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making news in america this morning -- plenty to say. >> i have not had a drink. >> a former trump campaign aide goes on a tour of cable news, claiming russia may have something on president trump. but will sam nunberg speak with investigators? his story changing overnight. breaking now, a blizzard tearing through the midwest. leaving icy conditions. now taking aim at the storm-weary northeast. we have the latest forecast. danger on the slopes. children in different states dangling from ski lifts as people rush to save them. plus, who stole frances mcdormand's oscar? the overnight "bachelor" finale with a twist. and the bots take over the burger joint.
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we do say good morning on this tuesday, everyone. we start with the wild, unscripted, and unrestrained antics of a former trump campaign adviser. at one point talking of defying a subpoena in the russia investigation. >> sam nunberg went from one cable news show to the next daring special counsel robert mueller to arrest him. he repeatedly bashed president trump. but he then did an about-face last night, suggesting he may be willing to cooperate with the investigation after all. >> and of course nunberg's mental stability is being called into question. some saying he was just drunk last night. kenneth moton as the latest. from washington. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. incredible comments from sam nunberg. first he said he was not cooperating with the special counsel. in the russia investigation. after he was interviewed for five hours. and, yes. now it appears he's changing his tune. this morning, the fallout from former trump campaign aide sam
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nunberg's comments about president trump and the russia investigation. >> i think he may have done something during the election. but i don't know that for sure. >> why do you think that? >> i can't explain it unless you were in there. >> reporter: nunberg, who was fired from the trump campaign, on msnbc. first by phone, then on camera promising to defy a subpoena. from special counsel robert mueller. >> you know what, mr. mueller? if he wants to send me to jail, he can send me to jail. then i'll laugh about it. i'll make a bigger spectacle than i am on your tv show. >> reporter: nunberg says he's angry about a request to appear before the grand jury and turn over thousands of e-mails. he's worried that mueller is targeting his mentor and trump ally, roger stone. >> if they're trying to build a case against roger, i'm not going to be part of it. >> reporter: nunberg made the cable news rounds, attacking the president on cnn. >> i'm spending a lot of money on legal fees. a lot of other people are. granted, donald trump caused it because he's an idiot. >> reporter: the former trump campaign aide alleged the
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president knew about a 2016 trump tower meeting between his son and a russian lawyer. >> i don't know why he went around trying to hide. he shouldn't have. >> reporter: the white house is denying nunberg's accusations. >> he hasn't worked at the white house. so i can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge that he clearly has. >> reporter: even though nunberg said he wouldn't testify, which could land him in jail for contempt of court, the a.p. is reporting nunberg now says he'll find a way to comply with the special counsel. >> seven interviews later. thank you, kenneth. also from washington, dozens of people have been arrested in protests over the daca program. yesterday was supposed to be the end of the program, which gives legal status to young people brought into the u.s. illegally. there were also demonstrations in cities across the country. the courts have delayed the end of daca. president trump says he's not backing down from plans to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, despite pleas from
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a growing number of republicans, including the house speaker you see there, paul ryan. they're concerned it could spark a trade war. some countries already warning they'll retaliate by taxing american products. voters in texas go to the polls today in the first primary elections of the year in the country. republican senator ted cruz is among the names on the ballot. voting will also determine candidates for six congressional seats that are opening up because of republican retirements. democrats are not expected to flip any of those seats in november's general election. the state of florida is one step closer to arming teachers. nearly three weeks after the massacre at parkland. an emotional vote saw state senators narrowly approve a bill, allowing some school staff to carry guns on the job. it creates new age restrictions on buying rifles. but not assault-style rifles. florida's house of representatives has to okay the bill. march is roaring in like a lion. with a one-two punch of winter storms.
