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good morning, america. and breaking news. hit again. another deadly earthquake rocking nepal this morning. people rushing into the streets for safety. the country still reeling from that devastating quake that killed thousands. the very latest right now. new this morning brady bombshell. tom brady benched by the nfl for cheating. his team also hit hard in the deflategate scandal. overnight brady's agent vowing to fight. star players react. did the league go too far in suspending its best player, not far enough, or get it right? belly landing. sparks flying during this emergency landing. >> there is no left main gear. >> it's up and locked. >> the plane skidding to a stop. passengers quickly evacuated. how the pilot got everyone on the ground safely. ♪ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪
and beating the odds. olympic champion amy van dyken's amazing recovery. standing up on her own for the very first time less than a year after severing her spinal cord. her inspiring message this morning. how she's getting stronger. and we do say good morning, america. looking forward to sharing great news from amy van dyken. it's a very, very busy tuesday morning. and we're going to start though with the breaking news overseas. >> another massive earthquake rocks nepal overnight causing more death and destruction. new trauma in that already devastated country. abc's hamish macdonald joins us now with the latest. good morning, hamish. >> reporter: george this is the worst possible news for nepal. another massive earthquake has rocked the country following by a series of aftershocks just as they were starting to rebuild.
already, the death toll is past 40. a moment of panic in nepal. these reuters pictures show a country shaking again. another massive earthquake at the top of the world sends these residents running from buildings. nepal's parliament in session the moment it strikes. politicians flee and outside the injured dragged to safety. here, they look up in disbelief. their building is still standing. and perhaps also disbelief it was just two weeks ago that this earthquake hit nepal, killing 8,000 people. u.s. helicopters are deployed along with search and rescue teams. >> we thought there was a riot happening because all of a sudden there was commotion in the streets then we realized there were people pouring out of the buildings on each side of the street. >> reporter: this morning, those scenes playing out again. listen to this, heavy breathing.
this is what a lucky escape looks like. at 12:35 local time a powerful initial quake measuring magnitude 7.3 struck close to mt. everest after just 12 minutes an aftershock measuring 5.6. then again 19 minutes later measuring 6.3. and within an hour another two came just minutes apart. >> kids are really upset. one of the things we've been trying to work on is that children are looked after. >> reporter: in nepal this is what they're telling us helicopters and search and rescue teams are being deployed. they've already started evacuating some of those injured. but no doubt there is a huge job ahead for them. robin. >> no doubt, thinking of all in that region. hamish, thank you. now to deflategate.
the nfl reaching a decision concerning tom brady and the new england patriots. the superstar quarterback suspended four games. the team fined and docked draft picks. abc's ryan smith is outside the patriots stadium in foxborough with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning. he's been called tom terrific. a role model. and one of the greatest quarterbacks of his generation. but tom brady who some say is the golden boy with a more dubious distinction. one of the highest profile players ever suspended in nfl history. this morning, tom brady, sidelined, suspended for four games without pay for his role in deflategate. >> touchdown! >> reporter: his team, the new england patriots, taking a hit as well fined $1 million matching the largest fine in nfl history. also losing two draft picks. the nfl saying monday, footballs were intentionally deflated in an effort to provide a competitive advantage to tom brady adding the four-time super bowl winner was at least generally aware of the activities leading to the deflation.
the league addressing brady head on, saying "your actions clearly constitute conduct detrimental to the integrity of and the public confidence in the national football league." overnight brady's agent vowing to appeal telling abc news, "the discipline is ridiculous and has no legitimate basis." patriots ceo robert kraft maintaining there was no tampering with footballs. saying "the punishment far exceeds any reasonable expectation." adding "tom brady has our un unconditional support." the suspension of one of the premiere players firing up patriots nation. >> they're trying to make an example. it's really not fair. >> reporter: and igniting a firestorm among current and former players. nfl great jerry rice writing "i know tom brady is a great competitor and leader." i feel sorry for him and patriots nation. giants quarterback eli manning weighing in, saying while he's not happy to see his friend suspended -- >> you have to follow the rules. and so if someone
is breaking rules, i understand you're going to get punished for it. >> reporter: last week, brady seemed calm making an appearance in front of the hometown fans, even joking about the scandal. >> there is an elephant in the room. >> where? >> reporter: but now some saying this punishment is sending a very clear message to the rest of the league. brady has less than three days to file an appeal, which would be heard by roger goodell or his designee. and the irony in all of this, if his full suspension stands, his first game back, against the indianapolis colts, the very team that reported the deflated footballs to the nfl. robin. >> that note did not go unnoticed. thank you. want to talk more with michael and jesse. a lot of people are weighing in including former players, former players, current players. did they get it right? too much? too little? what do you think, michael? >> well, i think in the grand scheme of things, the nfl is going to go above and beyond before they're going to understate anything so i think
they did what they felt was right. it's hard for me to understand if you didn't definitively say he knew to suspend the player for four games. i think that's where the problem lies. >> there was no definitive information in the report saying they knew for sure that they did this. what did you think about the rulings? >> i have no problem with how the patriots are being punished. i think tom brady's punishment though is way too severe. and there's no precedent for this in the nfl. i make an analogy. in baseball, sammy sosa corked his bat. he got suspended eight games. that's roughly 5% of the regular season. tom brady is getting 25% of the regular season without any conclusive evidence. for an infraction that i think is more minor than corking your bat. to me i don't think the punishment fits the crime. >> you do think the commissioner was sending a message that goes beyond? >> of course, absolutely. with the things that have happened over the course of the last season or so with the nfl, other incidents from domestic violence to this now, they want to send a message that no matter what, if you're in violation of anything that makes this league look bad, you'll be punished. tom brady is the next guy in line for that. >> they're going to protect the
shield, the integrity of the game above all else. it's the most important thing. doesn't matter if you're a future hall of famer, nobody is exempt from that rule. >> from the get-go we were trying to determine what would happen here. if there would be a suspension, a fine, whatever? you both said if something came down, he was going to appeal. and he is going to appeal. >> and he should. he should. this report left it open for him to appeal. when they said, the probability that you knew, not that we know that you knew, they left it open for him to say, hey, you have no definitive reason to say i did anything wrong. it was some rogue ball boys. tom brady, i'm just the quarterback. i played the game with whatever they gave me. i had nothing to do with it. >> reading troy vincent's letter to tom brady, the nfl executive president it's apparent, part of the punishment is because they feel he didn't fully cooperate with the investigation. didn't give over text messages. didn't give over e-mails. they also think he lied. a lot of his testimony corrects the information that they gathered so don yee,
brady's attorney has been very outspoken. >> yes. >> he didn't think the investigation was unbiased. this will get appealed. >> they don't believe him. that's apparent. you were a quarterback in the nfl, can you not know? do you not know? >> i'm a defensive lineman. i would rarely touch the football. i would know. so everybody would know if the ball is underinflated. >>i think you would know. a lot of people at home don't know. on game day both teams don't play with the same footballs. each offense uses their own footballs. quarterbacks creatures of habit, we're so particular. some like them more deflated, some like more inflated. equipment staffs every week throughout the week they're manipulating the footballs. >> the kickers get their own ball, as well. >> thank you, gentlemen. as we say, this is not over. george? >> thank you. we want to turn to the extreme weather causing so much damage. more tornadoes touched down monday as the threat shifts to heavy rain and floods. rob marciano is in the hard-hit town of van, texas.
