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good morning, america. and breaking overnight, robert durst charged with murder. police releasing new details claiming he was lying in wait before killing his best friend. the millionaire heir appears in court in shackles. his lawyers vowing to fight for his freedom and who was the anonymous tipster that led police to his hiding place. midair emergency. >> we've got a situation with a passenger. we're going to have to return back to the airport. >> quick-thinking passengers forced to tackle an unreally man shouting threats running toward the cockpit on the late night flight. happening now scorching heat. temperatures topping 90 degrees from california to kansas. dry conditions and windy weather fueling wildfires. thousands of acres scorched. people forced from their homes. and the new deep freeze heading to the northeast.
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my nominees for the most flirty couple for this new season. >> they should be. >> we'll get to that. amy purdy will be here but right to the latest on robert durst. police in los angeles filing murder charges against the millionaire heir last night. he could now face the death penalty for killing his best friend susan berman. his lawyer vowing to fight those charges and could be in the middle of an extradition battle facing new charges in new orleans. matt gutman is there. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. what's so stunning for the man in the jail complex behind me is that after decades of suspicion those charges, the capital murder charge out of los angeles and the weapons charges here came raining down on robert durst in the space of just a couple of hours. this morning, robert durst facing the possibility of the death penalty charged with first degree capital murder overnight for allegedly executing his friend and confidante susan berman. the lapd telling abc news an anonymous viewer of hbo's
documentary series "the jinx" calling in the fateful tip. the indictment alleging durst was lying in wait for berman and that she was killed specifically because she was a witness to a crime. authorities have long suspected berman may have had information about the 1982 disappearance of durst's first wife kathy. the crime for which durst has long been suspected but never charged. then barely an hour after those charges, the orleans parish d.a. slapping him with weapons charges arresting him at this hotel. he checked in with a fake i.d., police say, packing a .38 special and small amount of marijuana. durst who was also acquitted in the death of his neighbor in 2003 waived his right to extradition in this new orleans courtroom monday. the millionaire shackled hands and feet in an orange jumpsuit came to this spot and looked at the judge. the judge asked him questions. he answered yes or yes, your
honor. judge jeanine pirro tried to prosecute him for the disappearance of his wife in 1982. >> he lies every time he opens his mouth. he's gotten away with it because of money. he's not going to get away with it this time. >> reporter: his lawyers see it differently telling reporters. >> he didn't kill susan berman. he's ready to end the rumor and speculation. >> reporter: as for the series itself police not confirming whether revelations like that apparent confession will be used as evidence. >> there it is. you're caught. what the hell did i do? killed them all, of course. what a disaster. >> reporter: even as the director told us he turned the tape over to law enforcement months ago. >> we said we have something more. >> reporter: and so the big question this morning is not whether he will face trial but now where he will face trial. will he be extradited to los angeles or will he have to stay
here? and the other big question will those off-camera mutterings we heard on hbo come back and jinx him in the courtroom? george. >> that is the big question. matt gutman let's talk to dan abrams about that. some questions about the -- whether the admissibility of that tape or not but one of the interesting things we learned in one report is that the l.a. prosecutor saying they didn't even rely on the tape in order to bring the charges. >> we talked about this before. the letter that when you compare a letter that was sent to the police department where it was clear the person knew susan berman was dead and you compare that to the handwriting of robert durst. >> dead match. >> almost identical with the same misspellings et cetera. that's got to be the key piece of evidence that changed everything in connection with this investigation. when the police say, this had nothing to do with the documentary. let them say the timing of the arrest wasn't typed to coincide with the time of the last episode. but to suggest that it had nothing to do with the documentary is of course
absurd. >> not credible at all. >> the reason they were able to get this incredibly important piece of evidence is because of this documentary. >> the key phrase in the criminal complaint susan berman was killed because she was a witness to a crime. the police and prosecutors trying to establish motive. >> again, let's be clear. witness to a crime doesn't mean she actually witnessed the crime. what they're saying is that she was a witness they wanted to speak to who had information about the crime. remember the police re-opened the investigation in 2000. only months before susan berman gets killed. the police decide they want to talk to susan berman. weeks before susan berman goes to the police she gets killed. >> okay dan abrams, thanks very much. >> now to that scare in the air. the pilots on a flight from washington to denver declaring an emergency after an unruly passenger caused a dustisturbance shortly after takeoff. passengers tackled him holding him down while it returned to the airport. gio benitez has the story. >> we've got a situation with a passenger. we're going to have to return back to the airport.
>> reporter: overnight terrifying moments aboard a united passenger jet. >> he ran forward towards the cockpit and he is being restrained by other passengers. >> reporter: watch as quick-thinking passengers are able to tackle and subdue this man before he reaches the cockpit door. the video taken by a passenger on board showing two men holding him down as he screams and seems to apologize. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: the boeing 737 with 33 passengers on board had just taken off from dulles airport headed for denver. >> he said there were jihadists in the cargo hold. >> reporter: the plane forced to turn back landing safely at dulles where law enforcement removed the man from the airplane and takes had iminto custody. >> no, please. >> reporter: my first reaction was that he was mentally ill. others around me were saying they thought he might be on drugs. >> reporter: airport officials say he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. passengers saying he was acting
suspicious before he even boarded the plane and once on the aircraft was seen taking pictures of the cockpit and moving his baggage to different overhead bins. >> no come on. >> reporter: a scary situation and we're told the airline tri is calling for action because the number of unruly passengers on planes are dramatically up worldwide. as many as 8,000 in 2013. meanwhile, united says it is rebooking the passengers on new flights this morning. george. >> okay we'll go to the white house now. thanks gio, where they are closely watching the election today in israel. the voting could have a major impact on our relationship with one of america's strongest allies. abc's jon karl is at the white house and prime minister benjamin netanyahu's clash with president obama over iran and other issues now he's in the fight of his political life. >> reporter: he is george. netanyahu is down in the polls and he is warning his supporters going into today's elections that he may lose and although the elections really have been focused on domestic economic issues and israel in these final days his relationship with the united states and with
barack obama has loomed large. especially that extraordinary speech he gave just two weeks ago before congress. the white house openly condemned that speech as destructive of u.s./israeli relations and now, george, in netanyahu's latest move he now is suggesting he is opposed to a peace deal that would include a palestinian state. that is a top priority in the region for the obama administration. >> i know they won't say so out loud but the white house hoping if he loses they'll be able to have a better relationship easier relationship with mr. herzog his opponent. >> reporter: no question about that. the official line from the white house is that president obama will work with whoever wins but make no mistake about it tensions between the united states and israel have never been lower during this obama administration than right now and they would love to have a new start with a new israeli prime minister. >> okay jon karl thanks very much. >> let's check in with ginger. there's serious weather condition as cross the country. >> wildfire is where we start. from woodward oklahoma the
video you're about to see up to north platte nebraska major wildfires breaking out, dozens of hopes evacuated and fueled by this record high temperatures the earliest 80 plus degrees in march ever in denver. you're seeing sioux city iowa 43 degrees above average. that dogs not last long. along with the wind and the shift of the cold front, comes much colder air. these are highs today. sioux city went to 50. 40 degrees colder today. milwaukee, called a pneumonia front for a reason because it really changes thing and coming here. cold air in place by tomorrow morning. george and robin, we're staying subfreezing as we start our wednesday so winter not over yet. >> not yet. >> okay thanks very much. we turn to that high drama at the boston marathon bombing trial where police delivered extraordinary testimony about their harrowing shootout with the tsarnaev brothers. abc's tom llamas has the latest. >> reporter: monday in court jurors learning how this once peaceful street in watertown, massachusetts, turned into a combat zone.
