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an abc 7 update. >> too much information? >> gm good morning, america. the huge break in one of the most notorious serial killer cases ever. police saying they caught the golden state killer, a former cop accused of terrorizing california for decades. at least 12 murders and dozens of sexual assaults. >> we found the needle in the haystack. and it was right here in sacramento. >> how investigators say they finally cracked the case. the d.a. and the family of one of the victims right here on "gma." breaking news president's nominee to lead the v.a. ronny jackson withdrawing from the nomination after explosive allegations about his conduct in workplace. the exclusive first look. the menendez brothers reuniting behind bars for the first time
in 22 years. the stunning interview first on "gma." this just in about the royal wedding. the role prince william will play, and is life with his new baby boy forcing him to doze in public? and king james defending his throne. >> lebron james delivers! >> the incredible buzzer beater. everyone going crazy but why the pacers say it never should have happened. ♪ and good morning, america. that is why they call him the king. >> absolutely. how many times, five, four, three, two, one as a kid in the backyard you dream of doing that. he's done that a time or two. but it never gets old. >> congratulations to him. big win last night. >> it was. we'll talk more about that later.
but we'll begin with that huge break in a cold case terrorizing california for decades. police say they now have the golden state killer in custody. >> and they used dna testing to find him. so many families are relieved this morning. >> the killer accused of murdering at least 12 people, sexually assaulting more than 50. 72-year-old joseph james deangelo, former police officer, family man, hiding in plain slight in suburban sacramento. abc's whit johnson is there with new details on the stunning break. good morning, whit. >> reporter: george, good morning. absolute shock in this quiet community that the man who terrorized california for so long may have been living right here. the golden state killer vanished in the '80s, gone for decades until investigators say a key piece of dna evidence connected the dots just days ago. the 40-year manhunt for one of the most prolific serial killers in american history perhaps coming to an end at this suburban home. >> we found the needle in the haystack and it was right here in sacramento. >> reporter: police say this
man, 72-year-old joseph james deangelo is the elusive golden state killer. the former police officer allegedly responsible for at least 12 murders, upwards of 50 rapes and more than 100 burglaries in california from 1976 to 1986. deangelo's name never coming up in prior investigations, but just six days ago, a critical clue. >> we started some surveillance. we were able to get some discarded dna and we were able to confirm what we thought we already knew, that we had our man. >> reporter: deangelo, seemingly hiding in plain sight, police surprising him and taking him into custody on tuesday as he was leaving his home. >> for the 51 ladies who were brutally raped in this crime scene, sleep better tonight. he isn't coming through the window. he's now in jail. and he's history. thank you. >> reporter: deangelo's arrest
bringing relief to victims and their families. >> i woke up to a text from a very good friend of mine who said do you think this is really the guy and they had an article attached saying they had somebody, they had made an arrest and i just started shaking. i never in my lifetime expected to see that. >> reporter: authorities say he worked as an officer at two different police departments until he was reportedly fired in 1979 for shoplifting dog repellant and a hammer. >> very possibly he was committing the crimes during the time he was employed as a peace officer. >> reporter: also known as the original night stalker and east area rapist the killer taunted police. >> you're never gonna catch me. >> reporter: and his victims, with phone calls long after the attacks. >> gonna kill you. gonna kill you. >> reporter: leaving the entire state on edge. a significant development came in the mid '90s, dna testing
connecting the puzzle pieces to one unknown person. crime writer michelle mcnamara who coined the phrase the golden state killer made it her life's work to hunt him down. she discussed the serial killer in an interview with filmmaker cameron cloutier. >> i'm very struck by people did not call out there was a weird guy hanging around so he had to fit in. but on the other hand, it's just the level of violence is so extreme. >> reporter: mcnamara died in 2016. but with the help of her researchers and husband, comedian patton oswalt, her book "i'll be gone in the dark" was completed and released in february. it debuted at number one on "the new york times" best-seller's list sparking national interest in the case. >> you did it, michelle. even though the cops will never say it but your book helped get this thing closed. >> reporter: the charges against deangelo continue to pile up. prosecutors believe that key
dna evidence will link him to dozens of crimes spanning ten countries, expect more charges in the coming days. robin. >> we'll talk more about that, whit, with sacramento district attorney anne marie schubert who joins us live this morning. what a relief. so many people relieved waking up this morning and we know that this case has been cold for decades and deangelo's name didn't even surface until just six days ago, is that right? >> that's correct. that's correct. >> and the discarded dna didn't come from a tip from -- coming into your office so tell us a little more about the discarded dna and how that was the key. >> well, as we said yesterday, this case was really solved through some innovative dna techniques and so, as a result of that, that led to law enforcement essentially as the sheriff said yesterday surveilling him and obtaining a sample of abandoned or discarded dna and from there we moved forward and they did additional testing and that's what solved
this case. >> my goodness. we know that he was once married. he was a police officer, an officer at the time of the crimes. when you look at grown children, how does he fit the profile that investigators are working with at the time? >> well, he was never on a list so now we're at a point now as i said yesterday this is like lightning speed so everything is now trying -- is an active investigation but, i think all those answers are going to be filled in over time, though. >> it is an active investigation and we appreciate you sharing as much as you are and we heard in the report as right now he's been charged with the first two known killings in the so-called golden state killing. how many more do you suspect and we know that the last killing was in 1986 but will he possibly look to -- for other cases since that time? >> yeah, they'll absolutely look for additional cases. what we know now that he is
responsible for at least 12, perhaps 13. i'm fully confident he will be charged with an additional count of murder because he's linked by dna to several other murders including in orange county and santa barbara county. >> ma'am, what do you want to say to people about the work that went into this and even though it was decades old that your office and everyone was not going to let this go unsolved? >> well, it's all about passion and persistence and ultimately about dna and i've always believed that dna is a silent witness to the truth and that truth may have been quieted for 40-something years but beer's now here and have the answer. >> we appreciate your work very much. anne marie schubert, thank you so much. have a good day. >> thank you. >> thank you. the golden state killer's last known victim was janelle cruz. she was just 18 years old when police say she was murdered in 1986. her sister michelle who's been fighting to bring the killer to justice ever since joins us now. thanks so much for joining us this morning. really appreciate your time.
we know you and your family have been waiting 32 years for someone to be charged with your sister's murder so how does this feel right now. >> it's surreal. it's unbelievable. i'm so thankful this journey is finally over and i can rest. i can go to bed at night and rest easier knowing that he's in jail and he'll never walk free again. >> we know that you spoke to other victims and family members. what does this arrest mean for all of you collectively? >> wow, everybody is so overwhelmed right now. i don't even think that we are processing it. it's just happened so quick. we're just going through a lot of different emotions. i've spoken to debbie domingo the other day, actually the night before yesterday, and she was still apprehensive. she wasn't sure if this was true or not and i spoke to jane carson-sandler and we cried over the phone.
