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d and hd 5 good morning, ame. breaking news, the new threat from north korea. kim jong-un warns the u.s. this morning his missiles could strike our mainland and carry nuclear warheads. as he celebrates a successful test launch and promises more on the way. breaking news, as millions return to work this morning, fears the worst is yet to come from that massive global cyberattack. targeting hospitals, train stations and hundreds of thousands of computers. the race to stop a second wave. president trump ordering an emergency meeting. now his homeland security adviser joins us only on "gma." new details about that alcohol-fueled hazing tragedy that left a penn state sophomore dead. now his family is here speaking out this morning. their message for the 18 students charged and how they are now taking on the school. ♪
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and -- >> district of columbia. >> the immigrant scientist taking the coveted miss usa crown overnight. being called one of the most intelligent contestants ever, inspiring girls around the world. but backlash growing this morning. why her answers are sparking a social media firestorm. good morning, america. hope everybody had a wonderful mother's day weekend. a bit of a reaction overnight to the new miss usa born in italy, grew up in virginia. >> and this is the second year she represented d.c. and second year they won that title. she has a community outreach program called science exploration for kids and wants to inspire girls in careers, but it wouldn't be miss usa without some controversy, you guys. we have more on that coming up
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in the show. >> she is setting a good example as you said. two big breaking stories. the latest on that massive cyberattack but first breaking new details about that north korean missile launch. new photos show kim jong-un celebrating the test as north korea claims their rocket could carry a nuclear warhead. our chief global affairs anchor martha raddatz starts us off. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. u.s. officials say they have no information right now to verify the claim the missile could carry a nuclear weapon, but make no mistake. this missile launch was significant and showed real progress. this is the first successful test of this type of missile. experts believe this was a medium-range ballistic missile which means u.s. bases in the pacific could potentially be targeted. the missile was launched from the western part of north korea and traveled more than 400 miles at an altitude of more than 1,200 miles landing in the sea of japan about 60 miles from russia. the launch has been widely criticized.
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the white house saying north korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long and calling on other nations to implement far stronger sanctions against north korea. there have been seven missiles tested since donald trump took office, and kim shows no sign of stopping. this is also the first test since south korea elected a president who favors dialogue with the north. george. >> continuing to pressure. martha raddatz, thanks very much. george, now to that massive global cyberattack and fears it could spread this morning as millions return to work. now, here's what we know. more than 200,000 computers have been hit across 150 countries targeting hospitals, schools, offices and train stations. the largest u.s. target was fedex. the attackers are demanding a ransom of $300 to $600. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with more details. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning. the fbi and law enforcement around the world on high alert this morning concerned the attackers will launch a second
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wave and the computers already infected over the weekend will only be detected this morning when they're turned on. officials tracking the attack say it is the biggest of its kind in the history of the internet. >> the latest numbers are over 200,000 victims in 150 countries. >> reporter: with great concern the worst may be yet to come this morning. >> is this just the beginning? >> that's the concern that monday when everyone returns to the office, that this ransomware attack will be even larger. >> reporter: the attack spread at a speed never seen before across six continents with an ominous message suddenly showing up on the targeted computers. oops, your files have been encrypted, and a demand of between $300 and $400 in ransom to free what are essentially the kidnapped locked up computers. although officials say few have paid the ransom so far. >> there's been a remarkably low level of ransoms that have been paid. i think 20,000, 30,000 worth of dollars only.
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>> reporter: it all could have been much worse but for the efforts of this computer security program in indiana. darien huss discovered there might be a kill switch. >> once the kill switch was activated the malware would simply do nothing. it would not carry out its infection. >> reporter: huss' information was then used by a 22-year-old programmer in great britain who talked by phone with abc news fearful to show his face. >> i was panicking looking through the code, and i realized that actually, no. we had stopped it. >> reporter: the biggest target in the u.s. was fedex shipping service. elsewhere around the world, factories, hospitals, even police departments were all hit. and this morning, they're trying to decide whether or not to pay up. ironically, the hackers used the same tools originally developed by the u.s. intelligence to hack into foreign adversaries that got leaked last month and now the crooks are using the tools against us.
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best advise this morning is for anyone using microsoft to install all the upgrades the company offers which does provide a patch or a fix for this. george. >> okay, brian, thanks. trump administration security officials held emergency meetings all through the weekend in the white house situation room assessing the cybersecurity threat, and it's led by white house homeland security adviser thomas bossert. who joins us now. thanks for joining us. what is the latest on the state of attack? how worried should everyone in washington be as they head to work. >> good morning. i think people heading to work this morning should be thinking about this as an attack that for right now we've got under told. but as an attack that represents an extremely serious threat, not just criminal threat but as this criminal threat has turned into something that has affected hospitals in the united kingdom and elsewhere. something that might morph into a more difficult and threatening manner so i think -- >> excuse me, spreading through asia overnight, you don't expect it to spread to the united states today? >> so as that malware attack manifested initially, it was an
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attack we had a patch for and kudos to microsoft for having released it in march of this year and for having worked with us since 2014 to develop that process, however, that patch is not installed in all places as we've seen, so to those who have not patched to those who have not updated software it's imperative you do so to get through this and continue to get through it as the inevitable morphing and variance of this attack will change over the week. >> you mentioned microsoft. the president of microsoft brad smith is calling this a wake-up call and blaming a hacking tool stolen from the national security agency. is he right? >> he is absolutely right that this is an urgent call for collective action. we need people at every level to engage in network hygiene which is not necessarily the nicest thing to always talk about and we also need government action, collective action abroad and with the united states to address this type of attack. >> he's also saying these
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national security -- these tools that the governments create, these vulnerabilities they create are part of the problem. >> yeah, well, i think regardless of the providence of the exploit here used in the vulnerability, what's culpable and who is culpable are the criminals that distributed it, and criminals that weaponized it, added additional details to it and turned this into something that is holding ransom data but putting at risk lives and hospitals. >> you're saying criminals. what more do we know about what was behind this attack and have we ruled out this is a state action? >> we've not ruled that out but attribution is always a little difficult here. one reason i suggest criminality we're seeing an attempt to hold this for ransom. that suggests an intent to try to develop money. that could be something that we change in our philosophy over the weeks. >> what do you say to a hospital who gets a ransomware in a situation like this? should they pay for it? >> the u.s. government doesn't make a recommendation on paying ransom. i would provide a strong caution.
