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xarelto® has you covered. good morning, america. this morning, 20/20 vision. president trump kicking off his re-election campaign with a planned rally in florida this morning as he pledges to pump up the economy. >> we're also here today to celebrate jobs, jobs. >> meanwhile, his new attacks calling the news media the enemy of the american people. plus, mike pence talks tough on russia in his first overseas trip as vice president. monster storm. southern california slammed by torrential rain. roads crumbling. this fire truck tumbling into a sinkhole. cars also swallowed up. stranded motorists waiting for help. this interstate a muddy swamp. massive trees toppled. we have team coverage of this deadly storm. another on the way.
the international murder mystery. the new twist in the assassination of the half brother of north korea's leader. the woman who claims she was tricked into taking part. >> they are deceiving us. >> as north korea refuses to accept new autopsy results. and harrison ford's cockpit confusion. his conversation with the control tower the day he had a close call with a passenger jet. >> l.a. helicopter, or l.a. uh, helicopter, helicopt, sorry. husky eight nine hotel uniform. >> was he confused about what kind of aircraft he was flying? hey, good morning, and we have a shot of president trump arriving in west palm beach, florida, to spend the weekend at what they're calling the winter white house. president trump's mar-a-lago resort where he's waking up this morning and preparing to take a big leap back into his comfort
zone. >> with his young administration recently moving from crisis to crisis, trump is attempting to regain his footing and reclaim the narrative by going into campaign mode. now, he held a campaign-style rally at a boeing plant in south carolina yesterday and later today in central florida he's going to hold an actual campaign rally. that's right, just four weeks into his presidency, we're already talking about 2020. this day is being organized by his re-election campaign, not by the white house. already in campaign mode. but we do want to start with that severe weather on the west coast. a major storm slamming southern california. look at this airport in santa barbara where flooding shut down this runway with up to 9 inches of water, just one of many startling images and we have team coverage and start with rob who is in pacific palisades. rob, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. it's still raining here and the waves continue to pound the coastline of southern california after one of the worst storms this area has seen in the last
decade. wins gusting over 100 miles an hour, over 8 inches of rain in spots. take a look at the radar. stretching out and weakening but the core, the heaviest in phoenix, las vegas, we might see some flash flooding there and maybe thunderstorms across parts of california. so flash flood watches are still up. we have another storm that is lining up for northern and central california tomorrow night and that comes in really during the day on monday. going to be a nasty day for the bay area. winds potentially damaging and rain potentially over 5 inches in spots. that area still straining it's infrastructure worried about the oroville dam and the infrastructure here was strained making for a bad rush hour, landslides and dangerous sinkholes happening late in the day yesterday a our marci gonzalez is live near one of those in studio city this morning. good morning, marci. >> reporter: it is a massive sinkhole. more than 10 feet deep. so deep it swallowed a van and a car. now, both vehicles have been
pulled out of this sinkhole. there's also a woman rescued from this hole. she told rescuers she thought she was going to die. the gigantic hole opening up without warning, rescuers finding the woman standing on her upside down car as a river of water surrounds her pulling her to safety. minutes later --- >> there it goes. >> it's crazy. i turned around for a second and the second car fell into the sinkhole. >> reporter: that second driver able to get out of the car before it fell in. the powerful storm also eroding freeways leaving this fire truck dangling off the edge of interstate 15. the firefighters inside escaping before the roadway gave out. around los angeles, other roadways overwhelmed by the floodwaters forcing drivers to abandon their cars. >> i never seen it like this around here. >> a commute from hell. >> reporter: this mountainside giving way threatening homes below.
>> there goes the tree. >> there it goes. >> the whole thing is sliding. huge sections of interstate 138 turning into a muddy swamp. firefighters struggling to free stranded drivers. so far at least four people killed by the storm. the driver in this car unable to get out before the floodwaters rushed in. a driver in front of them had to be rescued. another man electrocuted by downed power lines. damaging winds ripping the metal off of this tractor trailer. massive trees crushing cars. this man barely escaping in time. in huntington beach this man fighting against the heavy winds and rain trying to walk along the pier. during the height of the storm more than 78,000 customers lost power in los angeles county alone. fortunately the power is on here and they have been putting it to good use throughout the night securing this area. and incredibly the woman who was rescued from this sinkhole is expected to be okay. she was taken to a hospital and was last listed in fair condition.