good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's been a busy 36 hours. people from all over the state pouring in to help them recover from that devastating tornado. 12 hours of dry weather has helped in the rescue and cleanup efforts. but the storms that came through here to bring those tornadoes last night moved east. overnight, the ohio valley hit with supercell thunderstorms. >> inside! >> reporter: as texas and arkansas clean up from those deadly twisters. the tornado outbreak now blamed for at least five deaths. in van, texas, three people missing, found this morning after an ef-3 tornado, packing winds of up to 140 miles an hour, tore through the town. >> once the windows got busted out, i got in a little ball and rode it out. >> reporter: from the air, you really see the expanse of the damage. home after home destroyed. nearly half the town demolished. >> it's unreal. i mean, i grew up here. this is my hometown.
it's devastated. >> reporter: in south dakota, you can see how an ef-2 completely wiped out a subdivision. on top of tornadoes, deadly flooding. >> the water had jumped the creek and was starting to take over the land. >> reporter: in krum, texas, 42 injured in all. dozens plucked from the raging floodwaters. some parts of texas have seen over a foot of rain in the past week. we have more coming today. flash flood watches are out. any more we get is going to cause flooding and could get up to 5 inches in spots and although we're dry right now in van rain is expected later on this morning. robin. >> rob, thank you. now to scary moments for passengers aboard a los angeles-bound flight. take a look at this. a skywest plane forced to make an emergency landing, part of the landing gear not down sending sparks flying. abc's david kerley has that story for us.
>> reporter: it may look like a normal approach but the left landing gear on that plane is not down, and the pilot has to skid on to the runway, sparks flying, a belly landing at l.a.x. seconds later, the door is popped to the small jet and passengers and pilots scurry away from the aircraft with a shoutout to the pilots who got them safely onto the ground. >> great job, man. >> reporter: the pilots of the united express jet from monterey with 43 on board know something is wrong as they're preparing to land in l.a. on approach, the tower and another pilot take a look at the landing gear during a low-level pass at the airport. >> 5316, there appears no left main gear. >> yeah, it's up and locked. >> reporter: so, they dump fuel over the ocean, tell the passengers to brace, and make this approach to the runway. >> 5316, again, it appears your left main gear is not down. it appears up. >> reporter: the pilot keeps the left wing up as long as possible. finally letting it drop to a 30-second, more than 4,000-foot slide. >> we were in the crash position for probably ten minutes.
and then you just hit the ground nice and smooth. >> 5316, it appears from our angle no smoke. >> reporter: no smoke, that quick evacuation and passengers surprised. >> it was an incredibly smooth landing. i would say it was actually smoother than some i have had with all of the landing gear down. really, kudos to the pilot. >> reporter: kudos to the pilots and a round of applause before they popped that door and jumped out of the plane. this morning, federal investigators and the airline trying to figure out exactly why that left landing gear wouldn't come down. >> thank you, david. we turn now to a major scare on an interstate bus. caught fire, suddenly exploded on the side of the highway right at the start of rush hour. the quick-acting driver got everyone off safely. and this morning authorities trying to figure out what went wrong. abc's kendis gibson has the story. >> reporter: this morning, investigators looking into what caused this. watch again. flames racing through the entire body of this boston-bound bolt bus. a blast knocking out the windows. even sending the front windshield flying.
the passenger bus left new york city around 11:00 a.m. monday. its driver pulling over when she noticed it was overheating. but continuing after a mechanic worked on it for two hours. then at 5:00 p.m. on the massachusetts turnpike. >> a driver from another car alerted the driver of our bus that there is fire in the back. >> reporter: the 47 passengers escaping the bus only moments before it explodes. >> as soon as i got out we heard an explosion like a bomb blast or something. there was glass everywhere. >> reporter: scenes like this becoming all too familiar. last week this double decker tour bus caught fire in san francisco. >> a double-decker bus on fire. you might want to get another engine. >> reporter: and last month, lady antebellum's tour bus caught fire outside of dallas on the way to an awards show captured in this video from tmz. >> oh my god. that thing is really really on fire. >> reporter: luckily no one was injured in any of the fires. with more than 4,000 for-hire motor coach companies registered in the u.s. officials are urging passengers to check backgrounds
and safety records of companies and drivers before booking travel. greyhound lines which owns bolt bus telling abc news overnight regarding the fire in massachusetts, it's fully cooperating with the local fire department on the investigation. for "good morning america," kendis gibson, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks to kendis for that. now let's go to amy with the other top stories. you have another highway story, a rescue. >> this is hard to believe when you look at the pictures that anyone survived it. a cement truck flipped over and crashed on top of that lexus crushing the car. a witness recorded the scene as other drivers rushed in and helped pull the man out of his car. remarkably, he suffered just minor injuries. and former u.n. ambassador andrew young was in a second car involved in that crash. he is also okay this morning. some troubling findings about the safety of some of the most popular suvs on the road. of the seven new models tested by the insurance industry only the nissan murano and the jeep wrangler four-door received the highest safety rating in
crash tests. other models from dodge, jeep and hyundai were rated marginal or poor. breaking news from wall street. verizon has confirmed it is buying aol. the deal worth nearly $4.5 billion. aol stock surged after the deal was announced. secretary of state john kerry arrived in russia this morning to meet with president putin amid new tensions between the two countries. kerry laid a wreath at the world war ii memorial in sochi today with russia's foreign minister urging russia to accept a cease-fire in ukraine. he's also pushing for a political transition in syria where russia has supported president bashir al assad. and president obama has made it official. his presidential library will be built on chicago's south side. he made the announcement in this video calling chicago his home. the exact site remains a mystery. but will be affiliated with the university of chicago where the president taught law. and a travel warning for some americans who may be headed to mexico. three popular cruise lines are
now bypassing the resort city of puerto vallarta because of an increase in gang violence. drug cartels have torched gas stations and cars and exchanged gunfire with police prompting the embassy to issue a warning to tourists. and finally, you know what, sometimes hard work does pay off. two waitresses in new york have learned that. they both work at donohue's steak house. maureen donohue peters and her niece also named maureen used to serve bacon to a man named robert ellsworth. he enjoyed his bourbon and his art. he was a world-renowned art collector worth $200 million, so to reward maureen and maureen for their service, he decided to leave both them a $50,000 tip in his will. and i love how he wrote it. he didn't know their last names. he said $50,000 to maureen at donohue's and $50,000 to maureen at donohue's niece maureen.
