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traveling lighter. getting settled. rewarded. learn more at theexplorercard.com. massive spring snow on the way as powerful storms tear across the country. misery marching into the capital. lightning strikes. air force one splashing down. a tornado tearing up homes sending this trampoline flying, plus millions in the path of that snowstorm barreling down on the midwest. quarantine, the desperate attempt to contain a record-breaking measles epidemic. >> i actually had a class with the student who was contagious. >> over 900 students ordered into isolation and the president's plea. breaking news in sri lanka, 15 people killed in a raid in the search for suspects in the easter sunday bombings. what authorities found as we see chilling new video of a suspected bomber moments before
the blast. the new warnings from the state department. drive-through explosion. this truck erupting into flames sending a man running for safety. what police say may have caused that truck to blow. and royal baby watch. the wait for baby sussex. royal postings sending fans into a frenzy. could they hold any clues to delivery day? good morning. we're all waiting on that royal baby. you're waiting, right? >> i can't wait. whit keeps telling me to send them a diaper genie. >> that's right. >> as a gift. >> it's at the top of the registry, i'm told. >> so you were there all week. people are really excited. >> they are excited. but what do you do? waiting on a baby. you don't know when the baby is going to come. >> one thing you know for sure they will be loud when they
arrive. >> exactly. >> let's move on to our top story. the calendar says as far as i know it's late april and my understanding, that means it's spring, but try to tell that to nearly 15 million people in the midwest. >> take a look at this map. major cities such as chicago and milwaukee on alert perhaps looking at 6 inches of snow. for chicago it could be the latest spring snow in nearly 30 years. meanwhile, people on the east coast are cleaning up after a damaging bout of severe weather there. rob is here with the very latest. rob, good morning. >> good morning. let's talk about the two storms. first one, the one that hit the east coast, over 100 storm reports yesterday. we'll take you to virginia. this is mineral, virginia, where winds gusting to 50, 60 miles per hour knocking down trees, taking out power lines and doing some damage. in the d.c. area this time lapse, you can see how the front came through with blinding rain and some gusty winds there right around the rush hour, 5:00, 6:00 then clearing out quite quickly. so, that's the good news. in the west we have a lot of wind energy with this next
system. look closely at this flying debris swirling about. >> that's a tornado. >> you will see a trampoline go -- there it goes, taking off by an ef-0 tornado confirmed at 80 miles an hour. so, a little bit of damage, not horrifying but gives you an idea of how much energy is with this. this next one will exit in the next few hours. the next one in the plains has wind energy, has moisture and when you see pinks and purples on the map, usually you see it in winter, now we're seeing it in the middle of spring, winter storm warnings and advisories in effect. we have rain turning to snow across parts of south dakota, southern parts of minnesota as well in through iowa and southern wisconsin. mason city just east of minneapolis getting toward madison, milwaukee, that's the core of where the heaviest snow is going to be. chicago, you'll see snow with this as well. the white sox game could be affected by this later on today and 2 to 6 inches generally a pretty good swath of it and getting up into parts of cleveland, buffalo, western new
york, the finger lakes during the morning hours tomorrow could see several inches of snow as well and eventually exiting the northeast. the major cities won't see much in the way of snow, rainy and windy. there will be a lot of wind with this also. we'll talk more about it later in the program. eva, over to you. >> all right, thanks, rob. now to health officials scrambling to contain one of the most contagious viruses in the world expanding a mass quarantine in california for hundreds of students and staff at two universities who may have been exposed to measles. abc's maggie rulli is at ucla with the latest. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: well, eva, here at ucla this quarantine all comes down to one student who authorities say had measles and came to classes here on campus. but the big fear is that one student could infect hundreds. this morning, california's under one of its largest quarantine orders in state history fighting to keep the infectious disease under control. >> one person with a confirmed measles case can expose thousands of people. >> reporter: over 1,000 students
and staff were ordered into isolation at both ucla and cal state l.a. after the cdc confirmed a measles outbreak. an airborne disease,r hours ter incted person passes through a. >> i actually had a class with the student who was contagious and the school needed my records student body of over 65,000 between the campuses, an unvaccinated person exposed has a 90% chance of catching it. with a rise in measles nationwide, doctors reporting nearly 700 cases across 22 states this year alone. >> this is something that we have to put in context historically and medically. most health care providers have never seen a case of measles since it was considered eradicated in the u.s. back in 2000. >> reporter: due in part to the misinformation about the safety of vaccines, the president once tweeting in support of anti-vaxxers is now weighing in on the national health crisis. >> they have to get the shot.