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>> a second nor'easter dumping snow from the plains to the great lakes. it's expected to reach the northeast late tonight. >> it's leaving icy conditions. look what happened to this garbage truck in bismarck. yeah, they might not be delivering garbage there on time. >> or picking up. >> abc's linsey davis has more. >> reporter: plow brigades race to clear roads as a powerful new storm heads east. already bringing more than half a foot of snow and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour to parts of the midwest. this was the scene in massachusetts. powerful waves crashing over scituate's sea wall, some 72 hours after the deadly nor'easter started slamming the coast, killing at least nine. from virginia to maine, they're bracing for round two, as residents struggle with cleanup. massive fallen trees ripping the ground apart. pinning down utility wires. we've been coming across dramatic scenes like this one throughout westchester county. which explains why so many people are still without power.
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nearly 400,000 in the region in the dark. people like mary ellen dorfman. >> we expect to be out until tomorrow evening. and then with the impending storm, i hope we don't lose it again. >> reporter: in brain tree, massachusetts, officials are desperate to repair two schools. after the storm peeled off their roofs. in east wareham -- >> i'm just glad it was here. >> reporter: glen is thankful his jeep kept the tree from crashing into his family's home. his mom and sister were inside that part of the house. linsey davis, abc, yonkers, new york. the northern states not the only ones with bad weather this morning. let's take a look at your forecast. ♪ >> good morning. more snow and wind for the north central part of the country. widespread snow courtesy of this low pressure system. and we're looking at accumulations up to 18 inches in bismarck, pierre, fargo, minneapolis, and duluth. the same storm slides towards
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us, bringing a mix our way to the northeast. by wednesday, thursday, 18 inches of snow there. possibly. gusty winds along the coast because the nor'easter will bring with it some power outages. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. ♪ coming up, you'll soon have a checking account from amazon? plus, the passenger who tried to open a door mid flight. what she shouted while being retrained by people around her. and new details in the gymnastics abuse scandal. the first alleged male victim has now come forward.
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the trump name has been removed from a luxury hotel in panama over a business dispute with the buildings's new majority owner. police evicted a dozen trump organization executives from the waterfront high-rise. the company run by the president's sons vowed to fight back in court. a controversy brewing over the use of the presidential seal. the trump organization reportedly ordered dozens of tee markers for its golf courses with the official design on them. the 12-inch round plates show golfers where they can start to play each hole. commercial use of the presidential seal is illegal. violations of that law can be punishable by up to six months in prison. there were some tense moments in the skies as a passenger tried to get out of a plane mid flight. the woman was wrestled to the floor of the plane by other sky west passengers. you can hear her screaming there, i am god, over and over
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again. the flight had just left san francisco, on its way to boise when reports say she began screaming that she wanted to get out. she was held for questioning after the plane reached idaho. amazon is reportedly hoping to offer a type of checking account. "the wall street journal" reports the company is talking with major banks, including chase and capital one. the product would target younger customers and those without bank accounts. but sources say this would not involve amazon actually becoming a bank. united airlines is grounding a plan to replace employee bonuses with a lottery. after reported backlash from workers. top prizes of the new lottery system would have included $100,000 in cash and a mercedes. but those prizes for a lucky few would have cost most workers their quarterly bonuses that pay up to $1500 a year. in addition, only employees with perfect attendance would have been eligible. a california fast food restaurant has a fry cook that works for a lot less than minimum wage. here's flippy. the robot. or more accurately, the owe bot arm.
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he works at the cali burger in pasadena. he takes orders. and uses sensors to know when the burgers are cooked. he needs a human to put the hamburgers on the grill and add the toppings. plenty of jobs are safe there. >> flippy is a slacker is what you're saying. >> for right now. but they're coming back. when we come back, who stole the oscar at the afterparty? plus, these nfl tryouts will leave a mark, at least for one recruit. and day care workers are accused of giving a sleep aid to kids at nap time. copdso to breathe better,athe. i go with anoro. ♪go your own way copd tries to say, "go this way." i say, "i'll go my own way" with anoro. ♪go your own way once-daily anoro contains two medicines called bronchodilators,
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another frightening ski lift scene, this one in california. that's a 5-year-old girl dangling from the lift. her instructor was holding the child by her hoodie, which caused her to pass out. as the air was cut off of her. the girl was eventually dropped on to a tarp. both children are said to be okay. the biggest drama at the oscars may have happened after the broadcast. someone stole the best actress oscar. catching the suspect was not so hard because he apparently live-streamed the whole thing. linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: it was an ending only hollywood could write. just hours after frances mcdormand nabbed the oscar for best actress in a leading role, the coveted award wasn't in her hands. but with this man. >> look it, baby. my team got this tonight. >> reporter: 10:05 p.m., mcdormand's oscar is being engraved with her name. 10:35 p.m., first reports that mcdormand's oscar is missing.
