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good morning, america. this morning -- dangerous mix. snow, flooding, even killer tornadoes. thick ice sending cars off the road and taking down branches. where the storm is right now, and is more extreme weather ahead? what it all means for your holiday travel plans and a white christmas. digital death spiral. before boarding a plane, a pr bigwig sends out an offensive tweet about africans and aids. and while she's in the air it goes global, with the #hasjustinelandedyet. how her bosses reacted. and what justine sacco her safe is saying this morning. mission delayed. nasa forced to postpone its next
spacewalk until christmas eve, the problems now facing the astronauts and how nasa is handling them. ♪ and double dynamite. justin timberlake and jimmy fallon teaming up again on "saturday night live." hilarity ensues. the best gags, the best celebrity cameos, we've got it all for you this morning. ♪ we wish you a merry little christmas ♪ good morning, everybody. also coming up this morning -- the nfl cheerleader who is unquestionably tougher than any of the guys out on the field, she has just come back from a tour of duty over in afghanistan, where she served in a dangerous area, even engaging in combat, how the philadelphia eagles are going to honor her tonight.
>> beautiful young woman. says she wants to be just like her father. we'll get to that story in little bit later in the show. but we're going to begin with that deadly mix of weather. making holiday travel miserable for a lot of people across a large chunk of the country. abc's alex perez has the story from chicago's o'hare airport. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. it has been headache after headache. for those trying to travel for the holidays this weekend. here at o'hare and many airports they're still playing catch-up from a number of delays. in many parts of the country, this winter storm has been relentless. wreck after wreck, the massive storm creating a nightmare during the busy holiday travel weekend. rain leading to a dangerous glaze of ice across the central part of the country. and at airports along this storm's path, crews working nonstop to de-ice planes. and in bartelsville, oklahoma,
look closely, the rain even freezing on this bird's feathers. the ice built up so thick, trees snapped and crumbled under its weight. >> those trees are coming down pretty quick. >> reporter: and threatening homes. in kansas, many cars ended up upside-down, some even stranded. this pickup truck, slid off the highway, killing the driver. in amarillo, and in other parts of texas, first responders struggled just to keep up with the crashes. treacherous road conditions in vermont caused this rollover on i-89, and ice in michigan, thick enough to cover this car window. and it's not just snow and ice, overnight, this storm causing possible tornadoes in arkansas. causing this 18-wheeler to overturn in west memphis, and destroying at least eight homes
in chico, and flooding entire neighborhoods. and this storm is not over yet, that ice, snow and rain now moving east, and here in the midwest, temperatures are expected to plunge tonight. dan? >> something to look forward to, alex. t-minus three days until christmas, so is there more extreme weather coming and what are the odds of a white christmas. let's check in with damon lane chief meteorologist of our abc affiliate in oklahoma city. good morning, once again. great to have you here. >> great to be here. that's the big question, who will have a white christmas this year? we'll talk about that in just a little bit but let's talk about what's happening right now. a severe thunderstorm watch. potential for severe storms right around the nation's capital, washington, d.c., that until 10:00 a.m. as we look later into the afternoon here, by noon, a few snow showers around the chicago. snow ongoing in milwaukee. we're going to see a few showers around philadelphia into new york city, this afternoon, but early tomorrow morning, if you
are traveling around 8:00 a.m., right down i-95 from boston, down to the nation's capital, it looks like another round of rain is in the forecast. also snow, from milwaukee to green bay, 1 to 2 inches, up to 4 inches of snow there. who will have a white christmas? right now, 42% of the united states covered in snow. it looks like almost half of america will have snow on the ground this december 25th. dan and bianna, back to you. >> it's so warm outside here in new york city this morning. i doesn't even feel like christmas is a few days away. >> damon, great to have you. let's go to ron claiborne now with the other top stories. good morning, everyone. president obama is warning that violence in south sudan could cost the world's newest country in africa the support of united states. saturday, four u.s. troops were injured after gunfire hit aircraft. trying to evacuate americans in the remote region of africa. the escalating violence in the
