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good morning, america. bracing for a blizzard. a monster storm hitting right now, creating dangerous driving conditions across the midwest. cars running off roads overnight. facing strong winds and whiteout conditions. chicago to new york in the eye of the storm as that storm heads for the northeast. more than 60 million in its path preparing for up to two feet of snow. we are tracking that nor'easter. lawmakers challenging president trump to back up that bombshell wiretapping accusation against president obama demanding evidence by today. as trump's counselor kellyanne conway doubles down with potentially explosive claims saying surveillance of the campaign could have been even broader. she's here this morning on "gma." frightening close call. this video shot from a cruise ship showing the moment that massive boat nearly hits two jet
skiers. >> get in. get in. >> stuck in the water after their jet ski flipped over. the race against time to pull them to safety. ♪ shut up and dance with me and ready for the big dance. the march madness teams about to go head-to-head. northwestern erupting in cheers making their first ncaa tournament ever. how the tv star mom of one of their players celebrated with, yes, the elaine dance, and the underdogs to watch that could bust your bracket. good morning, america. welcome back to michael, march madness is here. first game is tomorrow. >> excitement for that and that michael is back. no one more excited than northwestern. can we just say that? julia louis-dreyfus is an alum and a mom of one of their players. watching her son over the week.
she's a super fan. >> she's a super fan and once they made the tournament the proud mama posted that video saying we're going to the dance, boys. >> never get tired of seeing that. >> also all eyes are on that massive storm. take a live look at wrigley field in chicago. the snow starting to come down right now, the roads messy there this morning. they're bracing for up to half a foot of snow today and another 6 inches tomorrow. >> it is all heading east. we have team coverage across the midwest and northeast. ginger zee starts us off right here in times square. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, george. it's two storms that will come together in the northeast. that storm in chicago is why you see winter weather alerts. the advisories and even lake-effect snow alert. as it moves east the blizzard warning coastal new jersey, long island, new york city involved, coastal connecticut for wind plus heavy snow. so there are a couple of things happening that developing low on the coast, the low that's going
on right now in the midwest as those two combine and come together, i'll tell you about snowfall totals in just moments but first we have to check it in chicago. our alex perez is right there this morning where the snow is flying. >> reporter: good morning. the snow started falling overnight. as you can see it's already accumulating very quickly. believe it or not, chicago has not had any significant snowfall since december. so it's going to be a rough day. highway havoc in the midwest. a late winter storm slamming millions from iowa to minnesota. >> awful. didn't expect it to get this bad. it is intense. so crazy. >> reporter: plummeting temperatures, freezing freeways sending cars sliding off the road into each other. the treacherous conditions causing this 24-car pileup outside of minneapolis. wind and waves from lake ontario along with freezing temperatures engulfed this new york house in ice. surprisingly this isn't out of the ordinary.
delays in the twin cities as airlines scramble to de-ice planes stuck on the tarmac. the blast blowing across the region overnight dumping close to ten inches of snow from the dakotas to iowa. another 24 inches expected in some areas by wednesday. but merciless is subfreezing temperatures disastrous near detroit. 65,000 people in the area still without power. and officials now say carbon monoxide poisoning from generators left two dead in this morning across the northeast 60 million residents are bracing for the winter wallop as it barrels their way. and this is the beginning for chicago. the storm is readed east. but round two lake-effect snow right here tomorrow. robin. >> all right. take it easy there. coming down there, alex. thank you. that storm is gathering steam and millions bracing for what could be the biggest
snowfall of the season up to two feet possible. let's go to rob in philadelphia. good morning, rob. >> hey, good morning, robin. i am standing on top of 17,000 tons of salt, part of 50,000 tons available to philadelphia. by the way, new york city has nearly 300 tons of salt ready to go because it's been a mild winter, they have plenty of leftovers and will need it with this storm that will come in during the overnight hours on a weekday, heaviest during the morning rush and we had a they'll be working in 12 hour shifts at least through wednesday converting hundreds of sanitation trucks into plow and salt trucks throughout the day. i talked to a penndot official who said they haven't seen action this winter so they are champing at the bit and ready to go if this storm ramps up the way we think it will. robin.
>> all right, rob, thank you very much. aren't you glad you came back for all this? >> i'm as enthusiastic as those ready to shovel the snow. the weather is already causing travel headaches for millions of people out there and airlines have already canceled hundreds of flights and more delays and cancellations on the way and david kerley is at reagan national airport with more. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, michael. the cancellations tell you the story of this storm. already hundreds of flights cancelled. if you live on the west coast, it's going to affect you too, the ripple effect. here's the story. more flights cancelled tomorrow than today. 800 already today and 1100 action flights cancelled tomorrow. that number is going to multiply as well. airlines trying to prepare as best they can. a lot will be traveling on the roads. the big concern there, look at chicago where the snow is already falling. the number of inches that will come to the east coast. crews spent the weekend trying to make sure the roads are prepared as that storm starts to
move in. it is going to be a mess along the east coast both flying and driving. the trains as well michael. >> all right, david, thank you. stay safe out there and, ginger, we have an idea of what's coming but when and where. >> there we go. this is the timing. the part everybody needs to pay close attention to because of the start time. remember, it's the two storms coming together. we showed you the chicago this morning. but that coastal storm, when that wraps up tonight, that's when washington, d.c. starts to get into it. i-95 corridor overnight so philadelphia to new york city between midnight and 3:00 a.m., then the heaviest snow, rob mentioned it, at 8:30 in the morning. the closer you are to that rain/snow line the more you could get, you could see 1 to 3-inch snow totals per hour along some of these lines. that's how it will add up quickly. next question, when does it leave? tomorrow night by 11:00 p.m. and even clear of boston still in vermont, new hampshire and maine and here's what everybody wants to see, snow totals. we took the liberty of taking all the computer models and seeing what we thought, new york city in the 10 to 15. 15 plus in that darker magenta
area. washington, d.c. looks like it's right on the cusp of like that 2 to 4 up to 6. michael. >> i'll tell you what, george and i gave a look of abdominal pain when you said -- >> my flight tomorrow night for the winter games for special olympics is not going to happen. >> that doesn't look good. no. >> hopefully on wednesday, all right, ginger, thank you. turning now to president trump facing new pressure to reveal evidence for those wiretapping allegations. also facing new questions about why he chose to oust a high-profile u.s. attorney. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has much more on all that. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. the president is facing a number of showdowns this week. first up wiretapping. it has been nine days since he made that claim that president obama wiretapped him and now the calls for him to prove it are growing louder by the day. the white house has yet to offer any evidence to back up that bombshell accusation of wiretapping. top lawmakers on the house intelligence committee have given the justice department
until today to do just that. so far, many seem skeptical. from the top democrat on the panel. >> there are one of two possibilities, the president quite deliberately for some reason made it up or more disturbing the president really believes this. >> reporter: to a republican on the senate intelligence committee. >> george, i have not seen that evidence. >> reporter: senator john mccain calling on the president to prove it. >> i have no reason to believe that the charge is true but i also believe that the president of the united states could clear this up in a minute. >> reporter: but the white house not backing down. counselor to the president kellyanne conway on sunday suggesting surveillance may have been even broader than wiretapping. >> what i can say is there are many ways to surveil each other now unfortunately. >> do you believe -- >> there was an article that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, through their -- certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways and microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera, so we know
that that is just a fact of modern life. >> reporter: that is far from the only controversy facing president trump this morning. this weekend an abrupt changing of the guard at the justice department. the attorney general requesting resignation letters from 46 federal prosecutors, all holdovers from the obama administration. but one of the most prominent, new york's preet bharara refused tweeting over the weekend, i didn't resign. moments ago i was fired. a sharp shift from november when then president-elect trump personally asked him to stay on the job. >> we had a good meeting. i said i would absolutely consider staying on. >> reporter: the white house calls it a routine housecleaning in a new administration. and another looming showdown, this one on health care. the congressional budget office as early as today could release findings that show millions of people who now have health care under obamacare could lose it but, george, before these findings are even out the white house is already pushing back.
