. >> there you go. >> what was the name. >> emeril's new new orleans cooking. >> by 1998 he was a bona fide weekly regular. >> i got to tell you, you know why i'm here? you have won my breakfast in bed contest. >> bringing lucky viewers breakfast in bed for over 15 years. >> oh, my goodness! aaagh! >> you're doing okay, baby? >> even culinary greats graced the "gma" screen before they became big stars. >> we have here like three pounds of ground meet? wolfgang puck. >> rachael. >> cook it down until it gets nice and soft. >> har joe. >> if wolfgang and julia look
good it's because of sara. >> and food network star sara moulton started as our kitchen assistant working behind the scenes. >> happy birthday in hi. >> over the years we've even seen some famous faces whipping up tasty treats. >> this is martha washington's chocolate balls. >> sorry. cookie, it's smoking. >> some red wine. >> just kidding. >> with countless chefs and culinary classics year after year, we've never tasted better. >> i learned a lot. how to feed my family with the things you do on "gma." >> excuse me. yum, yum. >> i don't know about you but my segment. sara, emeril, mario, thank you, you have been a big part, a big part of our family all these years and thank you for helping us. >> it's been real special. >> for you, my friend, gosh, we did the counting, it got very close to 800 appearances on >> yes, that's right.
>> a lot of it you showing up at people's doors like that. >> 15 years ago breakfast in bed. who would have thunk, right? and still extreme hi popular. such a great feeling, traveling in america and people asking, you coming to my door? >> and wanting to know? exactly. >> somewhere in america. i do remember that one time, you guys remember when the bed broke. >> yes, in los angeles. >> ah, the good old days. >> we'll leave it. you introduced us to this guy over here. >> that's my pal. >> that's right. >> this aspen. >> yeah, exactly. >> what do you remember most about that show, mario? >> very little. we slept very little. that's what i remember. it's the miracle of makeup that we looked okay, but it was such a backdrop and such an amazing time in an amazing place and they captured it. you guys on "gma" nailed it. it looked like a painting it was out of the films. it was beautiful. >> sara, you were behind the scenes for so long. >> i was for almost ten years. >> i know. >> you know how i got that job. >> how.
here and i missed her so i said let's have dinner. she said, objection, no, dear, i have too much prep to do. i said let me come work for free. i did and we had dinner and next day i was hired. >> so you were -- then you moved in front. how did that all happen? >> i don't know. tavis a mistake. i mean, you saw me up there. i was terrible. i don't know. because i started on the food network and they thought maybe these weigh not so bad and became the foodette tore. >> i remember that 7-eleven challenge. >> that was so much fun. they gave me $15, this s is -- $15 to go to a 7-eleven across the bridge and make a meal for four people in the time it took to drive back from there and we had a -- >> 7-eleven. >> and we had a convertible with balloons behind it and did an o.j. chase and had a helicopter following us. i made a meal on the time back. >> you do that on "the chew" every day. >> not from 7-eleven. you have better ingredients than i did.
i was so excited to find fresh oranges. >> i've been on my best behavior but i'm about to pounce. you each -- i know, we got one. >> this is from the folks -- this is their popular -- >> this is your most popular. what is yours? >> describe your dish. >> mine is just a slow cooked ribs, homemade barbecue sauce, slow and low and that's what they wanted. >> oh, and mario. >> i'm doing a neapolitan meatballs parmesan sandwich with a little melted mozzarella. all three of us wouldn't be here ever without karen pink cuss ichlt krchlt picus. >> you beat us. she is our food stylist and has been terrific. we love you, karen, we thank you. a little dessert. >> white chocolate ras per by cheese cheesecake from "gourmet" magazine. we did it more than once. >> the number one on our website, the number one recipe is --
>> ready. >> beef bourguignon. >> the smell of that thing -- >> karen did a great job as always. >> it is like to the tee. >> everybody back, everybody, back. but also you know we also want to say margo, you talked about -- >> margo baumgartner. longtime food producer. i always knew if she was around that one of you guys had to be here too. now she's a big wig. she's a big wig with us here. >> thank you all very much. >> thank you, robin. >> happy birthday. >> you can get all these recipes on our website but that one right -- i thought it was going to be charlie's taco ching. >> no. no. >> let's go to ginger now in new jersey. >> oh, thank you so much, robin. you know, all morning long we have been exploring royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas." this beautiful cruise ship and behind me it is perfect for thrill seekers like me.
