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good monday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm eva pilgrim. making news in america this morning, breaking news, the nation's tallest dam on the brink, damaged after too much snow and rain in northern california. a massive evacuation expanding overnight. all those people have no idea when they'll be allowed to return home. president trump back in washington after a weekend in florida and facing a new challenge following a north korean missile test. and expect tough questions today as a top aide doubles down on claims of voter fraud. new this morning, parents speaking out for the first time about how their day at a water park turned into their worst nightmare. and beyonce stuns as adele dominates music's biggest night. her history making win at the grammys and the twist,
an emotional tribute that caught everyone by surprise. got to love live tv as it was the case last night at the grammys. and we do say good morning to you, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm eva pilgrim in for diane. we begin with that breaking news, the emergency at the oroville dam in northern california. >> so, the main spillway was damaged last week by the heavy rain. the emergency spillway is now also damaged and on the verge of giving way. if that happens, an uncontrolled wave of water could wash away several nearby communities. abc's stephanie ramos tracking the developments. >> reporter: in northern california, a state of emergency as water gushes from the nation's tallest dam forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. >> we got a few clothing, we got our pets and a few like medical necessities, but other than that, we -- it was pretty chaotic. >> reporter: the oroville dam
sits north of sacramento and holds water back from lake oroville now at record levels and in danger of spilling over into towns after a series of storms and snow. >> we need to give the department of water resources time to thoroughly evaluate the situation so that we can make some decisions as to whether or not it is safe to repopulate the areas. >> reporter: last week chunks of concrete flew off the nearly mile-long main spillway creating a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-deep hole. this has never happened before and it forced dam managers to hold off on releasing water even as the dam reached its limits. officials then trying a never before used emergency spillway. >> the efforts by dwr to lower the lake level by utilizing the spillway to reduce the water has been effective, and now there's no more water going over the emergency spillway.
>> reporter: engineers don't know what caused the cave-in that is expected to keep growing until it reaches bedrock. >> you can see that really the full power of the state of california has been made available in support of butte county and the surrounding counties during this situation. >> reporter: stephanie ramos, abc news. >> and we will keep an eye on that throughout the day. but, meanwhile, in southern california, three people had to be rescued after flash flooding turned a road into a raging river. firefighters used their aerial ladders to pull a father and young daughter from a vehicle both drivers trying to cross a road where water was flowing. without serious injury. and there's also extreme weather on the other side of the country where another major snowstorm is taking aim at the northeast. take a right now you can see upstate new york and new england on the receiving end of a one-two punch with as much as two more feet of
snow overnight along with very strong winds. >> the region got some snow yesterday afternoon and then rain. now the snow is returning. many new england schools are closed today. accuweather's cam tran is tracking the storm. cam. >> good morning, eva and kendis. it's going to be a travel nightmare today across new england thanks to this powerful nor'easter that's making its way up the coastline. we are looking at blizzard-like conditions across northern new england with wind gusts over 50 miles per hour, and we're looking at heavy snowfall, as well. places like boston, we're looking at 6 to 12 inches of snowfall. across northern new england from portland to bangor about two sn have a separate storm system in the south that will bring rain across the lone star state. back to you, eva and kendis. >> all right, our thanks to cam tran there. and we're going to turn our focus now to politics and what's kicking off as a very busy week four for the donald trump presidency. >> the president is back at the white house today returning last night aboard air force one after spending the weekend at his mar-a-lago estate in florida. >> he plans to welcome canadian prime minister justin trudeau today for a white house roundtable on women in the
workforce. it's largely organized by his daughter ivanka trump. they'll reportedly focus on recruiting and retaining women in the workforce. and it comes after a weekend of entertaining another world leader, the japanese prime minister, the two bonding over golf avoiding delving too deeply into the thorny issues of trade and monetary policy, but they both presented a united front after north korea announced it successfully test launched a new ballistic missile into the sea of japan. shinzo abe called the launch tolerable. president trump pledged u.s. support for japan 100%. week four of the donald trump presidency has another white house adviser facing fresh scrutiny. >> yeah, we're talking about stephen miller who repeated claims of voter fraud in new hampshire to abc's george stephanopoulos on "this week" but offered no proof. here's abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: the trump team doubling down on more unproven claims of massive voter fraud. >> voter fraud is a serious problem in this country. >> reporter: president trump's