i spoke to margaret who was one of the youngest rape victims and she was just overwhelmed with joy. she was so happy. so we're just all going through so many different emotions right now. >> and michelle, what can you tell us about your sister janelle? >> janelle, gosh, just like a free spirit. really sweet, she was the type of person that would stand up for you if you were to be the person being bullied. she was sort of my backbone. just a good person, a big heart. >> well, it's been 32 years, and you have been pushing from the beginning and i want to say that we hope that you and your family can breathe a little bit easier and we still have prayers for you and all the other victims out there with this horrific crime, so thank you so much, michelle. really appreciate your time. >> thank you so much. i appreciate that. >> and it was something, for 32 years michelle has been on
youtube pushing this whole thing. her family was scared for their safety because he was still out there. but she kept going and pushed through the fear and now he's off the streets. >> this dna technology is so powerful. >> thank goodness. all right, george, breaking news for our viewers in the west, president trump's pick to head the v.a. dr. ronny jackson has just announced he's withdrawing from the nomination as he faces new allegations about his professional conduct. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce has the latest there on capitol hill for us. good morning, mary sxwlr robin, good morning. jackson said he's withdrawing his nomination with regret and maintains these allegations against him are false. in statement just now, he expected to face tough questions during this process but not to deal with what he's describing as baseless and anonymous attacks on his character and integrity. facing an avalanche of allegations of professional misconduct, this morning, dr. ronny jackson is withdrawing his
nomination to lead the v.a. saying in statement, these false allegations have become a distraction for this president and the important issue we must addressing -- how we give the best care to our nation's heroes. moments later, the president defending dr. jackson on fox news. >> i want somebody who's going to be great. tremendous heart. these are all false accusations. these are false. they're trying to destroy a man. >> reporter: the announcement comes less than 24 hours after new explosive allegations emerged. more than 20 current and former employees accusing the president's personal physician of doling out prescription drugs on air force one and keeping questionable records of controlled substances. >> there's a pattern of conduct that's been reported to us that's disturbing and we need to find out if it's true or not. >> reporter: jackson insists the allegations are completely false and fabricated. >> it should be very easy to
prove that. >> reporter: while jackson may be withdrawing his nomination to the lead the v.a., white house confirms he's staying on in his current role as the president's physician. as for who the president may pick to the v.a. he said he already has someone else in mind. >> lot going on again today. the latest on president trump's legal battles. his personal attorney michael cohen now says he will take the fifth in the stormy daniels case as the president's new lawyer rudy giuliani re-opens discussions with special counsel robert mueller about an interview with the president. our chief national correspondent tom llamas is here with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you. we have those court documents right here and in them, the president's attorney, michael cohen, says he will plead the fifth amendment in the case brought by adult film star stormy daniels declaring to the judge, i will assert my fifth amendment right in connection with the proceedings in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the fbi and u.s. attorney for the southern
district of new york. now, he is citing his rights against self-incrimination because of a criminal investigation targeting him. that's when the fbi raided his new york office, his home and his hotel room. he says the agency took his electronic devices and documents which include information pertaining to that $130,000 payment cohen made to daniels to keep her quiet about accusations about a sexual affair with president trump. the president denied the affair and knowing anything about the payment. about pleading the fifth here's what then-candidate trump said on the trail in iowa. >> like you see on the mob, right? you see the mob takes the fifth. if you're innocent, why are you taking the fifth amendment? >> reporter: now, those words coming back to haunt him, at least when it comes to his personal attorney michael cohen. stormy daniels' attorney will file a response and the u.s. district judge will have to decide on this case. >> in the meantime, the president's new attorney, rudy giuliani, has now met with robert mueller. he hopes to wrap this up
quickly. >> reporter: that's right. he was president trump's rottweiler on the campaign trail and now on his legal team and he said yesterday there is not a stitch of evidence that the president colluded with the russians. sources tell abc news, ever since that cohen raid, though, the president is less inclined to sit down with mueller. okay, tom, let's talk to chief legal analyst dan abrams about this right now. you know, that statement by rudy giuliani not a stitch of evidence that president trump colluded with the russians could be a critical omission. >> right, because, look, here's what we know. we know that 13 russians have been indicted for trying to influence the election helping donald trump. we know that a number of senior campaign officials have admitted to lying about conversations with the russians during the campaign. so, there's more than a stitch of evidence that something was happening there. doesn't mean it was the trump campaign. doesn't mean it was donald trump but it does mean that it's worth investigating. it is important to listen to him separate donald trump himself from the trump campaign, because robert mueller is investigating connections between the trump campaign and the russians.
>> and acknowledging by omission they may have some evidence there. meantime, this idea that now michael cohen is pleading the fifth. you're saying you're not surprised by that. >> not at all. of course, he has to plead the fifth. he is in real trouble. even his own attorneys concede that he will likely be indicted so, if that's the case, of course, you can't testify in connection with a civil case over money damages when you're facing the possibility of serious prison time. anyone in his situation would be pleading the fifth which is what makes president trump's previous statement, you know, so troubling. >> right. dan abrams, thanks very much. zmrmpbts lot going on in the nba playoffs. it is play time and overnight, lebron james proved once again why he is called the king. take a look. lebron nailing a game-winning three-pointer.
time runs out the cavaliers over the pacers but the pacers are calling foul arguing the shot should have never happened and say lebron goal tended on that play right there. >> that play? >> yes, said goal tended. >> let's see. ooh. i don't know. i don't know. >> that sounds like you do know. >> well, the cavs are up in the series 3-2. >> that we do know. >> and lebron racked up 44 points yesterday. it's his second 40-plus game in this series. he has 21. second all-time to michael jordan, 38. >> whoo. >> good call or noncall? the debate is out there. that's like you in college. knocking that down is routine. >> always hit the backboard. we'll go to rob. you're tracking storms coming to the east coast? >> that ball was still on the way up. it was not goaltending for the record. this river, look at this young deer, okay, this is the st. john river in maine on this ice flow. the rivers are now beginning to melt and finally spring is arriving. but watch this dramatic stuff.
the ice is beginning to crack underneath this deer, all right, about 15 miles downstream there was a video of the deer coming out of the water safely. so there is a happy ending to this but that was dramatic stuff and we have flash flood watches posted for maine for additional rainfall and additional snow melt and those -- the frozen rivers unleashing downstream. we do have another system coming across the south today. maybe thunderstorms around atlanta, getting up through the carolinas tomorrow, and eventually up into the northeast. the next system that will bring rain and the northeast will be warm and dry.
good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. steady cloud pattern today, which means most of us see sunshine by noon, except for the coast, where it will be limited. cooling trend continues, especially inland. sprinkles friday, a little drizzle saturday and sunday morning, then a warming trend next week. mid-to-upper 50s along the coast, mid-to-upper 60s along the bay, and mid-60s to barely some 70s inland. tonight clouds are back. look at that drizzle along the coast there in the green. temperatures in the mid-40s to 50. we'll hav coming up, the menendez brothers reuniting behind bars after 22 years of separation. convicted of murder. what lyle is saying about being with his brother eric again. we have an exclusive first look right here on "gma." first look right here on "gma." what about here? yup. nice! yeah . . .
