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good morning on a monday, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm lingzi davis. here are top headlines we're following on "world news now." the patriots of course have won a historic super bowl, defeating the falcons 34-28 in the first overtime game ever. the wild comeback celebrations and the the players' reactions we have it all covered coming up. iran says a shipment of natural uranium expectationed this week will boost its stockpiles by more than 60% over what it had prior to the landmark agreement in 2015 with world powers led by the u.s. a shipment is reportedly part of a swap for enriched uranium which can be used in nuclear weapons. there were demonstrations in downtown los angeles against the keystone and dakota access pipelines which president trump
south korea says it will strengthen the safety requirements for the lithium ion batteries used in portable electronic devices. samsung, a korean company, was forced to scrap its galaxy note 7 smartphones because its batteries sometimes catch fire. those are some of our top stories we're following on this monday, february 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> do you think the parties have stopped in boston? >> i doubt it. >> i think some are just getting under way. some have lost their voices. many in boston -- >> passed out. >> exactly. calling it the greatest super bowl ever. the new england patriots of course dug themselves out of a 25-point hole against the atlanta falcons. >> and forced the game into overtime. the first overtime in super bowl history by the way. the patriots won 34-28 when james white ran two yards into
when lady gaga came out for her halftime show, the falcons were firmly in control. so was the singer, leaping off the roof of nrg stadium, then performing with hundreds of seeingers, dancers, and yes, drones. >> we had 300 drones that were powered there from intel, that shot was pretaped by the way. patriots fans back home, in the meantime, at the end of all of this, taking to the streets of boston. celebrating at nrg stayed wum with the crew, booing roger goodell as he took to the stage. you can see they're all dressed up including that guy with the jacket. and this was the scene in many parts of boston. people seemging, dancing. police thanked them for good behavior saying they acted like champions. they acted as if they'd been there before, and they have, four previous times. the on-field champions also celebrating. >> you know, our team showed great mental toughness throughout
just never really flinched even though the score was so against us for so long. >> yeah, i couldn't believe it. one of the greatest catches. we've been on the other end of a few of most catches. you know, tonight -- you know, we came up with it. so it was a pretty spectacular catch. he had a hell of a game. >> had a good feel on it. i didn't know if maybe a piece of the ball was touching. i knew that -- i don't know what the dang rule is, no one knows what the rule for a catch is. i was like, i think i got it. i'm pretty sure i got it. tip your hat to atlanta. they played a really good football game. they're a really good team. thankfully we were able to make more plays at the end. >> i wasn't thinking much, you know. i was thinking, we've just got to score. then we scored the touchdown. it was 9. then we got a turnover. there was a lot of the [ bleep ] that happened tonight. i got hit pretty hard. >> i love it, keeping it real. >> absolutely. we're going to bring
home! new yorkers aren't necessarily fans of the patriots. >> it's no secret. >> it's no secret, in fact, the "new york times," this was a touching moment there. gisele with her husband. >> and the kids. >> happy wife. >> happy life. >> so i think it works out there. the new york tabloids, the "new york post" this morning i think capturing the way a lot of new yorkers feel. "cheat your heart out." they couldn't even be nice about it. >> not even for a second. >> not for a second. congratulations, patriots nation. more on this throughout the morning as well. and of course turning to our other top story, the immigration showdown pitting president trump against a federal appeals court. >> so the president is attacking a judge who initially issued the temporary restraining order suspending that travel ban over the weekend, as he warns homeland security to check people very carefully at the nation's airports. abc's david wright with the latest. >> reporter: this is the scene playing out at air
families torn apart by the trump administration's targeted travel ban reuniting with hugs and tears. with the ban now on hold pending appeals, it's a race against time for visa holders to get into the u.s. >> i didn't know how long it's going to take me to see my mother. >> happy that i'm here now. >> reporter: an anxious moment for many families. >> i really hope that everything is okay. >> reporter: officials canceled this woman's visa in the initial confusion. now she's back in syria. her husband in virginia. it's unclear how long the doors will remain open. the federal appeals court rejected the trump administration's bid to immediately restore the travel ban, which denies entry to people from seven predominantly muslim countries. the legal review of trump's executive order now almost certain to make its way to the u.s. supreme court. vice president mike pence is
>> i think the early days of this administration are going to be described in the history books as days of action. >> reporter: the president is spending the weekend at his florida resort. but an interview he taped friday with fox's bill o'reilly is raising eyebrows. in it, trump admits he admires russian president vladimir putin. >> putin's a killer. >> a lot of killers, we got a lot of killers, you think our country's so innocent? >> reporter: that comparison does not sit well with lawmakers including trump's fellow republicans. >> there is no moral equivalency between the united states of america, the greatest freedom-loving nation in the history of the world, and the murderous thugs that are in putin's defense of his cronyism. >> reporter: david wright, abc news, palm beach. in the meantime, the vice president taking to the airwaves to defend president trump's decision to preserve president obama's 2014 executive order protecting lgbt employees of federal contractors from