>> i'm sure they're very appreciative. >> they gave him good service. we're going to go back to rob right now. the storms have passed through and you got some cold. >> yeah george that storm that brought the severe weather and these tornadoes so strong pulling in a lot of cold air behind it in some of the spots hit by the severe weather now kind of chilly. want to start you off with dolmont, south dakota, areair aerial shot of what it did. frost advisories out, some freeze warnings temperatures starting in the 30s and 40s, even below freezing across parts of western nebraska. the east coast right along the i-95 corridor will feel like august. temps in the lower 90s. 15 to 20 degrees cooler tomorrow. enjoy that if you like summer heat. across the pacific northwest. time for tuesday trivia brought to you by royal caribbean.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. brit today but the breezes are going to chill our temperatures at 3-9 degrees below average. light showers wednesday through thursday and a quiet weekend but we cannot shake the cooler-than-average temperatures. we will be in the upper 50s along the coast into san francisco and low-to-mid 60s for most of the bay and upper 60 to low 70s inland. the seven-day forecast forecast hoping for a .25" to .5" in some areas and coming up, new trouble for george zimmerman. a man fires a shot into his car.
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good morning, america. right now, details pouring in from that new deadly earthquake in nepal, just three weeks after the quake that killed thousands. also right now, george zimmerman involved in another shooting incident. a man who has had run-ins with zimmerman before firing a shot into his car. and olympic champion amy van dyken rouen releasing this video overnight, standing up for the first time since severing her spinal cord. >> amazing, but if you know her, not so much. she can do everything and anything. welcome back, everyone. ginger, we're missing her. i don't think she's missing us. she's on a journey of a lifetime right now and we want to see her. there she is. there she is. she's looking. that's a drone camera she sent off just moments ago, flying into that jungle. ginger is thousands and thousands of miles away
getting ready for the big live event, which is tomorrow exploring an amazing hidden world buried for millions of years and we'll have a lot more coming up with ginger. >> more people have been to space than to where ginger is. >> that's what they say. >> that is coming up. but we're going to begin with more trouble for george zimmerman. another violent encounter. a man shot at his car. linsey davis is in lake mary, florida, with the latest. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. since his acquittal back in july of 2013 zimmermann has been back in the headlines several times for various run-ins with the law. this time, it ended with a man shooting at him, sending zimmerman to the hospital. this morning, the man who shot at george zimmermann monday leaving this bullet hole in his suv offering up an explanation through his lawyer and it's one zimmermann is familiar with. >> he was acting in self-defense. >> reporter: he is 36-year-old matt apperson seen here
outside police headquarters on monday just after he opened fire at zimmerman's honda suv at a lake mary, florida, intersection while zimmermann hit only by shattered glass flagged down a police officer afterwards apperson stayed at the scene and explain why he pulled the trigger. >> he said i'm matt apperson. this is an ongoing dispute. this is the third incident. i saw a gun so i shot george zimmermann. >> reporter: but zimmermann's attorney denies he ever pulled a gun out of his glove box. >> he never pulled it displayed it pointed it, never made any aggressive move toward this fellow. >> reporter: since the trayvon martin trial, in which he was acquitted, zimmerman has had a number of brushes with the law. in 2013, his estranged wife calling 911. >> oh, my god. i don't know what he's capable of. i'm really, really scared. >> reporter: she climbs he threatened her with a gun. two months after that, zimmerman was arrested after a girlfriend said he had assaulted her. no charges were filed in that case either. police say zimmerman and
apperson do have a history of run-ins. last september, police say apperson called 911 after zimmermann pulled up in a truck and began yelling at him. apperson claims zimmermann was carrying a gun and yelled do you know who i am before threatening him. two days after this incident, apperson claimed zimmerman showed up outside his office. apperson called police but did not press charges. both men have two totally different accounts of what led up to all of this. no charges filed. it's still early on in the police investigation. robin. >> okay, linsey, thank you. now to the mysterious murder of a prominent maryland couple. a hotel developer and his wife found dead at their home on mother's day. police say there's no apparent motive. and abc's gio benitez is here with that story. good morning gio. >> reporter: good morning, robin. by all accounts, these were two people who seemed to have no enemies. the couple's own adult children finding their bodies on mother's
day. this morning, the unlikely and mysterious murder of a beloved couple has people in this rockville, maryland, community locking their doors and scratching their heads. why would anyone want to kill 65-year-old hotel developer dick vilardo and his 65-year-old wife, jody? >> it's shocking. things like that don't happen in this neighborhood. >> reporter: the vilardos were supposed to meet up with their family for mother's day, but when they didn't show, their adult children dropped by the house, finding their parents' bodies. >> both parents are dead and there's blood everywhere. >> reporter: dick vilardo was the co-founder of a hotel management company. once a marriott executive. he and his wife members of the nearby country club. police not saying how he and his wife died. but they say dick's body was found in the backyard. jody's body still inside the home both in their pajamas with upper body trauma. >> it's not comforting to have the police tell you, oh, you know
we don't think you need to worried. anybody that's living here and your neighbors have been killed, you're worried. >> reporter: the family releasing this statement, "we are heartbroken over this senseless tragedy. dick and jody vilardo were a warm and loving couple. we know of no one who would wish them harm" and so far neither do police. >> we're not terming this investigation as random. it's too early. investigators are looking at so many different possibilities right now so they don't overlook any bit of evidence. >> reporter: but investigators say they are zeroing in on saturday night, when the pair and their neighbors went to the casino, at charlestown races returning home around midnight, hours before their bodies were found. police have not released any possible motive for the murders. and this morning they still don't know if the couple was targeted or if anything was taken from that home, robin. >> horrible all right, gio, thank you. time for the weather and rob, who is in texas. good morning again, rob. >> good morning, robin. as you know, we're coming to you from an area hit by a large tornado. but there was three other tornadoes yesterday. one was a small one and want to
