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good morning, america. babying overnight, guilty. american sniper chris kyle's killer convicted. >> we've wayed two years for god to get justice for us on behalf of our son. >> both victims' families overcome with emotion. the jury from that blockbuster trial deliberating for just over two hours. the killer sentenced to life in prison. we'll take you inside the jury room. six of the jurors here exclusively on "gma." also breaking overnight, airline safety alert. southwest admits missing key inspections for more than 100 planes. so why are they still being allowed to fly? home ex-floegs. new details about this stunning blast caught on tape. a home completely blown to pieces rocking an entire neighborhood. 15 people hurt. the warning to all homeowners this morning. an abc news exclusive. what in the world were you
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thinking? >> i clearly i wasn't thinking. >> u.s. soccer star hope solo at the center of that huge firestorm speaking out for the first time this morning about her off-the-field trouble and her hope for the future. and good morning, america. we have a lot to get to this wednesday morning and we begin with that american sniper verdict. the jury got the case a little after 7:30. by 10:00 they had a verdict. eddie routh convicted of murdering chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield. of course this case made so famous by the movie "american sniper" see bradley cooper playing chris kyle. >> six of the jurors will join us in an abc news exclusive taking us inside their deliberations but first abc's ryan owens has the latest from stephenville, texas. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning,
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robin. it did not take the jury long to decide they did not buy the insanity defense here. as you mentioned, they only had the case for about 2 1/2 hours and nearly an hour of that was dinner. >> we, the jury find the defend eddie ray routh, guilty of the offense of capital murder. >> reporter: eddie routh will spend the rest of his life in a texas prison. the outcome the families of american sniper chris kyle and chad littlefield were hoping for. >> we've waited two years for god to get justice for us on behalf of our son. >> reporter: routh showed no emotion as the verdict was read. he hasn't this entire trial. and no reaction this morning from taya kyle chris's widow. she left in tears after closing arguments and never returned but she was here every day of the nine-day trial and was the first witness. >> who were you married to prior to february the 2nd, 2013?
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>> chris kyle. >> okay. >> reporter: the judge didn't allow audio to be broadcast during the trial so this is our first time hearing her emotional testimony. >> i was outside our house on easter morning, chris hiding easter eggs ss for the kids. >> reporter: as she watched whose life became a blockbuster. >> green light. >> reporter: detailing the last time she saw her husband alive. >> said we loved each other and gave each other a kiss and a hug like we always did. >> reporter: this morning we also finally hear the killer's voice on the police interrogation tape. eddie routh answering that pivotal question. >> did you know the difference between wrong and right? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and apologizing to the victims' families. >> i'd tell them i'm so sorry for what i done and if i could have done it differently, i'd done it a whole lot differently.
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>> reporter: in closing arguments the prosecutor told the jury this man shot two men in the back in hournin and our county finds him guilty and that's exactly what they did. george. >> thanks ryan. we are joined by several of the jurors who reached this decision last night. thank you so much for joining us. i know you had a long night last night but let me begin with barrett. you deliberated for a little over two hours. how were you able to reach it so quickly. >> we had our strong feelings. we were led the same direction. we spent time to go back over the facts that led us in that direction and ultimately unanimous decision you know multiple times. we just like i said reinforced why it was a unanimous decision and where we got to where we got. >> heidi, was there any disagreement at the beginning? >> not really. it was kind of we felt like we shouldn't just come to a decision. we felt like we needed to talk
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things over first and figure out whether everybody was on the same page or if we needed to discuss something more so we took our time before we actually came to the guilty verdict. we discussed different things and asked questions and talked it over. >> christina yeager eddie routh had so much bizarre behavior. did you all just decide he was faking? >> that was something that we really had to figure out in the beginning. i know a lot of us came into this jury questioning that. but evidence shows that there was a real definite pattern there when it came to you know his earlier convictions before the trial. >> sara tell us more about that pattern. >> well, when i say there's a pattern that we saw, it was, you know he would be -- he would get intoxicated, get in trouble and then the police would show up and he would say i'm a
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veteran. i have ptsd. i'm insane. you know and every time something bad happened he'd pull that card and also just other evidence like his other convictions and then as well as you know just pattern behaviors through his interviews with the specialists. >> and bottom line barrett, you all were convinced he knew the difference between right and wrong when he pulled those triggers? >> yes, sir. >> without a doubt. >> without a doubt. >> he knew the consequences of pulling the trigger the first time. >> a lot of people are wondering if he could get a fair trial given all the publicity surround this case given the movie, the extreme popularity of this movie "american idol," did any of you see the movie and are you confident that you went into this with an open mind? >> the movie? there might have been a few of us that did, barrett might have. >> i did. >> barrett, you saw the movie. how did it impact you? >> it gave me a better outlook
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on chris' role as a marine what that job entitles a greater respect for it. but as far as the action that is took place on february 2nd, you know chad was till in the picture and chad was not in that movie. i basically put the fact that chris was a marine you know out of my mind and just looked at him as a person. looked at chad as a person and looked at eddie as a person and tried to make, you know reasonable judgment. >> finally, is there anything else you want our viewers to know about this case? >> i think -- >> it's a sad story for both families it's a very sad story. it's a tragedy and it's -- i hope that the families the littlefield and kyl families get some closure over there. >> well thank you all for your service and thanks for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you heard barrett say it right there. no doubt this their minds about this conviction. >> without a doubt that's how they said it all right, george.
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to that air safety alert. federal regulators allowing southwest to keep flying more than 100 planes despite missing a key inspection and abc's david kerley is at atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this caused quite a mess for southwest airlines yesterday. they had to cancel 80 flights because it missed an inspection in a quarter of its fleet of a specific jetliner. now, the problem is in the rudder in the tail section. what southwest did is it didn't inspect the backup hydraulic system there in 128 of its 450 -- nearly 450 737-700s so what is happening now, the faa is allowing southwest to continue flying those aircraft if it does those inspections over the next five days? why? this is like your 100,000-mile checkup of your car. a lot of systems are to be looked at. it doesn't mean they'll fail. for as long as they complete the
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inspections by sunday the faa says these planes are safe to fly but i got to tell you southwest has faced a lot of fines over inspections, $7 million, a proposed $12 million fine so this one i think they'll try to get done in okay david, thanks very much. let's check in with ginger. more brutal winter weather. we got another storm coming to the south and a lot more cold up here. >> third in less than a week for this area. this is not something you normally see at the end of february so you could hear it on ryan owens' umbrella either rain or sleet and both being detected around dallas. snow will move in. winter weather advisories from there through winter storm warnings southern arkansas to atlanta to richmond. so it's that large swath and i think a lot of folks will get that showstopping school-closing type of snow and a little bit of ice in some places. so here's some of the pockets of heavier snow southwestern arkansas. the mountains of tennessee, western north carolina and as it wraps up in virginia and delaware. this all because we've got cold
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air on top, of course and major cold air, look at where we're at great lakes ice coverage 84.5%. that is the highest yet this season. last year we made it above 90% to give you perspective. we have this video. you've got to see off lake huron of an ice cutter trying to make it through. there were actual shipping lanes shut down. people that could not get through and although we have a little break today with mild air, more cold headed our way. look at some of the subzero temperatures headed in for chicago, philadelphia down to 11 as we start your saturday morning so robin, i wish i had better news. i will eventually for some people so stick around. >> all right. we will ginger. thank you. but now to that home explosion in new jersey. police dash cam capturing the whole thing. a gas leak fueling the blast that leveled a house, injured 15. but it could have been even worse. abc's tom llamas is in stafford township new jersey with more. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you.
