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looking live at the crash in san francisco. this is at bush and goff. five p good morning, america. multiple breaking stories for our viewers in the west. another school shooting, this time erupting at a high school many maryland. several injured. the campus on lockdown. live with the very latest. also breaking as we come on the air. a fifth explosion in texas. >> there was metal in the bomb. >> a box detonating at fedex sending shrapnel flying, this on the heels of those other blasts involving a tripwire and deadly porch packages. hundreds of bomb technicians and federal agents now spread out across the state. the desperate search for a serial bomber. facebook under fire. the scandal wiping out billions from the company's value after news that up to 50 million users here in the u.s. had their personal information
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compromised. this morning calls for mark zuckerberg to testify in front of congress. and what this new undercover video is now revealing about the company that got their hands on all of that data. ♪ got to have faith and the secret weapon of the sweet 16. 98-year-old sister jean cheering loyola-chicago to incredible wins. now she is here live. does she have faith her underdogs can do it again? ♪ we do say good morning, america. breaking news for our viewers in west. a shooting at great mills high school in maryland. >> the sheriff's department confirms the school is on lockdown and authorities are on the scene. >> the school has asked parents to stay away from campus at this hour. we're going to go to pierre thomas with the latest for us. >> reporter: david, good
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morning. a massive police presence is under way after a shooting at great mills high school in southern maryland, 90 minutes out 06 d.c. details are still fluid at this hour. the shooting occurred around 8:15. we don't know the exact number of casualties. at least three people have been is the shot. the situation is now contained. our affiliate wjla is reporting that the school resource us aer confronted the suspect. the school is currently on lockdown. local police are telling parents not to go to the school but to meet at a nearby high school for information. we began getting reports of violence inside the school around 8:30 this morning. this chilling tweet came from a student mollie davis. hi, twitter ux i'm in great mills high school. we're on lockdown. we'll update with details as
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they come in. david all right, pierre thomas, much more later on "world news tonight." robin also breaking this morning, a package exploding at a fedex facility in texas. reportedly filled with nails. this is the fifth blast in the state in under a month. abc's marcus moore is in austin and has the latest for us on all that. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: robin, good morning. the explosion at that fedex facility overnight happened in the sorting area. right now, an urgent investigation now under way to see if it's connected to a string of bombings in austin. including one in this neighborhood where you see that hole in the ground. it was a powerful explosion caused by a trip wire that injured two men in their 20s. this morning, at 12:30 a.m., police responded to an explosion at this fedex distribution center an hour outside of austin.
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>> there's one person possibly injured from the sound of the device going off. >> reporter: the medium-size box believed to contain nails and shrapnel. >> there were nails, metal in the bomb. package was going to austin. >> reporter: as emergency personnel raced to the scene. >> get me an engine out there as well, and just in case there's any subsequent bombs. >> reporter: 500 agents already scouring the city of austin, trying to determine who could be behind the four explosions here in less than three weeks. >> we would like the bomber to reach out and talk to us. we think it's important to establish a dialogue, to find out why is this happening. >> reporter: two people have been killed and four injured. the latest explosion appeared to mark a frightening new change in strategy. the suspect used a tripwire in this neighborhood to detonate the bomb. two men in their 20s were badly hurt after crossing the wires sunday night. >> when i heard it was a bomb, i was really distraught and because it was one of our friends, one of our neighbors we've known for a really long time. >> reporter: there have been nearly 900 calls across the city about suspicious packages leaving residents here on edge. >> every bomber leaves his
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signature because they tend to make their devices the same way every time. >> reporter: here in texas a slow and method cool process as federal investigators work with local law enforcement to piece together that explosion at that fedex facility and if indeed it's connected to the explosions here in austin. if so, it would be the fifth explosion here since march 2nd, incidents that have killed two people and left several injured. >> marcus, thank you. let's get to chief inspector with the u.s. marshals, lenny depaul. good morning. the first thing they'll try to do is see if it was headed to austin. that's the determination. >> and they got the best in the business with atf. they're responding to the scene. was that device heading to austin, so that's the million dollar question. >> the other question is the sophistication involved.
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the one that happened in the last 24 hours used a tripwire. what did that tell you? >> the sophistication is now at a different level of the first three we all know that ended up on the porches is one thing, but now you're putting them on the street, tripwire, it's transparent, possibly a fish wire, anybody could have detonated it, a child, anybody, so it's very sophisticated. >> lenny, as you know initially they did not rule out the possibility of a hate crime. you had plaque and hispanic victims. now you've had white victims in the last 24 hours so the motive still a mystery here? >> yeah, it is and you can't rule out anything at this point. you have several hundred law enforcement downrange following up with these leads and whatnot so nothing can be ruled out. you're chasing a ghost and they can't rule out anything at this point. >> but you were telling me you suspect this person is listening and watching the coverage. >> i think somebody is paying attention. i really do, and i think they're throwing a curveball at law enforcement possibly going after residential area and planting this device in a residential area. these two guys happen to be walking down the street and
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they detonate this thing and, you know, the public needs to remain vigilant and keep their eyes and ears open and see something, say something and do something. >> commander, for the public watching, what's behind all the public overtures to the potential suspect? >> well, that's the million-dollar question, as well. i have my own personal opinions. you're dealing -- you're in texas. everybody is focusing on the weapons, the ar-15s and whatnot, is somebody sending a sick message, i can kill a lot with bombs. who knows what the motive is. right now they're chasing a ghost and have to identify somebody. >> commander lenny depaul, always good to have you. michael. >> thank you. now to that severe weather that's tearing through the south overnight, twisters ripping off roof, destroying buildings, a scary scene so many are waking up to this morning. abc's steve osunsami is in hard hit jacksonville, alabama, with more. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. i'm standing in front of a church that has been here for ages and they're heartbroken over what's happened here. take a look.
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the steeple is gone, so is much of the church. it looked like the tornado came through the center of the pews. the fire chief tells us that so buildings were damaged and a number like this one were completely destroyed. there was little sleep overnight across much of the deep south. with the violent winds, the sound of tornadoes on the move and sirens blaring. >> oh, this is bad. really bad. >> reporter: what certainly looks like a tornado tore through jacksonville, alabama. the parishioners at west point baptist church are learning this morning they'll have to rebuild. wind speeds higher than 60 miles an hour sent trees crashing into homes. this apartment complex took a beating from the storm. walls are still crumbling. this living room is now outdoors. and the lawn is covered with smashed cars, soggy clothing and pieces of the building next door. >> daylight would help us a lot, you know, because there's no power. there's multiple trees down,
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power lines down. road blockage. >> reporter: first responders had to work through the night freeing people trapped in their homes. >> it's a mess. it's war zone in there. >> reporter: at the small campus of jacksonville state university, where they're luckily on spring break this week, the high winds peeled off the roof of a dorm. this is what's left of a gym. after alabama the storm knocked down trees over power lines as it moved east into georgia and sent hail the size of golf balls through homes and car windows. they're not going to be happy at this dealership today. in a small town about an hour and a half west of atlanta, more than 150 people running from a tornado had to take cover in this cave. thousands are still without power this morning. a few people had to be hospitalized. but authorities tell us they're grateful that there are no fatalities. and as the sun is up, they'll make sure that's still the case. they're extremely lucky that the school was on spring break and
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weren't so many students here. power crews are out right now, restoring powers. many of the roads are blocked out and that will continue throughout much of today. michael? >> thank you, steve. and you hit it on the head that no one was injured and weather is affecting people everywhere. >> because the storm is on the move there, michael. a fourth nor'easter is on the way. rob is tracking the system and, rob, they're also bracing for more severe weather down south today? >> it is all part of the same system. multiple systems getting together but hail was a big issue yesterday. we had over 100 reports of severe weather and some of this hail in excess of three inches doing this sort of damage so you had to get your car inside and you certainly had to get your body inside because that was a dangerous situation and we have the threat for that today as we had severe weather getting into savannah earlier and it's going to get down into parts of central florida with large hail, strong winds, maybe tornadoes, as well and then here comes the nor'easter part of it. we've got winter storm warnings now posted from north carolina all the way to eastern massachusetts, yes, for the first day and first full day of spring.