show you this a cool video out of nags head north carolina. it came onshore, a water spout and did minor tree damage associated with what's left of ana which is pushing a little bit of humidity up the east coast today. temperatures more like july and august, mostly a dry front. 88 philly 92, d.c. it will mostly be a dry front. it will be a good 20 degrees cooler tomorrow. enjoy the heat today if you like that kind of thing. hot but dry in phoenix. >> morning, watch out for the breezes but enjoy the sun the spread from 55 at the coast to 74 inland and the seven-day forecast shows light showers on wednesday united through thursday and hoping for a .25" to >> time for your pollen report. if you suffer like i do from tree pollens, you have been miserable if you live in the northeast and the great lakes. that's where it's very, very
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doctors were not sure if she'd survive. now, she's standing on her own for the first time. and abc's paula faris is here with the story. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning, lara. the story nothing short of extraordinary. when six-time gold medal swimmer amy van dyken was paralyzed below the waist last year, she refused to accept that she would never walk or swim again. you're not going to believe this video new video that she just posted. >> van dyken, stretching for the wall, she's got the gold! >> reporter: with her six gold medals and bubbly personality, amy van dyken swam her way into america's hearts. but when the olympian severed her spinal cord last year in an atc accident, death seemed imminent. >> i looked at my husband, basically said, good-bye. i love you. get on with your life. >> reporter: she narrowly survived but doctors believed she would never regain use of her legs however, there was one person they couldn't convince.
11 months later, this is van dyken today. >> tall, tall, tall, tall, hips in. good, back down, down, down, down, down. awesome! >> yay! >> reporter: standing up on her own for the very first time. posting this video on her instagram account with the caption, i'm starting to get this standing thing down. now throughout her recovery van dyken has served as an advocate for those with spinal cord injuries. >> everyone has obstacles, right? every single one of us and it's just how we take that obstacle and turn it into something positive. >> reporter: during her months-long hospital stay, she began sharing her long road to recovery, getting back into the pool. >> the toughest thing -- i'll say the first time i went into the swimming pool because i was like, i'm not doing therapy. i'm swimming laps. >> reporter: setting sail with other patients. >> she's been incredibly inspirational. she's never let down through this whole thing. >> reporter: in recent weeks, she's marked such milestones as riding a bike unassisted and getting fitted for braces.
next step for van dyken, a cure. continuing the fight for others with spinal cord injuries. all while proving to everyone that when you set your mind on something, there's nothing you can't do. seeing that video gives you goose bumps, doesn't it? she's involved with two foundations promoting spinal cord injuries, amy's army and the chris and dana reeve foundation. robin, i know you've spoken with her. she would tell anyone in her situation, whatever you want to do, you can do. >> that's right and i'll never forget when she said to me, she said when life hands you lemons, make limoncello. >> there you go. >> i love her spirit. that's her spirit though? that's amazing. >> from day one she said she was going to do this and she's going to do more and more and more. >> they're making so many advances with paralysis. 6 million americans struggling with this. it's great to see. she's an inspiration for those going through this. >> thank you, paula. >> amazing. coming up everybody rumer willis rumbas one step
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♪ just dance ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. prom battle brewing. the crackdown on high school students planning to show too much skin on their big night. why what's in on the red carpet is out when it comes to the prom? ♪ so wake me up when it's all over ♪ is there finally a cure for snoring? new research reveals simple solutions to getting a good night's sleep in just a few minutes a day. one of america's top tv chefs now struggling with a very personal battle. >> i didn't cry. i was stunned. >> sandra lee's emotional one on one with robin this morning. ♪ you can't stop me no ♪ and as rumer willis rumbas closer to victory with val, her family opens up about her tough road to the ballroom. >> she said i want to do "dancing with the stars." my whole insides, i have to be
honest, were screaming, no. >> demi, bruce and rumer all ahead as we say -- >> good morning, america. what a crowd out there. >> we're going to join the crowd in just a moment here in times square on this tuesday morning. a very intense and emotional "dancing with the stars" last night, on and off the dance floor. >> boy, it sure was. it's getting to crunch time. right now on "dancing with the stars," you can feel it. and there was lots of family support for rumer willis from her parents mom demi moore opening up on camera about their divorce and how it impacted their kids. >> also ahead, we are checking in with ginger ahead of her big live drone event. she's deep in the jungle in one of the most amazing places in the world. >> wow. and a big interview ahead.
sandra lee is opening up about a real shocker for her. a very personal reveal. she came to talk to you. she wanted to talk to you about it robin. >> i've got to say it's very humbling when someone wants to share something that is so personal and that they want to share it in the hope of helping others, which i can totally relate to. >> and she will. >> she will. >> so a lot coming up. let's get "the morning rundown" from amy. >> we begin with that breaking news. a powerful new earthquake in nepal, just two weeks after a devastating quake killed thousands. today's 7.3 magnitude quake was centered in a remote area, but it once again triggered panic and sent so many people rushing into the streets for safety. dozens of people are confirmed dead. more than 1,000 injured. the u.s. is already deploying disaster assistance. well, back in this country now, to the cleanup following a string of tornadoes that left five people dead. the city of van, texas, was hit by a twister packing winds up to 140 miles an hour, but all people reported missing have now been found safe. meanwhile, this picture shows
the path of that tornado as it tore through a town in south dakota. rob's forecast is coming up. developing right now, the fallout from deflategate. tom brady's agent saying he'll appeal his four-game suspension. patriots' owner robert kraft says the league's punishment far exceeded any reasonable expectation. well, a major milestone today. baseball legend yogi berra turns 90. he won ten world series with the yankees and now fans have launched a petition, calling for him to be awarded the presidential medal of freedom. now to a dress code drama. heating up this prom season in connecticut. girls who have already shelled out big bucks for their dresses are now being told they will not be allowed into the dance unless they cover up. abc's mara schiavocampo has that story. >> reporter: prom. the big dance is big business. the average family spending more than $900. the hottest looks in hollywood often the most popular prom trends, too. >> backless, strapless, high splits. very provocative.