>> thanks, cecilia. joined by white house counselor kellyanne conway. welcome back to "gma." pretty explosive with the bergen record. any evidence at all that the cia techniques revealed by wikileaks were used against trump tower? >> the president is just happy that the investigation now includes this aspect that the house select intelligence committees and the house and senate are going to have this as part of their very attenuated russia campaign connection. all i said is i was making comments about the articles from this past week where it is revealed that one can be surveilled in any number of techniques through microwave, cameras, televisions. i wasn't talking about anything specific. >> do you know whether the trump tower was wiretapped and you answered by citing this report about the cia techniques revealed by wikileaks. why would you make a suggestion like that without any evidence. >> i wasn't making a suggestion about trump tower. those are two separate things. >> that's what you were asked. >> about i answered him about surveilling generally.
>> but you have no evidence that that kind of surveillance was used against trump tower. >> i have no evidence but that's why there is an investigation in congress. that's particularly what investigations are for and i would note director comey asked the department of justice to make a comment. he hasn't made a comment and i noticed yesterday congressman schiff said he would ask comey about that. when he has him before the committee leader in the month. >> just to be clear you're saying you have no evidence for these allegations? >> i have no evidence for these and that answer has nothing to do with what the president said last week. >> let's move on to health care. the president is promising insurance to everyone. we're awaiting the cbo report and i know the white house has questions about it. you said back in january right here on "gma" that those who are relying on coverage will not lose it. that promise stands? >> yes, it does, in fact, there are 20 million people just last year who decided they didn't want to access obamacare, in fact, 6.5 million of them paid a penalty and that ends under obamacare -- under the repeal and replace. people no longer pay the penalty, the taxes, the mandates. you had other people asking for
an undue hardship waiver which i assume they were granted. many americans who were promised they could keep their plan and doctor were told a big lie and premiums are spiraling out of control. five states and 1,021 counties in this country where you can only access one insurance provider. that's not a choice. and so -- and it's actually in a downward spiral. unsustainable and unaffordable. i think the people who receive health care through medicaid, people who receive it through employers which is many people in this country, they'll continue to have it as they're used to it now but trying to equalize the tax treatment for the farmers and small business owners and mechanics who cannot pool together to access health insurance. >> you mentioned medicaid. there will be pretty big cutbacks, over $370 billion in cutbacks under the president's bill in the next ten years. >> you'll receive tax credits if you're on medicaid now.
this will be slow-rolled. it will take a couple years as you know. if your on medicaid right now you can expect to continue to receive your health insurance through medicaid and you'll get tax credits that allow you to buy insurance that may be more customary for you. i don't think certain people are looking for maternity care of a certain age or gender, for example, so with more competition and more choices in the market which we currently just lack, you will have an opportunity to buy care that fits you. >> i was talking to republican senator tom cotton of arkansas yesterday on "this week." he's lobbying against this bill right now warning house members not to walk the plank saying they'll lose the house if they vote for this bill. what do you say to senator cotton? >> i'm not looking at a political calculation whatsoever. i'm not thinking about the next election but the millions who don't have care and coverage and want to and need it and were expecting it through obamacare. the other thing i would note senator cotton also said that there's major carpentry work to be done so he was hopeful that something can pass and the president this entire last week, george, has been inviting people into the white house, working the phone, doing what leaders
do, listening, negotiating, being a decision maker, being a deal maker and he is taking all those inputs. if people have ideas how to improve the bill he is listening to that, he and the vice president are doing that i noted the democratic party comes up with no ideas. it's resist, obstruct, they're not even coming up with anything that might be workable to try to improve this bill. >> they said they're willing to fix obamacare if it's not repealed. >> at least they're admitting that it needs a major fix. how do you plug all the holes and patchwork something that's not worked for many americans. certainly there are people on the exchange that are happy and can continue doing that. the president and the five principals he laid out, make sure there is a smooth transition for those already on the exchanges but you're talking about millions and millions of others, some of them have an insurance card and literally can't use it. that's the worst of all possible outcomes you're told we checked
the box with you, you have health insurance coverage but you don't have care because you can't afford the premiums and you can't afford the deductible. >> kellyanne conway, thanks very much. >> thanks. >> the white house on that preet bharara firing offering no explanation for the president's change of heart from november to today saying this was routine resignation of all u.s. attorneys. >> nothing more than that. all right. now to a frightening moment at the white house. a man accused of jumping a fence armed with pepper spray is due to appear in court this afternoon. the president praising the secret service but the incident is raising security questions. abc's mary bruce is there at the white house. has more for us. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the intruder wanted to meet the president but instead he's being held in federal dustky without bail. it was just after midnight here on friday when 26-year-old jonathan tran jumped the white house fence and approached the south portico door, not far from the first family's residence where the president was home at the time. when he was discovered, tran told officers he was a friend of the president's and he had an appointment. they discovered he was carrying a book by the president, a letter mentioning russian hackers and two cans of mace.
