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i only do three or higher. >> i mean, i'll take it. i feel pretty confident. good morning, america. winter storm emergency. a so-called bomb cyclone about to blast parts of the east coast. people across 15 states on alert for dangerous weather. snow slamming the south right now. cities icing over, schools closing. blizzard conditions causing this deadly pileup in new york. breaking news, north korea turns the tables, re-opens a key communications hotline with south korea. what it means for the u.s. as the war of words escalates between president trump and kim jong-un. trump says overnight he has a much bigger and more powerful nuclear button than north korea's. outrage growing. parents calling for logan paul's youtube account to be shut down after he posted that disturbing video getting millions of views.
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now his apology. >> i had a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment. i don't expect to be forgiven. >> why hasn't youtube pulled his account? giant jackpots, two massive lottery prizes up for grabs after no one strikes it rich on megamillions overnight. combined with powerball the jackpot worth more than $850 million. and we do say good morning, america. perhaps winning that big jackpot would make you forget how cold it is. >> either one of them. >> either one of them. 15 states on alert for that bitter winter blast. >> you look at that storm right there. it is taking aim at the entire east coast causing a lot of trouble on the roads. governor of georgia already declared a state of emergency. look at that statue that froze in that state. >> the snow and ice is moving
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north, and we have team coverage up and down the east coast. ginger is here to start us off. explain to us what the bomb cyclone is. many of us have never heard about it but you say it's rather common. >> it happens almost every winter. a bomb cyclone you've seen that on social media and you have gone, oh, no. what's happening? this storm, it is a powerful storm. it's already freezing rain and snow in north florida and georgia. this is what it is. you have got a coastal storm coming at you here. a lot of warm air on one side. extremely cold -- and i'm talking colder than we have seen this winter coming in on the back end. that temperature gradient helps to make this storm deepen rapidly. the pressure falls 24 millibars in 24 hours or more and as that deepens and it will by thursday night it is going to bomb out as we call it close to new england, you will see extreme wind, certainly heavy snow in some places and it is going to make travel nearly impossible so we've got those warnings up and down, blizzard warnings in maine we've got to go to eastern massachusetts where eva pilgrim is this morning.
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>> reporter: it is freezing. we are here south of boston, and it would normally be a busy ferry terminal that is closed. the problem? this right here. ice. this dock behind me is frozen over, and more cold weather is headed this way. the eastern half of the country crippled by severe winter weather. blinding snow in buffalo, grounding planes at the airport and causing a deadly pileup on this highway. one person losing their life and another seriously injured after 22 vehicles crashed along the new york thruway. hundreds of cars backed up with nowhere to go completely shutting down a portion of the highway. >> you couldn't see a gosh darn thing in front of you. >> reporter: 25 states under winter weather alerts. on frozen waterways like the hudson and chicago rivers crews working to break up the ice by whatever means they can. this is the sound of a ferry breaking through the icy waters of lake superior. subzero temps also freezing
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water mains causing them to burst in massachusetts. missouri and in baltimore, turning the street into an ice rink. a brutal commute for those in chicago. >> i can't even describe it. it's unbearable. >> reporter: an er doctor here telling us they've seen more than a dozen cases of frostbite in just the last few days. the deep freeze heading south. cars sliding along icy highways in houston. >> the thing to remember is if you get into ice, don't jam on the brakes, you'll put a lot of steering input into it. >> reporter: here in this area, one of the major concerns with this storm is going to be the storm surge, so on top of that blizzard, they are concerned about coastal flooding. on the backside of the storm, even colder temperatures. robin? >> all right. eva, as you alluded to the south getting hit so we go to victor oquendo in tallahassee as schools are closing as a storm moves in there. good morning, victor.
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>> reporter: good morning, robin. it is snowing here in tallahassee. we have got snowfall in the capital of the sunshine state. we're riding along with the florida highway patrol right now. they have been shutting down long stretches of interstat because of the icy conditions, especially along the conditions. the captain driving us. have you ever seen a snowfall like this? >> this is the first time. >> reporter: such a rare sight here. look at this one. a statue frozen over. look at that ice. florida state university, that campus shut down for the day, and several school districts shutting down school for the day as well. here's a problem with that ice here in florida. this state not equipped to handle these conditions, so where most states would use salt to battle the ice and snow. guess what they are using here in florida. sand. it does not get more florida than that, >> a way of looking at it. i love how the officer kept his eyes on the road. >> doing his job.
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let's bring in ginger. the storm is moving. fill us in on the track. >> you can hear it in victor's shot. that is sleet and he was talking about freezing rain that was glazing the cars. that happened in lake city, florida, and you could see more than a tenth of an inch of ice start to accumulate. as that storm develops, low starts to push north, the timing of it takes it through florida and georgia this morning then south carolina and north carolina this afternoon and tonight and that's why we see all those schools closed up and down throughout the southeast. it clips the mid-atlantic, the farther east you are, the more snow and the more wind you get so the tighter you are to the storm that is off the coast that is where you're going to see the heaviest snow and certainly wind gusts, guys, could go up to 70 miles per hour. some of the places here in new england could have over a foot. robin. >> oh, my, okay, ginger, we'll get back to you in a bit. airlines bracing for the major storm offering travelers a chance to reschedule or cancel their flights now before the worst of it hits and our senior transportation correspondent david kerley is at reagan national tracking the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. some of ginger's colleagues, the forecasters at the airlines have been watching this storm too very closely and know it's going
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affect their operations, especially at airports that don't normally deal with these icy, cold conditions. already this morning the storm hitting jacksonville. concerns there, the flights being canceled, and as the storm moves, big hubs will be hit. charlotte and atlanta next in the eye of that storm. so already, we have nearly 300 delays this morning. more than 200 flights canceled. most of those in the southeast. the airlines are taking action. they are offering waivers. that means if you are going to fly into the affected area of the southeast, and you want to change your flight, you won't be charged a change fee. some airlines extending that to other areas, and you have to check with your airline to make sure it's available, robin. >> good to know. david, thank you. the latest now on the standoff between president trump and north korea's leader kim jong-un. as the two leaders escalate their war of words over nuclear weapons there are new signs this morning of possible cooperation between north and south korea with the restoration of a hotline to reduce tensions
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between the two countries. let's bring in our chief global affairs anchor, martha raddatz, and, martha, the president's tweet last night really sparked a huge reaction on social media. >> reporter: it sure did, george. social media lit up over this one with fear and shock and some calling for the president's twitter account to be shut down. the tweet came in response to kim jong-un saying he had a nuclear button on his desk. president trump in what sounds like a playground taunt about manhood tweeting, i too have a nuclear button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his and my button works. as we read that, a reminder we're talking about nuclear war here with a north korean dictator who values nothing more than his personal power and it comes as kim jong-un is perfecting a nuclear tipped missile that could reach the u.s., of course, we also have tens of thousands of american troops in the region, george. >> yeah, that rhetoric alarming. at the same time you see this possible rapprochement between
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north korea and south korea with the opening of the restoration of this hot line. >> reporter: he's likely trying to create a wedge but there is great relief this communications line between the north and south is once again re-opened after two years of silence, that line is on the border there in the so-called truce village. there may be in-person talks next week which would largely center on whether north korea would participate in the olympics but it is a start and south korean officials say this will not hurt its relationship with the u.s. although the u.s. says any talks won't be taken seriously if the north does not stop its nuclear program, george. >> yeah, martha, in some past olympics north and south korea have competed together. >> yes, they have. under the same flag and i think that's what the south is certainly hoping for here. >> thanks very much. that tweet on north korea just 1 of 16 the president sent
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yesterday in a new year's burst from the white house. cecilia vega is there and, cecilia, they included in that burst fresh attacks on hillary clinton and the president's own justice department. >> reporter: yeah, george, not to mention a major conspiracy theory attacking his own justice department as a deep state working to undermine his presidency. on hillary clinton he is going after huma abedin suggesting she should be punished for her handling of certain government e-mails. take a look at that tweet. he said, quote, jail deep state justice department must finally act, also on comey and others. now, right here in the briefing room i asked sarah sanders whether the president believes this deep state is actually a real thing and whether he believes the 100,000 people working in the justice department are part of it. she said to me, quote, obviously he doesn't believe the entire justice department is part of it. >> but he is keeping up the pressure right there. he has been unhappy with his attorney general, jeff sessions. congress is back today as well. one of the big things they pushed off is that they passed that tax bill, was the spending bill for the whole next year so that creates the possibility
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again of a government shut down in january. >> reporter: yeah, we're just days away from it on the 19th. there will be a big meeting on capitol hill in speaker paul ryan's office, and top republicans, top democrats from nancy pelosi, chuck schumer, representatives of the president will be in that room. they have 16 days to keep this government open. the daca deal is likely to be part of that. democrats are certainly going to try to tie a fix for these undocumented immigrants brought to this country illegally as children to that now. senior officials tell me the president wants funding for a border wall as part of that. he needs democrats to get this fix done but, george, as you've seen he's bashing them and back to bashing them on twitter again so 2018 sounding a lot like 2017. >> democrats not likely to go along with the wall, thanks very much. and george, president trump also facing big changes on capitol hill, losing a key ally, utah senator orrin hatch announced he will retire at the end of this term. a lot of speculation mitt romney will run for his seat. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce has more. good morning, mary.