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during the day we'll look for rain and snow to arrive in d.c. and philly back through roanoke and these lows combine and develop into our next nor'easter, a strong one and slower moving one, 6 to 12 inches, a wide swath in the city in spring, the ground is warmer so we expect less there but still impact from 7 to 10 in philly to 6 to 10 in boston. >> what are you going to do? >> exactly. thanks, rob. now to that new trouble for facebook this morning. a political consulting firm with ties to the trump campaign, cambridge analytica, accessing personal information for up to 50 million facebook users here in the united states, and now this morning the chief executive from that company caught on camera apparently admitting they target candidates with dirty tricks. you'll hear what he says in that video. our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has more on that for us. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: david, good morning. that's right.
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it's a scandal raising concerns about the privacy of millions of americans using social media and members of congress want to know if russia took advantage. this morning, a growing scandal surrounding how the personal information of up to 50 million facebook users has been secretly obtained and shared without their consent. >> today in the united states we have somewhere close to 4,000 or 5,000 data points on every individual. >> reporter: alexander nix, one of the founders of cambridge analytica, a political data company with ties to the trump campaign, touting his research in helping president trump win in the 2016 election. >> we were able to use data to identify that there was very large quantities of persuadable voters there that could be influenced to vote for the trump campaign. >> reporter: a company allegedly engaged in information warfare with financing secured by trump's senior campaign advisers steve bannon. now, new video of nix caught in a sting conducted by britain's channel 4. >> yes, they will offer a large amount of money to a candidate. >> reporter: allegedly telling undercover reporters about what he appears to say is the
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company's practice of using bribes and sex with attractive women to discredit their client's rival candidates. >> send some girls around to a candidate's house, just saying we could bring some ukrainians in on holiday, i'm just giving you examples of what can be done or what has been done. >> reporter: after the channel 4 story broke nix released a statement saying he was just playing along but that he had no intentions of breaking any laws. this after facebook last weekend banned cambridge analytica from using any of its material following reports that the company improperly received data. christopher wylie was an early employee of cambridge analytica and he left in 2014 but told abc news that the company planned to amass mountains of information on americans. >> we would ask people to fill out psychological surveys, that app would then harvest their data from facebook, and then that app would crawl through
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their friends' network and pull all of their data from their friends also. >> reporter: cambridge analytica acknowledges it was improperly provided to them by a third party. but says it was never used and deleted as soon as they learned it was a problem. the company is blaming this man, aleksandr kogan, described by a former colleague as russian-american. >> i think that it's really concerning that the head psychologist we were using, aleksandr kogan, was working on a russian funded project in russia on psychological profiling of people. >> reporter: abc news has been unable to reach kogan. congressional investigators tell me they want to know about those ties to russia. special counsel bob mueller is likely to have high interest as well, david. >> pierre thomas, we know you'll stay on it. thank you, pierre. >> this is affecting facebook, too. >> it has. their stock plunging. the company losing billions as it faces fallout. our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis spoke with the top facebook executive and she joins us now outside of facebook -- at facebook's headquarters outside san francisco.
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good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, michael. yes, that's right. these are the first public comments by a facebook executive in the wake of those claims that 50 million facebook users unknowingly had their information mishandled by a political consultancy with close ties to the trump campaign. >> we are unbelievably outraged and beyond disturbed at the allegations that data was misused or that our policies have been violated. >> reporter: facebook's vice president of marketing in an interview at the shop talk retail conference in las vegas, promising a forensic audit and possible legal action against cambridge analytica. >> this is something facebook learned about in 2015. it impacted 50 million users. why wasn't more information disclosed earlier on? >> we suspended them at the time. we asked them to reassure us that all of that data had really been essentially destroyed and
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they certified all the parties involved certified that was the case. we recently have come to find out that that may not be the case. >> reporter: cambridge analytica says the information was deleted. facebook's stock rocked by the scandal shares cratering nearly 7% monday. wiping out approximately $40 billion in value since friday. congress now calling for tougher regulations, democratic senator amy klobuchar tweeting, it's clear these platforms can't police themselves, calling on facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg to testify before senate judiciary. that stock plunge also shaved billions off the wealth of mark zuckerberg, the facebook founder and ceo sold some of his stock earlier because of a predetermined plan to raise money for his charity. that saved him about $40 million, michael. >> wow. a lot of money there, rebecca. but what about the 50 million facebook users. what are they going to tell them? >> reporter: this is something
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that i asked facebook about and they said that those notifications if they were to go out they're still uncertain whether or not that would even happen, they will know more as a result of this audit they're conducting right now, michael. >> all right, thank you so much, rebecca. not over yet. >> no, stay tuned. let's go back to rob. a dangerous storm that's bringing heavy snow and rain out west. >> robin the strongest storm the west coast has seen all season long. snow piling up in the olympic valley of lake tahoe. we're looking at the potential for flooding. look at this storm, big upper low in the pacific. winter storm watches at the higher elevations and these flash flood watches across the
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burn areas, susceptible to mudslides over the next 24 to 36 hours. several waves of it coming through. one tonight and then throughout the day tomorrow. another heavy impulse tomorrow night into thursday morning. some of the brighter colors showing up right over those susceptible areas. 10 inches the coastal mountains. some snow in steamboat. your tuesday trivia is brought to you by edward jones.
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good morning, i'm "abc 7 news," meteorologist mike nicco. grab the umbrella. rain on the way with pockets of moderate rain at times. drizzle light rain, mild tonight and wet weather all the way through saturday. now, temperatures going to be cooler mid to upper 50s and maybe 60s in the south bay. my accuweather seven-da coming up, a driverless car killing a pedestrian and now there are calls to put that technology and test to an end. and she's loyola's lucky charm. can she help them win again? sister jean with divine intervention. them win again. sister jean with divine intervention. for that big moment.
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good morning east bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning to you i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. do expect delays if you are taking b.a.r.t. into san francisco. firefighters put out a fire this morning and say debris on the track caught fire. authorities closed the station for inspection and reopened about a half hour ago. it's not the only thing trying up the traffic in the city. alexis smith has more. >> we are down to a 20 minute delay system wide for b.a.r.t. taking you live to sky7. happening at 5:30 this morning at the corner of bush and goff street. five people cut out of the vehicles with the jaws o life. reported to be in critical
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condition. no estimates on when the street will reopen. avoid the area. >> thank you.