the vaccinations are so important. this is really going around now. they have to get their shots. >> reporter: officials say those quarantined will be held for 24 to 48 hours until they can prove their immunity, but, guys, if they can't, they could be held die. >> maggie rulli reporting in from california. maggie, thank you. we move on to the breaking . raids in sri lanka ending in shootouts as we are starting to see new images now of a suspected bomber moments before abc's julia macfarlane is in our london bureau with more. julia, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. those new images surfacing of the suspects capturing the moments before the attacks unfolded. that's as security forces carried out a dramatic overnight raid in the east of the country. this morning, new surveillance images of the suspected bombers in sri lanka.
moments before the easter attacks that left hundreds dead at several churches and luxury hotels. then these shocking images, the aftermath of an explosion at one of the luxury hotels that was targeted. fears running high in sri lanka. there could be more attacks. a military raid at a home linked to the suicide bombings turning deadly friday. lea5 illed militants set off bombs and opened fire at security forces during the raid that began friday night. by morning soldiers guarded the site of the raid labeling evidence in what authorities claim was a bombmaking factory. security forces cataloging alleged chemicals and explosive materials along with the thousands of metal bores intended to be packed into the bombs as shrapnel. in the daylight security forces sweeping homes in the cordoned off area looking for more bombmaking materials. also this morning, the u.s. state department raising the
travel advisory warning u.s. citizens to reconsider traveling to sri lanka. well, the president speaking yesterday said that more than 70 people have now been arrested in connection with the attacks and that more than 130 people are suspected of having links to isis in the country. this tragedy has really exposed the worrying penetration the group has made in sri lanka. whit. >> all right, julia macfarlane in london for us, thank you. to politics now, president trump and former vice president joe biden both fighting off criticisms from their past as the presidential race heats up. >> abc's white house correspondent tara palmeri joins us now from the north lawn with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, eva. joe biden entered the race just three days ago, but he enters ahead of the pack, and president trump says that he can beat him easily, although sources on his campaign tell me that he sees him as a real threat and someone who can take those rust belt voters back. overnight president trump
appealing to 2020 voters in a campaign-style speech. at the nra vowing to protect the right to bear arms. >> i promise to defend the second amendment rights of every american, and i always will. i'll never let you down. >> reporter: trump taking aim at joe biden, who joined the growing field of 2020 candidates this week as a front-runner. >> mr. president, how do you beat joe biden? >> i think we beat him easily. >> reporter: both men in their mid-70s but trump taking shots at biden's energy level touting his own health. >> how old is too old to be president? >> well, i just feel like a young man. i'm so young. i can't believe it. >> reporter: the president also doubling down on his response to the deadly violence in charlottesville after biden called trump's response a threat to the nation in his campaign launch video. >> very fine people on both sides? >> mr. president, do you still think there were very fine people on both sides in
charlottesville? >> i've answered that question. if you look at what i said, you will see that that question was answered perfectly and i was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to robert e. lee, a great general. >> reporter: meanwhile, biden on the second day of his campaign confronted with his past asked about his role in the 1991 anita hill/clarence thomas hearings, an issue nearly three decades old revived during the me too era. >> i don't know why it took you so long to call her. i wish it had happened earlier. >> well, i tell you what the deal was. what i didn't want to do and i didn't want to, quote, invade her space. >> reporter: biden has been criticized for allowing an all male committee to discredit hill. >> can you tell the committee what was the most embarrassing of all the incidences that you have alleged? >> reporter: biden reached out to hill just weeks before he
announced his intention to run. but she said the call left her deeply unsatisfied. >> you know, i think what she wants you to say is i'm sorry for the way i treated you, not for the way you were treated. i think that would be closer. >> well, but i'm sorry the way she got treated. in terms of -- i never heard -- if you go back and look at what i said and didn't say, i don't think i treated her badly. >> reporter: joe biden comes out of the gate raising more money than the other 2020 candidates, $6.3 million in 24 hours, but there are still grave concerns at the fbi about election meddling in 2020. fbi director chris wray told the troops at the fbi that he is very much concerned about it and he is putting more resources, analysts and agents to focus on russian meddling in 2020, dan. >> tara palmeri, thank you so much. a lot to talk about this morning, so let's bring in our ringer, abc news chief political