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>> reporter: good morning, robin. well, this is a real setback for the president. orrin hatch, the longest serving senate republican is a top trump supporter on the hill. but despite even personal pleas from the president hatch announced he is retiring after 41 years here, the former boxer said it's time to hang up his gloves. this now opens the door for mitt romney to make a possible run for the utah seat. romney has become an outspoken critic of the president and could be a powerful foe on the hill. he hasn't said what he plans to do next but check this out overnight he changed the locator on his twitter account from massachusetts where he was once the former governor to utah where he is a long-time resident. everyone up here reading these twitter tea leaves to try to figure out what he might do next. >> i'm sure they did that because when he did that, people were like hmm, what's up here? orrin hatch is just the latest powerful republican to indicate that he's going to leave office. what does this mean, mary, for the midterms? >> reporter: yeah, we're seeing a real exodus of gop
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heavyweights, hatch joins jeff flake and bob corker in announcing they will not seek re-election while in the house you have at least 28 republicans who announced plans to retire or resign. now, many of these are lawmakers from deep red states, but this does make what is expected to be an already difficult election year for republicans even more difficult and, remember, republicans have already lost that key seat in alabama, the democrat doug jones is expected or will be sworn in here later today. that brings the senate republican margin down to just one vote which will make their agenda likely more difficult to pass. >> does seem that way. okay, mary, thank you. >> that's a big tea leaf. we'll get the latest on the swatting incident in kansas that led to the death of a 28-year-old father. the suspect accused of placing the call due in court this morning and matt gutman has the story, good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning. we are now learning that the suspect is believed to have been behind dozens of similar swatting calls. he's even served time for
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swatting the kabc building i'm standing in right now and it's believed the fatal call was triggered by a dispute by two online gamers, neither of whom had any apparent connection to their victim. >> i have shot him in the head and he's not breathing anymore. >> reporter: this morning wichita police are investigating how this chilling 911 call from a man claiming to have shot his father led to the death of an innocent, unarmed man over a thousand miles away. thursday night kansas city police raced to the wichita, kansas, address where the caller claims to be holding family members hostage. >> i already poured gasoline all over the house. i might set it on fire. >> do you have weapons on you? >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: but when police arrive they don't find the alleged caller, tyler barriss. he was 1,300 miles away in los angeles, allegedly playing a prank. but officers don't know that. so when 28-year-old andrew finch opens the front door, officers
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surround his house and order him to put his hands up. >> show your hands. >> reporter: it's at this moment police say he lowered them. one officer fearing finch was reaching for a gun opens fire killing him. investigators believe that finch was a victim of swatting in which a person reports false criminal activity in order to trigger a s.w.a.t. team response against an unwitting person. even celebrities like justin bieber, ashton kutcher and miley cyrus have been victims of swatting in the past and swatters themselves are notoriously hard to pin down. >> these cases are difficult to investigate because they happen online. and these hackers oftentimes are very sophisticated about covering up their identity. >> reporter: now the mother of the innocent victim in that deadly prank is looking for answers. >> my son wouldn't have hurt anything, he said -- they did not give him a warning. >> reporter: now finch's mother says she wants the police officer who pulled the trigger charged.
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but first we are likely to see barriss extradited to kansas, possibly to face charges of second degree murder. now, what's so disturbing, george, law enforcement officials say hundreds of these swatting calls are made every year. >> unbelievably irresponsible. matt, thanks very much. we switch gears to the lottery jackpots climbing in the new year. no megamillions winner last night. powerball is still out there as well and now the two jackpots combined more than $850 million. erielle reshef here to break down the numbers. let's start with the biggest ones of all, odds against winning both prizes, 88 quadrillion to 1. >> yeah, but you can't win if you don't play, george. so you got to play the odds even though they're not so great. they're not in your favor. this is only the second time ever that both jackpots have been this high at the same time. let's take a moment and dream what we would do if we won. if you took home tonight's $440 million powerball jackpot, guys and you chose a lump sum you'd
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instantly become $278 million richer. that means you would have more money that jennifer lawrence, brad pitt and leonardo dicaprio. if you were to beat the 1 in 88 quadrillion odds george just mentioned winning the powerball and the megamillions, the two together, you would win a combined $539 million lump sum and that would make you wealthier than pop royalty like beyonce and taylor swift and almost be as rich as real royalty, queen elizabeth. you could buy more than 100 lamborghinis. could buy 150 private jets or 5,000 private islands. i think we own want our own private island with this cold weather but experts say they have big tips if you want to go long on this, you need to play the range of numbers, so don't go with your birthday because months only have up to 31 days in them and you can play up to 69. there are some really big -- >> i love this. >> george is laughing i know. >> telling me how to win the 8
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quadrillion to 1. >> i didn't know quadrillion was a number. >> 15 zeros, robin. >> erielle, thank you. back to ginger. even colder air moving in behind the storm? >> even colder if you can believe it or not you want to warm up, go to the west coast, go to maybe alaska. that's a place where this morning, the temperature in anchorage is warmer than it is in jacksonville and tallahassee, florida. it has been warmer because the ridge that's happened on the west coast, it also drives the big deep trough so, yes, even colder air, windchill advisories that go all the way to west palm beach, you guys, as we go into tomorrow morning. let's get to the sunny cities now brought to you by petsmart.