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just behind me they're still making repairs to that gas main. nearly 24 hours after people started to report the smell of gas in the air. there are pieces of this home everywhere insulation like this litters the neighborhood. the explosion so powerful it rocked homes in every direction. the video stunning. you're watching a jersey shore home blown to pieces in a natural gas explosion tuesday. watch again. a police dash cam catching it all. from the air, you can see the home blown clear from its base a gas-fed fire in its wake. the explosion felt a mile away. >> happened so quickly. >> reporter: the first sign of trouble came 90 minutes earlier when someone reported smelling gas in the neighborhood which is near atlantic city. 75 homes were soon evacuated. >> confirmed we got a critical got one down critical. >> reporter: it turns out the house was under renovation and
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empty but 15 people hurt including six firefighters and two utility workers who were critically injured and airlifted to an er. >> mostly had hearing problems. >> reporter: town officials say a two-inch gas pain apparently broke, though it's still unclear how and what exactly ignited the blast. the police chief telling me they released this video to show the dangers of gas leaks, something they say could happen to anyone. >> i think a lot of times people minimize the potential risk to them and i think this really highlights the fact that you know what there is a real grave danger and need to get away from any potential gas leaks. >> now at last check those two utility workers were still in critical condition and surveying that damage up close it's amazing they survived. >> it really is. tom, thank you. to amy with the other top developing stories right now. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with new details overnight about that commuter train crash north of los angeles that left dozens of people injured. some critically. the train slamming into a truck and we are now learning more
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about the driver and why his truck may have been on the tracks. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: this morning, the man who drove a pickup truck and trailer on to these railroad tracks causing a fiery crash is behind bars. police arresting jose alejandro sanchez-ramirez on felony hit-and-run. >> it was not stuck or bottomed out on the track but traveled down the railroad track itself. >> reporter: the metrolink train left east ventura at 5:25 a.m. just 20 minutes into the trip the truck turned on to the tracks and traveled about 80 feet before colliding with the train head-on. police say the driver may have accident accidentally turned too soon thinking he was already at the intersection just ahead. but overnight the driver's lawyer said trucks often get caught on the tracks at that location. it appears from preliminary reports there was nothing mr. mr. ramirez could do to prevent the accident once his truck was
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stuck on the tracks. ted maloney pulled victims off the train. >> there was laptops, lunches, purses all over the place. >> reporter: but investigators say this scene could have been much worse. crediting new technology. watch this demonstration, the train on the top of the screen an older model but below on the newer model the crash energy is absorbed by the car and transferred away from the passengers. technology passenger joel bingham is thankful for. you're pretty lucky today. >> very lucky to be alive. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega abc news, oxnard, california. >> and there is new concern about rising sea levels along the east coast. researchers have found sea levels north of new york city rose by 4 inches between 2009 and 2010. they blame climate change among other factors anddict similar spikes in the near future. anthem health insurance says more than 78 million people may have had their personal information compromised in a recent data breach. that includes up to 19 million
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non-anthem customers who have related plans with blue cross and blue shield. social security number names and addresses may have been stolen. four students from wesleyan university in connecticut under arrest facing drug charges after nearly a dozen people overdosed on the drug known as molly. they were immediately suspended. two students who took the drug are still in the hospital. the fbi has released new video of the so-called black hat bandits. robbing a bank in maryland. the pair typically wearing hats winter coats and a facial disguise have robbed seven banks so far in virginia and maryland and police say they may have had military training. well buick has become the first u.s. automaker to make "consumer "consumer reports" list of top ten brands named the best sports sedan beating out bmw. the best midsize is the subaru legacy and minivan, the honda odyssey.
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a new option for those sick of shoveling snow just dig a tunnel from your house to your driveway like this guy in canada did. he began his great escape after a storm dumped three feet of snow. he couldn't find a way above it so he went through it. it took him six hours to dig the 25-foot passage and it's tall enough to stand up in. those crazy canadians. you know what are you going to do when you have three feet of snow. >> six hours to build a tunnel like that? >> got some guns i guess. >> i tried to do an igloo for my kids. not like that. >> can't stand up in it. >> nope. >> michael is in the social square. you have a piece of history going viral. >> let's go to the great beyond to call for a cab. looking at astronaut terry vertz and barry wilmore. they're building what they're calling an interstellar parking lot for space taxis, docking stations for incoming flights. while out there wilmore took
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this amazing as they call it spelfie, a space sell if i. you can see vertz is reflected in his visor. this is really cool but this isn't the first. take a look at this picture of buzz aldrin in 1966 taken during the gemini 12 mission. this shot is about to go on the auction block tomorrow and could bring in as much as a million bucks so with that being said i'm taking a selfie of the spelfie. we'll see how much that goes for one day. >> a dollar maybe. >> about a dollar is right, george. we'll keep everybody posted on what that goes for. >> thanks michael. >> okay michael, thanks. back to ginger and fog somewhere. >> another foggy morning in south florida. the last couple of days because that front has been draped across the area you've been warm south of it but can't get in. some people on cruise ships were
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tweeting me what is going on with this. tampa bay has some of these issues. key west is one of the lesser numbers, less than a quarter mile visibility there but tampa down to naples has to look out for early dense fog. again, it will be warm south of that front but we could see severe weather right there where all that air is really unstable. first a warm front then a little low. anyhow in this area be careful later this afternoon. your local weather forecast is 30 seconds away. first this morning's snowy cities.
