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good morning, america. showdown in moscow. president trump's secretary of state rex tillerson heading there this morning hours after an urgent meeting with world leaders about how to handle the syria crisis. the white house may be sending mixed signals. is president putin snubbing tillerson. did russia kical attack before happened? shocking school shooting. >> possible active shooter at north park elementary. >> the terrifying moment a teacher's estranged husband opens fire in a classroom killing his wife and one of his students before turning the gun on himself. kids running from the scene. >> i didn't know what was happening. >> parents desperately searching for their children. and high-flying outrage. backlash growing over this video showing security officers
dragging a passenger off a plane in chicago after he refused to give up his seat on an overbooked flight. now the airline's ceo under fire for blaming the passenger. and good morning, america. i still can't believe that video. >> a lot of people still talking about it. >> not just here they're talking about it, the reaction is worldwide and china on just one of their sites, this video already has more than 100 million views. united airlines, a big airline in china. we'll have more ahead. >> dan abrams will be here to weigh in and tell us legally what we can do when boarding a plane, train or other form of transportation. but we have a lot of stories to cover this morning. secretary of state rex tillerson heading to moscow for meetings with top officials. one of the question, did the russians know about the syrian chemical attack before it happened?
a new report claims that they did. and how do americans feel about that u.s. strike? well, a new abc news/"washington post" poll suggests most support it but only by a small margin. we begin with that. the secretary of state lands there after a meeting with our allies in europe where he called out russia for not keeping its promise. to help eliminate syria's chemical weapons. take a look. >> stockpiles and continued use demonstrate that russia has failed in its responsibility to deliver on its 2013 commitment. it is unclear whether russia failed to take this obligation seriously or russia has been incompetent but this distinction doesn't much matter to the dead. >> let's bring in martha raddatz for more on this. martha, there was concern during tillerson's confirmation he would be soft on russia but going to moscow with a very tough message. >> reporter: he clearly has a tough message for russia, george.
saying this morning that russia needs to take a hard look at its relationship with assad asking whether siding with such an unreliable partner is in russia's best interest. the russians have said to you their support for syria is not unconditional but you also had the russians say that the relationship is lower than it was during the cold war and that was even before the chemical weapons attack and before the u.s. missile strikes and this morning in regards to the meeting, the russians say we expect constructive cooperation rather than confrontation, alleviating tensions rather than escalating them. but i suspect this will be plenty tense, george. >> the russians also said he would not be meeting with president putin. that means he's the first secretary of state that won't be meeting with the russian leader on his first visit and new questions about whether russia knew about the chemical weapons attack before it happened. >> reporter: yeah, george, you know there was that ap story saying that they did know that the russians were aware this chemical attack was about to happen. but they now say at this time the white house is saying at
this time there is no u.s. intelligence community consensus that russia had foreknowledge of the syrian chemical attack so the white house is denying that. but i hit on the word consensus. we don't know whether or not some of the 17 intelligence agencies actually do believe russia was complicit. >> the secretary firming up his anti-assad stance saying it's clear to all of us the reign of assad's family is coming to an end. >> reporter: they say that again and again, george. we heard those mixed messages but we don't know exactly what they mean by that. they say they hope assad will leave. but there's no military intervention beyond what we've already seen. >> martha raddatz, thanks very much. george, we get more on the u.s. response to syria. the trump administration seeming to draw a new line monday committing to more intervention but then immediately walking that back. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega tried to get clarity and joins us now with more. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning to you. initially the white house seemed
to suggest that barrel bombs, a weapon regularly used by the assad regime against its own people, might be a new red line. but then an almost immediate about-face. after launching 59 missiles in response to that deadly chemical attack, the white house is back-pedaling on how far it is willing to go to in syria. at first sean spicer seeming to shift the so-called red line saying it's not just the use of chemical weapons that would prompt the united states to take military action. is the red line, just to clarify, the red line for this white house chemical warfare, is conventional warfare enough to get the president to go further there than this white house has gone before? >> the answer is is that if you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bomb into innocent people, i think you can -- you will see a response from this president. that is unacceptable. >> reporter: but bashar al assad
has frequently used barrel bombs against his own people. human rights groups say nearly 13,000 last year alone, far more than any chemical weapon attacks. an american attack in response to syrian barrel bombs would mark a significant shift in u.s. policy. but just hours later, an about-face. the white house walking back spicer's comment, a spokesman telling abc news nothing has changed in our posture. the president retains the option to act in syria against the assad regime whenever it is in the national interest. so, this is not the only mixed signal coming out of this white house right now. key members of the trump administration seem divided on whether assad should stay or go. i asked secretary sean spicer yesterday how far president trump is willing to go to see assad out of power. he said you can't imagine a peaceful syria with assad in charge. >> let's get more from richard haass, the president of the council on foreign relations and author of the new book "a world in disarray."
that word disarray can apply to what the administration is saying about a syria policy. >> it's been all over the place. clearly they want to properly, i think, strongly react to the use of chemical weapons. the real question is where do we go from here. when you talk about regime change there is an enormous gap between where we want to go and where we are and the capabilities it would take. >> not only what sean spicer said yesterday about now maybe retaliating for barrel bombs, the secretary of state, we rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocent anywhere in the war. that's open-ended war everywhere. >> pretty sweeping. bear any burden. you have to narrow it down. the united states can't if you will become the policeman of the world. there is an awful lot of places where governments are acting really badly towards their own people and you've got to be much more narrow. you've got to decide where your vital interests are at stake. where you can use military force in ways that will make a
difference at a cost you're prepared to pay. >> how about this showdown in moscow again. we saw that one report that moscow may have known about the chemical weapons attack, if they did, how much of a game changer is that? >> it's not. it's just another reminder that russia is an outlier. it's not as though we need new information. this is a country that went into ukraine, took over crimea and allowed bashar al assad to use chemical weapons and interfered in our own elections. russia is a spoiler, an outlier. a remainder of who we're dealing with and under vladimir putin you have somebody who has enormous discretion to do what he wants to do often which is quite problematic. >> how do you deal with it? as i said earlier there's some concern that president trump, the secretary of state would be soft on putin. taking a much tougher line right now but it's at a time where our relations according to the russians are worse than they were during the cold war. >> what you've got to do is two thing, set the table. we've got to create a context with the russians know they can't use military force and easily get away with it so did a little in syria -- i mean
strengthening nato so russia isn't tempted to invade any other country and have to be careful with our rhetoric. we don't want to humiliate the russians or paint them into a corner. that there's no place for diplomacy. >> is there a way to pull putin away from assad. >> mr. putin is many things. sentimental is probably not one of them so, sure, i think what we want to do is try to drive a little wedge between iran who is syria's principal backer and the russians and talk to them what's your long-term interest. can you protect your long-term interests in a way that you separate yourself from assad? it'll take several years but we ought to begin that process? richard haass, thanks for coming in. robin. >> going to turn to another major headline this morning, that tragic shooting at an elementary school in california. here is what we know. the shooter targeted his estranged wife, a teacher, killing her before turning the gun on himself. an 8-year-old was also killed and a fourth victim, a 9-year-old was injured and is now in stable condition.