area is causing tens of thousands of south sudanese to seek shelter in a u. mission compound. a intense standoff in kentucky. s.w.a.t teams outside of a decorated veteran's house who barricaded himself in the house. there are believed to be children and they're now negotiating with that man. fufr was heard earlier coming from the house. so far no word of any injuries. and more fallout this morning from that massive credit card security breach at target, chase bank is putting temporary restrictions on its debit cards used at the popular retailer. chase card holders can only withdraw $100 and limit their debit purchases to $300. the bank says the restrictions will be lifted once a replacement card, replacement card, are issued. and in colorado, claire davis, the teenager shot inside
of arapahoe high school, has died. she was shot in the head at point-blank range by her fellow classmate karl pierson, police say davis was not pierson's intended target. she was just 17 years of age. edgar bronfman has died, he was the longtime president of the world jewish congress and champion for jewish rights around the world. he also spear headeded efforts to gain $11 million in restitution to heirs of holocaust victims. in 1999 bronfman was award the presidential medal of freedom. bronfman was 84 years of age. and finally, a gift of flowers from pope francis -- or rather for pope francis from some of his youngest followers. the pontiff visiting the children's hospital in rome on saturday. during the three-hour visit, the pope thanked the children for sharing their christmas dreams and wishes with him. no gifts for them yet. it's not christmas yet.
>> that was gift enough. >> so great to see robin and josh with him last week at the vatican, fantastic. >> back to you guys. >> he does seem to have a way with children. >> thanks again, ron. to space now, and the wardrobe malfunction that's jeopardizing the mission to make crucial repairs to the international space station, yesterday's spacewalk went well but tomorrow's been postponed because of space suit problems. it turns out, they're decades olds. abc's mike boettcher is at the johnson space center in houston. mike, good morning. >> reporter: even though saturday's space walk exceeded expectation, there was a problem. yet another issue with the 35-year-old space suits used by the astronauts that were designed during the era of the space shuttle. american astronauts rick mastracchio and michael hopkins raced through time and space. removing ahead of schedule a broken cooling pipe that jeopardized operations aboard the international space station.
but there was a glitch. astronaut mastracchio, the senior of the two space walkers, complained about freezing feet and at times had to readjust temperature controls within the suit. >> you can get out of the arm, too, to get out and move around alittle bit. maybe that will warm you up. >> reporter: when mission control asked him to extend the spacewalk, he balked. >> my vote would be to call it for today, but it's up to you guys if you really want to go out there. >> reporter: one of mastracchio's problems was revealed by mission control a few hours after the walk ended, water in his space suit. >> we want to dry that suit out overnight. >> reporter: they'll spend christmas eve trying to finish the work. after nasa canceled monday's space walk to investigate what caused the latest malfunction. but it's different from an emergency encountered last july by an italian space-walker who almost drowned when a glob of water collected in his
helmet. it's working the aging space suits. >> the suits are 35 years old. we review the hazards. every so often. >> reporter: mastracchio is a seven-time space walker. >> reporter: mastracchio and hopkins will switch space suits for tuesday's mission. they hope to be dressed for success. bianna? >> that will indeed be a christmas present. we'll turn now to the latest on the arrest of four men in the vicious killing of a young lawyer gunned down in front of his wife in a parking lot of an upscale shopping mall. this morning, police are now saying the accused cold-blooded killers wanted the man's luxury suv, so, is this part of a frightening new trend? abc's reena ninan is here with more. >> reporter: they credit good old-fashioned police work, technology to help crack the case. the suspects picked up just
after five days from this horrible attack. this morning, police say that these four men arrested late friday night for their alleged role of the tragic shopping mall carjacking. might be part of a new trend in crime. >> we believe that the individuals immediately involved in this incident have been charged and now taken into custody. >> reporter: saturday, police revealed new details of the night friedland was murdered. they say the four suspects arrived in a chevy suburban suv. they allegedly discovered dustin and his wife leaving the mall. that's when investigators tell abc news, the carjackers struck. jamie watching as her husband was fatally shot. two men left in the suburban, the other two sped up in a range rover. >> the crime itself seems to be motivated by the desire for that particular vehicle. >> reporter: police say thieves are targeting luxury vehicles like their suv.