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> one light, rain developing right now and moderate spots. getting 1,500 to a third of an inch of rain. the best chance of rain is heading towards 280 on the peninsula . the moderate radar. the rain has a hard time getting through. humidity at 11% at 6,500 feet and saturating the rain and light rain falling now. reports of light rain in san jose. 87 right there. let's take a quick look at the commute planner. you can see it is revolving around the rain.
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back here on "gma," and that's one of those reported twisters tearing through the south overnight. they are bracing for more severe weather. thinking of everybody down there and here on the east coast we're on alert for another nor'easter, the fourth in a month on, yes, the first day of spring. >> you wore a flowered dress. >> i was trying so hard. >> i have a flowered tie. we have the memo. mother nature didn't get it. >> nope. she did not get the memo. but this young man out here. we can't quite make out what -- i love my gravy or my granny. but he's from houston, texas, and he's been out in the cold with everybody else to say good morning. >> he's from houston, i'm from houston. that makes him okay. >> maybe he just loves his granny's gravy. all in one. i do. >> i miss my granny's gravy. >> me, too.
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me, too. we are following the other headlines this morning. we'll get to the bottom of that. the news in texas, of course, an investigation under way at this hour. we learned this morning of a now fifth explosion. a package detonating at a fedex facility overnight believed to contain nails and shrapnel. this comes on the heels of the blasts involving tripwire and deadly package bombs in austin. that city on edge this morning. also, facebook is under fire over that news that up to 50 million users had their personal information exploited. when a company overseas got their hands on this data. the company then hired by the trump campaign. facebook's stock dropping nearly 7% as they face fallout. and did you see this on "american idol"? surprising sister act. check them out. two of them going in front of the judges. only one of them was trying to get a ticket to hollywood but then the judges flipped the audition on its head. you got to see what they do. >> i missed that. >> not seeing much from the other one though. yet. the other sister. >> that's the tease. >> that's the tease. >> you got to hang around. i got to hang around now to see
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it myself. >> because you were going to leave, right? >> i don't have a choice. i'll be here. >> that's right. we'll begin with those new concerns about self-driving cars after a fatal crash involving one of those cars. police say the uber using the technology killed a passenger. and now uber suspended its program testing those cars and gio benitez is here with the story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, michael. good morning. the national transportation safety board is sending investigators to tempe, arizona. police are still figuring out who was at fault. but there are serious questions now, because this was part of uber's pilot program to see whether this works at all. this morning, self-driving cars under intense scrutiny after police say an uber using the technology hit and killed a woman in tempe, arizona. >> the vehicle was traveling northbound and the pedestrian was outside of the crosswalk. >> reporter: investigators say 49-year-old elaine herzberg was walking with her bike outside of the crosswalk late sunday when she was hit by the car.
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a human operator was inside, behind the wheel, but the car was in the self-driving mode. uber suspending all self-driving tests from coast to coast. this appears to be the first pedestrian death involving an autonomous vehicle. >> at this point in time it's a wild, wild west situation and, unfortunately, someone lost their life because of it. >> reporter: this morning, experts tell us it's time to hit the brakes on autonomous car tests for now. self-driving cars are legal in arizona and several other states. and there have been accidents involving autonomous technology. in los angeles in january, a tesla crashed into a parked fire truck. the driver said the car was in autopilot mode. nobody was hurt. but on the tragedy in arizona, uber's ceo tweeting incredibly sad news. we're thinking of the victim's family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened. and we're told police do have video of the accident from several angles. that uber had a front-facing camera and another camera looking at the person inside the car at the time. investigators will want to see every frame of that video. >> so, gio, biggest question,
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what's the point of having a safety operator in the car? couldn't they have intervened and stopped this from happening? >> well, that's exactly the point. they're supposed to intervene if something goes wrong, obviously something did go wrong here so investigators will be looking at that. >> do you think this could be the end for self-driving cars? >> probably not, because federal authorities say 94% of the most serious crashes, that involves human error and so they still believe that computers are going to help fix that. >> this is going to make a lot of people nervous about these. >> exactly. >> i'm a little too much of a control freak. >> hands on. hands on. >> absolutely. >> thank you, gio. >> thank you. this marks six months since the devastating hurricane maria hit puerto rico causing $100 billion in damage. 100,000 customers are still without power. and so many on the road to recovery. abc's eva pilgrim is outside san juan with the latest. bring us up to speed. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. no question life is much improved here in puerto rico and some places like in san juan it's pretty much back to normal.
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but in other places like here in yabucoa, they are still far from what they once were. you can see there are volunteers here this morning with all hands and hearts who are working on this roof. they're scraping this roof. they're going to seal this roof, so this roof will be good again. and in the distance, you can see some of those blue tarps. those are roofs that are still damaged and that's visible damage that you can quickly see. a lot of people simply left the island. some 135,000 puerto ricans, most of those now in florida, 80% of the crops were lost in the storm. hurricane maria leaving her mark, one that can still very much be seen today like this one pile of debris. it's from one town, all just metal scraps part of the millions of cubic yards collected so far from the storm. and here in the southeastern part of the island in yabucoa, this is where the eye of the storm made landfall. it was devastation, no power, no running water, robin, they still have a lot of work to do.
