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we hope you saw the game last night and it's going to make a great day. good morning, america. breaking news for our viewers in the west. three american detainees trapped in north korea now freed. secretary of state mike pompeo leaving north korea with them onboard. breaking news, bombshell new allegations about president trump's personal attorney, michael cohen. the company he used to pay off stormy daniels allegedly received $500,000 in payments from the company tied to a russian billionaire. the porn star's lawyer making explosive claims. he's here live this morning. terrifying evacuation. smoke filling the cabin of this delta plane overnight. >> evacuate, evacuate. >> passengers taking cover, scrambling out the exit. even huddling on the wing.
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roseanne takes on racism. >> what if this is a sleeper cell full of terrorists, getting ready to blow up our neighborhood? >> the provocative episode confronting prejudice against muslims and why roseanne sayhs she isn't stopping there. ♪ bad blood and no more bad blood. taylor swift and katy perry calling it quits on one of pop's biggest feuds. katy sending taylor an actual olive branch just before this huge performance. what taylor is saying about it now. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news this is the western edition of "good morning america." good morning, america. get all the bad blood out of the way on this wednesday, hump day. lots of breaking news to get to. that's right, michael. we begin with that breaking news for our viewers in the west. president trump announcing that secretary of state pompeo has left north korea three american detainees onboard. our chief foreign correspondent
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terry moran has the latest. >> reporter: this is really good news. we just received word that plane, has now landed in tokyo, those three american citizens onboard. they're now free men. this is good news. the suspense and the agony are over for the families for those three american citizens arrested, detained in north korea, by the government of kim jong-un. good news for prospect for success for that all-important summit being planned in june for president trump and kim jong-un. whether this is some kind of kin call employ by kim jong-un or good will gesture this is a huge success for donald trump. this morning, president trump personally tweeting out the good news. i'm pleased to inform you that secretary of state mike pompeo is in the air and on his way back from north korea with the 3
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wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. they seem to be in good health. the president adding moments later, secretary pompeo and his "guests" will be landing at andrews air nors base at 2:00 a.m. in the morning. all three korean-american linked to religious institutions. a korean businessman and christian missionary, arrested in 2015 and sentenced to ten years hard labor for subversion. kim was arrested in 2017 for committing hostile acts. and kim hak-song, 55, a teacher at the same university detained in summer of 2017. it's u.s. secretary of state pompeo who's meeting with kim jong-un before the upcoming
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trump/kim jong-un summit. for years, going back to the rule of kim's father, north korea has engaged in hostile diplomacy. releasing them in bargaining chips in standoff over its nuclear program. quite a scene at 2:00 in the morning with president trump greeting these hostages, these american citizens returning home at joint base andrews. it's worth remembering, this is a very different homecoming than otto warmbier had, he came home savagely beaten. his family has filed suit against north korea. with the release of these men the last obstacle really remaining between open talks between to president trump and kim jong-un, it has been removed. a sticking point obviously in any negotiations and now it seems that this was all part of kim jong-un's plan, first when
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he take s control, race to ballistic capability and get from under these economic sanctions. the intesweetener to release th hostages. robin and michael. >> all right, terry. michael president trump making the announcement, tweeting about the release. let's go to our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega in washington with the latest. >> reporter: the president is the one who actually broke this news with those tweets and within the last few minutes we received an official statement from the white house. i want to read you what they're saying. their words are interesting. quote, president trump appreciates leader kim jong-un's action to release these american citizens and views this as a positive gesture of goodwill. the white house thanking kim jong-un for this. again, the president is saying
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that these three americans appear to be in good health, they walked on to this airplane that's now in japan without any assistance. the reaction in washington is down right kel bcelebratory. as terry just said, this comes ahead of that summit that the white house is now working with north korea to plan but all of this, on top of the other big international head line, the president pulling out of the iran deal angering some of our closest allies in europe. overnight iranian lawmakers burning a paper american flag after president trump declared the u.s. is pulling out of that iranian nuclear deal. >> this was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. >> reporter: around the world the outrage was immediate. former president obama who negotiated the deal coming off the sidelines with a scathing
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public statement calling president trump's announcement, so misguided, a serious mistake and warning the united states could eventually be left with a losing choice between a nuclear-armed iran or another war in the middle east, and he added this dig saying, he hopes americans support strong, principled, fact-based and unifying leadership. with the stroke of a pen president trump unraveling his predecessor's signature foreign policy achievement. >> the united states no longer makes empty threats. when i make promises i keep them. >> reporter: declaring he is reimposing tough sanctions, not just on iran, but also on foreign companies doing business there, including our european allies. and he issued this threat. >> if the regime continues its nuclear aspirations, it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before. >> reporter: the move causing a major split with britain, france and germany.
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those close allies banding together and in a show of force saying, the deal makes the world a safer place, and that they have regret and concern about the american withdrawal. vowing to stay in the deal. this as iran -- [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: -- is now suggesting it could be free to restart its nuclear program. all not all international outrage. . the fallout on this one is just the beginning. it's the exact opposite reaction to the news of these three american detainees coming home. president trump will be there at 2:00 in the morning when they land. >> cecilia, thank you.
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let's go to our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas with more. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. stormy daniels' attorney is saying follow the money and claiming that michael cohen received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a company tied to a russian billionaire with links to putin. >> it's a stormy day. >> reporter: this morning, attorney michael avenatti waging a public campaign against donald trump alleging a connection between an ally of vladimir putin and michael cohen, president trump's former personal attorney. avenatti releasing a document that his firm prepared claiming that a company called columbus nova transferred $500,000 in installments to a bank account maintained by cohen. the american owned firm has ties to a company controlled by russian oligarch viktor vekselberg. >> mr. vekselberg has had long, very large investments in russia, in the energy sector and he is there for very close, and beholding to the government.
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>> reporter: according to avenatti, columbus nova made a series of eight payments to a holding company established by cohen known as essential consuls. he used that for a hush agreement with storm before the 2016 election. "the new york times" reported earlier this year that special counsel robert mueller's team has interviewed vekselberg. but an attorney with columbus nova said last night that the company's ownership is entirely american, that vekselberg had nothing to do with business with cohen. according to avenatti's memo, unconfirmed by abc news, essential consultants received a total of $4.4 million including wire transfers from a number of major corporations doing business inside the united states. among them, at&t which wired cohen payments totaling $200,000. last night, at&t, which has a major merger with time warner pending, is being challenged by the justice department, did not
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dispute the transaction saying essential consultants is one of the several firms we enfajed in 2017 to provide insights into understanding the new administration. they did no legal or lobbying work for us and the contract ended in december 2017. cohen whose home and offices have been recently raided by the fbi has not been charged with any crime. both he and his attorney did not respond to abc news' request for comment on avenatti's claims. throughout mueller's investigation they have maintained that cohen has done nothing improper. it's unclear exactly how avenatti got access to those banking records but he's maintaining that they are authentic and deserving of investigation by prosecutors. george. okay, pierre, let's start there with michael avenatti. he joins us right now. >> morning. >> there's been some speculation your records that the documents you produced were based on suspicious activity reports at the treasury department. is that how you got them?