>> reporter: but while those dresses are in on the red carpet, they're out at one prom. friday, administrators at shelton high school in connecticut abruptly announcing a ban on dresses showing too much skin. administrators saying they have already identified a half a dozen dress don'ts including junior's danielle weider's. >> tears in my eyes. it was frustration and anger. >> reporter: administrators say the school policy has always banned inappropriate attire. >> what we're talking about here is what is good judgment. >> reporter: but students say what that specifically means was never laid out. now, they've launched a petition, saying depriving them of this special night is heinous when they weren't given a fair chance to get proper attire. the school says dress code violators will be turned away at the door with no refund. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to mara. and a police officer who sued starbucks after spilling coffee on his lap will get just
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millions of americans affected by it every night. now a new study may have found solutions. jesse is in the social square with the details. hey, jesse. >> that's right, george. a story we first saw on yahoo! health. for nearly three months, researchers put snorers to the test to see if a daily regimen of four different tongue exercises could help alleviate their snoring. so did it work? on "grey's anatomy" derek and meredith's romance is stifled by her snoring. >> you snore a little. >> what? i do not. >> reporter: in real life, snoring affects 90 million people in the u.s. but a new study in the journal "chest" shows there could be a simple solution. exercise for your tongue and mouth. brazilian research ersers had 39 men and women between the ages of 20 to 64 do a sequence of mouth and tongue exercises three times a day. for eight minutes. they found it reduced the frequency by 36% and total power of snoring by 59%. >> everybody is very excited
when they can do something that doesn't involve prescription medications. there's no downside to it. >> reporter: and that is music to the ears of snorers and spouses alike. as 25% of couples report sleeping in separate bedrooms to escape that dreaded sound. and americans spend millions of remedies including nose strip, mouth guards and sprays and the most common treatment for sleep apnea, a more serious cause of snoring is called a cpap machine. >> in order for us to breathe at night, air has to pass through your nose, to the back of your throat, into the airway. these exercises will help those passageways stay open. >> reporter: reducing these nighttime noises and providing much-needed rest and relief. while the sample size of participants was small, the results of the exercises are actually very promising. >> all right, well, good. jen ashton is here as well. you were chuckling a little bit. first, tell us the science
behind snoring. what's actually going on in our bodies? >> it's physics. it's all about airflow. normally, when you're breathing in and you're sleeping, there is no disturbance to the air flow in your upper airway passages so that's your nose and your mouth. what happens in snoring is there is floppy tissue in the back of your mouth. the soft palate or the throat the tonsils. it could even be in your adenoids. [ snoring ] there you go. is that my husband? and it makes that very loud noise. >> oh, my. >> and there you go. >> big noise. >> we're all covering our mikes. >> does it work to just tell them, roll over? does that work? >> well, it's almost like you're a fly on the wall in my bedroom. because i'm be like, move over. >> if i just push a little bit. >> i get a lot of those. >> you are throwing your spouses under the bus, by the way. >> we know it's annoying but it can also be quite serious. >> absolutely. so, the snoring we can joke about, even though it disturbs a lot of people's sleep. but think of the spectrum there
from snoring to something called obstructive sleep apnea which if you want to tell the difference is not just about loudness but you'll watch the person stop breathing. and they will stop breathing several times a night. if untreated, it can lead to heart or brain issues. >> let's talk about these exercises. >> yes, jesse. you're going to volunteer. >> awesome. >> now look there's four exercises, eight minutes a day. that you can start doing. jesse will bravely take us through the first one. the first one, take the tip of your tongue, push it on to the roof of your mouth, slide it backwards gently. hold it there for two minutes. >> two minutes? >> yeah. >> by the way, there's no way to make this look appealing. >> second one you want to suck your tongue upwards and the third one, against the bottom teeth. back the tongue against the floor of your mouth. and fourth one, while standing on one foot, no, just kidding, and saying "a," you want to elevate the back of your mouth, eight minutes a day. >> aah. >> what are these doing? >> so obviously, this wasn't an
evidence-based study. but the theory is these types of exercises might strengthen the tissue in the soft palate. and, listen they did see a slight improvement. >> that's a lot of commitment. >> that is. >> you might want to do these exercises in private. >> i would. >> and, america, if you're watching. >> and you're going to take questions all morning on twitter, right? >> exactly. >> great to be the new guy, isn't it, jesse? >> awesome. new guy, new guy, new guy! >> taking it for the team. appreciate it all. next on our "gma heat index," the "dancing with the stars" showstopping moves. emotional moments on and off the dance floor. rumer willis' superstar parents opening up about their daughter's journey. and melissa rycroft has all the details. ♪ >> reporter: only four couples remain on the dance floor, all vying to claim a coveted spot in the final. ♪ i'm feeling okay ♪ >> reporter: olympic gymnast nastia liukin tying with riker
lynch at the top of the leaderboard. >> i could not tell who was the pro in that dance. >> reporter: but actress/singer rumer willis and noah galloway not far behind. ♪ this is the time of my life ♪ >> reporter: galloway's elegant waltz earning raves. >> such a naturalness about you, such honesty. >> reporter: while 50 shades of rumer treated the audience to her "fifty shades of grey"-inspired dance. >> america is falling in love with you, rumer. >> reporter: her proud parents showing their support. >> when she said, i think i want to do "dancing with the stars," my whole insides, i have to be honest, were screaming no. but one of the most beautiful things that i have witnessed is watching her passion become greater than her fear. >> i'm crazy about rumer. i love her. >> i'm proud of how hard she's worked. that she's given 100%. and regardless of where it goes -- >> reporter: and this week, the final four got some help from the other fab four.
the judges stepping in to work with the couples on a dance of their pick. >> judges are taking over creative control. >> reporter: five-time mirrorball champion, derek hough joining nastia for one of two dance after his injury three weeks ago. >> my recovery has been fast. i've been doing everything i can. really taking care of it. >> reporter: though not without a little help from judge len who stepped in to steal the show. in the end, the judges help and scores can only go so far. and everyone's on the chopping block ahead of tonight's elimination showdown. for "good morning america," melissa rycroft, abc news, los angeles. >> waiting for the -- never a dull moment. >> never. >> i love len. i love that little moment. >> we want to know who was your favorite performer on the night -- of the night? vote now, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. you can see the results of the semifinal tonight.