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you're dealing with people who are not scrupulous so making a payment does not mean you'll get your data back. >> finally, what's the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves? >> today you need to install your patches and enable automated patching on your systems and networks and you need to update your software and then, george, secondly, i would say we're not yet out of the woods. we have an additional concern that copycats as we've seen in the past, will provide variance to this tool, and continue to come after us. >> thomas, thanks for your time this morning. >> thank you, george. >> caution but encouraging news they think they have the initial attack under control. >> don't know. monday morning, a lot will be logging on for the first time. it will be a busy week for the trump administration. the court of appeals will take up the president's travel ban today, reviewing a judge's decision to block it back in march. president trump is meeting with the crown prince of abu dhabi ahead of his first foreign trip as president. on friday, he'll go to saudi arabia, sears israel and the vatican. before his trip, the president is hoping to announce a
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permanent replacement for fired fbi director james comey. for more on that we go to our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega who is there in washington. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. a busy week here is right and this morning, there seems to be agreement on one thing from both sides of the aisle. both republicans and democrats say that if the president secretly recorded his conversations with james comey, he needs to hand over those tapes. with controversy still swirling over president trump's surprise firing of fbi director james comey, the president himself says he is shocked by the fallout. >> i thought that this would be a very popular thing that i did when i terminated comey because all of the democrats couldn't stand him. but because i terminated him they said, ah, we get some political points. we'll go against trump. >> reporter: the reaction has not reporter: the reaction has not let up. from the senate's top democrat -- >> there is a need to get to the bottom of this. there's a crisis of credibility with the president.
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>> reporter: to those in his own party. >> i would advise the president not to tweet or comment about the investigation as we go forward. the russians did interfere in our election. >> reporter: the president's tweet suggesting he may have taped conversations with comey also garnering reaction from both republicans and democrats. >> if, in fact, there are such recordings, i think those recordings will be subpoenaed and i think they'll probably have to turn them over. >> we have to make sure they if they exist, the tapes don't disappear. >> reporter: president trump insists the investigation into russian interference in the election will continue. >> i want to get to the bottom if russia or anybody else is trying to tamper or play with our election. i don't want it ever to be even a question again. so if it takes longer, let it take longer. >> reporter: and "snl" not letting up either with melissa mccarthy back as spicy. >> yeah, were you surprised that he fired comey before he fired you? >> oh, god.
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>> reporter: "snl" is definitely not letting up. in that fox interview the president was asked directly about his suggestion that there could be secret recordings. he would not talk about it. there are also this morning growing calls from democrats for a special prosecutor, robin. the white house says that's not necessary. >> all right, cecilia, thank you. let's go to our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas with a look at the short list of candidates who could replace comey. good morning, pierre. what are you hearing? >> reporter: robin, good morning. on saturday, we saw a parade of candidates to potentially replace former director comey. it was a group that included two sitting judges, a u.s. senator john cornyn of texas and former congressman mike rogers who happens to be a one-time fbi agent and who received the endorsement of the fbi association. they clearly want one of their own. the candidates also include two active fbi executives and two women who are former federal prosecutors, fran townsend was george w. bush's homeland
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security adviser and alice fisher was an attorney in the criminal division of the justice department. >> are these all the candidates? are there more? >> we're expecting more to be interviewed. they include former deputy attorney general larry thompson, former new york city police commissioner ray kelly and sitting south carolina congressman trey gowdy. >> pierre, thanks so much. we'll talk about it more with dan abrams and jon karl and let's begin, dan, with this firing of james comey, the implicit threat from president trump there saying he might have tapes on comey. you've got top law professors like laurence tribe saying this is an impeachable offense. possible objection of justice. >> first for obstruction of justice you have to demonstrate the person had the intent to obstruct justice and to determine that, you need an investigation, and ultimately, people willing to prosecute. people forget impeachment is a political act. it's not a legal act. you need the political will, to even investigate this, much less prosecute it and potentially convict. we're not there.
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the bottom line is people will say, but, wait a second, look at what's happened. look at what's happened and the response has got to be you still need someone, even if you believe that it's improper, even if someone believes it's obstruction, you need to be able to prove it in some way, shape or form. you feed to be able to prove intent and i don't think we're there. >> piece of evidence could be these tapes if they exist. >> well, that's right. but keep in mind. first of ail, it's legal to tape in washington, d.c. >> one party concept. >> florida, mar-a-lago might be a different story. but, you know, look, if these tapes exist, could that be possible evidence? yeah, but i think we're ahead of ourselves here. i think there are people out there who are hoping that these tapes may be able to show something that we don't know that exists on those tapes. >> and jon karl, top democrat on the senate intelligence committee mark warner says they want to see the tapes, congress wants to see the tapes again if they exist. talking to white house officials, i talked to one who
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said i don't even want to know whether they exist or not. >> reporter: well, i'll tell you. a number of people close to donald trump who speak with him frequently, believe that their conversations are being recorded. but nobody here that i've spoken to really knows, congress is going to want to get to the bottom of it. we do know donald trump in the past in his trump tower days did at least from time to time tape his conversations. >> "the wall street journal" talking to three of his former executives on that. meanwhile on the search for a new fbi director, the president says he wants to try to get this done before he leaves on the big foreign trip on friday. we saw the people that have been interviewed with pierre thomas, but you said there's some speculation about names not on the list. >> reporter: it's incredible. 11 people that pierre thomas went through they're talking to. i believe it's quite possible it's somebody beyond the list. one intriguing possibility the former fbi director robert mueller. he spent 12 years as director and would be a pretty much a slam dunk for senate confirmation.
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>> jon karl, thanks very much. dan abrams, thank you. now to amy. she has today's other top stories, starting with a protest in virginia? >> that's right, george. the mayor of charlottesville, virginia, calling demonstrations protesting the removal of a confederate statue horrific. the protesters led by white nationalist richard spencer held torches and shouted "you will not replace us." a scene critics say was reminiscent of the kkk. counterprotesters held a rally calling for equality and tolerance. well, united airlines is not commenting on how some closely guarded security information was inadvertently made public. the carrier's cockpit door access codes were reportedly posted online by a flight attendant. the airline says other security measures were in place to protect the cockpit. one of hollywood's best known bad guys has died. powers boothe played villains in several films, including "tombstone," and "the avengers," also
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on "s.h.i.e.l.d.," and "nashville." he died of natural causes and was just 68. good news about the driver in this fiery crash over the weekend at nascar. eric almirola has been released from the hospital. he suffered a fractured vertebrae and a broken brake rotor caused that crash. finally what do you do when you're stuck on a broken down train and not going to make it home for dinner? you order pizza. that's what one guy did who was delayed three hours on a train from new york to d.c. you can see the pizza deliveryman there traversing that embankment despite the fact he didn't have a street number or even a street. but he did the rail side delivery on time. found the guy in his car. >> did he give him a good tip? >> we don't know yet. we know he was hangry. let's hope he became grateful. after he got his pizza, and that guy deserved a very big tip. something else last night touching. derek jeter, he took his place
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in history when his famous number 2 was retired at yankee stadium. there's the baseball superstar surrounded by important women, in his life, his mother, sister, wife hannah, and baby girl on the way on mother's day, and he unveils the plaque right there. he is joining legends like babe ruth, joe dimaggio, yogi berra, amazing group of yankee legends and in an emotional speech before the game, he had this to say about his time as a yankee. >> you know, i learned that time flies. memories fade but family is forever. and i'll be eternally grateful to be a part of the yankee family so i can't thank you guys enough. thank you very much. >> and after the ceremony he threw out the ceremonial first pitch in front of the sold out crowd and he still has it. >> yeah. >> smell a comeback. >> let's hope so. let's go to ginger now. severe storms for the plains? >> yes, which we'll talk about in about a half hour. let's get your local weather in
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it works or it's free. i got to find trump. i'm going to new york. ♪ >> come on. >> welcome back to "gma." and that is melissa mccarthy returning to "snl" as white house press secretary sean spicer. listen to that, yelling at people in the streets. taking the podium out on the streets of new york and we're going to have more on that and we're also -- her husband is here and her frequent co-star ben falcone. we'll talk to him later on in the show. >> he has written a funny new book. can't wait to have him here later. also right now, millions on alert for a second wave of that massive cyberattack that hit hundreds of thousands of computers. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are warning more problems could come as people return to work and turn on their computers this morning. busy day in washington. the race is on to find a replacement for fired fbi director james comey.
