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>> incredible. >> that's the latest it's ever gone? >> i think a couple of years ago it went that late. it's been the good morning, america. the new winter storm warning right now. dangerous torrential rain pounding the west, causing heavy flash flooding and rockslides now moving across the country. 19 states from california to ohio on alert as millions wake up to bitter cold. ginger here tracking the latest. bombshell admission. michael cohen's lawyer now says the president's former attorney and fixer did ask about a possible pardon despite that testimony on capitol hill. this as the president's former chief of staff john kelly speaks out for the first time since leaving the white house about working for the trump administration. also this morning, r. kelly now back behind bars. the singer sent to jail while overnight a new sexual misconduct allegation emerges after that explosive interview.
the stunning moment on capitol hill. the u.s. senator and former fighter pilot, martha mcsally, revealing she was sexually assaulted in the military and how the air force is responding. fighting for his life. overnight, support pouring in for "jeopardy" host alex trebek as he reveals he's battling stage four pancreatic cancer. >> i'm going to fight this and i'm going to keep working. >> his candid message to fans vowing he's not going anywhere. ♪ the legend of lebron continues! >> and overnight, the moment lebron james blows past his idol, michael jordan, on the all-time nba points list. and the special tribute written on his shoe. ♪ do your dance ♪ space jam and good morning, america. big night for lebron. such a milestone there but it's been a tough season for him. >> it has.
>> it's been a really tough season but what a great career. let's see the shoe again. >> let's do it. >> the shoe says, thank you, m.j. 23 with a crown on the side so i guess the original king on the court has been honored by the guy we call the king now, lebron james. >> we'll have more on that ahead. first, we want to get to the new storm heading east after bringing flash flooding to the west and ginger, of course, tracking it all for us. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, robin. look at what it looked like near santa barbara. that's a stunning image. this is tuolumne, california where you had 2 to 4 inches of rain fell quickly. mudslides, debris flows and water just running over roads way too high under bridges and this is the case not just in california but utah had what this storm is going to do next because that's the biggest issue. the low comes across the rockies tomorrow and it's going to settle in on saturday. this is when we have the
potential for not just seeing damaging winds but, again, tornadoes, so ozarks into the south, same region that was hit with severe weather last weekend has that possibility this weekend. so that is saturday and we will fine-tune this area as we get closer. great to be on alert. get your plans together and talk to your family about where you'd go if a tornado comes your way. michael. >> all right, definitely plan ahead, ginger. thank you so much. now, we're going to go to the latest on singer r. kelly waking up behind bars this morning after failing to pay child support, and he's also facing a new allegation of sexual assault. our chief national affairs correspondent tom llamas is in chicago with more. good morning, tom. >> reporter: michael, good morning. in that recent and wild interview r. kelly says he loves his children, that he wants to reconnect with them. the judge here in chicago says he's not taking care of them failing to pay child support and now there is a new and very disturbing allegation. >> robert, what do you want to
say? >> reporter: this morning, r. kelly behind bars again, the second time in just two weeks, now for missing a judge's deadline to pay more than $160,000 in child support and now another allegation of sexual misconduct against kelly. overnight, the detroit police department telling us they're trying to reach a woman who says she was victimized by the singer in 2001 when she was just 13 years old. >> is this camera on me? >> reporter: all of this in the aftermath of that explosive interview, kelly denying those ten counts of sexual misconduct and aggravated sexual abuse charges he was arrested for in february and for which he has pleaded not guilty. >> 30 years of my career and y'all trying to kill me! you're killing me, man! y'all just don't want to believe the truth! >> reporter: the 52-year-old has become a public pariah after allegations of inappropriate relationships with younger women including jocelyn savage and azriel clary, both now in their 20s.
both women spoke with cbs news while the singer was present calling their parents liars after they publicly accused kelly of holding them captive. >> when i first met robert, my parents told me to lie about my age, so when i met him, he thought that i was 18. >> both of our parents are basically out here trying to get money and scam. >> reporter: the family of jocelyn savage claims they haven't had contact in person with their daughter in more than two years. >> i know for a fact my sister is not okay. i know for a fact r. kelly is mentally destroying her. >> reporter: savage calling her family soon after hearing that message. >> i'm happy where i'm at. i told you a million, million times where i am and i am very happy. >> reporter: both the savage and clary families say they never tried to, quote, sell their daughters to r. kelly, that r. kelly is a serial liar. as for the child support
payments, how does r. kelly live in a luxurious condo tower here in chicago, how does he not have the money to pay child support? his spokesperson told us r. kelly doesn't know how to read or write and last month for the first time ever he opened up a bank account for the first time in his name, nonetheless, he's going to have to come up with that money if he wants to get out of jail. >> all right, tom. now to that emotional moment on capitol hill, arizona senator martha mcsally revealing she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer while serving in the air force. our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more on this. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. mcsally is a confident and an accomplished woman a senator, a veteran who blasted to become the first female air force pilot to fly combat missions. but for many of those years she carried a painful secret. it was a powerful and emotional moment, addressing survivors of military assault testifying on capitol hill, senator mcsally revealing she was attacked as well.
>> so, like you, i am also a military sexual assault survivor, but unlike so many brave survivors, i didn't report being sexually assaulted. like so many women and men, i didn't trust the system at the time. i blamed myself. i was ashamed and confused and i thought i was strong but felt powerless. the perpetrators abuse their position of power in profound ways. and in one case i was preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer. >> reporter: and when mcsally did try to seek justice -- >> i was horrified at how my attempt to share generally my experiences were handled. i almost separated from the air force at 18 years over my despair. like many victims, i felt the system was raping me all over again. >> reporter: the senator vowing she will use her powerful position to help others.