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>> i won't get into how we got the information. what i will say is we stand behind it 100% as of this morning, "the new york times" has confirmed the accuracy of what we released. nbc has confirmed the accuracy of what we released and i think there's been one or two other independent news organizations that independently referred or confirmed what we released in the report. we stand behind that 100%. there is no question it's accurate and let me just say this to the extent it's not accurate, michael cohen and the president can clear this up this morning very easily. michael cohen should release the bank statements from this account, this single account from october of '16 until april of this year, so he can disclose to the american people what money was received or not received. >> i'll tell you what has been confirmed though. at&t has confirmed the payments and novartis has confirmed the payments and columbia nova has confirmed the payments -- what is illegal about that? michael cohen, an attorney for the president, close to the president sets up a firm in
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washington, d.c., gives strategic consulting advice. what's wrong with that? >> wait a minute, we don't know what advice he was giving. here's what we do know. each company has given a different reason for retaining michael cohen. real estate, business consulting, health care consulting, the list goes on and on. michael cohen -- >> okay, but nothing wrong with any of that. >> no, there may, in fact, be something wrong -- >> what would that be? >> for the following reason. he is not a registered lobbyist. he hasn't made disclosures related to that activity. >> at&t he wasn't -- they didn't hire him to lobby. >> what did they hire him for then? it's unclear. clearly it's unclear. in fact, the more you dig, the more stories we hear from these companies. here's the other problem. if he is taking money from a foreign national, that could pose a significant legal problem for him as it relates to taking dollars from overseas companies, et cetera. so we don't know where this ends but it doesn't spell right, george. >> you said could right there. what we heard there from vekselberg and from columbus nova is that he did not have anything to do with the hiring of michael cohen. this was not his money.
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>> all right, well -- >> any evidence to the contrary? >> yeah, we have significant evidence to the contrary. let me say this, we have not released all the evidence that we have. i think any claim by columbus they have no ties to nova -- >> no ties to the hiring of michael cohen. >> well, no, but they also tried to claim last night they had no ties to renovo and are a completely separate company unaffiliated. we know that's untrue. i think are 45 s.e.c. filings where they are linked. george, look. something doesn't smell right, and if it's aboveboard and there is no improper conduct, michael cohen should release the bank the bank records for for the american people to see. if we're wrong, we're wrong, but, george, we're not wrong. >> and in your first tweet you raised the possibility these were reimbursement for the stormy daniels payment. that's speculation, correct? >> no, i don't think it's speculation. i think there's a substantial basis for assuming that to be the case. >> but what is that? what's the evidence here? >> i'll tell you the substantial basis among other things.
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first of all, you have the payment to stormy daniels on october 27th of 2016. to the best of our knowledge there was very little if any income that came into that account before the first nova payment or deposit in january of 2017. >> yeah, but the -- here's the counter possibility. the intervening event is the election of president trump. michael cohen sees a business opportunity there that could easily have nothing to do with the stormy daniels payment. >> let them disclose the records, george. i mean, they have the records in their possession. if there is nothing to hide, why do they continue to hide this information, hide the involvement? i mean, look. the president ran on this campaign of draining the swamp, that lobbyists won't be involved, special interests won't be involved, et cetera. now, you have the right hand of the president, right hand of mr. trump in january of 2017 all of a sudden starts taking all this money from all these multinational corporations for god knows what and the american people deserve to know what it was for. >> but right now you can't say
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what it was for and you have no evidence of a crime? >> well, it's not our job to prosecute michael cohen or mr. trump. we have been about a search for the truth. that's what we're going to continue to do. >> michael avenatti, thanks very much. >> thank you. >> michael. >> thank you, george. now to new concerns about that volcano emergency in hawaii. two more cracks opening up spewing lava and those toxic fumes spreading. abc's kayna whitworth is in hawaii's big island and some are opening up on major highways. >> reporter: yeah, michael, that's right. they're only getting wider. it was a really scary day for residents yesterday because many of them were allowed back in to gather belongs, and that's when two new cracks in the earth opened up, spewing lava. sending some people running from the area. so right now we have a total of 14 fissures destroying nearly 40 homes. we lost another one last night. they are under almost more than 140 acres of lava. and that's -- those are incredible numbers here.
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it's also creating new air quality concerns because each time a new fissure opens up it sends that sulfur dioxide into the air, and right now it looks like the activity is marching west, and that's what's creating those new cracks in major highways, michael. >> and kayna, we're looking at those images and it makes you wonder how will they ever be able to clean up after all of this? >> reporter: i know, michael. it's really interesting. so in some cases, i actually saw lava rock piled about 40 feet high in those neighborhoods so in that case they would actually have to blast the lava rock away and then bull doze it but some experts told me a lot of times it's actually easier for them to just pave new roads right over that lava rock. these lava flows really become a permanent fixture of this island, michael. >> thank you so much, kayna. wow, you never think about that. >> long road ahead of them. now to ginger with flooding and evacuations in montana and severe weather for the midwest, ginger. >> yes. mandatory evacuations in parts
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of montana, missoula county, we're seeing some of those aerial images, so much water. and it's not done going yet so it will keep rising and some of the crests have pushed through the weekend so they can see some of the worst flooding in 40 years. then that severe storm forecast takes you right into southwest michigan, including kalamazoo and south bend, indiana, down to indianapolis, back into central illinois so something to watch for. damaging winds especially. your local weather in 30 seconds. first though, the hot cities sponsored by kay jewelers. good morning.
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hi, there. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." grief counselors will be available to students and faculty at san ramon valley high school in danville this morning after the sudden death of a high school freshman in the school pool. a growing memorial is there right now. students say 15-year-old ben curry was found in the pool after a fofofo yesterday. danville police say they don't know what happened but they're making the case a priority. now let's get to alexis smith. we have a traffic alert in oakland, southbound 880, rollover crash clearing south of 23rd. this is a sig alert with three of the left lanes blocked and a tow truck on the scene. they're saying they need to take away two vehicles. 5 miles an hour on the southbound side. that is adding at least 30 minutes to your trip and a very long delay, onlooker delay, on
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the northbound side. 580 for an alternate and semis are permitted. >> alexis, thank you.
