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good morning, america. the kentucky derby stunner. good morning, america. the kentucky derby stunner. the winner that wasn't. the derby disqualification that shocked horse racing fans. the first in its 145-year history. maximum security, the first to cross the finish line but losing to country house. >> the horse that crossed the line first has been disqualified. >> the chaos and the questions this morning over that decision that turned the long shot into a champion and what the winning jockey is saying this morning. plane investigation. the ntsb looking into what caused that jet skid off the runway. landing in a river. shaken passengers sharing their stories now. >> i think god had his hand on that plane and that's why i'm sitting here today.
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>> what the flight data recorder could reveal. fiery crash. a bus erupting in flames on a california freeway after a multicar accident. how the world-renown choir onboard kept their composure to perform just hours later. fight over treatment. a 3-year-old boy with leukemia removed from his parents' care after stopping their son's chemotherapy. >> this is about human rights and our rights as parents to seek other options. >> why they are seeking alternative treatments. and rideshare protests. thousands of drivers in several major cities now planning strikes and job actions as uber launches its ipo. the gripes of the drivers and how this whole mess could impact your travel plans. good morning. happy cinco de mayo. >> happy to you. >> yes, happy sunday. we start here with that
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astonishing twist at the kentucky derby. for the first time ever, a winner has been disqualified because of interference. >> there you see the horse, the name maximum security. this is right after quote/unquote winning the race. the whole team celebrating. but, 22 minutes later, the decision came down. the victory was yanked. >> and here's that controversial moment from the race. maximum security accused of committing a foul in the final stretch. this morning, we meet the new long shot winner of the derby. abc's zachary kiesch is here with this wild story. zachary, good morning. >> reporter: you can't make this stuff up. they love a good story line to at a derby. yesterday, they got one for the ages. no one could have predicted this. for the first time ever, the derby winner has been stripped of the victory. in t chs ultimate prize. >> they're off! >> reporter: questions this morning after a chaotic finish at one of the most famous horse races in the world.
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>> maximum security wins the kentucky derby! >> reporter: officials at the 145th annual running of the kentucky derby pointing to this moment -- saying the first horse to cross the finish line, maximum security, impeded the path of several other horses. after deliberations, maximum security's victory lap cut short and his title stripped. >> they disqualified him. >> they did. >> reporter: longshot country house now declared the official winner. a historic and unprecedented ruling that shook up what's already been described as the most exciting two minutes in sports. >> it's a great moment. it's a dream come true. >> reporter: maximum security came into this year's derby with a perfect record and a favorite to begin his quest for the triple crown. >> maximum security has never lost a race! >> reporter: but this trainer it on the 1 horse. orse may have
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>> reporter: the official review took nearly 20 minutes, an agonizing process for sports betters. the results sending shockwaves through social media. >> i mean, just imagine the domino effect of thinking you lost and all of the sudden you kn see you have the winning ticket and then you're scouring the trash for your ticket. >> the disqualification cost betters about $9 million. for those of you who bet on country house it was a good day. second biggest payout in derby's history. $2 bet would have returned 135 bucks. not bad. >> if you thought you won with the first horse and then didn't. >> some of those people waiting in line wondering if they're going to get paid -- >> and that time in between, everyone appreciates the ability to get things. but 20 minutes? >> i told these guys yesterday, my money was on country house. from miles away. >> sports king. now to the investigation into the plane that skidded off
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the runway in jacksonville landing in a river. the ntsb recovering the flight data recorder, but still hasn't been able to get ahold of that crucial cockpit voice recorder. abc's victim victor oquendo is on the st. john's river with the latest. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, eva. that cockpit voice recorder is still under water. the ntsb is sending more investigators out here to the scene right behind us. we heard from a passenger this morning, he said when they tried landing, the plane bounced twice and then came to a violent stop in the water. he said the top of the aircraft cracked and everyone got soaked. in a word -- chaotic. this morning, investigators back on the scene of this near-tragedy in jacksonville. working to determine how this boeing 737 with 143 people onboard overran the runway and slid into the river. the impact apparently slicing off the nose cone, somehow, everyone survived. >> for the most part it was a
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miracle. i don't know how we survived. >> reporter: bob gibson, a navy vet was on that flight which was chartered by the department of defense carrying military and civilians from guantanamo bay, cuba, to florida. >> it was chaotic. people were browns bouncing around. they had been thrown around quite a bit. for the first 30 to 45 seconds on the ground, it was pretty much chaos, people screaming. children crying. people were calling out for help. >> reporter: as rescue crews raced to the scene late friday night, they found some passengers waiting on the wings. later huddled together in this hangar. 22 people were taken to the hospital including one child, but everyone is expected to be okay. sadly, there were pets onboard and officials believe they may have died. >> our initial responders did look inside the cargo bay they didn't see anything. they didn't hear any animal noises.
