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wall street, 50 degrees. 51 laguardia, 48 jfk. mid-30s to the north and west. 32 down the jersey shore. later on today lots of sunshine, we get to 75 degrees, that is 12 degrees warmer than normal. tomorrow a pop-up shower and a beautiful weekend is coming up. have a great day. all right. thank you bill. that will do it for us, i'm lori stokes. and i'm ken rosato, more news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. good morning, america. donald trump. >> i'm millions of votes ahead, millions, millions of votes ahead of lyin' ted. >> taking on ted cruz as he tries to lock down the gop nomination and promising the
>> i love running against crooked hillary. i love that. >> clinton flying high, fresh off that huge victory in new york. >> there's no place like home. [ cheers and applause ] >> she's here live in times square this morning answering your questions in our town hall only on "gma." a new weapon to battle the zika outbreak. genetically modified mosquitoes. residents protest new plans to test them. are they too dangerous? dr. besser joins us live. a shocking scene unfolding in a classroom. a teacher's aide appearing to tackle a 14-year-old throwing him to the ground, grabbing him by the neck. the student sent to the hospital. we tell you about the investigation this morning come and knock on our door come and knock on our door >> a major "three's company" comeback. could jack, janet and chrissy be headed for the big screen? nostalgia for your favorite
come and dance on our floor and we do say good morning, america. on this thursday morning and the excitement is building here for our coffee with the candidates town hall. hillary clinton will be joining us live this morning. >> there you see the crowd in times square. they're getting excited. also up here in the studio, many of those viewers coming in now will get to ask questions directly of secretary clinton. also across the country people gathering, upcoming states with primaries as well all sending in your questions for the candidate and, lara, big celebration in great britain. >> a momentous occasion, queen elizabeth is turning 90. a big tribute being paid to her in britain at this hour. and this is a new photo of the queen as great-grandmother. there she is surrounded by all of her great grandchildren and the latest on that coming up. >> fun to see. white house. donald trump sounding confident he can lock up the nomination.
the latest for us, good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. just when we thought donald trump was trying to act more presidential, he was back with his classic attacks. this as he still writing big checks for his campaign, 11 million just in march and for the first time spending more than ted cruz. overnight, donald trump going back to basics, pumping up the crowd in maryland. >> hey, is it fun to be at a trumpally? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: trump in full swagger mode comparing himself to the great bambino. >> it's like they asked babe ruth, they said, babe, how do you hit the home run? he said, i don't know man, i just swing at it. >> reporter: the gop front-runner pounding on his favorite issue, delegate ail cagle and ted cruz. >> this whole thing with delegates is rigged. i don't get as many delegates as some guy that lost. there is no path for lyin' ted to get the nomination.
ted cruz meeting with rnc party leaders at an annual meeting predicting a contested convention is on the horizon. >> i'm not going to reach 1,237 and donald trump is not going to reach 1,237. it is going to be a battle to see who can earn the support of a majority of the delegates elected by the people. >> reporter: trump setting his sights on the general election. firing a warning shot at hillary clinton during an interview with fox news. >> you know, the clintons have had some personal situations based on the president's conduct in the white house, are you going to dredge all that up? >> i certainly would like to keep that out, if possible. you just don't know what's going to happen but i would like to be able to keep that out if possible. >> reporter: hillary clinton not backing down saying yesterday you know, we are not in a dictatorship. you are not in an authoritarian regime talking about donald trump in the white house. he put out a tweet calling on kasich and ted cruz to drop out
clinch the nomination outright. >> let's bring in matthew dowd for more on this right now. matthew, i don't think cruz and kasich will drop out of the race right now. you saw ted cruz down at that rnc meeting. donald trump complaining about the rules being rigged and there could be some changes coming. >> yeah, there definitely could be changes somes in the course of this and i think the rnc will probably put -- make some recommendations but not do anything seriously definitive and allow the delegates at the rnc at the convention in cleveland to make the decisions. donald trump, i think, i was listening to it. he better be careful. he's mentioned babe ruth. he better be careful he doesn't become ty cobb where his teammates hate him. that's the thing he has to be careful of. >> at the same time he has a real shot of getting the 1,237 before the convention. >> we talked about new york, george. and i thought there was about an 80% chance we went to a contested convention but his big
the 40s would weeks ago in new york. he got into the 60s. it's 50/50. the odds of a contested convention while still possible have dropped to 50/50 in the course of this. >> bernie sanders vowing to stay in the democratic race even though he fell behind in new york. we have secretary clinton coming up in the next hour. how should she play that. >> i think this is the problem when you have war rooms and make all these attacks, it's hard to shift to a time of peace. i think hillary clinton should sit her campaign down and say we would rather be happy than right and stop all the attacks, don't engage in this. let him have his time and then basically work towards unity in the course of this so choose happiness over being right in the course of the attack. >> we will talk to secretary clinton in our next hour live. she'll answer your questions in our coffee with the candidates town hall. thank you, matt. there they are. >> we see them gathering upstairs. to the latest on the flint water crisis, three government employees facing criminal
general saying more are on the way. abc's alex perez is in flint, michigan, with the new fallout. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. officials say those three employees tampered with test results allowing water from the flint river here to poison this community. this morning, fallout in flint. >> enter a plea of not guilt are. >> reporter: the attorney general filing charges against several officials allegedly involved in the water crisis that plagued the city for nearly 18 months. >> so many things went so terribly wrong and tragically wrong in flint. >> reporter: two state employees slammed with felony charges including official misconduct and evidence tampering. >> they failed in their responsibilities to protect the health and safety of families of flint. >> reporter: prosecutors alleging michael prysby and stephen busch tampered with lead test results reported to the epa. for months unsuspecting residents drinking poison water.