abc's kayna whitworth is on the scene there for us and has more. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: robin, good morning. there were 15 kids in that classroom. and it was a special education classroom. authorities say that those two little boys you just talked about had gotten behind their teacher when the shooting happened. he had nothing to do with the couple who had been married three short months and had recently separated. tragedy unfolding in san bernardino. >> possible active shooter at north park elementary. >> reporter: after a gunman stormed a special education classroom opening fire on a teacher and two of her students before turning the gun on himself. >> can you advise if the victim is a student or an employee? >> it's both. it's both. >> reporter: 53-year-old cedric anderson checked in at the front desk of north park elementary in san bernardino at 10:30 a.m. monday morning saying he needed to drop something off for karen smith, his estranged wife and a teacher at the school.
>> he entered the classroom without saying anything armed with a large caliber revolver, opened fire on his wife. >> reporter: the school immediately going on lockdown. students evacuated hand in hand as heavily armed officers and s.w.a.t. teams arrived on scene within minutes. >> today's been a nightmare for sure. >> reporter: but it would be hours before parents and children were reunited. 5-year-old cindy doty in class down the hall when the shooting started. >> i didn't know what was happening and i just wanted to go home. >> reporter: smith and 8-year-old jonathan martinez did not survive. another boy in stable condition this morning. authorities later searching a home in nearby riverside where the once happy couple lived. police haven't said why anderson may have targeted his wife. the pair seen in this facebook video but are shedding light on his dark past including a history of domestic violence, weapons and drug charges.
the teacher's mother telling abc news her daughter knew something was wrong and she tried to get out of her marriage. north park elementary is closed for the next two days, robin. >> so tragic. all right, kayna, thank you. michael. robin, now to that outrage over video of a passenger forcibly removed from united airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat when he was ordered to. the airline's response is raising new questions and abc's david kerley is at dulles airport with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this shocking video that is lighting up social media around the globe has some wondering why united has not apologized to the passenger. [ screaming ] >> reporter: this shocking scene captured by passengers aboard that united flight from chicago to louisville prompting even a response from the ceo of united calling it upsetting. ceo oscar munoz writing in a letter to employees said, "this situation was unfortunately compounded when one of the
passengers we politely asked to deplane refused and it became necessary to contact chicago aviation security officers. while i deeply regret this situation arose, i also emphatically stand behind all of you and i want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right." the video shows the 69-year-old man getting pulled out of the plane by three aviation security officials. moments after being told he needed to give up his seat because the plane was overbooked. as officials dragged the man through the aisles by his arms and legs, horrified passengers say they overheard him shouting that he's a doctor and being profiled because he is chinese. >> i could not believe what i was seeing or hearing. i was in shock. >> reporter: once off the plane he unsuccessfully tries to reboard with a bloody lip. the drama began when the airline asked passengers to give up seats voluntarily because four crew members needed to board to work a flight in louisville.
united offered passengers vouchers up to a thousand dollars but because the next flight didn't depart until the following day there were no takers. the airline says this forced them into an involuntary deboarding situation which means the airline decides which passengers to bump using a computer involving connecting flights and how long the passenger must stay at the airport. now, united says the passenger was belligerent. one of the security officers has been placed on leave and, robin, in the fine print when you buy a ticket this is part of the contract. it is perfectly legal for the airline to tell you even if you're in a seat to get off. >> many don't know that. we'll talk to dan about. dan abrams joins us and talk about that in a moment. first, what's going on here? the ceo -- >> i don't know why he's making this statement, right. united is getting so caught up in the issue that david just raised which is it's our legal right to refuse someone access
to the plane or even to remove them from the plane. that's not the point. the point is the world is watching that video and saying, wait a second. could that be me? all right. and as a result, the response from united airlines ought to just be this is horrible. this is terrible. this is awful and this won't happen again. that's it. i mean from a pr perspective and, again, pr in legal do end up intersecting, it is not smart for him to at this point simply be saying we did nothing wrong. we did nothing wrong, we did nothing wrong. >> another legal issue of the man who was scuffed up, we saw him bleeding. could he possibly file a lawsuit. >> let's talk about the legal issues involved. if there's a lawsuit, it likely is against actually the police department. more than united because, again, united does have the legal right to refuse someone access or even to ask someone to leave a plane. the people who pulled him off the plane were not united airlines employees. that was the police department doing that. and a member of the police department, the aviation police
have already been put on leave as a result of those actions. now, could there be a lawsuit against united? absolutely. will they throw in the fact that it was employees of united who were taking those seats instead of passengers, absolutely. >> but the fact that united couldn't take care of it itself and had to call the police for something like that, that could be another issue. talk about the legal stance. people are not aware of what rights and the rights that they don't have when they're boarding. >> there is a passenger bill of rights, right? if you are one of those people in an overbooking situation who has refused access or told to leave a plane you're entitled to not just some coupons but entitled to cash and there's specific amounts of money you're entitled to in addition to getting to the location you're going to. >> this is far from over. >> it is far from over in particular as a result of what the united ceo said. >> let's see if they settle. amy here with the other top stories and more news out of russia. authorities have arrested eight people now in connection with a subway bombing in st. petersburg, russia, last week. the suspects are linked to a
terror cell they say and storing weapons and police are looking into whether the bomber identified as a 22-year-old russian national trained with isis in syria. back here in this country alabama is under new management. the lieutenant governor is taking over following the resignation of robert bentley who pleaded guilty to using public money when he was governor to cover up an affair with a top aide. the 74-year-old will have to pay back that money and fines but will avoid jail time. well, a maryland supermarket is investigating how a live scorpion got into a bag of spinach bought by a couple who posted this video of it. this comes just days after a bat was found inside a bag of salad in florida that prompted a recall. and it was a terrifying scene at a fair in paris as a woman, look at this, fell out of the harness on this bungee ride and dangled in the air with just her boots and you can see that her head was just inches from the ground as she swung back and
forth seven times before workers finally stopped her. physically she is okay. finally, it wasn't a bird or a plane, but whatever it was caused some woman some very frightening moments in california. >> did you guys see that? >> yep, we saw it. we -- it appeared to be a meteor streaking across southern california there. people as far away as phoenix reported seeing it. another unexplained mystery in the air. >> hmm. >> and george laughs. all right. >> well, she got it on camera. got to be real, right? all right. we'll turn to ginger with severe weather from michigan to texas. ginger, what's going on? >> that's right. the damage hitting close to home for me. southeast of grand rapids where i'm from along i-96 on the way to lancing. hail northwest of dallas and the heat for all of us today.