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and good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." it's 7:23. the large apartment complex that went up in flames in concord is set to be demolished this morning. hundreds who live nearby are still evacuated, and several major streets are closed. firefighters haven't been able to go in fully to put out the fire. demolition will allow them to get to the smoldering spots and put it out for good. that building caught fire early tuesday morning and the cause remains under investigation. good morning, alexis! >> hey, good morning. want to take you back to the south bay, where we are in recovery mode in a couple spots. northbound 101 past brokaw is where we had an earlier motorcycle crash. those residual delays hanging around, just about 16 miles an hour. well south of there, 280's very slow as well. and northbound 17 near santa cruz avenue through the lexington hills area, crash is
it's almost like deja vu all over again, cloudy outside, temperatures in the upper 40s to mid-50s. just about exactly like yesterday. notice the flag at the golden gate bridge blowing to the east, so the sea breeze will keep us cool. everything's green as far as the commute goes, just cool this morning and mild this afternoon. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. we do have a chance of some drizzle tomorrow morning and saturday morning to a lesser extent sunday morning and some light rain across the north bay tomorrow evening. reggie? >> thanks, mike. coming up on "gma," are your home devices spying on you? the new warning from cybersecurity experts. we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com. hope you join our whole team every weekday morning. we're on early at 4:30 all the
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gone. >> oh, well. a lot more on all this coming up. first some top headlines we're following right now. kanye west confirming his spot of president trump. saying he doesn't agree with everything the president does but calling him, quote, my brother, and posting a photo in a make america great again hat. trump liked that, you can imagine. he said thank you, kanye, very cool. and good news for former president george h.w. bush, he's now out of intensive care, hospitalized for a blood infection the day after the funeral for his late wife barbara and he is expected to stay in the hospital for a few more days. >> that's great news, george. we begin with a "gma" exclusive first look, lyle and erik menendez reuniting behind bars. the brothers who killed their parents in 1989 had not seen each other in more than 20 years and now we're hearing from lyle for the first time about that emotional reunion. and you have more on that, amy. >> thank you, robin.
for more than two decades lyle and erik menendez have served their times in separate prisons. earlier this month, lyle was transferred to the same facility, even the same housing unit as his little brother erik. for the first time since being reunited, lyle is speaking exclusively with daily mail tv and we have the very first look. >> 22 years exactly. >> reporter: 22 years since the last time lyle and erik menendez were face-to-face after being convicted of murdering their parents in their upscale beverly hills home. >> i remember firing directly at him. >> reporter: at the time, speaking to barbara walters, erik then dreading the possibility of a life away from his brother. >> we will spend the rest of our life in prison. if we're not put in the same prison, there's a good probability that i will never see him again. and that would be -- that would be very, very difficult to live through. >> reporter: they would, until earlier this month. lyle finally transferred to the same southern california prison
as his brother. that grin on his face saying it all and now he's speaking out to daily mail tv for the first time about that reunion. >> i ended up bursting into tears, which is quite an emotional thing, almost unexpectedly so, i think for me. it was just something i wasn't sure was ever going to happen. it was just a remarkable moment. >> it's very emotional. lyle was not sure how he was going to respond to this day. there was a lot of trepidation, a lot of emotion. all of this time apart has been like an open wound, the fact that they are now finally back together serving out the rest of their prison sentences is finally starting to heal the process. >> reporter: the brothers have maintained the killing was an act of desperation after years of sexual abuse at the hands of their father, abuse they say their mother ignored, and that they feared for their lives. >> i thought they were going ahead with their plan to kill us. >> reporter: but lyle now saying if he could do it all again he wouldn't resort to murder. >> if i could take my consciousness now and go back, i would have gone to the police and taken my chances in exposing what was happening.
>> reporter: and as for that damning confession erik made to his then therapist, an admission that got its way back into pop culture on "law & order's" true crime -- >> he told me everything. how you shot your parents, where you bought the shotgun. >> oh, god, erik. >> i had to tell someone. i wanted to kill myself. >> i wish that he had, you know, just talked to me or, you know, spent more time just going to his parish priest and not ended up in sort of this therapist's hands. >> reporter: lyle says he's forgiven his brother erik and that their close relationship has remained a constant. >> erik and i have never had any moments of animosity. or anything like that. i love him deeply. >> erik says he's not ready to speak yet but the brothers once housed more than 500 miles apart get to see each other every day. that's something their family is also very happy about. the complete interview will air on daily mail tv
today and tomorrow so you can check your local listings. >> that is some story. thanks very much. we're going to turn to that stunning secret recording that takes us inside an nfl meeting of players and owners where they discussed the national anthem kneeling protests. new england patriots owner robert kraft criticizing president trump calling his comments divisive and horrible and espn's ryan smith is here with those details. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning. let's keep this confidential, roger goodell reportedly said at that summit meeting last october. well, that didn't happen. these new tapes out a day before the nfl draft is set to start revealing how owners and players grappled with issues surrounding two men not in the room, colin kaepernick and president donald trump. this morning, new audiotapes obtained by "the new york times" reportedly revealing what happened behind closed doors. in a meeting between 30 people including nfl owners, players and commissioner roger goodell, about national anthem protests and the response of president donald trump. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag to
say get that son of a [ bleep ] off the field right now. out. he's fired. >> reporter: the three-hour huddle last october also in the wake of growing public hostility from fans. patriots owner robert kraft a friend and supporter of the president -- >> i have friends, they own teams, and bob kraft is a great owner. >> reporter: calling players kneeling the elephant in the room with kraft reportedly saying, the problem we have is we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that i don't feel is in the best interests of america. it's divisive and it's horrible. but jacksonville jaguars owner shahid khan who locked arms with his players in late september taking the opposite view, reportedly saying, all the damage trump is going to do is done, and for some players, the paper says the focus was on colin kaepernick. openly asking why after over two years the quarterback is still out of a job, something he said he anticipated at the time.
>> you're going to have that backlash for trying to fight for people. >> reporter: eagles linebacker chris long reportedly speaking out at the meeting saying, we all agree in this room as players that he should be on a roster. and "the new york times" indicating league owners declined to address kaepernick's situation directly in those meetings and since this time players and owners have agreed that the latter would fund 100 million over seven years for social justice causes. >> it's really amazing that this came out. >> yeah. >> and we'll see if kaepernick ends up on a team. >> the draft is tonight and depending on where players end up, but come on, the guy -- >> he's talented. he can still play football. >> good enough to be on a roster. >> he's more than good enough to be on a roster. >> and the players said so in that meeting. >> glad to hear them speak up. the way that got out, maybe it's how it happened. could your smart speaker be spying on you? we have a new report and what researchers found. we'll be right back. >> nicely done there, michael.