children testing positive for high levels of lead and officials say prysby approved the permit for water plant knowing it would not provide safe drinking water. >> the people of the state of michigan versus michael francis get rad prysby. >> reporter: both pleading not guilty, both suspended from their jobs without pay and authorities charging michael glasgow with tampering with evidence saying he lied about which homes were tested for lead so that results would appear to be at safe levels, something his lawyer says he denies. the state's attorney general insisting that this isn't the end and that there is more fallout to come. you sort of sidestepped -- >> i don't sidestep anything. >> is the governor ultimately responsible and will he face charges? >> there's no target and no one is off the table. >> reporter: the attorney general would not get into specifics but says he expects others to be charged in the days to come. george.
we'll get the latest in the battle against zika. scientists hoping to use a new weapon, genetically modified mosquitoes to target insects that could spread the virus but that plan is raising concerns in the neighbor where they may be tested and abc's steve osunsami is on the scene in key west, florida. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. they're hot about this here. the families understand the effort to fight zika and other mosquito bourne diseases but they're dead set against using this neighborhood and their children in an experiment with genetically modified bugs. families are angry at the cdc, the fad and the british company that hopes to release millions of genetically altered male mosquitoes in their backyards. >> we don't want to be lab rats. >> reporter: bred in this florida lab designed to kill off the mosquito that carries the zika virus, dengue fever and other harmful diseases. even the government admits it is a test.
female and the offspring does not develop into an dull. it dies before adulthood. >> reporter: but the families say there's no plan if something goes wrong and if diseases start to spread, online their petition has more than 166,000 signatures. >> they're trying to jam this down our throat without our consent and that is just not right. >> reporter: the scientists behind this is a it's already working in other countries. >> i don't think people should be afraid of it. if anything, they should be more worried about things like de dengue, zika and chickenother diseases. >> in two to four days after we release it, it will be dead. >> reporter: there is a similar battle of the mines in washington where a fight over controlling it continues and the white house wants nearly $1.9 billion to fight the disease.
a vote in the fall but they're already saying it will be nonbinding so the neighbors ear are planning to sue. they're asking their many supporters this morning to approach the fda online, send messages and they're warning that your neighborhood could be next. robin. >> all right, steve, thank you. joining us abc news chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser, a lot of people concerned about that, of course, they're in key west. i was just there a few weeks vacationing. great people and you can understand their concerns and how safe are these types of mosquitoes. >> yeah, so before they could be tested in florida, the fda had to evaluate them. they looked at data of all the places this i've been tested and rule they're safe for the environment and for meme. >> safe for the people and for the environment. so how effective are they against these disease spreading mosquitoes? >> yeah, you know, i saw this taking place in brazil and what they've seen every place this has been introduced is these type of mosquitoes, reduction of up to 90%. that's just dramatic, 90% fewer
>> what are the concerns about another type of mosquito being able to spread disease. >> whenever people hear the word gmo they're very frightened but this hasn't been seen in other places. they haven't seen other disease carrying mosquitoes come up and the diseases that they're trying to fight by doing this are really, really bad actors and so it's leading to new strategies that other times we might not have considered. >> overall what are you saying to people in key west and other areas where this play be happening? how do you align their concerns and fears. >> go slow, be safe. but we need to try new thing. >> all right, all right, dr. b., thanks very much. george. we move on to that stunning discovery on our southern border. a drug tum stretching the length of nine football fields. it's a small hole hidden by gravel and wood. but underneath that massive tunnel equipped with lights, an elevator, even a ventilation system. matt gutman has a look.
villa. it had a kiddie pool and bird math. below ground a half mile long secret snaking to a san diego suburb. >> we believe this to be the longest to date. >> reporter: dug mostly with hand tools equipped with light, ventilation and this motorized freight elevator capable of carrying up to ten people. this gopro video from border agents shows the tunnel from the inside barely three feet wide but nearly nine football fields long. the end of it this tiny hole hidden by a dumpster. authorities arresting six people seizing more than $22 million worth of cocaine alone and 14,000 pounds of marijuana. we believe this to be the largest single seizure of cocaine related to a tunnel along the california/mexico border.
tunnels. we recently squeeze into one of those tunnels with the u.s. border protection tunnel team. that right there is the border fence which means that that tunnel was dug right underneath the noses of both u.s. and mexican authorities. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks to matt for that. now to amy with the morning's other top stories starting with the death of a former pro wrestler. >> we learned joanie laurer has died better nine as chyna who burst on to the scene in the late '90s and appeared on several reality tv shows. chyna was found dead in her home in california. no word yet on cause of death but her manager said she died peacefully. she was just 45 years old. a new threat in the texas flood crisis, two aging dams in houston that should have been replaced years ago are all that stand between some neighborhoods
their rest sorervoirs are near capacity. the president of ecuador has announced plans to rebuild from the earthquake that has claimed nearly 600 lives. one part of his plan is a new tax on millionaires to help pay for building projects, more than 160 people remain missing in that rubble. well, the cia is expanding death benefits to families of contractors killed overseas as a result of terrorism. relatives of a cia contractor who died in the benghazi attack in 2012 will be among the first to receive an insurance payout of $400,000. the new rule as ply to contractors who died as far back as 1983. and the teenager who's inspired millions with her recovery after a shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan, is finally back home this morning. 14-year-old abigail has defied all odds and walked out smiling and looking forward to seeing her pet pig named hamlet, of
finally a whole new way to eat all natural. au naturel. a new restaurant allowing you to dine in the nude called the bunyadi, bamboo screens and candlelight will keep things discreet. it opens in june, they say 8,000 people are already on the waiting list. no shoes, no shirt, no clothe, no pants, no problem. >> i know. that's going to be the new kenny chesney song. >> sitting on tree trunks. >> hoping no one loses their appetite. >> or splinters when you think about that. >> big money news this morning. we were talking about this yesterday and now to that big change coming to your money. after pressure from the broadway show "hamilton" the u.s. treasury announcing that the founding father will stay on the front of the $10 bill and that it will be the 20 getting a face-lift. good-bye andrew jackson, hello harriet tubman. abc's mary bruce is at the treasury department with more. good morning, mary. >> reporter: hi, good morning,
century in the making but this morning, officials here at treasury are finally giving women top billing on these u.s. bills. step aside, andrew jackson, harriet tubman is headed for the $20 bill. the former slave and abolitionist ousting the former slave owning president and she's not alone. suffragists and female civil rights leaders are being added to the backs of the 5 and $10 bills, the sweeping changes not originally what was expected. a woman was resupposed to replace svndzalexander hamilton but it changed because of this, the broadway hit bearing his name bringing popularity to him and our current treasury secretary is a brig fan of the founder. why keep him in place. >> he's always been one of my heroes. you can't work in the treasury department without feeling like
>> reporter: excitement pouring in from around the world from fellow politician, hillary clinton tweeting, i can't think of a better choice for the 20. to celebrities, steve harvey writing i'm going to need my pockets full of tubbsmanbsmantubmans. the secretary said he chose it with good reason. >> it is a bill that in some ways the most familiar bill now because of that. >> reporter: now the new designs will be released in 2020. the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage but it's too soon to know when the bills will actually hit your wallet. >> mary, thank you very much. oprah weighing in, she gave tubman her seal of approval saying that was her first choice and right choice for america because now people will know more about her important role in history. >> i hasn't thought about that atm point. >> it's the one you see the most. >> let's go to rob. more severe weather in texas.