>> we must allow, we must demand that commanders stay at the center of the solution and live up to the moral and legal responsibilities that come with being a commander, and if the commander is the problem or fails in his or her duties, they must be removed and held harshly accountable. >> reporter: the air force responding saying this morning, we are appalled and deeply sorry for what senator mcsally experienced and we stand behind her and all victims of sexual assault. robin. >> and the military is saying -- the military overall is saying they're seeing a spike in sexual assaults? >> reporter: they really are, robin, it is a huge problem. the latest statistics show that the military has had a record high number of sexual assaults with nearly 7,000 reported and the service academies have had an astonishing 50% increase in incidents last year, robin. >> 7,000 reported.
we have no idea how many have gone unreported. all right, martha, thank you so much. >> that is such startling testimony right there. >> it is. also in washington, a new twist in the testimony from president trump's former fixer, michael cohen. revealing overnight that he directed his former attorney to discuss a possible pardon with the president's legal team, at odds with cohen's sworn statement to the house oversight committee last week. take a look. >> and i have never asked for nor would i accept a pardon from president trump. >> let's bring in our chief justice correspondent, pierre thomas. and, pierre, that statement pretty definitive. how is cohen's team squaring the contradiction? >> reporter: here's what they're saying, george. number one, lanny davis, cohen's attorney, is arguing that the statement is technically true because he never asked the president directly for a pardon. second, davis says that cohen's public testimony that he never asked for a pardon was intended to reference the period after cohen left his joint defense agreement with trump's team in july, but you can be sure that republicans are going to pounce on this, george. >> no question about that. but cohen has testified that, in fact, these conversations were
going both ways. >> reporter: yeah, sources are telling us that a lawyer connected to trump, attorney rudy giuliani, by the name of robert costello, had multiple contacts with cohen after the fbi raid on his offices. investigators have been looking into whether these communications were intended to influence cohen or implicitly dangle a pardon for cohen. it's unclear prosecutors regard the contacts as illegal or improper. costello tells abc news the story is not accurate and giuliani tells us any time a lawyer raised a possible pardon it was squelched immediately. >> on another front, paul manafort, the president's former campaign chief, is going to be sentenced today for the first time. >> reporter: after years of investigation, multiple trials and convictions, paul manafort today will learn how long he'll be in prison and it may not be a pretty picture. the sentencing guidelines state that manafort faces up to 19 years to 25 years in prison in connection with these many counts including bank and tax fraud. he w alexa
prors sahe s't get any. >> we'll be watching the judge today. thanks very much. the president's former chief of staff, john kelly, also making headlines speaking out for the first time since leaving the white house about his time working in the trump administration. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has the details. good morning, cecilia. there is eye-opening stuff here. >> reporter: yeah, george, there really is some eye-opening stuff here. he was speaking to students at duke university there, there were no cameras allowed inside but we have obtained the audio and one of the big headlines here is just what you said, that this is the first time he's talking publicly since leaving the white house. so what he's not talking about, though, that recent report that he was ordered by the president to approve those high-level security clearances for jared kushner and that was over the recommendation of intelligence officials, but he did have a lot more to say. take a listen to what kelly said if hillary clinton would have won and what his advice is for
his successor, mick mulvaney, the new chief of staff. >> what advice do you give your successor, mulvaney? >> run for it. [ laughter ] you know, just, as i've said repeatedly, just tell him what he needs to hear. if i had gotten a call that hillary clinton had won the presidency, she had called me and said, you know, i really need a good chief of staff here, i'd have probably done it. politics aside, it's all about governing the country. >> so he said he would have taken the job if hillary clinton won and he tells mick mulvaney to run for it. he says being chief of staff is the least enjoyable job he ever had. remember, he's a retired four-star general but he also says that this is the most important thing he's ever done. >> not shy about taking on the president's border policies. >> reporter: yeah, this is a big one here. he now says he's against that controversial child separation policy that we saw roll out along the border. he placed the blame squarely on jeff sessions saying sessions the former attorney general, saying sessions caught the
administration flat-footed, but george, john kelly was -- defended that policy publicly while in the white house. >> and he also spoke out against sending the military to the border as well. cecilia vega, thanks very much. michael. >> all right, thank you, george. now to a big announcement from facebook. the company looking into revolutionizing social networking again and now focus on privacy. abc's diane macedo is here with the details. good morning, diane. >> good morning to you. so the idea behind facebook was to bring people together in what mark zuckerberg calls the digital equivalent of a town square. he says now people want more private communication. the digital equivalent of the living room. in a long blog post, zuckerberg says he has heard his users and his team is now developing technology to make messaging on whatsapp, instagram and facebook messenger more secure so they can rely on them rather than the public facebook feed for communication. the goals he says include making sure no one, not even facebook can see your messages. messages that can disappear after a certain amount of time
and making sure any data that is kept is secure. >> but this is raising a lot of eyebrows out there because facebook doesn't have the best track record when it comes to protecting their users' data. >> zuckerberg even said that. he said we may not be known for privacy right now, but he says we do have a reputation for building sites that people want and he says right now what people want is privacy so facebook is going to deliver that. >> all right, i'm sure he knows better than i do and we do. >> seems like it. turning now to the new video of that amazon cargo plane crash in texas. this surveillance footage from a nearby jail showing the jet plummeting before it hit a bay near houston, unfortunately killing all three on board. the recently recovered flight data recorder shows the pilot started losing control just 18 seconds before the crash. still not known what went wrong. george. we're going to turn now to the outrage growing over a
staggering number of horses dying at one of the most famous racetracks in the world, santa anita. 21 have died there over the last two months. the track is closed now. critics are demanding answers and abc's clayton sandell is in santa anita with the latest. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: good morning, george, i wanted to give you an idea of the conditions here at the track at santa anita. they've had about a foot of rain and it's turned the track into a muddy mess that's making it dangerous for the track's star athletes. >> and they're off. >> reporter: this morning, one of the most fabled tracks in horse racing is empty. santa anita, shut down after a spike in injuries leading to the death of 21 horses in the last 10 weeks including breeders' cup dirt mile champ battle of midway, just dayafter an expert last week declared the track safe -- >> number 4, asking for a drink is being pulled up. >> watch the horse drop back hurt, later put down. the spike in deaths outpacing a total of 20 during the entire 2017 season. animal rights activists are outraged. >> we have a lot of these
beautiful animals are dead now, and who is going to answer to that? >> reporter: santa anita believes the culprit may be lots of rain and colder temperatures changing and hardening the soil, washing away layers of dirt that act as a cushion. they're ordering a new round of inspections and tests before any horse takes the track. >> it's alarming to those of us in the industry. the people that breed the horses, the people that care for them on a daily basis, they have a personal bond. we're taking a major break here and we're going to see to it that everything is the best it can possibly be. >> reporter: the track has been racing horses since the 1930s, often appearing as a famous hollywood backdrop in movies like "seabiscuit." now hoping for a happier ending. now, two big races that were scheduled here this weekend have now been cancelled. that will mean a financial hit for santa anita, but they say they will not put profits ahead of the safety of their horses and jockeys.