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>> even though on the island we are seeing progress, where you are right now they are still so many without power, eva. >> reporter: that's right and here in yabucoa, they still don't have power. they do now have running water. but that is only because of generators and it's costing them exponentially more to have that very basic necessity. if you move to the center of the island, we found a very similar picture after the hurricane. no power, downed trees. there was a bridge completely gone. a town cut off. people were forced to hold on to this wire to cross a rushing river to get to supplies and medical care. today, no power. the water is back on and that bridge is almost finished. the journey to normal is far from over. but people are already looking at the calendar. hurricane season starts june 1st, guys. >> i didn't want to say that but you're right. you're right. we've been talking about the first day of spring and i was already thinking, well, that means hurricane season is down the road. eva, we're so glad that you're there and we'll check back later with you because the recovery
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efforts continue there in puerto rico and your home state of texas and also in the virgin islands which we will talk about later. >> we've all been down to that region and we have some great updates coming up, right? great seeing that bridge, too, being built. a lot more coming up and we'll have more on the mysterious death of an american college student in bermuda with his rugby team on a sports vacation seen on surveillance video just before he disappeared. his parents had just issued that plea, that tearful plea, and then the discovery. more coming up. stay tuned. ining dinosaurs ♪ ♪ save some leaves for the omnivores ♪ ♪ now stop. okay! ♪ hop don't walk to the candy store ♪ ♪ me and my friends, we know the score ♪ ♪ c'mon everybody take a stop out on the floor ♪ ♪ say cheese if you gotta toy, gotta boy, gotta girl ♪ ♪ tell me something good ♪ tell me something good ♪ tell me something good ♪ tell me something
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we're back now on "gma" with that mysterious death of an american college student in bermuda. the 19-year-old disappearing during a sports trip with his team. abc's linzie janis is here. and linzie, authorities are not ruling out foul play. >> reporter: that's right, good morning, david. the rugby tournament was over and friends and family says the college freshman was out with his teammates celebrating and apparently left the bar alone and never made it back to his hotel. this morning, a growing mystery after the death of 19-year-old american mark dombroski in bermuda. >> foul play is not ruled out right now. the forensic officers are there. they're assessing the scene, assessing the body. >> reporter: just hours earlier, the college freshman's parents pleading for help in finding their son, who went missing after traveling to the island with his team from pennsylvania's st. joseph's university, to compete in a rugby tournament. >> if anyone has any bit of information that might be relevant, please, please contact
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the authorities and help bring our son back. >> reporter: friends and family say he was last seen around 12:00 a.m. on sunday at a local bar and restaurant. then about an hour later police say he was picked up by security cameras walking alone and using a cell phone. dombroski's mother saying she thinks her son was just trying to get back to his hotel. >> i have reviewed the camera tapes. and my assessment is that he was not feeling well. he had sustained a shoulder injury. he wasn't enjoying the party atmosphere as some of the boys were. my assessment is he wanted to get going. >> reporter: authorities scouring the island. eventually finding dombroski's body in a moat near a wooded area monday afternoon. almost a mile and a half from that bar. police not yet revealing how he may have died. >> we continue to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information on the last known whereabouts of 19-year-old mark dombroski. >> reporter: meanwhile, back stateside, friends gathered at a vigil to mourn the death of a
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promising young man. again, police are appealing to the public for help solving this mystery. they're also asking taxi drivers to report anything suspicious. they think he may have been trying to get may ride home. >> and for young people overseas, always stay with your friends and teammates. >> the buddy system. very sad. coming up, we have the biggest star of march madness. sister jean will join us live. so, come on back. i no wondering, "what if?" uncertainties of hep c. i let go of all those feelings. because i am cured with harvoni. harvoni is a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. it's been prescribed to more than a quarter million people. and is proven to cure up to 99% of patients who've have had no prior treatment with 12 weeks. certain patients can be cured with just 8 weeks of harvoni. before starting harvoni,
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♪ cause i gotta have faith i know who's got faith. back now with that surprise star of the ncaa tournament, the men's tournament. she's not a player. she's 98-year-old sister jean. the team chaplain for the loyola-chicago ramblers and you see how players hug her after every game. one player even telling her it was all you. it was all you, sister jean. after that miracle basket sent them into the sweet 16. and twitter says she was the most tweeted about person of the games this weekend. and there she is. sister jean joins us now from chicago. and the crowd goes wild. oh, sister jean, do you feel the love? everybody talking about you. even former president barack obama who is from chicago, he tweeted about you. you're an international star, sister jean. >> well, i'm just having a lot of fun and a team to mushroom all of a sudden.
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i really don't know how all this happened. but, i kept getting e-mails and telephone calls and people from california to the east coast have sent me e-mails. people i taught over 60 years ago in the elementary school. it's just brought so many happy memories to me. and i'm really happy to be saying good morning to all of america today, because -- all of you better be our fans. >> she's hired. >> yes. sister jean, you've been watching the team play basketball for almost 60 years. the last 25 of them as a team chaplain. when did your love of basketball begin? >> i began to love basketball when i was in high school because elementary schools in those days didn't have any sports. and when i got to high school, i really liked it. and -- but it was so much different from what it is now. the women's court was divided
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into three, so you had two guards and two forwards at each end and in the middle you had two centers and two sides and, of course, i was a short girl, so i was always a side. no one stepped out of those lines, otherwise you lost the ball. only the guard -- only the forwards made the baskets. but it was -- so it was limited. but by the time i began to coach the seventh and eighth grade girls they were half-court so that was a little better. now they do the same thing the boys do. >> i'm curious, sister, it's david muir. i'm curious what you say to the team. we see them leaning over and kissing you and hugging you at the end of the game. but what do you say to them before they head out that could help all of us honestly? >> well, we meet outside the locker room. and in the concourse. wherever the place where we are helps to do that. and i say a prayer but sometimes
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there's a little more than talking to god in the prayer, but i do begin with good and gracious god, today we hope to win this game, we ask for your courage, ask to give us courage, we already have the confidence, we're focused. we know we want to work hard, we want -- at the end of the game we want to be sure that when the buzzer goes off, that the numbers indicate that we get the big "w." i pray for the other team, perhaps not as hard. as some people tell me so but we have -- we have god on our side. and these young men have great faith. and if you don't have confidence and faith, then you might as well not be playing. >> amen. you can say that about a lot of things. you said to us early on you're such a pro. you said let us know if you need to wrap. we gotta wrap. we're going to a commercial
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so. good morning south bay, let's get up and get going. this is abc 7 mornings. >> happy tuesday morning i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. be prepared for a rainy day and meteorologist mike nicco tracking the forecast, hey mike. >> hi natasha and everybody. the rainmaking it through. this is -- you can see the south bay getting wet. the activity planners revolving arnt the wet weather. it's a one. light, moderate pockets of rain m the heaviest rain thursday. >> b.a.r.t., we had we had we hd we've got wide for b.a.r.t. and service resumed normally tluz san francisco. natasha. >> a lot going on. thank you alex sis. we'll have another update and always on the news app and
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. search for a serial bomber after a package explodes at a fedex facility in texas overnight. nails and metal in the bomb. this blast coming right after those explosions with a tripwire and those deadly porch packages. now federal agents and bomb technicians are spread out across texas and on the hunt. also this morning, the winter storm warning on the first day of spring. another nor'easter on the move, boston, new york, d.c., all in its path as severe weather rips through the south at this hour. tornadoes ripping off roofs, buildings destroyed. a scary scene so many are waking up to this morning. rob has the track. and harry and meghan. the new book taking you behind the scenes of their love story. how the couple kept their relationship a secret for so long. and the details we just learned this morning about the wedding
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of the year. "gma" exclusive. millions of kids watch his every move online. this morning, youtube tar jake paul says he's setting the record straight. one interview right here and what he wants to tell parents out there who have kids glued to his every move. ♪ i'm still standing yes, still standing. the hopeful road to recovery for so many six months after a hurricane slammed into puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. we're taking you back. >> hi, "gma." >> into the storm zone as communities work hard to rebuild. how they're doing and what you can do to help ahead this tuesday as we say, good morning, america. ♪ i'm still standing, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ mrs. phillips there in st. thomas hard at work. good morning, america. it's great to have you with us on this tuesday morning. >> great to be back with the two of you.
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it's really hard to believe it's been six months since hurricane maria hit puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. we should point out that so many are still without power trying to recover. we'll head back to the region this morning. there are still harrowing conditions as you can see from those pictures. but we did find so many signs of hope, we want to pass them along. >> absolutely. but before we get to that, we want to begin with that breaking news. a package exploding at a fedex plant in texas overnight. the fifth blast in just three weeks. we'll go back to marcus moore in austin. good morning again, marcus. >> reporter: well, michael, good morning. there is an urgent investigation under way right now at that fedex facility in san antonio and they're trying to figure out if that explosion is connected to a string of explosions here in austin. including one that exploded in this neighborhood where you see there, a divot in the ground. the investigation that's happening over -- that starts overnight is happening in schertz an hour from here. 12:30 a package in the sorting facility exploded.