video coming down between coming up here on "gma," oh, the terror on the highway. the suspect accused of shooting at cars on the road now walking free this morning. we'll tell you why. and queen elizabeth turns 90 this morning. there at windsor castle. big happy birthday celebration. we have all the latest. counting down to our live town hall with democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton.
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good morning. i'm lori stokes. breaking news out of the bronx. buildings evacuated and subway service interrupted due to an unstable building near the tracks. john del giorno has more. john? began around 6:20 this morning when the fire department was called to this location at the intersection of southern boulevard and freeman street in the bronx. the initial report was a facade collapse. when they arrived, what they found is this building under construction, which, by the way, we are told is a charter school. they examined the building and
there are of the building were bowing and flexing. the fire department is underneath the subway tracks and i'm going it talk about those tracks in a second. they have requested the buildings department respond out here to the scene. that is not expected to happen for at least the next half hour. because the building is unstable six apartment buildings that surround that one have been evacuated. approximately 42 people evacuated. 2 and 5 subway service has been suspended as well.
talking about this the 2 and the 5 trains suspended between 180th street and grand concourse in the bronx. what they are doing is metro north is cross honoring between wakefield and 125th street. l.i.e. doing fine. new jersey transit on or close to schedule. cross island south northern boulevard westbound l.i.e. an accident. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. meteorologist bill evans? >> reporter: lots of sunshine. a beautiful morning, temperatures of 50 degrees, and we'll warm on up very fast. chilly numbers out there down the jersey monticello in the mid-30s. by lunch time around 70, in the afternoon, we hit 75. tomorrow it is even warmer with a chance of a shower or a scattered thunderstorm and a beautiful weekend coming up. lori? thank you bill. come up on "good morning
democratic front-runner their questions. and she is joining us here live in times square for a coffee with the candidates event. as we told you early this week we had big news. our good friend michael strahan is joining us full time here at "good morning america." i love amy's hashtag, two days was just not enough. yeah. >> it's been so great to have you two days a week. cannot wait for you full time. are you ready. >> i need tips on how to wake up early every day. that's going to be first and foremost. it's my second family. i'll miss everybody over at "live." i'm thankful to kelly because i learned so much from him and michael gelman. showed me the ropes and i was so new to all of this and if it weren't for her and michael gelman and the staff there that really boosted me up and made me look a lot better than i really
chance to be here and i'm grateful i'm here. we're on the same network. same family, same network. >> the tip about the whole sleep thing just get over it, you're going to be tired. >> so don't fight the tired. >> just own it, love it. it's part of life. >> i embrace it. >> those night time ball games. thank you, thank you. >> no social life? aagh. >> we're so happy. over to amy with a developing story. >> i want to tell you put a smile on all of our faces the second you walk in. mostly because we're waiting for our morning kiss. especially george. i know he loves his. >> that was between us. >> we are looking forward to spending every day with you but we do have a big development to get to in those frightening freeway shootings that played out in phoenix last year. 11 cars hit by bullets and the suspect suddenly released on bail.
>> are you hurt? >> i'm not. i just got glass all over my hair, my back, my body. >> reporter: they are the words of terrified drivers struck by bullets. >> he had over 15 magazines fully loaded all around his body. he had a 9 millimeter on his hip. >> reporter: 11 cars hit over two weeks last summer along a span of phoenix highway and eventually linking a gun owned by leslie merritt jr. to four of those shootings. >> this case is still ongoing. >> reporter: while merritt admitted he owned the gun used he insisted he wasn't the shooting claiming the gun had been in a pawnshop for months but the 21-year-old was eventually arrested on felony charges including acts of domestic terrorism. >> i'm the wrong guy. i tried to telling the detectives that. >> reporter: now this morning after seven months in jail merritt is a free man for now. >> i told you guys when i first got arrested i didn't do it.
it. >> reporter: the judge reducing his bail to zero after a second round of ballistics tests could not confirm merritt's gun was connected to the shootings. >> the guy's been in a box for seven months, 23 ours a day, let's let him go home, many hug his family. take a hot shower. get to bed. this isn't over yet. >> reporter: home with his family merritt is being monitored by a gps anklet until his trial starts in june. merritt released for now but those charges against him have not been dismissed. he'll be back in court next month so this case clearly far from over. george. >> it is, okay, thank you, amy. we move on to a disturbing scene in a high school classroom where a teacher's aide held a student by the throat and police are now investigating and ryan smith has the story. >> reporter: students in the classroom saying that teacher's aide and the student were arguing before the incident but the camera catching the moment that much larger adult seemingly
watch. overnight, shocking cell phone video from inside a milwaukee classroom surfacing. you can see a teacher's aide pushing a 14-year-old student into a desk, knocking him to the ground while holding him by the throat. all while shouting expletives at him. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the lead teacher in the biology class running to get security who pulled the teacher's aide off the young man as other students watched in disbelief. >> i was just watching like this is unreal. i cannot believe this. >> reporter: the 14-year-old taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. >> i think his friends who was right there they should have helped him. >> reporter: the 39-year-old teaching assistant arrested charged with physical abuse of a child. >> as soon as the school administration was told by students that this incident had occurred the milwaukee police department was contacted and the staff member was taken out of the classroom.