good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. be prepared for a chance of light rain that increases as we head through the afternoon and evening hours. moderate rain and breezes tomorrow and then friday through sunday trending dryer and warmer. today's temperatures milder than yesterday even without the sunshine. 62 at the coast, about 64 to 69 for the rest of us. mild again tonight with scattered light showers. 50 to 54. my accuweather seven-day forecast, the next three days are light on the storm impact
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make the magic of easter come alive. bring home the lindt gold bunny. welcome back to "gma" and you're looking at former cubs world champ and current competitor on "dancing with the stars," david ross at the cubs home opener. a rain delay at the game and decided what better way to pass the time than support and cheer on a former teammate. you know what, he was cheering right back. take a look at what he was watching behind the scenes of "dancing with the stars." he was watching the cubs play. it was a good night for both. the cubs beat the dodgers at the bottom of the ninth and he wowed the judges with the waltz and got it in last night. and coming up, we've got "dancing's" eliminated couple. unfortunately they're eliminated. mr. t. and kym. they're here live. >> there were so many tears last night. >> yeah. >> very emotional night. >> looking forward to mr. t. also, secretary of state rex tillerson heading to moscow this
morning for his first official visit as a member of the trump administration. he's going to participate in high stakes meetings about syria after saying this morning that the reign of the assad family is coming to an end and that russia must choose between between the u.s. and assad. record highs from boston, new york and philly. temperatures could reach into the 80s. it's going to feel like summer here. >> 81 on the board. finally. but now to that nationwide manhunt for the suspect accused of robbing a gun store and sending a 161-page manifesto to the president. his family is now sending an urgent warning as police release new images of him and abc's adrienne bankert has new details. >> reporter: overnight authorities releasing photos of the wisconsin man's tattoos. and saying their $10,000 reward still stands for any information leading to his arrest. this morning, the family of joseph jakubowski, the armed and dangerous fugitive accused of robbing a gun store and sending a lengthy and angry manifesto to
president trump speaking out. jakubowski's stepfather who did not want to be shown on camera tells us his stepson is on a self-destructive spiral. >> i'm afraid he's trying to commit suicide by cop myself. >> reporter: on monday officers swarming jakubowski's last known address talking to family members and are seen carrying evidence away from the house. this as we learn new details of exactly what is contained in that 161-page handwritten manifesto. a document janesville officials say did reach the white house telling us it expresses calculated outrage accusing police and the government of enslaving people. the manifesto they'll look for clues. may not be direct but there may be enough information to narrow down potential attack sites. >> reporter: police tell us jakubowski was previously arrested and convicted for trying to disarm an officer. and they allege that a week ago
he robbed a gunshop stealing multiple weapons. officers say he then set his own car on fire. >> game time. >> reporter: but it was this video originally posted on facebook a week before the robbery that shined a light on jakubowski's plans. >> revolution. it's time for change. >> reporter: but it's those closest to jakubowski including those heard in the video who could be key to this case. though there are still questions about their involvement. detectives have been interviewing the man on the other side of the camera from that facebook video. we're told that he is not a suspect and is cooperating with police. off camera i spoke with a woman who says she is his sister and says no one's heard from him. robin. >> adrienne, thank you very much. joining us from janesville is the police chief there david moore and rock county sheriff robert spoden. gentlemen thank you both for being with us. chief moore, where does the investigation stand right now in finding this man? >> we have many assets here in wisconsin, many federal assets,
fbi, atf. i checked this morning, we have over 542 leads that we're following up on. this is the largest footprint of law enforcement that we have seen in the janesville and rock county area probably forever and we're following up on every lead we get from our citizens in the community. >> i know you guys are working around the clock. sheriff spoden, was there any particular -- are you learning was there any particular incident or anything that set this guy off? >> well, he's had a long history of run-ins with local police. he actually was arrested for trying to disarm an officer. he has had a history of traffic citations, but as far as this, what we have found is that this is something that really occurred in the last few months where he kind of went in a totally different direction and started really speaking about revolution and things such as that.
>> right, and that manifesto of his that he was targeting schools and government officials and, chief moore, we know janesville is the home of the speaker of the house, paul ryan. is there extra concern about his security and what other potential targets concern you, sir? well, certainly our concerns are with the speaker and his family. we've been working very closely with u.s. capitol police which is his security detail to assure his safety. with regard to the manifesto, there seems to be two themes that concern us, one is anti-religion and one is anti-government. so, with respect to those two specific themes, we have put practices in place and patrols in place to secure our government areas and as well religious places of worship and those types of things. >> and, sheriff, we heard from the stepfather who said that his stepson is willing to die in a gun fight with officers.