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banned workplace discrimination, and more. antonio for governor. good morning. you're stepping out into our mildest morning with temperatures ranging from 51 in santa rosa to 60 in antioch, san jose, and morgan hill. you can see there is some sunshine out there. there's also some clouds and still some mist around, so damp this morning if you're driving around. cool to mild for mass transit, and a small craft advisory for the entire bay and coast today. you can see why we have delays at sfo and clouds there and why temperatures away from san francisco will be cooler today, my coolest day in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> mike, thank you. views with another update in 30 minutes and always on our abc7 news app and abc7news.com. join the team for "abc7 mornings" weekdays from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.
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going before the senate intelligence committee. is going to face tough questions about her role in the cia's black sites prison used to hold al qaeda suspects. if she is confirmed the spy agency won't use harsh interrogation programs like those used after 9/11 and will become the first woman to head the agency if confirmed. and the third no-hitter of the season last night. james paxton striking out seven blue jays, celebrating right there as i said, third of the season. >> rightfully so. we'll continue with that possible break in a cold case in michigan. police searching the woods for a young girl missing since 1979 and now they believe a total of six girls could be buried in the area. abc's eva pilgrim is there on the scene for us this morning. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin, it's an unsolved mystery. several missing girls just outside of detroit, a tip leading investigators here. now, authorities are digging searching for bodies, possible murder victims they say could be linked to a convicted killer.
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this morning, a cold case turned red hot. investigators in michigan tipped off that this may be the burial site of up to six young girls some missing for almost four decades. one of those girl, kimberly king who vanished in 1979. the 12-year-old last seen in her best friend's backyard. >> kim actually like hopped the back fence and didn't go home and then i just went in my house. so the next morning i was expecting her to be back at my house. >> reporter: police think king and the other five girls were killed by this man, arthur ream, the child predator is already in jail for the 1986 kidnap and murder of 13-year-old cindy zarzycki. this video shows ream pointing police to the location of her remains. >> all she had to do was go up north avenue, and it's right there. >> reporter: ream giving the detectives details in this chilling interrogation video. >> was she wearing a purse?
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>> yeah. >> reporter: zarzycki found in these woods ten years ago but the site not fully searched. this empty open field once hiding in the woods. so in the '80s, this was woods. >> all woods, farmland. there was nothing out here back then. >> reporter: police say kellie brownlee and kim larrow who disappeared in the 1980s, could also be found there. >> hopefully bring closure. >> reporter: kimberly's sister connie will never stop looking. >> it's the most important thing until we find her. it will always be the most important thing in my life. >> reporter: now investigators have interviewed arthur ream several times since this case was re-opened. they have said he failed a polygraph test but they have not said what the specifics of that test were, robin. >> all right, eva, thank you so much. michael. >> thank you.
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now to that panic on the tarmac smoke filling the cabin of a delta plane in denver last night causing them to scramble out the emergency exit and david kerley has the story. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, michael. that plane just landed from detroit. it was heading to the gate when suddenly the passengers see and smell something inside the jetliner. this was the terrifying scene moments after the delta flight touched down in denver suddenly smoke in the cabin. passengers screaming as that smoke moves through the jetliner. >> flight attendants, evacuate. >> reporter: right there on the taxiway the evacuation order for the 146 passengers. >> everyone kind of looked around and the flight attendant said there's smoke. >> reporter: the emergency slides deploy at the doors and passengers jump. at the exits over the wings passenger getting out and huddling on the wings. rachel naftel posting these pictures, tweeting these, feeling faint and sick, scariest
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thing ever. >> cabin filled with smoke and had a really toxic chemical smell. >> reporter: there were some injuries from the smoke and passengers going down the slide and it apologizes for the concern this situation has caused. aviation experts will be poring over this video. one concern, some passengers did not leave their personal bags behind. you can even see someone at the bottom of the slide tossing a suitcase away. there is a mystery this morning. where did those fumes and smoke come from? no fire was found. michael. >> all right, thank you so much, david. i guess better on the ground tan than in the air and regardless of some of them taking their bags off just to see others help each other get off the plane was good. coming up here, roseanne taking on prejudice. did the message of tolerance and compassion break through and get to the reaction this morning.
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asians and now they're exploring racism with the conner family's new muslim neighbors. it's a classic roseanne moment using comedy to highlight a hot button topic. >> you can't just stand on the front porch staring at your muslim neighbors. it's just so obvious you're spying on them. >> reporter: this time taking on bias with character roseanne conners spying on her new neighbors who happen to be muslim convinced they're terrorists. >> did you see the crazy amount of fertilizer they got stacked up near their garage? that's how they made bombs. what if this is a sleeper cell full of terrorists getting ready to blow up our neighborhood. >> reporter: she's forced to confront them when she needs a favor. >> it's roseanne conner, i'm your neighbor from next door. >> one moment. >> give me that. >> nice work. >> we're from yemen.
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>> oh, good, yemen is not even on the travel ban list. >> yes, it is. >> reporter: while some viewers felt uncomfortable ahead of the episode sending tweets like, people believe this kind of stuff and it can end in violence, others seeing an opening to look at bias and learn from it. the council on american-islamic relations' executive director said i appreciate the recognition of rising islamophobia in the u.s. the show's co-executive producer said it was roseanne barr herself who came up with the idea hoping to teach tolerance and compassion. they seemed to be bracing for a backlash tweeting, i like to do tv episodes about real issues and real people. >> i hope they continue to farm this topic for more episodes. i think there's potential there. the way she handles it moving
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forward will say a lot. >> i don't think about how can i break any new territory. i just thought it would be really relevant for a show about immigrants and prejudice. >> sorry about that. >> so, we find a way to cut to the humanity of each other and i like that for, you know, my show. >> they hate us. >> we don't hate you. we are scared of you. >> we're scared of you too. >> well, we have way more reason to be scared of you. how do you explain all that fertilizer in your yard? >> that's because genius over here doesn't know every time you click on the amazon order button you're putting another 50-pound bag in the cart. >> well, those of us of a certain age know that roseanne isn't the first to push the cultural envelope during primetime. remember "all in the family." archie bunker being skeptical of his colored neighbors? creator norman lear famously used satire to get us talking about our biases. >> his gay friend as well.