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one, two, three. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco from "abc7 mornings." your accuweather highlights, no spare-the-air alert. showers, lightning possible tonight and another system hits us tomorrow night into friday. you can see this afternoon the scattered showers and some moderate rain. mid-40s to mid-50s tonight with the showers tapering during the overnight hours. we'll get another coming up, calls growing for youtube to shut down one of their top stars logan paul's account after one of his posts got millions of views. how parents can restrict what their children are watching. his posts got millions of views. how parents can restrict what their children are watching. all stay connected, from vietnam, to boston, to new york. now with whiteboard, we can all work together at the same time.
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hey, good morning. we're on storm watch, but before we get to the rain, how about the mild temperatures from about 43 if in brentwood, santa rosa, 43, 54 in san francisco. here's a look at the radar, and most of the returns are out over the ocean right now, but they will move our way, but it's going to be probably until after the lunch hour. here you go for the evening commute. 4:00 all the way through 8:00. the showers become more numerous. in fact, there may be a moderate shower in there. as we head through the evening and overnight hours, the chance of lightning is also possible. we'll have another push of light to moderate showers tomorrow night into friday morning. natasha? thank you so much. "u.s. news & world report" names the best diets for the new year. that's coming up on "gma." we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com.
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colgate total. be totally ready for life. back here on "gma," and that is a live look at a big fire in decatur. it's near atlanta, georgia. at least 12 people we know are injured and firefighters are battling it in this bitter cold weather. it's 28 degrees there. 15 states along the east coast are on alert for dangerous winter weather from florida to maine. >> it's moving all the way up the coast. also right now, this war of words escalating between president trump and kim jong-un. president trump fired back at north korea's leader overnight with a tweet saying he has a much bigger and more powerful nuclear button than the north korean leader's. and today is national returns day, the biggest day of returns after christmas. consumers are sending back $90 billion worth of goods in holiday season. we'll have more on that coming up as well. >> what's happened to it's the thought that counts.
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first in this half hour, we're going to begin with that emotional apology from youtube star, logan paul, after he apparently posted a video showing someone who took their own life. this morning calls are growing for his channel to be shut down and abc's adrienne bankert is here with more on all this. good morning, adrienne. >> good morning to you. yes, wildly popular on youtube with millions of kids watching all of his videos, endorsement deals from companies like pepsi and hbo, but this morning, logan paul is facing more backlash from his latest video. >> i've made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment and i don't expect to be forgiven. i'm simply here to apologize. >> reporter: in a stark change of tone from his usually comedic videos, youtube star logan paul says he's ashamed of his actions. >> for my fans who are defending my actions, please don't. they do not deserve to be defended. >> reporter: the social media influencer with more than 15 million youtube subscribers. >> ow.
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>> reporter: faces intense criticism after posting a video he shot in what's known as japan's suicide forest where he shows the body of a person who recently killed themselves. many reacting to the fact that paul makes jokes throughout the video. parents whose kids watch his hugely popular channel are outraged. one tweet reads, the worst part is logan paul's cult fan base is little children. who just watched their idol laugh and joke as someone ended their life. >> he's a complete and utter insensitive idiot. >> reporter: the fierce backlash prompted him to take down the video. this morning, many question why youtube, which told abc news tuesday it prohibits violent or gorry content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner, didn't remoch r remove it immediately.
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>> i think that youtube was probably blindsided. >> reporter: youtube says a billion videos are uploaded every day announcing in december the company would have 10,000 employees monitor content after deleting over 150,000 videos deemed disturbing or featuring predatory comments just the month before. it follows efforts to monitor what people can broadcast on facebook, which launched a review last april after it took over two hours to take down a video of a murder. as for paul, many want his channel shut down. >> you have to violate their community standards three times in order to be kicked off youtube but there is really no such thing as permanently banning someone from the platform. they might lose their subscribers, but there's nothing stopping them from opening another account. >> reporter: youtube has told us our hearts go to out to the family of that victim. in fact, they were mentioning exactly what so many wondered
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was who was this man? who was the body that was shown in the video? but you have to have a certain stipulation to violate those terms of service enough for them to shut down your account, of course, repeated violation of the community rules or the terms of service and also anything that would incite hatred or violence, harassment, identity theft with something that was a large violation and many wondering if any of the things that logan did would cause them to shut his site down. >> have we heard from other youtube stars? >> one major stars saying he should put his money where his mouth is. in fact, they were saying if he really did want to help because we talked about him laughing in the video, kind of awkwardly, a little uncomfortable, that if he really wants to help those who are the victims of feelings that could lead to suicide, he should make a contribution to a charitable cause that fights suicide and fights -- pursues suicide prevention. >> that would be a step in the right direction. thank you, adrienne. we bring in rebecca jarvis. how important is he to youtube? >> hugely important and he's one of many of these youtube stars that is hugely important. 15 million subscribers.
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he's been making a 15-minute video a day getting 300 million views a month and he's making somewhere between $12 million and $15 million off these youtube posts from both the advertising revenue and all of the people who are looking at this, young people pry may primarily looking at these youtube videos. >> are you surprised youtube hasn't taken action? >> i'm not surprised because i think that we're in a whole new world right now. i think that youtube is right now trying to figure out what its position is. they have their community standards but they're somewhat murky and as we heard from adrienne what's interesting is now the youtube stars themselves are the ones who are speaking out in this whole new world that we've entered into where pretty much anyone, frankly, anyone can go out and post a video online today and it takes a while for the community to have a reaction to that video and then have some sort of response to that. >> for youtube to not even be the ones to take it down, it was logan paul, his choice to do that, how do you monitor?
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it's so difficult. >> it's very difficult, i mean, they have a safety mode, parents can use a safety mode on youtube and we can walk people through exactly the steps to do that but i think also this requires conversations with families and it's not easy. you can monitor this on your home computer, for example, in that safety mode if you go on the parent can activate safety mode by clicking that blue sign so where you login to your google account or your youtube account you click on that sign in the upper right-hand corner and scroll down, the bottom there is a safety button there and you can click on lock safety mode on the browser, that way no one can sign in without a password on that particular computer. the issue here is this is so much more broad than one account or one computer. obviously youtube has its own terms and restrictions. they say if you are in the united states, you have to be 13 years old or older to use youtube, but fwagain, this is mh
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bigger conversation than what parents can do with this site. >> we had the conversation at home last night and the kids know that it's outrageous. they know just about everything he does is outrageous, that's part of the fun but they were horrified, i think, like so many others were by this, by actually, you know, watching logan paul go into that forest. >> this is graphic. one of the things people have not addressed yet is the fact that youtube doesn't have to monitor a billion users like this. they know who their biggest stars are so the important thing to note would be to hold their biggest stars accountable and be monitoring those stars to let us know that they care enough about the content of these influencers put out there. >> because they have so many subscribers and the one thing that he did say in his apology, he said that he understood that the young people are defending him. like the young people who follow him were defending him where older people were outraged and he said, and he said you cannot defend this so even he is saying that. even he realizes -- >> he's owning up to it. >> he's owning up to it, but
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it's great you had the conversation with your girls because in talking to some colleagues here, they wept to their children and asked them, and they were just, like, kind of nonchalantly, yeah, i saw it, but didn't know it until they asked their kids if they had seen that video. >> there is a desensitization when you see all of this content that -- >> that's a problem. >> people forget what's real and what's -- >> the kids think all of it is a joke. that's the thing. thank you all. thank you very much. coming up, there's a multistate search for two missing sisters, we'll give you the details.