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>> good morning, washington, chile this morning with nice conditions expected this afternoon, pary cloud''s rise getting mhyith the melting ana high temperatuture arounund 4040 degree winter weather adviries ernight toninight into tomororrow morning, one too three incheses of snowosble and we are expecting a dusting for d.c. timing out with the moing commute, be prepared fo the roads remember that. >> yeah thank you, ginger. coming up on "gma," new details about that bizarre bank heist. we're learning more. u.s. soccer star hope solo talking for the first time about her offfield problems and what's next for her. an abc exclusive. caught on camera. school bus drivers blowing through red lights. how your kids could be in danger.
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autria: good morning. i'm autria godfrey.
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7:25 this morning, we want to get a check on your morning commute. jack taylor has an eye on the roads for us. jack: keeping and i am the 14th street bridge or fine, but we do have a broken down vehicle with an unusual delay beginning back in the pentagon. 66 east down with earlier activity after 50 before 120 three, that move comes from the shoulder a must we have a slowdown and we have problems along pennsylvania avenue with a live look here at alabama avenue and rob looms in the district traffic signals wordstar and the lights have been restored. that is in the process of being fixed at this point. the weather forecast i cannot say that that is getting fixed. jacqui: no worries, temperatures on the chilly side in the suburbs. 23 downtown, gaithersburg all day long it is going to be pleasant with clouds increasing throughout the day and high temperatures around 40 with
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melting expected. overnight into tomorrow morning a dusting of snow can be expected across the metro area with a winter weather advisory at spectrum for southern counties, st. mary's is where we are expecting one to two inches of snowfall with isolated spots getting up to three, timing out with our morning commute so make sure that you plan ahead for that. autria: thank you for watching.
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good morning, america. right now, chris kyle's killer sentenced to life in prison in the blockbuster american sniper trial. the devices strapped to a bank executive and his mother were fake. the new investigation into dangerous bus drivers caught on camera blowing through red lights. and we do say good morning, america. on this hump day and we have a lot of excitement here this morning. ♪ let it go ♪ >> "frozen" froesz times square. has nothing to do with the cold. >> has nothing to do with the cold but has to do with anna elsa and olaf. they are back. look at those "frozen" fans skating up a storm in the studio. they're here for the worldwide exclusive premiere of the "frozen fever," the brand-new short film set to debut in theaters pretty soon. >> "cinderella" very big. looking forward to that.
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right now we switch gears and begin with new developments in the bank heist plot in connecticut where an executive and his mother were strapped with fake bombs. the two fugitives that forced them into it and gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, new details about the two men allegedly behind a dramatic home invasion and attempted bank robbery in the connecticut suburbs. abc news learning from police that the suspects wore ski masks, goggles and dark clothing confronting and tying up local bank executive matthew yussman an 70-year-old mother at their bristol home after midnight holding them hostage for hours. yussman telling police the two suspects last seen driving a car believed to be a white older model four-door mazda spoke fluent english but with distinct accents, not consistent with being native to connecticut. the men allegedly tying yussman's mother to her bed and strapping what they claimed was an exclusive device on him forcing him to travel to the
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bank where he works at 8:00 a.m. threatening to kill both of them if he didn't steal money from the bank's vault. yussman never entering the building. instead calling a colleague from the parking lot who alerted police. >> it was just wild to think something like that could happen in a nice neighborhood like this. >> reporter: this morning, police and the fbi say they are still investigating whether yussman was a true victim or part of the plot himself. >> it's very common in violent crime that the victim and the offender are connected in some way. >> reporter: no one injured in the ordeal and this morning a good sign. yussman's 70-year-old mother seen driving back to her home safe and sound. detectives not far behind. >> if you could say anything what would you say to them? >> i would say god bless you for going through what you did. >> reporter: for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news now britain, connecticut. >> a strange story. we turn to big news over the weekend in the sports world. hope solo is reinstated by u.s. soccer and robin, she sat down
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with you for an exclusive interview. >> that's right much hope solo has helped lead team usa to two olympic gold medals but lately she's been making more headlines off the field and this morning she's opening up about those problems for the first time. >> quite a save by solo. >> reporter: with two olympic gold medals and record 78 career shutouts hope solo is arguably one of the best athletes in the world. but last june her career almost came to a halt. at a family gathering she was charged with domestic violence assault accused by her nephew of pumping and tackling him. solo pleaded not guilty and was released pending trial. eight months later the case was dismissed. >> i can only imagine what it had to have been like for those eight months hearing those things that were said and you were not able to say what happened that night. are you able now. >> still very difficult to talk about. what took place that night. i'm not going to go into all of the details. i was a victim of domestic
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violence at the handsff a - my 17-year-old nephew who is 6'9". 280 pounds. i was struck over the head and concussed pretty severely. it was a very scary night. >> you were not suspended by u.s. soccer and many people felt that in light of what was going on in the nfl with violence and assault and players were being suspended, that you were not and how do you respond to those critics who say, hey, wait a minute, is that fair. >> all of us in my opinion have a fundamental right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. i know u.s. soccer took a lot of heat but i am very grateful that they let due process play itself out. >> but then jus after being exonerated for assault charges, solo was in the headlines again. her husband, former seattle seahawk jerramy stevens was arrested for driving under the influence driving a u.s. soccer
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team van. hope was in the vehicle. this time u.s. soccer suspended solo for 30 days. what in the world were you thinking? >> clearly i wasn't thinking. it was horrible choice. i think i just wasn't in a good place emotionally to even make good decisions. i mean it's not an excuse but i just -- it was stupid. we should have called a taxi. >> i can only imagine hope you must be on a roller coaster of emotions. >> i'm working through those emotions, i will filled with anger and i'm finally able to sit down and talk to somebody about what i've been going through, very traumatic events over the last year and just being ableo speak to somebody has been beneficial for me. i can cry it out. i can try to understand it. it's been healthy for me to just talk it out and to deal with my emotions instead of just tucking them away. >> knowing that you have so many young fans and they have parents and to know that the suspension was because of a behavioral
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issue, how do you deal with that? >> i'm not going to be too hard on myself right now. but, you know in terms of what parents tell their kids everybody makes mistakes. everybody learns from them hopefully and continues to work on themselves. i'm a work in progress and i will continue to be a work in progress until the end of my days. >> solo is focused on the future and says she's finally in a good place, not perfect but good. what is it that you want people when they see this to walk away thinking about you differently than what they may have thought about you before. >> i want people to realize i'm just human. i'm just human and i make mistakes and i want people to be able to forgive me if they're willing to do so, i just want to be the best athlete i can be the best person i can be and i know i have a lot of room for improvement. >> and late last night we received a statement from hope's nephew and his mother regarding our story and they believe and this is a quote from them "it does a disservice to domestic
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violence victims to suggest that one's physical size is a determinative of whether one is an abuser." they maintain that hope was the aggressor but once again all charges were dropped in that case and she is currently with the national team in portugal playing in a tournament playing norway next week all in anticipation of the world cup which will be this summer in canning da. >> coming back. owning up to her mistakes and looking forward to the future and we'll have much more on our conversation in later days. >> good luck to her. ginger. >> video, slick roads from dallas up through even atlanta today but this is from ohio. last month the video so good okay so a highway patrolman, this car slides out of control and, look the person falls out of the car. the patrolman can hardly stop. just in time. such a lucky, lucky thing. he ended up being okay. so as we look at those winter storm warnings and advisories maybe you make the choice not to go out.