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>> reporter: the ntsb says they'll be taking a close look at the weather. a strong storm was passing through the area at the time. the flight data recorder quickly recovered and sent to the laboratory in washington, d.c. >> the 737 800 is a very reliable airplane. no reason it should run off the end of the runway. things like weather factors, pilot error will be the places investigators will be looking. >> reporter: bob gibson is back home in virginia feeling very fortunate. >> things could have turned out a lot worse than they did. i think god had his hand on that plane. that's why i'm sitting here today. >> reporter: gibson joked saying he considered walking home all the way to virginia. but he faced his fear getting on another plane. the ntsb is still looking for different ways to remove the plane. dan? >> victor oquendo with an incredible view there from the st. john's river. victim or, victor thank you so much. we'll move now on to a deadly crash on a freeway in california. flames engulfing a tour bus,
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carryi aorldenned chr. abs re with more. an incredible act of resilience by members of that choir. marci, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan.y were suddenly thrown from their seats in that crash. they managed to get off the bus just before it caught on fire. and yet, these incredible college students decided the show they had traveled there for, must go on. their bus bursting into flames after a crash on a california freeway. >> it's going to be a tour bus 40 people on it and then there's four other vehicles. >> reporter: overnight, just hours after escaping from the burning wreckage, the university choir that was on board taking the stage in this emotional performance. this group known as aeolians from oakwood university from huntsville, alabama, on their way to hotel after landing in san francisco.
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when they were involved if a deadly chain-reaction crash. >> it was like a nightmare. i couldn't believe it was happening. >> reporter: the impact igniting a fire which quickly engulfed the bus. >> one of the young ladies in front of me was crying, yelling and screaming because it was just unreal. >> reporter: everyone on the bus managed to escape unhurt. and with a new powerful perspective. >> to still be here and to still be able to minister through song, which is what the aeolians is all about, is nothing but a blessing. >> there were several other vehicles involved in the crash. one person in an suv that hit the bus was killed. we're told another person is hospitalized and the california highway patrol is investigating. >> they are incredible. >> absolutely. really impressive group. >> thank you, marci. we want to transition, though, two people have now been confirmed dead, two others unaccountable in that massive plant explosion in illinois.
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the blast, caught from a distance on surveillance video, causing a huge fire burning for hours. officials say it happened around 9:30 friday night. cleaning crews had just finished their shifts at the silicone manufacturing facility. there were a handful of people still inside. now to the 2020 race heating up, democratic presidential candidates out in force this weekend, targeting key primary states and taking aim at president trump. abc's white house correspondent tara palmeri is on the north lawn with the story. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, eva. here's the thing, the first democratic debate is next month in june. there are more candidates than spots. while they may be aiming their fire at president trump, the real competition is among themselves and many of these candidates have been crisscrossing the country to gain the support to qualify for these debates. >> i remember when people said that barack obama couldn't be elected.
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>> reporter: as the democratic field grows wider by the day, with more than 20 candidates, front-runner joe biden in the battleground state of south carolina this weekend, swinging hard at president trump. >> above all else we must defeat donald trump. >> reporter: while president trump claims this is his campaign message -- >> i'll be running on the economy. >> reporter: in the past week he retweeted more than 60 negative messages about joe biden. white house chief of staff mulvaney saying that president trump doesn't see joe biden as the favorite. >> i think he's just the flavor of the day. >> reporter: four declared candidates accidenting on the battle ground of texas. mayor pete buttigieg's speech in dallas without controversy. the openly gay candidate heckled by protesters. >> i'm just thinking about that
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scripture that says bless and do not curse. >> reporter: former texas congressman beto o'rourke defending his opponent in his home state. >> the hatred directed towards pete buttigieg last night was not reflective or representative of my state. >> reporter: later, making a bold statement that president trump must faces consequences from the results of the mueller report. >> this is our controversy and democracy must remain. no man, regardless of his position, is above the law. >> reporter: another top topic on the campaign trail was attorney general william barr's handling of the mueller report. a lot of these candidates are calling on him to resign, like senator kamala harris and senator cory booker and mayor julian castro. but there was one leading candidate who didn't go that far and that was senator bernie sanders. >> tara, thank you. speaking of bernie sanders, this morning, the senator from vermont is reacting to the new candidacy, relatively new candidacy of the apparent front-runner joe biden. abc's chief white house correspondent jon karl hit the trail with bernie sanders.