discrimination. >> he atold george stephanopoulos president trump's decision was in line with his speaking on the campaign trail. >> throughout the campaign president trump made it clear that discrimination would have no place in our administration. i mean, he was the very first republican nominee to mention the lgbtq student are community at a republican national convention and was applauded for it. and i was there applauding with him. >> still, pence reaffirmed president trump's stated plan to "destroy the johnson amendment" which prohibits churches and other tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. the explosive developments over the weekend in what had been a cold case in new york. dna evidence apparently has led to an arrest in a high-profile murder of a new york city jogger, the body found in the weeds in the park not far from
prosecutors say a 20-year-old man has admitted to killi in ii petrano. the suspect's father doesn't believe pitt he's a wonderful young man. >> do you believe he could have committed this crime? >> no, he would not have. he would not have. >> and in addition to the confession, prosecutors say lewis' dna was found at the scene and on the victim's body. there is a new winter storm gaining strength and taking aim on the west coast, packing snow, heavy rain, and flash floods. it's triggering weather alerts from california to colorado. right behind another storm taking shape in the mid west. here's abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano. >> been a rough winter for portland and seattle. they're getting another storm right now where snow levels are nearing sea level. we've looked for a high-impact event the next 12 to 18 hours. 2 to 6 inches of snow potentially in the metro areas.
mountains above 1,000 feet san francisco to los angeles. you're looking at heavy rain as well. parts of this energy getting to the plains. we're going to wind up the storm monday. gusty winds, strong storms likely across the plains and the across the midsouth as well. the rain into the northeast, mixed precipitation across northern new england. most of the cities will be mostly rain. but this is what we're worried about tuesday, the threat for severe weather, damaging winds, large hail, potentially tornados midweek. rob marciano, abc news, new york. this was pretty cool and has people wondering could this be the future of political campaigning? take a look at this, a candidate in france managed to appear in two places at once by using a hologram. look at it. so supporters said the image was so life like, they forgot for a moment the candidate wasn't actually there. so the french are heading to the polls to pick their new president in april, and with runoffs in may, that will be one way they'll be able to canvass all of the
>> it's really fascinating. hard to tell. in yesterday's other big sports championship, it was fluff over ruff. we're talking about puppy bowl xiii, team fluff blew out team ruff 93-38. tough was led by poodle mix rory, who had three touchdowns in the third quarter. >> rory was named most valuable pup. the team set a new record for scoring. and unlike the falcons, fluff never got -- combed out. and was able to sink its teeth into the lombarki trophy. >> get it? >> barki trophy. >> cute, cute. >> wow. >> they're all actually rescued dogs which -- >> yeah. preparations under way in england as the queen makes history today. plus royal race. william,
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ial celebrations play.ff out in london, the 90-year-old monarch is staying 110 miles to the north at her sand ringham how this estate where her father george vi died of lung cancer on february 6, 1952. >> she's marking that event there at their estate. turning to the new court documents released on a scandal involving a popular college football team. >> the baylor university coaching staff is accused in a major cover-up involving players. here's adrian bankard with the details. >> reporter: new evidence claiming head coach art briles shielded players from university discipline in response to another libel lawsuit by another coach. court documents show text messages between briles and his staff. in a 2013 incident, a masseuse asked the team to discipline a player who allegedly exposed himself and a
briles reportedly responds, what discipline? she a stripper? upon hearing it was at a spa, the coach writes, not quite as bad. in another exchange after a player is arrested for assault, coach briles texted the athletic director, the player said waco pd was there, said they were going to keep it quiet. those texts released nearly nine months after internal investigation found the school mishandled and in some cases silenced sexual assault claims. stephanie muntank taking her alleged sexual assault to then university president ken starr. >> i wish they would have done someone to help. if someone really believed i was sitting in class next to my rapist and done something more about it. >> reporter: starr stepping down, briles fired. since then briles supporters have demanded more details some hoped would exonerate the coach. >> these text messages reinforce, in many ways confirm the allegations that women have made about a
>> reporter: briles also filed a libel suit against the university but dropped it just one day before those texts were made public. adrienne bankard, abc news, new york. >> that will not be the end of that scandal, no doubt. coming up, they are a highlight for some on super bowl sunday, the commercials. we'll discuss the hits, the misses, coming up. >> you're watching "world news now," stay with us. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic professionals in their own tanks.