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des moines you're in one and some could see 4 to 7 plus inches locally 10 from de moiven to ames even up to waterloo. central illinois and that's just the top storm right? there is a southern one we've been watching and wanted to time it out. it is snowing in dallas this morning but will move through, drive time northern mississippi, alabama and georgia and then western tennessee by tomorrow morning we're talking virginia up to even washington, d.c. >> good morning, washington. a ce, calm wednesday to look forward to. partrtly cloudy skies and a high of around 40 degegrees with >> all that weather brought to you by macy's. we got that video and it's like oh my god. fortunately he made it out. >> incredible. thank goodness for that. coming up the bitter billion dollar divorce battle. a hedge fund wife is asking for
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all right, we are back now at 7:43 with shocking video of school bus drivers driving recklessly caught on camera running red light, speeding putting kids at potential danger and raising questions about how safe your children really are. abc's linsey davis teamed up with our washington, d.c. station wjla for the story. >> reporter: this blatant disregard for red lights watch as these school buses whiz through busy intersections well after the traffic light has changed. in many cases we never even see the red of their brake lights. >> it's really shocking to see that. >> reporter: this bus driver does it right in front of a police officer and there is no hesitation here as this school bus barrels through the intersection a full four seconds after the lightns red. >> school bus drivers have to be
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conservative and they have to be prepared to stop. >> reporter: it's happening all over the country. ohio arizona, maryland and new york and in many cases children are on board. in the last year and a half school bus drivers in montgomery county in maryland received 100 speed and red light camera tickets. a number the director of transportation there told our affiliate wjla he considers low considering the hundreds of thousands of miles driven by district drivers. >> they're much safer in one of our buses by far than even the parent's car. >> reporter: some face stiff fines while others face suspension but safety experts are quick to point out children are ten times safer on a school bus than walking to school but after seeing videos like these, many are now looking for assurance that instead of breaking the law school bus drivers will simply step on the brakes instead. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> wow, disturbing. thanks. coming up here we have the latest backlash from those
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♪ we all recognize this song. "blurred lines" is one of the most popular songs of the past decade but now it's getting a lot of play in court. alan thicke and pharrell williams being sued by the children of marvin gaye who says it's way too similar it one of his hits. abc's brandi hitt has the story. ♪ blurred lines ♪ >> reporter: this morning the drama over "blurred lines" is playing out in federal court. thicke seen smiling while leaving the california courtroom tuesday. he and the song's co-writer pharrell williams there as opening arguments began in the trial to determine whether their 2013 song -- ♪ >> reporter: is a direct rip-off of marvin gaye's "got to give it up." ♪ >> it has to be that they've copied the marvin gaye song so when a listener hearing it they
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know that essentially it's a ripped off song. >> reporter: now the jury of five women and three men will have to listen to the composition and melody of gaye's song to determine any copyright infringements and watch thicke's past interviews. >> one of my favorite songs of all time was marvin gaye's "got to give it up" and so we tried to you know get a little groove like that going. >> reporter: that vh1 interview was a lie thicke later said during his deposition claiming he was drunk and high on vicodin at the time. the sicker also claims to having little involvement in writing the hit single that has sold more than 15 million copies and counting. for "good morning america," brandi hitt abc news, los angeles. >> i mean it's such a hit song. it's open to interpretation. a lot say it's a copy. others say, it's nothing like marvin gaye's. >> could be a case. it could be. something that is landmark is coming up "frozen fever." right here in times square. i love that song. just let it go, everybody. the exclusive premiere of the
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>> good wednesday morning. i am autria godfrey. let's get you started the check on the roadways and jack taylor with your morning commute. jack: a lot of calls the spoon -- this morning moving from chevy chase circle to wisconsin avenue with mistiming causing the delays this morning. also a crash in virginia along route seven, a live shot here of the toll road, east of beulah we
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haven't crash with authorities on the scene. better news along 355 the activity coming out of frederick, a long-standing broken down vehicle finally cleared. eastbound lanes open, 270 took it on the chin a little bit some urbana into rock will. all right, jackie what are we in for tomorrow? jacqui: not a huge deal, a little bit of snow with everyone trying to get to work, but this morning looks puny 4-wood 23 degrees downtown and clouds across the region. high temperatures are the warmest of the week at 40 degrees. as we move into the overnight hours tonight, light snow spreads across the region, the quickening window for snow between 3:00 and 9:00 in the morning. areas to the south and east of d.c. have the best chance of getting a couple of inches of snow exiting quickly by mid to late morning with a few snow showers in the afternoon. just the dusting here on the
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map, one to three inches in the south. autria: completely different story by this time tomorrow. thank you for watching. have a great day.
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♪ let it go ♪ good morning america. it's 8:00 a.m. and "frozen fever," the stars of the record-breaking blockbuster are back anna elsa and olaf returning to the big screen. the exclusive sneak peek you'll only see here. and the "frozen" new weight loss trend that will have you embracing the cold. oh my god. >> how turning down the temperature could help you burn those extra calories. and zendaya's oscar red carpet look sparking a major firestorm on "fashion police." kelly osbourne racing to her defense and threatening to quit the show. and "modern family" taking modern to a whole new level. the inside scoop on how they're taking facetime to prime time. ♪ all that and misterwives performing live as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪ let it go ♪
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>> how absolutely adorable. we have "frozen fever" this morning on "gma." just minutes away from revealing the exclusive sneak peek from the new animated short featuring all your favorite characters. >> our annas, elsas and olafs skating around in times square this morning. having some fun. everyone getting ready to celebrate this big moment with us. we have a big snow globe as well. there it is. the snowball fight, as well jumping around in the snowglobe this morning. >> it's been insane. the movie coming out over a year ago and everyone is still so obsessed with these characters. >> yeah they really are. >> so lovable. so even we have gotten in on the excitement of "frozen," of course we're talking about robin dressing up on halloween -- >> oh.
