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making news in america this friday morning, planning for more penalties, president donald trump is turning up the heat on iran as additional sanctions will likely be issued and his promise to straighten out the world. we're live with the latest. the massacre that never happened. a new interview with adviser kellyanne conway causing confusion justifying the president's refugee ban with a fictional terror attack in the u.s. and breaking overnight, an explosive device thrown inside a packed southern california restaurant as people were eating dinner. details just coming in. and also happening overnight, tiger woods withdraws from a tournament. why the sudden dropout?
good morning, everyone. and happy friday to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm linsey davis in for diane. we begin with iran bracing for punishing new u.s. sanctions and possibly much more after testing a ballistic missile. >> yeah, senators from both parties are turning up the pressure, and president trump says he's not ruling out military action. meanwhile, the president is defending a heated phone call with australia's prime minister as lawmakers intervene reassuring that nation that it still has unwavering american support. abc's elizabeth hur is following the overnight developments. she joins us here in new york. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: kendis and linsey, good morning to you. as far as iran is concerned, republican and democratic senators are coming together on this one saying they're concerned, and president trump says he agrees, and he's not ruling anything out. from talking tough to taking action. >> that's what i do. i fix things. we're going to straighten it out. >> reporter: president trump ready to impose new sanctions against iran. >> iran continues to threaten u.s. friends and allies in the
region. >> reporter: the white house first put iran on notice earlier this week after iran tested another ballistic missile. iranian officials fired back saying they don't need permission to defend themselves. now, president trump says taking military action is also an option. >> nothing is off the table. >> reporter: the president defiant saying the u.s. will straighten out the world taking on countries like mexico, iran and even one of america's closest friends, australia. >> i called the australian ambassador to reinforce to him our commitment to australia and our relationship. >> reporter: senator mccain trying to mend fences after "the washington post" reported president trump told the australian prime minister on the phone saturday that of the four calls he had that day with foreign leaders, this was the worst call by far. slamming an agreement australia made with president obama to resettle some 1,200 refugees in the u.s.
on twitter calling it a dumb deal, but later on camera the president sounded more diplomatic. >> a previous administration does something, you have to respect that. >> i think the president should sleep more and tweet less. >> reporter: and that was senator graham, who is among the 20 senators from both parties who signed a letter urging president trump to hold iran accountable. the white house has not yet released any details on those sanctions, but, again, that announcement could come later today. kendis and linsey. >> elizabeth, thank you. now to what appears to be a slight change in tone from this administration to israel. the jewish state saw the start of the trump presidency as a green light to build more settlements in the disputed territories. >> but now the trump administration is saying that might not be good for the peace process. the subject will be on the agenda when prime minister benjamin netanyahu visits the president later on this month. and yet another foreign relations surprise at the united nations. new u.s. ambassador nikki haley blasting russia for the recent
violence in ukraine. she said sanctions imposed on russia by the obama administration would remain in place until russia returns crimea. now, as a candidate, the president hinted that he might recognize russia's 2014 annexation of crimea. back here at home, those violent protests at uc berkeley may lead to a major financial hit from the federal government. president trump hinted on twitter about withholding federal funds from the university after campus protests escalated into rioting wednesday night. in the senate a rare early morning vote to advance the nomination of betsy devos for education secretary. lawmakers have been flooded with calls and e-mails from constituents looking to block the nomination. and republican senators susan collins and lisa murkowski said they plan to vote against devos citing her lack of experience but vice president mike pence was planning to break an expected tie with a yes vote. there's a bit of head scratching going on this morning following a statement by trump
adviser kellyanne conway on msnbc. conway referred to a bowling green massacre to justify president trump's ban on refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly muslim countries. listen. >> i bet it's brand-new information to people that president obama had a six-month ban on the iraqi refugee program after two iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and then were the masterminds behind the bowling green massacre. people don't know that because it didn't get covered. >> it didn't get covered because it never happened. all right, giving conway the benefit of the doubt here, however, she may have meant an incident in 2011 involving two iraqi nationals who were later indicted for allegedly having ties to attacks against u.s. troops in iraq. those two men lived in bowling green, kentucky. and we're following breaking news from paris where the louvre museum has been evacuated. police say a soldier guarding the entrance opened fire on a suspected attacker. the man was allegedly carrying a knife and reports say he was