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we are back with a nationwide amber alert. authorities now searching for two texas sisters who went missing after their mother was found dead in their home. police believe the girls could be with the mom's roommate who is now being called a person of interest in the investigation. that's him right there. and abc's marcus moore is tracking the case from dallas. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: well, george, good morning. investigators are chasing down leads for any sign of where these two little girls could be. they have been missing now for days, and as you have said, the police here believe that they are with a man who is a person of interest in their mother's death. overtight a multistate manhunt for 7-year-old luluvioletta bandera-magret and her sister lily griffith. after their mother, hi-year-old tonya, was found dead on new year's eve. >> our focus is bringing the two girls home safe. >> reporter: police issuing an amber alert asking for the public's help to find them who
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they believe is with terry allen miles who lived with their mother in round rock, texas, in austin. he may be traveling with the girls in this gray car. police say they initially thought miles was heading to louisiana but tips leading authorities to the other side of the country with possible sightings in new mexico and colorado. >> we believe they are not with terry allen miles willingly. >> reporter: police say they were called to bates' home twice when a co-worker and boyfriend suspected something was wrong. >> i'm glad that my kids and wife were here. >> reporter: her body was found the next day. this morning, her daughters nowhere to be found. authorities calling her death suspicious. >> it's our neighbor. it's the holidays and, you know, you want to feel safe in your neighborhood and with your kids and everybody and just to hear something like this is very devastating. >> reporter: this morning the hospital where she worked as a patient care technician, grieving the loss saying, quote, we will carry on her legacy by doing what she loved, caring for our community. louisiana police tell abc news
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this morning that back in 2011 miles was charged with attempted murder after the alleged beating of his then girlfriend. those charges were later dropped and the community this morning certainly hopes these two little girls are safe, and george, they will be returned home soon. >> we all hope that. >> we sure do. dj khaled's collaboration. why the superstar producer is joining forces with oprah, and could it help you lose weight? come on back. eestyle! ♪ ♪ this is how i freestyle! i've lost 82 lbs., and i can eat wherever i want. i'm freestyling with dessert, and i'm down 46 lbs. the new weight watchers freestyle program has over 200 foods that are zero points®. now you can count less and enjoy more. i freestyle any way i like. join for free and lose 10 lbs. on us! hurry, offer ends january 8th! ibut it doesn't always come naturally.
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we brought these hearty folks in from the cold. our husbands didn't think we'd make it on tv. please help us prove them wrong. we did. we did. [ applause ] and simone says you could head upstairs and you can be upstairs with our audience there. we aim to please. i won't tell you what t.j. said his sign would say. we cannot -- i cannot go there. you can tell us about this collaboration, dj khaled and oprah. >> we're used to him working with justin bieber, jay-z and folks like that but he is a big-time producer but shot to superstardom when he became known as the snapchat king. believed to be the first person to be able to monetize snapchat. everybody has been coming after him, advertisers because they want his out audience which is now going to be able to watch him lose weight. >> dj khaled. >> reporter: music producer dj khaled, famous for his chart-topping collaborations. ♪ i don't know if you can take it ♪ >> reporter: snapchat videos. >> thank you to everybody that celebrated with us yesterday for my son's birthday party.
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>> reporter: and even motivational speeches. >> never give up. never surrender. put this money in your savings account. >> reporter: is now joining forces with none other than oprah winfrey. >> i like that. i like that. >> reporter: the two entertainment titans have turned colleagues, both working together under weightwatchers where dj khaled will document and share his body weight progress with his millions of followers on social media. oprah welcomed the 42-year-old record labor exec saying welcome to the hashtag weight watchers freestyle. he put this photo with the caption the smile you make when oprah tweets you. the folks at weight watchers are happy too after announcing their newest hire to the mass, their shares rose 8%. oprah who owns a nearly 10% take with weight watchers joined the company back in 2015. >> i love bread. >> reporter: and since then the
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former queen of daytime tv has earned about $300 million. >> yep. >> all right. look, folks, i've spent time with dj khaled over the years profiling him but i was at his home. he has this chef, personal chef and they made lunch for us. you know what we had, fried chicken wings. he opened a restaurant in miami called finger licking. that's about fried chicken and now he's going to tell people to lose weight and it's fantastic. it's good for him. it's great but he's dedicated to it and know he's gained some weight. >> if he can do it. >> anybody can absolutely do it. his following of young people. that's who weight watchers is after. >> they will follow. all right, all right, t.j. i wish i could tell you what he said his sign would say. but, you know, we -- speaking of losing weight the first look at the bet diets of 2018. which two came out on top, and how to know which is right for you. dr. ashton will break it down. maybe you can tweet what you would say and put that out there. out there. t for you up to seven days, for free.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. bomb cyclone. the powerful storm forming right now about to slam parts of the country and it's about to get even colder. 15 states from florida to maybe are on alert and the surprising place in america that is the warmest right now. also this morning, president trump and kim jong-un escalate their war of words over nuclear weapons. trump says he has a bigger and more powerful nuclear button. the president's tweets ignite a huge reaction overnight. new this morning, which diets are really best for your body, your lifestyle and your health? the brand-new rankings by top researchers and doctors. we'll tell you which diets came out on top. and justin timberlake kicks off 2018 with a big tease to 64 million fans.
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what he's revealing about his new album. >> just where you are in your life right now? and close to home inspiration behind it. ♪ new attitude get ready for "black-ish" star yara shahidi graduating to "grown-ish" and now here in times square. jara is saying -- >> good morning, america. >> yes, she is. >> got accepted to harvard. that young woman. yeah, we'll talk to her about that and a whole lot more in this chilly wednesday morning. let's see. day three of the new year. how you doing with your resolutions? before you head to the gym, there are some common mistakes that could injure so so we have important tips. jen ashton made that big announcement saying she's giving up alcohol for the month of january. sparked a huge reaction and she's going to come in today to explain why she's doing it and how you can. >> taking it head on because you would think it would be overwhelmingly positive which it was but there was negative reaction to it as well so she
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will address it all but first we want to get to that major storm slamming the south moving its way up the east coast, snow and ice creating dangerous driving conditions, so, ginger, what's coming next? >> freezing rain is coating the roads in north florida. it is snowing in florida this morning, guys. look at waycross, georgia, that frozen fountain shows you how cold it is deep south and the pink and white making into that southeast georgia, north florida area on the radar. let me time it out. a developing low that will deepen as we go through the day. what that means for southeast georgia, south carolina and north carolina is wind and then eventually snow and ice. especially coastally so if you're charleston or savannah you want to pay attention especially east of raleigh because the closer you are to this low, so the closer to you are the coast will get the most snow. eastern new jersey and eastern connecticut and rhode island and as this thing deepens where you're hearing that term bomb cyclone, 24 millibars it drops
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in 24 hours. that's the threshold. we think it will happen here and the guffs go close to 70 miles per hour and inevitably hurt travel tomorrow in the northeast and tomorrow night and you'll end up with significant snow in a lot of the places that don't get it and speaking of places that don't get it, juneau, alaska, people are venturing out, beautiful, anchorage had a record high of 44 yesterday. yeah, warmer than what, jacksonville, florida, will be with a high only in the mid-30s so there you go. we're all flip-flopped. >> that does not happen too over. >> dare we say baked alaska. >> you can say it. >> thank you, george. >> we move on to that escalating war of words between president trump and kim jong-un taunting each other with talk about their nuclear buttons. cecilia vega back with us from the white house. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning to you. you're right. it sounded a lot like a school yard taunt but we are talking about the possibility of nuclear war here.