>> marci, thank you. now to politics. slamming the media in a new tweet saying don't believe the mainstream fake news media. the white house is running very well. i inherited a mess and in the process of fixing it. mike pence is making his first overseas trip speaking at a security conference in germany with questions swirling about the controversy. mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. well, the president has escaped washington as he tries to escape some of these challenges of his first month in office back in his element talking to voters hitting that economic message that got him elected and as you mentioned he's looking ahead, just 30 days in and already campaigning for a second term. president trump is back on the
road. >> we're here today to celebrate american engineering and american manufacturing. we're also here today to celebrate jobs, jobs. >> reporter: touring a boeing plant in south carolina touting their new plane. >> the name says it all, dreamliner. great name. >> reporter: just one month after taking office, trump's in campaign mode literally. later today holding his first campaign rally for the 2020 election. and he is setting high expectations. >> i'll be in melbourne, florida. and i heard, just heard that the crowds are massive that want to be there. >> reporter: a change in venue for the president this weekend but not a change in tone when it comes to the press. trump tweeting, the fake news media is not my enemy. it is the enemy of the american people. it comes after he ripped into reporters earlier this week. >> quiet, quiet, quiet. >> reporter: focusing on the press over policy during his
77-minute news conference. >> the news is fake, it's all fake news. this is fake news. the press should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: meanwhile, vice president pence turns his attention towards security. in his first trip overseas, pence talking tough as questions mount about the administration's possible ties to russia. >> the united states will continue to hold russia accountable even as we search for new common ground, which, as you know, president trump believes can be found. >> reporter: hours before, senator john mccain at the same security conference in germany suggesting there's a long road ahead. >> in many respects this administration is in disarray and they've got a lot of work to do. >> reporter: now back here in florida, the president is hoping to change the conversation with these events. this is now the third weekend in a row that he has spent here at his mar-a-lago estate. dan and paula. >> mary, thank you. let's bring in amy holmes, a conservative political analyst who works for rasmussen reports. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i know you like my pronunciation on that.
>> i did. i love the emphasis. >> you schooled me before we came on the air, just so everybody knows. let's start with today's rally. remarkable as we said he's holding a campaign rally organized by his 2020 re-election campaign just a month into his presidency. why is he doing this? >> because we're covering it, and it's his way to reach the american people through the media. he doesn't have to bring the camera. we're bringing the camera. we're going to be broadcasting it. if you turn on your cable news this afternoon, i'm sure you'll see donald trump delivering his message and as he said in his thursday press conference, which i found fascinating, he said, i'm making my case to the american people and the press get to be present. >> speaking of the press, there seems to be this battle brewing between the press and trump. i want to talk about that tweet yesterday, he called the media, quote, the enemy of the american people. do you think this is a blatant undermining of the media and freedom of the press, the first amendment?