analyst matthew dowd. matt, you just heard tara talking about russia so let me ask you a question about the russia investigation. we've got new numbers this morning from the new abc news/"washington post" poll. the first number, 58% say they believe the president lied to the public about matters the special counsel investigated. the second number, only 37% say cunningham should -- congress should impeach him. so to your eyes is there a disconnect here? >> no, i don't think there is a disconnect. i think part of what's happened is at this moment in time the public has baked in the president's dishonesty and watched it happen so often and really since the campaign about how many misstatements he's made and actual lies he's said. they've actually baked it in so they haven't transitioned from here is the guy we know who isn't honest to impeach him. the second part is they want more information. the public needs more information which is one of the reasons why i think the house wants to hold some hearings to see if there is other
information and the third thing, dan, to keep in mind from the sense of history is the president's impeachment numbers today, the number of people who say impeach him is twice as large as it was for nixon before the impeachment hearings started, and the president's approval rating today is lower than when richard nixon's were prior to impeachment hearings. so, it's not a disconnect. i think the public is just ready for some more information. >> they will probably get that further information because the democrats say they're going to hold more hearings, but let me talk about the democrats now and the democrats running for president including joe biden. tara palmeri talked a lot about joe biden in her piece. he seems to continue to be struggling with this anita hill story. you have personally advised many politicians over the course of your career. if they're going to issue an apology for something, instead of saying i'm sorry this happened to you or i'm sorry you feel this way, why not simply say i am sorry for what i did. >> it's a great question.
i mean as all of us know, in any relationship if you do an i'm sorry your feelings were hurt, the person never accepts that apology. they want you to take responsibility for your actions in this. i think most politicians and i have always advised them think that apologizing is a sign of weakness. the american public thinks apologizing for what you may have done in the past is a sign of strength. we see a president today never apologize. joe biden would be better to be clear about his apology to anita hill. >> matthew dowd, we always appreciate your analysis on a saturday morning, and a quick note here, our own robin roberts has an exclusive interview with joe biden and his wife dr. jill biden, which will air right here on "gma" on tuesday. >> all right, thanks, dan. well, the "varsity blues" scandal is now stretching to china. some families there are said to have paid millions to get their kids into top u.s. colleges. abc's stephanie ramos joins us this morning with more. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: eva, good morning. while actress lori loughlin and her husband maintain they are innocent of the charges against them in the college admissions scandal, we're now learning families from china are alleged to have been the highest paying clients trying to get their
wealthy children into top u.s. universities. rick singer who ran the college counseling service pleaded the into top schools either by cheating on the s.a.t.s or a.c.t.s and by falsely claiming some of the students were student athletes. one chinese family we've learned paid singer $6.5 million. another chinese student's family allegedly paid singer 1.2 million to get their daughter into yale university. that's according to court documents. right now more than 50 people including notable ceos and actresses like loughlin and felicity huffman were clients of singer and are facing criminal charges. eva. >> stephanie, are schools doing anything to change their admission policies in the wake of this scandal? >> reporter: they are. so usc says they are changing their policy. usc's interim president sent out a letter wednesday saying they're taking steps to review the admissions process for
prospective student athletes, a multilayer review of those students' applications. eva. >> all right, stephanie ramos in wains,. they're talking about even auditing athletic rosters at usc to make sure athletes do plan on actually competing and playing in their sport. so a lot of changes ahead. another story we're following this morning, police in california revealing that the army vet accused of intentionally driving into a crowd in sunnyvale allegedly targeted victims based on religion believing they were muslims. isaiah peoples is charged with attempted murder for allegedly injuring eight people including children with his car. his attorney says he suffers from ptsd. police say he was on his way to a bible class when he rammed that crowd. we have video this morning of a jarring and dangerous scene at a fast food drive-through, a truck exploding minutes after the driver pulled up to place an order. abc's marci gonzalez has more. >> reporter: those flames engulfing this pickup truck burning out of control in an
arkansas burger king drive-through, just the start of this intense scene. cell phones rolling as the truck suddenly explodes. this man sitting just feet away jolted by the blast, running away as the flames rage high above the restaurant. police in beebe, arkansas, say it started when a drive-through employee noticed a leak in a large propane tank in the bed of that truck and warned the driver. >> he got out of the truck and went back to check it, and when he did probably the static electricity, not sure, something set off the flames in the truck. >> reporter: the first officer making sure everyone in the burger king was safe. his dash cam rolling as he drives around the building capturing that huge explosion. firefighters quickly putting out the flames as the driver of that pickup truck was rushed to a hospital. and this morning we're still awaiting an update on that driver's condition. police haven't said whether anyone else was hurt but you have to imagine this could have been so much worse had that employee not been so observant and said something about the propane tank in the back of the truck. >> marci, thank you very much.