tran is now charged with illegal entry while carrying a dangerous weapon. he is expected to have his hearing later today. he could expect up to ten years in prison. robin. >> mary, we've been seeing a series of these fence jumpers in recent years so what is being done to prevent this. >> reporter: there is a redesign here in the works. the plan in part is to raise the white house perimeter fence from its current eight feet up to 13 feet hoping they can once and for all put an end to fence jumpers. >> all right, mary, thank you. >> you know, ginger is standing by with more on the blizzard but first let's take a look at an amazing rescue in a warmer spot of the world. take a look at this video. shot from the deck of a massive cruise ship, incredibly close call with a carnival cruise ship in port canaveral. canaveral/carnival, get it. nearly hit two jet skiers. they flipped over, they fell into the water but luckily for them patrolling the harbor they got to them and pulled them
aboard. you can hear the people yelling get out. get into the boat. and they barely got out of the way. take a look again, the two skiers being saved turned upside down underwater until their rescuer pulled them from the water. got that boat out just in time and they called him their hero. >> absolutely. >> absolute hero. >> let's go back to ginger. how about those high winds that we're dealing with? >> to make it a blizzard you have to have 35 plus mile per hour winds. for three hours or more. we'll do it here as we get into the storm on tuesday especially. look at these gusts, 2:00 p.m. tuesday with the snow flying, a gust of 51 miles per hour in new york. new haven, 62. watch as this thing wraps up close to boston. 67 miles per hour. almost a 70 mile per hour gust. you'll see coastal flooding with this too so advisories are up for storm surge up to three feet. your local weather 30 seconds.
good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. total sunshine even to the coast. above average highs. now more fog forms the next few nights and in weak storms sunday promise a chance of rain. today mid to upper 60s along the coast, 70 to 75 around the bay and 76 to 80 ip land. you can see the clouds banking up against the coast tonight. my accuweather seven-day
coming up on "gma" the newly released video raising major questions about what happened before the michael brown police shooting. the famous magician, criss angel, speaking out about the moment this dangerous high-flying stunt went wrong that landed him in the hospital. we'll tell you all about it right here on "gma." right here on "gma." ♪ happiness is powerful flea and tick protection from nexgard. nexgard kills fleas and ticks all month long. and it comes in an easy-to-give tasty chew. and that makes dogs and owners happy. no wonder vets love it too. reported side effects include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. see your vet for more information on flea and tick protection you and your dog will love. nexgard. the vet's #1 choice. enamel is the strong, wof your tooth surface. the thing that's really important to dentists is to make sure that that enamel stays strong and resilient for a lifetime. the more that we can strengthen and re-harden that tooth surface,
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all right, let's take a look at those temperatures right now. we're 39 in santa rosa, easily the cool spot. hayward 50 and 55 in los gatos. those are easily some of the warmer spots out there. let me show you what's going to happen today as we look from the tower at beginning of the sunrise. should have been the tower. spring warmth, 19 degrees warmer than we were compared to average, and this is the way the day breaks down. 60s at 9:00. how about the seven-day forecast. a slight chance of rain in the north bay wednesday. for the rest of us, sunday. >> looks fantastic to me. coming up an interview with criss angel about his magic trick that went wrong. he's talking for first time since his accident. that's on gma. another update in 30 minutes. join us every weekday morning
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well, this is coming our way, right now live the snow in chicago already a dangerous commute there this morning and the northeast bracing for that blizzard, 60 million people are on alert. ginger and rob are covering it all for us and, ginger, you have more on the storm's path. >> that's exactly right. that with the coastal storm combined and this is the map everybody wants to see from chicago to detroit, 5 to 10-inch range but it's really here where it wraps up with the coastal storm and see some of those 15 plus inch rates so, again, a very tight gradient on who gets rain, who gets snow but look at philadelphia right there. in that pink area, they have a 10 to 15-inch snow total forecast and i know that means a lot for the roads so my teammate rob marciano is in philadelphia. rob, less than 24 hours to go. how are they getting ready?
>> they are ramping up for sure, ginger, the sun coming up but you can see my breath is still bitterly cold so temperatures not going to be an issue and the road temperatures certainly are cold enough for this to stick. i want to show you what's going on in chicago. that's the first hit of this storm. the 3 to 6 inches expected there. the roads okay for now but pittsburgh, detroit, you are next and then philadelphia as we mentioned has 17,000 tons of this right now. 50,000 tons at the ready. this helps melt the snow, lower the freezing temperature of that snow but if we're talking a foot or more this is going to be a hard press. this is going to get very active today. the sanitation trucks once they get done with their routes will convert to salt and plow trucks and spread it across the roads and pretreated yesterday and do it again today but with the snowfall rates we're about to see it'll be a hopeful effort. clearing the roads i think once the storm is done more than trying to keep them clear while it's happening. you hear them backing up getting ready to go. margarita, anyone?