guys. >> they have to fix that. >> they have to get to the bottom of it. >> absolutely. now that majores his yosee it rhter lmes pais idm all-time scoring list and led to a big celebration on the court, and though the lakers lost, lebron finished the night with 32,311 career points and here's what he had to say about it. >> in my career, it's ranked right up there at the top. for a kid from akron, ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, m.j. was that guy for him. it's crazy. to be honest, it's beyond crazy. >> beyond crazy is right. he had the special message for michael jordan on his shoe. even though when they lost the game, their chances of making the playoffs is less than 1% so
i'm saying they still got a chance. >> what you're saying is they still got a chance. >> that's right. >> keep hope alive. also this morning, a lot of support pouring in for alex trebek. the "jeopardy" host shared that announcement yesterday that he's battling stage four pancreatic cancer. we're going to have more on that and the latest on his condition coming up. >> we wish him the very best. and the shocking text messages now revealed, shedding new light on the case of the mom who disappeared on thanksgiving. her fiance now facing murder charges. all that is ahead but right now let's go back to ginger. >> i don't know about you but i woke up with a chill. it has been so cold. can't get rid of it and kept the ice on the roads in denver, colorado. look at that, icy bumper cars. that car comes back and goes back into traffic. fortunately everybody is okay there. in kalamazoo, michigan, same thing, you had slideoffs into the walls and now we'll finally be warming up toward the end of the weekend in a lot of these spots.
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♪ walgreens... battle beautifully ♪ step by step ooh baby ♪ welcome back to "gma." it is throwback thursday. we all know that song, "step by step" by new kids on the block. well, guess what, they're going to be on our block because they're going to perform live on "gma" tomorrow in times square. get your dancing shoes out. >> look at these moves. ooh. you got your loafers. you're ready, aren't you? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. you got the right stuff. you got the right stuff. >> that's tomorrow. we have some headlines to get to as well. winter storm is on the move. it's heading east after bringing flash flooding to california. 19 states facing alerts this morning. and it's judgment day for president trump's former campaign chair paul manafort facing sentencing in virginia
isldnd rt g convicted of life in prison. and take a look at this close call on a texas highway. >> ooh. >> a worker very lucky to be alive. you see his cherry picker was hit right there. thank goodness he was wearing his safety equipment. going to be okay. not seriously hurt. boy, that is scary. >> that is scary. now the outpouring of support for alex trebek. the longtime beloved "jeopardy" host stunning fans with his announcement that he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. amy is here with the latest on this. good morning, amy. >> hey, good morning, robin. trebek taking to "jeopardy's" youtube channel to make the announcement telling fans he wanted to break the news himself. he acknowledged the odds are not in his favor but he says he plans to beat this. >> just like 50,000 other people in the united states each year, this week i was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. >> reporter: it's the heartbreaking announcement that stunned millions worldwide.
>> i also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. so, therefore, i wanted to be the one to pass along this information. >> reporter: 78-year-old "jeopardy" host alex trebek sharing the news with classic poise. >> now normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging. but i'm going to fight this and i'm going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, i plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. >> reporter: ever the gracious host, trebek even taking the time to comfort his fans with his signature sense of humor. >> truth told, i have to, because under the terms of my contract, i have to host "jeopardy" for three more years. >> answer. >> what the heck, 700, alex. >> reporter: overnight, support
pouring in. ken jennings who holds the record for longest winning streak on the show calling trebek the last cronkite, authoritative, reassuring tv voice you hear every night almost to the point of ritual adding, he hopes oncologists are getting ready to have their mispronunciations corrected. "wheel of fortune" co-host pat sajak saying there is no one i know who is stronger and more determined and i would never bet against him. >> here is the host of "jeopardy," alex trebek. >> reporter: trebek started hosting "jeopardy" way back in 1984. >> and let us play "jeopardy." ♪ >> reporter: just last month celebrating the show's 35th season right here on "gma." but in recent years he has had health scares, undergoing brain surgery in 2017 for a subdural hematoma caused by a fall. >> surgery was performed. after two days in the hospital i came home to start recovery, the prognosis is excellent. >> reporter: suffering from mild heart attacks in 2007 and 2012.
