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this morning on "world news now," the latest on former president george h.w. bush and his wife, barbara. both have been hospitalized. we'll have the latest, including the message to donald trump on the eve of his inauguration. >> in texas water rescues as the west coast braces for impact. a new storm threatening to wash out much of california and dumping plenty of snow in the northwest. a water emergency of a different kind. >> a couple of fishing buddies look like they get hooked. going airborne went something went wrong. >> you might have thought it was an urban legend. it's been confirmed. we have a video showing easter eggs are real, and all of pixar's movies are really connected. we'll explain it in "the skinny"
from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to everyone. we're going to start the half hour with the new concerns about the health of george h.w. bush and his wife barbara. the former first couple both in a houston hospital this morning. >> mr. bush is in intensive care after a procedure to clear a respiratory blockage. and mrs. bush was admitted as a precaution because she hasn't been feeling well. the former president and his wife hospitalized at this houston hospital. bush's office saying he was admitted saturday for shortness of breath and was expected home soon. a spokesperson saying he was in intensive care from an acute respiratory problem. doctors sedated him to perform a procedure to p
>> he's the most indomitable spirit. just like his bride is. we're hopeful. >> his wife hospitalized with symptoms of fatigue and coughing after weeks of feeling sick. >> they are as fine a couple as we know. and so we want to send our prayers and our love to them. >> the bushes celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary earlier this month. president bush famously marking his birthdays with parachute jumps. right up until the anyone of 90. he was hospitalized in 2015 with a fractured bone in his neck. he's often spotted these days celebrating family birthdays or taking in a football game. days before the inauguration, the former president wrote to donald trump saying he was so sorry he and barbara couldn't travel to washington on the at -- advice of his doctor. the elder bush wasn't a donald trump supporter but wrote we will be with you and the country in spirit. i wish the very best. if i can ever be of help, let me know.
>> a spokesperson saying they are happy with how the procedure went. right now they're in a wait and see mode. barbara bush wanted to be checked out by doctors and they're saying it's a precautionary move. president-elect donald trump sent his well wishes to the bushes by twitter. before returning to washington to attend preinaugural fundraisers. trump tweeted a photo of wounded warriors thanking them for their service and he made a top at his new d.c. hotel for dinner before heading back to new york. lgbt protesters danced their way through the d.c. neighborhood where mike pence is renting a house currently. whoa. some moves there. this so-called queer dance party was due to mike pence's anti-gay agenda. meanwhile, mike pence sat down
>> reporter: donald trump said we're going to have insurance for everybody. let me be crystal clear about this. the administration wants to repeal obama care. but replace it with something that covers every american? >> the president-elect made it clear to members of congress that he wants to repeal and replace obama care at the same time. it will be two different pieces of legislation. we want to repeal the individual mandates and the taxes and all those things that are putting a hardship on american families today. >> he will replace it with something that covers every american? >> the president-elect really believes in the power of the marketplace. he's a businessman. he understands the strength of the american economy. on the campaign trail he talked consistently about his enthusiasm for allowing americans to purchase health insurance across state lines the way we buy life and car insurance. >> that was martha raddatz with the vice president-elect.
they're not planning to pull the rug from anybody. but tom price had to answer tough questions about his stock trades. he insisted he did not know his broker was buying stocks in a drug company before introducing legislation that would have benefitted the company. >> and as oklahoma attorney general, scott pruitt sued the epa 14 times. he refused to say if he would recuse himself from ongoing cases. if confirmed as the head of the agency. pruitt did not go along with trump's previous assertion that dismissed climate change as a hoax. >> do you agree that global warming is a hoax? >> i do not, senator. >> so donald trump is wrong? >> i don't believe that climate change is a hoax. >> and more confirmation hearings are set for today starting with rick perry for energy secretary. also facing questioning, trump
pick to lead the treasury department will have some questions to answer as well. back to texas. more rain expected. this after the deluge brought houston to a standstill. emergency crews made dozens of water rescues as thunderstorms washed out roadways. officials say they received more than 65 calls from stranded motorists. some were stranded for as long as five hours. and ice storm across parts of the northwest. freezing rain, ice and fallen trees forced the closures of roads and highways in oregon and washington state. and storms caused power outages in portland, oregon. what's the forecast looking like for other parts of the country? >> let's check in with justin povick. >> thank you. and good morning to you. mountain snow heavy at times over the sierra, nevada. including interstate 80
soaking downpours especially over the l.a. basin. there's the potential for additional flooding toward the evening and into the overnight. heavy rainfall and severe whether a concern along with flooding from interstate 10 to northbound toward nashville. back to you. >> all right. justin thank you. the victim of a letter bomb attack nearly two months ago is speaking out about his ordeal in an exclusive interview with our philadelphia station. on november 22nd, he opened an envelope. it exploded. blowing his hand apart. doctors removed some of the shrapnel in his upper torso and face. other pieces are still working their way out of his body. >> last night we were sitting watching tv. i'm like oh, here's a pebble out of my face. >> investigators believe he was targeted but they say they don't know what the motive might have been. they have a person of interest in the video here dropping off the package. >> americaai
united and delta offering a basic economy fare, but there are catches. american says only one carryon item will be allowed and it has to fit under the seat in front of the passenger. it also means no changes to a passenger's ticket even for a fee. american will begin offering that new lower fare ticket next month. so much for the friendly skies i guess. so do you remember beast mode? remember all that? to sports. fans of the sea hawks know about marshawn lynch. >> my tattoo? >> yeah. used to terrify defenses as the star running back. >> plenty remember him from a media day a few years ago. >> i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm here so i won't get fined. >> that was his answer. i'm here so i won't get fined. but here's what lynch has recently been up to, doing a wheelie on a bike in scotland. >> but watch again.