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ask your hep c specialist about harvoni. we are back now with those new concerns about smart speakers. could they be manipulated to spy on you? abc's paula faris is here with an ear-opening story. paula, researchers found a weakness in amazon's alexa. >> that's right, michael. good morning to you. cyber security experts, they found this vulnerability and the glitch was fixed before it hit the market but it was a troubling flaw.
alexa was capable of doing something she was not designed to do, eavesdrop. they're some of the hottest tech gadgets on the market. >> alexa, tell me a joke. >> reporter: smart speakers like amazon's alexa expected to sell more than 43 million units by the end of this year. >> hi there. >> reporter: but this morning, researchers say they were able to find a flaw that could have let alexa record a user without that user knowing it. alexa typically stops recording after it fulfills a command. >> alexa, where is the nearest jewelry store? >> reporter: but take a look at this. researchers at cybersecurity firm checkmarx say they discovered that flaw after using a calculator app it created. >> what do you want to calculate? >> 7 times 6. >> reporter: alexa kept recording after giving the answer. >> the result is 42. >> an unsuspecting user believes the session with alexa has ended. we are still being recorded, but
everything is uploaded to amazon. >> it's essentially to have an intruder in your home in the privacy of your home listening to what you are talking about. >> reporter: checkmarx said it disclosed this particular issue to amazon after it was discovered and before hackers had a chance to exploit it. amazon tells abc news they fixed the problem, saying customer trust is important to us and we take security and privacy seriously. we have put mitigations in place for detecting this type of skill behavior and reject or suppress those skills when we do. but these tech experts say companies are facing a constant battle when it comes to cybersecurity. >> this type of eavesdropping tool or skill could have made it into the echo store or the skills store and that could be a concern. there's always something that researchers haven't thought of yet or that a company hasn't fully considered. >> what is the chance of rain? >> so many own these smart speakers.
one easy way to detect if alexa is listening and recording, her blue light will be on. >> the blue lint is ght is on. >> both amazon and google have both applied for patent applications so they would monitor what you do and say without the machine being prompted. >> that's right. they've applied for these to monitor what we do and say and infer our interests, maybe be able to target advertisers. let's say you cough, michael, and then -- >> [ cough ] >> michael, maybe you should -- i'll suggest this particular cold medicine to you or let's say you're wearing your coldplay shirt -- you love coldplay, right? >> yeah. >> and then you also recently searched coldplay on your browser, it would be suggested to you where and when you could see coldplay in concert. >> wow. >> wow. >> you like that? or is that terrifying? >> that is a little too much. >> too much. >> i don't mind punching it in myself. i don't need you to do it for me. >> somebody always watching, you guys, always watching. >> why do you do your eyes like that? >> it looks a little creepy. i'm just being honest. seriously, guys.
>> thank you so much you. > don't own one. you don't own a smart speaker. >> no, i don't. >> nope. >> i do. >> watch out. don't cough. don't cough. coming up, has a mystery finally been solved? where do all those missing socks go in the laundry? t.j. holmes will bring that to us and his daughter sabine will help him out. she's already miked. it's pulling on her pants though but she's miked and ready to go. come on back, everybody. but she's miked and ready to go. come on back, everybody. couple: how much money do you think you'll need in retirement? then we found out how many years that money would last them. how long do you think we'll keep -- oooooohhh! you stopped! you're gonna leave me back here at year 9? how did this happen? it turned out, a lot of people fell short, of even the average length of retirement. we have to think about not when we expect to live to, but when we could live to. let's plan for income that lasts all our years in retirement. prudential. bring your challenges.
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didn't get the script yet. >> save it up, george. we are back now with that mystery that may finally be solved after all these years. who hasn't lost a sock in the laundry? >> all the time. >> we all have. >> someone has figured out where the socks have gone. >> t.j. needs some help from sabine today. >> you think the washing machine or the dryer is eating your sock. >> they disappear. >> something's happening. >> they're disappearing. here's something that supports your theory. this woman, kathy, put out this picture and everybody jumped on it. her husband was doing the repair on a washing machine, opened a panel and dozens of socks. people started commenting, this makes sense, i'm not a crazy person. my washer and dryer actually eating my socks. do you all believe that really? >> well, i feel better now. >> do you? >> yeah.
>> george, explain the face, george. >> i'm just really glad you got to the bottom of this. >> george, there was actually research done on this. >> i'm sure there was. >> and you lose about 15 socks a year and over a lifetime about 1300 they say. but they figured out the reason you're doing it, it's not eating your sock. it's actually because of how many people are in the house, because you lose it in the couch, because of how many people are involved in the laundry could cause the problem. >> are you holding up some socks, sabine? >> this will love the problem. >> put a safety pin in it. >> and takeaway. >> thank you, george. i had to deliver something. >> we're going to have more of our kid takeover coming up. plus, we're going to go one-on-one with serena williams as well talking about motherhood, marriage and returning to the top. come on back. good job, sabine, good job. motherhood, marriage and returning to the top. come on back. good job, sabine, good job. ♪
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it is 7:56. good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." let's start with meteorologist mike nicco and a look at your forecast. >> all right, reggie, hi, everybody. you can see the sunshine already breaking free of the clouds. it's going to be a pretty nice day for outdoor activities, comfortable, pleasant, just a little cloudy and cool at the coast where we'll be in the mid-to-upper 50s through san francisco. mid-to-upper 60s around the bay and some 70s showing up in the east bay and south bay. my accuweather seven-day forecast, a little drizzle tomorrow morning, more so saturday morning. a few sprinkles of light rain across the north bay tomorrow evening. okay. taking a look at the roads, plenty of slow spots, including the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are staying on. and a quick check of drive times here as well. 680 southbound walnut creek to dublin, 18 minutes. southbound 101 santa rosa into san francisco, 1 hour, 18 minutes. and not good, still in recovery mode northbound 17, highway 1 to
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. amazing break in one of the most notorious serial killer cases ever. >> we found the needle in the haystack. and it was right here in sacramento. >> police say they caught the golden state killer, a former cop accused of terrorizing california for decades. hiding in plain sight, living in the suburbs, how investigators say they finally cracked the case. no more bff? the mother saying her daughter's preschool banned the term best friend. will it really help kids feel less excluded? one-on-one with serena williams in her first morning interview since heading back on court. >> i'm putting so much pressure on myself. >> what she's revealing about life right now as a new mom, her health scare and her wedding advice for her friend meghan markle.