last november telling "vulture" he underwent testing for early onset alzheimer's after struggling to remember facts with the speed he once did but was given the all clear after passing tests. the icon of trivia now fighting the battle of his life with that brave face so many have come to rely on. >> so help me, keep the faith and we'll win. we'll get it done. thank you. >> and another message of support coming from "wheel of fortune's" vanna white, who tweeted in "jeopardy" form, he has the strength and determination to beat his cancer diagnosis. the response, who is alex trebek? it was an emotional night in my family when we heard the news. we watch "jeopardy" every single night. it's appointment television in our house and we're wishing him well. >> same here. you're going to bring in dr. jen ashton now. stage four. >> yeah. >> late diagnosis which often happens with this type of cancer. explain why it's so hard to
detect. >> it has to do really, robin, with the anatomy. i want people to look at an anatomical sketch of where the pancreas is. it sits in the back of the abdomen so any tumors as they grow in that area, doctors, health care professionals can't feel it on exam and typically it doesn't cause symptoms until the cancer is already very large and about 80% of pancreatic cancer unfortunately by the time it's diagnosed has already spread. >> speaking of symptoms, are there symptoms and what are the warning signs people can look out for? >> you know, the thing is that the symptoms are so incredibly vague and people who have certain symptoms doesn't mean they have pancreatic cancer. but certainly a jaundice or yellowish color of your eyes or skin. nausea, abdominal or back pain but the risk factors, some under our control, smoking, obesity, diabetes, chronic pancreatitis and family history, certain genetic mutations. i want to do a deeper dive on that. we hear a lot about brca mutation with breast or ovarian
cancer, men carry that mutation too. it also increases the risk of pancreatic cancer so genetic mutations are a factor. >> alex is in a fighting spirit. what are the treatment options? >> the spirit is so important. we talk about that all the time. depends on the stage and type of pancreatic cancer because it's not one size fits all. surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, research. funding is desperately needed so we can develop a good screening test for this type of cancer and the good news is that in this country there are over a thousand clinical trials right now for pancreatic cancer. people know someone or themselves they're battling pancreatic cancer you can go to clinicaltrials.gov, put in the state that you live in and see if you're eligible for a clinical trial. >> great info. thank you, doc. we're all pulling for alex for sure. we're going to turn now to the new text messages revealed in the case of that missing mom, kelsey berreth, who disappeared on thanksgiving. her fiance is now facing murder charges. abc's paula faris is here with the details, good morning,
paula. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. many of the details in these new court documents are simply too graphic and bothersome to share with you. but they do detail how investigators were able to piece together enough evidence to charge patrick frazee with kelsey berreth's disappearance. this morning, disturbing new details in the suspected killing of kelsey berreth. court documents including dozens of search warrants shedding new light on patrick frazee, who is accused of beating berreth to death on thanksgiving. the documents include text messages sent between berreth and frazee's phones. in one exchange frazee texts, are you okay? do you need anything or can i do anything? berreth's phone then replies, no, i'm fine, just worn out. >> patrick, tell me about krystal. >> reporter: but those and other exchanges are believed to have been sent after berreth was killed, apparently staged by frazee. another exchange from berreth's phone to frazee three days after authorities say the young mother died.
it reads, do you even love me? frazee responds, yes, i do. the colorado mom was last seen on november 22nd with her 1-year-old daughter kaylee seen on surveillance video at this safeway. >> when she walks into kelsey's condo, the scene is horrific. >> reporter: according to one agent for the colorado bureau of investigation, frazee was aided by idaho nurse krystal lee kenney who told investigators that frazee called her on november 22nd to say, quote, she had a mess to clean up, and she knew that frazee had killed berreth. now, authorities believe that patrick frazee continued to send text messages from kelsey berreth's phone for days after her death. he is scheduled to be arraigned next month where he is expected to enter a plea, but these new documents just give you a sense of how investigators are really able to poke holes in the
inconsistencies in his story and just extraordinary police and detective work in this investigation. >> it was. thank you, paula. coming up, a man trapped in a snowstorm for five days telling his story. he survived with the help of taco bell hot sauce. sauce. from moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis was intense. i wondered if she could do the stuff she does for us... ...which is kind of, a lot. and if that pain... could mean something worse? joint pain could mean joint damage. enbrel helps relieve joint pain... and helps stop irreversible joint damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including... infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system, and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. tell your doctor if you've been some place where fungal infections are common... or if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure, or if you have persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. since enbrel... my mom's back to being... my mom.
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car, probably some old hot sauce packets, maybe some ketchup, mustard, soy sauce. maybe that's been in there for years. normally you wouldn't want to touch it, but if you're stuck in a snowstorm for five days you reach in and find some taco bell hot sauce, hey, you do what you got to do. >> the little nuggets of genius. >> reporter: that fire sauce in those little red packets is getting credit for helping sustain a man's spirits in his most dire moment. >> found some taco bell sauce in the driver's side door, packets of fire sauce, that was for sure like the only thing in the trunk. >> reporter: jeremy taylor first realized he was in trouble when his suv became engorged in two feet of deep snow. taylor was desperate to find help and used zip ties to strap his rack to his feet and started the two-mile trek. another incoming blizzard forced taylor and his dog back to the vehicle and they found themselves trapped by a cave of snow and ice. >> ali had a little bit of dog food.
she did all right. i didn't have anything. the only thing i did right was staying with the car once i realized i couldn't make it out. >> he's just starving. he's been out here since sunday with some taco bell packets. >> reporter: the fire packet made up of water, tomato puree and ingredients like maltodextrin gave him a welcome rush. >> whether or not it's any nutritional value or not, at least in your mind it's something. >> reporter: four days after he first set out, someone on a snowmobile stumbled upon them and called emergency rescue who discovered the duo exhausted but happy to be alive. >> i'm someone that lives with his dog alone in the woods in the middle of nowhere for a reason. i went completely unprepared and there is a lot of mistakes made. >> reporter: okay, but before you go put this in your survival kit when you go out in the wilderness next time, very small amount possibly of sugar in here that could sustain you, but, again, you're talking about a teaspoon, tablespoon serving. we don't know how many he had but he survived and he had
these. he didn't survive because he had these. a person can survive for five days without food. he had snow around so probably had water and was fine, don't go thinking you can survive off this packet. >> an empty stomach on hot sauce, that can't feel good. >> they're giving him a free year of taco bell food which is maybe a bigger threat to his health than being stranded in the wilderness. >> oh. >> they have salads. it's fine. it's great. >> i think we ought to send him some protein bars. >> y'all just have a way of just taking us all on -- >> i shut up. >> i'm with you, my man. coming up, the singer katy perry is already dubbing a winner on "american idol." come on back. love you, t.j. ♪ i see the words across her face ♪ ♪ i see the words across her face ♪ [indistinct conversation] [friend] i've never seen that before. ♪
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luke bryan, his face throughout the whole performance just said it all. you can see it there. he also actually said the performance was like watching his favorite movie. he's happy. he's happy there. he's happy. that's a happy face. >> just checking. just checking. >> it was katy perry who said he's the winner. >> oh, said alejandro? >> yes. >> say his name again. >> alejandro. >> i love how you say that. what talent. what incredible talent. >> what beautiful stories. >> just starting. just kicking off. and you can see more "american idol" sunday 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. coming up, we had a new health alert about the popular keto diet and your heart. a lot of people who work here better pay attention to this one.