"dancing with the stars," 8:00 p.m. eastern, 7:00 central, right here on abc. all right, next up on our "heat index" "gma investigates" baby food. these popular packets stock grocery store shelves. is your child getting what you think they are? abc's paula faris investigates. ♪ >> good girl. >> reporter: babies love them. parents do, too. how much do you rely on these little packets? >> every day. >> reporter: sleek packaging. that organic stamp. and talk about convenient. this is the aisle where i get really happy, because i think food on the go, it's healthy. "gma investigates" looking at baby food labeling, wanting to know if what you see on the front of these packages is mainly what you get. >> i would want to eat them. >> reporter: nicole silber is a registered dietitian and board certified pediatric nutritionist. turn this around. look at this quinoa and leaks.
the first ingredient is water. water is the first ingredient. carrots are the second. sweet potato puree, organic pea puree, organic ground chicken. finally. quinoa is the seventh ingredient. >> ingredients are listed in order of quantity. so the first ingredient is what makes most of the product. >> delicious. >> reporter: now, the fda does not require foodmakers to list how much of an idea is used but tells "gma" a product label must be truthful and not misleading. other baby food brands have similar labeling issues. but "gma" exclusive lyly learned that the center for science and the public interest is now demanding plum organics stop what it calls deceptive marketing through labels like these. plum organics tell "gma" its labels meet all legal requirements. product names are based on the main flavor of the finished product and water is used to make purees to the right consistency.
on our shopping trip we also discover that apple is a very popular ingredient. organic apple pure. apple. even on products that don't list apple on the front label. raspberry, spinach, and greek yogurt. and yet the first ingredient is apple. >> yes, so where is apple on the front? >> reporter: there's no apple on the front. nicole says apples are sweet. >> they'll guzzle it down more. they buy more pouches. >> reporter: plum organics says they add apples because texture, mild taste, and acidity. not because they're sweet. for these moms, a new awareness. were you surprised? >> yeah. >> a little bit. >> it's disappointing. >> reporter: so what's a parent to do? nicole says, read those labels closely. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> always read the label. >> good advice. >> thank you, paula. now let's head out to rob in texas with a check of the weather. rob? >> good morning, amy. we're dry for now. that's good news in the recovery
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areas i >> going to feel like august in the big apple. stay cool up there in new york. lara, back to you. >> thank you so much, rob. nothing cool about "pop news" though. we're going to start with a little art action, guys. it took, let me just say this, picasso -- oh, my. it took 11 minutes for auction nears at christie's to drum up $179 million for the "women of algiers" painting. it's considered a masterpiece of picasso's famous cubism style. and it better be. it breaks the record for the most valuable piece of art ever sold at auction. >> in 11 minutes? >> in 11 minutes. >> wow! >> it truly is in the eye of the beholder. >> absolutely. >> can you imagine holding up your paddle, $160 million? keep going. >> i can hold the paddle. i could never pay it. >> the paddle part is easy.
also in "pop news" this morning, talk about a wild find. two years after filming was completed on the movie "wild," a hiker boogied up mt. hood and discovered the boot that reese witherspoon's character hurls off the mountain. he spotted the boot. spotted the red laces. the kicker here, author cheryl strait confirmed they were indeed legit. now a shoo-in for his most prized possession. the boot sits in a place of honor on the hiker's shelf in his home. >> that is cool. >> isn't that fun? >> wow! >> that is a little interesting nugget. also, you may love the night life, baby. ♪ i've got to boogie ♪ but in this "pop news" investigation, we're looking at a new study that says it's the morning that loves us the most. a new poll out of london released in "the daily mirror" the peak time for women feeling their sexiest is actually yesterday. 10:00 a.m. on monday mornings. >> say what? >> it's not the most expected time or day that you might imagine. but the 1,000 women polled say
they usually hit the ground running in the beginning of the week in terms of their beauty and fashion choices and then it kind of peers out. the beauty low point being thursdays at 4:06 p.m. >> you all look so beautiful every morning. >> thursday is good for me. >> thursday afternoon, i'm like -- >> i love thursday afternoons. >> what do you call it? friday eve. >> that's it. love thursdays. >> researchers say that the pressures of the workweek and kids take their toll as the week goes on. and then, you know it, we women bounce back. by friday, that would be the second most popular day to hit your beauty peak. very important news, george. and finally. >> just thank you for the song. thank you. >> basically, now, i'm looking for stories to go with songs at this point. things are not quite as they seem in "pop news" always. take a look at this video. a little kitty bamboozling us into believing he's actually a panda. perhaps not realizing that this
tale will never stick as long as his tail is sticking out. and that, everybody, is a little nugget of love in "pop news." >> and that cat is going, how did this get on me? >> why am i in a panda suit again, mom? >> look at the terror on his face. >> exactly. >> that's all i got. i do have this for you all. ginger trekking into the jungle. >> so jealous. >> on the most wild of an adventure. hey, ginger. there she is. the hidden world she's revealing with drone cameras. listen to the music. you know it's big, people. it's a place few have ever been but now our ginger is there. >> and you're going to take us with ronda, right? >> yeah, ronda rousey. had a great interview with her about her new book that's getting ready to come out. she showed me a couple of things. i'm proud to say i lived to tell about it. >> between that and the tongue exercises. "dancing with the stars" on "gma" brought to you by autotrader. find your car your way at autotrader.
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tonight, 58 at 7:05. dropping down to 54. mostly cloudy a little coole what has been the most awkward scene to film? >> you and i had an odd, intimate scene. >> is this the one where i stuck my fingers in your mouth? slapped you a couple of times? >> as a matter of fact, yeah. >> right. probably the most awkward moment was when i slapped you the third time when it wasn't scripted. >> and you walloped me. >> i did. >> the cast of "scandal" having fun. turning the tables, interviewing each other. see the whole interview on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> i love how we're doing that. it's really, really funny. we're counting down for the big "scandal" finale. we can't wait for the on screen president tony goldwyn and bellamy young to stop by times square later this week. >> isn't there someone else stopping by later this week too? >> george. >> the other george.