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>> exactly. i mean if you saw some of those episodes today people would be horrified but they got people talking and looking at ourselves. >> even "the jeffersons." interracial couple. >> exactly. exactly. comedy. >> it was interesting. it was very divided last night. very -- it fell on both sides. it had equal people outraged and equal people saying it's very helpful. >> get ready, she says she's going to do more. >> what they're managing to do to start those conversations and be funny at the same time is a tough balance. thank you, deborah. see a new episode of "roseanne" on tuesday at 8:00. right here on abc. and coming up, why google it could take on a new meaning. the new google duplex makes phone call reservations for you. wait till you hear what it sounds like. >> i want dinner for 7:00. dinner for 7:00. money would l. 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,
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take me to your leader. back now with new high-tech solution to making appointments. google unveiling technology that will make those what some would call annoying phone calls so you don't have to do it. it'll make it for you and diane macedo takes a look at the future? we're all joking with our robot voices because usually when you get a call from a robot you can tell right away but google's new project is a whole other story. it promises artificial intelligence so lifelike it can make natural sounding phone calls for you. check out this example played at the google developer's conference. this is a google assistant calling a hair salon. take a listen.
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>> hello, how can i help you? >> hi, i'm walling to book a women's haircut for a client. i'm looking for something on may 3rd. >> sure, give me one second. >> uh-huh. >> for what time are you looking for around? >> at 12:00 p.m. >> we do not have a 12:00 p.m. available. but the closest we have to that is a 1:15. >> do you have anything between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.? >> depending on what service she would like. what service is she looking for? >> that's pretty good. >> just a woman's haircut for now. >> wow. >> we have a 10:00. >> the voice is great but -- >> there you go. you're getting your hair cut at 10:00 a.m. how does it react to -- you hear it say uh-huh. it gives the computer a little time to process. the information coming in. you won't call for your pom for this but find out what time a store opens or closes.
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oil it can handle some curveballs. there was another example of a man calling a restaurant and the restaurant couldn't take the reservation because of the size of the party and the computer knew enough to ask how long is the wait time. >> it didn't say do you know who i am? >> we'll program yours to say that. >> george gets a special program. but i'm sure now after seeing that a lot of people wondering when is it going to be available and what do you need in order to have this work for you. >> google will start testing it this summer. they haven't said when it will fully be available. you can use it on your android or ios or any that use the google assistant. >> i was a little skeptical at first. >> i sat down and said you haven't heard it yet. it's a little bit eerie, though. how human it sounds. they say if the computer can't handle whatever the conversation is or the questions or goes too far off course it will refer to a real human. >> i thought it just hung up. >> see ya. >> as always, appreciate it,
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we've got a crash blocking one lane near the midspan. >> yeah, not moving. thank you, alexis. we will have another update in 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com. join us
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news for our viewers in the with. three american detainees trapped in north korea, now freed. secretary of state mike pompeo leaving north korea with them onboard. we're live with the latest. breaking news. bombshell new allegations about michael cohen, president trump's personal lawyer and the company he used to pay off stormy daniels. allegedly receiving $500,000 in payments from a company tied the to a russian billionaire. the explosive claims now by stormy daniels' attorney. youtube and your kids. do those parental controls really work online? the shocking videos your kids can easily find. and what you need to click to protect them. ♪ total transformation. >> i heard somebody is looking for the hot mess express. here to help.
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>> the "hot mess express" is roaring into to a "gma" viewer's kitchen. the easy fixes for a whole new look that you can steal to make over your home. >> oh, my god! ♪ and we got bad blood no more bad blood. the most high-profile feud in recent pop history is over. taylor swift revealing overnight the handwritten note and gift of peace from katy perry. why the pop star is ready to roar and shake it off, as taylor's new tour goes into high gear. >> good morning, america. ♪ looking forward to seeing taylor swift in concert when she comes here. amy is taking her daughter too so it's going to be a girls night out but i digress, good morning, america. great to have you with us. never doubt your power and influence, george stephanopoulos, on this program. >> what am i doing today?
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>> you said, where is my royal wedding countdown clock? ask and you shall receive. we made it just for you. let's see it there. >> nine day, 22 hours, 58 minutes and 57, what it really sets up is my fantasy. i want them to elope. >> why would you say that? how can you do that? >> after all this work and after all this stuff we're talking about, they elope. oh, we'll have a problem with that. the royal wedding, not the royal elopement, is just ten days away and this morning, we're going to take a look at meghan markle's life in l.a. before she became a future royal. >> can we see the clock again? a lot of -- >> it's less than ten days now. >> a lot of work went into putting that clock together for you, george. just to know the team worked really hard on that. >> all of that. >> look at that. >> we'll see that for the next nine days. thanks a lot. on to news.
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we have those stunning new allegations about president trump's formal personal lawyer michael cohen about receiving $500,000 in payments from a firm linked to a russian billionaire. pierre thomas is back with more on that. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: george, good morning. that's right. stormy daniels' attorney says if you follow the money, you'll find hundreds of thousands of dollars flowing to michael cohen from a company with ties to a russian billionaire. avenatti releasing a document that his firm prepared claiming that a company called columbus nova transferred $500,000 in installments into a bank account maintained by cohen. that company is tied to russian oligarch viktor vekselberg. avenatti told you just a little while ago, george, this all does not pass the smell test. >> something doesn't smell right. and if it's aboveboard and there's no improper conduct, michael cohen should release the bank statements and the bank records for the american people to see and if we're wrong, we're wrong. but, george, we're not wrong. >> reporter: an attorney with columbus nova said last night the company's ownership is entirely american and that the russian billionaire had nothing
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to do with the hiring of cohen. cohen whose office and home were recently raided by the fbi has not been charged with any crime. he and his attorney did not respond to our requests on avenatti's claims, but have maintained that cohen has done nothing wrong, george. >> okay, pierre thomas, thanks very much. michael. now to that breaking news for our viewers in the west. president trump announcing those three american detainees have been released from north korea, on their way back to the u.s. with secretary of state pompeo. terry moran has been tracking all the latest. >> reporter: this is a diplom diplomatic triumph for president trump. it's moment of joy and relief for those families for those three american citizens arrested and detained for years by north korea, now freed. secretary of state pompeo after meeting with kim jong-un brought those americans on board his airplane. they're en route to the united states.