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the president ratcheting up tensions overnight with that tweet. take a look. kim jong-un just stated that the nuclear button is on his desk at all times. will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him i too have a nuclear button but it's much bigger and more powerful as kim is perfecting the missile that could reach the united states but it does come as it appears that there is some softening between the two sides north and south. the communications line between both sides has now re-opened after two years of silence and there is now the possibility of in-person talks between the two countries largely about whether north korea will participate in the upcoming winter games but as you know that tweet overnight setting off major alarm bells an the world. >> because if there's any kind of accident or miscalculation who knows what can happen. thanks very much. the rush to return unwanted holiday gifts. national returns day and as we
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mentioned consumers are projected to take back $90 billion worth of goods this holiday season. delivery services are bracing for what could be a record-setting week. rebecca jarvis is back. you've got details on this. >> 90 billion with a "b" in return, yes, a quarter of all returns are going back at this time. 1.4 million returns today is what u.p.s. projects. up 8% from last year and according to u.p.s., 75% of consumers returned at least one purchase from an online retailer last year, retailers are listening, 49% are now offering free return shipping but, robin, as you said, what happened to the thought that counts. >> i know, really. so they are listening to their customers but what are retailers getting out of this new policy. >> if people go back to the store h. is where the retailer really wins because people in general tend to purchase something if they bring a return back to the store. about 54% of people say they will buy something if te return
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washington, d.c. based technology company that works with retailers to handle returns. fur going back to a store one thing people should keep in mind, look at that return policy, a lot of them, a lot of them have 30-day return policies so you're not quite in the window yet but you might as well take care of it right now. if you got a gift card from a retailer or restaurant that isn't your favorite, you actually do have an option there for returning it, you don't necessarily return it to the retailer, that's not what they do but can you go on websites like gift card granny, raise card pool and sell it for a portion of what it costs, what it actually is valued at and then you get a little money for the gift card or you can regift it too. that always works and i'm happy to take it. >> 30 days. >> thank you, rebecca. coming up here, which diets top the list for 2018? the best one to help you lose weight and the easiest one to stick with. plus, big news for "fixer upper" stars chip and joanna gaines. and lara upstairs getting some
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workout tips. >> i'm not ready yet but i will be. going to the gym, one of the big new year's resolutions but you could get seriously injured making easy common mistakes. that's why these two are here. chris a heidi powell showing us the smart way. welcome back to "good morning america," everybody. [ applause ] but on the inside, i feel like chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others, but my pain is real.
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>> all of the ladies in the audience. >> i do. >> representing miss america. hello, ladies. >> hello. [ cheers and applause ] >> very nice. >> i saw tom. >> hello, miss louisiana. >> look at tom, please. he's trying so hard. there you go. [ applause ] >> all right. "pop news," lara. >> moving my coffee. a lot of hand movements today. we'll begin with justin timb timberlake. rumors swirling and now he's confirming a new studio album is coming. yeah, he released that little teaser video coming up february 2nd. two days before his big super bowl halftime performance called "man of the woods" and the ten-time grammy winner says it is his most personal album yet.
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he says it's inspired by his wife jessica and 2-year-old son growing up in tennessee. that sounds fantastic. the video posted with just a single word, that word, friday." so maybe we could be hearing some new music from justin as early as this week. [ applause ] i'm on the case. >> you on it? all right. >> yeah. also in "pop news," america's most famous fixer upper is making time for a new project as robin alluded to a little earlier. rumors were running rampant when chip and joanna gaines told fans season 5 of their hgtv hit will be their last saying they wanted to focus on family and their magnolia business. they shared this photo of joanna's growing belly along chip's belly announcing their fifth child is on the way. give it up. i love these two.
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i love the show. wrote on their post, gaines, party of seven and then in parentheses chip wrote if you're till confused, we are pregnant so we got it now. congratulations to the family and if you watch the show you'll understood why this child's middle name might be shiplap. >> say that three times fast. >> i'm scared. in the back i was wondering if i should day it. you know what i'm talking about. they always use this wood named shiplap. >> moving on. the lineup for coachella has been announced. pack your bags, george stephanopoulos. it looks really good. headliners for the two weekend desert festival include beyonce. [ cheers and applause ] the weeknd, eminem, a little something for everybody. yeah. i love this. you may recall queen bey had to cancel her performance due to her pregnancy with twins so she's back and there are some other great artists set to
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perform as well includining and it kicks off april 13th. i've never been. i really want to go. i don't know. do we have time for one more? >> go ahead. >> all right. what do you know. so finally on "pop news" a penny saved was a penny earned in china. inspiration for the new year. this guy walks into a local auto dealership and pulls out ten massive bags of coins and says i want to buy a car forcing the dealership to shut down for the entire day because the staff had to count $11,000 worth coins. he's been saving for years and is finally ready to buy his own set of wheels. inspiration. [ applause ] >> you think about all those change -- >> when you see a penny, i always pick it up. find a penny pick it up all the day you'll have good luck,
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robin. >> and might have a new car. >> yes, exactly. >> lara, thank you. we turn to the "gma" health alert and exclusive reveal of the best diets of 2018. "u.s. news & world report" is looking at a wide range of health and weight loss factors and talk to dr. ashton in a moment. first here's the year's best diets. every year 45 million americans make a pledge to improve how they eat but with so many ways to diet -- >> i lost 50 pounds on jenny craig. >> i lost 82 pounds and i can eat wherever i want. >> reporter: -- how can you know which is best for your lifestyle and body? this morning "u.s. news & world report" releasing their findings on the 40 best diets worth trying. >> no one diet is right for everyone so we like to give people a road map of how to choose the best diet that suits them whether they're looking to lose weight or manage a congressic disease. >> reporter: to calculate the rankings they convened a panel.