[ gunfire [. >> we have reports that they have explosives here at the scene. >> reporter: police locating the tsarnaev brothers in this boston suburb four days after the bombings at the marathon. a tracking system equipped in the mercedes tamerlan had just carjacked less than an hour earlier led police to their location. prosecutors say the brothers squared off against police using these pipe bombs. this photo shows tamerlan and dzhokhar crouching behind the stolen suv. police say the two were steadily shooting and hurling bombs at several officers for about eight minutes. one of those officers involved in the battle testifying that tamerlan the older of the two brothers fired first. one watertown resident telling the court he saw dzhokhar light a fuse and hurl a backpack at police. that backpack kerning out to be a pressure cooker bomb. >> the whole house shook, shook like it was an earthquake. >> reporter: the battle happening right in front of loretta's home. she may be called in to testify.
>> he hurt so many people and so many families that have been destroyed. >> reporter: one eyewitness telling the jury when police took down tamerlan he saw dzhokhar jump into the suv, speeding towards his brother. but dzhokhar ends up running over him. tamerlan would die within the hour but dzhokhar escaped the standoff until he was tracked down inside this boat 16 hours later. >> state police tells me that there's definitely move many in the boat. >> reporter: the jurors briefly leaving court on monday to get an up-close look at that boat stored offsite with dzhokhar present. court ending monday with this image, dzhokhar no longer on the run, instead surrendering with his hands up. and we want to point out, tamerlan had been shot several times when dzhokhar ran him over. this morning jurors are going to hear from the owner of that boat who went to go check on it once the watertown lockdown had been lifted and pulled back the cover, looked inside and saw one of the boston marathon many boers hiding there.
george. >> what a surprise that was. tom, thanks. we turn to amy with the other top stories starting with that announcement from the nfl. >> one of football's top rising stars has made a surprising announcement at the age of 24. chris borland of the 49ers says he is retiring because he's worried about the long-term effects of head injuries. one of the nfl's top rookies last season tells espn he wants to be proactive and doesn't want to risk his health. he's considered the most prominent player to leave the game in his prime because of brain injury concerns. overseas new worries iran is becoming even more involved in the fight for iraq's future. "new york times" reports iran has deployed advanced rockets and missiles to help fight isis in the city of tikrit. an estimated two-thirds of the force has been trained by iran. a dire warning about the crisis on the island nation of vanuatu slammed by that monster cyclone in the pacific. aid workers say many residents could face starvation within days because their crops have been destroyed and supplies have
been slow to arrive. communication still cut off to many areas. an american aid worker who contracted ebola in west africa is now in critical condition. he's being treated at the national institutes of health in maryland. 12 other people who worked with him are being monitored. and hillary clinton's use of private e-mail while secretary of state is taking a toll on her popularity. a new poll fines her favorability rating has dropped to 53%. more than half the people surveyed said it is a serious problem, most agreed she has not explained herself enough. finally the saying go kids say the darnedest anythings. that's what happened when espn interviewed this panel of little experts about the upcoming march madness basketball tournament. take a listen. >> who's the team to beat in the tournament this year? >> i think it's daddy. >> it's daddy. daddy is the team to beat. daddy --
>> another was asked which team will be the cinderella team. he answered tate. his sister. later one panelist made some silly faces before simply walking offstage. he had had enough. but it we listen to t.j. yesterday, any one of these kids could fill out a bracket and probably beat all of us. >> yeah. >> probably the best ones out there. they just do it. kind of like women that say i like the color of the uniforms, i'm going to pick the team to win and they do. they win every time. >> just women that say that right? >> fantasy football. you know how many -- i'm going to get my foot out of my mouth right now and move on. don't even throw this to me. i'm going to take it myself here. oh am i in trouble. pete rose is one of the best baseball players ever and now he's making a new pitch to get his lifetime ban from the game lifted. rose was kicked out of baseball more than 25 years ago for
gambling but now he's hoping a new commissioner will reconsider. abc's david kerley has the story. >> reporter: pete rose baseball's all-time hits leader known as mr. hustle charlie hustle for his aggressive play. a young tv broadcaster yeah that's me got a chance to interview him. >> mr. hustle when you're on the field are you thinking concentrating hustle hustle or is that just the way you play the game. >> i think a better word to describe me is enthusiastic. i'm super enthusiastic about playing baseball. >> reporter: but charlie hustle disappointed his fans bad for betting on the game his team as a manager shutting him out of baseball and the hall of fame for the past 26 years. >> as you can imagine, this is a very sad day. >> reporter: now this morning the 73-year-old rose is renewing his plea to lift the ban. baseball's new commissioner rob manfred telling espn in january that unlike past commissioners, he will hear rose out. but it's not a top priority.
>> i'm not sure that pete rose is going to be a first 100 days issue. i got a pretty busy 100 days. >> reporter: in the past two decades he's found ways to stay connected to the game. selling autograph even appearing in a humorous sketchers super bowl ad. >> i love being in the hall. >> reporter: now he's ready for redemption. >> i've been led to believe that america is a forgiving country and if you do the right things eventually you'll get a second chance. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david kerley, abc news, washington. >> we'll be interested to see what the new commissioner -- like he said, not in the first 100 days. >> wildfires earlier and now flooding? >> in a place where they have too much water. the ohio river. we had rob there >> still up above flood stage in a lot of places. look at these aerial shots from the area around sin since. road still covered and of course some basements going to be a problem for a few days. again things are receding and
not a ton of rain on the way just a little bit. let's look at the flood watches. advisories on rivers from texas up to hematoma parts of michigan, wisconsin all into western new york. but this is where the heaviest rain will fall back from oklahoma down through texas. and texas yes another day with rain. your local forecast just 30 seconds away. first though tuesday trivia brought to you byh-uh -- insurgent. >> good morning everyone, dave murphy here with an update from accuweather. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows dry conditions locally.