with so many cases, it's been a focus of the fbi's new jersey office for three years. >> there is a black market for stolen vehicles. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say some stolen vehicles are quickly moved to africa as part of an international ring. it's not clear if that's the case here. investigators are looking into whether this incident is linked to others in the region. in a statement overnight, his widow expressed her thanks to police. "we are very grateful to the essex county police and all of the local authorities for pursuing this so vigorously." >> bail was set at $2 million for each defendant. the men could potentially face the death penalty. 90% of cars from carjackings are usually recovered. >> as was this one. what a terrible case. reena, thank you. and this morning, we are hearing from the woman at the center of a digital uproar, of all people, justine sacco, should have known better. she's a pr hot shot of sort. but friday, before boarding a flight to south africa, she sent out an incredibly offensive tweet about aids and race.
by the time she landed yesterday, that tweet had gone global and she had been fired. abc's gio benitez is on the story. >> reporter: good morning. up to a few days ago, she was representing big websites. like match.com and the daily beast. now, she's unemployed. so many watching her demise online while she was offline on a plane. she's now apologizing right here on "gma." this morning, justine sacco is talking to abc news, saying words cannot express how sorry a many am and i need to apologize to the people of south africa who i afended. her tweet began like this. going to off ka, hope i don't get aids, just kidding, i'm white. her former employer quickly issued a statement calling the comment outrageous and offensive
and after firing sacco said it condemns the tweet but said she's an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core. sacco oblivious to the backlash without wi-fi on her flight f m london to cape town. south africa friday. her whole time her twitter account exploding. her reputation imploding. the #hasjustinelandedyet, anxiously waiting the moment sacco would get online. >> this is one of the fastest responses in crash and burns that i have seen from a tweet. >> reporter: this photo posted to twitter shortly after sacco did land, showing her after she landed in cape town, moments later, the offending tweet was deleted, then her entire tweet, but still no apology. >> but still no apology until now.
>> the pr person has two jobs, one is to present things to the public, but the other is to read the mood of public and to be sensitive to that and this was shockingly insensitive. >> reporter: sacco also saying this is my father's country, and i was born here, i'm in anguish knowing that my remarks have caused pain. sacco's family also speaking out telling abc news, this is not indicative of the type of person she is. but now on her now-deleted account, she described herself, as a troublemaker on the side. dan and bianna. we're going to turn to president obama who's enjoying the sun, sand and surf of hawaii on his annual winter vacation with his family there. >> before leaving the white house, the president was really grilled by reporters about his fifth year in office, which he insisted wasn't the worst of his presidency. let's bring in the host of "this week," george stephanopoulos. >> you know how things are going when that was the first question. >> so, was it the worst year of
his presidency and what does he do to make 2014 less horrible in >> i think it's safe to say it was the worst year of his presidency. but also a tough year for everybody in washington, they had the least productive congress in memory. the president has to do a few things to start to turn this around. number one, get back to basics. fix the health care website. make sure people are signing up. big deadline coming up tomorrow for people who want to have their health insurance by january 1st. number two, some good news, the economy has been getting stronger. they want to avoid government shutdowns to harm the economy. that's important as well. on top of that, they have to try to find some way to work with congress and at least one of his big-ticket items that was stalled, immigration. and of course, he'll also be working on this potential nuclear deal with iran. that would be a big break through as well. >> he needs some wins. >> no question about it. >> george, thank you. >> thank you. >> that's coming up later on
"this week," right here, on abc. george's big show including the powerhouse "roundtable." and now to the incredible story of an nfl cheerleader who went from the football field to the battlefield as part of a special ops combat unit in afghanistan. the team she cheered before her service, philadelphia eagles will honor her service. abc's linzie janis is here with her story. if anyone deserves an honor, it's this woman. >> reporter: this amazing young woman was leading a platoon of 22 in afghanistan just weeks ago, and in an exclusive interview she tells why she decided to ditch her pom-poms for an assault rifle and pistol. just back from a second tour in afghanistan, 25-year-old lieutenant rachel washburn will be named hometown hero in a ceremony during tonight's philadelphia eagles game. in 2009, washburn gave up her career as a cheerleader for the team to become an officer in the
u.s. army. >> i was always going to join the military. they're not exactly the same. but both jobs require you to handle stress. >> reporter: while in college, she juggled both identities. training as an officer and winning a spot on the eagles cheerleading squad her sophomore year. >> and when she came back, she didn't miss a beat. she knew all of the dances. she was just doing everything. >> reporter: but after graduation, her love of country won out. washburn deployed to afghanistan in 2011 as part of a cultural support team, her mission -- winning the hearts and minds of women in afghanistan. >> trying to create a bond with them was always our main objective. we talked a lot about head scarves and makeup. >> reporter: washburn and another female officer were attached to a special forces unit. and despite these stunning photos of her time there, she fought in a remote and dangerous mountain area, where two other female officers died.