>> well, those are two very separate questions. i do think that it is a tactic on the part of the president to undermine the press, to blunt their impact on his administration, all of the negative stories that are coming out, many of which i would say i think are a little half baked. a lot of insinuation, light on fact, very heavy on accusation and donald trump is saying to the american people, don't believe everything you read. and you -- and guess what, at rasmussen reports we found out throughout the campaign and even last month in january that a majority of americans, likely voters, say they don't trust the media and think the media is biased and biased against donald trump. your second question, is this an attack on the first amendment and the fourth estate? yes, of course, it is but is it an attack on the truth, well, that's up to us to keep reporting it. >> let me ask you about something that's going to be interesting to watch unfold, this week congress is on break. members going back to their home districts and many of them holding town halls, a lot of left wing activists are vowing to show up and make noise. not dissimilar to what the tea party did here. are we seeing the beginning of a
tea party on the left and is it likely to be a powerful force? >> i think we are and one of the really interesting reports that i saw is that the progressive left is thinking about challenging democrats in primaries. remember, that's what the tea party did to republicans. they fielded their own candidates to put republican feet to the fire. you know, this energy that we're seeing post-election, post-inauguration coming from the progressive left with all the marches, with all the rallies. at first it looked very diffuse like what is the cause. now it's starting to gain focus and if they can field these candidates to actually challenge democrats, you might see a left wing tea party in the making. >> we're seeing a lot here in the dynamic of politics, perhaps for many years to come. amy holmes from rasmussen, thanks. >> come back. it's great to have you. a woman arrested in this killing claims she thought she
was taking part in a prank tv show. abc's jennifer eccleston is on the story from our london bureau. jennifer, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, this morning the investigation into the death of kim jong-nam taking another interesting turn with an international he said/she said raging across several asian nations. this morning, north korea vowing not to accept the outcome of today's second autopsy of kim jong-nam, the older half brother of dictator kim jong-un. >> they're deceiving us. >> reporter: the investigation complicated by an assortment of asian nations seemingly add odds. on friday indonesian officials weighing in on the international murder mystery reporting one suspect is believed to be the victim of a deadly deception. >> the whole story doesn't really work for me. >> reporter: according to the investigators, the 25-year-old woman, an indonesian living in malaysia, told police she
thought she was part of a hidden camera tv show spraying kim jong-nam along with several others in the face for laughs with no knowledge of the possible dangerous chemicals inside. south korea, however, is calling kim jong-nam's death an assassination by north korean agents. >> the public shouldn't assume that this is a prank. there's every indication based on north korea's history that this was a targeted kill. >> reporter: and overnight a fourth suspect carrying a north korean i.d. was arrested by malaysian police. and this morning malaysian authorities are requesting a matching dna sample from family before releasing the body of kim jong-nam and that's unlikely to come from the highly secretive dynasty. dan and paula. >> head scratching details for sure. jennifer eccleston, thank you. back at home in indiana authorities are intensifying their efforts to find a suspect responsible for murdering two
teenage girls, abc's adrienne bankert has more on the story. >> reporter: this morning sorrow turning into frustration and anger. neighbors in delphi, indiana, stunned as the tragic murders of two teenage girls remain unsolved. >> i think it's terrible. makes me sick to my stomach going down to the bridge thinking one of my friends died down there. >> reporter: the hunt for whoever killed 13-year-old abigail williams and 14-year-old liberty german entering its sixth day. police looking into hundreds of tips searching this farmhouse near the crime scene. >> we're checking the cell foaps. we're checking social media places. we're looking at every possible option. >> reporter: search teams scouring the majestic trails where the girls were dropped off to go hiking monday around 1:00 p.m. just after 2:00 p.m. liberty snapchats this photo of abby walking across the bridge. at 3:00 p.m. the girls were scheduled to be picked up but never returned. their bodies found tuesday in rough wooded terrain less than a