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with her. after caring for her for such a little time. >> reporter:se toddler needed a liver transplant. >> i already knew that my blood type was a match. >> reporter: which is when kirsten said, take part of my liver, volunteering to be what is called a living donor, giving at all yeah part of her liver in a procedure performed more than 300 times a year in the u.s. and in which kirsten learned when she researched it, recovery can be very tough on the donor, sometimes taking months. yet -- >> if i didn't do anything and something were to happen, i think it would have really like killed me inside. >> reporter: so just weeks ago, the surgery went ahead. and here they both are now, all signs very positive for both the donor and the recipient, who met by chance. but now are connected for life. and by life. john donvan, abc news. >> now that is the nanny that you want. for me, i
want to make sure always -- i mean this one went clearly above and beyond. you want them to love them -- >> as if they're their own. >> and she clearly does. >> a wonderful moment. back to our top story and another wonderful moment. as much as new yorkers aren't big fans of the patriots, there was still a tribute here in new york for patriots nation here at the empire state building, lit up overnight in the patriots' colors to honor the super bowl li champions. >> very nice. in stark contrast to the "post" cover. >> lots of shade coming from the new york tabloids in the meantime.
this morning on "world news now," pick your adjective. unbelievable, incredible, stunning. >> tom brady and the patriots with an unbelievable win. the first overtime game in super bowl history. the highlights and the celebrations still ongoing. and speaking of stunning. lady gaga rocking the house, raising the roof. rappelling from the top of the stadium. the action-packed halftime show complete with hundreds of drones. then the legal battle brewing over president trump's travel ban. a federal judge put a temporary hold on the order. will it now be overturned? then the high school basketball player who's going viral. he's only 16 years old. he's a tall one. recruited by top schools. and the thunderous dunk that's
knicks are looking to sign him up. >> they need him. >> it's monday, february 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." wow? >> i can't even -- i'm so -- you know, even though i'm disappointed because i wanted atlanta to win, it was such a great game in a way. you just have to appreciate watching history being made. >> yeah, and it was history being made. and truly wonderful super bowl. the new england patriots, you see here, this is the moment. right there. >> look at that. >> staging the greatest comeback ever in super bowl history. beating the atlanta falcons 34-28. the first overtime in the super bowl. brady there the only quarterback to win five super bowls but it wasn't easy. >> new england made up a 25-point deficit, atlanta's defense was tough on tom. by halftime falcons
already making plans for their peachtree street parade. >> that was too soon. speaking of halftime lady gaga blew the roof off the stadium as you mentioned. by the time her halftime show was over, most people thought this would be the highlight of the night. but that's why they play all 60 minutes. >> he's in! patriots win the super bowl! >> reporter: the unbelievable ending to arguably the greatest super bowl of all-time. the patriots pulling off an incredible comeback in the first super bowl to ever go into overtime, capping off what was an epic night in houston. the heart-warming moment of the night. only days out of the hospital, former president george h.w. bush and his wife barbara kicking things off with the coin toss. >> tails. atlanta has won the choice. >> reporter: game time, at least the falcons were ready. the atlanta defense getting to tom brady early and often. sacking the qb twice in the first quarter. a scoreless game going into the second when this fumble proved costly for the pats.
league mvp. he's good. that set up the game's first score and this touchdown run by devonta freeman -- >> touchdown atlanta! >> reporter: same quarter, same patriots, another turnover. this one stings. robert alfred returning the interception 82 yards. the game now a blowout, 21-0, atlanta confident in the lead, team owner blanc dancing in the sky box. ♪ baby i was born this way >> reporter: lady gaga rappelling from the roof of nrg stadium and dancing nonstop during the seven-song set, the singer seemingly covering more ground on the field than the patriots offense. second half, one for the history books. this incredible catch by julian edelman from brady. and the patriots with their first touchdown. and then another in the fourth. gisele is happy, yay. the game within reach for the pats. and then with about a minute left, brady and the pats with another unbelievable touchdown.