senior white house policy adviser stephen miller telling george stephanopoulos on "this week" that trump narrowly lost in new hampshire due to illegal voters. >> i can tell you this issue of busing voters into new hampshire is widely known by anyone who has worked in new hampshire politics. it's very real, it's very serious. >> you can't make -- hold on a second. you just claimed again that there was illegal voting in new hampshire. people bused in from the state of massachusetts. do you have any evidence to back that up? >> anybody -- george, go to new hampshire. talk to anybody who has worked in politics there for a long time. >> reporter: after that exchange a veteran gop operative who worked for senator john mccain firing back at miller on twitter. john weaver tweeting, i know new hampshire as well as anyone. no voter fraud. buses easy to track. force them to prove it, they can't. miller repeating other claims the trump team has made before. >> you have millions of people who are registered in two states or who are dead who are registered to vote. >> reporter: in fact, members of
trump's own team and family were registered to vote in two states on election day. that includes chief strategist steve bannon and daughter tiffany. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> okay, that said, president trump's national security adviser is also trying to weather his own crisis this morning. michael flynn may have misled top officials including the vic conversations with the russian ambassador about lifting sanctions several weeks before the president took office. the white house says flynn has no plans to resign. as for president trump's travel ban, aides say all options remain on the table including a supreme court appeal that comes as federal agents conducted a series of raids across at least seven states rounding up hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally. immigration officials insist the raids are routine and no different than the targeted arrests under president obama. anger against president trump spilled out into the streets of mexico city. some 20,000 people demanded respect for their country and its migrants in the united president's plan for a border
wall and increased deportations. >> so let's lighten things up. we'll do a quick mention now about the grammy awards and it was a clean sweep for one adele. >> she won all five awards she was nominated for including album, record and song of the year. adele is now the first artist to sweep the top three grammy categories twice. she also did it five years ago just in case you don't remember. we will, of course, have much more on the grammys later. >> the performances, the aha moments. >> scandal. >> wardrobe. all right, all of that ahead. but, meantime, we're going to move on in setting the stage for the murder trial of a former nfl star when we come back. plus, the case against uber. one man's odd lawsuit following the breakdown of his marriage. how he says uber brought on his dirce. and up in smoke, what crews are doing to try and get a
this boat fire sent a cloud of black smoke into the air over the weekend and then that kaboom. the boat exploding. it happened at a resort area in honduras. no word on any injuries. the faa is looking into whether snow played a role in a plane sliding off a runway just outside of austin. >> the business jet ended up in a grassy area at the bedford, massachusetts, airport. the five people on board are said to be okay. investigators say the pilot aborted takeoff just moments before this incident. now, the plane was supposed to fly to new jersey. and a few hours later in boston at logan airport, it was evacuated because of high levels of carbon monoxide. now, police think it was caused because of a snow melting machine. they say passengers were removed out of an abundance of caution and were allowed back into the terminal about 30 minutes later. the snowstorm in boston has delayed former new england
patriot aaron hernandez's second murder trial. hernandez is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of a semipro football player. the new trial focuses on the murders of two men after hernandez and the victims left a boston nightclub in 2012. jury selection is set to begin tomorrow. verizon wireless is launching a new unlimited data plan today. it starts at $80 a month for one line. it'll cost you $180 for a four-phone plan. the move comes as verizon feels the pressure from lower priced competitors. this is a warning tale. a man in france is suing uber and claims the ride hailing app led to his former wife, former, finding out about his affair with another woman. >> well, it's uber's fault. so, he says he requested a ride using his ex-wife's phone then logged offhe app which kept nding notifications to her travel history and caused her to get suspicious. they've since divorced, and he's
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delays possible in boston, new york city, philadelphia and washington, d.c. now to the parents of a 10-year-old killed in that water park accident. they're speaking out about the tragedy. >> caleb schwab died in august. his mother and father talk about the horrifying moment that will stay with them forever. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: the parents of caleb schwab, the 10-year-old killed in a tragic water park accident, speaking out for the first time. last august the schwabs decided to take their four boys including caleb to the schlitterbahn water park. caleb and his 12-year-old brother nathan went straight to the 170-foot scaffold of verruckt, which means insane in german. >> before they took off, i said brothers stick together, and he says, i know, dad. i said, look at me, brothers stick together. i know dad, okay. >> reporter: it was the last time they'd see caleb alive. big brother nathan dutifully waited for him at the bottom when the unimaginable happened. >> he was screaming, he flew from verruckt.