how do you prepare your force for something like that? possibly. >> well, obviously when we became aware of what he wanted to do, all of our officers took measures and so, yeah, this while it is concerning it is not that surprising based upon his actions. we believe, though, that he has a plan in place that, you know, what we saw was well thought out. what he wrote, the document he wrote was a well written document and he put a lot of effort into that document. so, what we think is that there's some end game. we're not sure what that is. it might involve having some type of an altercation with the law enforcement community. we're hopeful that's not going to be the case but our officers as well as our federal partners are very much aware of this and we're prepared to deal with any type of situation that he presents. >> i know that you are. gentlemen, thank you very much. our thoughts and concerns with
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while wearing a mask filled with water. similar to the drill seen in this video. >> the navy s.e.a.l. training is among the most dangerous and the most difficult of all of the services. the washout rate is around 80%. >> reporter: at the time of lovelace's death, the medical examiner ruled it a homicide by drowning. saying while some could consider his death an accident, the actions and inactions of the instructors and other individuals involved were excessive and directly contributed to the death. >> derek's mates reached out to this certain instructor that bullied derek that day and a lot of dunking, just seemed like everything was focused on derek in the pool that day. >> reporter: now new documents detail the navy's year-long investigation providing eyewitness accounts from the day of lovelace's death. fellow trainees reporting the victim's face turned purple as he attempted to stay afloat while an instructor dunked him and put a lot of pressure on him both verbal and physical. according to training
regulations dunking and holding a student underwater is strictly forbidden but adverse conditions like yelling and splashing are permitted to create stress and high intensity. >> the only way to figure out what went on is to file a lawsuit against the government and the instructor and take that position and see, you know, what actually happened. >> reporter: overnight the navy telling abc news it's determined lovelace's death was not the result of a crime. but adding no loss of life in training is an acceptable loss. words of little solace for lovelace's family. >> derek deserved more than this. derek deserved honor. all i want is this man behind bars. that's all i want. >> reporter: now following his death it was found that lovelace had a pre-existing heart condition though it is unclear what, if any, role it played in his death. >> it's really hard to understand how this happened but the navy does emphasize that the training has to be as close to real warfare as it can be. >> that's right.
the navy told us overnight that while it tries to provide the most realistic and relevant training possible to honor those who have fallen in training we must effectively mitigate the risks of that training. it is a balancing act and unfortunately in lovelace's situation it didn't end up well at all. >> sure didn't. thinking about that family. >> we are. over to michael. >> all right, coming up on our big board, how well do those fitness trackers monitor your heart? do they work really well or do they not? we have a new report raising big questions. we'll talk about that when we come back in two minutes. ♪ predictable. the comfort in knowing where things are headed. because as we live longer... and markets continue to rise and fall... predictable is one thing you need in retirement to help protect what you've earned and ensure it lasts. introducing brighthouse financial. a new company established by metlife to specialize in annuities & life insurance. talk to your advisor about a brighter financial future.
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good but for heart rate, everybody needs to be aware. this is a major study and what they found these things can be wildly off when it comes to exercising and measuring your heart rate. when you're sitting it does a pretty good job of your resting heart rate but when you are exercising which is when a lot of people use these things, they can be off and what they found consistently between 20 and 40 beats per minute. that's a big deal if you're looking down thinking i'm good but it's actually 40 beats -- >> in both directions? >> it can fluctuate so that can be an issue. >> is there any explanation of why so inaccurate? >> it's weird how they work. it uses l.e.d. light to actually reflect the light off your skin to measure the blood volume to see what your heart rate is. that sounds a little complicated. that's fine when you're sitting and resting, but running, active, sweating, all these factors are coming into play so it can be off. >> i guess last week we did a story about a woman who says fitbit saved her life. how is fitbit responding to this study?
>> that woman is in her 70s resting. she was measuring her heart rate by resting which these can do a pretty good job and saw her heart rate was off, way off and went to the hospital and it was a good thing she did. but when you're exercising is the issue. fitbit gave us a statement, one of several that were tested here and we can put that up on the screen but what they're saying is this was not meant to be a medical device. not intended to be a medical device. they fit conveniently into your every day life and work to give you several days' worth of readings. don't throw them out. they can still be good for your overall health and they're supposed to give you some sort of measure, an idea of your heart rate but don't use it to check your cardiac health. >> at any single moment in time. >> an accurate condition, leave that to a doctor. >> 20 to 40 is a lot of beats. >> that's huge. >> difference between me taking the stairs and not taking the stairs. i thank you, t.j. this next story is not for
the faint of heart. this video is going viral of a daredevil appearing to walk on air. well, he's not walking on air. he is taking a step into the sky pool, 42 stories high. it's in texas where they do everything big in texas and, jesse, you have more on that. tell us about it. >> in case you've ever wondered what it is like to walk out over downtown houston, texas, market square tower has the swimming pool for you and posted this video on facebook calling this the sky pool. it's on the 42nd floor, about 500 feet above street level. what makes this pool unique, though, it extends ten feet off the side of the building and the only thing keeping that guy from becoming a speed bump on preston street 42 floors below is eight inches of plexiglas. that's it. you watch that. that doesn't even look real. >> i can't look at it. >> it looks super imposed. >> the good news for guys like you, michael, you don't have to use the pool. the building has a pool on the fourth floor terrace. they'll eventually call it a
kiddie pool. >> we have to assume it is safe or they wouldn't have built this but wow. and there's something like this in china as well? >> glass bottom bridge in china connected to this mountain. it suspends 3,500 feet. it's a u-shaped bridge. the crazy thing about this bridge, you see those glass panels? there's only three of them on the bottom. each glass pane is just 27 millimeters thick. now, the people that created this bridge say it's safe but there is a story -- look at that picture there. there is a story on the news someone dropped a stainless steel cup and cracked one of the glass panes so immediately i took this bridge off 40 things i have to do before i turn 40. >> i have a question. who would try the pool? who would swim in that? >> made out of glass, right? and glass cracks, right? >> the pool hasn't cracked yet. sober i'm not doing it. >> wow. >> that wasn't the question. >> champagne campaign, i'll do it.