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one employee suffered a minor injury there. and now federal authorities are are working with local law enforcement to figure out if these explosions are connected. now, if so, this would be the fifth bombing in texas connected to the same suspect. austin has seen four bombings since march 2. two people have died. several have been hurt. in the latest explosion in this austin neighborhood, it involved a tripwire. that triggered the blast in the neighborhood. and this neighborhood was closed off for hours yesterday and residents told to stay in their homes as the investigation continued to unfold. and now this explosion at the fedex facility in schertz. investigators are expanding their search for clues and that work continues throughout the day here in texas. where people in austin are on edge. back to you. >> all right, thank you so much, marcus. we know you'll work extremely
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hard to figure this out. michael, we're also following that nor'easter on the way, and powerful storms slamming the south. all part of the same system. tornadoes causing major destruction. so we're going back to steve osunsami in hard-hit jacksonville, alabama. and steve, as you mentioned earlier, not many got sleep last night there. >> reporter: that's true. it's pretty clear as the sun comes up it was a tornado. this is a church that has been here for ages. it's also interesting to see what the storms leave behind. over there, there are pews and the himmals from sunday's service sitting there untouched. 50 buildings across town have been damaged. a handful destroyed. they're very fortunate that there were no fatalities. handful of people had to be hospitalized. there's a school, a college just down the street. those buildings were built well. those buildings are still standing. there's a lot of water damage
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there. there is spring break this week. no students there, as this storm continued to march east, it brought golf ball-size hail and heavy rains to parts of atlanta and i can tell you that i was home during all of this, we lost power. flooded basements, lots of rain for that part of this region. david? >> a mess of a night. those hymnals fully intact. that was something. thank you, steve, very much. how about a little bit of a good news before we head upstairs. we could use that. our dear friend tim mcgraw, the country music superstar, you may remember, he collapsed during a recent concert in dublin. well, faith hill got on the stage and said that her husband was dehydrated. she made the decision, okay, don't continue. don't continue on the show. well, you know tim, he's got a sense of humor. so he wanted to let all his fans know that he's doing all right. so he posted this shot on instagram, deep sea fishing, with the caption, hydrating. i don't think that's quite what
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faith meant but we're glad to see he's doing better after such a scare and i love all his music but "humble and kind." one of his latest songs, do yourself a favor every morning and listen to that. >> and keep hydrating. >> and keep hydrating. >> exactly right. >> that, too. coming up here on "gma," we'll take you inside harry and meghan's royal romance, now revealing how they kept their relationship a secret and some new details. what we just learned about the big royal wedding. >> stuff is always coming out about that. and we have an exclusive with jake paul. the youtube star millions of kids watch online and we'll hear what he wants parents out there to know. and you know, we loved him in "star wars." john boyega, look at him. he's upstairs talking about his new role saving the world. audience is loving it. we're going to love it, too. come on back. audience is loving it. we're going to love it, too. come on back. ♪
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we have a little sibling rivalry on "american idol." 17-year-old taryn of nashville auditioned. nashville. did you hear that little twang in my voice, auditioned with big sister peyton. simply companying her on guitar. but the judges thought she looked like a rock star and to try out too and convinced her to take the mike. listen to this. ♪ make me an angel ♪ make me a poster of the world ♪ >> all three judges impressed. all three voted peyton to go to hollywood. and even though it wasn't a unanimous yes for taryn, she snagged a golden ticket. that could have been really awkward, yeah. it's like, okay, sis, i'll back you up, actually, no, i'm going to take over here. but taryn says we're sisters and we'll always be there for each other but we're always down for some competition. hopefully it continues to be friendly competition. >> thanksgiving is still on. >> it could be really, really tense. well, next up let's talk about walking in an icon's
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shoes. principal photography started yesterday on "judy", the long-awaited judy garland film. this is the photo from set. do you know who that is? >> is that renee? >> that's renee zellweger. >> wow, wow, wow. >> totally transformed. she looked so much like her so we have it on the left and right for you and show you garland on the left performing in the late '60s and renee on the right. >> wow. >> that's pretty impressive. >> yeah. the movie centers around garland's final appearances, sold-out concerts in london in 1968 before her death at the age of 47. gone so soon. >> she was so young. >> hard life but a great story to tell. and finally, the ladies of monterey are back. "big little lies" began filming. reese witherspoon and laura dern shared this photo. reese saying, watch out, monterey, here we come and take a look. this is reese's day one recap. >> first day. >> first day. >> how was i? >> you were amazing. >> i knew it!
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>> nicole kidman, shailene woodley, and zoe kravitz will be returning. get this, meryl streep will join the cast, as well, as kidman's character's mother-in-law so we can't wait for this one. that, my friends, is "pop news." >> yes, it is. [ applause ] >> yeah. >> and stanley says, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, robin. >> there we go. >> and michael. julia, listen to your mommy and be on time for school today. >> way to go, a.b. i'm going to start calling her that. >> a.b. you'll never forget the first two letters of the alphabet. all right, amy, you have our cover story. an inside look at the royal romance between prince harry and meghan markle. >> that is right, guys. the royal wedding in case you hadn't heard is less than two months away. and now we are learning more about how prince harry and meghan markle got to know each other in those early months. it's all part of a new book on the couple that is out the this morning. and we're going to talk to author katie nicholl in just a
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moment. but first, harry and meghan's story. the relationship between prince harry and his fiancee meghan markle started out quietly. the two of them dating in secret for months. until the paparazzi finally caught wind of the relationship in october of 2016. in her new book, "harry: life, loss, and love," royals expert katie nicholl says the prince and his then girlfriend were spending time with friends to avoid the paparazzi. their circle including prominent canadian couple ben and jessica mulroney and their three young children, who opened their doors to the couple. as the media speculation went into overdrive about the possible relationship, some observers noticed one thing the two shared in common in photos on meghan's instagram account, blue and white bracelets. just one month later, nicholl says, meghan felt the british press was out to get her, and that she worried for her mother who was being hounded by
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the press. harry with the blistering statement to the press telling them to back off. saying she's been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment and that this is not a game, it is her life and his. and now the best-selling author of "harry: life, loss, and love" is royal expert katie nicholl. good morning, thanks for being with us. >> good morning. [ applause ] >> you wrote about those first moments when the press found out that harry and meghan were an item, that they took refuge in toronto with friends. tell us more about what was going on. >> well, one of the things i found out when i was researching the book and, you know, obviously you do a book like this you have to speak to so many people. and i had so many questions. because i couldn't understand how they managed to keep this romance under wraps for such a long time. he is one of the world's most famous people, this is prince harry, the world's most famous bachelor, and yet they did manage to keep it under wraps much there were two special people in their life at that moment, their friends ben mulroney and jessica mulroney,
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meghan's friends in toronto, and you remember that story breaking. i'm sure everyone in this room remembers the story breaking. >> we might have reported it. >> it was massive, and so there was nowhere for them to go. her flat under siege, so the mulroneys very generously took them into their toronto home and it was locked down there. and they were protected. and no one got a picture of them together. in fact, it was many months after the news first broke when they were actually photographed together. so when prince harry wants to go under the radar, my goodness, he can. >> yes, and that's probably how their love was really able to actually blossom because it wasn't under the microscope of public scrutiny. you say it was in those months in toronto where meghan really decided that harry was the one. >> well, i think this romance moved far quicker than most people realize. and apparently, one of the sources i spoke to said the moment that she really realized that he was the one was one of the occasions that they were at the mulroneys' house. and harry had turned up with gifts for the mulroneys' children. and she watched him interacting with the children. and apparently, at that moment,