nice to have you in new york city. >> thanks. >> let's turn to rob. the weather, a little confused for us this morning. it's supposed to be spring, i thought. >> i'm confused. you're confused. mother nature is confused. i got you. that's where we are right now. it's supposed to be spring. but we've got another winter storm that's bearing down on the midwest here and again mentioned could be the earliest snowfall or latest snowfall in chicago in 30 years. 6 plus inches of snow r along the belt north of chicago but could see in southern parts of minnesota or wisconsin we could see 5 to 10 inches of snow and this sliver gets up towards buffalo, new york, as well. wind with it as well gusting between 25 to maybe as much as 40 miles an hour over the next 24 hours. 34-mile-per-hour winds in cincinnati overnight tonight and this gets towards the east coast. it's a breezy day today. morrow morning and tomorrow afternoon we'll see winds gust to 15 to 35 miles per hour. quick mover but potent as far as a spring winter storm is
good saturday morning from the sutro tower camera and fog visiting the city around the bay that will work to the sea breeze to head a little further inland. so we're looking at the coastal clouds and the cooling trend allowing for numbers to come down a bit today and breezy through next week. so highs today around the bay and mid-70s for you from palo april, hey, whit, what's going on? >> i'll wrap it up for you. >> yeah. april 27th. snowing. white sox, tigers could see snow on the field at the white sox game tonight. >> that's crazy. >> it was a perfect forecast. >> nicely done. >> well said. it was another night for dreams to come true. nfl draft picks hearing their names get called ready to prove themselves as professional players. and there's more draft action today. joining us from nashville this
morning is espn's maria taylor. thanks for joining us, as always. all right. very exciting. let's jump right to it. >> thanks for having me, guys. >> we've seen the first three rounds of the nfl draft. what were some of the big surprises from last night? >> okay, some of the biggest surprises, of course it all starts with the quarterback and it was the chain reaction that started on day one, kyler murray went number one overall to the arizona cardinals. now he's the first player to be drafted in the first round in the mlb and nfl, but it sets off a chain reaction that leads to josh rosen being traded from the arizona cardinals to miami. izhaa quarterback drafted just a year ago in the 2018 nfl trade and decided that, hey, it's not a good look to have two first rounders in the same quarterback room so we're issuing a trade and then also i think it was the trade heard around the world. you might have heard about it in new york. the new york giants, they went with daniel jones in the first round of the sixth overall pick instead of a guy named dwayne haskins who ended up waiting till the 15th to be picked by
washington. the redskins picked him up. he's a guy who played for ohio state and threw for only eight interceptions last season and daniel jones had nine interceptions in one game so interesting to see everyone's reaction to hearing that pick called then cool seeing drew lock going in the second round. we thought he would go in the first so all the quarterbacks were surprised through two days of the draft. >> maria taylor, thank you so much. we appreciate your time. tune in to the draft. rounds four through seven, noon eastern. dan, also, tom brady, today the later picks you can find those hidden gems out there like brady. >> tom brady sup for a draft? >> i figured that would get your attention. >> no, no, he's not up for a draft. >> people like tom brady. a criminal investigation re-opened involving nfl star tyreek hill related to the welfare of his son. why authorities made the move. plus, a daring escape caught on camera. a quick thinking 8-year-old boy saving his sister after the two were nearly kidnapped by an
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than the one next door. don't get stuck in the past. sell with a redfin agent. and welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, spring snow on the way. nearly 15 million people in the midwest on alert. the fast-moving storm could bring more than 6 inches of snow. meanwhile, people here on the east coast cleaning up after severe storms downed trees and power lines from parts of north carolina all the way up to new jersey. right now, e. coli outbreak. the cdc reporting that 177 people in 10 states have been sickened by ground beef that was sold to restaurants and institutions. more than 160,000 pounds of beef now recalled over concerns it may be contaminated with e. coli. and listen to this, life-saving delivery. for the first time ever a drone delivered an organ to doctors waiting to transplant it into a patient with kidney failure. this happened at the university