there are some showers off to the north. most of these will probably fall apart before they get here. heading outside we have mainly cloudy skies to start out. temperatures in most areas are in the 40's so a little milder this morning. and this afternoon well around lunchtime we'll get up to 62. it will be mild. but then after that the winds really pick up out of the northwest and temperatures fall close to 50 by dinnertime. 43 and chilly tomorrow. help each other here. >> thank you, ginger. hey, coming up on "gma," murder mystery, the texas nurse found dead in her swimming pool. why police say it was foul play. >> the college lacrosse players suspended accused of threatening their teammates. creflo dollar under fire. why he's asking his megachurch mens to raise money for his private jet. they're become in the ballroom. the bachelor cutting loose in
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jammed. that's eastbound traffic. already 40 minute ride. looking at a seven minute delay at this point. in norristown we have an accident on main street and george street. it's been out there a little bit. watch for that one. on the big picture slow speeds schuylkill single digits 7 miles an hour boulevard to past belmont about 15 miles an hour eastbound around the curve and i-95 only 15 miles an hour southbound at cottman which is particularly heavy and 18 near girard. so, a slow go in there usual spots but at least no accidents on the blue route schuylkill or i-95. matt. >> okay, thank you karen. taking a live look at south jersey. a little cloudy out there but it's going to be warm and then later it's going to be cold. dave murphy with the accuweather forecast. >> a day of changes. lots of clouds to start out matt. we're at 46 degrees in philadelphia. cool across the region but better than we've been a lot of recent mornings. in wildwood we're up to 52. and we've climbed to 40 in allentown. your seven-day from accuweather shows a nice high of 62. but that's going to be around lunchtime.
after that the numbers are going to dip all the way down close to 50 by dinnertime. and the winds are really going to pick up out of the northwest this afternoon. windy and colder tomorrow then, 43 with wind chills in the 30's. inching back to 46 thursday and then rain and maybe a bit of wet snow on friday. matt. winter not quite over yet. >> what a trick from the leprechaun. thank you david. we have some fun facts about saint patrick's day on my twitter feed right now. you can find it at matt underscore o'donnell.
good morning, america. right now millionaire robert durst could now face the death penalty after he's charged with murder in los angeles for killing his best friend. also right now, police in texas say a nurse found dead in her pool was murdered and that it was not an accidental drowning. and five players from the university of maryland baltimore county's women's lacrosse team have been suspended for appearing to send threatening messages to their freshmen teammates. we do say good morning, america, on this st. patrick's day. you know love is in the air, but it's not -- oh yeah barry white. that was a cue. >> you could never go wrong. >> you know that lara. love is not just in your heart it could be in your head. t.j. holmes explain this to us. >> okay well if your lover says that they love you, you no longer have to take care word for it. guys we might be on the verge of a neurological test that can
prove whether or not they're in love with you. i have that for you coming up. >> that is some tease, t.j. >> wow. this next story we have to bring down the barry white and make a turn now. we'll begin with this murder mystery in texas. a nurse and mother found dead in her pool. police thought she drowned by accident but now say it was foul play. money might be the motive. abc's ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: everyone thought it must have been a terrible accident. nurse edie sax found face down in her pool at her home. the 50-year-old still wearing her scrubs and lab coat. >> edie was a superb swimmer. >> reporter: her husband steve a radiologist feared she'd had a heart attack and fell in. that was april of last year. but this morning, police and sax's family say her drowning was no accident in i would implore anyone who had any information regarding my mother's murder to come forward and please help us. >> reporter: what changed? a lot, houston police say, once they took a closer look. first there were signs on sax's
body that she had been hit in the face and held down in the water. what's more neighbors say they spotted two unidentified men near her house at the time of the crime. detectives don't know who did it but they think they know why. >> it was a will leaving a large sum of money. >> reporter: millions of dollars are at stake. edie sax has four children of her own, three more stepchildren with dr. sax. police say they have ruled him out as a suspect but are still investigating others who stood to gain from her death. >> i cannot write a huge check into a trust for someone who killed my wife. >> reporter: edie sax's family is hoping some cold hard cash will help them catch the killer. this morning they're offering a $30,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> and our thanks to ryan. we will turn our attention now to a maryland university where
five female lacrosse players have been suspended for allegedly sending threatening messages about freshmen members of that team even coaches. abc's linsey davis is here with this disturbing story. >> it is. good morning to you. these texts are vicious and graphic, some too explicit for morning television. in a group text chat titled sophomores rule they wrote threats about their freshmen teammates because they were bitterly jealously allegedly. >> the left-handed shot a score. >> reporter: instead of fierce competition on the field. >> a shot and a score. >> reporter: this morning it's allegations of hateful competition off the field against their own teammates that has several lacrosse players sidelined. five players on the university of maryland baltimore county women's team are now suspended after a series of threatening texts emerged. texts they allegedly wrote about their freshmen teammates. >> there were extreme threats of violence. it was ugly. >> reporter: 16 pages of screen shots of the texts were
anonymously sent to the baltimore post examiner. in them the students allegedly posted messes like can we just kill them and kill the freshman. one writing during practice seed's be apriling for her teammate's shins and head. a player who saw the texts turned them over to coaches who then alerted school authorities. the five girls accused of posting the messages including three sophomores one junior and a senior were all banned from playing in last wednesday night's game but were allowed on the sidelines to cheer. >> the allegations from the sources i received were that they cheered when several of the freshmen players either fumbled or were injured. >> reporter: according to the baltimore post examiner the texts may have been a reaction to reduced playing time in favor of the younger recruiting class. a pr firm issuing this statement on behalf of four of the five suspended girls. words cannot express our sense of regret and disappointment in ourselves. the university telling abc news that the umbc community highly
values civility and respect and we take this matter very seriously. >> it isn't who umbc is at all and certainly is disappointing. >> reporter: the school is still investigating but in the meantime the team is practicing without any contact drills. the university officials say this is an ongoing situation and don't have any specific time frame for how long the suspension will last. they hope to do a quick but thorough investigation. some of the kids' parents saying they don't feel this is harsh enough and feel these girls need to be expelled but the school say had gone is certainly enough. >> thank goodness someone saw that. >> and turned them in. >> the team suspended contact drills as well. you can't trust your own teammates. that is horrible. to amy in the social square with "the speed feed." >> on this day when everyone is irish, st. patrick's day is trending everywhere as you might imagine. you'll see this google doodle first thing this morning, a fun animation of a shamrock band. i can hear them playing "danny