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a good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. r. kelly waking up behind bars again. why the singer was sent back to jail overnight after that explosive interview and now facing another allegation of sexual misconduct. millions bracing for that blistering cold as a massive new storm system moves across the country bringing heavy snow to the midwest. dangerous flash flooding in the west. 19 states from california to ohio on alert. ginger tracking it all. "gma" health alert. the bnd-newg the di. tt rb cuttiutti risk? drashton baks down. ♪ working moms taking on jeff bezos at amazon calling themselves the
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bargains you're going to see are from companies run by them. everything starts at 50% off and we also have a little bit of a surprise for one of those bosses this morning. >> supersize desantis. we'll start with the latest on r. kelly. he's in jail now for the second time in two weeks as he faces a new sexual assault allegation as well. chief national affairs correspondent tom llamas in chicago with the details. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. that new allegation coming out of detroit and police say the woman was only 13 at the time. but it's likely r. kelly doesn't even know about this new accusation because the news broke after he was handcuffed and brought here to the cook county jail. >> robert, what do you want to say? >> reporter: this morning r. kelly behind bars again. the second time in just two weeks. now for missing a judge's deadline to pay more than $160,000 in child support and now another allegation of sexual misconduct against kelly.
overnight, the detroit police department telling us they're trying to reach a woman who says she was victimized by the singer in 2001 when she was just 13 years old. >> is this camera on me? >> reporter: all of this in the aftermath of that explosive interview, kelly denying those ten counts of sexual misconduct and aggravated sexual abuse charges he was arrested for in february and for which he has pleaded not guilty. >> 30 years of my career and y'all trying to kill me. you're killing me, man. y'all just don't want to believe the truth. >> reporter: the 52-year-old has become a public pariah after allegations of inappropriate relationships with younger women including jocelyn savage and azriel clary. both now in their 20s. both women spoke with cbs news while the singer was present calling their parents liars after they publicly accused kelly of holing them captive. now, both the savage and clary
families say they never tried to sell their daughters to r. kelly as r. kelly stated in that interview. they're also calling r. kelly a serial liar. george. >> tom llamas, thanks very much. we'll go to that major new storm on the move. it's bringing heavy snow to some parts of the country and severe flash flooding in the west and ginger is tracking it all. >> i have an image that looks more like it's out of the plains but, no, that's santa barbara, california, a time lapse of that storm coming at you and all the lightning that came with it and came with a lot of rain. you've had two, 4 inches near the san francisco bay area and tuolumne showing that water crossing roads, even in utah cutting them off at snow canyon state park. this storm is now headed across the rockies tomorrow and it'll settle in for the weekend with the northern plains right into the great lakes getting snow. but it's this part, this yellow area that is highlighted already. arkansas, mississippi, western
tennessee and northern alabama, we're watching that for severe weather potential. we're in this pattern, last weekend it was those deadly tornadoes. this weekend we could end up seeing damaging winds if not tornadoes again so this is an early warning to get that in your head and just realize that you're in that region this weekend too, robin. >> everyone, stay on alert. her majesty is making moves on social media no less. the queen sharing her first instagram post in this orange suit and matching hat. of course, she has her purse, always has it there visiting the science museum in london today. the queen writing she was interested to discover a letter from the royal archives written in 1843 to my great great-grandfather, prince albert. and she wrote she had the pleasure of learning about children's computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that i publish this instagram post at the science museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of
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with both original stars attached. the series is being called a limited run for now. it will air on spectrum originals. as for the plot line it will pick up with paul and jamie now as empty nesters navigating the trials and tribulations of life as a middle-aged couple. in a joint statement they say we promise you the same funny heartwarming show as soon as we can remember what's funny about getting older. then they say, no, truly it's going to be great. hunt will direct the first episode airing later this year. [ applause ] i will look forward to that show. this is big news. one small step for nasa, one giant leap for womankind.thspacs woman the first ever all female space walk to take play at the end of this month which just happens to be women's history month. >> right. >> congratulations. [ applause ]
it's about time. making history with this historic flight astronauts anne mclean and christina embark on it and supported by an all female team on the ground at mission control. we'll cheer them on. then finally, proof that it pays to read the fine print. a florida teacher did just that and she is now $10,000 richer. it turns out that buried in the terms of an insurance company's policy was a section that said, the first person to read it and send an email to them would get the cash. the company was actually conducting a secret test to see if anybody actually does read all of that information. they thought they would leave it in there for a year to see if anybody caught on. well, donelan andrews is a good teacher and does her homework and emailed them 23 hours much the company launched the
challenge and is now $10,000 richer. [ applause ] >> you have to admit do you read the fine print of all of that stuff? >> i wouldn't have gotten it. >> would you guys have gotten it? now we know. >> now we know. >> there you go, that's "pop news." [ applause ] a health alert on keto diets. a new study found those on a low-carb regimen are significantly more likely to develop a health rhythm disorder. pretty groundbreaking? >> attention grabbing headline and first the caveat. this is a classic example of what we talk about all the time, association not cause and effect but this study looked at almost 14,000 people, followed them for an average of 22 years then had them fill out a food questionnaire about what they homaedeart n followed them for l ythm verymon fibrillation and what they found the people on
the low carb diets were 18% more likely to develop afib than those on a moderate carb diet. interestingly, a lot of data has shown what tree call a u-shaped mortality curve to low carb diets meaning people who eat very, very low carb and people who eat very, very high carb have higher risks of death. >> describe low carb. >> that's the interesting thing. two things i want to do a deeper dive on. low carb for this was less than 44% of your daily calorie intake from carbohydrates which is not that low. that's almost half our calories coming from carbs. but when we talk about atrial fibrillation, what i want people to understand, you hear about it, see commercials about it, if you look at the anatomy of the heart, the upper two chambers get dilated and beat irregularly and then they get filled with blood. a blood clot can form there and that can become dislodged then cause a stroke. ssiation ande-f,gege, becse wboa