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she thought, wow, this could be mr. right. she fell in love with him. >> that's very sweet. if you look at them they're very different. she's american. she's divorced. she's multiracial, and prince harry from the royal family, yet they do have similar things they bond over. they have similar loves of certain things. talk a little about what brought them together. >> they do and you're completely right. when you put them on paper you think what are these two going to have in common, a prince and a hollywood star. one thing that bound them was that celebrity, that limelight, but more importantly how they both knew they could use that celebrity so for both of them it was a way of putting the spotlight on issues that mattered to them. and they bonded over their love of africa, because meghan had been out there to a charity trip. harry does a lot of work over there and it was, yeah, it was the charity work that i think bonded them and made him really there was something special about the girl. >> even the queen recognized that special bond because she has formally given her
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permission for the two to marry. how has the royal family accepted meghan markle into theirs? >> well, i was fascinated by exactly that. and wanted to really explore that in my book. and i spoke to some sources very close to the family. and they said that right from the outset, they welcomed her very warmly. and as you pointed out, she comes from a different background from what we might expect. >> it wouldn't have been acceptable not that long ago. >> you're quite right. her being a divorcee. and perhaps her being biracial might have been an issue years ago. but they warmly welcomed her. and i think the queen saw how happy meghan made harry. this is a prince that always wore his heart on his sleeve and talked about being single and the struggles to find a girlfriend and then here he was with this beautiful american girl who he's fallen head over heels in love with. >> we heard speculation about their cake or at least perhaps a mystery has been solved surrounding it. can you give us those details? >> yes, well, kensington palace announced fresh offer the press
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that the violet bakery, which is based in london run by a young woman named claire ptak, who is california-born and raised, will do the wedding cake. and it will be very different. out with the old, in with the new. this is not going to be a tiered traditional fruitcake but going to be elder flower and lemon with beautiful flowers and i have a little scoop because flowers, they're going to feature prominently in this wedding and meghan is all out with the flowers. we know she loves spring blooms and peonies and it's going to be may. we're keeping our fingers crossed for good british weather on that day. expect st. george's chapel to be full of beautiful peonies and flowers. and for it to look very beautiful. >> excited about the cake. i can't wait to find out about the dress. katie, thank you so much. we appreciate it. [ applause ] "harry: life, loss, and love" is out today. let's head over to rob. >> we'll take good british weather right here. as we've been reporting today is the six-month mark when hurricane maria hit puerto rico. this is 9-year-old jaden who recently took a trip. he's from new jersey to puerto
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rico. he noticed all the animals that were struggling so he decided to get together some support for the animals. and then some people, he's going to be sending this package down to puerto rico next month. and this is the message he had for america. >> puerto rico still needs us. keep on donating from the bottom of your heart. please. thank you. bye. >> all right. oh, thank you, jaden. go to my twitter feed to find out how you can donate to puerto rico and all those victims down there. good morning, i'm "abc 7 news," meteorologist mike nicco. grab the umbrella. rain on the way with pockets of moderate rain at times. drizzle light rain, mild tonight and wet weather all the way through saturday. now, temperatures going to be cooler mid to upper 50s and maybe 60s in the south bay.
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my accuweather seven-day y y y now, my exclusive with youtube star jake paul. he is the younger and equally popular brother of logan paul and like logan the former disney star also makes outrageous and often controversial videos for his millions of fans. but he says it's not all fun and games. he sat down with me to set the record straight. >> good morning, party people. what is going on? >> reporter: he's the fast-driving, prank-pulling, larger-than-life social media star with a young fan base in the millions. you know, people love you. 14 million subscribers to you on youtube. >> it's an honor and a responsibility. and, like, i wouldn't be where i am today without my -- without my fans. >> reporter: but his critics say he can take it too far. last year lighting a giant blaze in his backyard.
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neighbors saying he turned the street into a war zone as captured by los angeles station ktla. >> i wouldn't crawl up there. >> why? >> a lot of people are like, oh, he's over the top. he's out of bounds. how do you handle that criticism that comes your way? >> we've since moved out of that place into a different neighborhood and you have to figure out where that line is of like how crazy can you go with these videos. you know, when there's a lot of people watching you and you're getting a lot of views, sometimes you want to take it up to the next level. and you have to learn where that level is. he is my brother. still true. >> reporter: his older brother logan under fire for recently posting a videotape of a dead body in japan so-called suicide forest. he's since apologized. >> i don't expect to be forgiven. i'm simply here to apologize. >> i talked to your brother. he makes videos for people his age. even though a lot of kids see that. who is your audience? who do you make your videos for? >> my audience is definitely younger. i'd say it's like 8 years old to
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like 16 years old so that's where i try to cater the content towards. >> reporter: in august he traveled to houston helping families in the aftermath of hurricane harvey. >> you guys need help? >> yes. >> yeah? >> reporter: and earlier this month, visiting students in parkland, florida. >> you want to be entertaining and you want to be funny and that's what draws people in. but sometimes you have to break it down and get real with them. and show kids that there's, like, problems and there's other things outside in the world that are happening. because a lot of these kids don't watch the news on a day-to-day basis. why did you choose, like, to feel comfortable to open up to me specifically? >> this isn't your job. that's -- you're just coming here to talk to me. >> i'm the same age as them. i went there and spent a day like talking to them and playing video games and i don't think they can relate to someone like a counselor or a therapist as much. >> reporter: while he's posted videos using assault weapons in the past -- >> this one is the best. i feel like al capone. >> reporter: -- he says what he
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saw in parkland has him demanding change. >> stronger if someone like me who has grown up around guns comes out and says we need to limit these things. i do think both parties need to come to the middle though and figure out, you know, what is fair for both sides. >> i'm a parent. i got kids. they love you. they love your brother. what do you want to tell those parents out there whose kids watch your videos? >> if they haven't looked into it and researched what we're doing. if they're kind of reading headlines and maybe being a passerby, they don't necessarily maybe understand our movement. i have all of my goals for the year posted up in my shower. so i challenge you guys to write your goals down. put them in your shower, so you can see them on a day-to-day basis. i look at myself as a role model but imperfect and i'll make mistakes. i think that's more realistic than someone who seems perfect from the outside. these kids in school are going through a lot. they're going to get bullied. they're going maybe get a detention. they need to know how to deal
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with that and think positively and keep your head up. that's what i try to put out there. >> and even though all the crazy antics that you can see on youtube there is a conscience behind him. he does try to do things that encourage kids. he says that's a big part of his message. you can see jake on the team ten tour with some of his fellow youtube stars starting in may. and coming up, road to recovery. how puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands are doing six months after hurricane maria. >> announcer: tomorrow you'll love this madly. ♪ some mad love >> david guetta, sean paul and becky g take over the morning and it's going to be a nonstop party, tomorrow only on "gma" presented by pepsi.
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> starting to round out the morning commute, we are seeing more areas wet. the evening commute wetter. the storm impact scale talks about rain developing moderate
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spots. spots. and a third of an inch and -- and always on the welcome back to "gma," everybody. we want to thank you guys for coming in and sharing your morning with us. we really appreciate you. [ applause ] it has been -- it's gone really fast. it has been six months to the day since hurricane maria tore through puerto rico. and the u.s. virgin islands. since then millions have slowly been picking up the pieces and eva pilgrim is in puerto rico where maria made landfall and maria, i mean, eva, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, michael. yeah, you can still see the damage from the storm. those trees back there bare. the blue tarps on the roof. we've standing on a roof right now. you can see some of these volunteers, they are scraping this roof, they will then seal this roof to help repair it for one homeowner.