boy" and the irish spirit of erin go braugh is fell around the world as you listen to liam neeson in this add for irish tourism. >> every year on st. patrick's day, the world goes green. but here in ireland every day is bathed in green. >> ah. and the luck of the irish must have been in full force when this amazing picture was taken over the skies of loch ness the meteor in scotland did a shoutout to its irish cousins. if you look at the reflection, do you see it it's green, orange and white, the colors of the irish flag. tell us what's in your feed with the #socialsquare. i thought i found the luck of the irish. it's not gold. it's not even chocolate. it's plastic. >> you weren't happy. all right, there. thank you so much amy. time again for the weather and
that is just beautiful, >> calling it a rainbow of vernaculus. is that how you say that flour? i always turn to lara. california had four days in los angeles above 90 degrees, the first time ever they've done that in march but cooler today by about 10 degrees. going to 82 in l.a. palm springs still 91. las vegas still in the mid and upper 80's. san diego more that of cool on shore breeze more of the low 70's. you know where the record heat is going to be in north florida. could see or tie records from jacksonville to daytona beach to tallahassee and much of the southeast south of that front going to stay warm. birmingham almost 80 for a big high. that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> thank you, ginger. a little milder here for the first part of the day. right now we have showers that look like they're falling apart before they make it to us. your exclusive accuweather 7-day moving from the 40's to
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now we turn to the prominent megachurch pastor under fire raising eyebrows for a massive fund drive to buy a top of the line private jet. he claims he needs those extravagant wings to spread the gospel. abc's linzie janis has the story. >> god took a blood sworn oath. >> reporter: this morning, this atlanta-based megachurch in the
firing line after urging its members to fund a new gulf stream jet for its controversial leader pastor creflo dollar. >> i ask all of our partners globally to get on board with project g650. >> reporter: in a video appeal they say its hugely popular preacher needs it to spread his ministry after the church's current plane broke down. but not just any plane, the $65 million gulf stream 650, a status symbol so well known it's the subject of a rap song. ♪ fly like a g6 ♪ >> reporter: members of his church divided. >> get to spread the gospel. >> it's supposed to go to charity. not to somebody's lifestyle. >> if you don't know no better you'll stay in the ghetto all your life. >> reporter: dollar is famous for his prosperity gospel claiming riches will come to his followers who donate to the church. now the church has taken down
the controversial five-minute video telling abc news they will not continue with anything that distracts from its mission but the church clarifies the ministry has used a plane that has carried on for more than 30 years flying more than 4 million miles with teams of ministry personnel and delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of relief. dollar telling our dan harris in 2008 his jet is an essential tool of the trade. >> like acarpenter has to have a hammer to do his job i have to have a plane to fly around the world and be back to pastor two churches. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news new york. >> wow. >> wow. >> that's tough. >> all right, coming up everybody, big royal news. prince harry with a major announcement about his future. and the revealing new research. what your brain can tell you about true love that maybe barry white can't.
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think about love but it's really all in your head and new research shows that. t.j. holmes is in the social square to explain. >> you're going to love this one. imagine the world, strahan, where, fellas you don't have to send your woman flowers anymore. imagine where you don't have to send chock. buy jewelry on valentine's, you don't even have to spend quality time but if your woman wants you to prove you love her all you have to do is a, baby take a look at my mri. this is your brain. this is your brain on love. a new study revealing that when you're in love your brain looks decidedly different than when you're not. >> we're in love and seeing that the brain looks happier. there is a tiny little region in the brain called the reward center. and activated when we're doing things that are pleasurable. >> reporter: so that swoonworthy bond between "cinderella"cinderella and her prince -- >> carrespect ie you're the one. >> reporter: it was also in their heads meaning someday soon
instead of lie detectors we could have love deckers testing just how true your love is with one quick scan. >> i don't need a brain scan. >> you want to hear it out loud. >> reporter: nothing says i love you like an mri. all right, the reason this research is different is because other research -- george we showed you a picture of your wife and you get brain activity but in this study people did not -- were not shown pictures of loved one, they were not thinking about loved ones so it changes the architecture of your brain just being in love. >> i just want you to try the experiment first of sending your wife your mri instead of flowers. try that. >> you know what -- guys i actually wanted you to do this live. i suggested you all do this. i go the shot down real fast. >> you know the way my mine work. you look at the mri, it looks like a diamond ring so in the right frame of mind buy that
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. >> ♪♪ >> hey everyone, it is saint patrick's day. 7:56 on the clock. karen rogers standing by with a look at the roads. karen. >> i think people commuting would say they're not feeling particularly lucky today. a few new accidents popped up. looking live on 95 and this is the ramp from allegheny to i-95 southbound. you see how jammed we are. we have this accident partially blocking part of the ramp right here so traffic is getting by but it's extra heavy at this point on 95 southbound from woodhaven to girard and you see the 47 minute travel time. now a problem on the schuylkill. a disabled vehicle. we have had so many of them today. this one out and there you see police partially blocking the right lane. this is on the schuylkill westbound at south street. so you're really jammed in this area from there to south
street. and in new jersey, another new accident so three new accidents and all on major highways here. this one on 42. it was blocking two lanes. that's such a bad spot near 295. you can kind of see it here. they've pushed it off to the side. now your lanes are opened but already a 33 minute ride from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman bridge. last time we looked at that shot matt it was maybe a 13 minute ride. >> thanks karen. taking a live look at atlantic city new jersey. going to be an up and down day. >> we're starting out fairly cloudy. as you take a look at numbers 47 degrees right now and 48 in wilmington so 47 in philadelphia, even allentown up above 40. and this is fairly mild for this time of year and this time of morning. and speaking of mild we will get a high of 62. but that's going to be around lunchtime. the winds are going to pick up around midday and eventually turn out of the cooler northwest and we'll see those temperatures drop all the way down to close to 50 by dinnertime. windy and colder tomorrow, 43 with wind chills making it feel like it's in the 30's, matt. >> thanks, david a high school in montgomery county has
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♪ i got to cut loose ♪ it's 8 a.m. and all the stars getting footloose in the ballroom. the bachelor wowing the crowd. suzanne somers pulling out all the stops and trending big, army vet, noah galloway but it was rumer willis who stole the show. >> you guys are definitely the ones to watch. >> her proud parents bruise and d demi cheering her on. stress test are they really all they're cracked up to be? the real keys to staying healthy right now. ♪ and prince harry makes a tough decision leaving behind ray life he knows so well. what's next for our favorite party prince? ♪ bang bang ♪ all that and amy purdy here live with the scoop on "dance's" dazzling premiere as we say -- >> good morning, america.