now investigating the altercation interviewing students who witnessed the attack. >> i'm saddened by it and that these things keep going on. >> one witness claimed the student was being disrespectful but another student saying they were both in each other's faces. in addition to facing charges a public school spokesperson saying the aide could lose his job, robin. >> the latest on curt schilling, the former baseball all-star fired by espn after sharing an media. it is not the first time his comments have caused a controversy and abc's eva pilgrim has his story. >> reporter: he became a hero defeating the yankees in a bloody sock. >> perfect fifth inning for curt schilling. >> reporter: but this morning curt schilling finds himself in a mess he can't pitch his way out of. espn firing the sportscaster after the former number 38 shared this meme on social media referencing the recent north carolina law barring transgender people from using bathrooms or
correspond with the gender on their birth certificate. he added his own commentary writing a man is a man no matter what they call themselves. now you need laws telling us differently? pathetic. espn put out a statement saying, espn is an inclusive company. his conduct was unacceptable. this incident just the latest in a long line of social media gaffes for the former superstar. last august espn suspended schilling from little league coverage after he tweeted out a many comment like this and earlier he became the target of internet trolls when he posted a tweet about his daughter's college acceptance. >> i know what it means to be a guy. never in my life have i ever uttered half of the words that these guys were posting. >> reporter: he took screen shots of those mean tweets and posted them to his blog. >> it wasn't a mistake. i mean this was a conscious decision to be -- to be an idiot and to say some pretty evil stuff.
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are you kidding me. >> reporter: hall of fame player. >> sheryl swoopes, six foot, 145. >> reporter: turned loyola basketball coach, sheryl swoopes is being investigated amid allegations she mistreated players. >> it was the environment she created. i was belittled. humiliated. made to feel extremely small. >> reporter: head coach since 2013, last year five of her players reportedly transferred to other programs and this year a reported 10 out of the 12 players are not coming back. >> just because you are a great player doesn't make you a great coach. >> reporter: cate soane caused the players to live in fear and routinely threatened they would lose their discrepancies or she would cut them from the team. >> made it hard to play. it wasn't about working hard and having fun anymore. it was about surviving. >> reporter: the university is now launching an investigation into the women's basketball program telling abc news, "any
is more than concerning. the welfare of our student-athletes are paramount. coach swoopes is aware of and will fully cooperate with the investigation." they come after the six-time wnba all-star was inducted into the basketball hall of fame. >> things weren't always the best or easy. i always found a way to come out on top. >> reporter: soane says there was such a hostile environment players were turning on each other and the mistrust was throughout the entire athletic department. we reached out to the coach and she declined to comment. >> thank you very much. come and knock on our door. i warranted to sing it. i held off, robin, but i will tell you that hollywood could be opening the door for a "three's company" comeback. >> our watch parties around the country gearing up for our live town hall with hillary clinton. all that is coming up, just
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we are on the corner of home street and southern boulevard. you can see the street closed off and there are a number of emergency service crews on the scene there, focusing their attention on the building down the block there. 1232 southern boulevard. it is a charter school that is under construction. here is what we know about at 6:30 this morning. an engineer found the second floor structure of the building was unstable. we have news chopper over the scene there this morning. three apartment buildings on southern boulevard and six more on hoe avenue had to be evacuated. residents were evacuated until they can determine the structure is stable. this is causing a traffic back- up in the area because it closed portions of southern boulevard and there are also suspended service on the 2 and 5 trains this morning. service is suspended from 180 street all the way down to
that is the latest from the longwood section of the bronx this morning. i'm diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. let's get a check now on your accu-weather forecast. sunshine and beautiful morning. temperature as we go into 8:00 is going to be a nice, mild 56 degrees. off to the negotiate clear skies and we are looking at beautiful weather today. we are going to be looking at what will be a lot of sunshine as we go into the afternoon hours, temperatures warm up very fast into the 70s. you'll see 51 now, 53 at laguardia and a high today of around 75 degrees rain tomorrow. bill thank you. coming up on "good morning america," the live town hall with presidential candidate
going to beat crooked hillary so badly that your heads will spin. >> every issue on the table, plus who does she really think does the best impression? >> i'm hillary rodham clinton. >> great name. also this morning a very royal celebration, the queen turns 90. shares revealing family photos cuddling with her great grandkids and the little royal great granddaughter steals the show grabbing her majesty's purse. oprah's weight watchers surprise. surprising fans at a support meeting, showing off her 30-pound weight loss. what she told them inside that room. go big or go home all that and it's coffee with the candidates, a special town hall edition of "gma" starts right now.