mile away. >> for them to get from there all the way here with all that rough territory, they had to walk. >> reporter: investigators want to speak to the man in this photo believed to have been in the area at the same time as the girls. police saying he may be a witness. this morning only calling him a person of interest. >> we have no suspects at this point in time, and we need information. >> reporter: residents in this close-knit city of just about 2,800 are on edge wondering if whoever committed the crime is someone they know. and hundreds came out for the search. it's expected that a large crowd will be attending the girls' viewer later today, which will be held at the delphi high school gym. just a heartbreaking and cruel story. i mean, you think about these two little girls and we still don't know how they died. >> and no suspects yet. thanks very much, adrienne. >> we are thinking about their families this morning. adrienne, thank you very much. let's get it back to rob who is in pacific palisades, california, covering the big weather news out there. hey, rob. >> hey, good morning, dan. this surf is just rocking behind me. this is an area known for its surfing but yesterday was way
too dangerous for anybody to be out. they may come out today but the weather is not a whole lot better. where it's warm enough to do that is the east coast. in the central part of the kipts, sure, omaha, 75, chicago, 67 degrees. that was a record yesterday. minneapolis, they don't much surfing but 68 degrees is enough for shorts. it does include the coast into the 60s and 70s across the carolinas and even upper 50s for new york and some of the hard core surfers might be out there. mild weather continues tomorrow, as well, and this trend is going to continue, it looks like, for a couple of weeks. good morning, on our storm impact scale right now we're at a level one, some scattered isolated showers for the morning. breezy at the coast and we get a break from the rain for most areas mid afternoon. here's our forecast, animation by lunchtime, most of us dry. still an isolated shower possible into the afternoon
hours. and then enjoy the break. it will be breezy at the coast. temperatures in the upper 50s to near >> liquid sunshine. >> just trying to be optimistic. >> rob, get back here to new york. we miss you, man. >> rob's cup is always half full. just like ron claiborne. your cup is always half full. right? >> thanks very much. good morning to you, paula and dan, diane, good morning to you. we're going to begin with the centers for disease control and prevention in atlanta where work is stopped at the labs that study some of the world's most dangerous germs. the issue, air hoses that feed air into the special suits the scientists use to protect themselves from pathogens. the hoses may not have been designed for human use. the cdc says it does have a small supply of suits with safe hoses to continue critical
research. and new york jets cornerback darrelle revis has turned himself in to face felony charges stemming from a fight that ended with two men being knocked unconscious. this in pittsburgh. revis turning himself in to pittsburgh police friday evening. investigators say he and a friend got into that fight last weekend when two men refused to stop recording them on a cell phone. revis is accused of aggravated assault, robbery and other charges. and some air force jets rattled residents in south florida friday night with sonic booms. security cameras in broward county capturing that sound around 7:00 p.m. friday night. officials say a plane was flying toward restricted airspace near the president's private club, mar-a-lago. the air force sent two fighter jets to investigate. they caused the sonic booms on the way. the wayward private plane eventually flew away from restricted airspace. and in australia a man was attacked by a shark and critically injured. the 26-year-old man was spearfishing on the great
barrier reef when he was bitten on the leg by that shark. this happened on saturday, today. friends pulled him onto their boat and applied a tourniquet. he was then airlifted to a hospital where he underwent surgery. and finally, a man in pennsylvania returned an overdue library book 75 years late. robert lockman is his name and he found the book. it was called "5% happier." isn't that odd? no, it was actually called "val rides the oregon trail" when he was cleaning out his basement. he thinks his dad checked it out when he was a kid. the due date five days before the attack on pearl harbor. 1941. lockman figures his dad just forgot about it with the war going on. the librarian said the late fine would add up to about $550, but they're going to let it go. >> so, it was 75% overdue. >> it was 75 overdue. >> pearl harbor would be a good excuse. >> 75 years later he found it. >> ron, you're looking very erudite with those glasses. >> no contacts today. that's all. >> it's working for you. >> yeah. you wear it well.
>> is it? >> you look sophisticated. >> thank you very much. i'll wear them tomorrow. let the america decide. >> he's been classing up this joint for 12 years on the weekend show. thank you, ron. here's what's coming up on "gma" this morning, new information in that midair mix-up involving harrison ford. you're going to hear what he told the control tower in the minutes leading up to his botched landing coming botched landing coming dangerously close to a passenger jet. and it is nba all-star weekend. in the big easy, new orleans, a who's who of celebrities descending there for the big dame. some of them even facing off on the court last night. we'll be right back. ♪ i'm glad you came i'm glad you came ♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by carmax. drive what's possible. when you buy a used car you should feel confident. that's why carmax has over 40,000 cars to choose from nationwide. with prices clearly marked, the same online as they are in the stores. that should give you some car-buying confidence. the type of confidence you need to wear white after labor day.