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we are six months out. and so much work has been done. but there is still so much left to do. hurricane maria ripped through the island of puerto rico, a category 4 storm. almost a 5 with winds at 155 miles per hour. carmen torres watched from a neighbor's house across the street as maria destroyed her home. >> the living room. >> this is the living room. >> the kitchen. >> reporter: six months later she is still staying with her sister. they don't have power. her home a shell of what it once was. all that's left, the concrete walls and part of the bathroom. what of all this stuff here has been the hardest thing to lose? [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: the house? we first made the journey here days after the storm, the bridge
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gone. this used to be part of the bridge that has now completely collapsed in the force of hurricane maria. the only lifeline, this cable stretching across the rushing river. families forced to make a white-knuckle crossing. what are you having to do? >> we got to cross, we got to walk little by little. >> reporter: today the river is down. cars able to cross. the new bridge almost done. a sign of the recovery for this community still going without on both sides. people waiting patiently for the power to be restored. fema says at one point it gave out 180 generators across the island. 885 are still in use. for hurricane katrina in mississippi and louisiana, at its max, they only gave out 310. >> the bad news is it's tragic. the good news, we got a chance
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to build it back the right way. >> reporter: how long will be you here? >> as long as it takes. five to ten years is not outside the realm of the possible. >> reporter: the army corps of engineers is hoping to have full power restored by june. >> but right now we're at about 93% of customers connected. of course, the last mile as they call it is really the toughest one to get to. >> reporter: in yabucoa where maria made landfall most are still without power. [ speaking foreign language ] the mayor telling us they spent almost $350,000 fueling generators just to pump clean water into the community. today, he says the recovery, slow, is happening, thanks to volunteers he calls angels. but the remnants of maria piled nearby reminders of the damage. but also a reminder of how far they've come. fema says there's millions of cubic yards of debris. take a look. with this drone you can see this one pile from one town just
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metal all from hurricane maria. down the road we checked on maria ortiz who frantically begged for help when our own rob marciano first met her after the storm. >> i want the world to know there's a lot of old people here in puerto rico that they need help. >> reporter: today she has power. the lights coming on just a few days ago. >> we got light. we got the ac. >> reporter: the first real sense that old normal is possible. >> you know what i miss, the noise. and i realized, oh, yeah. it's true. the noise. >> reporter: a normal that carmen torres back in san lorenzo is still waiting for. she knows it will take time but she planks to rebuild because this is home. you're rebuilding? and it's important to note that san juan is actually pretty much back to normal. and the governor telling us they want and need people to know
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that they are open for business. this economy is so dependent on tourism and one of the things that you can actually do is simply just to visit, guys. >> yeah, really important. >> really important. a lot of help. you can see the recovery is slow. a lot of help is still needed. you know, 155-mile-per-hour winds. rob, you were there when it made landfall. >> it was a terrifying night and following morning for sure and after the storm passed we drove down to where landfall was and, boy, 80% of the crops gone. we saw millions of trees obliterated, like an atomic bomb went off. and when we got to yabucoa we saw the desperate people in line and met maria who took us to this nursing home and our viewers stepped up. the ceo of invicta watch saw our report and packed up his private jet and flew it down the next week to stock maria up and part of the ongoing process and hats offer the americans who supported them. >> it was so great to see her in eva's piece. [ applause ] and david, you were there, too. you were there, too, after the aftermath. and you saw firsthand.
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>> yeah, this was the crazy thing, 15 minutes from the airport when you land we went to this apartment building with no power, no running water, no food and we walked in. they were just waiting for help and we knew the president would be coming to puerto rico and knew this location was just going to be 10, 15 minutes from where he was. and no one had been to these buildings yet. this is lizbeth taking care of her parents. doctors hadn't come to check on them. we sent our team back there yesterday. the building now has power, they all have food, water, medicine again. and incredible thing is look at this. there were good samaritans watching the news and they answered the call. angel and patsy gomez waiting at the airport in new york and brought lizbeth and her parents back to the united states so her parents could get medical help here. you can't forget nearly 3 million u.s. citizens in puerto rico. u.s. citizens in puerto rico. a lot of people, you know, that was lost on a lot of people in the middle of that. >> that's true. >> robin, i know you visited another region that was devastated, the u.s. virgin islands.
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>> yes, because they had that one-two punch. and there was a lot of focus on puerto rico. and rightfully so. but the virgin islands were raising their hands saying, what about us? and like everything that you saw in puerto rico, so many people there to help. and many were helping themselves like the phillips family, why visited with. and i have an update on how they're doing and others in the virgin islands. i would imagine you used to have windows here. >> doors. >> doors. >> the hurricane ripped it off. that's what happened. >> we first met the phillips family last year. despite their own circumstances they jumped into action that have air st. thomas neighborhood was ravaged. first by hurricane irma and then by maria. so it was out of necessity you came up with this idea. >> yes, and because we were the only one left in this neighborhood with a roof. >> reporter: the phillips with the help of their beautiful 12 children cooked 250 meals daily for their community. >> she took the china i purchased for her and that's what we was using to feed the people. >> tell people why you did that. >> to give people back a little
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bit of humanity. >> a little hope. a little hope. >> hi, "gma." since you last saw me, i've been cooking for nonprofit group that's here on our island helping us clean up. they're called all hands and hearts. i try to make special dishes for them so they can experience a little bit of the caribbean. >> reporter: now working for the nonprofit mrs. phillips turned her home kitchen into a fully functional commercial kitchen. >> we have been cooking for 50 to 80 people every night except sunday. breakfast for dinner! >> reporter: a hot and comforting meal. and a friendly smile going a long way, as the volunteers help to rebuild st. thomas. you may remember adopt a family usvi, the care package initiative that sent thousands of supplies to the u.s. virgin
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islands at a crucial time. >> you can't use it, you know somebody who can. >> reporter: the organization has since launched adopt a classroom. >> we appreciate all your help and support and love that you're going to send us this those boxes. >> reporter: although class is back in session, eight schools out of 32 public schools of the u.s. virgin islands were condemned. and many schools were badly damaged. >> we have open ceilings, each day it rain, we have a bucket there that is catching some of the water. >> reporter: these devoted teachers now making the most with what they have. >> i have a special delivery today. >> reporter: little boxes of joy to help lift their spirits. >> all: thank you. [ applause ] >> and happy to say that so far at least 165 classrooms have been adopted through adopt a classroom. there are still more waiting adoption and there's so much good that's going on right now. we saw all these organizations in puerto rico and in the virgin islands and we really wanted our viewers to see what you're doing
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is making a difference. >> huge difference. >> i got to tell you when i was there, that simple box, i say simple box, it's a lifeline. you should see how people light up when they would open the boxes and now with the classrooms you can do that as well. >> one gentleman said if you don't need it, share some of that box with somebody else. that's what they've done and the teacher who said it rains in that corner but she still teaches the kids in that classroom. >> we have to remember. >> when you get that support from around the world it lets you know that people still love you and behind you and are standing with you through the worst time of their live. they really appreciate it. >> take a trip. it's a win/win for everybody. >> all those areas are really about tourism. it would really help them. >> thank you guys for that. i really appreciate it. >> thank you at home. you watch the news all the time and "gma," you help. it makes such a difference. >> very appreciated. we'll be right back, everybody. [ applause ]
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all right. all right. they're clapping because spring arrives today. check it out. 12:15 eastern time. and we celebrate in the weather department by bringing you a winter storm. there it is. a nor'easter developing, a complex situation, a lot of white on the map. some sleet. it's going to be a big old mess beginning later this good morning, i'm meteorologist, mike nicco. the storm door opens and we have light to moderate rain and
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temperatures from the mid to upper 50s. my accuweather seven-day forecast, the this weather report brought to you by t-mobile. michae michael, like winter weather, spring is coming. >> my guest and i were wondering when is spring coming. i'm here with "star wars" star john boyega. yes. >> thank you. >> and now he's battling to save the earth in "pacific rim: uprising." welcome to the show, man. >> thank you for having me. >> always good to see you and belated happy birthday. >> thank you, man. i appreciate it. thank you. 26 now. >> 26? >> yeah, man. >> trust me. don't even talk about it. you're a long way from me. anything special on your birthday. >> i went out with some friends and had a good night, partied hard. a little bit of dancing, nice. yeah, yeah, yeah. giving me the eye, man. giving me the eye. >> you gave me that tv answer. >> yeah, yeah, yeah.