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>> reporter: 25 top nutritionists, physicians and other top researchers in their field to rank them on nine different categories. >> reporter: the result, if you're looking to lose weight the best diet is weight watchers. they claim you can drop up to two pounds weekly. the program assigns every food and beverage a smallpoints value based on its nutrition and encourages you to eat more fruit, veggies and lean protein while reducing sugar and unhealthy fats from your plate. the easiest diet to follow, the mediterranean diet. it stresses having an active lifestyle while consuming low amounts of red meat, sugar and saturated fat. in addition to losing weight, you may also avoid a host of chronic diseases. but the best overall diet. >> this year the mediterranean diet ranked number one in a tie with the dash diet for the first time. >> reporter: the dash diet aims to prevent and lower high blood pressure by encouraging a diet filled with fruit, veggies, whole grains and lean protein. while limiting foods high in
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saturated fat and sugar, sweetened beverages and sweets. as promised jen is here to talk about this a little more. you also have a degree in nutrition. >> yes, ma'am. >> so do all of these diet -- let's talk about it. >> these diets give people a lot of options because as we heard there is no such thing as one size fits all. the reasons they work, there are several of them. number one they're sensible. they are portion controlled or what we call, you know, calorie restrict the to some extent. they all are fairly low in sugar and they all pretty much minimize or avoid processed foods. these are the mainstays the fundamentals of any healthy eating plan. >> we hear about protein and fats and carbs and they're different in each diet and the body, how does that affect us. >> we spend an entire semester of medical school and flue triggs degree studying macro
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nutrients, basics here. you talk about protein, we need protein as a source of energy, there's plant-based protein and animal-based protein and helps to carry signals throughout the boyd and function as enzymes and help with growth and muscle repair so very important and move on to fats. same thing with fats. different types, saturated. unsaturated. major source of energy. and there are fat soluble vitamin, fats in our diet help us absorb those vitamins then when you move on to carbs and probably the most loaded you hear good carb, bad carb, again, there are simple carb, complex carbs. this is the major source of energy that our cells function on. the healthier ones, fruits, vegetable, whole grain, the less healthy one, those white refined sugars. >> how do we know which one is best for us? >> okay, well, i used to say look for three ss, now a fourth. this is my motto, any diet can work for you. it has to be safe, smart, has to be sustainable and really want to look for sugar. that's where all the focus is
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total sugar but added sugar and what i brought are some things that in general can be healthy. chocolate milk. we've heard a lot about that. when you talk about soy chocolate milk it can be loaded with sugar, organic maple syrup. don't let the term fool you, pressed juices, hugely popular now. >> beet juice. >> the sugar bomb. in moderation and even greek yogurt. read labels. you want to stay under 25 grams of added sugar for women and these can pack 20 grams just here. >> okay. we are going to have you back because you made a pledge on the air yesterday saying you were not going to have any alcohol in january and it got quite a reaction. >> huge. >> we will talk about that in the next half hour. >> i'm with her too. i'm going alcohol-free. wait, i have to. time for your "gma" moment. this is phyllis, you're a teacher right here in new york and so you're going back next week but all of us that came off of a week off and now are back at work, i have to show you what
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it feels like by wednesday, phyllis. it feels like this. little nora is trying. she thinks she's moving through the week. it's really more like a little swim. you can do it, nora. her mom says she looks up referee once in a while, did i make it? no. she's a year old in rockwell city, iowa. if you can't get through your week and saying, i just need somebody to hold me, you got to be like dozer. the 90-pound boxer. yep, lori his owner says we do this, don't judge. i rock my boxer. it's okay. it's cool. sometimes you need this on a wednesday, right? those are my two videos to represent what midweek feels like after you've been off. that's your "gma" moment. we want you to share your, something that makes you laugh outloud. something that will make everybody smile. share them on my facebook one, two, three. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco from "abc7 mornings."
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your accuweather highlights, no spare-the-air alert. showers, lightning possible tonight and another system hits us tomorrow night into friday. you can see this afternoon the scattered showers and some moderate rain. mid-40s to mid-50s tonight with the showers tapering during the overnight hours. we'll get another all right, it is time to get fit. what we're doing is the smart way. here is chris and heidi powell. millions of americans, you guys know, are hitting the gym as part of their new year's rests but "the washington post" is warning newcomers, injuries are happening so to help you avoid getting hurt chris and heidi have important tips. i loved this segment because it does happen all the time right here. >> it does, absolutely and all starts right here on the treadmill. the most common piece of equipment in the gym and see it happen all too often.
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they do too much have son so results in all kinds of inflammatory issues like plantar fasciitis in the feet and bursitis in the hips. >> once you get these they don't go away easily. >> it takes a long time. >> yeah, absolutely. but even above and beyond chronic issues, the number one thing we see as far as injuries on the treadmill is falling. this is a big, powerful machine and you got to respect it. if you don't know what you're doing you have to ease into it. >> gabby is on the treadmill. let's talk about what she's getting wrong and right. >> the first thing she is doing wrong is she's not paying attention. we always say do not text on the treadmill because that belt you have to run on is two feet wide. all it takes is a half inch of a misstep for her to be thrown into the wall, weight, whatever behind her so important she pays attention to what she's doing. also, every treadmill has a safety strap. people don't even realize this is there. you must attach the safety strap to your clothing and then if you
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do, in fact, suffer a fall, the entire machine will shut down completely and your injury will be reduced, yeah. [ applause ] yes! >> i don't put it on. you're right. so simple. >> so important and talking about the itises that chris was talking about before, long-term injuries to prevent it. we want to make sure we start with five minute, maybe ten minutes a day. we don't need to jump in full bore and do an hour a day. >> nice running outside. >> it is. >> great. so we'll move on to the bike. lots of different kinds of bikes out there. recumbent like this. the classic, the spin bikes. lots of injuries happen on bikes as well. >> there are so this is the recumbent bike, obviously and the biggest injury is going to be a knee injury followed by lower back, neck injury from looking up too much and when you're on an upright spin bike there is a lot of wrist injuries from too much pressure put in the upper body not enough put in the lower body. >> okay, all right. so let's talk about it.
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>> there's a lot of wrong happening with courtney. he knows what he's doing so the first thing, here's what lime looking at severe bend in the knee which means he's overusing his quad and prime candidate for patellar tendinitis. in order to prevent it he is is going to adjust the seat all the way back. when that knee is fully extends we're looking at a one-inch bend in the knee, very important here. >> sounds good. they other tips. >> whether on a recumbent on spin bike when setting that saddle height make sure your handlebars are at the same height. if you're pregnant or have lower back issues raise them up a little bit. >> there we go. there we go. >> a lot of room for error. a lot of potential for injury. we have one minute left. >> number one injuries when it comes to weight lift something shoulders, elbow, knees and lower back. lots of tendon and ligament tears because people are doing all this the wrong way.
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they're swinging those weights around. absolutely. >> a lot of wrong so especially the way that she's thrusting the weight up is the number one no-no with free weights. that means the weight is too heavy for her. she's going to want to make sure her core is engaged. her body is stabilized and getting the full range of motion. if she can't perform ten reps at a time. >> go lighter, right. >> go lighter. yes. >> absolutely. >> come on. let's see some clean reps. >> i work out twice a week after the show and we're always told to roll so you don't have an arch in your back. >> activate the core. >> activating the core and is this looking good. >> what do you think? >> i think it looks great. [ applause ] >> all right. >> from chris and heidi, you got to check it out. we'll be back on "good morning america."
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hey, good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." san jose police hope someone recognizes this man suspected of sexually assaulting and robbing a parker middle school employee inside a classroom yesterday around 6:00 a.m. that was before the children had arrived on campus. police have increased their presence today at that school. let's see what traffic looks like this morning. hi, sue. >> a couple trouble spots. east shore freeway, westbound 80, an accident near powell. things are recovering there. towards fremont, southbound 808 near thornton, we had a lane blocked here, in the clearing stages, but i am seeing slow traffic beyond highway 84.