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president trump says a pick could come this week and the president will meet with the crown prince of abu dhabi this afternoon before he makes his first international trip later this week. >> to saudi arabia on friday. now new details this that death of timothy piazza. he died after a fraternity hazing and 18 students facing charges and timothy's family is here to share their story after gio benitez brings us the latest. >> reporter: the frat brothers charged will face a judge during a preliminary hearing and this morning we're learning those students and penn state itself may also face a lawsuit. as 18 members of the beta theta pi fraternity now await their fate, the parents of the 19-year-old sophomore who died during an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual are now setting their sights on the university. >> this was occurring right underneath the noses of penn state officials. >> reporter: the attorney for tim piazza's family telling abc news they now plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against
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all of those responsible for the death of tim including the fraternity member, the fraternity as well as penn state. piazza falling head first down the frat house stairs this past february. a pledge party allegedly turning into a night of forced heavy drinking. the frat brothers waiting nearly 12 hours before calling for help. >> we have a friend who's unconscious. he's -- hasn't moved and he's probably going to need an ambulance. >> reporter: he died at the hospital the next day from traumatic brain injury. >> there was a task force that was impaneled a few years earlier that did nothing to stop this. the problem was widespread. the problem was endemic at penn state. they looked away. >> reporter: the school acknowledging that alcohol on campus is a serious challenge and that frat houses are especially hard to control because they are privately owned. after piazza's death, penn state permanently banned beta theta pi adding new restricts for all greek organizations and putting
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a graduation hold on the students charged. the school also publishing this web page friday launching new alcohol education programs and promising we will not rest until we solve this problem. still, piazza's family says none of that can bring back their beloved son. and the university's president has called the details of piazza's death sickening and difficult to understand. penn state said administrators are giving careful consideration to the family's needs and wishes adding that the search for answers to this problem continues, george. >> okay, gio. thanks very much. joined by tim's parents evelyn and jim piazza and older brother mike. let me say at the start this story has hit so many of us so hard because it seems so senseless. we are just sorry, all of our condolences and prayers and i see you're wearing that wristband, tim's friends had made, live like tim. never stop laughing. is that how you remember him? >> absolutely, yeah.
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it's who he was. always laughing, always smiling, just the nicest guy. >> what do you want people to know about your son? >> oh, he was great. he was an amazing guy. he was so funny, smart, the first one to be there for somebody, he was everybody's friend. best friend. >> and, jim, i know it's hard to come out on a day like this but talk about the action you're taking right now. your attorneys talked about filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the fraternity, the university, the members. who bears the most responsibility. >> i think the individuals involved clearly bear the most responsibility. if you read the time line of what happened, they set out to feed these guys lethal amounts of alcohol from the outset. there was intent right from the beginning. >> sounds like alcohol poisoning. >> right from the outset. they intended to bring these gentlemen to alcohol poisoning levels right from the outset so at the end of the day this was planned and orchestrated and i think they all need to be held accountable.
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>> and you can't believe as you read that time line the hours that went by, hour after hour after hour with nobody taking action and, mike, i understand that you had actually warned tim about joining a frat. >> i had advised him to just be cautious. i knew that it's something that i necessarily didn't feel that i fit in with so i was concerned that maybe he wouldn't really find his place there. so i just advised him to keep his wits about him but do what he felt comfortable with. >> and, evelyn, as i said, you read through those hours that went by with people not taking action. how do you think young men, kids, you know, you assume they came to school. they're good kids. how do you think they get caught up in a situation where they can ignore something like that? >> i don't know. i don't know where their conscience was, where the voice in the back of their head was saying he's hurt, i got to do the right thing. i don't understand how they
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could be so heartless and inhumane. >> and we've seen this, you know, problems like this across the country, not as horrific as this but this is something about the culture in frats in universities everywhere. >> yeah, well, first of all we need to have a statement be made with this -- with these criminal proceedings, secondly, we need penn state to step up. they're one of the largest organizations in the country. they need to make significant changes and make a difference. the rest of the country is watching. we've received cards and letters from hundreds of people that we don't know asking us to stick with this. hold people accountable and to be the advocate of change and that's what we're here to do. >> what should penn state do, shut them down. >> i don't have all the answers but i'm certainly willing to work with penn state. we've offered to do that of they need to put in policies and procedures that will eliminate alcohol in the fraternities. they should not be hazing at all. it's a crime. providing alcohol to minors is a crime.