>> hdn, james white! >> reporter: a two-point conversion tying the game 28-28, forcing the overtime. and in ot the patriots, unstoppable, driving down the field to complete the spectacular comeback, returning from a 25-point deficit, amazing. >> patriots win the super bowl! >> reporter: the commissioner booed during the awkward trophy presentation. and brady suspended four games this season because of the deflategate -- >> we're bringing this sucker home! >> reporter: exacting revenge. and soaking up victory. >> bringing this sucker home. >> the quote of the night. great to see how excited he gets. >> it really was exciting for all of us to watch that. plus the super bowl parade, there is going to be much more excitement, it's going to be on tuesday. the celebration is already under way as you can imagine. many people not waiting until tuesday. they're flooding the streets of boston to celebrate. the introduces filled city landmarks like the boston common
many waving patriots flags. they danced, cheered and chanted "brady." no reports of violence and police thanked the fans for acting like champions. >> you can see some scenes here captured by our affiliate, wcvb in boston. folks came out as soon as that game was over. hopefully they waited till the end. >> they had to wait till the end to really know. >> i'm sure there were many fans who probably gave up at halftime. >> oh in that scenario, yes, yes. >> but they finally won their fifth super bowl. so many fans are celebrating in boston, into the wee hours. we're going to have more on this. and some interesting scenes as well. the memes. yes, gisele is all psyched. first from the patriots to politics now. with president trump sticking to his argument, several months after the elections, that millions of immigrant in the country illegally cast votes in the presidential race
in a presuper bowl interview on fox news the president said vice president pence will head a special commission to investigate voter fraud. >> let me just tell you, it doesn't have to do with the vote, although that's the end result. has to do with the registration. when you look at the registration and you see dead people that have voted. when you see people that are registered in two states that voted in two states. when you see other things. when you see illegals, people that are not citizens, and they're on the registration rolls. look, bill. we can be babies. but you take a look at the registration, you have illegals, dead people, you have this -- it's really a bad situation. it's really bad. >> president trump did not directly answer a question about whether he has evidence of voter fraud, only suggesting that he's seen voter registration records suggesting widespread voter fraud. election officials in both parties say they've seen no such evidence. >> he spent the weekend criticizing that federal aea
temporary restraining order on his travel ban. >> he said that judge is putting the country "in peril." it comes as the president tweeted out to followers, enjoy the super bowl and then we continue make america great again. but not all americans are feeling great. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: a legal showdown with tearful repercussions. >> i didn't know how long it's going to take me to see my mother. >> reporter: families torn apart by trump's abrupt targeted travel ban racing to reunite, not sure how long the door will remain open. trump warned, i have instructed homeland security to check people coming into our country very carefully. the courts are making theob very difficult." the fate of trump's controversial policy shutting the doors to visa holders from seven predominantly muslim countries now in the hands of the ninth circuit court of appeals. the appealsou
administration's plea for an emergency ruling that would have reinstated the executive order. but a three-judge panel is set to review the issue. the department of justice argues the federal judge in washington who lifted the ban improperly second-guessed the president's national security determinations, overstepping his judicial authority. democrats are pushing back on that. >> the president is not a dictator. the framers of our constitution wanted a strong congress for the very reason that most of these kinds of things should be done within the scope of lawmaking. >> reporter: trump appears to see it differently. tweeting, "just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. if something happens, blame him and court system. people pouring in. bad." even some republicans are expressing discomfort about the tone the president has set. especially with that tweet disparaging this so-called judge.