>> their sacrifice just means so much to me and to other women. >> reporter: washburn says that she's following in her dad's footsteps, a retired air force fighter pilot. >> i know enough about the army to know that what she was doing was not safe. you don't want your own kid to go. >> reporter: washburn has a year left on her current military contract. but she's planning on doing three more years after that. perhaps law school after that and a career as a human rights lawyer. she is awesome. >> what an inspiration. i bet her dad is very proud. >> she has a boyfriend, dan. just so you know. i know that you're married. >> that's not dangerous, given that i'm married. not to worry, honey. not to worry. but she is -- >> her boyfriend happens to be a first lieutenant as well. they're both based at savannah, georgia. >> she's remarkable. thanks, linzie. now to a moment of honesty followed by a moment of greed, and it was all captured on surveillance cameras. it involves a waitress who found
1,000 bucks in a seat and tried to return it. here's abc's ty hernandez. >> samantha a waitress at the crab house, realized one of her customers forgot something in his seat. and it wasn't his coat or his car keyes. >> i just saw a wad of hundreds. i didn't count it. i was in a rush to catch the guy at the front. >> reporter: security cameras were rolling as knight caught up to this man and handed him the misplaced $1,000. >> i was like you left in the booth. he was like, thanks. and put it in his pocket and took it and walked away. >> reporter: one small problem, this is not the man who lost the money. if we fast forward the tape, we could see the rightful owner leave with his wife just moments before this dishonest customer claimed the cash. >> i thought i was giving it to the right guy. i felt bad. i wish i would have held on to it. >> reporter: the man who lost the cash, he was visiting from
chicago and said police told him, unfortunately, no actual crime had been committed. if the cash does come back, he's going to give it to the waitress who's expecting a baby, the possibility this good deed could be rewarded after all. for "good morning america," tai hernandez, abc news, new york. >> who would do -- i can't imagine somebody not being surprised when a waitress comes up to you and says you dropped this. oh, yeah, i did, of course. >> when somebody comes up and hands you money, yeah, i'll come take that money. >> i would be waiting for john quinones to come out and say, what would you do? >> where's the rest of my money? time now for the weather and back over to damon lane. from our oklahoma city affiliate. koco channel 5. they don't do those things in oklahoma city? >> no, never. an interesting story, bianna, i am right there with you. i would be waiting for the cameras to be rolling there. we have been talking a lot about the cold part of america, but there's a lot of warmth, look at orlando for today, 90 degrees. feeling a lot more like summer in florida than winter.
you can see record warmth stretching from orlando, charlotte, up to washington, d.c. temperatures in the 70s. that's all headed out of here in a couple of days. we'll watch some heavy rainfall move in from atlanta up to raleigh, again, the nation's capital, inches of rain across the southeast, there's a cold side to this, look at these temperatures this morning and north dakota area, south dakota, temperatures well below zero. out to the northwest, seattle, 50 degrees. again, we'll see quiet weather across the west coast for today. look at temperatures across the nation here.