"gma." many, many people joining us here in times square for our town hall with h. that is coming up in just moments. >> we invited secretary clinton and senator sanders to do the accepted. >> she's in the green room fresh off her big victory getting ready to take on your questions. more than 100 voters are standing by. there are a lot of important issues on the table. she'll talk all about it live. >> cecilia vega is in philadelphia for us with voters. and that is just one of our many locations across the country. we are live all around the nation. our "gma" viewing parties are watching in maryland, new jersey, indiana, all those states still at stake right now. voters there looking to see if secretary clinton can sway them. our town hall is just moments away. that is coming up. the morning rundown interest amy. >> we begin with president obama
what are being described as candid talks. the president discussing human rights with the saudi king today raising concern about harsh sentences given to bloggers and other voices of dissent and discussed greater cooperation in the fight against isis. white house officials say the controversial 9/11 bill in the senate which seeks to hold saudi arabia liable for the september 11th attacks did not come up during today's talks. as we prepare for our town hall with hillary clinton, donald trump is on the warpath taking aim at clinton, ted cruz and the gop after a day of renewed attacks asking for ted cruz and john kasich to drop out as he rails against the delegate selection rules and they're hosting private meetings went they're preparing to follow a more traditional strategy. ted cruz banking on a contested convention. he's also in florida courting party leaders. in texas, more rain is
in the houston area. authorities are closely watching two aging dams that are past their life expectancies, one highway is expected to be underwater for another month. about 40 miles north this house has been sliding into the river for months now and this week's rains finally farrened it off. well, the first criminal charges filed in the flint water crisis has three government officials facing possible prison sentences. two have pleaded not guilty to misconduct in office and tampering with evidence. the third official is awaiting his day in court. and now to the royal family marking a major milestone. today is queen elizabeth's 90th birthday as the roys release new photos showing the queen with prince george. princess charlotte and more captured here by famous photographer annie liebowitz. abc's lama hasan is live from windsor castle with all of the festivities. good morning, lama. >> reporter: and good morning to you, amy. well, the royal standard is
only mean one thing, the queen is here at windsor castle celebrating her 90th birthday kicking off the day by going on a royal walkabout greeting the well wishers some of whom have been lining the streets for days. history, this morning she turns 90 and the country is celebrating with her. >> what do you give the queen? that's the hardest question ever so we regularly have a lot of debates. her and i decided for a joint present this year. it makes it easier when we can share the responsibility. >> reporter: famed photographer annie liebowitz taking new photos to celebrate the queen's birthday. prince george and princess charlotte posing with their beloved great-grandmother. gan gan. he's wearingburg begun si shorts
charlotte a dress from her spanish nanny. instead of george stealing the show like he has previously, mia tindall unexpected grabbed the queen's handbag for the snaps. cate told us she takes a special interest in george and charlotte. >> the queen she's -- as soon as we came back to kensington she's one of our first visitors. >> reporter: prince harry sharing with robin robert what is his grandmother means to him. >> if you put a foot wrong she'll guide you back on. i can go to her for advice and bend her ear with all the experiences she's had over the years. >> reporter: william who rarely speaks about his late mother diana opening up about how the queen has helped fill that void for him. >> she's been a very strong monarch. having lost my mother at a very young age it's been particularly important for me i've had somebody like the queen to look up to. >> reporter: the queen receiving
corner of the world on her big day. the bbc releasing rare never before scene footage of her in a new documentary celebrating the queen's milestone. tonight the queen will be celebrating her big day with the royal family, 60 of her nearest and dearest at a private dinner at windsor castle hosted by prince charles and then capping off the night with 1,000 beacons lit around the world in her honor. amy. >> all right, lama, thanks so much. and finally oprahri appearance at a weight watchers meeting. check out the reactions as oprah walked through the door. loss. i like those women jumping up and down and owns part of the company. she has what's called a bravo which is like getting a gold sticker for attending her first meeting in person. just what oprah needs, a gold sticker. >> she ate bread every day. did you see that commercial? she ate bread every day and
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and the energy here in our big coffee with the candidates town hall and we're going to bring in -- you can tell. how many cups of coffee have you already had? how many cups of coffee have you haddy. >> too many. >> they are rearing to go. >> they have their questions ready, as well. let's not wait anymore and welcome our special guest democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. [ applause ] >> how are you? >> hello. hello. >> thank you so much, hillary. we're going to win connecticut. >> thank you, hi. good to see you. >> hello. hello. hello, hello. >> nice to see you. [ applause ] >> this is great.
>> wonderful to be here. this is a great setup. >> yeah, it is. they have a lot of questions. we warrant to start out with some news. donald trump on the stump last night already looking -- already looking ahead to the general election. let's take a look. >> we are going to beat crooked hillary, she makes bad decisions. you know what bernie sanders said about her twice, you know that. number one, he said she wasn't qualified. that's tough. i mean, that's tough. but he said bad judgment. >> okay, there's the first attack. >> hmm. you think so? [ laughter ] you know, george, i am not going to be responding to all the crazy stuff he says. i think we're going to talk about what's going to be good for america, how we're going to make our country -- provide the potential and promise that every person in this country should be able to take advantage of. that's what i'll -- >> he's picking up the attacks
your campaign has said that destructive path. the race. >> i would never tell anybody what to do. decision. but as i said, look, we have to come together as a country. and obviously primary campaigns, general election campaigns, contrasts drawn. people are going to fight hard to get the votes to win. i totally buy that. that's what we do but let's not lose sight of what's at stake here how we produce positive results for the american people and protect our country and keep us safe and unify our country and i'll do my best to stay focused on those questions and provide answers so people can make their best judgments. >> you had a big victory, of course, here in your adopted home state. >> yes. >> on tuesday and after that you were speaking in part to bernie
there's more that unites us than divides us. so how do you unite everyone. >> i think first of all there is a lot more that unites us. i know that we both, senator sanders and i, we want to tackle inequality. we want to raise the minimum wage. we want to make sure that people who are putting our economy at risk are reined in, regulated. no bank is too big to fail. no executive too powerful to jail. we share those views so i believe once the nominating process has concluded, there is a great reason ended up with more delegates and i withdrew. i endorsed him then i got to work and, remember, when i withdrew in june of 2008, polls were showing that at least 40%
weren't going to support senator obama. so i had to get to work and i had to make the case. i nominated him at the convention. i went from group to group, even as late as the convention convincing people who were my delegates to come together, to unify because what then senator obama and i had in common was much greater than our differences and so we were successful, thank goodness and he was elected. so i'm hoping that the same thing will happen this time. >> you guys are both also competing for superdelegates. ef woo a superdelegate with a question, brendan boyle. >> okay. >> as one of the youngest members of congress i've been struck by how many voters in their 20s and 30s have been motivated and excited by bernie sanders. i was wondering what you would say to those voters as to why you're the best choice and what we can do even after this election to make sure these voters stay engaged?