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take a listen. >> i'm sure you heard that joe biden said he's the most progressive candidate in this race. >> joe is a good friend of mine. i'm not here to attack joe. joe voted for the war in iraq. i led the effort against it. joe voted for nafta and trade agreements with china. i led efforts against that. joe voted for deregulation of wall street. i voted against that. i think if you look at joe's record and you look at my record, i don't think there's much question about who's more progressive. >> jon is with you now from washington. jon, good morning. i love when people say, he's my friend and i'm not going to attack him, and then they go on and attack him. you'll have much more with your interview with bernie later this morning. do these comments we just heard from the senator indicate that joe biden has a serious problem on his left flank here? >> reporter: well, dan, what they indicate is that we're going to see in the primary a
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battle for the ideological soul of the democratic party. these are significant real differences. bernie sanders is not waiting to take aim at joe biden. and, by the way, elizabeth warren is also showing that she's willing to take on biden. this primary is going to be very interesting and, you know, usually you have a period where the candidates wait before taking on one another but that is not happening here. the battle is on. >> yeah, everyone has to make their mark in such a crowded field. let me switch subjects now politically speaking and talk about international affairs. we have new video this morning. north korea kim jong-un personally overseeing some missile launches this weekend. you have secretary of state mike pompeo on the show this morning. what does this mean for president trump who has staked his reputation at least in part on his peace negotiations with this unpredictable dictator? >> reporter: well, i think you point to the key factor here, you see kim jong-un personally
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overseeing these military tests. look, this was not a nuclear test. it was not an intercontinental ballistic test. those are the two that north korea has promised to not do while these negotiations go on. but this was clearly a provocation and a provocation overseen by the man that president trump calls his friend and says that he's confident he can work out with. this comes as north korea says they're essentially putting a deadline, they want to see action, they want to see something from the united states before the end of the year. i think we are nearing a very critical inflection point with the north korea talks and it will be very interesting to see how mike pompeo responds to all this. he has been much more skeptical about north korea's intentions than his boss, the president. >> looking forward to hearing that. jon, thank you very much. always great to talk with you on a sunday morning. i want to remind everyone -- jon has a big show this morning. more from that exclusive interview on the campaign trail
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in iowa with senator bernie sanders. plus as discussed he'll go one on one with secretary of state mike pompeo. look for the latest on the u.s.'s response to both north korea and the ongoing crisis in venezuela. it's all coming up on "this week" later this morning right here on abc. eva, over to you. president trump's former lawyer and fixer michael cohen is counting down his last hours as a free man. he's due to report to a federal prison in upstate new york monday morning. where he'll begin serving a three-year sentence for tax evasion, lying to congress and campaign finance crimes. he'll be in the same federal prison as jersey shore's mike "the situation" sorrentino. and the fyre festival founder billy mcfarland. the university of north carolina student at charlotte student who was a hero will be buried with full military honors. witnesses say 22-year-old riley howell knocked the assailant to the ground before being fatally shot.
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people lining in the streets waving american flags as the fallen rotc candidate is brought home. the university has said both he and another student who was killed will receive posthumous degrees. >> really an incredible story. we'll switch gears now and move on to something much, much lighter. the suspension over when baby sussex will be born. abc's amy robach is in windsor where she's been for nine months or so. many royal watchers are on tenter hooks this morning. amy, good morning. >> reporter: that's right. it feels like nine months, dan. i'm not going to lie here. yes, we're still waiting in windsor and the media presence is certainly growing. there are quite a few journalists from around the world now, camped out on the corner right below me waiting for any word of baby sussex. so far it's been crickets, guys. the royal couple also waiting about a half a mile down the road behind me at frogmore
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cottage on the groinds grounds of windsor castle. she's calm and happily awaiting her new arrival with prince harry. and mother doria by her side. this morning, daily mail releasing some sweet photos of the royal mother to be as a child. she's seen here giggling with a friend. her uncle sharing these photos with the paper. perhaps giving a glimpse of what baby sussex may look like. and where is baby sussex, you ask? meghan is almost officially a week late, past due date, which is when doctors here typically talk inducing a mother of meghan's age. but we're not there yet. today, we'll do what we have been doing the past seven days and happily await some news. we're going to hear from buckingham palace when she goes into labor and then there will be another announcement when she actually gives birth. fingers crossed. cinco de mayo might. i'm looking for anything that might bring baby sussex along.