trying to enter the museum with a suitcase. the interior ministry describing it as serious. police are not calling this a terror attack but france, as you know, has been on edge since recent attacks in paris as well as nice. california is getting some much needed help with its five-year drought. on the radar more storms are coming off the pacific. rain is expected in northern california and could reach as far south as l.a. the sierra will pile on more snow, and there are winter weather advisories in oregon and washington. well, some showers in the forecast for sunday in houston where they're expecting twice as many people in town as there are tickets for sunday's super bowl game. we're looking at a live picture here at nrg stadium, a little quiet at this hour understandably where all 71,000 seats are sold out, of course, but there's also a huge indoor nfl theme park. player and celebrity sightings and sold out concerts by bruno mars and taylor swift. >> the big pop music performance this weekend, however, is, of course, the
super bowl halftime show. lady gaga is known for flashy costume changes and making political statements during her performances. she would not divulge any details even when asked by olympian simone biles on assignment for "inside edition." >> in gymnastics we're used to high-flying acts. can you give us an insight of what you're going to be doing if you're going to be hanging from the ceiling? >> you know, i don't want to give that away. i want to keep as much of the show to surprise as possible, but i will say that it is a tremendously athletic show. and it's something that -- >> oh. >> gaga says the only statements she'll deliver will be in her songs, which reflect her passion for inclusion, equality, love and compassion. >> all right, so there you have it. we have no clue. well, still ahead, the high-end retailer pulling ivanka trump's brand off the shelves. and president trump asking faith leaders to pray for arnold schwarzenegger and the low ratings on his reality show. how the former governor responded. and new this morning, an investigation under way after someone threw an explosive
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heading to court this morning in new york. guzman was initially set to appear by video, but his lawyers argued his absence would make it look as if he's too dangerous to be brought to the courtroom. guzman has repeatedly escaped from mexican prisons. he was turned over to u.s. authorities after they agreed not to seek the death penalty. the ceo of uber has quit an economic panel advising president trump under pressure after thousands of customers deleted their accounts in the wake of president trump's travel ban. travis kalanick said in an internal memo that joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda. nordstrom says it's dropping ivanka trump's fashion line because of declining sales. the department store chain says it typically cuts about 10% of its brands every season to make room for new stock. the move comes during a week's long campaign called grab your wallet, a boycott of retailers carrying ivanka or donald trump merchandise. the parent company of social media blockbuster snapchat has officially filed its paperwork for a $3 billion initial public
offering. now, despite an expected $25 billion valuation and massive revenue growth, the company admits it's file -- in its filing documents that it's losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year, has never made a profit and may never achieve or maintain profitability. when we come back, the missed warning signs that could have prevented the killing of a transit officer. and a surprising announcement overnight from tiger woods. why he's suddenly withdrawing from a tournament under way right now. ♪living well come on up, grandpa don't let joint discomfort keep you down. come play with us! i'm coming. upgrade to move free ultra's triple action joint support for improved mobility, and flexibility. it also provides 20% better comfort than glucosamine chondroitin,
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up and down the west coast with new snow in the mountains, rain and flooding at lower elevations. also be on the lookout for icy spots around the great lakes. and for the third straight day in a row, you might see airport delays in san francisco. the suspect in tuesday's deadly shooting of a transit security officer in denver is facing his first court appearance today. and now we're hearing what an alert that was raised to federal officials about the army veteran and muslim convert. >> here's abc's clayton sandell. >> we have an officer down. rtd is the victim. >> reporter: new clues about an alleged killer's motive. joshua cummings scheduled to make his first court appearance today facing charges of first degree murder. police say cummings shot and killed 56-year-old transit security guard scott von lanken in cold blood just before midnight tuesday then ran. >> we do have concerns that was the victim a target because of the uniform that he was wearing. >> reporter: cummings is an army vet and a muslim convert who
recently moved to colorado from texas where he taught martial arts and once spoke to parishioners at a local church. >> i testify that there's only one god worthy of worship and that muhammad is his prophet. >> reporter: cummings was already on law enforcement radar thanks to a denver mosque he visited in december. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> and clayton will have more on that later on today on "good morning america." some frightening moments overnight as an explosion rocked a california restaurant. police say a man threw a homemade explosive device into the cheesecake factory in pasadena sending panicked diners running. heavy smoke filled the restaurant, but no one was injured. the suspect managed to get away. witnesses say he was dressed in all black. the war of words is heating up between president trump and his "apprentice" replacement arnold schwarzenegger. >> so, the president used the national prayer breakfast to pray for arnold and the dismal ratings on "the apprentice" this season since the terminator took the helm, but arnold fired back his own zinger and a challenge. >> they hired a big, big movie star, arnold schwarzenegger, to