understand language like that, we don't have so-called judges, we don't have so-called senators, we don't have so-called presidents. >> reporter: there's mounting criticism of this exchange from trump's interview with fox news bill o'reilly. >> do you respect putin? >> i do respect him. >> do you, why? >> i respect a lot of people. but that doesn't mean i'm going to get along with them. >> putin's a killer. >> a lot of killers, we got a lot of killers, you think our country's so innocent? >> reporter: senator marco rubio blasted back, when has a democratic political activist been poisoned by the gop or vice versa? we are not the same as putin." vice president mike pence insists there's no moral equivalency but he told george stephanopoulos there's good reason to improve relations with moscow. >> russia has a common interest in confronting radical islamic terrorism, especially isis. if we have opportunities to work together, i think the president is looking for an opportunity to begin that relationship
>> reporter: the president is hoping for a few hours' break from it all. he told o'reilly he'll be rooting for tom brady. >> so i'll say the patriots will win. >> by how many points? >> by 8 points. >> reporter: trump says he likes both teams but braidy's his friend and he said, you've got to stick up for your friends. the pitched legal battle over the travel ban could have fallout for trump's supreme court pick. democrats have already signaled they'll have some tough questions for judge neil gorsuch. they want to know, does he believe in checks and balances? does he believe in an independent judiciary? in the context of this issue, that could put him at odds with the president. david wright, abc news, palm beach. >> our thanks to abc's david wright reporting. turning now to the weather and what's being called a high-impact event bearing down on the west coast. a major system likely to start out as rain and turn to snow later today is triggering weather alerts from california to colorado. meantime, another storm system pa
across the midwest and the plains, driving a boomerang-shaped band of severe weather stretching from mississippi, up the ohio valley, back over the great lakes area. that system could eventually make its way into the northeast. >> i did notice that's going to turn to snow in some parts of boston by tuesday, which is when they're having the big parade. so -- >> it will not deter them. >> it will not stop a single soul from getting out there. from football i guess sort of to basketball, a high school player from south carolina, one of the nation's top prospects. you can easily see why. here's zine williamson making one of 12 dunks during a game last week. that video going viral. >> boom goes the dynamite. it actually wasn't much of a game. the final score was 87-15. >> what? >> williamson, who is 6'7", still a junior, scored 45 points, made 20 rebounds. and i was taking a look at some other video of this kid. he apparently sells out the high school gyms
>> holy cow. >> people go and you can see everyone, in other videos, people have their cell phones out videotaping his every move. they know what the potential future is for this young man. >> early glimpse of greatness there. draft pick for the sixers possibly, who knows. >> or the knicks. >> or any struggling team. coming up, a lucky escape for one family after a train nearly hit their house. new video from that scene. a major break in the case of a jogger killed in new york. six months after the crime the 20-year-old now under arrest. the latest on that investigation and the evidence that police say they have. if you have medicare parts a and b and want more coverage. guess what? you could apply for a medicare supplement insurance plan whenever you want. no enrollment window. no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company.
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a close call for a family in dubuque, iowa. the train you see on the side went off the tracks right outside their house. a woman who lives there said she was asleep when she heard a loud noise and the whole house started shaking. thankfully no one was injured and the train was empty at the time. so no risk of a hazardous spill. now to a major break in a murder case that made national headlines last year here in the new york city area. police have made an arrest in the death of a female jogger killed near new york city. >> authorities say dna evidence and a 911 call led them to the 20-year-old suspect. adrienne bangard has the latest. >> reporter: the face of a suspected killer. 20-year-old chanel
by angry neighbors screaming "murderer." karina vatrano was jogging when she was raped and strangled in queens, new york, last august. her mother relieved an arrest has been made. >> the demon must get his justice. >> reporter: detectives followed hundreds of leads in an exhaustive search. just last week they approached lewis for a dna test they claimed tied him to the crime scene. >> karina helped us identify this person. she was dna under her nails. she had dna on her back and the cell phone. >> reporter: police say lewis has given them more details. >> lewis was interviewed by detectives and made detailed incriminating statements and admissions. charges are now pending. >> reporter: in a chilling twist, police say that last may, months before the killing, a 911 call was made complaining lewis was behaving suspiciously in the same park where the murder took place. her father taking comfort that a suspect is now in custody. >> i'm
good day. but we can move forward now. >> reporter: vatrano was jogging near here when she was killed. lewis now facing murder charges. his father saying he's extremely surprised and that his son has always been more likely to be a victim than a perpetrator. adrienne bankard, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, the dramatic rescue on a frozen mountainside in california. a group of hikers plunged 300 feet into an icy ravine leaving one dead and three injured. first the irs is issuing a new warning this morning. scammers are contacting your employers in a attempt to get your personal information. that's next. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000.
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it's got to be tide here in "the mix," of course itting about to be about the super bowl, in particular the halftime show which is really whether you like lady gaga or not -- >> spectacle. >> absolute spectacle. the thing many people were talking about was this leap of faith she kind of took from the top of nrg stadium there in houston. >> there she goes. >> a lot of people were like, how did that happen? . >> i thought it was live. >> no, that part was p prerecorded. i don't mean to bust the bubble. still impressive. it spawned a lot of memes including this one where lady gaga as a wrestler. one person doing the same gif saying, that's me jumping into a relationship.
it was a rough night for atlanta fans. >> a rough night. particularly for a fan who bet $1.1 million. the payout would have been worth it because he would have won $1 million, he or she. they had to have been spending that money early on riding high thinking, we got a win here. right? until the very end. and they lost $1.1 million. >> if you have $1.1 million to bet on a game, i think you can afford -- >> probably. let us hope. but you should have bet. you apparently -- i didn't realize it sitting next to you on friday -- >> so last friday, you know how we do our signs. we just kind of make up different things. i knew what would happen. so take a look. you'll see. that was my prediction. 34-28. >> and that was the final score. >> nailed it. i knew it would be a comeback victory as well.