of maryland medical center. doctors say the new technology could help widen the organ donor pool and actually save lives. amazing. > wee t tt. half hour with really an incredible moment caught on camera. two young children escaping an alleged kidnapper. the children managing to jump out of a moving car as their great grandmother tried to chase the driver down. the family is now speaking out exclusively to abc news and abc's erielle reshef is right here with more. erielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. this is truly remarkable video. this morning we're also hearing from that 8-year-old now being hailed a hero for saving himself and his sister from a near abduction. this morning, these two young children speaking out after their harrowing escape from an apparent carjacker. >> he started saying get out, get out. >> i thought chance was still in the back of the car and he then floored it and took off real fast. >> reporter: police releasing the stunning surveillance video from a medical center near cincinnati. watch as the door of this moving
car swings open. seconds later the two kids tumble out. on the left that's their grandmother nita coburn racing to the vehicle. >> i heard them scream and i ran to the car and i ran to the driver's side because i knew my grandbabies were in that car. >> reporter: the 69-year-old telling police she had gotten out of the car briefly to help a relative inside. and that's when authorities say 24-year-old dalvir singh jumped in and sped off with the 8 and 10-year-old in the backseat. >> i got over my sister. i was trying to get out. >> my brother went to go grab me, opened the door and went out. my brother fell out but the guy pulled me back in the car. >> reporter: the quick thinking little boy opens the door, managing to pull his big sister skylar out as the suspect allegedly held her by her hoodie. >> what chance did was extremely heroic and just shows how much he loves his sister. >> reporter: seen taken into custody blocks away. and police tell us singh was
under the influence of heroin and was initially taken to that hospital for treatment. he is now facing several charges including kidnapping and grand theft but police say that little chance will now officially be recognized for that heroic move. >> it is incredible. >> it really is. the foresight an 8-year-old to pull his 10-year-old sister out of the car. >> amazing. perhaps saved both of their lives as well. >> how well spoken they are too. >> erielle, thank you so much. we do want to turn to the criminal investigation re-opened this morning involving nfl star tyreek hill. >> the coach of the kansas city chiefs saying hill is banned from participating in team activities for the foreseeable future as authorities look into injuries involving his 3-year-old son. abc's zachary kiesch joins us now with more. good morning, zachary. >> reporter: eva, good morning to you. tyreek hill is electric on the field, the playmaker, but this morning new trouble for the nfl star. prosecutors initially said they didn't have enough evidence but this taped conversation while unverified is raising new concerns and it could be a game th mni, the district
attorney re-opening the investigation involving kansas city chiefs star tyreek hill after disturbing new audio was released related to the welfare of his son. >> watch tyreek hill. >> reporter: in the audio exclusively obtained by kctv you hear what is purported to be tyreek hill and his fiancee crystal espinal talking about an alleged issue of child abuse. >> and they said time and time again that [ bleep ] literally [ bleep ] kept saying daddy punches me. which you do when he starts crying. what do you do? you make him open up his arms and you punch him in the chest and then if he gets in trouble, you get the belt out. >> okay, so what about you are? >> reporter: police launched a criminal investigation after their son suffered a broken arm and later the johnson county district attorney announcing they would not press charges. >> we believe that a crime has occurred, however, the evidence in this case does not conclusively establish who committed this crime.
>> reporter: the recording was given to the local tv station. the clip described as an insurance policy by espinal. hill does not admit to breaking his son's arm, but the team has concerns. >> we understand you have a lot of questions. i think you understand also that the case has been re-opened. >> reporter: hill has been banned from all team activities until the investigation is complete. >> i don't know how hill moves forward in the league, and i don't think he should still be in the league. >> reporter: the player says he is cooperating with the investigation and released a statement through his attorney saying, i love and support my family above anything. my son's health and happiness is my number one priority. the kansas city chiefs have said they are disturbed adding their main concern is this young child. the couple lost custody of this boy in april. >> zachary kiesch, thank you so much. let's check the forecast on this busy allegedly spring saturday morning, robert. >> it's note acting like spring.