good-bye to primetime. meghan markle down the aisle on "suits." >> you're the husband i always wanted. >> the dress, the good-bye, inside her final episode before the royal wedding. ♪ we are family and a very special hour ahead. priyanka chopra here live with a special surprise guest and we're taking our kids to work this morning. they're in charge for the next hour. >> we're taking over "gma." >> we're not kidding around. in five, four, three, two -- >> and they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ go play and good morning, america. all is going very smoothly with these kids behind the scenes. >> it really is. >> kids are good. it's take our kids to work day and we're celebrating with our smallest takeover ever. the kids in the control room, they're behind the scenes on the air, they're everywhere. they're already running things
in the control room, the makeup room putting makeup on her papa. that's a nice kid. they're producing an entire segment. we can't wait to see how that goes. i actually think it's going to be pretty outstanding myself. >> there are a lot of proud mamas and daddies walking around here this morning and they're all on their best behavior. i kind of like it. bring your kids more often. but first breaking news for our viewers in the west. the president's nominee to lead the v.a. has withdrawn his let's go back to our whit johnson there in sacramento. good morning again, whit. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. investigators still have the suspect's home blocked off as they continue to gather evidence. neighbors in this quiet community, shocked to learn the golden state killer who terrorized california for decades may have been living right here. 72-year-old joseph james
deangelo was arrested at his sacramento-area home tuesday evening. he was a former police officer in two separate departments. police say he is responsible for at least a dozen murders, 50 rapes, and more than 100 burglaries throughout california from 1976 to 1986. his name never came up in prior cases but just six days ago investigators say a dna match began connecting the dots. the details of this case are absolutely gruesome. the way he would tie up, blindfold, gag and torture his victims, prosecutors say this is just the beginning. the crime spree spanned ten counties. they're promising more charges. deangelo's court appearance is scheduled for tomorrow. robin. >> thank you, whit. that's what the d.a. told us earlier this morning. appreciate it. a new headline this morning, kensington palace announcing that prince harry has asked his brother, prince william, to be his best man at his wedding to meghan markle next month. the palace tweeting the news with a throwback photo of the
princes dressed up as policemen. cute photo right there. you remember prince harry was prince william's best man when he married kate middleton almost seven years ago. william says he's honored to stand next to his brother as he ties the knot and william attending his first event just days after he and kate welcomed their third child, a little baby boy, appearing to nod off during the service at westminster abbey. >> bless his heart. >> struggling to keep his eyes open there, robin. we can all understand that. he told the crowd his newborn has been sleeping reasonably well but it seems like he's the one that needs to catch up on a little sleep. three kids under the age of 4, that is a little tough on somebody with so much duty. outside of home. >> even with -- i know they have a lot of help but still it's exhausting because they're both very hands-on. >> no doubt. >> no surprise that's he's going to be the best man. no surprise at all. coming up, the mom fighting back after her daughter's preschool banned the phrase best friends. are they going too far? >> wow. okay. and robin's exclusive with tennis superstar and new mom serena williams.
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>> hey. >> welcome back to "gma" and we can't wait to share that interview with serena getting candid about motherhood, and speaking of motherhood and kids, it's take your kids to work day. [ cheers and applause ] and, lara, you've been prepping a very special guest. >> i have, i have. chloe is filling in for kate who has a big test today, so chloe, are you ready to do "pop news"? >> yes. >> let's do it, people. what's up first? what's my story? >> meghan markle. >> meghan markle. what do you know, another story on the royal wedding. let's do this. wednesday night, last night, marked the last time that we will see meghan markle the actress, the actress. we'll see a lot of meghan markle but not this way. seven seasons she's been on "suits." this was her last episode and the storyline gives us a glimpse of what we can look forward to in a few weeks as her character rachel zane walked down the aisle and off into the sunset with her new husband, mike ross. here's a peek.
>> you're the husband i've always wanted. and i can't wait to begin our adventure together. >> wow. what do you think? you excited for the royal wedding? >> yeah. >> yeah. we are too. markle's fellow star patrick adams also making his final appearance in the episode which was simply titled "good-bye." markle told reporters during her first interview alongside prince harry, she said about her upcoming wedding to prince harry, i don't see it as giving anything up. i see it as a change. it's a new chapter. which is a great way to look at it. should i wrap, move on? what's next? >> amazing transformations. all right, let's talk about amazing transformations, shall we? we all know damian lewis. see this guy right here? he doesn't look anything like him in these pictures. check this out. >> whoa. >> that is him. >> no. >> that is him. that is some amazing makeup spotted on the set of his new film "run this town." >> mayor of toronto. >> that's right, george. the normally fit lewis has been transformed into rob ford.
ford was a heavyset eccentric mayor of toronto whose erratic behavior had him all over the news. we did stories on it before he passed away from cancer in 2016. this is a true example of anti-typecasting. that prosthetic suit that you saw weighs 150 pounds, and the makeup took four hours. no word on a release date but we do know that ben platt so good in "dear evan hansen" is his co-star. >> wow, talk about a transformation, that's a transformation. >> yes. >> it's got to be tough for damian lewis. >> to sit for four hours in a 150-pound suit. >> and to try to emote out of that and find your character. time to wrap? time to move on? what's next? >> gold rush. >> oh, this is one of my favorite stories. turning found objects into gold in this case literally. you guys, check this out. it's only one of four of its kind, known to exist, this is a california gold rush coin. it was worth $5 when it was
minted back in 1854. a new england man who does not want to be identified, he owns it, and he was told by multiple experts that it was a counterfeit. that's happening more and more but he had a feeling. he tried biting it. that didn't work so he took it to the largest rare coin authenticator and after extensive testing, they even compared it to one of the other four remaining coins in the smithsonian's collection. what do you know, that worthless fake worth millions. >> wow. >> wow. [ applause ] >> it has been authenticated. one expert says it's like finding a picasso at a garage sale. now you are talking, people. so that -- >> that's why you brake for yard sales. >> that's why. will you go yard saling with me sometime? >> sure. >> that would be fun. that would be a great assignment, right? you and me, kid.
all right, so our last story is about a funny road race. you know, sometimes in the spring we want to work out, maybe get on the road. a city in texas is planning a running race that we can all wrap our heads around. instead of a 5k, this is a 0.5k. i got to believe that everyone here could do this race. next saturday's half kilometer race is in the town of boerne, texas. the ad for it says it all really. underachievers welcome. yes. [ applause ] honey, they just want you to get out there and move. 0.5k. chloe knows this. i needed to look it up. it equals 500 yards, and if that sounds like a lot, there will be stops. you can have coffee, water. and they are offering free beer at both the start and the finish. [ cheers and applause ] >> got to hydrate. >> they say the entire race will last about ten minutes and it's already completely sold out. >> ten minutes to run 500 yards. >> oh, my goodness.
>> that's my kind of race. >> you know what, it gets the whole town out, gets them moving and gets them socializing. it's really a fun idea. >> it is a great idea. >> we're getting a wrap. you want to say that's "pop news." >> that's "pop news." [ cheers and applause ] >> you did a great job, chloe. i mean, to see her grow up as she has, and speaking of pop, there's her pop right there. >> yes, there's dad. how did we do? >> two thumbs up, michael? >> good job. >> michael, now that she's an anchor she's going to give you a hard time. >> another one. [ laughter ] >> thank you, chloe. we're going to move on now to our "gma" cover story, a surprising controversy out of massachusetts where a mom is pushing back after teachers told her child not to use the term best friend. amy, you are back with that story. >> yeah, a lot of people are trying to figure out what the fuss is all about. but the school says calling someone your best friend could make other students feel excluded. take a look.