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>> i lost my oscar. >> reporter: shortly after, bryant begins streaming a facebook live video with his stolen golden treasure. and by 11:50 last night -- >> we did it. >> reporter: -- bryant was arrested for grand theft by the lapd. according to his rap sheet, not his first brush with the law. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> oh, boy. >> after they were reunited, mcdormand and the oscar went on a date at a burger joint. the alleged thief went to jail. charged with grand theft. much more on "good morning america." >> might have had his burger in the po po though. you never know. three employees of a chicago-area day care are facing charges accused of giving a class full of 2 and 3-year-old children melatonin at nap time. police say the three teachers admitted to giving the kids gummibears laced with the sleep-inducing hormone without their parents' knowledge. as many as 12 children may have been drugged. in the meantime, the first alleged male victim of former usa gymnastics dr. larry nassar
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has filed a lawsuit. jacob moore, now a freshman at the university of michigan, says nassar abused him while treating him for a shoulder injury. all of this two years ago when he was only 16 years old. nassar is sentenced to at least 300 years behind bars. for sexually abusing hundreds of girls and women. over to football now where the nfl scouting combine is making an impact. literally. check out taron johnson. this is during a drill called the gauntlet. he makes the catch and then -- yeah, that one didn't go quite as planned. >> johnson was fine. finished the drill. posted on twitter, i'm a gif. now, let's get some of last night's nba highlights from espn. >> good morning. >> good morning, people. on the show we did on "sportscenter," we started with lakers-blazers. but you, we're starting with a different team. >> lebron james and company came out to play. got a lot of injuries.
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so larry nance jr. got a start in the game. boy, he was able to finish at the rim. a few times. third quarter. lebron james took over. james. for three more. i don't think you understand. so, how about that? the exclamation point. 13 straight points for the cavs in the quarter. he had 31 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists. cavaliers win it, 112-90. six-game road trip coming up. remember how geeked the pistons were to get blake griffin? won the first four. now they're 2-10, i think, since then. damian lillard. big sky, baby. step back bobby jack. this was right across the street. lakers look like they're going to end a 14-game losing streak to portland. then big sky said, no, no you're not. trail blazers win it, 108-103. >> blazers look a dangerous team. >> blazers are a dangerous team. portland should host the all-star game. >> neil everett. committee chairman, rip city all-star commission. that's it for us. back to you. >> thanks, fellas.
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a big piece of history found at the bottom of the ocean. we learned overnight that the remains of an aircraft carrier has been found two miles down in the south pacific. >> the "uss lexington" was sunk on purpose during battle with the japanese in 1942. it was discovered by billionaire paul allen, co-founder of microsoft. they apparently sank the ship so it wouldn't get captured. >> they did a good job of hiding it. >> yes, well done. up next in "the pulse." what we're now learning about this photograph. seen by millions. plus, the "bachelor" bombshell. he pops the question. wait till you see what happens next. pops the question. wait until you see what happens next. puts me at greater risk for heart attack or stroke. can one medicine help treat both blood sugar and cardiovascular risk? i asked my doctor. he told me about non-insulin victoza®. victoza® is not only proven to lower a1c and blood sugar, but for people with type 2 diabetes
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>> yeah, he proposed to becca on last night's episode, in peru. when they got home, arie had trouble getting over the other finalist, lauren. >> okay. so it was all too much for arie, who decided the best thing to do was to break off the engagement. and of course, the cameras were rolling. >> the more i hung out with you, the more i felt like i was losing the possibility of maybe reconciling things with lauren. >> do you want to get back with her? >> i want to see if there's that possibility. >> are you [ bleep ] kidding me? >> so she took it well. so after that, becca told arie to just leave. she tried to get him to leave like six or seven times. eventually, he got the hint. >> mm-hmm. >> well, tonight, arie, becca, and lauren will be part of a two-hour special live right here on abc. >> #what could possibly go wrong? >> oh, my gosh. hide the knives.