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welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, campaign mode. president trump preparing to hold a campaign rally in florida today organized by his 2020 re-election campaign. meanwhile, he's taking another shot at the press. the president tweeting friday night that the media are the enemy of the american people. also right now differing immigration policies in arizona. the maricopa county sheriff's office says that it will no longer hold people as a courtesy for immigration and customs enforcement, but in florida commissioners for miami-dade county voted to uphold the mayor's order to cooperate with federal immigration officials. and columbia university is apologizing for a mistake that probably crushed a lot of would-be students. on wednesday night the ivy league school sent e-mails to
hundreds of applicants telling them they had been accepted and then a little over an hour later what happens? the school sends another round of e-mails. >> saying it was a joke. >> not a joke, it was a whoops, 277 of those people telling them that the first message was a mistake. >> ow. >> not cool. >> not cool. >> i know. can you imagine? but not the worst mistake. in 2009 u.c. san diego sent out 28,000 e-mails. >> you know when you put a price tag on something, you're supposed to honor the price tag if it's less. are they supposed to honor it? >> ivy league doesn't adhere to those. >> i guess not. >> as we see with the bespectacled ron claiborne who is an ivy league grad himself who never plays by the rules. >> i didn't know that. coming up here on "gma" this morning, nba all-stars
in new orleans for the all-star weekend, their full-court press to help regions devastated by a recent tornado coming up. but we start with the new questions over harrison ford's actions when he was at the controls of his private plane. >> he mistakenly landed on the taxiway instead of the runway and flew over a passenger jet that was getting ready to take off, and diane is here with more on his transmissions to the radio tower that day. >> well, good morning to you all. so, we're now learning that that close call with that passenger jet and landing in the wrong location weren't ford's only mix-ups that day. new audio of the moments leading up to the landing shows a number of other odd mistakes including ford calling in to the wrong control tower and then mistakenly identifying his plane as a helicopter. this morning, new audio recordings reveal harrison ford's day in the air hey have been troubled from the very start. his near brush with a jetliner that ended in a botched landing began with this conversation between ford and the santa monica control tower. >> husky niner hotel uniform contact los angeles tower, good day. >> thanks for your help. >> reporter: moments later ford who also flies a helicopter mistakenly identifies his
aircraft and again contacts the wrong tower. >> l.a. helicopter, or l.a., uh helicopter, helicopt -- uh, sorry, husky eight nine hotel uniform is -- >> husky niner hotel uniform still with the santa monica tower, l.a. tower on 119.8 please. >> reporter: only minutes after that ford preparing to land in orange county calls out the runway but instead lines up to a taxiway and flies right over an american airlines 737 with more than 100 passengers on board. >> the fact that we have mistakes in the beginning of the flight, and we have a very serious mistake at the end of the flight, which did put some people in jeopardy, the faa will want to know what was really going on here. >> kid, i've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. >> reporter: this week's close call ended with a safe landing, but now the faa is investigating the "star wars" and "indiana jones" star. >> i didn't know you could fly a plane. >> fly, yes. land, no. >> reporter: in 2015 the veteran
pilot was seriously injured when he crash landed a vintage world war ii plane on a santa monica golf course. >> 53-178 engine failure. immediate return. >> hope he's going to make it. >> reporter: he narrowly avoided nearby homes but shattered his pelvis and ankle in the crash. luckily no one was injured in this latest landing but our aviation expert, steve ganyard, calls the audio concerning and says the faa will now have to determine was there a bad day for ford or something more serious going on here. a lot of questions obviously still left unanswered. >> he's not commenting. >> he has not commented yet. people are speculating, of course, and he does -- he operates not only a helicopter but several other aircraft so it could just be a mistake he sort of lost his bearings there for a second but obviously when you have something like this happen, the faa is going to be looking into it to see if there isn't something more serious to be concerned about. >> exactly. thank you very much, diane. i do appreciate it. let's head back to california. that's where rob marciano is this morning with a look at the national weather.
hi, rob. >> hey, good morning again, paula. we are on the back half of the storm in california but it's no bargain today either. these waves continue to pound the coastline and the storm is stretched out and moved inland so affecting more people. take a look at the radar. the heaviest moving into arizona, phoenix and las vegas. you may have some flash flooding issues yourself. the rest of california, on and off rain, maybe thunderstorms. wouldn't be surprised to see a funnel cloud as the core moves in. flash flood watches up as it drives into the intermountain west. the next storm up, tomorrow night into monday hitting mostly san francisco, santa barbara and certainly sacramento and the oroville dam in the sierras getting quite a bit of rain, over 5 inches in spots and heavy mountain snow. this one is a little colder so above 5,000, 6,000 feet talking about 1 to 2 feet of additional snow really across much of the intermountain west and continue to build a substantial snowpack.