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>> there she is. looking so adorable herself with little elsas joining in on the fun. >> you know the little elsas stole the show. i was happy to be there with them. i just had my little angels. so precious. >> hang on for this trailer coming up and on in just a few but the news if amy. >> good morning, guys. we begin with the guilty verdict overnight in the american sniper case. a texas jury took only 2 1/2 hours to convict former marine eddie routh of capital murder in the shooting deaths of former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield. rejecting the insanity defense. routh will spend the rest of his life in prison. this morning six of the jurors told us they believe without a doubt that routh knew the difference between right and wrong. well a desperate search under way in seattle for a woman kidnapped from a christian school in nigeria. the reverend phyllis sortor has worked as a missionary in africa for ten years armed men descend descended on the school where she was working.
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she was the only one taken. her captors are demanding a $300,000 ransom. overnight southwest airlines reached an agreement with regulators to keep flying. the carrier failed to make mandatory inspections on about one-fifth of its fleet. the deal gives the airline until sunday now to make those inspections. the truck driver police blame for causing a train derailment north of los angeles has been arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. dozens of passengers were injured, some of them critically. a federal official says it appears the man's truck was traveling down the tracks not crossing them. new details about this gas explosion that destroyed a house being renovated in new jersey. a gas main apparently broke. unclear what caused it to ignite. 15 injured, 2 in critical condition. a new class action suit claims a popular pet food is poisoning dogs but the company is denying that. the lawsuit filed in california claims thousands of dogs havedied as a result of eating
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beneful. purina which makes it insists the food is safe and says two previous lawsuits were dismissed. finally the latest in what's shaping up to be one of the biggest divorce settlements ever. the estranged wife of billionaire hedge fund owner ken griffin is now asking for $1 million per month in child support for their three kids. how does that break down? what are her bills, you ask. apparently $14,000 a month for food, $300,000 a pops for a private jet, $160,000 a month for vacations and $2,000 for stationery. that leaves about a half million for rent and utilitys? >> how many kids 12? >> are there enough? >> good luck to her. >> that's a lot of thank you notes. wow. okay. thanks. we turn to health news now and an important alert about heart disease. it's the number one killer of women in the country and a new study finds too many women fail
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to recognize the sips until it's too late. abc's aditi roy has more on the dangerous signs to watch for. >> you okay? >> i'm fine. >> you sure? >> reporter: it's the number one killer of women in the u.s. with celebs like rosie o'donnell. >> i had a major heart attack. the pain can be anywhere. it could be your arm, it could be your jaw. your shoulder your neck. >> mom. >> reporter: elizabeth banks bringing attention to the cause. >> make it your mission to save your life. >> reporter: heart disease kills 1 in 3 women every year. that's one woman every minute. but this morning a new study shows what women don't know about heart disease could kill them. >> what we know is that the signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women can be very vague and they can mimic the signs and symptoms of very common things. >> reporter: researchers at the yale school of public health interviewed 30 women between the ages of 30 and 55 who had heart attacks and found all delayed
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treatment because they didn't recognize the symptoms or lacked knowledge of their risk factors. so how can you recognize a heart attack? >> chest pain is still the most common symptom of a heart attack. there can be shortness of breath fatigue, almost flu-like symptom, nausea abdominal pain vomiting. >> reporter: tips that could make all the difference. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> i never would have guessed those final symptoms. >> absolutely. they have been talking about that. sometimes even they say doctors misdiagnose it with women, as well. >> a lot to think about. "pop news" and weather coming up. lara in the social square. >> here's what's coming up in "pop news." taylor swift showing her love for the big apple with a big move that has a lot of people talking this morning. and also ahead, hot new diet where people are braving the cold to burn the fat. and it just got colder in here. so -- thank you i was like cue the scarf. we are just minutes away from
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the exclusive premiere of the "frozen fever" trailer. everyone very excited for the return of elsa, anna olaf all that coming up live on "gma" here in a frigid cold but very hot times square. stay with us, everybody. ♪ "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by advil, the pain reliever that is built to be as fast as it is strong.
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♪ welcome back. two days in l.a. you got an extra day there. >> i did. i did. happy to be back thank you so much and right into "pop news," everybody. so let us begin with taylor swift. global ambassador to new york and just donated $50,000 to new york city schools and let me make it clear, there is more where that came from. all of the proceeds from her single "welcome to new york" will be benefiting the education department all of the proceeds according to her team and the first $50,000 check will be put toward a student-run musical competition helping high schoolers who hope to one day be a little mike taylor so thank you, taylor swift for helping our schools. >> very generous. hey, it's the end of an era for lea michele wrapping her last scene on "glee."
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she celebrated with the cast and crew at a good-bye carnival and posted photos and took a personal souvenir to remember time on the show. see that picture it's the actress sharing this heartwarming photo of herself taking home the football injure ser played by the late cory monteith. her caption, one last thing. i know. makes me all sad. such a great show. and, hey, guys rember "macgyver." i love that show. richard dean anderson you were the greatest using whatever you had to stop the bad guy, paper clip rubber bands, you name it that richard dean, well he could make it work. now the creator of that classic is looking to reboot and this time he wants a woman in the role. leah sotloff has teamed up to launch a competition, send your ideas for the show to the next macgyver.com. the winners will get cash prizes and meet with producers to
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develop a script for the 14% of the u.s. engineering workforce comprised of women, the institute and sotloff are hoping a female macgyver might change. >> change it to girlver. >> amy is entered into the competition. >> trademark it right away. >> i was a big nerd. that was one of my first crushes. when you love someone that's an engineer. >> a sure sign. >> keep a list of all of ginger's revelations. >> yes. >> it just hit me. i used to love him. >> can we get theme music and every time ginger has one there is a dream sequence with ginger revelations. love you so much. you should enter that contest too because nobody is better at science than you. >> oh, my goodness i'm quitting today. let's do this maguirecgyver or mcgirlf mcgirlfer.
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this is video from earlier. the traffic already slowing down. i can guarantee you slick and sometimes impassable roads, not just there but through parts of arkansas louisiana, mississippi, alabama, states that don't get to say especially this time of year with all of this snowy stuff and then tomorrow morning we'll talk about snow from virginia up through washington, d.c. but here in the northeast, one day of mild air and, boy, does it feel good even when you're talking mid-30s, i'm basking in this 43 for washington, d.c. today but then the arctic air starts to filter back in for the end of thing week. new storm for the pacific northwest and i will explain that in the next half hour. for now that's the big picture.