for some kids there's nothing stronger than the bond of a bff, just like in "diary of a wimpy kid." >> we're going to be best friends forever. >> reporter: but not everyone agrees. one massachusetts mom is speaking out against her daughter's former preschool claiming they banned the phrase best friend from being used in the classroom. >> how do you police a 4-year-old from expressing their feelings? >> reporter: mom christine hartwell says it started when her 4-year-old came home upset from pentucket workshop preschool. >> she was sad about what her teacher did. >> reporter: she couldn't refer to one of her friends as her best friend, a policy she claims is nowhere in the preschool's handbook. >> it is nowhere in their philosophy that these best friend terms are banned. >> reporter: while the preschool declined to comment to abc news, they posted this message on their website, saying, in part, contrary to erroneous reports in the news media and on social media, pentucket workshop preschool has no policy banning the use of the term best
friends. hartwell said they sent her this letter justifying their actions saying the term best friend even when used in a loving way can lead other children to feel excluded which can ultimately lead to the formation of cliques or outsiders. author and educator rachel simmons says she applauds the school for teaching their kids to be kind and inclusive but thinks their strategy may be a bit misguided. >> it's focusing on a word, not the behavior, and it's in the behavior where our kids really have the potential to change. the most important thing is to teach inclusive behaviors, to teach healthy friendship behaviors. >> reporter: one study of friendship by researchers at the university of virginia found close friendship strength is associated with higher self-worth and less social anxiety later in life. hartwell is looking for a new school for her daughter. >> i want her to be able to express her thoughts and feelings in a healthy way as
children should. >> hartwell and her husband met with the director and the assistant director at that school but say the issue was not resolved and did find posts on facebook from current and past parents who say this was not their experience with the school, but i do like what the psychiatrist in the piece said, it's about teaching kids how to act better and include others. >> when you're including the words don't matter so much. >> exactly. >> let's go over to rob. >> where you are in the -- well, the kiddie room. we're having hot chocolate and we're going to do a little weather. my daughter couldn't make it so i brought a mug with her picture on it. we got spencer and maxwell and mason and a slew of other kids. you guys can dig right in to the hot chocolate. right now there's five. we'll get at least one for each of you. we'll get it to you too, sweetheart. let's get to the maps and see what's happening. a little rain across the southeast. 75 in dallas. what do you think the temperature will be in los angeles today, big man? >> probably 69 degrees. >> yeah, maxwell, what about you in, say, nashville? in tennessee there. 60s maybe?
>> yeah. >> new york city, not too shabby. right. you excited for the weather? excited to be at "gma"? >> no. >> no? remove this one. no, what's your name? good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. steady cloud pattern today, which means most of us see sunshine by noon, except for the coast, where it will be limited. cooling trend continues, especially inland. sprinkles friday, a little drizzle saturday and sunday morning, then a warming trend next week. mid-to-upper 50s along the coast, mid-to-upper 60s along the bay, and mid-60s to barely some 70s inland. tonight clouds are back. look at that drizzle along the coast there in the green. temperatures in the mid-40s to 50. we'll havavavavavavav [ applause ]vavavavav you know, we have a lot of proud mamas like chloe's proud mom right there in the front row. complimenting her on what she did.
claudette. and know what, i'll tell people about another proud mama. serena williams, she reigned supreme on the court for two decades and counting, winning 23 grand slam titles, four olympic gold medals. i had to chance to talk to her about her new role as wife and mother and the upcoming docu-series where we get an inside look at what it takes to be serena. >> i'm sitting across from a married woman. that's the first i -- >> i know. >> and you're having fun as a mom? >> oh, my god. i'm having the best time as a mom. i just walked out and was giving her extra hugs and extra kisses. it's like she's the best. she just brings out patience in me and i love that about her. >> reporter: serena williams known as a powerhouse global tennis icon. >> 23-time grand slam champion. >> reporter: -- is taking on a brand-new role. one she says is the most important and sweetest of all. motherhood.
>> she's the reason why this all means even more than it did before. >> reporter: in her new hbo docu-series "being serena," the 36-year-old athlete gives viewers unprecedented access to some of her most intimate moments over the past year. why did you want to do this and share so much? >> you know, this came about really organically. when i was younger my dad had always shot video of myself and our whole family and i wanted to do the same thing for olympia and i wanted to start with, you know, her in my belly. >> i felt her kick yesterday. >> reporter: so one day i could go back and show her. >> is that what you want as part of this docu-series, so people can see you vulnerable? >> when i'm on the court, that's not necessarily me. that's just my tennis two hours of the day. there's the mom i can say now, there's the wife i can say now. there's -- and it's just me. it's just serena. i'm just being myself. being serena. >> hey. oh, boy, that's -- >> that kind of worked.
i didn't mean for that. >> reporter: serena also opening up about her latest health scare. >> pregnancy was amazing. it went really well and i didn't have a day of morning sickness. i didn't have anything wrong. then i got to the hospital. i had to have an emergency c-section. then everything was fine for the first like, you know, eight to 12 hours, and then it was after that that things started going crazy. and i've dealt with a lot of issues and i've dealt with blood clots in my lungs and everywhere in my body so, in the back of my mind, i was kind of not expecting it but wary of it so i was like, okay, if i have this symptom i need to tell someone straightaway like let's run these tests. something is not right. and thank god i kind of know my body because things could have ended up different. >> on more than one occasion, my friend, you have been on the brink. >> it's crazy because i'm still trying to come back and recover and trying to, you know, bring everything back. but you know, it hasn't been
easy for me. >> mr. and mrs. alexis ohanian. >> reporter: there by her side throughout her health battle, husband alexis ohanian cheering serena on as she returned to the court in a big way. >> i mean, those billboards when you were coming back, everybody just kind of went, ah. what did that mean for you to see that? >> first of all, i was so surprised. i was like, this is so sweet and then i saw the one, i was like, ah, it's so nice and i saw another one and i was like, wow, this is crazy and then it was four and i was like, i just really was lost for words and i was crying because he knows that's like she means everything to me. >> now you know there is a royal wedding coming up. we know that you're friends with meghan. any advice on the wedding for her? >> i just think it's so important to enjoy the moment, you know, and eat cake. i didn't get to eat mine at the wedding. we were just so having so much fun. but, yes, so i think, you know, if i could give her any advice it would just be to enjoy the
preparation, enjoy the planning. it goes so fast. >> i know you're playing tournaments over that way. any chance that you'll be attending meghan and harry's wedding? >> i don't know. you know, i think it's during one of the tournaments so we'll see if i can make it. robin, don't be asking me them questions. >> you know. >> and yes, all eyes are back on serena. >> serena williams back on the court. >> reporter: as she works to reign supreme once again. >> the reception that you received when you came back, people are ready to see you back on the court. >> it's crazy. it actually makes me want to work harder and do better but, most of all, i just want to do it for me and for my family -- olympia and my family and mostly prove it to me that i can do what i love to do best. i mean i'm putting so much pressure on myself and i expect to go out there and start winning straightaway but i realize that i'm going to take my time, you know, take it slowly. enjoy myself and then i'll be
back and i'm going to have fun this time around. i've always had fun but i'm having even more fun. [ applause ] >> as you heard her say her daughter is teaching her patience and that's what she needs in returning to the court because she went through a lot after childbirth and just getting back. >> it just puts it all in perspective, doesn't it? she has a whole new outlook. >> i'm telling you that this docu-series "being serena" hbo, wednesday, may 2nd, it is raw, intimate and it is serena. >> i can't wait. >> it takes a lot to be serena. >> it does. raw, intimate and it is serena. >> it takes a lot to be serena. >> it does.