today. so of course it is no laughing matter for many of the folks in atlanta. in fact, a lot of them are crying. you've seen the poster for the tv show "atlanta" on fx. there's the losing with the crying -- >> i think it's too soon. too soon for the atlanta fans, yes. >> the crying jordans. they had a good season. >> there's always next year. if you're curious i will let you know who will win next year's super bowl as well. it was a fun, amazing -- even if you're a falcons fan you had to have at least appreciated that. >> especially that one catch that came late in the fourth quarter, right, where he caught the ball in between the legs of the falcons player. >> yes, it was an amazing play, absolutely. i hope that atlanta at least will have a parade
this morning on "world news now," instant classic. the patriots pull off an amazing comeback in super bowl li. the overtime play that gave them the win. the appearance by former president h.w. bush and lady gaga rocking the halftime show. plus video just in showing president trump watching the big game. his message to america before kickoff, as a battle over his immigration ban heats up. and also this half hour, the other weekend performance that everybody is talking about. >> yes, melissa mccarthy on "saturday night live" playing press secretary sean spicer. the hard-hitting sketch already being called one of the best ever on "snl." and epic encounter.
feet in height difference. shaq, simone, making for a perfect picture at the super bowl. it's monday, february 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that picture is hard to believe. it looks like something photoshopped. >> it really does look photoshopped. >> she has heels on. >> did she, wow. we're going to talk about that photo and what went into that, what went into the making of lady gaga's halftime show, and then some. but really, we're still -- >> can't stop talking about it. >> marveling at what the patriots pulled off at the super bowl. the new england patriots' historic win, tom brady leading the pats to four previous come from behind super bowl victories but none like this. the first overtime game in super bowl history. >> it was the biggest comeback in super bowl history. brady was the game's mvp for a record fourth time, and he has
other quarterback in nfl history and better believe this one meant a lot to him. >> everyone back in boston, new england, we love you. you've been with us all year. we're bringing this sucker home! >> he's going to have a chance to bring that sucker home on tuesday to the fans, the trophy will be there during the big parade in boston. overnight fans filled the city landmarks, the boston common and copley square to celebrate, you can see them there in the dark, they streamed into the streets to celebrate the victory. their fifth super bowl win in less than a decade. >> if you're a patriots fan you had to get out there, you had to get out there and be a part of this history tonight. now this might have been a bit of an awkward moment, when nfl commissioner roger goodell congratulated brady after the game. brady missed the first four games of the season after goodell suspended the quarterback for playing with underinflated footballs, or
who can forget deflategate. many fans still haven't forgiven goodell, but it appears there were no hard feelings. >> well -- it was a little awkward of a handshake. >> awkward! >> it was really weird when goodell was on the podium -- >> people were booing him. >> he couldn't wait to get off the stage. >> among the super bowl spectators amazed by incredible new england comeback was abc's own t.j. holmes down on the field after the game. >> well, linsey and kendis, can you believe what we just saw? we just saw tom brady become the first quarterback to win five super bowl titles. we just saw the first overtime ever in super bowl history. we just saw the greatest comeback ever in super bowl history. it's almost too much to take. this game started off all falcons all the time. they got up 28-3. not until the second half, late in the third quarter, did the patriots start to make a move
this building, in this stadium, that here comes the brady magic. the closing minutes, go into overtime. and tom brady, because of these overtime rules in the nfl, he doesn't even give the falcons a chance to touch the ball. he gets them down the field, touchdown, they score, and that's number five. this was an unbelievable game, an unbelievable night. people were shocked, thought it was unbelievable at the beginning, because the falcons were up so much. what, the patriots about to get blown out? not to be so. this was an incredible night that no one could have predicted, but history made once again by tom brady and the patriots picking up his fifth ring, the first quarterback to ever do it. guys, i just said a lot, but trust me, a lot of us are speechless after that. >> losing his voice too. >> yeah, i believe t.j. is a falcons fan. he spent some time in atlanta. you can understand why he's losing his voice, man.