if tt'efcte in l risk of coronary heart disease, that might be worth it if you have to trade a little for the risk of afib. >> there are benefits to a low carb diet. >> this is kind of a typical low carb or very low carb way of eating so you do have some fruits and vegetables but you have eggs, you have greek yoga. you have chicken. you have lean protein, fish. and, again, if you eat like this for sure you will lose weight. are you missing the healthy grains and more fruits and vegetables, yeah, so, again, balanced diet. >> good advice. thanks very much. michael. >> thank you, george. now to the group of working mothers who are taking on the retail giant amazon hoping to change the way the company -- hoping to change the company from within and they're 1800 employees asking for help with emergency child care and will help them rise through the ranks they say and becky worley has more from san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michael. what is the one thing that
strikes fear in a working mother's heart, when her child care falls through. a group of amazon employees calling themselves the momazonians want help with that. fancy gyms, yoga classes, 24-hour snacks. tech companies are notorious for perks that help attract and retain employees. but a group of 1800 women working at amazon are asking for a perk that's far more practical, backup day care. >> they call themselves mom plus amazon, momazonians. >> reporter: bloomberg showing date that they're about to meet. >> they're bringing evidence to bring up the issue what it's like to be a working parent at amazon and how that derails women's careers. >> reporter: something they could use. out of the 17 senior vice presidents reporting to jeff bezos only one is a woman. >> when a working mother doesn't have a backup she's forced to miss critical meetings. she's forced to miss critical opportunities that could lead to
promotion. when you literally cannot be there when you have a sick kid that day, well, obviously your career is hindered over time. >> reporter: currently apple, facebook, google and mrosoft offer backup day care benefits. >> some companies offer these backup day care services where you don't have to worry about it. you can find a place for your kid and not sacrifice another day at work. >> reporter: but amazon says comparisons to other companies might be like apples and oranges and in a statement that included various details of family, fertility and parental benefits they said in part, we're proud to offer valuable competitive benefits to our over 250,000 u.s. employees including hourly, salaried, corporate and operations from $15 minimum wage to 401(k) matching, flexible parental leave and health benefits. amazon tells me that since they allocate all benefits to all employees, they shouldn't be compared to other tech companies. think about it. they're more like the targets and the walmarts of the retail
world. but maybe that's why the 1800 momazonians are fighting from within to change things. a forward looking company like amazon can make this happen, it puts a lot of pressure on other big companies and if this becomes standard, it makes things better for all women and all families, michael. >> yep, changing it for the betterment of everyone. thanks, becky. i'll call in i guess a m momazoni momazonian. >> yeah, i just found out we have care here that we can get for our families. >> really? >> yeah, pretty cool. it's time for a "gma" moment. i don't know about you but this time of week it's thursday, it's like i just need a little help to the end of the week. kind of like this guy. >> what you got? >> yeah. that's a guinea pig named ginger on the back of 10 million dollar hayden and they live in new hampshire. i thought that was so sweet. e y iuinea pig was
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui. teachers in the san ramon valley could soon be on the picket line. contract talks broke off between the district and the teachers' union after a 13-hour bargaining session. the union says they can't agree on class sizes and ratios for support staff, nurses and counselors. we can agree on traffic, i'm not sure. how is it going? >> maybe we don't agree with what we're seeing, we can agree not to like it. there we go. >> sure. >> we're improving in fremont. we had a two-car crash with injuries that was blocking the left lane. just canceled the sig alert but
we've got another chance of rain saturday. reggie. >> that is a bright ♪ it's time to get the chains off ♪ [ applause ] welcome back. this wonderful audience we have this thursday morning excited for our "deals & steals" boss edition. tory has savings starting at 50% off all from companies founded and run by women. [ applause ] and some of them are with us here today. let's keep it going. you're a former celebrity makeup artist and you designed this. tell us about it. >> i did. well, i was a celebrity makeup artist for over 20 years and i had a problem that i needed to solve and i originally thought that it would only be for pros but beauty blender has become the game changer category creator for the flawless
application to men and women around the world. >> how does it work? >> it's very simple. this is part of the success. okay, no learning curve. so if you can squeeze and bounce, you can use a beauty blender. basically you get a beauty blender wet, you put it in water and submerge it, it grows, it becomes big and soft, you squeeze it out on a towel then you take makeup and -- >> foundation. >> beautiful model julia here and i can show you. [ applause ] and as long as you can bounce the sponge on your face you can bounce your way to flawless complexion. [ applause ] you can apply makeup like me with 20 years of experience in a matter of about ten seconds. >> and today you're going to get to do it at a discount. >> what's the discount? >> which is a big deal. beauty blender has a variety of assortments.
normally $20 to $45, but she has hooked us up so it's 10 to $22.50. >> i'm so excited about all of them, yes. it's awesome. >> i love this. every single morning. love you. my girls. >> thank you. >> you are sisters who came up with this wonderful hair product. it's organic. first of all, what's it like being partners in this? what advice do you? >> it's wonderful. i mean we're the youngest two of eight kids so she's number seven, i'm number eight. we're best friends. we talk 25 times a day probably if not more. so it's wonderful. we love working together. >> how did you come up with this? >> actually, our mother used to make concoctions in her kitchen. well, our kitchen when we were younger and -- >> for your hair. >> for our hair and was very much into natural products before the trend. now everybody is into natural products but my mother used to use things from my dad's garden kitchen, make these concoctions, put it on all four of us because
we have two other sisters, and we have beautiful natural hair. >> that's right. >> what's the deal? >> all kinds of good stuff good for your hair, petula uses it on you. normally $13 to $20, today slashed in half, starts at $6.50. [ applause ] thank you, guys. thank you, guys. >> southern roots. okay. >> super gorgeous lightweight earrings. these are treasure jewels. i saw them at a trade show down the hall and i was like, i'm making a beeline to that because they're gorgeous. tatiana, the owner, is modeling them. all hand made by moms in colombia, many of whom are single moms. these earrings help those moms support their families. you look gorgeous, they help their families. really great deal. normally $32 to $55 all slashed in half and start at $16. [ applause ] >> gorgeous. >> she is a natural mo >> we've got another one created
by rosena sammi. these are gorgeous bracelets. i got a little stack for you. upcycled from saris and made from artisans around the world. she is a lawyer and women's rights activist. there she is modeling -- she's got her stack. >> you can stack them. >> they're so easy to wear. you can put one on and it looks great. you can put six on and they look great. we have scrunchies for the hair. some have initials. this has a little "r" on it. the pink one has an "r" on it. some have initials but they're all just gorgeous pieces and range from $10 to $25, not today, for singles and sets $5 to $12.50. >> beautiful. thank y'all so much. so proud of everybody. coming up, "deals & steals" on jewelry, glasses and so much more. again, more ahead. come on back. [ applause ] come on back. [ applause ] come on back.