♪ a little rain and a lot of green in times square this morning. for st. patrick's day, the whole crowd is decked out ready to go. ready for that parade coming later today and everybody is also thinking about that "dancing" last night. there is amy purdy, season 18 "dancing with the stars" runner-up here to handicap what she saw last night. >> you know who was pretty good last night? patti labelle bringing down the house getting some great comments from the judges and, okay so amy, are you going to check out nastia and derek, your former partner, the foxtrot. she has it in the telestrator. fierce competition. >> scientific equation. >> more later. >> yeah rumer willis also really stole the show last night. she was stunning with val and her superstar mom taking to twitter for the first time since 2013 tweeting this photo saying
that her girl was amazing and she is so proud. >> cue the music. ♪ happy st. patrick's day, america. we're celebrating all morning long with the very talented niall o'leary's irish dance troupe and, of course we also have the irish band from the irish art center keeping it musical in our studio and that just -- look at that footwork. >> thank you, michael o'trahanyo'strahan. >> that's my name. >> we begin with that big scare for passengers overnight on a flight to denver. moments after takeoff the united jet turned back to washington because a passenger had tried to storm the cockpit repeating the word jihad. he was subdued by other passengers one woman describing the man as quote, a crazy person not a terrorist. he was taken to a hospital for evaluation. millionaire real estate heir robert durst sits in a new orleans jail with his legal woes
growing. prosecutors there have filed weapons and drug charges against durst in connection with his arrest saturday. those charges are in addition to a murder count in los angeles which could bring a death sentence if he's convicted of killing his friend susan berman, 15 years ago. sources say the writing on two letters made public on the hbo series "the jinx" were the key new evidence in the investigation of berman's death. it remains unclear when durst will be returning to l.a. overseas israelis are heading to the polls today with the future of the mideast peace process hanging in the balance. incumbent benjamin netanyahu has declared there will never be a palestinian state as long as he is prime minister. it is the last-ditch appeal to hard-line voters because polls show him trailing his opponent. in health news a major doctor's group is recommending the next time you're told to get a heart test ask why. the group says unless there are symptoms it's probably not necessary and may be not even a good idea. abc's mara schiavocampo explains why. >> reporter: it's the gold
standard of heart evaluations. but this morning in a new strongly worded statement a national group of doctors says stress tests may be wasting your time and money and possibly even putting you at risk. the american college of physicians saying stress tests are overprescribed in healthy patients saying it's low value care because it does not improve patient outcomes. >> a lot of people now are very proactive and want to make sure that they nip heart disease in the bud but unfortunately these tests overestimate their accuracy. so this is where the problem comes in. >> reporter: the recommendation includes other common heart tests like ekgs and radioactive imaging. the acp warning these tests can even lead to potential harms. like false positives which often lead to additional potentially costly follow-up tests and procedures carrying their own risks. instead of these tests, the
group recommends healthy patients with no symptoms of heart disease should instead focus on ways to improve heart health like quitting smoking, keeping their weight and cholesterol in check and exercise. using the treadmill to run, not run a test. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. >> thank you, mara. captain wills is quitting the army. he served two tours in afghanistan. he said he is at a crossroads and starting a new chapter in his life it's a difficult decision. his post-army plans include working with injured veterans. finally we know politicians are used to taking a few punches but this is a whole new level of fighting. mitt romney has agreed to fight boxing champ evander holyfield. holyfield enters the ring at 6'1", 52 years old and four-time heavyweight champ, romney enters at 6'2" 68 years old and a two-time presidential candidate.
they face off in may and you might have guessed why, well it's all for charity but romney is a serious competitor saying it will either be a very short fight or i'll be knocked unconscious. >> or both. >> or both. yeah. >> ding ding ding. >> i just hope they raise a lot money. >> i hope so too. to michael in the social square. >> all right, thank you, george. we are celebrating st. patrick's day all morning long right here in times square. now, here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu"." awe never guess emma thompson's next big role. it's a beauty. plus we are tackling one of the hottest healthy beauty trends right now, are epsom salts legit or should you quit. "dancing with the stars" trending after last night's show. amy purdy is here live to tell us who she thinks is going to take home the mirror ball trophy. she's an expert. she knows. all that and we're celebrating st. patrick's day on "gma" right here in --
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♪ welcome back to "gma," everybody. it's st. patrick's day and we're celebrating the irish way. we've got amazing irish dancers here. look at that footwork. they're getting the party started. >> you really showed what you were made of there. >> no, i kicked myself in the shin. i'm still suffering. they know what they're doing. and st. patrick's day is trending worldwide right now. go green for st. patrick's day is so big and it's another trend of how to make a celebrity irish so for the rest of the day you can go online you can see all these things about what they're naming people. benedict potato patch and just pot o. gold. i'm horrible with accents. i'm wearing a green tie. lara what's popping. >> thank you for asking michael. happy st. patrick's day to you, my friend and good morning, everybody. today in "pop news," be our guest. we have an announcement and it's
a beaut as in "beauty and the beast." they cast three more big names in the remake. we knew about emma watson as beauty and "downton abbey"'s" star as the beast but add another emma to sweeten the pot as in emma thompson who will play mrs. potts and kevin kline will play maurice and josh gad, the voice of olaf will be lafou. great casting. "beauty and the beast" roaring into theaters march 17th, 2017. >> i can't wait. >> i know. >> my favorite. >> take a breath ginger. >> real-life american horror story for fans of the show. some bad news. even squarier than those story line jessica lange leaving the show. lang lange broke the news at a tv conference saying she absolutely loved the madness but after four
seasons she is ready to move on. luckily the blow was softened by the announcement of jackson from broadway and matt bomer. they will check in along with lady gaga. >> that's a scary show. >> highly disturbing. >> i can't sleep at night. >> fans just adore it and we will miss jessica. finally take a look at the folks at schenley wood retirement village in the uk who are putting their retirement to good use acting out their big screen fantasies for a calendar called the golan age of cinema. that's dirty dancing because no one puts grammy in the corner. also "har i potter" complete with a jazzy voergs of the hog wart's express. then take a look at the "wizard of oz." toto i don't think we're in kansas anymore and finally the caption for this was, luke i am your grandfather. well done great sense of humor.