a lot of folks may be able to use it in a couple of days. guys back to you. >> thanks for being there for us. to be as prepared as possible. that unrest in ferguson, missouri, it's over a newly uncovered surveillance video that shows michael brown hours before he was fatally shot by a police officer. some say it raised questions about whether he really robbed the convenience store on a later visit and abc's steve osunsami has the story. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. the big question, of course, is why is this video just coming out this morning after all these years and there's no good answer for that. this new video may cast a different light this morning on the events that led to the police shooting death that started a movement. and overnight it had people protesting again with reports of shots fired. >> shots fired! >> reporter: when michael brown was killed on the streets of ferguson, missouri, in 2014, this was the video police shared just days after the shooting. the shooting victim is seen with
his hands around a shopkeeper's neck as he makes off with a carton of cigarillos. >> it's going to be a black male in a white t-shirt. he's running toward quick trip. >> reporter: police called what happened a strong-armed robbery and argued brown brought the same level of violence to his confrontation minutes later with the ferguson police officer who killed him. >> how can he shoot with his hands in the air? >> reporter: this new video from the same store suggests that brown had left the cigarillos at the corner store the night before and that people working there had exchanged the tobacco for drugs. something that appears to be happening here. the filmmaker who discovered the video says it was recorded at 1:13 a.m. august 9th, nearly 11 hours before brown returned to the store. >> we're doing this for mike. we're not just doing it to uncover for ferguson. >> reporter: part of a documentary called "stranger fruit" that debuted this weekend. at a texas film festival. it suggests that brown's argument the next morning was over getting back his things. >> they wanted us to think michael robbed the store because
they needed us to think michael was aggressive with darren, the clerk, takes the cigarillos and puts it into a plastic bag and hands the plastic bag over the counter to michael brown. that's not stealing the store. >> reporter: brown's uncle said police lied about his nephew. >> the picture they painted of my nephew was not right. that video dispels one of the lies they was telling. >> reporter: the store owner strongly deny this telling abc news to turn around and somehow blame folks that have nothing to do with this is shameful adding it just didn't happen. this morning, st. louis county police tell us they can't confirm the authenticity of the video at this time. legally this changes nothing. police say officer darren wilson knew about the alleged robbery at the store but had no way of knowing brown was a suspect. whether or not there was a misunderstanding at the store has little to do with the later argument between brown and officer wilson.
still no video of that argument or the shooting that followed. this just makes things messier. a civil trial is expected to start next year. george. >> okay, steve osunsami, thanks. let's talk more about it with dan abrams. also, former dallas police chief david brown, an abc news contributor. chief brown, let me begin with you and put the question right at the top why did it take so long to get out? should the video have been released sooner? >> yes, george, it should have been released sooner. this is not the way you communicate with your citizens in your community. it just lends itself to whether or not the department is holding back other types of evidence that maybe have a different narrative than we have seen for two and a half years. >> that's the question raised, dan abrams, but, remember, the officer who killed michael brown cleared by a county grand jury. by civil rights investigators. would this video have changed that? >> no, this is a compelling theory but let's remember, it wasn't just that a grand jury decided not to indict. it's that the department of justice did a thorough
investigation and released an 86-page report based on the blood evidence and dna evidence and the eyewitnesses, based on the injury, all of that together they concluded supported darren wilson's account of what happened. it's also important to remember that many of the same supporters of michael brown initially said, well, what's the relevance of the first video? meaning showing michael brown pushing the clerk and you know what they were right and i think that they would be right here which is -- >> the officer didn't even know he was a suspect. >> so what happened there while interesting and important in terms of sort of the big picture of what happened that evening isn't really relevant to what happened between darren wilson and michael brown. >> do you agree with that, chief brown? >> yes, but i think that one thing that we're missing, transparency has everything to do with trust. people trusting that you do a thorough investigation lends itself to revealing everything you know about michael brown,
about darren wilson so that the public can make their own assessment with all of the information rather than holding back some and not having explanation of why you didn't release it. >> a fair point. does this impact the civil trial at all? >> potentially could impact the civil trial because the question would be why did you release it and what chief brown is saying, it's trust. if the jurors in the civil case don't trust the police, that's not helpful to their case but, again, it won't go to the fundamental question, the police's answer to this is they didn't think it was relevant to the investigation but i think chief brown's absolutely right that when you're talking about trust, try and release as much as possible so no questions later. >> dan abrams, chief brown, thanks very much. coming up in just two minutes, criss angel speaking out about his brush with death just months after that other close call on stage. it's an abc news exclusive. sive. ws exclusive.
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we're back now with that abc news exclusive. daredevil criss angel rushed to the hospital after a dangerous stunt went wrong. abc's matt gutman is here. has those details. good morning, matt. >> it's one heck of a way to make a living. criss angel went unconscious in front of a packed house during one of his most dangerous stunts and had to stop the show. paramedics removed him from the stage but overnight he said risking his life and doing the same thing the next day is just part of the job. he's the magician known for his death-defying stunts. this morning, criss angel is speaking out about a trick that sent him to a las vegas emergency room. >> what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and for me it's always about pushing my envelope. >> reporter: the 49-year-old illusionist performing a routine like this one, dangling upside down in a straitjacket friday night, something went dangerously wrong. >> he's flailing his arms and his legs trying to do everything he can to wriggle free. >> angel reportedly losing
consciousness midair in front of a stunned audience. >> once i started going up, i was told that i began my escape and that's all i remembered until i woke up and i was literally surrounded by paramedics and people putting things in my arm. >> reporter: and just 24 hours later, the mind freak live mastermind strapped into that straitjacket once again. dangling in the air by his ankles to perform that very same stunt, this time successfully. it's not the first time the world famous magician has been caught in a performance gone wrong. in 2015 it was angel jumping to the rescue when fellow escape artist spencer horsman became trapped in a water torture cell during a rehearsal. >> what i saw was somebody
losing the ability to be aware what was going on. >> reporter: this morning, angel says taking risk is all part of the act. >> i really take my life really at the mercy of whether or not something is going to work or not. >> skeptics say friday's incident was part of the show. the illusion they say, angel insists it was not a publicity stunt and his doctors wanted him to sit out another day and that he had to sign himself out of the hospital. he says audience members were offered refunds for friday's show but he was apparently so confident he would pull it off again saturday he even had his 2-year-old son in the audience. you got to really believe in yourself for that one. >> yeah, that's one way of putting it. all right, matt, thanks so much. michael. >> thank you, robin. coming up on our big board the new rule that could have your doctor working 28 hours straight. is it safe? we'll talk about that when we come back in two minutes. come back in two minutes. use an over pronounced washing technique for dramatic effect.