>> what's going on? >> what kind of words you use, talk about snow in the late april months. we're going to show you some ice just to keep the theme going here piling up in northern michigan when the wind blows across burt lake which is much smaller than the great lakes but up there in the northern part, and you get the ice chunks of that melting lake piling up on the shoreline. that's the kind of phenomena that happens there. northeast wind off lake michigan that will keep snow totals down a little bit in chicago proper as will the fact that the ground is still warm but it's going to accumulate, just a matter of how long it lasts tomorrow. hopefully not too long. all right. you don't want snow, like the heat? go out west. they've had it all week long in some cases record-breaking high temperatures. it will be a little bit cooler today across the valleys of california. the first time this season. yesterday you were cooler as well so temperatures getting actually in some cases below average as we go towards the beginning of the week. 75 degrees, chilly in vegas.
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watch for us in windsor. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morninto u,va. if we only knew the answer but what i can tell you is that the duchess of sussex herself has let slip she was due at the end of april beginning of may. well, here we are at the end of april. and we are on the edge of our seats anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby sussex. the duke and duchess of sussex posting these new images with children on their instagram account on friday. the notification sending royal fans into a frenzy thinking baby sussex had arrived. one follower saying my heart can't take it anymore. and we hear you. >> there's a lot of excitement as people are waiting for that official announcement. >> reporter: back in january the duchess revealing to a well weish weishar -- wisher she was due at suexhould be arring y nning
day anunceme frobupalat e du ithxtn of birth, the weight and the sex of the baby. >> reporter: royal watchers have been searching for clues eagerly analyzing what prince harry is up to after turning up to westminster abbey with his sister-in-law kate on thursday, bookies slashed the odds that meghan will give birth in may. the excitement is building with everything and everyone in place. harry and meghan are well ensconced in their newly renovated home in windsor. meghan's mom is set to be by her side. it's all systems go. well, as you can see we are here in windsor, frogmore cottage where the couple live just a stone's throw away so, guys, we are in the prime position to bring you that important royal baby announcement when it happens. guys, back to you. >> and, lama, have we confirmed we should send whit's diaper genie?
is that what they're looking for? >> it's on the list. it's on the list, of course. >> lama, great to see you. love having you on the show, thank you so much. >> not even the royals are too good for a diaper genie. >> everybody needs one. >> you got to have it. ingsomt.ase t >> yeah. >> didn't expect that to be voiced but thank you, eva. that is true. coming up on "gma," how the show went on. queen reinventing itself with new lead singer adam lambert. adam lamb birth. of women-owned businesses in the u.s. gshow went on reinventing itself with adam lamb birth. rshow went itself with adam lamb birth. osh itself with adam lamb birth. ush itself with adam lamb birth. psh itself with adam lamb birth. sh itself with adam lamb birth. how do they plan for their financial wellness? i am very mindful of the sacrifices that i make. so i have to manage my time wisely. plan your financial life with prudential. bring your challenges. ( ♪ )
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how the death of freddie mercury could have meant the end of the iconic band until adam found himself performing with his idols. ♪ we are the champions my friend ♪ >> reporter: rock 'n' roll hall of famers once led by the legendary freddy mercury. ♪ we'll keep fighting on till the end ♪ >> reporter: now the subject of a new documentary airing monday night on abc, the special television event focusing on the group's revival following the hitmaker's sudden death. >> freddie mercury died last night of aids. there have been tributes to his talent and his courage from friends and from fans. >> the idea that queen could have continued without freddie mercury, no way, and yet here we are. >> reporter: in a rare move, "american idol" alum adam lambert was tapped by the group to take over as lead singer. lambert now belting the group's iconic hits across the globe. ♪ i take home all my hard earned pay ♪
>> it just really hit home for me, and learning more about freddie over the years and learning that there was definitely a loneliness there, i feel like i have enough in h so th f was going through. >> when we very first met adam, he appeared more of a boy. i now see him as an incredibly accomplished man. ♪ i'm going to have my say >> reporter: well, "the show must go on, the queen and adam lambert story" airs monday night at 8:00 eastern here on abc. also on monday, drummer roger taylor joins us on "gma" and a special tribute to queen on "american idol" tomorrow night featuring adam lambert as a guest celebrity mentor so a lot to look forward to. >> his voice is incredible. >> it really is. >> it is incredible, and it is interesting how much he sounds like queen. >> yes. >> but he's got his own little thing going on as well. his own little twist on it, and it sounds great. they performed at the oscars. ight.werso f ial ch much more to come on "gma" on this saturday morning. diane macedo with "pop news"