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i'd be happy to drink a margarita on her or his behalf. >> the baby has a mind of its own. it's going to come when it wants to come. >> as they all do. >> right. you can't force them out. they come when they want. now, a check with the weather with rob marciano. >> let's go get that baby out. happy cinco de mayo. what's going on weatherwise. here's what happened yesterday, southeast parts of georgia, wilmington island there, just to the east of savannah, a reported tornado doing some damage there at the marina and one person was injured. also in alabama, trees down because of winds and power lines as well. so, powerful storms rolling across the southeast. this system finally on the move. boy, it is a nasty sunday morning across d.c., philadelphia, up to new york, and now we got flood watches posted from new jersey all the way back to eastern parts of kentucky, where it was definitely a muddy track yesterday. severe storms in the eastern
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parts of the carolinas, the midatlantic and eastern part of virginia. clearing out late in the day. we got a couple of pockets of severe weather later on today and tomorrow across parts of the plains and a bigger deal coming this week. good sunday morning. i'm lisa argen waking up to a lot of cloud cover this morning. it will peel back to the coast. we'll have a partly cloudy day today. temperatures will be cool, mild, well out in our inland valleys but pretty much everybody in the 60s today. light showers possible tonight into your monday morning. highs today low 60s san francisco. 64 across the bay in san mateo and 66 san rafael and concord want to give a shout-out to the hundreds of thousands of people participating around the world right now, the wings for life world run happening at the start of "gma". folks in 40 different countries
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to the island. turning now to the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. hi, lisa. >> mostly cloudy skies for everyone. this is walnut creek, and we'll be waiting for the sun. 52 in san jose and 52 in san francisco. around freezing right now where numbers will climb through the low to mid-60s. 54 in concord, so everyone in the 60s today except at the coast. upper 50s there and upper 60s fremont and livermore. >> thanks so much for joining us. the news continues right now with "good morning america."
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welcome back to "gma" on this sunday morning. happening right now, chaos at the kentucky derby. for the first time in history, the first horse to cross the finish line at churchill downs, disqualified. derby officials pointing to this moment, saying the horse maximum security impeded the path of several horses down the stretch. after a deliberation that lasted more than 20 minutes, his title was stripped, given to second-place horse, country house. >> the reaction on twitter during those 22 minutes was pretty extraordinary. >> that's how you knew something was going on. >> exactly. it was like, wait, what's happening? what's happening? the suspense. >> the suspension, yes. big controversy. and maybe lawsuits in the future. we'll start this half-hour on an entirely different note, though, the trial of an alleged
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serial killer, his name is michael gargiulo. he was known as the so-called hollywood ripper. the list of potential witnesses to testify includes actor ashton kutcher. and abc's erielle reshef is here with more. >> reporter: the man suspected of committing heinous thrill killings is now facing a one of his alleged victims more than two decades he committed his first of multiple murders. testimony in the high-profile murder trial against the so-called hollywood ripper set to resume monday. >> his hobby was plotting the perfect opportunity to attack women. >> reporter: michael gargiulo accused of killing these two women. one, the former girlfriend of actor ashton kutcher. >> ashley was very social and outgoing and soon attracted his attention. >> reporter: according to police, rebrutally
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22-year-old ashley ellerin to death in her hollywood hills home in 2001 just hours before kutcher was supposed to take her to a grammys after-party. >> mr. kutcher looked in the window and saw what he thought was spilled wine on the floor. we have believe that was blood and ashley was already murdered. >> reporter: more than 250 witnesses may be called to testify including kutcher. gargiulo's defense team saying there's zero evidence that ties gargiulo to ellerin's death. >> is there any physical evidence? no, there isn't. >> reporter: but the suspected killer arrested in 2008 after dna evidence reportedly linked him to the murder of maria bruno. >> his plan to kill -- was to hunt down the victims relentlessly. >> reporter: prosecutors say he also violently attacked michelle murphy. she narrowly expected. now the two are expected to come face to face as she takes the stand tomorrow. gargiulo has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and attempted murder. in california prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. this trial is expected to last >>igy anticipated trial.