hey, good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." happening today, a groundbreaking ceremony for the first affordable housing project in the north bay since the october fires. construction crews will build 50 new units in napa on soscol avenue. the project is made possible thanks to donors. a fire relief fund raised $33 million. the groundbreaking starts at 3:00 this afternoon. let's get to alexis smith with a check of traffic. >> good morning. we've got some emergency repairs on skyline boulevard right now just south of lake merced. we have delays in both directions. we're talking at least an hour there to your trip. so, i would certainly avoid that, if possible. some better news in the south bay. northbound 101 on the right there just past 880, that is fully recovered from an earlier motorcycle crash. things are looking a lot better there. you could save energy by living off the grid. completely. or... just set the washing machine to cold.
all right, about to head outside, here are your current conditions. upper 40s to mid-50s in most neighborhoods. you're seeing some breaks in the cloud cover. it's going to be good for at least weatherwise for your commute today. just make sure you have the sunglasses. a little drizzle the next couple of mornings. natasha? >> mike, thank you. we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com. join the team eve welcome back to a special edition of "good morning
america." this is our smallest takeover ever. >> we're not kidding around. [ applause ] >> oh, i love it. welcome back to "gma," everybody. as you can see, we have our smallest takeover ever. it is in full swing in our control room and here in our audience too. >> everywhere. >> everywhere. we have some extra help behind the scenes and some of our staff's children are getting ready to sit behind the anchor desk as we celebrate take our kids to work day. >> i love the hard hat over there. >> i do too. >> nice touch. nice touch. >> yes. [ applause ] >> oh, my gosh. >> unicorn. >> very impressive. >> you guys did not hold back and we love that. >> knew she was getting in the shot. >> we had to bring it. >> love it. [ applause ] >> but we got a very special guest to bring out.
she's been kicking butt as an fbi agent on the popular abc show "quantico." please welcome priyanka chopra. [ applause ] sfll welcome. welcome. >> thank you. >> hi. [ applause ] >> hi, robin. >> how are you? >> mwah. hello. oh. >> this is diana. >> i follow diana. >> do you? >> 60,000 followers. crazy. >> i was shocked. we started this whole thing, i put her on instagram just because she's so much fun and i do stupid stuff with her. she has 60,000 followers at diaries of diana. mine as well. >> your little fur baby. >> yes. when i found out it was bring your baby to work day, i had major fomo but i brought diana. >> she's sweet.
>> she's very sweet. >> what is she? >> she's a rescue from north shore rescue. >> yay. >> she's like i think a mix of chihuahua and terrier. >> she's a lucky girl. >> yeah. >> i don't think undershe staun -- understands her momma is a major star. >> that's why her name is diana. she turned into a princess. >> congratulations on the series. >> thank you. >> your character figuring out a little bit about her identity. want to show everybody a bit. ♪
>> hey, officers. >> ooh. >> uh-oh. >> now, that's a clip. >> action. >> a lot happens to your character. is that you like what happens next? do you do your own stunts. >> yes, i always do my own stunts. i always do my own stunts especially like this one. this guy was 6'3" and 400 pounds. about 200 and i was line, how do i make that look believable so you use a lot of elbows and knees, you know, because that hurts. you can literally take on a guy that size. i love doing all my stunts. all my movies as well. i trust my body a lot more. unless my face is going into glass or something. >> no glass. >> my moneymaker. >> you got to stay away from the face and the glass. >> yeah. >> but, you know, we're not the only ones who have questions for you. as we say it's take our kids to school day and they are also anchors. >> this is amazing. >> they even get their own desk
so we're going to -- >> i love takeover day. so cool. >> let's roll out their desk, everybody. [ applause ] >> would you come with me. we're going to walk over. [ cheers and applause ] >> ooh. >> we're going to stand by their desk. >> right here? >> yeah, right here. >> hi, guy. >> they have questions for you. >> oh, wow. >> we're going to start with logen. what is your question for priyanka? >> i know you're good friends with meghan markle, but what are you going to get the princess for her wedding? >> good question. >> can i tell you i've been sfruging with that myself. i think you just have to think about, you know, the person you're getting a gift for because really what do you give a princess? do you think you should give a princess a frog? >> no. >> most princesses like frogs, i hear. >> they kiss a frog. >> she already got the princement maybe like i don't
know. we will to think about that but thank you, logen. >> good question. great question, augustus, you're up next. what do you have. >> what actress or actor have you met that left you starstruck? >> okay. so this happened. i don't usually get like starstruck but at the golden globes two years ago, me and sofia verga sofia vergara were on the same table and meryl streep gave that speech and i was like, yes, immigrants, yes, women, like feeling really euphoric. there may have been a little tequila involved. we went backstage and meryl streep was having a conversation and me and sofia went backstage and because sofia knows her i was pushing her up and someone has a video of that. >> did it happen? >> i got a picture.
she was wonderful but i kind of mortified myself. you know when you speak a lot when you're nervous and i was like and then i love you but i don't -- now you're an amazing actor but maybe not -- >> she does that to everybody. not just you. >> next time. >> she does that to everybody. >> next time he'll be better. >> and claude, our correspondent. what do you have? >> in your career -- [ applause ] >> oh, that's cool. >> in your career what is the best piece of advice you've ever gotten? >> hmm. well, the one really amazing piece of advice i've got which i follow till today is respect people's time if you want your time to be respected. yeah. [ applause ] >> that's good. >> right? >> you just made me rethink my life right there. okay. i like that. >> don't be late, michael. >> respect people's time. >> if you want yours to be respected. >> you guys are awesome. thank you, guys. so good. >> very good. [ applause ]
>> all i'm going to say is we all better be worried. season three of "quantico" premieres tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central on abc. priyanka chopra, everybody. coming up, "deals & steals" with the kids. helping our prop team get ready as you can see right there. we have savings up to 80% off. you don't want to
we are back with the kids here. pocket square. looking sharp. a weather forecast with a little bit of a kid theme. ready, mason? let's throw up the kid towns across the country. let's start with probably your face. which one that is. >> mason city, iowa, it's about 64 degree. >> i like that forecast. >> and in kid, alabama, it's probably going to rain a bit with a temperature of 67 degrees. >> i like that, you said probably. you never know really. it's a working forecast. >> and in childs place, georgia, it's going to be 73 degrees with rain and in kid valley, washington, it's going to be really sunny and 79 degrees. >> all right. let's hear it for kid valley. that sounds pretty good. let's have a look -- nice job, mason. good to have you out here.