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thank you. [ applause ] back here on "gma." george, i'm sorry you won't get a chance to see him. he had to leave on assignment. but he gives his best. he sends his best to everybody. you are a wonderful audience. that's what we're hearing and we're hearing "pop news" is all the rage with lara spencer? >> oh, yeah. [ applause ] it's always great when we begin with the one and only melissa mccarthy. melissa mccarthy is in the upcoming issue of "people" and in it she explains why she roots for internet bullies. tell me what you think about her logic here and she tells her two daughters that if someone is
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being mean it's probably because they are unhappy. she encourages her girls to root for those people to find joy in their lives or someone that will make them laugh like, say, melissa mccarthy maybe. the funny woman's upcoming comedy, there's a little sneak peek of it, it's called "life of the party" looks hilarious opens this friday, the same day that new issue of "people" hits newsstands with her very inspiring cover story. lots to say about her family and her philosophy. she is a lovely person. >> i like her a lot. you look at it one or two ways. you can look at it, someone's mean to you and you can be angry at them, which only takes away from you, or use it the other way like she's doing it, and turn it into a positive moment. >> teachable moment for children. >> check it out. >> will do. also in "pop news," the man behind the breakout horror film "get out" is in the news today. oscar winner jordan peele giving more details on his
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highly anticipated follow-up and "variety" has scoop on it. according to their sorts fellow oscar winner lupita nyong'o and emmy winner elisabeth moss both in the running for lead roles in the film and peele posting this image on his twitter account on tuesday revealing the film's title is "us." >> whoo! >> i'm scared already. >> i know. >> plus, it will open in theaters march 2019. plot details being kept totally under wraps but we do know peele will write, direct and produce. >> and we know it's going to be good. it'll be good. >> take us to a sunken place. >> that "get out" was something. hey, and finally, turning to health news, who here suffers from spring allergies? it's been bad. many states had a tough spring. here on the east coast, this next video doesn't do much to disprove that.
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watch what happens when a guy taps a tall tree with a backhoe. look at this video, guys. a little tap. >> no. >> this is not doctored. that is a yellow pollen bomb clouding the sky. ginger said that's a legit term. his wife said that he noticed a lot of pollen and couldn't resist giving it a shake. he moved out of the way real quick. the reason is that all the different normally bloom in stages but because it's been so cold until so recently this year they all bloomed at once seeing how bad it is there. this is what we're calling a pollen bomb, guys. she says it's going to be this way for quite some time. >> oh, my goodness. >> hence my very raspy voice. >> i feel the same way here. >> that video has more than a half million views. that ain't nothing to sneeze at. [ applause ] >> well played. well played. >> well done. >> thanks, lara. now to our "gma" cover story, and the end of that bad blood between taylor swift and katy perry. perry extending an actual olive
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branch ending one of the biggest feuds in recent pop history, and chris connelly with the story, and, chris, this came on the eve of taylor's debut of going back out on tour so the timing of it. >> reporter: couldn't agree more, robin, and good morning. you know, pop icons of an earlier era, john lennon and yoko ono saying war is over if you want it. a message that taylor swift and katy perry appear to have taken to heart. so while the nations rage there is peace at the top of the pop pyramid thanks to a gracious gesture and a grateful response. after a four-year dust-up that saw two pop megastars at odds with each other manifested in music videos, lyrics and public semi-rancor. ♪ taylor swift and katy perry have settled their differences. the reconciliation revealed on social media yesterday as backstage before her tour's kickoff show in arizona, swift unveiled a handwritten note from
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perry and a special gift of peace. >> just got to my dressing room and found this actual olive branch. this means so much to me. >> reporter: that note from perry seen in the video reading in part, hey, old friend, i've been doing some reflecting. on past miscommunications and hurt feelings between us. also spotted, the words deeply sorry and clear the air. those words in line with perry's public statements going back to last year as in this sit-down on an arianna huffington podcast. >> i'm sorry for anything i ever did. there are real problems in the world. you know what i'm saying and i love her and i want the best for her. >> reporter: from rapper tupac shakur and notorious b.i.g. to rockers eddie lee roth and van halen. while they began on a good foot, tweeting mutual support duetting in 2010. ♪
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>> reporter: the beef on the street between these two began, how, again? >> she started it. >> this is about backup dancers. >> yeah, it's about backup dancers, it's so crazy. >> reporter: both wanted some of the same dancers on their tours and then -- ♪ now we got bad blood >> reporter: this song on swift's album "1989" thought by many to refer to perry, with further visual hints coming months later in the video. and a "rolling stone" interview in november of 2014 where swift said an unidentified she basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. what followed were a series of mini skirmishes across social media with a few wink-wink asides and songs and videos. ♪ swish swish >> reporter: anyway, now these two much-admired musical powerhouses and influencers, putting the past in the past. moving in the positive. and they co-existed happily ever after. at least we hope so.
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a fable for our time, robin. >> indeed, all right, chris, thank you very much. want to invite you. we just coordinated our schedules that taylor swift is going to be in concert in the new york area and amy is bringing her daughter and i'm bringing amber. so are you in? >> i'm bringing you? >> i'm your date. >> kate is going to come too. we're in. party bus. >> all right. party bus. [ applause ] all right. but, chris, thank you so much. michael, you know that you're always welcome to join us as well. >> you know what, you and i have no bad blood. thank you for the invite. we're going to go now to our series youtube and your kids. accusations of inappropriate content have plagued the video platform this year. youtube says it has tools to filter out uns how well do they really work? that is the big question. abc's juju chang put some of those filters to the test and good morning, juju. what did you find out? >> well, we found out a lot, michael. good morning to you.
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you know, after our story aired tuesday we heard a lot from parents saying even with filters they're still having trouble with inappropriate content adding, now i'm the bad mom? youtube now says parents can use a restricted mode setting but when we tried it out for ourselves, the results were shocking. >> the best thing ever. >> reporter: youtube says more than a billion users watch more than a billion videos every day. >> youtube is the most popular online destination for children under 13. >> reporter: these kids ages 10 to 13 say they watch hours of youtube every day. do you think youtube does enough to restrict inappropriate material? >> no. >> how come? >> well, like whenever it says verify age, you just have to sign into an e-mail. >> reporter: on youtube's main site the terms of service say it's not intended for children under the age of 13. >> hi, i'm murray from "sesame street." >> reporter: yet, that site has channels like "sesame street," and "peppa pig."