>> 90s down to the southeast. 20s in kansas. >> wow. >> big difference. >> all right, thanks, damon. and coming up on "good morning america" -- making seaworld strikes back, the popular theme park, launching an aggressive new ad campaign against a critical documentary. the musical acts that have canceled concerts there due to the controversy. plus, snl surprises. the surprise celebrity roll call joining justin timberlake and jimmy fallon, the highlights of a giant hilarious show. and love connection, how that crazy addicting dot game, scored a man his wife.
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♪ ♪ ♪ welcome to the christmas can can ♪ check out the awesome christmas lights show set to music at this house in newark, california. we're just three days away from a merry and bright christmas all around the country. i grew up loving christmas lights and jake is in texas with my parents. they were driving around looking at lights and he loved it, too. something so magical about it. >> runs this the family, apparently. it is sunday, december 22nd, three days away from christmas. this morning a lot of people talking about a particularly funny "snl" episode overnight, jimmy fallon and justin timberlake taking over and doing a "barry gibb" talk show when a special guest shows up. we'll tell you who and you might be able to guess coming up in "pop news." but first, seaworld, the
marine park is fending off accusations that it's been mistreating animals. the company is launching a big pr blitz. it's attacking the credibility of a stinging documentary that explores the death of a female trainer by a killer whale. as more and more celebrities cancel up coming performances. abc's aditi roy is in our l.a. bureau this morning. good morning. >> good morning, dan. seaworld is fighting back against the charges in the documentary, the company took out a full-page ad in several major newspapers and addressed what it calls dishonesty and misinformation about the campaign against the park changes. seaworld is lashing back. at this documentary and its charges of animal mistreatment. the company took out a full-page ad in eight major newspapers friday. to, quote, set the record straight. the movie "black mark" kronles
the story of tilikum, a killer whale associated with three deaths during 30 years in captivity, including the death of dawn brancheau. this video taken at the seaworld shows the whale playing with the trainer just before dragging her into the water and killing her. they're wondering if years of captivity doesn't trigger their aggressiveness. in an open letter, seaworld says we do not capture killer whales in the wild. seaworld also said that tilikum did not attack her, that all evidence indicates that tilikum became interested in her ponytail. grabbed it and pulled her into the water. >> i don't think this is the last we heard of this. this documentary seems to have gained more momentum, not less momentum. >> reporter: the theme park chain also responded to the documentary's heart-wrenching video of whale hunts. showing young whales being separated from their mothers. seaworld's ad says that we do not separate killer whale moms and calves. the letter came after eight
musical acts, including bare naked lady, martina mcbride, and willie nelson, canceled upcoming performances at the orlando theme park. >> what this celebrity situation does, it makes it a bigger story and that's exactly what they don't want. >> reporter: abc news reached out to seaworld, officials said in a statement, we felt the time had come to address the many falsehood of our long history of marine mammal display. we also reached out to the film's director who said seaworld's response didn't focus on anything about the film. because the entire film is based on facts. so, the controversy continues. dan and bianna. >> seaworld really in damage control this morning. thank you. let's get a final check of the morning's top stories with ron. >> hey, ron. >> hello, again, good morning, everyone. nasa has postponed tomorrow's second spacewalk following a malfunction with one of the astronaut's space suits. on saturday, the astronauts successfully pulled out a pump with a faulty valve ahead of the schedule.
the space walk is expected to resume this coming tuesday. and in the uk scotland yard said they're reviewing evidence after celebrity chef nigella lawson admitted uses drugs, she said that she used cocaine with her late husband when he found out that he had terminal cancer. she made the revelation during the fraud trial during her two former assistants. and a wild brawl at a women's olympic exhibition hockey game between the u.s. and canada, with eight seconds left in that match, tempers flared and fists started flying. six players from each team were hit with penalties. team usa ended up winning, 4-1, and imagine this, the two teams will go at it again, play hockey that is, not necessarily brawl, this coming weekend. from brawling to dancing, 14-year-old blake linquist from new hampshire showing off his dance moves during monday's celtics game. even the sports anchors got into it. as you can imagine, this video has gone viral. and blake said that he's becoming a local celebrity. believe me it's a burden.