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all right, guys. i have a mcgirlcgirlver'd this. >> 30 seconds to get over here or it will exploit. our "heat index" with that controversy on the oscars red carpet. giuliana rancic apologized last night for comments about zendaya's hair that struck so many as racist. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> i'd really like to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. something i said last night did cross the line. >> reporter: "fashion police" co-host giuliana rancic speaking out. >> i want to say to zendaya and anyone else out there that i have hurt that i am so so sincerely sorry. >> reporter: apologizing on air after overwhelming criticism calling comments she about teen actress and former "dancing
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with the stars" contestant zendaya oscars look offensive and racist. >> she's such a tiny frame that this hair to me overwhelms her. i feel like she feels like she smells like patchouli oil or weed. >> yeah maybe weed. >> this incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and steer joe type how much damage they can do. >> reporter: others calling rancic out on twitter for praising kylie jenner's dreadlocks but poking fun at zendaya's. >> how come kylie's were edgy and zendaya's smelled like we had? giuliana rancic? zendaya saying monday night, there is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. my wearing my hair is locs was to showcase them in a positive light to remind people of color that our hair is good enough. rancic's "fashion police" colleague kelly osbourne defending zendaya in a series of tweets calling the actress a friend writing, i do not condone racism adding that she's
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even contemplating the future of her career writing, as a result of this i'm seriously questioning staying on the show. meanwhile, some are saying rancic's apology might not be enough. >> i just want everyone to know i didn't intend to hurt anybody. but i've learned it is not my intent that matters. it's the result. >> for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. an effort to be snarky and funny people just cross the line one too many times but it seemed like a sincere apology. >> i agree. >> she did. next up in the "gma heat index," the new dieting trend that could make you feel a little better about these cold winter days right? the bone-chilling temperatures may actually help you lose weight by stimulating the body to burn extra calories. abc's becky worley has more on what's being called cold dieting. good morning there, becky. what are you doing now? >> good morning, robin. i know. this may look like torture as i
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dip into an ice bath but some claim this could actually be supercharging my metabolism and helping me burn whoo extra calories but does it work? cold dieting, there's a rush of new theories products and services that say braving the cold amongst other things will burn extra calories. >> oh my gosh. so the cryolife cham peruses air to create a dry negative 254 degree environment. each session costs $90. the company says three minutes in here has several health benefits including -- >> it's a great supportive tool for weight loss. >> reporter: cold yes, but weight loss? well there have been studies that show lengthy exposure to cold can burn extra calories but couldn't find any dirrelated to this much shorter exposure like that in the kryolife chamber. ♪
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but you may be asking why not just brave the elements? here's the problem. when does boosting your metabolism turn into hypothermia or frostbite or worse. yeah, don't try that at home. a more moderate approach the cold shoulder. ice packs slot into the vest and the company says wearing it for three hours a day could burn up to 500 extra calories. i'm at san francisco state university to first measure how many calories i burn normally. >> expended about 1.41 k cals per minute. now 20 minces wearing the cold shoulder vest. >> your caloric expenditure went up to 1.52 k cals per minute. 7% or 8% increase. >> reporter: do the math. in my case it doesn't add up to an extra 500 calorie or the equivalent of 25% increase. the makers of the cold shoulder say they performed a similar test and noted roughly the same calorie boost, 10% to 12% but they stand by the weight loss
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claims explaining a different test they did with eight users who wore the cold shoulder twice a day and experienced an extra pound of fat loss over when they didn't use it. bottom line on cold dieting -- >> i definitely would not recommend using this as a replacement to physical energy and physical expend di pure via exercise. >> now you don't have to buy anything if you want to try cold dieting, the old ice bath is right here waiting for you. but our lawyers want me to mention you might want to talk to your doctor before you try anything like this and, me robin, i think i'm just going to walk for an extra 10 or 15 minutes and never do this again. >> yeah who knows how many calories do during this report sitting -- i'm sure you'd get out of the tub -- >> get out ofhere >> thanks for taking that on becky. would you cold diet? cast your vote now on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!
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lara. >> thank you so much robin. okay guys this, is it. speaking of cold next up on our "gma heat index," we have "frozen fever" up here. it's a little chilly right? >> oh yeah. >> but it's getting hotter by the second because the beloved "frozen" phenomenon is back as if the blockbuster ever went anywhere. the magical world of anna, elsa and olaf returning to the big screen for an amazing follow-up to the disney sensation. ♪ let it go let it go ♪ ♪ i am one with the wind and sky ♪ >> reporter: it's the movie we just can't let go. disney's "frozen" continuing to shatter records. >> okay can i just say something crazy? >> reporter: becoming the highest grossing animated film ever. raking in over $1.2 billion in ticket sales nationwide. ♪ let it go let it go ♪ >> reporter: the blockbuster receiving a blizzard of awards including a golden globe, two academy awards and two grammys.
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♪ here i stand ♪ >> reporter: and idina menzel's showstopping musical number leading to 3.5 million album sales from "frozen" accessories galore to heart melting renditions. ♪ what they're going to say ♪ ♪ let the storm rage on ♪ >> reporter: everyone it seems, obsessed with "frozen." and now we're ready for round two. ♪ finally they're opening up the gates ♪ >> reporter: "frozen fever" is in the forecast for march 1th. >> my own personal flurry. >> reporter: when elsa anna christoph, olaf and the whole crew will be back on the big screen. >> christoph is home. >> reporter: coming together for a disney short which will be shown in theaters before the new live action "cinderella" movie, the classic fairy tale starring cate blanchett, richard madden and helena bonham carter.
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>> made of glass. >> you find they'll be comfortable. >> reporter: the forecast is a sneak peek just for you. >> are you ready? [ applause ] >> reporter: yeah we're so ready, right? [ cheers and applause ] >> can you guys give me a hand. here it is the moment we've all been waiting for, the exclusive worldwide premiere of "frozen fever," the trailer so guy, ready, let's push the button on three, two, one. go. >> check this out. >> on march 13th -- >> come on. >> it's time. >> it's the perfect day. >> don't touch anything. >> for a new frozen treat if i'm not eating cake. >> olaf it's for anna. >> and it's for anna. ♪ today a perfect day ♪ ♪ today is a perfect day ♪ >> surprise! >> wow!