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they're turned a blind eye to it but that time is over. >> do you think your fellow students now understand how serious a problem this is? >> i hope so. i really do. that's all i can really do is hope. >> because the culture seems so deeply embedded in these frats right now. >> yeah. the world is watching. i think things are going to change. people, families want things to change. we're here to be the advocate. tim piazza is not just our son anymore but represents everyone's son and daughter looking to go to college and getting involved in greek life. >> what's the best way for his memory to be served. >> save other people's lives. >> that's all we got. that's all we have at this point. >> let's hope it happens. thank you for coming this today. >> thank you very much. >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back. ions of s there's a serious virus out there that's been almost forgotten. it's hepatitis c. one in 30 boomers has hep c, yet most don't even know it. because it can hide in your body for years without symptoms,
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abc's linzie janis is here with what police are now discovering about a possible motive. good morning, linzie. brittany simpson was once a well liked and talented high school athlete. now she's being accused of fabricating a story about an intruder in order to cover up the murder of her father. investigators say she had been having an ongoing argument with her parents. >> i just woke up and heard a gunshot and my dad is screaming. >> reporter: this is the harrowing 911 call made a daughter desperately trying to get help for her dying father. >> there's blood everywhere. i think he's been shot. >> reporter: it was around 6:00 a.m. last tuesday. gunshots ringing out in this affluent charleston, south carolina, suburb. brook simpson discovering her 66-year-old father robert on the floor of the master bedroom, shot in the chest. >> my sister is saying that somebody came in the house. someone came in the house? >> yes. >> how do you know? >> someone just came in the back doors. >> reporter: the other voice,
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31-year-old brittany simpson who had been living with her parents since a disability left her unemployed. she initially told her sister and police that an intruder came in while she was out for an early morning swim. >> oh, my god. please hurry. >> they're coming as fast as they can, okay. >> reporter: as investigators searched the home and surrounding areas with drones and dogs, they say brittany's intruder story began to unravel. police say they discovered her bloody clothes and a gun stuffed in a backpack at the bottom of a backyard creek. according to a police affidavit, simpson later confessed to the crime. >> brittany simpson, you've bryan charged with murder. >> this is a tragedy that's affecting their entire family and right now we're just rising to gain more information and determine what the next step should be. >> reporter: this morning the biggest question, why? one possible motive suspected? brittany was about to be kicked out of her parents' million dollar home. a judge signing an eviction order just days before the murder at the request of her parents. brittany set to be forced out
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the day of the murder. a family friend delivering this message to simpson in court on behalf of her mother. >> the family and everybody involved in this situation just hopes that you'll tell the truth. it's time to just tell the truth and be honest. >> so they just want her to be honest with the family. while she was telling police that fabricated story she turned to her mother and blamed her mother for not locking the doors. >> blaming her mother in that situation as well. okay. all right. thanks, linzie. coming up on our big board, why the new miss usa, a nuclear scientist is facing backlash. how police can bust distracted drivers on their phone driving but does it put your privacy at risk? we'll talk about that when we come back in two minutes. we'll talk about that when we come back in two minutes. hit it! ♪ ♪ now look what you made me do ♪
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going to talk about. it's a privacy debate over what's being called a breathalyzer for your phone. new york lawmakers are trying to combat distracted driving by pushing a bill that would let police use so-called textalyzer. devices that could determine if a person was on the phone at the time of an accident. please explain. it's about nine months away from possibly being enacted but tell us the case that led to it. >> so, a dad basically says i don't understand why it took so long to find out why my 19-year-old son had a head-on collision with somebody else and he had been trying to get any information about whether the other driver was texting and his position is why should it take so long? why should it be so hard? why should it require a civil lawsuit in order to get that sort of information as to whether the other driver was texting? shouldn't this be sort of the basics, much like a breathalyzer is and so that's what led at least in new york this big
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effort to try to get what they're calling these textalyzers in place. >> now, the textalyzer, you know, a lot of privacy advocates waving the red flag, privacy violation. what is their concern? >> the concern is that you won't just be able to get the information as to was someone using it but get all the information that's in someone's phone and in all of our phones is our lives and so people are saying, wait a sec. just because someone is involved in an accident, that shouldn't necessarily mean that the police suddenly get access to your entire phone which is what makes the technology here so important. and this is as you point out about nine months away. if the technology can truly only assess did someone use their phone without getting access to the material on the phone, that makes a big difference and may be able to address the most significant of the privacy concerns. >> things are always changing, technology, so that could by the time this is going to be passed or not in nine months, but it's not just new york state. there's other places considering it.
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>> texting is something that's being discussed around the country. it's outlawed across the country when it comes to diving but that doesn't mean you can necessarily figure out whether someone was doing it and that's what they're trying to assess here, not just in new york. >> all right. thank you, dan. keep our eye on that. textalyzer, okay. now to america's newest pageant queen. they crowned the 2017 winner miss district of columbia, kara mccullough. she walked away with this year's title in a nailbiter and joining us now is miss usa 2015, olivia jordan and, olivia, a lot of heat online for comments made when miss usa was asked about health care and a lot of comments were made. we're going to look at somewhat she said. let's take a look. >> do you think affordable health care for all u.s. citizens is a right or a privilege and why? >> i'm definitely going to say it's a privilege. as a government employee i am granted health care and i see
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firsthand that for one to have health care you need to have jobs, so therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunity to have health care as well as jobs so all the american citizens worldwide. >> and, olivia that lit up social media right there and what are people saying online about her comments on health care? >> you know, this was such a controversial topic and people are heated about it. but i really felt that they -- people are saying she should have said it was a right instead of a privilege but it came around to americans should have jobs and health care so i think that she came from a good place and i would like to hear more about what she has to say on the issue because she only had 30 seconds to answer the question and as you know, for such a hot topic that is not enough time. >> you know that all too well and you bring up a good point about that, olivia. 30 seconds and when people are trying to say, i said i want to hear more from her. it's hard to in just 30 seconds.
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how difficult is to be put on the spot like that and give an answer? >> you know, it is -- these are the hardest topics. they always come at you with the hard-hitting questions and you only have such a brief moment to think about it and answer and what high pressure that your job literally depends on what comes out of your mouth so it's so intense and you definitely have to do a lot of preparation. you have to be well versed on every topic that is plaguing our world and then you only get a brief amount of time to get your thoughts across, so it's definitely challenging and i think she handled herself with confidence, grace and she's a nuclear scientist, i'm so proud to have her in the miss usa family. >> a lot of positives there. five women on the stage last night, they immigrated to the u.s. at a young age. spotlighted diversity yesterday. how important was that? >> absolutely. it's so important to just celebrate all of these women and their stories and the diversity of america was absolutely represented on this stage and in
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the past few years i think you've seen more of that and you've seen more of who these women are, how strong, how confident. how well educated and the diversity of what their field of study is, what their job is and where they come from in the world and i think that was a beautiful celebration last night of all of that. >> all of that. miss usa. >> unfair question, though. that's a tough question to ask someone, right, privilege versus right on health care. >> you can ask somebody their favorite color. >> exactly, right. >> if they're a tree what kind of tree would they be? >> you can ask hard questions but that's a setup. >> olivia, thank you. dan, thank you for weighing in. >> i wasn't asked to but nevertheless. >> that never stops you. >> yeah. >> he's going to be a judge one day. i can see you in one of these pageants. coming up superstar surprise. our friend jason derulo kicking off our week of pop enough surprises, giant music acts where you'd least expect them. where is he? ooh. ooh.
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hi. good morning. meteorologist mike nicco has a look at your bay area forecast. hi, mike. >> hi, everybody. we're still in the mid 40s to mid 50s out there. another schoole cooler-than-ave. small craft advisory. blowing sand on the beaches. strong sunshine if you are exercising. tomorrow is our coolest day with a stray shower. then 70s, 80s and 90s through the weekend. good morning. things are starting to look much better here for the bay bridge commute. the crash that we had just before treasure island on westbound 80 has cleared. traffic is moving much, much better. here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we're down to 20 minutes across the bay bridge. next on "gma," protecting yourself from cyber crime.