thanks, you know, look, i think it's terrific that so many young people are part of this process and i'm glad that i have a good base of support and i'm glad so many young people areing senator sanders. they are upposed to do when you have responsibilities of public , rticularly being president, so what i'm going to do is keep talking about the agenda that i put forth. how to break down all the barriers that are holding back a lot of young people. they are burred by student debt. they're not getting the kind of jobs they thought they would when they finished their education. there are not enough jobs in certain areas for young people. we've got to make sure that we
particularly focused on doing that when it comes to young people and i think i'll make the case and from everything i've seen both personal conversations and research that has been done, just as it was with me when i dropped out, you know, the vast majority of senator sanders' young supporters will look at the choice, the choice will be pretty stark if either of the two you want to hear from the people. it is about "your voice, your vote." and lara is with a voter now. >> i am. with devin deford, a student at morgan state in baltimore. you are currently a sanders supporter. let's see if secretary clinton can change that right now. what is your question, devin. >> good morning, secretary clinton. over the last couple days maybe a couple weeks ago you were calling for senator sanders to release his tax returns which he did and you were calling for more transparency so in the sake
fair, are you going to release your wall street transcripts? >> well, that's a good question, it's a very fair question. and let me answer it this way, i have released 33 years of tax returns and you can go to my website and see eight year, the last eight years of my tax returns. that is the standard that has been set for years and senator sanders has said he will meet that standard and i certainly hoped that he will meet that standard. now there's a new request to release transcripts of speeches that have been given. when everybody agrees to do that, i will, as well because i think it's important we all abide by the same standards so let's do the tax return standard first because that's been around for a really long time. >> and that's been your position for several weeks right now but do you have any regrets about giving those speeches. >> no, i don't. you know, i like everybody who served as secretary of state have a unique perspective.
and colin powell and condi rice, when you leave the secretary of state office, people from all kinds of perspectives want to know what do you think is going on in the world? i think that's actually a useful conversation. so like all my predecessors, i gave speeches to a wide variety of groups and it was, you know, predominantly about what's going on in the world. i probably was asked the most common question i was asked was to talk about the raid that went after osama bin laden. i mean, people are really interested in what you see and what you understand about the world when you come out of that position. >> lara has another question. >> i do, indeed. i'm here with william cobb from philadelphia, pennsylvania, one of the huge states up for grabs next week. he says currently undecided. possibly leaning towards sanders at the moment. what is your question for secretary clinton? >> secretary clinton, first of all, congratulations on your recent victory here in new york city.
>> i served six years in prison for robbery which is a violent crime. upon my release in 2000 i worked extremely hard to restore my life. it was extremely difficult, though, because of 44,000 collateral consequences, many resulting from the crime bill you previously supported. as a result, if you're elected president of the united states, how much money will you attach to efforts that are legislation and efforts that are aimed at restoring the lives of the people in the communities that have been impacted adversely by the 1994 crime bill. >> that's also a fair question. senator sanders voted for that bill, so we both supported the 1994 crime bill because of the intense concern in every community across our country with the uptick in violent crimes and there were steps
i've said, my husband has said that there were also problems with that and we need to address those. you pose a very important question, because we have got to do more to help people who have paid their debt to society, they have done what you are describing, taken responsibility, now you're out. you're looking for a chance to rebuild your life and my commitment to you is this, i will do everything i can, number one, to divert more people away from the criminal justice system because too many people are in for low-level nonviolent offenses, secondly, we have got to address the unequal effects of the criminal justice system on people of color, particularly african-american men, because it is just wrong and it is a result of systemic racism. that young african-american men are arrested -- are arrested, charged, convicted and
rate for doing the same things that young white men do. that's just a fact. it's a painful fact. so we've got to do more to intervene earlier, to help more young people. then on the other end when you're coming out of jail or prison, we have to have more second chance opportunities. among those are the following, we need to do what's called ban the box. so that you're not immediately asked for your criminal record until you've had a chance to compete and i've been meeting with a lot of people who have had this experience that they don't even get to first base, so to speak so we need to do what some states are doing at the federal level, secondly, we need a lot more support for people who are coming out job training, education, housing, the kinds of community supports that will enable you to really get your life back on track and to make a contribution. thirdly, once you've paid your
rights should be returned immediately. that is an absolute requirement to what we have to do. [ applause ] so i -- i've made it a personal mission to visit programs that are doing what i want to see done in more places and i'm encouraged. there's some excellent programs around the country that are doing exactly what you ask be done and i want the federal government to support those more. >> thank you for your response. >> thank you. >> all right, thank you for your question. [ applause ] we're going to get to more questions and also social media. we're reaching out to them and they'll ask questions, as well of the let's get a check of the weather with rob right now. >> of course, outside we have a slew of hillary clinton supporters.
51 degrees right now. 53 around white stone in long island toward islip. clear skies here, sunshine, beautiful weather, we looking at 75 degrees this afternoon. tomorrow even warmer. we'll warm to 78. there could be a scattered shower or thunderstorm tomorrow with a front pushing through. not a washout. it will cool us >> this part of the crowd not as politically excited but excited about the great weather. back inside to you. >> we're excited to have hillary clinton with us. coming up, so much more from our town hall with secretary clinton as we point to the race white house. as we said it's coming down the
diana rocco is in the bronx with the latest. >> reporter: ken good morning. we know more than 40 people have been evacuated on southern boulevard and home street. we have several emergency crews on the scene of the the fire department was going door-to- door at 6:30 this morning, evacuating nine buildings. next to this building, it is a charter school under construction. at about 6:30 this morning people heard crack and go an engineer found the second floor of the building was unstable. there were supports in the building that were unstable. so while the building department is on the scene now investigating the soundness of this structure, there are residence here waiting to get back into their homes. they have been told it could be hours or as long as a day. that is the latest in longwood this morning, i'm diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. >> heather? >> reporter: ken the 2, 5 and 6
to 8:29. ken it is absolutely gorgeous outside. lots of sunshine up the hudson river here. a hazy look to the sky, 51 degrees, 52 down the shore. so it is warming up fast. and we are looking at rain off to our west that will get here tomorrow. today we warm into the mid 70s this afternoon, we've got sun and clouds. tomorrow the upper 70s with a chance of shower or a scattered thunderstorm. beautiful weekend welcome back to times square, "gma," our town hall with hillary clinton live here in times square. all across the country answering your questions as we come to such a critical point. what i the commercial break you're engaging people.