>> that's every night, how he starts every night. no, i'm teasing. i'm not doing it unless -- no. >> better chance of me doing the pool than that, that skywalk. >> the real headline is you're not 40 yet. >> no, i got some time. >> dude, you can still grow a beard. >> that's the real headline. going to grow a beard, everybody. all right, fellas, thank you very much. coming up, with a mom who is sparking a big debate. how long should you stay home with your kids? we'll find out why she's saying it should be years. and "dancing with the stars" eliminated couple, mr. t. and kym herjavec are here live. look at them go. t. and kym are here live. look at them go. look at them go. ♪ i wanna rock right now ♪ i'm lil yachty and i'm down, if you're down ♪ ♪ i'm not the most lyrical kid known ♪ ♪ yet i'm known to keep the party going ♪ ♪ now look what you made me do
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. showdown in moscow. the secretary of state headed there hours after a crises with world leaders. big questions about whether the russians new about the incident with syria. the secret that so many schools don't want you to know. about teachers who cross the line. it's called passing the trash. administrators hiding misconduct by teachers, unloading them into other schools. the year-long investigation into the issue and the victim who is now speaking out. 40 years of "star wars." one out of this world anniversary. >> for 40 years you've been the best fans in the world. >> wait until you see how mark hamill and daisy ridley you want you to join in the celebration. ♪ i want to feel the heat with
somebody ♪ what a night. rashad jennings dancing off with an almost perfect score, bringing the ballroom to tears in a tribute to his father. is he the one to watch? ginger right there in the front row. >> who better to ask for the temperature of the room tonight than "gma's" ginger zee. >> and mr. t. and kim saying good-bye to dancing after praise from the judges. >> i admire you more than any other celebrity. >> flying all night. they're here live. and they're here to say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] mr. t. is ready for a morning workout. all dressed and ready to go. [ cheers and applause ] >> it was such an emotional
night. rashad went over and hugged his dad like that. we're going to have much more on that. okay, one parenting expert has a lot of people talking sparking a big debate here. she says women should stay home for the first three years of motherhood. it's in her new book called -- we're going to hear from her live in just a moment. >> looks incredible. looking forward to that. michael, you have something good too. >> yeah, robin alluded to it. the tears yesterday, rashad hugging his father and mr. t. being voted off. and you know what -- [ applause ] >> in the words of mr. t., don't pity the fool who tries. as you see, mr. t. and kym herjavec, they're here live and flew all night to be here so we want to thank them. [ applause ] >> and we got to note, ginger also flew all night. ginger zee, to be back here with us this morning too. >> and then cue the music.
we don't have it? okay, it's raining men. just imagine that song blaring right now. taking the screen together and revealing some behind the scenes secrets just for us. >> crank it up, crank it up now. ♪ >> there we go. ♪ it's raining men >> i like to think i'm ahead of my time. >> we got to break it down now because amy has the morning rundown. rex tillerson bracing for tense talks in moscow. this morning he said russia must choose whether it wants to align itself with the u.s. or embrace syrian dictator bashar al assad one week after that chemical weapon attack on civilians. tillerson did not accuse russia of knowing about the attack in advance, but he did accuse moscow of not fulfilling its
promise to rid syria of those weapons. >> stock piles and continued use demonstrate that russia has failed in its responsibility to deliver on its 2013 commitment. it is unclear whether russia failed to take this obligation seriously or russia has been incompetent, but this distinction doesn't much matter to the dead. we can't let this happen again. >> tillerson said the u.s. sees no role for assad in syria's future but he said he will not make assumptions about how assad's reign will end. it remains unclear whether tillerson will meet with vladimir putin in moscow this week. classes are cancelled at the california elementary school where a teacher and student were shot on monday. a vigil was held in san bernardino for karen smith and her 8-year-old student. police say both were shot by smith's estranged husband before he turned the gun on himself. the couple married this past january but smith was seeking a divorce. the ceo of united airlines facing a backlash for his
response to video of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight in chicago. the ceo is standing by his employees saying the passenger was being disruptive. and belligerent. the man was pulled out of his seat so crew members could make that connection to another flight. the security officer who helped drag that man down the aisle is placed on leave and the transportation department is investigating. airline passengers will not have to worry about other people talking on their cell phones any time soon. the fcc was considering a proposal to allow in-flight calls but is backing off the idea after an outcry from travelers. a member of the northwestern university crew team has died after falling out of his boat during practice. 19-year-old mohammed ramzan's body has been recovered from the murky water north of chicago. the crew team does not wear life jackets because they restrict movement. a man found himself on the bad end of one deer stampede. check this out. it's video from canada. he gets out of the car in a
parking lot and a deer being chased by a dog runs, boom, right into him. amazingly he suffered just a bruised shoulder. that deer is still on the lam but i wonder if that man had time to say d' oh a deer. >> i thought on the lam was the one. >> that's what we call a two fer. >> your reaction was hilarious. >> from my experience, that deer would have been fined about $50,000. went for the head. >> good point, very good point. >> hadn't thought about that. are y'all ready for pop news from miss spencer here? [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, ms. roberts. good morning, everybody. it is time for pop news and we begin with new details on pippa middleton's upcoming wedding. get ready for a royal affair. kensington palace confirming
this morning 4-year-old prince george will take on pageboy duties while his sister, prince says charlotte who turns just 2 has been named a bridesmaid. good luck with that. their mama, pippa's sister, the duchess of cambridge, kate, will also be involved, along with prince william and harry. as kate's royal author judy wade says she will likely not be her sister's maid of honor to avoid stealing the spotlight. the future queen may do a reading -- yeah, that's nice. give it up, give it up for courtesy. she'll probably do a reading instead at the ceremony and that big day is may 20th at saint mark's church in anglefield. i am available to report should you need me. >> road trip. >> exactly. spring in london. also, this morning kylie jenner in the news. more than a makeup mogul, a
kardashian sister at 19 she's now executive producer and star of her own show called life of kylie. airing on e network. it will follow her as an entrepreneur, fashion designer, social media star and ceo of kylie cosmetics. she says the episodes will give her fans a chance to show what he's working on beyond the standard snapchat stories that so many of our kids follow. a good bet for ryan seacrest who's behind the show considering kylie has 91 million instagram followers and the most snapchat views in the world. that is called a built-in ratings hit. >> i got two daughters who will watch. >> 100%. congratulations to you. finally, one vino vendor is serving up everyone's favorite summer drink. i call it summer water. with a twist. you can buy rose in 40 ouncers now.