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just a nice night. >> you know, one thing you do, nice work, "pacific rim: uprising," loved the first movie. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> you and then this movie, you play idris elba's son. he passes away. he died in the first movie. how was it to follow in his footsteps. >> fantastic. every morning you wake up to play his son and feel slightly more good looking. so that's a great thing. but it's an honor. for me he's like captain america. he's fantastic and the first to come over here and be a success so it's great. >> you do a lot of comic relief in the movie but you've got a great personality. hanging out, will you do a comedy? will we see you in a comedy? >> i'd love to. i'd love to do a comedy but i'm exploring several different genres at the moment. and i think drama is next for me. but definitely will do comedies. >> until that we'll check out some of your work. here's john boyega. >> you're going to get us killed. i can get us out of here.
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>> i just got us out. >> you give up way too easy. >> that's what they think. [ cheers and applause ] >> very physical role. >> very physical. >> so what kind of training did you have to do? >> there was hand-to-hand combat training, cardio, free weights, like violent dance, we have to be in sync when we're doing the punches. >> it's like a violent dance. >> yeah, yeah, you have to be -- you have to be in sync with your partner and do the punches at the same time. and step at the same time. >> i'm not going to your birthday party next year. no, i'm good. so who would win a fight? the character from this movie or finn from "star wars "? >> you're under disney as well. this is controversial.
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i think it would be a close tie. i think it would be a close tie. >> okay. >> yeah. >> i'm happy with that. >> yeah, yeah. i got to say another congratulations. you produced this movie too. >> yes, sir. >> big step. >> yeah, it's a big step. it's a big step and i'm very excited about doing it. i founded my company in 2015 and the opportunity to do this as our first project is fantastic. >> we're excited to watch it. >> thank you, sir. >> always good to see you. >> always, always. >> "pacific rim: uprising," it is in theaters on friday, make sure you check out john boyega, everybody. coming up pharrell and breakout star chante adams are here. there they are.
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[ applause ] we are back now with 11-time grammy award-winning artist and superproducer, pharrell williams and the break -- [ applause ] yep. it's all i could do to say ♪ i'm so happy
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also the breakout star of the incredible new movie "roxanne roxanne," chante adams. [ applause ] oh, pharrell, you were behind one of the producers with "hidden figures." >> mm-hmm. >> now you have this sidden figure for some people coming up. what inspired you to do this? >> first of all, thanks for having us here. [ applause ] >> mm-hmm. >> second of all, it's just -- it's just like it is the time right now where things are shifting. things are about like women's stories. the narrative is changing not only in america but around the world. and, like, you know, the first woman to do this, the first woman to do everything from science, to like code-writing. to poetry. i mane, but chante was actually the first female battle rapper and she opened the doors. and so not only for women to come and rap but also for the music industry to recognize that women could sell records.
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>> this was like in the 1980s she was doing this. >> yes. >> all right, little young'un. okay, she was six weeks out of college, okay, six weeks out of college and you get this. >> yes. >> first role. >> first role. >> first role. >> how does that happen? you must have been going crazy. >> i was going crazy. i just moved to new york two weeks prior to auditioning. and then i got an e-mail just to come in to audition. it was my first movie audition and so just to go in there and -- >> who did you call first? who did you call? >> i just want to put it on the record i called my mother first but she didn't answer. >> so. >> so i called my high school drama teacher marilyn mccormick. she's my life mentor now and she was driving. and she had to pull over on the side of the road, because she was screaming and we were crying. and i was actually in times square. i was just yelling on the street like a crazy person. >> well, you know what, we'll going to show everybody just a little taste of "roxanne roxanne" and see you in action. here it is. ♪ i'm chante just rapping till i get out of breath ♪ ♪ this is the thing we do have to do and this is a thing that i must do ♪
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♪ i'm chante he's biz mo ♪ we rap so much they think it's three three of us who rap together ♪ ♪ strong -- [ applause ] >> can i just say something? >> please, please. >> so like what you guys just saw was, like, part of what people know of her. but this is a super, super like deep story at times it can be super heavy because she was 14 years old. you know, she got pregnant. you know, she dealt with domestic violence, like at 14 years old. managers not necessarily doing the right thing by her financially. just because she was young. >> and she was very much a part of the show. she was on the set. >> oh, yeah. >> of the movie. she really made herself available. >> literally stopping scenes when she felt like something was not as accurate as it could be. >> ooh, ooh? >> a woman. >> what was it like having her there on set? >> it was nerve-racking of
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course, at first but then it became so great just to have her right there, the source, go right to her if i had any questions or problems. she was quick to, you know, yell, cut. take me to the corner. and be like, i would have did it the this way. or switch it up a little bit like this. >> her strength and her beauty. thank you again, pharrell for bringing this important film to the people and letting them know about this woman. and congratulations. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> "roxanne roxanne" hits -- oh, look, you put it back. hits select theaters and netflix on friday. we'll be right back. now you're ready. [ applause ] you want "streaming all you your favorite showsy. on the fastest internet" easy. you want "internet that helps you save on mobile" easy. you want "the best wifi you can pause with a tap."
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good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. and good morning i'm aqui from absz abccuweather sev forecast it is a rainy day. >> officially spring and starts in about 15 minutes and we have at spring rain. moderate at times up to a third of an inch by midnight. you can see the rain here. anything you do today, have it e rovl around trying to stray drive. my accuweather seven-day forecast, the heaviest rain into wednesday night into thursday morning. >> it is soggy and low at several areas. here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. red all over the traffic maps and mass transit is a major headache. down to a 20-minute delay system wide from b.a.r.t. to the earlier issues.
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>> live with kelly and wrien next and back with the >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new film "pacific rim uprising," john boyega. and recording artist, actress, and author patti labelle. and animals from down under courtesy of the san diego zoo. and maria menounos returns for another day at the cohost desk. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are ryan seacrest and maria menounos! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: hi, guys. how are you? good morning.

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