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>> youtube wants kids on youtube and for them to say anything else is completely disingenuous. >> reporter: "gma" examined two tools that parents can use to filter content for kids on their main site. >> is it wrong for a kid to be doing this? >> reporter: we created an account for a 14-year-old so age restricted content would be screened out and turned out restricted mode to filter out potentially mature content. even with these restrictions, we found sexual content interlaced with videos of people playing their own customized versions of popular children's games. "minecraft" and "roblox." we showed the results. we're watching -- >> in restricted mode. >> reporter: as we watch we see youtube referring us to more videos on the sidebar. >> "minecraft" xxx. >> the algorithm is saying you want to see more and more of these things. >> reporter: youtube told us protecting families is our priority. we created the youtube kids app to offer parents a safer
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alternative for their children but on youtube kids, "gma" found a supermario logan video. >> all righty, kids, it's time for -- >> goofy the dragon. >> reporter: it's a puppet talking about drugs and using a gun. >> if you were peeking in, what would you see your child watching? that one is particularly deceptive to parents. >> reporter: the video was upfor weeks before youtube took it down. youtube would say, well, people should just flag bad content and we'll filter it out. >> if a 4-year-old has already seen a really disturbing video, then that is too late. >> reporter: youtube says it has since created more parental controls on youtube kids so only videos screened by human moderators can be viewed. parents have to turn them on themselves. and we found they do appear to work. now, most of the videos we found were either taken down or placed behind filters but youtube has left several of the "minecraft" and "roblox" videos without age restrictions. those are the ones manipulated
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to involve sexual activity and "roblox" told us, these videos show features not currently on their platform and they're proactive to remove content that doesn't depict the true nature of "roblox." youtube says they're increasing the number of human screeners to 10,000 and trying to improve filters. >> it's amazing how many things get through. but if you are a parent, you continue to filter and you have all these things, what else can you do to protect your child? >> the onus is on us, and a wake-up call to parents. you have to sit and watch and check their browser history if you know how to do it or hope they don't delete it, but it's about having these conversations built around what are you watching and what's inappropriate and not appropriate and co-viewing is the key. >> juju, thank you so much. really as a parent, i mean, it's really helpful what you are giving us. really appreciate that. and to ginger in the green room. what's going on, ginger? ♪
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>> i've actually requested that every time i come on television those trumpets play. just kidding. we have actually now changed and been inspired by meghan markle's journey across the pond and we've transformed our green room into the royal tearoom right here in times square. and i learned recently you don't put the pinky up. you can look that up later on your own time. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. clouds to sunshine, cooler temperatures and a little breezy today. cooler tonight, not as cloudy, definitely drier than that mist we had this morning. and we'll have a little bit of a warming trend for mom's weekend. temperatures in the upper 50s low 60s coast and san francisco, mid-to-upper 60s along the bay, low to mid-70s inland. tonight's temperatures in the upper 40s north bay, rest of us in the low to mid-50s. warmest days wililililililililil
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the royal wedding is less than ten days away according to that george countdown clock we have and this morning, we're taking a look at meghan markle's road from los angeles to london. abc's adrienne bankert is live from pasadena, california. adrienne, you're at the spot that helped prepare meghan to meet the queen. you're looking fancy there. >> reporter: thank you. you don't look so bad yourself, michael. good morning. we're at the rose tree cottage. and this is edmunds who served meghan markle tea and he's serving us tea this morning. he says that she is indeed ready for life in the royal palace. as meghan markle nears closer to walking down the aisle we're getting more of a picture of the woman who was living the dream in l.a., where she got her first acting gig at 19. >> this is where she started. her scenes were basically she was here behind the desk talking to a doctor giving him a message. >> just one second. >> reporter: mark cast her as a
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nurse on "general hospital." now he's watching as she's thrust into an even bigger spotlight. >> i was just happy for her. you know, you want anybody to find true love. >> reporter: he says meghan's instincts on camera were undeniable. >> right out of the gate. >> right out of the gate. >> reporter: you saw a gift in her. while pursuing her hollywood dreams she did calligraphy at paper source splurging at sugarfish, the hottest sushi spot. we're living like meghan. shared on blog meghan's mirror she gave a shout-out to its signature menu writing, #trustme. meghan, i know why you love this place. she also posted on the gram she dreams of tacos from the fresh corn grill in west hollywood. i'm here for a specific reason. >> all right, tell me. >> reporter: i'm here to order the tacos that meghan markle dreams about. do you know what i'm talking about? i know why you've been dreaming about these. they're delicious. fast forward to when harry met meghan. before she sat with the queen she had a lesson in how to take
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tea like a royal right in her own backyard. >> let's go this way. >> reporter: edmund frye, owner of the rose tree cottage, said she asked the right questions. >> she's going to be the future of the british royal family. that's what i say. >> reporter: and when asked how she rated in terms of taking tea like british royalty -- what would you score her? >> out of 10 i would say 9.5 and i say that because i'm looking forward to her coming and getting the other 5 points. >> reporter: and here at the rose tree cottage, as well as at events all over the country they'll mark the festivities with british tea service. they have cucumber sandwiches, and of course, you have to have your scone in the morning. back to you guys. >> thank you very much, adrienne. we'll be right back. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, adrienne. we'll be right back. [ applause ]
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and good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." it's 8:27. new this morning, the emergency room at vle medical center in san jose is back open after a hazmat scare overnight. a helicopter crew and their patient had to be decontaminated. firefighters contacted the patient's employer to figure out what substance he and the medical staff were exposed to. let's see what traffic is doing. hi, alexis. >> good morning, reggie. a lot of slow spots at this point. a disabled vehicle slowing you down on northbound 85 just past camden avenue. that is blocking lane number three, so we have chp on the scene trying to move that right now. and off on the shoulder, for a crash on westbound 580 on the richmond-san rafael bridge, backed up to the toll plaza, but not as bad as 30 minutes ago. >> thank you,
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i thought after sandy hook, where 20 six and seven year olds were slain, this would never happen again. it has happened more than 200 times in 5 years. dianne feinstein and a new generation are leading the fight to pass a new assault weapons ban. say no to the nra and yes to common-sense gun laws. california values senator dianne feinstein we started off the day cloudy, even misty at times. the clouds are starting to open and we have temperatures ranging from 53 to 63 right now. you can see the fog lifting on the golden gate bridge. so, good if you're driving in mass transit, but caution. it's going to be very breezy on the bay today. a warming trend starts tomorrow through saturday, reggie. >> thanks, mike. another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on
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our news app and abc7news.com. hope you join us e ♪ welcome back to "gma," everybody. i got to say we thank you guys for coming in this morning. we have a great audience in our studio this morning. thank you guys so much. [ applause ] >> i like that new shot we have coming in. it's beautiful. great. yeah, something like that, i love that. we love having everybody up here and there are people that come downstairs as well. [ applause ] it's so kind of them to spend time with us and met this beautiful family early this morning. they're the hanson family. you see them early this morning. they were downstairs and did a little facetime with mom and dad, grandpa and grandma and i know that your mom is battling cancer and it was so sweet, y'all. you should have seen when we
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were facetiming. she said i should put on my hair but she is beautiful. >> she is beautiful. >> how is she doing? >> hi. >> how is your mom doing. >> my mom is doing fine. she just finished chemo and radiation and she's strong as ever and we just keep praying for her. >> great to have you here. michael, we didn't know that video was -- >> we didn't know -- ? yeah, but your mom is probably watching going, i didn't know they were going to be on tv. i would have come myself but we are praying for your mother. thanks for joining us this morning. we really appreciate it. >> thank you. we have some questions, we have some questions that are up for debate this morning? a few. >> i know, robin, you'll get us started. >> a hot topic yesterday at the office. we saw this on twitter. and it stirred up quite a conversation. okay, kfc radio, not the chicken. >> suddenly hungry. >> asking if you had to choose between spending a year without
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watching sports or a year without listening to music, which one would you choose? which one would you choose? we'll ask -- pose that question to our audience right now. if you had to give up for one year music or sports, which one would it be? ooh. let's see what the results are. i think it's going to be sports because i know online people have been say -- >> oh, wow, sorry about that, michael. >> i want to hear about you guys. >> that's only because michael isn't playing anymore. if michael were still playing, it would be flipped. we wouldn't give up watching you. >> never. >> it is tough because i start every day -- but i start every day with music. >> i know. >> but i have to watch sports because that's one of my jobs but i don't know. thank goodness we don't have to. >> what about you? >> i would never want to give up music and rick would never want to give up sports so we'd have a real problem in the house. what about you?