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we are back now with that stunning new report about schoolteachers and sexual misconduct. an investigation by "usa today" finding that administrators often shift problem teachers, that's what they call them, to other schools. families may have no idea. you have much more on this, amy. >> that's right.
it's called passing the trash. moving teachers while hiding their alleged misconduct and it's allowed some bad teachers to become repeat offenders. for over a decade chelsea kept her harrowing memories about joseph koetters private. you told no one what was going on. >> i hated myself. i hated myself. and it was my fault. you know. >> you blamed yourself. >> 100%. >> reporter: it wasn't until years after graduating from a prestigious all girls school in los angeles chelsea found the courage to report her abuse prompting the school to launch an investigation into koetters which found a long-held pattern of sexual misconduct. >> you're stepping forward now for the very first time. why are you doing that? >> i can't describe it other than, you know, feeling so viscerally what i went through and wanting so viscerally to not let anyone else go through it. >> reporter: the department of education estimates that 4.5 million students experience
sexual misconduct at the hands of school employees, sometime between kindergarten and 12th grade. another government report found that in its study on average one child predator in schools had as many as 73 victims. sometimes without ever being caught. it's referred to as passing the trash when administrators unload problematic teachers onto other schools by hiding alleged misconduct through confidential agreements and other means enabling them to look for other jobs as teachers. >> there's no way to know how pervasive it is. because of the nature of the contracts, the administrators are keeping these confidential. >> reporter: in a year-long investigation by "usa today" reporter steve riley, he found that despite laws in most states requiring schools to report suspected child abuse it was extremely rare for administrators to be held criminally accountable for turning a blind eye to teacher misconduct. >> once he started abusing me it was just like accelerated very, very quickly. >> reporter: chelsea believes koetters is another exam of what
it is to pass the trash now alleging in a civil suit his was a pattern of bad behavior that began when he taught at another private school in the area. in 2015 he pled guilty to four counts of sexual abuse and received a one-year jail sentence. he served only about half. >> it'll never be okay. it will never feel good. it will never be right, but i don't feel like i have to hide anymore. >> reporter: now both schools issued statements to abc. the school that previously employed him said he was terminated in 1999 for shoving a male student during an altercation and no sexual misconduct came to their attention. the high school chelsea attended denied knowing about his sexual misconduct until 2014 after chelsea and another alum came forward. the school said koetters voluntarily resigned just a year before in 2013. >> i know this is opening a lot of eyes. i know a lot of people here. >> a lot of parents. >> watching this because we often talk -- there's so many great teachers. we often talk about those wonderful teachers in our lives and not knowing the other side like this.
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welcome back to "good morning america" on a tuesday morning. you know what, i grew up in michigan and i didn't always get to go on spring break. did you have those times when other people are showing their beautiful sunny photos and you're stuck at home? look at these folks from owosso. this is exactly what they did. gabe, garrett and gavin said we have our spring break in mid-michigan. isn't that sweet? and then st. paul, minnesota, just a little fresh coating of snow at kstp. i know. do you really feel that way about snow, though? probably not. let's go ahead and good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. be prepared for a chance of light rain that increases as we head through the afternoon and evening hours. moderate rain and breezes tomorrow and then friday through sunday trending dryer and warmer. today's temperatures milder than yesterday even without the sunshine. 62 at the coast, about 64 to 69 for the rest of us. mild again tonight with
scattered light showers. 50 to 54. my accuweather seven-day forecast, the next three days are light on the storm impact scale. c well, mr. t., he left the ballroom with a bang last night. he and his "dancing with the stars" partner kym, they got a standing ovation as they said good-bye. they flew all night across the country to be here with us and great to have both of you here. >> thank you, brother. thank you. [ applause ] >> two things happened last night. what is wrong? i haven't started yet. >> all right. there you go. >> that's actually going to be a question for you. >> okay. >> two things happened last night. you got a standing ovation and then the crowd booed when they announced that you would be leaving the show. this for a guy who said he couldn't dance so you got to be happy you conquered the dance. >> well, the main thing i want everybody to know the reason why i danced. you know, i wanted to explain. i can't dance but i was dancing
to give my share of the purse to st. jude and shriners hospital. so, excuse me. [ applause ] and because of the fact that i couldn't dance i said i'm willing to try. that's what i want people to do. try, don't quit. you know and i was joking with kym, i had to say that earlier we was over there, i want to talk to the writer who told you when you introduced us you said, kym and mr. t. got booted off and i resented that. you know, i said i want to find that guy. >> i know you didn't write it. >> i'm just saying you my buddy. you my buddy. we didn't get booted off. we gradually eased off. nobody going to boot mr. t. off. as a competitor, we left it on the dance floor like we were supposed to and walked off with grace and style, you know. >> yes, we did. >> man. [ applause ] >> as you eased off the dance floor but on the dance floor, we
saw a different side. he has a softer side that you brought out. how did you bring it out? >> he does have this really soft side. he said the t. stands for tough and tender and does have that tender side like a teddy bear. he is. and we got to do great things and got to show the tough side with the paso and "a team" theme and razzle-dazzle the week before and last night was just a beautiful dance, so it's been great. >> also for you, you took three seasons off and then you come back and you get to dance with mr. t. >> i know. >> how was that for you to come back and this is your dancing partner. >> oh, my gosh, it's amazing being back and to have mr. t. was a dream. it was so amazing. every day was great. [ cheers and applause ] i adore him. >> and you tweeted out that your most memorable dance was dedicated to your mom and we found a previous tribute to your mom so we'll take a quick look at this. ♪
>> rap song. treat your mother right. i was telling you about it. ♪ treat her right ♪ >> oh, boy. that's a classic. because i'm nothing but a big overgrown, tough, but-kicking, god-loving mama's boy. that's what i am, you know. that's what i am. i'm a momma's boy. >> you also said that if you won the competition you would shave off your mohawk. >> right, and stand in solidarity with the kids that's fighting cancer. >> we got a razor here if you're still -- >> but i didn't win. >> but you didn't win? >> yeah, if you let me get to that guy who put booted up there i'll cut my hair off. >> they're in my ear telling me i'm getting booted off right now. i'm getting booted off right now.
good morning. i'm jessica castro. a school janitor facing 47 felony charges related to sexual crimes of children. 60-year-old ruben gonzalez held on $46 million bail. he worked as a night custodian and was fired after the arrest. district officials said he passed a background check. let's talk traffic. hi, francis. >> hi, jessica. slow spots for you earlier crashes. westbound 4 cleared but antioch to hercules, 39 minutes and westbound 80 from highway 4 to the maze is 35 minutes with an accident at gillman cleared and notice it's lighter than normal.
bay bridge toll plaza backed up. yesz ka? >> thank you. meteorologist mike nicco indid may imagine april showersy bringing her fashionable, flowers at such a sunny price? never but that's the beauty of a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find, but you know you're gonna love it.