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how to keep hackers out of your home computer. we'll have another abc 7 news update. 30 minutes and always on our news
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking new details on that global cyberattack as millions go back to work this monday. hospitals, schools, train stations. even fedex, and hundreds of thousands of computers targeted. the race to stop even more from being infected. president trump holds an emergency meeting and his head of homeland security speaks to "gma" and what you can do starting from your hard drive to your e-mail to protect yourself and your family. mommy dearest. the incredible true crime story of a mother/daughter relationship like no other. how years of deception ended in tragedy. this morning, we hear from the daughter at the center of it all. ♪ i want you to love me now mother's day surprise. the mom-to-be on the way to the hospital but her baby had other plans. the secret to how she gave birth with help from her husband while they rushed to the delivery room.
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♪ we want jason derulo to help us pull off a big live surprise. could he be popping up right next to you live? watch out. that's ahead as he says -- >> good morning, america. ♪ and good morning, america. happy monday. welcome to this great crowd here. jason derulo coming up. >> kicking off an event we've never done before. that's say something. pop-up week here on "gma". all week long we're popping up huge musical acts where and when you'd least expect them. big surprises all around the country. you'll see it here on "gma". >> we're counting down to our first one this morning with one of our favorite stars, you can hear him playing in the background, jason derulo, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] he's standing by outside an early morning soulcycle class in l.a. they have no idea he's out there. these riders think they're there
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because "gma" is highlighting the latest fitness trends. what they don't know is jason is ten feet away and he's going to crash the class with a big surprise. you don't want to miss it either. >> that's great. >> did you see his guns? good grief. >> hey, he wore that shirt on purpose. let me do some push-ups. >> he can wear whatever he wants. we have a great guy in the studio, ben falcone is opening up about fatherhood. his life with that funny lady, his wife, melissa mccarthy, they are such a great team. great collaborators in so many things and what he says about her, we'll call her spicy impressions she does so well. we all know it and saw it this weekend. >> a big kiss this weekend or he had another big kiss. there you go. a lot coming up. amy has the news and morning rundown. >> good morning, guys. the big story this morning.
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people around the world are bracing for a second wave of a massive cyberattack. the targeted more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. the so-called wannacry ransom attack hit companies like fedex holding files hostage and demanding money to release them and it is still spreading as more people head back to work and turn on their computers. president trump has been holding emergency meetings on the threat led by homeland security adviser thomas bossert who spoke with george earlier. >> you need to install your patches. you need to enable automated patching on your systems and networks and you need to update your software and then, george, secondly, i would say we're not yet out of the woods. we have an additional concern that copycats as we've seen in the past, will provide variants to this tool and continue to come after us. >> bossert warning us making a payment does not mean you will get your data back. north korea is now claiming the missile it tested this weekend can carry a nuclear
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warhead. u.s. officials say they have no information to verify that claim. photos show kim jong-un celebrating his first successful launch of what's believed to be a medium-range ballistic missile that traveled more than 400 miles, landing 60 miles from the russian coast. that missile could potentially be used to target u.s. bases in the pacific. well, the search for a new fbi director is on the fast track with president trump looking to name a replacement for james comey as soon as this week. as candidates file into the justice department to interview for the job, lawmakers from both parties are calling on president trump to turn over any tapes he may have of conversations with comey before he was fired. and the family of the penn state student who died after a fraternity hazing ritual is planning to file a wrongful death suit against the fraterni fraternity, and the university. tim piazza fell down the stairs after a pledge party allegedly turned into a night of forced drinking. the frat brothers waited nearly 12 hours to call for help. piazza's family spoke with us this morning.
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>> right from the outset, they intended to bring these gentlemen to alcohol poisoning levels right from the outset, so at the end of the day, this was planned and orchestrated and i think they all need to be held accountable. >> 18 students are now facing charges in connection with tim piazza's death. well, the surge in the number of sick calls for chicago jail to be placed on lockdown sunday. apparently, the guards just really love their moms because 200 jail staffers called out sick, 200 and/or claimed a family issue to have mother's day off. this is the second year this has happened. nice weather may have also played a role, but i'm going to go with the mom thing. all right. finally, babies arrive on their own schedule, even if their moms are experts. professional childbirth instructor christie high had it all planned with a photographer weighing at the hospital, too bad baby oliver wasn't willing to wait. because christie gave birth in the backseat while her husband
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was driving her to the hospital. she not only delivered her son herself on mother's day. she also texted the photographer just after to meet them at the emergency room. the husband kept on driving because she didn't want him to pull over. she tried to stay quiet while giving birth. he didn't know it happened until the baby started crying. >> what? >> it helps to be a professional childbirth expert. >> one way of putting it. >> happy mother's day. >> yeah. >> thanks a lot there, amy. thank you. now, i don't want to put pressure on you but we have fine students from usc, communication majors. [ applause ] >> raise your hand. where is my usc crowd? >> so no pressure. did you know my first story is about usc? >> did i know that? >> i mean -- for you guys, here you go, "pop news" time and -- [ cheers and applause ] as we all know it is that time of year graduation season is upon us and actor will ferrell returned to his alma mater, the university of southern california, this weekend to deliver their commencement
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address. his 30-minute speech had the crowd roaring. he told stories about his time at usc, and then sent them off that class of 2017 with some comforting words, and maybe some music from whitney houston. ♪ will always love you class of 2017 ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ and i will always love you [ cheers and applause ] >> he said that doing the commencement really brought him right back to the moment when he received his own degree from usc. his major, sports information journ journeyism, a program he told the crowd was, quote, so
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difficult, so arduous, they discontinued it eight years after i left. classic, classic. congratulations to all the graduates out there, by the way. [ cheers and applause ] next up, it is a pirates life for paul mccartney. this weekend, the beatle confirming his role is the upcoming "pirates of the caribbean: dead men tell no tales," sharing this character poster on twitter. look closely. >> that's him? >> he is almost unrecognizable as man of the sea. yep, the 74-year-old singer really, tom, tom, our audience coordinator -- >> goes for the top. >> i know it's a cool poster but -- that was aggressive. just to do what comes naturally. it's just better for all of us. anyway, by the way, tom, is the jail guard number two, according to imdb. no details on the extent of that
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role. the film sailing into theaters may 26th. as for -- [ applause ] okay, i guess i'm done with that. i'm done. >> has he acted before? >> two? tom? our audience coordinator. tom, hello. take a bow again. there you go. [ cheers and applause ] tom will not be acting. there were a couple of films. there was the beatles film as well. but moving on to the next story, because tom wrapped that one up. tifinally, a woman wore her engagement ring for a year and a half and never realized she was wearing it. an amazing story. her fiance terry hid a ring inside that necklace that you see. those are snaps of all the times she wore that necklace for a year. he gave it on their year anniversary then a year and a half later on a special trip in scotland, he finally decides to pop the question. he breaks the ring open revealing the engagement ring she never knew was inside that big necklace the whole time.
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she of course, said yes. and then said, are you insane? you let me wear that big giant necklace for a year. i could have lost it but a very special story. congratulations to the couple. tom, you can give it a wrap now. [ cheers and applause ] >> woo. a lot of faith. >> that was a lot of faith. >> i thought that was very romantic. delivery did not come across. >> he knew she was very responsible. he's marrying a very responsible woman. congratulations to those two. >> yes, absolutely. everybody, that's monday. >> all right. [ cheers and applause ] coming up, how to protect your digital life from your hard drive to your personal e-mail. we'll talk about that and a whole lot more. come on back.