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basketball fans have a whole slew of events to catch during this nba all-star weekend. i suspect ron will be watching. >> ron is covering. the fun has already tipped off. the players aren't only focusing on the court. ron is here with more on that. >> hi, again. >> hello again. >> nine years ago the last time that the nba all-star game was in new orleans, the league started its day of service. players taking off time to meet, greet and help people in the host city. so, once again, some of the top nba stars were out chipping in. this weekend, the nba is showing there's more to all-star weekend than just the game. it's also about community. something local heroes like new orleans pelicans forward anthony davis knows well. heading to one of the neighborhoods devastated recently by a powerful tornado. >> we had a big old tree that went through the back of our house and like it tore down everything that we had. >> reporter: davis and other nba players out in the rain friday. >> we wanted to be more than just basketball players. we want to be people that people
can look up to. >> reporter: working side by side with kids clearing out debris from homes and posing for photos, even dishing out tickets to friday night's celebrity game. the band of celebrity misfits was led by espn's jemele hill and michael smith. >> one, two, three. >> there you go. >> reporter: milwaukee bucks owner marc lasry showing off some old-time moves and dallas mavericks owner mark cuban donning number 46, a possible nod to a presidential run for the "shark tank" star. >> jayson williams off glass. oh. count it. >> yep. >> reporter: halftime both teams taking a break from the competition to have a little fun. >> oh, the mannequin challenge. >> no. >> reporter: from the mannequin challenge to armstrong giving us his best impersonation of superstar james harden. >> hey, hey, hey. >> what is that? hey, what is that? >> reporter: to a surprise fourth quarter appearance by
famed new orleans saints football fan jarious robertson showing us he can shake and bake with the best of them. >> oh, my, yes. >> oh, my god, i'm out of here. >> in addition to working on tornado damaged homes players also put on a basketball clinic for a thousand kids and helped build a playground. players taking a break from the fun and festivities to give back to the people of new orleans and you can catch the all-star game tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. eastern time on tnt. that's awesome. >> that's one of the great cities in america. they can definitely still use the help. >> absolutely. >> and rob is one of the best basketball players in america. you need to be participating in the celebrity all-star game. >> i'm not rob, by the way. >> did i say rob? ron. ron. rob is a good basketball player too but ron claiborne, we want to see you play in -- >> got you. >> let me save you here, paula faris. >> resting my eyes. >> hey, diane, coming up on "gma," we're going to break down all of the best deals of this holiday weekend. expert tips for your retail therapy on this presidents' day
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tvs, last year's models continue their price drop. they bought them out in may, so savvy shoppers may find a deal on tvs. next mattresses, get this, there are three months of the year when mattresses go on sale, february, may and september. so, you can expect 20% to 40% off on mattresses this presidents' day but here's the pro tip. haggle hard to get free items like pillows and sheets. finally, this is the start of what retailers call a shoulder season meaning winter and summer items are discounted so look for sales on jackets, sweaters, boots, for example, ugg has a big sale going on and then looking forward to summer, yes, i am looking forward to summer. outdoor items like barbecues or lawn furniture. if you see them in stock, they'll probably be discounted so there you go. go forth and shop this presidents' day weekend. >> go forth and shop and go forth and think about summer and barbecues. becky just warped us all up. thank you very much. "pop news" is next with d. money, diane macedo. >> woo-woo.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by pfizer. >> that's rob. >> time for "pop news." diane. >> we are kicking off -- >> i mean, come on. >> a lot of mistaken identities going on today. >> hi, diane. >> we are kicking off "pop news" with some investigative journalism. >> love it. >> so you're going to want to pay close attention. we may have a new clue to the plot of the newest "star wars" installment. ever since the franchise announced the title, "the last jedi," fans have been trying to figure out this very pressing question. does that mean last jedi singular or plural? does it refer to luke skywalker or rey or maybe both of them. we thought we'd have to wait till it hits theaters, however, it turns out the title is not so vague when translated to other languages and the movie's official italian facebook page indicates it's plural. >> ooh. >> same goes for the french and