take my place, and we know how that turned out. the ratings went right down the tubes. it's been a total disaster, and i want to just pray for arnold if we can for those ratings, okay? >> hey, donald, i have a great idea. why don't we switch jobs, you take over tv because you're such an expert in ratings, and i take over your job, and then people can finally sleep comfortably again, hmm? >> well, there's been no love lost between the two in recent months, particularly after schwarzenegger announced back in october that he would not be voting for the republican presidential candidate for the first time since becoming an american citizen 34 years ago. >> ouch. >> now to a real battle including some nba action. >> here are our guys at espn with the highlights. >> good morning, utica. good morning, america. good morning across this great land of ours. >> that's right. >> john buccigross, john anderson. >> what did we say we're
starting with? the dubs or yet another dwight howard return? >> which one was your favorite return of howard's? orlando, l.a. or houston last night? >> i think l.a. >> yeah. he got booed pretty much in all those places. rockets led 50-47 at half. they led by 20 in the fourth quarter. you're up 20 in the fourth quarter, you should not then be down one in the fourth quarter, but they squandered the entire lead, and tim hardaway jr. had 23 points in the fourth, comes through, impressive dunk and the hawks win it, 113-108. we're not spoiling that homecoming. >> best game of his life. good job, timmy. steph curry, staples center not normally a place he likes to shoot in. >> stapler. >> but when he's that close, ooh, he's flexing. he went draymond. draymond got a kick out of that. later, 11-point lead and here's your blake griffin highlight. he can dunk. swim move. heisman, throws it in. clippers have really struggled against the warriors. there goes steph, the distance, steph also had 11 assists to go
along with his 29 points. and look at the warriors, they're 43-7 on pace to win 70 games again this year. >> pretty good record after 50 games. john, john, enjoy your friday, america. >> super bowl on sunday. >> thanks for the reminder. all right, fellas. well, we do have some breaking news, sports news out of the middle east. >> the european tour says tiger woods has withdrawn from the dubai desert classic. >> the reason reportedly is over his bad back. the 14-time major winner returned to action just two months ago after 15 months out following two back operations. woods struggled in his first round in dubai. up next in "the pulse," the new baby bump pictures from beyonce and where we might see her perform very soon. plus, super bowl li, the number of people tuning in just for the commercials and betting on everything from gisele bundchen to the national anthem.
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>> it wouldn't surprise me. i mean, if anybody could do it -- >> it would be beyonce with twin, boom. of course, super bowl weekend much anticipated. it's here. the game is the most watched broadcast on television each and every year. >> but for some people it has nothing to do with football whatsoever. according to a new poll, 15% watch strictly for the commercials. >> some of the ads are already getting some buzz including this kia commercial starring melissa mccarthy playing, well, an environmental hero. >> whoo! classic her. that's like reminiscent of the snickers with betty white. >> yes, exactly. and i love the theme song in the background, "i need a hero." okay, according to the same poll, 56% of people are rooting for the underdogs. of course, that means most people want to see the falcons win. >> like me. >> okay. patriots here. vegas has the patriots as a three-point favorite. we'll see how it plays out monday. >> that's right. we'll see who has bragging rights.
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good morning. on friday, february 3, i'm reggie aqui. >> hey, it is friday, it's true, i'm natasha zouves. whole team here. jessica castro, good morning. we have alexis smith, good morning. we have mike nicco bringing us another day of potential wet weather. >> it's heaviest right about now so get ready for some ponding on the roadways, grab the umbrella, you're going to need it. a little breezy but nothing too windy, you can see yellows and oranges about to move on to the peninsula. here's a look in walnut creek where it's raining right now. we've got our best chance of light to moderate rain right now and then like yesterday afternoon, temperatures mild in the afternoon, upper
60. hets find out about the morning commute. wet pavement for you. here's a look at live doppler 7 on top of the traffic maps. westbound highway 24, we've got a multi-car crash at least one lane is blocked right now. i'm going to work on some more details and have another update in just a few but even at this early hour, already seeing those delays build. well, terrible flooding. you will remember scenes like this one last month on highway 37 near 101 with our wet forecast, people are keeping an eye on that area. >> there is a plan to fix the road but it comes at a big price. amy hollyfield is live for us in novato. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning. this is a hot spot to watch out for. it's raining right now. has been for a while, so this is a spot to watch out. so far, everything looks okay, but look at what this looked like last month when the rains hit highway 37 was just under water. this is a connecter from vallejo
to highway 101 up in marin county. it's very well traveled area. well, a solution may be on the way for this trouble spot. according to the marin "independent journal," caltrans is looking at a solution but it would cost $8 million. they're talking about bringing the pavement up. some of it has sank through the years. replacing the drainage pipes with larger pipes and then also doing more pumping through here. one idea that's being kicked around is turning this into a toll road, so people can help pay for these improvements. be interested to know what you commuters think about that idea. they've got about 40,000 vehicles that travel this highway every day, so a lot of customers that they are serving, and a lot of customers who could help pay for this service. reporting live in novato, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. and check out also in marin, the wet weather bringing this tree down. it got caught on some power