he flew from verruckt. >> reporter: matt gutman, abc news, new york. >> and matt will have more of that interview a little later on on "good morning america." now to a big scare near oklahoma city. dozens of residents evacuated as a grass fire spread out of control and the fire burning 1,000 acres. no injuries reported and residents are now able to be -- to go back home. there's a major milestone on the horizon for the university of connecticut women's basketball team. the 11 time ncaa champs are going for their 100th consecutive win tonight as they host south carolina. number 99 came on saturday against smu. well, some more sports now and you know sundays are big in golf. >> that's right. let's see what the pros were up to with our guys at espn. >> good morning, america. john, john and a special good morning to utica. we love you. got big fans there. it's snowing like crazy in the east, which, of course, makes me
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of the year, but it was her emotional tribute to george michael bringing her to tears, literally a showstopper like she stopped the show and restarted it again. ♪ fastlove ♪ fastlove >> i know. [ muted ]. i'm sorry. i can't do it again like last year. i'm sorry for swearing. and i'm sorry for starting again. can we please start it again? i'm sorry. i can't mess this up for him. ♪ looking for some education >> reporter: the crowd behind her the entire moment, adele later apologizing again. but now to the night's golden goddess all hail beyonce. glittering in a gilded crown while performing "love drought" and "sandcastles." ♪ you cry >> reporter: all of us holding our breaths as a very pregnant
beyonce performed this on stage stunt. daughter blue ivy, her tiny tux a tribute to prince looking on but it was a party night as well with major performances about bruno mars. ♪ lucky for you that's what i like ♪ ♪ that's what i like >> reporter: alicia keys. ♪ baby please don't let it go >> reporter: and katy perry. ♪ turn it up keep it on repeat stumbling around like a wasted zombie ♪ >> reporter: chance the rapper winning best new artist and best rap album. the night ending just like it started with adele winning two categories that sound like the same thing. album of the year for "25" and record of the year for "hello" beating beyonce for both awards but bowing down to the queen. >> you move my soul every single day, and you have done for nearly 17 years. i adore you and i want you to be my mummy. all right? >> saying what we all want and also bruno mars was busy last night. he brought down the house as well with a funky tribute to prince.
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high clouds and a little fog. low to mid 40s this morning. mid 50s to low 60s from the coast inland at >> looking at traffic this morning, highway 17, we do still have some lanes down. right around vine hill. of course, that is due to the significant mudslide we had halfway through the week last week. so they do have it open, but they are sharing the southbound lanes once again. like we saw a couple weeks ago, you'll have to share the southbound side. one lane open each direction. no delay. we are dry, as mike mentioned. looking good at the bay bridge toll plaza. we're hearing about a semifire on 580, if you're through the dublin/pleasanton area. all california national guard members are on stand by and ready to react to the dam emergency. >> we expect eight of the helicopters will help in a
reconstruction effort. a giant hole opened in the main spillw spillway. when a backup spillway was switched to, it began to erode. here is stephanie >> the orr vilville dam is a ma water source for many people and now the spillway is threatening to flood towns downstream. >> reporter: a state of emergency as water gushes from the nation's tallest dam, forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. >> we got a few clothing, pets, a few, like, medical necessities. other than that, it was pretty chaotic. >> reporter: the dam sits north of sacramento. and holds water back from the lake, now as record levels and in danger of spilling over into towns after a series of storms and snow. last week, chunks of concrete in spillway, creating a -long
200-foot long, 30-foot deep hole. this has never happened before. it forced dam managers to hold off even as it reached its limits. officials trying a never before used emergency spillway. >> the efforts by dwr to lower the lake level by utilizing the spillway to reduce the water has been effective. now, there is no more water going over the emergency spillway. >> engineers don't know what caused the cave in that is expected to keep growing up t i it reaches bedrock. >> the dam itself is safe, but this is an deck situation. personnel being brought in to help patrol the cities and help in search and rescue operations. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. the mad rush out of town caused traffic jams.