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important tips for you. >> reporter: imagine a thief broke into your house and stole your computer. then told you he'd give it back if you paid him $300. that's what's happening virtually with ransomware. >> when you logon to your computer there is a little announcement you need to pay them in order to get access to your files back. >> reporter: they demand a ransom usually in bitcoin. a largely untraceable digital currency. >> ransomware affects individuals just as much as it affects larger companies because the way that ransomware is usually spread is indiscriminate national. >> reporter: the fbi said 4,000 attacks happen daily targeting companies and individuals alike. what can you do? when your operating system asks if it can run a system or security update say yes every time or even better, choose to make it automatic. next, avoid the attacks entirely. >> you personally need to be active in ensuring that you don't download anything that can hurt you. >> reporter: that means never
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click on attachments unless you're 100% sure. finally, back up your computer regularly. put all your data on an external hard drive or upload it to a cloud storage service. >> it generally gives you a lot more ability to almost laugh in the face of ransomware because you have all your files and can wipe your hard drive and reinstall from your backup and you're good to go. >> listen, i get it, backing up your hard drive is just another job on your to do list but you have got to do it. if you want to protect your files. next tip, really important. before you open an attachment in an e-mail, think of it as opening the front door to your house. if you are not completely sure who it is, and who you are letting in, just don't do it, robin. finally, if you get hit with ransomware don't pay the ransom. >> you've been covering this for quite some time. have you ever seen something like this, becky? >> i've been saying for 19 years that computer security is going to get real when hackers can get money from their victims. it just got real.
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>> it got real. big time. >> explained it in such a clear way. >> i know. she is always great about that. thank you, becky. coming up, we are counting up to our first pop-up event with jason derulo live with a big surprise. [ applause ] >> flexing again. jason jason live with a big surprise. [ applause ] >> flexing again.
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back here on "good morning america" your "gma" moment is so sweet. you know when kids cut their own hair. well. valor from kentucky cut his own hair like this. oh, no. his mom, nicole said i'll try to make it better and shave it off. he's like, wait a minute. what are you doing then he got -- he has a breakdown. so upset. good news. she gave him a hug. moms are the best.
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and now to hbo's new documentary "mommy dead dearest" that investigates the bond between a mother and daughter, dee dee and gypsy, based on years of ma lip -- manipulation and abuse ending in murder. i sat down with the director ahead of the premiere. >> reporter: they appear to be a story of resilience. hurricane katrina survivors dee dee blanchard and her daughter gypsy played by a laundry list of ailments from leukemia to muscular dystrophy and epilepsy. >> she was a great mom, you know, really putting gypsy's priorities first above anyone else. >> you saw a devoted mom. >> yes, i sure did. >> it's beautiful. >> reporter: but not everything is as it seems.
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now an hbo documentary "mommy dead and dearest, " reveals dee dee suffered from munchausen by proxy syndrome, a disorder and rare form of child abuse that resulted in dee dee fabricating gypsy's illnesses. >> it started when she was 3 months old, she stopped breathing, and she was sleeping and told me she had problems digesting her food, and had the feeding tube put in. what's going on with her? >> reporter: separated by an 11-hour drive gypsy's father rod and stepmother kristy say they rarely saw her. >> dee dee would never allow gypsy to come stay with me because she was so sick and it was all a lie. it was all fake. >> reporter: any idea how many doctors she saw over the years? >> it was countless doctors. i have a lot of the medical oreos. records. i think the hospital system has a lot to answer to. >> reporter: there was nothing actually wrong with gypsy ever? >> right. the line to me has been, you know, as a doctor we have to believe what a patient is telling us. we can't be mind readers. >> did gypsy ever indicate that maybe something was amiss?
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>> never to us. >> no. >> dee dee was having gypsy believe that everyone would turn on her, everyone would hate her, so she just did what her mom told her to do. >> reporter: after two decades of abuse gypsy finally snapped, police say she plotted to kill her mother with her secret online boyfriend nicholas godejohn. on june 14, 2015, police found her brutally stabbed to death. gypsy nowhere to be found, police tracked her down the next day at godejohn's home in wisconsin. what did you see when you saw gypsy walk into that courtroom? >> to see her walk, i was happy, but sad at the same time because of the situation. >> i felt furious. i was -- like one hand i was happy to see her walk and on the other hand i'm like, wow, all of them years she could have done so much more. >> gypsy pled guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to ten years in prison. >> i was just as much in the
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dark as everybody else. the only thing i knew i could walk. as for everything else, the leukemia, the epilepsy, i was taking medication that she said was cancer medicine. she would shave my head and say it's going to fall out anyways so let's keep it nice and neat. i just went on blind faith that a mother knows best. >> it's a dilemma because the question is where does the abuse fall in line with the lie that you're complicit in? >> that was the question for me making this film. how much can i trust this woman who has grown up in total deception? >> who failed gypsy? >> the doctors, her mother. >> me. >> what's your biggest regret? >> not making her feel like she could call me at any time and say, hey, dad, i need this. >> you met gypsy in jail. what was that like? >> it was wonderful. it was good. >> most people don't say that. >> it was good to face-to-face with her, just tell her i love her.
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you can see she is happier than before. >> she's happier now behind bars. >> because she's free from her mom. it had to be so bad for her to feel free in jail. >> gypsy now 25 is eligible for release in 2024. what are your hopes for gypsy rose when she gets out? she'll be 32. >> she can have a life, some freedom. >> she asked the other day will y'all be here the day i get out or am i going to be walking out of here alone? i'm like, oh, no, baby, we will be there. we got you. >> "mommy dead and dearest" debuts tonight. as for godejohn he is charged with first degree murder and his bench trial is set for december. but pretty telling she feels free now behind bars. >> amazing story, great job, amy. everybody, we'll be right back.
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it's 8:27. good morning to you on this monday. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. alexis smith has a look at your traffic. the bay bridge commute is looking better, but westbound 80 we have a sigalart due to a crash. only the far left lane is getting by. multiple vehicles involved in that. you are starting to jam up. one new problem eastbound 237 around lawrence expressway, we've got a bike down, lane number two. second lane in from the left is currently blocked. that back-up is forming, too. . huge swings in your
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we'll start by taking a look at your commute planner. everything's pretty quiet right now but it is going to become breezy near the water if you're on the roads. if you're on the water today, it is going to be choppy this afternoon. small craft advisory and cool conditions if you are taking mass transit. temperatures in the 50s and 60s, few 70s in the east bay valleys. cooler tomorrow with the chance of a stray shower. 70s, 80s and 90s by friday. >> i don't think anyone can complain. another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes and always on our
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news app and we are up early in the morning, ♪ the trumpets they go morning, ♪ and the trumpets they go what a wonderful way to kick off the week with this great crowd, and we are kicking off also a week of surprise pop-up events all the across the country leading to our first summer concert in the park. this morning we're at a soulcycle in los angeles. they are there. they have no idea who is right outside. >> they have no idea whatsoever. >> coming up. >> look at them. the soulcycle regulars think they're here for an early morning class. and the "gma" cameras are there to showcase the hottest workout trends right now, but they have no idea that jason derulo is a few feet away right outside the door. he's ready to bust in and give this class the surprise of a lifetime. so before he does that we'll check in with our own nick watt there with jason derulo right outside the class.