>> thank you, lara. "heat index" coming up. to ginger right now. >> you >> hey, we're on guys. just complimenting this young lady's bowa. you're from where. >> tennessee. >> chicago. >> and chicago. we got them from all over the place but we're all irish dark aren't we. [cheers and applause] >> kind of. how about we check the forecast and how about we go to ireland. look, path earth cam shot. you can see what it's like. in the 40's. not much difference from here. clouds in place many people having a good advertisement leprechaun kicking his leg in cloverleaf texas. a decent day with mostly cloudy skies. 81 for a high. a couple other cities. as mild as it is here in new york city today in the 50's, look what's going to happen by tomorrow. temperatures by 7:00 a.m. subfreezing. singlesingle digits so winter not over pittsburgh. 26 tomorrow morning. that's big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> thank you, ginger. it's the mild before the cold
in philadelphia this morning as we're in the 40's. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows that you showers to the north appear to be missing us. as we take a look outside we have overcast skies for now. temperatures though not bad in the 40's and we are going to get a quick bump in the numbers up to around lunchtime. 62 is your high dan the exclusive accuweather 7-day but that will be around noon and after that, windy conditions building in from the northwest will knock those numbers down to about 50 by dinnertime and tomorrow's high 43 happy birthday. >> from shawnee, oklahoma. >> back inside. >> thanks ginger. why kick off our "heat index" with the big night in the ballroom. premiere of "dancing with the stars" season 20 rumer willis jumped to the front of the pack getting lots of buzz for her foxtrot with val. amy purdy is here with us to break it down but first cam mathison has a look at last night's highlights. >> reporter: from daring dance moves to spectacular swings and
splits. ♪ i know you lie ♪ >> reporter: "dancing with the stars" kicked off its 20th season on a high note. >> i am completely blown away. ♪ what i like about you ♪ >> reporter: the stars bringing their "a" game to the ballroom. riker lynch of pop group r5 rocking and rolling. >> you got the coolest vibe i've seen since i saw my friend billy idol. >> i love you. >> reporter: there was a fantastic foxtrot for five-time olympic medal gymnast nastia liukin and partner derek hough. ♪ i got to cut loose not worth are his fiancee looking on chris soules. while soul legend patti labelle danced to the beat of her own tune "lady marmalade." >> 24 carat like that. >> when you dance you are a gorgeous graceful goddess. >> reporter: bringing the crowd
to its feet. snoents don't believe me just watch ♪ and watch michael sam heating things up but thought without biting words from the judges. >> your footwork is atrocious. peta auf go to the work on his feet. >> reporter: not all started off on the right foot. >> be careful not to go -- you went on the wrong foot. >> reporter: army vet noah galloway stepping on the dance floor was about more than just the judges' scores. >> i don't want to just do well. the guy missing an arm and a leg. i expect more. >> reporter: his emotional inspiring performance leaving the ballroom in tears. >> it was profound and you're broadening my scope of what dance looks like. ♪ take me to church jt. >> reporter: by night's end one star emerging at the star to beat. rumer willis had a showstopping foxtrot. >> you guys are definitely the
ones to watch. [ cheers and applause ] >> 8. >> reporter: with proud parents watching from the sidelines. >> they were so ecstatic. >> i was frightened man. you know bruce willis is a legend so it was a little bit of pressure. >> i think you made him proud. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cam mathison abc news los angeles. >> we asked which couple are you rooting for, 26% say you're cheering for rumer and val. amy purdy here. her book "on my own two feet" just made the best-seller's list. talk about your partner, derek hough. a tough row to hoe, back and forth. can't even rehearse together. >> he thrives on challenge and i think she's a perfect partner for him because they're dedicated. they work hard. when you have little time you get a lot more done. >> they did pretty well last night. >> yeah they did incredible. >> and your impressions of
noah's performance. not a dry eye in the house. >> i cried and people used to say they would cry watching derek and i dance but this is the first time i sat back and cried. he has so much courage. you know we have similarities because of our legs and the mechanics of our legs but then we have differences, he has a prosthetic knee that's computerized and really hard to control. also his lead arm is the arm that he's missing so they have to get really creative and that's what derek and i had to do and, you know challenges can stop you in your tracks or force you to get creative so no doubt that's what they're doing. >> i love you understand why you brought us to tears watching. >> yeah. >> you have a better understanding. >> people that cry are fast dances and i think, how it was a fun, fast dance but then i think it's because you're rooting so strongly for that person. >> so remarkable. >> yeah last night i was standing up in my room cheering for him like come on. you know just rooting for him so it's nice to be on the other
side. >> yeah it is. >> patti labelle proudly stated she's 70 years young. >> i love this. >> and she looked great. >> the judges really rewarded her. >> i loved her. she -- her dress was absolutely gorgeous. the most beautiful dress i've ever seen. >> and she stayed within. it was like -- such a style and grace. >> exactly. she had so much soul. she didn't stiffen up. she moved her arms. i mean she just -- she looks like -- >> like she's having a blast. that's half of it. we got to talk about rumer willis too because you saw demi in the audience beaming. her father there, as well and is she the one to watch, do you believe? >> i think so. i think so. i mean she was beautiful. absolutely stunning. her lines were perfect and that dance seemed like a daps that would be week six, not week one so i can't wait to see how far they go. >> someone's about to go home first. who? >> i know i know. i hate this part. it is so sad because everybody
last night had so much fun and i know that keo, they're at the bottom. >> yeah. >> but they had so much fun and so i want them to have another dance, you know. >> we don't want that to happen. >> you know you just -- i don't know. >> it's the fans and the judges. >> yeah and it's not all about dancing. it's how the dancers make you feel so you never know who's going home. >> good point. >> great to have you here. don't miss "dancing with the stars" next monday at 8:00 7:00 central right here on abc. >> congratulations again with the book on the best-seller's list. a great read. next up in the "heat index" we are revealing the secret to turning a bargain bottle of wine in an expensive tasting one. the latest in our fancy or frugal series and who other than becky worley to bring it all to us. >> good morning, robin. can the simple act of blending turn this inexpensive wine into
something amazing and age it five years in 30 seconds? well this sounds like a great reason to drink some wine. the holy grail of wine getting a bargain bottle to taste like an expensive one. but this? it's called hyper decanting and has wine lovers frothing. they hope it will age the wine five years in 30 seconds all by exposing it to air and softening cannons. that's what happens with more traditional methods. decanting wine brings forth the most aromatic flavors. >> reporter: so a blind test taste to find out if the blender can transform inexpensive wine of here a $7 bottle poured trait into the glass. also poured trait in this $89 bottle finally need to pour it back in this bottle so we don't give it away. our same $7 bottle but this time blended. we had some wine novices.
what do you see as the difference? >> ooh, i like that one. >> reporter: and some experts. >> i like the way you swish it. i can by that. 2 of the 13 liked the $7 blended wine best. they were the self-described wine novices. this was your favorite? >> yep. >> this is $7 wine that we put in the blender. >> got good taste. >> reporter: overall most people thought the he can pensive wine was best. >> flavor. >> you definitely pegged the most expensive wine. >> reporter: but another clear trend emerged, in the battle for second place this is the exact same bottle put through the blender. >> did you see my face? >> reporter: the blended $7 wine consistently ranked over the same wine poured straight from the bottle. >> a little smoother. nice on the pallete. >> a little more complex. >> reporter: so while you can't blend your way to top shelf vino it's possible you can make your budget bottle taste a little
better. >> talking about wine st. patrick's day, what better day to do this. >> my o'connell cousins will never forgive me. >> tell viewers at home how to do this. >> just pour the bottle in the whole bottle you pour it into the blender, i don't want any splash-back on you. we got that in there and very simple. do this for 30 seconds. it even looks like a great slushie, right. you let it just sit long enough to get -- see those bubbles. that's the decanting. that's the effect when you air raet your traditional wine just done in seconds and make it softer. >> you've done the station test. >> i did the blind taste test and like the blended better. >> that's our becky. i'll stick with 2 buck chuck. we got more "gma" coming up. "dancing with the stars" on "gma" is brought to you by autotrader.com. find your car, your way at autotrader.com.