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"good morning america" is sponsored by dick's sporting goods. every season starts at dick's. it's "pop." it's diane macedo. go. >> hello, everybody. off we go starting things off with superheroes and their super performance at the box office. >> whatever it takes. >> "avengers: endgame" set a new record bringing in a staggering $60 million in u.s. previews thursday night. the film which officially opened on friday was expected to take in 157 million overnight and at least one estimate has it on track to earn $315 million in the u.s. and canada for the weekend surpassing "infinity war" and "the force awakens," "endgame" is the 22nd and said to be the final installment of the marvel cinematic universe. this is a big one. >> three hours long and there
was an article in "the times" how some theaters overseas are taking an intermission so people can go to the bathroom. >> nobody wants to miss a second of the movie. fresh off her brand-new song and music video, taylor swift has more to celebrate. she'll take the stage to open the billboard music awards next week with panic at the disco's brendon urie for their first performance of their new hit "me." the song was released just hours after swift revealed the title to robin roberts during the nfl draft in nashville and taylor says it's all about embracing your individuality. lots of bright colors on the album and the video so expect more of that for the billboard awards. finally a new jersey high school got quite the surprise during a performance of "alien" the play. sigourney weaver herself showed up. the play at north bergen high school took the internet by storm thanks to its elaborate costumes and stage design. quite a way to mark the 40th anniversary with sigourney herself showing up. very cool as well because the play was only supposed to have only two renditions but did so
well on the internet ridley >> wouldn't it be even better if she popped out of one of the character's chests. >> they're working on that. >> the sigourney surprise. >> up your game, jersey. kidding. totally kidding. great show. thank you. i'm in so much trouble. thank you for watching. see you right back here. these guys but maybe not me tomorrow morning. . abc 7 mornings, all news, all morning. good morning. i'm chris nguyen. happening today. police in san francisco will join an organization for a gun buyback events. brother against guns will host the buyback to make the streets safer. $100 will be offered for pistols, shotguns and rifles and $200 given for assault weapons,
no questions asked. it will run from 9:00 until noon at oak dale avenue and third street. a traffic alert for bike riders in contra costa county that will face delays this weekend and there will be no service between concord and pleasant hill contra costa center stations today and tomorrow so crews can replace the aging track. bart is offering free bus service between the stayings and riders should expect to add 20 minutes to the normal time of the planned trip through the area. >> tickets for the western conference semifinals between the warriors and rockets go on sale today. the first presale starts at 10:00 this morning for season ticket holders. warriors insiders can buy theirs at 3:00. you can buy single game tickets for the first three home games only online. game one is tomorrow afternoon. let's get a check now of your bay area forecast with meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, chris. good morning to you from the roof camera. check out the interesting clouds
and the low clouds with us for a part of the morning and by the afternoon, we're looking at breezy conditions in the city, but the sun, oaklandoakl in half moon bay. the fog has reached the upper elevations and has grown taller overnight and 53 in fairfield and it is breezy out that way. livermore at 55. visibility is pretty good, two to four miles and we'll be looking at highs today on the cooler side. it's still pretty cool in the north bay this morning and look for upper 50s shoreline, low 80s inland. chris? >> up next, the man hunt for a suspect in two bay areas came to an e
good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. it's saturday, april 27th. good morning, and thanks so much for joining us. i'm chris nguyen. let's start with the first look at the accuweather forecast. here's meteorologist lisa argen. she's tracking live doppler 7. >> hi, chris. it's a lonely looking beach, a lot of clouds and near 50 degrees and later this afternoon a few peeks of sun with low to mid-50s and elsewhere, we're in the mid-50s from san francisco and oakland and 56 in mountain view so the cooling trend continues through the entire bay area although we've seen it around the coast and around the bay. here's emoriville, partly cloudy