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big board. dr. mike varshavski is here at the table for our first story. looks like you'll hit the rounds. >> i go to the hospital right after this. i'm ready. >> you are our first story. could your doctor be dangerously tired? a new rule sparking a debate allowing first year residents to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals starting july 1st. and on the surface as a patient we're like, oh, this is -- no, but, doctors actually believe that this is something -- a good thing, why. >> sure. accreditation council that's in charge of making this decision realized that through evidence based research that prior to this patients were actually getting worse treatment in the hospital during the 16-hour shifts. the reason for that is you have an extra eight-hour shift that needs to be covered by another physician. whenever you have that handoff of care to another doctor that's where the mistakes happen. when you have more handoffs you have more mistakes. it's not actually the hours that count. >> wow. never thought of it like that. >> i'm tired after an eight-hour day.
you know what i'm saying. dr. mike, you're a third year medical resident, in summit, new jersey. you've been through this. you've worked 24-hour shifts so how do you feel about this decision to actually make it possibly longer. >> absolutely. well, the layperson may not know this but actually a 24-hour shift is more favorable to residents themselves. why is that? when you work a 16-hour shift that's usually from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. you work a couple extra hours to finish up now going into midnight. you still have to be back at 6:00 a.m. the next morning. not so great. you work a 24-hour shift the next day you have off to relax, catch up on sleep, catch up on work and that is crucial. >> any downside. >> sure, absolutely. i mean sleep deprivation is key here. you want doctors to be safe. that's why the impetus has been put on hospitals themselves to keep doctors and patients safe. if anyone notices one of the doctors to be sleep deprived making wrong decisions time to act and if they notice when
they're driving home that there's an issue, doctors can call the hospital and get a car to take them home to make sure there's no accidents. really that's what's key. >> do we need i.d. from him to make sure he's legit. are you sure? let's see some i.d. here. >> doogie houser is the nickname. >> have to go through all those years. look like you're still in high school, man. thank, you dr. mike. next up, everybody, get those brackets ready. march madness, it's finally here and last night the ncaa revealed which teams get a ticket to the big dance. and there was some big celebrations especially from the northwestern wildcats who are heading to their first tournament in school history and espn's jay williams is joining us now and good morning to you, jay and, you know, jay, julia louis-dreyfus whose son is on that northwestern team tweeted out we're going to the dance, boys. along with that video of her "seinfeld" character elaine dancing as you can see it right there. whose hearts got broken because everybody is not that happy this morning? whose hearts got broken and who is the team that is the hottest heading into the tournament?
>> mike, i would say the two teams are illinois state, they're a smaller team and didn't have a chance to get as many big wins in their nonconference and syracuse headed by hall of famer jim boeheim, they got snubbed as well but the hottest story in college basketball right now are the michigan wolverines. they had that plane crash, everybody, thank god, was okay, but this team was tied for fifth in the big ten. they go into the big ten tournament and they win three games in three days, they were the highest seed to ever in the history of the big ten tournament win three games and three days and they are by far the hottest team in the nation. there's a karma behind them in the midwest region and how can you not ride with the michigan wolverines. they have everything going in their direction. >> i like your alma mater, duke. same way, they're really -- >> he likes them too. >> trying to be fair like that. last you were with us you were talking about ucla, one of your top picks. yes, they are in there.
and many feel that they're going to go a long way. there is controversy there with the team. >> yeah, you have alonzo ball one of the top players in the nation and probably go top three in the 2017 nba draft but his father lavar ball has started a branding company called triple b's, big baller brand marketing their kids. he has three kids and committed to ucla and selling merchandise and saying the father is exploiting the kids. the father says ucla and ncaa are exploiting the kids but they're creating a reality show that's probably going to be sold to b.e.t. this is the kim kardashians of college basketball. they are the best reality show to watch right now. >> this is something we can argue about all day. >> i know. >> we won't even get into it but, jay, the table is set. you're the man. who is playing in the final four? what's your prediction? >> i have duke, i have arizona, i have north carolina and i have gonzaga and then in the finals in the championship game, i have duke versus north carolina tobacco row rivalry. >> old school. >> duke has won two already and i have duke as my national
championship. no bias here. >> who you got, dr. mike. >> i got duke. >> you go with jay. whatever jay says. >> i will let the professionals decide. >> thank you both very much and the women's selection is tonight 7:00 on espn. check it out, ginger, the latest on the monster storm hitting the midwest when we come back. back. so i liked when my doctor told me i may reach my blood sugar and a1c goals by activating what's within me with once-weekly trulicity. trulicity is not insulin. it helps activate my body to do what it's supposed to do release its own insulin. trulicity responds when my blood sugar rises. i take it once a week, and it works 24/7. it comes in an easy-to-use pen and i may even lose a little weight. trulicity is a once-weekly injectable prescription medicine
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. monster storm. more than 60 million americans bracing for a massive blizzard. up to two feet of snow expected. the midwest already blasted with snow. we're tracking it every step of the way. under pressure. the president challenged by lawmakers to back up those bombshell wiretapping accusations as trump's counselor kellyanne conway doubles down on potentially explosive claims. what she's saying this morning on "gma." princess diana's former flame speaks out saying he's not prince harry's father denying the claims revealing he still struggles to talk about diana and has no regrets about falling in love. it all comes down to this. after all those roses, kisses and crying, will bachelor nick finally find love? what chris harrison is spilling
only to our cameras before the finale. >> he might be the first bachelor in the history of this entire franchise to be left at the end. ♪ and their fans have been camped out all night, the vamps featuring matoma here live. ♪ all night >> they're here to say -- >> good morning, america. and good morning, america. wow. an excited crowd. getting ready for the snow. >> you know why they're excited. many of them have been waiting all night camping out for the vamps with matoma. [ cheers and applause ] >> and it was cold out there this morning. >> really cold. i see some people here who should probably be in school. i'm not trying to say -- >> oh. >> counting down to tonight's "the bachelor" finale. we have a sneak peek and take a look at this.
we've been asking our viewers who they think nick should choose and our survey says -- >> survey says. >> oh, vanessa and raven. >> it said raven a minute ago. people are switching up. you never know. >> we've got march madness and this. this is the largest bachelor fantasy league. it is powered by espnw. has major finale predictions, 36% of viewers do have vanessa getting the final rose. only 3% right now have raven. >> can we pause on that. there is a bachelor fantasy league? >> i tell you, ginger, even though the sun is up the battle is already on to try to keep these roads clear. they pretreated the roads with brine. saw another truck come in here and they'll take the salt out and plows will be in full force and working 12 hour shifts until at least wednesday in an effort to remove the snow once the snow stops come down. that's a battle that can be eventually won but there are two things in weather that are nearly impossible to fight
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wiretapping. earlier george asked her about that. >> why would you make a suggestion like that without any evidence? >> i wasn't making a suggestion about trump tower. these are two -- >> that's what you were asked. >> i answered him about surveilling generally. >> you have no evidence that kind of surveillance was used against trump tower. >> i have no evidence but that's why there's an investigation in congress. >> conway promising those who rely on health coverage will not lose it under the new gop care to replace obamacare. someone vandalized a trump golf course near los angeles to protest the administration's environmental policies, no comment yet from the trump organization. at the nascar race in las vegas, it got ugly. kyle busch sent spinning out after contact with joey logano and then the fireworks, busch went after logano throwing a punch ending up on the ground. busch suffering a cut above his eye. nascar is looking into this incident. joe biden back in the
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>> good morning to you. time for "pop news," everybody. and we'll begin with the terrific story about "black-ish" star yara shahidi and got a got a little help from her friends. she got a letter of recommendation, most kids do, this one was from none other than the former first lady, though. the 17-year-old telling "w" magazine that michelle obama is amazing and such a supporter which is very surreal to say. i'm sure it was surreal to see that letter. shahidi is planning to take a gap year while focusing on acting and double major in african-american studies and sociology and i bet she gets into harvard. [ applause ] >> yeah, wishing her all the best. >> and she's smart. >> heck, yeah. >> well deserving. also in "pop news," superhero fans, your time is almost here.