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bed for go to our website and tell us all about her. >> always fun. you know, you know what's hard, breaking up. breaking up is hard to do. >> that should be a song. breaking up is hard to do. >> should be a song, right? but now you can survive breaking up with somebody by sending a sing-along to your soon-to-be ex on spotify. >> that's how you break up? >> yeah, she broke up. a 19-year-old college student kristen and she said the guy she was dating, she sent him a playlist and the song title spelled it out. >> is that him? poor thing. >> i'll read it to you. these are all the titles of her songs. "do you." "still." "want to." "kiss me" "because" "i am." "loving someone else," but we can still be friends. >> no, you can't.
>> creative. >> but this is like where technology goes wrong you're like breaking up with someone on a spotify playlist. now every time i get one i'm reading the titles all together first. that's the way they do it in the modern age. thought i'd share that. >> and you have to listen to all those. >> he sent her a message back. he thought it was fun and said it was casual. it was casual and they had very adventurous dates so thought this was an adventurous way to break up. >> they weren't longtime together. a few dates. >> he sent her a one song -- >> we've seen the post-it note. >> on "sex and the city." >> he sent her a one-song playlist of his own but it's morning tv so i can't say what the title is in but they're still friends. >> an applicable breakup but you can't let us know what it is. >> i'm bringing something. do you ever go to ikea as a couple, can be a little frustrating. >> oh, yeah, yeah. >> not only what to buy because it's a little enormous.
it's -- that's an oxy moron and also well, who will put it together? so there's a funny comedian who has created a relationship saving station at ikea. yeah, his name is jeff wysaski. >> really? >> that's really his name. >> okay. created a relationship -- thank you for clapping for his name. so relationship -- >> that's not really his name. >> i said that in the control room. is that a joke? no, that's his name and he created this relationship saving station trending right now and take a look. here's one of the pictures of it. there's a -- bubble station. he included bubbles. blow your anger into those bubbles and watch it slowly float away. adios angry thoughts over said dresser, put these stupid milk
hats on. no one can argue while wearing these hats. >> okay. >> ah. >> yeah, here's a picture of a dog in a cup. gaze upon it and remember there is joy in the world. >> absolutely. [ applause ] little tiny horses, go ahead, get it all out. yell at the tiny horse instead of your partner and i thought that was a creative idea. thank you jeff wysaski. >> just wanted to say his name. >> i did. i'm excited about our next guest. our very next guest. he can do it all of you know him from "the wire" and now a new show "the breaks" and new album, please welcome mack wilds. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hi. >> good to see you. >> you got it going on. so happy for you. so happy for you. wow. >> how you doing? >> whoo!
[ applause ] he can do it all as a new album that is coming out. >> yes. >> just wrapped up season one of "the breaks" set in the '90s. was there something about the decade that you were brought to -- didn't know about. >> you know what, i think the biggest thing i didn't know about was how much -- how close everybody in hip-hop was. it was such a crazy time. everybody in hip-hop knew each other. everybody knew tupac and biggie. you see earn -- everybody in their separate places. you never knew how they collided and loved hip-hop so much. >> speak of that method man plays your daddy. >> yes. >> he's from staten island. you're from staten island. what was it like him playing your daddy? >> if you know method man, he's probably the craziest uncle you can think of. so to actually see him like play a father and like be a strict
dad, i'm like that's not you, man. but he's amazing, man. he is an amazing man and every time we get on set we make magic. >> your dad is amazing himself. >> yeah. >> you've got fond memories of something he did with you. >> yeah, growing up in -- growing up back home you know my dad would throw these big barbecues like big block parties, oh, my god. like probably the talk of the entire summer. like and everybody in the whole neighborhood would come out and, you know, have fun and he would always do it around my birthday so it felt like a -- >> what was his specialty at the barbecue. >> oh, what. everything. potato salad. barbecue chicken, macaroni and cheese, my mother's fried chicken. yo, it's ridiculous. next one we do one i'll bring you some by. >> bring a plate. >> i didn't know jay z was your cousin. >> more like an uncle. more like an uncle. >> that's a good uncle.
no, he's -- you know, he's kind of just been like one of the guardian angels of my career. somebody i've always looked up to and like if i ever needed any like real mentorship. >> what's the best advice he's ever given you? >> oh, man. honestly, he told me one thing that ed burns also told me, less is more. you know, you undersell and you overachieve. >> oh. i like that. >> and you've done it. we saw in the rock boys video with jay z. you were in the adele video "hello." >> yes. >> i mean, you're doing it, man. [ cheers and applause ] >> all praises to god, man. all praises to god. >> that blows me away. what i remember from the '90s, man, you're so young. >> i mean, again i was a kid back then, man, so even like doing "the breaks" or anything like that, you know, i get an opportunity to go back and
re-create what i saw, what i idolized as a kid, all of these guys making wu-tang, everybody. it was amazing. >> so when you think about it, i know you'll undersell what do you want to overdeliver on? what's your dream? >> just pure creativity, man. my biggest thing, the one thing i love to do bigger than anything, music, acting, everything is creating. like i love to create so you'll definitely see a lot more of that. >> we know that. >> thanks for coming in. >> "afterhours." what's the music? >> so, the project, the project "afterhours." i was kind of recording it at the same time we were shooting both shows, "shots fired" and "the breaks" and it was crazy because i just kind of -- i was inspired by the nighttime and how things look different and feel different at night so, you know, like a text message at 2:00 a.m. is different than a text message at 2:00 p.m.
just letting you know. >> oh, yeah. >> so, just talking about all of those feelings and all the thoughts and ideas that kind of lay on you during the nighttime, i kind of used all of that to create an album. >> that's why it's called "afterhours." all right. >> love it. >> great to have you here. >> thanks for having me here, thank you. >> "afterhours" is available now. thank you, mack. we'll turn to great "star wars" news for you fans out there. "star wars: force for change" is celebrating the 40th anniversary collaborating -- collaborating with omaze on a wonderful campaign to benefit children around the world and, jesse, you have all the info on it. >> that's right. fans have the chance to win awesome "star wars" prizes all while helping unicef and the starlight children's foundation. here are mark hamel and daisy ridley with all the details. >> hey, guys, mark and daisy, you'll want to listen to this.