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abc7news.com. a wonderful audience that we have again and if you want to prove your husbands wrong, come to us. we'll help you out like these women right here who were outside in the cold. we're here for you. >> that message this morning. our next guest is an activist and actress, scholar soon heading to harvard after getting a college recommendation letter from none other than michelle obama. >> we've watched her grow up on abc's "black-ish," and now she's starring in her own spin-off show called "grown-ish." please welcome yara shahidi. [ applause ] >> hey, girl. >> hello. >> hi. >> nice to see you. hi.
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>> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we're both big fans of "black-ish." both of us. >> thank you. >> each and every week. saw it last night but you are heading off to harvard. >> yeah. >> my goodness. [ cheers and applause ] >> as george said and, you know, you're not just picking any major. what are you going to study? >> i'm double majoring in social studies and african-american studies, and social studies -- [ applause ] -- is an interdisciplinary sociology, anthropology, economics and philosophy major. >> wow. >> covering the waterfront. >> giving you a good base. >> it does so i chose it because so many people i worked with in the nonprofit space ended up being social studies majors at harvard and i thought it was a sign after i ran into, like, the fifth social studies major, so i decided to work backwards.
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they have jobs i love so that's the major. >> not even 18 yet. [ applause ] we also share a birthday. february 10th, yeah. but tell me about this new thing you're starting. >> 18 by 18 is an initiative that is in the short-term, focused on midterms and focused on increasing voter turnout and youth voter turnout in midterms especially for my generation who like me is turing 18 by 2018. and the importance of it is really to help us understand the political system and help us understand what policies we should care about, what we should be paying attention to because so many times, we focus on the major election and what's been lost for so many of our peers first time voters in the 2016 election was focusing on the local things because i feel like the presidential election took up so much space that these other policies really, i mean, went unnoticed and so it was important for me going into midterms to really stress the importance of what midterms does for the 2020 election, but just in terms of establishing policy. >> i don't know how you find the time to do it. >> she does. >> this little tv show. [ applause ] "grown-ish" will premiere
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tonight on freeform. want to see a little bit of it. >> let's do it. >> this is socially conscious photography based on the work of james baldwin. >> is it or just sad photos of little black kids holding melted ice cream. >> i also saw a couple of sad photos of tiny black hands holding on to chain link fences. >> this is what i love about the writing. >> did you write the james baldwin line? i know he is an inspiration. >> okay, so that was the writer's personal homage to my obsession with james baldwin. i compare -- that's actually a picture of me on james baldwin's birthday. my parents got me a gift on his birthday. but i compare my obsession to that of someone with a boy band obsession in that i have i think two james baldwin shirts, signed copy of "go tell it on the mountain" and james baldwin candles, pillow. it's insane. >> you really went there. going with a theme and went with it.
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>> oh, yeah, definitely. >> but also a great influence on your family, prince, your father was his photographer. >> yeah. >> yeah? [ applause ] >> when he worked with prince as his personal photographer for a decade and in total their time together was about two decades, long of working alongside each other, so much of my life was within the context of my father being on tour, and me tagging along with my mama and my brothers. >> he had a picture of you, prince did, on his desk. >> yes. there's -- oh, there it is. it's says to mr. prince. >> to mr. prince. >> which really kind of summed up our relationship. he was so family oriented. i even remember when "imagine that" came out, i was 7 when we filmed it he rented out theaters for people to go see it and also later would buy copies just to have to hand out to people. so to say that he was a supporter of our family would be an understatement.
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>> what do you hope people get out of "grown-ish"? >> honestly, "grown-ish" has quite honestly a messy narrative and the stories that we tell don't always have clean endings but they're nonetheless our attempt of basing college experience and a semblance of reality and i'm hoping somebody gravitates to a character or maybe two or hopefully three or hopefully all of us but most importantly i think what "grown-ish" really does represent are a group of people that are trying to figure out who they are within this new context of their life and so i feel like it's relatable no matter whether you're in college or out of college and i think people will pull away whatever they wish to take away from it and we cover a plethora of things in our 13 episodes. >> what's so great, yara -- [ applause ] you live that. you live that by what you said originally about the work that you're doing and it's just so wonderful to see. >> thank you. >> it's been great to watch you
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grow up. now you're all "grown-ish." [ applause ] >> you can see "grown-ish" tonight on freeform at 8:00 eastern and coming up, lara one-on-one with alec baldwin, the host of "match game." [ applause ] c baldwins, the host of
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jen is back. she's excited because she has her own hashtag now. it's the reaction coming in
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thanks to the announcement she made saying you're going to have a dry january. >> correct. >> you said you won't have any alcohol. >> correct. >> in the month of january and the reaction, you posted a video, got over 100,000 views. >> over 350,000 now. >> no wonder you have your own hashtag. but you know what, overwhelmingly rightfully so it was positive but there was some negative reaction and people thought you had -- think you have a problem with alcohol. you gave us your permission and we contacted your doctor and your doctor said she is in great health, that she is absolutely a social drinker, nothing more than that and know alcoholism and aud that we talked about is a serious condition. >> right. i think here's the important thing and this is really what i want to classify. we have to be crystal clear. there is a big difference between making a small tweak as a wellness challenge and doing something for the purposes of abstinence and sobriety which is a very serious issue. that is not what i'm doing this for. i always try to challenge myself physically. >> you say you're going to walk
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the walk because if you're a physician and you're going to tell your patients to do this. >> i always try to challenge myself and this is how i'm kicking off the year with this challenge and as you said, the response for the most part was incredible. people sent really inspiring messages on social media, but some of them not so nice. i was called a lush. i was called a dry drunk. and i think the point is when you are around someone who is trying to do anything to better themselves, their health, name shaming has no place in medicine. >> i can't get over that and i'm glad you addressed it head on. you didn't bury your head in the sand and addressed it and that's the way to look at it. some people that -- something like that happens and it prevents them from moving forward but as you said great reaction. cynthia, do you have a question for jen? >> i do. >> hi. >> so a lot of people say that at the end of the day they need to take a drink to take the edge off. so in the absence of that is there another option? >> well, you bring up a really interesting point, cynthia,
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which is that there is some new data, new science that suggests in general that men and women drink for different reasons and it starts in adolescence or early adulthood. men for the most part drink more for the positive gain, they want to activate that reward center and feel good. women, the opposite, they drink for what's called negative reinforcement so it's exactly your question, cynthia. they drink more to alleviate a negative feeling like anxiety and to that i would say if that is your why, if that's your motivation, absolutely look for something to replace that, like meditation or exercise or reading or needlepoint. anything that will give you that feeling of lessening the anxiety if that is the motivation. >> a great question, cynthia. [ applause ] i feel like i'm on a talk show. it's great. thank you, cynthia. but also from people online this one person, diane and it's a question i know that you have had to address. social drinking.
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being in a social atmosphere and this person, diane, said one friend thought i shouldn't announce it because she announced she wouldn't drink and one friend thought i should announce it as it draws more attention to the fact that you're not drinking. how should you handle in a social situation? >> i'm going to learn that myself this month. i think you have to do what works for you. i don't think there is a right or wrong way. when you recruit friend, i have two doctor friends doing this challenge with me and many other relatives and friends and, of course, the great "gma" viewers who have gotten on board. the more people know you're doing it the better because it takes that kind of pressure off because, yes, adults do experience peer pressure. that doesn't stop in seventh grade. >> unfortunately, it doesn't but you're getting great tips about what to do. >> really, really good ones and i think that, you know, we have -- this is my drink of choice. i like to drink blanco tequila. do your own reassessment. a serving is one ounce.