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thank you. we do want to transition to rideshare drivers planning coordinated protests against uber, lyft and other companies later this week, which could make it difficult to get where you're going. the drivers are protesting for higher wages. abc's maggie rulli has more. >> reporter: this morning, cities across the country are gearing up for massive protests. on the roadways. as thousands of rideshare drivers plan on going on strike, calling for higher wages. >> our goal is to regulate the industry so that it's a living wage no matter what company you're working for. >> reporter: rideshare drivers united is calling for a national day of action on wednesday, one day before uber plans to go public. in what promises to be the biggest tech ipo since facebook. from coast to coast, rideshare organizations in eight cities including l.a., chicago, washington, d.c., and new york have already signed on.
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in san diego and los angeles, demonstrators plan to strike for 24 hours. in other cities, some strikes will take place during peak traffic. some drivers say the strike won't make a difference. >> i don't believe that for this industry it will work. >> reporter: in l.a., the union says uber cut their pay from 80 cents to 60 cents a mile last month. soon after, lyft got rid of incentives that allowed drivers to make more money. >> it's a significant difference. every day is a struggle to make a basic living. >> the pay system has gone downhill from where uber started to where it is now. >> reporter: a spokesman for uber said we'll continue working to improve the experience for and with drivers. lyft also released a statement, saying that its drivers' hourly earnings have increased over the last two years and on average, drivers nationwide earn over $20 per hour. whit? >> maggie, thank you. time now to check the weather.
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let's get it over to robert. what's going on? >> we're talking tornadoes. we're getting toward the busiest time of year where tornadoes pop in the plains. a classic setup going through tuesday, wednesday and thursday. this is the spin created by the dip in the jet stream and differences in wind speed. we'll get that coupled with moisture, cold air and dry air and boom. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, from new mexico all the way to michigan and ohio, we're looking at severe storms that will likely produce some tornadoes. we'll be watching this good sunday morning. i'm lisa argen waking up to mostly cloudy skies. we will have partly cloudy skies this afternoon. temperatures in a more narrow range with upper 50s at the coast and just near 70 inland. a little bititititititititititit >> this weather report is ititit sponsored by walgreens. >> i was going to see if anyone could use the term relative
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but after testing the parents believed the cancer was gone and left florida they say to speak a second opinion in hopes of they say saving their son from the side effects of chemo. noah's parents claim he was thriving under the care of a different doctor who they say uses alternative treatments. >> this is not about whether we're choosing alternative therapies, natural therapies. this is about our rights as parents to seek other options. >> i absolutely have the right to be able to tell a doctor that i don't want chemotherapy and it should be the same for parents having that right over children. >> reporter: noah's parents chose to end chemotherapy, but when they didn't showed up for a scheduled treatment, the state of florida stepped in, tracking the couple down in kentucky, filing an emergency order and removing the 3-year-old from their home. this morning, noah is in the custody of his grandparents. >> they're saying that this child is in the immediate danger.
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there's no cancer in his blood and no indication at any point in time that any cancer is going to come back into his body. >> reporter: dr. bijal shah is the head of the moffitt cancer center, he's not treating noah, but says blood tests don't show the full picture. >> we have no way of saying that he is cured of leukemia, this early in therapy. we can't assume cure because we see remission. >> reporter: dr. shah says the current protocol for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia has a prove track record. a 90% curate fe for rate for pas who follow the treatment plan. >> the overwhelming likelihood without further therapy this child will relapse. >> noah's scheduled for his next chemotherapy treatment tuesday. but he'll have to wait for any treatments until a judge rules how his cancer will be treated, whether he'll be forced to
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there it is, happening there it is the wings for life world run. it's a truly unique global race. it began all over the world
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simultaneously. over 200,000 people taking part of this in dozen of country to raise money for spinal cord injury research. recently i caught up with a champion for inspiration for anyone in and out of an wheelchair. aaron anderson is a two-time wings for life world run champion. >> i have blisters all over my hands from pushing -- i mean, i must have done 20,000, 30,000 pushes over that time. >> reporter: this is easy for aaron. since the age of 7 he's beaten cancer four times. you go to the doctor and he tells you and your parents what? >> i had a tumor pretty much the size of a fist growing in the lower back. >> reporter: suffering through chemotherapy and radiation, the tumor eventually had to be removed surgically. >> the surgery meant cutting a lot of nerves to my legs. >> reporter: for over a year, aaron was pushed around by his parents, unable and then unwilling to even sit in a
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wheelchair, until a camp counselor convinced him. >> when i get in the chair and i do some quick pushes, you know, i feel, wow, this is freedom. >> that's when you felt free? >> yeah, i could roll fast. i could play with my friends again. the world opened back up. >> reporter: aaron was an athlete again. going on to compete in four paralympic games and now giving back through endurance adventures. raising money for cancer charities while swimming, arm biking from sweden to paris, and even climbing kilimanjaro. if that's not enough, he so the raised $700,000 for kids with cancer, that feeling. >> reporter: and aaron anderson is not stopping. >> what i know is, i've been given a second chance. >> what's on your bucket list? >> mt. everest. >> you want to climb mt. everest? >> why not?