>> to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "star wars," we're offering fans the chance to win not one, but three once in a lifetime "star wars" experiences. >> for 40 years you've been the best fans in the world bringing the franchise to life in ways we never could have imagined and now it's our chance to celebrate you. >> it's the next "star wars" force for change fund-raising initiative all to support two great causes. >> so we need backup with omaze to give you a chance 0 win a new "star wars" experience every week of the campaign. >> including an overnight stay at skywalker ranch, a chance to appear in the upcoming han solo movie and my personal favorite a trip to l.a. to join me and the cast at the world premiere of "star wars: the last jedi". >> enter any week and you're in the running to win the grand prize. all three of at least these incredible experiences. >> let's start with this week's prize, a trip to skywalker ranch. >> skywalker ranch. it's been a while since i've been there but daisy will tell you all about it.
>> i'm sorry? >> you've never been to skywalker ranch, have you, daisy? >> for your chance to visit skywalker ranch and be entered to win all three grand prizes click the link or go to omaze.com/starwars. >> since every winner gets to bring a friend, you can even invite daisy. something tells me it would be like she's seeing it all for the very first time. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> and thanks to fan, ""star wars" force for change have raised more than $9 million for vulnerable children around the world and helped save lives of over 30,000 children suffering from malnutrition. that is what i call the power of the force. >> i do too. [ cheers and applause ] >> you been to the ranch? >> huh? >> you been to the ranch. >> i have when we were shooting "red tails." george lucas brought us out to the ranch to meet the tuskegee airmen.
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going to 80 today. y'all ready for that 80 degrees? fired up for it. all right. this weather brought to you by parodontax. lara. >> thank you very much. joining us now veteran psychoanalyst parenting coach mother of three erica komisar sparking a debate with a new book called "being there." she says mothers should stay home with their kids for the first three years and as we were just saying, boy, i would have loved to as a working mom. it was not an option. why did you decide to bright this book. >> well, i wrote it because i felt as a society we had devalued mothering and we were
really failing our children. and as a parent guidance expert i was seeing an increasing number of really epidemic level of children with emotional problems such as adhd, increased aggression, behavioral problems and social disorders and i was linking them in my practice to the absence of mothers. >> but for me i'm sitting here thinking, oh, great, you know, it doesn't warm our hearts because some of us have to work. so, what do you say to moms who don't have that luxury of being there for the first three years. >> so, the book really isn't -- the title is a little deceiving in that the book really isn't about working versus nonworking. it's about prioritizing, so that word was chosen very carefully, prioritizing your children in the first three years whether you're a working mom or a nonworking mom. >> so just really being there, being present. putting that phone down. all right. so that helps. all right. now people in the audience are like, uh -- >> in an ideal world we want to
be there as much as possible but there's reality and women have to work. >> yeah. there's been so many studies that being a working mom is a great example that you're showing your daughters that they can do whatever they want. you're showing your sons are having to get involved a little bit more. isn't that also a great thing? >> so, the first three years are what we call the critical period of brain development for children and so having their mothers there emotionally and physically as much as possible, i say in the book more is more. the more emotionally and physically available you can be in the first three years the better off your children will be. >> what about the later years? what happens then? what about the teenage years when so many feel like -- >> they matter too. and, in fact, there's a worm hole between toddlerhood and adolescence so adolescence is another period of brain development, another critical window of brain development where the brain is growing and being pruned so it's never too late. >> oh, that's great. i love that. never too late. we have some audience members. a lot of people talking about your book. i'll turn right over here. i understand you have a question. >> yes, ma'am.
tell me where does dads fit into all of this and can dads step in for mom? >> good question. >> good question. [ cheers and applause ] >> so, i love dads. dads are critical but they're not exactly the same as moms. so studies have shown research has really shown moms and dads when they nurture as primary care givers both produce oxytocin, a brain hormone, a love hormone, if you will. but it has a different effect on women and men. it makes mothers more empathic and sensitive nurturers and make fathers more playful and stress sort of encouraging resilience in children, so and they're very different and in fact you want to emphasize the sensitive nurturing so we want to teach dads to be more empathic towards children. >> thank you so much. "being there" is the name of the book. it really is terrific. thank you so much. we'll be right back.
back now with robert pattinson and charlie hunnam. they open up to abc's chris connelly about their new movie "the lost city of z." >> reporter: "the lost city of z" gives 37-year-old charlie hunnam the full-bodied, big screen epic his fans have long awaited. starring for james gray in the true story of amazonian explorer percy fawcett. >> i felt as though it was going to require more from me than i ever had to give. >> reporter: joined by a bearded robert pattinson as fawcett's cohort, henry costin, he opted to reflect his character's loneliness and isolation by cutting himself off from all communication while shooting in colombia. >> he would go on these grand heroic explorations into the jungle for three or four years at a time and have no contact with his family at home. i am lucky i have an understanding girlfriend who
allows me to go off and do these weird whims. >> you think of being cut off from the world. it sounds like a challenge. it also sounds like living the dream. >> it's incredible. it's incredible. there is that aspect of it. i have to go for six months and i'm deeply in character. don't call me. you really let the cat out of the bag. you made this exponentially more difficult for us to justify this now. >> i didn't use e-mail once. i didn't go on a computer or make a phone call for four months. it was so liberating. >> reporter: it gets told with respect to the amazon's indigenous people and hardship his party endured. depicting that required him to forgo the muscles known so well to "sons of anarchy" viewers, and he and pattinson dropped 35 pounds. >> i don't think i was too much fun to be around. >> the main conversation was did you eat a second egg this
morning? >> sort of suspicious glances. is he going to eat something? >> reporter: both drawn in by the adventure while steering clear of trouble. >> i totally got that obsession that fawcett had that let's go a little further and what's over the next hill. >> there are moments where me and charlie were hacking through jungle with machetes, and it's virgin jungle in the middle of the jungle, and all the colombians were like what were you doing? stay on the path. you're going to get bitten by something. >> chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. [ applause ] >> "the lost city of z" hits ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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good morning. i'm jessica castro. let's get a check of the weather with meteorologist mike nicco. >> all right, jessica. thank you very much. hi, everybody. starting with live doppler 7. moving through the heart of san francisco, pacifica, possibly south san francisco, moderate shower. we will have pretty much on and off light showers for the better part of today. a better chance about 6:00 to 10:00 tomorrow evening of moderate rain and then some light showers for thursday, also. >> there were mechanical problems on cal tran and 221 arriving 20 minutes and 217 about 30 minutes late, also. southbound delay 216 ten minutes but elsewhere lighter than normal. bay bridge toll plaza backed up and 680 sluggish through walnut
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