a conversation with you and you're taking full advantage of that. >> well, that's what i like most about being in politics and public life is really learning from people and having a chance to talk about how we solve problems. it's just not enough to diagnose the problem. you got figure out how you're going to solve the problem. >> next big contest, pennsylvania, cecilia vega is there. >> great. >> the primary is on tuesday, 189 delegates up for grabs. you're in honey eat and sit diner. what do you got? >> well, i'll tell you, the food looks really good here. good morning, madam secretary. i'm here with kim klayman. she is a 27-year-old business and finance attorney. she is a supporter of yours and she's got a question for you this morning. >> good morning, secretary clinton. i'm a registered democrat and i support you, however, i have a 20-year-old brother who says that he supports bernie because he doesn't trust you. mind? >> well, first of all, thank you
what i would like to say to your brother or to anyone who has that concern. look, i work really hard to do whatever job i'm given to do and i know i'm not a natural politician and i know that it sometimes is more difficult to navigate through the politics and the campaign than i wish it were but when i have a job like being senator from new york, being secretary of state, people really count on me and i do my very best to deliver for them. i ran that hard campaign against senator obama. we finished. he turned around. he trusted me enough to be his secretary of state. i served for eight years as a senator from new york. the people here trusted me. they voted for me twice and then again in the primary, so i think it's a difference between the give and take of politics,
attract a lot of attacks and i understand that and actually doing the job because when i'm here today, this is like a giant job interview. you all and everybody watching is trying to say, okay, who should be the president to help me, my family protect our country, get us on the right track, so i just think the best way for me to answer that is just to keep doing what i'm doing which is to talk about what i have done and what i will do and hopefully win over your younger brother. >> you said you've attracted these attacks for a long time and you're still trying to figure out why. you do have a problem going forward with the polls, majority of americans say they don't trust you. what is behind it? >> george, i don't know other than the fact that for 25 years, you know, when i worked on health care, as you well remember, i was subjected to an enormous wave of attacks and it
and i think it's quite a tribute to, first, the people in new york and now here in the united states who kind of see through that. but i'm not saying it doesn't affect how people think. >> is there anything more you can do to address it. >> i try to. when i have a job the republicans actually say nice things about me and what a good job i do and then as soon as i move toward being in an election, all bets are off and, you know, i'm attacked left and right. so, i think there is, i'm sure, more than i can do and i'm just going to do my best to break through that. >> amy has a question on social media. >> we have nora miller from san francisco, another big state coming up and she sent us this video question on facebook. >> good morning, secretary clinton. my name is nora, i am retired. my question is, what is your greatest political regret? thank you.
regret was voting to give iraq. it did not turn out the way that i had thought it would based on what he had said and i regret that and i've said it was a mistake and obviously it's something that, you know, i wish did. >> and now lara, you have another question. >> madam secretary with evan nison. he is leaning towards senator you. >> i'm the youngest member of the board of normal, the national organization for the reform of marijuana laws and for sense drug policy. i know you said in the past you'd respect the will of the voters but i want to know if marijuana legalization was on the ballot you'd vote yes or no. >> i think i would have to study that more to see how it was phrased because it's been phrased differently in different states but i will tell you what i will do as president. i've said i want to move marijuana off of schedule one
you can't do any research about it. you can't do anything and i think that's wrong. we have enough anecdotal evidence as you well know being a member of the normal board about what marijuana can do for medical conditions, easing pain, and we need to be doing research on it because i am 100% in favor of medical uses for marijuana but i want to know what the evidence is. i'm also someone who believes that the states can be those laboratories of democracy, so i'm watching carefully what's happening in the states that have legalized it to learn from them so we can base the best policy on that. >> what if it was a similar industry to colorado's right now, a similar situation to -- >> i'm going to wait and see what we learn from what's happening in colorado and the other states that have gone the whole route toward absolute legalization and i'm also watching the many other states that have done medical marijuana
medical arena, if you're taking several different medications and you put marijuana on top of that we need to know what's the interaction? what's the effects? what are the best uses and so let's be really smart about this and acquire the evidence and then make the best decisions. >> did she answer your question? great. i love this follow-up. i love when they have their own follow-up like that. [ laughter ] another social question. >> from california. georgette as a question about women and pay gap. >> my daughter is entering the workforce, it's 2016 and we still have a pay gap. how do you plan to address it and/or attack it? >> well, you're 100% right because there still is a pay gap. it's 2016 and we're still facing the reality that women are not paid equally to men. and this is not just a woman's issue. this is a family issue and an economic issue. if you have a mother, a wife, a
being cheated because if you don't get equal pay, then that affects your whole family income. so here is what i want to do. we have laws on the books. you're supposed to be paid equally. they're very hard to enforce. why? because we also have laws that permit people who try to find out whether they're being paid equally for doing the same job as a male counterpart, they can be fired or retaliated against on the job for trying to get that information. so, first and foremost, we should pass the paycheck fairness act which i co-sponsored, sponsored, spoke for all during the time i was in the senate and we should also work to demand more transparency from businesses, because when they are willing to be transparent, they often find that they have some problems. i'll give you a quick example. sales force which is a huge tech
the ceo president mark benioff a big shoutout. he was challenged. do you know whether you pay people the same? he said, well, i'm sure we do but went the next step and said let's find out for sure. again, let's look at the evidence. let's not just think about what we hope is the case. he looked at the evidence and he discovered it wasn't true that he had people in the same jobs with the same experience, the same kind of performance reviews and women were not being paid the same. so, i think this is an area that we have to tackle. now, young women usually start off much closer in parity then as you get up the ranks, more and more disparities occur. and so we've got work to do at all levels and, you know, one of my favorite questions during this whole campaign was in nevada. i was at a town hall and i called on a young girl and she stood up and she said, if you're the girl president, will you get paid the same as the boy president?