called the rip chord ord. rob did it earlier. you fly, a skydiving experience, the first of its kind on a ship. 100-mile-per-hour winds inside there. it's outstanding and what a great way to not really jump out of a plane while you're on a cruise ship. we have so many more things to show you including rob wiping out. he's right behind me. show you in just a minute. first we have to get the weather forecast. it is so beautiful here this morning. we have the fog in place but the warmth, it's only sticking for today. look at the big cooldown that's coming our way in the northeast, great lakes, already starting to feel it. even parts of the mid-atlantic will cool down significantly and then i'll leave you the look from west to east. we are just basking in sunshine on a cruise ship in the day. of sunshine.
>> it's royal caribbean's new, thrilling adventure. the "anthem of the seas" set to rock the waters this fall stretching the length of 3 1/2 soccer fields. equipped with virtual balconies and a state of the art indoor sports complex. with a first of its kind flying trapeze at sea. with entertainment jamming all day long. drinks, they have buy onic bar for that. it's a ride you won't soon forget. >> i believe what ginger would say if she could is that looks really cool. ginger, we thank you. we want to turn right now, though, actually that's not fair. robin roberts is teasing me with food. i have to tell you about actually a new story.
a killer musical if you will getting rave reviews in los angeles. it is the new stage adaptation of stephen king's classic "carrie." here's abbie boudreau. >> a horror film cult classic best described in one name. carrie. about a high school girl who snaps on prom night using her telekinetic powers to seek revenge now "carrie: the musical" starring emily lopez as carrie is getting rave reviews in los angeles. some calling it cirque du soleil meets disneyland with pig's blood it's going to be a night we will never forget >> what is the message. >> what does it cost to be kind? it's not hard to stand up for people. doesn't take a lot of oregon. >> reporter: director brady tour. >> we're immersing them in the story in this old movie palace. we drop two gallons of blood on carrie from 28 feet high.
>> reporter: referring to that iconic moment audiences love to hate when carrie gets splattered in pig's blood. inspiring us to give carrie a chance to flip the script on her two biggest bullies. >> aaagh! >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> all right, thank you, abbie. coming up, these kids are writing letters to santa. our huge mason si's believe campaign kicking off right here right now. "gma" at sea is brought to you by royal caribbean. this is more than just a cruise. come seek the royal caribbean. maxx your thing at t.j.maxx r with better brands,
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million dollars to make-a-wish for every stamped letter to santa claus dropped off a special believe box at a local macy's store. letters can also be sent online. we have seen the difference those letters and dollars can make helping young alfredo meet john cena. >>alfredo. >> reporter: a heartwarming meeting for two fierce fighters. pen that letter, go online and type that note and tell santa claus about your wish list and make some amazing kids' wishes come true. >> all: we believe! >> i'm joined by bhar teen reardon of macy's, david williams, the president and ceo of make-a-wish, we love doing this every single year. martine, what's new about the campaign. >> we have a great new piece of creative. wish writer, a three-minute short anymore and featured in that is a stylus and new app for children to play a game. it's all about teaching them about generosity and the spirit
of generosity around the holidays. >> fantastic. that's great and, david, i think a lot people don't realize this helps thought only the kids but really their whole families. >> it really does. one of your corporate rules from the beginning, that the entire family is involved in the wish and it's because the entire family is dealing with an illness when a child is sick and so brothers and sister, mops and dads, you know, we want them to experience the joy of a wish. >> you've seen every year what a difference it makes for families. >> we have. it is incredible. and it's been eight years now and -- >> over $90 million that we have raised. >> 90 million. >> through these donations so children of all ages, write your letter, bring it to macy's for every letter we receive a dollar goes to the make-a-wish. for every tile lust you make, a dollar goes to make-a-wish and we are so thrilled to be in this partnership. >> we're thrilled to work with you, as well and all these kids are thrilled to be sending their
letters to santa. are you ready to go? get it in that mailbox. you want to get yours back? what so looking for? there you go. it's going straight to santa. he's just not going to do it. learn more about the campaign go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! now back inside to amy. >> all right, george. coming up next we have diane lane here live. opening up about her new film co-starring with bryan cranston but first here is a look at a new movie, the true story of a young hero on the gridiron "my all american." >> i can see my whole life present and future from right here. i'm offering you a scholarship to play football. >> comes an incredible true story. >> every other coach thought i was too small to play. >> let's prove them wrong. >> think you may be the toughest kid we got on the team. >> don't act like you're not in pain. i know you. >> you don't choose to become a legend. >> you will beat this.