>> okay, so tom brady this morning is probably boston's favorite son. and edelman and many others. houston's favorite son was there for the super bowl coin flip. beautiful moment. >> really nice. >> president george h.w. bush did the honors with his wife barbara right behind him. >> it was the first public appearance since their dual hospitalizations a few weeks ago. they got a standing ovation at houston stadium and twitterverse went wild too. twitter also went wild for lady gaga's halftime show. with many celebrities applauding the spectacle. it began with her dive from the roof of nrg stadium where dozens of singers and dancers were waiting to accompany her. she was also backed by 300 lit-up drones, and never stopped moving. ♪ ♪
political statements. as promised there was a message of inclusion in the show. one of the hits that she sang "born this way" about acceptance for all kinds of people there. >> i was kind of surprised she was able to resist making a political statement. although her music does it in and of itself, really, i guess. >> this was a really cool time lapse. the b-writer for the cincinnati bengals shot this for the sky booth. look how quickly all of that came together and went away, right there in the heart of the stadium. less than 20 minutes, all of that. so pretty cool. >> one patriots fan may just be kicking himself this morning for apparently giving up on his team just a little too prematurely. >> yeah, president trump was watching the game at a party at the trump international golf club in west palm beach, florida. 8:57 p.m., pats trailing 28-3,
the presidential motorcade pulled away. >> we all know what happened next. the president did later tweet his congratulations. "what an amazing comeback and win by the patriots. tom brady, bob kraft, and coach b. are total winners, wow." >> all friends of his, i'm sure he looks forward to welcoming them at the white house. the president firing back at a federal judge in seattle, threatening to deprive the state of california from federal funding if it passes legislation that would provide statewide sanctuary status for immigrants in the country illegally. >> i think it's ridiculous, sanctuary cities, as you know, i'm very much opposed to sanctuary cities, they breed crime, there's a lot of problems. if we have to, we'll defund. we give tremendous amounts of money to california, california in many ways is out of control as you know. obviously the voters agree, otherwise th w
>> defunding is your weapon of choice -- >> it's a weapon. i don't want to defund the state -- >> you're willing to do it? >> the university of california system could be hit hard by a federal funds ban. the system receives at least $9 billion every year for grants, financial aid and research, nearly one-third of its entire budget. the u.s. senate resumes debate on billionaire gop donor betsy devos as education secretary. vice president pence fully expects devos to be confirmed with his tie-breaking vote. devos faced fierce criticism from teachers unions over her backing of school choice and accusations that she wants to dismantle public education. new details of the attack outside the louvre in paris. police say the suspect, a 29-year-old egyptian national, is refusing to speak with investigators. he was shot in the stomach lunging at soldiers with two machetes. his father, a retired police general, is accusing soldiers of
using brute force, insisting his son is not a terrorist. switch gears into what was a wonderful moment in an oklahoma high school gym. for a special needs student. we're talking about laney frederickson, called into the game at the last second. making the winning basket. the crowd erupting into celebration. >> even players and fans on the other team joined in the appreciation, and of course that video is going viral. there are times when sports transcend just being about a player game, and this is one. look at the crowd, and her, her excitement, love it. coming up in "the skinny," more on lady gaga. she shares behind the scenes videos from the super bowl. and a daring rescue, a group of hikers slide down an icy mountain, the wrong move that led to a 300-foot-fall. plus making a run for it. an escaped steer chased for nearly two hours. we'll tell you what happened next. first take a run at the
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can bring about social change. so speaking in spanish the pontiff said, great sporting events like the super bowl teach us how to sacrifice and respect the rules. he went on to say, may this year's super bowl be a sign of peace, friendship, solidarity for the world. it was kind of surprising and kind of nice. you would think that he would care more with the saints in the super bowl. >> that's right. the next story, a steer on the loose in a texas town kept officers busy a couple of hours. the cow was sadly on its way to a butcher shop when it escaped. finally two cowboys on horseback rode to the rescue. the steer got a temporary reprieve since the butcher said it was too stressed. >> yeah, you don't want stressed meat, yeah. >> i guess it might change it somehow. now to that deadly fall in southern california for a group of hikers. >> they fell 300 feet down the side of a frozen mountain, plunging into an icy ravine. marci gonzalez with the story.
rescue in the mountains near los angeles. four men and a woman hiking at a 7,000-foot elevation saturday suddenly sliding 300 feet down the ice of this steep slope. one man identified as 67-year-old michael yu killed. three of the other hikers badly hurt. >> three severely injured, mostly unconscious. >> reporter: another hiker tracking down rescuers who happened to be training two miles away. backup rushing in. deputies lowering themselves to the mountainside. carefully making their way down to the hikers. >> just holding on to the tree and just staying there, waiting for help. >> reporter: securing them one by one. >> female in the helicopter was crying, she was very emotional. >> reporter: hoisting them up to helicopters hovering above and rushing them to a hospital. >> i think they're very fortunate to be alive. >> reporter: the rescuers tell me those hikers didn't have the proper equipment for icy co
recovering, including one who's being treated for a broken spine. marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. when we come back, lady gaga taking us behind the scenes before her epic halftime performance. we'll check out some of the other celebrity pics from the big game. "the skinny" is coming up next. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic professionals in their own tanks.