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she said she spent two days in l.a. after the fact. producers didn't know this was going to happen. she spent several days crying her heart out nonstop. a lot of people saying it was heartless of arie. man, that's what happens when you say i love you to two different women. >> never a good recipe to say i love you to two different women. okay, next, no one in hollywood can call oscar winner allison janney a slacker. she won the academy award on sunday night. for best supporting actress. as expected, she celebrated into the wee hours. >> that didn't stop her from making it to an 11:00 a.m. reading session for her sitcom, "mom." >> an assistant made her a shirt that said, i survived awards season. all i got was this lousy t-shirt. she got way more than that. she got the oscar statuette. she brought it to work and passed it around so others could take pictures. ana faris posted, allison won. i got to hold it. >> happy all around. a little girl's reaction to
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good morning. 4:27 on this tuesday, march 6. >> we're chugging along. we're getting there. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike? live doppler 7, it is very dry this morning. a few high clouds but it's not going to be a big issue until later today when it filters our sunshine. we're pretty close in santa rosa, 34. fi fairfield at 35. fremont and san francisco at 47 and 49. this is going to get active in a couple days. we'll talk about that. and i am tracking fog. here's alexis. we only have one incident to talk about. most of it is off on the shoulder. it sounds like a vehicle hit a deer on highway 4 near franklin
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canyon road. the vehicle made it to the shoulder, i'm not sure about the deer at this point. we could have a lane block. that's eastbound. the lighter side of traffic this time of day. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza looks like a stack up in the cash lanes but no metering lights yet. we'll check on drive times in a couple of minutes. alexis, thank you. a mother and son from san francisco died while skiing in tahoe. it happened just feet from where they were staying. >> they had finished their last run of the day at kirkwood mountain resort. amy hollyfield is live at the boy's school. amy? >> reporter: hi. good morning, reggie. they say they are going to have support for the students here at this school here in hayes valley. we have a picture of the mother. she was killed along with her first grade son. they were buried in three feet of snow. this happened on sunday when they had just finished their run. this is a picture of olga
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perkovic. they had just finished skiing their last day, their last run at the kirkwood resort, and then they had just reached the edelweiss condo complex. we have a picture from a real estate website. there was snow on the roof and it shared off on them. just how much snow the area had received. the french-american school here is just in shock. >> conveying our sympathies to the family and we are supporting our students and supporting that family in any way that we can. >> reporter: there had been so much snow in the area that a snowboarder at squaw valley had been killed. there was an avalanche that buried other skiers, but they all got out okay. the mother here, olga, was skiing also with her mother and her two other children. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news.
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this morning a major breakthrough in talks between north and south korea. north korea says it will impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if the u.s. agrees to hold talks. north korea has also reportedly said that they have no reason to have any nuclear weapons if they can get a security guarantee. although no word on exactly what that guarantee would entail. the south korean delegation that held talks with the north's leader, kim jong-un, returned home this morning. and south korea's president was not there, but there could be a summit between the two korean leaders some time soon. we do expect to learn much more later this morning. >> jessica, thank you. it's 4:30. if you're just joining us, let's get the quick update on your weather and traffic. mike? we had fog around novato, now disappeared. it will be moving somewhere. so be careful with that. visibility down to half a


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