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>> music feeds your soul. >> i think i could not live without music. >> and the music, you do get that with sports and the halftime shows. >> ooh, robin, you are so good. >> trying to combine the two. >> we didn't really answer the question. so that was very good. i hope we never have to make that decision. music or sports. >> another tough question coming too. >> this one here, this is a very personal thing in some ways. this next topic that's up for debate is about men's shorts. "the wall street journal" dedicated an entire article to the question people have about men's shorts. first, let's start with what length they should be, and we have three members of our "gma" family. they're going to model these shorts. we have will, we have tony and we have matt. >> oh, my goodness. >> okay. >> do you have a shorter version? >> will, how you feeling in those? >> i'm feeling good. sun is out. thighs out. >> who think will has the proper length?
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>> of course. >> the shorter the better. [ applause ] >> tony, how are you feeling? >> yeah, i feel like i have the mobility. but not too revealing at the a same time. >> who thinks that tony has the right length shorts on? [ applause ] >> and what about a little longer, matthew. how are you feeling? >> very covered. >> who thinks matt has the right length shorts on? [ applause ] well, according to "the wall street journal," tony, your length is the length that men should wear. [ applause ] and, will, your shorts aren't as short as i thought they would be. >> thank goodness. >> i had a shorter option, but alana in the control room was, like, eh. you know how that goes. >> but they do say that short-shorts like that are alarming. that's the word they use.
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alarming. so i guess if you wear those, don't bend over is all i'm saying. what do i wear? >> matt, your length is -- what does it say here? looks childish. childish. >> childish? >> but you know what? matt is not a child. he is 22 years old today. happy birthday, matt. [ applause ] >> hey, matt. happy birthday. you're 22 years old and i'm sure this is a question out there, are you single? >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> come on, ladies. >> put on the short-shorts. he will remain single if that's the case. >> really pulling for those short-shorts. you are an engaged woman. >> i love will. i'm surprised. i just thought they would be shorter. >> that can be arranged. >> we've had you exposed out here long enough. thank you so much. fellows. appreciate it.
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[ applause ] >> so, you know, nice segue, prince george wears shorts wherever he goes. he may wear some version of them when prince harry and meghan markle walk down the aisle and this morning "gma" is teaming up with disney fairy tale weddings to give an american couple their own royal wedding. t.j. holmes has the latest on the happy couple. t.j., good morning. ♪ >> reporter: now i can officially begin, and you better believe i'm going to ask that i'm introed on every segment on "gma" like that. disney world, tomorrow, the first time ever a wedding is going to be broadcast live in front of cinderella castle here at magic kingdom. we have been scrambling. take that shot. we have had hundreds of people working out here overnight, and
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for the past several weeks really scrambling to get this together, and the reason we have been scrambling and because our couple is getting married. they only found out last week that they are getting married tomorrow. ♪ thousands of submissions poured in. one couple from katy, texas, stole our hearts. >> this disney wedding would be everything to me and an absolute fairy tale dream come true. >> reporter: after being together for nearly five years, alexis and jay had to put their wedding plans on hold not long after their engagement when hurricane harvey destroyed alexis' home. then last week -- hey, there. >> hi. >> reporter: the couple got the surprise of their lives. >> your our winners, guys. >> oh, my. >> of our fairy tale wedding. congratulations. >> reporter: with just seven days to plan the wedding, the pressure is on. for more than 25 years disney fairy tale weddings have made the dreams of more than 45,000
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couples come true. >> doesn't feel real yet. >> reporter: our bride will make an extraordinary entrance fit for a princess. and the wedding team goes above and beyond to give each couple their own fairy tale and use 275,000 roses each year. they even hide a crystal mickey mouse in each bridal bouquet. >> that's stunning. >> reporter: and our couple is getting a romantic honeymoon in europe, thanks to disney, full of surprises. >> this is so pretty. >> reporter: and, of course, our fairy tale wedding wouldn't be complete without a sparkling tiara and a regal gown. all right. so our bride is actually coming here since she's 6 and cries when she comes here just for fun. imagine what tomorrow's going to be like. she got engaged here as well so, guys, a really big day we have planned tomorrow. >> i'm so excited. i know alexis picked her dream dress but had a lot to choose from, right? >> yes, because kleinfeld -- how nice is this.
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they flew in 20 dresses and she opened the door and saw one in particular, broke down crying. she's a crier if i haven't mentioned and broke down crying and said, that's the one. she said if nothing else, tune in to see her dress tomorrow, and see if she can walk in it. i that's all i'm going to tell you. >> oh. t.j., that's a tease. [ applause ] >> all right. >> thank you. >> thank you, t.j. what a tease that is. i'm curious. our disney fairy tale wedding will happen live tomorrow right here on "gma" so make sure you watch us for that. coming up next, lara, you are on a mission. >> a mission. >> your mission is to transform a kitchen. >> yep. >> your kitchen. so we'll be right back with that. more "gma," hot mess express. [ applause ] make ross your destination for savings. if you're looking for an incredible selection of the brands you love, this season's newest trends for a fraction of what you'd pay at department stores, ♪ you gotta go to ross
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♪ all right. back now, i'm trying to get our corgi that i'll tell you about to come back on the couch. either way we are on "gma" in the royal tea room in times square. queen elizabeth loves corgis. if you watch "the crown" like i do, you know that. she has owned 30 of them over the years, so we have one of our own for our royal wedding coverage. this, i would like to introduce you to, is sam. yes, "gma's" corgi correspondent. you're going to be working inside sources, right, sam?