spanish interpretations which also indicates plural. >> an "s" on derniers as ron will have noticed. >> there you go. still unsure exactly who they're referring to. but we now know more than one. >> you can't say jedis? >> no, it's one jedi or two jedi. >> it's like moose? >> it's like moose. >> like deer. >> remember, we went over this geese, goose, moose aren't meese though. >> the movie comes out december 15th. >> great investigative journalism. >> we'll keep investigating this. >> great job. also some major news this morning on "the lion king" remake. director jon favreau who is heading up the new live action adaptation of the disney classic is revealing the names of two cast members. favreau tweeted out this picture of donald glover who will play the role of simba. >> he is amazing. >> and check this one out, moments later he tweeted looking forward to working with this legend, #mufasa. that's right. james earl jones will be back in the iconic role and really who else could possibly play mufasa after we've gotten so used to
hearing james earl jones do that. >> he was so great at that and donald glover is such a huge talent. the show "atlanta" which won all the awards at the golden globes is phenomenal. >> jon favreau did "the jungle book" and "beauty and the beast" and this is the new live action one to look forward to. very exciting. and fifth graders at harry russell elementary school in ohio got a huge surprise on valentine's day. their science teacher jason seifert not only confessed his love for their math teacher, but he popped the question right there in class. take a look. >> i am completely in love with her. i was wondering if miss barker would like to become mrs. seifert. [ cheers and applause ] >> the class goes wild. >> understatement. and the crowd goes wild, right? jason said that he thought class was the best place to propose because it's where they first met and it's where fell in love. how sweet is that.
>> awesome. >> that's amazing. absolutely amazing. >> they're basking in it all. >> he could have written on the board, a squared plus b squared equals we squared. will you marry me? no? >> he was never good at math. ladies and gentlemen, we'll see you back here tomorrow morning. tomorrow morning. equals we squared. >> he was never good at math. see you back here tomorrow morning. good morning, it's nba all-star weekend and klay thompson will try to defend his title of three-point shooter champion tonight in new orleans. last year he beat out steph curry. thompson will be one of four
warriors to play in tomorrow night's all-star game. lar larry booel in new orleans. draymond green and klay thompson part of the team. the san francisco police department will jump in the chilly waters in the annual polar plunge, all to benefit special olympics northern california. last year's plunge raised more than $243,000. today's event starts at 8:30 this morning at little ma rena green in san francisco. frances dinglasan is tracking another storm. >> the timing couldn't be more perfect for those taking the plunge. we're getting a break from the rain. the golden gate bridge, 53 degrees, water degrees 53.8 degrees and we'll find low 50s
in most of the bay area. here's a live shot of san mateo, isolated showers continue through the morning hours and spotty at this point. at noon we'll be mostly dry for the bay area then mostly cloudy by this afternoon. check it out by tonight, still dry and partly cloudy then more storms heading our way. >> thanks. up next, why this morning's spacex launch was scrubbed seconds before it was supposed to take off. a south bay reservoir is over
this is abc7 mornings. >> good morning, happy weekend to you. it's saturday, february 18th. let's start with a quick look at the weather. here's francis lasan. >> we are seeing showers diminish and leave the bay area. mostly dry afternoon. as we zoom in right now still some rain in parts of the south bay and lower peninsula. in fact, some light rain falling over east palo alto. our forecast animation shows an isolated lingering shower throughout the early morning hours and notices it it clears. still some rainbows in the east bay and isolated shower this afternoon. temperatures upper 50s to near 60 and mostly dry into this evening and enjoy the