right here, the brand-new "wonder woman" trailer for you. your first look. it was released at the 2017 kids choice awards on saturday. featuring leads gail gadot and chris pine, the movie will tell wonder woman's back story and how she grew into her destiny and maybe finally explain that magical rope that makes you tell the truth. >> i can't wait. i got to say i've been excited about this for a long time. >> robin and i, invisible plane, magical rope that makes you tell the truth or those fabulous cuffs? >> all of the above. all of the above. >> "wonder woman" opens nationwide june 2nd, everybody. >> looking forward to it. >> yeah. the dude lives again. jeff bridges' iconic character from "the big lebowski" resurfaced on the walk of fame friday dressed in his signature knit sweater paying tribute to his co-star john goodman who received his star with a few lines from the cult classic.
take a look. >> in your wisdom, lord, you have lived through john as you have through so many other bright flowering young actors before him. i'm talking about men like clark gable. >> exactly. it has been 19 years since the dude lived and breathed on the silver screen. even now though the dude abides. did you guys -- that say major cult classic. were you into it. >> yes. >> know that movie, love that movie? yes, thank you. thank you gentleman in the orange. and then finally check out truckee. this is an avalanche rescue dog from lake tahoe who knows the best jobs in life are the ones where you can sneak in a little fun. and truckee does that during ski season. who needs a snowboard, dude, when can go bare back.
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welcome back to "good morning america." these are my friend, chris and betty, they go to mississippi state and you're flying home today. you'll get out. other people tomorrow if you have flights out of new york city, not looking great. here's the snowfall forecast. we focus right in there with the winds tomorrow too. ooh. and then it clears out by wednesday. all right. that's the big picture. let's get a check. mississippi state. good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. total sunshine even to the coast. above average highs. now more fog forms the next few nights and in weak storms sunday promise a chance of rain. today mid to upper 60s along the coast, 70 to 75 around the bay
and 76 to 80 ip land. you can see the clouds banking up against the coast tonight. my accuweather seven-day we are just hours away from "the bachelor" finale and everybody back here is excited. we'll find out who will get the final rose from nick. but we have our own nick, his name is nick watt. he's in l.a. and he went one-on-one with host chris harrison. good morning, nick. >> good morning, michael. yes, it has all come down to this. tonight they're in finland getting cozy. nick and his two potential brides and of course there can only be one, bizarre, brilliant, run out of words to describe this show. this is a sneak peek of tonight's finale, nervous nick. who will get his final rose and marriage? >> i'll just try not to be afraid. >> reporter: to my money, best season so far, tear, a lot of tears.
boy, can nick cry. and don't forget corinne. >> you go girl. you do you. >> corinne is my spirit animal. >> reporter: here's the headline. nick has been rejected twice already in previous bachelor cycles. remember. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: and again. >> no? >> oh, my god. my heart is just with somebody else. i'm sorry. >> reporter: could it happen a third time? will his chosen one accept his proposal? >> could have been a lot for nothing. >> nick is a good guy but i completely understand the opposite of why people were thinking really, nick, he's your bachelor and that's part of the reason why we did it. >> reporter: he's unpredictable. >> if we can do this together we can do anything. >> reporter: we assume he will propose to one of his final two. raven, fun, sweet and then he's got vanessa, who may or may not throw a vase at the wall. >> i think you narrowed her down perfectly. >> reporter: i can't wrap my head around the concept of the
show. >> since we've been doing this interview, you can't wrap your head around it. >> he's smooching with multiple women at the same time. >> but what i find fascinating about the show is the capacity for people to love more than one person at a time. >> reporter: nick must choose between a mildly uptight canadian vanessa. >> i thought we were on the same page and he was falling in love with me. >> i'm stunned vanessa made it this far. she is a brilliant woman and i think sometimes her brain just gets the best of her. >> reporter: and good time down home raven from arkansas. >> good to see you. >> she's apple pie. he's narrowed it down to two incredible women but the insecurity of nick is that can i find happiness? >> he might get nothing. >> he might be left and be the first bachelor in the history of this entire franchise to be left at the end and believe me when i tell you he knows that. >> someone will cry tonight, michael. it's really just a question of who and why. >> it just might be me, nick. you never know.
and we do have former bachelorette desiree hartsock and her husband chris siegfried joining us live and desiree and chris, we're going to get straight to it. who do you think nick should pick, vanessa or raven? who do you think is going home with the final rose? >> go for it. >> i think he has an undeniable connection with raven but i think ultimately it'll come down to vanessa because he just have a deeper like -- >> canadian strong. >> yeah. >> canadian strong. >> and i'm curious. you two have been through this. what is it like these final hours leading up to the big decision? how nerve-racking is it? >> you don't get much sleep and i imagine nick hasn't gotten sleep for about three years. >> it's definitely an emotional roller coaster and all coming to a head at like that moment and there's a lot of emotions going on so i'm excited to see how nick handles it and who he chooses.