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>> you shall go to the balance. >> oh my goodness. what did you think? >> it was really good. >> you want to see more? >> yes. >> so do we. i mean "cinderella," "frozen," the short is named "frozen fever." it opens in theaters exclusively in front of disney's new live action "cinderella" on march 13th. very exciting right? >> all: yes. >> thank you to all of our elsas and olafs, everybody, thanks, guys couldn't have done it without. coming up here we have more on "good morning america" we have scenes from the new "modern family." you guys close your eyes on that one, all right, see you soon. ♪
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autria: good morning. you're taima now is 8:25 on his wednesday morning. just coming into the newsroom minutes ago, montgomery county schools is confirming that one of their buses caught on fire this morning on the way to blake high school. students were taken off the bus, put on another, we are told they made it to school ok, that no one was hurt. john taylor in the wtop traffic center has an eye on the roads for us. jack: looking southbound, but northbound near he's capital street car fire out, left shoulder getting by this point. problem on the inner loop near georgetown pike, tractor-trailer stopped in the right lane, 56 the problem here is on the way
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on k street a broken down vehicle in the right lane. it is cold, how much colder will it get? jacqui: today is i going to be terrible. temperatures are cold in the suburbs, for sure. downtown we are at 23 degrees. not terrible. this afternoon will be nice with a high temperature and the 40's below average, but not where we have been. a winter storm for folks in the deep south, we will get the northern fringes of this, so the best chance of accumulation overnight and tomorrow is south of the city. spotsylvania, king george, saint mary's, all under winter weather advisory's. we will get maybe a dusting and d.c., with two to three inches at most over the southern elgato. jacqui: -- autria: thank you for watching.
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♪ that day it'll never never find it ♪ ♪ to let the sparks die out ♪ >> that was high energy right there. misterwives, their hit song "our own house" exploding online with over 22 million listens on spotify. they will be performing live ahead. fashion blogger i believe she's here with us gabi gregg with the model to debut target's brand-new plus size fashion line. chic looks you do not want to miss. >> yeah great-looking stuff. unbelievable video, everybody, from grammy award winning band imagine dragons performing an in-flight concert for their fans all part of them
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unveiling their new album called "smoke + mirrors." >> we're imagine dragons in our hometown of las vegas of the we're about to jump on a flight southwest flight with a bunch of our fans here from vegas. we'll be flying to atlanta and we'll do a little onboard entertainment for them. ♪ to make my system go welcome to the new age to the new age welcome to the new age ♪ ♪ to the new age ♪ whoa oh whoa oh ready to rock it ♪ >> now, that's in-flight entertainment. >> i hope no one had to get up and go to the bathroom. >> remember when they were here last week they were talking about it very excited about it. thank you, guys for sharing it with us. the hit show "modern family" has been breaking ground for six seasons. they've done it again. truly modern episode airing tonight shot entirely on iphones
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and ipads. abc's nick watt grabbed his own phone to go behind the scenes. >> reporter: here's an exclusive sneak peek of tonight's totally crazy "modern family." yep, all done on cell phones. >> oh hey. still my birthday? >> i think people were somewhat cautious about it in the beginning, shall we say? >> reporter: if they pulled it off, can we? okay if this works it's going to be a miracle. i can see him and manny has appeared on my laptop. what is it we're talking on facetime. >> yes, facetime. >> it began when i was facetiming with my daughter who is at college. there were some e-mails that were open. some websites i had been on and maybe a script i was working on at the time. >> what's the best first shooter about space marines -- hello. >> reporter: this is clair's computer screen as she waits for a plane and
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everyone else on their phones. >> you're not doing laundry, are you? >> god no. i'm about to if i'm supposed to. >> 11 or 12 characters that all appear this way. >> you've just touch it that way and follow me. >> reporter: ed is the guy i was worried about most. >> he pulled it off like a champion. >> did you know it was mitchell's birthday today. >> of course i already called him because i'm a considerate person who really cares about his family. >> when i went to college i would call my parents on sunday nights because that's when long distance rates were low and now you think about it i'm texting with my kids and facetiming with my kids every day. >> i, my god. what are you doing? are you filming me. >> reporter: the show is "modern family." this is "modern family" life. >> come up with a concept like that i definitely give props to steve on that. >> reporter: do i press end to say good-bye. >> i would press that red -- >> okay. >> okay. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt abc news bewildered on the "modern family" set.
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>> kids these days. >> i totally forgot about weekends. the low rates back then. i did the same thing. joined now by rico rodriguez who plays manny. he's remote on skype, of course. hey there, rico. so how much fun was shooting this episode? >> it was a blast filming this episode. it was so different and the concept is amazing and to be able to be a part of it is amazing. >> rico was there a challenge at all? >> at first whenever they had told us how we're going to do it holding the cameras, we're not going to be holding the cameras but we will and just you know the whole thing about iphones, you know it was kind of mind-boggling at first but we all got the hang of it pretty fast. >> you guys are shooting i'm assuming separately. have you seen it put together and what did you think of it? >> yeah we -- last week we all -- all the cast and crew and screened it and i -- it was
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pretty amazing episode. i got lost in the story even though i knew exactly what was going to happen but i just got -- all the moving parts, whoo this is crazy. >> do you think this is going to catch on? others shot on ipads and ipods? >> i hope so. i mean it's a great thing to do because total filming time was two days and we filmed everything in two days which was pretty amazing. you know takes a lot of work to do it but when you do it it's going to come out great. >> our producers will have us do it next. >> exactly. exactly. hey, rico thanks -- >> good morning, america. >> good morning. thanks for getting up early and joining us. you guys have always been so good to us. we'll be watching tonight. someone who is not into the studio crew they'll lose their jobs. our photographers, no no but you can catch tonight's special episode of "modern family," 9:00 8:00 central right here on abc. we switch gears and look at a big anniversary in the battle against autism. autism speaks is marking ten
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years of action to raise awareness and seek a cure for autism and "nightline's" juju chang spoke to the founders about all the progress they made over the years. >> he hasn't spoken responsiblespontaneous spontaneously in a long time and it haupss me sometimes because i remember it. >> reporter: christian wright lives in his own world diagnosed with autism he was just 2. that's when his grandparents bob wright then chairman of nbcuniversal and his wife suzanne launched autism speaks. dedicated to fighting all aspects of the disease. it's been a remarkable decade. here we are, a moment of reflection ten years. what are you most proud of. >> i'm most proud of the fact that we did bring autism to the global vocabulary. >> reporter: their daughter katie is christian's mom. >> ten years ago it was awful. people didn't understand what it was. now when things go bad or when he's loud or you know i just explain like he's autistic and people get it. >> reporter: for the wrights awareness has been key.