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[ applause ] we are back now with "deals & steals" boss edition. with over 5 million businesses in the u.s. that are owned by women, well, this morning -- [ applause ] yes, give yourself a round of applause. this morning, we are featuring some of those 5 million and, tory, let's get started. >> all right, so first up, o-venture. i found this from "oprah" magazine. o gets it.
you can either choose silicone or leather. it's this big ring you put your keys onto so you can go hands-free. you can put it on your wrist. you can't but women could put this on -- >> my hands are -- >> it'll go over your wrist. some people could put it up here over their arms. >> that color goes well with me. >> take a look at jamie and carolyn modeling them and created this company. best friends. >> owners, creator. >> allows you to go hands-free. super stylishly. normally $25 to $55 depending on the deal you choose, slashed in half start at $12.50. >> okay. >> this is pretty awesome. look whose name is on this. feel how soft it is. buttery soft, faux fur on one side and this water resistant windproof material on the other side. this was pretty rugged, was started by a woman -- she was inspired by her great great-grandfather who was the first person to sail around the world alone and wrapped a fur blanket around himself to deal with the weather and so that inspired this for a family that
loves boating, loves to be outdoors to be able to wrap this around yourself whether at your tailgating or on a boat or at your kids' games -- >> i'll be honest with you, my name is on it. it will be wrapped around me on the couch. on the couch. >> on the couch. >> these are gorgeous. this too was one of oprah's favorite things, normally $120 to $320. today slashed in half and start at $60 and free shipping from pretty rugged. >> two favorite words, free shipping. >> okay, buzzee wraps. so the women who invented this is a mom on a mission to reduce our use of single use plastic and so these are buzzee wraps and this is organic cotton with bees wax. you can use this any place you would wrap a sandwich, snacks, food, anything you would use last tick wrap instead of single use that winds up in the ocean you could use this. they have these amazing produce bags because when you go into the grocery store and take that plastic bag to just put your apples in, you use it once and
trash it, not with these. you get a big set of all different sizes for the grocery -- >> socially conscious as well as usable. >> yes, yes. >> smart. >> normally $20 to $28 slashed in half starting at 10 bucks. >> 10 bucks. >> and then finally, i'm in love with this line. bunny eyez. way that jenny created with her sister -- >> hello, jenny. >> reinventing readers. so check this out. look what she does. >> they're wearable and tiltable and flipable. what that means is you can tilt the front of the frame like this. >> you can, so you can watch tv and read your phone at the same time in bed. the reason we made them. pie sister and i had the need to read while we got our air colored so needed glasses that you could flip the temples down and hold them while you're getting your hair done. >> so creative. >> so creative. >> amazing. >> thank you. >> the price is incredible. normally $27, not today, they're all slashed in half, $13.50, bunny eyez. >> i'll be honest, i don't need
glasses yet and i want a pair of these because they are so creative. >> we could do that for you. >> thank you, thank you. that is so cool. we're not done yet, everybody. we have even more "deals & steals" coming up. that is right. and ginger over to you. >> yes. let's do this. i love those. i love the bags. okay, spring has sprung, at least in some places. tucson, arizona, is looking like spring. they are in the 80s after having that snow less than two weeks ago. so does it give you hope? in the middle of the nation, maybe not as much. i don't know. good morning. we can't shake the wet weather but today it's just a random chance here and there. it's going to be a little breez% and cooler than average with temperatures in the50s. i'm going to go shopping. all of that was sponsored by google chromebook.
lara, let's get to you. >> thank you, jing. we're joined right now by jaina lee ortiz, the star of the abc hit series "station 19" jana lee ortez is here with us. [ applause ] fearless and deeply loyal firefighter in this "grey's anatomy" spin-off. character is so good. when we last left you, your character andy was in big peril. what is she up against? >> she is stuck in an overturned aid car trying to save a young girl whose leg is bleeding out and her captain who is trapped and so by the way boris cojo is like 6'3", 6'4". >> taking a lot of room. >> i have two lives in my happened an no one -- >> it's all on you. >> that's it. i'm here to save the day. >> let's take a look at a clip of the big winter premiere. here we go. >> how are the conditions out there? >> ah, challenging.
>> yay. you are up against it, my friend. in real life you went through serious training and said it was really eye opening how difficult. what a tough job these people have. >> oh, my gosh. i have a deep preciation for firefighters. the physical toll it takes on your body just to wear the gear alone. >> what do they say, 50, 75 pounds? >> yeah, around that. i mean, we're wearing most of the time we have like fake tanks and really light fake axes but when you're wearing it 16 hours a day -- >> it's legit. >> yeah. >> only 7% of firefighters right now are women. hoping to change that? >> i hope so. i really do. we've been getting a lot of feedback on social media, like i have young girls saying ever since i saw you on "station 19" now it's inspired me to be a firefighter so it's refreshing to know we have that impact on women. we're in shondaland so if there's anyone who can do it
it's us women and if anything we can do it better than the men, you know. >> she does write a great show. what a big break for you. i got to brag about you. new york city girl, your dad, a detective here in the city. and he took his job very seriously even when it came to raising you. >> right. a little hard on me but it worked out. he used to do some background checks on my boyfriends just to make sure but, no. you know, a dad has to look out for his little girl. >> looks like his little girl is doing just fine. congratulations on the success of the show. it is so great. and we're so happy it's back on the air. the midseason premiere of "station 19" everybody, it's airing tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central on abc. ging, back to you. >> so good. thank you, lara. sara, what is coming up on "strahan & sara?" >> we are excited hanging out with empey award winning actress, alfre woodard and we have lots more. ginger and i were just bonding over parenting moments that are embarrassing to admit.