celeb rithood. a warning blake. time now for weather and back to damon lane. of koco, channel 5 in oklahoma city. >> good moves on that little kid, yeah. i wish i had moves like that. we were talking a lot about this weather moving across the united states. and there's a winter side to it. look at this video coming in from wichita, kansas, about 3 inches of snow, that certainly led to slick conditions along i-70 moving across kansas. and then there was the springlike storm side to this storm here. monroe, indiana, seeing some severe wind damage. winds gusting up near 80 miles per hour. certainly less -- some nasty damage on the first day of winter. so, where are those storms now? they are moving now along the east coast. and it looks like we're going to see a good amount of rain from the southeast up to the mid-atlantic here, a little bit of snow around snow, as you make your way towards milwaukee, the overall winter side of this storm system will probably stay in canada, you can see, here,
rain moving across pennsylvania. this morning as we look at it as far as holiday travel, snow likely across the mountains of the grand tetons there, and we'r nd t >> and that weather report brought to you by walgreens. >> damon, thank you. still ahead on "good morning america" -- the dynamic duo, jimmy fallon and justin timberlake teaming up for an outrageous episode of "saturday night live". we have the best moments coming up. and she's beautiful, smart and talented. maybe there's something that sofia vergara just can't do, we'll explain in "pop news."
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they had a lot of very famous people on, including people more famous than ron claiborne. >> hard to believe. i stayed up watching the show. justin timberlake, and jimmy fallon starring in some hilarious skits. now buzzing on the internet, too boot. we have been talking about this all morning. abc's sara haines is here with the highlights. >> reporter: they're at it again. it's safe to say, when this duo teams up, they don't disappoint and last night was no exception. justin timberlake. jimmy fallon. a dynamic duo. totally live. >> that's the way we laugh it up. bring it on down to wrappin'ville! >> reporter: the surprises continued throughout the night with special guests. paul mccartney. ♪ have yourself a merry little christmas ♪ ♪ let your heart be light >> reporter: madonna.
>> observer of human nature. republicans. democrats. why can't people get along? >> i'm glad you asked that, barry. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg. even the real barry gibb. ♪ >> reporter: and fallon's turn as the not so real harry styles and pitbull. ♪ >> reporter: while justin nailed his impersonation of fallon. >> so many great answers. so many. so great. so great, my man. >> reporter: so dead-on, jimmy couldn't handle himself. >> reporter: while saturday night, j.t. was just the musical guest. as host of -- >> "saturday night."
>> reporter: he's brought us gifts like this -- ♪ take a look inside ♪ it's my [ bleep ] in the box >> reporter: and laugh-out-loud parody, going move for move with beyonce. ♪ if you like it you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> i have to say, my favorite moment was when justin did jimmy, the whole time through the sketch, you keep seeing him going like this, you could see their cheeks quivering. >> i forgot about that beyonce moment. that is ridiculously funny. >> so funny. >> you have to watch this episode. it's amazing. >> lot of talent there. >> thank you, sara. coming up here on "gma," much more sara haines. take a look at this. crazy about the nutcracker. the indicates that are insane. ♪
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version that would include a marriage proposal. she played along and received the shock of her life. he did it right and got down on one knee for the marriage proposal. i think that's sweet when a guy speaks to you in your language. your addicted game. a big congratulations to the happy couple. >> nothing but fun and games. >> spoiler alert. spoiler alert. >> 365 days a year. >> i'm just going to go in with my rose-colored glasses. >> that's actually very smart. >> it is. just in time for the holidays. we introduce you to the sugar plum kitties. this one is for dan. monkey and thunder enjoying themselves with a little help from ch from tchaikovsky. ♪ kind of a ballerina with a little bit of aggression in there. you decide. monkey and thunder with saved from the streets by the
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