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what's going on, nick and jason? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: good morning, guys. jason derulo is here. no one knows that because we've been hiding him under a pile of old towels. those people on the bikes, zero idea. jason, are you ready? >> i'm so ready. so pumped right now. i can use this one, right? >> your microphone is on and you'll actually be singing. >> this is not a fake. we don't do that. we don't do that. >> all right, dude, let's do it. >> hey. ♪ understanding where you talk dirty to me ♪ ♪ talk dirty to me talk dirty to me ♪ ♪ say what talk dirty to me ♪ talk dirty to me >> so, i got this brand-new song it's called "swalla," with nicki minaj and ty dolla sign.
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♪ ♪ different favor ♪ hey, i wish that i could taste them all night ♪ ♪ no i ain't got no dinner plans ♪ ♪ so you should bring all your friends ♪ ♪ i swear that to all y'all my type ♪ ♪ hey all you girls in here if you're feeling thirsty ♪ ♪ come on take a sip 'cause you know what i'm serving ooh ♪ ♪ shimmy shimmy yay shimmy yay shimmy ya drank ♪ ♪ drank ♪ hey ♪ shimmy shimmy yay shimmy yay shimmy ya drank ♪ >> i break it down for you. ♪ ♪ hey
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♪ freaky freaky girl [ applause ] >> yeah! >> i don't think these people knew whether to stop and just watch you or to really get into it. how was that, dude? >> amazing. y'all killing it in here. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was pretty fun, right? >> oh, my god, it was the best spin ever. it's amazing. >> did having jason make you cycle harder? >> yes. oh, yes. so hard. >> whoo. new york, did that wake you up, as well? [ cheers and applause ] >> i have a question for jason. it woke us up. that was incredible. i actually wish i was in that class right now, but jason, how did you guys manage to pull off the surprise without anybody finding out?
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>> you know what -- you know what, i hid in a pile of towels, you know what i'm saying. it's a beautiful venue, honestly, man, but we accomplished it. i don't think anybody knew what was going on. >> i don't think so either. they seem so -- yet they never stopped cycling. it was so -- >> they are on it in here. i promise. >> hey, jason, it's lara. hi, jason. i'm so excited. >> how are you doing? >> hey, buddy, i hear you have new music coming out. we're praying you'll bring that new music to our show in central park. we're going to see you later in the summer, and i want to know how in the world are we going to top it? how can we top what you just did? >> yes, like you said i do have a brand-new song. "swalla" is the brand-new song but there is an acoustic version with nicki minaj and ty dolla
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sign. new music coming out in two months, there's a crazy delay. but it's exciting times. we're going to make sure that the other performance in the summer series is -- >> we want to hear more now. >> want more now? want to do it right now? y'all ready right now? let's do it. ♪ it's too hard to sleep i got the sheets on the floor nothing on me and i can't take it no more ♪ ♪ it's 100 degrees i got one foot out the door where are my keys 'cause i gotta leave, yeah ♪ ♪ in the back of the cab i tip the driver, 'head of time get me there fast i got your body on my mind ♪ ♪ i want it, ooh, just the thought of you gets me so high, so high ♪ ♪ girl, you're the one i want to
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want me and if you want me, girl you got me ♪ ♪ there's nothing i know i wouldn't do, i wouldn't do just to get up next to you ♪ >> thanks to soulcycle for helping out. thanks to jason derulo, the one and only and you can see jason perform at the billboard music awards on sunday night right here on abc. we also got a shoutout for soulcycle riders. >> yes. >> going, those people are in shape. [ applause ] ♪ there is a place where heroes hspider-man.... black widow...
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hey, welcome back to "good morning america." a breezy morning here in times square. my new friends, ellen and nancy, right? nancy from green bay and chicago getting the bucket list. got the michael strahan signature, that's a good one. let's go ahead and check. i want to show you guys. mother's day in new hampshire looked like this. up to 14 inches of snow in new england with that storm that is still circulating out of there. look what's about to happen. once we dip that jet stream and ridge it up over the east coast, check out those numbers. are you guys sticking around through the end of the week? no. well, you're going to miss the 90s here. but anyway, you guys are warm when y
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oh oh, robin we have our beyonce fan out there. >> i know, wind-blown look. would you please welcome ben falcone. [ applause ] >> there's no applause sign. there's no applause sign. that was from the heart, baby. >> i'll take it. >> he made us laugh in "bridesmaids" with his wife melissa mccarthy. now the hilarious actor, writer, director and dad, it is a brilliant new book. i read it over the weekend, and it's called "being a dad is weird," but you love every second of it. >> i do love it. i do. >> i told you we get books that authors are coming on and i was going to do a cursory, read it cover to cover, the pictures, i laughed. everything. the humor, all of it. >> thanks. that's nice of you to lie like that.
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>> i do want to talk to you about the book but i have to ask you about melissa. she killed it again on "saturday night live." >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> the kiss there and you kind of kissed spicy too. i saw the picture on instagram. >> i guess spicy gets around. >> does she enjoy it? >> she -- the kissing or spicy? she does. i mean, our friend kent, one of the writers called her and said, oh, do you want to do spicer? and she's like, what do you mean? how could i even do it? and she got there, and said it was shockingly easy to transform into that character. yeah. >> well, people -- we need a good laugh. >> yeah, right. >> and reading your book i got a lot of great laughs. as i said there was a lot of warmth to it. we know you as a writer. i watch "nobodies" on tvland. >> oh, good. >> big fan of that as well. >> thanks, thanks. [ applause ] >> what made you write a book in fatherhood?