and you know i literally had to stop for a minute and i think that's one job where you know what the pay is. i think so. [ applause ] >> a lot more questions coming up. we have to go outside to rob for more weather. >> great crowd out here. beautiful day although the dry >> this weather report is brought to you by nationwide.
the new york city subway is the best way to get around. ow. i guess it's been a while. is this a working metro card? is it? i'll just go in the old-fashioned way. [ laughter and applause ] >> impressions of hillary clinton. so it turns out there have been six "snl" cast members who have played you. >> six? wow. since you were first lady if we'll take a look at some of them. >> obviously if bill were ever incapacitated i would assume the presidency.
the new hillary is loose and easy. going. >> and now a message from secretary of state designate hillary clinton. >> you thought i was gone, didn't you? >> i cannot wait to be your next president if i'm elected, of course, not getting ahead of myself in public. in private i've been president for 15 years. >> okay. i know you don't like to play favorites but who comes closest to the real hillary. >> oh, my gosh, they all have little bits and pieces. and, you know, i probably laugh as much as anybody because there's always a little truth in it, i hate to confess. and it is kind of like watching an archaeological dig to see my different hairstyles emerging. that's the 1998 version. that's the 2003 version. look, i'm not going to pick
actually that first bit about going through the subway, probably more people in new york talked about -- my metro card didn't work either. i can't believe it. i can't believe it. you had one that didn't work either. i think i got more votes from people who were frustrated with their metro card and that i was connected to them somehow, right? >> turn back the tokens. but it's obvious you're a very good sport about this and you alluded to it a little bit that you actually can learn a little bit about yourself, watching this. >> look, i have to say, you know, as i said earlier i'm not a natural politician i'm not the gregarious kind of affable person. i point to my husband and barack obama who are just unbelievably charismatic and effective. i like to do the work. i mean i am the person who likes to get things done and get everybody together to try to
that's exciting for me but it doesn't make good tv. it's sort of a little bit slow and boring and so i get a lot of, you know, good feedback because i remember i was with amy poehler one time and i was on the show with her and she went into this absolutely -- this bout of hysterical laughing playing me and i said, really? it's that much? so, yeah, i've learned a lot watching and i had so much fun playing val the bartender when i was on a few months ago and i don't know. val may be back. you know, yeah, val may be back. [ applause ] >> you know, speaking of back, this is throwback thursday and we went into the "gma" vault and found your first appearance here on "good morning america." >> oh, my gosh. >> in 1988.
>> yes, when you were speaking out about your lawyer and talking about equality and such. you talked to charlie gibson. here it is. >> oh, my gosh. >> i want to go to the nature of that evidence. does it show that there is systemically in the legal profession prejudice? >> well, i don't know if you can say that it's systemic. i think what you could say is that it is still prevalent. it may not happen to every woman lawyer every day but somewhere it happens. >> oh, my goodness. see what i mean about hairstyles. to say nothing of hair color. >> for as long as we can remember seeing you in the spotlight you have been fighting for others. >> that is what i believe in. i believe -- you know, i think it's a great gift if you can somehow define what you believe your purpose to be and maybe it's because my mom had such a
abused and mistreated and neglected and out on her by the age of 14 that she really instilled in me that you had to get up every day no matter what happened to you the day before and you'd have a better day if you figured out some way to help somebody and i just -- i just felt like she was absolutely a living example of that, not being bitter, but being resilient and so, yes, i mean, that is a clip from, you know, working on pay inequality and other barriers standing in the way of women lawyers, i was chairing a commission for the american bar association back then and in this campaign, my main message is i want to break down all the barriers that tan in the way of people getting ahead. and, yes, there are economic barriers that we have to tackle. no doubt about it. i share that with senator sanders. we've got to raise the minimum wage. beef to get equal pay and so much more but there are other barriers, there are education barrier, every child deserves a good teacher and a good school
the zip code that child lives in. there are still health care barriers and there are barriers of discrimination that stalk people because of who they are, what they look like, who they love. so what we have to do is knock down all those barriers because by doing that we not only give individuals a chance to really make the most out of their own lives, we really do more to get america to realize its potential.
coffee chat with hillary clinton continues in the time remaining we want to get as many questions as possible. rod, you have a question. >> you and i have something in common. we both put hot sauce on everything. >> yes. >> i have to ask you sirirachasriracha, tabasco or what? >> i have a collection that includes all of those and many more.
always liked hot sauce, hot foods but started using hot sauce on nearly everything back in '92 because i read an article that it would help my immune system to stay healthy during that '92 campaign. now, i have continued doing it almost religiously and so far so good, so that's all i can tell you. we do have that in common. >> christina gonzalez. >> my question for you is what would you say is bill's most annoying habit? >> what? >> what would you say is bill's pose annoying habit. >> oh, my gosh, where do we start? how long do we have? let's see. >> ooh. >> okay, if you don't tell anybody -- [ laughter ] -- he no matter how tired he is he always feels like he has to read before he falls asleep. so he used to have the light on. >> you'll get saved by the bell here.
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>> this was fun. thanks, everybody. good morning. i'm ken rosato. breaking news out of the bronx, subway service on the 2 and 5 lines being restored as crews investigate an unstable building. the building was reported as unstable about 6:30 this morning. more than 40 people have been removed from nine apartment buildings as a precaution. the mayor will change the rules today for the costume characters if times square. at 10:30 the mayor will sign the new bill to restrict use of
the change was brought on by at appearance of topless women and costume characters giving tourists a hard time. heather? okay. we'll check back in later with heather. right now the forecast with bill evans. >> reporter: we'll look outside and sunshine, temperature now 54 degrees, warming up fast today. we'll be looking at temperatures of 55 around laguardia, at white plains and jfk. 55 at toms river. see the batch of rain in the great lakes and the ohio valley? tomorrow. but today we are going to get into the upper 60s by lunch time and in the afternoon, we'll hit 75 with sun and clouds. tem we are going to warm -- tomorrow we are going to warm to 78.