>> well, he was called nervous nick by nick watt in that piece. what if he doesn't find love. what do you recommend for his love life going forward? >> "bachelor in paradise," definitely "bachelor in paradise." >> lifelong career until he finds the one. >> well i tell you what, he should take that advice and run with it. thank you both very much. congratulations on your baby, 5 months old. congratulations to you two. >> thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> stay right there, everybody. we'll be right back. back. we'll be right back.
good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. alexis smith, you have a big update on the issue on 101. >> sure do. in the last couple moments all lanes have reopened northbound 101 right around third street. this was a serious crash with injuries. the left lane was blocked for well over an hour. we have six-mile backup that remains. 280 is heavy as well but that will be a better option into the city or mass transit if you can ride b.a.r.t., that's a better option. option. >> meteorologi imagine if the things you bought every day earned you miles to get to the places you really want to go. with the united mileageplus explorer card, you'll get a free checked bag, 2 united club passes... priority boarding... and 50,000 bonus miles. everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. the united mileageplus explorer card. imagine where it will take you.
our temperatures are not too far off our morning lows. warmest in san francisco, 53. los gatos up in the hills 56. on our way today temperatures 9 to 13 degrees above average from 72 in san francisco to napa at about 79. low 50s at 9:00, mid to upper 60s at noon, stay in the 60s at the coast. and at 58 to 69 by 7:00. slight chance of rain and cooler weather for wednesday and again sunday. mike, thank you. we'll have another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our free abc 7 news app. you can join us for abc 7 morpings weekdays from 4:30 to 7:00. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
love that shot. movement like that. >> that's right. >> what were you doing? welcome back to "gma." we've got a great crowd that's been with us and to make it even better, we have a very, very special guest to bring to the breakfast table. please welcome "beauty and the beast's" stanley tucci. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you? nice to see you. >> how are you doing? >> good man. >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> mwah. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. >> they love you. >> cost me a lot of money. >> to see this face and you start smiling. my gosh. >> he makes you smile but he can feed you well too.
a great chef. >> i cooked for you a couple times. >> i took my girls to see it and we all loved it. before we get into that since we have an overload of men, fathers. >> it's an overload. >> do we have dads in the audience? there you go. okay, do you tend to tell dad jokes? >> oh, yeah. >> yeah. >> you know what, that's a good thing. we have two comedians kevin fredericks and tony baker and did their best dad jokes for youtube. take a look. >> what happens when a frog parks illegally. >> what. >> it gets toad. >> what's the first thing the taxi driver said to the wolf? >> what? >> where wolf? >> how do you find will smith in the snow? how. >> you look for fresh prince. >> ah. [ cheers and applause ] >> so do your kids think you're
funny, stanley. >> no. sometimes they think i'm funny but i will have a tendency to tell the same jokes over and over again like my father. a lot of them are inappropriate for this setting. but -- >> we have a five-second delay. >> sometimes they think i'm funny but mostly no. >> there is a study done, the science behind the laugh and found when dads tell these puns, it makes you use both sides of your brain, your right side. >> lara, you've been teaching us for years here. >> see. >> so both sides of your brain have to work together to communicate so these puns are actually making us smarter so i have one for everybody here right now. >> okay. >> okay. >> what does a nosy pepper do? >> what? >> get all up in your business. you didn't get it.
jalapeno business. all up in your business. >> you know, that was like -- >> you were so close. >> no part of my brain was working after that. >> okaying one more. what is cheese that is not yours? >> what? >> nacho cheese. >> so you -- >> it worked on my 12-year-olds, people. >> you have to have the accent with it. >> only works with the accent. >> i don't have an accent. >> i do. >> nacho. >> nacho. i got to do the head. >> you do that too. moving on, i'm done. moving on after my jokes. [ applause ] >> and rightfully so let's move on to talk about this beautiful new movie that is out. everyone is raving about. >> i know. i was just picturing the movie. >> a brand-new character in a brand-new character. >> any pressure to bring in a
new -- >> no, because he's a harpsichord so -- i mean to a certain extent, yeah, you always want it to be good, funny and want it to work and bill called me up and said, stanley, we have a new character we want to put into "beauty and the beast" and will you do it. yes, of course, i would work with you and be in "beauty and the beast" as long as i don't have to sing. he maid maybe a little. i said, no. i have a nice career and don't want to ruin it after 35 years. >> in the end you do -- >> i do sing a line or two, yes. they didn't flee which was amazing. >> congratulations on that. >> thank you. >> what does a harpsichord bring to the table? [ laughter ] >> there is a joke in there somewhere. >> what does a harpsichord bring to the table? two chairs. >> a new character so tell everybody a little about him.
>> he is the -- i guess the maestro of the castle and he and his wife, she's the singer played by audra mcdonald and they're performing at the beginning of the film and once the spell is cast, they are turned into inanimate objects. he becomes a harpsichord and she becomes a wardrobe. >> let's see it in action. take a look. >> ooh. >> another cavity. >> maestro, your wife is upstairs finding it harder and harder to stay awake. she's counting on you to help us break this curse. >> then i shall play through the pain. >> maestro, play quietly, please. >> oh, quietly. of course. are there any other tasteless demands you wish to make upon my artistry? >> no, that's it. [ applause ] >> i like that. how fun was that? >> oh, my god. it was so much fun. we did that stuff obviously do it in the studio that wasn't really me as the harpsichord. incredible.
and but we were together all together for a week, ewan mcgregor and emma thompson all together for a week on set. it was great fun. >> i see josh gad on instagram tweeted his pictures. looks like you had a lot of laughs behind the scenes. >> it was one of the best weeks of my life. really fun. >> that's saying something because you've been in over 100 films that we have just adored seeing you in all different types of characters and all different type of the people you're working with. do you have a favorite set, movie set? you were talking about ha. >> that was really fun. when we did "the devil wears prada" that was probably -- as far as like big rather hollywood movies go, that was pretty great. >> got approval right there. >> you liked that one? >> how do you keep a straight face? >> we didn't. >> meryl streep doing miranda. >> actually there is one -- there's one little piece where you can see emily laughing in the background. >> really. >> yes. >> we'll keep an eye out for that. >> something else we need to keep an eye out for "feud."