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>> you know, i used to in a good-natured way roast my dad at parties and tell them all the stories about, like, the crazy stuff he would do, and that we would do together, and then i was, like, maybe i'm telling these stories too much, so one time at a gathering, i stopped, and i get home. he goes, buddy, why didn't you tell any of the stories? so i decided to start writing them down and i did and the book just sort of came out. i never intended for it to get published. sort of shocking. >> and the fact that your dad, he wants his own book signing too. he's really taking on -- >> he's like, hey, i'm going to have a book signing. okay, do you need me to sign? no, i'm signing. >> the book is about me, right. >> it's my book. that's fantastic. so barnes & noble, he's like going to set up a little stand and like -- yeah. >> that's your dad. [ applause ] you talk lovingly about him, your brother flynn and mom. mom and the boys. >> right. >> and now it's you and the girls. you and melissa have two
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daughters. >> that's right. >> you talk about the different dynamic. >> i'm outgunned at the house for sure and sometimes they get into conversations and i immediately -- aren't they so cute? and -- >> tell us about this photo. what was the -- >> that was at halloween. it was not just like a tuesday night. and we were just in our friends' backyard and that part of the book i talk about how melissa and i try to keep our lives, you know, really normal and, you know, hang out with friends. >> you write about that in the book as well, ben. you can tell by the upbringing that you had that your mother was for the most part in the beginning the breadwinner, the social worker. >> true. >> your father was very much a stay-at-home dad. >> yeah. >> but really loving that role and really wanted to take you on an adventure. your dad was like my dad. what is it about these jalopy, cars they would -- >> crummy cars. >> not exactly what you wrote. >> i call it something different in the book but -- but, no, he
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would just get a different crummy car and we would drive cross country all the time together and he would tell stories, which later i learned many of which were untrue. [ laughter ] and then i realized that -- i think a lot of us do this. he would unintentionally lie to me. he told me the sky was bigger in florida than it is in illinois. >> because -- >> because of -- what do you mean. bigger. because it looked flat. he goes, well, you know, it's bigger here, we're closer to the equator and i'm like is that true? and he goes, i don't think so. but i think it wasn't so much he was lying as that, you know, sometimes i think all of us say things we believe to be true while we're saying it then later we're in the car and we're like, did i just make something up? i think he did it all the time. >> what was the big life lesson you learned from him that you impart on your children? >> i don't sweat the small stuff. he really -- be happy. it's a choice and i try to just make sure the girls know that if you try to be happy and you're
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kind every day you've won. >> yes, there's a lot of happiness in that home. when you met melissa she was going through this off period. was -- did she really buy into all of that? >> she looked at -- she looked crazy. but and i knew who she was at the time because she was like all my friends wanted to look like her but their moms wouldn't let them because it's a long story but melissa went to college in the town where i grew up, and i was in high school, and so we knew of her because she had, like, blue hair and, like, clown white makeup and wore, like -- >> like these pictures. >> there she is, yeah but she couldn't quite pull it off because as she says then she'd look all goth, and be, like, hi, i'm melissa. how are you doing? she just couldn't make it work. >> she wrote a witty foreword for your beautiful book and also mentioned in there you're a little bit of a hypochondriac. >> incredibly true. >> you even got hurt by a rubber
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stapler? >> and went to the hospital for tests in for a concussion. >> there was something about a blood pressure cuff. >> well, there are several because if it's not working right we need a second opinion at home. >> okay. are we going to -- did we -- we just want to add to the collection of -- oh we thought -- >> that's so nice of you. that's amazing. [ applause ] >> doing the stethoscope for free. >> look at this. oh, my -- it's working. >> you have a big beating heart, my friend. thank you for sharing your talent, your love, all of it. you make us laugh. you make us feel good. >> oh, thank you. >> you and melissa and the family. so thank you. all the best to you. i like the suit also. looks pretty good. >> thank you very much. >> looks really good. "being a dad is weird," just saying that, it is out tomorrow. be sure and get it. hey, big papi is here. red sox star david ortiz.
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we are back now with baseball legend david ortiz, one of the greatest boston red sox players of all time, and there wasn't a dry eye at fenway when he retired last year, and he's not gone yet. he's back, everybody, with a new memoir called "papi: my story." we have some young baseball fans with us. i'm curious. i've always wondered how did you get the name, big papi? >> well, to make a long story short i'm bad with names so i
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pretty much call everybody papi so they papi me back. >> they got sick of you calling them papi. >> yeah. >> but it's fitting man. a great player all the way around who has won three world series rings. is there one of those experiences that's most special to you? >> definitely. the 2004 one. it's the one that breaks the ice, you know? pretty much everybody was expecting us to win the world series for the past 86 years, and we end up winning that one. that was when i basically recognized how much people was missing it. >> they were really missing it. that curse was lasting for a long time, man. you helped break it. we have young baseball fans here and one in particular, aidan, has a question. what you got, aidan? >> what is your advice from going from the little leagues to the majors? >> you know, make sure you exercise every day so you can
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build those muscles, eat well, get some rest, you know, and the most important thing, get your homework done. >> yes. school, work out, eat, listen to your parents, all that stuff. >> it's a lot. it's a lot. >> it all works out. look at this guy. and you know, we all remember that emotional speech you gave after the boston bombings, and you used the word in that speech we can't use here on tv this morning. >> i know. i got away with. >> it just came out. >> it just came out, yeah. >> but derek jeter just had his jersey retired. you're having yours retired in june. what is that speech going to be like? >> well, you know, it's going to be very emotional. when you basically know that you are not going to play the game anymore, and it's going to be in front of all the wonderful fans that support you through your career, you know, it's something that to me, is never end, so hopefully i don't get nervous out there. >> you give nervous giving a speech but not hitting a ball in
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front of all those people? >> i know. isn't that crazy? >> you're not nerving about asking for a selfie. you've asked for some great ones. the one with president obama. what is going through your head -- >> i didn't know the president got all those snipers out there. don't want to be reaching for your pocket but he gave me the green light, basically i was like, mr. president, can i take a picture with you? here we go. >> i like that, go ahead, papi. >> you know how cool president obama is, man, so it was like, go ahead, papi. picture time. >> we just saw another picture of you with tom brady at the kentucky derby. >> my man. >> how long did it take to put that outfit together, man? >> you know the kentucky derby, man, you got to look cool out there. i bump into my boy, tom brady, and i snapped one, you know. we go back and forth. that's my boy, man. >> he is a good dude. >> i remember that one year. i don't forget.
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>> he's won five. don't feel sorry for him. and i got to ask you one more quick question, i know you're settling into retirement but do you miss baseball? >> you know what? baseball is always going to be missed by -- by, you know, the people who plays it. the people who watch it because baseball is a wonderful sport. you know, but reality is i'm so busy, you know, and i got out of the game under my terms so it's not like i really miss playing because i played the game for so long, i miss performing in front of the fans who follow baseball who love the baseball game. >> you're not done performing yet because your book, "papi: my story" is out tomorrow. make sure you pick it up. david, thank you so much, man. everybody, we'll be right back.
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good morning to you on this monday. it is 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. let's get over to mike nicco with a look at your forecast. let's look at our temperatures. 50s, even a few 60s around san ramon and antioch. on the bay today, small craft advisory after 3:00, going to be choppy, some blowing sand at the coast. strong sunshine. 50s, 60s, friday through sunday -- 70s, 80s and 90s. summer's coming. it has been a rough second half of our commute though i have a bit of good news on westbound 80. that sigalart has cleared. but westbound 24 near happy valley, a bike down, one lake blocked. we'll see you back here at 11:00 a.m.
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