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doing all the things. you are looking at me like i'm really talking to the dog. making sure we don't go barking up the wrong tree, sam is looking at me too in a weird way. either way, we are so happy to have sam on board and it is lie, there. i'm meteorologist mike nicco from "abc7 mornings." we'll see increasing sunshine and breezes today and temperatures cooler everywhere compared to yesterday. a warming trend starts tomorrow with our warmest weather friday and saturday. lara, i'm sorry but this is going to be the best correspondent we have. >> oh, you know, i agree. thank you, ginger. moving on now to a major spring cleaning. for that we're hopping into our hot mess express and heading to a kitchen in desperate need of an upgrade. a dingy back splash, harsh lighting and old linoleum floor, this new york city kitchen needs a major refresh. i heard somebody is looking for the hot mess express.
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here to help. >> hi. >> i'm lara. >> nice to meet you. come on in. >> can i see your ho meet carrie solomon, a working mom with two kids, who avoids being in her outdated kitchen at all costs. >> your back splash is, like, the abyss. >> you can't see where it ends. >> what bothers you the most? >> i feel like it's a good space and i'm not using it well. >> reporter: to help her we called in leura fine from laurel "own the moment" wolf. what are we doing for the family. >> we are going to paint the kitchen and do all new hardware. replace the sink and the faucet. >> please tell me we shall's doing the backsplash. >> we definitely are. >> oh, thank you. >> new floors, new light fixture. >> let's get to work, girl. >> reporter: first up, fresh paint. and the color is -- >> ooh. like my eyes.
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the white walls come alive with a coat of color. >> this color is gorgeous. >> isn't it going to be pretty? >> reporter: we lighten up the room with a new blacksplash, ad no demolition required. >> this is real stone but it is peel and stick so actually all you do is peel off the back of this and then you're i believe to stick it right on top of your existing backsplash. >> reporter: but we did need freddie and his team for a little backup. an easy fix to hide old flooring. >> we will be covering up this outdated floor and putting on this beautiful new faux marble tile that sticks on. small hardware changes will make a big impact like swapping out stainless steel for beautiful bronze. a new porcelain sink replaces the old. >> it's going to be amazing. >> reporter: and for a bit of whimsy -- >> a laurel & wolf pro tip apply a fun wallpaper to the back of this for contrast. >> reporter: now time for some
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finishing touches. >> welcome to your new kitchen, girl. >> oh, my gosh. >> it doesn't even look like the same room. i love what you did over here. >> do you like it? >> i love it. it doesn't look like the same room at all. i like the light fixture too. so nice. >> it's mother's day just about. so a little present from your friends at "gma." we got you this keurig k elite coffee maker. iced coffee anyone. >> iced too. >> iced. >> thank you so much. i feel like i want to be in here now. >> yay! mission accomplished. >> thank you so much. >> and that, my friends is what we call a hot mess success. on to the next one. [ applause ] >> and there will be a next one and we have to thank our sponsor keurig and we have a surprise for everybody in our audience from them.
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all of you going home with a k elite coffee maker, you guys. yeah. you guys want ice coffee, check. just one button away. hot coffee, it's got that too. we are calling this an early mother's day present for everyone in the audience. so look for our next hot mess express.
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then two back to back special "20/20" events. the friday night before and the saturday night of. the royal wedding and go to abcnews.com to see it all. if you didn't make the royal wedding guest list either, don't worry. abc news has your all access pass to the royal wedding. thank you, abc. >> announcer: "gma's" hot mess express kitchen edition sponsored by keurig. brew the
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mother's day is just four days away and just four days away, and we're bringing you delicious recipes for your mom, packed with pecans. this is our sponsor of the american pecan council. >> just doing that. >> people say pecan pie, pecan. >> we say no matter how you say it, just eat it. >> pecan. yes, exactly. >> a lot of people say snack. you say no good for you. go for it. >> it's the original supernut, and it's original because it's the only tree that's native to america, and it's cool. and it's a super nut because it's packed with nutrition. it has good fats in there. two decades of research that we have examined pecans with heart health. amazing. plant protein, fiber, nunutrien. this is a superfood.
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>> pecan. >> you can replace sausage with this? >> yes. this is crazy. egg bakes that you have at a mother's day brunch, instead of sausage, this is pecan sausage i make with -- thanks for that. it is delicious. it's vegetarian friendly, so it's pecans, onion and seasoning and that's it. and it tastes like sausage. >> i can totally see it. [ applause ] >> just like your regular egg bake and pretty simple. >> and use that pecan sausage. >> up next, let's see. we have got -- looks like we have a bit of a -- >> sweetness. >> here's the deal. simple is my friend, right? here is a simple way to do something special for your mom. it's a smoothie bowl with pecans and your kids can get creative with what you put on top. you can put on berries and
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coconuts. >> i have to get this in, because i have been smelling this all morning. >> i was decorating and i'm worried about it. this is how cute that looks this is pecans, maple syrup, and i put it in a pan and bake it. this is a superfood crumble, and then you pour dark chocolate on, put that krupable crumble in, a it. >> thank you. >> all the recipes
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good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." let's see how we're doing outside in the weather department. hi, mike. >> hey, reggie. hi, everybody. you can see the cloud deck already breaking, but the breezes will be a mainstay today, and that's why it's going to be a little tough if you're going to be out on the bay. and a little frizzy it was this morning, but that's starting to let up a little bit. temperatures stretch from 59 at the coast to 76 inland and warmer for mother's day. alexis. >> all right, good morning, mike. we have a crash on westbound highway 4 just past love ridge. as you leave the antioch area, two-car crash, one vehicle facing the wrong way, both blocking the left lane. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, not as sunny here, but stacked up, metering lights still on. reggie? >> thanks, alexis. time now for "live with kelly and ryan." we'll see you again at 11:00 a.m. for the "abc7 midday news." remember, our reporting always continues on our news app and
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abc7news.com. and we're there for you from 4:30 a.m. see you tomorr >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, star of the smash hit "black panther," chadwick boseman. and from "dancing with the stars," josh norman and shannon bergeson. and a performance from barenaked ladies. ♪ and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause]

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