>> ♪♪ >> happy saint patrick's day everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. it's eight:27. traffic with karen. >> hi, matt a big pothole causing an issue on the westbound turnpike near the willow grove interchange. so watch for a slow go. we're seeing speeds of about 38 miles an hour as you head near this area. and an accident not that far off in abington causing a problem on easton road at susquehanna road. outside live on the schuylkill expressway heavy traffic in both directions. here we're looking at the boulevard. that's eastbound traffic headed into the city. you can see eastbound a 30 minute ride from the blue route to the vine westbound a 27 minute ride so pretty heavy traffic in both directions right now. 42 we had that accident 42 near 295. it has since cleared and the delays are starting to ease. we're down to 23 miles an hour northbound from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman
bridge matt. >> okay karen thank you. it will be nice and then a little chilly. meteorologist, david murphy explains. >> relatively nice start across the region for saint patrick's day. we've got a lot of clouds, matt. take a look. 47 degrees in philadelphia. not much wind so far. 41 in allentown, 48 in wilmington, so fairly comfortable. you still need a jacket but not too bad. then we'll shoot up to 62 and that's by about noon. after that the winds are going to pick up out of the northwest and we're going to see that temperature drop all the way down close to 50 by dinnertime. windy and colder tomorrow. wind chills in the 30's. david. >> both the villanova wildcats and lafayette leopards heading to pittsburgh. game on thursday night 6:50 p.m. "action news" will have coverage of the sendoff on both campuses later today. we'll have updates on 6abc.com >> ♪♪
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♪ yeah hey ♪ haute uh-oh yeah ♪ ♪ hey yeah yeah ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. >> that is singer/songwriter ledisi performing "i blame you." we loved her in "selma" as mahalia jackson. she is going to sing a little bit of that this morning for us and perform "take my hand precious lord" from the award-winning anymore and new sing the, as well. we're excited -- >> just reminded me. dave zinczenko is here. "eat this not that". he'll tell us how to cut out
ex-that sugar. >> is it wrong that i want that? >> no. >> celebrating st. patrick's day all morning long with the help of the irish band from the irish art center and not only irish dance troupe look at them go. terrific. >> happy st. paddy's day. we turn to supercharging your morning as "gma's" yahoo!s your day and taking on the popular epsom salt treatment sinking into so many of our post-workout routines. abc's sara haines checked in with the editor of health to see if it works. ♪ yahoo! ♪ >> reporter: when it comes to health trends let's be honest it's hard to keep up from the paleo diet to oil pulling and even yes, bone broth but what actually works and what is simply just a trend? we're getting down to the facts finding out if it's legit or quit. this morning we're tackling epsom salt and it's nothing like the salt we eat.
we're enlisting the help of michele promaulayko. >> it's not a new trend but seeps to have grown in popularity. tons of pro-months prosselytizeing it. >> the trend, the supposed health and beauty secret of the hottest celebrities. gwyneth paltrow, victoria beckham, elle macpherson and see it everywhere but what exactly is it? epsom salt magnesium sulfate. if you work out you've probably heard of it and probably used it. for those not familiar they're supposed to help with sore achy muscles after your workout. the idea by taking a magnesium sulfate bath it will help in muscle recovery. with nearly half of americans suffering from magnesium deficiency some believers feel the bath is a way to absorb it which in turn helps relieve stress cure depression even help with a good night's sleep but does it work? the science, there's only been one small clinical study linking epsom salt baths to raising
magnesium levels but other studies found the salt baths help them as a plea seen bow effect meaning if you think it works it just might. what's the verdict? >> here's the thing our skin is a protective barrier. it doesn't just keep the bads thing out and let the good things in. >> reporter: is it legit or quit. >> it's a quit unfortunately but sometimes things work because there is a placebo effect. there's not enough clinical studies to support it. if it fees good why not. >> reporter: even if it doesn't stand up to the hype this feels pretty good. for "good morning america," sara haines new york. >> i am with you, sara any excuse for a nice bath. let's get outside to ink goer for a final check on the weather. >> i got my ladies from san antonio, texas and i heard it's her birthday. it's her 60th birthday. there's no way. >> nicole we know you're not 50 but happy birthday. let's check the forecast shall
we. how about chicago where yesterday they were 73 degrees. today not at all. dropping into the 40's low 40's at that but chicago river nice and green from this weekend's vest activities and we're celebrating saint patrick's day with flood advisories and warnings from texas to western new york even into parts of wisconsin and you can see where the rain will fall in the coming days. that was the forecast through thursday. not a ton but just more than i think some of those rivers would like to have. there's the look at the national forecast. minneapolis cooler today. that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> thank you ginger. looks like we're get ourselves a dry start to saint patrick's day with showers missing us off to the north and east. we're in the 40's now going to 62 around lunchtime. winds pick up and temperatures drop to close to 50 by dinnertime. chilly tomorrow by hilton george. >> thank you, ginger.
happy birthday. to the matchmaking reality show with a twist. it is back. it's called "married at first sight" and features singles that tie the knot after they first meet. linsey davis has more on what you can expect. >> reporter: the radical social experiment is back. >> welcome to "married at first sight." >> reporter: with two of the three couples from season one saying they're still happily married one year later enter season two of "married at first sight." >> if and only if we feel you're one of the very few people we truly have an amazing match for we're going to introduce you to that match at your wedding. >> reporter: 7,000 politics whittled down by four experts creating what they believe are three perfect couples based on scientific matchmaking. >> there are no rules when it comes to dating and love. we want human connection. we want intimacy and love to be loved by someone else. >> reporter: in the end, six brave singles marry complete strangers.
>> i've never felt my pins and needles in my life. >> reporter: never laying eyes on them until they walk down the aisle. >> hi family-to-be. >> reporter: over the course of six weeks they captured cups from wedding to honeymoon to the daily struggles of marriage then the critical decision of whether they stay married or get divorced. >> never in a million years i would have thought i was getting married through an arranged marriage. >> regular marriage in the traditional way seems to be failing. people quit you know i think with this experiment for example, we fight for our relationship which we believe in. >> reporter: jessica signed up for season one but the experts didn't find a match for her until season two. >> you know sometimes you think you know what you want and it's just really -- >> reporter: not what you need. >> exactly what you need. >> reporter: from the moment they're told they've been matched they typically have ten days before their weddings. jacqueline had just four. >> i mean it's go big or go
home, you know. i'm really an extreme person too. i'm either all or nothing. >> reporter: thousands of pages of scientific data go into each candidate. >> how do you think the experts diddy. >> i think the experts did a good job. >> reporter: all with one hope to help these couples find their happily ever after. >> good job? great job? >> tune in and find out. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> what a wild idea. the new season of "married at first sight" premieres tonight on a&e. coming up dave zinczenko is here live with "eat this, not
all right, time now for eat this not that and we're showing you how to cut out the extra sugar in your diet this morning the world health organization recommends reducing the amount you eat to stay healthy and we have dave zinczenko here nutrition and wellness editor and editorial director of "heat this not that" magazine. how are you doing, man. you got so many titles. got me tongue tied. we know limiting sugar is great for cavities but what are some of the other concerns? >> oh my god. there is no way to sugar coat it. sugar is the number one driver of obesity, okay. everything that is linked to weight gain cancer diabetes heart disease has a link back to sugar. we got to eliminate it. it's got zero nutrition and your body does not need sugar to
function properly. >> okay so a lot of people -- you can get addicted to sugar in a lot of ways. >> it rewires your brain and wants you make more. >> i'm looking at those pancakes and i want some of that. >> blueberry pancakes from perkins. berry, berry bad pancakes because it's a thousand calories and 1 05 grams of sugar. let's see the equivalent right here. >> amy is coming in right now. amy. >> 13 apple and spice doughnuts. >> that is the equivalent. >> yeah to that right there. right there. >> so we're at perkins grab that the short stack, 540 calories, 34 grams of sugar so you are saving 460 calories and 71 grams of sugar just by making this smart swap. it's a smart swap. >> you look at that and could be -- sometimes you go to these
casual dining places and you don't realize some of the things hidden. >> they do these head fakes. >> i'm looking at this and this is something i would eat. >> the sweet potato fries and dip, okay but it's got 1,070 calories and 51 grams of sugar. amy. >> this is a balancing act. check this out. >> the sugar equivalent of 51 waffles. >> the equivalent of that. >> right there. >> oh. >> get a side of the crispy red potatoes and ketchup and you are saving 830 calories and 39 grams of sugar just by eating this and not that. >> see, i would order that because sweet potato fries. >> no it's a total head fake. >> another thing i would eat. >> this is the cheesecake factory teriyaki chicken more like the terror-yaki chicken. 96 grams of sugar in it. >> wow. >> let's look at the equivalent.