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2 test message cc1 test message we are back with diane lane. she plays the wife of blacklisted screenwriter dalton trumbo imprisoned in the new moved "trumbo" and holes the family together when his cause threatens to tear them apart. take a look. >> you have no idea what you could lose. >> oh, please. our country, am i missing anything? >> us. >> oh. >> since prison, you don't talk or ask. you just snap, bark. i keep waiting for you to start pounding the dinner table with a gavel. >> and welcome, diane lane, to the show. >> thank you for having me. yesterday and i kept thinking the whole time, your character,
cleo trumbo, was a saint. i mean, truly a saint. be right about that. i mean i got to spend certainly a good amount of time with her daughters who advised us on the film. wonderful nikki and wonderful missy and that was the review i cared most about representing their mom well on film and i got a thumbs up so i'm allowed to talk about it this morning. >> big thumbs up from me too. the film tells the true story of a period in american history, the mccarthy hearings, the red scare, people know about it but they don't realize the human tragedy involved. >> it's so true. >> and that's what it shows. you say this is an important lesson even today for us to remember. >> well, i mean, there's always a witchhunt going on somewhere. i mean we have the internet today for that purpose, it seems. whenever patriotism gets hijacked and somebody gets to say what is and is not american or unamerican, i mean, this was -- this story takes place right after world war ii.
threat of the day and today we have an other isms, terrorism and such so, you know, power and the media, you got to trace the money and keep it honest, keep it real. a lot of people don't really remember the blacklist in terms of historical accuracy. the hollywood ten, i had certainly heard of. but dalton trumbo in particular, i didn't realize the incredible sacrifice his family went through and the fact that he beat them at their own game. >> he won academy awards with two other names. >> under other names and brought the system crashing down with the help, certainly of kirk douglas and otto probleminger. we get to revisit history very accurately in this film and laugh while we do it thanks to jay roach. >> one moment where i was particularly impressed with your skills were your juggling skills. did you have those prior. >> don't ask me to do it. i did not. i, in fact, took lessons before my first meeting with the director for the part.
>> there you go, look at that. >> make sure -- >> speaking of juggling acts, you've got -- we actually had a guest star that you brought in for the day, today. her name is -- >> peggy. >> peggy. >> peggy the sheep. >> can you please explain -- >> she is my rock star. thank you so much for allowing her to come on with me this morning. she represents one of the many wonderful gifts that i intend to give this christmas through heifer international and people start talking about the holiday season early and i have witnessed great transformative gifts with paying forward. have you ever heard of -- >> yes. >> so just remember to give to #giveheifer.
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channel 5, this is a newscenter 5 eyeopener update. emily: good morning. skyline. sydni here with a forecast. cindy: it feels here. the record high as 73. a couple of showers in the cape. 69, worcester. day. behind her 50. emily: thank you. olessa: problems on the sagamore bridge earlier. a truck carrying cranberries got into an accident. the bridge was closed for a wild. -- for a while. you should be good to go.
emily: police are still trying to figure out who was found dead inside a burned-out car off swan avenue in worcester off swan -- off swan avenue. the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to figure out if the person inside the car died in the fire, or before it started. the superintendent of masphee schools is now being placed on paid administrative leave indefinitely. the school committee' s unanimous vote came just hours after brian hyde pleaded not guilty to