>> george and george. we love that. now it's time to find ginger. she's in "gma's" hidden world. yesterday, she dove with 20 million jellyfish in jellyfish lake. today ginger and their drones on their way to a brand-new adventure. hey, ginger, where are you? >> oh, george. i'm pretty much on the other side of the globe. yes, i'm camped out right here in the limestone mountain inside a vast jungle. at this point, i'm going on five days without a shower. it's a good thing i've got these awesome dgi new drones with me. because we are going to show you every breathtaking moment. at this point, we're at the gateway of our once-in-a-lifetime expedition. but before we get there, i'll show you why we've journeyed so far from home. i'm more than 8,000 miles from times square. flying into the heart of a remote tropical jungle teeming
with exotic wildlife like the bat-like flying fox and this hornbill. i have a pang of nervousness because once this thing takes off, it's the real deal. we're stuck here. ♪ our drone cameras, crew, and over 60 locals here with me. hi, guys. it takes a village to broadcast from this unchartered terrain. there is no map of our route. this is the part where we start getting wet. oh, that's cold. our trek leaders know the way. but only by heart. this is our guide, explorer howard lindbert. >> the water goes a different way. that's the way we follow. >> reporter: he and his wife, deb, made a remarkable discovery. they heard from a villager who said while he was hunting in a secluded part of the jungle, he had stumbled across a strange tunnel in the side of a mountain. >> he sheltered there
from the thunderstorm and he happened to see smoke, hear a river. >> reporter: it took them more than a decade to find it. and when they finally did, the mysterious passageway opened into a wonder of nature. locked away deep inside a tremendous mostly unexplored jungle. a mysterious subterranean world. hidden for millions of years. one of mother nature's best kept secrets until now. what they found was a series of underground caverns, big enough to fly a 747 through. it's the world's largest cavern system and caves. now, this is so big it's got an internal jungles its own white sand beaches. and untold series of new animals and plants. it's so exciting. we'll show you every part using these awesome drones. i'm going to have that coming up. it's a journey you don't want to miss. and i can promise you, you have
never seen anything like it before. >> your description blows our mind. the idea of a cave you can fly a 747 through. >> white beaches. >> just incredible. >> and the animals. be careful with it. >> the only way to find it is through memory? >> through memory. that's right. there is no path. this is not like a national park system where it's all laid out with signs. it is all by heart because it's only the last year and a half they have made an actual path in their minds, in their hearts. and these are people that care very deeply about this area so i cannot wait to bring you in. it is such a huge journey. >> we can't wait either. we can see you're excited. now rob for a check on the weather. >> that is some trip and that's going to be some terrific live television,. you go, ginger. all right. we've got some heat building across the northeast, in part because of the strong storm that came through here. so strong it's just
turning the atmosphere upside down. 90s today in d.c. and then we'll drop 15, 20 degrees cooler tomorrow. i think the front will come through, mostly dry. going to be wet here in texas, but that comes on later this morning. corpus christi, already getting soaked. it will be wet >> morning, watch out for the breezes but enjoy the sun the spread from 55 at the coast to 74 inland and the seven-day forecast shows light showers on wednesday united through thursday and hoping for a .25" to a >> this weathercast brought to you by verizon wireless. back to you guys in new york. >> all right, rob, thank you. >> if rob were here or ginger, of course they would have the audience. we can't let this go without everyone seeing it. you've been out here all morning long. thank you for what you're doing. >> thank you. >> we love you guys.
great cause. thank you all for being here, by the way. a great day. a little humid here in times square. but looking forward to talking to you about this, jesse. "sports illustrated" just ranked ronda rousey the number one pound for for pound mma fighter. in her new book, she's talking about her other battles, how she overcame homelessness. jesse talked to her and stepped in the ring with her. it sounds like it was quite a challenge. >> yeah i barely made it out alive but i'm here to tell you all about it. an unbelievable story. when ronda rousey puts someone away, she does it in under a minute with a deadly armbar. in this book, the arm collector proves she's so much more than the deadly queen of the ufc. take a look. ronda rousey has taken the ufc by storm. a breakout star. cover girl with crossover appeal. and today she's stepping into the cage with me?
oh, yeah. thankfully, we didn't come here to fight. we came to talk about the 28-year-old's latest foray, author. >> not exactly a memoir. and it's not exactly a self-help book. it's a little bit more of a mature themed book. life is not pg-rated. >> reporter: and life is not always easy. rousey was born with her umbilical cord around her neck and didn't talk until she was 4. >> we lost my dad. that was a hard time and my mom had all of us to take care of by herself. which was really hard for herb. >> reporter: her father took his own life when rhonda was 8. as a young girl she discovered that her mom had been a judo champion and that became her path. >> my mom, when you're sick, is the most nurturing, sweet, beautiful person. with injuries, she's like, walk it off. when i get sick, i'm like, call mom, it's nurture time. >> reporter: she remembers long car rides for hours where her mom would pump her up.
trying to build confidence. >> you're faster than them, and you're stronger than them and your genetics are great and she would keep pulling for stuff. your hair is so shiny that it will reflect the light into their eyes and could distract them. and then you can pounce on them in that moment. you can pounce. >> reporter: she won a bronze at the olympics. and while she was riding high then olympic success was followed by dark days. she was homeless, living in her car. >> easy lives make boring people. and things have definitely not been easy. >> reporter: and no one would ever accuse rousey of being boring. there's a perception out there. a lot of times you get portrayed as the villeain. what is it like being the villain? >> the antagonist drives the story. the protagonist jusa reacts. if it wasn't for lex luther superman would have sat around all day. >> reporter: what is your dating like life? what kind of guy do you need to be with? >> i don't think i need to be with a fighter but i need to be
with a person that if they hold my hand, i'm stronger. >> reporter: good luck, guys. >> she's a fighter. a survivor. she took you down. >> over and over. i lost count when i stopped breathing. but it's a great story about one of the most dominant athletes in the world and all the different obstacles she had to overcome. it's a must read. >> thank you, that was great. >> all athletes respect her. i remember when charles barkley and other people were here, she was in the studio. man, she stopped them in their tracks. >> no doubt about it. >> the book available now. coming up, sandra lee talks with robin about a very personal struggle. and then we have jussie and yazz performing live on "gma." >> right here.