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10,000 landmarks around the world from the sydney opera house to the eiffel tower lit up in blue for world autism awareness day. autism speaks fighting in congress in the courts and pushing for family services across the u.s. they've influenced changes in insurance plans in 38 states which provide coverage for autism therapies including the gold standard applied behavioral analysis. the fletcher family in virginia have two boys with autism whose insurance company thanks to autism speaks started covering therapy. >> it has been a godsend for our family. >> reporter: but even after an autistic child reaches adulthood -- >> autism doesn't end at 18. >> autism doesn't end and people end up being -- having to stay home and parents worry about outliving their children which is the terrible thought. >> reporter: their most ambitious goal partnering with google to unlock secrets of autism's pathways in the brain. >> the fact that we've done things there's more to do.
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>> reporter: juju chang, abc news new york. >> thanks to juju for that. now to ginger for a final check of the weather. >> i couldn't help myself. i had to come back up to where it's frozen. whoo-hoo. good morning, everybody. you know one place we have not checked in on yet is the pacific northwest. are you all familiar with the pacific northwest? look behind us. you can see it right there. another storm coming in. so seattle, that's an afternoon rain. a dry spell. temperatures pretty mild look at redding for a high 76. reno 61. you say ooh. >> all: ooh! >> this is fun and this is our social stream. you can see lowell indiana, a sun pill lear and back in bend oregon cool clouds. that's >> good morning, washington. a nice, calm wednesday to look forward to. partrtly cloudy skies and a high of around 40 drees with snow pushing into the area overnight
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>> can you say good morning to evmorning. >> good morning. all right. all that weather brought to you by sprint. let's head back downstairs. >> ready to go back for a nap. coming up from the runway to the department store the latest fashion line targeting plus size women.
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plus size fashion. more popular than ever with top designers and stores making the hottest style as valuable for
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women of all size. the latest to get in on that is target and reena ninan has a look at their new line. ♪ >> reporter: from the runway to clothing stores near you, plus size fashion popping up everywhere. even "supports illustrated" featuring a plus size model in its coveted swimsuit edition for the first time ever this year. >> the average size of the american woman is a size 14. and that accounts for large portion of our population. but it's been largely ignored by a lot of retailers despite the fact that it's actually a multibillion dollar industry. >> reporter: and now one of the nation's biggest retailers is targeting the plus sized market with its brand-new fashion line ava & viv. target going right to the source speaking directly to some well-known plus size fashion bloggers getting the inside scoop on what real women want. >> we got to give feedback on
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hemlines we love colors we love, thicks that we don't want to see. >> reporter: the department store even reaching out to style writer cassidy garner for her input after she boycotted target disappointed for them not offering plus sizes for one of their designer collections. their relationship on the mend for her call for plus sizes in chic clothes answered. >> my body type and shape, i'm just loving the clothes. >> it's really wonderful as a consumer to know that a brand is listen listening. >> reporter: target apparently hitting it right on the mark. for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> and our thanks to reena and we're joined by gabi gregg, style blogger, brand ambassador for ava & viv and talk to me about this brand. what's the philosophy behind the look. >> target just launched ava & ava & viv this past january. it's chic it's trendy and
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affordable which is the best part of all. >> affordable the price points. >> $9.99 so every woman can find something she loves and plus size is a really big deal. >> a couple of the looks. we have a little fashion show happening so gabi tell us about the look. >> erica jean looks amazing in this black jumpsuit. jumpsuits are huge this spring. i love them because they're one piece so you can throw it on. don't have to think too much. the stretchy fabric of this. fits her so well. we have a drawstring at the waist and brings her in gives her a great shape and then a tapered leg so she has a nice curve of her hip and dress it up or down and super versatile. all black day to night and here we have it paired with a great pair of heels and then of course the little pop of color when wearing all black so the nice clutch and the best part is it's only 34.99 for that jumpsuit. >> well done up to 4x. >> you casually have your gray blazer slung over your shoulder which is great because day to night --
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>> exactly. >> thank you. >> and as we continue with our fashion show we have -- >> monique. >> a casual look. >> exactly. monique looks great in this daytime look. we have her in a nice printed top with a cute jean and denim can be hard for any woman of any size. this is great because they go up to size 26 and just this dresden anymore is really in for this spring and because it fits a little tighter on the bottom we have a looser top, a pop of color with a bag and could wear heels or sneakers with this but the sandals are a nice daytime casual look. super versatile and the whole look is under $65. >> really really nice. those are so cute. >> i love the sandals. >> metallic, great. >> looking good. all right. so ultimately ava & viv, the philosophy behind it is affordable. is there a look or way or advice you can give viewers about how to put it together. >> the great thing about ava and viv, it's designed in-house so a cohesive collection. you'll find different things you can wear as separates but go
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well together. >> like garanimals. >> all the tops go with all the bottoms. >> gabi we thank you so much. lady thank you very much. two looks from a line. >> i'm wearing it too. >> i was going to say. i had a feeling. ava & viv available in target and online right now. for full details on the looks you just saw and more of the collection go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! thanks for being with us. thanks ladies. >> it was amazing. >> stay with us because when we get back breakout band misterwives, there they are performing live on "gma."
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"our own house." it's available in stores and online now. tomorrow they kick off their first headlining tour. congratulations to them. >> yeah, i hear. that are you ready for misterwives with their hit song "reflections"? [ applause ] ♪ ♪ you didn't close the door left a crack open ♪ ♪ i couldn't ignore the faint possibility of having hope in this insanity ♪ ♪ that we still could be but we're stuck floating in between ♪ ♪ put me on the shelf discipline
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>> yes. >> hey, woo he got "deals & steals" coming up tomorrow. >> that's right and want to take one more like at our "frozen" gang outside. there they are. we had so much fun with them today. thanks guys. have a great day, everyone. >> good wednesday morning.
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the time it now it 8:56 and we have a check on your morning commute. jack is a man with the answers. >> montgomery, traffic has been all turned around near glen echo. icy conditions and a crash moving traffic through neighborhoods, literally, at this point. beltway traffic, stacks of it the crash now contained in that long ramp but traffic was able to use the ramp be on the crash. 200 95 headed south on eastern avenue, we are doing ok, but northbound is better. east capitol street everything was moved over to the shoulder and at this point you have all lanes open at that stretch. what is the timeframe for tomorrow? jacqui: 3 a.m. to 9 a.m., that is the big window all day today with no big problems, just a couple of clouds rolling in. the forecast today, partly
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cloudy skies with an increase in high temperatures around 40. futurecast showing the timing of the snow coming in, i expect it to be like. here is the image at 3:00. notice how it spreads across the region at 6:00 and exits to the east through 9:00, 10:00 in the morning. should be light, a dusting expected in the city, maybe a few more inches were extreme southern maryland. jacqui: thank you. we will see you back here for the news at noon.
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