16 vanilla ice cream bars. that's the sugar. >> i know you want one. >> i want one so bad. >> so much sugar this is going to turn your kids into godzilla in no time. instead at cheesecake factory get the tuscan chicken. you are saving 730 calories and 89 grams of sugar. >> 590 calories. >> yeah. >> oh wow. >> just 7 grams of sugar. >> 7 grams of sugar. it looks good. it looks delicious. >> frenemy's -- friendly's here you're having the honey barbecue chicken strips this here has 1,580 calories and 73 grams of sugar. that's the equivalent of a dozen chocolate chip cookies. >> a dozen chocolate chip cookies. >> so guys when you're at friendly's, grab this. turkty tips entree and saving 404 grams of sugar. all four of these you save up to over 2,000 calories.
>> if we make these choices. you know what thank you so much. you helped me because these are all things i would have ordered myself but now i know thought to. we reached out to all the chains and they say they offer a variety of options so their customers can make an informed choice and perkins did not get back to us so there you go. coming up grammy nominated r&b sensation, ledisi with a special performance. ♪
"take my hand precious lord" playing mahalia jackson. >> yes. >> in the movie "selma." how are you? >> i'm great. thank you for having me today. so great to see you. >> great to see you too, ledisi. you've handled everything with such grace. everyone here and just appreciate how you've done that. we're two southern girls. >> i know. >> new orleans. >> new orleans, louisiana, yes. >> and this new music, you said really you're free. >> yes. >> that's who you are. tell us about it. >> i have my album "the truth" and have "the intimate truth" which is me telling how i am coming out of great relationships, good and bad, just having a fun time in life and enjoying myself. >> yeah and embracing who you are and where you are at this point. >> for me. >> that r&b tour you're on. >> yes. >> it's hot. yes. tell them who you are a performing with. >> with lela james and raheem divine. all the shows are selling out fast. a great tour. i'm having a blast and great things are happening. it's awesome. it's awesome. >> you are well deserving of it.
are you ready to hear some new music? [ cheers and applause ] >> from her current album truth truth here again ledisi "rock with you ♪ >> yeah. are you ready? ♪ ♪ yeah ooh yeah ♪ ♪ come on ♪ ♪ hey i'm on it i want it so hot and gimme a mike and i rock it ♪ ♪ 'cause my love for you goes nonstop and you you're the only one i really need ♪ ♪ any place i feel you need to go is the only place that i want to be let me tell you ♪ ♪ you no one makes me feel like this the lovin' when we kiss this love this love is real ♪ ♪ i tell you that i'm yours would you keep on loving me ♪
♪ would you do all that you can to see me smile 'cause i don't want the future to say we're not meant to be ♪ ♪ just wanna be with you that's why that's why i rock rock rock with you hey and all i got i give to you ♪ ♪ to keep your love for me feels so right you're like a drug to me i'm so high ♪ ♪ yeah every day just before i go my own way i get down on my knees and say ♪ ♪ say a little prayer for you yeah believe it or not when i'm driving on the block ♪ ♪ playing music in my truck i stop say a little prayer for you ♪ ♪ if i tell you that i'm yours would you keep on loving me ♪ ♪ would you do all that you can to see me smile 'cause i don't want the future to say we're not
meant to be ♪ ♪ just wanna be with you that's why ♪ ♪ ♪ that's why i rock rock rock with you and all i got i give to you ♪ ♪ to keep your love for me feels so right ♪ ♪ you're like a drug to me i'm so high ♪ ♪ hey ♪ boy you know i'll do anything for you i like the way this feels you make my life better ♪ ♪ baby baby won't, won't you let me rock you hey ♪ ♪ i just want to give you what you like whoo ♪ ♪ hey that's why i rock rock with you and all i got i give to you ♪ ♪ to keep your love for me feels so right yeah you're like a drug
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rogers. karen. >> quake, make a pit stop here first. looking outside live here on i-95 northbound we have an accident block the right lane. we see police and penndot on the scene. we had a fire truck out here earlier. so look for some delays on i-95. this is northbound the off-ramp from the vine street expressway and really jammed in this area because of it. a new accident approaching bensalem blocking the right lane. you see the area of yellow. that means it's causing slowing on the turnpike westbound. new jersey we have an accident, another one in a bad spot right on 295. look at these speeds. 15 miles an hour southbound at 295 from 73 to this point near route 30 which is the white horse pike. this accident blocks the left lane and it's creating a big jam-up there. 28 miles an hour westbound on 55 leading to 42, matt. >> okay, thanks karen. outside we go to meteorologist, david murphy. good morning, david. >> matt looks like the sun is trying to make a run at the clouds here over philadelphia right now. take a look as we're up to 49 degrees so almost 50.
we started out about, oh, five 6 degrees cooler in a lot of spots. still 42 in allentown, 51 now in wilmington and this afternoon we're going for a high of 62 but we'll hit that around lunchtime and then winds are going to pick up and that number will dive down to closer to 50 by dinnertime. 43 and chilly and windy tomorrow matt. >> thank it david. villanova wildcats fans giving their team a big sendoff to the big dance. we'll be live on campus as they leave for the ncaa tournament on "action news" at noon. passengers tackle an unruly man on a united airlines flight. we have new information on the man who caused this in-flight disturbance at noon. insurgent star theo james is next on "live with kelly and michael." that's next on 6abc. safe travels. i'm matt o'donnell.
announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the "divergent" series "insurgent," theo james, and kyle chandler. and "shameless" star emmy rossum takes a seat at the co-host desk. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now, here are michael strahan and emmy rossum! [cheers and applause] ♪ michael: there you go, my lady. [applaus