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back now with the ♪ back now with the finale of "deals & steals" boss edition. tory has savings from companies run by women and many of them as you know are right here with us in times square. >> melissa is here. most of us looking for ways to get more sleep and you have a sleep mask that is weighted and i love this. scientifically proven to help you relax the mind and help you sleep better. you came up with this idea because you yourself were having a hard time getting to sleep. >> i reached my arm over the sweatshirt and i'm not one for the eye mask. the elastic is uncomfortable and
>> you reached for a sweatshirt? >> the arm of my sweatshirt and creating something long, strap-free, comfortable and i was researching the fill material i needed to weight it with something to eliminate the strap. i stumbled on weighted blankets and how -- >> used in hospitals. >> my mission became twofold, not only to share the benefits of weight because a little touch goes a long way, we are all stressed out working hard and could really benefit from weighted products. >> what's the deal, tory? >> really good deal, normally 30 bucks, slashed in half for $15 for a nodpod. it's a good one. >> this one is "shark tank" approved, okay? army officers, okay, and tell us how it is to start a business like this. >> well, starting a business is extremely difficult. but we truly believe that our mental toughness is what helped
us succeed, just going to west point and then serving in the army and ashley going to combat has really helped us. [ applause ] be strong women. so it's all about when you get knocked down getting back up. >> uh-huh. >> everything has an inspirational message. you guys picked one specifically you think robin should have. >> yeah. >> what does it say? >> we picked strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we love them, for you. >> thank you, ashley. >> i am a woman warrior. >> thank you. >> she is. >> yes, she is. >> all the pieces have great message you'll learn more about online. normally $39 to $45 but they have hooked us up, all half off starting at $19.50 did thank you. >> you know what, and thank you for your service. thank you so much for your service. and let's give a round of applause for all these incredible entrepreneurs. [ applause ] yes. you know what, it is so important to support one another, especially those just getting started so this morning we want to highlight the story of one woman who took the leap
to start her own business. take a look. with her 8-month-old baby george on one arm and a catering order in the other it's a delicate balance in a typical day for becky rosenthal. >> being a small business owner is hard. there's ups and downs, that's okay. that's part of the ride. >> reporter: spreading the joy of cream cheese is her dream. sparked by a late night craving six years ago. >> one night i was playing around in my kitchen and started throwing ingredients together trying to come up with something that was quick and delicious. and i made these chocolate dipped cream cheese bites and when i realized the potential, i quit my job and i knew i had to pursue that direction. >> reporter: it's cream cheese with a twist. whipped, piped and dipped into chocolate. she calls it becky's bites and it's definitely hitting a sweet spot with her customers. >> that's delicious. >> one night my husband and i were talking about the concept. we realized that having a retail store was really what it needed. >> reporter: becky, along with
her husband richard, took a leap of faith opening their 300-square-foot new york city storefront in 2017. >> we have basically put it all on the line. everything we can put towards this business we are. >> we always come back to do we still believe in this? does it feel right? i think you have to trust your gut and at least you can say you did it and have no regrets. >> wow! [ applause ] >> becky is with us right now. becky, come on up. >> come up here, becky. >> get up here. come up here with your little one. >> little baby george. [ applause ] >> come right here. >> you didn't know this was going to happen. that we were going to highlight you. >> well, we want to know -- first of all, congratulations. >> thank you. >> hi, little buddy. >> what is next for you and becky's bites? >> we actually are now launching a national line. it's called becky's dips starting with our most popular snack pack beckaroos and we want to see it in as many hands and stores as possible. you want to say something? >> you can play with that. i want to say something. we want to help you and becky's bites continue to grow so
ezcater.com connects offices around america with reliable caterers and they are so proud to help you grow so with their help we have a little gift for you. come on out, guys. becky, we'd like to present you with this check to continue growing your business. [ applause ] we are so inspired by your story. >> watch out, george. watch out, george. [ applause ] >> oh, my gosh. >> you know, we actually work with ez cater. we do a lot of business with ez catering. >> how will this help you? >> well, we're scaling up to manufacture and produce this on a national scale so every bit helps. >> every bit helps and we're happy to do it for you. thank you to ez caterers. everyone here, we thank you for being with us so everyone in the audience is going home with products from eight of these
companies right there displayed on that table. we thank you to all of our business owners, our boss ladies. you guys rock and you inspire us every single day. >> george is so good. all this noise and look at little baby george. he's got this. >> you want to say hi. he said ma-ma so far, not da-da. >> ma-ma, okay. we partnered with all of these companies on these great deals so get these deals and we have nine more digital exclusive deals on our website. check that out. we'll be right back.
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let's get up and get going. this is "abc7 mornings." >> good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui. and mike nicco has a look at your day ahead. >> so far most of the scattered showers have been south of the bay bridge and highway 4 and that's where they're going to remain. the best chance as you can see on live doppler 7, they tend to fall apart a little bit. this is wet. so if you're out and about exerdsing, showers and shine today. a better chance of seeing rainbows. we get some sunshine tomorrow and sunday with saturday rain. >> taking a look at a few drops on your traffic camera lens, san mateo bridge, we're heavy and some quick check of drive times. we're from red back to the
yellow. down to 38 minutes. >> alexis, thank you. i assume now for "live with kelly and ryan" and we'll see you again a >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, writer, director, and start of the new series, "after life," ricky gervais. all next on "live" ." and now, here are ryan seacrest and kelly ripa. [cheers and applause] ♪