sandra lee is an emmy-winning internationally acclaimed expert on all things kitchen and home. renowned chef and author and editor in chief of "sandra lee" magazine usually joins us to cook up something delicious, but she recently sat down with me for a much different reason. to talk for the first time about a personal challenge in her life and to deliver a very important message. >> it was march 27th. and i was shooting "people's" most beautiful. >> it's okay. >> and i walked off the set.
and 20 minutes later, my doctor called and told me i had breast cancer. >> it's a diagnosis that took her totally by surprise. lifestyle guru sandra lee is best known for her television shows, cookbooks, magazine, and more. not to mention a high-profile romance with the governor of new york. but the ground under her shifted six weeks ago when she was finishing that magazine shoot. >> i just was still. i didn't even cry. i was stunned. you know and that's just how fast life turns. it turns on a dime. >> lee told me her doctors caught it early. the cancer has not spread. she's had a lumpectomy already and is now preparing for a second surgery. what is the course of treatment? >> when the lumpectomy was done, they did not have clean margins. and so i went back to high radiologist, and she said well here's the deal you're going to have to have six to eight weeks of radiation every day. you know what that is. so we suggest that you have a mastectomy.
and so i said, okay, if i'm going to have a mastectomy, am i supposed to just get one done? both the radiologist and the doctor said, you're a ticking time bomb and they both said you need -- i would just get them both done. >> we know that you are -- been by your side for a long time has been the governor, andrew cuomo. how has he handled it? and what kind of strength has he given you? >> well, he was -- after i called my sister, he was the next call. i think he was as stunned as i was. he's been extremely supportive. he's going to be in the operating room with me. but you know this. there's two different ways cancer beats you up. beats your body and it beats you up emotionally. and it -- i wasn't going to let it rob me from one day of happiness. >> so how are you going to, moving forward, maintain the life that you want to live, knowing that you have this in front of you? >> my first focus is just to get
the surgery done and recover. and then, after that, i really am all over my siblings and my nieces to make sure they get tested. i don't care if my niece is only 23. >> reporter: breast cancer screening is a controversial topic these days. not all organization agree on mammogram guidelines. some groups recommend screenings start at 40 years old. some recommend starting at 50. were you having regular checkups? >> it was just a normal mammogram. and i'm 48 years old. i've got a couple of years to 50. they recommend that women don't even have their first mammograms until they're 50. if i would have waited, i probably wouldn't even be sitting here and if you would have waited -- >> i was 46 when i was diagnosed, right. >> they say there's an incredible amount of women in their 20s and 30s being diagnosed. and they're telling these girls to wait until they're 50? i don't know who in good conscience could even do that. >> what is your ultimate message? >> girls have to know.
girls in their 20s and 30s, they have to know. i don't want women to wait. and that's why i'm talking. if it saves one person, makes one more person go get a mammogram, and if they're sitting there watching tv don't watch tv. pick up the phone and call your doctor and get your rear end in there and get a mammogram right now. because you hear about it. it's always someone else. it's a friend you send flowers to and you wish well and you watch every single day like i watched you and you were my hero but i never thought i would be dealing with this. >> none of us ever think. you know that. >> i was 40 when i was diagnosed. >> and that's why it's so important what she's saying, especially at the end. we know her very well. she's extremely busy. and she said that she's going to live her life the way she's always lived it and that she's looking forward to her niece being the first graduate of her family graduating from college and there's no way that she's going to miss that. also, it's okay when you're diagnosed. you got to take a little time for yourself.
you want to get back in life. that's so -- but just really -- >> take care of you. >> take care of you. >> a big surgery she's about to go under. >> you know fully well. >> it takes weeks and weeks to recover. >> we're all sending her major love. >> we are. we are. coming up, jussie and yazz perform live. yes, the guys from "empire." come on back. ♪ ♪ ♪ you're only young once. unless you have a subaru. (announcer) the subaru xv crosstrek. symmetrical all-wheel drive plus 34 mpg. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru.
♪ you're so beautiful ♪ love this song. "empire" was a breakout hit this season. the soundtrack shooting to the top of the charts. we're joined by two of the show's stars, jussie smollett and yazz. so wonderful to have you. can i tell you how excited i am to have you on. oh my goodness. it was appointment tv and when i look at the cast right there how was it on the set? i mean lee daniels really got you all together. how does it work out? >> it was amazing. we really became a family. we really are. he set the tone. he and danny strong set the tone
for what the show is and really it's just a blessing to be here and so much fun to go to work every day. >> yeah, with the energy. taraji and terrence. you know, acting a fool. bringing the, you know, the vibe and greatness to set. >> 18 episodes coming up in season two. alicia keys. >> lenny kravitz. >> it's crazy. >> yeah. >> it's going to be great. >> what is also great, billboard music awards, you all are performing. >> yes. that's a dream. >> that's a dream. let's get to the music. here are jussie and yazz performing "you're so beautiful." and you are. [ applause ] ♪ whoa ♪ ♪ whoa ♪ ♪ sometimes you feel insecure trust me babe i understand ♪
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jussie, you had george moving his shoulders a little bit. i saw george moving. >> shake it fast, george. >> thank you, guys. it was fantastic. >> thank you all. thank you all very much. all the best going forward. >> and tomorrow -- >> and the band and the singers. so incredible. >> yes. >> give it up for them. have a great day, everyone. >> give it up for them. have a great day, everyone. [♪] ♪ i'm gettin' out ♪ ♪ i'm gettin' out ♪ ♪ i'm gettin' out ♪ ♪ gonna have a look around ♪ ♪ now is the time ♪ ♪ i started flyin' ♪ ♪ both
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. we are just getting word in that a person is trapped beneath a muni light rail vehicle in san francisco. the train on the m ocean view line struck the ped at san jose and lakeview avenues. we have a crew on route to the scene and we will have more on abc 7 at su. let's see how the accident is affecting the commute with leyla. we are going to take you right over to that area. that's where we do have the light rail accident that is currently affecting the "n," "j," and "l" lines. shuttles are in service the "n" between westport tall and zoo. winds are the big story. 24. we could have gusts up to 45 between 3:00 and 9:00 this evening.
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