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if you put one ounce in a highball you will send it back at a restaurant and say, where is my tequila? this is two ounces. go back to basic math. moderate alcohol intake is seven servings a week. if you just go out a couple of times a week and have five of these you're already over the moderate level. >> right, right. >> you're at ten and that's really why i did it because i'm saying, oh, god, i know there are weeks i'm having five of these over the course of the week, that's ten and i want to be under the moderate threshold so one of the tips i encourage people to do, do that math. a serving of wine is five ounces, not eight. so, you know, when you start adding it up you can be well above the level. join me, though. >> you'll do a video diary. >> yep. >> you'll be on twitter. >> yep, a lot of it. [ applause ] >> okay. you can see it on "gma" facebook and twitter and after the show jen will answer your questions so just go to "gma's" facebook page. thank you for doing this. >> oh, god, thank you. >> dry-nuary. dry-nuary.
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ginger? >> dry-nuary. we've got it. so i want to take you over here. this is exciting. i have chris and jake, right. you guys are from orlando, florida. i want to show you what it looks like this morning in tallahassee, florida. so let's look. tallahassee, that's it. the big snowflakes are flying. you guys are shaking your head. what? steven just took this video and so we just put it up so everybody knows it's happening in southeast georgia too following that, maybe they could get tips from erie, pennsylvania, though because they had more than 120 inches in the month of december and this is what they're doing with the snow. by the way that's not going to happen in tallahassee. hi, there. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. we'll have some random sprinkles this morning but in my accuweather 12-hour day planner, you can see the showers that report brought to you by quickbooks.
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lara. alec baldwin has dominated tv comedy starring on "30 rock" playing trump on "snl" now returning to the small screen tonight hosting abc's revival of the classic '60s game show, one of my faves, "match game." >> here's the host of "match game," alec baldwin. [ applause ] >> reporter: a new year brings a new chance to fill in the blank. >> we've been watching "lord of the rings" all wrong. apparently the one ring to rule them all isn't worn on your finger. it goes on your blank. >> reporter: the revival of "match game" on abc features everyday people vying for 25 grand while trying to match the often risque answers of a celebrity panel. >> poo poo. >> reporter: in a game of fill in the blanks. so many game shows. you got strahan, you got steve. what's special about alec baldwin? >> are we rolling? >> yes.
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>> you asked moo he that question. you're throwing that down. >> i'm throwing down. >> i'm throwing down. strahan, steve harvey. >> versus you. >> why me? well, i mean i think it's obvious. i mean -- >> reporter: well, it's obviously working for viewers. this is alec's third season at the helm. we get to see you really relaxed a different guy. >> one of the best jobs i've ever had and play trump on tv. >> this is the time i'd like to reflect on all the good things i have done this year. it will only take a minute. >> reporter: his role as host a little surprising for an "snl" favorite and movie star, but he says it's all fun and games. as busy as you are, why a game show. >> i remember sitting backstage and literally i said to myself i'm so lucky. tv has replaced the movies in the hearts of the american viewer. tv is more important. >> there's great quality. >> so much quality, so much choice so when i do the game show, i said to myself i get to stay home. i work with people i love. i have a ball. it's in new york, it's easy and everything in my life is about being with my kids. why have kids at my age, why have kids and not be with them? >> reporter: this season
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features a brand-new lineup of hilarious panelists that baldwin helped pick himself. joel mchale, niecy nash and caroline rhea. you have two of your "30 rock" pals coming on the show, jack and jane. >> we have an anchor chair we like to have someone in that is reliable so i got a couple of people who i said i want them on as many shows as possible, jack and caroline rhea, who i love. they come in the green room the stars of the show, we schmooze with them. some have a drink. some have more than one drink. >> is it fun that they're a little looser and salty? >> the morning crowd, not. the afternoon crowd, they have a drink and then the third show, my god, it's like you think you were on the set of "pirates of the caribbean." >> judy needs a fresh drink. >> reporter: those panelists not shy about sharing their thoughts on baldwin's stellar hosting jobs. >> he's fun. he's witty. >> he was born for this. >> i got like lost in his eyes even when he wasn't looking at
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me. >> you have entertainers are a big part of the show. other shows can be funny relying on mom and dad and the host and let's face it, harvey is funny but he's not anywhere near as funny as i am. [ applause ] >> you can see the premiere of "match game" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on abc. coming up, simple changes
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one hero was on a mission to save snack time. watch babybel in the great snack rescue. you want a piece of me? good, i'm delicious. creamy, delicious, 100% real cheese. mini babybel. snack a little bigger. are [ applause ] and as we kick off 2018, one of the top resolutions, of course, to live a healthier lifestyle. of course it is. that can be tough, though so here to help is registered dietitian keri gans partnering with our sponsor, splenda, to kick off a simply better you series. welcome, keri. all of are you probably making resolutions or have and all of you at home potentially. we thought why not bring somebody down. nicole in our audience, come on down.
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[ applause ] you've got a new year's resolution you want to share. so tell us. >> i really want to have a balanced lifestyle that will be maintainable in the long-term because for me, health is so much more than about physical appearance and just looking good. and i want to have a body that's strong and able to do stuff. >> okay, that's a great resolution, that's a good one, keri, you said to me earlier you can eat things you like and i see potatoes and toast. >> it's not about eliminating foods you love. first thing we want to do is choose healthier condiments. and think out of the box. you like cream cheese on bread, guess what, add a little avocado. take away some of that cream cheese, add healthy fats. it's delicious. >> the best. >> really want to try it? >> i would love to. >> great. [ applause ] and eat too. >> hummus on baked potato instead of butter and sour cream. just hummus, extra fiber. >> i never would have thought of that? a lot of people feel like i
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don't know, i don't love the taste of fish but how about salsa on this there. add fruits and veggies for antioxidants and it's really good. >> so you mask it. >> that's so good. i might just take this back with me if that's okay. >> it's also about portion control. >> all about portion control and what's important is to try to equip yourself in the kitchen and that means choose the best kitchen tools and gadgets that you can for portion control. so, example, a simple brush. instead of pouring on olive oil you can brush on olive oil. here, try a little. so you can take a little and then you just basically brush it on potatoes or squash or -- it's really easy or a spray bottle. spray your oil as opposed to pouring on a salad. >> so smart. >> so you use less. >> finally you have the hidden sugar. hidden sugar. >> we need to rethink our drink, okay. most of you probably are having
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good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." it could get a little wet later today. mike nicco, talk to me. >> it's later today. that's the key, reggie. as you can see behind me, you can see the water starting to come up in the form of some showers. underneath, it's a lot of dry air, so some sprinkles and for the lunch hour more showers and eve an clap of thunder due to lightning during the latter parts of the afternoon, evening hours. this will taper overnight and we'll get another round tomorrow night through friday morning. thanks, mike. we had an earlier problem with a sigalert 880 near thornton. that's been lifted just now. recovery should begin, but we have a backup southbound into fremont. we'll be back at 11:00 a.m. for abc7 midday news. hope you can join us then. our reporting always continues on our news app and
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