>> pretty close. >> man. that's almost like he was playing chicago bears 1980s and the bus was coming at him. it's a different sort of defense, but you like as a running back, he was able to still outmaneuver that incoming bus. >> he could now be facing a fine for that kind of behavior. >> well, yeah. coming up the incoming class major league baseball's hall of fame. the priceless moment caught on camera showing the moment one of the honorees got the good news. in a class by herself. hear what ellen degeneres did at the people's choice awards that secured her a spot in history. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by megared advanced four in one. you know your heart loves megared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes,
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>> the engine stopped because of a kill switch. amazingly they were able to climb back into the boat. i'm not sure how. did they catch some bass? all right. back on dry land, three more baseball greats are heading to the hall of fame. >> jeff bagwell hit 401 home runs during his 15 year career with the astros. tim raines also, he's fifth in the all time stolen base list. >> and this was bunch. >> i love him. so much. >> his reaction when he took the call letting him know he had been elected to the hall of fame. family and friends will to celebrate. you can hear him kind of crying at that. this year was his first year of eligibility. all three will be inducted into the hall of fame in july. >> very cool. and to football. dreams are coming true for a big
fan of the packers. ryan holston murphy has pictures of himself with his packers flag in many of places. >> in june he's getting married. his fiance's name is marie packer. he's officially taking her name in order to become ryan packer. he says it was an easy decision. >> to be honest, it's packer. it seemed like it was a no-brainer. it's my two favorite things in the world. her and the green bay packers. >> i didn't mind, i'm like sure, it's yours. >> there you go. the couple was in paris during the team's win over the cowboys. >> they watched the game at a packer bar in the french capital. you have to wonder when he proposed do you think she was like i don't know about your motives here. >> exactly. your ex-girlfriend name was -- last name was rodgers.
people's choice awards in l.a. >> joel mchale joked it's the one night of the year that hollywood reacts positively to what the middle of the country thinks. >> and what they think is apparently that they really love ellen degeneres. the talk show queen last night became the most decorated winner in people's choice history taking home her 18th, 19th, and 20th award. >> take that, susan lieu which i. >> wait. she was never up for a people's choice, but jennifer lopez looked stunning dripping in bling in a black mermaid gown with a breast plate. >> hey, now. >> accepting her first people's choice award for her work in "shade of blue" giving her speech partly in spanish. [ speaking spanish ] >> oh, my god. i love you. >> is that my people? >> my people. >> mpe
>> that's what that first grade spanish did for me. always keeping it classy, dwayne the rock johnson winning his second award poking fun at kevin hart dropping the f-bomb and flipping him the bird. yeah. it was all about love. >> they were sparring all night, but to everyone's delight, all in good fun. a final note, a colleagues over at good morning america. they took home the award for favorite daytime tv hosting team. >> congratulations to all of them. >> what about favorite overnight tv hosting team? >> i think we have the exclusive, about the only overnight hosting team. >> does that mean we by proxy win? >> yes. congratulations. >> thank you so much. we'd like to thank all the insomniacs that nominated us. for this amazing award. >> it means a lot. let's move on.
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inaugurati inauguration. ♪ >> reporter: a voice so big tv audiences couldn't believe it was coming out of that little girl. >> whoa. >> reporter: jackie was just ten years old when she came in second on "america's got talent." now she's 16 with six albums under her belt and getting ready for the biggest stage of her life. singing the national anthem at donald trump's inauguration friday. she joins a small group of performers. previous inaugurations had performances from superstars like ricky martin and beyonce. >> reporter: this year's celebrities including elton john, celine dion and garth brooks reportedly declined invitations. even some singers backed out after backlash from fans.
jennifer holiday said her support for the lgbt community saying -- >> the lapse of judgment was i didn't realize that people weren't really over the election. >> reporter: trump responded on fox news. >> just so you understand about the celebrities. i read where some of them decided they told us they're not going to sing. they were never asked to sing. >> reporter: jackie is under intense pressure. a barrage of criticism some calling her a traitor and selfish, but she says she's ignoring the hate and will do simply what she does best. ♪ >> so unfortunate she has to deal with that, but good for her for following her conviction. >> beautiful voice, but i'm sure she'll continue to get a lot of criticism. >> the youngest solo artist to ever go platinum. >> congratulations.
making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, an avalanche triggered by an earthquake buries a hotel in italy. dozens are now missing. the search is on to find survivors and we have new video coming in. taking the oath in a little more than 24 hour, final preparations under way for donald trump's inauguration. the tight security, his surprise visit for dinner overnight. and the growing number of lawmakers boycotting the events. we're live in washington. moving day for first daughter ivanka. what people noticed on some boxes that is getting a lot of attention. plus, what about a picture of donald trump? the internet just can't get enough of it. more storms on the west coast and severe flooding in the south. we are tracking the severe weather on the move.