good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. clouds to sunshine again today with the cooling trend really hitting our inland neighborhoods hardest this afternoon. this weathercast brought to you by microsoft now. >> back to robin. >> all right, thank you. i love seeing juju and margo with their sons over there, extremely adorable. >> this is how you know spring has sprung. "deals & steals" outside. we're going to have a garden party as these deals are up to 80% off and we have a headline here because "deals & steals" on wheels is back by popular demand. >> absolutely. so monday we hit the road. we're going to indianapolis, charlotte, pittsburgh, atlanta, nashville to celebrate small businesses around the country so all the details on our website. you guys should come join us
live, wake up early and be on "gma" with us. >> all right. so she's are items for spring. we have helpers here as well this. is rio. >> yes. >> hi, rio. >> rio is going to help us. we've got here seed sheet. this is the easiest way to create a farmer's market in your own -- your garden, your patio, your porch. even a little ledge so this little sheet right here has curated seed pods that are dissolvable so you put it right into this which comes with it. this is happens to be weed resistant so weeds will not get in here and fill it with soil and water it with a spritzer and what happens? >> you ghetto mate tos and sweet basil which you can put on your pizza. >> there you go. >> he's got the pizza kit. there's six different kits that you can choose from. pizza cocktails, taco, pickles, herbs and it's the easiest way to grow a garden. normally $35, each seed sheet is slashed in half, 17.50 and you
got a green thumb. >> wave to your mom in the control room. he did great, rox. thank you, rio. >> what else? >> bird enthusiasts, these are great products for our feathered friends. all kinds of bird feeders. >> beautiful. >> they're stunning. so depending on the type of birds in your area there is a big variety to choose from. great to hang, mount, a variety of different options here. no normally 35 to $50 all slashed in half, 17.50 to $25 to treat the birds in your garden. so, i love these. we've got our white picket fence all decked out over there. so any way you have on the ability to just bring a little light to your outdoor gardening, these are solar powered lights for the path. they're string light, fairy light, solar power, battery operated and plug-ins. huge assortment. normally 12 to $120, everything
from them slashed in half, 6 to $60 and you have a special announcement i won't tell you yet. >> we'll get back to it in just a moment. >> michel design works. albany for "good morning america" viewers. what i love is everything is nature inspired. the packaging, the scents, the whole collection, there's four different packages. styles to choose from. there's soap, lotions, all kinds of beautiful fragrance for the room. everything from this company is gorgeous and the prices are phenomenal. 9 to $25 regularly, all slashed in half, 4.50 to 12.50. really good deal and then -- >> this is erin. >> i cannot believe how you've grown. >> beautiful. >> okay, so i was wearing the same kind of necklace as erin was and it's like spring on a string or a chain. and so that's what seraphina has. spring on jewelry. necklace, earrings, different kinds of bracelet, gorgeous to
be able to bring a little spring party to your everyday jewelry. normally 48 to $78. all slashed by at least 24 to $39. >> where is your daddy? thank you, thank you. which is little rio? we want to let you know lights.com is donating more than a thousand lanterns and flashlights to the hispanic federation which will transport them to puerto rico next week. amazing. you know they need them there and we have partnered with all of these companies on these great deals so get on the deals, the details on the website. that's wonderful they're doing that? really great. >> coming up it's the moment we've been waiting for, our smallest takeover ever.
we're back now with the moment we've all been waiting for, it's take our kids to work day and the kids are taking over. we're putting the show in their hands. we've banished our executive producers to the back of the control room. they're behind that glass. our online producer pete. pete keeps the show going but pete has a little help from his son jack so pete and jack, i'm going to let you guys take it away. >> to the front. >> jack. >> left. >> to lara. >> how much time does she have? >> lara, you have four minutes. >> okay. i think it's my turn now. >> we're going to go. are you ready? >> yes. >> now you're going to say take 33. ready? >> yeah. >> go. >> take 33. >> take 6. yay. that's right. cue, lara. open, lara. take six. >> well done. [ applause ]
>> wow. thank you guys. and i'm joined by celebrity stylist melissa garcia and she brought her daughter harlow to work as well and we're talking about the royal wedding less than one month away so this morning melissa and harlow are going to show us how to get some of meghan markle's looks for less for both you and your kids. welcome, guys. >> thank you so much for having us. >> we're so happy to see you. >> thank you. >> harlow, you have two words to describe the future princess. >> beautiful and fancy. >> and who doesn't want to look beautiful or fancy? >> i don't know if there's anyone who doesn't. >> melissa, you were kind enough to pull a couple of looks. last week she stepped out in a dress that some people were comparing to princess diana. >> yes. >> tell us about the look. >> i think the comparison was all about the pinstripes. princess diana wore them all the time as we see them here and this dress looks expensive because it is. the outfit here, her blazer is about 700. her dress, about $2,000. yeah, add in her shoe, bag, the
whole look about $3,000 so not cheap. >> yeah, not cheap but we can do better. >> we can do better. >> thank to you. >> we will re-create it. >> can we bring out our models? so fun. we have jesse with jen. >> so beautiful. >> so first we start with jen. so i love -- i was able to find a dress almost identical. it has the same button details and the stripes. we paired it with i agreat blazer and the whole look pulls together for just under $200. >> when you wear a blazer or a jacket with your airports not in the sleeves, you just look fabulous. >> it looks chic. >> look at mini-me. >> receive so cute. for kids too, jesse looking absolutely adorable. instead of a dress we went a jumpsuit from zara and her blazer is over her shoulders and harlow, you were telling me you love the idea of a blazer. how come. >> because if you're like cold inside you can just like throw on your blazer and you'll be like perfect. >> yes, it's the perfect transition piece and the whole look pulls together for how
much? >> $88. >> yep. >> no way. >> yep. you want to ask jesse a question. >> what's your favorite part of your outfit. >> i love it because it's super-duper comfy. >> and looks great. thank you so much, jesse. thank you guys. [ applause ] great idea. really nice looks. okay. so we have another look right now. >> yes. >> tell us a little about meghan's look first. >> this look is just such royal. it looks royalty. it looks super high class and because it is. she was going to pete with the queen so understandably it is. and, of course, expensive as well. her coat and her dress both add up to about $2,000, add in her shoes and beautiful beret which she's bringing back on the map and whole look pulls together for about $3,000. >> that's her magic number but not ours. everybody, take a look at what melissa did with our models. >> we have lola and gia. [ applause ] >> i can't take it. >> so lola here, we found this
great dress, this dress is from lulu.com and this coat is from boohoo.com. her whole look is how much? >> $194. >> and then we have gia looking gorgeous and, again, it's all about the white coat. what were you telling me about the white coat. >> if you go outside, it's going to get really dirty. >> yeah, sometimes that's the price you pay for fashion. >> exactly. how much was gia's look. >> $138. >> you wanted to ask her a question. what did you want to ask her? >> one through ten, how much do you love the outfit? >> ten because i love it and it makes me feel like i'm a princess. >> oh. [ applause ] you are all. guy, thank you so very much. these are fantastic looks. melissa, you have done it once again. >> thank you. >> we will be right back. [ applause ]
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i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." here's meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast now. hi, mike. >> hi, natasha and everybody. we'll open the weather window on the exploratorium and the clouds opening already. it will be a good day for outdoor activities. the clouds are stubborn. mid-to-upper 50s at the beach, san francisco, mid-to-upper 60s around the bay and a sprinkling of 70s in our outer neighborhoods. it's going to get cooler and a little drizzle the next couple of days. >> okay, and taking a look at the roads here, northbound skyline is still closed. this is right around lake merced at harding park due to downed wires, so we've got major backups both directions. you definitely want to use some alternates. you can use 280 or highway 1 there, if you're traveling through the area. northbound 101 looking okay at 880 in san jose. natasha? >> thanks, alexis. it's time now for "live with kelly and ryan" and we'll be back at 11:00 for the "abc7 midday news." our reporting continues on >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!"