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>> i love that. why not? he says that his biggest rush he gets is sky diving. that's when he feels like everyone else. this is a guy who love speed. it was a rainy day outside. so we had to do it outside. there was a step and i was nervous about this step he had to navigate to get into this studio. he laughed at me, dude, i have been up kilimanjaro, i can get handle this step. such an inspiration and good luck to him and everybody that's running the race today. >> i love what he said, once he got in that chair he felt free. he felt he could do anything. >> he's thankful for his life, his wife. he gives inspirational speeches to over 100 groups every year. coming up next, we'll look at "pop news" and why sonic the hedgehog is getting a makeover. >> oh, is that all you got? >> oh, is that all you got? t lo? that life of the party look. walk it off look. one more mile look.
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time now for "pop news." diane macedo, what's going on? >> some wedding news. joe jonas and sophie turner shocked fans at las vegas just days ago. but the festivities apparently aren't over. the jonas brother and "game of thrones" star walked down the aisle in a ceremony officiated by an elvis impersonator and documented on instagram. this was just hours after the jonas brothers performed at the billboard music awards. but now, we're hearing that there may be another ceremony in the works. "people" magazine reports the couple will have a wedding in france later this year and they needed to tie the knot here in the u.s. in order to make everything legal. so some people go to city hall, >> wtfyou its pied out, because the annual met gala is tomorrow night. lady gaga is clearly looking forward to it, posted this picture, captioned, met gala,
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here we come. looks like she's channelling a '90s look with combat boots. >> it looks like she's on a private plane. >> you know, gaga is one of this year's co-chairs, along with serena williams. this is her at a photo shoot last week and the appropriately named harry styles. it's known as the fashion academy awards. this year's theme is camp, all about exaggeration and being theatrical. get ready to see some serious outfits. >> the outfits are always so amazing. >> imagine if the theme is exaggeration. >> i'm going to wear a viking suit. >> i like that. sonic the hedgehog by the way is getting a makeover. after the trailer for the upcoming movie was released, some fans responded with backlash toward sonic's appearance. one big source of criticism is sonic's humanlike teeth, i guess they're not hedgehog-y enough. jor director jeff fowler writes
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on twitter, the message is loud and clear, you aren't happy with the design and you ters in >> they want sharper incisors? >> more hedgehog-y teeth. >> that's a scientific term. >> they learned that in dentistry school. >> thank you, diane. we'll see you next weekend. good morning, utica. good morning, everyone. ice chris nguyen. 18 students from the world renowned choir the ailians will perform in san francisco after their charter bus caught fnay 1 morning. the students were able to escape but some lost all of their belongings in the fire. a berkeley couple stepped in and bought 12 suits, shoes and socks for those members.
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the choir is scheduled to perform at third baptist church in san francisco at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. admission is free. a celebration of all things bizarre will take over the streets of san francisco's south market area. the how weird street fair will celebrate its 20th year when it kicks off at noon. organizers of the event say it's all about showing off artistic expression, creativity and peace, and there will also be some colorful sights and sounds to absorb if you plan on going. the event runs through 8:00 tonight at howard and second. admission is $20. let's get a check of the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. hi, chris. it's cold and gray and will be breezy at times. temperatures this morning in the 50s. 53 in mt. mousse and 48 in santa cruz. we'll peel back the cloud cover but it will be a cool day today. the cool ocean breeze allowing for temperatures to be below average. even clouds out towards our east bay valley so we will look for
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numbers today below average. turning partly cloudy, and then we'll look for the numbers to still stay below average into monday. a chance of showers arrives tonight into your monday morning and highs today anywhere from the low to mid-60s from san francisco to oakland and 58 half moon bay and 66 in san rafael and 69 in san jose, so notice you have to go far out towards the delta to get to those 70s, and then we're warmer by mid-week. >> thanks so much for joining us. "this week" with
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