you're in that. how did you get involved with that. >> i don't know. they called up and said do you want to play jack warner. he was a horrible person. i said, yes, of course. no, no, no. >> these two women, you're working with remarkable. tell everybody about "feud". >> the feud between joan crawford and bette davis and i had no idea it was as vicious as it was but went on for many years and they are incredible. these two. >> jessica lange, susan sarandon. judy davis as hedda hopper. it's amazing. >> it's already on? >> it's on? >> yay. i have to see it. ryan murphy if i and his magical touch. >> he's incredible. great fun. great fun. >> that's great fun and this is great fun for everybody. go out and watch "beauty and the beast." it hits theaters this friday. stanley, thank you so much, man. coming up, danielle steel is here live. don't want to miss that. [ cheers and applause ]
the vamps and matoma mopes away and we'll all go up together so you can see the performance. cool. good morning. if you were stuck inside all weekend, no worries. the spring warmth is going to be out there for you today. 60s at the coast, mid to upper 70s for the rest of us. this weather brought to you by microsoft. let's go. let's go. everybody in. everybody in. robin, we're coming up. >> come on up. bring them all in. we are here now with best-selling author and one of our favorite guests, danielle steel. she's written 160 books. 160 and counting. can't wait to read her latest called "dangerous games" and it is out now and it is great to have you back with us as always, my friend. >> i am so thrilled to be here. robin is my favorite person in the world. >> when i was going through my health crisis she sent me books
that weren't even out yet. usually it's six books. last time we saw you said you put out six books a year. that's increased to seven. >> seven. >> how do you do that? >> i don't know. i work all the time. seven is interesting. it's sort of like jumping through flaming hoops but it's exciting. >> how do you keep the characters all straight? sometimes do you forget and put a character in the wrong book? >> only if i'm very, very tired. it's only happened a couple of types and suddenly there they are in the wrong book. it's like, oh, get them off "titanic." >> i hear this one is a little different. it's like a political and international intrigue. >> i try and keep them all different and this one is a political thriller about corrupt politicians and international oil deals and there's murder and also some excitement in it and it was very fun to write and there are always surprises in
the book and i ended up calling my editor in the middle of the night when somebody kills somebody else and said you're never going to believe it. he just killed him. so, it surprised even me but it was a fun book and it's very different. >> well, they're always a page turner and you have devoted super fans. we have a couple here that would -- sofia would like to ask a question. what's your question? >> other than your own what are some of your favorite books that you have read? >> i don't get enough time to read other people's books. unfortunately. [ applause ] it's true. i enjoy, you know, sort of very popular fiction and things that i can just relax with and i read a lot of religious stuff which i enjoy. i love joel osteen. >> i love joel too. >> he's fun. very uplifting. >> and sometimes french
novelists and stuff but most of the time i have to read me. >> that's not a problem at all and, gray, you have a question as well. >> yes, my question is, does your book "perfect life" my favorite one or any of our other books come from personal experiences? >> no, they sometimes come from something i've seen or not necessarily a personal experience, but i was intrigued in that book by the idea of sometimes famous lives look so perfect to the outside world and i mean you've seen that too and everybody thinks, oh, wow, but they don't realize the tragedies or the struggles that you have behind them so i like the idea of a woman with a big career who is you know struggling to keep the career and who has personal challenge with a daughter who is sight impaired so it wasn't personal but it's things i care about. >> got you. but something that was very personal around christmastime,
you started choking and your daughter saved your life. >> very personal. and actually it was an interesting experience and it never happened to me before and i had a cold which i have again. but and i threw a vitamin c and went running off to do stuff and it got stuck but totally stuck, no air and it was the most panicky feeling and they say that mostly people run off and hide but instead i ran into the hallway where all my kids were home for christmas and pointed to my throat but there was absolutely no air going through. and all of them started -- there are grown-ups about 12 or 14 people and started to scream and say, oh, my god, she's choking. what do we do and nobody knew and the heimlich is a really important thing to know for a
stranger or family member. and one of my daughters not knowing what else to do picked me up and banged me on the floor, i mean literally she's taller than i am and i was going no, no, no. but it worked. i mean she bonked me on the floor and it popped out. it really scared me to death. now i put up choking signs for restaurants in our kitchen in both our homes, do you know how to do the heimlich? but it really -- it was a good lesson for all of us that nobody knew what to do but it worked. >> we're glad that it did. >> i am too. >> i'm sure that you are. >> it really scared me. now every time i take a vitamin i walk into someone's room and say, i am taking a vitamin. so if i keel over they know why. >> well, danielle, never enough time. thank you so much. >> i love seeing you. [ applause ] >> "dangerous games" is out now.
wow, we are back now with the british rockers you've been waiting all morning to see. the vamps, toured with taylor swift, selena gomez, fifth harmony and right now they are with us performing their red hot single "all night" featuring matoma. take it away, guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i been up all night no sleep ♪ 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ all night no sleep 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪
♪ 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ ♪ sometimes i tend to lose myself when i'm out here on my own ♪ ♪ and i never seem to get it right ♪ ♪ but i guess that's how it goes ♪ ♪ ever since you came around can't nobody hold me down ♪ ♪ you showed me how to find myself when i needed it the most ♪ ♪ i been up all night no sleep 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ all night no sleep 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ wide awake that's okay as long as i'm with you ♪
♪ i'll be up all night no sleep ♪ ♪ 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ ♪ 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ i'm never gonna find my way if i don't run to that goal ♪ ♪ the past is the past today is today ♪ ♪ and there's things i can't control ♪ ♪ the circles underneath my eyes tell the truth that i've been trying to hide ♪ ♪ i've been waiting for you way too long ♪ ♪ won't you come and take me home oh ♪ ♪ i'm praying this ain't all a dream ♪ ♪ can you you wake me up before you leave ♪ >> here we go. ♪ i been up all night no
sleep 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ all night no sleep ♪ 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming wide awake that's okay as long as i'm with you ♪ ♪ i'll be up all night no sleep 'cause i feel like i'm always dreamin' ♪ >> how are we doing, america? [ cheers and applause ] ♪ whoa as long as i'm with you 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ ♪ whoa as long as i'm with you 'cause i feel like i'm always dreaming ♪ >> thank you very, very much. [ cheers and applause ]
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mornings. we had such a gorgeous weekend i don't think any of us are ready for rain. so none of that, okay? >> there will be a little bit of that but wednesday and possibly sunday. get used to that mid to upper 70s. except for the coast in the mid to upper 60s. the rain will be in the north bay wednesday then all of us will get a chance sunday. >> we're still in recovery mode on 101 in san francisco. the crash cleared a little over 30 minutes ago, but still heavy traffic here. northbound 101 if you're heading up from the airport down to 9 miles an hour and northbound 280 not too much better, 22 miles per hour. another crash cleared near geneva. we'll be back at 11:00 a.m. for the midday news. join reggie, mike, alexis, jessica and m