of course we're going to talk about the super bowl a little bit more. in particular that halftime show. was it one of the best of all-time? what do you think? >> i don't know that -- i mean, it was a spectacle. >> it was a spectacle. she was dangling from the ceiling. that part was pretaped, by the way. >> which i was disappointed. that took it down a notch for me. >> about a week ago.
she still rappelled from the top of nrg stadium. >> i don't think it was a drone issue, it wasn't necessarily that she couldn't do it. but she did post several videos on instagram showing candid behind the scenes footage of her prepping for the show. everything from her time in the makeup chair, blowing kisses to her fans, to a tour on a golf cart through the stadium, showing with her dancers practicing that intricate dance routine which of course we later saw come to life. look at that. ♪ ♪ ♪ i was born to survive no matter black white beige ♪ ♪ right track baby i was gonna be brave ♪ >> quite a message of inclusion as you can hear in the lyrics. she found time to take her mom on the field for preshow. here are the acrobatics. during the show called out her
moment. >> speaking of big names, celebrities were out. >> t.j. holmes was there. also celebrities as big. check out this odd couple, shaquille o'neal with olympian simone biles, coming face to torso you might say? >> almost, right? >> she is 4'8". in heels. shaq is 7'1". >> the pint-sized powerhouse continued to make the rounds taking time to speak to patriots owner robert kraft before the game. i wonder if she was talking about her five gold medals and the possibility of the pats winning five super bowls? >> or maybe doing the interview for "inside edition." chrissy teigen and john legend were there. >> they always boot up throughout the game. >> they were fired up throughout the game. they were a lot of places taking adorable pictures together throughout the game. we are going to switch fear gears away from the big game and turn to another
>> melissa mccarthy appearing on "saturday night live" as white house press secretary sean spicer. i'm sure you saw this over the weekend. she was barely recognizable with her hairpiece, makeup, command of the room. spicer-esque. >> all right, you guys. you still aren't getting it. you need some props? my words too big, i got to show you in pictures? great, okay, here we go. when it comes to these decisions, the constitution gives our president lots of power. and steve bannon is the key adviser. okay? and our president will not be deterred. >> classic, classic. some people are saying her impression of spicer is actually better than alec baldwin's impression of donald trump. >> i think they'll both be back. that is a classic moment everybody is still talking about.
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he's in! patriots win the super bowl! >> just an unbelievable moment. that is when history was made. it was made throughout the game, but really, they wrote the history book at that point. the comeback for the ages to deliver the fifth super bowl win to belichick and brady. >> and now let's hand it over to the people who know and love the patriots the most, the fans. >> yeah, yeah! [ cheers and applause ]
[ cheers and applause ] >> patriots! yeah! go patriots! >> pats number one! >> greatest weekend ever. unbelievable. >> yeah. >> boston strong, baby. >> right to the end. >> yeah! five, baby, bring it! >> dedication, heart, that's all it took for us to win that super bowl. you know what? brady's the man. he may be 5-2, the giants beat us, but guess what? go patriots, go patriots! >> let go! >> finish the job, that he did. the clip you saw at the top of
that video was actor chris evans and his celebration. >> captain america. >> captain america, big patriots fan. he says the greatest night ever. >> i thought one of the men in the video, i think he was with his wife, he said greatest weekend ever. she was hesitant, she's like, uh, when we got married? our honeymoon? had children? he's like, yep, tops it all! >> you think with this unbelievable finish, history-making thing, the editors of the "boston globe" would -- >> you're very disappointed about this. >> a little disappointed with it. >> what is it, the headline, the picture? >> it's the tiny photo, which isn't the ending scene of the game. win for the ages, then they still included other stories. there are no other stories in boston. that's it. they could have come up with something -- >> it will get better. >> it will get better.
making news in america this morning, wow. the new england patriots shocking the atlanta falcons in overtime, pulling off the greatest comeback in super bowl history. that is the moment right there. tom brady winning his fifth record championship. fighting back. the white house is appealing after a court refuse to reinstate president trump's travel ban. the president is lashing out. restrictions now on hold. the fierce battle on a collision course with the supreme court. the west coast hit hard yet again. states from california to colorado on alert for heavy rain and snow, as a new system forms over the middle of the country and it's moving east. and going gaga. the pop icon with a